The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, December 25, 1880, Image 6

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er ma hvmkil LowtLi..
Vn, fullh l a Barfly anchor,
Wnere tkie are U sweet U a psalm
At tho bnwt it lulls io stalwart,
n bluff, liroad-llioulucred calm.
And when o'er brcakors lo leeward,
The nattered surgsare burlwl,
Jt may keep our boad to the tempoit,
With iu grip on tb baw of tha world,
Hut after Hie shipwreck; tell mo
What belp in lit iron thewi,
Still trua to ibe broken hawser,
Deep down among let wood and ooio.
In the breaking gulfs of sorrow,
When tho helpless foot stretchout,
And you find in the depths of darkness
No footing 10 to! id a doubt.
Then bettor one spark of memory;
One broken plunk ol the past
Tbat our poor Wrls may cling to,
Tho' bojieleiM on shore at last.
To tbe ipiril ita splendid conjectures,
lo tbe heart ita tweet despair,
Ita tears on the tbin worn locket,
With iU beauty of golden hair.
Immortal? I frol it and know It,
Wbodoubttitoftucb as she;
But that's the pang's very lecret,
Inimorlal away from me.
There's a little ridge in the churchyard,
'Twould scarcely stay a child in ita race,
But to me and my thought 'tit wider
Than the ttar-grown vugue of apace.
Your logic, my perfect)
Your moralt most dreadfully true;
But tho earth tbat ttopt my darling't cart,
Makes mine intoniute too. '
Consolo if you will, I can bear it,
Tit a well-meant almt of breath,
But not all tbe preaching ai nee Adam
Jim made death other than death.
Communion In spirit, forgive mo,
But I who am aickly and weak
Would givo all my inoouie from dream
land, For her rose leaf palm on my check.
That little shoe in the corner,
Bo worn and wrinkled and brown,
IU motionlcut hollow confronts you,
And argues your window down.
Just la Time.
Diunor was over at last, and Mr. Wal
ter Currio, English Commissioner at the
up-country station at Hutteo-15agh, in
Northern India, had gono upon the ver
andah with his wife and his two guests,
the Colonel and Major of tho th Light
Infantry, to enjoy tho cool of tho eve
ning. On thrco sides of the houso was Bur
rounded by its compound, a large en
closed space scrying the purpose of a
courtyard, but tho fourth was only sep
arated by a small patch of gardon from
the publio road, along which a number
of native women wore passing with their
littlo pitchors on their Loads.
The sight of them naturally turned the
conversation upon a favorito subject with
all Anglo-Indians, viz.: the character of
the natives and the best method of deal
ing with them.
"Thero's only one way," said the Col
onol, emphatically. "Toll 'em what they
are to do, make 'em do it, and thrash 'em
woll if tbey don't. That's the way."
"Well, I vonturo to differ from you
there, Colonel," said Mr. Currio, quietly.
"I had to do some thrashing once or
twico, I own, but most of my native ser
vants scorn to got along very well with
out it, and they serve me excellently, I
assure you."
"I wish you had boon in my place,
then," retortod the Colonel; ''you'd
have changed your opinion, I warrant.
Why, tho year before last, whon I had
chargo of two battalions of the rascals
down at Suttopoor, becauso there wasn't
another Queen's officer within reaoh
just liko my confounded luck! there
was no getting anything done unless I
did it myself. By Jove, sir! I bad to be
everything at once my own Quarter
master, my own Sorgeant Major, my own
caterer, and"
"And your own trumpeter, Colonol
Annesloy?" asked Mrs. Currio with a
The Colonel's brood face roddonod
ominously, and an explosion seomod im
minent, when a sudden clamor of angry
voices from the road bolow drew thorn
all to tho front voranda.
Tho cause of the disturbance was
visible at a glance. Two half-drunken
English soldiers, Bwaggoriug along the
road had como into violent contact with
a nativo who was running past; and one
of them enraged at tho collision, had
felled the poor lad to the ground and
was unolosping his own belt with the
evident intention of beating him un
mercifully. "Sorved the young whelp right,"
shouted tho Coloudl, rubbing Lis hand;
"that's just what they all want."
The othor officer, Major Armstrong
popularly called Major Btrongarm was
a hngo, brawny, silout man. whose forte
lay in acting rather than taking.
During the whole discussion he had
sat like a great bronze stutuo, nover ut
tering a woid; but at sight of this man
ill-using this child, ho woke up rather
To leap to tho ground twelve foot bo
low, to dart across tho gardon, to vault
over the high stockado beyond, was the
work of a moment for tho athletio major;
and in anothor instant he had raised the
fullon boy tenderly from tho ground,
whilo soying to the foremost soldier, in
tho low tones of a man who means what
lio says :
"Bo off with you."
"And who tho douoe aro you, ahovin'
yer nose where you ain't wanted?" roared
the infuriated ruQian, to whose eyes the
Major's plain dress bore no token of his
being an ofllcor; "jistyou "
The sentence was never finished.
At tho sound of that insolent diflance
Armstrong's soroly-triod patience gave
way altogether, and the powerful right
hand which had hewed its way through a
wholo squadron of Shiv cavalry fell like
a slodgobamnier upon his opponent's
face, dashing him to the ground as if ho
had been blown from the mouth of a
"Well done, Major Armstrong!" shout
ed Mr. Currie from above. "You do
serve your name, and no mistake."
At that formidable name the soldier
took to his heels at once; and Armstroug,
withont even looking at his prostrate an
tagonist, proceeded to examine the hurts
nf tliA ho.
The latter was sorely bruised in many
places, ana in oiooa was inciting
freely over his swarthy face; but the lit
tla hrro still did his best to stand erect.
and to keep down every sign of the pain
wnicn A wueaaunng.
"l'uu'io it biuve liiJ, uud you'll waku a
soldior some day," said the Major to him
in Hindoosuuiee. "Come with me, and
I'll see that no ono molests you again."
The lad soized the hngo brown hand
which had defended bini so bravely, aud
kissed it with tho doepost reverence; und
the two walkod away togethor.
Six months have oome and gono, and
Mr. Currie's hospitable home presents a
very difforent spectacle. The protty gar
den is trampled into dust and mire, und
the bodies of men and horses are lying
thick among the fragments of tho half
destroyed stockade.
All the windows of the houso aro
blocked up, and through the loop-holod
walls poer the muzzles of ready rifles,
showing how steadily tho besoiged garri
son stands at bay against tho countloss
nnnmina whose dark, fierce faces and.
glittering weapons are visiblo amid tho
half ruined burning ana niaitou inicKeut
all around.
Tlm Kcnov mutiny of 1827 is blazing
nKV JliKU over iiuinivtu
1 11. .. VmILami Tvwlta ci n 1 1 I
Colonol Annosley is blockaded in Huttee-
itnirh with a certaintr oi a mucous
death for himself and every man of the
few who are still true to him, unless help
comes speedily.
Day was just breaking when two men
hold a whispered council in one of the
upper rooms.
"No foar of the water running short,
said Major Armstrong, "but, even npon
half ratious. the food will bo out in four
days more.'
"And then well just go right at thorn,
and cut our way through or dio for it!"
growled tho old Colonel, with a grim
.. t 1 -.111. 11 l.ia
smile on ins iron iau, iur, wuu mm u
harshness und injustice, Colonel Annos
1wm "o-rif'to the backbono. "We
musn't say anything to him about it,
though, added lie, witti a (two giance at
Mr flnrrio who. standinc in the furthor
corner, was anxiously watching the thin,
worn face of his sleeping wife.
At tliot momont a loud cnoer irom oe-
low startled them both, and tho next
momont Ismail (tho "Major's boy," as
every one now callod him ) burst into
the room with a glow of unwonted ex
citement on his dark face.
"Hubib " cried ho, "there is hope lor
' . . . . . m t 1
ns vot! A uetaenmeni oi ingieuz
fEnsrlish) are coming up on the other
bank of the river. If we can send word
to them as they pass we are saved."
"How do vou know?" asked tho Ma
jor, eagorly.
"I heard the Sepoys Bay so wiiuo i was
lying hid In the bushes yondor, an
BAvored tho lad.
"Amonff tho bushes vonder?" roared
the Colonel, facing round. "Have you
really been in the midst of those cut
throat villains listening to what they
said? Whatever did you do that for?"
"I did it for Sahib Armstrong s sake,"
replied the boy, prondly; "because he
was good to me."
mi i 1 1 L t 1. 1 J 1 in
1.M tl.A tt Tint niimnnlv ulinmp that il
'i na i n nnni liituhu iiiibluv inar wlh
overspread his nard lace ; ana Arm
strong smiled slightly as ho heard him
"Bv Jove! those ohans aren't so black
as they're painted, aftor all."
"But if tho troops are beyond the river
how can we communicate with them ?"
askod Mrs. Currie, who, awakened by
tho Rhoiitinir. hod arison and joined the
rrmnii "TIiav mav not Doss near ononch
to hear the firing, and we have no means
oi sending them word.
"Fear nothing lor tnat, mom-sauiu
(madam), answered the Hindoo boy,
quietly. "I will carry them word my
self." Rnt how can vou possibly do it?'
cried Mrs. Currie, thunderstruck by tho
confident tone in wlncn tins mere cnnu
Hnnkn of a task from which the hardiest
veteran might woll have Bhrunk.
"Liston, Sauiu, answered lsuiau. "i
will ulm nut of the house and make a
ilimli intn tho enemv's lines, as if I wen
dosorting from you to thorn, and you can
toll your people to nre a suoi or iwo hi
for inn with blank cartridges as I CO.
Thon the Sepoys will receive me kindly,
and I'll toll them that you're all dying of
thirst, anil that thoy musi oniy wan one
day more to be sure of you, bo that they
won't care to make another attack. Then.
whon they have no suspicion, and think
I in quite one oi thomBoives, i n Bteai
away and slip across tho river."
"But you are quite sure tuo oepoys
ill bolieve you?" asked Major Arm
strong, doubtfully.
"They'll behove this, anyhow, ro-
pliod the boy, deliberately niaKing a uoop
gosh in his bare shoulder ana staining
his white frock with tho blood as he
glidod from tho room, followed by Arm
Tim iJnn ivn a annn PYnlainftil to the
men bolow, and a moment later Ismail's
dark figure was seen darting liko an ar
row across the open Bpaco in irom oi tno
building, followed by a quick discharge
of blank cartridures from the marksmen
at the loopholes. The sound of the tir
ing drew the attention oi uie oopoys,
soveral of whom ran forward to moot
In anothor instant he was in the midst
of them.
"I can searcoly soo for those bushos,
said Colonol Annesloy, "but he seems to
be showing thorn the wound on his
shoulder, and telling them it was our
At that momont an exulting yell from
the enomy came pouting through the air.
"That's the story of our being short of
water, for a guinea 1" said tho Major; "it
was a very good thought of his. If it
only dolays their attack two days longer,
there may be timo for help to arrive yet."
Slowly and wearily the lona hours of
that fearful day wore on. The heat was
so torrillo that even the native soiuiers oi
tha irnrnunn rnnlil barelr hold thoir 0WU
it ami the handful of English
men were also holpless. naa ine oopoys
attacked thorn, all would have beon over
at ono blow; but hour passod Hour, ana
tliara u nn men of tt ftssatllt.
At longth, as afternoon gave piaoe io
evening, a movement began to show it
lf in flm annmv'a lines. Then curls of
. . - i t -
smoke rising above the trees showed that
that several figures with pitchers in their
liamla wars aaan troinff toward the hver.
among whom the Colouel's keen eye de
tected Ismail
ii n V, m 4V. i 1
.lapping hi. knee exultingly, "that lad',
nT iteorirHi crnu iu vm wiumi,
worth has weight in goid. xneres nisim sgiwnu. -
way down to the river right open to him got lonesome, promptly procured a o
ami marriad the tramp printer.
WllUODI lue vas vuauuw vt .fiviv,
IT.-. . lw... -nl1.m.nnthinir loan!"
AA m R O
Every cy withia the walls was new
t lined amxiously npon the distuut
group, fearing to see at any momont
some movement which would show that
the trick was dotected. How did Ismail
mean toaccomplish this purpose? Would
ho ulunce boldly into the river, without
any disguise.or had he some further
stratagem in preparation? No one could
Buddonly,as Ismail stoopod to plunge
his light wooden dipper into tho water,
it slipped from his Lands and went float
ing away down tho stream. A cry of dis
m. a. Ion d luiiL'h from the Honors, and
then the boy wan seen running frantic
ally along the bank and trying in vain to
catch the vessel as it floated past.
"What on earth's he up to?" grunted
the Colonol, complotely mystified.
"I seel" cried Major Armstrong, tri
iimnlinnllvr "thero's a boat Vonder
among the roods, and he's making for it.
Well done, my brave uoyr
... . . . . . i J .
IJIlli n.b IjIIUU UIWIUU U V t ICll ' S r'
lint at that moment a yen oi rago irum
the Hnnovs told that the trick was dis
Luckily thoso on the bank had left
their piecos behind, or 'poor Ismail
nr mi lil tinnn linvn lit-nn fliHDOHndof '. but
the alarm instantly brought up a crowd
of their armed comrades, wnose ouuets
fell like hail around the boat and its gal
lant little pilot.
"Lot ns fire a volley and make a show
of sallying out," said the Colonel, "it'll
take their attention from him.
But in this ho was mmtakon.
Tho first rattle of musketry from be
hind the house did indeed recall most of
Taninil's ftsmiilantH. but at least a dozen
were left who kept up an incessant firing
striking the bout again aua again.
All at ouce the Colonel dashed Lis
glass to the floor with a frightful oath.
Between the two gusts of smoke ho
had seen tho boat turn suddenly over,
and go whirling down the river, koel
"There's an end of the poor lad," mut
tered the veteran, brokenly. "God bless
him for a brave little fellow. And now,
old friend, wo must just die hard, for
there's no hope loft."
Tho first few hours oi tuo night passea
nuiotlv. and the exhausted defenders,
utterly worn out, slept us if druggod
with opium. But a littio alter miauigui
tho nuick ears of the two veteran officers
the only watchers in the whole garri
son except the sentries themselves
caught a faint stirring in tho Burround-
ing thickets, whicn Beeniea io argue
some movement on the part of tho
Listening intently for a few moments
tlinv felt enrtain that thev were ritrht.
and lost no time in arousing their men.
The scanty stores oi looa were opeueu
once more, and, crouching together in
tlm lirknnsw the doomed men took
what they fully believed to be their last
meal on earth.
"Thev're cominc!" said Maior Arm
strong, Btraining his eyes into the gloom
hrough a loophole. "I hear them
creeping forward, theugh I can't Bee
What the deuce was thnt? exclaimed
the Colonel, suddenly. "It looked like
a fiery arrow flying post."
"It's worse than that," said the Major
in a low voice. "The rascals are shoot-
lighted chips of bamboo on the roof to
set it on fire. Send the women up with
buckets to flood the thatch; there's not a
moment to lose."
I'll ko and seo to it myself 1" cried
Mrs. Currie, hasteeing ont of the room.
But tho power of this new weapon had
alreudybocome fatally manifest. The
house was an old one, ana ary as unuor
frnni flu nrnlnnrrnil boat, anil as fast as
,.w. - i o 1 ' .
tho flames wero quenched in on place
Ulny urunu uui in uuuuier.
When day dawned the nre naa aireauy
got a firm hold of one corner of the
building, and a crushing aiscuarge was
poured upon all who attempted to ex
thitfuisli it. while the triumphant veil
of the human tigers below told them that
thev felt sure of their prey.
"it au over wiin us, oiu iouow,
said the Colouel. grasping the old com
rade's hand: "but, at least, wo shall
have done our duty.
'Give me one of your pistols, whis-
nereil Mrs. Currie to Lor husband, in a
voico that was not her own. I must not
full into thoir hands alive.
"At that moment Maior Armstrong
was soon to start aud beud forward as if
listening intently : for he thought al
though he could scarcely believe his
ears that he had suddenly caught a
faint sound of distant firing.
in another instant no nenra u again,
and this timo there could bo no more
ilnnht. for several of the others had
caught it likewise, and a gleam of hope
ouce more lighted up their uaggara laces
and bloodshot eyes. und mmrnp enma the welooniO
sound, whilo the Buddon terror and con
fusion visible among tlio enemy suowea
that they, too, were at no loss to guess
tlin moAnincr.
Thon Irish above all tho din arose the
well-known "hurrah I and throngn mo
smoke-clouds broke a charging line of
o-litiririni? hnvoneta and ruddv English
9 0 - -.
faces, sweeping away me cowuruiy
murderers as the sun chases the mora
in(v misit
"The boy's worth his weight in goia,
- . ....
said Colonel Annesley, as, a tew nours
later, he listened to Ismad's account of
linur lia liml ilivp 1 nndor the boat and
kept it between him and the Seyoys,
that they might thins mm urownnu.
"lie's the pluckiest littlo follow I've
aeon, an d althonch ho belongs to the
Miu'nr. I'm coinir to take niv sharo of
helping him on, by jovel
Illinois has a school population of
1.010,851, an enrollment of 704,041, and
11,001) school districts, supporting ii,uot
schools. Tbe State has, moreovor, 6C1
private schools, instructing 00,440 pu
pils, mere are only illiterates in
Illinois. During the last school year
tha imblio school, ex Dr. lituros of tho
Ktntu amounted to S7." 1.941 79. Tho
TOT:iin amount inul "UOUthlV tO the
male teachers was $44 24: to the female
teachers, $35 28.
How a. Printkb "Pied" a Familt.
A tramn Tirinter. in his peregrinations.
H fonml himself in Iowa. He was
pivnn a "case" and went to vork in the
l . S fM.tniTtit1atAV
I IWIU uowoprvi viulq. ...0. -.
I tlm a.litnr waa atrnok bv a barroom bliz-
.wv.. rf . . ....
wrd and j djppeared in the wu. Ugh .
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Ecumenical (Jatuerlur of Metho.
dials Jicxt Year la wnaoa.
An Ecumonioal Conference of the
Mothodist Episcopal Church and its
branches will meet in London in Soptem
lp 1X81. This conference has been
tnibo.l at in ilia nlmrcbes of the denomi
nation fur anvoral roars, but no docidod
action was taken "until last May, when,
. - - . iir.i.
at the Goneral ( oi me jueiuu
dist Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, a
tdnn was drawn uo and agreed to by tho
representatives of the Methodist Episoo-
pal Church and the dinorent branouos in
the United States. The denomination
numbers over 4.000.0C0 of actual com
municants and
Of about 15.000.000. There are numer
ous branches iu Europe and this coun
try, and they will all be represented in
the conference. The memliers of the
conference will number 400, one half
I whom will represent British and
Continental Methodism, and one-half
the churches in tho United States and
Canada. As nearly as possiblo tho con
ference will be composed of lay and ,
clericul delegates emially. The 200
delegates of the United States will be
assigned to the churches as follows:.
The Mothedist Episcopal Church, 80 del
egates; Methodist Episcopal Church
South, 38 ; African Methodist Episco
pal Church, 12; Methodist Episcopal Zi
on Church, 10; the Colored Mothodist
Episcopal Church of America, 0; the
Evangelical Association, G; the Union
American Methodist Episcopal Church,
the tmon American i-rotesiam
Church, 2; tho Methodist Protestant
Church, 6; the American Wesloyan
Church, 4; tho Free Methodist Church,
2: the Independent Methodist Church, 2;
tho Congregational Methodist Church, 2;
the Methodist Church of Canada, 11; tho
Methodist Episcopal Church of Canada,
4; the Primitive Methodist Church in
the United States and Canada, 2; the
Bible Christian, 2; the British Methodist
Episcopal Church, 2. The
Are left to be distributed by the western
section of tho General Executive Com
mittee. The assignment of delegates to
the European and Continental churches
has not yet been mode. The delegates
will be namod by the conferences as they
moot, between this time and next July.
The conference will not meet for legisla
tive purposes, for it will not have the
authority to legislate. It is not for doc
trinal controversies. It is not lor an at
tempt to harmonizo the various politics
and usages of the several branches of the
great Methodist family, for Methodism
has ai way s striven for unity rather than
for uniformity. It is not, in a word, for
consolidation, but for co-operation. It
is to deviso such means for prosecuting
our home and foreign work as will result
in the greutest economy and efficiency;
To increaso the moral and evangelical
power of a common Methodism, and to
secure the more speedy conversion of the
world. It has been suggested that the
proper topics to consider are those re
specting property, paganism, skepticism,
intemperance and kindred vices, tuo
relations of Methodism to education, the
means of evangelization, such as an
itinerant ministry, training schools for
Christian 'workers, both at home and
abroad; Sunday schools and special ef
forts for special classes. Concerning
missionary labor, it is further proposed
to examine Methodism as a missionary
movement, the relation of the home work
to the foreign work, and tho best mode
of avoiding waste and rivalries, and of
socuring instead thereof sympathy and
cooperation between
Off nn vine tlm ftfimo or contiguous mis
sion fields; the use of the press for the
...... . . .
increase oi uuristian Knowledge ana
sanctifying power; the resources of
Mnthivliiim in nnmhnrs. wealth, culture.
spiritual life and revival agencies, and
the corresponding responsibility; tue
spiritual unity of Methodism, and the
best way to secure its maintenance and
increaso and to manifost it to tho worid.
The conference will meet in City Koad
Chapel, which was the first church of
the Mothodists. For many years John
Wnclnir nronfliail thara anil liis mil nit is
still shown to Methodist travelers who
visit England's capital. The delegation
from this country will be composed of
the strongost men in the church, and
will most probably be headed by Bishop
ts: A1.A Hrnl.r..i:at Vniaimtnl
flli ii mli. Great interest in the confer
ence is manifested by all the branches of
the church, and it promises to be the
most important assembly of Methodists
that ever took place.
Japanese Tostal Service.
Tn 1H71 tlm TCnrnnean svstem of POst-
nrrn was iulnnhul in a manner which, we
are assured, has won the admiration of
all foreigners. Prior to tins mere uui
not exist any national system oi postage,
owing to the feudal disposition of the
country. If any one would wish to re
alize the primitive condition of the Post
(Klli'fi HArvicA in 18G3 thev mav turn to a
picture in the "Capital of the Tycoon"
oi a postman in native custume mm. ,
WUU a loin UU1KI uuiy, ui ieyo uw
fr.w rnnninor along the high road at
speed, and a small box slung by a over
his Bhonlders; ana in case oi nis juuiug
lame or other accident he is accompanied
by a double to take on the pacnage in
his place to the next stage; The Gov
ernment used to dispatch such messen
gers, and occasionally private firms. The
comparison with what now exists carries
us back many centuries, though only the
work of five years. There are now mail
routes of mora than 30,000 miles in active
operation, and (i'Jl Post Offices, besides
124 receiving agonoies, 83(5 stamp agen
cies, and 703 street letter-boxes. The
number of letters forwarded in 1876 was
30,000,000, being an increase of D4 per
cent, over that of 1874, according to Mr.
Mounses "Report on the Finance of
Japan." The postage of an ordinary let
ter in the large towns is 1 cent, (Md.)
and 2 cents (Id.) for the rest of the Em
pire. Post cards are carried for ono-hall
odarima Anil in 1875 a monev or-
UWHV . ..... Q - I
der system was adopted, and within two
years there were oiu i osi umeea wue
orders conld be obtained and cashed,
a a this tha mnntrv where, ten vears
before, the chief thought was how for
eigner, conld best be expelled or exter
minated, ana all ineir pesuien lnnovs
tions sent after them f Tha Contem
' porary Review.
A tlalmaut to the Estate or Captain
George Hons.
It is strange into what conditions some
people will placo thomsolvos for the
purpose of obtaining gold. Every dan
gor will be dared, lip. porjured to black
ness, innoconce plungsd into eternity,
murders oommitted, and all dogreos in
crimo'. calondar resorted to, to obtain
the coveted gold. Many of our readers
wore acquainted with Goorge
Boss, a genial man who had boon en
gaged in the coasting trade for tho last
twelve or thirteen years. Tho Chvonicle
of December 1st gives the following
Yosterday Judge I inn heard the appli
cation of Captains Samuel Blair and J.
B. Chase, exooutors of the ostate of the
lato Captain Goorgo Boss, asking to have
the property of tho estate settled on the
minor son of deceased, as tho solo heir,
aud also the remonstrance of ono Isa
bella Gillis. At tho conclusion of argu
ments the matter was submitted to tho
Court, and taken under advisement. Tho
facts, as developed during tho progress
of tho proceedings, are as follows: About
18G7 Goorge Boss appeared in Californio
and became engaged in the coasting
trde botweon this place and Seattle,
which business he followed
He represented himsolf and was sup
posed to be a singlo man, and in 1871 lie
married a young lady bore. Thoy had
one child, the boy in question. Some
time in the year 1876, while the Cap
tain's vessel was at Oakland wharf, Mrs.
Boss, in attempting to go on board, foil
into tho bay and was drownod. Her
husband survived hor only a year, and
when he died it was found he hud left a
will bequeathing all his property, valued,
at about $10,000, to this boy, and
naming his two friends, Blair and Chase,
as executors, and the first named as guar
dian of tho child. Evervthing wont
smoothly until in February last, when
Was made by an attorney on behalf of
Isabella Gillis of Pictou, N. S..fora
partial distribution of tho estate, on the
ground that sho was the surviving widow
of the deceased. Her deposition alleged
that she was marriod to George Boss at
Pictou, in October, 1854; that after a
few weeks had elapsed he loft her, and
from that day she never saw him, and
did not hear of him until the report of
his death reached her. In 1850 sho in
termarried with ono Johnson, at Boston,
Mass. Ho died, and in 1804 she W9dded
one Gillis, at Pictou, and has since lived
with that individual as his wife. At the
time the demand was mado for this dis
tribution it was thought unnecossary by
the Court, bo the matter was
Shortly after this an individual with a
power of attorney from the claimant
made overtures for a compromise. In
order to end the costly litigation $400
was paid by the executors, and thoy re
ceived a release in full from the attorney
iu fact of Mrs. Gillis, as she called her
self. This would have endod all trouble
in the courts, only for the boy. As tho
acknowledgment of a first marriage
would cast a Btam upon his name, it be
came necessary to have the question ju
diciously determined by asking him to
have the estate settled upon him. Ihe
executors set up in evidence that George
Ross had froquontly, when questioned,
stated that he
Before coming hero. Always at the
Custom House when it became necossary
to register, he swore he was a native of
New York. Mrs. Gillis says that the
man she married was born and brod in
Guysberg, N. S. She swears that she was
married under the name of Isabella Mac
geloray; but the testimony of those who
knew her before any one of tho matrimo
nial alliances was contracted is that her
name and that of her people was Mc
Gilvery. These discrepancies, together
with the improbability of the George
Ross who was well known here being the
George Boss who ran away from his wife
in the zenith of their honeymoon twenty
six years ago, and with a host of othor
attendant facts and circumstances, cause
the exenutors to think that they have
good grouuds for making the present ap
Xcvor too Late to Learn.
Socrates, at an extreme old age learned
to play on musical instruments.
Uato, at eighty years oi age iearnea we
Greek language.
Plutarch, when botween seventy and
eighty, began the study of latin.
Boccaoio was thirty-hve years or age
when he commenced his studies in light
literature; yet he became one of tho
greatest masters of tho Tuscan dialect,
Dante and Plutarch being the other
Sir Henry Spellman neglected tho
sciences in his youth, but commenced
the studv of them when he was between
flftv and Bixtv vears of age. After this
time he became a most learned anti
auarian and lawyer.
Dr. Johnson applied himself to tho
Dutch language but a few years before
his death.
Ludivico Monaldosco, at the great aee
of one hundred and fifteen, wrote the
memoirs of his own times.
Ogilby, the translator of Homer and
Virgil, was unacquainted with Latin and
Greek till he was past titty.
Franklin did not commence his phil
osophical pursuits till he had reached his
nftioth year.
Drvden. in his sixty-eighth year, com
menced the translation of tho Iliad, his
most nloaainu production.
We could go on and cite thousands of
men who commenced a new study, euuer
for a livelihood or amusement, at an ad
vanced age. But every one familiar with
the biography of distinguished men will
recollect individual cases enougn io con
vince them that none but the siok and in
dolent will ever sav. "I am too old to
learn." .
There are several methods of making
breakfast chocolate. A very old French
recipe has been carefully tested and
found perfect by the writer: Simply
place a square in a cup and pour upon it
enough boiling milk to dissolve it into a
paste; meantime have the milk boiling
in a saucepan until it boils to a bubble,
then gently stir in the pate, stir until
thoroughly mixed, and sweeten to taste.
The white of egg. foamed on top u an
1 improvement
oaa Vaccination pWt,t Smlnp '
SinPrt thft rnpfln nnila..i.
pox in San Francisco, a widLS
UIHCUSHlOn llB linnn . l1
been going 0D umo.
i of that city in rc.!i
is nnvs c inna nt hiim.
i .
i the hitherto supposed linnr1
A ..; ""uiil in rnir.J
vaccinatiou. Dr. Uillcr. a 1T:"
man among tho medical fitttcrni!E
takes strong ground ugainst vaca
tion, claiming that the fact that k
mortality from Bmallnnv dni....?
century is less than during tbe
coding, proves nothing but tfmtiu
proved iu all countries 'where var
cination has been extensively nr.
lurms oi uiscuses nus more than tt
fold incrotiBod. and that tlm ...
torm of life has greatly decreas
Epidemics nro governed by positive
natural luwa; they have u beginnin,
a rise and decline, and gradually I
out. lie Bays: ."When tbe ailvoi
cuies oi vaccination aro able to shot
scientifically, und adduce fi
prove tbat it has decroaaod tbe i?en
ci ui iiiui tuw, men, ana only then
may Bomc importance bo attached t
t.hoip nrmununfa " 'PI. a
o o-"uilll!f
Bupporiou vy a largo number o( re!
ports from physicians, on tho nh '
ject, tho conclusion of tho writ
being that "Vaccination is no pro."
cation ot this tcarlul dmcaso is as fa l
istant as whon Jennor, accofdinetJ
my uunibie judgment, lnvoloush
introduced this dangerous imu.i;'
On the other hand uhvaiciana m,;l
ns eminent, among, them Dr. Cox;
ban Jose, formerly ot this State, cor
tend earnestly for the efficiency r
the method of prevention and tha
whatever of uiscuso results fmn
uccination is caused bv imnrnnn
application and tho use of contami
mitod matter: that
general use ot bovine virus, and thi
. .!.. .
abandonment ot iuat taken irom
human bcinirs. tho occurrence of n,
sultnnt discuses has irrcatlv ilimin
Ished, and that there is no necessity in
the theory of vacciuation or its appli
cation, when properly made, to cause
any harmful ollecte. Statistics of
... . . . . - -
vaccination taken in too British
armv are Quoted. Bhowini? that ni
J i - o "
deaths occurring before tho introduc
tion oi compulsory vaccination, CG
per ennt. wore from smallpox, whilo
since tho por cent, has only boon ba-j
tween nino and ton per cent. SeJ
ports from various other sources
minted which demonstrate concInJ
sively that, vaccinnation docs pre J
vent smallpox, me yei open quesuor
being wnotner it can uo uuministerc
so ns tn be cortainlr harmless. Th
argument shows that there aro tw-.
Bides to me suujcci.
. Drying Apple.
The rapid increase of the fruit-drjins
business throughout the country ismak
intra market for tho surplus apples in.
small fruits, which otherwise would b
wasted, and is eivini? the residents o
towns a supply of fruits for their table
which they could not otherwise enjtm
Among the larger drying estannsnmenu
is that of D. Winir & Co.. of Rochester
an account of which is given in uie
Rural Home. They have four AWeJ
evaporators, which, running day ind
night, dry 400 bushels in 4 hours, con
suminor three-fourths of a ton of cal a
the same time. Windfalls of good in
tar anrto aro nnl fnr which twenty 0B
thirty centsper hundred pounds are paiJ
the farmers. Twelve Hubbard'4
apple parers and slicers sroj.
Amnlnveil to fit the apples for.
drying, each parer requiring two girls t
aitanil it. Before drvintf. the fruit 1
lilonnliPil with tho fumes of burning suli
phur, which whiten it without affecting
taste or quality. About seven hours are
required for the entire completion of thJ
drying from the commencement. Eaclt
drver holds thirtv bushels. Each bushel
of annlos vields aooui; nvepouuuoi-
- . . . . n ,10
dried fruit. A great advantage in transj
nnrlnlinn ia alimvn hv tllfl fact tllSt tll
AriaA ffiiit. vaicrliB nnlv III Wilt One-Wntll
as much as tho fresh apples from Thick
it is made. At another drying esuua'
...... . A. l.nttA hfior
contracted to a London dealer, who pay 0
mpnt in Kocnester. ion wua u' a
at ltochestor seven cents a pound lor i m
or $140 per ton ; last year the price aver
aged six and a-half cents.
t t. r n Tlrr T7 VT"U
dents. The following story is told by i
gentleman who is intimate wim
dent Hayes and President-elect Garfieh
iT irntlifn new 1
uuu wuubo umDuimi - .
vouched for by the Cleveland, uu"
uieruiu; iu hid iimo ""sv . i
only twelve miles distant from tiev w
i .i iu..i;,i t.iiirtv vears ag
1UUU, U1C1D XI. WW ovMiw . -j f
iron nlinrmintr and attractive RirlS.
one of these President Hayes bad bf
i ;t- lint, the Dsren'!
rouiowiiiuoiiiBuivu.i . - J
of the young lady had vigorous
posed their courtship on the ground my
young Hayes was poor, onu ,8""
aence oi iiaruij buiuuicuk ow-j - .
rani risniuy men uuuo - , . :
match was broken off, and the W
Qt,,1 woll known to Cleln
a . ai.n.a i-annfvii rar u iiiiiiiu
Some BlJUUUU II uui uatl
and was well disposed to recipw?1!
tlicm. Her parents, nowever, -r-
to the lnUmacy, giving as the re""
and the anything but the bngM , Pj?1
pecU of his future. The most remrKf
ble coincidence of the courtsnip --
that both young ladies lived in
of not more than five thousand i"
l i i .nruwl twn fniuro
dente of the United Stetes because i
their poverty.
"All during the summer, while
hot, you came up - Ho
inai H IS cool, you uw - - -J
is that r The foregoing was the im I
of a prominent "'"r.hof
one 6f his clerks. "Ill te70O
that is. I didn't care to ris e
tor in the summer, b"0..!;
wu not the hoister season. j
was procured to remove the unforw m
wu discharged on the spot.