The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918, August 22, 1885, Image 3

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I AVf Forth by Mr. Dlalnr lilt Memorial
Upcech at Auaitsttt.
At the Grant memorial services held in
Augusta, Mnine, the following eulogy was
delivered by Hon. James 0. Blaine: 'Tub
lie Ocnsibility and personal sorrow over
the death ot Gen. Grant nro not confined
to one continent. A profound admiration
for his great qualities nnd a still more pro
found gratitude for his great services have
3 touched the heart of the people with true
sympathy, increased even to tender emo
tions by the agony of his closing days, and
the undoubted heroism wifu which ho
morally conq&rcd a last cruel fate.
world in i(s hero worship is discriminating
nnd practical if not, indeed, selfish. Emi
nent qualities and rare nchisveinenta do
not always insuro lasting fame. A brilliant
ottor enchains his hearers with inspired
and inspiring gilts; nnd if his speech be not
successfully used to some popular recollec
tion, hid only reward will be in tho
lit ful applause of his forgottou, audi
ence. A victorious general in a wnr of mere
ambition, receives tho cheers of tho multi
judo nnd ceremonial honors of thr govern
ment: but if lie brings no boon to his coun
try his famo will find no abiding plnco in
the centuries that follows. The hero for
tho ages is ho who has been chief and fore
most in contributing to tho moral and
metorial progress, to tlicgrandeurand glory
of the succeeding generation. Washington
secured tho freedom of tho colonies nnd
founded a now nation. Lincoln was the
prophet who warned tho peoplo of tho ovils
that vero underminingourfreegovernmcnt,
and the statesman v,ho was called to tho
leadership in tho work of their extirpation.
Grant wns the soldier, who by victory in
tho field gave vitality and force to tho poli
cies and philanthropic measures which Lin
coln defended in tho cabinet for a genera
tion and the security of tho republic.
Monopoly of fame by tho few, in this world,
comes from an instinct, perhaps from a
deep-seated necessity of human nature.
Heroes can't bo multiplied. The gods of
mythology lost their sacredness nnd their
powers by their numbers. Tho millions
paws into oblivion, tho units only survive.
Who asked tho great leaderot Isrncl to con
duct tho chosen peoplo over tho sands ot
the desert and through tho waters of tho
sea into tho promised land? ho marched
with Alexander from tho liosphorus to In
dia, and who commanded tho legions of
Ceasar in his conquest of Gaul? Who
crossed tho Atlantic with Columbus? Who
ventured through tho wintery passes of t lie
Alps with tho conqueror of Italy? Who
fought with Wellington at Waterloo? Alas,
how soon it may bo asked who marched
with Sherman from tho mountain to tho
sea? Who with Mcado on the victorious
field of Gettysburg? Who shared with
Thomas in tho glories of Nashville? Who
went with Sheridan through the trials and
triumphs of tlio blood-stained valley? Gea.
Grant's name will survive through centu
ries becauso it is indissolubly connected
with the greatest military and moral tri
umph in tho history of tho United States.
If tho armies of tho union had ultimately
failed, tho vast and beneficent destinies of
Lincoln would havo boon frustrated, and ho
would havo been known in history as a
statesman and philanthropist who, in tho
cause of humanity, cherished great aims
which ho could not realize, and conceived
great ends which ho could not attain; as
an unsuccessful ruler whoso policies
distracted and dissevered his country;
whilo Gen. Grant would havo taken his
place with that long, and always increasing
array of great men who were found want
ing in tho supremo hour of trial, Rut a
higher power controlled tho result. God in
bis gracious mercy had not raised thoso
men for works which should como to
naught. Tho expression of Lincoln, no
human counsel devised, nor did mortal in
their accomplishments. Thoso human
agents wero sustained by somcthinr nioro
than human power and through them great
salvation was wrought of the land. As
long, therefore, as tho American union
shall abide with its blessings of law and
liberty, Grant's name shall be remembered
with honor. As long as tho slavery ol hu
man beings is abhorred, and the freedom
of man nbsured, Grant shall bo recalled
with gratitude, and in tho cycles of the
future the story of Lincoln's life cannot be
told without nssociating Grant in tho en
during splendor of his own great name.
Gen. Grant's military supremacy was lion
estly earned, without factious praise and
without extraneous help. ilolmd no in
lluenco to earn lus promotion, ex
cept such as was attracted by his achieve
incuts. Ho had no potential friends except
thoso his victories won to his support. Ho
rose moro rapidly than over military leader
in his day, from tho command of n single
regiment to tho supremo direction of a
million of men, divided into great armies,
and operating over an nrea as largo as the
empires of Germany nnd Austria combined.
He exhibited extraordinary qualities in tho
field, liravery among army ollicers is a
rule which happily has had few exceptions.
A general said, "Grant possessed a quality
above bra very, ho had an insensibility to
danger, an apparent unconsciousness of
fear, and besides that hopossessed an oven
ness of judgment to bo depended upon in
sunshine and storm." Napoleon said,
"The rarest attnbuto among generals is
o'clock in tho morning courage. I menu,"
ho added, "unprepared courage, that
which is necessary on unexpected occa
sions, and which, in spito of the most un
forseen events, leaves full freedom of judg
ment and promptness of decision." No
better description could bo given of tho
typo of courngo which distinguished
General Grant, His constant readi
ness to fight was another quality
Which, according to tho same great
authority, established his right as a com
mnjjder. "Generals," said tho exilo at St.
Helena, "aro rarely found in tho eager din
of battle: they chooso their position, con
eider their combinations, and their indeci
sion begins." "Nothing, adds this great
est warrior of modern times, "is so dilllcult
as to decide." Gen. Grant, in his services
tn tho field, never once exhibited indecision,
and it was this quality that gave him his
crowning characteristic as a military
leader. He inspired his men with a sensaof
their invincibility nnd they wero thencefor
ward invincible. Thocnreer of Gen. Grant,
when ho passed from military to civil ad
ministration was marked by his strong
qualities. His presidency of eight years
wns filled with ovents of magnitude, in
which, if hia judgment was sometimes ques
tioned, his patriotism wns always con
ceded. Ho entered on his olllco after the
angry disturbance caused by tho singular
conduct of Lincoln's successor, nnd quietly
enforced n policy, which had been for four
years the cause of embittered disputation.
His election to tho presidency proved in one
important nspect, a landmark in the his
tory of tuocountry. r or nearly nity yoara
preceding that event, tlioro had been few
tho union had not, in somo degree, been
agitated, either by tho threats of political
malcontents, or in the apprehensions of
timid patriots. Tho union was saved by
tho victory of tho army commanded by
General Grant. No meimnee of its destruc
tion hag evor been heard since Grant's vic
tory bo'ore the people. Death always holds
n Hag of truco over ids own. Under that
flag friend nnd foe sit peacefully together.
I'absion is Htilled, lienevolence rentured,
wronjw repairod, justice done. It is impos
sible that a carverso long so prominent, so
positive as that of Gon. Grant, bliould not
have provoked strife and engendered en
mity. I'or more than twenty yearn, from
the death of Lincoln to the close of ids own
life, Uen. Grant was the most con
euleuous man Jn America; one
whom tho lenders looked for leadership;
tipon whom partisans built their hopes
of victory, to whom personnl friends
by tens of thousands offered their devotion.
It wns nccording to tho weakness nnd
strength of human nature, that counter
movements should insure tlint Gen. Grant's
primacy should bo challenged, that his
party should bo resisted; that his devoted
friends should bo confronted by jealous
men in his own ranks, nnd by bitter ene
mies in tho ranks of his opponents, but nil
theso resentments nro buried in tho grave
which to day receives Ids remains. Conten
tion respecting his rank as a commnnder
ceases, and unionists and confederate
alike testify to his powers in battle, and
his magnanimity in pence. Controversy
over his civil administration ccasta m
--.democrats and republicans uuitl in pro-the1-'
. ,,,, i,,. ,. , .
and every aspiration an American patriot."
Xrttr ami Hear FrlrmU of tlir (Irani J-'imi-ilyllrime.i
of tlie I'uncralXtiifrncsi
of HiH-eulators.
New York dispatch: After the body ot
Gen. Grant wns removed from the funeral
car on Saturday at the tomb the car was
taken back to the ironyard of J. 1?. and J.
Conncl, whero it has since remained. It
has now been determined, in order to pre
vent the car from utimutely falling into tho
hands of unfeeling speculators to break it
up. The funeral bill will bo cry heavy.
The undertaker was employed jointly by
the family of Gen. Grant and tho city of
Now York, but it is said that the entire bill
will bo very heavy. Tho undertaker's bill
alono will not be less than S'JO.OOU. Five
hundred carriages wero at tho funeral.
These wero engaged for the day, and this
part of tho bill will bo 55,000. The black
horses that were attached to the funeral
car were all carefully selected. There wero
twenty-four of them and their draping cost
The disposition ot some of the most val
uable mementoes of the funeral lias already
beon decided upon. The large American
fiag that was laid on tho ice casket at Mt.
McGregor has been retained by Col. Grant.
One ot tho Hags that was on the funeral
car will bo given to U. S. Grant Post G. A.
11.; one to tho Seventh regiment in New
York, and one to Mrs. Dr. Newman. There
wero roar Hags on the car, but the manner
in which the other one is to be disposed of
lias not yet been decided upon.
Jt was found necessary to keep a dozen
policemen on duty at tho city hall to-day
owing to tho largo number of persons who
crowded into the building to view the cata
falque and II oral pieces which stood in tho
vestibule. Tho olhcers had all they could
do to prevent visitors from plucking either
llowers or leaves Irom tne noral triuiucs.
which they wanted as mementoes. At 10
o'clock Undertaker Merritt and his assist
ants arrived with two covered wagons and
began the work ot removing tho plumes to
tho tomb ut Riverside 1'ark. All the
smaller pieces ero removed first nnd
placed in ono wagon and then the larger
and grander ones were taken apart and
packed carefully in the other wagon. Any
iloral pieces whoso size prevents their being
pin ceil inside the tomb will bo plnced out
side at tho entrance to the tomb. A pho
tograph was taken of the catafalque and
(lowers, copies of which ill be given to tho
Grant family. Every little leaf or flower
or twig that fell as the floral pieces wero
being taken from tho city hall was eagerly
snatched up by the spectators, the major
ity of whom wero women and girls. Even
tho moss on which tho pieces rested wns in
demand, nnd beforo a half hour alter tho
hist piece had been taken away tho floor
looked as if it had been swept. Tho cata
falque and canopy wero taken apart and
carried to Merritt establishment on Eighth
avenue, whero they will bo placed on exhi
bition for some time to come.
Tho Commercial Advertiser yesterday
says: "Tho financial resources available to
Mrs. Grunt are at present not exactly as
certainable, sinco they are dependent some
what on the action of congress as to tho
balance of tho general's relief pay for the
current year. Tho receipts from tho gener
al's book will behers. Estimating these
receipts at 7i cents per volume for an edi
tion of 1100,000 copies, sho will receive
$-'25,000, or an annual income of $!),000
at 4 per cent. To this will probably be
added $5,000 a year as widow ot an ex
president, and tho net rental ut the Sixty
sixth street house, which outsido of inter
est and taxes, may amount to S-,000. So
that, in all probability, if, as is reported,
Mrs. Grant has a full life interest in her
husband's property, sho will iu the courso
of a twclvo month or so enjoy an income of
? 15,000 or $10,000. This is all independ
ent of tiro incomo arising from tho trust
fund of $250,000. In that sum of money
tho general possessed tho right of disposi
tion, nnd, until his will is made public it
will be impossible to say whether ho has
given his wife a life interest or whether ho
has distributed this money among his heirs.
Loss Three Hundred 'I lioin-niul IJol
lurx, If tit all the. Cuott Saved.
The fire at Montezuma Hotel at Hot
Springs on the night of the Sth, originated
about 11:30 in the lobby on the fourth floor
at an attic near the stairway leading to the
top of tho irraud tower. The mercurial alarm
wassouudod hi the office and the quests were
immediately warned of danger by electric
gongs in all apartments of the house. There
wero about seventy-live rooms occupied by
guestsand everybody escaped, and nearly all
the personal effects of the guests were saved"
Immediately after the general alarm had
been sounded, the chief clerk aud three oth
ers of th- house rushed to the fourth story
and unreeled the fire hose anil attached th ra
to varlou - hydrants, t-'omo delay was occa
sioned by Inexperienced ban Is in laying Hues
and In most iust.nces the hose was to frkort
to reach the llames, hi a very ftw minures
tho llames had burst through the rool lu va
rious plac s ami all hope of saving the mag
nificent buildin i was abandoned. The volun
teer department of Las Vague, six miles dis
tant, was called by telephone and a special
train took Hose Com; any No. Liiiidln twelve
minutes ano her train brought No. 2 later
and some eight or ten lines put to work. The
pressure wai low and tho streams barely
reaci.oil the roof whero tho llames by this
tlm were raging.
For four hours tho fire gradually worked
naktn; its way to the ground lloor, making a
Mini lete losi to the hotel. The furniture on
the ground lloor only was saved. The house
less guests wire compelled to Improvise
!od"lngs on the ground, aud w 'lit Int camp
lorlhe night, while tho firemen worked with
relief force until long after davlUht. Ti e
stone walls on the third storv weie saved from
jttcr deftructlon, and remain standing, and
nay rosfl ly be utilized. Tiie loss is $ m
00, Insurance -&J,000, distribute 1 among a
large uumber of com aides. Tue orlju of
ihu tire Is attribut d to tUe wire of the elec
tric ltKbtiiu system becoming orerheatrd
and Ignltlnsr the wood work. It U believed
the company will rebuild.
A pro i.inout Me cm savs tha
'lli'v.'u owi 6 Jfs per iti 1 1 l ia n
ot.iur iat on n tiio id -bo wmi about
$117 w lioatl. ' In th s oouutr kov
Hrmiiunt oiliaiuU nro paid inontUh ; iu
AK-xuo ovory fiftiton days, una wo
ticamrv is bbli ml tv ohJv ouo nnd
ono half payments, or turoo weeks.
The clowlng sun Is riding high
Am d the arches of the sky,
'1 lie dreamy air lies st II,
No trnuid disturbs the leafy glads
Save that by busy w odblll tnniMh
Up some ancient trunk, deoajcu
Culm broods o'er vale aud I'M.
In such an hour I love to stray
Ffotn haunts of toillug inenQray,
'.Mid forest depths profound;
There, In a bliss of tol.tude,
Whe e no dull cares of earth ifltrt'aei
And Nature breathe t9evi quietude,
The gind old trci ground
Tlifthcart by tWly cntes oppressed
The wcar.ed splr t tlnde'h
A, pillowed on the mwJ?
Wlti nought above bin leaf and tk.n
And loving look of Heavenly l'u
rcrchance with angels hoverlne nigh,
1 dicum of Nature's God.
i'dtetinl A. Jtifhanh, in Tht Current.
"Look at that follow, Ralph." snid
Charles Powell, designating with his
linger a slim Malay, who stood a little
aloof from the gansr of noisy laborers
crowding the pier at Butuvia. "Did
yon ever see a thinner specimen?
Looks as though it hail been some
time since ho had even heard tho men
tion of looil."
Charles Powell, n voting Now York
er, ami his friend Ralph Somers, an
Englishman, hail, just the day before,
met in Ralavia, tho former 'being on
his way to Hong Kong, whilo tho lat
ter, after :i two vers' service in China,
was returning to England on leave of
Tho Malay in question fully quali
fied by his appearance tho remarks of
the young American. Ho was a thin,
spare man, half-clad, ami with a tur
ban wound around his crisp, black
lie stood for a moment gazing
moodily into tho water, and then, as
if understanding tho jocular remarks
of the young man, ho turned toward
him with a look upon his face half
sneer, half-frown, and tho next in
stant sprang from tho pier and disap
peared beneath tho surface of tho
muddy water.
In an instant Ralph cast asido his
coat and sprang after him, and in two
minutes the man lay upon tho wharf.
At lirst ho preserved a dogged siloneo
when questioned by his rescuer.
"Come, come, now! Rraoo up,
coolie! I say, now, don't get so
dreadfully hipped, man," said Ralph.
Ho finally confessed that it was pov
erty that had led him to an attempt to
take his own life. It was the old
story! A pair of willing hands, but
more applicants for places than tlioro
wero situations to fill.
Out of work and out of money, with
a sick wife starving before his oyes,
despair had driven him hero in tho
hope of getting oven the poor em
ployment that would earn a few cents
a day, and failing in this, ho had mo
mentarily lost his reason.
"Cheor up, man," said Ralph, hand
ing hint a silver coin. "Here is some
thing for your present needs. Don't
try to feed tho fishes again."
"j'he poor fellow but half compre
hended tho words the Englishman
spoke. Ho gave ono doubtful look at
tho coin and at the giver, and then
murmuring a blessing upon tho young
man,- turned ami disappeared.
Ralph, dripping wet, sought tho
nearest house, which proved to be that
of Chan Foug, a rich Chinese mer
chant of Ratavia.
As our friends entered Chan Fong
was seated upon ono of the porcelain
stools in front ol tho counter. He half
turned as they entered.
"Vunir Fan, as I'm a sinner!" ex
claimed Ralph, as his oyos fell on tho
Chinaman, who, however, returned
his gaze with an unmoved counten
ance. "Aro you not Yung Fan?" question
ed Ralph.
"No," said ho; "1 am Chan Fong."
And cooly asked: "Rut who aro
"Well, if you aro not Yung Faa,"
said Ralph, disregarding tho inquiry,
"You aro his ghost."
"I am Chan Fong," sentontiously
replied tho Chinaman.
Ralph apologized for his hasty ex
clamation, and dismissed tho subject.
Ho called for a draught of brandy to
keep tho cold out, and tho young men
departed for tho Hotel Ruitenzort.
"That mau is Yung Faa," Ralph
earnestly said to his friend, when out
of car-shot of tho Chinaman.
"Rut for heaven's sako who is Yung
Faa?" asked Powell.
"Young Faa," said Ralph, "was
about a year ago tlio sliroll', or paying
clerk, for tho house of Gilbert & Ma
son, of Hong Kong. His bond was
$30,000, which was deposited in bank,
according to custom, when ho iirst
received the situation. Ho was intrust
ed with tho expenditure of largo sums
of mouoy, and also had charge of tho
Hong stamp or seal of tho firm.
About a year ago ho disappeared. A
weok afterward a body was found
lloating in tho harbor, which the Cor
oner decided was nono othor than
Young Faa. Tho firm of Gilbort &
Mason, deeply regretting his loss,
gave him a magnificent funoral, and
the bond was returned to his distress
ed family.
"You can imngino tlio chagrin of
Gilbort & Mason when thoy discover
ed afterward that Yung Faa had boon
guilty of numerous thefts. Tho credit
of tlio firm demanded silenco on tho
subject, and many debts, contracted
in tho naino of the firm by Yung Faa,
were paid, rather than to allow tlio
damaging truth to bo known. Tlio
iinff's losses aggregate nearly 9100,000,
and nono now mourn moro Hirtfcrely
the death ot Yung Faa than his too
confiding employers.
"You can iniugiuo howstonished
I was to see him here for If that is
not he, I will cat my hat! lint como,
I must got rid of these wot clothes,
and wo'll take a turn through tho Ho
tanioal Garden."
No sooner had Ralph disappeared
than tho Chiiiniiiaii followed him,
Keeping well out of Might of tho
young in o ii , ho satisfied himself whore
they wero stopping, and then mtidu
all po.Hiblo hiuite toward tho Malay
portion of the city.
Threading his way through ono U
tho narrowest Ktroets, ho finally paus
ed before a wretched hovel; then ab
ruptly pushing back tho mat which
did duty for a door, ho, without furth
er ceremony, enteral this liOUi
A man arose from a corner of the
room and advanced toward him, with
a threatening glance, ns if to question
this rude on trance.
"Quiet yourself, Nab59r,"iud Chan
Fong. "1 nuen voirno hSrm."
"blio shall not li troubled," .sftid
the Malay, huskily, 8iutin tJ the"
corn, Where, upofl a m&fa l8Jf hull
fticJc Rife.
"She shall BUllfc) troubled," ttubdod
thd CliinanmB. "I come to r'ivo
ttionoy. Kablar Out todwmanrt it. ton
ihall be Well paid. You shall net
enough bright silrer dollars to piano
yourself and her forover beyond tvot.
Can I trust von onouifh to explain
what I wish of'vou?"
"Tho Malav's eyes irlisteood. Ho
knew that "what was wanted or hiiu"
was un:o rascally euterprise.
"Toll mo," he s'nid, briellj.
"A man lift injured mo and von
must kill him! "That," pointing" to
the long, is-avy Slalay knife which
Nablar wore in his girdle, "will be
"1'ho money?" demanded tho Ma-
"I will givo you live hundred Mex
ican dollars," said Chan Fong "half
now, and tho remainder when you
convince mo that the man is dead.'
Ashe spoke ho produced from Ids
voluminous gown two rolls of silver,
which ho placed in tho bewildered
Malay's hand.
"in ton minutes I will return." said
he, "and will then bo able to tell you
whore to find your man."
Chan hong disappeared, leaving tho
Malay doubting whether ho wasawako
or not. Nablar touched the rolls of
money. This was real. Opening ono
of the rolls, ho allowed tho bright
silver to glide from ono hand to an
other, lie thought littlo of tho erimo
to bo committed. Hard as his life
had been for years, he believed that ho
did not owe much to society. At any
rate, hero was health and" happiness
for her who lay helpless beforo his
Ho was still plunged in thought,
when Chan Fong hurriedly entering,
"Quick, Nablar! Your man has just
gone to tho Rotonioal Garden. Come!
I will point him out to you."
Tho two had proceeded but a short
distance, wlion the Chinaman touched
his companion, and said, pointing to
a small carriage, that was passing at
break neck speed.
"There he is in that carriage. Your
man is tho one witli tlio blue ribbon on
his hat. Make no mistake. They go
to Rotanical Garden; you must fol
low." A strango look settled upon tho
Malay's face. In that rapid glance ho
had recognized the occupants of tho
carriage. Ho sped after them, and
was soon out of sight of Glut n Fong.
"That is finished." said tlio China
man as ho returned to his store.
The jingle in tho Rotanical Garden
slightly stirred, as our friends stood
gazing at tho antics of some half-dozen
caged Javanese monkeys.
"Master?" said Nablar, softly.
;Hoy, coolie!" said Ralph, "what
brings you here?"
"Master," said tlio Malay, "I speak
little, l speak true. Chan Fong will
kill you!"
Ralph started.
"And you havo come hero to tell me
this?" ho said.
"Chan Fong has paid mo to kill
you. Had I not come, ho would have
sent another."
"I seo iL all!" exclaimed Ralph, to
his astonished friend. "Ho is Yung
Faa, and but for the gratitude of this
poor man hu would nave carried out
ids designs upon my life. Thanks,
coolie! What is your name?"
"Well, Nablar, you shall bo no losor
by your fair dealing with mo. How
much wore you to got from the China
man?" In brief tonus Nablar informed him
of tho promiso made by Chan Fong.
"Tho scoundrel!" muttered Ralph.
"Rut come; we must denounco tho
"Stay, Ralph." said Powell, "that
courso will never do! You must die.
In fact, you aro dead already," and
taking the blue baud from Ralph's hat,
ho handed it to tho Malay. "Here,
you havo filled your contract; present
"this and claim your money. You will
not seo us again."
Tho Malay disappeared In tho jun
gle as suddenly as he had appeared.
Powell hurriedly oxplaiued his pro
posed plan, and thoy too. disappeared
in tho"thiok undergrowth, and skirt
ing tho main road, mado their way
back to the hotel.
It was dark when thoy reached tho
city. Immediately, Ralph embarked
on a steamer leaving that night for
Hong Kong and the next day Ratavia
was astir over tho death of tho young
Fnglishinan. Powell, when inter
viewed, could givo no cluo to tho
murderer. Ho had been for a short
time separated from his friend, when
ho heard loud cries and st niggles,
Ho saw, only a snort distaiico away,
a Malay running at full speed toward
Foarlng for his own lifo, lie Hod, and
mado his way as best ho could to tho
city. A search was instituted, but no
trace of tho body could be found.
That evening, Chang Fong received
an anonymous letter, informing him
that his share iu tho uurdor was
His conversation with Nablar was
roneatod, sulllolontly to convinco him
that he had been overheard.
Chan Fong was warned that both ho
and Nablar would bo brought to jus
tice. At dusk a steamer was to loavo for
Horn bay, and Powell, having con
cealed himself on board, kept a close
watch upon the ombarkiug passen
gers. As ho had oxpootad, one of tho first
to stop on board was Chang Fong,
quite plainly drosod, and boosed for
No sooner had tho steamer loft the
harbor than Powell announced to the
captain tho urliuu for which tho Coles
tial was wanted.
Tho oaptnln, advancing to that part
of tho vussel where the Chliuunnn vat,
Inquired hia uumo.
"Ah Ming!" coolly replied tho nmnj
jamcd individual.
f-yNo attempt was mado to iitrol his
movements until tho steamer wqg)
noariufif) tho port of Rombay, when a
private signal from the mastluQd an
nounced to tho authorities that to
police ollicet ft ore anted.
fleftiro ttte L1 had yet ftnclvenM,
iBl5jflt camo iotrg$idc, agd ty police
men fntpitt'd on boShl.
A.rrt8t that mte!" aid Powell,
!tiioiutr himself for tb first Utuo to
the astonished Chios man.
Yuug las, alia Cbao fog, alias
A!i bliue;, mado an attempt to leap
into ortu uf the numerous small Uats
that flertj oow surroundiotr tho steam
er, but tht oftluers wero too quick for
him, nod wton, tueurcly hoodeuQVd,
lie was tri.oforrod to "tbo prison at
Two wfpks lotrr Powell with bis
prisoner, appeared in Honsf Kong.
The first man who mot them upon
their landing was Kalpb Seniors.
"You!" gasped the Chinaman.
"Yes, nie!" responded Ralph, uu
strammatlcally "and also you, I per
ceive," he added, coolly.
Again in Hong Kong, Yung Faa was
speedily brought to justice and the
linn of Gilbert & Mason wero repaid
their losses by the sale of tho property
of tho Ratavian merchant.
Nablar was not forgotten, and is
now the proud possessor of a hand
some carnage of his own-, lie can
any day bo seen, shouting as vocifer
ously for u "fare" as any of tho hun
dred hack-drivers of Ratavia.
Ralph Somers visited England after
all a little later, but with ii handsome
reward from Gilbert & Mason for con
senting to bo a dead man for awhile,
and very proud of having beon the
moans of outwitting a Chinaman.
Tho Capture ot John Rrown.
From an account in tho Juno Cent
ury of John RroAvn at Harper's Ferry,
written by ono of his prisoners, who
was in the ongino-homo during tlio in
surrection, and afterward hold tho
rank of captain in the Confederate
army, wo quote the following: "When
Lieutenant Stuart oaino in tlio morn
ing for the final reply to tho demand
to surrender' 1 got up and went to
Brown's side to hear his answer.
"Stuart asked, 'Are you ready to
surrender, and trust to tho mercy of
the Government ?'
"Rrown answered promptly, 'No! I
prefer to die here.'
"His maimer did not betray tho
least fear.
"Stuart stepped asido and made tho
signal for the attack, which was in
stantly begun with sledge-hammers to
break down tlio door.
"Finding it would not yiold, tho
soldiers seized a long ladder for a bat-toring-rain,
and commenced beating
tho door with that, the party within
firing incessantly. I had assisted in
tho barricading, fixing tlio fastenings
so that I could remove them upon the
first effort to get in. Rut I was not at
the door when the battering began,
and could not get to the fastenings
until the ladder was used. I then
quickly removed tho fastenings, and
after two or three strokes of tlio lad
der the engine rolled partially back,
making a small aperture, through
which Lieutenant Green of the marines
forced himself, jumped on top of tho
engine, and stood a second in tlio
midst of a shower of hulls, looking for
John Rrown. When he saw Rrown he
sprang about twelve foot at him, and
gave an under-thrust of his sword,
striking him about midway tlio body
and raising him completely from the
ground. Rrown fell forward with his
head between his knees, and Green
struck him several times over tlio hoad,
and, as I then supposed, split his skull
at every stroke.
"I was not two feot from Rrown at
that time. Of courso I got out of tlio
building as soon as possible, and did
not know till some time later that
Rrown was not killed, it seems that
iu making tlio thrust Green's sword
struck Brown's belt and did not pene
trate tho body. Tlio sword was bout
double. The reason that Rrown was
not killed when struck on tho head
was that Green was holding his sword
in tho middle, striking with tho hilt
and making only soalp wounds."
Some Churautei's ut tho Exposition.
From an illustrated papor on tho
Now Orloans Exposition by Fugono V.
Snialloy, in tho Juno Century, wo quote
the following anecdotes of somo of the
typos seen at tho fair; "Tho odd char
acters at tho fair aro tho torror of ex
hibitors. A Cincinnati furniture-maker
discovorod a countryman from
Arkansas whittling a handsome ma
hogany cabinot 'to see, what tho wood
was like.' Tho man's knowledge of
furniture wai evidently limited to
articles which could not bo damaged
by a seasonable use of the jack-knife.
Another exhibitor, who had fitted up
a room with tho finest specimens of
ids art, was horrified to find an old
lady eating hor lunch of friod chicken
seated iu one of his satin upholstered
chairs. 'What's tho cheor good for if
it ain't to sot down in?' sho placidly
remarked, in reply to his earnest re
quest that sho would go somewhere
olso with hor victuals. Tlio same ex
hibitor one day found that some visitor
to his alcoves had left a token of ap
proval on tho polished surface of a
costly mantal, in tho words 'This is
good' scratched wan a Kiuie.
"The Turks who -foil olive-wood,
beads, and other trinkets 'from Jeru
salem' all mado iu Q'aris aro pic
turesque additions to the permanent
personnel of tho fair, though their
genuineness, like that of their wares,
will not always boar inspection. An
amusing scene occurred ouo day at
ouo of those Oriental bazaars. A tall
man, with a rural air, stopped beforo
the stand aud appeared to take u live
ly Interest, not in the goods but lu tho
features of ono of the salesman iu
scarlet fez aud baggy trousers. Ho
surveyed the Oriental in front aud lr.
profile, and thou, slapping him on tho
shoulder, exclaimed, 'Hello, Jake,
when did you como from Indiana?'
The lurk from Indiana acknowledged
his old acquaintance and bogged that
ho would not 'give him away, "
A bid of Q (villa moio t tiuii ilt eoiupctltoi
tecum! a homo and lot for a mau a', a rt-ccul
thcrill't lulolu Hmtwill, Ua.
To provont the under pieorusfrom
baking, glaze it with beaten egg.
Nasturtium bissonis resting upon
.tho Igmutiful forn-lcavt parsley aro
pretty garnisfc for butter.
Rc&ut'iful lidif ftro inSdt by ix&uft
ifla ftoweiig iO bright colors on bl:l
atin; mm tbo CdgOS G? till tftiSg
rbij lace.
Tho juieo at balf lcna H to tt
taste ut many a dtliphlful oddfriusfa
iced or warm tea. ot comsa an wsitto
is i&Pd with it
A good oiothrxi to Clean ptt$
walk iito pulvpritf coqjp Batb Irkdt,
and nftor riibbioo a littlo soap opt
'wleo elotb. dqi ife ia tbff brielf in
vith it rub tli all. Tow will w
xoovp dirt without detriment to Ibu
In buying heavy rp fnroitura cre
tonne be careful tbat it bas no stiffen
ing. If it is not quite soft it cannot
bo used to ad vantage, for unless it is
quite pliuble it looks very badly nnd,
is apt to crack and tear when manipu
lated in upholstering.
Lap robes with ecru open work nnd
colored damask stripes, as well as
those with colored embroidery ou
plain surfaces, aro now used as tablo
covers for country houses. They aro
quite serviceable and are well adapted
to tho purpose for which thoy aro
Novor serve sardinos In tho tin
boxes in which thoy aro packed. Lay
them carefully in a pretty majolica or
porcelain sardine dislt, to be had in
every china st'irc, or servo them in
any small Hat dish. Thoy may bo
garnished with ondivo loaves or tho
small heart leaves of lettuce.
Watercress sandwiches aro very ap
petizing. Wash tho watercress' well
and dry it thoroughly with a fine nap
kin, so that no moisture remains.
After detaching the loaves from tho
stalk chop them lino and spread them
upon slices of thinly-cut buttered
bread from which tho crust has boon
A moo breakfast dish is mado as
follows: Cut in strips four mush
rooms, one small onion and ono clovo
of garlic. Fry tliom in two ouncos of
butter; add a tablespoonful of Hour;
stir a moment, then add half a pint of
broth and the same quantity of wliito
wine. Roil gently until reduced one
half, and thou put in the pan eight or
ton hard boiled" eggs cut in dice; boll
ono minute and servo. Tho yolks
may be left whole and only tho whites
cut in dice.
A pretty wall pocket (s mado of a
largo palmleaf or Japanese fan, cov
ered smoothly with silk, sorgo or
.pretty satteon orcrotonno. Tlio pock
et part is mado largo enough to al
low of bolng gathered or box pleated
and to have a heading above aud bo
low. It is then fastened scouroly to
the fan and edged with Huffy balls ol
silk. The fan is suspouded by a silk
cord fastened securely to tho point
whore the handle joins the fan and
either end is finished with a ball ol
(silk like thoso about tlio odgo.
Young carrots cooked in this way
nro very delicate: Boil a quart of oar
'rots that havo boon cleaned and cut
in fillets or othor shapos and drain
dhoin. Mix together in a saucepan
two ouncos of butter with a tables
spoonful of flour; mid ouo pint ol
milk, sot the saucepan on tho fire and
stir until it boiles, then put iu the car
rots and stir for a minute. Add a
little salt, two yolks of eggs, mix well,
boil once ojid servo hot. If liked, a
little finely minced parsley may bo
added just before solving.
This applo charlotte is easily made
and is very good. Peel, quarter and
core six apples; put them iu a pan
with two tablespoonfuls of water, a
little slick of cinnamon and stew un
til done. Add three or four ounces
of sugar and mix gontly, taking care
not to mash the apples, and let thorn
cool. Buttor a mold well aud line
tho bottom and sides witli stripes ol
stnlo bread an Inch wido aud a quar
ter of an inch thick. Fill half full
with some of the apples, put a thin
layer of any kind of preserve or jam
on the apples, cover with strips of
stalo bread and bako twenty miiiutos
ina hot oven. Turn over ou a dish,
remove tho mold and serve hot.
This recipe for "mock hare" makos
a dish that may bo oaten hot for din
nororcold for lunch or suppor. Ono
pound of lean beef and one pound of
loan frosh pork chopped very lino and
thoroughly mixed together. Add
two teaspoonfuls of peppor, a table
spoonful of salt, ono small onion and
six leaves of parsley finely minced, a
littlo thy mo and half a nutmeg grated.
Then mix witli four raw eggs and
half a pint ot very lino bread crumbs.
Mold tho mlxturo into a loaf and
place it in a buttorcd dripping pan.
Put littlo pieces of buttor ou tho top
of tho loaf; bake in a good oven, bast
4ng It occasionally witli tho molted
butter. It should bo a rich brown.
Farmers' Vacations.
At this soasou of tho year whon tho
farmor Is "up to his eyes" in work,
thousands of othor folks aro oithor
taking their annual vacation or plan
ning for ono to bo prosontJjV enjoyed.
A largo portion of those pleusuro seek
ers aro residents of hot and dusty cities
or largo towns from which tiioy nro
glad to escape during some portion of
tho heated term.
Wo aro glad to obsoivo, howovor,
that during lator years it has boconio
a growing fashion among tho popula
tion of rural districts to follow tho
example of oily folks and take a ohango
of air aud scenery. This is us it should
bo. Tho rural citizen will find lust ns
much bonollt as his "city cousin" by
changing his surroundings for n low
days or weeks oyory year. Therein
llos the whole sourot of tho annual
It is of courso a diflloult matter to
convli;co farmers that a summer vaca
tion is possiblo for thorn. To somo,
porhaps, It is almost out of tho quoi
tlou, but lu thousand of casus farmers,
if thoy tiro so minded, cau snatch a
fow days from tho active duties of lb a
farm nnd lilo away lo tho sonsido or to
some other favorable locality and ds
voto tht'Uisolvos to tho task of phyai.
c01 recuperation, social Interc-atir
and Intellectual growth F9fti, Fwgt
uiul t'urm.