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AILY CAIRO BULLETIN.
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5 1882.
Circuit Juclii! I). J. Ilaker.
Circuit Clurk-A. 11. lrvln.
County Judge R. ti Yocum.
County Clerk tt. J. Humin.
County Attorney J. M. !amron.
County Treasurer Mllua W. Parker.
hhisiliT John llodt-a,
Coroner K. Fitzgerald
County Coinmli"Bionri T. W. Halllday, J. A.
Olbbt aud Peter r-anp.
Treasurer T J.HVrtb.
ClctU-Oeniit. J, rolcy.
Oouiiselor-Wra. B. Ollbert.
Si ainnl I.. II. Meyers,
Attorney William Hendricks. ,
BO UO or lUiJKHKUH.
ful Ward Peter Kanp. T. M. Ktmbrougb.
Second Ward-Jesse lliuklc, C. X. Hughes.
Third Ward B. V, Make, John Wood.
Fourth ard-Charttia 0. Fatler, Adolph Swo-
h-.fth Ward-T. W. IlalUdav, Ernest B. Pettlt.
CAIRO BAPTI ST. Corner Teuth and Poplar
streets; pftcbloe flrtaud third Sundays lu
enca muuih. 11 . in. ad 7:3d 0. m.; prayer med
io Thursday, 7:tu. in. ; Kunday school, :) a.nt
Rav. A..I. HK.SH, I'anor.
CHTRCU OF TEI REDBEMER-tEpUcopsl)
KunrUwtntb street; Bnnday 7:0ua in.. Holy
Eurbsslst; t. m , Sunday school 10:45 m.,
Moroln? prayers' 8:(Wp m., (wain .rayers. A.
P. li.Yeuporl, b. T, B. Recu.r.
CtltBT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHCRCH.
r Preaching at 10:S( a. it., 3 p. m., and ":! p. m.
Sabbath school at 1M p. m Rev. T. J. Shores,
LrillKRAN-ThlrVsenta street; serviiei Hah
uaiMiS" a. m.; bnnday acbool 2 p. m. Rev.
METHODIbT-Cor. Eighth and Walnut streeu.
Preaching Sahbaih lt.Uia. in. and 7:W p. m.
Kundty School at ; P m. Kev. J. A. ncsirett.
1)'EBYTEKIAN-Eigath street; preacmng on
Habfcalh at 11:' a. m. and 7:l l. W
meeting Wednusdaf at 7:) p.m.; Houday School
i at), n. Rv B.Y.Geore, pastor
rT. JOSEPH'S -'Roraan Catholle) Corner Cross
O and Walnut street; services Sabbath 10:30 a.
.; hjnday School at p. m. ; Vespers 3 p.m.; ser
eins iivery day at 8 a. m. Rev. O LUra, Prtctt.
ST. PATRICK'S -Roman Catholic) Comer Ninth
itn-et and Waxhlntnon avenue; ervtc t'ab
oaiti feud Kia. m.; Vecpcnr S p. m.; Bnnday Hrhool
t p. in. iervlcca every day at am. Rev. MasUrsou
li. K. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CE5TRAL H. R.
TIUIXaKBPaKT. 11U! AHB1VB.
Mail 3:l3.mMMU 4:,ia
tecom"datwn,ll:l' m Eiorea U:Hla.n
tEiprem 4:)p.m I Accomdatlou..4:(ft p.ra
MISr) CENTRAL K. R
Mall 4:35 .m I Mall .- VOip in
ttxpre.. l):lSa m
CAST. L.R. K.
11. .jo a.ui
(Narrow Gani;e )
I Hipreo &:'0 p ro
I Accom'iiatoin U:i p.ta
ST L , I.M
4 8. K. It.
tAccom canon. t:;i)ii.m
I Kipref I' m
tAccmdatlon 11:45 a.to
WABASH. ST. LOUH PACIFIC R'Y CO.
Mall ha.... 5:i vm i Mail A Ex.... 9;-5(t pm
Daily except Sunday, t Daily.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest anil (Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Line Rurmiru;
O DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connkctiok
TRAIN! LlATI CAIKO!
.1:1 ,r u. in. Mail.
Arrivinifin St. Um 45 a.m. ; ChlcaRo, :3ii p m. ;
L'ounwtit.rf at Odin and Kfllneham for inn n
hati, Loulaville. Indianapoln aud point Ewt.
11:10 nan. Ht. Louis imd Wewtern
Arrlvlnuin St. Loul7:05p. m., aud cnnnectint!
for all pointa Went.
.4:SO p.m. l-'.ist Kxprons
JorSt. L011U and Cliicapo, arrivinn at St. Loi:H
W:40p.ra., aud CbicRK" m
4 :'.H) p.m. (MiK-innriti KxprBH.
An-lviiia at Cincinnati 7:) a.m.; Louisville 7"
a m.; lmllannpolia 4:00 a.m. PuMenr hv
tai train r.acb the above points lU to .It.
Uul'US in advance of any other rontc.
8WTho4:JO p. ru. expri;" r PULLMAN
bLKKPINUCAK Catro to Cincinnati, without
chaneen, and through gleepura to bt. l.ouie ami
Fast Tirno East.
D r,,ii "7 tUi line go through to Kant.
rassensjers ,.rn poim without 4ny du-
canned by Sunday Intervening. The taiurday after
noon iraiu from Cairo arrive. In new York Monday
nonilUK at 10:;i5. Thiriy-H huiira In advance oi
VXVtii'rmiuh tlrket and further informntton,
applY ul Hilnol. Central Railroad Depot. alro.
.IAH JOHNSON. 'HiMSS,
. S' (4en Southern Atrent. Ticket Agent.
A. U. HANSON, Oen. Pskb, Agmit. Chicago
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
THAINP I.BAV1 CAIKO, ,
ArkaiiKM ndTxas Eipros ..m 1:00 a.m. Daily
AnwvB at oAino,
BinrflM 11:10 a.m. Dally
Ticket ofllce: No. ivJax. Agent.
Q.E0R0E II. LEACH, M. D.
Phvfiician and Surgeon,
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic trat
mentof Htlrglcal dineaaee, and dltcasea of womon
and children. ' -
Offlco! On Htb. itroot, oppoalte the Pout Offlco,
J)R. W. C. J0CKLYN,
OFPICB-BluhtB Btroet, near Comnercial Avonno
QR. E. W. WHITLO0K,
, nwwxnmyjn 1M nnmntAKUl A Venn A. btW60!l
PROPRIETOR OF SPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale Dealer in Ice.
ICE D V THE CAR LOAD OK T0N.WELI
PACKED FOR BHIPPINO.
Oar Ioads a Specialty.
O V V l ' K :
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
MILL AND COMMISSION.
PALLIDA Y BROTHERS,
FLOUR. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Hiirhest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
Qt W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
consunU on cand
At Seventy-five centi per load.
S t a v e T r i m ra i 11 c s
At one dollar per load.
Tkc "trtmmicgf "are coarte Jhavlngf and make
the bent numiner wood for cooklnc purposes a. well
v the cheapest ever fold in Cairo. For black
.ini'-h'i ue Insetting tine they are ni'eiiailcd
Leave ynor orders at Uelfit.i rn n wooU vara
QAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE lsil STATES.
On and after Monday, Jutio 7111, aud until lurther
nolir.0 the ferryboat will make trips as follows:
III 2 S3
w J s fe j
S IVT' tep'
5 (J ss o
MAYES I.IAVtiS MAVIS
Foot Fourth t. Missouri I.aud'g. Kentucky Ld g.
, . ' .1,
P:iW. m. R:80a. m. , 9 a.m.
10:00. iu. ' lU:,Kia. m. 11a.m.
2:iX)p. m. 2:'J0p. m. S p.m.
4;n0p.ta. 4:::0p.ru. 5;0Up.m,
I p, m. 3:30 P.m. S p.m
CAIRO AND SEW MADRID PACKET.
TO NEW MADRID.
W. J. TURNER, Master.
LM. U1LL, Clerk.
' Leaves Cairo for New Mudrid and way points
every Tuesday. Thursday aud Saturday at 3 p, tn,
Itoturnlngluaves Now Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Monday at 7a.m.
For freight or passago aptdy to
. JAMK8 BIGG8, AKunt. ,
COAL, WOOD ICE.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Ton or Car Loud, delivered In any part of tho
WOOD OF ALL KINDS.
Cjy- Leave orders at my Wood and Coal Offlco.
rpnE CITY NATNOAL BANK '
W. P. HALLIDAY, Prtsi't'iit.
0. L. HALLIDAY, Vice-President.
TH03. W. HALLIDAY, Cashier,
S.STAATSTATLOK, W. r. H4I.UI)AY,
BIXBT L. OAtXrU4T, B. H. CfKMNHA.
. U. (TIUJABSOH, STKPUBH HIUD,
a. a. CAMusa.
Eicbariffe, Coin and United State Bonda
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Deposttsrec.elved and a fenernl banking tninsB
STOVES AND TINWARE.
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLES1
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SHEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONS TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STREET,
Cairo. - Illinois
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. ,
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIKU & CO.,
Cor. Nineteenth street ) Pi!iA Til
Commercial Avcnno I VIUU. llli
M. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Zincs, and Colors,
No. 52 Fourl Street, NEW YORK.
Our Liquid Paints ore reudv for Immediate use on
opening the piukntres. no oil, spirits of turpetitluu
or dryers being required,
Purity. We guurnnteo their absolute purity and
their freedom from burytes, clay, alkalis, water,
benzine, soup and other articles which are used to
adulterate liquid paints.
Covering Capacity. They weigh (lflceu to six
teen pounds to the gallon, and will cover better
and more surface than any chemical mints or those
contulnlng bnrytes or clay, us these add weight
Permanency of Color Orout care ha been taken
tn teler.ting color for tinting, and we use only per
manent colors, consequently our tints do not fade.
Convenletec "-Any one who can use a paint
brush can apply these paints, and being ready for
lis", there Is no waste or excess of material, as Is
tbu easo often when lend, oil and turpentine havo
to tin purchased. The colors can always be exactly
matched and there Is 11 in'rc-Miy of having two or
three shades on tho same building, as is often the
case when tints are mude experimentally.
Our Pure Liquid Pulnls ure put up lu smull cans
from 1 to ,S lbs,, and also by the gullon, tn puckagw
fiom runs of yt, 1, ll, 'i and IS giillv, to kep; of Id, 15
and liCi galls., and hbls. of 4A calls.
Sample '.'uhIs and "i'cu Lists mailed to any ad
dress. . iiovliidiim.
G. M. ALDEN,
rori tub lAi.oor
Hay, Grain and
Room No. 1, op stairs in Culil'i Building,
No. HO Ohio Loveo.
teal Fruit Flavors,
Prepared from the choicest
Fruits, without coloring, poison
ok.i oils, atldi, or artificial
Essences. Always uniform in
ntrength,-without ana adnltra
lions or impurities. J lave gained
their reputation from their per
fect purity, superior strength
and quality. Admitted by all
"t ho have used them as the most
delicate, grateful and natural
flavor for cakes, puddings,
Ma n ufact u red by
STEELE & PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Makers of Lnpulia Yeast Gems,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder,
and Dr. Price's Unlqna Perfumes.
We make no second grade goods.
fbe Bettiu Gilbert came down from Me
tropolis yesterday with a tug hull in tow
for the St. Louis railway transportation
company. Tho tug ia to have two 20x18
inch cylinders, and will draw 9 feet.
The Sam Roberta will be up to-day with
a tow of empties and one loaded barge
lumber for St. Louis. The Roberts will
proceed up the Ohio.)
Tho Ste. Genevieve had a light trip from
St. Louis for Memphis. Mrs. Mascngale,
wife of the first clerk, is making the round
trip. The Ste. Genevieve will be up again
The Grand Tower had 200 bales cotton
from Memphis for Cairo, and big trip cot
ton seed for St. Louis. The Grand Tower
was twelve hours late on account of big
trip. Sh will be out Friday night for
The new City of New Orleans passed up
to Bt. Louis last night from New Orleans
with a big up trip. She follows the Scud
der out of St. Louis for New Orleans.
The City of Helena passed up to St.
Louis yesterday nioruing with a light trip
on account of the holidays. She returns
south again Saturday night.
The Delle Memphis came out from St.
Louis last night with light trip for Vicks
burg. She made some additions here.
The big Golden City came down froin
Cincinnati last night with a good trip of
freight and full of passengers. She made
some additions here and left for New Or
leans. The Cons. Millar passed down to Mom
phis last uight with good trip from Cin
cinnati. The Silverthorn will b hero to-day from
Tiptonville. She has re-entered tho Tipton
ville it Cairo trade to stay; the report that
she was laid up was uistakeo. Captain
Turner says ho has no intention to lay up.
The littio tug, formerly tho Wanderer
that Dan Rice used as an advertising and
advance boat, Iiqb been remolded and re
painted by W. S. Humblcton, and will enter
the Mound City & Cainf trade as a passen
ger packet. She is to bo called the "A. B.
. The tug Waif lini quit and gone to Ta
dueith. Tho John A. Seudder in the rext boat
duu from St. Louis for New Orleans In the
Anchor line. She left last night.
Tho Port Eads is duo up from New Or
ients with u big tow of empties for St. Louis.
She will lay up for tho present.
Onilty of Wrong-.
Smno peoplu have a fashion of confusing
excellent remedies with the largo mass of
"patent medicines," and In this they are
gui ty of wrong. There are some adver
tised remedies fully worth all that is asked
for them, and one at least we know of-Uop
ItitU'rs. The writer has had ocu&sionto
use thu Bitters in just such a climate as wo
have most of tho year In Bay City, and has
ahays found them to bo first -class and re
liable doing all that is claimed for them.
"My Bock Aches So, '
and I feel miserable," said a hard working
man. The doctor questioned him and
found that ho had been habitually costive
for yearH, that now his kidneys were dis
ordered nnd his wholo system dorangod.
Kidney-Wort was rccommendod and faith
fully taken and in a short time every
troublo was removed. The cleansing and
tonic power of this medicine on tho bowels
and kidneys is wonderful. Congregation
I've sat at her foot by the hour
In the properly worshipful ways
I've carrliHl her iiinny a flower;
I've read U ber many a lay:
Social battles with frlt'nd ami with lover
For her suke I olU;n have wHged ;
And now, from ber lips, I dtucover
That she oh I that ttbo is uutritKed.
One season wo lod in tho Gorman,
Andono we were partnera at whist,
On Huiiduya we beard tho wine sermon,
The opera, never once miasod;
We were (rouernllv winners at lonnls,
Our skill at the target we frtiiigfd,
Ilut h difference between now undUien Is,
.. For now she for now she's engaged.
I havo carried her parusol oVr her.
When we strolled In thedefp-had d grove;
Whole minutes I've dullled before her,
Assisting to button her glove;
As she sprang to the siuldlo my fingers
Her woe feet a moment bnvu cajf;d,
And the thrill In mypulses still llnirers,
rpu- , 1. . ... . l .... .:
iiiouku now sou uiiMigu now sne sengugeo.
Lwioa she ever live over, I wonder,
Tho nlifht that wo stit In the eove,
Ono shawl wrapped alxmt on, while thunder
And windstorms 11ml b'lil mired above?
How, trembling, she hid her white face on
My shoulder, uud how I iiHHiniKcd
Her fears by the story of Juson
IXhjs she thluk of all that when engaged? '
On my whIIs hanir her many mementoes;
That eiuhiilntl she sketched me in Home;
It was ut ter my camp-lire she sent those
Hilk slippers to welcomo me home;
tut letters she sent mo ut college
In a hook nil ussorled nnd paged
How delightful toreudwith the knowledgo
That nuvr she yes, now she's enguged.
I am goinir toeall there tn-mnrmw:
In her Jiiy nhf will gret her old friend
Without even shadow of sorrow
That the lrlendKhlp hint eoino Ij un end;
And close ill my arms I will fold her,
No mutter for papa enniged;
Shall his wrath t'mm me longer withhold her
When to iuu 'tis to me she's engaged
LOST IN A MINE
Two Thou itnd 1'i et ISelow the huuf.iee.
'All hci, sir."
We dropped fiftoen hundred foet, and
stood breathless on the hot underground
station, blinking at tho lights by which
the miners worked; but (inly for a mo
ment, for wo woro going down to the
2,000-foot level, below which tlio mine
hud been drained twenty-live foot So
wo clambered into tho '"giraffe." tho
clumsy contrivance which curried rook
and minors up and down the iuclino
shaft The incline had boon run dow n
to the 2, -100-foot level, but now nearly
four hundred feet was thioded. The
foreman gave a long, nlow, steady pull
on the signal rope, and the engineer on
tho purfaco lowered us to tho 2,000-foot
"Wo go along this lateral drift some
distance," said the foreman, "beforo
we striko that oast cross-cut you want
to examine. It will bo hard traveling,
as t ho wator has left a slippery sediment
on tho floor of all tho passages, and
timbers havo fallen across tho drifts
and cros-cuts in many places. Follow
mo close, because this level was honey
combed with prospect drifts in every
direction when it was first opened, and
it's an easy ami a bad level, too, to got
I needed no caution to keep close
to my guide, for 1 was already nervous,
I freely admit Tho sights about the
incline level were calculi led to impress,
or perhaps I should saj, depress, any
one. The level had loi.g been sub
merged, and tho water had left tho
great timbers swollen and disiortod in
to fantastic shapes. The nearly naked
miners were battling hard to keep the
headway niado on tho hot Hood, which
the Jarring, ponderous pnrup was lifting
day and mglit in .an unouuing stream
to the surface.
The water stood in the iuclino about
twenty-five fc .1 i.. '.v.w tho station. A
gang of miners, leaving tho cooling
room on the station, would eo carefully
down tho incline to the water's edge,
while tho gimg they relieved would
come up, dripping with perspiration,
and rush to tho cooling-room for a re
viving breath of fresh air, forced down
from the surface. Tho gang which
wont down traveled carefully, I say,
for tho night before ono unfortunato
man missed his footing and fell into the
water. Ho was taken out in a moment,
scalded to deutli.
As near tho waler as they could work
tho men extended the fresh air and wa
ter pipes and the compressed air pipo;
laid tlio track on which the giraffe was
to run, repaired the iuclino timbers,
and cleared the inc'ino of rubbish nnd
sediment. They worked for a few min
utes, and then came back to tho cool-ing-rooin,
to bo replaced by a fresh,
gang. Such is the character of work in
tho depths of tho Conistoclc Hooded
mines, whoro tho solid rock offers tho
least resistance to the reach for gold,
when compared to tho hot, stilling air
and hotter Hoods.
1 followod my guide along the drift,
in which progress was made slow by
pools of water, misplaced timbers and
mud. Wo traveled on in silence, I
keeping as close to him us I could until
ono of tho big brogans I woro was held
so fast in tho mud that I left it imbed
ded there in lifting my foot.
"Hold on till 1 lix my shoo,1 I said;
aud slicking my dirk-like candlestick
in a timber, 1 lishod out tho shoo and
fiislonud it 611 my foot, after some time
"Tlds wouldn't make good barefoot
traveling," I said, and took my candle
stick in my hand ngaln.
I received 110 reply.
"Hello, foreman!" I snid In a louder
voice. I was conscious of an uuoasy
feeling us 1 neered Into tho blackness of
the drift both ways and saw no light. I
wns uneasy becauso I realized that I did
not know which way we had come or
which way wo hud been going. In
stooping down t fasten my shoe I had
become turned around Homo way, nnd,
unfortunately, had drawn my candle
stick from the side timber before my
uncertainty of mind had occurred.
"Hollo! hello!" I cried; but tho only
answer was the dismal dripping of the
water in tho darkness, and a sound as
though tho uneasy spirits of a host of
gnomes wore crying out in torturu and
anguish at their dreadful confinement.
Although my heart beat fast at the aw
ful sound, I knew it wits the noises
maflo by tho mysterious forco that
wells the ground and etushes and splint
ers rjdghiy timbers in all tho doop Uon
W :'.:! i :'V.v,'.
stock mines. "Hello I hello I hello P I
called again, but no human sound an
swered my cry. "Well," I thought, "I
will travel along, and must find the
foreman, or return to the station." So,
holding my candle far in advance, I
I was not surprised that I could not
sco the lights on the station we had left,
for I knew the drift I was in had a slight
curve toward the east, although its gen
eral direction was north and south. The
curve had been necessary in order to
effect a connection it was intended to
make with a drift on .the same level of
another mine. The foreman had eith
er gone far enough along the drift to be
carried out of sight by tne curve, or he
had turned to the east cross-cut, where
he would certainly wait as soon as he
discovered my absence. I half groped
my slow way along, for my candle was
burning blue and Tow omenously low,
it suddenly flashed upon me, as I re
called a well-known miner's warning:
"Where a candle won't burn a miner
A FRIGHTFUL FALL.
J knew the explanation well enough
to I hi the unusually small proportion oi
oxygen in the atmosphere, and I knew,
too, that my flickering and bluo-burn-ing
candle wits the only warning I would
have, as asphyxiation under the circum
stances, would b) painless. Startled,
then, by this sudden, dreadful thought,
I turned hurriedly to the right, when 1
felt an opening, which I supposod must
be the drift I was looking for. I made ,
one quick step, but on to nothing! In
stinctively I tnrcw out both hands, and
grasped a repo they came into contact
with. There was a wliirl, a rattling of
loosened rocks, and I folt myself plunge
down into stifling, utter darkness. ,
Clinging desperately with arms and
les to the rope, I folt myself stopped
with a sudden jerk, and slowly turn
round and round as the long unused
rope twisted and unwound under the
strain of my w eight I realized my aw
ful position; I knew I had stepped into
tho mouth of a winze a shaft sunk
from an underground level had caught
hold of the windlass rope, which hart
been only partly wound up, and was
suspended over the hot water below,
"Would the water-soaked ropo bear
me? Would mv strength last mo in
that vitiated air? Eveu if it did, could
1 climb to tho top?" So near to an aw
ful death; knowing, if the rope held,
that my only chance for life was by tho .
most judicious use of my strength, the
tremendous necessity 0! tho occasion
forced my mind into perfect calmness.
Twisting the rorie around my arms
and one leg, I carefully folt with one
foot, and found that the winze was not
more than four feet in diameter and un
timbered. Fastening my hands into
tho very fibres of the swollen rope, I
braced my foet against the sides of the
winze, and lifted myself slowly upward,
carefully raising my hands, one a time,
for a higher hold. Again I braced my
feet, and again exerted ' my ebbing
fctrength for another advance toward
life and from the horrid death in the
hot, black wator below. A treacherous
loose rock, on which my riarht foot rest
ed, gave way just as I had released one
hand to extend it upwarjL I fell with
a jar that wrenched eveiy joint in my
body, but did not lose my despernte
grip on the rope. The big brogans I
wore were Jostled from my feet, and for
tho first time I shuddered, for I knew
by the sound us they splashed below
that I was not over five feet from the
water, and so had twenty feet to climb.
Again I braced my feet against the
winze. The rocks were rough and hot,
ami cut and burned my feet; but for
that I cared not, as I found that with
out shoos I conld find a bettor foothold,
and make better progress.
Slowly, seemingly an ago between
each advance, feeling my hands swell,
and knowing that each second my grasp
was loss secure, I worked myself up;
but at last I felt that the lifeless air and
the terrible physical strain had so ex
hausted me that even for life, that
seemed so doar then, and which might
bo saved bv one more effort, I could not
make it. My arms and legs ached, ns
nuivt those of the victim on tho rack;
in tho black darkness I seemed to see
blinding flashes of fire, and the blood .
was surging through my head with a
For the moment, I had no idoa that I
conld ever make another effort; yot I
did not let go the rope, but twined my
limbs around it all the more tightly.
Although absolutely hopeless, my mind
revolted in ghasily horror from the
thought of the fast approaching moment
when my relaxing muscles should cease
to support me, and alone in the silent
darkness, 1 should drop holplessly Into
the deep water of that black, deserted
hole. Aimlessly, almost, I stretched
nut ono arm, and my heart gave a great
bound when' I found that I could not
touch tho sides. I knew iy head must
be above the top o f the winze I Cau
tiously, yet trembling with hope and
excitement I extended my arm around
until I felt the wooden framework sup
porting the windlass. 1 drew myself,
slill hanging to the rope, toward the
frame, wound one arm and then tho
other around one of the upright sup
ports, and carefully disentangled my ,
legs from the rope, put all the last des
perato strength revived hope had given
me into one supremo effort, and fainted
as I felt myself lying safe on the rocky
floor by the side of the mouth of the
When I recovered my sensos I found
tho foreman nnd two miners "standing
over mo. "You got out of this just lu
time," said the foreman, "for it was the
sound of that falling windlass that at
tracted our nttontiou." . Hy the lights
which they bad brought I saw that in .
saving myself I had toppled down the
windlass. It had crashed down the
winze ns I had fallen sufo to one tide.
Han Francisco Vail.
S 111 11
No sweilof tho period in New York it
full-fledged now, unless he has a scarf
pin for every day In th wook. 4 ;.
The total disbursements of the teutb i '
census have thus fwr been f3,8i
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