Southwest Oregon recorder. (Denmark, Curry County, Or.) 188?-18??, November 25, 1884, Image 5

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' A. nomas and a Child Seemingly
Dead Keatored to Couciouncs
Some Valuable Sujjfestion.
' The "Washington Star prints the fol
lowing letter: My attention has been
- called to an article contained in your
publication entitled "A Wonderful
Resurrection," quoted from the Lon
don Lancet, relative to the case
of a woman fifty-three years old
who was found hanging eight min
utes after she had been last seen alive,
suspended by a cord which encircled her
neck. When cut down the latest known
appliances failed to indicate the slight
est spark of life. The physician in at
tendance, however, resolved to try slow
'artificial respiratory action. In the
course of ten minutes application of
such action the faintest signs of return
ing life were observed by means of a
stethoscope. The work wa3 continued
incessantly for two hours before natural
breathing was sufficiently established to
dispense with the . artificial means.
Apropos of the need ot steadfast and
hopeful perseverance in efforts to restore
those who have apparently lo3t their
lives by strangulation which this lesson
teaches I desire to relate an incident of
my own experience.
While engaged in conversation with
relatives, whom I was visiting a year
ago, I was abruptly interrupted by the
Startling information that the little five-.year-old
daughter of the next door
neighbor had fallen into a cistern, con
taining rain water, and been drowned.
Hurriedlv proceeding to the spot I
3earned that the body was still lying in !
the water. . As soon as possible it was
gotten out and laid face upward on the
ground, with the hands fixedly extended
oeyona the Head, then with my hands
I exerted a continuous pressure on the
chest in imitation of slow Dreathing mo
tion. The feet were immediately bared
and a large cloth, dipped in boiling
.hot water, was held to the soles.. In
foeat twenty minutes from the com
mencement of the restorative action we
were rewarded by seeing the little one
breathing naturally, and in a few days
she was playing around as well as ever.
On a comparison of notes it was dis
covered by the closest calculation that
the child must have been in the water,
which was three feet in depth, at least
five minutes. When taken out the body
was cold and rigid, the eyes set, the face .
of a deathly pallor, and, so far as ordi
nary signs indicated, resuscitation was
apparently an impossibility.
In view of the surprising success at
tained in the case of the woman, by
means of artificial respiratory action
enly, would it be unreasonable to pre
sume that if the blood had been forced
to circulate by the application of heat,
as in the case of the child, that she
might have been resuscitated in less than
two hours?
The result of sutloeation is a sus
pension of respiration. Taking for
granted, as a matter of couese in all such
cases, that the condition of the heart is
normal, can any one say positively that
asphyxia of ;cven thirty minutes duration
rnight not be overcome?
The possibility of resuscitation in va
rious cases of sudden apparent dissolu
tiou, resulting from other causes than
those mentioned, is well worthy of seri
ous contemplation, in view of instances
constantly occurring of persons having
been buried alive through ignorance of
the attendants concerning prompt and
proper action. In any event, what harm
can result from a practical application of
Birds and Wires.
Animals great and small have ways of
avoiding danger to which their ancestors
have been exposed. But when a new
danger arises, they do not know how to
meet it. Telegraph and telephone wires
are a deadly peril to birds which haunt
cities and other places where the wires
are numerous. A few generations hence
wires will be as harmless to birds as
trees are now. In the following extract
it is the wires which suffer, owing to the
size of the bird ;
According to the Brazilian Germania
of Rio de Janeiro, the telephone wires in
that city have found a formidable enemy
in the "assgeier," a large bird of the
vulture species a kind of John Crow
which, flying very low as it passes over
the tops of the houses in scavenging the
streets, hits the wires and breaks them,
or else becomes entangled.
Good wire is very expensive in Brazil.
In consequence of the damage done by
these birds, the telephone people are
compelled to keep up a large force of
men for repairs. Ho sooner are the wires
mended in one part of the city than re
port comes of interruption in another
part, owing to the operations of 'the
assgeier. . It is against the law to kill these
, birds, and as a result they increase very
rapidly in number.
The Provineia, too, says that nothing
positively remedial can be done at pres
ent. The telephonists must wait until
the bird learns by experience that it will
enjoy more personal comfort by flying
There are in this country 11 St. Pauls,
20 Bridgeports,18 Buffalos and Newarks,
17 Brooklyns, Clevelands, and Roches
ter, 16 llartfords, 15 Louisvilles, 13
Bostons and Pittsburgs, 8 Cincinnatia
and Philadelphias, 6 Chicagoes, 7 De
troits, 5 Milwaukees and St. Louises, 32
Washingtons.and 2 New Yorks and Bal
timores. New Orleans and San Francis
- co are not duplicated.
A standard rose, said to have been
(' Dlanted bv Charlemange, 1000 years ago,
13 one of the great curiosities in the
- ancient city of Ilildesheim, Hanover.
At Pernambuco a snake of the boa va
riety is used to drive rats from houses.
Envelopes are now made and sold for
thirty cents per thousand. They once
cost five cents apiece.
The streets of Rome in the time of Do
mitian were so blocked up with cob
blers' stalls that he caused them to be re
moved. In Germany a boy under twelve can
not for any offence go before a magis
trate ; the schoolmaster must inflict the
necessary chastisement; between twelve
and eighteen he may be sent to a reform
atory and detained till twenty.
Large numbers of dried and smoked
lizards are imported by the Chinese phy
sicians. They are used in cases of con
sumption and anaemia with considerable
success. Their virtue seems to lie in the
large amount of nitrogeneous compounds
and phosphates they contain.
In 1739 the first type foundry in
America was established bv Abel BuelL
at Killingworth, Conn., in which he
made good long-primer type. That,
year he had asked 'assistance of the Con
necticut Legislature in establishing a I
type foundry. I
The year before the introduction of'
cheap postage into England, the average J
number of letters written by each person
in a year was three. The next year it '
was seven, it is now thirty-six. In 1839
there were 82,000,000 letters posted, of
which about one in every thirteen was
franked. In 1840 the circulation rose
to 169,000,000, although franking was
abolished. At the present time it has
reached the astonishing total of 1,280,
000,000. M. Vulpian, the Paris doctor, had. a '
patient some time ago who was afflicted
with that form of aphasia in which
speaking is impossible, though the indi- J
vidual is able to sinjr without difficulty.
The doctor utilized the singing power by
teaching this patient and those who fol
lowed him to sing whatever they wished
to say, without confining themselves to
the words of the air. As a consequence,
the hospital has become musical with the
notes of the opera bouffe and the Mar
seillaise, in which the patients ask for
everything they desire.
chalk once inclosed in the fossil remains
of extinct specimens of cuttle fish. Cleo I
patra's needle was not erected by the f
Egyptian queen nor in her honor. Pom-
pey's pillar had no historical conneetion
with Pompey in any way. Sealing wax
does not contain a particle of wax, but
is composed of Venice turpentine, shel-
lac and cinnabar. The tuberose i3 no
rose, but a species of polyanth. The (
strawberry is no berry, but only a sue- j
culent receptacle. Turkish baths did
not originate in Turkey, and are not
baths, but heated chambers. Whale
bone is not bone, and is said not to pos
sess a single property of bone.
The Paris of America.
San Francisco is the Paris of America.
The fondness of the people for amuse
ments, their ''fastness," love of display,
disregard of the Sabbath, wild, reckless
habits of, speculation, all tend to justify
the comparison with the French capital.
Like Paris, this city is decidedly cosmo
politan in its character. Through its
broad "Golden Gate" and over its conti
nental highway people of all nations,
creeds and language have thronged, with
one idea in common, the thirst for gold.
There are probably more rich men in San
Francisco, in proportion to its population,
than in any city in the world. There are
many good and righteous people who are
fighting faithfully against evil; but there
are many more with whom morality has
probably lost all its significance. In pro
portion to the population, there are proba
bly more vile, criminal and abandoned
creatures here than in any city except
Paris. Divorces and suicides are matters
of lictle or no account here. It is an ad
mitted fact that California buries more
suicides in proportion to the population
than any State in the Union. The prolific
causes are dissipation, financial embar
rassment, and domestic trouble. No
where is the marriage bond, that should
be the guarantee of peace and content
ment, so lightly regarded; nowhere is
fortune so tickle ; nowhere do so many
fall in a day from a position of wealth
to want. Such transitions disturb the
mental balance, and destroy the power
of self-control. Rev. Dr. Eccleston.
The Blue Grass Country not Blue.
The term "Blue Grass Region" of
Kentucky is quite extensive in its appli
cation, but in its popular sense it applies
only to the remarkable body of land in
the center of the State, which comprises
six or eight countries surrounding Lex
ington. The favored district, which
scientific authority has styled 44 the very
heart or the United States," is underlaid
by a decomposable limestone, which im
parts to the soil an unsurpassed fertility,
and gives to grass, known to botanists as
Poc Pretensis, a rich and permanent lux
uriance which it attains nowhere else.
Hence the term "The Blue Grass
Region," a synonym for the acme of fer
tility of a district which also bears the
proud distinction of " the garden spot
of the world." But why our grass is
called "blue," when it never is blue, is
one of the unsolved problems. It is al
ways green except when in bloom, when
the heads have a brownish purple tint.
If, however, the term "blue grass'' is
meant for an abbreviation of blue lime
stone grass, then it will do, for certain
ly it only reaches its highest perfection
on wonderful blue limestone' soil. Pro
pagated without cultivation, it comes up
thick and juicy early in the spring,
ripens in June, renews its growth in au
tumn, and, retaining its verdure in spite
of snow and ice, furnishes abundant and
unequaled pasturage during the entire
winter. It is believed to be indigen
, ous. Sportsman.
fiuar possessed or TBS attex-
A. Journey to the Swamps of Laos In
Southern Asia The Child Won
der, Krao
"I am prepared to swallow the whole
story, except the pouches in the mouth,"
said a gentleman, the other day, to whom
Professor George G. Shelly, the anthro
pologist and member of the geographi
cal society, was recounting the story of
j the capture of a hairy family, clearly hn-
ni3n, but bearing many strong resem
blances to the anthropoid apes, which
were secured by himself and the well-
' known explorer, Carl, aided by some na
tive soldiers, in the wilds of Laos, in the
year 182.
" There are," said the professor,
"three distinct races-of men who live in
trees. These are Indiais in South
America who inhabit the borders f the
Orinoco, Tilcuya, and Mader rivera; the
V eddas, ot Ceylon, and the- Krao-Mo'--neik,
of Laos., a dependency of Siouu
Krao-Moneift means man-monkey. Laos
h a part of the world which has never
been thoroughly explored, and' but com
paratively little is known about it bv ere
ographers and scientists. It contains-
from eight hundred to one thousand
square miles, and lies between the fif
teenth and twentieth degrees of north
latitude, north of Siam, east of t&e Me
naatfKhong, wes of Annam,- and about
four hundred miles southwest of Ton
quim The reason why Laos has
not been thoroughly exrMorod is because"
almost every one who has attempted it
has died of malarial fever. That part of
the country in which the Ksao lives is
inhabited only by the men who livcrin
trees to escape the snakes and the wet
ground. They weere the branches to
gether and build hut therein. In climb-.
ing the trees they use their toes as a
monkey does. They, do not gnisp the
trees with their legs, a we do. They do
not use fire. They live on dried fish.
wild rice, and the rind of green cocoa-H
nut. I heir only weapon is a club.'
"Ten years ago Carl. Bock, the author
of 'The Man Hunter of Borneo' and
'My Travels in Siam,' was traveling in
Asia on behalf of Mr. Farini, the-Eng-lish
Barnura, to look fcr the tall people
which were said to liv there. In the
court of the king of Burmah he saw and
talked with a hairy family, which were
kept by the king for hi amusement, as
European kings formerly kept fools and
dwarfs. Bock tried in every way to se
cure them to take 'to Europe, "but he
failed. He offered $100,000 for one of
them, but money is no object there; they
have more of it than they know what to
do with. These people that Bock- saw
were the grandchildrenof a hairy couple
which Crawford, who want to Burmah
in 1835 as English plenipotentiary, saw
there, and of which he published an ac
count in his book, 'A Mission to the
court of Ava.' Crawford-said that these
people had been given-to the king, of
Burmah by the king of. Laos. .
"Early in 1882 I joined- Carl Bock at
Singapore. "We went up the straits of
Malacca and made an; expedition into
Rumbo, in the Malay peninsula, where
it was reported that a hairy race lived
called Jaccoons, but ws did not find
them. "We then went to Rangoon and :
thence to Bangkok, the capital of Siam..
Bock had once cured the prime minister
of Siam of a malignant disorder. This
was the means of procuring us an escort,
twenty elephants and letters to the king
of Laos. After a four months' journey,
partly by land and partly by river, we
reached ivjang-Kjang, the capital of Laos.
"Our letters from the- king of Siam
procured us the good offioes of the king
of Laos, who gave us guides, fresh, ele
phants, an escort of ten, native soldiers,
armed with spears and bows and poisoned
arrows. After a journey of several weeks
we came to the swamps where the hairy
people lived. But we had hard work to
catch them or even to see them. They
are wonderfully alert, their scent is re
markably keen, and they are very shy
and timid. We saw many of their huts
built up in the branches of trees before
we saw a person. At last we sur
prised and surrounded a family, a man,
wife and child, at their meal. We
made a dash for them and captured
them. The parents made a little re
sistance, but the child fought,
scratched, and bit like a monkey.
None of them were clothed in anything.
We took them to Kjang-Kiangr. and
there the king refused to allow the
woman to go out of the country. He
had a superstition that it would bring
him bad luck. She is kept in his court
and treated with . high consideration.
She appeared to have little affection for
the child, and made no opposition to its
being taken from her. We started from
Bangkok with the father and the child
At a stopping place called Chieng-May
the whole party was attacked with
cholera. The hairy man captured and
three of the escort died. The rest re
covered, though Mr. Bock came very
near dying. We landed in Europe with
the child October 4, 1883. The child is
the child now known as Krao. We
know bv her teeth that she is eight
years old. She talks English and Ger
man, can read and write, and has devel
oped the true feminine love of fine
" She is modest, affectionate, playful
and easily managed. Every part of her
body is covered with hair except her
palms ana soles. 1 he hair on her fore
arm grows upward, that on her back
grows inward toward the spine and will
form a sort of mane, as her father
and mother had, when she
grows older. Her forehead is covered
with thick black hair about three-eighths
of an inch long. The hair of her fore
head is entirely distinct from the hair on
her head. Her hands and feet, though
entirely human in shape. have the pre
hensile qualities of a monkey's hand.
She has thirteen dorsal vertebrae and
thirteen pair of ribs, like - the chimpan
zee, while we have only twelve. And
she has pouches in her mouth in whicr.
she carries nuts and other food like tht
At this point the visitor made the re
mark which stands at the beginning ol
this article. Prof. Shelly disappeared
for a moment : and returned with the
child. The pouches in the mouth were
there, and in each one of them was a filbert
almost as big as a hickory nut, and all
that the professor had said about her was
proved5 true. She. talked intelligently
and wrote her own name and the visitor!
name on the back of a photograph 1
herself, wiich sho presented to her caller;
She has been examined by Prof. Virchow.
of Berlin university; Prof. Kirchkoff and
Prof. Welckrer, of Halle university;: Prof, j
Haeckel. of Jena; Pref. Lncae, of Frank-'
fort-on-thc-Main ; Prof.- Hale, Washing-
ton, D. C, and much has been written ;
about her in t&e medical and scientific I
journals. Philadelphia Times. j
Saved by a Load of Hay. !
A Bradford (Pbnn.) correspondent ol
tlar Philadelphia- Times vwites: "I til-
yo what, boys, I've railroaded it fen
years-and been miacd up in- all kinds of
disasters, but 1 hope to croak- right here
if I want to be the eye-witness again of?
such an: awful sight as. I saw aday or two
Th- speaker was & brakeman-'on the
"A day or so ago,"'Se ; continued, "a
tall and' handsome woman : got into the
ladies' ear at Dunkirk. With her was a
bright and interesting Bey, possibly two
years of age. The child laughnd and
crowed and played with the passengers.
When the train left Cattaraugus- the
woman, who seemed nervous, got out 'of
her seat, picked up the baity and started
for the rear' end of the coach. A short
distance east of Cattaraugos is a long,
deep gulf, over which the rail road has
builS a high trestle. The distance from
the top; of the trestle to the wagon road
below- is - perhap one hundrwl feet. A
sharp -and short curve leads tot the trestle.
As the traim rushed over the crulfi a
woman's-piercing shriek was heard. I
looked and saw an object leap from the
platform intothe rocky gulf. That ob
ject sirj.was- the lady passenger, and io
her arms closely clasped to Iter breast
was her-- infant. 1 pulled the? bell-cord
and the train came to a halt. How it
happened! cannot say, but aithe time
the woman jumped a load of hay, drawn
by a pair of oxen, passed under that
trestle. Motherland child landed squarely
in the center o the hay and were thus
saved from a horrible death. The farmer.' i,
was so horrified that he jumped from his
wagon and darted up the hill;!. The-if
woman, who was- not hurt in the least,
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her home lnMichigan. She weapon her
way to visit friends in the oil country.
Hers was indeed a miraculous- escape.
Mrs. Soell:eaidithat she could net explain
hcr.actiem When near the car Moor she
was seized with, an insane desire, to jump
from the train. The farmer, as he drove
along, was .thinking of his dead wife , and
daughter.- When the visitors came
through- the cionds, as it were, and
landed on. his hay he thought that the-
dear departed had come back ta earth to
revisit hinu
How the Chinese Aim. .
Whern the French trops made them
first and. unsuccessful advance against
Scntay. some importance was attached.
by the special correspondents of the Eng
lish papers to the circumstance, that the
black x1 lags apparently fired low. It was
pointed out that most of the bullet
woundjj received by the French soldiers
were found in the legs and lower parts-.
ot their bodies, (jf course, the practice
of firing low is one strongly urged upon
the- troops,, a shower of bullets being
much more effective if fired low, even if
it strikes the ground in frcnt of the ad
vancing hostile forces, than it would if
sent into the air over the heads of the
approaching enemy. But a rather inter
esting explanation is given of the reason
why the Black Flags and their allies fire
low by one who has had a- great
amount of experience with Chinese
troops. He says that the bulk, of the
Chinese had no idea of the use of the
sights on the rifles, and it is almost' use
less to attempt to teach them the use of
such contrivances. " Thus, a Chinese sob.
dier armed with a modern rifle would
never think of raising the sight of. his.
weapon when he was called upon to use
it, especially in the- face of an enemy.
He would fire at aa object six hundred
yards off with the sight down, the con
sequence being that the muzzle of the
rifle not receiving the necessary elevation
to carry the bullet over .a long distance,
the ball would strike or descend very
close to the ground before it reaches its
destination. It was also asserted that
some of the Chinese soldiers, actually
knocked the sights off. their rifles, as be
ing entirely useless.
The Box Tree.
The box tree, from sections of whose
trunk the blocks for engravers are made,
is found in marketable quantities on the
shores of the Mediterranean. It grows
very slewly, and seldom reaches more
than twenty feet in height, and the
pieces in commerce are seldom more than
five inches in diameter: The increase of
illustrations is said to be causing a rise
in the cost, and we may expect soon to
have a substitute which the engravers
will denounce as the invention of the
sons of Belial. Philadelphia Bulletin.
St. Augustine, Pla., proposes to cele
brate the anniversary of the landing of
Ponce de Leon in 1512, and at the same
time to commemorate the founding of
the city in 1565. by a demonatratien on
the 27th of March, 1833,
Without earnestness no man U ever
great or does really great things.
Experience is a trophy composed of
all the weapons we have been wounded
The truly grateful heart may not b
able to tell of gratitude, but it ran feel,
and love, and act.
Genius is only entitled to respect when
it promotes the peace and improve the
happiness of mankind.
In the literary world as well as military
world, roost powerful abilities will often
be found) concealed under a rustic garb.
A plain,, genteel dress is more admired!
and obtains more credit than lace and
embroidery in the eyesol the judicious
and sensible.
The knowledge "Which- we have ac
quired ought not to resemble a great
shop without order, and without an in
vntory; we ought ty know what we
possess, and be able to make' it serve
us in need.
Nothing so cements and holds together
in unison all the parts of society as- faith,
or credit, which can nevfcr be ftept up
unless men are under some force or ne
cessity of honestly paying what they owe
to oneanother.
Remember, tint if thou marry for
beauty thou bindest thyself all thy We
for that which, perchance,' will neither
last nor please thee cae year; and when
thou hast it, it will be-to thee of no prices
at all, for the desire dicth when it i
attained,, and the alection perisheth
when it is satisfied.
A father has no right' to do business or
worry himself out of hsalth, in order t
keep young men and wemen in idleness.
It is better, for both father and children!
thai they go out at once to earn their"
bread, andi get that tra:ing which the 1
world never spares to those who will not
taks it from a father.
Nourishing Fci.
Pens, . beans, lentils, vetches and ia1!
the seeds' belonging to that class used
as vegetables,, contain richi- nourishing -matter,
ia the same proportion as the -best
grains.. The special nourishing
azotio matter; found in graina, as gluten
in tho cerealsj albumen in the egg, case
in in milk, musculin in meatv dilfers in
those seeds, according to the kind, from
24 to 31 percent.; the fecuia and its
derivations, .the: dextrine and: glucinum,
from 49 to. 59 per cent. ; the fat
phosphorated in one part from 2 to 2.8; -the
mineral ' matter from 2.1 to 3:5: the
cellular matter forming the weft of the
seed is similar in its chemical compo
sition to- the f acular and dextrine, from 1
to 3.5; and lastly, the water from 10 to
15 per cent. These seeds are therefore
very nourishing: food. It will be of great
value to -know that the juice of these
seeds, when cooked, contains the same
rich aliment. It is only necessary to take -care
that peas, beans, lentilsP-etc, are
not put into boiling water, as that would
causo them, to harden instead of. soften,
and prevent a solution ot the vegetable.
The water must contain as little lime as
possible,, and,, the vegetable must
be put. ,into. it before it com
mences to- heat. Legum3tts are
especially valuable on account
of the peculiarity of having the richest
phosphoric parts of all substances in tho
group of albumens which form for man
kind the- complete ailment for the con
stitution, as well as for the nervous sys.
tern. . Especially is such food nourishing
to the brain. Comparing grains with le
gumens,-. we find that the fcrmer con
tains 15- per cent, of the albuminous az
otic substances, similar in their constitu
ent parts and nourishing qualities to the -.
albuminous fibrin, casein, musculin and
legumih. The principal albuminous sub
stance f grain is gluten; called also fi
brin of gluten, or vegetable fibrin, in the
same way as the legumen has -been called .
vegetable casein. The glutea in the ce
reals, represents the legumen of peas,
beans, lentils and other seeds of the same,
vegetable kind. These two. substances.,
are considered to be of the same nour
ishing value, except that the legumen is.
richer in phosphorous then the gluten..
The grain contains GO per cent, of fecuia,
7 of gluten; 1.2 of fat of which one part .
is, phosphorous, similar to the legumens.
1-6 of mineral matter, 1.7 of cellular
matter, and 14 per cent, f water. Thus,
we see that the proportion of nourishing
matter in the leguminous seeds is from
24 to 31 per cent., while the npurishing
substances ot grain do not exceed. 15 per
cent. American Miller. .
-Men. of High Standing..
Chang, the Chinese giant,, is by no
means as tall as maay celebrated giants.
of other nations. Chang is seven feet
six inches in height. Patrick Cotter,
the Irish giant, was eight feet seven and.
one -half inches. He died in 1802.
Eleazer, the Jewish giant, mentioned by ,
Josephus as living in the reign of Yitel
lius, was ten feet six inches in height.
William Evans, porter to Charles L, was.
eight feet talL He died i. 1632. Goliath,
whom David slew, was. nine feet four
inches in height. Loushkin, drum
major of the Russian imperial guards,
was eight feet five inches in height.
Maximinus, the Roman emperor from
232 to 238 A. was eight feet six
inches tall. John Middleton, who was
born at Hale, in Lancashire, in the reign
of James I., was nine feet six inches in
height. His hand was seventeen inches
Ions: and eight and one-half inches broad.
A human skeleton eight feet six inches
in height is preserved in the museum of
Trinity college, Dublin.
The expression, "a lit'tle bird told
me," comes from Ecolesiastes x., 20 :
"For a bird of the air shall carry the
voice, and that which hath wings shall
tell the matter."
The bell of the evening The supnet