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r(), 1 . BENTON, MONTAN.i'A, FRD JANUARY 2, 1880
. . . ... Ir- . ... . . ]. ....nw ._m_.._._ __..'an 'n. n n n nunun nmmnm u ul nnn m nn u u.. .- -,.. :
Poetry.
1'TIHE WORI' i WORKERS.IL -
lo .:nn ithleod· that hiav yet heen Wou
1 not 'lmid tihe awful roll of airms,
n i't- of hiood is hose solemn sty itt
1 ,1...i, lth e p thsohl ier workl I
\1\ !.- ,,'u';rl I. 1 i'l' that lea ltl o humlllan good;
_'- le ,ot nook of IHeavc'en,
, o: , ,r '.? nf ll divinit t;
;. -ie -. InfIlingouuL go dcown.
, ; , III -.temt -heel beforehhl
. ,. uI , r , sh the -ilen a arch of night
t:: , Itnner of the stars,
.i. -ll'po r '} r that Eines .1rctturus rule,
. it b:lihfol light that Sirius flames
; i,, , n il w l . a\ 'foriat battlellag
, i.... .h. - :a leadi ndi b hId,
. tti li , ii. r it-rie itbri ,ts Ih, .ing. to
lan ... :. , h bthc ito-in!olthe e;tth
, , ii' Ow r ith. matr of clay,
r,, ,i1. :- t] healove sn til(ellm
% ; ] . ,1, " t. ,atrk . Iht- llbier brave,
. I,,i; r1 ant t hick. :1|,. freedt',on to plr.0ue
S I 1 ,' l 1r,-ih ' od of i OIili
.ly rk I ttt tl t it li-fut l pride.
- --ti't otto --. 'it- ,
S; r ", i ,."lark -:,l linneIl sl ing
"It l.,:1, ' : iIllo. r-hlc ? be free
'r . t r. toiliig . it, ti iruth uphobl."
, l ty I biitinth itt'
1, . i ,"lt L I t l i t ki - i t
1., t .,,trdtq'lprize, when I'mn a l an.
'! . 1,,. 1 1 1 h1w ain the goal
" 1 '' i Io It! Itl th re i , ll toy.
'-1, [f11 '<r -hall he 1luing."
-i'0"i, Iiil-o lo iton ii Iu 'iioy
, -lli'ol t-al n is atll before,
' it il-lim n" ,t m ee lii. ffor behind.
Ift, 0i a~pt~re it and ntttoa,
| t" e r 1er ankiml.
iut. Mthi', t iulingi in tile night,
.-: .)I 1 1., 11 y'otsetlf not allunblest
tI t., h .t- 1 tiOIn. glt artll t light,
hi1 ,-i bsl ilt et ltoprit', h tuad n lit :
1,,_." .-aiq : "M ine isatlMrillingtal"
'tt , h Iolt il.' lOtitbor's ,lht. ;
t itt,:t t Ir ptetdd Il. to -neoot,
It- : ra ve d mnn 1 flute."
W , o\. ]V dropped his chld :
1 1 r' 11.1.0'! 1t aw1 s.h t dead
is. )' , 1:0 I 1 ill his rine :
r~,t tho I irYl, shed Iis gore
,l 1 ,'oulI not stand his.,nore."
11t . La.' th' beno . 'e'ltte and Wise,
I Ii- rhiiin upon hi'i palhll,
I I I 'tr.q'Jll'l qion .losed his ryes
..'heronid to each : "Co free -
'l' .rt, i n 1, aw for 01uch ais thee."
ie th :, m,-ir by the woletnn, malty son
1l Ii-! ruIlnlI f/orllr'n,
Fi-hinz f'rloml night to morn,
s :ll'I I-II eil( Ler'imsoncrahfor Ill
lht th' 1 i-hr tiercely glared like one lit ?w.
'" 1o "" be howled, "i'lll nete a mit , i -: i t,
nd ifthal'.to) please)(lfull,
V'4i praelt'l :'o the stale,
~d piy nitl alil" upon mily east It net,"
'holw nhi inlnn Ils'er fishing by the oe 1.
I nl'tintile num e".anglelittle rcntOl ,
I\d, s,incingon his heel,
I;ii 'ed ,1 .treal lish -r'.t reel,
..1'bu Il 1 hunglrly P|'D]I hail Ill Ili.. ral-b~ltt i 7.r, ; .
Original Story.
S ETCH.I-IE
By .I. IIEALY.
A Bi6cdy Battle.
S11i+' iouri ,a,..y a, d tlajaren adjacen
ajl pliains. iron Ikz.:r; to ForIct i.t''
.i,\ ln.ii tll t hetli:l't (ciof ti P of the ='-t . i
t'il:ulr. \bh.i i wnidentts retr'thdr, in bi.f;' tio
i-.l.tl'r. r1 Ii' remoll ed frolt tiof blood .s i
nao.n. tl u .,t- oIsts ol f ci' ilizltion, :UOt ~tIa. "
ily .rv.iý d by nature with aelle ti.. t
llayl'it r aof I fwild and savage life, at
-till 'I~s.tly v'iilvld region became act oa
tty dai t t i hte e hr i nllle of 6tittli,' t '
I v- not, hoiiwev er~ ic, 11til aftI r i ii
xMin m , ii-ol tnt:is hi'hre, i t 1 I i, that thie
<-n x. t ho ha te madeI this regi sts i ra l
riols. l efi ilir l t irst trail of blood -ll cI ii
t!I 11i lk- of tie crooked streaml ; ut fr Oit
i:i tii ol', dawn to the lpresent day, tl]'is
x - tr :i t of country has beeln tl.0
,'t-. o a more blood-shedi than pi uerhap y
-tin pI sit Iin' i11 t'ii the Ai'enmerican cotetni
I!:," iomparitively lhfeet ltti'antl'd
-lil" .ti, tclli ls of dvLewis & cI , tenturteO,.hi
!iv o,-ii. itilili if boiderlife The fi
'1.,i 'illlll cltliielb' wPithV the Indtiaaini
\v' iti.. , tiaiitei.liri lI y t li ' -'i aloo fuxrnieso d
InaI por1i tion of tme erimes eommitidftt i
.l; ii tl-ui-iral lal e, and afford . lif - ai
'0 ,ll Iw inumln lc1 s vlictims who h btit
I,- killed i4 op It w ,rfare, orilaughter'd
SI.4l , ti.n b l l'tr a titfle e after their tlie ht
l:, . . i ltfil " l ig the river they si. rlld;
'till' 1' ill' fthat c lpi the i isf ortdne to
i'- ltO r pttlat lih:l l , i. women anl 'hil-.
It .i t l1i' t he t.hite race or of pniW t
Sll,!ý i r·i t:'h, i l heir own, \ ere flltallg .ý ?
, i tillill iit lls or provotation, and .g fl
!:u .,::wr plrifposc thlan tilo gratify lhtir'
SHiai ' tilea Toir pblood. it oodas not
It (i0 l(.ihor h:i thegi e t iends i ret
l.it, i,'1 li'ti'r irutal be or er salnd moriad
rii :,ml ct superior skill and ft I wrt
Ill tt orly days, of the vofr tions e h..iw
i",1, lll by the white inhfo bitants-ditheys
.!li ntit properly be oalled setole.s;,as
. if a: V. \\'ere perm anently locat di7-
:',Con the river, made theem an attracdive,
lit t1, often an easy prey to the Sioux.f
"'l'Te, profits of the far tra:le were thenltw
prinili aud lnear thirt e only inducet ;ti
for ',\hit- ltt i men:0 '. eek this daingerousc.. ria
tiy. alttl rlem it inl ctnstnli t t peril of their
i.,, thogh idoubtless many were led
n ri" romtantit ideas of border life. The (fsi
irnlch ., auni esp', cialyt the trafflc in -,rol, .'o -st'
: mou.e.lcd chiefly with the Indinwi
\Vhih hunters arid trappers also furnishe
S Ouly of fire tiau peltries, and the
hital r; i're inetily employed white men to'
tIMl or c.,ch the fur-produhing anmal ;;
hil th main supply caume directly or in i,
tiih't~iy from the lldians, from whom
t.n ih, htter, frequently pureh/l-'-d
t,,d. :,ml fll-,'. which they afterwards shln
N ' i,. hr-lar for monpani-es or tradamr-.
cil,, of the peculiar feature.eof tilt; tratiti
ý lthat h,,tilt. Inldians, if not always tt
JIMt dehliblle nn.wllrs, are usuaflly
Most pr!,fiiable to tratders, . war-lpa t
1 ldhostti',e will tI.Uially accept with hauglhty
nlltlint'r'nc whatever price or goods 1;,
Slr.tob.r eitwOws to igive them in retutri
lsiho the peaceably-disposied red-skint wily
l til-'im hardestbargain possible, and wit
l~ually t.etnvlnd, beg or steal more tha
hii stotk in trade is worth.
As the Profits of the far trade were et
!ie li lhnOst entirely from the Indians, ti
tr:vitr was not only eolm jelled to dw
with tfl' Indians; buit iaongtihe
tile and blood-thirst. ries, r db e t'a
r':ith'r can well imnlagine i riloku tP 7
l: " ..tt :~l~ ' O+4'.. : y t,:... r
whose long famniliarity with danger made
theml utterly fearless and almost invinci
ble, these traders were enabled to hold
their ground against the liordes of hostile
Sioux who swarmed along the banks of
the Missouri, and many of them in time
realized fortunes from their dangerous
calling, and lived to enjoy the fruits of
their labors. It would be impossible, how
ever, to estimate the numberless lives sac
rificed in conducting this perilous traffic.
'The forts were at all times liable to at
tack, and hundreds upon hundreds of men
are known to have perished in their de
fense, while as )many more, perhaps, whose
fate is uncertain, were butchered by the
red fiends who now enjoy the protection
of l1er Majesty's Government.
The hunters, traders and other em
ployees; of the great fur companies were
not, however, the only victims of Indian
atrocity. After the Upper Missouri had
been successfully navigated by steamers,
wood-yards sprang up along the river, and
the ien engaged in supplying the steam
ers with fuel were frequently attacked and
killed by the Sioux. Tihe gold discoveries
in Montana brought many new settlers to I
the country, and manIy of these also fillur
nished food for the scalping knife and
tomahawk.
"Eternall vigilanlce," however, soon mlade
thet whites equal to their foes in Indian
strategy, and superior courage and intel
ligence gave them an advantage which in
time brought the Sioux into complete sub
jectilon. Whisky was also a powerful
agent inll bringing about this desirable re
stilt. -It demoralized the Indians and kept
them poor, but it also broke their blood
thirsty spirit, or cauc,ed thenm to expend
all their vicionsuess upon each other.
When the Mounted Police first took po
session of the Northwest Territory, they
found the Sioux alnd Assinaboines, a kin
dred tribe, completely subdued and enter
taining a wholesome dread of the whole
white race. And only since the abolition
of tlhe whisky traflic, and since the North
west Territory beeamesanl asylum of refuge
for the Sioix and other hostile tribes, has
the necessity for military protection beenl
i It by the settlers of northern t Montana.
The subject of this sketch has been se- I
lected from numerous others of equal i
portI:nee, for the purpose of showing tihe
fearflti olds ';l which thie early settlers
of : . were oftetn obliged to con
tewi, ai e a contest of such niagni
nitir doriirv. :lihe publicity it has nlever
yet aiid.: 'its trutl, the read:ier will
:l ;ventLr' , ia doubt, lwhen the fact is
Si d t.! , : , all tile whites' engaged
S i ' :: ' "otiu ter are still resideints
01"n, a of them living at lBenton
a:, i,:'e I:n a:long the Missouri.
;: ,,. "i, . t iter of 1868-J, a company
t' :-lians would caill the
:a f prairie anld mountain
::: :,r d at the nlouth of the
SI.:·.ic.,,. They numbered in all
" ti?- : lmen, alnd one Itndiait
.... -, . ~.~ :t hose were the following,
Sti;i i-..,!. ibe readily recognized by
E . (.4eatit ,:. Jr., Chas. Morrison,
..agin' , GGreenwood, Frenchy,
: . S:ib. W. A. Thomipson, James A.
S, D-i; Hlalpin, Dan. Fitzpatrick,
Sil i :::i. ie Cochrulane, Joe Beesh
,it . M:.eonald, Fisher, Cash
. ill i-itin, Johnson, Geoe. Gren
nIaa :a~rAm. ~~lrewer, W hitson, (.Cap. An
.r:.. rv liv.3, Tom Stuart, Camerlon,
h,,+ guin-,,mitn, Gus Tyler, Henry
S. <atea. :: :ix others, names forgot
S.. ..rtein, Jr., and :he Moultana
PI; 's1t oi Cfiompany, were rpef1nia
tier' 'saii.l: iaid at thfis place, and the
reit .! +-r of the meI had congregatcd I
It',,,I tt(a neighboring wood-yards along
-" e;: i) anwait the arrival of the first
o3ii, boat friom be l9w, which was expected,
at 1y fiay. The place had serious ex
` 0is' sit. of ..ieco)ring a successful rival of i
1'. O, :!a;d a.: sr-eady called Musselshell
.. T 1he eitbri, were strongly built with I
.i ., +:f pi:rta¢- ncy, and for defense
o wtr Indiatme, and during the summeri
,a:Sn upltre a number of .people of all
c es aend pira i'0ons visited the town to
r, h1iie tuppiit#s .cacd buy or sell robes and
i:, bti4n thte atll and winter butt little
it: c wasI t.ritusted, and few persons
ia t&o retatl thronghout the dulli
·l`itians ha:l been rtemarkably stlc
, 1 in :ill theji expeditions against the
sob! , d wtere (daily becominig more
. Ore tiadaSiot- Thirty-seven well-1
i~tl:antl ei.tltien.ild Indian-fighters in
t ...- d .ysx itoa aev r, entertained little
rl.titf eettcoing any force of red-skinisi
h.el],.~ai itase tile temerity to attack
siu. xnd tstjs tro.y possessed all the
: iete iRtfbtraIentei1 l* danger that then i
e .rterib t I the border settler, I
A re tof 2% Sioux, camped at Fori 'I
P. ionder ihe commiaind of their chief, i
"1't:Boar,' hb.d fir some tine calcu- I
tilatt$rckiel thi Musselheshell settle
ov. jetimi -p force theire would be nlo I
liiit iv!nbts .it g a , spileedly and con- i1
le gictoy wiVotl'u slflri hoas to them- i
ey :But tihy deferred the attgolF u!Btli
cItri1p tng; when tihe weather and roeads i
werse favorable, and the pilce Waxits
tiintli be delinded by t large number i
otf a. They left 1(11 vicflity ' thie fort
afrIo., -e and ,s:c.ded in reichigtihe ie
rtehisch to fort ihlilioutt discovstry, aud I
aB l:t It tlai agt~e w's not miade uIntil the
I otet .of the 15t1db of ~ ovenmb, they l
n ast ve rc+:-onnoit:red th· poj!.t pza the i
40!0
.\i eveit-, aiii)ot 5 o'clock on the
in.. ii1f athe h thl,, the squaw, who was
0hii t.phite~, and ihe wife of "Crow
D::;li: yT~lt ,ut of one of the cabins to
d tiu Thig Si.e1 "~irt a tire, and while in
tIh.i + if pikiug,~ .p te wood, she was
a ut:-:.il< ti.t n t:' <,, soundest sleeper,
wd i po id a ft 4i ig n u hand, every
m ',i i bier4- Tihe yells of the
iw ~o [ Ik;i ty- ter efol.e unnees
i $i.'rtirii - the et),1 restiag within the
0 101-, hardls ad the noise of the In
Sdi oana;t ! dtiai :Aw)y when every matn
xa ti luaa't's i= tan I ready for attack
o*r d , Whaet wa; =still better, there
W sp {ghtot a i. 'in. The situation
v'i anat ga.t, and even the
plh tattle antd Fhie latiber of Indiasns
*wi y ihii it. Col. Clendee
in t ia r, 4 `" ie ing the most un
l k st a1 m w d.iis utould expect from
so :, IytpiV it' old be the surest
Unt 'iutg ttwm A a disadvantage,
. v i I N ni without a umo
ntI Elatiein liddinnhi, Leader,
t inw Ood, Frenehy,
tirfio se eral fe1us, mnuade up the
hi others remained
Se foree. When
S eay, S . 1k thee advance
the enemy with
i t e zished the stout
Sfr . rt in the band.
,. i t at rming nunbeirs,
9 .a 1 ialnned the at -
3 - unoal skill anid
w'oj hd hired
deooey; w hile
a weapoins, etc.I
ty, tunberedt
r ti wr
e ceived! a ball in the forehead which killed
i- him instantly. This unfortunate event,
!i and the shower of bullets that now comen
e from the concealed Indians, checked the
If advance of the whites, and they fill back to
e count their losses and rearrange their
i plans for continuing the fight, which now
seemed all in favor of the red-skins.
As the men had turned out of their beds at
the sound of the first shot from the In
dians, and had found no opportunity to re
enter the cabins, they were nearly all in a
1 semi-nude condition, and as the morning
advanced a cold rain set in, canusinh the
e half-naked men to feel anything but cnom
fortable or encouraged by the repulse they
had just sustained.
Meanlwhile, however, the firing had at
tracted the attention of Wells, Haulpin,
Thompson, Cochbrane, Bushbtay, Morris
and others, who came to the relief of their
comrades, and their arrival did much to
wards encouraging the others to staid their
ground, and prevent the Indians fromn g~t
ting possession of the cabins. But the
outlook was still very discouraging'. The
men were constantly exposed to a mltirder
eous fire from the enemy.. who ,waSi eflR-et
ulally concealed from lni oter
powrering nnumbers oftlhrt Idiians also gave
them every advantage of position for
either attack or defense. Nothing, proba
bly, but a wholesome dread of the unerring
marksmanship andll invincible fighting
qualities of the white men prevented tile
host from closing in ulpon the whites and
tannihilating the little band.
A council of war was now held, reuilt
ing in an entirely lnew plan tt' operatiotns.
- To await an onslaught ftront the Indians
seemed, in their present exposed position,
too hazardous for the little hand, whicll
now lnumbhered only twenty-seven avaIil.:
' ble men, while another charge upont
tlle conce-aled foe was ialso attetntled
with too much danger. Strategy was
therefore their cnly resource, ant!d having
Scarefully calculated all tilhe clhances, it was
agreed that McDonald, llalpttin, Btushway,
I)utchl Fred and YFisher, shoulnh guard the
cut coulee, where the Indians were con
ecaled, While Martin, Joihnson, Norris.
Cochrane, Vetes, Morrison, Thompson
and Waren took the lower side, anrd en
deavored to dislodge te enemy, failing in
, hich, Wells, Smith apd Frenchy were to
cross the 3Iusselshell about one mile be
low their present position, rand 1llnk the
coulee from the opposite side ')f the river.
Tile first movelment proved a failutre,
owing tothte cont:t t vigilance andtl I- c
niitg of ;he rtd-skins, and tilhe h:i:king
party fell hack in good order belbre.i ;!11-i
ing fire from the enemy. The next
manouttt,vre wy-s attended with loss risk, 1
owingt to the more favorable n:it'ure of thei i
ground. lThe brave little hand, tiudlerl
cover of a thick growthll of willows that i
fringed the river 1bank, crossed the sttiream n
and reached the iffouth of the coulee and I
poured iii a murderous volley uponl the
noaw exposed enemy, lbefore the latter were s
even aware that they had left their first
piosition near tile cabin. Almost at the t
same imoment another volley from tlhe
party of lites gualrding tilhe other end of i
the coulee. i
Now tile Indi:ns blegan to feel ttlt lil t:l l
of the foe they supposed was already con- i
quered. They were completely corralled
and cutght in the very trap they had set ]I
for the whites. They fought furiously I I
for awlhile, returning volley for volley and
yell for yell, but while they intlicted little t
or no daniage upon the whites, every shot I1
fronl tihe latter told with terrible efect
upon thlem. The fighiting continued in!
ahts'rdifi.ftintifit"ibore lihfi one-ha]if of
the whole two hundred and twenty Indians 1
had gone to the happy hiunting grounds, -
and the slaughter of the remtaitnder se- tel 1 I
ounly a question of a few hours.
At length a panie was created in tWe t
ranks of the reds by the death of a power- t
ful butck, probably one of the soldier chiefs i
of the band. Jiim Wells had sigllted hii ti
with his rifle, and the chief, seeing his danl i
ger, attempllted to ward off the liullet with t
his bull-hide siield. listaketl colnfideicc
The shield was made for the days oif
bows and arrows, and its occupation has i i
gone with the iitiroductioin of the Winche is
ter rifles. Jim nlade t target ofit, entered
the bull's eye, andtl killedtl tile owner behindit
it. After this tiltne Idilai became dstlcper
ate andl broke for tile Uilier iend of tilhe I
coolee, where :as miany ti waere not killed
patsed out under the constant fire of tlhe i
iwhites, who poured volle:y aftisr yllcey into i
the nowu tlo'ooughlly frighltelid ltreches.
Seeing tle staiilpeile, the P:irty frl thl iei,
other endl of the coulee calne dowit ill'
thie rear of thle Indialns andl assiteld not : !
little to inlcrease their terror auid speedl,
The fight began, as we ha-ve ilentiotnedi
iabo ve, at about five o'clock in thi mlorn
ing, and lIsted until nearly four in the at
terlioon, iand during all this time Lthei bravei
little balg of settlers thad eaten nothling, i
ald were eaxp.sed, plmpost destitute of
clothing, to the keen, cold wilds atltd rain.i
They tiaereforte felt no me..rcy for tIle r
lndialins, and "ire to. sonic extetlt x!lfn- I a
ble for tile treatmenit they gave some of thel u
w-ountdedtl red-skins aifter the fig.t was i
over. Some instances were retmarkable, i
tan. allmost too ihorrible to relatti, bit un- dc
der the clcqllist:llIr m as we h:ie ;ai!, a1
might be crnlstide'ed justifiable.
The route wats so ciniplete lte the Ji- 0
dianos left all their deaid anld woundedl be.,
hind tlhem, us well -s their eLra,' clohflig.
robes, ltllikets, etc., and tilte l.st red-skin t
had no hoonitr disapi, iarod than tie whiti f
itntugitated a scalpittg -artival. ( p
_litdrtesaa cut off thle hleads of all tihe piOil
Inti bmavit a. atherinig some fifty or tmore .
in all, iind afterwarids had( tt!et t oll bud
I down, icleaned, labelled tlutl exhilitteld for f!
the curin)siy of toirists. It is sadi thati
tilhe (taptain afteTrwards took the skulls to i t
tle Staltes, deliverd lierd l.c'tues on the i I:
slubject of the poor lnudians. i
One of the wounded reds pleaded for
lmercy, claihitg that he .vas "good In
dian." But ,J.hluopt, Who had been ac
tively engaged in the fight all dty, nmade
a better one of him, by finishing him with
his knife, cutting out his vitals, and going
through the motion of eating his liver.
The merciless hnter was ever afterwards
called "Liver-eating Johnson."
In looJgg pver the battle-field, trails of
blood were found loading in almost every
direction, and it wads aftenvardsl learned
that about half of the unfortunate wretches
who escaped from the coulee died of their
wounds, or were left bn the road before
thi remtainder reached Fort Peck. Hidaipini
and 'Wells diseovered the eache -of- robes,
war-bonnets, whips, ropes, dry meats, and
even a grind-stone ,a lic the enermy ;ad
left behind them, anil in another spot wi er
found ovar two hImrndid valuable biltido
robes. These. tropi~sa iw ere aftta arde
sold for the-benefit of the wo ndet .d-rv i
vore, ,and Greenwood, who was sho
through the lungs, .re eived for 4 shar1e
enough to defray the cost of Surgieati tme
dance..
`Thus ended one of ltie greatest vct ri
ever won by white men an the MiMsaouri
river. It comipletely pnbdied for " tuim
thewholeSiouxtribe, andpreveuted eerious
depredations during the eastauing s 'ummer.
The partieulars of tbh engagmaente t hpave
been stated without the slightest attempta
credit accorded to the brave men who :o
r vb eerth
NATURAL BRIDGES.
When avcernsl in which the streams dis
appear are of small extent, and open a
both ends, they form natural bridges
These are frequently met with now in lo
calities where no water exists. A remark
able curiosity of this kind occurs in tih
vrlley of Icononzo, or Pandi, in Mexico
It spans a chasm three hundred am(
twenty-five feet deep, at whose bottom
winds a small current, the Rio de tl Snm;
Paz, enclosed in an almost inaccssibh
channel. The principal bridge mneasurel
forty-eight feet in length by thirty-nine it
width, and is six and one-half feet thick
Sixty-five feet below this bridge is fonu(
a second, consisting of three blocks, whiel.
support themselvees without any adventi
tious aid; the central is perforated with •
hole, thirough which the bottom of thl
abyss is visible.
The bridge of A_\rc, over the river of
Ardeche, is :t natural arch, ninety-eight
teet in height, antd over onelt hundred and
ninety-five in span:. The lbr'idge of Veja,
near V\eronal is one hullnnd!ed andi twentlly
five feet-44ighir. The tnaginilicent rock
bridge of Virginia spans an abyss w-hichm
septi:ates two mountains---al ahyis of two
hundred andt twenty-fivve feet, ihn the deep
obslurity of which whiten rnd seethe the
restless waters of Cedlar creek. The mar
velout arch is nearlvy one huidred 1-ict in
length, aild forty-two feect thick; it is a
natural cuiriosicy, which no spectator can
sutrvey w ithout tfeelings of amniriation,
II ti(e- L!itinlnl a :1 torrenlt enlpt-ying ill
to tilhe Beirut river, pa:sses undtier til natu
ral arch two hundred aiid liftien ft1t in
lheight, locally knitown ats thliet Ainel Lalbtn.
A similnar bridlge is thlr'oWln over the LitaiLy,
lie aneienit L-otln., ieal:' ''thra KIuLaone,
rock upward of ni nety fiIe t:hick. The
road from Waly ci' Leini to Nihl ia car
riat ttcro:. the wVonerful arch. The tr'ic
over tihe i- o, river, l:t near Nilian Il
Lilian, is holliwi-d out in the solid roclk.
It is ninety feet lit.i-k, it- -pait one hun
lcdred :tl tifty-is- tten feutl, altl the' height
of theii lower ,i;ie leatrly- two hundredti fetet.
ALG ERlIA.
WhVilenl Algeria was tilrs colonized by the
Frenich, it eal iintenided that it should ri
val Ilndiantid Egypt. ('oton-grl-oling" was
nulde-rtlaken, antil intlch lit money was ex
p tended in cncoullrainl,,"g it; but inl 187;1
sevenlltteen lEuroplin=''s only were eigll gled
in it, 3iti tiresr onily were ltindeli ciultiva
lion, and the harvesit attiontteld toi tilt lit
h ilti morei hti 100,000 ipottld. ('hlte
treedhti , itt ti--i tt! ittl ,, al li-lt, cn iV - Il
i1o0 of finelt, lll .r ,ise h, t ..,.tll y to ]-.
11101, l S U' i-Pitt it e {l'' ( \ ll Of idt
th se i.nd!iri<r i- itit.d! tle by the pre o:il
liry Sle Ptll O mili lt tiilT trv ' iiill- i . ill
1877, fl. ,000 +rt'.c were p:tlihd il ,ilit -
yards, .ald the to:tal ]pr'odille- l/olutufd to
1 i 5,7 t.000 ,titlo It<. Fol t lnatel , alll, tlthe
dreahle phyll{xela hla< not y.e: appctred
on1 the l e\ri:tm vine,,. As ,Alo'ria i- so
clos' itu F'llr'c, 'ttl'-brhredint woul'' -id he l
fa"r mlore profitable Iull)'sutit tha:tt it is, wer.'
it nol for the tn fr'inrlty reltioi- s which
exis between it-ei Eiut'tope:m ,.tttle-titethis i
iand the Aratbst. Neither has lo-r.- re/d
IIg made ally Foust pr'o',','r . althttough tn
fler the dominion of 1h1 Turk4 Algeria
pos-tesscd 1n abullantnl, e of ,xcslieat riding
Iorses. Oge', also, +.lgeria wai a we(ll-'
voodled counltry; but iful, in to:nqutetncet't,
t" the rehkless dCestru 'itots of tree,< this is
no longer tile eas.
3 THRIVING U:SIfNISo.
In N e\ York there are no less th :1 five.
mlaie dretmoankr.]'rcc They t lkt' he t'ial4rtr
of a lidy i4clltonler, mlilt c'mp.itll, lIIh toilet,
buit employ a t14:tle 14 aistaI-t to try the
dress on tlhe i ut 1o',r. Not one of t'hese
I n-millin11 invelnt'a style, bnt (e:Ilih lhas
the cobral l:'to O1.s,'g-e1t what mlay be lie
coining and prope; for th o..tasiol. anl
ifortlh alge ,tall plhyiqlt of hi 'i ll .troln. It
is u:lid t that mll iae illr elpt loy d in lt it
the laorg drites for akinlg tliuslnente. of
Net- Yo'rk to lcIl It tlrilnthI ig. They are
far it ore' eact and econoi. l tltha womentt
inl this hrancliih of t frhe a icit lt.
MEANNESS -'UNISHF:0D h1r, .tlLICE .
Some of theboyi s at Fort aisith m for tleared
off at plice ou the ice in front of that city
and flooded it for skating ptp)oses. Otte
of the ice dealers at that_pl)]let looked upon
it, Saw it was smooth and el .r; `alit, pr
ceedled to mark it off for an it, field. .By
way of getting even with hign for taking
aiv:!lt'tage of their labo0rs. the boys haule:l
s 1r)r1l'" of lIeroseneilll downl tlhere one lnightl
anlld Ilooded tl ite rinllk with it. Thlite ice
del:er never liade the discovery, but 1titqnt
ai:liId with hlis hiarve-"t, anid inow l1has a
crop of ice that is hitigl flavored with
co(il oil.
THE SHOE FI'I"'TEl).
A Londoner, says t3he W'hittdehall i'ivet,
recently told a repor'ter of Tone of thse.
awkvwlir1l co·lirteiipts, which, happily,
are of rare o|crriuen, 1 wa - t~ i-eling
in nmlelitSetsh'ir, 1and hlad fbr 11 cIniolt)lml
ious a rte've'rent'' gel.tle'ttl, with his wife;
ldaughiter 1and iitldd. Conversations after
aI while Iec:N llt1 lutuka1la the ";1lt.olne"
openlied the stbject of tnllltiot. t!lollng
oilier thlings. Sidd ihe to the r'.verendi
ia('ntlemnan
,`A o'lriOIus lquerti.I I:W:a, pult to 1 ly sis
ter wlhenll at echoOl a. a test qlltnstionll it ani
ex`mtitinitionl-W.WltaI i,'s the namue of the
fitmalel titx ' and curious ly, "" alithou'1 4illy
sister haul bee)t 4)(1o11 an4d (bred ill the o'Ilt
try, and her cotti)lianions at School like
twihe, loieO oIf the'l) m 4 oh1 l tlInswt'e the
cilegttitinlf,: 'Sf4!7 :l. an17 is 'Vixeln.' ' .
Tt he otio:vln' l:li no teooli(er tliti this
than he observed a1.4lo7 t gathler over the
lad1y's brow;' the,-daughter bluhshs, and
the laitd 11looked collfut'hed, 1hi lei the
clergy-1moin starred hard aL.t hi-t. Igioranit
that !i had giventI:tei'anee to anything
mitst orious, or likeiy to ca..e this sflulde
ehaclge, he began to feel very much em
barralsed, and twas only aware of the ex
tent ,of eis i!n.t!ry hy]11ne his clerica:ll
lvlt-a-v'is handed lils :a c;ard, wherorupon to
his horror, he readn'/Re-. -- Pox, Rec
tory ---, Dorsetshis.e.? He, of course,
tendered a profusion of apologies, and
,avowed his entire ignorance of the 101name
previously, (wIlihei was a fact) ; but it was'
no good:; convers:iation witas imposIiblei
afte'ri4 ard4 ,
A. curioLus story eComles('from ])alllas,. T V.
V a. Jesse Hufll while olt hnlliting, shot
at I sqUirrel in a: tree, but the squrlirrel
re tiinile(d stationary. , He repeated the
firi!g .three eouts ili 'suicesion,. thlitking
that h is, u lue1i ! o Olc acr lk oi hlim until
t!ie last of thhres 'lsht fired, when to
his surprlsIdow'n tiuslled fo ur., s4urrels
tll Joiiedl togetlher. After thle tihre were,
4hot) tltev pulldl 1filhe otthl. one ' oi he' lt not
being able to hlold themt up 'h'ey -werej
tinedJ l (1 two flnt 1r ti row strip, :o that
one ictOld not mlov4e vithout 1the other, :md
i ad been born bthat iv l anc1 e4c fiUll
3A for ' two-tlurd" of bh 4 g'0ts 4'et
of fare of a fishiounable hotel in in4doo au
in thl bro en-jointedl En"ih4? and tad
can; toll Ihtiiler t`3ehy are mnsticating
i11accar ti-a-tat tt19 -o)-de-li-bttobb '
T ir NTta 'tt ts r;1 1 iii ti
ITH GIRL WHO WAITS TOS AfRX.
- .Always "looking a little farther."
at I f a man has a right to marry, Wh- has
;. not a woman? If a man maiy ask a w`oman
to become his 'wife, why ma `nota woman
suggest to a man how 1ovell ould be to
e blecome herhusband? Eutto da oeiety,by
>. its usage which is stronger than written law.
l sxa s that sulia proceedingis olijeetiohaable,
ni and that lovely woman must not-practice it
i We bow to to the dictate of society's iusage,
" a(nd the woinan who rebels against it is vot
s ed rule, forwaird and unwomanly.` And yet
ti the honest desire for a companionl anid part
. ner for life is implanted in the. feminine
d heart as deeply 's in that of the mnan. It
i does not find ex'ession in the same man
n r..
a The woman who has reached imaiurity
e without ever having had atLdesire to mfiarry,
is either mentally or physically imperfect;
,f or else is, as it were, a wooden doll, or a
It! partially animated piece of wax work. She
d miay pride herself on what she thinkls is her
, excessive modesty, but her ardent s~ter,
w who honestly Kings for a real anddlive ann
k to be her comfortfor life itjust t.p est,
Solnd quite .is sensibie~ Itf i not ..ays the
case that the longing of the girl who wants
P to marry assumes the form of outward and
verbal expression.
There are thousands of bashful fellows
who have had on their tongues the prop
ositions they would fain have uttered, but
i were frightened by the fear that the girls
would refuse them, when at the very time
f the dear creatures were hoping and longing
for these samne individuals togive them an
1 opportunity to accept.
i But there are at least a thousand and one
I ways in which a girl may with propriety
,comnnunicate to almost any bright young
t !man her ideas concerning hitn. These are
not set down in the gtiide books. They are
not, a part of our written literature. They
conie not by rule and regulation. They are
Iabove and1 beyond all these iand responsible
to no law. Impossible though it be to de
fine them in words, the language of love
sla:ks to them lmore plainly than voice
Hardly amy young man asking a young.
lady to marLry him ought to be refused. If
ie has all the comlponent elements of sound
good sense, lie knows before he asks the
question what its answer will be. If he is
Sret-setl, it shows that lie is not quite as
smart as he thought he was. His defeat is
mortifying. The girl may have wanted to
int'Iry, buit lie was not the mIan of her choice.
Shetl will leave him to heal at his leisure the
Swounds of his suifering heart, while she
:tales her chances tlhat somebody else may
oitiit- who will prove toe be moreic aceltable.
The youiltl gains wisdom by experience,
iand after his first grief is assuaged, which
in:.y ,tossihbly be not very long, lie see!s
p-rmaninittt consolationt in some other di
reIlion, this time t:tking his steps with such
iareflil caition as to prevent him from re
lpeating the blumler.
SCa~se of Sald Disappointment and
DetLt i.
ThomLIas t3lulick is a poor shoemaker in
Si ch ectadty, N. Y. The family is large, 3
:111td the winter had biuought severe hard
ship, aind a short till ago the eldest la:d,
Thomas, althougli butt thirteen years of
age, started for Colioes in the hope that in
that city bhe might find elumploymilent, and
thus lesseni the buirdenl at hol:t. lie was i
buti scantily cilt, :itd privation had weak- I
ined lis fratme. Ihe reached Coloes, and
alfter searclhing aroundll the mills for work, t
antd diiiliartenled by the ever-recurring
reoi)lS of "-No, " the liad thougl t of a.
fastnly ,ntitmed Fitspatitic wlt.,1 been
Ils inifghiltrs. Hie sought for them. The 1
iitlest was a fruitless one, and in the even- 1
ill, w-ary, hungry and well-nigh heart- t
tbroken, without loney to pay his fare, he t
turnedl his ftace honeward, and started on I
his lonesomI-te walk up tile track of the i
cetitral Railroad. I~e never saw home
again. In the iorning the dead body of I
thlie boy wa- found lying in a snowdrift by t a
the side of the railroad track. It was evi
dent that thlie pioor boy hail biecomue ex- 1
hausted and fallen, had regainied his feet o
and staggered ott a short distance, anid had a
aga':til fallel. Olice hnore he iad struggled
ftr life, andll had plodded on wearily andi -
llunstet:lily ai short distance further, when I I
liturie igave away, and lie agalin fell, not
The POpe on BrainsiandLegs.
Whien Pius IX was Pope, Fnalm -
le i.;ited t.loa:e, danced and set the: pub
lic crazy. In forty-eight hours the gilded
youth, her admirers, had subscribed 12,
000 frances and bought a splendid crown
to be presented to her as a testimonial.
.Wen tlhe tinll caue for presenting the
danlserue with it, one of the subscribers, an
excellant young noble, obtained an au
diieic of the Pope and asked if there would
he manything wrong in the presentation-if
the I'opte had any objection. "I have
neiuther objection to make nor advice to
ofiir, " said Iis Holiness, "but it does
iee lto ime that you llitgh have pitched
upon a moret alppropriate gift. In my sim
pli:-ity as a priest, I have always thought
tlat crowns were niadrl for eliads and nlot
for legs'. " The cow;;n awas duly givein to
the danseluse, who meanwhile had heard
of the Pope's saying, andl promptly sent
the vilne of the gift in money to the par
ish priest for their poor. Pius IX heard
of this in his turn, and wtlen he met one
of the subscribers to the testimonial said to
hIinl "You were (tqite right in giving
thait w'onllin that crown-slhe has just
iprovedt that thter is more sense in her legs
thai n Iol had in your heads. "
Ani Arizona Venus.
Miss Carrie Biirne, in comp:iny withi'er
father, passed tllroilgh E1 .Moro recently,
onil a wili mustlntg, on route for KIansas
from Tucson, Arizona, some seven hunil
dred miles away, and have yet six hunilred
more to make before their journey is ended.
Miss Carrie has rather a pretty face and im
pressive form---not such a one as the younig
man of to-day, with the blonde of mustache
and hair palrted in the middle,, would se
lectto whisper sweet sentiments over. the
garden gate to-att tle girl for an Indian
fight or a "bar" hunt you could always
rely on. She sported nary diamond or
coral nec dlace, buit was muscled like an
Amazon and had a fist like Morrissey.
She was a girl of nerve, too, we reckon,
for on her saddle hung a Ballard rifle and
a brace of Colt's revolvers.;. She informed
the writer that she had seen mnuch of life
in the past six iqnths,- and bhut little of
newspapers, and. was anxipus to kniO
what was going on i i tl waorld. We
gaCe her a copy of the WTeekly Vews and
the Denver Tribsue, which,, womanlike,
she placed with a blush `in her bosom,
thanang us at Sle stole timoe and Went
on her w- ireoifeug
The ot ii.l the most reiable poet- Itcan
ailu ns dependiupon its miew .
The si for depatch caine from the imn
nat ent lover.
Who ran to eatci mne when I fel? The
heriff.
Maxweltop' banksare bomnni:; but not.
so are Glassow.
Mrs- Partinmton says the only mny to
prevent stemamboat expdloons is 'to iomake
"x shat. wiouil follo " H~ea womr dd
1l;lrrc· B Pi)rtr- 'iz l:
ar brot lt'ciral a-wm tukey an o
SIFTINGS.
It must be eminently right and good to
n rise early, because it is so inhumananly
n hard to do it;
:o "It's more than I expected to get," re
y marked a poor fellow, who was drenched
with apail of suds from a laundry window.
Some cannibals prefer humnan fat to any
it thing else for cooking. They would like
to live on the Isle of man.
A German fanner disputed his tax bill.
He said, "I pays the State tax, the county
tax and the school tax; but by tam! I pays
e no total and never had aly."
Rochester admitted twenty-five law stu
dents to the bar in one day.
A pretty girl down East is a "mind-read
er." She said to a. bashful beau the other
night: ."La! I believe you are going to
kiss me!" She was right.
The-min who goes to church simply be
r cause he has nothing else to do may not be
a heathen, but he is certainly an idle wor
shipper.
; ohiwrites to inquire hiow the Ark w:a
propelled. We would say to John that the
Ark was a row-hoat and was propelled by
an Noah.
When your little boy exhibits symptoms
of having an ear for the harmonies of sweet
sounds, then is your time to sing, "There's
music in the heir.
S First preparatory student (angriiy)-"If
you attempt to pull my ears you'll have
your hands full." Second Prep. (looking
at the ears)-Well, yes; I rather think I
shall,
A Nashville belle has feet that do not
match. Both are perfect in shape, but one
is a number one and the other a number
seven. She alwa s puts her best foot for
ward.
It is better to hug a delusion than to let a
bear hug you. But a pretty girl, with cher
ry lips and red rosy cheeks, discounts a de
lusion about 100 per cent.
"Mtadamu," said a certain one to Mrs.
Brown, the other day, "you are talking
simply rubbish. " "Yes, sir," replied the
ever-crushing lady, "because I wish you
to comprehend me.
A Yankee humorist was giving an ac
count of his experienc'e as an hotel-keeper.
"Did you clear anything by it?" asked a
listener. "I cleared a six-rail fence getting
away from the sheriff," was the ready an
swer.
A painter's apprentice fell off a scaffold
with a pot of paint in each haud. Ile was
taken up insensible, but as soon as lie was
restored to consciousness he murmure I "I
went down with flying colors any.how,"
Grandfather-"You are stupid, Charlie; I
the dullest boy I ever saw." Charlie--Y
'4You lulstu't explect nle to understand!
things as quick as you do, grandfather;
because you don't have the trouble to get
'ema through your hair." i
"What would you do if a girl kissed
you?" said one ten-year-old urchin to an
other, as they discussed the latest society
news. "What would I do? I'd kiss her
back. What would you do!" Kiss her i
niouth," was the portentous reply.
A good lady who, on the dealth of her
first huIsband, married hIis brothlerr has ai
portrait of the former, hanging in her din- 1
ing-room. One day a visitor, remarking
the painting, asked: "Is that a member
of your family?" "O, that's ssmy poor
brother-in-law," was the ingenious reply.
LA man on Arbor Hill aimed a gun at hiss
little son (a beautiful creature s-ith golden
hair to his waist), and playfully threatened
to shoot him. The gun turned out to be
unloaded. It will be placed in the State
Library as the only weapon of the kind
known to American gunnery.
Onion parties are the latest. Six young
ladies take all onion with themn into a room
and1 oe of them takes a bite of it. Then a
young .gentlessman is admitted, andIl afters
kissing all of them, if he fails to tell whichl
one of them bit the i'inyun," then the girls
are compelled to kiss him.
"Is there a letter here in a scented en
velope for my wife?" he asked the post- c
master, while tile green fire from his eyes a
made the ofhice look like a leafy forest.
"'Yes, sir, answered the p. m., as he handed
it out. The jealous m:an tore it open at e
once, when, lo and behold! it was the mil- e
liner', bill for $50. No fiueceein cha o
ters. nt ·
it is related of a certau clergysman wT ho
was noted for kis lohg serImojsas ith manYm~
divisions, that one day whlien he w,,a it ad
yanginsg among the teenh, hs -!psachesi: at
lensgtl i kind of resting place ii hlis dis
course, iwhen piausing to tailke irdiftlh tid
asking the question, "and what shldl I say t
more?" a voice fssom the congregation
earrnestly reeponded, "Svay amen!"
In an English court, is tile course of mu
argument, a barrister remarked: "What il
does Kitty say ?" "Who's Kitty ?" saysy
the magistrate, your wife ?', "Sir, I
mean Kitty, the celebrated lawyer." "Oh," i
said the magistrate, "I suppect you mneasn i
Mr.oChitty, the autlor f. the great work c
onl pleading." "'I do, sir; but Chitty is :an i
Itali:an inamne, and out to be pronounced n
Kitty." fe
Teacher-"Now, boys, quadruped and nu
biped, are two kinds of anhnals. Quadru- e
ped, animal with four legs, such as cow, I
elephant, horse, etc. Biped, animal with e
two legs, such as- well, ah--, yes, a.
there is a biped,' pollinting to a picture of o
a goose oil the wall, "and I am a biped, ii
anid you are all bipeds. Now what ams I?" t1
P'use. OneC of the bipeds-A goose, sir." f
A correspondent relates the following
in cident, whipl light or might not havei
occurred. At any rate it is probable.
"A man in Dallas, Tex., visited a neigh
bor, whom he found with a chill. lie imn
mediately gave him a dose of oil and a
mustard bath, wrapped him in half-a dozen
blankets, and then rustled off to the &Mayor
with his report of a yellow fever case.
"The Malyor listened very attentively
until the man had finished his alarminug
report, iyheln he astonished hi.lilith
"You miserable scoundrel, r tell yon
there is no case of yellow fever in Dalla-,
arid never'has Been, rid never will be.
You have only thought so and for thinking
it-mind you just for thinking it--I fine
you fifty dollars, and enbd you beyond the
city limits for a month, until all such
thoughts shall have vanished. You shaill
not think such a thing.: .And if you, or any
onlVisee shall dare to say such a thinig, : I
will-put you in jail, and keep you there
until it shall be entirely forggtten.".
Thle poor fellow had nothing to do-byi
submit.
t.JIttls see, they raise some wheat in
ýXMinmesota, don't they ?" asked a Schoharie
granger ofsaichigander.
"Raise wheat! -Who raiseawhhett ? 0o,.
sir; decided1ly no, air. It rainsitaeli . Whi,
if we undertook to cultivate w.-heat in that:
State it wbuld runtus out. There wouldin't
be any place to put our house."'
°"But I htvebees told that grasslippers
take a good deal of it."
"Of course they do. If they . didn't IF
tu would r ll over th 'tateii and rive
us out, choke us up. Thos gsrasshopperz
area Godsend, only there ain't half euough
lump ,WhyIon't lo 4-. "- -
Thilaiii
it4 1S
IISS ARIISTRONG'S HO)IIClIDI,
A Scientitc But Jealous Lover eti. a
to Trap which Proves to be the Ja ws
of Death, and in W'hich He
Himself is CaSghti.
A few weeks ago some workmen etl
-!Igaged in removing qn old mansion on the
corner of California and Mason streets,
- were considerably puzzled at tinding a!
a number of copper wiret connecting the
bath room with the rooml above. The
. owners of the property were equally pmZ-,
zled, having never before known of their
existence. The wires were remloved, aInd
nothing more thought of the matter. TIhis
recalls to my mind an incident which
many will now remember:
On the 14th of July, 1862, a P ',fessor
Crofty 'as found dead in the bath-room I
have just mentioned. Crofty was well
known among scientific men as a professor
of chemistry, 'ild, besides, had a large cir
cle of acquaintances in this city. He was
supposed at the time to have cotmmitted
susicide, and his death furnished a three
day's sensation for the press. The ac
siouints in four 1tdiisiss inewspjtpers ma-.
a terially conflicted, which made the matter
all the more interesting to the public. Ali
agreed, however, with a singular unanim
ity of opinion, that he was dead. Even
t the Call, while not positively admitting lhis
demise in the article, virtually conceded it
in the head lines.
Crofty, when found, was lying in thet]
bath, covered with ~vonls of so eUnrious a
natnre that no one could explain how they
came to be inficted. They were deep, t
ragged and gaping, and there was no in
strument found in the room with which I
they might have been made. Even the
detectives who visted the scene ofI'rofty'0
death, shook their heads and were at sea. i
Those who discove(t.l the body found fthe 1
door securely fastened fromn the insitle !,
and were obliged to Iliret it open. 'lThe i
room lhad ino other ieans of egress or itl- t
gress.
"Suicide," remarked one of tlthe report
err. .I
"How came those wounds onil tile back?" '
asked a detective. I
Who else was here '" respotdit the s
journalist. And neither tn:1 hai l "ly- t
thing more to say. t
A post-morteln revealed nothing new, w v
except that the physicians had found i v
state of the blood which they could not oa
satisfactorily account for.
"IHe was frozen," said a young physl- ii
cian, whose opinion seemed to have its it
foundation only in surmise. t
"You seem to have forgotten that this is,.
July," remarked all e!drl genIv tletmanl!l i
connected with the I'nivertsit.
The newspaopers vidl with each otlherl, :t
building up inlgenirons theories a(rountin,' N
Sor the aflair. the I oronler', jury foti a,
-erdict of suicide for want of alt thint Ih
better, and the remnis were blrite.
The reader who ldeires to geti a more d
tailed account of the 0 ir--t s rct ei- itel atl i
tile time--ecn do so by rforriny to tit( o
i tiles of any of tihe city papers of that datle. t,
In fact I wouhl producl lthem here didt :I
space permit. The niswin thin,. hoyever. ,.
is to lealr ip tlt he mlysterly rt ('rfty's i
markalhle eath.t
lie enme to thei coast in 18t, ant waI s
reputetd to le a Ilant of stlfficieit IimouiIns tot
live l hardso ely- (ti ti( hlter'es of l his
Umoney.
]H c ,tol l aw h ile at te tt l artl u td 1rie5 tat l I
Hotel, and there met Edward De:m, a
younlg man who, like himself, wast aI g-en
tleman of leislure. The two beect e intti
mate, and finally, tired of hotel lift, they si
determined to seek quarters which wohtl tl
be more congenial and home-like. Thely
found these quar'ters at the residence ,f i ht
Richard Armstrong, a mutuial acquaint
ance, who lived itn very desirable qluarters it
on the corner of California and Mason I
streets. Before the costly ltabitaltiots of bit(
Stanford, Crocker, anld other mlillionaires, Iw
sprang into existence, Armstrong's liou~ir'. w
camue very near being called a niitsiol. it
Armstrong rented Crofty a:nd l)Dan three at
elegant rooms, partly becauste he liked the II
men personally, and partly becaulse he was th
running on a pretty close margin fitnan- it'
cially. The two tfound their new quarters sit
as attractive as metl Of taste coutld wish. inI
Arml'strollg was at widower, iand the three et
Iten had sonsc rtare old times togetheri
evenings. His cellar was stcked with lit
excellent wines, aid his lilbrary t ith books stl
of the very rarest vintage of lit' ! t ire, h
Oin-evisesc in? g a -tch.'drove tilt to the
door, end a womin'clad in wrap Aboundetd ,
ip the steps with astonitshng vigor tltd fet
.gility, like mnost of western grls who are af
bleoad witth good hetith anlt alimat l fe
sirints. he datshed into the hall iii a mian- Ct
ner tttat sent v lierceptible treiilbr Ithroutgh
the building,t antd fell intiold ArmsiItrong's ' a :
arims. A fusilladi of kisses follotwed. Ith
wats hiis daughter, Alice.
N ext imorning the uisuail fcrta lities of! i
introductiotl were gone throtughl, and ti.s er
Armstrong becanme one of tile fixtures ofi
the place. A few tdatys Ibefore her tarrival, (I
Professor Crofty hl:d suggestedl t!et idea of
living soliewhore tea:re'r tthe cittcr of theit'
city. After Miss Armsstrong enttredi the rc
house, hiowe'er, Ito furthler allutsiotl \aiii
made to the plroplosed removal. The Pfro- i
fessor began to pay Miss Aristlrolli tile aii
most devout attentions, aund as a matter otf sh
course, she fell madly in love with youngI
Dean, whio paid her snone. It is getnerlli y
conceded that one of thie most ,'6ecti 'tre
ways of wooing a womasn, is to let some iti
othler man dolt. The woman tires of the i of
indefitigable lover, and tihe man twho
treats her withll indifference is soon picre
ferred. Some men learn this lv expiri- an
ence; Dean discovered it by ecidentl. t
Hei presenctly iegati to turn his knowl-. i
edge to excellent acitcount,tl and t bitter ri- i,
vairy sprantg iup between ti thetwo men.i
Crofts soon realized that he wa - ol. the l
favorite, and never, for the lif' of hitit
couild ascertain how a awomanu cotlid ftrin, I
al attanmlient for a Intul ahlo hit'i't tilte
remotest idea of clthemuisttry. lie forgeot
that he wais sonmewhat old, aid tlat tont" t1
wonten dislike to cast their bridiil w-re:iths
upon the stovt. lie finlally detetrminedti toi,
pot his rival oUt of thea a-t l td.l- :I et uhout a
laying his plans.
One day i was iL his room--,in- g al oc
casional visitor-and observed him busily
engaged in chemical experiments. Said
he: '"Did you ever realize that the eoon
ditions which result in congelatbin Iaght
be producieed chemically ?"
I confessed that I had not given the sub
ject much thought.
'"Of course y. t.inderstand tht stidden
e.iaporqtlon-atises cold."
~ijnew yotlbing jf 4he kind at the time
but notdeda apnt rather than acknowledge
miy .igxianeca,
"I can produce ice instantaneousl ," he
continuei. f'This is imy assistant ," pointing
to aneleetrichattery. "With a current of
say one hundred tomes of electricity, I can
accelerate enough evagorndlonu to freeze in
stantly onehaudred gallons of water."
ierethe profeasor took a b siufn water
anti poured ian a small quantity of coflorless
_qmliq.ui. "Thi. is am ola, sadd he. Buttt
this"-her- he hadded a out as much of
some otherliqud- lssonethin else."
"What is it "
"No one knows butanyself."
Ideemed iteuut rtinent -to question him1
faiTer. Ie then atthed the wires of i
t watria mphii. t iill""u(t riat a m lc on.
hinknd otudfW~fw it hch ms brt
Profir r kh ' o t !i v s iiye -: !iel:il,7t'-.1 e-t.! i,;
i ti a ti 4 -III.' '."
i l t ht e ilt e I lo t ii l it' i--. . ti ail:
i ii fitit nif i tf" I:. ' tb elf t.'i- -. ti iý"!i
j p lblic co .siereti ,i a (et at iui' i t li i
- i al; -liae li e tRefl i'?xitII :A it Oi'! ' ]i<e p r iei-< e
and ca1 nwI .tot :1 diflthre onIe, AI. 0r"1 \Vai
the I litd-of t Alice I irmt r-ti k i it: klli
Let us go t i:k i lit e. . r it . .te 'rt:t'.-t
s·Iu reb llizel h.-t cois lb. doei itt i .i te
i aphplih 'e o'f et-tric-ty, he .'t'tmied to
] iftilize it in the muider ,i tIt n. Ii.v hit
upon t he grll t!ti d ictdi of fr'il zii itit him ii the
"Site wil 't i t h ,love mi col,lt " he ,Ei . t :'d
libe ian to t .rrailt l ' Ihis tlisI. :it i 1 e t
Sof the bath. f(' rctired at mibhiglt, in:,
always took a bath j bit i'.. 'I hti -
room11 of A trmtlrn'O's hou , w:1as an cXt'e _
tioll y ood o . It itt t
short1 1ta.ne froul the ,i t1 ;cmtpiel by tit,
SProfeissor antd t )tti . "lJ'l iotiik itia tIl
imarblet, lrge t size. ctpab of :kli th'ii
hundred liand eighty cubiit feet of water.
,.rifty 'onlnetetd H- - l ..,i -.t " -o -:!i
rOom by the:mis of wires. ne i.rgar:1 ti,e
bath by the waste-pipe. He recihed th!:
ul- er the pretext of po:ntig i l 1rst'- . It
i:iisIcut Ii'led firon lutu er ti.on i b
uitsh-. Tiather W./ w nero it., .'_h tu
Pipe which fiurnished the. water. lh..tt',reti
• hole in the wcall ianl fttliutti the pipl :i' he Ix
pecteC , r'llnt iifi ll ti.- ' ah' e t{' ho l 'o.otil
clost'to the tlr-r, 1ii then t i.,:`: d ie
jar:- of his bant ry.and r:,i. : fs re.e th to
live- iimi Ied o te .
No Stt it iotlt itit x'i t b t !i - '
l;hatd been l t"r miitnth lit ' i -- l, ii :kit n ti"ri t
Srital ex piet- u nt- . . li - -t 'i t:i -: t ix d
oll sttt nt'lt lelr t \it t . iiit ii i t '1 it _ . ir -.
iit coii let el .tilitt 11 - l d,, ],, i tl o ;iw H il.
W hen theappa:truatl, t,.." rI' no'ii . ,l ] i- :
W'oulld be pulled /way t'toitl <Ie Otir, :t:It
no tll ( tracy w ull (h e ld " i t' ]0f ' Vr ta!I i'itll:,
Pion.
O Il tie nii:>'1i1 of'thq e :lkh f Jul' y :t i i :s ih'
readiness. ('!'ofry hi:i his phl:.a \rith )ve-ty
'lilt, (deliht a'rtit i , Io.n. I a ys l ok : hu iit
before retilingy which wiat lou1t uiidni±h't.
In the m.'tllo:idn ("rotll ]:ad pi ii ]:;sid two
"eats at tihe M'itropolitant T'eia:t'e:l.lt _',IVe
lilthIll *i Allnn!strol \L, o {(;took li-. <L.,lu,,h. t-l
to the ph:t". By eight o'(,lo-,, .i - ythiotg
W.N ,illit .) 1lhlt t n tll(,.' ('FoTlt killt.W be
was sz t fl'roml0 ilnt','rpli ontll OIIl fiev\'nl
o'(l'ock.:onti peth' ps hiter.
11e r t, hequni l to il in ity u -. it,
lilled] the ,:hnk with watvr, !Ild l then t 1,:,(edi
hli- wh.,-- ti'ver ;i on1 gaint . E]ve'y
thiht w,,'' hst ,ll qin id wor']ing e -' .a lt', li!
,'; t'ul:ihed ih ,l h h(1sl eiin e.d'4a l hi- ;iV l ill
icet t:Ilatta id:liygb' . mtll t,!! ol tt
hlin Wiit tr. Iii ll:the ii r!, ihlt" ti-vr< woohld he
no truit'e of't" frelzi'llr. He rat ib,.d! hN link,,'
t; ith d ;li'l-n.: d tilern! lp ur "-:i in the' t-it 'illi-,
(tlt plritlotiO tilon , wn- it llitf ("+ tie ,-<lq'", tti
il e m il t \Vl ll !o hi; 1i ;'1' ,
,inne lr , wire- l , (;, ::p ,lutr,,I 4dv bI
,s lif ti ]palnl1 h; H' Ill? li . 1. Ii 11, 1Qil '.
( o'hloo . Ili e dlitr, thit ., i il t, t ill .01
to displ.rwv ihl :dihita i,nk :i't to .k-y t-< H i
:m lt d et'rmlihn edt <. tto 'i'al i:til[ l) t' iu'o - . 't i.
Tih silence ,I t hi : how ]r b l:in ttnl; l rabtlt'i ,
11;d the mn ;1ine' l i. f' il:!, iprit iw u u, w' 1
Olhi ni1ll'i Oplpir.iv.,, !iii t__,N i',,lt-it! ]t'_
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