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ianM Mdmeiare eployed! I
the'ben *'rks in Cherokee county, Ah
the only drawback to cocoanut rah
Ing in Florida is that It takeis ten year
for the trees to bear.
-Fifteen hundred exeentions for deli
quent poll taxes- have been issued 1
Union o n county, . .
An old man on Caney Fork, in '01id
.die Tennesee, caught $6,000 wor th oj
e log during the last rioo t
Tennessee 'has a State law which im
poses a fine of 500 for failure to repor
umall pox cases to the State Board o:
At Louisville, Mi., 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 musi
stop their debts at 7 per cent of thelb
Six hundred partridges in boxes
shipped from Danville, Va., arrived ir
Wilmington, Del., last week for the
Delaware Game A ssociation, which is
trying to restock that State.
Fifteen thousand dollars have been
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
prosnect for an excellent crop was never
more encouraging for the time of year.
Within the Jat 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
Fauqier 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
snarr gal, big enough to get married."
The Nashville Banner, in some race
recountings, sayi.: At another race over
the Clover Bottom track Glen. Jackson
entered his famous horse Trux ton, and
was backing him quite heavily. Goy.
Cannon was on hand, but had no money,
so lie bet a wagon load of negroes with
the General. Truxton won tho race
and the General took in the negroes.
Gold is being washed from alluvial
lands within the limits of ('ainesville,
Ga., which pays 50 cents to the pan.
The city Covers a deposit of gold-bear
ing material which should be' utiliz.ed,
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 will
be cut through veins aind dep~osits ot
There are three tgreat land companies
now interestedl in Florida. The Disston
company holds 2,000,000 acres of the
4,000,000 acres it bought from tihe State.
A'' third company (hcaded b~y Dission
also) proposes to drain the Lake Okee
chobee region and reclaim the swamp
large as New Jersey, Connecticut, D~ela
ware and Rbode Island, and the lDisston
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 pushed
Atlanta Constituition Florida Notes
Eight years ago there was only $120,000
invested in steamers on the St. Johns.
Now there are twenty eight steamers
plying that river, one of which cost
$240,000,' and to this fleet there are con
stant~ additions. The Indian 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 be supplemented by steamers, and
then the quesaion iWill be settled, a new
region opened, the fertility, and 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
Dickens drew a true picture of Mr. War
dle at the head of his table. I have seen
en Englishman with ten children and six
gtdts, -making eight on each side, his
wife at one end of the table and himself
at the other, a twenty-pound roast of
beef before him and a quarter of mutton
before her, and heard this strange bit
not inappropriate, blessing asked : "iEless
this food. Hlelp us to be thankful and to
eat what shall be suffieient 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 p late, and in a short time the
Tast conglomerate of bread and beef and
mutton and potatoes and pudding was
being transformed into human nature.
The impression made on a stranger is
that they arc the healthiest race on
earth; but the prevalent ruddy complex
'~O,~wjnnot produced by ibibition, is
4ribibl to the climate, and not espe
ci alliative of health. Apoplexy,
pa gout and rheumatism are very
Iuonin England, and consumption
O aW~ off great multitudes. The preva
tetndencis to excess of adipose tis
4u.Rv Buckley in New York
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
CINOINNATI reports 188 cases of small.
pox under treatment.
DmVER will hold a National Mining
Exposition in August.
Tms in the season of the year to make
predictions about spgng.
THE persecution of Jews in Russia is
exciting general attention.
THE New York bar will give Judge
Porter a complimentary dinner.
A woMA in Graves County, Kentucky,
Is undergoing a forty days' fast.
VANDERBILT pays over two hundred
thousand dollars annually in taxes.
STRAWBERRIES 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 feasibility
of-abohalhing 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 Gainaborough hate the higher
they loom up.
CINaINNATI will probably try the ex
periment of propelling street cars by the
TE Cleveland fund for the Garfield
monument is not quite $100,000 and
there it sticks.
RTDGEWAY is 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.
TnE reporters of Chicago have ruled
women out of their press club. Men
want to get to themselves occasionally.
'iR is one thing Guiteau may rest
assured of : He will be cut up, or froze
up-exhibited in the flesh or as a skolt
'FEMAnE teachers in Boston who have
been in service ten years want $1,000 a
year. If they can't get married they
ortght to have it.
Tia Spanish pilgrims to Rome are
Carlist soldiers or well knowvn friends of
Don Carlos, who urges the movement in
letters to his partisans.
THE Russian Guvernment claims that
the persecution of the Jews in that
country was originated and is kept up by
THrE work of tunneling the St. Law
-ence River is to be completed in four
years at a cost of $3,500,000. Mon
tresal has the contr act.
WInDE's face is so long tha~t it is said
to have the appearance of being reflected
from a convex mirror. Grief over hie
fading buly produced it.
. UNDER the law District Attorney Cork
bi1l will get $20 for prosecuting the
assassin. Dr. Bliss might give Corkhill
a pointer on making out bills..
OsoinR WILDE thinke Walt Whitman
is the gieatest of living poets--not even
exceptin~g Longfeliow. Mr. Whitman
will now please tickle Mr. Wildo some.
THE Grant phalanx, known as the
Three-Hundred-and-Six, are to be pre
sented with bronze medals as mementos
for their unswerving fidelity in the hour
of sore trial.
Ii' BARNUM could secure the body of
Guiteau, and then engage Oscar Wilde
as lecturer, he might double his fortune
of $3,000,000. Thle scheme is worth
WEi RECKON 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.
TOBAcCO is a foul weed, but it seems to
yield an enormous revenue wherever it
is raised. The tob)acco monopoly of
F'rance last year yielded a net profit to
the State of about $60,000,000.
SINou Liszt went to Rome his health
iias greatly improved. But he still de
votes hours to the fatiguing work of
composition, and forgets sleep, food and
everything else except the work before
THE Mt. Petersburg police have issued
an order forbidding the appearance of
any actors or dancers on the stage of the
theaters of the Capital whose dresses
have not been previonsly rendered in
combustible by means of chlorate of
limo. The same rule has been in force
in Berlin for five years.
AN OFFICIAre report on the condition of
the eyes of school children in Philadel
uhla av: -Uypm.romi eye ....
more nn mfl.1sl titan both myopio and
emmetropio ; that next to myopic astig.
matism, distinct lesions are most preva
lent to the eyes with hypermetic astig.
ins tism " This will be startling news to
1N trs continual use in the Guiteau
trial many people have asked, what does
" court in bane " mean? " Bano,'
brought into legal language from the
French, means "bench, and comes to
is from English law. "Bane Regis "
was tho title of the King's Benoh, whioh
was above all other courts, and appeal
to which was final. The "Court in
bane" thereforo means the Supreme
Court of the District in full bench.
SIXTY 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
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
pursued long enough, will teach the dis
ciple of mastheticiam a wholesome lesson.
EDrTon ]RAMSDETLL. of the Washington
Republican, 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
missive. I have turned over every leaf
of my heart during the day, and on each
page I find the same written, namely,
gratitude for the love of a noble man, hu
mility in finding myself its object, and
ambition to render myself worthy oc that
which you offer. I will try Yours
GEORGE Q. CANNON, one of the con
testants 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
silbmit with the spirit of martyrs, as
they have heretofore submitted when
oppressive laws have been enacted
against them, 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
hes.ion to tho doctrines of their church,
and confirms them 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
waienes lho had there. A few nights
after William Cox, who was the only
person in the saloon during Harsens'
absence, came in with some friends; and
while he was drinking at the bar, the
parroV 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
which was found in his possession.
AcconrDNG to the New York Herald,
now engaged in examining the Clerk's ac
con of the disbursements of the House
of Representatives, the most shameful
recklessness prevails in the manner of
spending the pub~lic funds. We quote
from the list: ' Two perfumery cnses,
bought for a member, $20; three fans
bought for a member, $16.63; six tooth
picks, bought for member, $28.17; twvo
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. Those are only
a few of the long list given. The
Hferald, commenting, says: "Surely Mr.
Adams, the late Clerk of the House of
Representatives, who furnished these
extriaordinary 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
withholding the 'member's' name from
the curious taxpayers. He must have
been engaged in very dirty work to needJ
so much perfumery."
Wes P'oiut Board of Visitors.
The members of the lPoard of Visitors
appoinited every year to attLend the an
nual examination at Wecst Point, are
solicited in the following manner:
Seveon per'sons, the law~ provides, shall
be applointed by the President, and two
Senators atnd three members of the
House of Representatives, shall be desig
nated buy the Vice President or President
pro fcwpo)Hrc of the Senate, and the
Speaker oEf the House of Representa
tives, resp~ectively, of the session of1
Congress net precedmlg such examina
As to compensation, the law It akesthe
No compensation shall be made to the
membters of the Board beyond the pay
ment of their expenses for board and
lodging while at the Academ, and an
allowance, not exceeding egtcents a
mile, for traveling by the shortest mail
route from their respective homes to the
Academy and thones to their homes.
A eOWPRIMPoRARtY asks :" How shall
womI1(e crry their purses to) frustrate theo
thi'ves ?" Why, carry them empty.
Nothting frustrates a thief more thn to
snatt(ch a woman's purse, after followinig
h.rt htati a mile, and then find that it con..
tainst nothing buit a recipe for spiced
p -aches and a faded photograph of her
BAG BEN BOLTON.
BY ZUVOUle 5. HALL.
I remember big Ben Dolton, and the little L:.ontine.
He could carry off a millstone, but she ruled h.im
like a Queen.
E stood seven feet in hjs stockings; she was hardly
three feet high ;.
But he wound him round her finger, and she ritled
him with her eye.
The women used to snicker, and the hardy ininers
-To see the brawny giant with the gentle little child.
And the gamblers up from 'Frisco, when they saw
them, used 1 swear
That they looked as fitly mated an a rabbit atid a
He would drop his pick and shovel when she cane
in working hours;
They would go aniong the gulches after gny aid
He would clilb the diszy ledges, he would scale tihe
m1 oll taain-side,
Bearig her upon his shoulders, which he called her
He could bend an iron crowbar, he could lVft a half a
He co1hi twist a wagon-tire, or the barrel of a gain,
With hin fingers; but it often used to inake us laugh
When we saw Leontino lead hlin as a butcher lead-i
When the hard day's work was over, when the
crescent silver moon
Arose above the ountain pilres, we net at," Blood's
When Ben Eolton used to give us exhibitions of li
In bending iron crow-bar, or In twisting ff a drill.
One day Ezekiel Parsons sent to 'Frisco on the 1i'
And bought a bar of tempered steel, for brawny 1.en
* to try.
The boys who understood the gaine cano down to
Blood's one night,
And stood serenely round the bar aid waiting for
Ben Bolton grasped the bar of steel, he brought I
to his knee,
And like a locomotive puffed, the trick he could not
The sweat ran down hils honest face, 1i1x'n his hands
Ho tugged and worked with all his inight, it would
not budge a bit.
Ezekiel Parsous shooe his sides, the boys all laugl:ed
Ben lost his reputation and had to treat the crowd.
It out him so oompletely, and it made him feel so
H. quit the camp next morning with the little Leon
A storm comes up the valley, a cloud bursts on tire
The stream becomes a river, that sweeps away the
And downward through the hollow the maddened
O'er rocks, through glens and gulches, and inining
catups it pours.
A cry comes from the hollow, and rushing down the
The miners see Ben Bolton like a giant at the bridgN
'The water settles about hitn, the bridge rocks to and
He holds it with a crow-bar-in a minute it must go.
Beneath the narrow ledge near by, with bright dis
They see the little Leontine--her hands are clasped
The structure quakes, the strong nan shakes, no
fear is ill his face;
"Ho ! save the child," he dho;rts aloud, " I'll hold
tho bridge In place.'
Eche Parsons bounds upon the bridge, the wounen
wail with fear ;
He lifts the child ist his strong arnims, the miners
He leaps tipon the trembling le g, the water,. round
He slips, he falls, he creeps, ho crawls, he priugsr
upon the shore.
The child la saved, Bul Bolton, bat who will ielp you
The crow-biar in yomar l'rawny hratids breaks like a
And down thre glen goes bridge anrd warm, with broken
logs andi stounes
That rend anid gash his stalwart form arid crrush arid
break his bones.
Adowrn the hill the rmisiersm iun, withr outcrie, of
They find him wuedged bretweem thre rocks, and hang
inig hrelpless there.
Threy b'ear~ his nmangled formn away, without the glen
with wordls of pity and of love, and lay hIn on the
The erhutsonm blood rutris down ihis face, lhe shudders
umrd heradghs ;
Hisi pale lips miot, Ire inoenm, lhe groans, then to a
" l've sarved tire little Leontine, be kind to her,
rie benit andl brk .Zeke Iiar&(unn, for l'm ready
is~ head dro'ups limp and lifeless down, his eyes
grow~ dill ard din1m,
Ilis biroard breast heaves, a shriver runs throuagh every
Tlwnm, with a smile upon hris lips he sinks upon
And the soul of brave B~en Blolton is at peace with
luan and God.
" It's cavedl I " exclaimedl Bill Beaver,
bursting into the cabin where I was leis
urvely eating breakfasit and reading the
news from l ast year's paipers that were
pasted on the wall. " The ground has
caved ! it came down mighty sudden
and little Janmy 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
T1his technical jargon revealed to me
the fact that our mine had caved, and
had buried one~ of our1 companions, for
"Little Jimmy " was not an infant, but
aL man-a mmolitr and a friand He 1'a
been working at the " breast," or fat r
<st end of the " drift," but was now per
haps sleeping his last sleep in the bot
tom of the mother of us all.
Three years before we had come to
this creek, we had prospected the "side
gulches " and the bairs, and found
"colors " everywhere. lIndicaltionls faL
vorable, so we " staked " a body of
ground along the main creek ; 'huilt
cabins, or'ganlized aL company, of which1
the wvriter wvas electedl Presidenit, anrd
went to work to open1 our (c1lam
Those08 three years had bteen iearsl of
toil and1( privatioun. We were ill the hrear~t
of the Rocky monfnains. Our caimp was
pitched in aL little ba~sinl of a valley,
warm1 atnd sims~huiny, anld just at thre enm
tranceL' of a dleep andu gluiomry canion,
whlichi we namred "' The. D~evil's Onte,"
and through wich'l oulr sparkiling littlIe
st1 reamll foameitd and tilubled downvi to) the
great. river1, thie M~i.souri. O ur ground
w as der y an d ver-y wet. 1 )rainage was
necessary, and wer land driven a tu'amol for
t his pulrpo~se thrlough the earth and
h)owlders that filled the prlimevail bed of
the creek, until we had a ni tained a hori
zonltal distanc~e of I,000) yards ; buIt thre
slope of the guleh was so gradual that
we had not reached the "' bed rock"
where we hoped to find the gold laid ini
b10ap1). '"Bed rock, " being the ihjeetive
pomlt, must be reached ; so) we sank a
shaft at the head of our tunnel andu he
took ourselves to a pump)1.
As it was a coupjle of thnourntd miles
to the nearest foundry, and n~ ecoulld not
aflord to await the comp.1lletionl of tihe
North Pacific railroad, a pump under
the circulmsitamces was a problemi - so I
will tell you how we got one. \Ye bad
lacfksmlith's and carpenters' tools, which
most of us5 could use ; there was plenty
of timber growing on the mountains,
and a pair of dilamidated freight wans
supplied our stock of iron. Great slabs
or segments were cut from the fir trees
and hewn and dressed on (oe side to a
smooth plane. The othcr sido was
rounded to an arc or convex surfice, so
that when four such sogiment were
placed togetherlengthwise, secured with
pins at the edges, whici were first
squarej1 and then made parallel, they
formed a long, hollow trunk or barre,
four squares within, but out1side eyliu
drical, and tapering slightly from one end
to the other.
Upon this were driven hoops or bands
of iron, which forced the joints close
like those of a cask, and thus we had
pumps or pipes of considerable length
and solidity. It was easy to fit to them
valves and pistons, and to work them
with a wooden walking beam, moved b
the crank of a water wheel. This eran
was a master piece. It had an arm or
leverage of two feet, and was forged
from the iron axle of one of our wagons,
and its dungeons or bearings were turned
mi a lathe of our own contriving. This
was -a heavy job for our own resources,
but it was finished after an age (it
seemed to us) of toil, puzzling and per
spiration, and we had produced machine
ry that was capable of raising to a
height of nearly thirty feot many tons
of water per aay, and which answe'ed
all our requirements for drainage, so
that we were able to reach that long
sought "bed rock " at a depth of ninoty
feet below the present bed of the vreeolk.
I will mention here that our pump v as
twelve inches square inside, and had a
stroke of four feet, raising the water
twenty-nine foot into our drain tunnel,
whence it flowed out to the surfaco 1,010
yards down the canon.
We had reached " bed rock," but had
not "struck it very rich," and were ru n
ning a drift or tunnel on bed rock scrotss
and up the gulch in search of the "P ay
streak " which we were hoping every day
to find, when the annoullciflemit ->f ia
startling accident was made. Here was
the ruin of our hopes and the death of
our friend ; for there was little room to
ho )o for %ny otie-r result.
it must i ot be supposed that much
time was lasted in such reflections : for.
telling Bill to rouse the entire cam), I
rushed off to the mine. Such of the
men as had heard of the oceurrence
hurried from their work, bringing witi
them their picks and shovels as likelv to
be needed, and the miners from wet
dig ings came clad in coats, high boots
and hel met-shaped caps of India-rnibber,
and looking like knights in armor.
Knights they were, too, for that matter,
for, though armed only with shovels and
picks, they were as daring and as g.i
erous as ever belted Prince who rode
with lance at rest to right imaginary
wrongs ; and they wero ready now to
risk every danger to rave the poor fellow
buried in the mine beneathi,.
Ori reaching the scene I founi our'
machinery apparently ininjurd, 1but
looking more closely I discoverel tliat
the puml) wais raising not i drop ol
water, andl it would not)l, be ln -g b 1. ore.
the entire mine would be Ikoaded. Th'Ie
pump imust be relieved at on1ce or we
coul not hope to save I hie mine. numeh
less to rescue our friend. Calling Bb
Piper. a tail, h)?ack-bieardedl miner, who
had worked at his trade in every miniing
country frioini the Enist h iumei to the
Pacifie ocean, and wh~o, in skill, courage*
andl experience, was the mining orace
of our' campu -I p)ointed him to the:
pup wich was wearing itself out in
vain, for it lifted no water.
"Bob," said J, "' we must fix that
pum ! It is our only hope to save
"We'll fix it," replied IBob, quietly.
"The pump is starved-choked up at
the bottom. We'll fix it; amd as for the
poor lad Wve'll git n out."
Bob wats a WVest of Englanid mn, and
his dialect stuck to him.
''We'll get un out, Benny; I think he
bean't dead. I've helped dig meni ont
in the old country and this, toom; an'Gohd
will help us we'll get un out now; wvon't
us, Beny ?''
Benny; thus appe)(aled to, answered
wvith an emuphuattie "You bet," anmd the
next moment he and Blob , followed 1by
two others, were clan~mig down th'o
steep and slippery flight of laddec's that
led into the mine, until their candles,
glimmering like stars, were one by one
swallowed upj iln the black shaft. Axes
had beeni sent down in the buncket, and
in a few moments were heard btlows
ringing on the mass of wood and iron
that composed the barrel ot the pumlp.
They were cutting holes to let water' into
the pump below, 1t had alreaid" rien
above their waists, anid the mnonli of~' lhe
lowest drift was n':arly suibauergedi.
The mnachinery was ('r"akingi and'
groaning, and the wheel daslhing rond
and it was idle show, and the inine was
filling up, and soon the men would beo
diriven out ; but meanitime ~( we could
hear the blows of thle axes. P rt sently
the clumsy walking beamx quit groauinig,
stood still and bieganu to ticemlet. The
wvheel-had stopped for~ a umom.-uit, th,-nx
began to miovei Mlru ly, and~ wentI round
with at surge. TVhere~i was .a gre at r ush
of water through the pony, andl it was
all right. Our old wooden pim ap was
equal to the occasiona. Thle foldgt es
were openied to the gr'eat o)verthot
wheel, and it was required to do its
best. Jt rushed round steadily, and in
an hour the mine was freed fr(ota water
so that men could ptress inito the dIrift.
It was aanaged thait if L'Iittle. Jim my
was funnd alive the tact, shoauld be tle
graphed aloft by) two( strokes of the sig
nal bell ; b'ut if dead, onie htyi shonild
announce it. Meni were working uinder
rouind as only such mien would work.
'he1(ylhad beenLi tohl (Il1 int' gangs of four
each, whtichi spe'll or1 r 1'elijeved each
other every liftec auinutes; and1(, as they
advanced', into the avatlanch ofl14 r4eek
and earth that filled the drift, ceery i nc~h
had to be propp'l'ed with hxeavy thtu'bers,
for the vast umsaa above thenm land bnee i
shakeni aind hxad~ lodI its cohiesiona, and
at ever~y nliomnt ruight~ crash doann like
P resently, to) thiose who waitd Iaboveiiatc
there came ait't shrp h p~eal 4of thle b ell
then anioiber3. lHe was alive ! WVhat a
shout went upl fromt the iuen atssemleld
there. Out of the depths of that canon,
above its elift'hsand crags, and over the
trees that waved onl their summits, and
above the mountains that towered
beyolid-far abto themn all it rose like
incense. .It ascended into hosiven, for it
was a nrayer- npraye Emik...~v.:.
and of- praise. Not formed in speech,
not framed in language, but the over.
flowimg 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 exting.uished, and he dahed
down with his face to the earth; butthe
rocks and timbers had formed an arch
over him and, resting his elbows on the
ground, Le was just able to support his
ead above it. In a little while he would
have drowned where he lay but he was
safe now. Strong hands Liad dragged
him out of this grave. They had har
nessed tbemselves to the "horse whin,"
and had hoisted him into the glorious
sunshine. They boro him to his cabin,
and placed him in the tender care of
"Doe." Hero we will leave him.
The three drinking saloons in our
cairip 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.
" Genelien," said he, "I told you
we'd git un out, if so be as God would
help us. Genelinen, He did help us."
" You bet I" was the applauding and
Spoopendyke in li* Role of a Sports
"Say, my dear," said Mr. Spoopen
dyke, as lie drew a gun from the case
and eyed it critically, "I want you to
wake ic up early in the morning. I'm
"lan't that too sweet 1" ejaculated
Mrs. Spoopondyke. "I'll wear my dress
and my Saratoga waves. Where do we
",I'm going down to the island, and
yon'l go as far as the front door,"
grunted Mr. Spoopendyke. "Women
don't go shooting. It's only men. All
you've got to do is to wake me up and
get breakfast. When I coie hone we'll
have some birds."
Won't that be nice !" chimed Mrs.
Spoopendyke. ''Can yon catch birds
with that thing?" and Mrs. Spoopendyke
iht.t -red around the improved breeCh
I n,( iig h-iot gun, firmly impressed with
the i-leln that it was some kind of a trap.
" [:r.i kill 'em with this," exclined
Mr. 8 openidyke. " i'is is a gun, my
it isn't a nest with three speckled
eggs in it,, nor is it a barn with a hole ii.
flie ro:>. You stick the artridge in here
fild pull tiis finger-pieev, and down
0'0111' 1 yutrm bird (vtrv timw.
" in'i t It the greatest, thing ! I sup
p iLsit youi don't waiit apartridgo you
kennl stieki at m.c r a turkey inl that endI
t'oo, (1r t fish or a lo1bster, and bring it
< iowin jut .s uiuek."
" e-;. or yoil can stiok a house or a
rnilteld, ~or a dod gasted female idiot
in tlhere, too, if you want to !" snorted
r. Sipiop'n dyke. Who said anything
:i bo'ut a part-ridge ? It's a eartridge that
gosin I bore.
" h! jaclavdted 'Mrs. Spoo~pendlyke,
rat hcrl crest fallen. " I sc nowuv. Wiere
d, oes the bird go",
"it goe t's n iight school, if lhe hasn't
soi an.y more senses than~e you haLve,"
sniorted Mr'. Spoopendykhe. "'Loo~k here,
no0w, anld Il sho11w you how it wlOok,"
anid Mr. Spoope'ndyke, whiose id1eas1 of a
gun were about as vague as those of his
wife, ins'rto'd the cartridge half' way ini
tihe muzzl~e end, and cautiously cocked
"'And when the bird1 sees that he
c'loe anld pI'cks it ! isn't that the fun
niest !"' and Mrs. Spoop end~yke elapp1 ed
her hiandis inl the enujoyment of her dia
-overyV. "' Then( you put outt your handt
ando catch himui !"'
"You've sitriek it !'" howled Mr.
Spopenyke, whoi~ had the hammer on1
the half (cock and wats vainly p)ulling at
thle trigger to get it downi. "' That's thle
idea ! All you need is four feathers and
a gas b ill to 1be a mlartinigale ! With
your n'iotion~s you onily wanit aL new stock
and steami trip) hiammier to be at needle
guln! D on't you knIow the drod gasted
thing has to go off before you get a bird !
You sho'ot the birds ; you don't wait for
'em to) shoot you !''
"'At home we used always to chop
their heads off with anu ax," faltered Mrs.
"'So~ would I if' I was going after
measly o1liens," retorted Mr. Spoonen
dyke, who had managed to unmcock ~the
coit rivance, '" butt whien Ii go for yellowv
birds and sparrows I go like a sports
mani. While i'm waiting for a bird,"
conltinued( Mr'. Sp'openldy ke, adljust ig
thle eatrtridlge at the breech, "'I pult thet
load ini here for safety, and wheni I see a
flock I alimf anod fire."
hang I wvent the gun, knocking tihe
hall feathewrs onit of an eight-day clock
tad plow~ing a foot fnrrow in the wvail,
pe'rforatinig the closet door and1 culminat
mig in Mr'. Spoollendyke's plug hant.
"(ioodniess, gr'acionis !" EIilueaikedl Mrs.
Spbopend(yke, "' Oh, myv "'
Mr1. S poope'ndyke gathleredl hiimself unp
" Why co'uildn't ye keep still !" lhe
shirieked. "' What'd ye want to disturb
lmy ai1ra for and make me let it off?
Th'link 1 ennm hldd back an charge of po0w
d~er and ai p.oud of shot while a umeasly
womilan is scarin~g it through a gunii bar
"If it had been a bird howv iioely yon
w~Onh1l have shlot it !" suggested'Mrs.
pot penidyko, soothingly. "If you
shoilhi ever' aim at a bird you'd catch
TJhecre are millions of' babhies8 in Nales
1aies(' enuitugh, ~I judge, to sup)ply all
te rest of the world if the crop) should
happeno'i to grow thin anywhere. There
lire h ahms in arms, babies on balconiies~
babies&' threatening to tumble from in~
tOunieral ue front windows. Babies in
w agonis, babies tinder hor'ses, b'abies
niaking mnd-pies ini the "' stradas," but
abou~lt half of them uinder 4 years of
ago aire as naked as whieni they were
bar 'n. .1 don't think theore~ is a eradle in
N:.lesr, any more thtan there is a r'ok
mtg-chai' in England ;but here and
there a miother', compar~ vely well-to-do,
cairriesI her infant "bound11( in swaddling
cbtlo ,'' like the plel of Jerusalem
and the American Inidianis, wrapp~ed
tightly round and round from head to
Ifoot, like a cocoon or a (cigar, anid somec
times its aims ar'e also imprisoned.
IThese, mii~ite sp)ecimens of the lazzaroni
1are generally god.uutured, like their
fthers and motip, and where clothes
can be afforded, tey are always worn
mor'e or les.- W. A~ (koetj~'s (o?''
as good as if
whi and MistwmM
left to (Ilh t s it.
marble ill remove spo.
OUmay boiled hixW B4
the milk servedas a
be) at cure for
stpcitie in oases o
people find omfWt in
NEVER stand 'sili h,
especially after basi
degree of exercise,
stauding upon the foe or
the peroon is exposed to a
A FLANNRL cloth dipped
sioap suds and then ito w
applied to. paint will ins
all grease and dirt. Wash
water and dry. The most
will not be injured, and will. I
To REMOVE grease from whit
wash with soap or alkaline 1,
ored cottons, wash with like *
yes. Colored woolens, the
ammonia. Silks, absorb wit o
chalk or fuller's earth, and diseolv a as
with benzine or ether.
FOR salt-rising bread, stir U
thick in the usual way, using cold
and place upon the sitting-roon
stove over night; it will be light en
to sponge the bread by mornag,
quite a help when the days are so
for raising the em t ings; myf
prefer this rising. When one has not a
warm-enough place to set their mill yut
hot water in to raise the temperature.
To make a light wheat loaf, take othe
thick buttermilk from the, bottom of gpur
buttermilk dish ; stir just as you, can,
allowing one heaping teaspoon 1 s0.
da to a pint basin of buttermilk-Atot
pie is nice made in the same way, &Ily
put about one third sour cream. A d
ding made in the same way with 'ed
cherries and steamed in the cake It
with a hole in the center is nice. ' ie
advantage of the hole in the centet is
that the steam passes through the tmter
of the pudding into the steaner. ,at
this pudding with sugar and cr n -
nico tart apples will answer very l
FOR several years it has been obseiled
that the European glijicrs are steadily
THE mnolecules of hydrogen, at a tim
perature of 60" Fahrenheit, move at~the
average of 6,225 feet in a second. *
FrJAMMARIAN says that the tail oJii
comet must sweep through space ivith
tho velocity of 16,000 leagues per seoid.
Min. STONE, her' Majesty's astronofther
at the Cape of Good Hope, has just com
pleted his great catalogue of Southern'
stars, the result of ten years' labor at the
TnE~ algs3 known as protococcacemo
have one peculiarity--they .do iaoti~
im the water but in other plants, some Y~
dead, some in dying and others in living
NoME, people have come, to believe
that salting or smoking will kill trtchin(o,
but a temperature of 212? Fahrenheit
or at least 1600 should be reache~f in
every part of the meat to bring aliout
TiHiE colors which distinlguish our sum
mer and autumn flora-redls, 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 supposed that
among twining plants each had its own
direction, some twining toward the sun
and others agairwt it; but, though the
theory is true in the main, there are
found exceptLions to thes rule.
T HE amount of nervous action may lbe
nwaesured by the quantity of blood con
suimed in its performance. The-plIhy
miograph, measuring the volume of an
organ, wheni the arm is brought in con
tact with its records the amount of blood
dIrawin from the body to the brain, and
thus indicates exactly the effort in men
EXPEnlIMENTS have recently been made
to show that the presence of ozone pro
duces luminosity in phosphorus. In
pure oxygen, at a temperature of 150 0.,
and under atmospheric pressure, phios
phiorous is not luminous in the dark,
and a bubble of ozone introduced under
the bell glass produces momentary phos
THE practical value of the Faure ac
cumulator for the storing of electricity
is yet to be0 proved, .it is said that sev
eral 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 Boston Gti In Chicago.
I feel that I im very far from Boston,
I realize that I am many miles nleare
the line that separates civilization firom~
the land of savages. And into tpese
We3stern solitudes I have brought a vol
ume of Herbert Spencer to refresh and
cheer my mind, Ha aas fascinkttes;
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'ijues
tions, it is useless to) asik why this is so.
We can only observo the working of the
phenomena, but not its cause. Bunt
truly, of Spencer I never tire. Hisu ideas
of the hi gher life are so consoling--the
development from anu "indefinito, in
coherent homogeneity to a defInite,
coherent heterogeneity." What could
b5 truer or more conclusive ? Perhaps
the illiterate mind might be staggered by
the unusual comnbinalt in of polys;yllables,
bunt we who are cuiltivalted1 can appreciate
the sub~tle signiJflece of a definite,
coherent heterogeneity. H~is ida of
love, however, are not extravaganitly
tinlged 'with romiance. Sup~pose that a
mann with tender eyyos and raven-hued
mu tstache, hiaving seated1 himself by your
side, should tenuderly' take your hanl in
his, and then aissnre in fervent tones thati
he is conscious of ai moulicnlar change in