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HILLSBORO, HIGHLAND CO., O.. WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1886.
VOL. 50 NO. 5
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C. B. COLLINS. JOHN A. COLLINS.
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ner Mala and High atreet. A Notary Public
'in offlee. martt
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-Ornca Corner of Main and High streets,
Merchants' Matlonal Bank Building.
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ysioian.Surgeon arid Accouoheur
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MeUntre's Tobacco Factory. tnylyl
"MH J. BOSS,
Attdrntf 'fct'Law and Notary Public
i'itice IiTBtraass Building, over Felhel's
Clolhlug Stored dec27yl
Win daw give bis entire time to the practice
of his profession. He has had extensive expe
rience, and will givo special attention to the
treatment of Chronlo Diseases. Office In Mo
Klbben's Mew Block, up stairs, High street.
Uesidence.No.61 North High street, 2 doors
north of Clifton House, formerly occupied by
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TBXBoart of Beboolliaminersof Highland
oosnty -iva notice, that examinations of
AppllUntsfor OerttBcatee wili take placeln the
Buaboro Union School building on the fire
iaaarday of every month, and on ihs third Bat
sjsyofrsbruary.Mtn. il August, Bep
tambar aa4 lOetobsr. Tm TTssslnsalon fee
tmdhtjl by few ii M oerteViBy or of the
m& ..,- fRQ.gMn,Otofh,
Writes About Ohio's Capital
And Tolls Us About Some of
- His Distinguished
The State Hoaie The Barracks A Com.
lag Song-Star-More Tafly Little
Beddy as now seen.
Columbus, O., April 28, 1880.
On Saturday, April 24, I left "your
pleasant little city" and flew along on
the B. & O.'s lightning Midland to this
city. I left Hillsboro on the morning
train, and noon found me chewing at
the Hotel Nelson here.
No one need have any trouble to find
things to write about here. There is too
much to write about. The trouble with
the sight-seer is to decide what to visit
first. I think this a beautiful city, and
always .did think so, which, no doubt,
makes Columbus feel awfully proud. The
place is steadily growing, and the build
ings are quite nice, both the business
blocks and residences. One thing rather
peculiar in a place of this size, the busi
ness is nearly all concentrated on one
street (High), Main street containing
but few business blocks and other cross
streets even less. They claim 70,000 popu
altion now, and I presume that those fig
ures are almost correct, though it is
safe to knock off a few of the thousands
claimed if you want it exactly correct.
I visited the
Saturday afternoon, anil climbed the long
circular stairway that leads to the top of
the tower or dome call it what you like.
The large and beautiful painting repre
senting Commodore Ferry during his
great naval battle with the British is in
the rotunda, together with portraits of
all the Governors of the State. The
bust of Lincoln and the group in bas
lelicf representing Pemberton surren
dering Vicksburg to General Grant may
also bo seen. The sculptor was Jones,
and although I have made numerous in
quiries in regard to the matter, I can not
find any proof of my suspicions that he
is a relative of "Soapy." (This is local,
lieaders from abroad will pleaso not
laugh.) The views from the windows of
the tower were beautiful, and well worth
the tiresome climb you must make to
got there. I am thinking of having an
elevator put in before I go up again, but
this (we Hillsboro folks have habits that
way) is likely to be only talk.
I have hardly begun to see the sights
yet. I haye been twice out to
And heard one open-air concert by the
celebrated Barracks Band. The Bar
racks is pleasantly situated about a mile
from the State House, and the grounds
are beautifully kept. Military prisoners
(deserters) with loaded shot-guns in the
hands of soldiers at their sides are kept
busy cleaning and mowing the grounds,
and they are very attractive. When de
serters are captured they get it in the neck
so fo speak. They don't get to have
any fun for a long time after. I am
glad I ain't a deserter. This post is im
portant only as a recruiting rendezvous.
There are three hundred troops here
now, most of them new recruits. From
here they will be, sent tot various posts
on the frontier. Col. Offley is the com
mandant. The gentle reader ma remember that
while acting in the capacity of war cor
respondent for this journal during the
Oklahoma troubles a little over a year
ago, I incidentally remarked that I
could observe that I had missed it by
not being a general (or at least a major.)
Yesterday as I lay on the velvety grass
beneath the far-reaching branches of an
umbrageous oak and observed a young
officer waltzing with an angelic young
lady upon the veranda of the command
ant's quarters, I never more fully real
ized how awfully I had missed it. -The
main barracks are located in the center
ofathe grounds and the officers' quar
tersnice comfortable brick houses
face toward it. The guard house is by
the entrance nearest the city There is
alittlelake on the grounds, and some
pretty little fountains add to the pic
turesqueness of the scene ; while' a long
line "of grim field artillery looks fiercely
over the green sward.
I was very much amused at the ac
tions of ,a little fellow, who couldn't
have been over three .years old, and
who, was . allowed to climb ..from. the
pheaton jn which luVparents sat.iistenr
ing to the music and play on the grass.
He carried a little toy mnsket and
marched'wlth as much regularity and
precislori'as a NdbleT Light Guard. Then
he would beat time with his hands,
keeping time with the bass drum admir
ably and. even when they played over
tures and music containing different
tempos. 'He very civilly informed me
that his name was George Wesley Bel
lows, and I prophesy that ho will some
day make his mark if he Uvea 'lopg
.Last night I attended the
ABION CLUB CONCERT
Ai thei Metropolitan Opera House and
heard some elegant music. Tho club
consists of about Mty male yokes, and
they were 'assisted by Miss Corrinne
Moore, the talanted Cincinnati ssprana
and, Prof. Jacobsohn, 'violin soloist o
the, Cincinnati Cjoilege.pl iHobIc. T,.e
audience 'was one of (, intelligence laid
culture (if this court knows itself, and It
has, previously remarked that it thinka'
it t does). Indeed, youd jhatlyi ,Kave
Buspecicii mat were were as many pom1
padour hair-cuts and gold specs in the
city as were seen last evening at the
Metropolitan. The talented gentlemen
composing the club and the phenomenal
violinist roust not feel bad if I allude to
the numbers by Miss Mooro as tbo fea
ture of tho ovening. She sang music
rarely attempted by the finest of artists,
and was compelled to respond to num
erous enthusiastic encores. Sho was
also tho recipient of somo beautiful
floral offerings from an admiring
audience. What I am coming at is this :
I had the honor at one time to be a
member of the samo musical society in
which Miss Moore won her earliest
triumphs the Mozart Club, of Vicks
burg, Miss. and when I saw her ap
pearance advertised I resolved not to
miss seeing her. During the intermis
sion I sent my pasteboard to the young
lady, who graciously invited me to see
her, and I went upon the stage and had
a pleasant interview, during which
"other days" were not forgotten. Miss
Moore is yet quite young and has a
brilliant future before her. Although
raised in the "Hill City of the South"
she has resided for over two years in
Cincinnati, where she is completing her
studies. Beautiful and talented she is
certain at no very distant day to stand
high indeed upon tho ladder of fame,
and I regret my inability to write some
thing that can add to her laurels.
I had intended to have seen the
"pen" before this writing, but have
delayed doing so my innate laziness
almost getting the best of me. Any
way, Mr. Editor, you may put in that
engraving I told you I thought I could
use as representing the present appear
ance of Bob McKimie ; but
A WORD OV EXPLANATION
Must bo offered the gentle reader, and
here it is :
When I engraved that picture which,
as-it-were-itivcly speaking, represented
the my brother capitalist of your Model
(I wonder who first gave it that name)
City I lighted the fires of jealousy in
the heart of my distinguished colleague,
Hugh McNicol, who tried to discour
age me in every possible way, not even
hesitating to call tay attempt a doubtful
success. But when an admiring public
arose as one man and pronounced it as
natural as life ho determined to also be
an engraver, and out-do me. That was
during tho prevalence of the rumor that
my friend, Manning, was going to with
draw from the Cabinet, and Hugh
thought it would be a splendid idea to
reproduce Manning's phiz upon the
bock of a patent-medicine electro, and
make me sick. He accordingly went
abouthis project with commendable zeal;
the engraving below is tho result. The
staff and reportorlal corps then held a
counsel in the office and decided that it
would hardly do for Manning, but as I
expected to soon visit Columbus and the
penitentiary I suggested that I might
pan it off on you, gentle readers, as an
exact picture of "Little Beddy" as ho
now looks in the pen. I cut tho stripes
and told Hugh to leavo the mustache on
till I came up here and interviewed
"Reddy" and then I would send in
structions in regard to the mustache.
As I haven't got to see him yet I have
concluded to put it in, mustache and all,
and let you use a little stretch of imagi
nation. And lest I might be suspected
pf plagairism I wish it distinctly under
stood that the proper credit belongs to
McNfcol. Here it is:
PRESENT APPEARANCE OF MCKIMIE.
As I will be in this city nearly tivo
weeks yet, I will have ample time to
visit Bob in bis quarters, and I will see
if I cannot present his portrait more
truthfully with my little faber.
Before I close I must speak of nome
Hillsboroans here. I havo met Will
McClure, of Watson & Burr's law office,
and Mr. Ed N. Hugginsj- of the promi
nent law firm of McGuffey & Huggins.
While waiting for tho curtain to go up
on the first act of , "Oatnille" at the
Grand,' Saturday night, Bob McClure
came in. I have also been to see Hen
Wiggins, who is filling a responsible po
sition in Taylor's hat store, just a few
doors north of the Capitol grounds on
North High street. He seems to be do
ing well, and his employer is one of the
nicest gentlemen in the city. During
my stay here I intend to also pay my
respects to my Colonel, Fred J.Ticard,
vrhom we almost yet consider as be
longing to Hillsboro, and te.my friend,
His Excellence, Foraker, whom J am
thlnkinir of boostine withmv tren
chant pen into the Presidency in !l
'88, after which, of course, I am to
have my choice of Minister to England,
Persia or Senegambia. or Commander-in-Chief
oi the Armies of the United
States. I have no donbt that Ben fe
worrying because I haven't called earlier
(and I think I shall call and be over wit
it before be sees thls)
Well, gentle reader, PU see you later.
DOWN TO CALICO.
A Story in Six Chapters.
nY JANIE DIMPLE CHIN.
In due time Elsie Lee received a mark-
Hunter's description of Elsie was partly
true, but not wholly so. Society young
ladies are not likely to write eulogies of
each other. Elsie was a girl of bright
faculties and unusual beauty, but her
simplicity of demeanor was almost child
like, and this rendered her all the inoro
captivating. She was not pert or proud,
as Helen's letter intimated. Her dress
was as plain as her form and face were
pretty. She was an anomaly among
modern girls in that she was not a co
quette. As a girl of keen emotions, fine
instincts and gentle manners, she may
have been loved by many, but it was in
vain, for sho did not flatter her admirers
with smiles till they were deeply enam
ored, and then turn her back to laugh at
their misery. Knowing then tho firm
ness of her disposition, we can compre
hend the height of her devotion and
imagine tho wound her spirit received
from the news of Richard Fesscnden's
marriage. She had attended school with
Dick, they had grown up together and
learned to love each other in early youth.
The plighting of troth between them
when they grew older was but natural.
Society people hinted that they were
engaged, but they had no positive proof
of it, for the matter was kept as quiet as
possible. However, mutual affection is
hard to conceal, and experienced watch
ers detected it. Elsie's first thought was
that the newspaper statement was im
possible and untrue, but it was so defi
nite in regard to Dick's coining from
Toledo, his being a lawyer and the
nephew of Richard Y. Fessenden, and
all her doubts fled. Besides she recog
nized Dick's hand-writing on the wrap
per. Elsie's feeling of boundless despair
was beyond all powers of description.
Her young shoulders stooped beneath a
load of grief that was too heavy for them
to bear. Tho radiant soul of the former
happy girl seemed to havo gone, leaving
behind it tho pale cheek and swollen
eye, the bitterness of blighted hope.
Had she but seen a copy of tho Enquirer
of the following day, the burden that
was crushing out the happiness of hor
lilo might have been lifted ; but she did
not soe it, and dark days rolled by. She
was unable to appear in society, and the
tcossips soon began to whisper of a bro
ken engagement. So prevalent was this
opinion that Helen wrote Gertrude a
letter congratulating her upon having
stolen a pretty butterfly from Elsie's net,
and relating the story of Elsie's sorrow
for the loss. This was good tidings to
Gertrude. At last Elsie penned a letter
to Dick, sending with it all the gifts sho
had received from hin and wishes of
" long life and prosperity " to him and
his bride. The letter was neither re
proachful nor regretful. It was not the
impassioned appeal of a broken heart,
for that would have been a silly display
of weakness on her part, she thought
There was not on affectionate word on
any page. It all read like a pure busi
When Judge Davenport stepped into
his law office one morning, several days
before the murder trial, everything look
ed topsy turvey. Hammond was rest
lessly pacing the floor, and Eels was too
busily engaged in scowling at something
out of the window to notice the Judge's
entrance. Neither of the men spoke to
the senior partner. The Judge placed
his silk hat on the table and stood his
cane in the corner, and, taking a seat,
began to swing himself to and fro in the
"Well, well, well, Hammond, what's
"Matter enough," growled Eels from
his post by the window.
"Yes, matter enough," echoed Ham
mond, continuing his pedestrianism.
"But, come now," the Judge insisted.
"That is doing no good. You can't fix
the thing by stalking back and forth
there like a caged leopard. What ails
"I tell you what, Judge," said Ham
mond, halting and punctuating his sen
tences by thumps on the table, "wo have
come to the jumplng-off place in the
Marley case. The State has gotten hold
of testimony which wo can't contradict,
and it makes our theory of tho case non
sensical." ''State's got some testimony we can't
"And it upsets our theory of the case ?"
"Does, hey ? Well, go on.''
"The State will Drove that Marlev was
staggering drunk the day he did the
shootinr." Hammond continued. "Our
iown witnesses on the street, who saw
him just before tho killing, admit that
uiey iuiuk no siaggerea. mariey mm
self Bays he thinks he might have been
a little full, and he did not tell us so
when we look the case. No man hi an
Intoxicated condition aim act under the
high motives we attribute to Marley,
and bo our defense alls flat
"Marley Bays he may haye taken six 1
glasses of liquor," Eels put in.
"filx'glaases I" the Judge repeated, anal
he drew a long, low whistle and knit hia
"Now," Kels said, "what are we going:
to do about it?"
The. Judge meditated, for awhile, and1
his partners waited for him to solve the
problem that had puzzled them. "Why,
what's rousod upSmuckerl" tho Judgo
exclaimed after a little.
"It isn't Smuckcr. It is young Fes
senden that is working up tho case. He
has all the testimony at his fingers' ends.
Ho knows every circumstance in tho
case," Hammond replied.
"Fessenden, the devil I" said the Judge
vehemently. "Gentlemen, you don't
mean to say that that strip of a boy can
down this whole law firm? Oh, bah 1"
"It Isn't Fessenden we're bucking
against, either ; it's the State's evidence,"
Again the Judge relapsed into silence,
and again his partners patiently waited.
"Gentlemen," said the Judge, impress
ively, as ho leaned forward to unfold his
solution of the difficulty, "Here's what
we've got to do: Marley must swear he
didn't drink a drop of liquor that day.
Wo must havo a host of witnesses to tes
tify that he didn't stagger going up the
street. We must have witnesses, who
saw him in the saloon, to testify that he
didn't drink anything. That will sup
port tho theory of the case. Now, isn't
"Clear as a mud road in a March
thaw," said Eels, sarcastically.
"But whero are you going to get your
witnesses ?" asked Hammond.
"Why, man," answered the Judgo n
trifle disgusted with his unsophisticated
partner, "what's all old Marley's money
for? Those loafers around the saloon
willtbe glad to testify for their fees and
a little extra. Now, for instance, we can
havo them testify that young Marley
camo into the saloon to play pool, and
that he handled his cue with a skill that
no drunk man could have. Never back
down at a little obstacle like this, sir.
Make your witnesses, gentlemen; mule
"Certainly, certainly, male somo wit
nesses. Where's tho hatchet you split
the kindlings with ?" said Eels, address
ing tho office boy, who sat mutely in ono
corner whittling n splinter.
"Gentlemen, wo must win this case,"
tho Judge said, as he thought for the
first time about tho financial view of the
undertaking. "There is fifteen hundred
dollars more .for us in gaining it than
"AVell," said Hammond, "you can
have my share of that amount if you are
instrumental in winning this case."
"And you can have my five hundred,
too, if you succeed in clearing Marley.
I will give that much to learn the simple
twist of the wrist by which you make a
witness testify as you want him to," add
"All right, gentlemen ; all right," said
the Judge, grinning. He was more than
pleased by the strango beneficence of
his partners. He was rather glad that
Dick had routed them, because it gavo
him an excellent opportunity to make a
At dinner he complimented Gertrude
on her choice of company, spoke of Dick's
ability in glowing terms, and seemed
unusually affable. Gertrude blushed,
and asked for an explanation, which was
given cheerfully, witli an elucidation of
the thousand dollars extra.
Meanwhile Dick's thoughts of Gert
rude almost ceased to be mere admira
tion, and grew to something more in
tense, and Gertrude planned and strove,
as a girl only can, to win nfore and more
of his attentions. Their association re
vealed to each the admirable qualities of
the other, and relations between them
were as calm and unruffled as a summer
The evening of the day before the
Marley trial Dick found in his mail a let
ter post-marked "Toledo"; also a little
square box with something heavy in it,
and pretty thoroughly decorated on tho
outside with postage-stamps.' The ad
dress on both the box and the letter was
in Elsie Lee's handwriting. It was the
first letter Dick had received from Elsie
for two weeks, and he opened it with a
feeling of satisfaction. But, oh horrors I
what a disappoinament awaited him!
He read and re-read the letter. Then
tho book-case and the grate and the
chairs whirled round him once or twice,
and again he read the strange sentences.
Dick was dazed. He could easily see
how Elsie had made a mistake in be
lieving the Enquirer's report, but the
nonchalance of her letter was inexplic
able. He opened the little box and
recognized bis gifts to her. A, ring, a
par of bracelets, a dainty breast-pin,
bearing a scroll in relief with the name
of "Elsie", and other little trinkets he
had' sent her from time to tlmo as me
mentos. Ho put the lid on tho box and
took up the letter. She said, "the paper
you sent me with.your marriage notice
marked", and he had. never sent her
that paper. Who could have done it?
But'that was idle conjecture. Some de-
f eigning foe in Toledo might have sent
' it to her. for papers are not post-marked
Ho immediately set about explaining the
I matter, and wrote till his hand was
wary and the hour was late, and at last
postponed concluding the letter till
l morning. He did not sleep much when
he had retired. He kept wondering in
his wakeful intervals how an emotional
' girl like Elsie could write a letter so full
; of com indifference under such circum
stances. Once he dreamed of a pretty
girl weeping while a wedding ceremony
was near -at hand, and again of a ragged
newsboy with a bundle of papers under
hU 'arm, but was all as vague as dreams
GmffMttf on eighth pagt.
Wandering in a Waterless
An Account of Adventure in the
William Faulds, now
a Clttren of
In the summer of 18G7 I found myself
in the interior of Australia, homesick
and tired of the hardships of tho strange
new country. At first I had followed
my trade of painting in Brisbane, but
soon, when three other Scotchmen, who
had come on tho same vessel with me,
proposed going up into "tho bush" be
cause they could find no employment in
tho respective trades which they hnd
mastered, I dropped work and went with
them. "The bush" is a wild, sparsely
settled region, where the robbers are
only outnumbered by tho kangaroos and
I found n peculiar enjoyment in roam
ing about with my tent and provisions
strapped to my shoulders and using all I
earned in one place to carry me toward
the next. But tho romantic varnish of
roughing it soon rubs off and when tho
air-castles of wealth had tumbled, my
thoughts dwelt in Glasgow ahd I re
solved to leturn.
I fell in with Sam Nixon, an English
man, and wo worked together for sever
al months, and while we were in quest
of a job, we happened on a retired sea
captain, with whom Nixon had crossed,
and through his influence, we got a con
tract for five miles of log-fencing at 21
per mile. This is a cheap, strong, dur
able fence, in which tho full length of
trees is used, with the ends supported
on blocks. It was to bo five and a half
feet high and of threo trees. At this
point, a Scotchman named Tom Spence,
applied to enter tho contract and as
three would be better than two at hand
ling tho logs, we agreed to tako him.
We built our hut of poles and bark,
beds and bed-steads of the same materi
aland then began to think of tools.
Our tomahawks for pealing bark had
served us thus far, but we needed axes
for felling trees and and as I had more
money than tho others it devolved on
me to make the purchases. The nearest
station was a small town, Coonabarabre
ann hardly as large as its name. It
was about thirty miles distant, and giv
ing Spence the money, I told him to
take my horse and go whilo Nixon and
I would remain.
He did not return that day and at
nightfall wo began to conjecture that he
had taken a final departure with both
horse and money. In the morning, my
uneasiness and impatience at involun
tary loafing, had grown so that I decided
to set out in search of him. I walked
all day, and, though much fatigued,
reached Coonabarabreann lato thateven
ing. I called for a glass of French
brandy at tho tavern and then described
Spence and asked if they had seen him.
They said they had, but could tell no
more. A bystander spoke up and said
ho had seen hira riding out of town,
very drunk, and had fallen off his horse.
When he added that he was carrying
three axes on his shoulder, I felt reliev
ed. I was satisfied he had bought the
axes and started home, whatever else
might happen. I spent the night there
and in the morning prepared to go back.
On the outskirts of tho little village I
found a man hoeing in his garden and
asked him the nearest road to the
"murderin' hut" a deserted cabin
about a mile from our new shanty, where
a settler had killed a companion for his
money. He gave mo the direction due
east, and as this was only fifteen miles
and a half shorter than the circuitous
route, I determined to take it. The way
led through a dense, trackless forest,
where many had been lost, but having
so simple and direct a course I felt cer
tain I could pass safely through.
As I started off the gardener stopped
mo with an inquiring look.
"You're not going through there
without water,are you ?"
I said I thought there would bo no
trouble, but he insisted.
"You had better tako some water.
It's dry in there."
His earnestness surprised me. "Oh,"
said I, "it's only fifteen miles, I'll be at
the camp before I'm thirsty."
','Well," ho replied, "you can do as
you choose, but you had better take a
bottle of water."
I smiled at his persistence and passed
on into the border of the wood. Not a
breath of wind was stirring. The air
that was growing hotter as tho sun rose
higher seemed to burn my throat as I
breathed it. I pressed on in the lonely
stillness, that seems to haunt unsettled
forests, and now and then a kangaroo
sprang from his hiding-place and went
hopping awkwardly away, or an arma
dillo made a rustle among tho leaves to
climb a tree, whero he would turn and
protrude his forked tongue in savage de
fiance. I had not gone far before I be
gan to realize the propriety of the gar
dener's advice, and to dread the effect
of that heated air on my already dry
mouth. I was not sweating, but my
face and hands were feverishly hot. Still
I kept traveling toward the sun's rising
point, aud ardently wishing that I might
happen upon some flowing stream.
"Ah," said, "I ought to have water."
( The wood-turf beneath my feet was
loose and dry, the grasses were dead and
brown, and my shoes were torturing my
feet, by slowly baking them. For miles
I traveled with no change, save tho in
creasing heat. Tiie broiling sun, as it
neared tho zenith, was never obscured
by a cloud. There was no sign of rain
in tho horizon. Tho deadened look of
the woody landscape never changed.
The beds of rivulets were now chan
nels filled with dusty sand. My parched
tongue began to piotcst, and I felt that
I must havo water.
When I had gone a little farther I
began to consider. The demand of
thirst had becotno too strong to bo re
sisted. Probably I was as near one side
of the wood as the other, and it seemed
a prison as well as a furnace. As far as
I could see, the land sloped to the south
and I turned from my directed course
with a mental resolve that I would have
water. High hope makes quick steps,
and it was not long before I found my
self approaching a creek, but it was as
dry as the ground over which I had
been walking. There was nono of the
dampness which we often see lingering
in the deeper places, and the mud-cra'cks
showed a long absenc of water. I fol
lowed the creek-bed a long way, but
found no sign of water. Then I thought
if I should cross the hill on the oppo
site bank I would find a flowing stream,
beyond the watershed. I hastened to
follow the dictates of tho raging mon
aich of my will. How far I went I do
not know, but when I found the creek
it was as dry as the ono I had left. The
long-continued drouths of Australia
sometimes dry up whole river systems,
as well as destroy the crops and produce
famine. Spurred on by hope, I passed
another watershed and came with droop
ing spirits to a third creek only to find
again that ray scorch was in vain. By
this time my thirst was intense above
description. Half-crazed with suffering
and nearly exhausted I started toward a
fourth, and when I had passed the hill
top and come possibly near to water, I
mustered up my last grain of strength
and ran toward the creek. Again tho
effort was futile. Panting and despair
ing, I dug in the sand with my nails and
exhausted, threw myseif on tho hot
earth by the creek bank and decided to
die like the grass beside me for want of
nourishment. As I lay there a meas
ure of strength returned. The horrible
loneliness of a grave away out there in
the wild woods roused me. Tho nause
ating picture of a poor fellow who had
been found a few days before, half-eaten
by ants, filled me with new energy.
The thought of friends many thousand
of miles away, who would never men
tion my name, except with the mysteiy
of ignorance, added still moro and I got
on my feet again. I had not gono far
when I found a beaten path and I ie
solved to follow this as long as my
feeble limbs would hold mo up. Toward
night-fall I camo unexpectedly to the
edge of the forest, and looking about
saw a horseman a herdsman, who was
out looking over his flocks. Tho first
thing I said was "water" and he diiect
ed me to a place about two miles distant
and understanding my condition at a
glanco added with emphasis, "Bo care
ful not to miss the way."
I did not, and there I found a strong
cool spring boiling out of tho hill, and
lying down beside it I drank slowly of
the clear delicious water, till my thirst
was quenched. Then I discovered tho
real weakness which my excitement had
kept down. Near by was a house, and
going to the wagon-shed, I climbed in the
wagon and stretched out on the straw,
Tho owners spied me and with the kind
hearted hospitality, which is character
istic of the farmers in that country, came
down and took me up to tho house,
whero I remained that night. In the
morning I got back to our hut, to find
that Spence had tried the "short cut,"
too, but the hand on the bridle-reins
had been hardly as steady as a helms1
man's, and he too had lost his way. I
may add as I close, for the reader's satis
faction, that I got back to Glasgow and
am now in America.
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Obituary. " ,,,,, .
Daughter of Joseph and Louisa Dunn, was
born November 21st, 1870, and died Friday,
April 23d, 1886, aged fifteen years, five months,
and tiro days.
We loved Annie, She was a faithful friend,
kind hearted rnd true. To know her was to
love her. She was a member of the M. ,
Church and of the Women's Foreign Mission
ary Society. She was a faithful pupil in the
Sabbath School, always in her place, and in
sorrow we shall meet Subbath after Sabbath.
Her place on earth is vacant. Her place in
our Sabbath SohooL in our homes, and in our
hearts can never be filled. Our circle has been -broken,
Death has done its work, and we can
but look forward to the reunion, when we,
with our teacher, shall meet Annie on the
0 how sw?ot it will be in that beautiful land,
So free from all sorrow and pain,
With songs on our lips and with harps in our
To meet one another again.
To her father and mother, brothers and sis
ter, we extend our heartfelt sympathy, in this
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