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i n uiii t hern
"f . rmorninK -un rays,
..fb 1 5i..ht were soiu.ier e.ei
, hnirnl. The
Kof 'Stive inhabitauts-the
o: i"r" ' , .1,0 crizzly oear.
rfuiXpot there were
io 1 .riife ctivit-v in tbe
rf l"""n ' er9 "shack," open in
rf'Urt formeUof upright
r il)S,:,,iQ.s. 8i,le.
11 to bis fon.lean
Mrros ,' i the r:;cuvatinn
0US. ' iVnraw lookiiiK youth
3,0U" .". ,n.H-rately, using Uer-
sur" . 1 1 a Wk of tow
rir i Iwiieatlil.U bat br:m, acl a
on";.'.1 ,.,1 appeared through a
!'J-'' ' riiw vouiil' feliow was
' . ..f Vw,,mri. Hint the object
Z ' to dwlop Peg Leg
;S new l(K-a:.-.l mine. Great
n in the t:hiricabua
. n:1t present in thestase of
.r..wi.l with prospect ahead,
"". ".: ... ,,f mineral were od
f;r nfthe digsinj; went
.,. ,1 ivlii i) tiie proprietor now on
i.,..in i-s siiomu return
,uvn lot 11
. to lc'in. J' Wiis not to
...... ,.n.lv a shiftless bov
"C . , 1 ....!...- ... r....,n !!,. Io
1 V !,. ,v Crawford for the sake
itort aau - -
1 n Khiulnwv nromise of
t'f-e miiif turned out well. The
' barro bail been turned out to die
owner, ami Joe uau uriveu
cirnp. "as a starter lor a ucru, ue
nn'owsof the lieetlinp cliff on the
.I..l, I,.,lf .if
..ci.;( n Ultii "" .
in Wvai-ross me raujuus milium.
:iiim in ttie nioutn 01 tne tunnel
,1,1c Doliijs that "noon o'clock,"
n it. was Hpproachinir. The boy
"'",' df lalmr, and it did not re-
1'-miiuites enuurance ot ine not
i nnwcnnvincehim that it was time
rjfif)rk and get something to eat.
tiirl.e tluuilt mm uu urrieu ai LUIS
5fcl!van hour iu advance of the
i.VimiiUl have been reached bad Mr.
It'.cri with him instead of pre-
ii:v somewhere on the San Simon
(Joins back with his burros and
jes. Having repaired to the shade of
I y:ic&. ne cut some siiues irom me
Kx of liacon for his use and raked
l-:;tr the enilwrs 01 tne camp nre.
' m wiu no wood cut and before set-
out to get some Joe sat down to rest.
Stjt fell on the large valise that Peg
Crawford always kept carefully locked
at of the way of harm. In the hurry
c-Darture the miner had left the key iu
I .xk, ami it occurred to the boy that it
t.d 1 a good time to see what was in-
x turned the key and opened the sacred
Ir i-ntiniiiiMil ttrn nuiro nf pntrin
:is. snme specimens of ore, and a bulky
.ufe wniij)eu in a scrap 01 army
untied the cord that fastened the
' anil linriiilpd rlip i-nrnrinrt fim n
itn box that once had held Malaga
Prying oa the top of the box with
. he saw that it cnnrjiinpd alirmt.
Iv dozen of what looked like long, thick
lies. Had the youth been more thought-
anu known more of letters be would
i spelled out the words, "dinnmite
Hni?s," written iu blue chalk on the
:t. but as it wits, that insprinrinn nnnsil
.efled with all the warning of risk that
3-eyed. He nad beard vairuelv of dv-
::tt. but knew nothing of how it ap
ffl or should be handled Tho
M objects before him be half thnuirht
i;:t be some form of candv.
".ioc'tseewhyole Peg Leg should be
.y perticKlar bout this outfit o'
"be said to himself, as, picking up a
! Of tilH HUtlsrillira ttinl Y,aA dkqIui!
a one of tiie pieces, he put it in his
jui uu, meu it witn nis tongue, it
'i a sweetish taste, and he set Lib teeth
l-'Joe had applied his grinders with the
tanucuiuusiasm tnat be would nave
'n in cracking a hickory nut, there
-at bave been a premature explosion
my story never have been told; but he
discovered a caustic Drooertv in
substance, and, not liking the flavor,
it out. He nut the. hnx ti a Dui .lr
i:w,rre'l as a table, convinced that he
' "'lu.iiig 01 us contents.
liiUCllli; to L'iaiwp nn tlm vnmin.nfn
n I' vu. lIlULtllllllU
' 1 &uv !e hout;bs shaking in a scrub
1 At tiie hack of the rnmn Xvanort
ftose oid style army rifles, chiefly for
joie to tut- one who fires them, known
-eLous Tom." With more anima
- '".uu he had shown at any former
e m tiie day, Jue seized the firearm
,5'' r' alld 'cr my meat; here goes
"Him snuir'l fi,r.li.,, 1 . ...i
. , f '. .. vi vwumi
I- nioiintain to secure the game.
- i-vui men i,c must take to reach
''uerc he hnd top.. t),Q ,.i .1
-J'-fV and roundabout. When, after
-rambling over rocks, he came near
rvuere ue bad seen the squirrel,
" evasive rodent was not 1. f,i
.. ci.mbiri,; higher and looking beyond
-Z Tof lhe riJBe i"to a little tnoun
l",Joespieda jack rabbit feeding
r--. .c. ne erf nr. twnn tha
.following its upstartings, short
It upslttl"K. 1 the effort to get a
Isaia , """'i uv saw 10 ine wma
among the pine trees across the val-
-t rjrr ' Ulcn caused Mm toaban
:J """bit at ouce.
nit s a ir.... . .
k r'j..r '""ruin iur critters astir,"
that tritUn squir'l ud a led up ter
i--MrV ir "' somethin aheap
-:anv.? S0.metuin8. "abeap bigger a
there 0 on bla
;a. o close t UK'UK 01 DUileta about
r:;andti,J passea tnrougn bis
enriv tnmi 11. 80 mucn that be
,'' 'umbled frnm fi.,i.
K"cemoftrS ?' returniK courage and
h'liJ.-.?"1"1 nianifd themselves
r a aav WItn no loss of time
Fwntbe v.ii T 1,8 ne could' aking
Ue ln,iu , """".ira oy nis ears as
rr' 'iped , , dozen or RO in nun
hS?, Paud 8tartt'd 'ter bim as
if Joe ball . . .
f'tbebrtr ' n 8traiKut down the
h" and k! S!? would"oou have over-P.6wJ.h.,!n-
his knr, 1 ,wm anQ was luckier
FJaWed ur, 7 Mge ot a "arrow path
Fwl?n-which h, ' jT, uuog
THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1891.
a fissure leading up the face of a cliff on
the side of tbe ridge that separated this
mountain park from the canyon. Tha
opening to this fissure was hidden by wild
vines; a t arn in toe winaing valley served
to bide 1 i movements from his pursuers
and as t hey dashed ronnd tbe rocky prom
ontory and kept on down the valley, Joe
was era ling staewise up tbe narrow cleft.
which took him, after much difficult
squeezing and climbing, to a rocky nook
near tbe summit of the ridge, so concealed
by everg-eens as to be wholly out of view
of any 01 e a few feet away. When at last
the Inditns retraced their steps he was
safely hidden, although they came so near
him that he could hear their calls as they
ran about the ridge, passing and repassing
bis retreat in their search for him.
Joe wes in no hurry to quit his place of
refuge, but after a time, when all was
quiet, he crept out from his shelter to look
about an 1 see if the coast was clear. No
Indians were in sight, and he crawled to
the sumtnit of tbe ridge and over the other
side until he reached a point which com
manded :i view of the canyon and the Great
Cinch mine. There, in full possession of
his camp, were seven painted Apaches, tbe
same ones undoubtedly ttiat bad jumped"
him so n-ceutly.
Joe, who had hoped that his unpleasant
visitors had gone away for good, was far
irom pieaseu to see the enemy established
in his ci.mp. Peering between the side of
a bowld r and a Spanish bayonet plant,
which elfectually screened him. the Mis
souri boy watched the performance of the
red men, who were making themselves
wholly ut home. They had killed his
burro, aLd tbe choice parts of its carcass.
stuck on sticks, were roasting about a fire
made of poles torn from the sides of the
shack. CL'hey had upset and overhauled
the valisu and pretty much everything else
in cam in search. 01 ammunition,
"whisk," tobacco and less valued articles
of plunder The dynamite tbey perhaps
deemed ' bad medicine," for it lay in the
box on the flat rock where Joe had left it
when tha squirrel had lured him from the
What specially grieved Joe's heart was
their killing of bis burro, the only posses
sion he hud in the world except the tat
tered clothes he wore. Xow that after all
the fuss he found himself still alive the
boy's courage came back sufficiently for
him to get very angry over his loss. As a
relief to- his feelings he cocked his rifle
and sighted it at different members of the
group, t linking, as he dallied with tbe
trigger, what a pleasure it would give him
to send a bullet among them as a sauce to
their met.l. For a youth of Joe's capacity
for doing the wrong thing this fooling with
the trigg jr was most unwise, as was shown
presently when be pulled just a trifle too
hard; the: hammer fell, and tbe heavy
army pie., pointing into the midst of the
Indian group, went off with a londer bang
and a more emphatic rebound so it seemed
to Joe than ever before.
Tbe vicious kicking of the gun against
his shou.der, the noise and smoke of its
explosion and the feeling of astonishment
at its niiexpected performance, occupied
Joe's thoaghts for an instant. Before he
had time to be frightened at what he had
done he was jarred and shaken as if the
niountaiiis were rocking and was stunned
by a de.ifening roar that rent the air.
Loose rocks went rolling down the slopes,
trees werj rushing to the earth, and Joe
saw, as in a fantastic dream, the top of a
giant pii.e that had overhung the mine
high alof o and still going upward as if it
never wo ild stop. Everything in the can
yon seemed to be in the air, flying away
from the spot where the camp had been.
After the dust had somewhat settled, Joe,
looking town upon the site of the shack,
could seo there only a great hole in the
ground, while a heap of earth bad taken
the place of the Great Cinch tunnel. The
shot fired by mistake had missed every
Indian and plumped straight into the box
At the time when Joe's shot was fired,
Peg Leg Crawford, riding a burro and
driving his pack animals before him on his
way back to the camp, had reached the
mouth of the canyon. Another turn in the
path won Id bring him In Bight of his mine.
He was speculating as to how things had
gone on i a his absence.
"I wonder what that fool boy Joe's been
a doin while I've been gone," he solilo
quized. "He's done no work ter speak of,
that's det.d sure, an it's a great streak o'
mercy if he hain't been up ter mischief. If
he should get ter foolin with that dyna
mite" At this point in his reflections Crawford
found his burro's footing unsteady, owing
to an umocplainable tremor of the earth.
There was a commotion in the air as if
several cyclones were fighting for the right
of way through the canyon and a great
roar camo to his ears as if the thunders of
a whole rainy season were combined in one
peal. The next thing he realized was that
be and Lis burros were on the ground
together in a heap, where, by unanimous
consent, they waited until the elements had
When t hings had quieted down the old
prospector, who was not very nimble on
his pins, pulled himself put of the tangle
of burros got his animals on their feet and
stumped up the canyon to find out what
had happened. He expected to find some
part of the body of Joe at a distance more
or less remote from the place where the
camp had stood.
When 1 e reached the scene of the explo
sion he looked for some sign of his assist
ant. "Joe's one with the rest, I reckon," he
said, with a touch of regret. "I'll have a
whiff o' niy pipe 'n then take a look roun
for the body 'n give it a Christian burial, 'f
t har's enc ugh left ter put in a hole. Hullol
What's tl at? Hain't the stuff got through
fallin yet '"
There was a rattling down the mountain
side, and looki ng up to learn the cause, he
saw Joseph Dobbs sliding on his back
down a (doping face of rock. In making
his way to the canyon's bottom to investi
gate matters tbe boy had missed his foot
ing, in his excitement, and was coming
down by the run much faster than he
liked. Hi landed at the foot of the cliff,
torn as to clothing and scratched as to
skin, bat was regardless of all injuries in
his wonder and pride at his unexpected
achievement. He was delighted to see
Crawford, for he was bursting to brag of
"Didn't I fix np that trap fur 'em slickf"
he said, w th the air of one who had carried
oat a can fully planed purpose.
By good luck the picks and shovels lay
where thy escaped injury. So the work
of developing tbe Great Cinch mine went
forward with no more extra trouble than
the rebuilding of the shack and the remov
ing of the earth blown into the tunnel. To
be sure, t.iey had no dynamite for blast
ing, but Crawford felt that that his ex
plosives had been put to a good use.
So high was Joe raised in the old pros
pector's estimation that before they set to
work nexr, day he formally adopted him as
his "parti," and thereafter that youth
dawdled over the pick and shovel with a
sense of it lportance befitting the half pro
prietor of the true lead, dips, spurs, angles
and prost ective profit of the Great Cinch
mine. Clarence Pullen in New Vork Sun.
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ud ou years.
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Goods the Finest.
Prices the Lowest.
Hen's and Ladies
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Send for Catalogue.
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C. O. D.
221 and 223
AL L&nndry Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress Skins.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
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W. C. MADCKER,
Having purchased the
Property which he has had refitted for the ke
tal business, is now prepared to accom
modate transient guests.
Dav and Regular Boarding
at very reasonable prices.
Be is also engaged In the
at the same place with a choice lot of Groceries,
farm produce a specialty.
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S :48 pm la :US pm
10:K5pm 4 :M am
8-30 am 2:15 pm
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Ft. A Accoirmodation . . .
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pot First avenue and Twentieth street. F.
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MOST DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
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Lv. Rock Island.
Prince ville . .
9 :44 am
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8t. I ouis
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Superintendent. Gen'l Tkt. Agent.
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Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDue,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
f2"8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. SIEMON & SON,
DEALERS nr -
Baxtet Banner Cooking and neating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Store.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
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CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Shop corner Twentj-cecond street and Ninth avenue. Kesidence sgas
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I All kind of Cut Flower, constantly on band.
Green Houses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, tne largest in la. 804 Brad? street. DaveaporUowa.
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Sliding Blinds, aomething new, atylieh and desirable.
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