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D)EVOTED) T1O POLITICS, MORALITY, ]EDUCATION AND TO THE UNERAL INTRUEST OF THE CUTY
BD.FBRDE &CoPICKENS. S. C., TUSA ,FB ARY 16, 1882 VO.XSRO 2
Jn Florida 8,000 pie a le can I
raised on an acti of ground.
one O housand me are employed i
thelron rorks in Cherokee county, Ah
The only drawback to cocoanut rabi
ing in Florida is that It takes ten yea1
for the trees to bear.
Fifteen hundred executions for delhi
quent poll taxes- have been Issued i
Union county, S. 0.
An old man on Caney Fork, in Mid
die Tennessee, caught $6,000 woi th o
;mw, logo during the last rise.
Tennessee- has a State law which mi
poses a fine of $500 for failure to repor
small pox cases to the State Board o
At Louisville, Miss., John D. M
Thrasher has been sent to the peniten
tiary for life for the murder' of W. D
The Georgia Supreme court has de
cided that the cities of that State mus
stop their debts at 7 per cent of thei
Six hundred partridges in boxes
shipped from Danville, Va., arrived in
Wilmington, Del., last week for the
Delaware Game A ssociation, which is
trying to restock that State.
Fifteen thousand dollars have beer
expended (n the North Georgia agri
culturel college at Dahlonega. It will
take $5,000 to complete it.
Col. Benj. S. Ricks, of Yazoo county,
Miss,, the second largest planter in the
South, employs 1,000 men, and made
2,000 bales of cotton last year.
The acreage of wheat sown over East
Tennessee is unusually large, and the
prosoect for an excellent crop was never
inore encouraging for the time of year.
Within the last three years over $2,
000,000 have been invested in manufac
turing enterprises in Georgia, and nearly
$10,000,000 have been invested and con
tracted for in new railroads in our State.
Old Aunt Bonnie Holloway died in
Fauqiuier county, Va., last week, in the
one hundred and fifteenth year of her
age, the oldest citizen probably in the
Old Dominion. When Lord Cornwallis
passed through Eastern Virginia in the
summer of 1781 she said she "was a good
smarr, gal, big encugh to get. married."
The Nashville Banner, in some race
recountings, says: At another race over
the Clover Bottom track Gen. Jackson
entered his famous horse Truxton, and
was backing him quite heavily. Gov.
Cannon was on hand, but had no money,
so he bet a wagon load of negroes with
the General. Truxton wvon the race
and the General took in the negroes.
Gold is being washed from alluvial
lands within the limits of Gfainesville,
- Ga., which pays 50 cents to the pan.
-The city covers a deposit of gold-bear
ing material which should be utilized,
and no dloubt will be as soon as the ea
nal Atlanta so much needs passes
through that section. The bed of that
canal for a distance of forty miles wil]
be cut through veins and dleposits of
There are three great hmnd coimpanics
now interested in Florida. The Disston
company holds 2,000,000 acres of the
4,000,000 acres it bought from the State.
A third company (bcaded by Diss'on
also) proposes to drain the Lake Okee
chobee region and reclaim the swvamp
0lands. The area of reclaimation is as
large as New Jersey, Connecticut, D)ela
ware and Rbode Island, and the Disston
company will get half of it, the State
retaining the balance of it. Two enor
mous dredging boats are already at
work at this, and the work will be puished
Atlanta Constitumtion Florida N otes
Eight years ago there was only $120,000
4 invested in steamers on the St. Johns.
Now there are twenty eight steamers
plying that river, one of which cost
p240,000,' and to this fleet there are con
stant additions. The Indiani river and
South Florida lakes and inlets are now
dotted with sail boats, carrying freight
to and fro. In a very short time these
will lbe supplemented by steamers, and
then the quesaion will be settled, a new
.4. region opened, the fertility, anid beauty
of which cannot be put in words.
~John Bull at Table.
.No people delight in eating and drink
ing more than the English. Four meals
per day, two light and two heavy, barely
content them. The total abstainers
drink large quantities of tea, coffee and
temperance drinks, and eat amazingly.
The moderate drinkers take as much as
would, in this climate, make a man a
drunkard. They are very hospitable, and
delight to see their guests eat. Charles
Diekens drow a true picture of Mr. War
dle at thme head of his table. I have seen
en Englishman with ten children and six
gd~sts, .making eight on each side, his
wife at one end of the table and himself
at tho other, a twenty.pound roast of
beef before him and a quarter of mutton
before her, and heard this strange but
* rnot inappropriate, blessing asked : "iiless
this food. Helip us to beotharnkful and to
eat what shall be sufficient for strength
and comfort. Help our guests- to feel at
home. Bless us every one and accept
our thanks." Then came the huge slices
to each plate, and in a short time the
last conglomerate of bread and beef and
mutton and potatoes and pudlding was
being transformed into human nature.
The impression made on a stranger is
that they are the healthiest race on
earth; but the prevalent ruddy complex
A~'.wh~ not produced by imbibition, iE
rrnb bl to the climate, and not espe.
-al niaieo elh ppey
a tiv aof rhemalti Ae
para ,~ Egoutand, rhandiosumptiover
940ws nin ga d anmcnlmtitue.oh r
lettnec ifreto eulitues The adpseva
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t TOPICS OF THE DAY.
OINUINNATz reports 188 cases of small.
pox under treatment.
DzNvva will hold a National Mining
Exposition in August.
TZs is the season of the year to make
L predictions about spgng.
r THU persecution of Jews in Russia in
exciting general attention.
THE New York bar will give Judge
Porter a complimentary dinner.
A woMAN in Graves County, Kentucky,
Is undergoing a forty days' fast.
VANDERBILT pays over two hundred
thousand dollars annually in taxes.
STRAWBERRIMS from Florida are selling
in New York at $4 and $5 per quart.
Tmsis the year that the Mohammedans
expect the coming of their Messiah.
OF THE 601 convicts in the Arkansas
State Prison more than 100 are murderers.
CANADA is considering the feasil'ility
of'abolshing the duties on tea and
DE LONG has been traced to a definite
locality. The next thing now will be to
A ST. Louis man has started a fund
for the Guiteau jury by contributing $1
WE FIND that the more the editors say
against the Gainsborough hats the higher
they loom up.
CiNoINNATI will probably try the ex
periment of propelling street cars by the
Ta Cleveland fund for the Garfield
monument is not quite $100,000 and
there it sticks.
RTDGEWAY iB under the impression he
can freeze Guiteau's body so that it won't
stink. It may be that he can.
FEBRUARY 27 is the day upon which
Mr. Blaine will deliver his eulogy on
President Garfield in Congress.
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THE reporters of Chicago have ruled
women out of their press club. Men
want to get to themselves occasionally.
itERn is one thing Guitean may rest
assured of : He will be cut up, or froze
up--exhibited in the flesh or as a skelo
FEMAnE teachers in Boston who have
been in service ten years want $1,000 a
year. If they can't get married they
ought to have it.
TaI Spanish pilgrims to Rome are
Carlist soldiers or well known friends of
Don Carlos, who urges the movement in
letters to his partisans.
THEi Russian Government claims that
the persecution of the Jews in that
country was originated and is kept up by
THE work of tunneling the St. La w
-ence River is to be completed in fogr
years at a cost of $3,500,000. Mon
treal has the cont ioct.
WTLWE's face is so long thiat it is said
to have the appearance of being reflected
from a convex mirror. Grief over lie
fading lily produced it.
- UNDERt the law District Attorney Cork
bill will get $20 for prosecuting theo
assassin. Dr. Bliss might give Corkhiill
a pointer on making out bills..
OsCAR WILDE thinki, Walt Whitman
is the~ gleatest of living poets--not even
exceptin~g Longfelhow. Mr. Whitman
will now please tickle Mr. Wildo some.
TEN Grant phalanx, known as the
Three-Hfundred-and-Six, are to be pre
sented with bronze medals as mementos
for their unswerving fidelity in the hour
of sore trial.
IF BARNUM! could secure the body of
Guiteau, and then ongage Oscar Wilde
as lecturer, he might double his fortune
of $.3,000,000. The scheme is worth
WE REOKON Oscar Wilde don't like'1
America excessively. Shafts of sarcasm
are hurled at him from every conceiva
ble quarter. He must think we Ameri
cans are awful reckless.
TOBAO00 is a foul weed, but it seems to
yield an enormous revenue wherever it
is raised. The tobacco monopoly of
France last year yielded a net profit to
the State of about $60,000,000.
SINrou Liszt went to Rome his health
unas greatly improved. But ho still de
votes hours to the fatiguing work of
composition, and forgets sleep, food and
everything else except the work before
T HE St. Petersburg police have issued
anU ordecr forbidding the appearance of
any actors or dancers on the stage of the
Itheat'rs of the Capital whose dresses
have not been previously rendered in
combustible by means of chlorate of
limo. The same rule has been in force
ia Berlin for five years.
AN~ OPFFICAY4 report on the condition of
the eyes of school chiidren in Philadel
phia~ says: "Hvnermaetronlo avea are
more numerous than both myopio and
emmetropio ; that next to myopio astig
matism, distinct lesions are most preva
lent to the eyes with bypermetic astig
usntism " This will be startling news to
IN Trs Continual Rse ini the Guiteau
trial many people have asked, what does 1
" court in bane " mean? "Banc,'
brought into legal language from the
Fren ch, means "bench,' and comes to
r from English law. " Bane Regis "
was the title of the King's Bench, which i
was above all other courts, and appeal .
to which was final. The " Court in
bane " therefore means the Supreme
Conrt of the District in full bench.
SrxTY Harvard students, wearing knee
breeches and black silk stockings and '
bearing lilies in their hands, went in a
body to one of Oscar Wilde's lectures
in Boston. Oscar, strange to say was
not pleased. To see himself as others v
see him so disconcerted him that he
failed even to enjoy the rapturous ap
plause that occasionally greeted him
Perhaps this sort of monkey business. if i
pursued long enough, will teach the dis- C
ciple of mostheticism a wholesome lesson.
EmTOn BRAMsDEAL, of he Washington
Rlepublican, recently offered $5 for the
best written letter accepting an offer of
marriage, and here is the letter, by Ger
trude Nelson, which won the prize :
"My Dear Donald-Fresh with the
breath of the morning came your loving z
missive. I have turned over every leaf
of my heart during the day, and on each E
page I find the same written, namely, E
gratitnde for the love of a noble man, hu- I
mility in finding myself its object, and i
ambition to render myself worthy of that
which you offer. I will try Yours
GEORGE Q. CANNON, one of the con
festants for the seat of Delegate in Con
gress from Utah, speaking of the re
pressive measures respecting polygamy,
says: "Our people will be obliged to
submit with the spirit of martyrs, as
they have heretofore submitted when
oppressive laws have been enacted
against tirem, or when they have been
expelled or mobbed from their various
homes, before polygamy became one of
their tenets. They actually rejoice in
persecution, as it intensifies their ad
lesion to tho doctrines of their church,
and confirms thom in their belief in its
A COTEMPORARY tells the following
story: A man named Harsens who
keeps a saloon and a parrot in New York
went out a few minutes the other even
inig and on his return missed seven silver
watches ho had there. A few nights
after William Cox, who was the only
person in the saloon during Harsens'
absence, enme in with some friends; and -
whilc he was drinking at the bar, the
parroL startled him by saying gravely,
"Billy Cox stole those watches." He
hurried out to sue the owner of the par
rot for defaming his character, when he
was arrested for stealing another watch
whiich was found in his possession.
AcconomoG to the New York Herald,
nlow engaged in examining the Clerk's ac
count of the disbursements of the House
of Representatives, the most shameful
recklessness prevails in the manner of
spending the public funds. We quote
from the list: ' Two perfumery cases,
bought for a member, $20; three fans
bought for a member, $16.63; six tooth
picks, bought for member, $28.17; two
fourteen carat charm magic pencils,
bought for a member, $30.60; seven
knives, bought for a member, $109 67;
three card cases, bought for a member,
$10.33; one fine opera glass, bought for
a member $40; one shaving case, bought
for a member, $13. These are only
a few of the long list given. The
Her aid, commenting, says: "Surely Mr.
Adams, the late Clerk of the House of
Representatives, who furnished these1
extr aordinary articles to 'a member' at
the public expense, on the pretense that
they were needful for the discharge of his
legislative duties, does great injustice in
w~ithhuoding the ' member's' name from
he curious taxpayers. He must have
been engaged in very dirty wr one
so much perfumery." wokt
West Point Board of' Visitors.
The members of the lloard of Visitors
appointed every year to attend1 the an
nual examination at Wes$t Point, arc
solicited in the following manner:
Seven persons, the law p~rovidesH, shall
be0 app~ointedl by the President, and two
Sen~ators andl three membllersI of the
House of Rtepresentatives, shall be desig
nated b~y the Vice PresidIent or Presidlent
pr)o f(em?>orc of the Senate, and the
Speaker of the House of Reprosenta
fives, respcctively, of the session of
Congress nuext preceding sueh examin
As to compensation, the law nrakestheo
following pro~vision .
No compensa~tion shall be made to the
mnembers of the Board beyond the pay
ment of their expenses for board and
lodging while at the Academy, and an
allowance, not exceeding eight centas
mile, for traveling by the shortest mail!
route from their respective homes to the
Academy and thene to their homes.
A s!ON 'EM~Rr)ARtY asks : " How shaoll
w(om en carry their purses to) frustrate tho
INieves ?" Why, carry them emptv.
N.othinig frustrates a thief umore than to
MInatch at woman's puirse, after following
her half a mile, and then find thautit con
tains nothing but a recipe for spiced
p -achos and a fadedl photograph of her
ii -.'. h'a Idamed hiM dog Non~ Sequit,
Ur. , loned Ia~ , lit fain-?oow
BG BEN BOLTON.
by EUGENE J. HALL.
remember big Ben Bolton, and the little L:ontine.
Io could carry off a millstone, but she ruled hit"
like a Queen. 3
te stood seven feet In h4 stockings ; she was hardly t
three feet high;.
hut she wound hin round her finger, and @he riled I
him with her eye.
he women used to snicker, and the hardy ininers
o see the brawny giant with the gentle little child.
nd the gamblers up from 'Fisco, when they saw
them, used 1 swear
1:at they looked as fitly mated as a rabbit atnd a i
le would drop his pick and shovel when she catne
in working hours;
'hey would go ailong the gulches after gay anid
Ce would clinb the dizzy ledges, he would scale the
learhig her upon his shoulders, which lie called her
"4 lite bride."
te could bend an iron crowbar, ho coutld H'ft a hallf a
e could twist a wagotn-tire, or the barrel of a gin,
Vith his fingers; but it often itsed to make us laugh f
Vbcn we saw Leontino load hini as a butcher lead ,
MWen the hard day's work was over, when the
crescent silvor moon
roso above the mountain pines, we inet at " Blood's
hen Den Bolton used to give its exhibitioiis of lie
n bending iron crow-bars or inl twisting Off a drill. r
Inc day Ezekiel Parsons sent to 'Frisen on the sly,
nd bought a bar of tempered steel, for brawny Bell C
lIe to try. ub
he boys who understood the game came down to
Blood's one night,
,nd stood serenely round the bar and waiting for
Ien Bolton grasped the bar of steel, he brought I
to his knee,t
and like a lcoomotive puffed, the trick he could not
"he swetv ran down his honest face, uipon his lilits
[o tugged and worked with all his inight, it would
not budge a bit.
zekiel Parsons shook his sides, the boy. all lauigl:ed
ten lost his reputation and had to treat the crowd. j
t out him so completely, and it made him feel so
to quit the camp next morning with the little Leon- E
L storm comes up the valley, a clottd bursts on the
.he stream becomes a river, that sweeps away the
Old downward through the hollow tha maddened
'er rocks, through glens and gulches, and Ainling
camps it pours.
k cry comes from the hollow, and rashing down th
Lho ninerssee Ben Bolten lke a giant at the bridge ]
Lhe water settles about in, thn bridge rocks to and
Ee holds it with a crow-bar-in a mainute it must go.
Beneath the narrow ledge near by, with bright dis
'hey see the little Leontine-her hands are clasped
he structure quaLes, the strong man shake., no
fear is ill his face;
AHo ! save the child," he shouts alotid, " I'll hold
the bridge in place."
Eho Parsous bounds ujon the bridge, the wonen
wail with fear;
Llu lifts the child inl his strutag arms, the miners
[1e leaps utpon the trenmbling l-gs, the waters round
He slips, he falls, he creeps, hd crawls, lie springs
upon tho shore.
'he child is saved, Bun Bolton, bit who will help you
rhe crow-bar in yotur lorawny hunids breaks like a
An ildowni the glen 5045 bridge atnd mant, with broken
logs antd StoiiE
that rend and gash his stalwart formi anid criush and
break his bones.
Adowun thie hill the niiner-s rutn, withe outcrles of
lhey ibnd him wuedged b'etween, fli recks, and hang
inig lhelpless thiere.
L'hiey b'ear his nmangled forra sway, without thne glen
W'ith wordls of pity arnd of Jove, and lay lIma on the
['he erlinuson blood ruins down his face, he shudders
anid he sighs;
i.'ipu lips move, ho ::noanis, lie groans, thou~ to a
'I-ve s:ived1 the little Leontine, be kind to her,
des r J1ot',]
~u bent and b roke, Zek sa rnfol' ed
Is locad drolis liip and lifeless down, his eyes
grow d(11l11aUii1 din,
Ils broaid breast heaves, a shiver rutns through every
'ln with a stnile lpon his lips, he sinks upon
knd the soul of brave Bern B3olton is at peace with
inati arid Cxl.
" It's cavedl I" exclaimedl Bill Beaver,
b)urstin~g into the cabin where I was leis
lirely eating breakfast and reading the
tiews from last year's papers that were
pas.ted on the wall. "' The ground has
:-aved ! it came down mighlty sudden
rind little Jimmy was at the breast. I
was further out in the drift, and had the
start of it ; but it made such a close call
for me that I knew he must o' got
This technical jargon revealed to me
theC fact that our mine had caved, and
iA buried oune oif our companions, for
Little Jilumy " wats not an infant, but
r. mjan--a mmner and a frijnd He0 had(
Lbeen working at the " breast,'' or fathr
:at endl of the " drift," but was now per
taps sleeping his last sleep in the hot
tomn of the mother of us all.
Three years before we h'ad comec to
~his creek, we had prospected the "side
~ulchecs " and the bars, and foumd
colors" everywhlere. Inldic'ationls fa
~orable, so wye "staked "L aodly of
~rounld ualong the main creek ; Imlitt
~abins, organlizeAd a compny, of whiebx
hle wvriter was4 elected Presidenit, ad
vent to work to openl our (laiml
Those8 three years had beenl a eairs of
roil and1( priv'ationl. We wvere ini the heart
f the Rocky mroutinsiii. Ou r camp wasu
pitchedl iln a little 'oasin of a vatley,
warmi and( Mlulnhny an ijst ate en
hreo eop) and1 gloomy enn~onl,
whlichi we naimed "' Thet D~evil's (Gate,"
timd through which ouir sp~arkling little
iireamn foniuced (and tumb~lled1 downvi to the
great ri ver, thne Missiou ri. O ur grounld
w ar d14 y ansld very weE. IDrainage was
Ihle0eusary, iluy wt*i~td drivell It t(I'lhl for
1 his puirp~ose throui gh the( earth anrd
b)owlders thatt tilled thle primevatl hed o)f
the creek, until we hadl a9 tined at hori
ronital distance of l,000) yards ; bunt the
slope of the gulch wai so graduail that
we had not renehed the " bied rock"
where we hoped to find flhe gold laid ini
br01aps. "Bed roek, " being the' objhetive
pomlt, mutst be reached ;i sowe san1k a
shaft at the head of our tunnel and he
took ourselves to a pump.
As it was a couple of thousandil miles
to the nearest foundry, and no could not
afford to await thue c'ompletionl of the
North Pacifle railroad, at pumpl uinder
the c~i rumsces was a p~roblemu ; sio I
will tell you how we got one. Weo ha~d
lackusmith's and carpenters' tools, which
most of us could use ; there was plenty
of timber growing on the mo(untainsH,
and a pair of dilapmdated freight wagn
upplied our stock of iron. (reat slabs
ir segments were cut from the fir trees
ad hewn and dressed on oeaQ side to a
mooth plane. The othcr sido was
ounded to an are or convex sirface, so
hat when four such segimits were
ilaced togetherlengthwise, secured with
>ins at the edges, which were first
quare$d and then made parallel, they
ormed a long, hollow trunk or barrel,
our squares within, but outside cylini.
Irical, and tapering slightly from one end
o the other.
Upon this were driven hoops or hands
>f iron, which forced the joints close
ike those of a cask, and thus we had
mmps or pipes of considerablo length
bud solidity. It was easy to fit to them
ralves and pistons, and to work them
vith a wooden walking beam, moved by
he crank of a water wheel. Thii; cran
vas a master piece. It had an arn or
everage of two feet, and was forged
rom the iron axle of one of our wagons,
nd its dungeons or bearings were turned
n a lathe of our own contriving. This
vas -a heavy job for our own resources,
mt it was finished after an age (it
cemed to us) of toil, puzzling and per
piration, and we had produced machine.
y that was capRble of raising to a
teight of nearly thirty foot many tous
>f water per aay, and which ans4wered
.l1 our requirements for drainage, so
hat we were able to reach that loig
ought " bed rock " at a depth of ninety
cet bolow the present bed of the crek.
will mention here that our pump v as
wolve inches square inside, and had a
troke of four feet, raising the wvater
wenty-in feet into our dnn tunn.l,
v henco it flowed out to the surface 1,0.,9
ards down the canon.
We had reached "bed rock," but had
lot "struck it very rich," and were ru n
ling a drift or tunnel on bcd rock across
6nd up the gulch in search of the "ay
treak " which we were hoping every (lay
o fld, wlien the announcement )f a
tartling accident wLs made. Here was
he ruin of our hopes and the death of
ur friend ; for there was little room to
iopo for any other result.
It must not be supposed that much
ime was wasted in such reflections : for.
oiling Bill to rouse the entire camp, I
'usled off to the mine. Such of the
non as had heard of the occurrceo
mirried from their work, bringing with
hem their picks and shovels as lkeclv to
)e needed, and the miners froim 'wet
ligging came clad in coats, high l oots
mind helmet-shaped caps of India-rul ber,
Lud looking like knights in arnonr.
Knights they wore, too, for that matter,
'or, though armed only with Fliovels and
picks, they were as daring and as geln
rous as ever belted Prince who roei
with lance at rest to right imaginary
wrongs ; and they wereI ready now to
risk every danger to rave the poor fellow
buried in the mine beneati.
Oi reaching the scene I fon i oiu
machinery apparently uninjirt d, iW
ooking mor closely I discovered ih
the pumip wazs raising not, a drop
water, and it, would not h Ie lon g 14. f
the entire mine would be flothld. Thi.
p.umUp nit4 be reliev'ed a1t on e 0r wI
couldl not hope to save the mine, nmuei,
less to rescue our friendl. Caluling Boli
Piper. a tall, black-hI ern-dedl mii nr, whc
liad worked at his trade ill every ining
'ountry froi the Eng~ish clelliL' to the
P~acific occean, andIC who, ini skill, courag
md( experience, wVas the mnininig uiraec
four camnp-1 pointed htim~ to the
mmp11, whlichi was wearinig itself t in
rain, for it lifted 1no water.
"Bob,'' said J, "' we muist lix that
ump ! It is our only houpe to save
"We'll fix it," replied Bolb, quiet ly.
'rThe pump is stairved-choked up at
he bottom. We'll fix it; and ai. ftori the
oor lad Wve'll git n out."
Bob was a WVcst of Eniglanid natu, anid
his dialect stuck to huim.
''We'll get unl out, Benny; I tlhintk he
ean't dead. I've helped dig mni ont
ni the old country and this, too; ani'uod
vill help us we'll get un out no0w; won't
is, Benny ?''
Benny; thus appeatled to, answe red
svith an emph~latie "You bet,'' aind thle
>ext moment hie and BobI followed 1by
;wo other.s, were cheriniig do4wni the
steepi and slippery fliight of ladders that
led into the mine, until their (anles,
glimmering like stars, were one b y onW
swallowecd up in the black shalt. Axes
hma beenu sent down iln the bucket, and
in a few moments wvere' heard blows
ringing on the mass18 of wood and iror
that composed the barrel of tihe panmp
They were cutting holes4 to let waiter init<
the pump belowv. it had(1ii aready ri.sei
above their waists, and1( thle mouth of th<1
lowvest dIrift was nrarly submitergel.
Tile machinery was5 ('reakinlg nu;
groaninig, and the whieel dashing nO~nnlt,
and it wats idle show, and the in~le wa.'
filling upl, and soon1 the, men would be
[iriven out ; but meanII~timae we con)ll
bear the lows of thew axes. 1 'rt senitly)
the clumsy walking beamw qit graning,
s~t4od still andI beganl to treml. Theii
wheel had stojpped for a mom.-niut, th!ean
began to miove ulow ly, anid wvent round
with aL surge. There wvxas' greait rush
[>f water through the pwny, ~ andu it. was
ill right. Our 0ld won,&ti pinyp' was
equal to the orccasionl. T hle floe d-g t ''s
were openledl to) the gren t overtdhot
wheel, and it wIas *' reuired1 to do its
best. It rushied rond( steadily, and in
an hlour the mnine was freed frota water
5o that mcould'11( press. into thle dr'ift.
It was arraniged that if Little Jfimmiy
was found alhive the tact should bee tee..
grapihed aloft by two strokes of the sig.
rald bell ; b~ut if dead, one~ tap should
mnnoiunce it. Men were working iiutder
ground( na onmly such mien would wyork,
'hey had~ bentl il tito' gangs of fouri
aeah, wvhibcl spelliedc or reliuevedl each
)thmer every fifteen oinuli11tes; and1(, a8 thiey
idvancedl inito thet LiLi avalceof roek I
1211 earth thait filled the dift, every ich
14u4 to be proed with heavy tiltlbers
or the~ vast umass above thieim'hiad beci
hakeni and4I had lost its cohdesion41, an11d
it (very mnomnt might crash dann~I lik4
P resenatly, to) 1those4 who waited abdove
hten an1ot hIer. He( wash alive ! 'W hat
ohout went up from the 13nen atssemble<
Ahere'. Out~ of the depths~ of that canon
ibovo its elifTh and erags, and over th
brees that waved1 on their sumtuit-s, anld
Ibove, the mountains that towere<
beyond-fartu above thomn all it rose lik~
incense, .lt aseended into hoagven, for i
was a praye--a pram. P$ Mhns..v..:
and of- praise. Not formed in speech,
not framed in language, but the over
flowing of the heart that can not be ut
tered in words.
My story is done. Little Jimmy had
been overwhelmed with an avalanche,
his candles extinguished, and he dashed
down with his face to the earth; butthe
rocks and timbers had formed an arch
over him, and, resting his elbows on the
ground, he was just able to support his
head above it. In a little while he would
have drowned where he lay but he was
safe now. Strong hands had dragged
him out of this grave. They had liar
nesAed tbemselves to the " horse whin,"
and had hoisted him into the glorious
sunshine. They boro lim to his cabin,
and plaed him in the tender care of
"Doc." Hero we will leave him.
The three drinking saloons in our
canp proclaimed open doors and free
whisky for the rest of that day, and, as
the boys were about to take a drink, Bob
Piper asked leave to offer a sentiment.
G(enlhneCn," sid he, "I told you
we'<t git un out, if so be as God would
lielp us. Glenelmen, He did hell) us."
" Yon bet I" was the applauding and
Speopendyke in lh. Role of a Sports
"Say, my dear," said Mr. Spoopen
dyke, as he drew a gun from the case
and eyed it critically, "I want you to
wake in up early in the morning. I'm
"Isn't that too sweet I" ejaculated
Mrs. Spoopendyke. "I'll wear my dress
and my Saratoga waves. Where do we
SI'i going down to the island, and
yon'll go as far as the front. door,"
grunted Mr. Spoopendyke. "Women
dohn't go shoioting. It's only men. All
you've got to do is to wake me up and
get breakfast. When I come home we'll
have some birds."
" Won't that he nice !" chimed Mrs.
Spoopendyke. " Can yon catch birds
wN iti thi.At thing?" and Mrs. Spoopendyke
fliuti-red around the improved breech
hoauli'ig .shot gun, firmly impressed with
I he i-lea that it was some kind of a trap.
i eau kill 'em with this," exchlmed
AIr. Spo1'topendyke. " This is a gan, my
id itisn'r a nest VWith thiree speckled
eggi in it, nor is it a br1 with a hole it?.
Ihel roif. You stick tle eartridge in hero
and pull this 1i!nger-p)iecet, and down
ComI M yurm1 bird c.ve-rv tin."
" ilt that tl greatest iling ! I sup
i st yovu don't want i partridge you
k11n stik* a du k (r a t urkey in t hat end,
1(w, ()I- it tish or a los)Yter, and bring it
downl jutl -s qu1ic~k."
" Yoe, o r Vou can sii.ok a house or a
cnih-iild, uora dod gasted female idiot
fl ther,1 t, if you waunt to!" snorted
M. . Spoop4mlyke. l Who said anything
abut a pirtridge ? It's a eartlridge that
goo'. inl 11bere."
h " jaelatli ed EMrs. Spoo~' pendtyke,~
rat h.r crestfallen. " I see now. Wihee
14os the bir(d go?"
"It g.us to night school, if lhe hasn't
ut.1 :uaiy mnore senise than& you have,"
sno~ rtedl Mr. SHyoopen~dykIo. "Look here,
no0w, anid Ill show you how it works,
andt Mr. Spoopendyke, whos~e ideasi of a
unii we(re*u iuou asa vaguec as those of his
wife, instedh thle eartridge half way in
t lie mi uzzle endi, aind eatutionasly cocked
''And when the birdl sees thatt he
('on-es land petCks it ! isn't that the fun
niest !"' anud Mrs. Spoopendyke clapped
her hands in the enijoymnent of her udis
coveryV. " 'Thuen you put out your hand
and1( cat ch himi !"'
"Youi've strn'uek it !"' howled Mr.
Spo(opleyke, who had the hammer on
thei half cock and was vainly pulling at
the trigger to get it downu. "' That's the
idea ! All you ueed is founr feattheris and
a gas i ll to be a mauiurtinigale ! With
your niotioniYO yOu ly wanit aL ne(w stock
and steamuu trip) hiannnuer to be at needle
gun ! D~on't you k now the dod gasted
thing has to go off b~efore you get a bird !
You shoot the birds ; you don't wait for
'em to shoot you l''~l las oco
"At hiomei weusdawytocp
their heads oil' wit h ian ax," faltered Mrs.
" So woul I if I wvas going after
measly ol lhens,'' reto rted Mr. Sp)(open
dlyke, whot had mnanagedl to unucock the
sonit rivance, "' but whenu I go for yellowv
birds anid sparrows I go like a sports
man. WXih'iI'm waiting for a bird,"
contin ued Mir. Sp)(openfdy4'ke, adjustinug
the cartridge at the breech, "I1 put the
load in here for safety, and when I sce a
Ilock( I aim and fire."
Ilanig ivwent the gun, knocking the
tall i feathers ont of ani eight-day clock
and plow~inug a foot furrow in the wvall,
perforating the closet dloor and culminat
umg in Mr. Spooyendyke's plug liat.
(" Oodniess, gracious !" solueaked Mrs.
Spo' opeuidyke, " Oh, my 1''
Mr. Spoop~endyke gathered hiumself up
"Why co udn't ye keep1 stilt !"' he
s hirieked(. "' Whaft'd ye want to disturb
my alim fori and make me let it off?
T1h ink Iui nn hold hack a charge of po0w
decr ani'I a PoundI~ of shot while a nmeaisy
woman is scaring it through a guna bar
" f it had beeni ai birdl howv nicely you
would have shot it !" suggested 19irs.
Spoopenu dyko, soothuingly'. '"lf you
shoulhd ever aim at a bird you'd catch
TJher.'e are0 millions of babhies' in Naples
- baibies enough, I judge, to supply all
thet rest of the world if the crop) should
imppenl to grow thin aanywhere. Thore
ar~e habLies n m arms, babies on balconies,
baies thireatening to tumble from in'
ianuerale front windows. Babies in
waagonsm, babies tinder huorseh babies
mnakinig umd-pios in the "' straudas," but
about half of them. under 4 years of
ago are as naEkte as when they were
ba'rn. I don't think there is a cradle in
Nph.ls, any more than there is a rock
mig-ehair in England ; but here and
thierea mother, comparatively well-to-do,
caie(s her infant "'bomnid in swaddling
clot lies,"' hiko the plX~ei of Jerusa10le
aind the American Indians, wra~pped
'tightly round and round from head to
foot, like ai cocoon or' at (igar, and some-0
times its arms are also imprisoned.
. These minute specimens of the laizzaronli
are0 generally god.utured, like their
fathers and micGs, and where clothes
3 (5nn1 be afforded, ~ey ere always worn
t , mre or less.-.J 4' C&Oj'ern' (%rr'
r /.nXndenlCA. - '
mento, 1R o
of glu i
and pressed ry,
as good as'i.
A PA*r &
will alen e and
left to the sunif
marble will remove spot,
the milk served as a
In i cure for . . .....
stpecifte in cases of
lwooplo find oomfort in
NEVER stand sl
especially after haWi
(legree of exercise; Anch
tstanding upon the te or
the persaon is exposed tooa
A FLANNEr cloth dipped
soalp nuds and then into w
al)Plied to. paint will insat
ill grease and dirt. Wash
water and dry. 'The most
will not be injured, and wil
To nEMOvn grease from w
wash with soap or alkaline
oredl cottons, wash with ltike
yes. Colored woolens, the
ammonia. Bilks, absorb wi
chalk or fuller's earth, and dis
with benzine or ether.
Fon salt-rising bread, stir upq,
thick in the usual way, using cold
and place upon the sitting-roolin'
stove over night ; it will be Hight en Wc
to sponge the bread by mornmig,
quite a help when the days are po.
for raising the emptings ; my
prefer this rising. en one has- iibt
warm-enough place to set their millkibut
hot water in to raise the temperature.
To make a light wheat loaf, take.ithe
thick buttermilk from th& bottom, ofi.pur
buttermilk dish ; stir just as yOu can,
allowing one heaping teaspooriilso
da to a pint basm of buttermilk.,,-)tot
pie is nice made in the same -wayply
put about one third sour cream. Ad
ding made in the same way with. 'ied
cherries and steamed in the cake * Ih
with a hole in the center is nice. The
advantage of the hole in the 'eentei is
that the steam passes through the tenter
of the pudding into the steawer. .fat
this pudding with sugar and .an
nice tart apples will answer very ~eli
Fou several years it has been obserled
that the European glaciers are steadily
THE molecules of hydrogen, at a ttm
p~erature of 60" Fahrenheit, move at4he
average of 6,225 feet in a second.
FLAMMARIAN says that the tail odu
comet must sweep through space with
the velocity of 16,000 leagues per secobad.
MIR. STONE, her Mlajesty's astronother
at the Cape of Glood Hope, has just com
pleted his great catalogue of Southern '
stars, the result of ten years' labor at the
TuE algie known as protococcaoema
have one peculiarity--they ..o uotJ'~
im the water but in other plants, some l~
dead, some in dying and others in livingN
Sous people have come, to believe
that salting or smoking wvill kill Irichinx,
but a temperature of 2120 Fahrenhteit,
or at least 1600 should be reached in
every part of the meat to bring aliout
TnE colors which dlistiniguish our sumn
mer and autumn flora-reds, pinks, blues
and yellows--are caused by the presence
of subs)tances which require a strong >
light and high temperature for their
It wAs at one time sulpposed that
among twining plants each had its own -~
direction, some tWining toward the sun
and others agairwt it; but, though the
theory is trute in the main, there are
found exceptions to the rule.
TrHE amnount of nervous action may be
meas'nured by the quantity of llood con
suimed in its performance. The plethys
mnograph, measuring the volume of an
organ, when the arm is brought in con
tact with its records the amount of blood
drawn from the body to the brain, and
thus indicates exactly the effort in men
EXPERIMENTS have recently been made
to show that the presence of ozone pro-1
duces luminosity in phosphorus. In
pure oxygen, at a temperature of 150 0.,
and under atmospheric pressure, phos
phiorouts is not luminous in the dark,
and a bubble of ozone introduced under
the bell glass produces momentary phos
THE practical vahie of the Faure ac
cumulator for the storing of electricity
is yet to be proved, .it is said that sev
oral such batteries stationed in a house
and charged 'with electricity during the
day will be sufficient to light up the
rooms at night and perform such light
operations as turning a coffee-mill or
A lioston GirI in Chicago,
I feel that I am very far from Boston,
I realize that I am many miles near-'
the line that separates civilization ir' a
the land of savages. And into tpese
Western solitudes I have brought a vol
utme of Herbert Spencer to refresh anid
cheer my mind. He always fascinktes;
and the fact of his being still unmarried
has something to do with it, for you
know there is a halo surrounding the
celibate which marriage utterly de
stroys. As in most philosophical 'dues
tions, it is useless to ask why this is so.
We can only observe the working of the
phlenlomen~a, but not its cause. Ibit
truly, of Spencer I never tire. His ideas
of the higher life are so consoling- the
development from ain "lndefinite, in
coherent homogeneity to a defInite,
coherent eterogenieity." What could
bt3 truer or more conclusive ? Perhaps
the illiterate mind might b~e staggered by
the tunusual comb inationi of polysyllables,
but we who are cultivated can appteeinto
the sub~tle signifleance of adeni,
coherent heterogeneity. His ideas of
love, however, are not extravagantly
tin~gedl with romancfl(e. Suppose)5 that a
ma~n with tender eyes and raven-hned
miustache, having seated himself by yone
side, should tenderly take your hand inm
his, and then assure in fervent tones tha6
li e s onsnions nt a mnolennlar change in