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BOUND TO THE HILLS.
BY WILLIAM HENRY BADGER.
Well, yes. We're walking
Fard'ner, dry np ; why shouldn't he be told T
Toward them there monntuu after that there gold.
Mo hbo in toibinp ;
It has got to be. And I'd uncommonly like to see
Uncle Samw troopers stop my pard and me.
"Yankee dragoons," Bays you, "will do their
With gold for booty.
Knowing what Congressmen have done for gain,
Are common soldiers likely to abstain t
I look for them, sir, to desert.
Bnt aa for fear that well get hurt
By anything that they will do to stop ns.
We run no risk unless them Hedslina " drop " us.
Always acknowledged that the soil was theirs t
Come, now, you're colleged it ;
Which of them early pioneers acknowledged it?
Bought it like honest men, time and again 7
Paid for it J When? Who did? riot Perm!
Yes, there you're right He was about the best
Fard'ner, your flask. Here's heaven help the rest
Should this Republic let that treasure lay ?
Hey? All that money just to be sublime?
Nary time 1
If glory came, sounded from Europe's trump of
Till all creation had to stop its ear;
For that there whistle we should pay too dear.
Treaties be Mowed!
I'd like to see the parchment that win hold there.
We'd not have made no treaty if we'd knowed
About the gold there !
And now we're found it, leastways will, next season.
The land rererts that's law : it stands to reason.
You buy my farm, suppose. Why, every pettifogger
If you find coal where I found only heather
Of course I get back land and coal togethor.
Mot law ? Yes tu. You mind your bix !
Well, what if taint? Them Redskins aint no
Bo dont talk treaties when we're talking dollars.
How? Judgments sent upon the country? We
Mypsrd and me by then will be
. Mabobs in Paris I should say Par-res.
Bo, as you say, God's scourges may
Scourge you, but we shall wisely keep away
From War or Famine
Or Plagne ; besides, that's gammon.
Haint we give back well-nigh upon the whole,
Freedom and rights and such, of what was stole
From them there darks to quite a smart amount ?
And yon think Heaven cant balance an account ?
Besides, them Bedskins always was perfid'jus.
Just dont you fear.
I'm one that likes to read my title clear.
80 I've about ciphered tins here thing out.
What them there Sioux hare got to do
Is just to take a trip across the border,
And get extinguished, after law and order.
If that dont right 'em, laws are not made to suit
Iidnt Washington fight 'cm and Where's a better
man than him?
This theme is one a patriot soul expands on.
Bir, this great nation owes it to civilization
To take whatever it can lay its hands on.
There again isn't it plain ?
What if them hills belonged, well say, to Spain ?
But now if there's a conflict we shall win it.
I say the ways of Providence is in it.
Cant see it 7 lean. Fm a sqnare man.
Yon said where were ws going ? You've been told.
You go for principle we go for gold.
Go for it strong and also for our country, right or
Which means the same ; so you had better mind it.
The only reason why Uncle Bam wont have that
gold next season
Win be taint there or else U. S. cant find it.
Now, if you're rested,
Psrd, well go on snd get this matter tested.
' Anc lyri Graphic
THE GREAT GOLD SECRET.
I'm a gold digger that's about what I
am. You wouldn't take me for an En
glishman, would you now ? No, nor yet
any one else that knows me ; bnt I am,
How old, about, should von take me
fort "Fifty-five, eh?" Well, they all
guess somewhere near that ; bnt I'm just
thirty-seven last month. I dare say jou
don't believe it ; and perhaps wouldn't
believe it, either, if 1 told you that ail
this wrinkling and turning prey was done
in one week. . Well, it was, and when I
think over it all now,, and think that here
I am, alive after it all, I can hardly be
lieve it myself. Would you like to hear
about it? Well, sit down and make your
self comfortable, and 111 tell you.
It's nine years ago last valentine's
day (I remember all the dates well
enough, I warrant you) that I was at
'Frisco with a Yankee, name of Seth
Hickman. We'd met down in Denver,
and stood by each other in a row that
Happened tnere, and of course tnat drew
us together a bit : and the end of it was,
we agreed to go prospecting together
and snare and snare alike.
Seth was a sharp fellow and knew all
the likeliest spots, and I could do a day's
work with any man in those days, though
I ain't muck to brag on now ; and the
end 01 it was we made a pretty good haul.
When we got to 'Frisco I thought of
nothing but banking some of the stuff
lor a rainy day and having a spree with
the rest, and then starting off again ; but
Seth didn't seem to see it all. I noticed
that he looked serious-like, as if he had
something on his mind, for the first two
days after we got into the town : and on
the second evening, as we were sitting
over our grog, he spoke out :
"Jim, old hoss, I'm a-gwine to tell
yew something that nary soul in creation
knows about but myself ; for if yew
hadn t been some smart with your .Der
ringer when them three skunks went for
me down in Denver they might ha' wrote
' Gone np' over this child ; and no man
ever did seth Hickman a good turn, nor
a bad turn neither, but what he got ce-
coanut for you tit for tit, yew bet yure
hie on that I
"When I was in Africa last vear I
went up country a bit with my rifle, and
thar I happened on an old Indian critter,
as old as George Washington's nurse,
livin' in a hut all by himself among the
spurs o' the Andes, and I camped in his
hut for the night.
" Wal, the aguardiente (whisky) in my
flask war a lee tie tew strong for him, and
lie got reg'lar slewed ; and when his
tongue got loosened by the licker he kirn
out wi' sitch a yarn as whippud every-
1 1 ' Tl 1 1 . 11 1 . 1 1 TT. 1
uiing 111 x rowcuLL ttu uj iilh. ilu uaiu
that when the Peruvian chiefs stampeded
from Cuzco a'ter Fizarro took it, a lot on
'em got up among the mountains, carry
ing thoir gold with 'em, till they kim out
on the plateau 01 I take Trtaca ; and thar,
nndin' the Spaniards close on their trail,
they chucked all the gold into the lake
and skedaddled nobody knows where.
And he said that if anybody took the
trail from his hut, north and by east, till
they hit the southern end of the lake,
and then looked out for a big three-cor
nered rock like a pyramid upside down.
they'd jest got to scoop in the mud of
the lake whar tout rock s shadow fell on
it at sunrise, and they'd find 'miff gold
to buy up all Wall street. New, we ve
got money enough to put that job
through, and if yew feel like tryin' it,
I said "done" at once, and we got our
money together, and slipped down the
coast to Africa as fast as the Pacific
steamer could carry us. The minute we
got there, Seth went off into the nilla to
try and get hold of his old Indian for a
guide, while I hunted about "for work
men for this was a job that needed more
hands than our own. At last I got hold
of two Spaniards two sturdy lellows
they were, and honest enough as Span
iards go and then a Portigee and two
niggers. We weren't long in buying our
stores and working tackle, and by the
time Seth came back with his guide, all
was ready and away we went.
Seth was much too knowing a bird to
let on what his real game was as long as
we were within hail of the town, for if
you say " gold" there only in a whisper
those blessed Gambusinos (gold-finders)
will hear it a hundred miles off. So all
that we told our gang was that we were
going prospecting among the lower
ranges, as lots of fellows did cvory day
but when we wcro past tho old Indian's
hut and well up among the hills, so that
our chaps couldn't easily turn back if
they wanted, he up and told them the
whole story. They were rather taken
aback, as well they might be, for Lake
Titicaca's a good many day's journey to
the nor'east, among some very awkward
mountains and a good tliirteen thousand
feet above the sea, if it's an inch. How
ever, a Spaniard (or any other man, for
. that matter,) will go pretty nearly any
where if he once gets on the scent of
gold ; to our fellows they spoke up
stoutly enough, and said they were ready
to go up to the lake, and down to the
bottom of it into the bargain, after such
a haul as that ; and off we set again.
1 ve seen a good many wonders in my
time, knocking about the world as I've
done ; but anything like that climb up
the Andes I never saw yet. Hocks that
seemed to go up into the very sky,
straight as a plumb-line ; beds of moss
three or four deep, and soft as a velvet
cushion ; trees two hundred feet high,
all one blaze of flowers from top to bot
tom ; leaves big enough to wrap you up
like a blanket ; tree-ferns big as a table
cloth, all ghttering like the finest silver
lace ; humming-birds and monkeys and
parrots, and butterflies as broad as the
palm of your hand ; waterfalls sheer
down over great black precipices a thou
sand feet high ; and far away behind the
everlasting mountains, piled one above
another till they seemed to go right np
to heaven. Among all these enormous
things we eight men, big and strong as
we were, seemed of no more account than
a lot of ants crawling on a blade of grass;
and I think I never felt so small in my
life as I did then.
However, I hadn't much leisure to
think about it at the time, for you can't
expect a iellow to have much of an eye
for scenery when he's hacking his way
through a great cobweb of branches too
thick for the light to get through, with
his boots full of ants and his mouth full
of gnuts, and the damp vapor-bath heat
of the woods melting him away bit by
bit, fifty prickles going into him at
once, a thorn-bush scalping him from
above, and a creeper tripping him up
And so we hammered along, till at last
we worked up to the plateau and saw the
great lake spreading away beforo us as
far as over wo could see. We weren't
long of making out the three-cornered
crag, nor the shadow neither, for it was
just sunrise when we got there, as if o'
purpose for us ; and once we'd made it
out we hardly waited to take breath be
fore we were at it tooth and nan.
Tho first day was a rctrular blank one
till just toward sundown, and then the
Portigee screeched out suddenly that
he'd got something heavy. I helped
him to haul up the pan, and there, sure
enough, was a bar of gold over a foot
long, and pretty nigh as thick as my two
fingers here. At that we all shouted at
once, and went at it harder than ever ;
and I really think our chaps would have
worked all night, but Seth stopped 'em.
He told 'em that the gold wouldn't run
away, and that if they put on too much
steam at first they'd just knock them
selves up before they were half through,
and that tney d better just light a tire and
get dried, and have some supper, and fix
up some kind of shelter against the dew,
and then start fair next morning. And
so they did.
The next day and the next and the
next after that we kept bringing it np in
handfuls gold circlets and chains and
necklaces and ingots without end. But
on the fifth day I found the provisions
getting so low that I was rather scared,
for up here there was no game of any
sort, there being no vegetation at that
height for the game to live on. So we
held a council of war. Our chaps had
got the gold-fever so into their blood by
this time that I verily believe they'd have
kept digging on till they died of hunger;
but Seth and I, who were a little cooler,
talked them over at last. We told 'em
that we'd got enough already to make
us all as rich au Jews ; that we must all
starve if we didn't replenish our stock
somehow ; that ten to one the "find" was
played out (and, indeed, none of ns had
taken a grain all that morning); and that,
in any case, the lake was always there.
and they could come back and try again
whenever they liked. 80, bit by bit, we
worked 'em round, and all started to go
We'd hard work of it the first part of
the way. for our loads were orettv heaw.
and stumbling in and out of the great
rocks was no joke, let alone that the five
days' work had taken it out of us more
than we expected. One of the Spaniards
got a bad fall, and not one of us but had
his bruise to show. But at last we got
over the barren bit and found ourselves
fairly down among the wood again : and
then I began to be jolly, thinking this
was the end of it, Hut it wasn t it was
only the beginning.
One afternoon, when we'd got well
down among the lower ranges, we were
just looking about for a place to camp
(for the Spaniards who had got hurt was
beginning to give up), when one of the
niggers said suddenly
"Senor, man watch us 1"
I looked up, and there, sure enough,
was a man (a savage-looking fellow
enough, but evidently no Indian) watch
ing us from the top of a ridge, a Mttle to
the left. He kept looking after us for a
little while, and then disappeared as if
the earth had swallowed him.
"Don't like that," says Seth, "that
critter s seen that we carry a heavy snag,
and he's gone to tell some of his chums,
you bet !
'When one has found a pumpkin-pie,
He goes and tells the t'others 1'
" I feel like campin' in a strong place
to-night, 1 do 1
And so we did with a deep canon
(gorge) behind us going sheer down
nearly a hundred feet and a thick clump
of trees in our front that made cover,
while beyond it the ground was smooth
and level for a good eighty yards, so
that no living thing could come near ns
without being seen and tired at.
Just as we'd lit our fire, and were be
ginning to cook, we saw first one man
and then another, all we d counted fif
teen in all, come zigzagging in and out
01 tue ousnes, down the lace 01 the oppo
site ridge. They halted just at the edge
of the thicket, and took a look at the
smoke of our fire rising above the trees :
and then two of them ;laid down their
nnes, and were coming" across the clear
ing to us, looking as friendly as they
could, when old Seth shoves his head
through the leaves, and says in Span
"Gentlemen, we're talking over
little business of our own, and wish to
be private, so you 11 oblige us by keep
ing your own side, and we 11 keep ours ;
for we have a way of shooting things
that come too near ns, and we should bo
sorry to lift you by mistake !
Back the two beauties went, looking
as silly as a ha'porth of treacle in a two-
gallon jug, and Seth rubbed his hands
and gave a chuckle.
"They'd got a bottle in each hand,
them two," says he : " they war gwine
to make us slewed, and then clean out
our swag : but they don t fool this child.
no how. Naow, ye see, they'll wait till
dark, and then go for us with a rush
that's what's the matter with them but
I guess we'll be not at home' when they.
He whispered to me to cut down three or
four of the longest creepers and twist them
into a rope ; and I, guessing what he was
up to, did it with a will. In a few min
utes we had a rope that would have stood
anything ; and then L hitched ono end
round a tree, and let drop tho other
down the ravine the rest making a great
shouting and singing meanwhile, by way
of a blind. Then the old Indian (who
was as nimble as a cat) slid down to the
bottom, and wo lowered our packs to him,
one by one.
"That's all right," says Seth ;" and
now we'll just take it easy till dark, and
then take passage by this new overland
line of oum."
But one don't take it very easy when
there's a gang of bloodtnirsty rascals,
twice your strength and armed to the
teeth every man Jack of 'em, sitting
waiting barely eighty yards off to cut your
throat ; and I think I never found any
time yet go so slowly as those two last
hours before sundown.
" Naow," says Seth at last, when the
darkness had fairly closed in, "I guess
well begin to leave."
But jost then, aa if this had been a
signal, there came a flash and a bang from
the other side of the clearing, and half a
dozen bullets came peppering in among
the trees. I felt something warm spurt
over my hands, and the nigger who stood
beside me fell all of a heap. Like light
ning I up piece and let fly, and I heard
somebody give a yell that sounded as if
that letter had gone to the right address,
and then, for a few'minutes, it was just
flash, flash ! bang, bang I like a firework
Seth and I kept 'em in play while the
rest slid down one by one. And mighty
ugly work it was, too, I can tell you,
blazing away in the dark with nothing to
aim at, and near the bullets come rattling
about yon without ever seeing who Bent
them. But the rope was soon clear, and
then Seth stuck np the dead nigger
against a tree, with his gun across the
fork of it, that they might see the glint
of the barrel, and think we were still on
the watch. Then he slid down, and I
The first thing we did was to take th'e-
gold out of tho poor old nigger s pack,
and part it among us. The rest of the
tilings we threw away, as we had thrown
away our tools long before (for our only
chance now was to march as light as pos
sible), and then we set forward along the
gully. For some time we could hear the
rascals banging away overhead, but that
died away by degrees, and there was a
silence as if the world had just been cre
ated and no life come into it yet.
All that night wo Btumbled along the
bottom of tho ravine like men groping in
a tunnel, sitting down every now and
then to rest ; but when day came we
saw the rocks on each side getting lower
and lower, and the great black pit spread
ing out broader and shallower, till at last,
a littlo after sunrise, we came out into
the forest again. Bnt just then the other
nigger sat down and put his hand to his
" No can go farther, senor 1"
I ran up to him, and blest if he hadn't
got a big bullet-wound in his side from
last night's scrimmage, and the brave fel
low had actually dragged on all night
without saying a word about it, lest he
should keep ns back ! I sat down and
took his head on my knee, and he died
as quietly as a child; and we covered
him with leaves and loft him lying there
in the bright morning sunshine, and went
forward on our weary tramp again.
It was harder than ever for us now, for
we had eight loads among six men, and
already I could see one of the Spaniards
beginning to stagger and tho old Indian
trembling like a leaf. Then a horrible
kind of fear crept over me that we should
keep dropping that way, man after man,
till there was only one left ; and then
but at that thought I threw up my arms
and gave a sort of yell like a man start
ing up from a. bad dream. But Seth
punched me in the ribs with his elbow,
" Sh 1 don t frighten the rest.
And I set my teeth and choked it
It may have been an hour or two after
this I was beginning to lose all count
of time now that Seth, who had got a
little ahead of the rest, suddenly sang
" Hurrah 1"
We all looked up.
"Here's somethin' civilized at last,
by hoe-cake I" says he. " Guess we've
struck the right track without knowin' it.
Just in front of ns was a gully about
forty feet deep, through which ran a
small stream, and across it lay a bridge
not one of the rope bridges you see in
Lower Peru, but good solid wood two
long beams from bank to bank, with
cross-pieces lashed to them, just like the
sleepers on a railway. Then we all
shouted at once and stepped out to cross
it; but, all in a moment, the poor old
Indian, who was one of the hindmost,
lurched over the edge and went slap
down into the water, and the gold he
carried just sunk him like a stone.
Whether he'd got hurt in the fight, too,
or whether he was just tired and dizzy
like the rest of us, I can't say but down
he went, and we never saw him more. So
now we were cut down to five, and had
lost our guide into the bargain.
"That's a bad job," says Seth: "but
never mind, boys we must jest steer by
the light of natur now. Whar thar s a
bridge like that thar oughter be a trail
Sure enough there was a trail, and we
tried to follow it, but we soon lost it
again, and tramped on all day at hap
hazard, trying to steer by the sun.
Toward evening we halted to eat, and
then pushed on again hot foot; for that
was the last of our provisions.
Just as the moon rose we came upon a
gully with a bridge across it, and there
we all stopped dead and looked at each
other a look I shall never forget. It
was the same bridge that we had crossed
twelve hours before !
That minute's one of the things I never
like to think of. There we wero, lost in
a tropical forest, our guide gone, every
man of us as weak as a child, and not a
morsel of food leftl
"Well, boys," says old Seth (who was
our mainstay throughout), "we're in a
kind of fix, thar ain't no denvin' it
Naow, I calc'late this bridge ain't bin
long built by the look of it, and so, in
stead o' goin' losin' ourselves outer
everybody's way, I guess we'll jest stick
here till some party picks us up it won't
be long, 1 reckin. That s my idee; now
does it strike yew 1
We all agreed at once; and, indeed, we
were too far gone now for any more
marching. So we sat down there for
three days, bearing it as well as we could,
and trying to shoot game between whiles.
But our eyes were too dim and our hands
too shaky for that; and the birds and
monkeys scurried past, chattering and
screaming as if in mockery. And at last
we couldn't keep it off any longer, and it
The Spaniards died first, and no won
der, poor fellows! for though some of
them are as brave men as ever stepped,
they haven't the pith and fiber of an
Englishman. The Portuguese held out
longer, for he had the heart of a lion; bnt
at last he went too, and old Seth and
were left alone.
" Seth," says I, " let's bury these poor
fellows while we can; for if they're loft
lying here, and our hunger gets worse,
we might be driven to yon know I"
So we wrapped the poor fellows in their
blankets, with a heavy stone in each, and
rolled them over the edgo of the ravine
down into the water. We buried the
gold, too, and marked the spot, in case
anything should turn up to save us at
the last; and then we lay down again, as
if we had nothing left to do but to die.
And alter that everything seems
blurred and hazy, like an ugly dream.
The trees and the rocks and the sky
seemed to go round and round in a whirl,
and old oeth stood up as tall as a steeple,
and great black things came out of the
bushes and made faces at me; and then
I was sitting under the old tree in the
churchyard at home, and heard my old
mother's voice (who's been dead this five
and twenty years) as plain as print; till
all at once there were men's faces and
men's voices all around us, and I felt
somebody lifting my head and pouring
something into my mouth, and then
fainted right off.
We had been picked up by a party
coming back from the mines, and they
carried us down with them to Arica; and
when we got round again we went back
and dug up the gold, and gave a lumping
lot of it to the wives and children of the
poor fellows that had died for us.
But when I got back after that last
week's work my hair was quite gray
gray as you see it now. And that's all
Francis Conroy had a great deal
confidence iu his constitution when at
years of age he came to this country
from Ireland twenty-three years ago. He
sawed wood for a living in New York
until one day last week, when he caught
a cold, which developed bronchitis, and
he died, aged 103. There is no knowing
how long he might have lived if he could
have kept from taking cold. His wife
died three years ago, aged 91, and he left
four or five children ranging from 60 to
70, who will now have to bbw their own
wood and take care of themselves. It is
a very healthy family of orphans, and all
expect to step into the next century.
A Wounded Hunter Lives On Raw Meat for
Seven Weeks, Dresses His Wound with
Snow and Gets Well.
The Vallejo (CaL) Chronicle contains
the following singular story:
About fifty miles from Virginia City,
as the crow flies, is a little mountain vale
known as Gravelly Valley. Ia the sum
mer season it is a beautiful spot, green
and luxuriant, bnt it is snowed in during
most of the winter. In February last
two hunters, named M. H. Robinson
and David Knox, were in the neighbor
hood looking for game. At night they
camped in a Bmall cabin which had been
used in former years by sheep herders..
During the day they explored the sur
rounding mountains, looking for bear
and deer. They succeeded in killing a
large cinnamon bear, which they dragged
to the hut. The steaks cnt from its
quarters served as an agreeable change
from their usual diet of cured bacon and
jerked venison. On the morning of
February 15, when twelve miles from
camp, Robinson, in getting on his horse,
accidentally discharged his gun, and the
ball, an ounce in weight, passed through
his right heel, shattering it to fragments.
His companion enveloped the wound in
snow and tied it up in a piece of saddle-
blanket, and they started immediately
for the cabin. Upon their arrival iuiox
saw at once that it was necessary to go
for a physician. Robinson was weak
from loss of blood, was utterly unable to
ride to the nearest settlement, a distance
of forty miles, and the nature of his in
jury was such that he must surely die
unless medical assistance was procured.
It was probable that it would be judged
necessary to amputate the limb to save
his life. They wero sworn friends; and
Knox, after placing the wounded man in
a bunk, covering him with a blanket and
leaving him two days' provisions, bade
him be of good cheer until his return.
He rode all that night through a blinding
storm, which set in soon alter his depar
ture, and arrived in .Lake Valley soon
after daylight. The road passed over a
tugli range of mountains wnicn separates
the two valleys. There was no cessation
in the storm, but having procured the
assistance of a physician who was well
known to Bobinson, they started to re
turn. As they descended the steep side
of the mountain the determined men
soon found that it was impossible to pro
ceed further. The snow was already
four or five feet, deep, and was accumu
lating in great drifts. Half a dozen
times their horses fell into deep ravines.
from which they were extricated with
diihculty. and they were at last com
pelled to turn mournfully back for their
own preservation. The regrets they felt
at Robinson s fate were of no avail; but
all through the winter his untimely end
was discussed by his friends around their
firesides. About ten days ago, when the
snow was pretty well off the ground
party of men thought it their duty to go
into the deserted valley and bury his
body. They had also some curiosity to
see whether he had left any account in
writing of his approaching decease, and
ascertain whether he supposed he had
been abandoned without cause. He was
a boon companion, liked by everybody,
and had a host of friends. They crossed
the mountain and came in sight of the
spot where the disaster had occurred,
nearly two months before, with mourn
ful feelings. They arrived at the door
of the cabin and were alighting from
their horses when a voice within was
haard joyfully to exclaim: "Well, hava
you fellows got here' at last?" and Rob
inson vtuuo irmpuig uui uputi u jjiux ui
crutches. The amazement of the party
may be imagined. Noticing their sur
prise he said: "You all thought I was
dead, did you ? I am not, but am as well
as ever I was in my life, except this leg."
And so it proved. He was aware that
the storm which set in upon .Knox s de
parture would prevent his return, and at
once set to work to moke the best of the
situation. Ho kept his wound dressed
with snow, and when his ready provisions
were exhausted, dragged himself to the
carcass of tho bear at the door of the
cabin and cut off a slice with his butcher
knife. Raw bear meat and water from
mountain stream, which ran near by, was
all the sustenance he had for over seven
weeks. This meagre diet no doubt kept
his foot from mortifying. The fever
subsided, the inflammation went down,
and it soon began to heal. With a wire
which he tore oil an old broom, he probed
the wound and drew out several pieces
of tho bone. He then made a pair of
crutches and was able to get about with
out difficulty. He was a man of intelli
gence, but the only thing in the nature
of literary matter he had was the half of
an old New York Tribune, which, as he
lay upon his couch during his isolation,
he perused until he said he believed he
could repeat every word it contained
advertisements and all. He considers
the snowstorm a- lucky thing, as his leg
wordd probably have been amputated
had the physician arrived. Upon his re
turn to Lake valley he was welcomed as
one come back from the dead, and the
affair is the great theme of conversation
throughout tho whole neighborhood.
A Chinaman Gored to Death and Then
At the Devil's Elbow, about six miles
below Black Hawk, on the line of the
Colorado Central railway, where the bed
of the road is hewn out of the solid rock,
owing to the extreme narrowness of the
valley 01 uiear creek, at me point, an ac
cident occurred on Wednesday evening
last, which takes rank as one of the most
horrible and terrible on record.
A Chinaman, Ian Wan, working in the
gulch mines along the creek, was pursued
by a wild and furious bull, which had
wandered away from his herd up the
creek. For safety the Celestial took to
the track, but was closely followed by
the infuriated animal, to the Devil's El
bow, where the bed of the creek is about
twenty feet below tho track, and the top
of the telegraph poles on a line with the
rails. One hurried moment had the
Chinaman to realize that his enemy was
upon him, when with all the force of
brute power one hom went piercing
through the back, passed through the
abdomen and came out in front. It was
the work of an instant to raise, like a
feather, the mass of bleeding, screaming
human flesh, and with a toss, to hurl it
across tho track and into the gulch. The
unfortunate Chinaman, thus gored unto
death and tossed into air, in his descent
struck upon the end of a telegraph pole,
which entered the very same gaping
wound made by the horn of the brute in
his back, and tho pain-tortured blood
besmeared victim was impaled mid-air.
Without speech, and pale with horror at
the sight, his companions stood power
less, until tho heart-rending cries of the
unfortunate awoko them to duty. Ho
was then taken from his appalling posi
tion as speedily as possible, but died in
a few minutes. The bull, after accom
plishing this deed, passed np the
canon, and had not been captured at last
The Times snys Dr. Wal pole has lost
his beautiful chestnut mare. She died sudden
ly in harness, it is supposed, frcm bote or pin
worms. If the Doctor hail used HheriiUtn'n
VatHilry Omdilion FomUrs, he would, no
doubt, have had his mare to-day thoy are
death on worms.
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FINANCE AND TRADE.
Weekly Review of the Chicago Market.
There was a better local inquiry for favors at
the bulks tram local speculators. The supply
of funds was large and rates are without change.
Government bonds firm.
The grain markets have attracted a large share
of speculators' attention, and an active business
was transacted. The June option was the
favorite, the bulk of the sales being for this
delivery. Seller May was at a discount, nobody
wanting the cash property, shippers being out
of the market. May shorts bought quite
freely, bat not until values bad sus
tained a general and quite severe decline, and
men the snorts were willing to take in tneir
profita. The atock in store is steadily and rap
idly accumulating and there was a general local
pressure to sell. Wheat was weak and lower
and the other grains shared in this weakness,
svmpatby with wheat being the principal cause
of the redactions. The advices from New York
and Liverpool were of an unfavorable tenor,
and the receipts were large, while the ship
ments were lit: lit.
The following tables shows tho prices current
at tne opening ana ciese 01 cue past weea :
No. l,sp'g wheat, cash tl.05X1.05 $1.01tf1.02X
No. 3 seller May a.MVeM.0fc l-Oltf
No. 2, seller Juno.... 1.06X1.08) (Xl.WV
No. 2, seller July 1.09)4(1.10
No. S com, casta 75X .7B(, 9 .72
No. 3 corn, seller May. .75.,(, .7BJ, & .72
No. a com, seller July. .76.', .17?,
No, a oats, casta -rViXto) .63)4 & M
No. 2 oata, seller May. .62)4(4 .68)4 .62
No. 2 oats, seller June. .e3& SH
No. 2 rye, cash 1.07 ?1.08 1.07
No. a barter, cash.... 1.30 ial.32 -1.3
No. 2 barley, a. May.. 1.28 &I.M 1.30 1.W
No. 3 barley, cssh.... 1.17 (?1.18 LIS 1.1T
The cattle market has been fairly active and
steady, with no important changes to note.
Receipts materially lighter and quality good.
Shinning steers. 5.2-Vifi.30: fair to choice
9o.du(o)b.o xor extra, asiuk ox saies to snip
pers at J6.00(cf6.25. Stock cattle steady at
H.0O5.00. Butchers' stock dull at 4.00
5.50 for poor to choice: $3.00(83.75 for inferior.
Hoes dull and l(a35c lower, lorkers, 7.U0M
7.75; heavy, 7.508.25. Quality poor. Bulk
of sales at 1 .au(nr. va. siiecp Bteaav ana
quiet at $3.005.00 for shorn and $5.006.50
There was a fairly active business transacted
in this market on specalative account, bat the
feeling under unfavorable advices from the
East and Europe was rather easier. The ar
rivals of hogs were also liberal and this aided
somewhat in the depreciation of values. Quo
tations of moss pork ranged at Sf'zl.oo(a2l.6b,
and $21.55(0)21.90 seller Jane ; seller July sold
at f21.9022.05, and closed easy. Cash lard
auiet bat steady at 15.40(15.45. Seller May
closed at 15.1015.42, and seller Jane at
SEEDS AND HIGHWINES.
There was considerable activity in the seed
market, bnt the' interest manifested was cen
tered chiefly in Hungarian. Dunne the early
part of the week, there were numerous ontside
orders on the market for the above named seed
and prices were higher, but towards the close
of the week, the demand was less urgent and
the market closed rather easy. Timothy was
quiet bat firm at 2.25(82.45 for fair to prime
and f 2.50(22.55 for choice; clover firm at 47.00
for prime medium, and $7.75 for mammoth;
Hungarian sold at 1.4fll.G0 for prime, clos
rntr at about $1.40: millet onotable at $1,45(3
1.50 for fair. The offerings of highwines were
tight and the market tor tins reason ruled quiet.
uiosea at aDout fi.ia lor spot.
There was a good demand for batter and the
apply of choice grades was barely sufficient to
meet the requirements of the trade. Prices
were firm, but no material alteration was
noticeable. Fresh made quotable at 1618c
for fair streaked and white colored, and 20
26c for good to choice. Old batter ranged at
ll10c for poor to fair, and sales of roll were
made at 1220c according to quality. In
broom corn the movement was rather light, bat
prices remain steady at llt'"l44C lor fio.
to extra hurl and ll(M3c for good to choice
stalk. Beans were a trifle firmer toward the
close of the week, bat there was no increase
in the amount of business transacted. Quot
able at 1.7uwl.7a for eastern mediums
bags, and about SI. 80(3)1. 85 for the same in
barrels. Western were dull at Sl.O01.75 for
poor to good. Beeswax quotable at 2628c
There was a fair local demand for prime old
factory cheese and choice new at about 15lGc
for the former, and 1313c for the latter ;
but the common grades were doll and slow
sale. Cranberries were dull at J6.0010.00 per
brl for poor to choice cultivated, and $3.50
3.75 for boxes containing one bu. Choice sweet
cider was in moderate request at $5.756.00
Bir brl; common was very difficult to sen.
ried fruits were dull and very quiet. Apples
quotable at about 8)'c for Michigan and New
York, and at lOilikc for Southern. Halves
peaches quotable at 99Xc, and blackberries
at 95'4'10c Eggs were rather weak and the
market closed at about 1313a There was
some improvement shown in green apples, and
prices were a snaae nigner. Bales rangea at
$2.502.75 for choice 111 lots, and $3.003.5Q
was paid in a retail way, according to tho
quality. Hides were dull at 7o for heavy
creen salted and 80 for licht do : calf about
Uta lic Hay was in demand and firm at
16.00M19.50 for Ho. a to prune trmotny, ana
'J.00(a)la.UU lor lair - to prune prairie.
Potatoes stoadv and firm, onotable at
95(rf"J8c for Eastern peachblows in car lots, and
1 1.05(fi)1.10 for the samo from Btore. Western
peachblows sold at 8090c in lots. Eastern
Early Itose slow at 70o in car lots, and 80(o90c
from store. There were lees onions ana tur
ning offered on the market and prices under
fair demand were firmer. Sales were made at
ff 2.503.00 per brl for onions, and 50(S65c per
bu for rutabaga turnips. Veal was doll, the
market being largely overstocked with common
carcasses;quotationsrangeatl8c for common
to choice. -
PRODUCE. COOPERAGE, LUMBER AND WOOD.
Coonerace mot with a fair demand for the
packing descriptions, and prices were a shade
tinner. The offerings were only moderate, and
quotations range at L12 for pork barrels,
1.40 for lard tierces, 1.902.10 for whisky
barrels, and 4555c for floor barrels. The ar
rivals of lumber were quite liberal, bat there
was a' good country and local demand, and the
market ruled fairly active and firm; quotable at
$8.50 per 1,000 feet for joist and scantling, and
$8.50(0)14.00 for stripe and boards in cargo lots,
according to quality. Trade in wood was rather
light, but the supply is not excessive, and prices
remain unchanged. Quotable at $7.50 per cord
for hickory and maple, $6.50 for beach, and $6
for slabs at the yams.
Telegraphic Market Reports.
Bezves 11 9 1'
Hoos Dressed. 8 a 9
Cotton 15X 1"X
Flock Superfine Western. 4 70 m 4 as
Wheat No. a Chicago 1 17
e 1 i
M), 1 spring 1
Rva 1 05
Fobs New Mess 21 50
WnviT-KrL 1 Red 1 43 A 1 45
Cobn No. 2 New 72 A 74
Oats No. 1 04 (4 B6
RIB No. 3 i 00 u
FOBS Mesa 21 75 22 00
Lard 14 is
Hons .-. 7 00 am
Cattlb 5 00 O 5 76
Wheat No. 1 1 03 S 1 OS
No.2 1 to 1 01
Cobs No. X 70 (9 72
Oats Not 2 Id 01
Rte 1 10 1 12
Bab LIT No. 2. 130 182
Wheat Red 1 28 g 1 33
OOBK New 77 80
Oats 70 11
Rte 1 23 1 25
POBK Mess 21 00 0.22 25
. 1 27
(3 1 34
9 1 27;
Wheat No, 1 Red 1 81
No.2 Red 1 28
a 1 33
a 1 28
Oats 88 a
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ittdn otfm Ilnmnn Voice. Acents Wanted.
A liberal discount to Teachers, IUininters
hnrcbes. (Schools, Loriees etc. Kpecinl ln
ucementm to the trade. IU.Catnlognca Dlntled
RANK'S CRAVE CUARDS.
Designed for the purpose of preserving the svramerry
burial mounds, am
iQ nomine me usual neaa ana ro
btones more securely ana permaner'
in position. Iilus-
tnlsvl Catjtiritmmi film Ulnar! on ant,.ifjitirn
A3XOS RANK & CO Salem, Ohio,
A fmit and mmthentie account of the Buck Hells
OoisD Rxaion, containing Gen. Cos tar's official report
tne recant uovernmeni. exj
Expedition, letters from Gen.
. P. H. Shebidan, snd s
sertpsionof the mines and country by Blackwell snd Mo
ITrmnrth &nd I .TatTTT. Jf RN.
IjaUTU, uiu iwv rviunnu aaiiiiojb. tsii.ii m iavy uitsnu is;
Chief Drauirhteman of the Surveyor-General's office,
being the only reliable map of the Black Hills ever pub
lished. First edition ot 30,01,9 copies sold In two weeks.
Second edition of &0.0OQ copies now ready. Price,
Cents Two Copies,
ir. i v-r it s, Anuruts
BALKY A CO., Publishers,
114 Monroe-sU, liDicago, in.
Rlflo Air 3Flstol
Shoots Darts or Slags Perfectly
Accurate. Recommended by Sports
men and Military men. Splendid Parlor
Amusement. One may become a Dead
Shot bv Dracticina- with it. To a Soorts-
man It ts Invaluable. Price, including Darts, Slugs,
Targets snd Gunstoek, S.J.OO, Handsomely nickel.
fisted, 6.00. Self-adjusting BeU Target, 8'4.00.
or sale by Gun Dealers, or sent by mail on receipt
price ana (j cts. postage. xvi'jHj ontis., I'lanu'
fsvctnrers, 4:5 High Street, Boston Mass.
raiSS ICatZK. PATKHTXD.
The best and cheapest Paint In the
World for Iron, Tin or AVootl. For sale
DT TVttirTr ffTCTTrwllflm PPTVni7' ITPT ATT
PAINT CO.. TWnnnffrors, 96 Cedar St, New York.
"C AUTION.-rrchaflera will rdoas
see that onr name and trade mark are on each and
ov iiM.ftm;o, ouuu tur s ijimiiiir.
A tasndsoms Olastrstcd flewspsper eontslrdrac Infor
mation for everybody. Tells how snd whsre to secure
boss cbesp. Sent tkxk to iu parts or ths
It conUlnS the KKW HOMESTEAD snd TTKBEB LAWS
with othsr interesting matter lonnd only In this paper.
Sand for it at Oncet
Tt vrlll only cost yon s Postal OaBPj.
New nambsr for April jast oat.
O. F. DAVIS,
Land Commissioner I". I'. It. H.,
WJTOH OmOM AXD VAOTOBXBS:
606 WEST ST., - - New York.
Ho. 310 South Third St, 8U Louis, Mo.
No. 83 West Van Buren St, Chicago, J
Any Shade from Pure White to Jet Black.
A combination of the purest paint with India Rub
ber, formlne a smooth, cj lousy, tirm. Disable,
blast i c andBBAt'TiFrL Paint, unaffected by change
of temperature, to perfectly water-proof, and adapted
to all claaees of work, and Iff In every way a better paint
fur either iwirte or ouinlde pain tine than any other
paint In the world. Being from one-third to one-fourth
cheaper and lartiuftrat least three Uioea aa luug aa
beat lead and oil palnU.
Be Sara that Oar TRADE K1BK (a fa almlU
which la rfTtm abOTe), U on erery package.
Prepared ready for ow and told by the nllon o&lr.
There hu never been a Paint offered the pabllo uiat
ui become to popular fin tha lama && au glTta
larfact utUtaOUoa tha Bubbar Paint.
at r irn uTocnc
Grateful Thousands proclaim Vnr
kgar Bitters the most wonderful In
viporant that evor sustained the sinkiag
'o Person can take these Bitters J
according to directions, and remain long
unvrdl, provided tiioirbonea are not de
stroyed by mineral poison or other
means, and vital organs wasted beyond
Bilious. Remittent and Inter
mittent Fevers, v?hich are so prova- .
tent in the valleys of onr great rivers
throughout the United States, especially
those of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri,
Illinois, Tennessee, Cumberland, Arkan
sas, Red, Colorado, Brazos, Rio Grando,
Pearl, Alabama, Mobilo, Savannah, Ro
anoke, James, and many others, with
their vast tributaries, throughout our
cntiro country during tho Summer and
Autumn, and remarkably so during sea
sons of unusual heat and dryness, are
invariably accompanied by extensive de
rangements of the stomach and liver,
ind other abdominal viscera. In their
treatment, a purgative, exerting a pow
arful influence upon these various or
gans, is essentially necessary. Thero
is no cathartic for the purpose equal to
Dr. J. Walker's Vihegak Bitters,
as they Trill speedily remove the dark
colored viscid matter with which the
bowels are loaded, at the same time
stimulating the secretions of the liver,
and generally restoring the healthy
functions of the digestive organs.
Fortify the body against disease
by purifying all its fluids with Vinegar
Bitters. No epidemic can take hold
of a system thus fore-armed. .
Dyspepsia or Indigestion, Head
ache, Pain in the Shoulders, Coughs,
Tightness of tho Chest, Dizziness, Sour
Eructations of the Stomach, Bad Tasta
in the Mouth, Bilious Attacks, Palpita
tation of the Heart, Inflammation of the
Lungs, Pain in the region of the Kid
neys, and a hundred other painful symp
toms, are the oflsprings of Dyspepsia.
One bottle will prove a better guarantee
of its merits than a lengthy advertise
Dr. J. Walker's California Vin
egar Bitters are a purely Vegetable
preparation, made chiefly from the na
tive herbs found on tho lower ranges of
the Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor
nia, the medicinal properties of which
are extracted therefrom without tho use
of Alcohol. The question is almoEt
daily asked, " What is tho cause of the
unparalleled success oi vinegar wit- ,
TERst" Our answer is, that they remove
the cause of disease, and tho patient re
covers his health. They . are" the great
blood purifier and a lifu-giving principle,
perfect Renovator and lnvisoratoi
of the syatsin. Never before In Va
history of the world has a uiedicinn t,a
compounded possessing the rrnarkab'e
qualities of Yikkoab Bitters in healing the
sick of every disease man is heir to. They
are a gentle rurgative as eii as a ionic,
relieving Congestion or Inflammation ol
the Liver ana Visceral Organs, in Bilious
The properties of Dr. Walker's
Vinegar Bitters are Aperient. Diaphoretic,
Carminative, Kb?' lis. Laxative. Diuretic.
Sedative, Conntt ii .taut, Sudorific, Altera
tive. and Antt- Jons.
Scrofula, or King's EtH, White
Swellings, TJlcers, Erysipelas, Swelled Neck,
Goitre, Scrofulous Inflammations, Indolent
Inflammations, Mercurial Affections, Ohl
Sores, Eruptions of the Skin, Sore Eyes, etc.
In these, as in all other constitutional Dis
eases, "Walker's Vinegar Bitters have
shown their great curative powers in the
most obstinate and intractable cases.
For Inflammatory and Chronic
Rheumatism, Gout, Bilious, Remit
tent and Intermittent Fevers, Diseases ol
the Blood, Liver, Kidneys and Bladder,
these Bitters have no equal. Such Diseases
are caused by Vitiated Blood.
Mechanical Diseases. Persons en
gaged in Paints and Minerals, such aa
Plumbers, Type-setters, Gold-boaters, and
Miners, as they advance in Life, are subject
to paralysis of the Bowels. To guard
against this, take a dose of Walker's Vin
egar Bitters occasionally.
For Skin Diseases, Eruptions, Tet
ter. Solt-Kheum, Blotches, Spots, Pimples,
PUrttales, Boils, Carbuncles, King-Trorm".
Scald-head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch,
Scurfs, Iiscolorations of the Skin, Humors
and Diseases of the Skin of whatever name
or nature, are literally dug up and carried
out of the system in a short time by the use
of these Bitters.
Pin, Tape, and other Worms,
lurking in the system of so many thousands,
are effectually destroyed and removed. Ko
system of medicine, no vermifuges, no an
thelminitlcs will free the system from worms
like these Bitters.
For Female Complaints, in young
or old, marrieO or single, at the dawn of wo
manhood, or the turn of life, these Tonic
Bitters display o decided an influence that
improvement i. soon perceptible.
Cleanse the Vitiated Blood when
ever you fin'i its impurities bursting through
the skin in Pimples, Eruptions, or Sores;
cleanse it when you find it obstructed and
sluggish in the veins ; cleanse it when it is
foul ; your feelings will tell you when. Keep
the blood pure, and the health of the system
R. H. McDOSALD 6l CO.,
Druggists and Gen. Agts San Francisoo, California,
and oor. of Woshintrtoa and Chariton Sts., K. Y.
SnH tkyr sill llrutrsrlsts sind Isrmlrr.
FT AT 4 CTT 781 11 BO AD WAT, New York,
. fj , XI iVio XX manufacturer of Solid Gold
JEWELRY of every description. Theatook b large, Terr
choice, and is offered at retail at trade prices to keep onr
workmen ffolng. Bills under $15, P. O. order In advance.
Over a 16. C. O. P. prtvUace to ex m ine. Catalogue tree.
HO BLACK HILLS!
Combination forming. For the mall outlay, $10 to $60.
fortunes can be made at home. Address
H. L. LOWMAN, Laramie City, Wyoming
PER DAT CmnmisBkm-nrnrftnaweeksAls.
ry. snd expenses. We oftr
Apply now. G. W. Wcbbcx sS Co.
No. 617 St. Ciarles Street, St. Louis, Va,
cnetlniies to west sn etms of ebueeles to nsrrlue, Ws
impuritlev. cvuy ailment er stckeeu which revslu froi
laaUcreUon er imprD4eaee, with eopanlleled taews
Dr. w. etublUhoKDt Is chartered by the Bute of Kit
sojrl, wu toward and hat beta eitsblUhed te noun
li-?""!? f" ""obi relief. neia( a sradeau ot
several medial eoueree, and kavtes the experience or
" d y0"'"- "fe la hu ipecUltle, he Iu perfecKJ
rrmedlea that are effectual is ell these case. BU patleatt
".. . "J "a" " esprevt cvervwbere. M
mmtrj who blled. call or write. From the sieat snm
ETr " application, he U en.bled to Seep hl entree,
ow. ,t(j pagea, steins roll tjmptome, tor two etempe.
0 page,, a popnlar boot which aboald be reed br c'err.
T J- No merrtod pair, or persona sontemplatlns mar
1 5T " to d0 ""tthont tt. It coatalae the ereun of
m-aicl literature oa thl. .object, the re.aluof Dr. WVo
oe experience; aleo the beat Utoaghu front late works
IS Anrope and America, gent teeled. poet-paid for Slete.
O. . U.
TTHRT WRITIJCO TO ADTERTHERS.
1 V Bleass) say jroa sdtw tb. xtYCAt tssmsnt
In till pstpsr.