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DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN
CAIRO. ILLINOIS. SATURDAY, MOBNING, JANUARY 28, 1882.
Circuit Clerk A. H. Irvlu.
County JudoH. B Yocura.
County Clerk H.J. Hurnm.
(.'nutty Attorney -J M. Dumron.
County Treasurer Mile W. I'arker.
Sheriff John Hodges.
Coroner II. Fitzgerald
County Comtnleslunora T, W. Halllday, J. A.
Oilibs and Peter Saep.
M uyor N . ft. Tliistlewod.
Tn-urf T J . Ki.Tih.
(.M.;rk btUniB. J, ruley.
Counselor--Wm. B. Gilbert,
lUrshal-L. II. Meyers,
Attorney WlUlain Hendricks.
UOAUD or AUJIHIIKM,
first Ward Peter Bann. T. M. Klmurouirh.
HwmA Ward-Jt Uinkle.O. N. Utiles.
Third Ward B. K, Blake, John Wood.
Kourtli W aril--Ctiarlus O. Patler, Adolpta 8wo-
"'Klfth Ward-T. W. Halllday, Ernest B. Petttt.
CAIKOBAPTIST.-Oorner Tenth and Poplar
J ncMi prMcMM ttrrtaad tWrd Sundays In
each mouth. 11 A. m. and 7:30 D. ! pryr .
7:30 P" AT UKst ". "tor'0
CHURCH or THE KEDBEMBR-(Eplcopal)
Fourteenth slreet; Sunday T30. m .. ih.iy
KuebMlut; . ro.. Sunday school 10 .13 a .m.,
Momln? prayers; 8:iP. ra.,eTDlng irayeri. F.
V. Pavenuort, 8. T. B. Bacfc-r.
YJMHST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHOHCII.-.
F VrvuchinK a' 0: n... p. tn., and 7:80 p. m.
K.bltb Kboot 7:30 p. a Uev. T. 3. Shores,
IrTnEHAN-TMrtecnlh street; services BaV
j lmtbl: am-i Sunday school p.m. Ev.
METHODlST-Cor. E!Khtb and Walnnt streets,
Prcacbli. Sabbath ,,1:W. m. and 7 P-m.
Hnnday school at 8;UU p n. Kev. J. A. bur roll.
THHSI1YTKHIAN Blifbth street: P!" '
1 s.bUtti at 11 :W a. m. and 7:30 p. m. sprayer
i.Unp wXiu t T:p..; Hnnday School
At S p. m. lte B. V. George, pastor.
CT. 40SKPII SiKomao Catholic) Corner 'Cross
55 and Walnut streets; services Sabbath 10.30 a.
m. ; Sunday School at p. tn. ; V esuera 3 p.ia. ; ser
nc every day at 8a.ro. Key. O'Uara, Priest.
ST I'ATKlCK'tMKoman Cuttolic) Corner Ninth
street and Washington avenue; aerjlces fab
oath 8 and 10 a. m. ; Vespers t p. m.; Sunday School
i p. m. service avery day at s a-m. Ret. Miteterwu
' &. E. TIME CAKD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL K. P..
Mall.... S:15 tMaII ..4. A a.m
Mrcoin'datlon.lMOa m K xnress
tExjirtee 4:iJ p m I AccuidatloB..4.( p m
MISS CENTRAL K. H.
tMatl 4;:a.mtMall ,,V-
tExpreea 10:15a in tKxpreiia 11. a m
C. i ST. L. R. R. (Narrow Gauss.)
ExpreM 8:i a.m I Eprw-i.. ...... ; P-
Accm'dtlon. 1: p.m Acc.Mn'datoln U.JO p.m
ST L.. I.M. AS. U.K.
rEKpra U:anP.m I Exprc......- 5 p m
Accom oanon. ;JUp m tAccom'datlon.ll a.m
wabasii. st. torw .Mtinc b-y CO
Mall 5:(l0".ro eMail Bx.... 9.39 p.m
Daily except Sunday, t Dally.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
The Onlv Line Running
q DAILY TRAINS
0 Ii?om Cairo,
Makino Direct Connection
Trains Liv Ciw:
3:1 0 una. Mall.
Arrlvinirln St. LonU 9M a.m.: Chicago, 8:30 p.m.;
Conni'CtiiiK at Odin and Kltlnpham for tlncln
nail, Loulavllle, ludlanapolw and polnti Bast,
11:10 ti-m. at. IoiiiB itnd Western
Arriving in St. Lont7:05 p. m., and connecting
for ail points Went.
4:iJO p.m. l"'iieit Kxpream.
JorSt. Louia and CbkAt, arrlvins at St. Loula
10:40p.m. , and Chicago 7 :20 a.m.
4:VJ p .m. Cincinnati Kxpreaid.
Arrlvlnff at Clncinnnti 7:00 a.m.; Louiavllle 7:20
a m.; lndlanajMillr- 4:00 a.m. VaMrnReni by
tbn train reach the above point 1SJ to 36
UuVKS In advance of any other route.
rtThp4:tf p. m. expreM has PULLMAN
m'k'BPINOCAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
chantjea, and through ileopera to St. Lonl and
Fast Time "East.
n,,,,,,,,. (-.0 by thin lino no through to F.ant.
1 aSSCIlt?0rS ura points without any delay
eaueed by Sunday lutervunlnif. The Saturday after
noon train frnoi Cairo arrive in new Yo'k Monday
nornlnn at lo:!5. Tlilrty-il houraln advanceof
VfForVlirmiKh tlckflK and rurther Information,
apply at llltnol Central Railroad 1i;' ;
JAB JOHNSON. J. H. JOBH,
J AB" (Jon Sonthirn Aunt Tlcbot ARent.
A. II. HANSON, Wen. Pk. Alient. ChlcaRO
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUTE.
TRAIN LEAV1 0A1HO,
Arkancas undToxa Kxpron 11:80 p.m. Dally
ticket oOlco: . WObto Ijjw.. UKNi A(jonti
Q.E0RQE H. LEACH, M. D.
Phvsiciau and Surgeon,
Special atti'Dllon paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of Kiirntcal dloaau, and dliuaici of womoa
O'llcu: Ou Uth itroet, oppodto tho Tott Offluo,
J-R, W. 0. JOCELYN,
OFFICE Klhth Street, near Oomtcerclal Avonno
PR. E. W. WHITLOCK, J"
Duntal Surgeon. .
Orntix No. ls Oommorolal Avunua, between
Kgbthand Ninth Htreeu ,
,.;! ' " ' ' V ' :
Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
F. BttOSH, Preeldunt. . P. NEFF, VlceProi'nt
U. WELLS, Caehtur! t'. J. Kurt'h, An'l cub
F. Bro.a . Cairo I William Rluce..'. Cairo
Peter Ncff William Wolf.... "
C.M oterlob " I fi, (. J'atler. ...... "
E. A. liudur " I If. Well
J. Y. Clcm.otCaledonia.
A GESERAL BANK Wl BUSINESS DONE.
Exchange "old and bought. Inttreet paid In
the Havliiija Department. Collecllona made and
all btulnesi promptly attended to.
Q W. WHEELER,
Summer Wood and Kindling
constantly on hand
At Seventy-five cents per load.
Stavo Trim mines
At one dollar per load.
The "trlmmtnKt"are coarne ebavlniff and make
the beet tuminer wood for cooking pnrpoeea ar well
m the cheapen ever old in Cairo. For lack
pmllb't Use iniutttoK ttre. they are nnequdlled
Lear yuqr ordn at the Tenth street wood yard
03 q m
T5 J? -5
o -5 c
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE fesd STATES.
On and after Monday. Jane 7th, and until turther
notico tbefonybott willmake trlpa ae follows:
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:30. in. 11 a. m.
8:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p. in..
4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8;00p.m,
2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 8 p.tn
CAIRO AND NEW MADB1D PACKET.
,T0 NEW JIADI1ID.
W. J. TURNER, Master.
'LEM. DILL, Work.
Leaves Cairo for New Madrid and way points
every Tnemlay, Thurday and Saturday at S p, m.
Returning Innvu New Madrid Wednesday, Friday,
and Monday at 7a.m.
For froluht or poSBic apply to
A Now and uompioto Hol.uI, frontlntt on Lovoo
Socoud and Railroad Htniots,
Tb PaKfeiiRor D'-pnt of tho Chlcaijo, Bt. Lonle
anr ewOrlooni lllluol Central; Wabanh, Ht.
Lnnl and Paclflc; Iron Mountain and Honthurn,
Molillnand Ohio; Cairo and St. Louis Railways
are all Just across tho strmtt: while tho Steamboat
Landing ts but one square distant, .
This Hntnl Is heated by steam, ha steam
Laundry, llydrimllo, Elevator, Kloctrlc Call Bulls,
Automatic Flra-Alarms, Baths, absolutely pure air,
portoct sewerage and wimplete apMnlments.
Hunorb fiiruishlnK; perfect service; audanun.
oxcello table. , (
1. P. PAZlXtttU Ao OO. jLetmeem
s VARIETY STORE.
NEW YORK STORE,
WHOLESALE AD RETAIL. "
The Largest Variety Stock
IX TIIK CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PATIER & CO..
Cor. Nineteenth street 1 Cstlvfi Til
Commercial Avenue vttUUf All.
STOVES AND TINWARE.
gTOVES! STOVES 1!
ALL SORTS, SIZES AND STYLE i1
D AVI D SON'S
Manufacturer ot and Dealer in
TIN, COPPER & SIIEET-IRON WARE
ALL KINDS Or JOWOKK DONF TO ORDER.
NO. 27 EIGHTH STOEET,
COAL, V.'OCD ICE.
P M. WAIir.
WOOD, COAL and ICE,
by the Ton or Car Load, delivered In any part of the
WOOD OF ALL KINDS.
y Leave orders at my Wood and Coal Office.
ypL M. BAXTER & CO.,
PURE LIQUID PAINTS, WHITE LEAD
Zincs, and Colors,
No. 52 Pearl Street, - SEW YORK.
Our Liquid Paints are ready for immediate use on
opening the packages, no oil, spirits of turpentine
or dryers being required,
Parity. We guarantee their absolute purity and
their freedom from barytes, clay, alkalis, water,
benaine, soap and other articles which are used to
adulterate liquid paints.
Covering Capacity. They weigh flfleon to six
teen pounds to the gallon, and will cover better
and more surface than any chemical paints or those
containing bar) tea or clay, as these add weight
Permanency of Color Great care has been taken
In selecting colors for tinting, and wo uso only P'T
mauent colors, consequently onr tints do not fade.
Conveuler.ce. Any one who can uko a paint
brush can apply theso paints, and being ready for
nse, there Is no waste or excess of material, as Is
the case Often when lead, oil and turpentine bavo
to be purchased- Tho colors can always be exactly
matched and there Is on neceeclty of having two or
thru shades on the same building, m ts often the
care when tints are made experimentally.
Our Puro Liquid Paints are put up in small cans
from 1 to 5 lbs., and also by the gallon, tn packages
from cans of 1,2, 8 and 6 galls., to kegs of 10, 15
and 25 galls., and bbls. of 45 calls.
Sample Owrisand niH:e Lists mallod to any ad.
J JASTER'S SALE.
State of IUIuols, ) Circuit Conrt of said
Vss county. December
County of Alexander Special Term A. D. 1881.
Kate Conners, Mary Scab 111 and the unknown
heirs of Michael (iauley, deceased.
Bill In Chancery for partition.
Public notice Is beMby given, that, in pursuance
of a decree made and entered by said court In the
above entitled cause, on the iilat day of Jauuary,
A. D. 18..', I, Alex. II. Irvln, master In chancery
ol tho said circuit court, will on Tuesday,
tho 14th day of February, lit-S, at the hour of U
o'clock In the foreuoon, at the southwesterly doer
of the court house, 111 tho city ol Cairo, county of
Alexander, and stato of Illinois, sell at public auc
tion, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, all
and siugnlar, the following described premises and
real estate In said decreo mentioned, situate in the
county of Alexander aw1 sinte of llltnol, to satiety
said decreo, to-wit: Lot numbered Seventeen (17)
In block numbered Stxty-slx (Hi) ns known and
designated on tho recorded map or plat of sitld
Dated, Cairo, III., January 83d, 188-3
Master In Chancery of the Circuit Court of Alex
Jno. M. Lansdbm, Complainant's Solicitor.
State of Illinois, I Circuit court of Alexan
County of Alexander dor county.
December Special Term, A . D. 1H83.
James tl. Muluuliey.
Ambrose Elklns, Dolltha Klktns and Goorgn
Rill In Chancery to Porooloso Mortgage.
Public notice is hereby given, that, In pursuanco
of a decree mado and enured by said court In
the above ent itled cause, on the 8th day of Decem
ber, A. D, 1W1, I Alexander II. Irvln, master In
chancery of the said circuit court will,
on Tuesday, tho 14th day of February, 18M), at the
hour of 11 o'clock In the forenoon, at the south
westerly door of the court house, In tho city of
Cairo, county or Alexander and Stato of Illinos,
sol! at public auction, to tho highest bidder, for
cash, all and lingular, the following duscrlhed
premises and real estate In said decreo meutlonud.
situate lu the county of Alexander and statu of
Illinois, or so much thoreuf as shall be sufficient to
satisfy said decree, to-wlt: Part of the south
balfof the eorthwest quarter of section Five (ft) In
township Sixteen (Ittjioulh, and In ran go Two (9)
wont of of tho third principle mnnd'au contalnlni
forty-flvo and fifty one hundredth acres, more, or
Dated January 2Sd, 18R3.
ALEX. H. IRVIN,
Master In Chancery of the Circuit Court of Alox-
auder County. -V i' ..
Datis T, Limiiqai, ConiptaliStit'a Solicitor. , , :
IHitle other Baking l'owders
are largely adulterated with
Alum and other hurtful drugs,
has been Icept unchanged in all
its original purity and ntreiigth.
Hie best evidence of its safety
and tiffctlvniem U the fact of its
having received the highest tantl
inonhils from the most eminent
chemists in the United States,
who have analyzed it, from its
introduction to the present time.
Hi ere are no powders that bear
higher rhetniral tests, nor any
that show so good results by the
TEST OF THE OVEN.
It is a pure Fruit Acid Baking
Powder. Made by
STEELE Ss PRICE,
Chicago, 111., and St. Louis, Mo.,
Manufacturer of Lnpnlin Yeast
Gems, Dr. Prioe'e Special Flavoring
Extracts, and Dr. Price V Caique
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH
' Chicago, Jan. 27, 10 A. m.
Pork February, $18.20; March,
Wheat Februury, $1.34; March,
Oats May, 40.
Cuicago, Jan. 27, 13 m.
Pork February, $18.17; March,
Wheat January, ' $ 5 February,
$1.34s March, $1.35.
Corn May, 67 z.
Oats Jauuary 43c; February, 43?bC;
Ciiicaoo, Jan. 27, 1 r. m.
Pork January, $18.15; February,
Wheat January $1.34Jj; February,
Corn January, 61 Jc; February, Olc;
Oats January, 43c; February, 43 c;
New York, Jan. 27, 12 M.
Wheat No. 3 Chicago, $1.32 1.33;
No. 2 Red $1.4701.47 Red Winter
$1.4350; No 2 Mil. $1.40.
Corn-No. 2 7072c;
A PERILOUS ADVENTUEE,
It was past noon when I started for
the homo of my betrothed. Rut my
horse was good, and I roilo hard. I
might be at Trevesy by night-fall.
There was a sprinkle of snow on tho
ground, and a feathery shower fell light
ly around me, of which I thought noth
ing till sunset. . Tho short, dark day
was over at live, and at that hour a
sharp wind sprang up, and tho snow be-
E;an falling thickly. I felt somewhat
ilinded and bewildered by the big Hakes
ever living downwards and onwards and
around me, like a cold, patient army,
whose onslaught could never bo stayed
or driven back.
Si ill I pushed on, though tho poor
beast I rode shook and trembled, ami
strove in his dumb way to reason against
my headstrong will. And now, with
some dismay, I suddenly perceived, by
tho sinking of my horse even to his
llaiikSjin heaped snow, that, bewildered
by tho whiteness, ho and 1 had lost the
road. It was but a rough one at the
liest. for I was in n wild country where
mines were tunny, and men and dwell
ings few. Extricating my poor steed
from the drifted snow wherein he flound
ered, 1 rested him a moment and shout
ed aloud for help. Again and ngain my
cry canio back to me, following on the
wings of tho cohl wind, but no other
sound broke tho deathly stillness of tho
O, for tho saving light in somo chari
table window!. Rut theroswns none
only snow anil darkness, darkness and
snow all around. 1 thought it terrible,
and yet, in a little span of tiino from
this, I would have deemed it paradiso to
bo lying lonely ou tho heaped snow up
on this dreary' moor.
I put my horso to a sharp canter, and
went about a furlong blindly, then
stood still, snorting with terror. I utrnvo
to urge him on, but ho refused to obey '
cither whip or spur. Seeing no reason,
for my horse's fright and stubbornness,
I spurred him sharply, and urged him,
with angry voice, to obedienoo. His
wonderful obstinacy compelled mo at
length to dismount, and with my drawn
sword in my lintul, prepared for hlgli
waynmn or footpad, I dragged him on
wurds by the bridle. - Upon lids ho lutulo
one Irtsty plunge forward, then VI'PH
and at tho samo instant the earth went
from benoath my foot, and I fellfell, I
know not whttherdown, down, into
(ocp darkness unfathoinnblc, loirlhlo as
the great pit. I can scarcely sav wheth-
ler I thought as I fell, yet I knew I was
going to ucatli know I was descending
one of those' unusued shafts that lio on.
many a Cornish moor knew that my
bontw would lio unthought ofiu iU
depths forever. '
liut oven at that instant my flight was
arrested, and I hnng in mid-air, cling
ing by my hands, to what I knew not
It was my sword, wliieli I had forgotten
that I held. I5y a miracle it had thrust
itself, as I fell, between the earth and
the rocks in the side of tho shaft, and
there, jammed fast, it held mo up.
I cannot explain how it occurred I
only know that it was so. As that cry
for mercy escaped my lips, tho mercy
came. My sword caught in the inter
stices of the rock, and I was held up, my
feet dangling over tlo abyas, my hands
clinging to the hilt of my good blade.
It was tirm as a wedge; I could feel
that, in spite of my trembling; yet still
my position was horrible. To remain
thus, to hold on, was torture unuttera
ble; but to yield, even for a moment,
was death. There was no hope of re
lease for hours; there was no possibility
of relief of posture; thero was nothing
but strong endurance and courage to
curry me through. I waited I suffered
It was a night ta rie .of fife. Thft
winds blew and tho snow fell, but the
eoM touched mo not; I had fallen too
deeply in the shaft for that, even if my
tortured blood could have felt it.
Morning broke at hist, and hope grew
with it. At intervals I had called aloud
through all the night, but now, with
scarcely any intermission, I raised my
voice in erics for if elp. I did this till
weariness stopped me; then I rested,
in agonized hope of a voice in reply.
There was none. No sound reached me.
I was in my grave alone. I called
again, ngam,. again
1 husbanded my
w in my breath, and shout-
cd with tho strength of despair. Thero
w:w no answer.
Tho sun traveled upwards, and I
knew it was high noon, though to mo
tho stars were visible likewise; yet tho
midday rays shone somewhat into tho
shaft, and showed how I hung. The
pit here w;is quite perpendicular; it
sloped hlightly from my feet upwards,
and I had found rest for one foot on a
ledge of tho rock. O, tho ease to my
anguish from this merciful rest! Tears
sprang to my eyes as I thanked God.
Tho sun had shown me that to climb
out of tho pit unaided was impossible,
so I called for help again, and called
till voice failed me. I ceased to cry,
and night fell down again.
As the hours crept on, a kind of mad
ness seized me; phantoms sprang up
from tho pit, and tempted mo to phingo
below; horrible eyes glared on me. liut
worst of all was tho sound of water a
gurgling rill flowing gently in my very
ears, trickling, drop ny drop, in sweet
est music, horribly distinct. Water!
To reach water I would willingly die;
out I knew it was madness, so 1 resisted
the fiery thirst that would have me re
leaso my hold and perish. Water Yes,
there was water at the bottom of tho
shaft, fathoms deep below my feet, but
I could only reach that todie; and thero
was water on tho fair earth, fathoms
above me water I should never seo
I grew dizzy sick blind. I should
have fainted have fallen died; but as
1 loaned my head against tho rock, i
felt as though a cohl, refreshing band
were laid upon it suddenly.
It was witter! It was no madness it
was water. A liny stream trickling
through tho bare wall of rock like dew
from heaven. I held forth my parched
tongue and caught the drops as they
fell; ami us I drank my strength was
ntnewed, ami hope and tho desiro for
life grew warm within mo again. And
yet on this, the second night of my hor
rible imprisonment, I cared not so passionately-
I looked not so eagerly for
succor. My limbs were numbed, my
brain deadened, life was ebbing towards
death; a shadow at times fell over my
eyes, and if I held still to the hilt of my
sword, if my feet sought still the ledge
that rested them, they did it mechani
cully, from habit, and not from hopo.
I think sometimes I was not in my
right mind. I was among greeu lields
jind woods, I wits gathering (lowers, I
'was climbing mountains; and from theso
visions I awoke always to darkness
darkness nbove, around, darkness bo
low, hiding tho abyss that hungered
greedily for my life. Ami no friendly
face, no voice, no footfall near. Not a
step, through all these slow, slow houra.
If a passing peasant through tho day
had lieiird tho lonely cry rising from
tho depths, he had set It down to ghost
or pixy, and passed on his frightened
And now tho night was wearing on,
and no rescue. I could not llvo till
morning I knew that.
My mind wandered again. My moth
er waited for me, I must hurry homo;
but I was bound by a chain in outer
darkness, and I was going to dio. There
was no Christian in all tho land to suc
cor mo I was forgotten and forsaken,
left In tho pit and I would unclasp my
hantb, ami fall and die.
No, I would call again once more.
'Help! help! Mercy I helpl"
As my fainting voico died in tho dark
depth, unit iiulvercd up to tho glimmer
ing sky, I felt hopo die with it, and I
gave up nil thought of life, I turned
my eyes towards my grave below, and
murmured, with parched lins:
"Out of the depths have I cried unto
Thee, O Lord!"
Tho little rill that had saved my life
hitherto trickled on, and its silvery mur
mur, ns it dropped on the rock below,
was tho sole sound that broko the death
ly siloucu around mo.
My prayer was over, and I had not
relinquished my hold. I was stronger
than I had deemed myself, I would
erv out again, "Helpt help! help!"
1 slopped, I listened. A sound was
flouting on tho wind. Coining, going,
joining tho drip, drip, drip of the rill
then dying, then returning. Listening
with my whole bolii, 1 recoynlzotl tho
BOUIld.'. . '! i ' ..;.''. -
Bolls oiujrch bolls chlmo ringing
in the New Year. "O, God, have mercy
on me! have mercy on me!"
Hells ringing in tho New Year bells
chiming in the ears of friends, telling of
sadnoss and of hope bells clashing in
at merry intervals, between music and
laughter, loving kisses, greetings, and
Will no one in my father's house take
pity on mc? Am I missed nowhereP
The bells chime a feasting and gladness,
and I am here hanging between life ami
death. The jaws of the grave are be
neath me, my joints aro broken, and the
bells chime on. Would it not be a good
deed on this New Year's day to save nie?
O, feasters and revellers, hear me!
"Help! help! It is Christmas time!
Help, for Christ's sake, good people!"
The bells lloat nearer, and drown tho
drip of trickling water; and I cry "Help!
help!" saying. "Now will I call till I
die." A lilm grows over my eyes, but
my voice is strong and desperate as I
shout, "Christmas tide! For Christ's
sake, help, good Christians!"
A great light a flash of fire! For a
moment I deem it death; gazing up
ward, I see amid a glare of torches
faces O, they were angels to me!
eagerly peering downward. And closo
by me swings a torch, let down into the
depths. Its light falls on my haggard
face; a great shout rends tho night air.
"lio is here. He is safe. He lives!"
I cannot speak, although my hps
move, and my heart stands still an I see
one, two, three daring men swing them
selves over the abyss miners, used to
dancrcr and in a moment stout nmis
are around me, and I am borne upward,
1 ! I I 1 J j. i f
eaiiiuu geuiiy uko h uium, piuceu an in
stant on my feet, and then laid down
tenderly on the hearth. I am so weary
and faint and worn that I lio with closed
eyes, never striving to say & word of
"Go not so nfar the brink, madam, I
entreat!" I heard a voice cry, sharply.
Then I open my aching lids, and be
tween mo and tho shaft thero kneels a
white figure, between me ami the sky
there bends a whito face, and tears fall
down upon my brow fast and warm. It
was my betrothed, Florian; but even
when she stole her little hand into mine
mine so cramjied and numbed that it
l':ivn no I'eKlw wimp h 1irtnmlii-niwu -inil
lips upon my cheeks, I could not breatha
a word to thank her.
Yet Florian, dear wife, lot ma tell
thee now that from the depths of my
happy heart there roso a hymn of joy,
and 1 understood from that moment
that thou wort mine,. anil lowed my life
to thy love.
Then thy sweet ' lips breathed words
that fell upon my soul like manna
words of tenderness and pity that made
the torture of those slow hours in tho pit
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muij nwuy, no .iinjriujr uiu mis rcwum
seem for my sufferings.
I was carried to Trevesy, and as the
men bore me along, you walking by my
owe, i ihjiixu mem ten mo uno oi my
servants1 fright when my horse returned
home alone, and lfow they came to your
father for tidings of me. Then they
whispered of the painful search through
the day and night, tho trucking of my
horse's hoofs upon tho snow, and the
story of the scored peasant, who all
night long had heard the cry of tortured
ghosts issuing from tho earth. And tho
story seized upon my Florian1 s heart
with deadly fear, and turning back upon
the black moor, she tracked tho hoof
marks till they stopped upon tho brink
of the old, forgotten shaft, the shaft of
tho worked-out mine, well named tho
Great Wheal Mercy.
There was I found and saved by her I
had loved so long. And, dearest, as I
slowly came back to lifo on that New
Year s morning, and falutly whispered
to you of my long love, my patient si
lence, my pent-up sorrow, you, in your
rrrimf. nllv ftlinb!nv f9 mr u,,irit,,v iri
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tho shafts, poured out all your maiden
heart. And your loving words, my .
Florian, were sweeter to me than evert
tho trickling spring had been in tho
Great Wheal Mercy.
So in a month you were my wife, and
now I sit by a happy hearth; and look
ing down on tho happy faces of wife
ami child, I thank God for that crown
ing mercy, thy love, dear one, which
saved mo on New Year's day from a
dreadful death in the shaft of tho Groat ,
Tho Columbia fS. C.,) Register, tolls
of a colored man living ten miles below
that city who has purchased a farm, for
which ho paid 3,000 cash. He started
out without a dollar five years ago, and
now estimates his property at 8,000.
He ascribes his great success, in iv large
measure, to the fact that he has always
eschewed tho lien business.
Gurley Glvos it Away.
George Gurley, a conductor on the ,
Cincinnati Southern, tells the following
to the Chattanooga Times:
"When wo reached Washington, my
captain, R. Abbott, came to me and
asked me if I wished to join an expedi
tion tr. make some money. I conferred
with General Vaughn, who was a per
sonal friend of my father, and who had
obown a kindly interest in mo, and he
advised me not to join them, and I
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nuviiiuii inn nutiiu. x never our uiiy
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iiiorn in j iiimiil hint in nr.. mil Know
.Will lA Ilia f'lllg' TV IIU i;i7UIll!Ullll.7!4
him, and am sntlslled they robbed a
wagon train near Washington of about
$300,000, and I have every reason to
bolievo that this Is the missing coin of
whluh so much is said at present Ono
of these men, whose name is Stovens,
got $60,000 as his share, and tho other
three, whoso names aro Thomas, father
and two sons, Jim and Albert, got a
largo share. Stephens gave his mother,
who lived in Monroo-county, East Ten-
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pcclally charged her to reveal it to no
ono. By some moans Thomas and his t
sons learned mat Mho nad the money, ana ,
forged an order for it; she, knowing
that her son and. they had been friends
ttiftttvi ' rv ek t A ikilfll flirt fMiiTwiW mttA ttuitf '.
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at oneo loft tho country. 1 have since
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