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Seated, I see the two again,
But not alone; they entertain
A little angel unaware,
With a face as round as the moon;
A royal guest wi U flaxen hair.
Who, throned upon his lofly chair,
Drums on the table with his spoon;
Then drops it cureless on the floor,
To grasp at things unseen before.
Are these celestial manners? these
The ways that win, the heaits that please?
Ah, yes; consider well tln guest.
And whatsoe'er he does st ems best;
He ruletu by the rivrht divine
Of helplessness, so lately born
In purple chambers of the morn.
As sovereign over thee and thine.
He speaketh not; and yet there lies
A conversation in his eye..;
The golden silence of the Greek,
The uravest wisd ui of the wine.
Not spoken in language but in looks
More legible than prlifted books,
As If lie rouM but would not speak.
And now, oh monarch absolute.
Thy power is put to proof, for, lo!
Resistless, fathomless, and slow.
The nurse comes rustling like the sea.
And pushes ba"k thy chair and thee;
And so good night to King Canute.
BY GEOUGE DUDLEY I.AW1SON.
"IIeigho!"said Sammy Millet; "this is
the struvv that fits both proverbs; 'it
shows how the winil blows,' ami 'breaks
the camel's hack;' betokens a cold blast
and a complete fracture."
"What's the matter now V asked Mrs.
Sammy, as she rested her brush-armed
hands on the stove she was blacking-.
44 You haven't lost your place, have you,
or been warned out again because the
tormenting rent is two whole months be
"Worse than that. Uncle Polydor is
coming. He writes to say that we may
confidently look for him on Thursday.
Here it is .Monday, and not a cent in the
house; how in the world will we manage
his soups and chickens and jellies not
much of either, but a little of all. he is
such an invalid i I wish I'nele Polydor
was in Labrador, frozen several miles
deep in an iceberg."
"For shame, Samuel Millet!" cried Mrs.
Sammy, rising to her feet, and tracing in
black leail the course of her finger in
following and replacing a stray lock of
reddish hair which swept her face.
"Think of little Sammy and JJennie and
Willie and Minnie, and
"There, there, my love, enumeration is
both useless and suggestive, ami I have
heard it twice a year ever since we have
been married. The old story, my dear
a rich relation and poor expectants. His
money keeps him alive; our poverty is
killing us by inches; you and I and all
of us will be under the daisies long before
Uncle Polydor Millet thinks of dying,
and then where is all our sacrifice, our
pinching, or scraping, that he may have
luxurious ease for a fortnight, and we
comfortless toil the other fitly weeks of
"Let us make the best of it, and hope
for even better return," replied Mrs.
Sammy, who was a bright little body,
ever prone to look on the sunny side of
"Very fine, my dear, but hope is a
poor diet; you can't fry it, or butter it,
or pledge it at the pawn-shop."
"But you can enjoy it, and dream
about it. and build castles on it, and be
just as grand as the princes and princesses
in the fairy tales; and when the castles
tumble down they don t mike any tin
or noise or hurt anybody. Uncle Polydor
lias never given us anything but his com
pany as yet; but he is, O, so rich! and
and we ll iret the more by bidimr our
Samuel hadn't the, heart to dampen her
spirits by telling her how miserable he
felt over the prospect. Only by the
closest economy was he able to keep bread
iu the mouths of his family now; but
when at least two dollars a day more ex
penses were to be incurred, even his trust
ful reliance on good luck was powerless
to cheer him. Uncle Polydor had sold
out a prosperous business in the ship-
chandlerving line some twenty years ago.
and simply because (he did not scruple
to avow it) the seven or eight boys of his
three brothers in the country would or
might be thrown on his hands in the
capacity of clerks, to be taken care of
and instructed in the mysteries of trade
and commerce. But when the boys grew
up and married, the retired ship-chandler
divided his days among them, visiting
them all twice or thrice a year, and grac
ing their respective households from a
week to a mouth at a time. lie was rich,
and, by iuterest and parsimony, was add
ing to his wealth year by year, but never
a penny fell among the generation of the
Millets he patrouized. Even his travel
was wrung from them in the guise of
drives in the country or little company
trips on the railroad, when he was ready
to leave town, lie was an invalid by
profession, and could only subsist on the
daiutiest and choicest food, and contrived
to kfep each nephew and wife disposed'
to cater to him by equivocal hints which
the hearer always interpreted into prom
isesofsole legateeships, with attendant
conveuieuces. As a consequence, no
poverty was discernable iu the houses
where he sojourned ; tables were always
furnished with his favorite viands, and
shabby apparel was replaced by week-day
use of Sunday suits; plenty seemed to
reign where he appeared, ami with
the children he was" a prime favor
ite, for his advent meant meat at
every meal, and pie after dinner. Uncle
Polydor had a distaste for stale food, and
so took the children's part that few scraps
were left for return dishes, hashes, or
stews. But the heads of the families
groaned in secret, and only smothered
their resentment when the thoughts of "I
will and beqneath"came into their minds.
Sammy Millet, underpaid clerk in an
attorney's office, was about to be made a
periodical victim once again, and the
notification by letter stamp kindly sup
plied by his brother Bob in Marshville
was the inspiration of his conversation
with Mrs. Millet. It was a regular tiling,
and he knew every stage of the discourse
by heart; so he ended his wife's antici
patory effort by walking out of the door,
round the corner, and into Solomon's
sign of the three golden balls, where he
left his watch to represent a loan of twen
"If he doesn't stay longer than a week,"
said he, "we will pul! through; but I
won't get poor old father's watch out
again as soon as I did the last time."
He returned to the house, ami placed
the money in his wife's hands. The smile
with which she received it ran the gamut
of reflection, and sorrow till it melted
into tears, as she saw him fastening his
guard to his bunch of keys, which he on
such occasions transferred to the left
hand pocket of his vest.
Uncle Polydor came in time. He was
as punctual as an undertaker or a tax
collector, and made sunshine in the house
for seven days. He congratulated Sim
my on his apparent prosperity ; every
thing so neat aud abundant about him;
such profusion and order and pretty
servant-girl they had to hire a neigh
bor's daughter for the days of uncle's stay.
"Ah I" he said, "this is as it should be.
I knew you would get along, Sammy.
Industry and economy, my boy, always
succeed. Look at me! When I wasone-and-twenty
I hadn't a dime; now I am
worth 200,000 and over. But you won't
have to work always any more than my
self, my dears. When old Uncle Poly
dor is dead, his will will be opened and
read, and the rest of the family will be
mightily astonished, I warrant you,
Then Simmy and Mrs. M. and the
oldest girl would protest. They knew
that if they didn't pronounce Uncle Poly
dor as young or younger than he was ten
years ago he would get sulky, and if they
did not promise hiui forty god years of
life yet, lie would set them down us mer
cenary, and cut them otF with a shilling.
He could not abide contradiction, and so
his conclusions as to their comfortable
and prosperous condition were never dis
puted. When little Polydor asked his
great-uncle for a dime to purchase a
Chinese kite, fashioned after the likeness
of a hawk, he was sharply reproved ami
packed otf to bed, with a chamber in
junction to abstain from such imperti
nence in the future, tor uncle must not
be led to supjxse that they would sponge
on htm for a cent. Ami so it went all
the time of his stay hypocritical assur
ances of contentment, exuberance of wel
come, anil disastrous larishness of ex
pense, until by the time Uncle Polydor
started for some other devoted Millet,
the inflicted and tortured ones were reg
ularly "eaten out of house and home."
Their landlord wondered how they could
be so profuse in their hospitality and en
tertainment, and not pay him the modest
eighteen dollars so long overdue, and he
came near saving as mueh in the sacred
presence of Uncle Polydor himself.
Every evening,rngularly as clock-work,
the old man chuckled over his pipe and
pint of punch, and repeated his predic
tion concerning the surprise 01 tne resi
of the family when the reading of his
last w ill and testament should occur, and
Sammy took a sip and a puff and a quan
tum ot courage.
"Didn't I tell you so, Simmy? 7 said
Mrs. Millet, when the day was done.
"Haven't I always said that the biggest
share of that two hundred thousand dol
lars would come to this field of Millet?
I wish I had named all our boys Poly
dor and our girls Polydora."
"I can't see how we could have done
it, except in the style of Oncpolydor, Two
polydor, Threepolydor Millet, and so on.
But I hope you are right, my love. Even
so near right as a little legacy of two
"You are actually mean-minded,"said
Mrs. Millet; "two thousand indeed! It'll
be a hundred thousand, or nothing."
"The latter as like as not. But in
either event it is tedious waiting for dead
Sammy was wrong for once. Uncle
Polydor went up the river to Soragboro;
next week he went fidiing, and had to be
fished for himself, and when caught was
as perfect a specimen of a drowned ship
chandler as ever the coroner had jurisdic
tion on. He was buried with his fathers,
if interment in the next State but one ful
fills the conditions of the statement, and
on the afternoon of the funeral his will
was opened by old Tajewax, the at
torney, in presence of all the Mil
lets, great and small. Each individual
was there to witness and bear testimony
to the astonishment of every other mem
ber of the family, and receive the forced
congratulations of the others on his partic
ular elevation to the important post of be
ing the biggest Millet-seed 111 the measure.
"To that nephew w ho has' really been
most generous iu his entertainment of
nit," read the lawyer,"! w ill and bequeath
tine thousand dollars, the matter to be
settled by my said nephews, compariug
notes and agreeing on the subject. Item:
To that nephew who needs it most, the
same amount, to be applied in the same
manner. Item : To each and every one,
one hundred dollars, to buy a black suit
and mourning ring. Item: All the rest
and residue of my estate to the hospital
for idiots anl insane, situated iu the
town of -," kc,
The other members of the family were
"Codicil," read the lawyer. "In addi
tion to the above bequests to my neph
ews, I order my executors to allow said
nephews free quarters in and admission
to said hospital at any time they demand
or the same is demanded for "them. I
would have divided my property among
them, but in my visits I have found them
so prosperous, possessed of such compe
tencies, that I know they can do well
without any aid from me. and I cannot
insult their industry, frugality and pros
perity by bestowal of gilts of a kind or
degree that would imply necessity on the
part of the recipients."
Such nn outcry as there wis then was
never heard before. Only Simmy re
served his wrath, an. I te;u u ted to the
"The old man was right; he mightily
astonished the family. Well, peace to
his ashes. I have struggled through
thus far, and can continue to make my
All the rest execrated the memory of
Uncle Polydor, and bewailed their dol
lars spent for his comfort, and not one
would cast a vote or express an opinion
as to the disposal of the two one thou
sand dollar legacies. When they hid
exhausted their wrath, and were ready to
depart, Mr. Tapewax begged audience a
"I have here," he said, "another docu
ment which revokes all others, and directs
the executors of Polydor Millet's will to
turn over all his property to that nephew
who is lftHst astonished by the provisions
of the will just read, aud who has a good
wtnd to say for his memory. In compli
ance therewith, I am happy to announce
that Simiiel Millet, Esq., is sole legatee,
and umler his direction the necessary
steps to probate will be taken.'
Sammy's straw was a long one and a
heavy one, but it turned out that it bore
a good head of plump grain.
As might be expected from his easy
nature, he healed the wounded feelings
of his brothers and cousins by h in Itonie
donations, erected a splendid m i.iutn nt
to L nele Polydor, and lived happily ever
The Hungry K'd-H.iired Boy.
A Ne.v York merchmt, wh is a Sun
day school teacher, says I):. Newton, wms
called upon tor a speech at a great Sun
day school meeting out West. He said:
"I'll tell you a little story of a leggar
boy. I started out one Sunday morning
to get up some recruits for my class. At
the corner of the street I met a bare
footed boy, without hat or coat. His
hair was fiery red, and looked as if it had
never been combed. I asked the boy if
he could come to school.
"'No, sir, was the sharp reply.
" 'You ought to go to Sunday school,'
I said, kindly.
"'What fieri he asked.
" 'We teach boys to be good, I said.
" 'But I don't w ant to le good,' he said.
"'Why not want to be good I asked,
" 'Because I am hungry, was his quick
"'It is now nine o clock, I said, look
ing at my watch; 'haven't you had any
" 'No, sir.
"'Where do you live!'
" 'Up the alley there, with aunty. She's
'"Will you eat sonv? gingerbread and
crackers, if I go to the bakery and buy
"'Yes, sir, that I will, and be glad t
"I bought a lot and set them before
him. He ate them in a way which
showed how keenly hungry he was. I
asked him if he would liKe some more.
"'A little more, if you please, sir,' said
"I got a fresh supply and set them be
fore him. I waited till he had done eat
ing; then I siid, 'my boy, will you go
with me to school now?
" 'You have been so kind to me, sir,'
said he, 'I'll go anywhere with you.
Please wait till I take what a left ot the
gingerbread round to aunty, aud then I'll
go with you.'
"He returned directly to the sidewalk
where I was waiting for him, and went
with me to school. He had never been
to school before. He thought of school
as a place where boys had to hold out
their hands to be slaped with a ruler,
and have their hair pulled and their ears
pinched. But w hen he found himself iu
the hands of a pie isant-looking young
lady, w ho treated hint kindly, and said
nothing about his shabby clothes, he was
"He became a regular attendant. He
told all the boys of his acquaintance
about the school, aud persuaded many of
them to attend. About two years after
this, a lot of boys from New York were
sent out West, and distributed among
the farmers. My red-haired boy was
sent among them. I used to hear of him
for awhile, that he was getting on ami
tloiiig well. I have lost sight of him for
years now, but I have no doubt he is do
ing good wherever he is."
The gentleman then said a few words
about the importance of getting the poor
antl neglected children of our large cities
into Sunday schtwils, ami then sat down.
In a moment, a tall, good-looking gen
tleman, with retl hair, stood up iu the
meeting, and said:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I am the red
haired beggar boy of New York, who ate
that gentleman's gingerbread. I have
lived in the West for years, and have
prospered. I am now a rich man. Itwn
live hundred acres of as good land as the
sun shines on. My horses and carriage
are at the door, ami when the meeting is
over, I shall be happy t take my old
friend to my home, where he will be wel
come to stay as long as he pleases. I am
a member of a church, and a superinten
dent of a S ibbith school ; and I owe nil
that I have in this world, and all I hope
for in thi next, to what was taught me
in the Sabbath school."'
Japanese Kite-Fivino. The 15th of
April is the great kite day for Nagasaki.
Tne kites have n tails, and are m ide of
two pieces of bimboo crossed, covered
with thin but very strong paper. The
people all assemble on the top of K ompi
ra, a hill of about 1.10J feet higii. Sev
eral hundred kites are in tho air at the
same time, and the great aim of each op
erator is to mameuvre his kite s as to
cut the string of the others. For this
purpose the first two hundred feet of the
string from the kite is covered with resin
and pounded glass. Snnetimes four or
five kites get foul of each other; then the
thing is either to g?t your kite clear or
cut the strings of tha otlurs. T.isnagiiu,
having cut a kite-string, it is wonderful
toseetl.em catch thi detached kite, away
up in the air, with their kite, and capture
it the universally accepted rule being
th it a kite belong t y i just s long as
you cau keep it out of somebody else a
If a plate of iron is placed in the bot
tom of a common grate, and a coal fire
is kindled over it in the ordinary way,
alxnit one-fourth of fuel is claimed to be
saved, w ith an increase of warmth. Keep
the plate clear of ashes.
A large saving of furnace fuel may be
made by having a wide and shallow pot,
as in the pattern of Dixon tk Sons, of
Philadelphia. This gives a broad surf ice
of coal, giving out a proportionately large
amount of heat in a shorter time; hence
the coal is warmed ami kindles more rap
idly. It i a great waste of heat to use
large lumps of coal. If the size used for
ranges were burned in furnaces, putting
on a little at a time and frequently, a
steadier and quicker heat, with less find,
would be the result one-sixth less, at
least. The more you stir a coal lire, the
more it won't burn, because the ashes
which contain the warmth necessary to
heat the coal up to the kindling point
are let tiowii into the ash-pan.
The time to replenish a coal fire is
w hen the surface is retl hut. Do not wait
until the coals are of a dead heat, or are
whitened with ashes.
When you look at -your stove or grate
in the morning, you may save your
kindling many times if there are sjome
hot coals, not by riddling out the ashes,
but put on a quart or two of small coal;
ope 11 the draft or apply tiie blower, and
when the small coal is red hot, put on
larger; ami when that is fairly kindled,
riddle out the ashes.
A bit of coal must absorb a certain
amount of heat before it kindles hence,
i small lump of c al gets hot sooner than
a large one, and is therefore more easily
aud the sooner kindled. In kindling a
fire, concentrate the tl une as much as
possible u the smallest surface of coal.
Hall' J our mil.
Antidote fou Uattlksnake Bite.
A wiiter in thewSt. Augustine Pre says
that a Mst-oilice agent, traveling iu Texas,
tells ot the successful use of the gall of
a rattlesnake .as an antidote for the bite
of that reptile. In the case spoken of
relief was almost instantaneous to the pa
tient, who was writhing in paroxysms of
great pain, rapidly swelling ami becom
ing purple. A friend of the writer, who
had spent several years in California ami
rsew Mexico, saw the same remedy suc
cessfully used among the Indians in the
latter country. In one instance an In-
lian's dog near the camp was bitt-n iu
the nose by a large rattlesnake. The In
dian immediately opened the reptile and
administered the gall. The cure was
rapid ami effectual.
To Mvkk B ors Do it viii.k. Thedura-
bilitv of soles of boots and shoes may be
greatly increased by coating th -in with
gum copal varnish, w men also in; in r ci
ted of making them water-proof. Four
r live coats should oe given, allowing
ach coat of varnish to dry before the sue
eetling one is applied. S les th is treated
ossess twice the usii il durability, and
generally outlast tha best uppers. The
leather uppers ot b ots and sh es may ic
rendered soft and waterproof by rubbing
into them while warm, before the fire, a
mixture composed of four ounces of nog"
fat and one ounce of resin.
To Make 'ooi M h.vsses Candy.
Two pounds white coffee sugar, one quart
in d isses syrup, thre-j t ablesp ml. lis of
vinegar; put in a small piece of butter.
ion can tell when it is boiled enough by
dipping your finger into a cup of cold
water, then into the candy, quickly back
into the water, ami if that which sticks
to your finger is hard ami snaps, the
candy is done, and should be poured upon
i irreasetl marble or tin pan; add a little
essence of lemon, then pull it till it be
comes white. ,
It isf.d ( i ems. One pint of warm milk
four tablespoonfuls home made or one-
fourth of a pint of brewer's yeast, stirred
well together. I wo tablesixtonl ills tit
butter, one f sugar, one teastwMUiful of
salt, ami wheat meal enough to make it
as stiir as one can stir easily w ith a spoon.
Let it rise about nine hours. Stir it only
with a spoon. When raised dip out and
fill the well-greased gem-pans about two-
thirds full and bake in a quick oven.
Lemon Pie. Boil in one and a-half
quatts of water the juice, pulp and grated
peel of two lemons. When it ImuU, add
three heaping tablespoonfuls of lloiir.
mixed smooth with fold water. Before
it cools mid two teacupfuls of sugar,
three well-beaten eggs, a piece of butter
half the size of an egg, ami a little salt.
Bake with umler and upper crusts.
To Make Hominy. Put some concen
trated lye in a kittle antl dissolve, take
live ears of w hite corn, shell, put it into the
lye ami boil one hour, or until the skins
w ill wash off; then wash lour or five times,
or until free from hulls ami the taste of
I ve, then put it inttt a kelt'e of fjesh water
and boil all day. When wanted for use,
put in a skillet ami try with lard.
Lkjiit DuvtruMos. To every cup of
cohl water needed to make as til ich tl High
us is desired, put one teasp oonful of cream
tartar and half a teasioonful of sixla;
then stir in instantly dour enough t
make a little thicker than biscuit; cut out
and Ix'il twenty minutes. If directions
are strictly followed you will have light
Mi'ffins Without Yeast. One quart
of flour, two eggs beaten separately, one
tablesMonful lard, one of sugar, one tea
spoonful of salt, one cup sour milk, ami
two tablesp'Mnfuls of Inking powder.
Beat all together and bake immediately.
Ice Ckeam. Take one ouart of milk.
let it come to a scald, then add one-half
pound of sugar ami five egg well beaten.
Leave it on the fire until it thickens, stir
ring constantly; flavor according to taste.
.heasl're Cake. Stir to a cream a
teacup of butter, two of sugar; stir in
tour eggs Ieaten to a froth, a grated nut
meg and a pint of flour. Bakeiucupsor
Jtmbles. One iKHtnd of flour, three
quarters of a pound of sugar, three eggs.
halt a pound of butter, halt of a small
grated nutmeg; dipped into sugar.
Lyino in wait False scales.
The Silnnie;i Mnacre.
The Geneva Continent, of May 23d,
prints a letter written by the American
Consul at Kalonica descriptive of there
cent massacre in that Turkish city. The
wiiter says: "On Tuesday, May 2, with
my colleague, the Greek Consul and
another gentleman, I took the railway
train for Topsin, meaning thence to make
a carriage excursion to Yodina, returning
Friday evening. May 5, by the same route.
Accordingly 1 left orders w ith my coach
man to meet meat the railway station on
Friday evening. Unfortunately, at Yo
dina I was delayed a day by illness, ami
ditl not arrive here until Saturday evening
at 10:30. On my arrival I found the city
in consternation over the horrible crime
that had just been committed. All terri
fied my family fli'd from my house iu fear
of the fate that had befallen my col.
leagues of France and Germ my. The
following, a nearly as I have been able
to discover, is the history of this alFiir, in
which the name .f my family has been
unfortunately mixed up. Iu accord nice
with my orders my carriage was driven
to the station to meet me on Friday even
ing, and not finding me, was returning;
but a crowd of Christian seized the rein
of the horses and trie 1 to lescuj a Bul
garian girl a Christian wh was
CKYINO OCT FOIl HELP
From the hands of the Turks, ami get her
in the carriage. They succeeded. The
girl, together w ith an employe of the rail
way, was placed iu the c irri ige and sent
t my house. My family, consisting of
my mother and brother, had gone out
walking, leaving at home my little child
with the governess, antl a man ser
vant, and did not return until late
in the evening. They found the
fugitive at the house, and iu their
confusion, not knowing wh.it to do,
they allowed the poor yirl to stay until
morning, meaning to send her away early.
In the morning the girl had disap
peared, and my family lea rne I from the
servants that an old woni m, claiming to
be her mother, had come for her; so that
there was no further concert of my house
iu the affair.
"The Mussulmans began with the dawn
to arm themselves, and public crier went
about summoning the faithful to
arms to recover the girl, who, a they
claimed, w ished to become Mohammedan.
About noon they gathered at the court of
the government palace, demanding that
the girl should be immediately giveu up.
The Governor thought good to send to my
house iu search of the girl, and about
1 ::') I. M. two person sent by him
appeared and demanded her. There was
no one in the house but my mother, who
told them that the girl was not there.
Not satisfied with thi answer they sent
for my biother, who gave them the same
answer. But while this was going on
Tin: citowpoF mis-li.mns
Continued to swell in the 'Siatli J ami,'
meaning to attack my house and rescue
the tiiil. The wj'i. consisting of bigot
ed Moslems went to the mo-q i a they
said, 'to calm the mob.' Just at this juiic
ture the Consul of France and Germ my,
being, for some unexplained reason, near
the m q'ie, wishing to quiet the minds of
the people, went into the inosque, w hence
they were not permitted again to come
out. There was assembled there the
Turk of the highest position in thi city,
and soon the Governor himself arrived, in
it tier, as he says, to save the consuls. The
G .'Milan Consul, supposing it to be true
that the girl wa at my house, sent a hasty
note to my brother, to the elf n-t that 'it
we:c well that the g:rl sh mi l n surren
dered under pledge and security, to pre
vent evil consequence. Before the note
was delivered the girl had been found in
another house n.d delivered into the
hand of the kaienxt of the English con
sulate who was yet on hi way to my
house w ith a n He from hi consul asking
for the girl. He had with him a file of
soldiers, and the girl was placed iu his
charge and all proceeded toward the
mosque. On the way they met with a
party of armed Moslems. To these the
girl was delivered over, but unhappily it
was too late. I liese Moslem had just
PITILESSLY M ASS.K.'KED
The captive consuls, and were on their
way to my house to inflict the same tate
upon my family. Happily the sight of
the girl, whom they took back to the
mosque, somewhat appeased them. What
took place there no one knows. We only
know that my poor col league and friend
were massacred pitile-sly by blow. of ta
bre, ax, bayonet and bars of iron, ami
dragged out of the mosque with torn gar
ments. On the head alone of the German
Consul were eighteen different wounds
ind twenty on his body. On the person
of the French Consul were still more."
A Sensible .Morn Kit. A suburban
dwelling-house took tire iu one of the
chambers, the other night, from an ex
ploding kerosene lamp. I he tl une were
extinguished after a sharp struggle by the
woman of the house, who had her hands
pretty badly burned. She was relating
her adventures to a neig'ibor next morn
ing, and the woman asked:
"Why didn't you raise an alarm where
"Bessie and her beau were courting in
the parlor," wa the calm reply.
"And you never called to them?"
"Not a word. I have known of case
where a sudden alarm ha upset a young
man just as he wa ab mt t propose, ami
changed the whole future of two live."
The Duty of the Hocn. It is the
oreat commonplace duties of life that are
neglected ami derided now-a-days. Some
prodigious form of self-saci ilice seem to
be in impatient demand. Yet all the time
the very lcstopp M tunitie of doing good
are recklessly surrendered. I cannot Imj
made to believe that the element of self
immolation has any place- whatever in
Christian cxjiericnce. They seem really
the most useful men and women who
most cheerfully address themselves to
heroic work; who move on steadily w heth
er the platoon .they are mtrchingin look
melodramatic or not; who will take up
the crosses of daily existence, ami live
weet.brave lives, without any fus; never
aping any singularity, nor seeking any
A Shot at a Tiger.
Hunters in India judge of the prox
imity of tigers by the actions' of the
monkeys which inhabit the same jungle,
ami when they find these creatures on
the ground, they are generally off their
guard, supposing no tiger to be near.
An EnglUhniHii tells how he was sur
prised ouce from trusting too much to
this sign, but fortunately killed his
enemy very dead indeed.
One day in the Betul country, in 18C5,
after hunting long iu the heat of a
May day for a couple of tigers, whose
marks were plentiful all about, we came
up to a small pool of water at the head
of a ravine, and saw the last chance of
finding them vanish, a I thought, when
a troop of monkeys were found quietly
sitting on the rocks and drinking in the
I wa carelesly descending to look for
prints, with my rifl j revcrsa I over my
shoulder, ami another step or two would
have brought me to the bottom of the
ravine, wheu the monkeys scurried, with
a shriek, up the bank, and the head ami
shoulders of a tiger appeared from behind
a boulder, ami stared at nu acros the
I was meditating whether to fire or
retreat, when almost from below my
feet, tho other tiger hounded out with a
terrific roar, and they both made off
down the ravine. I was too much as
tonished to obtain a speedy shot, and I
wa by that time too well acquainted
with tiger-shooting to risk an uncertain
one. So they escaped for the time.
I quickly regained my elephant, which
was standing above, and followed them
up. It wa exceedingly hot, and we
had not gone more than a couple of
hundred yard, when I saw one of the
tiger crouched under a bush on the bank
of a ravine. I g it a steady shot from the
howdah, and tired a three-ounce shell at
the broad forehead at ab.mt thirty yard.
No result. It wa most curious, aud I
paused to look; but never a m ntion of
the tiger acknowledged the shot, I then
went around a quarter of a circle, but
still the tiger remained motionless, look
ing intently iu the samo direction.
I marched up, rifl.j on full coek, grow
ing more aud more amazed, but the tiger
never moved. Could he be dead I I went
round to hi rear, mid approached, close
up from that direction. He never stirred.
Then I made the elephant kick him, and
he fell over, lie was stone dead; con
verted with ut tho movement of a luir
into a statue of himself by the bursting
of a larg; shell in hi briin. It had
struck him full in the center of tin fore
head. M IX Mil.
The folowing Aliinns are from Dr.
Hall's new book, "How to Live Long."
1. One of the happiest and in 1st inde
pendent f all human occupations i that
of an intelligent f inn tr, wh nt laud i
paid for, and w ho keep out of debt,
2. The fascination of sal -tried positions
is but too often the fascination of user
pent, which beguile but to destroy.
3. lij your ou master, and master of
your calling, ami you will s'ou become
the mister of ot litis.
4. Next to religion, there i no element
so essential to success iu life, a vigorous,
5. A sound mind in a sound b dy is a
fitting foundation for all thati high and
noble in hum iu achievement.
G. The safest ami best remedies in the
world are warmth, rest, and abstinence
the brute employ thes:?.
7, Physical, mental, and moral health
are interdependent -hence, what Im
prove or promotes one, improves ami
promotes the other.
8. Almost all fjcl gratified at every
pound's increase iu weight, a if people,
like pigs, were measured by fat.
!). To live well is a glory; to die well
is a bliss.
10. A w ise care of the health in youth
i the best, assurance of a long life, as an
early attention to religion is the t'ounda
tion of nn pmmortil existence.
11. Tli tit man lives the longest who
doe the nyst good.
12. Il.j liring tho most happiness to
himself w ho doe the most to promote
the happiness of others.
13. The most healthful form of exer
cise i that which involves exhilarating
14. Chilliness of body dampens tho
spit its, sour the temper, and rentiers the
whole man unlovely.
l.i. The comfort and convenience of
life save trouble, save labor, economize
time, ami add to our h ippincs generally.
The Wife. It i astonishing to see
how well a m in m ly live on a small in
come, who has a handy ami industrious
wile. Some men live and make a far
better appearance on six or eight dollar
a w eek than others do on fifteen or eigh
teen dollar. J he man does his part
well, but hi wife i gotnl for nothing.
She will even upbraid her husband for
not living in us good stylo is her neigh
bor, while the fault is entirely her oo.
His neighbor has a neat, capable and in
dustrious wife, ami that makes the dif
ference. So look out, young men, before
you go into m ttrim iuy; it is a l itter yin
which most men can only buy one
ticket, and if that turn out a blank,
your whole life had better bo a blank,
too. Luckily, no one nee 1 gr Into the
wedded state with his eye closet, as
it i the ca3 with lotterie, and we
judge all who arc sensible enough to use
their optic may draw prize.
Last week "a millionaire committed
suicide in Belgium; another was sued in
New Jersey for divorce and alimony for
having another wife, ami one had lain
dead in Troy for ten days, his burial be
ing deferred because he Wit believed to
have been murdered for hi money. In
view of these facts the Graphic urge,
"Don't become a millionaire!"' But
how is a new.pipcr man to help becom
ing one of those thing!
Modesty in woni in i like color on
her cheeks decidedly becoming, if not
The Liberty Hell.
It was an anxious snd solemn day iu
Philadelphia that Fourth of July,
one hundred years ago. in tho Statu
House, still standing in this city, we be
lieve, and venerated as tho birthplace of
liberty, the patriot Congress was sitting.
For twenty-four days ever since May
10 they had been considering tho ques
tion of declaring the colonics free and
independent States. It was a very mo
mentous question to them. Would tho
States, so poor and feeble, bo able to
maintain their independence? If not,
how much worse might their condition
become, in consequence of tho failure!
What, too, would happen to themselves,
personally, and to their families?
The declaration would bo treason
against the king, to be punished with the
loss of all their property, ami with death
Itself. Let tho children, who now hall
the return of 'tho Fourth" with so much
merriment, remember how thoughtfully
antl anxiously those patriots felt when
they were about to take the final veto on
a question upon which so many and such
weighty interests were depending.
It was understood that the decUion
was to be made that day, and thousands
of people had gathered in the streets,
waiting to catch tho first word or Intelli
gence that It was done, Tho old bell
ringer had gone up Into the belfry, to bo
all ready to ring out the welcome sound
which the people wcro so anxious to hear.
There it hung tho old bell which raoro
than twenty years before had been pur
chased iu England, but which was broken
tho first time it was rung, and hail been
recast in Philadelphia by Messrs. Pass &
Stow in 1753.
They had placed upon It the very ap
propriate words which in the days of
Moses hail announced to the Hebrews the
peturn of tho Jubilee year: "Proclaim
liberty throughout all the land unto all
the inhabitants thereof," And it was
a striking fact that this very bell, with
such a motto, was now in fact to proclaim
to the waiting people cf tha new repub
lic the joyous notes of liberty and inde
pendence. The good old bell-man had stationed
a boy at tho door of the hall below, to
give him notice the moment the Declara
tion should bo passed. Tnero were, how
ever, some delays in making ready for
the vote. It was almost two o'clock in
tho afternoon and tho old man shook
his head doubtfully, muttering to him
self: "They will never do it I They will
never do It." At last a loud hurrah was
heard below, and out ran thu boy, clap
ping his hand, and shouting: "Hingl
ring!" Quick as thought the old man
grasped tho Iron tongue of tho bell with
both hands and hurled it with all his
trength backward ami forward a hun
dred time; whilo tho people below,
catching the glad sound, shouted: "Jlur
rah! hurrah! the Declaration is passed!
We arc free! wo aro free!'' At night the
city was illuminated, hon-llres wero built
and cannon were fired, and all tho peoplo
celebrated the glad time on the first Iu
dependence day, iu 1770. But alas! the
old bell lung in the old belfry no longer.
Many ago years a bad crack was made In
it, and it was taken down, and placed in
tho old h ill where tho Congress sat, ami
where arc many other relics of those
memorable days. The country has grown
great and powerful. The favor of God
has rested upon u, and now considerably
more th in thirty millions of people re
joice in the blessings purchased for us
by thy blood and tlu hardships of our
fathers. Con g regat to nil int.
A DEritof r youth of thirtooti sold fifty
pound of old iron aud a piece of lead
pipe a few days ago, and received uough
iu mey to carry out his long cherished
idea of establishing a weokly newspaper
which should represent io interests of
every section of Michigan. Ha was will
ing to commence low down and work up,
and he established an ollk'o in the cellar
id' his father's house, purchased two quart
of "pi," hired his sister as an apprentice,
and work wa begun on his lint number.
The boy had an Idea that mi iudepcudent
journal would pay best, ami his first edi
tion, wlnch consisted ot seveu copies of
a sheet about as largo as an envelope, was
devoted to items of a personal nature. It
was ratliei ft family sheet also, seven of
fie eight item In it being hits at Ills
father and mother, and the lone one was a
bit of advice to his school-teacher. While
ho wa out hunting up advertising and
soliciting subscriber, his father laid
away the type to shoot cat with, his
mother kindled tho fiio with tho wooden
press, ami when tho editor ami proprietor
returned, he was given a wood-shed in
terview, ami then wedded to tho handlo
of a lawn-mower. Hu was yesterday
"hollering" over tho alley fence to one
of his friends that ho couldn't be crushed
out nor frightened oir tho track by no
blood-thirsty mob, but the prospect for
a new paper is dubious.
What Stopped Tim Abhumkst, Two
men, with spate time on their hands, see
ing some arm-chair in front of I a furni
ture store on the sunny side of the street,
thought they would sit down a minute
or two and smoke and talk up specie
payment, no they sat down, and the man
who was oo tho negative side carefully
fixed his chair-tegs on two bars of tha
grating over which it stood, and they be
gin to talk very earnestly. Things went
on all right till, getting excited, the man
on the grating said, "I tell you, If ever
specie payment is resumed, there will bo
the greatest fall, " and then ho give his
chair a hitch, and it settled back as
though its hind legs had sort of struck
iu, ami it went back so far that he shot
out over tho left-hand aido, aud bit hta
cigar in halves and skinned his elbow.
When he got up ho had forgotten tho
thread of his narrative, and observing, too,
the bland appearance of the bystanders,
ho suddenly remembered that he'd got
to catch that car,1 aud ho went and
When you see a barehesdo 1 mm fol
lowing a cow through the front gate, and
filling tho air with garden implements
and profanity, you imy know that hit
cabbage plants have been let out,
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