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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO,% S C. SEPTEMBER 4, 1880. VOl IY.N0 10
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Palo little sister of rich red roses,
Wild little sister of garden queens,
Art th-u content that, thy flower unoloses
Here where the land to the ocean loans?
'They, where the lawns are soft and shaded,
Hold their court amid eyes that gaze;
Thou, by the Ione sea liv'st, and faded
Fall thy leaves in the salt Oda sprays.
Smitten on every storm that blusters,
Cruibed by the mimio avalanohe,
Bravely still thy delicate clusters
Laugh from thicket and thorny branoh.
Naught may we know of al thou knowest,
All that the soft wind brings to thee ?
Under the olif-top where thou growest
Ball the shfps to the open sea.
Art not thou and thy flowers clinging
Ghosts on many a sad farewell,
Fluttering home from the shipi, and bringing
Tidings for loving hearts to toll?
Or art thou, rather, a blithe fore comer,
Blown by winds from the homeward ships.
A kiss, turned flower in the breath of tummer.
A word that has quickened from eager lips 2
Nay, though sweet as the longed for hour,
Fair as the face that we yearn to see,
Nothing thou art but a simp'e flower,
Growirg where God ha'4 planted thee.
Was she a Coward.
Mrs Christine put her gold eye-glasseF
on, and looked long anti critc-ally at Josle
Warren, walking leisurely along on the
bluff,with little Lacy Grosvenor beside her,
and Flossie trotting on ahead, nearly ob.
scured by her wide leghorn hat, and her
sand-pail and shovel.
"A very pretty girl, and really quite
stylish," she said, patronizingly. "I dare
say she is quite a treasure in her way, my
dear I Where did yhu pick her up? She
is really too pretty for a nursery gover
Little Mrs. Grosvenor looked after Joste's
retreating flgure,a slight flush of conscious
ness on her face.
"It is certainly very absurd, Mrs Christie,
but I am actually afraid Claude is falling
in love with her."
She gave a little hysterical laugh, partly
on account of her own fears, partly because
of the unfeigned horror on Mrs. Christie's
face, assh1e laid down her glasses and
looked the amazement and dismay she
"NoI Doctor Carey in love with his sis
ter's hired governess-and a nursery gov
erness at that Mabel, you horrify me I"
"There Is nothing so terrible about it
at least, so Claude says," she returned, dis
c .n -o!ately. "Of_,rourse Josie is a very
refined lady-like ghil,and undoubtedly very
lovely in appearance and disposition.
"I shiould think it was 'but," Mirs Chris
tie said, vigorously. "The idea of Claude
Carey with his position in society, in the
medical world, with his wealth, his popu
larity, turning his attention to an obscure,
naneless girl I Is your brother insane?"
Little hirs. Grosvenor lookNf thought
fully out on the bay, sparkling and diinp
ling in the hot July sun.
"I am not sure I think so much about
such things, and of course Claude has an
undoubted right to seek his happines when
an :1 - h : e he prefers. But Josie is rather
peculiar. I mean she-not that 1 do not
quite like her, but she is-she rather likes
to affect little frightened airs, to appeal to
people to assure her everything Is all right,
and particularly to Claude."
"Perhaps I don't quite understand you,
Mabel. You mean to say Miss Warren is a
coward, a baby, or simply airish and sel
fish?-either of which qualities condemn
Mrs. Grosvenor puckered up her pretty
little forehead, then suddenly relaxed into
a merry little laugh.
"Judge for yourself. The last'day Claude
rani down from lia paitients for a clay with
us, he happened to leave the key of that
walnut case you have seen In the hall by
isa room in the lock, and Lacy unfastened
it, not knowing it contained some rather
ghastly specimens of the human structure
--things C)natiii had sent dlown to oblige
one of bIg professional friends In the vil
laedn Josie shrieked and fainted, and
,U'caude was somue time in restoring her."
M1rs. Christine looked stern and contemnp
"A 'pretty piece of acting, and very
"She refuses to bathe, because site's
afraid of the midcertow. She will not go
sailing or crabbing, for fear of being upset.
She never rides, because the horses might
run away; she is worse than either Lacy or
lossie. When it thunders and lightens,
and, If even a caterp)illar or a spider gets
oni her, she turns white as death. What is
it, Mrs. Christlie-fear or airishiness ?"
And that wise lady answertd, solemn
"It is neither nervollsness or cowardli
ness: it is cdisgustinig affectation, because
your brother happens to be a physician,
who can be called to allay her agritation. 1
ani surprisedt at Claud--s- u-r-p -r--s-e- d at
Claude's fancy for her."
And while this discussion was progress
ing, Josie Warren and the little Grosvenors
weie getting farther and away clown the
breezy bluir, thme brisk salt air bringing
vivid roses to her checks, usually -so
cdaintly penchiy in their tint.
She was certainly very lovely, and a
credit to D)octor Carey's dhsrhninating
taste. She was slender and graceful, with
a certaltu unconsciousness of manner that
was her chiefest charm. T1here was just
the moat bewitching look of tender appeal
in her scoft gray eves, and aii air of frank
dependence in everything she did-somo
thing almost indefinable-somethming that
made youi think of a. clinging ivy-vine, or
the blush-.roses that needed a treilis to sup
port their fragrant bloom.
"You p)ro:nlised to take us to Lily Island.
Miss Warren," Lacy said, coaxingly.
"Can't we go niow C'
"I'm afraidl not," she said pleasantly. "1
did not ask your mother If she would allow
us to walk so far; and besides, Lacy, I
think she would enjoy going, too. Sup
pose0 we go back and see about it ?"
"To Lily Island ? i'm not suire you had
bettet go children," Mrs. Grosvenor said,
undecide, hy. "its a long walk and the
blin ls hot."
"Bitt we needn't walk, mamma," Lacy
urged eagerly. "Jiertie Hlowland said he'd
row you, and Flosshe, and bie Aunt Annie
in his boat; and Miss Warren and I2 can
walk-ean't we, Miss Warren ? We don't
mind the sun; we like It-don't we, Mis
"Aunt Annie," otherwise Mrs Christie
looked pointedly at Josle.
"1 dare say Miss Warren favors such ai
arrangement, but If there should come ul
a sudden shower, as we had about this tim
yesterday, what would you do with her
Josle laughed, and turned pale, never
theless; for she was extremely sensitive ti
even well-bred ridicule on her weak point
"I think we'll go,since Bertle is so kind
and Lacy so anxious. They say Lily Is
land Is well worth a visit. If you wil
bring my shade hat and parasol,Miss War
ren, I think we will start as soon as Mae
ter Bertie's boat is ready."
And while Mrs. Christie, Mrs. Grosveno
and baby Flossie were rowed down ove
the lovely, sparkling bay by Bertie HIow
land's strong, skilful hands, gallant littl
Lacy escorted Miss Warren on the wall
that led to the narrow, sandy isthmus tha
connected the so-called Lily "Island" witl
Of course, the boating party had reache
there first, and congratulated Josie an
Lacy on having arrived safely, in a wa;
that, although she knew was mere badim
age, cut Josie's sensititIve nature to th
But she put the painful feeling away a
well as she could, and joined in the littl
ones, search for shells with a zest that com
manded even Mrs. Christie's respect an
Until, all at once, Bertie sprang up froi
the sands, with a low, horrified cry.
"The tide is coming in I Auntie, Mn
Grosvenor, Miss Warren, jump into t1i
boat-quick as you can t Come, Lac3
Flossie I Oh, how could we all have foi
gotten that the island is submerged ever
day at this hour, when the flood tide comt
Josie stood still, white as a ghost, whil
Mrs. Christie sprang up with an agilit
amazing for one of her years and avoird
pois, her portly face blanched.
"Submerged I Of course, it is und(
water several hours every day, but I di
not know when the tide came in to-day
Get in the boat, Mabel, quickly 1 The tid
Is fearfully strong I I doubt if Bertie ca
row us in the face of it."
But Mrs. Grosvenor sat as if bewildere
while Mrs. Christie climbed frantically i
the little boat, rocking almost violentl
with each successive wave that boiled an
foamed higher each minute.
Josie touched her on the shoulder.
"Please lose no time, Mrs. Grosvenoi
It Is true, the tide is coming in with terr
ble force and speed-there is not a ininut
to lose, I will assist you In the boat."
And she half supported, half forced he
into the boat, while Flossie and Lacy, wit
hushed, terrified faces, crouched down b<
tween the two ladies,leaving scarcely roo:
for Bertle to wield his oars, certainly n
possible space for her.
An agomzing thril of horror crept a]
over her as she saw how it was, and eve
Bertic Howland appreciated the terribk
ness of her position.
"There's no room for Miss Warren," h
shouted, frantically. "Aliss Warren, cai
you row ? Can you row? Can you tak
the boat over? l stay."
"I cannot row, Bertie," she said, in
low, hushed voice, that (lid not seem to he
like her own. "Get in quick, and get theu
home I Don't you see there is a squall coin
ing up ?
Mrs. Grosvenor lifted her head, whit
"You mustn't leave, Miss Warren." sh
whispered, feebly. "Climb in and I wil
take Lacy on my lap.''
And then, Josie's strange, awfully cal I
"You are already overloaded. My adde
weight might swamp the boat. Go on I
can be better spared than any of you, I
God so wills, If there Is time"-and lhe
sweet voice quivered-"you can send th,
boat back for me, Bertie. If not, I am no
afraid to diet!"
The little boat crept laboredly off towart
land and safety, and happiness; and Josi
Warren knew, with a deathly thrill c
something at her heart,that before It reach
ed the shore, those cruel, crashing, seeth
lng waves, would have swept rolentlessl;
over Lily Island.
She sat down with a calm) that was nmI
ter despair of hope. It was not fear-nc
the fear that a craven coward feels, bui
that shrinking fromi death and suffering th
braviest soldier experiences; and th
thought that she never would see Clauid
Carey again, that she would pass out of hi
life-perhaps only somewhat mourned.
And lie would be with them all tha
night. lie had told her when lie wa
comming, when lie had taken her in i
armse and kissed her; the dlay lie went baci
to his duity to the sick.
That night I And while he would b
there among them all, sihe would be lyinj
dead, drowned, sea-weed in her hair I
And a cold, icy-cold, shudder crop
nearer and nearer her heart that beat s<
feebly. The foamy surf thundered al
aroundi the little spot of land that wa
growing smaller so perceptibly. The skie
grow the~ker and darker; the wind howlec
and shri~ ted like a demon. She dragget
herself up off the sands, where the watoi
had already met 1her feet, andl crept dozed
ly to a wretched little rock. a few feel
lint It was of no use. The waves rose,
andl rose, and rose, and she was alone with
the bitterness of death.
And then, with a p)rayer on her lips. sh<
shut her eyes. and covered her face witi
her hiandls, and when the cold waters close.
cd nearer, nearer, her consciousness nmcrcl
fully left her, and
While the little boat made the shiore,and
Mrs. Grosvenor staggered out on the beadi
withI ashen lips and horror-stricken eyes.
''Get somebody to go back for Miss War.
ren--quick I" she gasped. "She Is on Lilly
Island, I'll give you a hiundlrd dollars 11
you'll brinig her back I"
She turned Imploringly to a weather
becaten old fisherman who had watched
"Lily Island?! May God rest her soul I'
and lie lif ted hIs ragged cap reverently.
''Lily Island ia fIve feet under water by
this time I"
And Mirs. Christie's face grew asher
with horror, while Mrs. Grosvenor stood
clasping and unclasping her hands In
panic of frenzy.
"Jose I ,'JoOile" she cried, in agony.
"You hiavo given your life for meoand mine,
and 1 dared to think ,you wore a cowardi'
"She will not die,"' Doctor Carey said,
quietly, with a great throb of rapturous,
reverent thanksgiving in his voice, as hc
i laid Josie's slender hnd back on the cov
erlet of Mrs Grosvenor's bed. "She has
been very near the gates of death, but God
did not demad the awful sacrifice. She
i will live 1"
I And Josle did live, to learn that a party
i of fisherman had seen her on the little
rocky point on the Island, the waters with
in a yard of its summit, and found her in
a deep faint, so like death that it was
hours before she was restored to life, and
love and Doctor Carey.
Nor ever again, even when Claud's wife
grew white and agitated over trifles, did
I any one make light of it, for there were
- those who loved her dearly, who realized
- she had elected to give her bright, sweet
young life for theirs.
To Prevent Drowning.
c An invention has just been patented
t which appears to be a simple and practical
i means of lessening the number of deathe
by drowning. A chemical preparation iF
I inserted in the portion of the coat, waist.
I coat or dress. It does not add to the weight
r or in any way alter the appearance of the
- garment, The preparation is Inserted be.
s tween the lining and the cloth; in the case
of a coat it is placed on each side of the
s breast and up the back. The moment a
a man fails in the water the coat inflates and
- he cannot keep his head under the waves.
d The invention was practically tested at the
swimming bath at the Sheffleld Bati
a Company. First, two small piecce ol
linen, with part of the preparation inserted
between the folds, were thrown into the
e water. The linen instantly inflated so as
, to form a miniature cushion and floated
about the bath. An attendant of the com
y pany then put on a coat with the prepara
s tion inserted in it. ie first went under a
shower bath, where he was thoroughly
drenched, to show that inflation would not
y take place under the ordinary circumustancem
of a shower. Under the shower bath the
coat did not alter its proportions in any
r way whatever. The attendant then took
a "header" Into the water. He reappeared
at the surface almost immediately and the
e coat properly inflated. Entering a part of
n the b.ith deep enough to take him up to the
eyes he could not touch bottom at all ard
1 the water scarcely reached his chin. By a
a struggle he dived parly beneath the sur
y face, but came up again instantly. Divest.
I ing himself of the garment, it floated about
the bath until it was taken out. The in
ventor then attached a piece of lead weigh
inng three pounds to his appliance, which
presents the appearance of a short, light
e sleeve or lining, and threw it into the
water. The sleeve, on touching the water,
r instantly expanded like a small bolster, and
I floated about the bath well out of the
- water, sustaining the lead weight until
I both weie fished out. The experiments
3 were as interesting as successful. The in
ventor states that his apparatus, which
would simply form an adoitional lining in
I sorted in a portion of the garment, would
sustain a person in the water as long as he
could possibly endure the exposure. For
forty-tive or fifty hours it would be effec.
tive for its purpose. In the event or a
person losing consciousness, the lining in
the back would form a kind of bed, and
I that in the breast a pair of pillows, against
r which is head would rest.
- A Jewel of a Wife.
3 She was one of those women you
couldn't quarrel with. She was that agree.
3 able that her old man got tired ot it, and
I tried to have a.row for a change. He
began chucking the things about at din
i ner time, and smashing the plates. But
she only smiled like an angel, and said,
I "Law, ducky ; how lucky I didn't put the
L best service op to-day." And the next
r day she did put the best service on, and he
r remembered it cost him eighteen guIneas,
3 and lie didn't care to spoil the net. Then
t he took to stopp)ing out late and coninag
home drunk, but when he staggered up
I stairs she always welcomed him with a
smile, and caught him in her arms and
f kissed him, and said, "I wonder, John
. dear, whatever's been spilt on your coat ;
- it smells like spirits." Now, this was
y enough to make any mani wild. So one
evening he said to her quietly, "Ish me,
- my luvah, I'm toshicated l' "Are you,
t John ?'' she answered; "why, you old
t dear, I shouldn't have believed it." And
a then she gave him a sweet smile that made
a him that mad he didn't know what to do.
3 But lie wasn't going to be done ; lie de
s termined he would have a row somehow or
other ; so one night when she wouldn't be
t hoeve he was drunk but kept on kissing
him and calling him an ol dear, lhe just
let out some strong language and lit her
on the head with thie fire-irons. She
smiled, but she didn't say anything in par
ticular. Bhe took him by the hand in an
affectionate manner, and led him dlown
stairs into the street, and kissed him, and
handed hun over to a policeman. And she
went down to the court the next morning
and got him six months in such a pretty,
agreeable way, thie reporters fell quite in
love with her. And when he was going
away she leant over the dock and kissed
him, and said, "Take care of yourself,
ducky; I'll have a nice dinner for you the
day you come otut.'' And the last thing lie
saw as lhe went down the steps was his
amiable wife kissing her hand to hinm and
smiling away as sweectly as ever.
The Washinug..ilachine Agent.
Yes, ho caneo; l:e is a blondte, and of
famous stature, and stalwart proportions.
Hie had a thing with hint made in a tin
shop, which looked like a good sized fun
nel-it had a long stick for a handle, ho
said tihe handle was too small. Ils ma
chine wore an undershirt, with attachments
resembling the fastenings by which the lit
tle hornets fasten the layers of comb in
their nests together; it also had in a little
tin concern which looked much like an in
fringement on the Temple of Just,ice in the
Geogia State seal, only it had two
holes in it (the tin concern, not the Georgia
State seal). Ho had it in a foot tub with
about two gallons of water and two or three
garments of very dirty clothes-we think
they were Sam's. Ho pumped away at it,
expatiating all the time upon Its beauties,
its powers and convenience, lie would
sell "family rights," but lhe much preferred
to sell rights for counties, States, empires,
continent, and hemispheres. We don't
think lie sold. Hie called It a "washing
machine." The last time we saw him he
was hunting a cheap boarding house-ite
didp#t find it, and started towards the
hotel, That's all we know about him.
of the primitive structures we found un
mistakable evidence and traces of civilized
society, readily convincing us that the set
tlement was not, as we at first imagined, br
the handiwork of an intelligent branch of '5
the ancient Navajoes. On the inner walls VO
of one of the larger adobe houses we found fC
the remains of a heavy cuirass, evidently si
at one time the pride of a bold Castilian di
warrior. As we prosecuted our researches in
through the settlement, we imade the dis- th
covery that, with few exceptions, each 11
house bore the nime of its former tenant. in
traced in the adobe when It was soft; di- C
reetly above the entrance serving ttie pur- Pr
pose of a door. These names were purely 9(
Spanish, and from my diary I transcribe ro
the following: 'Sylvestro Rodrigo, Miguel ta
Bandara, Sauch Pizara,lFrancisko Mancha, W
- Lopez,' and a hundred others. In one ag
or two places we found dates covering a n
lapse of years extending from 1530 to 1560, t
convincing us that the settlement must b(
have flourished for a period of thirty years ta
at least. At a depth of a foot in the ground, h
which seems to be the layer which time pl
covered upon the scene, we unearthed '
Indian arrow-heads, of a somewhat prini- in
tive character, as well as metallic suba P"
stances, which again proved to us that cen- I
turies back a fierce war had raged here be- hi
tween the original lords of the soil and the
Spanish Invaders, and that the latter were
overpowered and perished at the hands of th
the red warriors. It was all quite plain to a
us, and in the signs which nature had pro. tl(
served as a record of the past, we read that In
Cortez, the conqueror of Mexico, had here
spent a short period of his illustrious ex- 0
istence, to what end and to what purpose ii
I must leave to the solution of one gifted
with a more fertile and gifted imagination
than I possess.
"But to the point. Drawn onward by ti
our discoveries to search the valley frot b
one end to the other, we found in one of P(
the most obscure portions of the saine in- it
dications of gold-bearing quartz on a dump,
where it was probably placed centuries ra
back, and soon after we alighted on the bu
shaft of an ancient mine from which it tii
had, to all appearance, been d'.rived. The l
mouth of the shaft was ent!rcly closed up A
with rocks and boulders which had broken wi
from the mountain side and found lodgument '('
here, and was widely intergrown with s
rankling weeds and shrubbery. Ouessing ra,
that we had stryck a bonanza too valuable g
to expose to any contingency of a chance li
discovery by others, without opening the
mine we took possession, packed our ani- qi
mials the second (lay after our entrance into
the valley, and returned to Del Norte,
where we at, once filed our application in
the local land office to take possession of
the valley under the homestead laws, and 8
additionally secured our mine by a patent.
We hired a gang of men and set to work
developing our bonanzi. Such it proved to ed
Le the most sanguine degree, and in a short
thne I hope to have amassed a fortune, I
which, hyperbolically speakmng,will enable
me to return to Lo.idvil!e and purchase the di
whole camp, Including all the best mines. k(
The specimen I send you is from the Cid, 41
as we call our njine. By return letter tell
me what you think of it." T
People who have no opportunity to en- d<
joy sea bathing will be glad to know that bc
a substitute nearly if not quite as strength
ening is found in an anunonia bath. A di
gill of liquid ammonia n a pail of water 5e
makes an invigorating solution, whose do
lightful effects can only be compared to a Ti
plunge in the surf. To weak persons this is
recommended as an incomparable luxury se
and tonic. It cleanses the skin and stinin- hi
lates it wondcrfully, and leaves the flesh as a
firm end cool as marble. More than this,
the ammonia purilies the body from all thl
odor of perspiration. Those in whom the fo
secretion is unpleasant will find relief by al
u1sing a sooful of the tincture in a basin
of water anid washing the armpits with it 14<
every morning. Mlany peop)le find great la1
coimfort atnd benefit from salt water haths, go
arranged in this way: A coffee cup of tine
diistilledi salt is mlxedl with a gallon of mi
water, and with a hair glove or R~ussian 1114
bath cloth the body is thoroughly bathed hii
with the mixture, rubbing until the body oh
is aglow. Then follows an exhuillrat:on 1114
akiai to surf bathiig. 'rho druggists sell
boxes of salt specially prepared and weigh-- GC
lng three pounds for fifty cents. For a th:
dlelicate child such a bath is recommended( wi
as specially beneficial. Many 1pe01)1 find to:
an occasional bran bath grcaily improves tol
thme condition of time skin. 'Te F"reiichi an
women flid it leaves their dark, clear ilesh wf
as soft as a blaby's. A p)eck of common It
bran, to be had at aniy of the feed stores, is CV
stirred into a tub of warm water. The I I
rubbing of the scaly particles of the bran foi
cleanses the skini, while the glutenm In it on1
sof tens and strengtens the tissues. 'Thle an
fiction of the loose bran calls tihe blood to m.)
the surface, aiid nervous and irritable peo- in
pie find( special benefit from it for their fet
mind as well as their bodies. Physicianis say
the habitual use of soap upon the face leaves 'li
thme skin brown, and rec<nnmend a little oat
meal in tihe water, or the ammonia suggest,
ed above. Ladles who have moist or oily ov
skinis should use quite hot water for their
baths, and a little line bay ruim rubbed over
the face, or a litdle of aiiy of the fine toilet trii
waters. A tablespoonful in the waish bow( ni
prevents that shiny appearance which is so lik
annioyling. Those famious beauties on whose
charms thme world's eye rested and never fk
grow weary, 1)iaiia of Poitiers, and Ninion coI
(1e l' Enclos, attributed the preservation of freJ
their charms andi health to the continuedl firn
use of the rainwater bath-a recipe for abl
loveliness within the reach of the ugliest
anid p)oorest of womanikind. To powder or
not to powder Is a question each woman
must settle for herself. A fine, fresh pureee
skini is possible to anybody whose flesh has ti
not been1 contaminated by cosmetics; thoseel
who have begun fancy they must keep on,se
but it is a shame for mothers to allow their we
fresh, sweet, lovely daughters, just in the wl
bloom of girlhood, to make acquaintance si
with thme powder box. It would be anmaz- l
ing if it were not disgumsting to see maids p
amid mothers powdering little girls--thede
rosiest babies-in the dressmg room before a
the opening of a dancing school ball, dredg. nos
ing them as a cook dhoes a joint before nei
roasting it. If these toolish women knew hii
how much more beautiful the child wasbe
with her sweet, fresh tints, they would ui
spare them till the rosebud ds~ughters werewi
at least in full blossom, and try first what Tm
fresh air, exercIse and putre water will do. ho
Beware of any powder that contains bis- g
inuith, unless you are willing to risk an af- tah
tercrop of purplish pimples.co
-Mount Vesuvius is lit up by the
A Gontleman of La Porte.
le was'also:a pioneer. A party whic
oke through the snows of the winter
I and came upon the triangular litt
lley afterwards known as La Por
und him the soleinhabitant. le had su
ited for three months on two biscuits
iy and a few Inches of bacon in a h
ado of bark and brushwood. Yet whi
e explorers found him he was quite ale
ipeful and gentlemanly. But I cheerful
ake way here for the terser narrative i
iptain Henry Bymnes, commanding tl
ospecting party : "We kom upon hit
'ntlemen, suddeat-like, jest abrest of
ek like this"-demonstrating the di
nee--''ez near ez you be. le sees 1
id he dives Into his cabin and comes o
;aln with a tall hat-a stovepipe, genti
en-and blank me, gloves I ie was a ta
in feller, holler in the cheek-ez mig
--and off color in his face, ezwasnat'ra
kin' in account his starvation grub. B
i lifts his hat to us so. and sez he : 'H1a
to make your acquaintance, gentlemne
ni afraid you ex-pcr-'enced soine ditficull
getting here. Take a cigyar.' And 1
ills 6ut a fancy cigar-case with two re
vin is n it. 'I wih there was more,' a
"Ye don't smoke yourself?" sez I.
" 'Seldom,' sez he, which war a lie, f<
it very arternoon I seed him hangin' on
liort pipe like a suckin' baby onto a be
. 'I kept these cigyars for any gent!
en that might drop in.'
"'I reckon ye a e a great deal 0' the be
clety yer,' sez Bill Parker, starin' at UI
t and gloves, winkin' at the boys.
' 'A few lnd-i-ans occasionally,' sez i
"'Injinsl' sez we.
"'Yes. Very quiet good follows i
eir way. They have once or twic
ought ine game, which I refused, as ti
or follows have had a pretty hard time
"Now, gentlemen, we was, ez you kno
ther quiet men-rather peaceable mer
t--hovin' been uhut at three tines 1
ase yar 'good' Injins, and Parker hisme
vin' a matter o' three inches of his on
elp lying loose in their hands and i
t1kin' round wearin' green leaves on h
ad like a Roman statoo -it did kind(
ui ez if this ycr stranger was playin'
ther low down on the boys. Hill Park(
ts up and takes a survey o' him and am
"'Ye say these yer Injuus-these y<
ilet Injins-olered yer game ?'
"$ 'They (lid I' sez he.
"'And you refoos(d ?'
"'I did,' sez he.
"'Must hev made 'em feel kinder bad
rter tortered their sensitiv naters?' a
They really seemed quite disappoin
'In course,' sez Bill. 'And now moi
isk who you Lie ?'
"'Excuse me,' says the stranger; ani
rn my skin I if he doesn't list out
erd case, and handin' it over to Bill, se
[ere's my kyard.'
"Bill took it and read out aloud, It
"'it's a pooty keerd,' sez Bill.
"I'm glad you like it,' says the strange
"'I reckon the other fifty.one of Li
ek leez as pooty-ll of 'oni Jacks and le
wers,' sez Bill.
"The stranger sez notliin,' but kind
aws back from Bill, but Bill ups ai
"'Wot is your little game, Mister J
ott, of Kentucky?'
"1 don't think I quite understand yO
i the stranger, a holler fire comin 'ni
; cheeks like cz if they was the bowl
"'Wot's this yor kid glove business ?
is yer tall hat paradin'?-this yer circu
)lin'? Wot's it all about? Who are y
'The stranger stand(s up and soz lhe:']
lon't quarrel with guests on my ow
id,' sez he, 'I think you'll allow I'm
ntleman,' sez lie.
"With that lie takes off his hat an
ikes a low bow, so, and turns away
e this ; but Bill ites out of a sudde,
right foot andi drives his No. 10 bot
an through the crowii of that tall hi
e one 0' them circus hoops.
"That's about ez fur es I remembe:
itlemena I thar warn't but one man
it hull crowd es could actually swer
tat happened next, andi that man nov<
dI. For a kind o' whirlwind jest the
>k place in that valley. I disrememb<
ythin' but. (lust and busthn'. Tha
sn't no yelling, thar wasn't no shootin
was one o' thiem suddecnt things that-let
mn a six-shooter out mn the cold. Who
:emi to in theo chapparel--being oncon
table like fromi hevin' only half a shir
-I found nigh on three p)oimds o'gravi
i stones in miy p)ockete and stiffness i
h'r. 1 looks up and sees Bill hanght
the forks of a hickory saplin' twent
t above me.
'Cap),' sez lie, in an enquirin' way
rthe tornado passedh!'
'Which?' soz I.
' I reckon,' soz I.
"Because,' sez ht-, 'aforo this yer eie<
ai phienom)enon took place I lied a sllgl
munderstandling with a stranger, and l',
e to apologizeR'
And with that lie climbs down, peac<
ike, andl goes into the shanty, an
flea out, hand-in-hand with that stratn
, Limilin' like an infant. And that's th
t thne, I reckon, we know'd anythh
mt the gentleman of La Porte."
Mr,. Goot,e r
rhis inidividual lived in the Mormo
mntry. lie had but one wife, and nove
uight of taking any more till one day a
or told bim it was his religious duty t
I unto himself a few others. Mr. Goobe
it home and sadly informed his wife c
at the elder had said, and Mrs. GIbobe
I she had no objection, urovided th
P ioud come round and argue the cais
.4oober told tho eider,.and theeli
'irund. lie smiled sweeti
Hip , advanced to meet him. Tbi
~t ting'h knew lie wasakipping aroun
room with his coat slit up the back an
hat knocked Into p1, while Mrs. Goc
wielded the broomstick. Ho finail,
sped out of the window, and. escape
h his life, a sadder and a wiser mar
a noxt time he met Goober he told hir
had had a celestial revelation by whio
aber was relieved from the necessity. c
ing any more wives--Mrs. Gbober woul
nft for almost a thousandi in tio Nei
Iaokyards--the traiseR 1 dies drss
A colony of Death.
'That," said a well-known Leadvilk
assayer, indicating a piece of odd-lookinf
ore which he held in his hand, "that piec(
comes from a mine with a history perhapi
as singular as anything you ever heard."
he then related a story in substance asi
The mine from which the ore was de.
rived is situated 4oroewhere on the line o
southern Colorado and Mexico. Vasi
mountain ranges enclose it on all sides,1i14
colossal barriers erected by nature to guar(
it from the intrusion of mankind, and u
beaten path, apparently, leads thither b3
which anyone could penetrate to the spot,
except the most tiaring mountaineer thai
ever scaled the mountain heights or witl
pick and shovel delved into the finty bow
els of the rugged Color: slopes after thi
precious metal. The olt in which thq
mint is located is a beau iful green valley,
in which summer etern3ly prevalls, witi
only one outlet, through' a dark cleft It
the towering rocks, whigh from the outsid4
would never be disco4ered except b3
About the year 1524, when the Span,
lards under Cortez penetrated Mexico anc
overflowed the country surrounding, i
number of the lawless Andalusians, camp
followers, or whatever the occupation ol
those who drifted into the beautiful coun.
try along with the.large hosts of soldiers
detected soei of the conquered Indlan
wearing ornaments of massive gold on thh
persons so directly different from any ol
the precious metal the secret of whose de
posit they had long before wrested fron
the simple natives, thati they at once con
cluded it must be derived from a min(
whose whereabouts was,yct a mystery t(
them. Avaricious and cruel, as Bancrofi
on good authority represents the Spainardi
to have been at all times, the secret of th<
hidden mine must Con into their pos
session at any price and It all hazards; bu
supplications and intimiltions alike provec
ineffectual in forOing the red children t<
make the coveted revelation, and as a lasi
resort refuge was had to a cowardly ruse,
the success of which is unquestioned.
A number of the adventurous vandah
from Spain, the destroyers of Mexico
tracked some of the Indians at differen
times into the mountains, and by this meani
finally discovered the whereabouts of thq
hidden mine in thu valley. It was full3
developed, and seemed to have been opera
ted by tWe intelligent aborigines for a lon
time, the method of reducing and elininai
ting the noble metals being no secret t<
them. Suspicious, even of their conirades,
and fearing lest by some means their pre
cious discovery be betrayed, or the Indiam
drive them from it, they fell upon the sinal
body of Navajoes working the mine anc
assassinated them to the last man. The3
then took surreptitious leave of the Spanisl
settlement, removed their effects to th<
hidden valley, and founded a colony there,
erecting houses and in due time developib&
themselves into quite a large and busy coi.
In 1560,Cortez began his Incursions int<
the vast mountain districts lying north o
Mexico, penetrating the intervening teri
tory, and entering the southern portion oj
what is now Colorado. By some strang(
happening, lise soldiers learned of the ex
istence of the isolated colony, and, guid&
by an aged indian, they found the lonch
mountain pass which leads to the hidder
mine. Under the pretext of adininisterinf
punishment for thecrimecommitted agalial
the Indians,whom they had robbed of theih
secret by taking their lives, Cortez had th(
whole colony executed - assassinatinE
the men and children and outraging th(
women, or carrying them away with their
into the mountains. This done, lie so
lected a number of his own force, atd,
leaving them to operate the mine,ostensibl3
in the interest of his government,he presset
on toward the north to prosecute his searci
for more hidden treasures.
The new colony was less successful ir
the management of the mine. Strife pro
vailed among them, and extended to thu
Indians who lived in the neighborhood, and
with whom their predecessors, from thc
best of political motives, had lived at peace,
courting their friendship by intermarriage,
and comp)letely winning them ever to thii
cause. The new colony had neglected this
all-imiportant precaution, and, having in*
eurred the hatred of the redskins by their
initial movement of slaughtering theh
friends, open hostility between them win
very soon the order.
One dark night the Indians, in a count
less force, poured into the sleeping valley,
and Inaugurated a feast of blood, in which
nearly three hundred Spaniards sacrificed
their lives, none escaping to tell the tale.
As suddenly as they had come they had
departed, leaving a dreadful scene of car
nmage behind themn. The inmprovements
went into decay, and Cortez returning by
another route, the valley was forgotten,
and centuries cast their shadows over its
Last spring two young men, named
Charles Ackerman and William Ramsey,
left Leadvillo with a pair of pack burrom',
two ponies and shovels and picks, to go on
a long prospecting tour. They strayed into
southern Colorado, and having for a long
time wandered aim'essly about among the
rug' d hills, going out of the way of hos
tile Apaches, and creepIng along cdull In
diana trails, where, perhaps, riever a white
man set foot, they sought refuge in a deep
cleft in the mountains, one sternmy night,
and there built there camp tire. The ruddy
glare of the flame penetrated far into the
dense gloom of the cavern-like retreat, and,
actuated by an irresistible fascination that
drew them onward, they supplied them
selves with a burning brand and set out to
explore the mysterious region beyond the
circle of the light. They at, last debouchied
into the hidden valley containing the col
ony of deatb, but being unable to discern
their surroundings at night, they passed
the hours until daybreak at their camp.fire,
and in the morning paid a visit to the
ruined settlement. Strange to say, pos
sibly owing to. the shelter which the high
mountain ranges afforded the valley from
the fury of the elements,the massive adobe
walls of the ancient settlement were still
intact, and entering them they were every.
whore confronted by the moldering remain
of human bones and skeletons, crumbling
to dust at the slightest touch of the hands,
in a letter which Ackerman writes to
his Leadville friend, and from which the
particulars of their discovery of the hidden
valley is drawn, he says :
"We did not at first know what to make
of (he strange spectacle presented to us in
the anieent city of the dead, with its skele-.
ton inhabitants and the wild air of desola
tion brooding over the scene. In every one
-George 1i. "of blessed memory"
Af reigned for sixty years.
le -The first eclIpse of the moon on reo
te ord was observed by the Ctialdeans, at
b- Babylon, 721 B. C.
-It Is said that each naval cadet on
It board the Britannia costs Great Britain
In at least $1,250 a year.
t -Ex Governor Remper of Virginia
y has become so paralyzed that he can
A neither walk nor stand.
-Pennsylvania produced in 1879,26,
142,089 tons of anthracite and 14,500,
a 000 of bituminous coal.
-It Is estimated that over $10,000,
t 000 a year are expnded In privite hor
ticulture li Great Britain and Ireland.
-The Empress Eugenle is about to
visit Queen Victoria at Osborne. The
autuinn she will spend at Arenenburg.
-The French revenue of $000,000,000
Is asserted to be the largest ever re
ceived from a population of thirty-six
-The gross revenue for the United
0 Kingdom for the year ended June 30th
Is ?82,000,000 against ?83,250,000 last
-The boom at Williamsport, PA., has
r less logs in thle season than It has con
talned at the same time for many years
-A pair of white crows frequent a
wood near Greencastle, Pa. Unsuccess
Sful attempts have been made to capture
-There are 90,000,000 acres of land
3. within the boundaries of Montana,
three-fifths of which is available for,
n grazing or agriculture.
e -Two million four hundred thou
Le sand gallons of cotton-seed oil have been
of shipped from New Orleans to Vrance
and Italy within a year.
-About 40,000 volumes were con
sumed at the burning in Paris of the
y library of Professor Mommsen, the d'as
I tinguished historian of Rome.
a -Napoleon, Ney, and Wellington,
1 were all born in the year seventeen
is hundred and sixty-nine, and all fought
)r their last battle at Waterloo.
it -The original wagon in which John
*r Brown emigrated froin Pennsylvania
,z to Kansas is to be presented to the
Historical Society of the latter State.
,r -Dental authorities estimate that the
13,000 dentist in this country are pack
ing into the teeth of the people notless
than half a ton of pure gold every year.
-The Chicago hotels had a good time
- during convention week. The Palmer
-z took $105,000, the Grand Pacifle $100,
000, the Tremont $30,000 and the Sher
t- man $27,000.
-The contract to build the Iron
it bridge over the Monongahela rivnr at
Pittsburg, Pa. which will cost $250,000,
I, has been awarded to the Iron City
a Bridge Works.
. -Schuvlkill county, Pa., is overrun
by 1ew 'York artists sketching. The
. Hudson river shore has been "done" so
much that artists are now forced to
seek other fields for subjects.
r. --The brldge of St. Angelo, which
10 cro'ss the Tiber at Rome, is substan
ft tially as the anoint Romans hIeit it.
There were seven other bridges; only
r four are now entire, though the others
d can easily be traced.
-According to the ladt census, there
were 6,000,000 of agriculturists in the
United States, and by this time, as the
new census will doubtless show, there
u must be tat lea.it 7,000,000 with their
-The returns of French imports
- and exports for the first six months of
a 1780, as compared with the returns of
the corresponding months of 1879, show
an increase of 171,000,000 francs in the
z imports, and of 58,000,000 francs in the
a -The gross revenue of Great Britain
for the .fiscal year ending June 30th
d was ?81,002,903, against ?83,229,327
last year ; for the last quarter, ?19,619,
t 058, against ?18,022,050 for the same
Stime ini 1879.
t-Cards weore invented in France
about the year 1390, to amuse Charles
VI. during the Intervals of a melan
chioly disorder, which finally brought
r him to his grave.
r -Th'ie slave trade, from the coast of
n~ Africa, wvas first begun by the Portu
r- gese in 1841. Eniglandi was engaged in
r this tralle ump to t'ue year 1807-quite a
t-The potato is a native of Chili and
SPeru. Tlhey weore originally carried to
England ircm Santa Fe, in America by
Sir .Johnm hawkins, in(ir about tihe y ear
-A single blackberry bush In a gar
'den at ruro, Mass., has produced sey
en h undred berries, and a single branch
one hundred and fifty. This demon
strates that small fruits can be success
fully grown even upon the sands of
-T[he total number of paupers in
London exclusive of lunatics in asy
lums and 880 vagrants, on the last day
of the second weok of June was 85,049
of whom 40,793 were in workhouses,
tand 38,26 receiving out door relief.
-Tihe cotton crops of the United
States, for 1878 and 1879 were the lar
stever raised. The ten crops from
85 to 1801, raised by the slave )abor,
- numbered 34,995,440 bales; the ten
'crops from 1870 to 1879, raised by free
labor, numbered 41,464,742 bales.
-Tihere are 04 cities in the United
States with a population exceeding 80,
000; there are 44 cities with more than "
3 40,000; 34 with more than 60,000; 27
r with more than 00,000; 24 with more
m than 75,000;20 with more than 100,000;
) 4 with more than 500,000; and 1 with
r more than 1,000,000.
f -The new leaden roof that is being
r placed on the cupola of St. Peter's as
a Rome will be complete in two years.
& This roof was begun seventeen yoars ~
ago. It is divided into sixteen seotton~s
r each of which requires 1,000,000 pounds
a of lead. 4
I -It is reported with authority that ~~
1 $8 per ton for ice has been refused b y
- parties in Gardiner Maine who think
r they will be able to get stilligher ptl V
I ces. The Kailierbooker Compay has
. eenl ouhta few thousandtn
i -The production of YI ~ bt
f Iey i14 Ane JJaited Stated the
I last Arfteen yea'.s has tr4bi.e
r ton 'and toba oihave~