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A Hkmkdy for Croup. We
have been interested in reading the
follow!. i statement made to us by
an i..t.ell gent mother. We giv
6or teiderVi the benefit of it, or at
least gi ve them he opjnu-tuiiit.y to
test whether it, has any lwifit:
A remedy 'or the croup was given
nic by a sister who heard it from
Prof. Brotison, a physiological lec
turer, since deceased.
"Let a heathy person fill his
lungs with pure air, then slowly
breathe upon the patient's throat
and chest, commenei g at the point
ofthe chin and moving slowly down
to the bottom of the wind-pipe.
Repeat fur a few minutes and it
will give relief in eases when all
My boy was always sbnject to
croup; came near dying with the
rattling, noisy, kind at about eleven
months old. I saved him with
water and ever after prevented an
attack by watohlullncss and water
But when three yea s old, ! let him
play in the brook one warm rainy
day, a d he took a seven1 cold and
had a still kind of croup, the tirst
and last time he ever had it. In
spite of all 1 could do he grew con
stantly worse until he could only
gasp and breathe with his head
thrown back YV'e thought his last
moments had come, when I thought
of, and tried Branson's remedy tor
a minute. When I stopped he
looked up and said. "Do so again,
mother, do," though he could not
speak when 1 btgan. You may be
assured I did so again, and I be
lieve saved his life. Laws of Lip.
Goon Management of the
K.vi'-vf Mt. J. K. Nickerson,
the well known orehardist and vin
tager of Lincoln, Placer county, has
hit upon a most excellent plan for
the management of his vines to pre
vent injury from late fronts. Hecom
mences pruning in Decemtter, or any
time din ing the winter when con
venient; bat instead of completing
the operation, he only cuts otf such
canes as he wishes to remove entire
ly from the vine, leaving all those
upon which he proposes to produce
the nest season's crop untouched
and the full length. These he
allows to remain it) this undisturbed
condition until all danger from frost
is past, when he again goes through
his vineyard, merely cutting these
eaues back to the desired length.
The advantages of this plan are
FirstThat by it a plenty of time
is had in which to do the first prun
ing by tar the largest bulk of the
work. !. '
Second That all the wonfids
theu ma le are dried over and healed
up without b'.eeding the vine. '
Thtril When the sap, starts in
the spring it runs tip through the
canes left on the vines, and forces
out the buds at their extreme ends
first, leaving those nearer the main
branch or old wood unalfeeted hi
ironortion as their distance is the
east from such old wood. When
a late frost shad happen these buds
so located and which are intended
to produce the season's crop are but
little swollen, and consequently
but little exposed to danger from
such frost. Mr. Niokerson's vino
yard was so treated the past winter,
and tlie. secmd pruning had Hot
been done at the time ofthe severe!
frost the first week of this month,
and his vines are, therefore, uniu.
jured It would be we I for all the
vineyardists of the State to make a
note of the facta above stated, and
hereafter to practice Oh the same
plan. Sacramento Jtccbrtt. 'xjHS
malicious libel i$ going the
rounds that vegetation is so scarce
at, Cape Cod that twoinulle'n stalks'
and a whortleberry toph are el!eci
ft grom The. t is. tpa" Tailless'
thertf re three whoJMiJbfwhes
t ftWerlV..k ol'ay h,g 'gZmf"
Who Had a Hand tsr Tt The
following squib was "perpetrated"
in one ofthe public schools in Phil
ade phia county, ft seems that a
few hours' exemption from mischief
had greatly enlarged the bump of
''trickery" i i the upper stories of
some of the young "ideas," and they
took and smeared the balustrades
from top to lxittom with tar, and
when the master came in, he very
naturally laid his hand on it when
he surmounted the stairs, lie was
soon aware of his sad mishap, but
said nothing about it until the schol
ars had Ikhmi called in and taken
their seats, when he acquainted
them with the fact, and said he
would give any ohA jive dollars
who would inform him who had a
hand in it. At this moment, up
jumped a lattle red headed urchin,
"Ther, yon seth you'll give any
one live dollars who'll tell who had
a hand in it"
"Now, thir, you'll not whip me,
will youf '
"Well, thir,. Now, yon won't
"You young scamp, I'll lick you
if you don't tell pretty soon.
"Thir,y-o-u oh, I don't like to."
" Go on, or I'll skin you alive!"
"Well, thir, you bad a hand in
The master gave in, and forked
A Lnmkect Remedy Doctor
W - tells the following story of
himself, which is certainly very
amusing, and characteristic of the
One evening I received a eall
from a seedylookiug individual,
who, with a snarl, informed me that
he hail a cussed sore throat, which
he thought ought to be 'tended to
I examined, his throat, and found
it to be very much inflamed, gave
him the necessary medicine, and
advised him to go home and stay
there until his throat got well:
About two months afterward,
the same party slouched into my
office and asked for some more of
thai air medicine, remarking that
he wanted it for a friend, and
not for himself. Having put up
the medicine, I handed it to him,
and inquired if his throat was quite
well, when, the fel'ow coolly replied:
"Yes; but that medicine you guv
me didn't do it a d d bit of good!
It cured an ulci r on my leg, though,
and that's what I want this other
for. Good day.''
: (,,; m ,, ,t I igiNPiigtofai
Wak Havaoes Since theerea
lion, 14,000,000,000 of human be
ings have fallen in tbebattfec waged
by man against his fellows. If this
amazing number were to bold each
other by the the baud, at arm's
length, they would extend over 11,
588, 388 miles, which would encir
cle the globe on which we live 500
times, if the average weight be
100 pounds (tbisis below the mark),
the conclusion' is that 6, 250, 000
tons of human flesh have been man.
gkdiid trodden Under toot, JJJflr
To make the calculation mere
striking, if o 1 the index finger of
all those 14,000;00f,00f. human
beings were placed hi a straight
line, they would reach more than
000,000 miles beyond the moon,
and if a person were to undertake
to count tb,e number, allowing ten
hours a day, and seven days in a
week, at the rate of 6,000 per hour,
it would take 806. years. . , '
The oidesvman now known to be
living in the world is Joseph Mar.
Frios. m the'wovnieeof Iffo-.ftiiA:
vearu old. mu tbimHft tiiitu A citatum to i.igrx1 1 ivo;
ALBANY. OREGON. '"MAY 9, 173.
A TURIMJXti ADTI YTI KE.
MADAME PAULINE U CCA
For cool resolution, the following
incident related to melw my friend,
cannot well be surpassed: Madame
I aulinc Lucca usually 'esidesin the
Victoria Strasse, Berlin. last
spring, however, she oce ipied tern,
porarijy, at some distance outside
the city, a gartenhaus or country
house, consisting of only a spacious,
rambling basement story, surround
ed by a veranda. Onoiiuht, about
10 o'clock, she was sitting there in
her bedroom." Her chair was placed
before her toilet table, which was
lighted by a wax taper on each
side of the glass. 'Hie two tapers
were not sufficient to illuminate the
mum very b illiantly, and the fur
tljer end lay in a sort of semi-orseiir-ity.
Madame Lucca was busy read
ing some letters concerning engage
ments, when suddenly she imagined
she heard a noise. She looked
around, but, seeing nothing, con
eluded she had made a mistake, and
resumed the perusal of the letters.
She had forgotten all about the
noise when she heard it again
This time, instead of looking around,
she happened, without moving her
head, merely to raise her eyes to the
glass. She beheld reflected in it
the face of a man peering cautiously
from out a cupboard behind her.
At tkst she fancied she was dream
ing. She quietly looked again.
"No, it was no dream. There was
the mn, who she now recogized as
having been formerly in her service,
whence he had lieen discharged fin
general bad behavior. She had
also Ruseeted him of purloining
several objects, which she had missed
from time to time, but not being
certain on this point, site had kept
her suspicions to herself. Yes, there
he was; there coirfd be no mistake
about the matter. Madame Lucca's
tirst impulse was to start up and
give the alarm. But there wasnoW
anotbjpr habitation within a mile or
two, and she recollected that the
only person besides her in the house
was her maid, who, though a very
good girl, and extremely attached
to her mistress, was by no means
ce'ebrated for her nerv e. The other
servants, including the gardner and
coachman, had been granted ixr-
missiou to attend a friend's wedding
some nviles off, and were tiot to re
turn till the next day. It flashed
across her mind that the man, who,
as she knew, hd Ikvii loitering
about the neighborhood for two or
three days, had learned that she
.would be aloue, and meant to rob
the house, or perhaps, murder her
if his project of robbery could not be
executed without the perpetration
of greater crime. What was to be
done? Again she glanced toward
the mirror. The eye was still there,
glaring on her through the gloom.
All at ouce she remembered that a
revol ver belonging to her husband,
thd Baron Von Khaden, ought to
be lying on a shelf in the dining
room; but she was not quite sure.
"If it is there, and 1 could only get
it," she thought, "I should" not
mind." While slw was reflecting,
a knock was heard on the door of
the room. She saw the fnali in
stantly draw back into the cup
;board, and close it after him. hhe
felt relieved that those two horrible
eyes were taken off her; they seemed
to pierce here' like daggers.
"(jiffe hSrb sai:,
Her maid eiwrea.
H thought yotf had gone to bed,
my good girl," observed Madame
X Ws going, pii'MC yiMii-
tihip but I thought you might per-
the only thi g I want is to streteh
my limbs a little, tor they arecramp
ed from loitgsjttv g."
Speaking thus Madame Lucca
arose with an air of admirably acted
indifference, and took a turn or two
across the room, passing close to the
cupboard as she did so, she after
wards declared she thought she
could hea, the man breathe in his
hiding-place. He, on his part,
might have heard her heart Ix'at,
she said, when, on looking at the
keyhole, she found the key had lieen
removed. She was foiled in her
plan, which had been to lock him
in. Still her presence of mind did
not desert her.
"Ah, dear me!" she said, gasping,
"I feel very sleepy!"
"S'eepy, your ladyship! I wish I
did,"repied her maid. "I don't
feel sleepy. I'm too frightened. '
"Frightened! What are you
frightened of!, you foolish goose?
Nonsense!" replied Madame Lucca.
"Oh begging your ladyship's jar
don, it is not nonsense, and that's
just it! How can you be sure that
some villrn, hearing you and I are
all alone in the house, may not
murder us in our beds? But he
shant't murder me in mine, for, with
your ladyship's permission, I will
sit up all night m your ladyship's
Madame Pauline Lucca glanced
at the cupboard. Her blood ran
cold; she thought she saw the han
dle turn. What course was she to
adopt? She dared not give her maid
the slightest, hint of the real state
of matters; she felt that girl would
go into a tit theu and there, and
thus bring on a crisis. Scarcely
knowing what she was doing,
Madame Lucca replied at random;
"Murder us! What for?"
"What for, yonrlndyship! Why,
for your money for your jewels to
be sure. Everybody knows you
have plenty of them."
The girl might have been uncon
sciously sharpening, so to speak,
tlie knife by winch she and her mis
tress were doomed to perish.
"What absurdity!" said Madame
Lucca, with a forced laugh. As
she spoke her eyes wandered from
the keyhole ofthe dreaded cupboard
to that of an adjoining room. In
the latter there was a key. Her
face flushed, and a smile, as it were,
of proud inspiration lighted it up
though only for a second
"Jewels!" she replied. "Why,
every one with -a grain of sense
must know that I should not have
them. about me as a rule. They,
of course, are generally safe under
lock and key at Ber in It is a
strange thing though, Kditha, that
to-day is an exception. I expected
the Countess Von Wartenstein to
call, and I brought down all the
jewels presented to mo at my last
visit to St Petersburg to show her."
"Your ladyship did! Oh! but
supposing a, thief "
"Well, if a thief did know it He
might easily make his fortune!" she
observed, interrupting her compan
ion. "By murdering ns and running
off with the jewels!"
Madame Lucca glanced at the
cupboard; tlien, raising her voice,
she continued: "Oh! there would
be no necessity for murder. The
door wfjieh leads from that room
to thfi garden is unlocked; I forgot
to lock; it. Jt" thief would merely
havCfcte walk in from the gardQii
and tike my jewel1 case from the
table ar tlie jvinduw. Ho might
make Ins escape richer by 6QjOOO$r
70,000 thalers, and never bttdetet-
ed. That's Utter ibatt mtrnterhn
people, is it not?' j i . g 8
"Oh, yes, i. ladyship. At$
5.,. .,,;..-Lf L.,l,t.,l
1 "Nothingier,"refflel 'laip
Lucca. "However, tlmt maiilSV
ok the .1 t
'eadiug to the uarden. Run into
the dining-room; you'll find thekej
on the table. T)ontt be long."
"Kditha! Editha!" cried Madame
Lneca, an instant afterward, "I
have made a mistake; the key is in
the Baron's study. Pshaw! she
does not hear me," she continned,
speaking aloud, "I must go and
fetch it myself."
With these words she left the
room. No sooner had she done so
than the door of the cupboard cau
tiously opened. A man put his
head out and g'auced around. Per,
ceiving no one he darted into the
adjoining chamber The next in
stant the door was shut to and
locked behind him! But not by him.
By Madame Lucca! When she left
the room she did not proceed two
paces; she stood outside listening.
As she was in darkness, she could,
without being visible herself, see all
that was passing in her bedchamber.
She beheld the stranger leave his
hiding-place and dart into the ad
joining room. She glided after him
with the steadiness of a tigress and
the courage ota heroine. The read
er knows what followed.
"Jtt Rappirt!" (caught) she
cried, rushing across the room with
the key in her hand.
"I can't find any " began
eiitenuff the IwlehambcT.
hut xuadam Lucca, pushing her on
one side, disappeared Edith
looked after tier in mute astonish
ment and remained as thongjh
rooted to the spot till her mistress
re-entered with a revolver in her
"O, your ladyship! Wh-a-t-at's
that?" inquired the maid with a
strong presentiment that all was
not right. . ..) t-.'
"The Baron's revolver, thank
goodness!" replied Madame Lucca.
"Why thank goodness, your
ladyship?" inquired the maid.
Madame Lucca pointed to the
door. Some one on the other side
was turning the handle, Kditha
turned deadly pale, and dropped
the lamp she was carrying. 1 'rec
ently there was a knocking and a
voice exclaimed, "Open this door
directly, or "
The rest was inaudible. Editha's
screams drowned aught else. Mad
ame Lucca waited until the girl's
first shock of breath was exhausted
and her second not yet arrived; she
tlien said, with comic severity,
"Kditha, if you are not quiet, I wilt
begin by shooting you!"
Kditha thought, apparently, that
her mistress was in earnest, for tliflv
poor girl immediately rammed a'
large portion of a towel in her
mouth, and restricted herself to
swaying to and fro, and sobbing
violently. The knocking grew
more and more violent, but the door
was massivt oak and immovable.
"My friend,' cried Madame
Lucca in a loud voice, "you are.
caged. The garden door is as
tightly fastened as this one,-and the
window is secured. Do not attempt
to open the latter, for I am going
into tlie garden, and the instant
that I see you try to escape, yon are
a dead man.'
Flinging open the door which,
led to the veranda she went out,
followed by Editha, who, in her
despair, had succeeded in pushing
more of the towel in her mouth.
The noise of a bolt being drawn
was heard, - -.i.-t
"Stand aside, my friend," said
Madame Lucca, "or yon are a dead
A sharp report followed, accom
panied by thOi'floiMid of crashing
wood and splintered glass !,! " !''5'
I JJkc! .tlitit iB oyjft1
six. 'That is merely to show that
I am aimed. . . Yon had lie tier
remainnomwl t.M Avrv
' Hie uUrtupt. v lien the ser-