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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE; WASHINGTON, Dt ., DECEMBER 331, 1881..
THE STARS AND STRIPES.
Sung at the grand Union concert in Baltimore, Md.,
April 10, 1862.
Rally 'round the flag, boys,
Give it to the breeze;
That's the banner -ve love
On the land and seas.
Brave hearts are under it,
Let the traitors brag,
Gallant lads, fire away,
And light for the flag.
Chorus Their flag is but a rag,
Ours is the true one;
Up with the Stars and Stripes,
Down with the new one ;
Raise then the banner high,
Ours is the true one,
Up with the Stars and Stripes,
Down with the new one.
Let our colors fly, boys,
Guard them day and night,
lFV?r victory i? liberty
4Ru God will bless the right.
Floating high above us,
Glowing in the sun,
Speaking loud to all hearts
Of a freedom won.
"Who dares to sully it
Bought with precious blood ?
Gallant lads will light for it
Though ours should swell the flood.
Chorus Their flag is but a rag.
Ours is the true one. &c.
JBaltimvre American, April 23, 1SG2. J
Recollections of a Drummer Boy.
THE FIRST DAY AT GETTYSBURG.
Harry M. Keifler, in St. Nicholas for January.
" Colonel, close up your men and move on as
rapidly as possible."
It is the morning of July 1st, and we are
crossing a bridge over a stream, as the Staff-officer,
having delivered this order for us, dashes down
the line to lmrry up the regiments in the rear.
"We get up on a high range of hills, from which
we have a magnificent view. The day is bright,
the air is fresh and sweet, and the sun shines out
of an almost cloudless sky, and as we gaze away
off yonder down the valley to the left look!
Do you see that? A puff of smoke in mid-air!
Very small and miles away, as the faint and long
coming "boom" of the exploding shell indicates,
but it means that something is going on yonder,
away down in the valley, in which, perhaps, we
may have a hand before the day is done. See!
Another and another! Faint and far away comes
the long-delayed "boom!" "boom!" echoing
over the hills, as the Staff-officer dashes along the
lines with orders to "double-quick! double
quick!" Four miles of almost constant double-quicking
is no light work at any time, least of all on such
a day as this memorable first day of July, for it
is hot and dusty. But we are in our own State
now, boys, and the battle is opening ahead and it
is no time to save breath. On we go, now up a
hill, now over a stream, now checking our head
long rush for a moment, for we must breathe a
little. But the word comes along the line again,
"double-quick," and we settle down to it with
right good-will, while the cannon ahead seem to
be getting nearer and louder. There's little said
in the ranks, for there is little breath for talking,
though every man is busy enough thinking. We
all feel, somehow, that our day has come at last
as indeed it has!
TVe get in through the outskirts of Gettysburg,
tearing down the fences of the town-lots and
outlying gardens as we go ; we pass a battery of
brass guns drawn up beside the Seminary, some
hundred yards in front of which building, in a
strip of meadow-land, we halt, and rapidly form
the line of battle.
" General, shall we unsling knapsacks? " shouts
some one down the line to our Division-general,
as he is dashing by.
"Never mind the knapsacks, boys; it's the
And he plunges his spurs up to the rowel in the
flanks of his horse, as he takes the stake-and-rider
fence at a leap, and is away.
"Unfurl the flags, Color-guard!"
"Now, forward, double "
" Colonel, we're not loaded yet!"
A laugh runs along the line as. at the command
"Load at will load!" the ramrods make their
merry music, and at once the word is given,
"Forward, double-quick!" and the line sweeps
up that rising ground with banners gaily flying,
and cheers that rend the air a sight, once seen,
never to be forgotten.
We drummer -boys sit on our drums, and watch
the line going in with cheers. Forthwith we
get a smart shelling, for there is evidently some
body else watching that advancing line besides
ourselves; but they have elevated their guns a
little too much, so that every shell passes quite
over the line and plows up the meadow-sod about
us in all directions.
Laying aside our knapsacks, we go to the Sem
inary, now rapidly filling with the wounded.
This the enemy surely cannot know, or they
wouldn't shell the building so hard! "We get
stretchers at the ambulance, and start out for the
line of battle. AVe can just see our regimental
colors waving in the orchard, near a log-house,
about three hundred yards ahead, and we start
out for it I on the lead and Daney behind.
There is one of our batteries drawn up to our
left a short distance as we run. It i3 engaged in
a sharp artillery duel with one of the enemy's,
which we am not see, although we can hear it
plainly enough, and straight between the two our
road lies. So; up we go, Daney and I, at a lively
trot, dodging the shells as beet we can, till, pant
ing for breath, we set down our stretcher under
an apple tree in the orchard, in which, under the
brow of the hill, we find the regiment lying, one
or two companies being out on the skirmish line
I count six men of company C lying yonder in
the grass killed, they say, by a single shell.
Andy calls me away for a moment to look after
some poor fellow whose arm is off at the should
er; and it was just time I got away, too, for im
mediately a shell plunges into the sod where I
had been sitting, tearing my stretcher to tatters
and plowing up a great furrow under one of the
boys who had been sitting immediately behind
me, and who thinks "That was rather close shav
ing, wasn't it, now?" The bullets whistling
overheard make pretty music with their ever
varying "z-i-p! z-i-p!" and we could imagine
them so many bees, only they have such a terri
bly sharp sting. They tell me, too, of a certain
cavalry man (Dennis Buckley, Sixth Michigan
cavalry it was, as I afterward learned let histo
ry preserve the brave boy's name) who, having
had his horse shot under him, and seeing that
first-named shell explode in company C with
such disaster, exclaimed, " That is the company
for me!" He remained with the regiment all
day. doing good service with his carbine, and he
"Here they come, boys; we'll have to go in at
them on a charge, I guess!" Creeping close
around the corner of the log-house, I can see the
long lines of gray sweeping up in fine style over
the fields ; but I feel the Colonel's hand on my
"Keep back, my boy; no use exposing yourself
in that way."
As I get back behind the house and look
around, an old man is seen approaching our line
through the orchard in the rear. He is dressed
in a long, blue, swallow-tailed coat and high silk
hat, and coming up to the Colonel, he asks :
" Would you let an old chap like me have a
chance to fight in your ranks, Colonel?"
" Can you shoot ? " inquires the Colonel.
" Oh yes, I can shoot, I reckon," says he.
" But where are your cartridges ? "
" I've got 'em here, sir," says the old man, slap
ping his hand on his pantaloons pocket.
And so "old John Burns," of whom every
school-boy has heard, takes his place in the line
and loads and fires with the best of them, and is
left wounded and insensible on the field when the
day is done.
Reclining there under a tree while the skir
mishing is going on in front and the shells aTe
tearing up the sod around us, I observe how evi
dently hard pressed is that battery yonder in the
edge of the wood, about fifty yards to our right.
The enemy's batteries have excellent range on
the poor fellows serving it. And when the smoke
lifts or rolls away in great clouds for a moment,
we can see the men running, and i ammingr and
sighting, and firing, and swabbing, and changing
position every few minutes to throw the enemy's
guns out of range a little. The men are becom
ing terribly few, but nevertheless their guns,
with a rapidity that seems unabated, belch ferth
Teat clouds of smoke and send the shells shriek
ing over the plain.
Meanwhile, events occur which give us some
thing more to think of than mere skirmishing
and shelling. Our beloved Brigadier -general,
stepping out a moment to reconnoiter the enemy's
position and movements, is seen by some sharp
shooter off in a tree, and is carried severely
wounded into the barn. Our Colonel assumes
command of the brigade. Our regiment facing
westward, while the line on our right faces to
the north, is observed to be exposed to an enfi
lading fire from the enemy's guns, as well as from
the long line of gray now appearing in full sight
on our right. So our regiment must form in line
and cl.ange front forward, in order to come in
line with the other regiments. Accomplished
swiftly, this new movement brings our line at
once face to face with the enemy's, which ad
vances to wTithin fifty yards, and exchanges a few
volleys, but is soon checked and staggered by our
Yet now, see ! Away to our left, and conse
quently on our flank, a new line appears, rapidly
advancing out of the woods a half-mile away,
and there must be some quick and sharp work
done now, boys, or, between the old foes in front
and the new ones on our flank, we shall be anni
hilated. To clear us of these old assailants in
front before the new line can sweep down on our
flank, our brave Colonel, in a ringing command,
orders a charge along the whole line. Then, be
fore the gleaming and bristling bayonets of our
"Bucktail" brigade, as it yells and cheers, sweep
ing resistlessly over the field, the enemy gives
way and flies in confusion. But there is little
time to watch them fly, for that new line on our
left is approaching at a rapid pace ; and, with
shells falling thick and fast into our ranks, and
men dropping everywhere, our regiment must
reverse the former movement by " changing front
to rear," and so resume its orignal position facing
westward, for the enemy's new line is approach
ing from that direction, and if it takes us in flank,
we are done for.
To "change front to rear" is a difficult move
ment to execute even on drill, much more so
under severe fire; but it is executed now steadily
and without confusion, yet not a minute too soon !
For the new line of gray is upon us in a mad tem
pest of lead, supported by a cruel artillery fire,
almost before our line can steady itself to receive
the shock. However, partially protected by a
post-and-rail fence, we answer fiercely, and with
effect so terrific that the enemy's line wavers, and
at length moves off by the Tight flank, giving us
a breathing space for a time.
During this struggle, there had been many an
exciting scene all along the line as it swayed
backward and forward over the field scenes
which we have had no time to mention yet.
See yonder, where the colors of the regiment
on our right our sister regiment, the One Hun
dred and Forty-ninth have been advanced a
little to draw the enemy's fire, while our line
sweeps on to the charge. There ensues about
the flags a wild melee and close hand-to-hand en
counter. Some of the enemy have seized the
colors and are making off with them in triumph,
shouting victory. But a squad of our own regi
ment dashes out, and amid yells and cheers and
smoke, you see the battle-flags rise and fall, and
sway hither and thither upon the surging mass,
as if tossed on the billows of a tempest, until,
wrenched away by strong arms, they are borne
back in triumph to the line of the One Hundred
See yonder, again! Our Colonel is clapping
his hand to his cheek, from which a red stream
is pouring; our jjieutenantuoionei is Kneeling
on the ground, and is having his handkerchief
tied tight around his arm at the shoulder ; the
Major and Adjutant both lie below, pierced with
balls through the chest ; one Lieutenant is wav
ing his sword to his men, although his leg is
crushed at the knee ; three other officers of the
line are lying over there, motionless now forever.
All over the field are strewn men wounded or
dead, and comrades pause a moment in the mad
rush to catch the last words of the dying. Inci
dents such as these the reader must imagine for
himself, to -fill' in. iiiese swift sitetolras of how th j"
day was-won and lost ! j
Ayerlost'!' Fop- the balls V7hwh hav; so forl
come mainly fronire-nr front, b?gihi mow to sins.
in from our. left audright, whkhvmeans that W3-
are being flanked'. Somehow. :yway off to our
right, a half-mile of3o; our Imagine givt n way.";
and is already on-retroat througiJirhe' town, while
our left Is- being driven, and weou-sselve 3 may
shortly beaurroundecy and crusisd and jso the-
retreat is soundedi
Back naw along, tile railroad out 7re ',o, or
through the orchard 3nd the naroow str. ip of
woods behind it .with our dead seafcfcsred around?
on all sides,-and the mounded crying pite.usly
" riarry i ' Harry ! " Db is a faint soiy of a drying
man yonderfin the grassland I mvsi-bewho "it is.
" Why, Willie ! Tellme where you. are hurt? "
I ask, kneeliDg dbwn bside him, an& I see the
wuiua uiiitj uixui iur. ny-as last aymg..
"Here is my side, Hhrry. Telle Mother
Poor fellsw) he can- say no msre.. His head,
falls back, and Willie Black is at res& forever.
On, nowr .through that? strip, of weds, at the
other edge- of which, nUh my hack against a
stout oak, J stop and look at a "beautiful and
thrilling sight. Some reserves arc-ifeiog brought .
up ; miantry in tne centre, tne cetera Bymg and '1
officers shouting; cavaky-on the right with sabers-1
flashing and horses onatrot ; artOsisy on the left,, .
with guns at full: gallop sweepicg.-into position. '
to check the headlong pursuit 't is-a grand sight,.!
and a finelly, but a vain one; for in an houir!
we are swept off the field and aio-ia, full retrealvl
Up through the streets-hurries, tjhe remnant c&
our shattered corps, while the enemy is pouring
into the town- only a few squares-away from us,
There is a tempest ofslmeking; ahells and whis'o -
ling balls- about our ears. The guns of that ba.V -
tery by tfce woods we-have dragged along, all tit-
horses b-sing disabladi The sirallerymen losd
as we go.uouble-cnarging wisir grape and CB2r.
"Makaway there, men J" 23- the cry, and tne
surging: mass crowdfe-oloseupoiiith&sidewalka t .
right andleft, leading along.iane- down the cenr
ter of the street, through- which fche grape zntli
canister, go rattling, into the ranks of the eneinyk.
Andi so, amid scenes which, 3 have neither jpace
nor power to describe, we gain Cemetery 3idg3
toward sunset, and throw, ourselves down bythe
roadiin a tumult of excitement and grief, having
lost the day through the overwhelming force of
numbers, and, yet somehow having gainect it, too.
(although as-yet we know it not), for the sacrifice
of' our corps has saved the position for th&-rest.o
the army, which has been raarching all day, ana'
hicli camss-pouring inojver Cemetery 3idge-all
Aye, tha-position, is. saved but whare is- ivar
corps? Well may our- Division-general, -who
early in the day succeeded to the command. w&en
our brave Eeynolds had fallen, shed tears-of grief
as he sits there on his horse and looks sv.er.the shat
tered remains of that First Army Corps, fop there
is but a handful of it left Of the five hundred
and fifty men that marched under our. regimental
colors on that morning, but one hundred; remain.
All our field and staff officers are- gone Of some
twenty captains and lieutenants,. bn.t ose is ' left
without a scratch, while of riiy own company
only thirteen out of fifty-four sleep that night on
Cemetery Ridge, under the opn,canopy of heaven.
In a quiet nook of the loyal castle at Berlin,
not accessible to the genial public, there is a
small, plainly furnished room, known for mort t
than two centuries past toithe successive custodian
of that ancient pile by the quaint designation of
the Kugelkammer, ox "Bullet Chamber." The
origin of this title is due to the following curissus
historical incident : In the year 1631, Gustavus
Adolphus, the hesoic King of Sweden, sat down
before Berlin, with his army, and opened; peace
negotiations with George William, thea elector
of Brandenburg, taking the precaution however,
to erect batteries in commanding positions within
close range of the city enceinte, with, a view to
exercising a wholesome pressure upoa the elector
and his military advisers. Under these circum
stances, George William promptly came to terms
with his royal adversary ; and the King, delighted
at the success of his manoeuvre, instructed his
artillerists beyond the walls to fire a grand feu-de-joie
in honor of the treaty concluded between
himself and the elector. His orders were at once
obeyed, when, to the consternation of theBerlinese,
a storm of missiles burst upon their house roofs.
The gallant Swedes had forgotten to draw the
balls from their cannon. Four of these ponderous
shot penetrated the walls of the royal castle, and
were subsequently dug out from their lodgments
in different portions of the building, to bo collected
and ever after carefully preserved in the ohamber,
which, to this day, is named after them.
In bats, the heart is aided by rhythmic con
traction of veins in the wings.
The butcher bird is said to impale its victims
on thorns and devour them at leisure.
In Rome, bankrupts were condemned to wear
in public black bonnets of a sugar-loaf form.
The ancient Chinese used hydropathy as a cure
for certain diseases, among others chronic rheu
matism. In China, a lady's distorted foot, which, naked,
looks something like a hoof, is called a "golden
Take the open air,
The more you take the better ;
Follow nature's laws
To the rory letter.
Let the physic go
To the Bay of Biscay ;
Let alone the gin
The brandy and the whisky.
Keep your spirits cheerful ;
Let no dreams of sickness
Make you ever fearful.
Eat the simplest food,
Drink the pure, cold water ;
Then you will be well,
Or at least you ought to.
A letter in the Raleigh News aiid'Obs&tjer gives
aa interesting.: deoci7ption of tSe sandy banks
a-long the HcSteraa- coast, Dare county, North
Carolina, and- iikvir inhabitants OGaietimes
kaown to inland'people as "sand-trippero7':
"The people of'tMs-region are of an'amphibious
nahire, and lire so ranch on and-'iriit&e water
that most of themy 5 am sure, are-web-footed.
They live mainlr- on' fish, clams, oysters, crabs,
teurapin, and wiM-ifow3. When theydcave home
they go in a boaa? and whether theygo-to court,
or go courting, .or' to- trade, or tc milty or to a
firaeral, they alwsys-g&bysail. Tkah2ora-niills
'.are run by sails;-andi 3ome of theoipnmp their
! water with windmills; Thev don't 20 ut stairs
but 'go aloft;' when ihey go to bed'they ' turn
in-; r when they ars illthey are ' under iheweather ; '
and! when they ijve-in.robust health they say they
; are 6bung up and bilge free.' They speak, of their
? tmm-built sweethearts as ' clipper haHfe' If one
is a little stout they sajr she is 'broad ia-the beam,'
h rwialnp ia s -wrilo o-rtcia,fa mncnTYi '
- J-'w j ir -M..f lC.VUVJ V-A.-N tXUUOUlilt
Many of them
have ship's cabin doors in their housesj.tBat slide
on grooves; ando fc tiieir buildings- they give a
i 1 1 -1 1 , .--
ji coaxing 01 tar, lEseao? oi painting ineni. The
11,3 IM 1. -1..11
ui Muiiiuu uiows uicuucii sueii wjen aoner is
ready ; and they- measure time by 'beils.' Their
babies are not rocked' m cradles, batrare 3wun
m Aammocks. They ohew black pigtail tobacco,
and drink a TrildUea called 'Yeopon.r They
manure their land toritab sea grass, and-bury their
jare. potatoes in- the sand-hills. Whoa they
aefc the doctar-they hang a red Jrfg against a
hillisiae as a signal of distress. If Ea-donTb come,
MJesanse the wind ainrt fair,' they take-a dram
0f rbisky and copperas-,, soak the (web); feet in
soa.7rater, 'turning and trust to itick. 2f they
die 52ey will LburiedJoa the top af a'-Ganddge ;
an3 Trhen yois see-seraa! sail-boato on-.tHe water
in, procession, with av 2ag at ha'mast, jou are
looking at a faceial. . They ornamoattbeisrionses
mta. whales' ribs antbwre. shark'-tee-Sii. sword-
fisS, snouts, davil-Sslizas, saw-shl svj-3k33 six
fe&ii long miniature ships, campliar-woo behests,
EBsraJuras g3nrds,. spy-glasses, South. Jimerican
lfesiats, war clubs, front the Mozambique Islands,
Ttekish pipes-. West ladia shelly, sandal-wood
l&xes, Chinese,, chessmen, Japanese faoss,. Mada
gaGcar idols,. Australian boomeangsj.as. other
sinange, outlandish! fchiags. Thein hogsare raised
on clams, miasGlsj,.of2bi of fish, aad.gaslkige, and
cheir cattle -wade out on the skoals-, Soir miles,
where the TTater. Gofers their -baeksj to feed on
sea-grass, aad.if iliay axe carried to the "ap-country,
and fed or.-jcorn.sncj fodder, heywi25 iiotlive.
Every maisaptaiaof some kind off a boat, and )
she is always -beiie? than, any other, boat in some
way. She,is-haDd: to beat ia.gale-af wind,' cr,,.
lbefore tl.w-iBtk' or 'beating,. to. -win-dward,' cr,
'with the-wind: go. the beamy' on- -she can sslIi
closer to.th&-wiaGi,, or 'will carry SffiSi longest,' or.
is 'hard fcc.bea4r.2Q a light -vind,' jkt ' totes nisr
stock,' cx is's-inonger or cd.iieiy' t 'bigger,.' .or
'she is 3big liftie boat,' or f-fraws!&e least watery?'
or 'needs-less, kdlast,' or 'she- is; ihe neweeior "
'ha3 tliebest timbers,' or 4Bteer&.ie best,' oir'she-
is a luoky bctifc,' or stands- up tter,' or ' n$eds
less sail thai, any other- hoaar 'she is bastifoa
fishisg,' &a Perhaps c3he cseaes about tter
thari any ther boat. She i3 bound o.harre
something, about her better ihan anybo&ft al&e's
UKERS OF THJ5-;QEISMAN EMPIgfc&Sk
After the frequeni notices we read-in the papers
cif dinners at the Z-piperor's palace, zzcb "tables
IsdH fox 20 or more: covers,, it may not ass-uainter-est-ingto
learn something about ths-Snperors
1 table in general. Emperor Williazn, is in the
1 habit of taking, about 7:30 a. m., a simple coffee
with a large allowancfc of milk, an-ft a, couple of
small breads waShout butter. At one o'clock p.
ra., the second breakfast (lunch) 25. sen-red, alter
nately cold 0.5 warm. The dineu takes placz
regularly at 5. o'clock. If the SjnpeTor has ora
or two guesfothe iable is simply-set in the I0W82
apartments; of the palace, ths- m&nu remaining
the same wCiich he is wont to. order for himself,
consisting- of four or five coixses, which the ofef
de cuisim-submits early in tie iaorning and the
Eniperaj- approves of. If ths- dinner is alargone,
the table is laid in the uyper apartments.. The
invitations are given by the- Emperor at aa early
hour,, the arrangements sf seats being t&sn and
these discussed with tii-e- court marshals. The
invited guests receive- their host in a saloon
adjoining the dining-rcomwherethe lajaersalutes,
and after a conversalrxm often or fifteen minutes,
precedes them to the table. The Epaperor takes
light claret or MoseUe with soda-water, and cof
fee 'only occasionally after large dianers. A cup,
of tea, without cake or bread, aiier the theater
concludes the frugal repasts of the day. When
the Empress is present the meyttt is submitted to
her, and, except when a large party is invited,
the Emperor takes his dinner in the Envaress's
apartments. A merican Beyister.
Sweet-flag candy is relished by all lovers of
sweetmeats, and it is a valuable aid to digestion,
as it will stop the disagreeable rising of gas, so
annoying to dyspeptics. Being eaten greedily by
children, it is often better than other medicine.
A bit held in the mouth when one is caring for
the sick will often counteract the effect of eon
tagious germs. To prepare it, take fresh, healthy
roots of sweet-flag, and after a careful washing,
cut in slices one-eighth of an inch in thickness.
Put them in a stew-pan or bright basin, and pour
a little more cold water over them. Set on the
stove and heat slowly; whon the water boila
turn it off. If the candy is desired for medicine,
quite enough of the strength has been removed,
but for a sweet-meat it is better if boiled up and
the water turned off four or five times. Now
measure the sliced roota, and to each two cup
fuls allow one and a half cupfuls of white sugar,
turn on water enough to cover, return to the
stove and simmer slowly, stirring often until the
water has quite boiled away ; then turn out on
buttered plates, and stir frequently until dry.
The long simmering after the sugar is added
makes the roots quite tender, and the candy will
keep fresh and nice for years. Country Gentle
man. In an edition of Ptolemy's geography, 1540, a
double-tailed mermaid figures in one of the plates.
SOUTKI A5PRICAN BVft0&2S.
U&e go oss w-eight of diamonds contained im
prfcages passed! through ths- Kimfcerly post
offifce in IS 30 was-l J-SO ponndel& ounces avoir
dr.por3, the estimated value beng AJ3,867,S97.
Tljeasr figuires ooropase -with lVT-i poirads and
2,&43,G31 :in lHTfcj .1,350 pounci and' a32,672M4
in 1S7S; 0Q3 pondsaird .2,112?727aa-i,B77, and
77a:pounds and 1,307,332 in 18TB'. Tljj- annual
va:ue of the minesM the Kizabferiy division
owsedat tine cailof .680 by ttfc- government
aiwtrhe Loudon and Soath African Exploration
Cornpany, is es&matetf as follawa? KhrW
' L01d d Bee 2,0001800 D Toit's
2,000,000, -Bhltfcwein, ,500,00. At
the erad of last yaaaeoOfrVWack aad l,7G9white
me employ, at flw, min(a, Erom the
Kimrferlyand Clde u m5nea.aloMl dia.
monds to the extent of 00,Oiy- kara are
annaolly raised, 711 e the oi&er toninoibove
namd yielded 3.9.O00 karate lasfeyear ii the
diggings on the Taol River oiout -2S0 map irere
at T7ork last year.:"-Colon iv-sj7kZ TzOZk.
THE CR1EL KUGiiQF GSctD...
Loathe village of Wang "3s-in thi3trieir,f!un.'
Li, -which is nea3 -Jfingpc aad thcehusarfeles
so renowned for pfoatical exploits, okzculs thecas
tle of? a pirate chi3&samed 22?ang-rg-ma:i He
is heai of a strcg nest of arates 323d he 3-!?fle3
himself Xing of cSing-manf.whicl.'fcagnifiss the
Kiagr of Gold. .Cvrang-kiigf-jnan jj;-a native of
Ningpo of the NiugM distrisk-. He 13.su unuaoally
poTTeufal man andean lift liiih eas:-w?ightcaore
fitiad' ij a Milofcban an srdinarr aoan. 3e is
proficient in the- use of all trarlike treapoL.3 -and
cas.us& the rifles a& well .31 -the b -:ww and 2nrow
wltineijttal and raaaarkablctelect;
lb bappened T?hBe Kwsug-kingaian waiict-
ingtas- a tt brave '"that his fcfiher vtms arrestsd by
ths- garemmenar fear somcDffenso-and shortly
aorward3 behsftded. K-aaig- king- man,-? who
dsfeiarE-ii his faiJKir-innocei.il of the smme imaated
to'hizaas so engaged atciis exsoiotion that-he
ZTfoz-Qr te devote his life t avenge-aas dealhiand
tokfrjfcTenge oiafche impei islists. Me shorty, put
ihfe Sfcsign into .execution... He established a xen
lfesOT33 and stronghold ara2.gathcrc arou:n2.hini
s. loage- numbes- f follox7rs. ZH& arsenal ,was -mad-
eomplet3an a faciwy forg:anpow:?2j was -estnMished.
On. tie 3d d?: of. the-Six th yoon ,of
this- year he cuddly eniwed-tha rity of JSingpo .
wiffia his followers. His plan oav?tion kua.been ,
defe3mined jy tins repots of li& spies. In .the.
nigkt time of tlse date already given his. -bancLr
marched toward the prian,.fori:afa open tedoora
th-62eof ancjfrei the prisonras, all c whoa-
j.3aed the pirates gang. The. Dsst day i he.pirata
ofeief perpetzatasi a mor 5 daring act. W i'ia a fe??
.knmdred nsa- be descended '-pon the ?hoopiia
ILekin tax .hoaa, killed the -cScials ari .carried
fcff the maney. He sxared, however, the head
sfficial, whose- nose he cut g8? so thai die-mio;ht
return tcrhis superiors and, ioform thexof rwhat
the piratschief had dine ant what tb?,natur? of
his futuff3uerprises TxciildJhe.
His erploils on the water are truly -zaaxveious.
It is said'! that he can stop,fr twenty -hours- at a
time iiotha water Ttfjoa. either in psasuifc or
when dng from hisbasw Recntly.-when.a cap
tain -with. Ihree hurdred; men attached, the rob
bers the pirate king: disced from iiis.bcfc and
killwlithc: captain Tath'a,"seu-tzenJa kind of a
sleeyecatapult, a weapon in the uee-of;which the
pirate-was most skUlfnl. He then,heheaacd himr
anabjthe assailanisj losing their 2sader desisted
fr&ia. farther fighting, after haying acquitted
tbsmsedves with credijable valoirand heving lost
csasifierably. X3e pijate chief is,not only an ex
psr:tia the use -of this weapon jbufc Zhs- employs.
Trdth equal efftutr a cross-bow furnish&d with a,
bullet instead of a bolt. Sicse thisliast engage-,
emt no one has been hardy enough to disturb.
: tiis ruthless iree-'booter. SJtangftau Courier.
HouskhoiiI. REMEDiES.ery few yotng
mothers aKvabJe to control theix-serves so oonir
pletely as tp. keep from br'-g startled when son
fronted vcifch a cut finger slippijgg with blood, and
the lou, eris which annoox-ce a' catastrophe-.
Soniethses- she cannot wllecfc 2ier thoughtssuiB-ciently-
to. recall any cfi'the" ood remediss-vWrth
which she is acquainted. Gae way to avoid this
is to -SMiite out a list oaThelpsia trouble, audi tack it
on tse door of your room, after the manne-uof hotel
regulations. There-i nothing better fo3-acut than
pondered resin, fi.efc a iVw cents worah of resin,
pound it until it fine,, and put it ia aa empty
lean pepper or spice box with perforated top ;
then you can easily slit it out on the- cutj put a
soft cloth around the injured member, and wet
it with cold water onee in a whilv. It will pre
vent infiam-jttatioa and sorenessv In doing up
burn, the raain paint is to keep, the air from itv
If sweet oUand eotton are not at hand, take a
cloth and spread dry flour ov&r it, and wrap the
burnt part in it. It is always well to have sojue
simple reme'dies in the house where you cats get
them without a moment's loss of time a little
bottle of peppermint in ease of colic, chloride of
potash for sore throat, pepsin for indigestion, and
a bottle of brandy. Have them ranged so that
you could go to them in the dark and reach the
right Teniedy ; but be sure never to do it, even if
you know they have not been disturbed ; always
light tho lamp or the gas, and make sure you
have what you are after. Remember that pistols
are always loaded, and that poison may be put in.
the place of peppermint.
In a paper read at the Medical Society of Victo
ria, Australia, Dr. Day stated that, having for
many yoars regarded diphtheria, in its early stage,
as a purely local affection characterized by a
marked tendency te take on putrefactive decom
position, he has trusted most to the free and con
stant application of antiseptics, and, "when their
employment has been adopted from the first, and
been combined with judicious alimentation, he
has seldom seen blood-poisoning ensue. In con
sequence of the groat power which salt possesses
in preventing the putrefactive decomposition of
meat and other organie mattor, Dr. Day has of
ten prescribed for diphtheritic patients living far
away from medical aid the frequent use of agar
gle composed of a tablespoonful or more of salt
dissolved in a tumbler of water, giving children
who cannot gargle a teaspoonful or two to drink
occasionally. Adults to use the gargle as a pre
phylactic three or four times a day.