The Coast mail. (Marshfield, Or.) 187?-1902, November 15, 1879, Image 1

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OMrlnl I'npcr oM'oon I'ouiily.
Tlio (Jorfcmn t.iiiporor.
Tho Emperor WHIInm completed IiIh
eight v-wcnnd yi'iir hist March, mill Is
still strong enough "'i'O K1 il'
i..,i. ll.mtuh hn bus llll interview every
ntoriiiiiK with IiIh physician, who dpoidc
whether iiih iuiijosiy m in hi k urn, in
whether lin ntiint keep to IiIh rooms. Ap
ropos of tlic dinner, tin' Hrst "olllcor of
llm month" lo tlio Kaiser WUH OUCH u
I'Venehinan, mill probably still Ih, Only
lifter the war of IH70-71, tlio Emperor.
Ill It (It Of plltliotlMlll, lliHIIllHHCll llilll, lllllj
advanced it 'IVutoii to tlmt pout, Hut tlio
now chief cook, with tlio licst intentions,
only succeeded in giving h's "most-all-gracious"
liege lonl it norleH of violtmt
attacks of indigestion, Ho tho Eiench-
1I11UI Wit reinstated.
Tlio Emperor Ih, indeed, mi epicure in
every sense of tlio woril -n fact which it
en-lulu Exeter Hull meoliug wionicil to
lio scarcely iwvni'o of, llin relations
toward his august coiiHort mo evidence
of how sincerely ho admires mid him
Mlldlcd tliolifonf llin fllllHIUM pri'lllKT.MHOI-,
Fredetick tho Grout. When young, ho
wits renowned for un assiduous and
honornblo dototion toward tho woithior
Ono tenet of tho Epicurean philosophy
he him not. embraced, for tho Kniscr ih
extremely rolfitioiiK. Ho begins every
iluy by rending IiIh lllhlo, unit, Hinilo ns
ono tuny when ho tliinkn of other fact in
Iiih life, it would ho tho groutest of mis
takes lo regard him us n crowned Peck
sniff. Tito dispatches which we nil rend
during tho Irnneo-Ucrmuii wur, uud
which priiim'd tho Almighty for tho
Prussian victorioH, woro written in u
perfectly liouortt uiul believing Hiiirit. uud
wero, in truth, edifying instances (if
httiuility "JS'im uolii, not unto uh, but i
nnlo'l'liv tiniiio givo tho pruiho." lin
inanity ih nothing if not incoiiHintuut.
"The l'nnco of rniHuiii," uh ho xmih
onco Htyled, wuh the roverno of 11 reputa
tion for lionpttality. The truth in that ho
hud a vert Miiall iilloance, and 1'riiH.statt
tniditloiiH hiuc uImuvh been frugal. Tho
J'uiperor'M falher, lVedcrick III., licd
In tho plainest niuuuer; touch moio
iihunly than motl contforlubly-olV Her
Inn ih. Indeed, tho old King wuh lather
amiiM'd lo mi how liia own MibjeotH "cut
him out" Ono day thorn wunuory
good diiiuer at tho I'ulaco, and tho King
mud, with u Hinilo: "It'x almost goixl
enough forul'iivy Councilor." I'rinco
WiIIiiiiii'h tnvitutioiiH were dt ended like
tho cholern, mid, of courHO, they could
not bo declined. A cult of tea and it
wiHp of white bread Mill i luxury in
I'riiHHiu), with tho thinnest xiHHiblt
layer of uiurmaliidn on it, wuh the uliiuxt
poHHibility of refrcHhment iuthohnllrt of
the liolr presumptive It ended by gen
tlemen, uud (Hen litdiet, blipjiing out of
the I'tiiicd'h 1kiuk( and going to a neigh
boring rcttutirunt for uHiutck, after which
thoy would letuiu to tho princely abode.
Ono day William "npotted this little
iiiiiiiti'iirt; and, in intercepting a lady
who wan making her touinorary exit,
gravely leminded her that Mio eoiild not
go yet, for tho I'rincoHH (tho lmplcxs
ngiiMlal witHHtilt in tho rooms.
l.mporor William ban impnnod on
I'rinco Williuui, which nhow that ho
Mmply wautoil money to "do the thing"
hiiiiilHomelv Now ho given ohainimgno '
us well us tea at hiri parties, also iiihciiiih
... 7. . . .' I .
and HunduicheH pliiH tho bread and mar
maladc. l.ndt)i Truth ,
How Old in Oi.vhh? ThooldoHt upeci
men of pmo glass Iwaring anything like
a date, Ih a little mounted lion's head,
bearing tho nuino of mi Kgyptiati king of
tho eleventh ih nasty, in the Slade col
lection at the Ilritish Huseiint. That is
to Hay, at a period which may bo moder
ately placed as more that -tMK) years It.
('., glass was not only made, but made
with skill, which hIiowii that the uit wuh
nothing now, Tho invention of
pottery with it llbn of glasss is so old
that among tho fiagments which bear iu
Hcriptions of tho early Ilgyptiau mon
archy aio beads probably of tho llrst
dynasty. Of tho latter class tboroaro
numinous examples, such us tho bead
found nt Thebes, which hits (he naino of
Queen llutiiso or Husliep, of tho
eighteenth dynasty. Of tho naino period
thcro aro vilscs and goblets and many
fragments. It cannot bo doubted that
Kchliematiii found disks of glass in the
excavations ut Myceuio, though Homer
does not mention it us it substance
known to him. That tho modern art of
the glass-blow or was known long befoio
is ceit'tin from representations on lio
tines on tho walls of it tomb at lloni II as
sail, of tho twelfth Kgyptiati dynast vj
but a much older picture, which prob
ably toproHoutcd the same muntifaottuo,
isiiinong tho half-obliterated ncoiios in n
chamber of tho tomb of Thy at Hakkaru,
mid dates from it time of tho 11 ft li
dynasty, it time ho remote that it is not
possible, in Hpito of tho assiduous re
warolioH of many Kgy)tologors, to give
it a date in year.
MoitTAMrv in India i'iiom Hnaku
IIiit.h. Itoudors will bo startled to learn
that, according toit return published In
January, 1878, no fewor limit till.OOO hu
niati beings lost their lives in India dur
ing tho previous year by Himko bites,
This lamentable siterillco of life is occa
sioned not only by tho oobra mid krait,
but by other deailly spooles, mid notably
by a Hiiako barely it foot long, tho Kclm
I'linimlii, known also by tho nmuo of Hop
per or Ftiorsn. Tho eil'onts prodneod by
Hiinke-bito vary according to tho spooles,
Thus, tho bito of tho cobra prodtiees
coma mid Hpeedy death, whereas tho
poison of others. Htteh nH ltiiBaell'K viper,
produces oxooshivo ))aiu,crnvulnlonsaud
UHiially (lontli. Tho bito of Kehit carluula
causes blood to ooze from the pores of
the victim, who, after lingering for it
week or moro, huuoiiiiiuh to tho fatul
liotsou, Tho nuinbor of harmloss Hiiakes
is onorinnusly in uxcosh of tho venomous
Hnoulos, olso tho mortality would unques
tionably bo greater ovou than it Ih; and it
Ih to bo deplored thai more strenuous
ineusuroH mo not taken to eradicate, us
far its possible, it tiibo of animals so
deadly to man. Chamber's Journal,
Homo men's inmiusuript in moro difll-
cult to sot un than it rusty stove with ton
Jougtha of pipe bought ut auction,
tno ..tory propnro.1 i.v rimy which us- , ,.nr,,igSiu'ss of country postmasters. Wo
signs the credit of tho invention to the ( mv o kw, ft kc,, ..l( on wlJ U8niciouH
lh(enic!nns, is so fur true that these ml- ,mmiu MU inloiiening thoiu wo tuko tho
MMiturioitsmorchnntsbioughUpeciuieim K,,.utest care. It is no trivial business
to others countries from hgypt. Dr. ' t(1 i... ,,1,1,, .ltuiinkiiiiKliiilintnrntnxiiniiM
VOL. 1.
CuiiONltlCH In the Malls.
Novelties mo Hont ovnry day through
llto iiiidls. Among tho Intent uud strong
cut uilloles received for dollvory lit tlio
Now York postofllco urn two live linby
itllgutors. Thoy eamo to hand on Mon
day morning much to tho wirprlso of tlio
olllciuls who opened the packages. "No.
1 1," Huperiiitondent Purdy'H room, Ih tho
"Old Curiosity Shop" of tho Postal Do
purtiiiout. It Is a Hliigulnr rocoptuolo
lor nil tho queer thingM mid irregular
stulV constantly being received from ull
purtH of tho world lt.V persons ignorant of
tho postal laws, mid hy miiny In dollnneo
of tho known regulation unto thlrd-oIaHH
"Wo get Homo queer thingH hy mail I
can tell you," wild Assistant riuperin
toiidciit Juiioh; than fixing hiaoyo on tho
reporter, Jio continued, "Now, wluit
would you think if I told you wo some-
! tiuiCH get IoiuIh tlnoilgh tho mailH. You
1 laugh; why wo get IoIn of 'em, and,
1 cartridges, doiitonnting powder, torpe-
docH, llroworkH, Hky-rockotH, and oven
1 HiiukoH "
i "You'vo got thoin lmd, haven't yon?"
oliHorved tho reporter.
"I mean just what 1 nay," replied Mr.
JouoH, with n grim Hinilo. "Let mu tell
you. It wim about eight yeurM ago, wo
loceived by mail llvo variotiim of live
HiiukoH, Vull, wo wroto to WiiHliington
fur iiiMtructioiiH at to their diMiioHition,
and "
"Why didn't you kill them right nwiiy?"
iinKciI tlio roportor.
"Well, you wo thoy touched um in
traiiait, and wo havo no power to duntroy
any mull uiuttor litnlor micli clrcutnutaii
com. nihiUi.'h really ought to Imvo
been killed at tho
poHtollIco whero thoy
wcro mailed
"Well, what instructions did you
"Wo wero ordered to send thorn on to
Washington, uud thoy wero tlnnlly do
posited at tho KmitliHoniun Institute.
Homo of thorn died hut ono specimen Ih
"Wero they venomous snakes?"
"Yom, Hlr; wo learncsl afterward from
Washington of their vilainous charnctor.
AVhy, ono wuh u good-niwd, well-developed
rattlesnake. They came through
tlio mails in tin cans, punctured so unto
admit tho neceHsary nir. Now, thin
alligator in it harmless kind of mail mut
ter, compared with vicious copper
headrt." Tho alligators just received aro really
beautiful sneeiiiiens. They aro about
twelve indies long, and haiiilsoinoly
narked with yellow ringH from head to
tuil. Tho stniugo creuturcH wero initilod
in Biuall tint Imixoh, with iM'rfomtioiiH for
ait-. Tho dhvctioiiH woro in different
handwritings. Ono wuh to Ih ho nt to
MrH. Mldcrt, l'latbush uvenue, llrooklyn,
and tho other to a student at Vassur
College, I'oughkeepsie, N. Y, Tho
postolllco authorities permitteil it clerk
who lives near l'latbush aveiiuo to de
liver by lutnd the alligator addressed to
Mi. hldort; tho other is peacefully on
joving himsi'lf in tho comfortable quar
ters assigned linn in tlio postolllco. it
is it question whether his ittligntorship
will over reach tho
lair liiimls ol tlio
-. .1
"What shall wo do with it?
Oh, make
a let of it." said Mr. Jones.
Tho reporter laughed at the idea.
"Now, let mo toll you," continued the
otllcur, "wo onco had a cut Hont through
tho mails. That's a fact. Wo took it
out of tho Img, fed it, nod brought it up
in tho otllee; and that cat was tho mother
of it noblo nice of postolllco cnt."
Ill tho department Hiipervised by
Messra I'ttrdy uiul Jones, tho stupid mis
takes of thoughtless citizens who patron
ize tho iiostolllco art rectified mid tho
woik culls for peculiar skill and a largo
amount of patience. Sometimes the
receipt of these st range creatures through
tho mails lei wis to a very humorous cor
respondence between Now York and
Washington. It is not generally known
where tho irregular stuff comos from, an
the stumps on this kind of mail mutter is
what is culled "killed" nt the loceiviug
"How is it such queer things nro 8cnt
out?" queried tho reporter.
"simply tlirougli tlio stupidity or
-oiass of stuff which silly people slip into
tlio mails, inu neotlioy gottlioireiiuneos,
without a thought of the nuisance uud
trouble they cause tho employes."
"Docs Mrs. Khlcrt know wlto sent her
tho alligator?"
"I think not," said Mr. Jones, "8ho
tins an idea that a friend traveling in
Ninth Carolina forwarded it as it nieinen
(o of tho trip."
A Young man vh "t money didn't hold
out us long as tho Btuu fair dropped in
to tho telegraph otllco uud sent it dis
patch to his father in mi interior town to
forward him cash to reaelt homo with.
When tho rcoeiving olerlc vw that tho
dispatch read, "To John Blank, Esq.,"
lie suggested that a snvingcouldbo made
by orusing tho"EHq."
"Well, inobbo you think so, but I
don't replied tho sonder. "Whon I am
homo I call him 'dud' all day long, but
when it domes down to black and whito
you'vo got to 'Esquiro' him right up to
the nitios, or walk homo by tho dirt road,
Don't you dure lonvo that off not with
the roads its muddy nu they aro now!"
In about an hour tho following answor
was received,
Joint untitle, Kiwi., forwnrdt you 110 ami you
cult Imvo wore if you whui It.
John Ulakk, Kq.
"Didn't I toll yo?" chuckled tho young
nian oh ho rend it. "DiuVh common
enough whon wo'ro all lionio and rushed
to get tho fall wheat in, but tho minute
his back gets rostod mid a stranger conies
along ho weighs moro to tlio ton than
liny 'Esq on Iorh, I toll yo, you don't
know n man till yo'vohood corn with
liintl" Fa Press
"Hell eloBod for ropairu," la tho titlo of
a locturo bv I'rofossor Jamioson. of Cin-
olnuuti, Batau, wo bcliovo, is building
J hits chimneys hfghor bo as to reouro n
hotter draft for his funmoon.
Forly.'iilno Years Aro.
Just forty-nlno yenrHngo that is, Hot)
tombor 15, 18.'W. tlio first passenger rail
road in England, the Liverpool mid Man
chester Hallway, was opened with great
poreinony. A year boforo a prlzo of XiWH)
hud been offered for tho host locoinotivo
engine, which had been won by George
HtephensotrH Ilockel, tition which wero
HubHccpiently modolled tlio old gnwishop
nor engines of tho lialtinioro and Ohio
Jtuilroad, their ajqiearmipo boing H'ig
geHtivo of the name. Eight locoinotivo
engines had been completed mid placed
upon tho lino, and ull had been tested
with entire HiinpesH. To cvtry englno
was attached four passenger carriages,
each containing twenty pontonH. The
first engino, tho Northumbrian, drew the
most distinguislied guest tho Duko of
Wellington, Sir llobert Peel, and other
members of the Ministry. It had one lino
of tho double track to itself. Tho other
locomotives, with their carriages, follow
ed ouch other on the other lino, Tho pro
cession started from Liverpool at 11a.
m., with Hugs, music, lino weather, and
great enthusiasm. Seventeen miles
from Liverpool, thoy stopped to lako in
water, and, in order to offord tho Duko
of Wellington nn opportunity of seeing
the procession, the seven locomotives
wero ordered to puss slowly by tho Nor
thumbnail, standing on its truck. Sev
eral gentlemen hud alighted while the
locouiotiw'H woro taking in water, mid
ono of them, Mr, IIuHkisson, Member of
Parliament for Lierpool, and an earnest
supporter of the railway cause, catching
sight of the Duko of Wellington, between
whom uiul himself had been home politi
cal coolness, ran eagerly across tho track
to shake him by the hand. At that mo
ment tho order was given for tho seven
engines to move forward. Mr. iluskis
Hon tvus bewildered. Tho rocket, which
wits tho lending engine, struck him while
ho wuh still in doubt where to lice. Tho
wheels went over his leg and thigh, and
ho expired thitt evening. The accident
cast a deep gloom over the day's festivity.
The trip wuh concluded, that people
waiting along tho lino might not Ih; dis
appointed, but ull rejoicing uud gnyoty
were ut an end.
Tho next day tho railroad wus opened
for pttHsengcr trulllc, and carried 140 per
sons from Liverpool to Manchester in
two hours. The original calculations of
of the construction had been based on
probable returns from heavy merchan
dise trallle coal, cotton and iron. They
had formed no high expectation of any
grout emolument from transporting pus
sengeis. Put tho railroad was hardly
ojH'ned before un average of 1200 per
sons dully wcro willing to trust it with
their live. In n few yours it was found
that tho enormous trallle wuh too heavy
for the origiuul mils, and it becaino noc
osKury to relay the rond ut considerable
lint though September 15, 18M, is tho
greatest day in railroad annuls, being
that on which tho world's Urst railroad
wuh opened completo, our own Mnryland
railroad preceded tho Liverpool A. Man
chester in utility. Tho first soil of tho
Baltimore A Ohio Hiulroad wns broken
for its introduction July 4, 1828, and by
tho next your eight enrs, assisted by one
locomotive engine, and carrying passen
gers and trulllc lietwoon Pultimoro, tho
Heluy Hoiiho, and Ellicott's Mills.--n-tinww
The (lay Monarch.
Being shy, reserved, and occiihtoined
to stand much upon his dignity, e.xcopt
to the very few friends who possosRod
his ponlldonce, I'rinco of Wnlos Charles
had never come prominently Vforo tho
nation. Tho grasp of his mind was
limited, he hud ninny prejudices and fow
ideas, the How of thoughts was slow and
labored, and he was by iinture reticent
uud reserved. Conscious tlmt his gifts
did not tend to shed a lustre upon his
father's court, ho hud held himself aloof
from its more boisterous festivities, and
from the homage of the vnlgnr. The
loquncity, the iendaiitry, tho Minify of
his coarse, self asserting sire jarred upon
tho sensitiveness of the young Princo,
which caused him to withdraw from tho
nociety of those who by their servile (lat
teries, had wormed themselves iuto tho
intimacies of the throne. The Beloct and
limited, fow, however, who had been
afforded the opportunities of judging tho
character of Charles woro strongly im
proHsed in his favor. Ho was not it ready
talker, lint when he spoke ho showed
tliot ho was able to bring to bear upon
tlio subject under discussion, if not much
origiuul thought, nt least much reading.
IIo had a keen appreciation of tho line
arts, mid in his travels on tho continent
had struck those who surrounded him by
tho depth and judgment of tho criticisms
ho passed upon the different paintings
that mot his view. In mi ago of much
license ho had worn tho white (lower of
n blumoloss life mid hud been sneered at
by tho wits of Versailles as leing as
virgin ns his sword. Ho far as externals
went, nature had been most kind to him.
His face was expressivo, and tho features
marked by that purity and ronnement
which tiro termed uristoorutie; his ilguro
was graceful j his manners, though some
what liaugnty, woro eminently oonrtiy
and winning. Ah it was said of his un
happy descendont, tho Young Protendur,
on his llrst entrance intoEdinburg, so it
could bo said of Charles, ho "not only
lookod like it King but like a gentleman.
Tim OuTiucit OavaiiWY. 7t Is reported
that a giotesquo genius soino yours ago
conceived tho idea of importing and
and utilizing ostriches for tho United
Btiitos cavalry, instead of horses, and
notuully imported eighteen of those long
legged birds. These laid numerous
eggs in tho sands of Now Mexico, and
the Hook of ostriches now numbers 117
stalwart members, It is added that
Colonel Hatch, of tho Ninth regiment of
cavalry, is about to mount ono of his
ooiiipanios on ostriches. "Thoy nro
Htroug, dooilo, float as a liorso, will llvo
for dayB without tating or drinking, and
nood httlo or no grooming."
Tho Buvanuali, Ooorgiu Kem states
how mosquitooH nro utilized in tho man
agement of cuttlo in Florida in causing
tlio cattle to cluster together uiul thus
nave hordoiB. It says that undor tho in
iluonoo of thoBO posts tlio cuttlo othorwiso
wild and hard to manage "booomo dooilp
and easy to nmnago,1' Novel but un
Injuries to tho Brain.
Tho lndinnnpolis journal gives n
report of it lecture upon tho bruin
recently delivered by Dr. V. 11.
Fletcher in tlmt city, in which ho
mentioned tho following inBtnnccu of
recovery of persoim nfior sovcro in
jury to tho brain . '-
Onco, about ten yours nyo, I wns
on South MissiHsippi utrcot, this city,
and was called upon to attotid to the
injuries of nn Irish boy, upon tvhoso
head u piece of Htono had fallen. A
largo rent was made in tho skull,
through which tho bruin-muttcr was
rapidly oozing. I took out nearly n
tiiblcspooiiftil of it, uud removed a
picco of th" Hlone nod Hovcrnl frag
inotits of tho hone. Tho lad recov
ered in n fow weeks, bus sinco gone
thioiigh our public, schools with
credit, and is ruthc brighter than
the avcrago lad. At anothor timo a
littlo girl fell from tlio third story
window of a block situated at
tho corner of Maryland and Illinois
streets. Jlcr skull was completely
llattcncd, and tho brain very much
compressed. The skull was pressed
hack into proper shape, and the gill
rccovoiol. One very romarkablo in
cidout occurred muiijV years
this Stale A tiittn, while attending
to a blast in a coal mine, ignited tho
chargo by a spark .'from it crowbar
before ho was ready,. and tho bar was
thrown through his hands. One end
of il struck under his chin, and;
passing clear through tlio brain, pro.
truded Ihiough tho top of the skull.
Tho bar wub removed and tho man
lived twelve years iij pcifcct health,
mentally and" physically. A similar
caso which happened in the Eastern
States is men Honed in many recently
written physiologies. Last year an
explosion occurred lit the Eagle Ma
chine Works in thiscit. Apiece of
sliver ontcrod the head of a gentle
man, entering the brain to tho depth
of 2J inches. Tho wood was cvent
uully removed, and with it some
hrain-mnttcr. 'i'ho gentleman recov
ered ami is engaged in business in
this city to-day. .Numbors of other
case J equal in point of importatico
and interest to those I Imvo related
havo occurred and nro on record. 1
could mention many more if timo
permitted. -' -
Tho fact that tho brain may sus
tain such injuries without producing
death may bo explained on tho fol
lowing theory: In a health condi
tion tho brain matter completely tills
tlio skull, uiul the introduction of n
foreign object, however small, creates
a pressure which issuflicicntuuid stiro
to cutiso death, unless :i correspond
ing quantity of bono or brain matter
escape by the apcrturo caused by tho
ontrunce of ho foreign matter. A
bullet outers the biain and nn amount
of brain matter equal in si.o must be
permitted to escape, or tho prcssuro
is greater than can he withstood. In
each of the cases cited sii'jli was tho
case. Even when such an amount
of matter escapes death may ensue,
but it docs not necessarily follow. In
upoploxy a blood vessel in tho brain
is ruptured, and no aperture existing
in tho sktill, there is no means of exit
for tho blood thus freed. Tho pulsa
tion of the heart continues to iorco
blood iuto tho brain, and doath re
sults from prohsuio on tho brain.
.. .
A Lb .UKTk.
Tho girl who amputates hor boil is she
who cuts a swell.
Tho Chicago Inter-Ocean advises Konr
noy to hire a balloon.
Mr. Krupp culls the big gun "Love,"
because love levels all ranks.
"Pin ungaged for this sot," wiid the
lieu to tho rooster us sho went clucking
John Pnssoll Young is to bo dined by
Washington journalists on his return to
that city.
If the wool of a bheop will pay the ex
pense of cure and keeping, is not the car
cass increase clear gum?
Lightning killed l!J hhecp grouped
around a burn in Ohio, mid loft two
tramps intact who wero iusido on tho
"A hair on tho bend is xvortli it dozon
in tho hush," says nn exchange. Hut
then it doesn't attract near so muoh atten
tion. Milk contains only one mtrogenized
constituent, known us casein; besides
this, its chief ingredients aro butter and
sugar of milk.
In tho English eheeso factory manage
nicnt the value of tho whey for feeding
to young htoro pigs is estimated at 15
per cow annually.
When John Monigrip's wifo asks for a
dollar or two for current demands, ho
smilos sweetly us ho says, "True, lovo,
darling, seoka no ohnngo."
Tho two largest holders of United
shitos registered bonds aro Mr. W. II,
Vanderbilt, of this city, mid Mr. J. O,
Flood, of Sun Fiituciseo, each of whom
has 85,C00,(K10, faittphio.
What is peculiar in tho lifo of a
man consists not in his obodioneo, but
hut opposition to tho instinota; in ono
direction or anothor ho strives to live a
supernatural lifo,
"Woman is a delusion, madumo," ex
claimed a rusty old bauholor to a witty
young lady. "And man is always hug
ging some dolusion or othor," was tho
quick retort.
A big U030 may indicate a liberal heart
to soino, but to others it is a token that
thoro was matoriai Jon alter nature got
tho man's feet in shnpoand she put in on
tho nose to snvo it.
After two or thrco exciting chnscs
from tho inilitiuy kraal, after passing
Zulus whom wo disarmed and qura
tioncd, we determined to striko to
ward Erilorijnnetii, so as directly to
intercept the lino by which tho King
must pnss. Another twenty miles
followed, chiefly of pretty open hush
with long grass between, tlmt kept
on Bwcoping in n continual swaying
stream over our stirrups and boots
on cither side as wo panned along tho
nnrrow track, only formed by tho
tread of Kaflirs, up and down slopes,
sometimes sovero, sometimes moder
ate. We m rived by the nightfall on
Sunday at a mountain kraal, whore
wo again bivouacked, getting some
sour milk mid bakinc some sour
cakes ol Indian corn, hero called I
"mealies." Of course our thrco days'
supplies would have been qui to ex
hausted bud we not procured all the
food for our horses, and meat and
mealies for our men, with sometimes
sweet potatoes and a fow pumpkins to
give variety to
moiil. fVifiVo
i..i. , !u ,..., ;,.,.,i
f-mnnnuii'il Miinn mn-i-fibU' to tbirat v '
cotnpou u, tauie ugitc.iUlj to thirst ,
is a
souls. Sourness is the prevailing
quality in ull these compounds, but
is by no means an unpleasant sour
ncsa. However, on our way to the
kraal we intercepted otic of the wo
men, who confessed that the King's
girls were, she undert.ood, endeavor
ing to cross by one of the passes of
the mountain chain wo had reached,
and that theie wero but thrco passes
in all through it. Wo therefore re
solved early next morning (Monday)
to move along the ridge. We havo
to-day intercepted in succession,
first, two attendant girls at a neigh
boring kraal, then, as wc pushed on
to this, at the third pass along the
ridge, wo look a man in company
with a boy, carrying a big bundle.
He declared himself at first to bo a
servant ol Usobebo, who has been in
an underhand negotiation witli us,
but, on the boy s btiudlo being broken
open, it proved to contain a very 1
it proved to contain
hunusoiuo Jlenry express rule, winch '
tho King was known to havo pos
ng was known to havo pos
sessed, and various other mutton,
which could hardly havo belonged to
any 0110 else. Finally, the man,
alarmed by some disclosures made
by tlio head of the kraal whero tho
man had slept, confessed that ho was
tho King's personal attendant, who
had only lcti him t'.ic jnevious day.
Then came in a troop of girls and an
attendant carrving all the personal
belongings of tho King, his medicine,
consisting of queer little bits of sticks
strung togother with hair, various
knives, razors, etc., and a most curi
ous collection of miscellaneous trash.
Colonel Dogachcr's silk pockothand
kerchief was among thoin. The girls
all bpliovcd that tho King had been
When, thereforo,
tho following
duy, a man came wiio had, in fact
been sent by Lord Gilford, though
Major Marter had no means ot know
. . -. . . ... ..
that ado toditv:! think Vou had
better taki this road." Major Mar
ter asked no questious but followed
him. About tho samo times Major
-Marter opened Lord Gifford's letter
to Captain Maurice. As this noto
novcr reached iw destination, and
was destroyed, there is nnturally
soino dispute as to its wording, but
thcro can bo 110 doubt that it contain
ed tho woids which Major Marter
appeara altcrward to havo forgotten.
"Tho king is in the kraal at tho bot
tom of tho hill, and I am watching
him." In any caso, Major Marter
followed his guido to a kraal where
two now guides woro provided for
him, who lod him towards tho edgo
of a sharp descent, and when nbout
fifty yards from it, pointed to a bush
on tho verge, as a point for him to
muko for. On creopiug there on
hands and knees, ho saw before him
a kraal, having on ono side com
pletely open ground; facing tho oth
er side 11 sharp descont, covered with
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tho loresl, reaching down to within
a couple of hundred yards of tho
kraal. Tlio 250 yards boing open
ground, ho decidod at onco that tho
only sure method was to attempt
getting down the forest-clad clitV.
lie nitido his natives strip of their
European clothes, to appenr as like
Zulus as possible, and lot them move
down tho opon Bide. Happily, after
groat difllculties, ho suceeedod in
getting lih men down, two horses
being lost in tho attempt. His two
troops galloped round on opposite
fides of tho kraal; tho natives up
poured at tlio samo momout on tho
opon aido, and in n fow minutes Ma
jor Martor was nt tlio king's hut,
and requested him to como out.
Tho king was brought hero on
Suuday, diroctly aftor morning sor
vice. Ho loft in tho ufiornoon for
Piotcrmtiritsburg, in an anibulauco
wagon, acoQinpuuiod by four attend
ants inside with him. and two oth
ers. Ho wns dressodln a tablecloth of
rod-nnd green pattorn, purcluiaablo
in Oxford stroot for porlmps 7s. lid,
IIo has a singularly dignified and
statoly nir, stands about five foot
olovon inches, but looks shorter,
from tho immonso eizo of his limbs,
muoh wufltod ns thoy havo boon by
J his long chase, In which wo woro al-
ing it, and whon, alter taluing lor h0 took up a bundlo of fodder, and creep
an hour about nothing, this man said ing up, struck both of them at ono blow,
at last: "The wind is blowing from (Thoro was something of a disappointment
NO. 40.
most bafllcd, though close upon him.
It is impossible to oxairerato tho im
portance of his capture. Tho extent
to which the Zulu HX'stom has been
,iti! it .
recreated by his personal character,
and has dennndo, nnnn if. i. n tl.inr,
hard to mako realizablo in many
words. Con. London Times.
I'oiltlon Affetti Sleep.
An English Physician, Dr. .T.Mortimer
Granville, in Iiih tccently-pnblishpd -work
tipon sleep, says:
"A constrained or uncomfortable po
sition will often prevent ropoo. Lying
flat on the back, with the limbs rclexed,
would 8ecmto secure tho greatest nmotint
of rest for the muscular system. This is
tho position assumed in tho most ex
hausting diseases, and it is generally
hailed as a token of revival when a
patient voluntarily turns on the side; but
there are peveraf disadvantages in the
Hiipino posture which impair or om-
barrass sleep. Thus, in -w eakly htetes of
tno lieart una moou-vcsscls. and in cer
tain morbid conditions of tho brain, tho
j blood seems to gravitate to tho back of
tho head, and to produce troublesome
dreams. In persons xt ho habitual 'y, in
1 their giat or work, stoop, there is prob-
i ably homo distress consequent on
straightening the muiic. Those xtlio
havo contracted chests, especially per
Bons w,1 liavc ,m1 P'curisy ami retain
11.ii.,..;ons of ti.G lM (lo ' t .., .v0i
I adhesions of the lungs, do not sleep At ell
41 n the hack. cary all xvho aro inclined
tosnoro do so while in '.hat position, lc
eaUHO the soft palate and uvula hang on
the tongue, and that organ fulls buck so
us to partially close the top of tho wind
pipe. It is better, therefore, to lie on
tho fdde, and, in tho presence of special
chcHt discuses, rendering it debirable to
lie on the weak aide so as to leave the
healthy lung frco to expand, it is we'll to
choose the right side, because xvheu the
body is thus placed food gravitates more
I easily out of the stomach into tho intes-
I tines, and tho weight of the liver docs
I not compress the upper portion of the
intestines. A glance at the plate of the
I viscreal anatomv will show how this
must be. Many persons are deaf in one
ear, and prefer to lie on that particular
' sider but, if possible, the right side
1 should be chosen, and the bodv rolled n
littlo forward, so that any saliva which
may be secreted shall run easily out of
tho' month, if not unconsciously swal
lowed. Again, sleeping with theenns
thrown over the head is to lie depreciated;
but this position is often assumed during
sleep, because cirenhujon is then free in
the extremities and tho head and neck
and the muscles of tho chest are drawn
up and fixed by the shoulders, and thus
tho expansion of the thorax is easy. The
chief objections to this position are that
it creates a tendehcy to cramp andTold
, in tlio anus, and sometimes seems to
i cause headaches during sleep and
I dreams. These small matters often make
I or mar comfort in sleeping."
Tight Wl h its.
Several days ago we published an arti
cle from tho Dardanello Arkamian, giv
ing an account of a bulldog attacking
and almost tetirirg a couple of children
to pieces. Such a course from a bnlldog
is not surprising, but the following,
given us by Mr. George Harrison, of
Poinsett county, is something aside from
the usual line of animal ferocity:
Several mornings ago a boy abont 13
years old, a nephew of Mr. Harrison's,
I an intimate of his family, xrent out to
1 tho barn to feed his horses. When he
entered tho loft, he discovered two largo
outs lvintr on the straw nsleen. Bov like.
-j o --- . ,,
I " 1110 resuu. lno cnis, uisicao 01 uu
ning away, sprang at the boy with a fury
that startled him. Having nothing with
which to defend himself, the boy tumbled
around, xvhile tho cats squalled, clawed
and bit him unmercifully. The Imjv's
cries did not bring assistance, and, of
course, realizing tho fact that it might
prove fatal to delay desperate efforts, the
boy sprang toward tho ladder leaning
against the rafters, and ascendod to the
roof of the house.
Tho cats followed him, and, despite his
efforts to keep them away, bit and clawed
him frightfully. Realizing his ladder
folly, ho jumped down on tho hay. The
eats followed him. By this timo he xvas
Ideeding very freely, nnd his coat xvas
almost torn into threads. Seizing one of
tho cats by the hind legs, he attempted
to beat it to death agaiust tho wall, but
tho animal turued around and began tear
ing his arm. Shaking the felino off, ho
ran to tho ladder leading down. 'J. ho an
minis followed him.
Just as he reached
tho ladder, he discovered a moukey
wrench lying on the floor. Seizing it ho
turnod. dealt tho foremost cat a blow bo
n i ixuxit in
tween tho eyes, and before it could re
covor mashed its head. The other ani
mal xvas not rendered less ferocious by
the death of its companion, but fought
with fury. With a heavy blow tho hoy
stietched out the remaining felino and
bent out its brains. Catching them by
tho tails, ho marched to tho house to givo
a .. I.!- l.li1n IVl.nn l.A 0,1.
an nccouui 01 u imvm.-. nw .
"""""; - ', 1 ,i i.
tered tho houso, ragged, and bleeding
from utmost ovory men 01 n uy ,
Imlilincr two lnrco cats bv tho toils, tho
astonishment of the unolo and terror of
tho aunt woro xvhat you might call
boundless. The boy has boon confined
to his bed sinco tho encounter, and his
physicians say that his recovery is doubt
ful. Utile Hock (Ark.) Gaietl.
SnLiiiso Convicts in Aaiuma. A lot
of prisoners sentenced to hard labor in
Alabama xvero knocked down to tho
highest bidder at the following figures:
Martha Jackson, a negro xvouutu, wont
off at 3 10 per month; Emma Parker, a
negro xvoman, 82 05; an old negro mau,
William Moulton 81 20; Sarah Moulton,
his xvif o,81; Sam Molono, n negro man,
went for 88; Sam xvas a "likely fellow,"
and tho bidding xvas quite lively. Jim
arahaui, a negro uoy, urpugni. eu ou;
John Fleming, a nogro men, was kuook
od off at 80 60; Junius O.iiorne, a xvhite
man brought only twenty-tlvo cents a
month, xvhile another whito man by tho
name of Mann, xventfor tho small sum of
five cents. A number of negroes xvoro
among tlio bidders, and ono said ho
never oxpociou w xivo 10 oo mu j
whon a nogro would bo worth morq than
11 white intuit
Tho Interests of Southern Oro
gon Always Foremost.
The Development of our Minn, tlio Imp-overact)
t of oar Harbors, and IUIIro-ICora-muntoailon
with the Interior, Hpcclsltlei.
;. ' v., ' .'.". ' 1
Uncle Andrew's Itomance.
Uncle Andrew sot leaning Ida olbowrt
j on tho wb, .....Hir, hU head on Mil
., m ' ' i,ui., .
band. Traces of fresh tears wcro upon,
' , . , , , , . n i .
I ,,la chwk" nnd lua wero !
tho ivory miniature which lay bofom
1 him, depicting, as I saw by the glimps
1 which I caught of it, a bright, girlish
faoo of surpassing beauty.
I had no thought of intruding upon
i Undo Andrew's private griefs when t
entered his room without warning. In
I deed, I never suspected that ho had any
griefs, he was so cheerful and pleasant,
and so free from the crustiness commonly
set dtiwn as the distinguishing trnits ol
old bachelors.
I xvas about to beat a hasty retreat,
xv hen Uncle Andrew stopped me.
"Don't go, Charlie," ho said, "I feel
as though it would do mo good to to tain
a hit just now."
"Is that tho likeness of a relativo?"
I asked, pointing to tho miniature,
which seemed to be the subject of hi I
"No," ho answered; "but I will tell
you the story if yon care to hear it. X
think it would bo a relief to tell somo
ono this evening."
I drew up a chair in front of Unchi
Andrew, who thus proceeded:
"You may form some conception of
how beautiful Alice Bond was from tho
picture you see there, though tho reality
wns far beyond tho power of any artist to
"Sho wa5 u delicate and tender flower.
A hereditary tendency to lieart disease
her mother liud diod suddenly from that
cause gave her friends much anxiety in
her earlier years, but tho doctors gavu
encouragement that she xvould outgrow
it iu time, and Mr Bond went ou making
money its usual, with an eye to leaving
his daughter, soino day, the richest heir
ess in the land.
"I was a happy youth that day when I
told Alice that I loved her and had dono
so ever since I knew the meaning of tho
word, and she leaned her darling head,
on my shoulder and whispered back tho
precious answor that satisfied my heart"
"We both knew Alice's father too xrcll
to hope for his present sanction to our
union. This xvas our plan: I would gi
to the land of gold, then newly dis
covered, win a fortune, and then return
and claim the hand of the rich man's
daughter when he would have no right;
to scorn my suit an that of a mercenary
"For two long years I toiled in that
xvild, far-off country, as a man only can
toil when he has some cherished end in
view. I xvas among the fortunate ones,
and at tho end of tho period named had
amassed a sum beyond my most sanguino
hopes. Tlio ttmo had corao -whcs-1-aecii
wait no longer. Tho days of servitude
were over, and I might now claim thi
"With what impatience I made the)
weary journey homeward. Not a lino
had passed between Alice and myself. I&
xvas a condition, of onr compact that xr.1
should hold no communication till thj
i time came that we might ask Alice's)
father for his approval. Tho self-im-'
posed restriction had been faithfully
observed. I did not even xvrite to tell
Alice of my good success. I xrished tu
be bearer of the good news in person.
"At Inst I set foot in my nativo town.
My first greeting I resolved should como
from Alice. I rather ran than walked ti
her house.
"Tell Misa Bond a gentleman xvishe3
to see her, I said, excitedly, to a servant
who answ ered my hasty ring.
I " 'I fear you cannot see her tcrday,'
' was tho response.
"Why not?" 1 asked impatiently.
" 'Do you not know sho is to be mar
ried this morning?' returned tho scr
vant. "Married 1" I said, gasping for breath.
"Married! to whom ?"
1 " To Mr. Ellis Wythe."
"Ellis Wythe ! the villain 1 Ho had
pretended to bo my friend, and was tha
only confidente of my lovo for Alice.
I "Not well knowing what I did, I stap
, gered past tho servant and xras soon 111
; tho midst of the gay company, to whom
I Mr. Bond, stiff and stately as usual, was
j doing the honors with an air of great
I satisfaction.
"Tho bridegroom and his attendants
stood in a little group by themselves. A
I clergyman was in xvaiting to do his office.
They seemed to be only xvaiting for tlio
I I advanced and confronted Ellis
1 Wythe. Heaven knows what I xvonld
j havo said or dono, for I xvas in no rear
, sonablo niood. But at that instant a
, I nfronch the house. Alarm bvev-
.s...1 ilirv nnnttianiiniia nf titP miAftr4.
K general rush for the stair-
i ii 11
xvav, and I xvas homo along xviui um
otliers. Through tho open door, of aa
apartment xvo saw tho bridesmaid, who
had gone to summon tho bride, kneeling
beside a prostrate form in white. It was
that of Alico iu her xvoddiug robes, Tlie
strain upon the worn, troubled heart had
been too grejjt. Sho was dead.
It xvas not till aiiorwarua iiuis 4.
learneu uio mu peniuv u mw iuuw,
. Ue haa ,)retenUe(i to receive intelligence,
. . .. 1 ii. 1-.11 11.1.. t nil.,. TOrl.ii
1 tl xtQnv a correspondent ,of my marnagp-
and permanent settlement in California.
Stung by my apparent faithlessness,
Alien had yielded to her father's com
mand nnd eonsontod to marry a man sfca
did not love. But tho poor, crushed
heart rebelled at last and broke."
Poor Unelo Audrowl and that x
tho reason he had always remained ft
Domestic Thvnwkii Stoiimb. Not
many lovers, I suppose, havo found tht
thoir xtoddod life answered quite -
dream of thoir courtship noi quite;
mine don't Yet xvho xvould onter a cowr
plaint with heuven bocause May does Re
quite match with October? If y
perienco can bo of auy uso, I thikj
thunder storm so it xvas not to do i
chiefmay clear the atmosphore
the roof about as xvell as it doos otM
And so sure am I of its blessing, tfc
xvheu I hear people say that thoy lUMf
livod.togothor five and twenty years, mm
never had the loast difference, I wonajsf
wonder if they havo not had grettd-f
nt iilfTAraneo. It is a lesson we hY- m
, leara, too, through our wMest and B4
pannm purvix,-"o-w- iv-vy