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THE TEA KETTLES SONG
Queen am I of 3tove and range
Tea he he tea he he
Disregarding fashions change
J sing always merrily
3ty one lively time worn air
ICnown to people everywhere
Tune without a trill or other
Thing to make a lot of bother
Simple is my taste and three
Xotes compose my Tea he he
What are gems though richly set
Tea he he tea he he
To the vapor coronet
That Is ever crowning me
Beauty pays me tribute too
Softest eyes of black and blue
Watch me often and they beam
Through my curling wreaths of steam
While is made the fragrant tea
To my bubbling Tea he he
Though mine seems a merry state
Tea he he tea he he
Pray do not associate
Me with sheer frivolity
For I gave to men the- notion
How to steam across the ocean
And the engines secret hid
Underneath my dancing lid
Wise yet merry folks may be
So I sing my Tea he he
Jane Ellis Joy in Ladies World
The Old Silver Trail
BY MARY E STICKNEY
Copyright 1896 by J B Lippincott Co
CHAPTER X
The case of Neil vs Meredith was
-docketed for the opening- of court in the
morning but unfinished business
brought over from the day before prom
ised some delay not a little to the re
lief of Donald Bartels whose client was
unaccountably missing at the appoint
ed hour Brigham had also failed to
appear as well as the other witnesses
whom Neil had promised but this
vexatious as it was could not rouse the
came degree of surprise and concern
as did the defection of Neil himself
An ugly suspicion had crept into the
lawyers mind to be dismissed at first
as hardly tenable but insidiously grow
ing into conviction as he furtively eyed
the Grubstake people grouped together
at the other side of the room Did Neils
nonappearance no less than that of
the others mean some deviltry of their
contriving
Col Meredith sat unconcernedly read
ing a morning paper his chair some
what withdrawn from his neighbors
The colonel generally was distinguished
by this little air of aloofness rarely
was he to be seen in any attitude of
friendly hobnobbing with an3body It
seemed a part of his natural reserve
of character no less than the outgrowth
of his profound indifference toward all
humankind that for his comfort he
must demand the widest possible al
lotment of elbow room At a respect
ful distance from his employer whose
impassive nonchalance he seemed un
successfully trying to imitate sat the
manager of the mine at intervals ad
dressing whispered remarks to the al
tornevsfevHo -had jeomcyup f 6mDen c
verto appear for the defendantfin the
case This last gentleman eminent for
his skill in handling criminal cases of
more or less shady character enjoyed
almost a greater measure of fame iu
certain circles for his zeal in the work
of the Sunday school Donald Bartels
legarded him as an arrant sneak and
hypocrite despising him no more for
the shyster methods he felt warranted
in crediting to him than for the cloak
of sanctimony he assumed for their dis
guise Keen dislike for the man and
desire to down him on general prin
ciples had added peculiar zest to the
present encounter which proportionate
ly enhanced Bartels exasperation at
finding himself thus handicapped at the
outset by lack of both client and wit
nesses
The great clock high up on the wall
at one side of the room marked the
hour of ten and Harvey Neil was still
derelict The case before the court was
plainly drawing to a close The witness
in the chair was the last to be heard
and the judge was furtively fingering
the notes on his desk preparatory to de
livering his charge to the jury It hap
pened that Carlton Bartels partner
was attorney for the defendant iu that
case and before this the unhappy attor
ney had hastily scribbled a note ex
plaining his plight and begging that
Carlton would consume all the time
possible in his closing speech to the
jury Their only hope now lay in de
laying the hearing of the Mascot-Grubstake
case until the plaintiff should be
heard from
A clerk who had been below anxious
ly looking out for the absentees slipped
into the chair at Bartels side Looks
mighty queer he superfluously ob
served I have sent men to look them
al up but theres hardly a chance in a
thousand of getting them here on time
now I should say Whats to be done
We must demand a continuance 1
suppose though Heaven knows what
good it will do returned Bartels im
patiently Who went after Neil
Martin from Youngs corral You
know how he can ride and I told him he
must just hit the high places this time
En t what on earth can it mean
Mr Criley the Denver attorney was
-crossing the room with a deprecating
tiptoe tread stooping a little as though
in excess of meekness Tie had given
Bartels ceremonious greeting earlier in
the day but now he came with more
sociable intention the smile that
twisted his thin lips producing a curi
ous effect of whining ugliness upon his
cadaverous smoothly shaven face
It rather looks as though there
might be a chance for us presently he
observed clasping his bloodless hands
together in a gesture which for some
reason not altogether clear seems to be
rather commonly cultivated by orators
accustomed to address themselves to
Sunday school audiences You fel
lows up here in the country are in great
luck let me tell you he went on in a
u hining whisper In all our Denver
courts we are away behind with our
and losing all the time- It is
rather the worst in La Hues I just now
3ie has been hearing divorce cases right
along and where a woman is concerned
well you knowXa Eue Your Bennet
here is made of sterner stuff Ah what
is that he says pausing as the judge
addressed a few terse sentences to the
attorneys in the case before him He
limits them to five minutes apiece for
their closing arguments thats busi
ness in a tone ofXcordial approval
No shilly shally nonsense about him
I believe there is not a judge on the
bench in Colorado who is his equal in
all around ability He ought to be made
attorney general
It is hinted that he is rather of that
opinion himself returned Bartelsiir
patiently Carlton had made a noble
effort to gain more than the allotted
five minutes but the judge was inex
orable Too much time already had
been consumed on the case he curtly
said Other parties were waiting par
ties from a distance who might be put
to serious inconvenience by delay he
felt himself obliged to hasten matters
Thats business declared Mr Criley
again his pale blue eyes beaming sat
isfaction But by the way Mr Bar-
telsisyour client present I am not sure
that I know the gentleman even by
sight
Hes not here answered Bartels
shortly
Do you mean that he has not yet ar
rived the tone expressing the most
profound astonishment But of course
he will be in presently It will make no
difference in opening the case
I am afraid it will make all the dif
ference in the world sharply retorted
the attorney for the delinquent plain
tiff Mr Criley was punctiliously mind
ful of the Biblical injunction in respect
to soft answers but without always
achieving the proper Biblical result So
far from turning away wrath his whin
ing gentleness always roused in Donald
Bartels a fever of antagonism If he
does not get here before the case is
called I shall of course ask for a con
tinuance
But my dear sir that will work
great hardship to us protested the
other almost forgetting to be sancti
monious in the excitement of this idea
Here is my client come on from New
York especially for this case here am
I up from Denver at a cost of great per
sonal inconvenience here are our wit
nesses ready and waiting We are pre
pared to go on with the trial and shall
certainly protest against any delay
And I shall most certainly protest
against trying the case until I am given
time to find out what has befallen
my client returned Bartels hotly
If parties interested in keeping him
from appearing in court have been up
to any monkey business
Oh my dear dear sir interrupted
Crily in a tone of righteous grief and
protest
The closing words had been spoken
in the case before the court and with
an air of relief the jury was filing out
of the room Bartels clerk appeared
again breathlessly beckoning him one
side
F
Jveviust got onto a man from Tomr
town who says he saw Neil drinking
beer at the Busted Prospector saloon
earty last evening he hurriedly ex
plained You dont suppose
No I dont retorted Bartels
angrily Neil is a gentleman ne may
have drunk a glass of beer last even
ing but I can swear that he did not take
enough to keep him away from court to
day Of course theres a possibility
that the beer may have been doctored
though Was Brigham drinking with
him
Oh Brigham no he hit the road
for somawhere yesterday onorning
Gave it out cold that he was going to
Alaska which makes it more than like
ly that hes bound for Mexico
The pair were joined by Carlton alert
and anxious What does it mean he
excitedly demanded Wheres Neil
Simply non est and Im afraid it
means that theres the devil to pay
Bartels gloomily explained
Parties concerned in the last suit
drifted away in groups of twos and
threes some to sit dejectedly whisper
ing together in the back of the room
otthers to nervously pace the corridor
outside until the verdict should be
known Certain of the loungers in the
chairs allotted to visitors surmising
that no salacious details need be looked
for in the Mascot Grubstake case lazily
betook themselves elsewhere in search
of fresh excitement while certain oth
ers perceiving Neils defection and now
comprehending the pressing need of his
presence hurried outside to stare up
the street in fruitless quest of him in
terested discussing among themselves
what it might mean The judge leaned
down ait one side of his desk to discuss
some matter with a pretty typewriter
girl who had come out of an inner room
He had the strong ruddy physique of
one who enjoys a good appetite and a
sound digestion the somewhat sensual
lines of his mouth softened by a heavy
iron gray mustache to which his bar
ber had imparted a youthful curl at the
ends A deep dimple was in his chin
and as he smiled and he smiled a good
deal in his talk with the pretty type
writer there apxearcd a dianple to
match in either cheek He was a man
whom the majority of women would
have admired while few men would
have hesitated to pronounce him a rare
good fellow if they met him with that
smile upon his face but the expression
changed as the young woman vanished
through the door at the end of the
room and the judge straightened him
self up in renewed consciousness of his
office his keen gray eyes betokening
no consciousness of anything amiss as
I he opened his trial docket and quietly
turned the leaves unconcernedly read
ing as though for his own informa
tion Neil versus Meredith Bartels
and Carlton for plaintiff Criley for de
fendant Are you ready gentlemen
Donald Bartels was stepping forward
to address the court when the clerk
who had been outloraging for fresh
tidings hurriedly entered whispering
a few words in his employers
tels was very grave as he turhedjback
facing thcTjudgeV
vibrant with excitement I have to
move for a continuance in this case
on the ground that our client is ab
sent and we have reason to believe
is willfully and maliciously detained by
parties having an interest in withhold
ing his testimony from this suit I
have just ascertained that Mr Neil dis
appeared from his room last night after
having ordered his horse for seven
oclock this morning with the avowed
intention of making an early start to
be here before the opening of court
A man was seen going toward his cabin
after he had retired for the night but
so far as can be ascertairied nothing
has been seen of Mr Neil himself since
that hour Parties are now searching
all the Silver Trail country to get some
trace of him and he may be found
within the hour but pending his ar
rival and in view of the fact that two
of our principal witnesses are likewise
unaccountably missing I must beg for
a continuance of this case
But Mr Criley of Denver was upon
his feet on the instant excitedly pro
testing Your honor he cried I
must protest against any delay in try
ing this case as working unnecessary
hardship to my client and others con
cerned My client has come on from
New York for the express purpose of
being present at this time He has in
contemplation a trip to Europe which
cannot be delayed without involving
possibilities of grave loss to him while
several of our witnesses are from a dis
tance brought together at this time
with more or less difficulty In respect
to Mr Neils disappearance while from
some points of view it may be regarded
as peculiar ah this juncture yet I ven
ture to suggest that the gentleman was
undoubtedly cognizant of the fact that
the case was set for this morning and
if he is not here it may be certainly
within the range of possibility that
he has reasons of bis own for absenting
himself We would most respectfully
call the attention of the court to the
fact that no sufficient grounds have
been presented for granting a continu
ance Talk of malicious detention
hints and innuendoes cannot be of
fered as valid reason for delay On our
side we are ready to proceed and on
behalf of my client I most emphatically
protest against the granting of any con
tinuance
The judge looked deliberately from
one attorney to the other absently
playing wTith a paper knife Did Mr
Neil understand that the case was set
for this morning he asked coldly
glancing at Donald Bartels
He did your honor and when he
left my office at four oclock yester
day afternoon he expressed his -intention
of being here while as before
stated his purpose was further shown
in ordering his horse to be ready for
him
The judge glanced rather listlessly to-
ward the clock at the side of the room
Tour honor I have to move for a continua
tion of this case
I do not see any sufficient grounds
for a continuance he imperturbably
decided after a moment taking up the
paper knife once more and attentively
examining the pattern of its handle
Your client was aware that the case
was set for trial this morning if he
disappeared from his room last night
it would seem that he went voluntarily
at least you have made no showing of
violence or coercion Surmises and sug
gestion are not to be accepted as evi
dence Gentlemen we will proceed
with the case
Bartels fair face flushed an angry red
but comprehending the uselessness of
further appeal he resumed his seat i 11
silence Just as I told you muttered
Carlton in his ear Theyve gotBennet
on their side fast enough Your only
show now is to kill time the best you
can and trust in Providence for Neil
to show up at the eleventh hour Im go
ing down to stir up the sheriff and see
what he is good for if he has not gone
already
And accepting his partners view of
the ease Bartels grimly gave himself
to the task of consuming time He ad
dressed himself to the impanelling of
a jury with a drawling hesitancy which
to the few among them who were
strangers to him fairly suggested an
impediment in his speech Had he been
called to cope with hopeless idiocy he
could npt have been more minutely
painstaking in his deliberate explana
tion ofMhe grounds upon whichthat
suit was brought he reiterated with
tireless suavity by no possible chance
could any misunderstanding have lin
gered in the mind of the dullest He
wavered uncertainly in respect to his
challenges frequently he was inter
rupted by a small nervous cough im
pelling him to begin anew almost com
pleted sentences while his questions
were put in such searching- impressive
fashion that the unhappy company
seized for that form of vicarious atone
ment ordained by the law felt as though
tacitly accused and in some instances
almost convicted of unholy league with
the defendant in the case But with all
his dragging methods Mr Criley with
business like directness doing all that
he might to make up the lost time when
court adjourned at noon the jury of six
impanelled and sworn to well and truly
9 J J 1 A - -All 1 f
try tine lssuesgoiueu ueiwetju iue ijiujt
tiff and the defendant aiul a true
Your honor he began his voice diet render accord inglotbeevidencfe
Si
THE BOTJEBON NEWS miDA OCTOBER 8 1897
Well it Jnight be worse Carlton ex
claimed in gloomy gratulation as they
walked dowrrthe street together You
can easily use up a couple of hours with
your opening speech and get away with
the rest of the afternoon with what wit
nesses youve got while if worst comes
to worst you can of course demand a
non suit rBut it beats the deuce I
cant think what it means
X wish I were as sure of seeing the
whole Grubstake outfit indicted before
a grand jury as I am that they are at
the bottom of it morosely returned
Bartels
But this would seem almost more
than even Meredith would dare under
take assuming that Neil has been ab
ducted or anything like that protested
Carlton doubtfully However I think
Ill ride up myself this oiternoon and
take a lookaround I may be able to
stumble onto some clew
If you dont Heaven help us ejac
ulated the other with disheartened
fervor
News of Neils disappearance had by
this time become noised about the
street stirring up such excitement as
had not been known in Orodelphia for
many a day That he should volun
tarily absent himself on such an occa
sion seemed almost out of the ques
tion but there were a few who found
the most reasonable solution of the
mystery in the beer which Neil was
reported to -have drunk in the Tom
town saloon the evening before the
mischievous character of the liquors
dispensed- in that establishment being
vouched for by many of sorry experi
ences Others leaned to the opinion
expressed in more cautious tones that
Col Randolph Meredith if he would
might have told somewhat of his ad
versarys whereabouts while a smallei
number yet more chary of expressing
their minds directed suspicion toward
the Miners- union The theory of acci
dent through any inadvertence on his
own pant was generally dismissed as
untenable Harvey Neil being credited
with abundant capacity for taking care
of himself under all ordinary circum
stances while even more preposterous
appeared the suggestion hazarded by
one or two excited imaginations that
the young man overwhelmed by sense
of defeat at finding his principal wit
ness flown had simply thrown up the
sponge and remained away from court
of hisf own accord Not a theory was
advanced which might not be beaten
down by another that in turn to be
proved equally unstable but that there
must have been foul play of some sort
was generally accepted
iTO BE CONTINUED
A BOOK LOVER
w
Witty Retort of a Priest to a Vulgar
and Ostentations Parishioner
Concerning the celebrated Father
Darcy probably the greatest wit of that
witty nation Ireland it is related that
I he oncevisited the palatial mansion of
avpertectsnecimeji of the nouveaux
inTianrVlixarrTrnwli rvriiorTiTw vVTiVrirlP
of Dub1 in at the invitation of its pom
pous owner He was shown all over
the house his host taking great pains
as is habitual in such cases to keep
the witty and observant priest well in
formed as to the cost of all the beau-
tiful things he was shown Finally
after making the complete tour of the
chateau the library was reached its
tremendous shelves groaning under the
weight of thousands upon thousands of
volumes resplendent in the most mag
nificent bindings Here they seated
themselves and the host said with a
sigh of snobbish exultation
Well father I have brought you here
last because this is my favorite room
The other Tooms maybe give pleasure
to my wife and my daughters but this
is my places right here among these
books who are my friends And these
here on the desk pointing to a score
of ultra looking volumes are what I
may call my intimate friends
Father Darcy got up and examined
one of them when a broad grin spread
over his good natured face as he
said
Well its glad I am to see that jrou
never cut your intimate friends Mil
waukee Journal
- All Satisfied
A nun stood within her lighted room
so that her shadow fell across the un
curtained window The dark shadow
v as motionless for the nun was pray
ing while outside the world went by
A pair of lovers glanced upward as they
passed and sighed compassionate A
mother who had halted for an instant
with her face turned toward the win
dow hastened on in great content A
gray bent old woman who had noth
ing in the world but half a dozen graves
as she peeped up at the shadow felt the
bitterness die out of her heart Mean
while the nun who was neither in nor
o the world was thanking the Holy
Mother that she herself was not as
those who passed outside Ladies
Home Journal
Afraid He Might Oversleep
Little things illustrate certain Eng
lishmensfknowledge of American geog
raphy very picturesquely An English
man who had taken the Pacific express
at Philadelphia called out on going to
bed before the train started
Portah Portah
The porter came What is it sir
be said
Please wake me up when we gGt to
San Francisco you know said the
Englishman Pittsburgh Bulletin
-The Russian Press
First Russian laying down a native
newspaper This paper isnt quite so
insufferably dull as usual
Second Russian No It is almost
interesting If that editor isnt careful
hell get sent to Siberia E Y Weekly
Patient hopeful waiting is hard work
whqn it5 W the only work possible to us
uVaf fetJiciV Buipatient waging
Ksme fee Oldest duty of a
i atJmkmkrMi
EVERYDAY HAPPIIMESS
It la Found Mainly- in the 3Iodet
Homes
Since the days of the wise men of
Israel and as far back as the records of
the sages of other lands can be traced
a medium position in wealth has been
considered the happiest Yet in spite
of sages and philosophers few men in
the world have been content when they
achieved the modest competence and
the moderate position in society They1
still went on laboring and achieving
in most cases until they had attained
the greatest wealth and the most ex
tensive social power that they could
Only when they reached old age and
like the wise man of Israel desired
chiefly to be delivered from vanity and
lies did they realize how little power
great riches possess
The greatest happiness is certainly
not attained on social thrones but in
everyday homes far from the mad
ding crowd In the pretty villages
throughout the length and breadth of
the land are thousands of modest
homes with every evidence of compe
tence and comfort displajTed in well
kept lawns the ample well cultivated
vegetable gardens and fruit orchards
There is no pretension of external lux
ury in these low gabled houses with
their vine covered porches or ample
veranda strewn perhaps with chil
drens toys They are the homes of the
everyday men and women who are
bringing up their children in thrift
honor and self respect The homes of
those for whom light labor spreads
her wholesome store The boys are
probably preparing for a trade a pro
fession or the counting room The
girls also look forward to the time
when they will be wage earners or lift
the load of household cares from the
beloved mothers shoulders It is
quite likely they will marry but if
they are self respecting American
girls they do not consider marriage in
the light that a foreign maiden usually
does as a consummation to be gained
by sundry schemes and plottings Only
a few American mothers descend to
the vulgar acts of the matchmaker in
order to secure homes for their mar
riageable daughters When the ac
ceptable lover comes along and the
girl is wooed every one is pleased and
recognizes the fact that the highest po
sition to which a woman can be called
is to be mistress of a happy well-ordered
home There are misgivings
only if those who go to a new home are
not wise and frugal for every one
knows that an unhappy marriage
brings with it the greatest sorrow and
almost the greatest shame that a wom
an can know American girls who are
wise no longer enter into matrimony
lightly as their grandmothers some
times did because it was something of a
disgrace to remain unmarried They
perceive that a self supporting woman
at whatever age occupies a far more
enviable position than the neglected
wife
A mall windfall of good iortune is
appreciated ihthe -everyday home It
means a vacation to the mountains or
seashore which has long been a cov
eted pleasure It means a new set of
books or a substantial sum in the bank
to guard against an evil day Perhaps
it makes it possible for the son or
daughter to attend college It is only
in an everyday household dependent
on a moderate income that a little
windfall of fortune brings additional
pleasure The man of wealth can add
nothing to his pleasures by the addi
tions he receives to his income He al
ready has everything he desires which
money can buy A few hundred or
hundred thousand dollars added to his
fortune means little to him but so
many dollars to take care of and count
N Y Tribune
FOR NEXT WINTER
What the liadies Are
Gettlnpj for
Wraps
The latest novelty is a round cape
from 26 to 30 inches long with closely
lying plait in the back The cape is of
moire silk and embroidered all over
with trailing plush application The
several figures are surrounded with silk
stitch or soutache while the empty
places are filled in with bead figures
The entire cape is worked upon silk
lining and interlined with flannel
The high storm collar is of fur
skunk thibet or Persian lamb Mate
lasses also are enhanced with embroid
eries the single figures such as leaves
flowers etc are surrounded withbeads
With other patterns the ground is filled
with seed beads but the figures are not
ornamented
Plain capes are being ordered in
large quantities They are of esquimo
and garnished all around with several
rows of machine stitching also stuff
bands and braid garnitures These
capes generally have folds in the back
They are also trimmed with embroidery
and ready made passementerie collar
The dolman costume will compty
with a real want next fall the skirt is
tight and moderately short The sack
like bodice is of a loose fit both front
and back and about 25 inches long The
back is held y an elastic band but
contrary to the style with box plaita
the band is not fastened to the side
whereby a sort of half sacque is pro
duced Leisure Hours
nodlces Pitted Over New Corsetu
Most women mnje the mistake when
they are having a dress fitted of wear
ing new corsets A Parisian dross
rraker or first class tailor will never fit
over a new corset if there is a particle
j of starch in it Why Simply be
cause a corset that is stretched keeps
its shape on account of the stiffen
ing afforded by the starch which aft
er a few wearings lessens and such
shapeliness as the corset has leaves it
with the result that the bodice which
was fitted over it has at the end of
a few times wearing a different figure to
fit Not being automatically adjust
able the waist bags and wrinkles in
places and the dressmaker -gets the
blame for poor fitting Womans Home
Companion -
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL
Austen Leigh the principal cljrk
of the committee office of thehousejo
commons will retire at the end of this
year after 45 years service J
Gen Horace Porter once bade fare
well to Mark Twain saying Good-by-Mark
may God be with you alwayp
The author replied I hope He will
but I hope too thatHennay find some
leisure moments to take care of you
The late Margaret Oliphant never
could tolerate theidea of machine made
garments on babies or ladies She con
sidered bargains coarse and rough
and asserted that the work was either
abnormally bad or shamefully under
paid in either case unfit for a gentle
woman to wear
Charles Dudley Warner has written
ah interesting and instructive book
called The People of Whom Shakes
peare Wrote drawing his materials
from authentic chronicles and helping
us to understand Shakespeare enlarg
ing the students mind to the great
dramatists scope and purpose
The Bothschilds have made it arule
to intermarry and have defied the doc
trine of the scientists who have for
bidden the marriage of relations on the
ground that it debilitates a race A
Rothschild alwajs looks among hie
cousins for a wife uncles have married
nieces nephews have married aunts
An Austrian newspaper announces
that Mauser the well known manu
facturer of firearms and the inventor
of the mitrailleuse which bears his
name has just invented a new mitrail
leuse which loads and discharges itself
automatically There are three models
of this and experiments with them are -said
to have been highly successful
The emperor of Austria recently
surprised the workmen who are em
ployed in the flooded district near Vi
enna by making a tour of inspection at
eight oclock in the morning He asked
the superintendent to present the
various foremen to him His imperial
majesty has in his private library a col
lection of 90000 portraits in something
like 800 albums
CURIOUS MYSTERIES IN MINE
Air of One in Montana Canses
Men
X
to Stiffen Out and Die
In this line of work we come across
some curious accidents and narrow es
capes said Deputy Mine Inspector
Frank Hunter the other might One
thing struck me long ago and that is -how
much it takes to kilt a man some
times andl how easily the thread of life
is often snappedi Dowai in Colorado I
knew a fellow who plunged down 80ft
feet in a single compartment shaft He
went to the bottom but did not break a
bone Of course he was pretty badly
jarred up andl a good deal frightened
but he was all right in a da y or two
When he fell he went down feet first
and a big oilskin that he wore opened
out at the bottom andl actedi as a -
chute He saidi the last part of his de-
scent was so much -slower than the firstj
he hardly thought be was droppihgati
all and half expected to remain sus
pended in the shaft like Mohammeds
coffin Nearly always when a man f alb
any -distance he turns over if he starts
feet downwandt and finishes his plunge
head first I have seen a number of
cases where the mam fell with Jiis boots
on and was found barefooted when he
was picked up I suppose this is be
cause the bloodi goes to the head mak
ing the feet smaller and besides the
pressure of the air upon the heel and
counter acts as a boot jack 1
I had to go over to Sandi Coulee t
investigate an accident in which onu
man was kiWedi and another had threi
ribs broken Speaking of Sand Coulea
it struck me while I was there that if 1
wanted to commit suicide I would go
there to do it I dont mean that lif n
becomes such a burdemin thecoal coun
try that the ties that bindt are anonr
easily severed than elsewhere but that
it affords amsurpassed facilities for a
cheap and happyi dispatch Its n
wonder to me that some of the man v
people who annually launch themselveu
into eternity from Butte do not take tint
Sand Coulee route Down in the coal
mines there is onepassage that is threw
miles long and in some of the chamber
air does not seem to circulate Upon
the Avails there is a gathering of moist
ure andl if you puff a cigar in one ol
these chambers the smoke will seek tho
walls where it cllings with an undulat
ing movement like a spray of weeds
under running water That dew onrthe
walls is wihite damp and the dead air of
the chamber where it is fountd is poison
ous In a few minutes a feeling oi
drowsiness steals- over a man who
breathes it and before long he is asleep
and dreaming deliciousliv so those sav
who have been resuscitated But the
sleep is akin to that of the lost traveler
overwhosenumbedrlimbsthe actic snow
ecMies and dTif ts for unless help comes
soon there is no awakening If however
the venturesome explorer of these im
dergroundi death traps realizes his
danger in time and manages to stagger
out into the fresh air hehas an experi
ence to undergo which may cause him
to regret that he did not remain ins ide
Every bone and muscle aches with the
intolerable poignancy that is known to
convalescents from yellow fever The
treatment is simple but effective Be
ing nearly diead the sufferer is nearly
buried A hole is dug in the soft earth
and the victim is made to stand- up in it
while the dirt is thrown in around him
untilonliyhishead is seen abovegroundv
This draws out the soreness and in a
short time the patient has recover ed
-Butte Mont Miner
Crystal Fnlncc an Eyesore
Not long ago an English architect wasr
heard to make a curiously suggestive
remark Conversation had turned upon
the manifold dangers to Which we ox
pose ourselves by traveling in railway
carriages Thegreat rule said this
architect is never to look out Of the
window until you are a good 30 miles
from London Otherwise von risk see
ing tht Crystal palace
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