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Haaging On the Outside Gate.
SOLO —Old Man—ln lied.
What’s that, noise I hear so often.
Hear it in the nicbt so late;
Boards to mo so some one’s hanging -
Hanging on the outside gate.
SolO—Old Woman—Ditto.
Go to sleep, eld man, you’re dreaming—
Dreaining—just as sure as fate;
Who do yen ’spose iron Id he a hanging—
Hanging on our outside gate!
BoiX)—She—On the Gan-.
*rwo o’plock—l mast ho going—
Going in, it’s getting late:
Ain’t it fun, though. George, this hanging—
Hanging ou the outside gate!
Bolo— He—Ditto.
Wait a minute, till I kiss yon—
Kiss you tor the old man’s sake;
Ask him how he likes this hangisg—
Hanging on his outside gate.
Final Act—By One Who Knows.
When the old folks—loudly snoring
Have forgotten all their cares;
'1 hen von'll find theseyoungfoiks creeping,
Creeping softly op the stairs.
A Good Story About an Elephant.
Old Soupr am ally’s Big Fight—An Ele
phant Fishing with Children.
From St. Nicholas.
In the autumn of 1876 I was living
in the interior of Bengal, and I went
to spend Christmas with my friend,
Major Daly. The Major’s bungalow
was on the hanks of the Ganges, near
Cawnporc. He had lived there a
good many years, being Chief oi the
Quartermaster’s Department at that
station, and had a great many natives,
elephants, bullock carts, and soldiers
under his command. .
On the morning alter my arrival,
after a cup of tea (often taken before
daylight in India), I sat smoking with
my friend in the veranda of his bun
galow, looking out upon the windings
of the sacred river. And, directly, I
asked the Major about his children (a
boy and a girl,) whom I had not yet
seen, and begged to know where I
should see them.
“ Soupramany lias taken them out
fishing, ” said their father.
“ Why, isn’t Soupramany your great
Lw-Tjetenhantl.”. Ijiried., .
s#. Y dfe mnrm
forgotten Soupramany 1 ’’
“Of course not. I was here, you
know, when he had that fight with
the elephant who went mad while
loading a transport with bags of rice
down yonder. I saw the mad ele
phant he suddenly began to fiing the
rice into the river. His ‘mahout’
tried to stop him, and he killed the
mahout. The native sailors ran
away to hide themselves, and the mad
elephant, trumpeting, charged into
this inclosure. Old Soupramany saw
the mad animal he threw himself be
tween him and the children. The
little ones and their nurse had just
time to get in the house when the
fight commenced. ”
“Yes,” said the Major. ‘-‘Old
Soup, was a hundred years old. He
had been trained to war, and to figbt
the rhinocerous, but he was too old to
hunt them. ”
“ And yet, ” said I becoming ani
mated by the recoilectionß of that
day, “ what a gallant fight it was.—
Do you remember how we all stood
on this porch and watched it not dar
ing to lire a shot lest we should hit
Old Sottpraniany ? Do you remember,
too, his look when lie drew off, alter
fighting an hour and a half, leaving
his adversary dying in the dust, and
walking straight to the ‘ corral' shad
ing his great ears, which had been
badly torn, with lub head bruised and
a great piece broken from one <
tusks. ”
“ Yes, indeed,” said the M:
“Well, since then lie is ru
voted to my dear little om
ever. lie takes them out wh<
and I am perfectly coition’
them under 1 tis charge. I
trusting Christian child r n
of the natives; but with '
I know they can conic to
“ What! you trust <■!
ten years of age to Soup.,
other protection ?’’
“I do, ” replied the M
along with me, if y ui
will surprise them : li
I followed Major 1);
walking hall a mile a 1 i
banks of the river, we
little group. The two
the elder, being about
stil and silent, for v
holding a rod, with line, cork, hook,
and bait/anxionsly watching the gay
corks bobing in the water. Beside
them stood Old Soup, with an ex
tremely large bamboo rod in his
trunk, with lime, hook, bait, and cork,
like the children’s. I need not say
I took small notice of the children,
hut turned all my attention to their
big companion. I had not watched
him long before he had a bite, for, as
the religion of the Hindoos forbids
them to take life, the river swarms
with fishes.
The oid fellow did not stir; his lit
tle eyes watched his line eagerly; he
was no novice in “ the gentle craft. ”
He was waiting till it was time to
draw in his prize.
At the end of his line, as he drew
it up. was dangling one of those gold
en tench so abundant in the Ganges.
* When Sonpramany perceived what
a fine fish he had caught, he uttered
one of those long, low, gurgling notes
of satisfaction by which an elephant
expresses joy; and he waited patient
ly, expecting Jim to take his prize off
the hook and put on some more bait
for him. But Jim, the little rascal,
sometimes liked to plague Old Soup.
He nodded at us, as much as to say,
“Lookout, and you will so fun now!”
Then he took off the fish, which he
threw into a water jar placed there
for the purpose, and went hack to his
place without putting any bait on Old
Soup’s hook. The intelligent animal
did not attempt to throw his line into
the water. He tried to move Jim by
low, pleading cries. It was curious
to see what tender tones he seemed
to try to give his voice.
Seeing that Jim paid no attention
to his calls but sat and laughed as he
handled his own line. Old Soup,
went up to him. and with his trunk
tried to turn fiis head in the direction
of the bait box. At last, when he
found that all he could do would not
induce the willful friend to help him,
he turned around as if struck by a
sudden thought, and snatching up in
his trunk the box that held the bait,
came and laid it down at the Major’s
feet ; then picking up his rod, he held
it out to his master..
“ What do you want me to do with
this, Old Soup. ?” Baid the Major.
The creature lifted one great foot
after the other, and again began to
utter his plaintive cry. Out of mis
chief, I took Jimmy’s part, and, pick
with it. The elephant was not going
to be teased by me. He dipped his
trunk into the Ganges, and in an in
stant squirted a stream of water over
me with all the force and precision of
a fire engine, to the immense amuse
ment of the children,
The Major at once made Soup, a
sign to stop, and, to make my peace
with the fine old fellow, 1 baited his
hook myself. Quivering with joy, as
a baby does when he gets hold at last
of a plaything someone has taken
from it, Old Soup, hardly paused to
thank me by a soft note of joy for
baiting his hook for him, before he
went back to his place, and was again
watchnig his cork as it trembled iu
the ripples of the river.
A Knight Errant.
Lord Peterborough’s siege of Bar
celona has been considered one of the
most daring and brilliant military
achievements on record. The Duke
of Darmstadt, who commanded under
him, perished in the intrcnchments,
which were carried sword in hand.
Voltaire says: “ A shell hursts in the
f rt, ihe powder magazine explodes,
ihe fort is taken, the city capitulates.
A parley takes place at the gates be
' ween Lord Petei borough and Dor.
■Vancisco de Velano, the viceroy.
articles are not yet signed, when,
"I’d n’y, fearful cries rend the air,
i flames are seen ascending from
pot of the city. ‘You betray
’ exclaimed the \ ir/uny, ‘ we eupit
•'* in good faith while your Eng
i troops have entered by the ram
ie and are now slaughtering our
•pie, ami pilagingnml burning our
ties.’ ‘Yon mistake,’ replied IV
>• •rough, ‘they are Dramstmil’s
nans, not Englishmen; and Isee
one way of saving your city.—
w me and the officers of the staff,
i ihe English troops now with its,
nter immediately; I will speedily
i stop to these outrages; and then
•n to conclude with you here the
s of capitulation.’ His air of
and the lofty tone of his add res*,
her with the pressing danger of
tho moment, indeed the tol
consent to his pfbposition The
were thrown open,and Peterborough,
followed by his staff, dashed through
the streets of Barcelona, The Ger
man and Catalonian 1 soldier's, join'd
by some of the rabble, were sacking
the houses of the principal citizens.
Rushing upo n them, he compelled
and to restore the
plunder they were about to make off
with. Having, as he had promised,"
put a stop to the outrages and restored
order among the troops, Peterborough
returned to the city gates to sign with
the viceroy the terms of capitulation.’-
He afterwards happened to fall ir
with a party of brutal Catalonian sol
diers who were carrying off the young
Duchess de Popoli. Naturally, she
had fainted from terror, when, fortu
nately, the gallant Peterborough rode
up. The sight of beauty in distress
would at any time have nerved the
arm of onr hero to scatter a host; the
conduct of these semi-barbarous sol
diers inflamed him still more and he
immediately struck down two or
three of them, and quickly rescued
the lady. The enraged and bafiied
ruffians, ota recovering from their con
sternation at the sudden and furious
attack on thtjjn, fired some shote after
her valliant deliverer. But both he
and the trembling fair one escaped
unhurt. He rode away with her in
triumph and placed her in the arms
oi her hnfcband, who was encountered
in frantic pursuit of her. The chiv
airy, heroism and magnanimity of
their conqueror astonished the Bar
celoniatis. • kuew that the Eng
lish were heretics, thereto) e, ai they
had imagined, necessarily destitute
of the principles of honor and the
common feelings cl hunjaiiitv. Their
admiration of Lord Peterborough,
whose conduct had dispelled tills
error, at once became boundless.—
Temple Bar.
Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas.
During the life of the Little Giant
there was no wife in America more
devoted to a husband’s interests than
the slender little beauty whom Doug
ins won for his second wife, after he
had well started on the road to fame
A politician and intriguer, a diplo
mat, she If ’the aid of her woman’s
JSSkvtatHtwt’ cr iie £° *°rd.
She travelled wuth him on his elec
tioneering tours; she showed her
face at the country huskings; she
kissed the country babies, and praised
the ruddy-cheeked girls; she listened
to the backwoodsmen, and took no
offence at their honest familiarity;
she reigned a- very queen in his ele
gant home in Washington; she ad
vised with wisdom, she counselled
with shrewdness. I have heard that
once, while in tl ecar, two gentlemen,
having heard her mention to a pass
ing friend that she was on her way
from Washington to Pennsylvania,
asked if she lived in Washington long.
“ Seven years,” she replied.
“ Well, how is Douglas getting on
now? I’ve heard that he was going
to the dogs, drinking and carousing ”
“I think you have been misin
formed. lam sure his habits arc no
wors j than they have been heretofore.”
The gentlemen, during the conver
sation, told many scandals that had
circulated relative to the senator
from Illinois; the lady heard them
with calmness, sometimes asserting
that things they said were not cor
rect, or at times answered that she
knew nothing of the follies they
“Your names, gentlemen?” said
the traveller, sweetly gathering her
things together at her journey’s end.
Tito names were given.
“To whom are we indebted for
our present hour’s conversation?”
returned the enraptured gents.
The lady handed them each a card,
on which was the name “Mrs. Steph
en A. Douglas.” I heard one of the
g.mtlcnicn relate the incident.
“Maybe I didn’t feel mean,” he
said; “maybe I wouldn’t run a mile
any time to keep from meeting that
angi lie wife of Doaglas. Maybe 1
didn’t learn a lesson that tiny; I
rather think I did.”
Lighting Up tub Ska. —The float
ing fireworks now used at sea in ease
of shipwrecks have been made in the
form of a bomb that may be thrown
Ironi a mortar. The bomb is thrown
into the water at a distance from the
ship or shore battery, and takes fire
immediately on falling in the water,
and bajkii with ad Same,
WWlsnl7“Kbceßßlry fco "m#*- a pmSlr
hole in the shell sufficient to admit
the water, and it flames the moment
it ip wet., For this reason it cannot
i>B extinguished, and tn& bomb floats
and lights up the sea for a long dis
tance around it, plainly showing the
position of distressed or hostile ships
or boats.. , • ; !
* - Km •
The well know correspondent of
The Press, Mr. Charles F. Adams,
is the author of the following amnsing
sketch : Schneider is very fend of to
matoes. Schneider line a friend in the
country who raises “ garden ease and
sich.” Sohneider had aa invitation to
visit his friend last week, and regale
himself on his favorite vegetable. Hie
friend Pleiffer being busy negotiating
with a city produce dealer on his ar
rival, Schneider thought he would
take a Btroll in the garden and see
some of his favorites in their pristine
beauty. We will let him tell the rest
oi the story in his own language,:
“Veil, I waiks shust a liddlc vhile
roundt, when I sees some off dose der
marters vot vas so red und nice as I
nefer did see any more, und I tinks I
vill put minself outside aboutagonble
a-fcozen, shunt to geef me a liddle ab
bedite vor dinner. So 1 bulls off one
ov der reddest und best looking of
dose dermarters, und dakes a pooty
good pile out ov dot, und was chew
ing it oup pooty quick, ven-*-by chim
iney !—i dorfc I bad a peese.ov red
iot goals in mine niout, or vas che w
ing oup two or dree papers of needle?;
und 1 veil so pad, already, dot mine
eyes vas vool of bears und I mate vor
an “oil cken bucket” vot I seen
hanging in der vtl, oa I was goornin
“ Shust den mine vriend Plaiffer
g.me oup und ash me rot mate me
vee! so padt, und if any of mine van:-
tly wa> dead. I told him dot I vas
der only one ov der vamily dot vas
pooty sick; und*den I ask him vot
kink of dermarters does vos I had
shust been picking; und mine grac
ious, how dot landsman laughft, und
said dot does vas red peppers pot he
vas raising vor pepor sauce. You pet
my life I vas mat. I radder you geef
mefeefty tollare as to eat some more
oy dose pepper souec dermarterß.”
Not at Hom*.—A sign on a house
on Croghan street, Detroit, informs
the public that washing is done there,
and it was quite natural that a me
chanic working near by should take a
bundle under his arm and call there,
and ask of the boy on the step:
“Bub, is the washwoman in ?”
“No, sir !” was the prompt reply—
“there’s no washwoman here at all 1”
“But that sign says washing done
here,” remarked the man.
“ 'Spose it does I” remarked the boy
in a higher key—“’spose it does? A
lady may become the victim of unfor
tunate circumstances to such an extent
that she is willing to wash ami iron
shirts and sheets, but that don’t make
a washwoman of her, does it ?”
“I thought it did,” said the man.
“Humph! If you draw a buggy
down to the shop to be repaired, does
that make a horse of j on V”
The man was silently turning away
when the boy added:
“If you want to find the lady of un
fortunate circumstances, go round to
the side door, but tin- washwoman
isn t at home!”— Free Press.
Not Sorry.—You will not be sorry
forbearing before judging; for think
ing before speaking; lor holding an
angry tongue; for stepping the tar
toatale bearer; lor disbelieving most
of the iU-reporis; for being kind to
'he distressed; for being patient to
ward everybody; for doing good to
all men; for ai-kbig pardon for all
wrongs; for speaking evil of no one ;
for being courteous to all.
—‘‘Thu Life Guards are flic tallest
soldiers in the world,” boasted an
Englishman. “ V/liew ! ” retorted
Buddy, “you never saw the South
Tipperary Artillery m.iitia; they’re so
high that when tbiit when they look
to the ground it, makes teem d.zzy. ”
—When your puciicthonk- gets
empty, ami everybody Knows it, vmi
can put all your fiiciiil- .,i n, and t
won’t “bulge out'’ won it a cent.
—When a young htdy g.ves herself
away, does Bhe lose her ci • osscssion ?
Ginger Cookies. —Ten cups of flour,
3 cups of molasses; 1 cup of short*
ning; 1 cup of sour cream; \ cup of
warm water, with 2 tablespoonfuls of
salaratus dissolved in it; 1 tablespoon
full of ginger; mix well and make soft
as can be rolled and cut.
Suet Pudding. —One cup of suet
Chopped fine ; 1 cup of brown sugar ;
1 cup of molasses; 1 egg; 1 teaspoon
of isalaratus; 1 cup of sweet or sour
milk; 3 cups of flour; cinnamon
cloVes and rasing; steam two hours.
Sweet Potato Puns. —Boil and
mash two potatoes; rub in as much
flour as will make it like bread; add
a little nutmeg and sugar, with a
tablespoonful of good yeast. When
it has risen, work in two tablespoon
fulji of butter cut fine; then form into
small rolls, and bake on tins to a nice
brown. Serve hot. Split open and
I '•
|Ct>m Starch Cuke. —Two cups of
powdered sugar; one cup of butter,
the whites of six eggs; three-fourths
of a cup of sweet milk; three-fourths
of a cup of corn starch; two cupß of
flopsr; three teaspoonfuls of baking
powder mixed in the flour. Flavor
to suit the taste.
Prime Pudding. —Take three eggs
to one quart of milk, and make a bat
ter with flour; mix in a pint of pruness
anp boil one hour; pour melted but
te? over and sweeten to taste when
Graham Pread.-\- Just before re
tiring at night, dissolve a yeast cake
in a teacup of tepid water; add fine
flour to make a batter; cover, and
set in a warm place. The first thing
in the morning, add m arly a pint of
tepid water; 1 teaspoonful of salt;
A teaspoonful of baking soda; 2 tea
spoonfuls of sugar; 1 teacup of fine
flour, and graham flour enough to
make a stiff batter; put the mixture
in a bread pan; set it in a warm place
until sufficiently light, (which should
lie about two hours). Bake in a
moderate oven.
Summer Mince Pie. —Four crack
ers; one and a half cups sugar; on<t
cup of molasses; one cup of cider;
tWOtbirdS of a Clip of butter; one eep
chopped rasins; half cup currants;
two eggs well beaten ; spice to taste.
Grape Marmalade. —The grapes
should be boiled till very soft, then
strained through a sieve; to every
pound of pulp obtained übc a pound
of sugar. Boil these together slowly
for twenty minutes, stirring constant
ly. When cool dip ont into small
glasses, and cover with paper dipped
in brandy to prevent mould from
ooming on top of the marmalade.
Keep in a dry, dark, and eool place.
Plum Putter. —Look the plums
over carefully, discarding any specked
oncß; put into sufficient hot water to
cover them, adding one teaspooful
of soda to every half bushel of plums;
boil until the skins crack; drain and
rub through a colander; take pint for
pint of the pulp and granulated su
gar, heat in a pore-lain kettle slowly
twenty minutes, stirring to keep from
burning; store in a crock in any cool
To Make Ping Stick. —Sift flour
over the cake, and then wipe off with
a napkin.
The Hands. —Our readers need
mt suffer from having their hands
affected by water or soapsuds, if the
hands are dipped in vinegar water or
lemon juice immediately after. The
ao.d destroys the corrosive effect of
the alkali, and makes the hand soft
.and white.
* —“i bait beatii,” raid a colored
prcachi r, while enforcing the duty of
liberality on bis congregation, “ob
many a < Imreh wbnt hab died bekusc
it gib away too little tor do Lord, but,
1 nebcr In arn <>b any t 1 at li> and it
kase it gib away too mml). Iff' ; y
“b yon know ob any church <1
k'ud, what died from lilies aid -
fell me whar it is, and I will nod-'
pilgimage to it, and by de soft ii
ob <le pale moon I will crawl uj .
its moss covered roof, and write e :
its topmost shingle: “Blessed at
dial what die in de Lord.”

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