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MILLUKIM PA..THURSDAY.SEPTEMBER 29.. 18S7.
It was at CoiiHtuutinopln. \W foiinil our
s< Ives ill a licet of sixty vessels, if all na
tions. Ours Was the only vessel living the
The time bangs heavily when ships are
waiting for freights or winds to start them
Into active service. l'era had become
dreadfully dull to us, ami we had done up
Constantinople nnd'the surrounding country
to our heart's content. With the exception
of an occasional ditim-r at the consulate,
there was no recreation to IKI had —no thea
tres or o]kcrus. A dozen of us tried to swim
the ltosphorus from the point from which
llyrou was said to have started. Ho must
have accomplished his feat iu the summer,
for we signally failed in the attempt, owing
to the temperature of the water, and were
glad enough to Is- taken 011 board our Istats
before wo got half way.
Our only resort was a hotel which was
kept by the wife of the captain of the port,
who was in exile for murder. She was a true
type of Grecian beauty, a native of Athens,
just such a uersoti as the hard who swam so
well would immortalize ill verse. Be
tween the hotel and the landing where we
took our Isiats for the ship was a distance
of about three-quarters of a mile. Most of
the streets were guarded by gates, which
were closed at night, when no one was al
lowed to ]iss —unless sailors, who with a
few piasters, could bribe the guard to ojien
for tliciu at any time. We never vent ureal
to I>o out late unless we were a dozen or so
strong ; then we would stilly forth, lantern
in one liuud and pistol in the other, ready
to defend ourselves against robbers, who
tiid not hesitate to take life. The Turkish
authorities took no notice of troubles aris
ing among foreigners. The consuls were
supjKised to care for the interests of their
own people. I saw a Greek stab and rob
an Austrian captain within twenty feet of a
Turkish guard, who did not interfere, aud
who allowed less interest than he would
have shown at a light between two picks of
The street which was our regular route to
the ship hud a gate and a guard house at
either end. Blank walls about twenty feet
high extended some 500 feet along lioth
sides of the street. Hehind these walls
were the palaces of two of the grand pashas.
We could only see the windows of the uje
l>er stories : the magnificence withiu was
left to our imagination. As we were walk
ing past one afternoon one of the windows
was suddenly thrown open, and there ap
peared at it the most beautiful woman I
hud ever seen. We were fairly electrified
by lier beauty. She had defied a well
known ediet in showing us her face, as we
knew. Instantly as she appeared we saw
her throw something over the wall, and
then site closed the window. It was u note
which she had thrown. We all rushed to
pick it up. The prize was won by a Swe
dish captain, who immediately |>ocketed it.
VVluui wu arrived at the lauding the Swe
dish captain invited me on board his ship.
We I' d Ist'ii so intimate during our stay
that tin* rest of mr |wio ~f
fense at this preference : but how anxious
they were to know the contents of that
note ! I insisted that no gentleman could
ask, nor would any divulge its contents,
wliieh justly belonged to its captor. Once
on Ito.ud, the note was opened, when an ag
itation sized the captain which made him j
appear to me like a lunatic.
"Captain," be said, handing me the note,
"you nre married, and circumstances have
proved how much you love your wife. I
am unmarried, and have fallen desjierately
in love. Help me by your advice. What
shall Ido ? My ship is ready to sail, and
the wind is fair. Ido not own the vessel or
cargo and therefore have no right to detain j
her. Read, and tell me what to do.'
As my own marriage had been very ro
mantic, tlds atl'air was doubly exciting to
me. The note was written in a govs! En
glish hand, as follows :
"I know you arc Christians, and will
save me from this life of degradation. Kn
tombed iu 'bis harem, from which there is
110 other way of escape, I apjieal to you in
mercy to save me. God, I know, will open
yonr hearts, give wisdom, and guide you
to-morrow night to a silken thread thrown
from this window, near where you found
my note. To the thread attach your ans
swer. Death awaits discovery."
The night was spent in devising means of
rescue. The captain swore upon the Bible
that ho would marry her if rescued, and if
she would consent. Jewels are most prized
when n.ost difficult to obtain. 1 was in
full sympathy with his feelings, ami when
the day broke our plan of action had l>een
determined. I saw that he was unfitted to
go to sea, his head Wing entirely turned,
and to case his conscience upon the point of
his duty I pointed out that the interest of
aJI parties would IH* served Wst. if he should
defer his departure until the dark moon,
whe.c the plan devised could l>e put into
operation. This would necessitate a delay
of five tays.
Among our friends we wore to pretend
that no importance attached to the missive
which the ladj* h:ul thrown out. As a rea
son for liis d4ay in not sailing the Swedish
captain was to say that he luui discovered a
leak in the ship's top side after he had load
nd her, which made it, necessary to careen
her for repairs. It required much tact to
avoid the captains with whom he had been
in daily company., aud to make excuses to
stay ashore late every night. Wo stayed
ashore to become well acquaints! with the
guards, whom we thought we could induce,
by appearing to IKS half drunk and by a lib
eral use of money, to open the gates for us
at any time. The first night wo half stag
gered up to the gate, handed the guards 100
piasters and then showed them our empty
pockets,whereupon they allowed us to pass
through the gate, pointing to their hearts to
assure us that 110 one should pass that way
to molest us. Each of us carried the usual
paper lantern to illuminate the way, and
we were well armed with pistols and cut
lasses. During the day we luul paced the
distance from the gate to the spot where we
might expect to find tho thread, and we
now had but to pace off tho same number of
steps in the darkness. During the day also
we had not failed to show ourselves fre
quently in tho street to let the prisoner
know we meant to communicate with her.
We found the thread and attached our
note of reply, first putting out our lights to
avoid discovery. Softly pulling the thread,
we felt a gentle strain in reply, and the note
was pulled up, to reach, we prayed, the
liamls of her who so anxiously awaited it.
On our return to the gate it was immediate
ly opened when we had knocked and the
guard had rccoguizod our English voices.
Our letter to the lady contained the fol
"The fifth night, counting from to-iimr
row, wc will rescue you by a rope ladder.
At I o'clock we will attach a strong line to
tin* cud of your cord. I'ull this until the
la<ldcr reaches yoit. The line will Item Hi -
cicntly strong to ls-ar your weight. I'laee
the line over a hook or ]Mist, but do not
make it fast. We will hold the end, so fear
not. The line will lie withdrawn after your
descent, so that no one will discover the
manner of your escape. There will Is: no
moon. Before daybreak you will Is* on a.
vessel under way for England. If you can
devise any other means or have any sug
gestions to make you can communicate as
before ; we will pass nightly until we have
some token from you. We are two who
have sworn to save you. Oue of us will as
cend to assist iu your descent if you desire
it. May God, to whom you have prayed,
nerve you to your task."
The next night we received the following
"I will provide the ladder, which you
will pull toward you by tho eord. I have
a trusted eunuch who will assist me, as his
life belongs to me. Think well of the dan
ger. 1 have no right to place you iu jeop
ardy. In case of discovery, a rojH! ladder
upon you would prove your guilt ; you
would be seized aud disjtosed of.iioue would
know how except the headsman. Your
crime and mine are punishably bv death.
My life is nothing, nor would I be missed,
but you have loved ones at home. Should
you change your mind on the night ap
pointed, G(sl have mercy ujon me ! 1 will
not live to see the light of another day. I
have often meditated this act. 1 have felt
that God, to whom I have always nrayed,
would deliver me, and that I would Is*
allowed to thank him iu his sanctuary. If
you do not find the cord, you may know
that I have been betrayed. If all is safe,
the eord will Is- weighted with a silken
puree containing jewels to reward yoa an 1
to assist me in my esc.ip •. Should yon no'
find this token, it will l- because 1 have
keen discovered. Then is* 011 your guard
against assassination. 1 shall not iook for
you until the hour named.*'
My friend, ('apt. 11., had fallen most des
peratoly in love. I say desperately,beoauae
he neither slept, ate or drank, nor would be
give me any rest. It was reassuring to me
to see a fellow so far gone ; I had thought
myself the only oue who could lie so "crack
ed." He was always at my heels, arid had
become my shallow. I learned his whole
history. The cause of his going to sea was
the removal of a tiaxen haired, blue eyed
schoolmate, who had l>een his beloved little
friend from his earliest memory. Her pa
rents had moved to Moscow, and thence, as
lie was informed, to Odessa, from which
port he had last soiled,w ith a cargo of grain
for Falmouth for orders. At 1 idessa he had
made the most searching inquiries, and
learned that a family of the same name had
gone to Alexandria about six years pre
vious. lie had been, until our present ad
venture remarkably quiet and diilident.
He had told me that his diffideuce arose
1 ''-ii fin t *'•"* le was almost a woman
hater, and that he never expected to be hap^ 1
py until he found his early love, whom he
last saw when she was 11 and lie 12 years of
age. His interest in the fair captive was
doubtless aroused by the fact that she
strongly resembled bis early love.
The eventful night arrives!. I gave a
supper at the hotel to allay any suspiciou-
Supper was ordered for twenty, and was
served at 11 o'clock, which meant an all
night spree. Wine flowed freely, and luui
its effect upon our frieuda. At 12 o'clock,
by a preconcerted arrangement, a note was
handed to me by a servant. I pretended
that it had been sent by my second officer,
and that it announced that my chief officer
ha<l killed one of the crow. A|silogir.iug
tor my sudden departure, I promised to re
turn as si win as possible and finish the night.
My friend, Cnpt. IL, insistid upon going
with mo. 1 protested, but he was obstinate,
and finally as the company insisted that it
was not safe to go alone, wc two left in com
We arrived at the gate in our usual ap
parently drunken condition, fed the guar.l
liberally, and passed through. A few min
utes later we returned and had our cigars
and lanterns lighted,pretending that tho lat
ter luul been put out accidentally. They
were so ready in assisting us that we gave
them another handful of piasters, and made
them understand uot to allow anyone to fol
low us. They earnestly promised and we
started again, our hearts almost bursting
with rapid pulsation. We found the cord ;
R purse was at the end of it. So far all was
Running to the farther gate as quickly as
jNissihle, we repeated our former strategy of
brilies, and the guards promised us that
while we were in the street nobody should
pass tliotn. Tims we luul the field to our
selves, with guards on either hand to pro
tect us from inteference.
We returned to the s|ot where the purse
lay. It was readily discovered by reason
of its brilliancy, being worked in gold and
silver threads. A stout con! was attached
to it.. We pulled gently upon the cord and
drew down a ladder uuule of silk.
The night was dark, not a star visible.
Thus far eveything favored ns. We put u
strain upon the ladder with both our
weights to keep it from swaying, when sud
denly we felt a heavy burden upon it, and
in an instant a man in a white tunic sprang
from the ladder and seized me by l<otli
arms, muttering something I could not un
derstand. Letting go his iron grip upon
me ho took the captain in the same manner.
Then he sprang up the ladder and disa]>-
We were so taken by surprise that we
could not have defended ourselves if occa
sion had required it. Treachery or not we
did not know but we stood at our post.
Presently wo felt by tho strain on the rope
that some one was again descending. This
time it was tho lady herself. She sprang
lightly to tho ground, and a moment later
came the mail who had before descended.
He was her faithful slave. He fell on his
knees and begged to be taken with us. But
this was impossible. He was to be reliev
ed ly another guard a 4 o'clock, and his ab
sence would have caused the discovery of
the escape. She advised him to return,
close the window, and let go the rope. She
would not lie missed until noon, when it
would be impossible to know during whose
watch she made her escape. It might lie
supposed she had committed suicide, as she
had frequently threatened to do, and might
have done, by tbowing herself into the ltos
phorus through a trap iu tho floor of a boat
house near by.
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Ariv, ncc.
She iliil not speak nor evince any terror,
hilt truxte I iin entirely. An wo heard foot
steps rapidly approaching, and feared pnr-
H.dl ir a meeting with street in trsu!cr*,wi*
lust mi lime in reaching the gale. The
guard up'ttc.l it immediately. The word
" A merle HI" had a t-h.irm for them, espe
cially as il \va.H follow ed by .1 h net fill of plan
ters thrown at them when tint gate wan o
petted. I presume they imagined we did It
in our drunken fun, hut it was really to
draw their attention from our companion.
After wo had panned through I locked tin:
gate and throw away the key. The guard*
went too busy picking up the money to
iteeil a thundering at the Kate after we had
gone on. We did not roach our lKi.it* too
noon,for we could hear muttering voice* and
tramping foot close behind 11*. With muf
fled oar* we pulled for tuy friend'* brig.
We hud proceeded not more than fifty yard*
from the *h<>ro when we heard our pursuers
jumping into (mat* at the landing. Who
they wore we could not tell, hut they had
not the cu*toinnry light* with them to indi
cate that they were hnnext citizen*. The ex
treme darkness favored our flight among
the many ve*ne|* anchored in the harlstr,
most of which h;ul their anchor light* up.
My friend'* vessel had two light* in the
maiu rigging as a private signal. These
were put out as soon a* Wt* reached thedeek.
Entering the cabin We again saw the face
of the lady. A* I have before s.iid she W.,h
the most beautiful woman I Itud ever *een.
I could not help feeling that my friend was
not the handsome fellow that deserved to be
united to such loveliness—yet the god* tnv
ted Venus and Vulcan. The Bwtli*h cap
tain was s|Mss ldes* with admiration. I act
ed a* hi* embassador, and informed her how
desjierately iu love he w;i*, and that he was
determined to save her or lose his life in the
attempt. She w.is now free to act for her
self, Imt I w.is sure that if she married him
she would hive a loving husband. As 1
had Isvn concerned iu Iter re*e;te f:wn cap
tivity I lei* it my right >s Well -is tnv dutv |
to org- her to uvopt hi n. Sin* li I :< .t it -
'-r t w !, hi*r * 1 i 1 I p '.*• -fly ;i 1 (4f *. •
1 tdvi M hi .1 to 1 • ive the r il.i 1 .01 I get his
ship under way at once. My ho it'a er<
would assist him. Tin? vessel mast be oit
side of the harbor, I said, before daylight,
and before sunrise Ik* well into the S<* a Mar
mora. And so We parted.
It wa* three o'clock when I reached my
ship. Sleep w:i* out of the question. The
events of tbe previous lew days w e re like a
dream out of which 1 had just awakened.
The consequence might have been serious
to me. liut I was always ready for adven
tures.and had been in many a predicament
equally hazardous. 1 lived, as all young
sailors live, 011 romance and daring. Tin* !
excitement of this occasion w.i* as exhil- j
ar i.'ing to 111a as chump igtic is to the wine
In the morning I w.is visited by several
of the captains who U.i-1 boen my guests o."
the night before. They had felt some fear for
our safety when they learned that a conflict
ha<l taken place between the guard in the
street we passed through and a baud of
Greek robliera. Two of the robbers
had lieen killed. These must have
Juai via qru^iiftaavTlftt. -Q---m tin*! utmlol
them, h:id returned and attackod the guard.
They were overpowered ly a company
of soldier* from the fort, who were making
their rounds to relieve the gu ir I. Ofcmirm
I knew nothing of what luid tsiconic of the
Swedish captain. I assured tlietn that lie
w- -tit sifely oa board and w.is to have stile. I
at sunrise, an I that, as the wind v is fresh
and fair I supposed he w; oif. 1 feigned
attack of rheumatism as an excuse for not
going ashore that day. The following day
our consul, hearing I was sick, came on
hoard. From him I learned one of the
wives of a pasha of the army h:ul made her
escape by the aid, it w ; is supposed, ot the
Greek robbers, some of whom hail been cap
tured, and would be executed unless they
told w-iiere their companions ami the captive
were to lie found. It was snpjiosed that she
was held for a ransom. A rigid search was
tu:u!e oil board all the Greek vessels, of
which there were many lying iu the harbor,
but, of course, the "missing lady w.is not
I will here give the sequel. Nine years
later, while 111 comm 1111 of the clipper ship
Dieaduanght, arriving in New York one
day I made f.ist at my usual berth at the
foot of Rector street, when Capt. Hope, a
Sandy Hook pilot, who was harbormaster
at the time, lioarded my vessel and told tne
that a Swedish brig was lying at pier *, and
that her captain w.is very auxions to meet
me liefore he sailed. Th* Constantinople
episode had nearly passed from tuy mind in
the exciting years that had intervened. As
soon as our gang plank was hauled ashore
a lady and gentleman came on board. I
was standing on the quarter deck with some
custom house officers and passengers. The
lady, whoxu 1 immediately recognized, came
forward and embraced me with much
warmth, and the gentleman followed suit.
The pleasure attending this happy meeting
was sh ire Iby all who witneaaal it. It is
needless to say that the piir were the Swed
ish captain and the lady whom I assisted to
escape from Constantinople. That truth is
stranger than fiction is here exemplified.
After leaving Constantinople their Joy was
unspeakable ttjion discovering that they bad
ltoen lovers in their childhood. She w.is the
flaxen haired girl for whom my friend had
pined so long. When they parted as children
Iter family went to Moscow, where they re
mained several years, and where she bad the
advantage of an excellent education and be
came a proficient linguist. Her great lasiuty
attracted universal attention. She was
courted by many, but *Oll hy none. Her
father received the appointment of consul
at Odessa,but gave tip this place aud migra
ted to Alexandria, were he became a grain
exporter. This frequently necessitated
journeys into the interior of Kgvpt,and his
beautiful daughter was his constant com
panion. During one of these excursions t heir
caravan Was assaulted by Arabs. The men
were slaughtered and robbed and the women
were disposed of atnoug the chiefs. She fell
to the lot of ouu who sold her into the harem,
when she wis rescued by us. When the
pair arrived at Falmouth, after the rescue,
they Were married, and sailed for Antwerp,
where some of her jewels were disposed of to
purchase ue brig which he commanded
when they paid their visit to inj 011 board
the Dreadnangbt. They had sailed together
around the world, hut this was their first
voyage to New York. Col. Graham, uow
clerk of the court of common ple;is, was
custom house oiliocr in charge of my ship at
that time, and he lives to bear witness that
110 heard this remarkable tale told in
! my cabin by the Swedish captain at that
| time. My friend th u captain lias s >ld his
j vessel ami retired fro.us a life.—Capt. 8.
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*o many HH|H*r*lilion* li#' l ' 'wit he
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Kit. tin*! even ii.>w the creature* arrbjr
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nil hniid* give ehn*e, and ibu useful
little insect hunter i* too ofliti killed.
Our bat* are quite barrnle**, nnd the
atorie* of blood-auckiug, told of thoss
in South America, are only partly
true. Our bat*, of which wo have a
bout half a dozen, are all atuall, being
but a few inches in length, but there
Are those iu the East Indies, the wings
of which have a spread of four feet.
These monsters are fruit eaters, and
do not attack animal* at all. The early
uuturaliats classed the bats with the
birds, but their ability to fly is the
only thing they haye in common with
bird*. They only differ from other
mammals in their having long fingers,
over which a long thin skin i* stretch
ed, reaching to the bind feet and tail;
this form* the wing, and usually euds
iu a book by wLich the animals can
su*|>eod themselves. The binder feet
are supplied with stout claws, by
which they also hang when at rest.
The eyes of the bat are so small and
bidden by hair, that it wss at one time
supposed that they had no eyes, and
"as blind as a bat" is a proverb still
in use. However it may be as to tbeir
sight, llu-ir senses of smell and bear
iu.'ure wry acute. Some spelt l * of
• like the Isiag-eared 15.il of
I'luriipe, have enormous ears, and some
l N cies have curious leafy appendages
to their nose, which are thought to
aid the sense of smell. Bats are noc
turnal in their habits, flying at night
with great rapidity, and whirling s
bout with the ease of a bird, in their
chase after night flying insects, ot
which they consume great numbers.
In the day time, they secrete them
selves in old buildings, in caves, in
hollow trees, and such places. In Tex
as there are a number of churches
which, when that State belonged to
Mexico, were built by the missionaries
among the Indians. These are now
deserted, mod mom or less in ruins.
We visited one of these buildioga that
bad been taken possession of by lbs
bats, which hung to the timbers of the
open-work roof, and wherever they
could get a foot-hold, iu myriads.
Upon being disturbed, they would set
up a tremendous chattering, and, al
though it was daytime would fly about
our heads in swarms. Some idea of
their great number may be formed
from the feet that their droppiogs cov
ered the floor to a depth of three of
four feet— American Agriculturist
'How do you manage to have so
many beautiful plants V is a question
often asked of successful window gar
deners , and we fee! inclined to answer
as did the doctor in the case of the old
lady who bad been takiag too much
medicine, that ali that is needed is,
'Light, and water, and air.'
But there are so many things in
volved in these three that it is weH,
perhaps, to be a little more explicit.
A window facing thesoath is the bent
with a glass door or curtain to shot off
draughts and exclude dust Sprinkling
tiie leaves with a fine brush, if a
syringe is not practicable, will help to
keep the breathing pores open and
healthy, which every plant requires.
Injudicious watering often destroys
plants. No rule can be given, but the
first thing is to see tbev are kept moist
but not saturated and that the water
used is about tbe temperature of the
room. For the green fly, and all oth
er common insects, there is nothing so
effectual as a mixture of helebore and
soapsuds, to which is added a little
kerosene that has been first mixed in
milk,as it will notcombioe with water.
All soft-wooded plants should be
placed nearest tbe light; harder ones
in the rear. In potting see that there
is good drainage of broken pot* or any
rough material that will not clog and
sour tbe soil. Too much heat is often
given, and many plants, as roses,
azaleas, camellias, alovsia citriodory,
the various lycopods, hyacinths and
other bulbs of that sortwill thrive iu a
roam without a fireif there is no frosL
The best soil is one-third leaf mould,
two-thirds good turfy sod, well-rotted,
and a little sand added.tothe mixture.
Fine manure is beneficial to gerani
ums and to bulbs, but most plants
thrive best in manure water Saxifra
ga uubrasa and tbe Lysimachia num
mularis are safe basket plants, wbile
the ivies stand cool treatment;if given
shade aud water. It is agreed that
gas from a furnace is more injurious
to plants than illuminating gas. but
by proper attention to moisture and
the screening of the window arid ex
! cessive hear, it is possible to be suc
-1 ccssful iu window gardening. Keep
! u UicriiiiKiictiir in tbe room, never
more than 75 0 by day .ud 45" at
I uight. This will be the best guide.