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f M :tJi titown, offers his proft fcsiotml perTices
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pmi.AiiKl nil a.
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A rprpTpTvTrpTriTVr I
Axv-m . ,
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farairt ' " '" " !
SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY i
at rc-luced price.. Hereafter eWe him a call i
at hi, OLl. STAND. MAIN St., MIFFLIN. !
IVIew Bvug Store
TVl. J. J. ATPLKB Al'till has established
U a Ir an ! Prescription Store in Ihe
above-naraeil place, and keeps a general as
liRCOS ASP MEUICIXES,
Hi all other article usually kept in estab
li'hnietiis of this kind.
Pure Winec ana Liquors for medicinal pur
pose?. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (nrm-olass). Notions, etc., em.
fcir'The lootor gives advice free
NEW DRUG STORE.
HANKS fc HAMLIN,
Main Street, Mijjlmtuten, 1'a.
DRlfiS 110 TJCDICIES,
fu't?. Coal Oil,
lufants P.ruehes, Soaps,
Hair Brushss, Tooth Brushes,
LARGE VARIETY OF
eelecreJ wilh gre,( care snJ W(lrT(intt1 from
Pure of WIXES ASD LIQUORS forMcdi
tey PRESCRIPTIONS compounded with
EST CIGARslN TOWN
Two for Scents. Also, the Frehet Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the Sweetest Cider, the
f inest Domestio Wines, snd, in short, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE.
' the most reasonable prices. He has also
lhi A wiU now compare favorably
any Ha!) in the intarior of the State.
June 1, l?70-y
J UMATAi VALLEY JUKI
JOSEPH POMKKOr, President.
T. VAN IUVIN, Casliiei.
Joseph Pomeroy, jJoho J. Pattersoh,
Joroms N. Thompson, Georga Jacobs,
Loan money, receive doposits, pay interest
on time deposits, bny and sell Coin and Uni
ted States liouds, cash, coupons and checks.
Ilcniit money to any part of the United States
and also to LnglnnJ, Scotland, Ireland and
Germany, bell lierenue Mamps.
In sums of $JDU at 2 per cent, discount.
In sums of $O0 at 2 per cent, discount.
In sums of 5 1 0H0 at it per ceut. discount.
Tiic Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
Juniata Uallrn Dimnarbs,
AXD GRAPE-TINE NURSERY.
rpHB undersigned would respectftilly in
l form tlif public that he has started a
urspe-ine ursery about one mile northeast
of Miillinlown, where he has been testing a
targe number of the different varieties of
Graues ; and having been in the business for
seven years, be is now prepared t furnish
VISES OF ALL THE LEADING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
I. O XV 11 A TES,
Ijv the sisgle vine, dozen, hundrei or thou
anil. All persons wishing good and thrift v
vines will do well to call and see for them
fy-Good and responsible Ageuts wanted.
Mifllintown, Juatata Co., Pa.
New Store and New Goods
GS0CEEIES, PROVISIONS, &C.
ilaia Siroet, LlifflintOvra.
HATING opened out a C.UOCEP.T A N I '
PROVISION" STORE in the old stanil
on Main Street. VI ifliiinown. I would repect
fully nk the attention of the puMic to the
following articles, wliicli I will kerp on hand
at all tii.ies :
SUGAR, COFFER, TEA,
DRIED AND CANNED FRUIT.
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF,
; Confectioneries, Nuts, &c,
Flour, Feed, Sco.
All of which will be sold cheap for Ca-h or
Country Produce. Give me a call and bear
J. W. KIRK.
Mifllintown, May 2, 1871.
Flour ! Flour !
rT",IIE undersigned begs leave to inform the
A public thai, he has purchased the GRIST
MILL, in Miiford township, recently owned
y J.uob Lemon, and, having remodeled and
otherwise improved the same, is now pre
pared to accommodate all who may favor him
with their patronage.
Wneat Fjollr an sifted Corn Meal al-
ways on aan-.i and for snle, tvhole-
sale and Retail.
Al, SkorU, Bran, SVp-toff and Chop
Fl.mr an 1 Feed will be delivered to farai-
Ue "' d'rf'i- "is W"S" T'it Minlin,
tVe r or.Iers at ihe Store of John Ktka in
M tflin, or at. Pennell's Store in Patterson,
or ail iress'ng a note to Box 3 , Patterson
Gil. OF ML KISDS BO V OUT XT
V. II. UAWN.
Jan. 3, 172-Ci
The "Guypcr" Market Car.
'TTIIE undersigned, having purchased of
X S. II. Brown the renowned "Uuyper"
Market Car, desires to inform his frien ls of
Mifflin. Patterson and vicinity, and the pub
lic generally, that he will run Ihe ear regu.
larly. leaving Mifflin Station every Monday
noon for the Eastern markets, and ieturning
on WEDNESDAY, loaded with
VEGETABLES OF ALL KINDS IN SEASON,
And Everything I'sually Carried in a
Also, Freight Carried, at Seasonable
Bates, Either Way,
Orders from merohants and others solicited.
r& Prompt attention to business will be
given and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders left at Joseph Pennell's store in
Patterson, will receiva attention.
G. W. WILSON.
April 28, 1871.
Bally to the Place where you can buy
your Wall Paper Cheap.
THE undersigned takes ibis method of in
forming the public that he has just re
ceived at bis residence on Third Street, Mit
flintown, a large assortment of
of various styles, which he offers for sale
CHEAPER than can be purchased elsewhere
in the county. All persons in need of the
above article, and wishing io save money, are
invited to call and examine his slock and
hear his prioes before going elsewhere.
BOaLarge supply constantly on hand.
6 BIMON BASOM.
Miffliotown, April 5. J871-tf
-JcsiATa SstfTtKCi f 1,60 oer year.
Till BSUHT SIDE. .
BY B1V. J. HltSOS KISS.
Now and then a shining pebble,
As we walk the wave washed strand
Smiles upon oar passing footsteps.
From its lowly bed of sand.
Row and then a virgin rose-bud
Breathes upon us br the way ;
And its sweet, delicious fragrance.
On the breeze doth round us stray.
And in winter's desolation,
Whilo the naked boughs are seen,
There amid its bleak surroundings
Smiles the pine-top evergreen,
Though the road be rough and weary,
Till we reach the mountain height, 't
Then are we repaid our climbing,
By the prospect grand and bright.
God hath placed these things td please us
AH along our paths each day ;
Emblems faint that just before us,
There are better thiugs than they.
These are green spots as we tiavel.
Oases on "weary" ground, '
Left there by "our loving Father."
By the pilgrim to be found.
Happy he who sees the beauty.
Leaves the bitter, tastes the sweet ;
And enjoys each pleasing object,
lie may on his pathway meet.
Thus will gloom be quickly Scattered,
And the sun will brightly shine.
All of BadneM be defeated.
And a happy life be thine.
BT MARGARRT Tr.RSB.
'Now, g'rls, if yoa cn only manages
to live there three or four mouths, the
land will be ottrs for all time. I knew
it look 3 hard, but I see no other way for
I looked into my father's pale care
worn face, and then gHnced over to Ka
thie, who stood locking and unlocking
her pretty white fingers as though in
some way they held the solution of the
problem which jttet thcD was puzzling
I dnn't mind the place, father," she
bfgaii, in her sweet voice. "Together,
with our hooks, mneic and Sewing, Lulu
aud 1 c-iu stand almost anything ; but it
seems so lonely for a couple of girls to
go off into the In-art of the prairie and
live by them-elves. Besides, if either of
us were taken euddculy ill, or if danger
should in any way come to us, what
could we do I"
"Why, the nearest neighbor is not
more than five niiles away, and he'll
lnok you up every week or two, perhaps
every day or two : besides, either one of
you is strong enough to walk that dis
tance in case of emergency. The house
is away from the road, cecluded by a
growth of coitonwood, with a brisk lit
tie creek uear. No oue will know that
yoa are there, to yoa will be in no dan
s-T from intruders. I would not ask it
nf you if there were any other way, or if
I could go myself ; but as my health i,
you know that coustant medical attend
ance is necessary to me "
A violent fit of coughing interrupted
him, and Kathie and I, more touched by
that than we could have been by augbt
else, put onr arms about his neck and
promised to do as be wished. True, we
had a good cry over it when we were by
ourselves, but belore him we were in
good spirits, planning, cheei fully, about
our quarter of a year's sojourn on father's
claim of one hundred and sixty acres.
Our minds once made up, we put the
dark side of Hie picture out of sight, snd
began to look for the brighter touches.
We laid in a Ptock of provisions that
would havo victualled a family of six for
the given timp. We took our sewing
machine with two bolts of muslin ; pack
ed up a big box of books, our guitar,
father's violin, and music enough for an
orchestra, and stated for the wilderness.
Once in four weeks we were to have
our mail brought to us from the outer
world, together with little necessaries
that must bd obtained from time to time
Our only society in the meantime, must
be that of each other, unless we counted
our six Brahma hens and a brood of ten
yonng chickens. .
We found the place precisely as it bad
been described to is, a dilapidated cot
tage that must bare been thoaght almost
palatial at the time of building. It was
built of logs, of course ; but it had four
rooms, two of which were fit for use.
There bad been an entry running through
it, bat the front as well as the back door
was off its liingea, giving the prairie
wind a splendid chance to scurry through
There were shaky stairs, also, and one
large room above thai had not progresed
beyond bare beams and rafters. A few
boards were placed across, path fashion,
but beyond that, nothing had been done
in the way of improvement.
"A fine chance to lock np of nights !"
was Kaihie's first exclamation, as she
pointed to .the unhinged door.
"No bolta or locks to the two habita
ble rooms, either." I made answer.
"Well, since we shall have nothing
more formidable than musquitos and
snakes to lock out, I suppose there is
little oaa in being afraid. We can set
the doors np of niffcth Mka them
down jo tLejaocoiog.," TtX will auswer
I just aa y.Ur 1"T - t '
So we set npnouaekeepag. ' The man
who carted our movables thither pot np
our stove and bedstead, made ns a shel
ter for our hens (which, by the war, the
6rst strong wind blew orcr), stopped
long enough to drink a cup of coffee; and
hoped we sboulda'tbe lonesome, and then
set his face homeward. ' ft was weeks
before we looked upon a hamen counte
nance agaia. ,
' At the very outset we begau life in a
systematic way ; had a regular time for
breakfast and dinner; sewed, and prac
tised our music afternoon . and evening.
and filled up , every niche of the time
with reading and writing. Then we had
all our household labor to perform, wash
ing ironing, eooking and scrubbing, and
thongh our hands did not'kfep remark
ably white, we were never more healthy
in our lives, or had mora voracious ap
For a timo everything went along
smoothly. We had two or three hard
storms with wind and terrific lightning.
A giant Cottonwood, wal struck at the
oor, and the creek was so ewolled with
raiu that it overflowed its banks, and
made pretty good headway towards the
house We soon grew as fearless of
nights as we bad ever been, sleeping
with our windows as well as our doors
set wide open.
One day while we were out straw-
berrying, something occurred to unsettle
our t quantniity. e seldom left the
house together, or went ftom it a short
distance, thinking it safer for one of us
to remain constantly on guard.' But this
morninjr was particularly tresh and
sweet, the praiiie grass was flecked with
crimson berries which we were jttst in
the mood for picking. Beside, we had
been practising aseidously at our music,
and frit the need of exercise in the open
air. 1 (To not know how long we had
been at our pastime, eating, gathering the
delicious fruit, laughing and chatting as
girls are wont to do if they are wholly
free from tcatraiut, when we were start
led by heariug a few distinct notes struck
upon what seemed to be father's violin.
Kathie dropped her basnet aud looked
up with whitening face. The violin was
her particular forte, and the notes strnck
were iu a difficult passage of the opera
which she bad been practising that morn-'"g-
"Somebody is at the bouse. Let us
co,' she said, clasping my arm.
But just then there came a bolder
touch upon the iustrutnentf and the opera
was played through as if by a master
"I believe I shall faint," Kathie
"I threw my basket of strawberries
straight in her face, forgetting for the
moment that they were not watei It
w.ts so ludicrous that she couM not keep
from laughing. She wiped the crimson
stains from her checks and forehead, and
took a step or two towards the house.
"There is no use in feaiing a man or
woman who can play like that," I said,
"A woman !" repeated Kathie, half
' The flash of her eye and the carl of
her red lip I did not understand them,
and so I looked at ber wonderingly.
''Shall we go ?" she asked, -impaitent-
Just then the violin was touched
again, an . old Italian melody floating
softly from it Kathie sank down upon
the grass, a sudden color rising to her
"Let us go," I said, moving forward
"If we have guests we should meet and
Kathie put out a detaining hand.
''Not yet. Lulu, be may play again
Beside, I dare not go."
The child was trembling with excite
ment. I pnt a strong arm about her and
lifted her to her feet. "Come dear, per
haps our Fate is waiting for ns."
I spoke carelessly, bat the words ef
fected her strangely '
"Perhaps so, O Lula ! If I only
dared speak !"
"You dear romantic creature, there is
no need of speaking." I answered, not
knowing what she meant. "Come along.
Let us find bim."
We are but a short distance from
home, although the house was lost to
view behind a swell of the prairie. In a
few momenta we were stealing softly in
at the door, I, at least, intent on catching
sight of the unknown intruder. : We
were too late. Everything was silent
there. . The violin in its case as Kathie
bad left it, my guitar in ita green cover
ing beside it. Not a single article of
furniture, not a piece of music disturbed.
"It was some one outside, Kathie," I
But Kathie made no answer. Instead
she caught np the violin and played the
difficult opera without a single mistake.
She did not look at her music either.
I clapped my hands softly, but she
did not heed me.' Then site began the
Italian melody, and ' played it through
jnat as we h.d heard it. -
: "You have played it before, Kathie t"
I asked, gravely.
You have heard it."
She blushed rosy red.
"There is some mystery hero that I
do not understand," I said, speaking
slowly, and looking with steady eyes in
to her t'acj. You never told me "
"I bad notfiiug to tell you," she said,
quickly, interrupting me.
"Nothing tliat you wanted to tell mc,
yon mean,'' I answered, more hurt than
I cared to let ber know.
' She went on with ber music without
another word, aud I turned away to at
tend to some household duty. But from
that time there was a shadow between
us i'V inexplicable something, which
lessened the warmth of our kisses and
the clasp of our hanJs. It did not show
itself iu worJs, for we were too true to
speak impatiently or unkindly to each
other. We were motherless, and from
the time of earliest childhood had beeu
all in all to each other I wa two years
Kathie's senior, and for that length of
time we bad been separated, while she
was at school in au Eastern State. Nev
ertheless, during that probation I had
believed that I shared her every thought
the inmost secrets of her heart, as she
A day or two after this incident, a
messenger came to us with our letters,
and a package of books and papers I
noticed that Kathie caught eagerly at a
letter that bore her name, and when, a
moment after, I turned to ask her some
tritliug question, I found that she had
atolen softly out.
Kathie has some .secret love aff.tir,"
I thought, more troubled by the convic-
tion tliau I had ever been before by j Then the storm broke. I'eal after peal
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KHEUli t;unueriiiutr uer. uui a Ul'l UUb
fideuce had been given heretofore spon -
taneonsly and without reserve. hon
she withheld ber secrets from me. I
thought I bad no longer a right to know
them And yet, of our loves, or our pre -
feieticcs (for wq had not gone beyond
flkPTtlY tintV frO1v lt- Iwl (...nr.... ir..l I
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bow readily shared each other s thoughts! thunder r.mre distant, but the mat nig of
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It we bad beeu iu acy other eave that the waters of the creek was loud and
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secluded spot, 1 would have written to 1 anprry. I he moon came out, and eoina;
my father at once. Yet I see now that ' towards the b inks of the little stream, I
my way of reasoning was weak in the found it had swollen to the tize of a large
extreme. A danger to Kathie was a river. AH this and where was Ka
thousaud times more to be dreaded there thi?
than it would have been in the heart of j Need I tell of the night that followed 1
borne, among friends who loved and j How age came upon me as I wandered
cherished her. And yet, after all, I had ' alone over the wet prairio, and called the
so little upon which to ground my fears
a floating strain of mueic, which, after
all, some wanderer might have played
all, some wanderer might have played .
. . . I
as be rode across the prairies a note, a ;
letter, which she did not see fit to share ;
wun me . I
i . r .t . v- .i i i I
But from that time Kathie played up-,
on her violin as if by inspiration. ' The 1
old difficulties which had obstructed ber j
, i u i i i , i I
way melted before ber, and she made j
such rapid progress' a, astonished me.
j i. i e .i
and still slip seemed to lifl p-nino- further I
i .i . i
ana lurtner irom me. , i
Onp (1 , V ,a wa u ! f ! i 1 1 in nnon .1 1 irt r
il i i ,1 -, j i I
(I speak advisedly, the door was always j
open), we wtre startled by the- endden
appearance of a large Newfoundland ,
dog. lie came towards me first, but as
reached out my hand, he caught sight
of Kathie. Wilh a short joyful bark, he
bounded past me to her side.
'Leo !" she cried, putting both her
arms around bis shaggy neck. "How
glad I am '
cue stopped snort ana looseu np mto
my wandering iace.
"What does it mean, Kathie ? Whose
dog is it? '
"I think I shall claim him myself if no
one calls for him," she answered, evad
ing my question.
I stooped down to read the name en
graved upon the silver collar about his
neck. It bore the dog's name, Leo, and
the initials, 0. M
"What does G. M. stand for?" I
asked, pointing to the letters.
"How can I tell ?''
"IIow did you tell the dog's name i
Why were you so glad to see him ? '
The look in her eyes; grew pitiable as
I questioned her. ' , '
"Dear Lulu, dear darling !" she cried,
putting her arms about me, and looking
down into my face. "I can't tell you-
at least uothiog bat this. Fate seems
against me, or for roe, whichever way
you will. I came here to evade it, but
it follows me. Don't question me fur
ther. . I love you rest on that."
Darling, blessed Kathie I if she could
only have sbowu me ker heart then, I
might have saved her !
All that day the dog Leo watched by
her, following her whichever way she
turned. When she sat down be lay at
her feet ; at night. ' when she slept, be
kept close by the bedside. But a sense
of coming danger was upon me, and I
could not sleep. If I lost myself for a
moment in uneasy slumbers, I was start
led by my own dreams of some terrible
danger to Kathie. Another night came
and went in the same way, aud: still
another came. I never shall forget the
third. There were signs of a storm in
the iky, aud a moon nearly at ita fall 1
was trying to fight its way through the
clouds. The cottoawooda sighed as
though a breaking heart was moaning
th rough therrtf and the" Vh'rp of Testiest
birds struck with a lonesome sound upon
"I believe there is to be a dreadful
storm,' Kathie said. "I wish we bad
some one with us "
"We are as safe here as anywhere " I
answered ; "and for that matter, as safe
"O Lulu, how can yoa be so strong V
Just at that momeut a bark from Leo
attracted ber attention, and she ran away
from me towards the creek, calling his
name. I never shall forget how she
looked at that moment. Her pretty hair
floated back frim her fair face, an eager
happy look shone from her' eves. Iid
she know ?
I turned toward tho house and sighed,
for my heart was very heavy. A few
moments passed, and she did not return.
The storm was rising fast, and I went
back to the door and called her name :
But no answer came. Oaly the dis
tant muttering of the thunder, the sighing I
of the wind, aud the cry of a homeward
"Kathie ! Kathiu 1"
I an down the bank of the creek, but
saw no one there. Then I called loud'y ., T, . . ,
, , together. I Ins is a very dangerous oper
for Leo but heard only the breath of the i - , .c
J ' ation, Lecanse if the stone comes in con-
coming storm. I ran nt and down tho:, . -., .. , , , .. . . ,
! tact with it3 iron bed it is very apt to
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name O, the terrible aeony of that mo
Tnent 1 O, the wild desperation of my
soul, with that double darkness within,
and without me ! I went back to the
soul, with that double darkness within,
house, only to find silence and desolation.
il liuiivy luuuur-r omiuucu liiuurs m 1
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! ecape for miles around; after that the
fearful wind and the driving raiu. Worse
than all, the question that burned j
j through heart aud brain, "where is Ka-
! thio ?" I
Bv-and-bv the wind lulled, the light-1
t pnur . . I . . n,i. I it... MmOavini, t tl.A
name of my darling by tho roaring wa
jters, "Kathie! Kathie!"
. there, yet waking iio answer
here and :
there, yet wakinp; no answer ? Nothing!
but the blank loneliness the fearful
despair ! At last the morning came : '
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came sunny and bright, as it always!
cr.mPS t0 g0Ul4 ,n agony, seeming to
m,t , nmBt.,t;n.
To me it Lrougllt no hrpe no M.
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nesa. I did not know where my dar-i
ling wa8. Two days elapsed before the I
n.nt lnn-n t ;,c ,,,,,.1 m-ra lrr i
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that time I bad round osr l.ir ott neigti- j
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It was not long continues. Not a bun-
dred yards from our home we found Ka-
thie dead ! Dead, and not aloue. A
darkhaired man, with brown eiiky beard
bad met his fate with her, and still fur
ther off poot Leo lay, caught as tbey
bad been, iu the debris of the stream,
which bad drifted iuto a little cove and
become fastened there.
As their dead bodies were borne to-
wardg our Louget anoloer party came ; a
pale faced woman, wilh a little child in
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her arms. Her husband was lost. She
and her friends were searching fur him
I knew, B3 I looked into her face, that
this was not ber first grief the appar
ent loss of her hueb.uid. Ilcr eyes were
full of yearning sadness, and ber mouth
wore a look that grief always leaves up
on its victims. In a moment a thought !
came to me like a revelatiou. Tho mys-1
tery that had puzzled tne for weeks.grew
clear as sunshine. Kathie had loved
this woman's husband 1 They bad died
together. Thank God that it was so;
they were dead I
"Your husbaud is here,' I bfga.n.
reaching out my arms, for her child
"But wait tell me his name."
"George Marstou. He must Lave
been drowned in the creek, for Lis horse
came home without him."
She followed me into the house, low
sobs breaking from her lips. She knelt
by the bedside, but as she did so, caught
sight of Kaihie's dead face.
"And this ? For God's sake tell me
who is this V
"My Bister I answered. "They
Our eyes met, and she understood
"lie followed her West ; gave up
home everything for her. He loved
her better than he did me," the moaned.
taking her little one from my arms, and The paste may he used for any second
hugging it tightly to her breast. course dii-h
I could not speak, but iu my inmost
soul I thanked my Cod that they were;
Texas claims to have received 1.20,-
000 immigrants since September.
UOTT GUX POWDER IS HADE.
You know that gunpowder is very dan
gerous in a gun or near a fire, but per
haps yoa don't know that. It is equatfy '
dangerous all through the process cf
making. A powder-mill is a fearful
place to visit, and strangers are very sel
dom allowed to go iuto one. They are
built far from any town, in the woods, and
each branch of the work is done in sep
arate buildings. These bouses are quite)
a distance from each other, so that if one
blows op it won't blow up tho resL Then"
the lower parts of the building are mads
very strong, while the roofs are very
lightly set on, so tbat if it explodes, only
the roof will suffer. But, iu fpite of
every care, sometimes a whole settlement
of the powder mills will go off almost in
an inutnnr nnrl fvi rv vroafTcPn ct t Ita tnll
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.of years will be swept away in a few
st cone j.
But though yon ft il like holding your
brea'h to look at it, it is really an inter
esting process to see It is made, perhaps
you know, of charcoal, saltpetre, and
brimtoue. Kacb of these articles is pre
pared in a house by itself, but the house
where they are mixed is the first terr:b?o
one. In this building is an immense
millstonsi, rolliug round and round iu an
iron bed, and under the stone are put (he
three fearful ingredients of gunpowder.
Thev are tlmrnnffhl v mivprl anrl rniinJ
strike fire, and the merest suspicion of a
spaik would set off the whole. The ma-
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i Ltriiri am Korpji;i inrn rr lour mciipa
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i .iiiv-i hi i'-ct urn , mc n i;rt ., gi't-a
by water power, is Etarted, and every
lean leaves the place. The door is shut
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"d the machinery Lft to do its own ter-
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nle work alone. vV hen it has run long
enough the mill is stopped and the men
come lack. This opt-ration leaves thj
gunpowder in Imrf! lumps or cakes.
The next bouse is wi.ere ths cakes are
broken iuto grain?, and of cot:rse is quite
as dangerous as tho last one. Bat the
IllPIl PSn't trn Cmm t!ii- tl,.w Mr
i nblig.-d to attnud it every moment, and
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: you may be sure no I.m'i or joke is ever
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heard within its walls. Lvcry one who
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on rubbers, because one grain of that dan
gerous powder crushed by the boot would
explode the whole in an instant.
The fl oor of this hons is covered wilh
leather, and is made Derfectlv black hv
; the dust of the gunpowder. It contains
a set of sieves, each one smaller than the
I last- thrOUO-b U-liieh tho nnvilu, id ctft.tr? .
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nnrl nn imntpiteo (-i-'in.il a,,.? IV..-... ;T1
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where it 13 ground on. while men shovel
it in with wooden shovels The ma-
cb'nery makes a gr
the uieu are silent I
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reat deal of noise, but
as in the other houses.
m """"'S w ,uu machinery
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eVe" 8eems ' f ive Ster horror and
one is very glad to get ont of that house,
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list, and thre the gunpowder is heated on
o 1 ' w
Jen trays. It is very hot, and no
workmen stay there. From there it goes
iw ifui-ttiii- iin.ini-, nun il IS lull UO in
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j uoucin, rKp- a,itl cani.-iera. Palely
through all these I otises it goes at last to
the storehouse. Otis fe:Is like drawing a
long breath to see the fearful stuff packed
away out of the hands of men in thfa
curious house. Youv'e heard of things
being as dry as a powder house,' but yoa
wouldu't think this Loose very dry. It
is almost imbedded in water The roof is
one big tank, kept full of water. Did
Till Vnr Konr n . i - t
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Instead of steps to go in there are shal
low tanks of water, through which every
one must walk to tha u'oor.
In none of these powder houses is any
light ever allowed except .sunlight. The
wages are good ; the de. 'a work is short,
ending always at three or four o'clock.
But the men have a teriocs look, that
makes one think every moment of the
danger, and gl.:(? to get away. Though
curiosity may t ike a man ouce to visit a
powdt r-mill, he h.j no desire to go the
second time, and he feels a'i the rest of
bis life that for ouce lie has been very
near death. .
A Vermont family had last winter
about one hundred plants in the Lonse,
aud usually gave them warm water and
very frequently water that was much too
warm for the hau J. Some at or near the
boiling point was poured into ihi: saucers
of the pots just eti tho sides Fiieuda
who dropped in bore testimony that tney
never a.iw so fine geraniums, heliotropes,
fuscbias, verbenas, passion flowers aud
oleanders These particularly showed
very marked improvement; others flour
ished finely un 'er the treatment.
Sugar Baste Take a pound of flour
a quarter of a ponnd of sugar, a qnarter
of a pound of butter, a little gait, one
egg ; mix all together with a little water.
A young lady upon one occasion re
quested ber lover that be should define
I love. "Well, Sail," said he, "it ia to me
an inexpressibility and an outward all-
OXI '-TU .
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