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HILLSBOKO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, faHGON, THURSDAY, MAY 181876. '
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BT ILLUM wl LILl BVKXBT.
Ob! ay aot idle word urt like
A sephyr on the sea;
For oft a wandering cbnrd will strike
The heart's deep nijilery,
An 1 txara ibat prayer could not call up
I'.ow a if atraiigelr stirred.
The waters In the heart J full cup
Gusiied over with the wurd.
And Idle words that full unwatcLed
May rise. In uftor yearn,
With feeling tptech balb never matt-bed.
And otonnence of tears
May tueutue a IboujUt Uuse lightest tone
Frui coldness or the irruvs
".n. f nc b in lift or love Km
. We would bar died to save.
fs-si&tn not M'c u.kJ. . Wat; '
lor oht Uiey uy return
Wltb feeling Xirnc hth guards most
Within her sacred urn;
They fnll lika Vudlne' careless tear
Among the rhtuubv's whirls.
To be regained in after years
A diiidua of pearls.
Ai plci'Mu' Journal
, Two Hours in l.onjr Inland Sound.
Wo wore two girls, sister in all but
. the name, feeble in health frun too many
hours in tin? schoolroom, ami tro few out-of-doors.'
Hauc our sensible physician
had ordered cs both, for three mouths, to
tome retiicd seaside nook, wiiere there
should be plenty o ' boating, good board,
no bwks, aud fa hious at least three
years old.
This delightful st w found on the
Connecticut shorn ot the Sound, in the
family of a retired sea-captain, whose
Motherly wile was a capital house -keeper,
while he wight be said to live iu bis bout.
The old man was not a Terr et.tertaiu
ing couipnuiou, and was far from being
an amiable soul; but we bad a strong
affection for his bout, and there was little
we would not have, endured for the sake
of the stir of blood aud exhilaration of
heart that come from plunging straight
on in the face of the wind, and joyously
meeting the saucy showers of spray.
Our physician knew w hat he waaubnut.
We, who three months ago could hardly
pass an opi-u door without taking cold,
'.low cared naught for wiud or weather.
, V'.', who I lieu had uo appetite to siieak
of, could now have digested traiu-oil.
' We, who theu could hardly lift a die
tV.nnry, could now render effectual aid
in rreiiiu a beached sail boat off iuto the
water.
One mornius; in csrly October wo
started for our farewell sail. It was very
cold for the season, yet not too cold tor
us. The higher tbo wiud blew the better
we liked it. To epriusj from side to side
with every tuck, to h;ini by one band to
the windward side of thu boat when waves
were washing over the uunwalea on the
lee, and with the other hand to ply swiftly
the old iu bum that serves as a bail-ing-liuelcet,
is a delightful sort of gym
nastics. by noou the bright sun of tho morning
became ovrc;ist. The multitude of white
and hitish-gi My Houds had consolidated
iuto a dense l.ickisli-(iay mass over the
whole sky. The wind, from a strong,
steady breeze, had become fitful "flawy,''
Captaiu 11 culled it and dine down
upon us iu sharp, uucxx-cti d gusts, now
from one iiu liter and now from another,
demanding the utmost keenness of ob
servation and quickness of motion on the
part of tin bclm-man.
Heaides ourselves, tho old captain had
brought with him his little gniudson, a
pretty child of two years old. For a short
time we had been quiet'y sailing I d.ore
thu wind, find consequently the boat stood
nearly level. In its bott u lay tlicchild,
sweetly asic:p. Looking at him, the
grim old man smiled slightly
"i'm going to tack preu., soon," he
said, "and then, most likely, she'll ship
water again. Ouess I'll move him up
here, out of the wet."
To lilt thu child, the captain for one
instant let g ) his bold of the helm. Iu
that instaut uamu a loud, fiiglrcued flut
ter ot the sails a hurried wills l.j as the
booms finng across over our bends a
milt shudder of the boat and we found
ourselves nuck deep in water, standing
on thu Itc gunwale of the boat. With a
hurried scrnmbie we gained the slieathof
the ce;itre-b iard, where we stood waist
dec p in the water.
The captain gave as neither encourage
tnenl nor advire. lie hail apparently for
gotten our existence, lie was sitting on
the tipper side of the boat fully abtorned
in bis gr.mdcltitd. Little Cliurlie had
given one ln;ht lie! cry as tl'.r tof.k of
tho water rude y shuttered his baby
dieann, but now sat as self-possessed and
i.ncoticenied in hit grandfattier'a arms as
if he h i I In en nnk ued In jiist tint way
ever sin!-" had lu en waKeued at alt.
"CuiiUiin," laid -Mary, "what cau is
donet
"Nothing," Said lie, "wa must just hold
r n as In ?', we cau, till some one conies to
. i ur h!p."
I asked liini how In. g we could remain
as we wero.
"As lou r as you hnve strength and
prexenee of mind to bold on."
So tai, tlioiijj1! startled, wi could hardly
be said to he li i.jliMii d, as the captain's
words increased our r.ourigc. If th it
was all that was needed we were surely
safu for several hours; and i f course some
one would soon descry ns, though in our
position wait-deep ill .ater, wilh a
hammering nave washing clean ov t us
every minute e could n t see if tl-?te
were any lmat.4 near. figi als we could
not make, as our bars and every I ie,
wavable tiling hud been svrjit avay
from us.
While we were yet Innjj'liing at our
predicament, the ciiptain give a hoarse,
hasty cry. We had been breasting the
upturned side of the Is. at, as we couid
thus hold on 'h Iter. Not, as we gave a
quick look over our shoulders, we sa the
most fiighlful sight that I shall ever .e
Jf I live to be a century old.
The great sail , that hail ben lyinff nut
in broad, tll whiteness, on the surface
of th bl.u k water, were rushing up to
ward us a if of their own volit ou, with
ghastly arms outetretcheU to enfold ua In
a death embrac. 'flier w as no time to
think anything aU ut it only time to
take in tbo awful 'repression. We were
told afterward that ue wind orobanlj
had caught under th' t"ls of the aaiia as
tl?y wore slightly tai.l by the action of
the waves, and ha. I ailily pried them up.
turnini; t!ie boat, as the sails lui le.t ovor,
bottom-side lip, and us undii it. At the
time we could m no causo, sua tue sud
den tush bad all the elf eel of .the super
natural,
Js the boat turned its somersmlt, the
ma u mast slipped out of its socket, aud
again the L1;, white sail lay prone upon
ti e water, witu Its tip pointing in an op
iiosite dirtvtiou to that in which it hud
pointed before, and it lower or broadest
end just ouder that of the upturned boat.
i itU an lusae8 notion of beseeching
it nu rcj, I li.ui cuugitt cold ot tnabota
as it flew over us. 1 could not Tery well
have dime a worse tiling, as 1 was now
entirely undsr water, heid theie by' the
weight aud spread ot the sail.'
T i.it morning at tl breakfast-table the
capt;iia had told its about a boat that had
lately capsized iu New Haven harbor,
and that one lady in it was drowned be
cause she was caught under the sail. Now,
I cannot say that 1 thought of tuis story,
but I f ie that woman uuder the sail, and
saw how, if she had had hold of the boom,
as I now bad, she might have saved her
self by a haud-over-hand uiotioa a sort
of walking with hands until she had
reached tlie end of the boom, aud could
get her head beyond the spiead of the
sail. The w iioio time that I was uuder
water may not have beeu nnre than oue
minute, yet there are years that have
seemed shorter. Probably I was not far
enough goue to see ray whole life pass
before me iu lightuiug-like review as
they say drowning people do for I only
remember thinking of one or two things
that I wished I had not done, imagining
the anguish of my mother if i should diu,
and praying witk all my heart that 1
might live, beanies this I was conscious
of struggling i'.u a horrible sense of suf
focation in a baU'-transparent mass of
surging grceu' water, that seemed very
full of blue specks, aud rapidly alluded
off into opaque dark. I remember, too,
the look of scared ferocity in a small tislj
that da.'tcd across within a hand's breadth
of my face. This must ail have passed
before I could get half the dirtauce f'oin
the middle of the boom to its en j, for
during what seemc ! to me ages after this
I was only conscious of a lielplea-i tight
for breath.
Tho boat was a fine one, of the kind
Called sharpy, much used on the Hound
jh account "of iu drawing very little
water, and thus beiug adapted for the
frequent sIh.Uoas aud siigiitly-suuken
rm k , near the shores. The bottom of
these boats fvr two- thirds of their length,
from the bows, are almost if not quiie
rl.it, aud theu slope rapidly up to the
stem. On the centra of this boat's bot
tom, with oue baud clinging in the crev
ice through which the ceutre-lMmrd runs,
holding ids still placidlr solemn-looking
bby in his arms, sat toe captain. On
the bow-end was Mary, I aUuciug herself
ou her hands aud knees at bett she could,
her net curls hanging ail about her face,
giving her a grotesque resemblance to a
much-demoralized water-spaniel. As I
roso, before tho din of water was fuiiiy
out of my ears, I heaid the captain coolly
tolling Mary that - was doubtless
drowued she had beet) under so loug."
1 could u-.t speak, but at that instant Ue
saw me, aud, reaching forward, caught
my arm aud pulled me upon .lie sloping
end of the boat.
We were still in the utmost danger, yet
it was some time before I was conscious
of much besides the sense of e.xha Jstion.
fc'tually I dimly noticed Mary taking ofl'
her over-shoes, aud heard her advise me
to do the same. Her struggle in the water
had uot been so prolonged as mine, but
she bad floated up at the bow, where tlia
boat's bottom must have been two feut
out of the waler, aud had raised herself by
main strength, having nothing to grasp
but a thin cleat nailed round the edge of
the bout's bottom, receiving uo help from
thu captain, who was so suu.ited that he
could uot reach her, a9 hy did me, with
out changing his position.
The attitqdes wc had each Involuntarily
assumed would have seemed riuiculous
enough at nny other time, but now the
comic was all thrown away upon us.
Mary and the Captain were clinging des
perately to the centre-board cie' -ice, while
1 hugging, in a helpless, wt etched fash
ion, the captain's big iubler-oiMit dapped
limply up arid down w ith every wave that
broke over us and retired, too much ie
mini bed with cold sud exhaustion to cure
that the boats bottom was not provi'ed
with cushions. Even the captain's in
junction to Le "very careful b. preserve
the bunt's balance, as the tide was com
ing in strongly, and the set of the waves
minht act as a lever to overturn tiio boat
again, in which case it must till and sink,"
loused but a iiiomcutury interest. I re
member a sort of dim wish thut this
should not hapiien, and a more vivid
prayer that if it did I should rememoer
to let go my hold of the cuptain'a Unit,
that i iiiightn.it drown hi in aud the baby.
At the same time i bud a lVuimg, more
i o m in than humane, that if 1 ill J not
rem in lor u would serve him ri 'lit tor
'cari.iguo uioi ! what bi came ol Alary
I am i mo.
JJy-and by Mary aiked hirn it he knew
wl.ere we iserc.
"Oh, yes,'' lie said; "about ten miles
Ir on shore oil u Haven Uight.
'M'bii yi it see any boats f" slid askad.
"Not miny," be said, "and they le a
mod w ays oil. Nobody seems to sew us."
"Is it uiuioat uightl ' she asked, after a
w hue.
"I don t kno'v," he answered; "my
watch stopped ut two o'clock, and it's so
cloudy I can't teil by the sun."
Bpeukina of th'i sun vguely recalled
to my halt-wandering liiinil the silusliiuu
in our village home, and the shallow ot
our chuicll-steeple ou the green; and I
wondered passively whether its deep
toned old bell wouiu not soon be tolled
lor Mary and me, and if any nun besidei
our p iruntsand brothers would feel sorry
Uut 1 didn't cat e ttiucli one way or s.f
other, It was so cold,
Sow tinder the water, sow in a deep
nouow, now riding a wave, vim all my
r:m.iiiiiug strength and thought concen.
trated on maintaining uiy precarious
position, I was not conscious t( attend
ing to anythiug else; vet I can uver re-
cull the time without remembering that
the water was of an snirrT.tfreeui.h. black
odor; that the waves marched op to us
with a dark, menacing front, and broke
over us in a white foam of blustery as
tnose who threaten long, yet may at auy
time carry their threats into relentless
execution.
But overpowering every other thought
or sousatiou, sight, memory, or fear, was
the one feeling of iiiteuae, horrible Cold
the soul-clutliog, wet, corpse-liku cold,
that cau only be felt by those exposed to
the alternate attacks of cold water aud
bitter wind.
- iiitfj long iuovms iVoiU side' to side to
preserve the balance of the boat, as she
was the only one of us so situated that
such motion was practicable; but after
tune she maiutaiued a position just iu the
centre, as one to whom movement had
become impossible, but who meaut to die
at her post. Tho feeling of entire help
lessness was more exhausting to our souls
than were the attacks of the elements to
our bodies. From the first wo had uttered
no scream or nseless word of Complaint,
had done all tli.it we could to savo our
lives, but "there was the piuch o't"
there was no longer anything that we
cottld do. Wave after wave rushed up
to us, broke over us, and retired. Blaat
after blast pierced us with bitter arrows
of cold, aud we must submit to it all;
as incapable of effort or resistance as was
the boat's !elaying-pio, torn off in the
wreck, anii.ow repeatedly .tossed upon
us by the contemptuous waves, only to
be carried back aud tluug tauutintrly at
us agaiu and agaiu.
liy-uud-by, alter I had seemed to sleep
and waken hundreds 'of times, 1 heard
the captains euer "lhauk God! here
comes a bout."
1 tion't kuow that we laughed at the
time though I believe wo did in some
ghastly fashion. At any rate we've often
laughed since with grateful tears iuour
eyes when we have thought of the guise
in which our rescuer presented them
selves.
Kwing as fast as their stout arms
could ply the oars, came two tislici men,
clad iu the roughest of clothes, seated
ii tho craziest of little flat-bottoined
row-boats. Oneof them excitedly swung
his hat round his head to encourage us,
i.ud revealed a thicket of light bushy hair
standing up as straight as if each hair
was separately wired. Jioth were shout
ing like mad to us to ''keep up heart,"
ami then, as they catuo nearer, exhorting
us uot to all jump iuto the bout ;it once,
as 'heir boat was small aud leaky, and
nild not bold us all.
J uu.p I We could as easily have flown.'
we were so paralyzed with cold.
With rough guutleiiess they lifted
Mary, the baby aud me into th ;ir bout
and pushed off, leaving the captaiu ou
tho overturned boat till they could re
turn. A schooner passing about a mile from
the scene of the wreck now espied us,
and signaled that we should ba brought
there, as it was so much nearer than the
shorn.
At rived at the schooner, she looked, to
our helplessuoss, like an impregnable
fortress Bhe was in light ballast, aud
of course cry far out of water. How
could we, without ladders or othei prep
aration, scale such a height? The ques
tion was answered tor us. The men
were stroug and we were small. They
brst handed the passive baby up to the
schoouer-cu plain, leaning tar over the
aide to reach him; then Mary and I were
ierved the same way; only that, belnir
heavier, the meu could not I'ft us quite
so high, and the captain could only grasp
us each iu turn by one arm aud our u mg
iug hair, and drag us over the bul warks'
a nioilo of embarkation not particu
larly easy or fashionable, but sntlLientlv
safe, ami uuder the circumstances we
"stood not upon the order of out going."
Tho captain said we must go to the
fire, and more dragged than led us to the
cook's galley. Here was a good lire, in
dued, but ou one sido of tho little box of
a place was a sliding window that would
uot shut, and on the other was a sliding
door that would remain open. Through
these the wiud drove with a spitelul
foice, aud we could get no relict from
that terrible, overmastering cold.
Holding little Charlie between us as
well as we could, aud wrapped in the
sailor's oil-skin coats, w J shivered until
it seemed to us that every pore had a
separate ache and quiver of its own; and
each breath drew a torture of needles of
pain and cold du our spines, in a
broad belt round our waists, aud through
the soles of our feet.
And we were so tired I We hardly felt
our bruises then, but for weeks after we
knew that tli'.'se had .been ueither few uor
small.
Alter a while wc asked the good cap
tain what timo it was.
"It is live now," hj said; "it wss i
little past four whe.i f sighted ye."
"i wo were only two hours on tho
bottom of that boat," shivered Miry; "it
ouiflit to have been years.
'T guess 'wo hours withsu:ha cold
wind as this was about long enough,'
said the Captain. "I know I've been
noun too warm this afternoon here on
deck. It's uo joke of a gain, this,
neither.
lndei.d, It seemed not, to Judge by the
iiltinu is of llie lalxiritiK schooner ami the
small amount of sail she spread. For
tunt. elv the vessel wns bound for the lit
tle n.u'ior near our temporary home,
which e reached Just at dark, after a
cruel li .ll mile s walk.
Hy the next morning, with the aid n(
ino'herly Mrs. 11 a doses of hot beef-
let, we had become warm ng.iin a fact
for which I fear we were even more
grhteful than for our Safety.
This last day of our stay by the beau
tiful tJoiml was the first on which we did
not ask to b taken out sailing. Wo said
we were too lame and tired; which was
true enough, though probably another
reason could have beeu found. Km el
C.Oalb, in AppUtoA' Journal.
To Get Rid of Household Peat. 1
Charles Thompson write to ttia
tilU Amrrteatt that De Has ot son a oeu-
bug or flea in his house for many years,
and adds: If an army or iu ;m wers to
b broiiirht in. mercury would iixedlly
exterminate them; but 1 ttiiu'4-eleanlineaa
the best and perhaps the only preventive,
The common house fly "i uot molest,
believiuir it mora than couiprtatua for
its trouble by clearing the atmosphere of
ettluvta aud the auuiiairmei men al
ways arise from the putrefiv tion of de
caying sulwtancea during the warm
weather. So also with tlie I Irds, which
are quite numerous here, durl igthe sum
mer. Instead of shouting the'-i or setting
up scare-crows to frighten tWr.. away, 1
throw out every possible in.iur meutfor
them to build hiu-' r ' "-iv fruit
l.ewrt. ' The blrdf pi u s i,--, share
of the insects in the larval sUtvjaud thus
the millers are prevented from depositing
eicirs tor a future crop ot worms. As to
the loss of fruit by theJiirds, tho latter
are always sure to lie on hand in force in
the sess.in oi ripe fruit, whether they
come early enough to take the worms or
not. For the residue of insects which
iufest my vegetable garden I fiud that the
laboratory ol the chemist rurnijpics ma
terials fatal to them all, among which
white hellebore and cayenne pepper are
or tne most utility.
The bug or worm which cannot find
vegetnti.Ki uuflavored with these articles
will seek its breukfsst elsewhere, aud
leave my garden unmolested. A few
drops of carbolic acid in a pint of water
will clean house plants from lice in a very
short time. If mosquitos or other blood
suckers infest our sleeping rooms at night,
we uncork a bottle of oil of penny-royal,
and these insocts leave in great haste, nor
will they return so long as Die air in the
room is loaded with the fumes of that
aromatic herb. If rats enter the cellar,
a little powdered potash thrown into tiieir
holes, or mixed with meal and scattered
in their runways, never fails to drive
them sway. Cayenue pepper will keep
the buttery and storeroom tree from ants
and cockroaches. If a mouse makes an
entrance into any part of your dwellings,
saturate a rag with cayenne in solution
and stuff it iuto a hole, which cannot be
repaired with either wood or mortar.. No
rat or mouse will eat that rag for the
purpose of opening communication with
a depot of supplies.
' ' .
1 Cook Behns. When beans are..
kept over a year or more they become
rather difficult to cook tender. One way
to accomplish it is to soak tlieiu over
night in soft water, and iu the morning
put thein to boil, putting a quarter of a
teaspoon fill of soda into the water. The
water must bo turned off as soon as it
boils, and changed two or three times.
Have a teakettle of boi.ihg v.'.ter ready
to cover them when the other is poured
off, as cold water hardens them again.
After they begin to crack opsn they
should be put in the oven, with a piece of
pork previously tresbeuett, and water
enough to keep them from burning, and
bake a couple ot hours, lieans are a
healthful au't convenient dish and should
often appear on a farmer's table, beiug
as stood or better when cold than wheu
just cook xi.
Bras Poruidob. Whan the beans are
skimmed from the kettle to be put bi k
iug, leave a teacupful or more of tl e
beans in the kettle. Set the kettle on the
top of the stove where tho beans will
slowly cook tine. Then season the broth
with sulneient salt, pepper and nutter to
make it relish, and, witli good Graham
bread, it makes a soup tit for a king or a
dyspeptic.
Cf.KANtNO Knives. A small, clean po
tato, with the end cut elf, is a very con
venient medium of applying brick dust to
knives, keeping it about t ie right moist
ure, while the juice of the potnto assists
in removing stains from the surface. We
gut a better polish by this method than
by any other we have tried, aud with less
labor.
Indian Cakk, or pone, as it is some
times called, makes a delightful break
fast dish. Our method is as follows:
One ouart of buttermilk, four teacttpfuls
of Indian meal, two of wheat fl.iur, four
tablespoontuls ot molasses or brown
sugar, one even tablcsjuamful each of
soiia anu sun., mmo in a quica oven.
This rule makes two handsome cakes!
Hot Slaw. Butter the size of an e:zg,
hull' a cup of milk, yeilow of two eggs,
teuspoonfiil of suit, one-fourth of a tes
spoon'ul of pepper, small level tenspoon
lul of dry miistaid and three tnhlepion-
fuls of vinegar. I'ut tits butter iuto the
skillet with the fine cut cabbage and the
other ingredients, and stir all the time
until the cabbage heatvjtl through.
To JfusD CuiXAWABK.TTjke a very
thick solution of gum arabicsnd stir into
it plaster ol I'aris until the niixturo is n
.... I - 1M. ...i.l. -
projier consistency. Apjny it wnu a
brush to the fractured edges of the china-
ware and stick them together. In a few
days it will be impossible to break the
article in the same place. The whiteness
of the cement rouders it doubly valuablu.
ScAM.orRO Veal. Chop cold cooked
veal tine, put a layer iu a bakbigdish, nl
Um n at ins wilh a layer of powdered crack
urs, salt, pepper, and butter, uutil you till
the dish. Beat up two eggs, add it pint
of milk, pour it over thu ve il and crack
ers. Cover with a plate aud let tho top
brown.
Two teaspoonfuls of flnel j-nowdcrud
charcoal, drunk in half a tumbler of wa
ter, w ill often L'ivo relief to the sick head
ache when caused, as in most cases it is.
by a superabundance of acid in the
stomach.
Paiiksts should be very careful and
not let the rnys of the son shine directly
upon the tines of sleeping chlldrun
Strong light in vert injurious to the eyes,
especially if they are inclined to weakuess,
Abxa'X pleco of paiieror linen, moist
ened witu spiiinof turpentine and put
into a bureau or wardrobe for single
day, two or three times, is said to be a suf-
Dcieiit preservative against moths.
You had better be po snned in your
blood thou in your principle.
. The) Kunaway Elephants.
The Cincinnati Ei.quirer thus describes
linhorous and, at tho same time, serious
accident that occurred during the Mardi
Ui rtf celebration on Tuesday. The car of
King ilex, the gigantic etiigy ofap'g ahead
nearlv ten feet liiv'h, set m a lingo plate
garnished with tho vsual trlinmiug of
roasting. Midway between the ears ot
tlis pig, bedded iu a garland of cabbage
leaves, was the tnroue ol the Jxing. Uu
Ids right and loft, on the ears of the royal
hog, sat the King's pages, and astraddle
the snout sat the jester. The car at bust,
li st drawn by horse, afterward Uncle
John It ibinsou's four splendid elephants
Mary, Bismarck, Chief and i'riuceas -drew
the car.. The account says : .
"AsUis H lyal Highness' triumphal car
left Tweltih street Caual bridge on the
duWu g.'ao it a agaiuat tile run.p of the
rear elepliuut,the 'Liupiess.' iler ladyship
was SHUiewhat frighteued at this unex
pected sensanou and resolved not to stand
tho pressure. With a gallop (very few
people have ever seen au elcphantgallop)
she started off at a fearful sliced. The
other three large animals iu front of her
became infected with her alarm, aud led
in the huge runaway. The jolly fc'iug was
scared, to say the least. We doubt if a
man ever Uvea who experienced exactly
the same seusatinn as fell to the lot of His
Majesty William lust then. There was
nothiugin fronluf uiuito lay hold of; with
desperuliou his Royal Highness swung
himself round on his belly, and, grabbing
the back of his throne with both hauds,
he held fast, aud regarded not his uu
kiugly positiou. Away went the royal
car as fast as four plunging, snorting ele
phants could haul tt. . in vain aid trie
King from his inverted position on the
throne yell, "Whoa there! Whoa Em
press!" Tliet'iighteiiedelephuuta wouldu't
whoa until they were headed off at the cor
oerof Elui and Twelfth streets by men with
siieurs. A they stopped they ran iuto
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keeper of the elephants, John King, was
caught between the car an. 1 a tree box and
seriously crushed about the thigh, and
groin. Dr. Mjissey, who attended him,
thinks wilh proper care he will stain re
cover. We sought out Kiug WUliutu
shortly after midnight this morning, and
interviewed him iu reirard to the run
away. But his M ijesty excused himself
by insisting that bis position during the
ruuaway was such a oue thut he was per
mitted to sue very little of it.
. A Remarkably Hold Attempt.
Last eveuing, as tne passenger tr ain from
Charlotte, on the Lako Hlioig road, was
coming to this city, binder tho direction
;f Couductor lJ iy, a peculiar smell was
noticed by Mr. F. P. Eagle, who was a
uassiiirurii board, lui on lookiug around
in) discovered that a strange apmaruuce
of stupor bud coma ovkrall ihtauiiingers.
His suspicious being aroused tils action
was prompt and energetic, lid wm n il
long in discovering the culprit iu a sus
picious looking character who occupied a
seat iu the rear end of tho car. Uu lit
upon him at once, aud discovered in his
uossessiou a curiously constructed tiu can,
aud demanded to know what he had iu it.
Coffee," sii id the fulloiv with the ut
most effrontery.
"I II conee you," said the uswegonian,
as his olfactories took in a full dose of the
anoMthetic, which was fast escaping.
'Here, conductor! Dick! HelpI Cp
with the windows! SeizetheruS3.il! We
are all being chloroformed! It's the same
telloiv who cliloi'oiorine.4 and robbed a
whole passenger train on the Michigan
Central last week."
Tho now thoroughly arousod passen
gers sprang from their seats, the windows
were put up and tne doors were tnrown
opeu instuuter, and as the train moved
along there was enough of pure sterling
air forced through the car to counteract
the effects of any quantity of the stupefy
ing ether. The culprit was seized by Mr.
E igle and Couductor Day, and his "can''
was found to contaiu enough "coffee'' to
have etupetied a do.eu car-loads of passen
gers. A vote of thanks was tendered to Mr.
Eagie by the grateful passengers, who lelt
tliattliuy b a. I been saved, iroiu rooucry, h
not worse evils,by bis remarkable self- pos
session and prompt measures. Omccjo
Timt$.
Imprisoning n Wife.
The New York World describes a case
of 1'vraiuus aud Tlitsbe in Pa.is. Mine
Ferraud, wife of M. Ferrand, sub-leader
of tho orchestra or the Opera (.'.unique,
came into court to secure a separation
from her husband. Miue. r errand was a
rich widow at thfc time of her marriage
with M Ferrand, but the latter took the
funds into his own custody, locked them
securely up in ids strong box, and only
doled out to his v ifu what she considered
a very inadequate pin-mouey. By way
of remedy Mndar .e took occasioii once,
when Monsieur as out, to break Into the
safe ami help herself. Monsijur, npin
retiiruing, discovered tint he had been
r .'bbcd, and sought Madame for an ex-
pU nation. He found, however, that Ma-
lan e,witli her in iid,nad locKed herself up
inh 'rown r.'oni, mid refused to admit
him over the barricade, llu offered to
oa'lev, but the enemy would not enter
tuiu his ll ig of truce, and disdained his
proposals tor a surrender, and so the li re
build retaliated by successfully walling
up the barricaded door so that it was im
possible for the w ife to get out. Finally,
when nearly starved out, Madame Ferrand
hit upon the phin of writing a statement
of hur perilous condition, wrapping it
around some sou. and throwing it Into
the street. L'nl'oi tunutoly, however, it
happened to lie All Fools' Day, and the
li iy I'arisl ins were so much atri.ni oi lit
lug a poi$on 'dAitile that it was seven
hours before tho police wore notified.
Whca finally they came to her relief
Madame and lier msid were preparing a
tricrasseo nf kid gloves, having previous'
ly I'sten a rice pi ture frame aud drank a
botile of ms di ' ,.'',7 i aud one ol Hun
gary water, for i.'.s scandalous treat
ment Mno. FotrHtid demands a sepura-
tion,iMid t is hoped the courts will grant it.
8aV when you rr young lo spend
when you art obi.
A Frenchman' Mistake.
A citizen r( Franca, who tin an in
veterate habit of confounding nvery thing
which is said to him, and lis been en
deavoring to acquire a kuowlcJge of our
vernacular, was about leaving his boarding-house
for a ui'ors c.t8ufortable quartor.
All the little mysteries of his wardrobe,
including his last nether garment and
umbrella, bad been packed up, when he
bethought to himself th unpleasant duty
now devolving upon him, that of bidding
'jte folks" good-by. After shaking hi.
fellow-hoarder cordially by the hand,
and wishing them, with incessant bowing,
"xe verree best success In le viil," and
"xe benediction du chef," he rotirrd in
search of his dear landlady to give her also
his blessing, tie met her at the staircase,
and advuuvlng. hat in hand, with a
tjK'usaud scra(es, or amerced hi speech:,!
"Ah, luad.ime, I'm going to leave you.tl
You have Iteen verree amiable to me, ma.
dame; I will oevare forget you for tat. If
I am in my countree 1 would ask xer gov
ernment to give you a pension, madams."
The good lady put down her head and
blushed modestly, while our French
man proceeded: "Veil, I must go; you
know In ieej.e life, msdame, it is full nf
pain an trouble. If Out adopted ce virl
vii'b Lamartine made in his poesie, zen
tars should he no more pain. Adieu,
madame, adieu, perhaps forever.' There
upon the Frenchman was making his
exit, when he whs suddenly called back
by his landlsdv, who interestedly in
quired, "Why, Mr. C, you have forgotten
your latch-key." Mr. C. appeared srunx-
ed, apparently not understanding tils in
terrogator. "Yea, continued Urs. M.,
you know it is the rule for all boarders
to give me their keys." "O, madame,"
interrupted the Freucliman, with enthu
siasm, "I will give you not one not one,
but zouzands; ' and, applvingtbe actiou
to the word, he sprung towards Mrs. MM
and, embracing her tightly in his arms,
kissed her most heroically. The affright
ed Mrs. if., recovering herself at length,
cried out, "The key, Mr. C, the key I'1
Frenchy, looking contused, confounded.
ejaculates, with heavy sighs, "O, madame!
i lot you ax m for one kens, an' I give
i to yon. v at a tataie mistake I"
Characteristic of Hie Kothschildx.
Oossiping altout the Ritlisehilds and
the methods by which their enormous
we'd th has I men acquired, a correspond
ent says they are firm believers in luck.
They will have nothing to do with un
lucky men oi enterprise, if they think
they are nch. If an age.it makes a fail
ure of any of their schemes he is im
mediately discharged, even if he is not
directly responsible for the failure. They
iruter their own race tor assistants, and
a most of their offices tho Hebrew ele
ment predominates. They have always
Oeen oovoteu ; to tneir theological faith,
aud strict in observing all the laws nf the
synagogue, believing that much of their
iv id fortune has come from unswerving
dnli tv to Judaism. They endow schools,
hospitals and alms-houses for their faith,
aud ever renew au ardent attachment to
the 'ancient form of worship. Sivo at
are interval?, they Intermarry, and are
likely to while they hold together. Na
than conceived the idea of perpctuaiing
the name and power of the house by such
consanguineous connections, common
from early tunes with Hebrew families,
aud the union of blood relatives has been
for years a common practice in the family.
I he great house now exists in the per
sons of wiine twelve of the family, dn
scendants of Mayer Anslcm Rithschild.
1 hey are united as ot old la their lives
and fortunes, and are men with rare
genius for pecuniary planning, ai . for
bearing the largest and most dilhv.i'.it en
terprises to successful issues. Their
blood has flown in kindred chtnncls
generation after generation. The mere
passion torgnin has doubtless long since
ceased to impel them, for many years
ago their wealth had swelled beyond ac
curate reckoning, but the gratification of
power probably urges them now to in
crease their capi'al by all mvins nf
trallio. 1 hey consort with the greatest
families of Europe, ami hnve the heredi
tary title of Baron. Djspite their hun
dreds of millior.s, they are still very will
ing ti add to thorn, for the love of dom
ination is strong.
A Boy's Ide.vs op Heads. Hands arc
of dirleruut shapes and sizes. Large
heads do not hold the most. Borne per
sons can tellju.it whitt a man is by the
bans of his lieu. I. High heads are are
best kind. Very kni wing people the
called long-headed. A fellow' that won't
stop for any thing or any body is called
hot-headed. If he isn't quite so bright
they rail him soft-headed; if he won't I'"
coated or turned they call htm pig
headed. Animals have very sin ill head.
lhu heads of tools slant back. When
your head is cut off you arc beheaded.
Our heads are all covered with hair, ex
cept bald heads. There are oilier kind.
of heads besides our heads. Tli -ie are
barrel heads, beads of sermons -mid some
busters used to. have flit 'en heads to
one sermon; pin heads, heads of ca'tle.
as the farmer calls Ins com and ox u ;
head winds, drum heads, cabbage beads,
at loggerheads, dune to a head, hi-mls i f
rhapiers, head him off, lu-ad ot the fam
ily, and gii-ahead but first be sure you
are right.
A FsarfuIj Waiiniii. A Dicofah
man got in id at tins editor and stopped
his p iper. The next week he sold nil his
old corn four cents below the market
price; then his place was sold for taxes
because he didn't know adieu they were
due; he lost the nomination for super
visor because he only heard of fie con
vention three days after it bad adjourned;
he tost ten dollars by butting on Colum
bia two days after Cornell had won both
rni.os. Then he paid a big Irishman with
a leg like a derrick J to Kick him all
th way to the ueiv.p iper ofHce, where he
paid four years' subscription in advance,
and made the editor sign and swear to a
written agrenment to knock In in down
and rob him if ho ever ordered his paprr
stopped again.
Looks a if spring was here, but don't
turn your mother-in-law out door yet.
, Stolen Fortune.
Anna 8. II., Washington correspond t
of the Cleveland Lulr,- writes s I t
lows of leadiug liuht in Washir 'm
society! There came here early in tli
season a lady with her children aud sif
ter. Expensive apartment were tak'
at a hotel; carriages were rckl-sly '
tiered; two French nurse ministerc
tho wants of the two children. My la '
wore splendid diamonds; her stn-et ci v
tumes, her carriage and evening die ,
her Iudia sliawU aud velvet mantles wee
the envy of all who beheld her, a hi In the
sister, advertised as a young, eotitidicg
girl, wore brilliant array. Mie became
distressingly iutimate with 1 other young
ladies in th house, and openly lul l
suarea for various gentlemen. t''ie vow5
that the crimp in her hair was natural,
that the bloom on l:-r r'.wk v. '-
ibjt of licsitVaJ nni-kf ' -''" '
she held her way triumphantly. -'-'lUni"
are they!" passed from lip to lip. Some
body made answer. "They are from New
York; Mr. will come after awhile,"
aud wheu the young lady "was quastioued
she said, "We are from New x'ork; ex
cept white I was at school I have lived at
the Fifth Aveuue Hotel," and society,
dazzled with the glitter, aucorded all the
houor and dignity claimed. At length '
Mr. i arrived; a great mas of flesh
and stupidity, yet witliacunuing look in
his evil eyes. He dressed like geutle
mau; be smoked and gave way expensive
cigars, but rumors began to be rite con
cerning antecedents by no means credita
ble, and tlnully the story leaked out. In
an interioa town there lived a venerable
old man with his one son. While the
son grew to tuuuhood, the estates grew
valuable til! the father was deemed
enormously rich. It was a manufactur
ing district. Among the mill girl wa
oue whose bright eyes attracted the stupid
sou of the miser aud h married her
greatly to his father's wratb. The bride's
jouug sister was lu direct poverty; the
youug husband placed her at school, and
the bildu being really a smart girl won
the old man's liking. When the father
died fie left the sou nearly a million in
personal prtqierty. W hat more natural
thao the establishment of abauk? Th
bank wa opened; its great capital wa
well knowu and it proiuiaed to depositor
a templing amount of interest. Poor
people brought their little hoardiugs;
sss ill girls nod mill boys wer eager to
invest; widows deposited their all, seam
stresses aud school teachers fl -kud to
snatch the alluring bait, and the bank
went on swimmingly lor just oue year.
Then it failed, paying seved ceut on a
dollar, briugiiig , to many a household
uttur rulu and poverty, uut fie presi
dent fled, and has since lived without any
ostensible busiuess as if he were Cincsus
himself, This winter Washington has
had the benetlt nf his lavish expenditure,
while hundreds in that far-away town are
suffering tho direst penury to pay for bis
imigiiitieeiice. The story became sour
pleasantly common mat tne pany leit,
out society hud smiled for them ber
sweetest welcomes, and Miss was
paragraphed as an heiress! To what?
East India Gum Elastic With re
gard to tho conservancy and working of
the East Indian rubber-trees, the yield
of which forms one of the most impor
tant products of the Assum forests, we
learn that there have been three pro
posals made to government; the first
is that government should annu
ally sell the right to collect the rub
ber; the second, that the rubber should
all be purchased by government; and the
third, that government officers should
manage the forests. In opposition to '
this, however, it is said that much of tho
rub'ier is brought in from forests by
wild and half-siibjiigsted tribes, and still
more by tribes that are under uo subjec
tion at all; so that cooevrvancy is impos
sible, and a government monopoly very
difficult. Only two coarse seeiu possi
ble: either to allow (peculators to make
their own bargain with the bill men a
they like, or to enforce an effective gov
eminent control. Sir Qcorge Cniupbeil
cousiders the latter course to be the right
one. The exports of caoutchouc, it up-
pears, which amounted to 21. 000 mauiid
hi 1871-7;, tell in 1873-73 to 11,000,
this docrea.se being attributed to the
closing of the Lucuikipur forests with
a view to prcveutiug frontier complica
tions. Nuiurf
Wuat Oxb Can Uo ruunuau. The
Worcester Spg tells . this extraordinary
story : "A Taunton man of forty-six has
had a checkered career. Hn has been
shipwrecked once, narrowly escaprd
baking in a r.iili nd accident, has luen
runaway with times innumerable, was
shot in the neck at Gettysburg, hail a
taste of the hoi ror of I.ioliy Pi isou, fell
overboard from a whaler, and, litfore
being picked up, left t'vo fingers iu the
iiiouui of a shark, was drafted twice, had
the ritrlit arm broken in tn pluces dur
ing the New Yolk riot, stoial ou a barrel
with a halter around his ucck iu an Ala
bama tmv u,' at the outbreak of the re
bellion, from sunrise to sunset; in 1HU3
was Tiishi'd under a falling building
during a California earthquake, and wa
without food or drink uuriy fifty hours,
.iinl when homeward bound from the
mines of the White Pine region, narrow ly
escaped lynching through a mistake in
person. Amid a I, he preseives hi
equanimity and rt isea to believe that
luck is against him '
Diitw Ail Ikpki.i ncs. A Pommnufh,
New Hiinpshire, young man, alio wa
considerate enough to "come in" after h
had e-eoited a gir home from 4 rayer
nieetinjr the other Sunday evcui- j wa
obliged to atop to family prayers, i bi h
camr ou very soon, but when the pious
householder prayed that "the young man
who, for the time oeing, is oni of our
number, may lie diiectcd toward bis
Father's bouse," he U ok hi hat and b ft
without ceremony.
Tot Supreme Court h.-v -v'iH in th
casn of the Leavenworth, k ci and
Halvest.'ii Hiilrosd, against lha Company.
Tile patents issued to the) road for whnt
are known a tho Os-ig ceded UfcJs,
must b cancelled, ' '