r. THE INDEPENDENT, Irtrj Thursday EwBlrjf, j -ST- ' I aSllllMlOil 1 BGieBSMOi M Ik rr lit B. LICE. . Offioe, ... Old Court Houjo, ILUBOllO, ORl'.OX. I f abcpIM IHl rata.) Mrnda cop fmt Maglseop tu mamUm Stasis sjabr ,.mm VOL.4. HILLSBOKO, WASHINGTON COUNTY, faHGON, THURSDAY, MAY 181876. ' . NO. 7. r Ju JXMO C . 1 I j tBWtM.. ' T0 too II lCj oi j r 1 acanu... t iuj ' i to u t" j tl M M ' ts oui it WJB (Mill . , - ! Mlo Vr t. 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 .1... ...,... I..... ........ I'l... ..-... Tl.n 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, ' '