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VOL. 1. AUGUSTA, ME., SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1870. NO. 133.
JUnntktt Jauntaf.
Published on Water, loot of Court Street,
AUGUSTA, MAINE.
BY SPRAGUE, OWEN A NASH.
5ailn Jumukc Journal
Is issued every morning, except Sundays.
Contains the latent news by telegraph and mail,
gives reports of the Markets, and has carefully pre
pared political and local articles, and a generous
amount of farming, homo and miscellaneous read
ng with a full compilation of Stgte news.
Terms, $7 per annum inatlrunce; $3 it payment
8 not made within the year. Single copies 4 cents,
to he had at the bookstores and at this office.
Advertisements one inch in length, three in
sertions or less, $1.00; 25 cts. for every subsequent
Insertion. Longer advertisements, or those inserted
for any considerable length of time, will be inserted
at favorable terms to the advertiser.
Special Notices 25 per cent, additional.
Amusement Notices, $2 per square per week.
'ScBeehlg Jtcnncber Journal,
Published every Wednesday morning,
Is the largest folio paper In,the State, eontaining
news, political articles, agricultural and scientific
matter, tales, poetry, anecdotes, household recipes,
markets, Ac., Ac,
Terms $2 per annum »« advance,
Transient Advertisements, *1.50 per inrh for
first week; 25 cents per week for each subsequent
insertion.
Special Notices, *2 00 per inch for first week;
50 re ill 3 per week for each subsequent week.
Business Notices, in read mg columns, 20 rents
per line for first insertion; 10 cents per line for each
subsequent insertion.
All transient advertisements to be paid for In
advance.
BATH TIBS, COPPER BOILERS,
Water Closets, Waslr Basins,
BRASH A l»T ,ATE I > WARE,
Cast Iron Pipe,
Lead Pipe, Sheet Lead,
And everv article pertaining to Plumbing kept con*
' bUutly on hand and fbr Bale at
H. R. STRATTON’S,
Corner Bridge * Water Streets,
Under Hunt’s Hat Store.
N. n. F lambing in all its branches done in a neat
and thorough manner.
Particular Attention Paid to Jobbing,
tuapr-tf
RICHMOND PORTABLE RANGE
-AND
Hanging Dome Furnace!
At fflLLlAMSOX A i.ltKKNWOOD’S.
OoEtprlt Candy !
TirESItF.SSrBW'S COUGH CANDY cures
ST COUGHS. GOLDS, WHOOPING COUGH and
all Throat troubles.
2 Doors south of Granite Block, Market Sq,
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
Tnnoy Goods, ebc., mid by
lanl-lyt W. WEN PEN BURG.
PIANO TUNING.
rpHE Subscriber would mionn me
■ X citizens of Augusta and ▼irinity
1 that he will give per*ottal attention to
• tuning Pianos. Orders lett at his res
men re, vfn iuu» ™ y ‘ ’".'.‘V: v ' * 1
attention. 51. < . AH1.L1KI.N,
febG-tf Teacher. ojk 1*iano ash Okgan^
Brewster’s Hotel,
SKOWHECAN, ME.
THIS large and commodious Hotel Is sltmtod at
the head of the Kails on the Kennebec river, in
the enterprising village of skewbegan. the terminus
of the Portland A Kennebee It. It
This is one of the beet arranged Hotels tor family
borders there is In the state, and a better place for
Summer resort, cannot lie found iu Maine. Tile
best of water, beautiful drives on the hanks of the
river, balling and sailing ponds iu the vicinity, trout
brooks, where vou can catch an abundance ot the
spotted brook trout any day in the year.
Pric es for permanent or transient hoarding are
very low, so our customers can afford to come often
and stay a good w hile. ,, . ,
We also have a huge airy stable to board hoi sir
lor the guests that wish to bring their teams with
them. Also one of Uiu be.*t half-mile trotting parks
in the State, is connected with the House, free for
the tfueraa to train their horse*or drive for pleasure,
tnjan tt S. 11. RUKWSTKU, Proprietor.
Stevens’ Condition Powders !
For Ilonn ami Cattle.
rpUK Best Powders ever discovered. All we ask
I is one trial and people will be convinced. Price
onlv 2.5 cents per package. CHAS. E. Sl'Ei EN8
Manufacturer ami Proprietor, 12, Bridge .st., East
Crorr£K"’by*A.' C. DANA, 7 Union Block,^Au
gustu.
brushes
o 1 every description at
JOHNSON BROTHERS^
Allen, Small & Co,
UfACHlXINTN,
And Monulhoturer* ot
Steam Engines, Circular Saw Mills, Clap
board Planers, Shalling, Pulleys,
Mill Work, and all kinds of
JOBBING
Vsnslly done in s flrst-rlass Machine Rliop. Also
Improved Excelsior Machines,
which cuts two Bolts at a time as readily as one
BOARD PIaANERS constantly on hand.
No. 1 Journal Block, • - Water Street,
6m AUGUSTA, ME. Bjan70
J. W. TOWARD, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AN1) SURGEON.
ADOMTA, ME.
Residence on Green Street, opposite the Metho*
list Church.__ _
WANTED!
T? ARMKRS and Hunters having prime Mina Skins
r on hand will find a cash customer at highest
market price by sending them to
J. H. WELW A CO.,
THE SILENT SEWING MACHINE!
AS A FAMILY ASSISTANT,
The Willcox & liikbs Sewing Machine!
Will be found to excel all others. The ease with which it runs, its ready adaptation to all
kinds of work without delay or hesitation, its quiet fidelity, its
Superior Strength and Durability of Work,
are points that astonish and delight all who make its acquaintance. Ladies who are unfa
miliar with this Machine, do not yet know the full blessing and comfort of a Sewing Ma
chine in the family, though they may possess many others and think they are satisfied.
In proof of this assertion is the significant fact,
'JhcU its strongest advocates and most enthusiastic admirers arc always found among
those who have used and arc most familiar with other leading machines.
From the thousands of testimonials from all parts of the country, we select the following
from the city of Augusta:
AUGU8TA, March, 1870.
Having used the Willcox Si Gibbs Sewing Machine in our respective families upon
ail the various kinds of work required, somo of us from one to six yoars, others for
a shorter time, some of us also being familiar with the use of other leading machines,
we cheerfully recommend it as a moat excellent family machine. It runs easily and
quietly, is simple and easy in its management, does not get out of order, is always
ready, its work is strong and durable, and in all respects gives most entire satisfaction
Mrs. S. S. Brooks, Mrs. C. 1-. lYnney,
“ John McArthur, “ Enoch Sampson,
“ II. M. I’otter, “ S. G. C. Pullen,
“ A. M. Lyford, “ G. B. Hoyt,
“ G. \V. Cross, “ A. J. Reynolds,
“ C. E. Page, “ 11. G. Smiley,
“ T. C. Hoyt, Miss Minnie Woart,
“ C. II. Starbird, Mr. Thomas Wadsworth,
Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Agency,
At Store of F. LI FOKI),
t5mar AUGUSTA.
Also, for Sale as above, A. B. HOWE, Improved!
A standard, and one of the most rcdiablo Machines in use.
l VALISES I
—5—:-n-r*
TrimRlb 2 Trunk.s!
THE PLACE TO I ICY
FrciicL, Eugeno, Solo Xjentlicr,
And nil kinds uf common
T Jl A YELLINC4 T R U 1ST I< S !
Also, Ladies’and Gent*’ TRAVELLING & SHOPPING BAGS, is at
HAMILTON & TURNER’S,
133 Water Street.
The Might Place to bur vour II \U\i>SES, and get the celebrated DUNN HARNESS i- nt
IIADIILTOK A TIIOlilt s. 135 WATER STREET.
The cheap*«t place to huy WHIP9, CURRYCOMBS. BRUSHES. BLANKETS, SURCINGLES, HAL
TERS, AC., is at HAMILTON St TURNER’S,
135 WATER STREET.
HARNESSES!
For Buniuu.s, Pleasure, Teaming, Trucking, Carling A Expressing.
Manufactured from GOOD OAK STOCK, and by the best ol workmen.
'Ye would remind the public that our Harness took all the premiums offered at the last State Fair
four in number. Also the; tirst premium at the late New England Fair.
As our customers are daily informed that our Harnesses are Machine Stitched—we would invite
them and the public generally”to call and examine the largest stock of readv-made Harnesses ever of
fered in this city, mid we will convince them that we make the best HAND SWITCHED work to be had
for the same amount of money, and if we don’t have on hand what is wanted, can make it at short
notice. Samples of Gold Gilt! Oroide* Silver, Covered, and Japanned Trimmed Harness, mav he seen at
our salesroom, NO. 1ft MIDDLE 8TREE 1 . HENRY DUNN & SON.
For Wale by
Hamilton cfc Turner,
135 WATER STREET, - - AUGUSTA, MAINE
tllfcb-tr OPPOSITE DEERING & HOLWAY’S.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
A FACT WORTH KNOWING.
TO THE PEOPLE OE AUGUSTA,
And all having business in Augusta please bear in mind that the place to buy
PURE AND RELIABLE
ID rugb, Medicines,
TOILET & FANCY ARTICLES,
And APOTHECARIES’ GOODS generally is at
FRANK KINSMAN’S DRUG STORE,
lie has spared no pains in selecting Goods of the purest to be found in the best markets
of the United States, and the same are offered to the public ut
WHOLESALE OR RETAIL, at “Price's that Defy Competition."
He also continues to make all odd change IN GOLD AND SILVER. His motto
Quick Sales, Small Profits, Pure and Reliable Goods!
In hot weather FRANK’S STORE is the coolest place in the city, and the lee Cold Soda
drawn from the
Famous Non-corrosive Arctic Fountain
refreshes many weary souls. Temperance Devotees can drink and not violate their pledge.
THE COLDEST AND THE BEST! THE COLDEST AND THE BEST
with rich and di lieious FRUIT SYRUPS.
%
jgg" Physicians’ Prescriptions carefully compounded from the purest Medicines at all
hours of the day and night.
REMEMBER THE NUMBER OF FRANK KINSMAN’S DRUG STORE,
No. 142 Water Street, Augusta, Maine.
James H. Leigh,
DEALER IS
Foreign and Domestic
DRYGOODS
Also, Agent for
Wheeler A Wilson’s
Sowing Macliliiow !
KEEDLEK and all Tools adapted to the Ma
chines, constantly on hand.
Water St., IKallowcll, Me.
tlapr-tf
JOURNAL
JOB PRINTING
Establishment!
OUR FRIENDS oro reminded that having
the Largest
Steam Jot) Printing EstaMmeal,
Ou the Hive r, and employing
COMPETENT AND EXPERIENCED WORKMEN !
We are at all time* prepared to execute in the best manner
and at low prices, all kinds of
m
PLAIN AND FANCY
l3ook k Job Printing
— SCCH AS —
Books,
Famphlets,
Newspapers,
Mammoth Fosters,
Handbills,
Show Cards,
Circulars,
Business and
Wedding Cards,
Letter Headings,
Bill Heads,
Bull Tickets,
Programme*,
Auction Bill*,
Invoice*,
Bill* ol* Lading,
Receipt*,
. Law Blank*,
PLACARDS,
SCHEDULES,
INVITATIONS,
RAILROAD and
Steamboat Printing,
Ac., Ac., Ac.
To all those who desire work In our line, we would »ay
that it is our intention to
SUIT OUR CUSTOMERS
Both In regard to Prices and Execution of Work.
rr Orders by mall or express will receive the same
PROMPT ATTENTION
as though delivered personally
tSPRAQUE, OWEN k NASH,
JOl'HNAL omen AU018TA
i Acqusta, Oct. 16, 1869
J. F. Nason,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers,
Constantly receiving from the best manufactories, j
Work suited to the wants of the people.
Water Street,
ITallo\vell, Maine.
A®-Custom work done with neatness and des- j
patch. _
HENRY HEIMS,
Vo. lOO Niidbury street, - - Boston,
MANUFACTURER OF
BILLIARD TABLES
WITH THE COMBINATION STRING CUSHION.
New and Second-Hand Tables always on hand
and for sale at the lowest prices. Give me a call
aprtH-Kin It. K. W1LMAUTH, Agent.
HENRY 0. & A. A. NICHOLS,
MASONS AND SLATERS.
4 LI. work in their line done promptly and in a
j V good, workmanlike manner, by the day or job.
Particular attention paid to repairs of slate roofs,
cementing cisterns, cellars, &<■.
Orders Tell at A. I*. Gould’s Stove Store, llrst door
above Railroad Bridge, promptly attended to.
HENKf O. MCIIOI.S,
ALBERT A. NICHOLS.
AUgnsfcaI Jan. 1 IM.
TeMEBEC SAVINGS BANI!
TrustecN :
W. F. HALLETT, RUSSELL EATON,
O. C. WHITEHOUSE. DEANE PRAY,
ORRIN WILLIAMSON.
DoposiU received at the counter of the
Freeman*. National Bank.
The net earnings of the Hank arc divided,
every six months.
Loans made to Depositors on Depositing
their Bank-book as security.
J. I.. ADAMS, Treasurer.
April 8th, 1870, JKf _
Crockery, China & Glass.
PRICES IlEDUCED !
The prices of Crockery, China and Glass Ware at
Xo. 159 Water Street,
Are marked down to meet the fall in Gold
may3-ttl J. 1). PlEltCfi & SON.
Pure Drugs & Chemicals
FOR SALE
At the Lowest Rates !
TOILET ARTICLES,
FRENCH, ENGLISH, & DOMESTIC SOAPS,
CAMPHOR ICE,
Dentifrices, English Cold Cream,
Coudray’s Cosmetique and Pomade,
Bay Hum, German and Domestic Cologne,
Hair Oils, Dressings, Restorers and
Dyes, Perfumery, Sachet Bags, Toilet
Powders, Moth and Freckle Lotions,
Camelia Balm. Laird’s Bloom of Youth,
Hagan’s Magnolia Balm, Barnes’ Mag
nolia Water. Shaving Cream and Soaps,
Shaving Brushes, Razor Strops,
Nail Files and Cleaners,
Tweezers, Hand Mirrors, Dressing Cases,
PUFF BOX i:w,
IVORY, TORTOISE SHELL, if HORS
Dressing anti Pocket tombs,
FINE COMBS,
Nail, Tooth, Hair, Hat, and Clothes
nnusiiEs :
Thermometer)*, Work llove*.
PORTE MONNAIES,
Pocket and Bill Books!
Feather Dusters,
PAINT & WHITEWASH BRI SUES,
SPONGES & CHAMOIS SKINS!
Cigar Cases, Cigars anil Tobacco,
Humphrey's Homeopathic Specifics,
Wellcome's and Fitch's Remedies,
and all the popular
Patent Medicines, Purr Drugs,
Chemicals & Family Medicines,
Fresh Frossocl Ilorlis
NEATS’ FOOT,
Lard, Sperm, Olive, and Kerosene
OILS, CPc.. cfcc.
gg- Call and examine, and you will tlud
PRICES EXTREMELY LOW.
Physician's Prescriptions carefully compounded
from pure Medicines at all hours of the itoy nml
night.
A.. C. DANA,'
Hun.*-*»t ash Apothecary,
Successor to .1. I*. Dfkhing, No. 7 Union Block,
Water Street, Augusta, Mo.
I.vlT
nnU’T With tho sticky, filthy
UUH I dangerous Hair Proper*
tions, hut use Nature’s,
llalr Hmtoratlve,
which is perfectly clean
ami transparent, and en
tirely free from all dan
gerous drugs. It will
positively restore Gray
Hair, prevents the Hair
from falling off, will cause
nr it to grow when prema
DC turely lost, removes dand
ruff and keens the head
in a perfectly healthy con
dition. Try a bottle and
he satisfied that it is the
greatest discovery of the
age. 1‘KOCTKU 11UOS.,
Gloucester, Mass., Sole
Agents for the Patentee.
All the Maine Druggists
I POISONED
Portland & Kennebec Railroad. |
Summer Arrangement, May 23, 1870.
ON and after Monday, May 23d, next, the Port
land and Kennebee Railroad Company will put
on an additional passenger train to leave I ortland
for Augusta and Intermediate stations at 7.10, and
will be due at Augusta at 10 A. M.
Returning in the afternoon. Leaves Augusta at
3.15 and connecting with the eveni ig express tor
Poston. Which leaves Portland at 0 P. M. and ar
Extermination!
rpHE fumes of a powerful drug destroys bed bugs
J. and their eggs. Bedding and furniture need
uot be removed. Satisfaction given or money re
funded. For full particulars enclose one dollar to
M. F NKWCOMB,
3w23* Manchester, Maine.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
The citizens of Maine who rejoice in the progress
of Human Freedom and Equal Rights, achieved by
the Nation under the direction of the National
Republican Party’ during the past decade ; who
heartily second the administration of President
Grant in its measures to secure national prosperity
by the restoration of confidence abroad and tran-1
quility at home; who endorse its wise policy’ for the
reduction of the national debt and applaud its suc
cessful endeavors to establish economy and honesty
in the administration of the Government; who ap
prove the record of the party in Maine on all
questions of public policy, including its consistent
and straight-forward efforts for the suppression of
the evils of Intemperance, are requested to send del
egates to a State Convention, to he held in
Granite llall, Augusta, Wednesday, June 15th, 1370
at eleven o’clock A. M., for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for Governor, and to transact such
other business as may properly come before the
Convention.
The basis of representation will be as follows;
Each city, town and plantation will he entitled to
one delegate, and one additional delegate for every
75 votes cast lor the Republican candidate for Gov
ernor in 18fW. A fraction of 40 votes will be entitled
to an additional delegate.
Delegates are required to he actual residents of
the municipality they claim to represent in the Con
vention.
The State Committee will be in session in the lie
ception Room of the hall at ft o'clock on the morning
of the Convention for the reception of the credentials
of delegates, and to hear and determine all cases of
contested elections, subject to ratification by the
Convention.
James G. Blaine, Chairman.
Wm. P. Frye, j
Cyrus M. Powers,
Frederick Robie,
Wm. F. Lowell, Republican
Jos. H. West,
Paul Stevens,
8. s. Marble,
Timothy Walker. state
Wm. P. Wingate,
Stanley T. Pullen,
J. w. Wakefield,
Hiram Knowlton, Committee.
s. G. Thuklough,
Charles B. Paine,
Geo. H. Knowlton, .
Congressional Convention—3d District.
The Republicans of the Third Congressional Dis
trict are invited to send delegates to a Convention
to be held in
GRANITE HALL, AUGUSTA. ON TUESDAY. JUNE 14,
at 11 o’clock A. M , for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for Representative to the Forty-Second
Congress.
The basis of representation in the convention will
be one delegate for each city, town and plantation,
and an additional delegate for every hundred votes
cast fur the Republican candidate for Congress in
lHfW. A majority fraction will be allowed an addi
tional delegate. * This basis will give delegates as
follows:
Augusta, 31 Mercer, 3
Anson, 3 Mount Vernon, 3
Albion, 3 Moscow, 1
Athens, 3 New Portland, 3
Aina, 2 Newcastle, 4
Bingham, 2 Norridgewock, 4
Belgrade, 3 Noblehorough, 2
Benton, 3 Palmyra, 3
Brighton, 2 Pittston, 3
Roothbay, 3 Pittsfield, 4
Bremen, 2 Ripley, 2
Bristol. 1 Readfleld, 3
Cambridge, 2 Rome, 2
Chelsea, 2 St. Albans, 4
China, 4 Sidney, 3
Canaan, 3 Solon, 3
Clinton. 3 Somerville, 2
Concord, 1 Skowhegan, H
Cushing, 1 Southport, 2
Cornviue, 3 Smithneld, 2
Detroit, 2 St. George, 1
Dainariscotta, 3 Starks, 2
Dresden, 3 Thomaston, 8
Embden, 2 Union. 3
Edgeeomb, 2 Vasealborough, »f>
Fairfield, 5 Vienna. 2
Furmingdale, 2 Waterville, 7
Fayette. 3 Wayne, 3
Friendship, 2 West Gardiner, 8
Gardiner, 7 Windsor, 3
llarmonv, 3 Winslow, 3
HalloweLl, 5 Winthrop, 5
Martian d, 2 Waldobprough, 4
Jefferson, 3 Westport, 2
Lexington, 2 Whiteflehl, 3
Litchfield, 4 Wise as set, 3
Madisou, 3 Washington, 3
Manchester, 2 Warren, 3
Mav Held, 1 Carratunk, 1
Monmouth, 4 Unity plantation, 1
C. R. McFai»i>kn, 1
Jamf.s B. Dascomb. District
(.A. Wing, y
E. W. Robinson, [ Committee.
J. A. Hall, J
Mav 14th, 1870.
Republican Count) Convention.
The Republican voters of Kcnnobee county are
requested to send delegate's to a Convention to be
lield at
Granite Hail, Augusta, Wednesday, August IOth,
at 11 o’clock A. $1.. for the purpose of nominating
three candidates for Senators, one County Commis
sioner, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Sheriff,
and to transact all other business that may proper
ly come before the Convention.
The basis of representation will be as follows:
Each city, town and plantation will lie entitled t*»
oue delegate and an additional delegate* for every
seventy-live votes cast for Joshua L. Chamberlain
at the Gubernatorial election of 18G8. A fractiou of
forty votes will be entitled to an additional dele
^ The cities, towns and plantations are entitled to
the following number of delegates :
Albion, 8 Pittston, 5
Augusta, It Readiield, 4
Belgrade. 4 Rome. 2
Benton, 3 Sidney, 4
Chelsea, 2 Vassalboro’, 8
Clinton, 4 Vienna, 8
China, ft Waterville, 10
Farmiugdale, 8 Wayne, 3
Fayette, 3 West Gardiner, 4
Gardiner, 10 Windsor, 3
Ilallowcll, 6 Winslow, 4
Litchfield, 5 Winthrop, 0
Manchester, 3 Clinton Gore, 1
Monmouth, ft Unity Plantation, 1
Mt. Vernon, 4
Total 132.
Wm- H. Libby, Augusta, )
L. T. BOOTHHY, Waterville, f Hejntblicau
J. L. Stodbakp, Gardiner, > County
JosKi’it T AV(mn>waki>, Sidney, I Committee.
Charles Jewett, Clinton, J
May 27, 1870.
Knickerbocker
Mutual Life Insurance Company
OF NEW YORK.
KHASTl’S LYMAN, ... PRESIDENT
riMII* is one of Ihe oldest, most reliable, ami best
J. dividend paying companies in tbe country,
ASSETS OVER $7,200,000!
Liberal arrangements will be made with Agents,
and they-are wanted in all parts of the State.
Apply at AUGUSTA, ME.,
130 Water Htreet, (up-stalra) to
CHARLES WHITE,
Manager ior Maine and New Hampshire.
March 22, 1870. h!2mar-tf
ALL Kims OF JO 1UUMi
AND
Repairing Done tit
taprf-am Williamson A Greenwood’*.
RUBY’S BLACKING & BLl KING.
The best in the market, for sale af w hob-sale or re
tad by TITCOMIt A liOBH,
Wholesale and Ketai! Druggists
l«tf West End Kennebec Bridge.
?aUi5 ami
I'SDER THE SEA.
*
[concluded from yesterday’s papfr.]
Anil then she thought, as she had thought
before, how glad >ln- should be to ate!
Life didn't seem desirable any longer, and
it would be blessed to be with Paul, even
at the bottom of the ocean. And think
ing thus, the long eyelashes drooped more
and moro heavily—peace fell upon the
brow and lips; she was asleep—asleep
and dreaming a sweet joyful dream.
IIow long she slept she never knew.
She awoke with a sensation of intense
cold. The spell of slumber was so strong
upon her that for a moment she did not
realize what had taken place. The cave
was half full of water. Her feet and the
hem of her dress were already wet, and
the roar of the waves beneath the hardly'
distinguishable archway told that the tide
had surprised another victim, and already
the avenue of the cave wrus barred.
Was this the answer to some unspoken
prayer?
'flie thought flashed over her. Had she
really prayed for death? Here it was,
close at hand, and she was conscious of
no gladness—only an intense intinctive
desire for life. It was too dreadful to be
drowned in that hole, and washed away
like a weed. Life was worth living, after
all.
naa somenouy saui, or was sue dream
ing, that a portion of the cave was left
uncovered by the water? Ship could not
remember, but searched about now for
some indication. Ah! surely this was one
—a cork, a scrap of paper, lodged on the
highest shelf-—fragile things which a tide
must inevitably have washed away. With
that instinct of properly which survives
shipwreck and lire, she collected her draw
ing materials and other little belongings,
and retreating with them to this possible
place of refuge, wrapped her cloak about
her, and with folded hands sat down to
await her fate.
The cave was full of pale green light.
It was beautiful to see, as the advancing
flow rose lodge over ledge and flooded
the fairy pools, how each star flower and
sea-urchin, each crimson and golden weed,
trembled and quivered as with delight at
its refreshing touch. Each anemone threw
wide its petals and expanded into full blos
som to meet the spray baptism. No moc
tal eye ever looked upon sight more charm
ing : but its beauty was lost to the shiver
ing and terrified girl.
Tho doorway had quite disappeared.
Sharp spray dashed against her dress.
The drops struck her face. She shrank
and clung more tightly to the rock. A
prayer rose to her lips; and through the
tremulous light of the submerged^ arch
way a strange shadow began to go and
come, to move and pause, and move again.
Was it fish, or weed, or some mysterious
presence? Did it come accompanied by
life or death ?
Meantime upon the rocks above a dis
tracted group were collected. The party
had come gayly back from the Heads.
Dr. Gray, ignorant landsman as he was,
had grown uneasy and hurried them away.
Arrived at the Grotto the full extent of the
calamity was at once evident. The boy
had mistaken the tide—flow for ebb—
and the only hope left was that Esther,
discovering her danger in time, had taken
refuge at tho cottage near by. They flew
to search, but, as we know, in vain.
The sobbing girls hung distractedly over
the cliff, listening to the hollow boom with
which the waves swung into the cavern
beneath—sickening to think of the awful
something which might any moment wash
outward on the returning billow. The
gentlemen went for assistance, and
brought a couple of stout fishermen to the
spot. But what could anybody do ?
“If the young woman has sense enough
to climb up the right hand corner and set
still it won't hurt tier none perhaps,” one
of them said. “Not more nor two tides a
year gets up there.”
Ah! if Esther could only be told that!
They could hut trust powerlessiy to her
steadiness of nerve and common sense.
“She’s Such a wise thing," Helen sobbed
out. So they waited.
A rattle of wheels came t'roqj the road.
They all turned to look, and some oue
said: “Perhaps it's a doctor!” Though
what earthly use a doctor eould have been
would have been hard to say.
A figure was coming rapidly up the path
a young mail. Nobody recognized him
till l)r. Gray started forward with the face
of one who sees a ghost.
“Paid! Good God! Is it possible P’
“Yes Doctor,” with a hasty hand shake.
“No other. I don’t wonder you stare.”
“But in heaven’s name how has it come
about ? Where have you been since we
gave you tip for lost ?”
“It’s a long story. You shall hear it
some day. But”—rapidly—“forgive my
impatience—where is my cousin ? What is
the matter?”
There was a dead silence. At last with
a groan. Dr. Gray spoke :
“Paul, my poor fellow, how can I tell
you ?—Esther is below there.”
“In the grotto?”
“In the grotto. Can anything be done?”
The young man staggered. The glow
faded from his face, lea\ ing him ashy pale.
For a moment he stood irresolute, then
he roused himself, and his voice, though
husky, was firm.
“It's a frightful place; still there is no
absolute danger if she keeps her presence
of mind. I stayed there over a tide my
self once just to see it. Is your boat at
home ?" to one of the fishermen.
“Yes, sir."
“Fetch it round then as quickly as pos
sible.”—Then to l)r. Gray: “I shall row
out there opposite the entrance, and make
a dive for it. If I come up inside it’s all
right, and I’ll see that no harm happens to
Esther till the water falls, and we can get
her out.”
••But—the risk!”
••There is the risk of striking the arch
as I rise, that is all. I’m a good swimer.
Doctor, as you know. 1 thbik it can be
done. You can guess." with a sort of
pale smile, “how 1 have been counting
on this meeting : and to leave her a'-’oe

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