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-Bay teat A* the Chesapeake and Pa- ,
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LEONARDTOWN, MD., THURSDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 18, 1886,
[ Written fur the Brarnn.]
To MU* tear* C
Ay b. i- r.
There ia a heart that truly loves thee,
Lady fair, maiden sweet;
I knew it from his tone, his glance,
The night when first I saw yon meet.
I knew it from his tone, his glance,
llis *,ul-Ut cyea spoke all the while
Of what the heart would treasure most,
Thy “constancy,” thy every smile.
Alt! fair girl, search deep ‘thy heart,
Scum not this pure, devoted love
Breathed from Ups whose accents deep
Speaks “faiUiM" as the wooing dove.
And constant, faithlbl, ah ! this is what
Woman should so dearly prize;
There is no better gill from man
Bestowed on her beneath the skies.
Then, think Kindly of this ardent love,
Deal gently with the youthful heart,
May angels bright attend “thee" ever
Sweet young friend where’er thou art.
A BLOODYJBONFLiCT.
You will see by the map that the
Salmon River, of Idaho, has its rise in
the Salmon River Mountains. Two
small creeks, meeting at the north end
of the mountains, form the Salmon,
but it is not much of a stream until it
receives Wild Cat, Bitter Sweet, and
other creeks down toward the Bitter
Root Mountains.
I bad journeyed to the forks of the
Upper Salmon with a band of hunters
and trappers, and, while they had
spent the winter in trapping for furs
and pelts, I had developed tha fact
that coal, mica, slate, marble, copper
and other minerals wore to bo had for
the asking in the mountains. Owing
to the depth of snow and severity of
the weather, I had not finished my
work of prospecting when spring
came, while the trappers were ready
to abandon the exhausted field and
move east into the foothills ofthe Bit
ter Hoot.
On the first day of May I was loft
alone. I had a horse, two pack mules,
a rifle, two revolvers ftnd plenty of
food andammm.i^ o As^-^ f ,
m , L T me I pulled up stakes and
Anoved around to the east side of the
mountain where there was less wind
and more sunshine. Between the foot
hills and the mountain was a long,
narrow, winding valley, varying in
width from ten to fifty friet, The
snow was just leaving this valley, and
the grass of last season had been pre
served in palatable shape for the
hones. -
Nothing of special interest occurred
until the second of June. Oa that
morning, while cooking breakfast, a
monster grizzly, the first one seen du
ring the winter, suddenly appeared
within two hundred feet of my camp
fire, coming up the winding valley
from the south. I was between him
and the hones, but the latter were so
terrified that had they not been stout
ly staked out they would have made
their escape.
The bear halted, as I said, and as he
displayed no intention to come nearer
I did not wish to provoke him by any
act of hostility. He was in lean con*
dition, with his shaggy any
thing but presentable shape. He
stared at me with curious eyes, sniffed
the air, grew nneasv after a few min*
ufes and finally lumbered off down
the valley out of sight. I was thor
oughly glad to be rid of Bruin, but
before I had finished my breakfast he
returned and brought two other griz
clies with him, all lull grown.
Well armed as I was, I realized that
I stood no show against the throe.
The horse was wild with terror, and
the mulss were so overcome that they
lay down with weakness. I piled on
tha brush, and as tbs fire blazed and
crackled the bears took alarm and gal*
loped off, looking back as if to lee if
they were pursued,
The presence of the monsters an
noyed me more than I oan explain. I
wae more uneasy than if 1 bad die*
covered three Indian* prowling about.
A grizzly bear i* the natural foe of
everything that lives. He is without
fear. His strength is something as
tounding. He will fight twenty men
as soon as one. Fire all the bullet*
from the chamber of a Winchester
into him and not one may strike a vi
tal spot, The sight of flame and
smoke had kept them from attacking
me, but I wae by no mean* satisfied
that they would abandon the field.
The only plan to save the horses
was to build another fire above them.
In one spot the vallsw narrowed until
it was not more than sight feet wide,
and there I built a solid fire of heavy
limbs—one which would last for a
whole day. A quarter of a mile be
low the camp I found another good
spot, and built another fire, and then
felt comparatively safe. The only
fear was that I would keep the bears
away to bring Indians down upon ms.
Tha heavy amoks could be seen fo.
twenty miles, and if seen by red men
they would certainly investigate.
I did not leave camp that day, be
ing busy with specimens and in mak
ing repairs to my slothing, and the
day and night pasasd without an
alarm of any sort. This put me in
good spirits, and I permitted the flree
to die down to great beds of coals,
which would retain their heat all day,
and soon after breakfast shouldered
my rifle and started off down the val
ley to prospect and investigate. You
may believe that I kept my eyes open
far eight of frlxsliei, but they seemed
to have left the neighborhood for
good.
At the end of about five miles the
valley suddenly broadened or de
bouched into another. This larger val
ley, opened in from the broad plains,
and wae a mile long. I had no sooner
rounded mass of rock apt! earth and
brought the larger valley into view
than my ears were greeted with a ter
rible yell. Right before mo, and not
over a quarter of a mile away, were
seven or eight Indians surrounding a
email camp (Ire, with their poniea
grazing near by.
At such a time as that men think
and act quickly. If I ran back up the
valley such action would anoovor my
camp and lose my aninyils. There
was no place at hand to Drake a suc
cessful defence with the o£ds so much
against me. As the Indians sprang
to their feet I turned to the right and
dashed into a ravine opening into the
mountain itself. There whs a stream
running down it from the melting
now, but presently I found a fairly
beaten path running nlcing tbs ravine
and winding through tpe trees and
around rocks, Knowiug'lhat my life
tyaa at stake, I put forth every effort
to reach a defensive spot.
When I had gone up the ravine
three hundred feet I found further
progress impossible. Right before me
was an opening into which a man on
horseback could have enured, while
the width was all of twenty feet. I
daubed into the plaoa to find' myself in
a large chamber. The light was very
dim, out I saw two drifts leading off
from this into the mountains, I was
after a secure biding place, and dashed
into the right hand drift without a
moment’s hesitation.
The Indians were so close on ray
heels as I entered the dark drift that
the foremost one opened fire with his
revolver, and the whole pack yelled
like fiends. The reader who has seen
the entrance to a coal mine, slanting
into the darkness at the start, can
form nn ii}oa of the drift I had plung
ed into. The grade was very steep,
and the bottom so rough that I fell
down twice in going twenty-five feet.
“Si ■ far as 1 went. The drift
That waFWWA - - * wi a e . flQ d only
was not over three terfi Vrls^ :
one Indian could comeiu at a tints: -
They did not exactly understand
the situation and were eager to over
haul me. As I turned at bay, the
foremost Indian waseniilrißg the drift.
While be was looking into the dark
ness I was looking toward the light,
and the first shot from my revolver
pierced his brain and killed him as
(lead as a ‘stone. J As he fell I fired
again, and wounded the warrior be
hind him. I knew this from the way
the fellow yelled out. It was won
derful how quick their enthusiasm
cooled down. They had holed me up,
but at the same time discovered that
I was not defenceless. Their safety
obliged them to get out of range, and
in doing this they could not shoot into
th* drift and hit me with a chance
bullet.
All sow became as silent as death,
and not a move was made for a quar
ter of an hour, I had made a tempo
rary escape, bat by no means con
gratulated myself that they would
abandon their effort*. How far back
the drift extended I bad no means of
knowing, and instead of eeekingtoae
certain, I crept within a few feet of
tha mouth. I bad a Winchester and
two revolvers, and could have killed
Indians all day long had they sought
to enter the arift. But one warning
was enough. They knew of a safer
way to get at me.
By and by I heard tb* crackling of
flame* and smelled -moke, and direct
ly after that ahi of burning brueb
was pushed to the) anoe of the drift
with a long pole, * .ey were going to
smoko ms out I I confess to making
up mv mind that my hour* wsre num
bered, but I had given way to despair
too soon. Tb* draught of the drift
was outward Into the chamber, ae
might have been expected, and not a
whiff of imoka could be driven ia at
me. The game was soon abandoned
for another. A rock large enough to
furnish oovsr for an Indian was rolled
to the mouth of the drift, and a red
skin got behind it end Wan firing
into my cover. By retreating a few
feet and lying flat down I wae safe
from hie bullet*. He fired sixty-eight
time* • before he hauled off. They
couldn’t say that I had been killed,
and the proper way to prove that I
hadn't been was to send a warrior in
with a lighted torch to ask me. He
had scarcely entered th* drift when
I banged into him, and dropped him.
He tell so near the mouth that hi*
companion* sought to draw him out,
and I wounded on* of them in the
arm.
I had killed two and wounded two,
and knew that not over four sound
ones remsinsd, I was wondering if it
wouldn't be the best plan to dun out
at them with my revolvers, when a
,ries of yel'e, shout*, screams end
gi* 1* filled th* chamber beyond me.
Then followed five or eix shots, more
growls end yells, end as I kept my eye
on th* opening I caught a glimpse of
a grizzly hear end a warrior struggling.
In five minutes from th* first sound
there wo* no other noise than that of
low growling and the click of olawi
on the rooky floor.
What had happened ? I had run
into the den of the bear* seen in the
morning, and th* Indians had followed.
The bears had com* home from their
merniDg walk, add the result must
have been disastrous to the Indians.
Although fully realizing the ferocious
nature of the animal, I was not as fear
ful of him us I had been of the In
dians. A full grown grizzly could
hardly squeeze his way down the drift,
and I was certain to kill him if ho
tried to.
After a bit I crept carefully forward
until I could see into the chamber. It
was a sight to make one sick. Two
bears lay dead on tha floor, and a third
wae tying on his belly and licking the
blood which flowed from several
wounds. But others had suffered
more. I had two dead Indians in the
drift and five others lay in the cham
ber—bitten, clawed and torn until the
spectacle was a hideous one to gaze
upon. -There was blood everywhere
and upon everything, and pieces of
bloody flesh were mingled and mixed
with patches of Indian dress and fire
arms.
While I stood looking at the horrors
the wounded bear rose up with a fierce
fjrowl and attacked the corpses. His
iqrts drove him mad, and he wanted
revenge on tha dead. I saw him put
a paw on the breast of an Indian, seize
the throat in his teeth, and at one sin
gle wrench he tore the Lead from the
body. He seized another by the leg
just above the knee, and I heard the
bones crush like glass as his teeth shut.
He jerked and twisted two or three
times, and the leg was torn off.
It was the frenzy of death. As the
bear bit and lore at one of the corpses
lie suddenly tottered, braced his legs
and then sank down and rolled over,
and toon breathed his last. I was so
spellbound that it was two or three
minutes before I could move. The
spectacle was even more horribl® when
I stepped out and secured a stronger
light, and directly ray nerves w ßro
unstrung by what hail occurred I
rushed out of the cave in the open air.
As I gained the outside it struck toe
that the Indiana had doubtfess left one
of their number to watch the hor*e.
Ah I went down the raviife I detenu*
Ined, if this waa the ease, to attack
him, with the hope of wiping out the
whole party,
When I crept out of the ravine an
other bloody spectacle awaited me,
,The Indian poniea had been hobbled
them from wandering away,
“]\a9 of the party had been left in
and n _aruzUea.ha4> com* ivaon
charge, nt one sena ua your name, P. O.
the horfln; i.'ftr; ffftri’WtrfbWJtfffrWtiU
waa deid on the grass and horribly
mutilated. They had not been killed
to satisfy hunger, but to gratify a fe
rocious whim.
After a few hour*, drifting which
time I returned to nay own camp, to
find everything safe, I ro-entereo the
cave and secured the fire-arms of the
dead redakins, The stuff at their camp
fire coiiiiated of blankets, robes, am
munition and powder. While none of
the party were in war paint, there waa
nothing to prove that they were out
on a bunt. They had, perhaps, de
flected from tome parch to diacover
what had caused the smoke.
Four week* later, when a party of
hunter* from Boise Oity, headed fay
Captain Hall, (tumbled in on me, I
turned over to them, as relic* of the
singular three oorneren fight, the fire
arms, bows and arrows, the claws of
the grizzlies, two full suit* of bnok
skin, three scalps of white men, and
enough pipes, beads, knives, charms
and feathers to start a museum. These
relict are etill on exhibition in the
Sheriff's office at Boise, and bear wit
ness that I have given you a truthful
narrative,— N. Y. Bun.
PiaKTATio* PlltoaopHY,—Er man
mns'keep mov in'. It'edistill water
dat gits foul,
I knowd er man wunst dat nebe*
tola but one truf. on' dat wuz
whan be 'knowledgsd dat be had tola ar
lia.
Polks what puts on all da cloze da
kaa git puta ma in mioa o'ar sweet
pertater patch dat ia all gena tar
vines.
It ain' de strongs* pueeon dat hah
got de bee' holt on life. Hickory ie
mighty tough wood, but it rots quick
er den poplar,
Sucoei* ter er ole man ain’ grabbed
and 'joyad so kaan az it it wid ar
young pasaon, Da awaataa 1 peaches
ain' dem whut git* ripe in d* fall o'
de y#ab.
It's generally de mighty sharp man
dat fails in bue'nees arter he’ wotb
many dollar*. Yer ken knock er gap
outen ar sharp knif* easier den yer
ken er fro.
I doen know why er pueton want*
ter cat off er dog’a tail. £f satar
hadn’t wanted de dog ter bah er tail
eh* wouldn't hah gin him on*. It a
er pityful eight ter *** ar glad dog try
ter wag hia tail when be ain't got
none. It puta ma in mine 'o'er man
dat had loi’ bof arm* tryin’ tar ibak*
ban'* wid ar frian'. It certainly doan
imprabe er dog'* look* ter oat off hit
tail, an' dar ougbter be ar law caaaad
tar prevent sich crallneaa. Ef 1 wuz
er bob-tail dog folks would hab ter
take der obanoee.—Arkanaaw Trav
eler.
•OuThe violation of any of natare'e
lawe bringe ite warning oy the feel
ing of discomfort. Exposure will in
duce cold*, throat diseases, oonsomp
ing, etc. all of which give warning by
a troublesome cough. Us* Dr Ball s
Cough Syrup ia time, and remove both
the 9009 and effect of your discomfort,
Uses of Paper.—Much less use is
made of paper for ordinary household
purposes than there should be. Al
most every house it over-supplied
with newspapers and with wrapping
papers. These may be a
hundred different way* instead of
being as they too often are, allowed
to lie and become nests for rats and
mice and vermin, or burned in large
quantities Good watte paptr is one
of the most valuable of all possessions
to the prudent housewife, a fact which,
perhaps, many of our readers have
never sufficiently realized. Let us
enumerate a few of the uses, to which
this cheap, common, but indispensable
material may be put. -
First, of course, comes the more or
less fine quality of paper for corres
pondence and other literary purposes,
flow could we ever remember our
innumerable errands—the stocking
for Tommy, elastics for Jennie, shoes
for Luoy, gloves for Mary—if it were
not for the tiny memorandum paper,
which is usually the sole link between
them and our overloaded memories?
Then the parcels which the Christmas
expresses take away—are they not
wrapped and rewrapped in masses of
paper?
flow could we light the morning
fire without paper? And what cov
ering for our shelves or lining for our
bureau drawers are quite so neat and
so easily renewed as paper? A few
pounds of white or tinted paper will
suffice for many months for these pur
poses.
In sweeping strew bits of wet news
paper o'ver the carpet. The dust will
adhere to it as to nothing else, and
your carpet will be wonderfully bright
ened.
Polish your windows and your lamp
chimneys and gas globes with old
newspapers. Nothing surpasses them
to lend brilliancy if properly used.
Have an old newspaper constantly
at hand near the stove or range when
cooking, and if a drop of milk or soup
falls on the polished iron, annihilate
it instantly with a wad of paper.
Scour the top of the stove every few
hours with paper, and throw the small
bits into the stove. It will keep your
stove neat with only half the amount
of blacking usually required.
Take out grease spots from clothing
by laying oyer a 'ifjl?””*
copied m the Poet Office, will bo’pleased to
lop Ottilia
directly on the surface of this, or with
only a thin cloth, between, prase a hot
flatiron. You will find in nine oases
out of ten that the papsr—the faith
ful, servile, - patient paper—has become
the scapegoat for the ugly blemish.
In the summer behold the wonder
ful creations of perforated paper,
which are hung in meat stores and
restaurants to attract the flies. And
is there a woman living who has not
worked upon cardboard (or perforated
paper} bookmarks or other ornamental
(?) affairs for the holiday or birthday
seasons?
A skillful brush or pencil can
transform a little piece of paper Into
a beautiful picture, so to speak—a
thing*of beauty and a joy for many
years, at least.
When the whitewasher or the plas
terer is called in of a sudden to repair
a break, newspapers, ingeniously dis
posed, form an effectual protection to
carpets and furniture. They are also
invaluable to cover the carpet when
ashes are emptied or coal put into ths
baseburners or hsatsrs, now a part
of every ordinary country dwelling.
In summer there is no mors hateful
substance to moth existing than news
papers. They can be most satisfactor
ily used to envelop clothing which le
to be kept over from winter to winter,
When a orpet is to be put down,
newspaper, layer on layer,
ev'Wy on the bare floor. A desen
lay*?Vre none too many; and they
will kCsp oat the cold and form as
soft a footing as expensive "carpet
lining."
On very cold nights newspapers
laid between the blankets will aid
effectually to produce warmth. Rheu
matic .persons can wrap them around
or over a painful Joint with benefit;
and a long ride may be rendered com
fortable by newspapers laid in or
around the shoes, or under the cloak
around the shoulders. Paper, however,
u it absorbs no mi stars, should be
Used cautiously in tl ess ways. When
a pane of glass is broken, brown paper
pasted over the crook or aperture
until the glazier comes will, for prac
tical purposes, answer as well as the
glass, excepting, perhaps, in point of
light. Or paper will "stuff np" a
mouse hole or other opening until the
carpenter or mason can be celled in
to provide something more substantial.
Money, Jianhkerohlefs, napkins,
water pails and basins, oar wneele,
twins—is there anything which can
not be made of papsr? How light,
how clean, how labor-saving it is?
An old storyLookat a human
being when under the influence of
that terrible torture, rheumatism.
Trivial symptoms were neglected until!
tbs disease became established, where
as all the long suffering could have
been prevented by the prompt use of
Salvation Oil, costing only 39 cents a
bottle at all drag stores.
■■U "There’s a woman at the bot
tom of it," as the man said when his
wife fell into n well.
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New to the Business.— Some time
Ago the editor of the Fire Fly and the
preacher of Mount Joeiah church
changed places, and not only in a
nominal way but made an actual
transfer of property. We take the
Fire Fly, which appears after the ex
change had taken place: “We have
shouldered the responsibility of run
ning thia paper, and we request our
readers to pay up at once and pray at
their earliest convenience. We under
stand that Anderson Gregg out off
ono of his fingers the other day.
We hope and pray that be may get
along all right. A cow belonging to
Jim Polk McLaughin lost one of Tier
horns. We pray that aha may re
cover. A man named Soraggs was
killed at Bailey's Ferry last Monday.
Wo are thankful that it was no worse.
We pray that the. Legislature may not
forget to adjourn. We trust that
crops may be better next season. We
have faith in our ability to run this
paper."
The editor without embarrassment
took his place in the pulpit, but he
soon became confused. Striking the
book of books, he said :
“Hereafter we shall not receive old
rails in exchange for our gospel. Tur
nips will do very well, but we are not
a cow. Never before was this pulpit
ip such R flourishing condition and
advertisers should make a note of this
fact. Our mourners' bench goes to
every postoffica in the country. Now
is the time to become a deacon of this
church; $2 per year, for six months,
and a sample copy sent free. The
text says trains going north arrive at
2 o'clock p. m. This cannot be dis
puted, for it was spoken to Jeremiah,
the prophet saying : 'Oh, ye genera
tion of vipers, see advertisement in
another column.—Arknnsaw Travel
er.
The Jear Kerchief.-—ld soma
portions of Tyrol a peculiar and beau
tiful custom still prevails. When a
girl is about to be married, before she
leaves her home to go to the church,
her mother hands her a kerchief, which
is called a tear kerchief. It is made of
newly spun linen, and has never been
used, It is with this kerchief she
dries her tears when she leaves her
father's house, and while she stands
M'ypmw iovfcr. dne dolWahot
le, Manufacturedl by „„„„
their own new home, she folds up the
kerchief and places it unwashed in the
linen closet, where it remains un
touched. The tear kerebief has only
performed half its mission.
Children are hern, grow up, marry
and move away from the old home.
Each daughter receive! from the
mother a new tear kerchief. Her own
(till remains whsre it-was placed in
the linen closet on the day of the mar
riage. Generations corns and go.
The young rosy bride hae become a
wrinkled old woman. She may have
lurvlved her husband and all her
children. All hsr friends may have
died off. sod still that last prsssnt
which she received from hsr mother
hae not fulfilled its object. But it
corns* at last. At lest the weary eye
lids close for tbs long, long sleep, end
the tired, wrinkled hsnda are folded
over the pulealii* heart. Then the
tear keronlef is taken from its place
tnd spread over the placid features of
the deed, never to be removed until we
ere summoned to com* forth on the
resurrection morn.
Only Awaitin9 a Oranoe.—Be
nevolent Old Gent (to wretched tramp)
•—"Hsrs's a quarter for you. Now go
to work, my good man, and eom* day
yen'll strike a fortune.”
Wretched Tramp (confidentially)—
“Ob, I'll get there tome day, There'*
lot of Hah old gentlemen in Philadel
phia vou know?’
“Tee."
“And there’s plenty of dark night*."
“Ye."
“Well, elr, when I meet the rich old
gentleman and the dark night at the
same time, you bet I'll strike a fortune
in ehort order.” —Philadelphia Call.
Mfc.Br. Walker’s Vinegar Bitter*—
a medicine that expels disease without
weakening the patient, exhilarates
the spirits without tbs aid of aloooholio
poison—cures tvtry phase and con
sequence of indigestion, restores the
shattered nerves, regulates the bowels
and the liver, and imparts to the con
stitution new strength end elasticity.
Let the sick rejoice!
MT* “Bo you've been out to the Pa
cific coast, eh ? Did you see the great
gorge of tbs Colorado ?” “I ththink
to. At least, out at Cheyenne I saw
a buck Indian eat six pounds of bo
logna sausage, half a box of cracker*
nineteen herring wlthouta grunt. Bow
Is that for gorge V’~-HoUl OauiH.
MuPhilip Mock, Cessna, Pa. says
he has used Powell's Prepared Chem
icals and find they do fully as well as
more costly fertilizer*. Mr. Mock is
on* of those prsotleal Pennsylvania
farmers who would not recommend a
fertiliser that he had not tested to
his perfect satisfaction. Brown Chem
ical Co., manufacturer*) Baltimore
Md.
J W “What is philosophy ?” Well,
dear, it is something that enable* a
person to bear with resignation the
misfortunes of other*. *

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