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Oregon Oily, Or., April 1, 18U8.
sj no governor nun at
Vj culled Dexter.
p spirited, Hotter wii
jit ntnl win petted
OUT OF THE FIRE.
On llurae Thai W Nut I'aiilo Ntrlikeu
When III Maeler Went to Iteaime Itliu.
Tlio common In Hi f tlmt homos In n
burning building nra always pun iu
Irlckmi nml refractory, nut ricognly.iug
tlmlr friend mid rrfuxiiw cila-dlonou to
tbow who would ri'Hi'iiii thorn, In nut
ittlutly true, uk In proved by uu incident
related hy a Comjiuii lull contributor.
Tun governor liml a lino blink driving
a (luclln mill oho-
nml mudii imii h
y hi it jmiNtor. Ai Urn governor kitiit
utbr Lorn, LYktt r bad tlm ituUo
o himself with a (liuiii Ntnll una n
Iin atnblowu ncnr Clio hoiom, and In
I Hi in to Debtor's itull und linrtictM
in cniitalnd a largu currlugo room
at bin ami a haymow over tho Mull
nu night, when tlio family mid thu
mil wore away from homo nml the
Timr win lu tlio In i line ahum, La
awakened by an ominous cruckling
a bright glaro on his chamber win
t, nml before ho could collect hi
iy wiu bu wu iturllml by a cry uu
uuy auiiud bu hud ever hcurd. An he
kug out of bed thu cry cntiio again.
Iiuetoiilng Id the wlnduw ho burned
cuiiiiti. Tlio itublo wim all ablaze,
out of tlm mnoko mid flumes Duxtvr
culling III innater to iila roacuo,
limiting ouly to cliiu ctit ninl kIIpimtii,
governor rubbed nut. lite oulmilo
k of thu Uilili) IfudiiiK into thu Hull
already blocked by tlio fluim, mid
ouly i'lilrniii'o to bu hud wmt through
curriagu room, tlio ImnicMi room mid
krrow entry leading iiukt tlio itt bin,
Imi rex mm wore on fire overhead, mid
jiing wlspi of liny mid shingle wero
ing ilimu In shower.
Minded hyiiuoki), tlio governor ituiu
bled ulrng thu roundabout wuy und,
retching tlm Mull sootier tlimi hoc xpect-
nl, Ml liiuidlong down tlio step oguiiiht
I lio rxiltvd auininl, who wus vainly
itiKging at I'll Imltcr. Thinking wine
now duvger thri'iiUJiud him, Dexter
gave a mighty kirk that sent hid muster
sprawling and luimd him for a month.
"Whim, Dttxuirt" shouted thu govern
or. "Don't you know ine, sir? tfteady
now, old ftlluw, and we'll gut out of
KtTognizing h( matter's voice, Dux
tur tunnel hit hi'iul towurd tho iirontrato
diud ami uttiiHlaooaxiiiKw hiuuyquita
unlike hia orcvlmu loud crioi of alarm.
KimwiiiK ho Ufvl fi ar no moro kii lex,
tlm governor in-pt up and cut thohaltor
and, calling lH'Xtur to follow him,
liiiiM'd blindly throuKh tlio mnuko llllud
ntry ami tlio two blazing room ho
yoml, and clono ufu-r him wont Duxtor,
hiii uoixi jirciuii'd HKiilimt bin mahtur'i
ulinuldnr, limn uud homo rcm hluB the
Kiifl outur air tnirt'tln.
"It wan Doxlcr'aolicdiuiicothutiiuvcd
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH.
writ ftjMint Two Vnnr la Vlrnllaatlng
III Itrnthar llonMlf.
"I pruoticrd law 01100 in BilTiirton,
lOlo.," nuld ono of tho piimengnr In
tlio mnokiii room of tho Pullman, "and
hud a nmo thnt utruck mo ai a model
exhibition of fulthfolniM, A Bwoda
wm tnnil currier over tho puna to the
othnr nido of tho rmiK". It wui cot a
long trip, hut It wni a anvnro one, made
on foot and with the diuiiir In winter
from heavy wiowa added to ita dlffl
colly. Atnlmw carried die mall for a
your, then one day he foiled to reach
homo, Tlx ro wero valuuhla letter! In
hia inok, and tho infereuco that he bad
deemiH d wai utroiift. On the night he
ahould have cuma Into Hilvorton hi
hrother, frciili from Hiidiiiav1a and
unublo to upenk ICiigtliih, got off the
itn'o. Am county uttoriiny I hod to
break (ho new to the boy and etood ly
whllo hu wept
"Rownrda were offered for Andrew,
and I wilt out purtiea ton urch the pan,
but to no t lTiHit. A miner claimed to I
huvo mtn him a week later iu Lendvilln,
A PIANO FULL OF WASPS.
Thf Kopl OaUt Until the Trottmor
Htnek th Load MofaM.
Tlio piano waa an old grand. It bad
not boon naod for month The compa
ny bad arrivod in town bnt a abort
time before the porforroanoe began;
bnnoe there bad boon no time to tout the
inutrumont NevcrtholeM, tbe profeas
or boldly opened wide tbe llda of the
long unuaod grand and then aat down
to the key. The flrat touch convinced
him that the notea were atlll clear and
atrong, and that whatever dofeota in
tune there might be would be very
alight, ao ho began the aoul inspiring
Now, it happened that in all the
month! in which the piano bad remain-
od nnuied a colony of yellow juckot
waipi had luduitriouNly built them-
lelvoi a borne in the ahape of a noit ai
large ai a good aizod aauoor. Tbe aof t
piauiiwimo prelude to tbe aulection gen
tly woke the waupa from their eweet
drcama But when tbe aoft pedal waa
releaned and tbe notea grow vigorous
and tho piano began to reverUirate to
WHEN I GET TIME.
but we got no mora truce of him. The ' the heavier paaxagee tbe diiturbed waupa
brother rcfom d to bclievo that Andrew
hud done wrong and iprnt hia dnyi
tramping tho cunyotm peurching for hii
trollier'i iKiily. We tried to get him to
go to work, but ho did not yield nntil
by hi chortucM of fundi ho wui atnrved
to It In the mimmer, when moet of the
now wm off, ho aeurcihed aguiu, but in
vnln. During tlm winter ho worked,
but when tho mxyind Kpring cume ho re
newed hia lonely trumiiiiiKi op tho trail,
Wo thought him demented, but he cared
not for our opinloim. One dr.y lu Auguit
ho walked along at the bane of a cliff
and aw a Uxit Klieking out from aome
dobria, IIo tinroverad it, and hii search
wai rnded, 'flint evening ho came into
town with tho muil luck, much itaiucd
but Intact, and hii brother's coat Tbe
grnvo ho dug, with tho rotinh stono bo
aftrrwerd put at its head, li up tbe
canyon yet. It took two yuuri to vindi
cate hii brother'i namo, but bo did not
begrudge it. When it woidono, be went
buck to hii native land. "Chicago
AN ANECDOTE OF LINCOLN.
nun," Kaiil tho governor. "I could not
lead him, mid bud ho ihown t'jo leitNt
olmtlnucy ih- uny leu n udinewi to fol
low ut a word through all that round
about, uiiiuTiihtnnii'il way I iiuibt huvo
It ft him to perinh in thu IIuidoh, but ho
followed like a wull truiued mldier, uud
, wo eM:uNd from our burning, fiery
lurmiee ahnoHt ui uufuly u Hhudriich,
iMenlnieli uud Abediiego did from
theirs." Youth's Coinpuulou.
A Thurouali ( ur.
iiiero in no H'liuini'iit uiout lirizh r.
lit in clono mid U not eunily ulariiiud. It
h ii imt inrpriMiiig, then, that tho doctor
axHuiiind tho utinoht gruviry when (h'iz-
Jrr culled to present tho cumtof hii w ifo.
I m gruutly ufruid," mid tho bus
bund, "tlmt her mental equilibrium is
ulHttirlH d. Shu in not like other woinuu
mid not uh hho lined to bu."
"Wluit uro tho aymptoiiiH;"- ,
"You niuy ngnrd thum of u in gutlvo
character, doctor. To begin with, ulie
lieVeropmiB her fuhlou pupnra of Into."
"Iiudl Uud! Very bud I"
"I fcareil ui iiiuch. Tho woman who
lives next door culled hint nigLt and
wore ono of tho moHt elegant lmts l ev
er saw. You kuow tlmt 1 am not given
j to noticing: such thiugH. Mm. Uri.lor
I never H'liinod to huo it uud Kiid nothing
ibiout it after tho oullur hud gono. "
t ('Awful, " oxoluimoil tho doctor, "uw
( fuf.) I've kuowu your wife, Orl.lcr, ev-
or hIiicb slio wai horn. No ono over hud
I n brighter mind or n happier dispiwi
timi. I cun't unilurHtiind it. Used to bo
thu life und bcouty of every combuiiy
alio wai over in, Dues nbu go out' '
"No, nor entertain. Never locutions
tto tlioutor, burim all InvitutioiiH mid ii
W.thout the Hllglitust luteriiKt, in tho mi
'.il whirl. I would givo half I'm worth
iy hpo hor tho girl I nmrried. "
I'fs "Douo," anuppod thu diu'tcr, and ho
, otnout tlio HtrungoHt preicriptiim on
"conl. It onlled for horses, carriages,
," 'no ruinioiit, jowola and it well tillud
M urao. At tho bottom wai a receipt in
Nl for $250,000 Thoro wuh no i l.mioo
tr (irl.ler to weuketi, mid now hij
w.ifoii ono uf tho nioht brilllnnt women
in. tho iwiai. When alio. und tho old doo
tf f niuut, bo wiuks und hho wbinpurn.
, im dear old soul." Detroit Freo
' j . i
Mruortd llrlght With a Miner In a
In the course of an article in St.
Nicholoa Mary Lillian Hurr relatea tbe
following oburacteriatio anecdote of
Ouoe while on bis way to Waihing-
ton as president the train stopped a lit
tle time In tbe town of Alleghany, Pa.
Around the station a great orowd gath
ered, eager to see tbe new president
They shouted and cheered uutil Lincoln
bad to appear on the rear platform of
his cur. IIo bowed and smiled, but tbe
crowd was so noisy he did not try to
speak to them.
ery neur to the plutform stood a
miner, wenring a red shirt and blue
overalls and currying a dinner nuiL
Like the rent be had stopped hoping to
see Air. Lincoln. Tho workman was al
most a Riant in sizo and towered bead
and shoulders uboro the crowd.
No doubt be had heiird that Lincoln
alio wua very tall, and, encouraged by
tno inauuiy lace, tlio workman sudden
Iy waved his bare arm above bis head
and called out:
"Hi, there, Abo Lincoln I I'm taller
than you yes, a sight taller I"
This loud speech silenced the crowd
by its boldnen, nml a laugh nrono. But
Mr. Lincoln, leaning forward with a
gixid humored smile, suit! quietly:
"My mini, I doubt it in fuet, I'm
euro I am tho fuller. However, comoup
anil lot a measure.
The crowd mude way and tho workman
climbed to tho plutform and itood back
to buck with tbo prcNidout elect Each
put up a bund to see whose head over
topped. Evidently Mr. Lincoln was the
victor, for with a smilo of sutisfuotiou
ho turued und offered bis hand to his
beaten rival, saying cordially:
I thonght you wero mistaken and I
was right, but I wiHhed.to bo sure and
to have you sutislleil However, we are
friends any way, nren't wo?"
Grasping tho outstretched hnud In a
vigorous grip tho workmitn replied:
"Yen, Abo Lincoln as long as
Value of the F.gg In Slokneu,
Tho vnlno of epg ulbumen ni food in
certain diseased couditiom ii poiuted
ont by Dr. O. E. Boyntou. Mfceu fovcr
is present and appetite is nil, he says.
when wo wunt tin (inept io urticlo of
diet, the white of uu egg raw serves
both us food nnd medicine. Tho way to
give it Ih to drain off the ulbmuon from
on opening nbont half un inch in diam
eter ut the small end of the egg, tbe
yolk remaining inside the shell Add a
littlo wilt to this uud direct tho patient
to swallow it Repeat everv hour or
two. in typhoid fever this mode of feed
ing materially helps us in carrying out
an uutiseptio plun of treatment Fur
thermore, tho ulbumen to a certain ex
tent may nntidoto tho toxiues of tbe
disease. Patients tuny at first rcbol at
tho idea of cuting a "raw" egg, but the
quickness with which it goes down
without the yolk proves it to be less
disuareeublo thnn they supposed, and
suspected danger. Tbey curled their
backs and stretched and shook their
gauzy winga viciously. Tbe profess
or, nnhoodf ul of the fact that tbo ma
sic, far from soothing tbe savage broast
of the vicious wasps ambushed within
that piano, was rousing their ire, play
ed on. From pianissimo to piano and
from piano with one bound to fortius!
mo the composition ran. All tho while
tho wasps fluttered their wiugi wicked
ly, viciously, and all the while tbe pro
fessor played. Now came tbe climax;
now bo waa throwing together vast
bondfuls of notes in the basso profundo
region of the instrument Just as the
grand was belching forth from its inner
most soul the musical thunder of that
great YVagucriun opera the vengeance
bunting army of yellow jacket wo.ips
wept out of tbe instrument, with a
buzzing war song, down the hallway
and upon the audience.' Suddenly aoul
rending shrieks resounded through the
ball. Men and women were striking
about their beads, benches were unset.
and a general stampede for windows
and doors ensuod. Over tho terrible up
roar a abrilL piping voice could be
"Sharlie, come mitl Acb, Bharlio,
Long before the outraged burghers of
Kcrrville were up a little band of men
with baggage galore wended their war
out or the town and aat down on the
railroad track. Tbey were the atereopti
oo-mnaicai aggregation of Ban Antonio,
and their faces, as ther recounted the
horrors through which ther had passed,
were tbe image of that of Napoleon on
the night of Waterloo. They flagged
the south bound, passenger train and
took passage for Ban Antonio. Their
wisdom in slipping out of town nnder
covej of night has never been question-
ea ban Antonio Express.
Wba I time,
I know what I hall do.
I'll eat the leave of all my book!
And read then through and through.
Whn I st time,
I'll write acne letters then
Thai J bare owed for weeks and weeks
To many, many men.
When t set time,
I'll par thoee bllU I owe.
And with tboes bills, thosa eooatloM
I Will not be ao aW?.
When I set time,
I'll regulate my life
la eooh a war that I may set
Acquainted with my wife.
When I get time
Oh, glorious dream of bllael
A month, a year, ten years from now!
But I can't flnUh this-
I have no time. Vogue.
Olvea For Allowing It te Remain
la It Present Condition.
Benjamin Franklin's grave is in a
neglected condition. No appropriate
stone rises over it tbe ground round
about it is uncared for, and tbe tomb of
the great scholar and statesman is aa
obscure aa that of a man whose name
and fume were no part of the glory of
His grave is destitute even of a bead
stone. It is ooverod by an old fashioned
marble slab which was placed thore 100
years ago and is &ov7 worn and discol
ored by age.
. Nothing has bees done to it since i
Franklin wai buried there, and even
the modest arrangements of the grave
are not kept in tbe perfect condition
that is expected of a great man's tomb.
Tbe earth on all sides is bare of grass.
the common thatching of tbe common
eat grave, and an air of desolation is
about tbe whole place.
Tbe sexton said thut tbe descendants
of Franklin would not do anytbiug to
repair the gravo; neither would tbey al
low anybody else to do anything. Ev
ery day be bos received offers of sub
acriptiona from visitors, wbo are dis
tressed by tbe forlorn appearance o!
Franklin 'a resting plaoe and who woula
like to ace it improved. In reply be
says, aa be bas been Instructed, thut
Franklin wished it so, "being a plait
man averse to display of any kind
Hot long ago, at hu own espouse, b
bad tbe fading inscription recut, or el
even tbe ouly distinguishing mark, tut
name, would be gone.
If be bad not done so, tbe last rest
Ing place of tbe greatest man, ontsidt
of Washington, in American history
would bave been forgotten and un
known. Who is responsible for this con
dition of affairs? Not the living rela
uvea of Franklin. Tbe responsibility
rests witn tuo American people, to
whom the man belongs. Ther should
to it in the future that what little U
A rroeeielon of Worms.
In some of the Hungarian forests and
In the pine woods of Norway there ex-(
ibis a uny, wormlike insect called the
sciara, of the genus tipola. During tbe
month of July or early In August they
gather together in largo numbers, pre
paratory to migrating in search of food
or for change of condition. When set
ting out on this journey, ,they stick
themselves together by means of some
glutinous matter and form a huge serpent-like
mafi, often reaching a lenpth
ef between 40 and CO feet and several
inches in thickness. As tho sciara is
only on an averago about three thirtf-
seconds of an inch in length, with no
sppreciable breadth whatever, the num
ber required to compose a continuous
line of the sine above mentioned is al
most incalculable. Their pace is, of
eoursc, very slow, and upon meeting
an obstacle, sucb as a stick or stone,
tbey will either writhe over or around
it, sometimes breaking into two bodies
for this purpose.
M. Guerin-Meneville, a celebrated
French naturalist, says that if the rear
portion of this wonderful snakelike
procession be brought into contact with
the front part and a sort of circle formed
tbe insects will keep moving round in
that circle for hours without apparently
noticing that tbey are getting no "for
rader" on thoir journey. If tbe proces
sion be broken in two, tbe portions will
reunite in a short time. Tbe Norwegian
peasants, when tbey meet one of these
trains, will lay some article of their
slothing, such as a belt or handker
chief, on the ground in front of it If
the procession passes over it, it is re
garded as a good sign, but if it makes a
way roand the reverse ii believed. In
the Moravian districts a similar experi
ment is supposed to foretell a good or
bad harvest Popular Science.
Noah Webster of dictionary fame
would not have been in favor of the
kindergarten, so people wbo sometimes
revert to tbe beginning of the un
abridged edition find by his memoirs
there. "He felt, "the writer says, "that
children should learn to acquire knowl
edge by severe effort; that the prevail
ing effort to make everything easy is un
philoiophical and wrong; that tbe great
effort of early training is to form the
mind into a capacity of surmounting
intellectual difficulties of any and ev
ery kind. He wished at an early
period of ready memory and limited
comprehension to store tbe mind with :
many things which would afterward;
be found of indispensable use. thincsi
which are learned with tbe utmost re- i
luctance, or rather iu most cases are not '
learned at all, in tbe more advanced
rtagcg of intellectual progress. He felt
there must necessarily be much cf
irudgery in the formation cf a ther-
3ughly educated mind." New York
Th laoej Way.
There are some society girls who like
to marshal together all the trophies of
a season, in the shape of euchre prizes.
german favors and invitations galore to
all aorta of functions, where thoy may
do aeen or men and bring green eyed
glances of jealousy into the eyea of
other girls not favored quite so much.
but tne queerest effort of this kind that
ever came under the notice of the writ
er waa a pyramid of empty candy boxes
stocked up from floor to coiling in a cor
ner of the parlor. The largost was, of
course, at tho ham, and there was every
make ana stylo, gradually diminishing
to tbe top. This dashing girl, with the
lmmonse capacity for destroying candy,
exceptoa every male visitor to add to
the number aa she started a plant in
eacn or. tbe other corners of the room.
Of course a tromendous rivalry went on
among her visitors and admirers to get
the finest and most unique native and
imported boxes. Strange to say. she
married a man who bad never added a
lone box to the pile, but he heltxd to
oostroy aome of the most toothsome
offerings of other follows. New Or
there to mark the grave is kept in bet
ter order than it haa been in the Dost
JBerore be died Franklin provided for M or Fcher.
hia own gravestone and instructed al be West Indian negro is a bom
stonecutter of bis acquaintance in every poacher. He catches the quail by tho
detail, even to the inscription which crooJ expedient of strewing finely pow
waa to be placed upon it Uo diwed to derod cayenne or bird pepper in the lit
re buried beside bia wife, who bad He dust pits where the birds "wash."
died some years before, and a common be burning powder gets into the eyes
alab was to be placed over thorn both. I9' toe birds, which, confused and help-
lue Inscription arranged as he ordered less are ,nen easily caught
A Woman's Movement.
The presidents of the 33 literary clubs
which compose the Federation of Wom
en tiuDa in Kentucky at a recent
meeting whioh ther hold for the pur
pose of interchanging ideas upon club
work divided among other things to en
deavor to establish a bird day in the
publio schools of the different cities of
the state. This will be one effort in a
movement to preserve the birds. The
presidonta will also use their influence
to have literature npon the subject dis
seminated, as they believe women are
Ignorant of the vast destruction of
birds caused by their foatnor trimmed
An English writer asserts that there
never waa any Grnb street in London,
the name having boon invented by
Popa Hungry authors became identi
fled with that stroot because they were
always trying to find it
In Mexico the school childrou who
have done best are allowed to smoke
clgun Wl3 pursuing thvfr leeaona
When be wants a wholesale supplv ot
fish, be explodes a piece of dynamite.
which was probably intended for tbe
making of new government roads, over
a hole in a mouutain stream, and the
Qsh are killed by the concussion.
But his favorite resource is the bark
of the dogwood tree. This he drops in-1
to a river hole, and the mullet, intoxi
aated, comes to the surface of tbe water.
This singular property of the dogwood
bos caused it to be employed as a nar
cotic. It is particularly useful as a lo
cal anesthetic and it has been recent
ly proposed to apply it in dentistry.
Th Actor and the Man.
Great painters, sculptors, musicians
and actors are careful not to lose their
hoods in the tumult of their emotions.
Edwin Booth, so for as is known, never
threw himself into bia character but on
one occasion, and then he was playing
Bortuccio in "The King's Fool." It is
related that he came off the stage at
the conclusion of the performance con
vinced that he had surpassed all of his
previous efforts, and that he was ex
oited, thrilled, tingling with the emo
tions of tbe character into which he '
bad blindly cast himself, but his daugh-1
ter, Edwina Booth, who hud been sit-!
ting iu a stago box, told him she bad
never seen him act so badly. For that
one performance Booth deliberately had
chosen to be tbe man and not tbe art
ist San Francisco Argonuut
Leather and Keroiene.
There is one use of kerosene which is
leldom mentioned. It often happens
I mac wnen a neavyshoeor boot has been
'old nnole" began to hum wot it hardens and draws so that it
a quaint negro camp meeting tune and onrtt the foot If the shoe is put ou
stopped to look at a piece of liver in a "nd" the leather thoroughly wet with
butcher's stall as the best substitute for kerosene, the stiffness will di
hia loved possum or as best suited tn and the leather become TiH.ihlo Ailnnt. !
ing itself to the foot If oiled while j
wet the leather retains its softness ai
longer time The kerosene does not in
Hnro the leather at all
Everything waa done as he desired.
and tbe work waa paid for out of his
estate and stands today tbe same as
when be died. Philadelphia Times.
Wabbled When Ha Cam to Poaanm.
Old Uncle Claybrcok is a very reli
gions old darky and holds converse
with his Maker twenty tinea a day or
oftener. His habit is to pray and thou
turn off into what appears to be a one
aided conversation with the Lord, but
it is evident that there is another party
to it as far as he is concerned. To hoar
him reminds one very much of a tele
The other day he was coins throneh
hia customary devotions, and when be
got to the point of expressing thankful
ness for the many blessings of life he
broke off into a recounting of thorn,
says Ulcere T. Sutton of the Owens-
boro Inquirer. "An den. dor's nossnm.
Lord how'd you ever think of makin
possum? Possum joe beats alL You
Jea' couldn't beat it ef you tried ag'iu.
Possum, be, be I Yes, dar's watahmil
lion. I hadn't thonght of dut Hit's jes'
great Yon couldn't beat hit neither,
oould you, Lord? Now, hones', couldn
you jes fix it so dey bofo git ripo at
onoetf Ef you was to do dot you niought
go out an ahet de do'. Dey wouldn't be
no mo' sin an no mo sorrow an no mo'
tribelation. Jes' try hit oncet Lord, an
jea' see whut a diffunce hit would
the small piece of money which repre
sented his total movable wealth.