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Behind them was a battered ship's
boat. They were Capt. Nels Benson,
Steve Drinkwater and Alex Simon
eau, formerly of the four-masted
schooner El Dorado, which is now at
the bottom of J;he Pacific. '
April 13, Captain Benson and his
crew of nine men sailed from As
toria bounde to Chile with u million
feet of lumber.
June 13, during a terrific hurri--
cane, the El Dorado sprung her
seams. Masts went oyer' and Cap
tain Benson and his men took to the
sea in an open boat with 24 gallons
of water, a few cans of condensed
milk, soup and soda biscuits.
For nine days, watch in and watch
out, the men battled in the vortex of
this terrificvhurricane. Then they
sighter Easter Island. The sea was
so rough that it took two days to
run the gauntlet of breakers.
The men were in a pitiful condi
tion from exposure when they finally
landed and were nurs"ed back to
health by the natives.
They lived on this, barren atoll 105
days. Seven of the men married na
tive women. But Captain Benson
wanted to get back to civilization.
He announced that he was going to
sail 2,500 miles to Papeete? in the
ship's boat and asked for volunteers.
Drinkwater and Simoneau offered to
take the chance, so they set out.
For 28 days they rowed and sailed
through storm and calm finally
' reaching Papeete where they boarded
a liner for civilization.
EX-LUNATICS FORM CLUB
Berlin Dec. 29. An association of
ex-lunatics, detention in an asylum
for six months being the qualifica
tion for membership, is one of the
latest ideas of the numerous fteak
social organizations for which Ger
many is noted. Another bears the
title of "Society for the Promotion of
Good Manners Among the Poor,"
while a third has for its object the
unification in the bondsof friendship
of all Germans who wear pointed
beards. Still another proposes the
more general use of Wilhelm as a
Christian name, presumably in com
pliment to the emperor. Illustra
tive of the German joining habit, the
little town of Wildau, with only 2,000
inhabitants, boasts of 22 different so- J
NEW FIGHT AGAINST EGGS
Mrs. Caroline Bley, who organized
the egg boycott that caused big Chi
cago egg men to plead for mercy, but
failed to make any perceptible dent in
the high cost, began laying plans
today for another campaign against
high egg "prices, looking twelve
months into the future.
Mrs. Bley intends to beat the cold
storage man at his own game, by
making every housewife in Chicago
a little cold storage proprietor of her
own. She wants them to revert to
the methods of "barreling" eggs in
vented by their grandmothers.
The Chicago Clean Food Club, of
which Mrs. Bley is the president, and
the organization that started the re
cent campaign in Chicago with a slo
gan, "we want 32-cent eggs," will
send to thousands of housewives
copies St the following recipe for
"pickling" eggs while they are cheap
and preserving them for the winter:
One pound of lime, one pint of salt,
three gallons of water. Slack the lime,
add the salt and.water and mix thor
oughly. Let stand for two days be
fore using, stirring occasionally.
Drop the eggs into this brine and
when the grocer offers you eggs at,
50 cents a dozen, givevhim the "ha-
ha" and pluck'twelve of your pickled
"Eggs are just as good when pre
'served in this manner 'as when first
received," said Mrs. Bley. "I know of
a number of women who used this
recipe with excellent results."
In the seventeenth century, a man
who failed to attend church was
guilty of a punishable offence.