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8u Fruoiwo Mountain and ths Omi
Aivsnturss of an Agsnt of thsAgrieultural
Department Is the Socky Wills and WUt
Be hw Then—Fsdag Death- 1b the Ter
The story of adventure told by Dr.
Merriam on his return from his won
derful expedition to the San Francisco
Mountain—whither he was sent by the
agricultural department, to study tha
animal and vegetable life of that gigan
tic extinct volcaaoin Arizona—reminds'
one of a tale by some such writer of
extravagant romance as Jules Verne
and Rider Haggard, lie not only as
cended. the precipitous cliffs of this sol
itary peak, passing in the journey of
18,000 perpendicular feet through all
the floral iud /aunal zones of the earth,
from the semi-tropics at the base to
the Arctic apex towering, snow-laden,
into the sky, but, incidentally to the
trip, he witnessed many marvels in the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
"It is simply the channel ol the great
Colorado river ^orn by the erosion of
running water to a depth of 5,000 to
6,000 feet The sides were perpendicu
lar clifls, with fifteen miles between
them at the bottom runs the river,
over cascades and rapids, with tremen
dous velocity. Owing to the difference
of altitude, I found the temperature
81° at the, bottom while the water I
left at the top waa freezing. We were
camped at the bottom, alongside the
streani, when the survivors of
Maj. Brown's party, which had
started to go through the canyon in
boats, turned up. You read about the
accident, I suppose, in the newspapers.
Maj. Brown and one other man were
drowned, and, of the four who reached
our camp, one was already hopelessly
insane from fright. The only human
being who ever went through the
Grand, Canyon add lived to tell the tale
was litaj. Powell, of the Geological
Survey. The three men who were with
him got frightened early in the joUrney
and climbed out over the cliffs, only to
be killed by the Indians in Southern
$Ttah a few days later. The talk of
running a- railroad through the canyon
is'the sheerest nonsense for stretches
ofthe distance the river11 occupies .its
whole width, find in seasons of flbod it
rises from.90 to.70feet, It was very
interesting^to observe that the animals
of the fppjc^l belt had, made their way
up 'thousands of milqs through this
warm canyon 'from the far south, so
that the fauna,in the canyon was en
tlrely difTerentfrom the fauna of the
country roUnd about.
The vegetation,
too, was tropical.^ There was not much
room :for
on the river's
very br&fc irtiLplyl&B mites in extent
along'the cliffs,' high up in the air and
overgrowB^^th cactus,' afforded plenty
of space^ipr ^ch^easts as were good
at climbing, shotan pwl in the can
yon of so.r^re a icind that only five or
six specimens have ever been secured
before. I also got a new species of
skunk, with a beautiful spotted coat
"I found mohe new'kinds of mice on
the San Francisco Mountain. Eight
novel varieties of mouse I discovered
altogether on my trip. There wias al
so a queer gopher with cheek pockets,
and a seed-eating squirrel that exhibit
ed an interesting, adaptation of color
ing to en vironment. On the dark lava
of the mountain-side it wus dark and
speckled like the lava from the moun
tain to ,the desert it bebame steadily
lighter,- until,' when '(he- latter was
reached, itwasthe very yellow of the
sand.The horned toads," likewise^
were black as ink phen found on the
lava/ while those of the desert were
nearly white. There were humming
irds in swairins on the mountain, too
iny of them, and.of other birds also
that I got, are new. to science, I be
lievej-but I must have time to study
the specimens, at .leisure before I ven
ture upon too many statements in.,this
regard. One interesting animal that I
found in the desert, by the way, waa
an antelope Bquh'*el, which resembles
an antelope somewhat in shape. The
little be,ast8 of all sorts I caught in
traps, so small that you. can put three
dozen, of them into on$ coat packet.
Birds1 heads and brains were mostly
used for bait I have brought back a
great number of specimens, ready stuff
ed. That some additions to ornitho
logical and mamalogical science have
been made by, my trip to the-great
desert and the. extinct volcano these
specimens, I think, will satisfactorily
i1'v.'Afteralt the great majority of people
must be fairly honesifor if it wait not
so the. present conditions of trade would
have to be. altogether changed. The
methods, ofv business everywhere pre
valent show that the mass of men can be
trusted to^eat squarely and iare not in
tention cheating. There is Uu betiter
evidence than1, this, for .the world is
qnt«k|o.'*fti4 it* 'material interests,
ahdif twp&hr the rule instead of
the exception., the universal trust
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Distressing Altsrnativs.' ut
Flossie is 6years old. "Mamma,"
she asked one dayj' ^f I get married
will I have a liusbai&'like pa?*''0"
replied1 the Wth$fr 'wiihan
"And.if.I^n't-.g^qMcriefi will, I
have be an old maid like Aunt
Kate?" .„}.
"MamraiiV —after a"pause—"it's a
tough World torus wodtea, an't It?."
Dom'r Ut Come We»t
firaesTiif lor.a Vermont girl of 30
xeuramers, had a breach of promise case
.^io court list week, and she swore to
^fthe exaai uuMber oTklasM jfc* had re
'"'-ffved cch aifbf tor a y#ar and a
S ,tf corded for
rolfkt, tea* than thirty*
Vigi- *.Jfeded aaough'' t«
W «ade ta
rwo Hlghly Amualns Trloks Fully
THE E\R4OED GIKST.—This is .a
most enjoyable trick and ought to pro
vide good substantial snickering for a
week if properly done. Ask some
stout bald-headed gentleman among
the spectators to take a seat in a heavy
oak chair, though mahogany can he
made to serve. A committee of four
must then firmly bind him in the chair
with a hundred and eleven feet of
well-tarred rope. When jt.ll is secure
the prisoner must be turned upside
'down and stood in the corner in such a
position that the old party's weight
rests entirely upon the crown of his
head. This will prove very irritating
and send the subject into a violent
rage, which can be increased by re
moving his wallet from his vest pock
et, and reading out loud the love let
ters and unpaid saloon bills it contains.
Where no pocket-book cau be found,
Iropping lighted fire crackers inside
the old party's trouser legs is an ex
cellent substitute. This trick is
especially suited to heavily-timbered
districts, as it is Usually found neces
sary for the amateur magician to take
the woods for a few weeks after its
ilways be the concluding trick of a
performance as will be seen. Place on
the table—in full view of the audience
—the bouse casre of canaries, a chafish
dish, a salver covered by a plain white
handkerchief, and a lighted candle of
freeu wax. Pass the salver around,
asking each of the guests to place on
the handkerchief a coin—gold if pos
sible—first marking the same so as to
be readily recognized should they ever
see it again. While tying up the hand
kerchief say "Come in!" in a loud
voice. Everybody will look at the
door, when you can slip the bag in
your pocket substituting another
handkerchief filled with broken China.
Light some spirits in the chafish dish,
dropping the supposed coin into the
flames into which you also throw six
lace handkerchiefs and three ivory
fans collected from the audience. Next
cut off the canaries' heads and ram
them into a horse-pistol which you
fire at the chafish dish, over which you
have previously placed.an inlaid box,
with double false lid and dummy
hinges. Then requesting the audi
ence to watch the box sharply so
there may be no deception, you pass
into the next room, where your con
federate awaits you-with your hat and
ulster. Rapidly assuming these you
descend together through the kitchen,
and' leaving rapidly by the back gate
go at once to the depot and take the
first train to some remote village,
where you divide. This is the best
gobbling trick known.
A Trw'» Bernard of It'i Ufa.
It is not known to every one that a
tree keeps a record within its. stem of
the character of each successive season
since it began its growth. If a peach
tree, for instance, be examined after it
has been cut down,-the ring of wood
formed in each year will show by its
amount whether the summer of that
year was warm or dry, or otherwise
favorable or adverse and by the condi
tion of the wood, the character of the
winter will be denoted. Severe early
frost will leave a layer of soft decaying
wood and later frosts will be indicated
by a change of color, if nothing more
A Sagaeloni Cop.
A rather unusual ease of a police
man's sajgaeity is told by a gentlemau
of central Missouri, says the St Louis
Republic. Some years ago CoL Wil
liam. F. Switeler of Columbia, in com
pany with an old gentleman of How
ard county and a St Louis physician,
were la this city together, witness
ing some exhibition. During the per
formance a lady spectator' exclaimed,
'I'm robbed.To prevent the thief
fr6m dropping the purse into another's
pocket CoL Switzler exclaimed, "Hold
your pockets!" A policeman' standing
near by immediately imd^ energetically
ordered all the men in the immediate
locality to stand in- line. Walking
around the line twice he began at the
gentleman from Howard and said:
"You are a carpenter "'to the next
'You are a literary man to the next
'You are a doctor coming to the.
next he said, "You aire the thief," and
searching him found,the pocket-book.
Asked by one of the gentlemen how
he could designate a man's balling
the officer said: •'The doctor there
has caustic on his fi ngers the carpen
ter has cuts on, his hancUi the literary
man has ink on his fingers the thief
has hands which show no evidenoe of
good work of any kind."
Sari, Arehdaacon, and Yeug
An interesting anecdote appears in a
north county paper under the, title of
"The Earl, the Archdeacon, and the
Young Man The earl was traveling
in a firist,class carriage on the North
eastern line, occupying a corner seat
with his back to the engine. The young
man occupied the other end of the
same seat The archdeacon entered
and sat on the opposite side to the ieiarL
The wind was boisterous, and as the
window next to the earl was partially
down, the archdeacon got the full
benefit of the draught The reverend
gentleman therefore, with an apology
to the earl, rose and closed the win
dow. The earl, remarking that they
must have ventilation and that the
archdeacon could sit on the other side,
opened the window again. Upon this
the young man changed places with
the archdeacon, and again put the win
dow up. The earl prudently collapsed.
It subsequently transpired that he was
traveling with a director's pass. Now,
I know who the archdeacon was, and I
know who the young man was. But
who waa the earl?—London Truth.
I«w Oarmaa Vostaga-ltaa
Now postage-stamps were Introduced
in Germany lately. They differ from
tboee formerly iw use both in ciolor and
in the form of the imperial eagle and
ffi' ft
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The African traveler. Herr 'jfticln,
who has since 1875 been in Africa,
and escaped from Khartoum after
Gordon's death, is now in
Berlin. The London Daily News
correspondent had along talk with
him two weeks ago or so about his
adventures, and tried to learn some
particulars of Gen. Gordon's last
days. Some account of this has
been, already sent by cable, but
a fuller report is worth priutimr.
Fricke made Gen. Gordon's acquaint
ance in Cairo, and accompanied him
to the Soudan as one of his officers
Gordon said to him repeatedly, "I
do not intend to conquer the Soudan
by force my personal authority and
inflnence are enough to make me
master the insurrection without
using force."
But yet he was sometimes, filled
with a presentiment of death, to
which he cave expression, saying, "I
feel I shall never see England again.
I shall never get out of Khartoum."
As long as Gordon had money
enough the people there, and even
the mahdi's adherents-were his best
friends and many festivities were
arranged in his honor. The malidi
himseif was .on the best terms with
him, but by and by, when Gordon
could no longer satisfy the demands
of these men, the number of his fol
lowers daily decreased. Herr Fricke,
as well as other Europeans, warned
him and tried to persuade him to
leave Khartoum, which he might
have been able to do at any moment,
but Gordon refused even to listen to
About his last moments Herr
Fricke says: "It is not true that he
was asassinated as he came down on
hearing the sounds of a riot among
the soldiers. He came, as was his
wont every morning, to inspect the
soldiers, with, his stick in his hand.
He never carried a sword, not even
while fighting. As he came out of
th)e house some of his own soldiers
hurled their spears at him, and this
was the sign forageneral massacre."
Herr Fricke, when he saw the gener
al'lying dead, fled by a by-path to
the Nile, where ne secured a. small
boat, jn which he escaped down the
river. He told me that although he
suffered many privations and in
curred-. many dangers, he finally
escaped, owing to his being a Mus
sulman, and so understanding aU
the customs and ritual ceremonies.
From Berber he journeyed with a
caravan to Suakiin. Herr Fricke
positively asserts that two days be
fore the fall of Khartoum Gen. Gor
don might have escajed, with all
the Europeans, had not- his fatal
determination stood in his way,
Wrestled With a Bear.
Charles Ford, of Shandaken, is
rated as one of the. best wrestlers
among the Western Catskills. He
was on a tramp when suddenly he
meta bear. Man and animal both
Stopped, and though Ford had am
ple time to retreat, he stood his
ground. His only weapon was a re
volver, and taking-deliberate aim he
fired. At that moment the bear
made a spring and the bullet simply
grazed his tough hide. Ford fired
again at the short range of five feet,
but failed to stoo the brute.
Then Ford's 'wrestling prowess
came in. Bruin gave him a hug, and
he gave Bruin a Mow on the jaw
with his fist that caused- him to let
up a little on the hug. Then Ford
adroitly tripped up his shaggy an
tagonist, but the result was that
both took a ridiculous tumble down
the mountain. Ford says it was
all right when he was on top, but
whenhewas unberneath the breath
was nearly squeezed out of his body.
A gullv stopped their downward
career'and landed Ford severed yards
in advance of the bear. Bruin was
quickly on top of his victim again,
however, but Ford, who had retained
his hold on his revolver, stuck the
barrel against the bear's mouth and
fired. The animal released itB hold
and fell over dead. The carcass has
been sent to a relative of Ford's liv
ing in Harlem.
The Young Coyote Killer.
David Monroe, an 18-year-old boy
who lives at Flosom,is the boss
coyote killer of the country. He
brings in big batches of scalps every
year, and delivered twenty-one to
County Clerk Hamilton, receiving
a certificate to that effect. The
young hunter will receive a bounty
ot fI05 on the scalps. Monroe has
has a rifle and, -it is said brings
down a coyote at svery sliot.~
Sacramento Letter.
Herr Frickesays: "Gordon's char-
acter was as obstinate as it was
noble, and he was so convinced of
his personal influence over the popn-1
lation that he did not waver even
when the mahdi had left the city and
began to be openly hostile. When
Gen. Graham sent messengers to
Gordon he proudly said tohiBfollow-
I can keep Khartoum as lougas
ers: 'leankeep!
I like, and I shall certainly keep it
till relief comes.'" Herr Fricke thinks
that by speaking thus he produced
a wrong impression among the Brit
ish military authorities, who could
not possibly infer from his answer
that the state of affairs was as critt
ical as it really was. Neither, in
deed, did-Gordon himself realize it.
He was so thorough an idealist that
he eould not imagine that people
whom he always treated well and on
whom he had conferred no many
benefits could possibly be hiB enemies.
His unlimited confidence, which
made him blind to all dangers and
deaf toall the warnings of his friends,
was the cause of his death.
Gordon, always calm and un
daunted, did not even for a moment
show any outward signs of excite
ment, not even when his own soldiers
reftised to obey him any longer, be
cause their pay ires in arrear. In
the last fortnight-they had to light
every night, and after every engage
ment it was found that numbers of
the soldiers had gone over to the
mahdi's camp. Three days before
the fall of Khartoum he said: "Now
it is highest time for the relieving
force to arrive." He repeatedly
urged his European followers to fly
from Khartoum, but as he himself
refused to do so they would notleave
their general in the lurch.
Whan David Tell araaelaaa on the floor, Mr
Hardia waa aomawhat confaaad by £ha back,
handed blow from his convulsed and whirling
arm. But Skinner ran to him, bald up his
head and whipped off hia neckcloth.
Then Hardie turned to aeisa the. bell and
ring Tor aaaiatance bnt Skinner shook hia
head and aaid it was useless this waa no
faint: old Betty could not help him:
"It la a badday'BWork,eir,"aaldhe, tremb
ling: "he ia a dead man."
"Dead? Heaven forbid!"
"Apoplexy!" whiapered Skinner.'^
"Bnn for a doctor then: Loae no time:
Don't let na have hia blood on onr hands.
And he repeated the word thia time in a
very different tone atone too at range and
aigniflcant to escape Skinner'a quick ear
However, he laid David'a bead gently down,
and roae from hia kneea to obey.
What did he see now but Mr. Hardie, with
his back turned, putting the notes and bills
softy into the aafe again out of aight. He
saw, comprehended, and took bis own course
with equal rapidity.
"Come, ran!" cried Hr. Hardia, "IH take
care of him every moment is precious."
("Wants to get rid of me!") thought
Skinner. "No, sir," said ha, "be ruled by
ma: let us take him to hia frieoda: ha won't
five and wa ahall get all the blame if we
doctor him."
Already egotism had whispered Hardie,
''How lucky if he should die!" and now a
Still guiltier thought flashed through him: he
didnottnrto conquer it: ha only trembled
at himaelf for entertaining it
"At teaat give him ml" aaid he, in a
quavering voice, consenting in a crime, yet
compromising with his conscience feebly.
He threw the window open with great
seal, with prodigious seal for he wanted to
deceive huneelf aa well as Skinner. With
pot their heads together,
and soon managed matters so that two
porters, known to Skinner, were introduced
into the garden, and informed that a gentle
man baa fallen down in a fit, and they were
to take him home to hia' frienda and
not talk about it: thera might he an
inquest ,and that was so disagreeable
to a xentleman like Mr. Hardie. The
men agreed at once, for a sovereign apiece.
It was all done in a great hurry and agita
tion, and, while Skinner accompanied the
men to see that they did not blab, Mr. Hard
ie went into the garden to breathe and think.
But ha could not do neither.
Ha must have a look at it
Ha atole back, opened the safe, and exam
ined the notes and bills.
He fingered them.
They seemed to grow to his finger.
He mated after' tnem.
Ha aaid to himaelf, "The matter haa gone
too far to atop I muat go on borrowing
this money of Dodds and make it the basis
of a large fortune: it will be
parties in the end."
He pnt It into hia pocket-book that pock
et-book into hia breast-pocket and pasaed
by his private door into thehouae: and to
us dressing-room.
Ten minutes later ha left the honse with a
little black bag in his hand.
"What will ya srive me, and I'll tell ye,"
aaid Mazley to Alfred Hanlie.
"Five pounds."
That is too much."
"Five shillings then."
"That is too little. Lookee here, your
garden owea me thirty shillings for work
suppose you pays me, and that will save me
from going to your dad for it."
Alfred consented readily,- and paid the
ley. Then Maxley told him it waa Can.
tain Dodd he had been talking with.
"I thought bo!" I thought so!" cried Al
fred, Joyfully, -'but I waa afraid to believe it:
it waa too delightful: Maxley. you're a
trump you don't know what anxiety yon
have relieved me of aome fool haa gone and
reported the Agra wrecked look here!" and
he ahowed him hia Lloyd's: "luckily, it haa
only juat come ao I haven't been miaerable
Well, to be aura, nawa flies faat nowadays.
He have been wrecked for that matter." He
then aurpriaed Alfred by tailing Him all ha
had Juat learned from Dodd and waia Just
going to let out about the fourteen thou
sanupounds, when he recollected this was the
Banker'saon and while he waa talking' to
him, it suddenly struck Maxley that thia
yonng.gentleman would coma down in the
world, should the Bank break: and then the
Dodds, ha concluded, judging othera by him
aal( would be apt to turn their backaonhim.
How he liked Alfred, and wahdiapoaed to do
Mm a good turn, when he could without
hurting Jamee Maxley. ''Mr. Alfred," aaid
he, "I know the world better than you do
you be ruled by me, or you'll rue it you pint
on your 8unday coat .thia minute and off
like a ahot to Albyn Villee you'll get there
.before the captain he have got a little bud
neaa to do flratj that .ia neither here nor
thera: bealdna you are young and lisaome.
lou be the first to tell Missus Dodd the good
nawa and when the captain comes, there aeta
youaaide Miaa Julee:and don't you beeo ahy
and ahamafaced take him when hia heart ia
warn, and tell him why you are there: 'I love
her, dear,' says you. be be only a sailor and
they never haa no aenae nor prudence: he ia
amoet aura to take you by the hand, lit
a time: and once you get hia word, he'lletand
good to hia own hurt he'a one of that sort,
bless his ailly old heart."
A good deal of this was unintelligible to Al
fredjbut the advice seemed good advice gen
erally does when it squares with our own
wishes: he thanked Maxley, left him, made a
hasty toilet, and ran to Albion Villa.
Sarah opened the door to him in tears.
The nawa of the wreck had come to Albion
villa Juat half an hour ago, and in that half
hour they had tasted more misery than hith
erto their peaceful lot had brought them in
years. Mrs. Dodd was praying and crying in
her room Julia had put on her bonnet, and
was comingdown iu deep dlatieee and agitar
ttoa^togodown to the quay and learn more,
Alfred saw her on the ataira, and at eight
of her pale, agitated face, flew to bar.
She held out both hand pitaously to him:
"Oh. Alfred!"
"Good newel" ha panted. Ha ia alive
Maxley haaaeed him—I have eeen him—He
will be litre directly—my own love—dry your
ayes-calm your leara—Hem aafe he ia well:
hurrah! hurrah!"
The girl'a paleface flushed red with hope,
then pale again with amotion, then roey red
with tranaeradent joy: "Oh, bleea you! blees
yen!" aha murmured, in her awaet gurgle so
lull of heart: then took hie head passionately
with both her hands, as if she was going
to Ides him: uttered a little inarticulate cry
of love and gratitude over him, then tamed
and flew up the ataira crying "Mammal
mamma!" and buret into her mother's room.
When two such Impetuosities meet, as Al
fred and Julia, expect quick work.
What happened in Mrs. Dodd'e room may
be imagined: and aoon both ladies came
haatily out to Alfred, and he found himaell
in the drawing-room seated between them,
and holding a hand of each, and playiug the
man delightfully, soothing aaa assuring
them Julia believed bim at a wordl
and beamed with unmixed delight and
anticipation of the joyful meeting Mrs. Dodd
coat him more trouble: her aoft nand tram.
bled atill in hia and ahe pa
queation. Bnt, whon ha had
hia own eyea had aeen Captain Dodd talking
to Maxley, and gathered from Maxley he had
been ahipwrarked on the eoaat of Franca, and
loat his chronometer and hia aextaat,' tbeaa
details commanded credit bells were rang
the captain'a dreesiog-room ordered to be
pnt queation upon
ad told her ha with
came the houae of joy.
"And then it waa be who brought the good
nowa," whiapered JuMa to her motber "and
that iaao sweat."
"Tea, dear," said Mrs. Dodd, "ha will make
even me low him. The £14,0001 I hope that
waa not lost in the wreck.'?
"Oh, mamma! who caraa? whan hia own
dear, sweet, precious life has been in danger,
and is mercifully preserved. Why doea
ha not eonw? I ahaO scold bin
for kespbg us waiting: you know I
1 itii!
am blid!IHtk"a*rodoCaomaMir
do,dolMusaB thmnut^wwTbottartZ
and run aSd mast Mat. I Want him ao to
love somebody the vary flret day."
MM.Dodd Mjd, wait a fcwmlnntea,
ud then, if hi ia not here, you two ahall go.
1 dare hardly tnwt mysaH to msst my dart
bur husbaadin the open stmst"
juto ran
Alfred: "If he doea not aome
injtj«iiiiinutas, youaadImaygo and meet
"You are an angel murmured Alfred.
Y°u are Mother,''said Julia, haughtily.
"Oh, dear, I can't sit down: and I donH
want flattery, 1 want papa. A Walts! a
wait*! then one can go mad with joy with
out startling propriety I can't answer'for
the coneequeneea it I don't let off a little,
little happineea."
"That will," aaid Mra. Dodd "for I am
aa happy aa yon, and happier." She played
Julia's eyes were achallenge: Alfred started
up and took her randy hand, and aoon the
gay young thinga ware whirling round, the
happiest pair in England.
But in the miridleofthejoyouewhirl, Julia's
quick ear, on the watch alt the time, heard
the gate awing to: ahe glided like an eel from
Alfred's arm, and ran to the window. Ar
rived there, aha made three ewift vertical
bounda like a girl with a aklpping-ropc, only
her handa were clapphur the air at the
time then down the stairs, screaming "His
chest! his chest! he ia coming, coming, come
Alfred ran after her.
Mrs. Dodd, unable to race with such ante
lopes, slipped quietly out into the little
Julia bad aeen two men carrying, a trestle
with a tarpaulin over it, and a third walking
beeide. Dodd's heavy sea-chest had been
more than once carried home this way. She
met the men at the door, and overpowered
them with queationa: "la it hia clothea?
then he waan so much wrecked after all. Ia
he with you? ia ha coming directly? Why
don't you tell me?"
The porters at first wore the stolid im
passive faeea ot their tribe: but, when this
bright young creature questioned them,
briming over with ardor and joy, their coun
tenances Ml, and they hung their heada.
The little aharp-faend man, who waa walk
ing beside the other, stepped forward ton
ply to JUlla.
lie was interrupted by a terrible acream
from the balcony.
Mra. Dodd waa leaning wildly over it, with
dilating eyee, and quivering hand that point
ed down to the other side of the trestle:
"Julia!! Julia!!"
Julia ran around, and stood petrified, her
pale lips apart, and all her innocent Joy froz
en in a moment.
The tarpaulin was scanty there, and a
man's hand and apart of his arm
helpless out.
The hand was blanched and won a well
known ring.
In the terror and confusion no questions
were then aeked: Alfred got to David'shead
and told Bkinner to take his feel Mrs. Dodd
helped, and they carried him up and laid
him on her bed. The servant girls cried and
wailed, and were or little use Mrs. Dodd hur
ried them off for medical aid, and she and
Julia, though pale aa ghoita, and trembling
in every limb, were tearleea, and almost
silent, and did all for the best: they undid a
shirt-button, that confined his throat: they
set his head high, ana tried their poor Httw
eau de cologne and feminine remediee: and
each of them held na insensible hand in both
hen, claeplng it piteously, and trying to
hold him tight, ao that death ahoUld not
take him away from them.
1, where is my son?"s|ghed Mrs.
beat for all
Alfrsd-thnw his arms around her neck:
Ton have one aon here: what shall I do?
At the gate he found «innerhangingabout,
and aakwl him hurriedly how the colamity
had happened. Skinner-aaid Captain Dodd
had fallen down sense) sea in the street and he
had passed aoon after recognised him, nnd
brought him home "1 have paid the men, air:
I wouldn't let them aak the ladlea at auch a
"Oh, thank you!
thank yon, Skinner! I
will npay you: it ia me you have obliged."
And Allnd ran off with the worda in hia
Skinner looked after him and muttered:
"I forgot bim. It iaa nice meaa. Wiahl
was out of it'-' And he went back bunging
hia head to Alfred'a tether.
Mr. Osmond met him Skinner turned and
aaw him enter the villa.'
Mr. Oamond came softly into the room, ex
amined Dodd'a eye, felt hia 'pulae, 'and aaid
he muat be bled at once.
Mn. Dodd waa averse to thia: "Oh, let ua
try everything else flrat," aaid aba but
Osmond told her then was no other nmedy:
"All the Auctions we nly on in the ex
hibition of medicinaa an auapended."
Dr. Short now drove up, and was ushered
Mn. Dodd aaked him imploringly whether
it waa necesaary to bleed. But Dr. Short
knew hia buaineaa too well to be entrapped
into an independent opinion when a surgeon
had been beron him he draw Mr. Oamond
apart and inquired what he had recommend
ed thia'aacertained, he turned tb Mra. Dodd
and aaid, adviae venesection, or cupping.
"Oh, Dr..Short, pray have pity andorder
something leaaternhw. Dr. Sampson ia so
averae to bleeding."
"Sampaon?1 'Sampaon? never heard of
"It is the ehronothermal man," said Oa
"Oh* ah! But thia ia too aerioua
a caae to be quacked. Coma, wit-h
atertor and a mil, 'bounding- pulae, in
dicates liberal blood-letting. I would, try
venaaection than cup, i! neeeeaary, or leach
the temporal artery I peed not aay, air, cal
omel muat complete the cure. The caae ia
aimple and, at
aurgical I leave it in
competent handa." And he retired, leaving
the inferior practitioner well pleaaed with him
and with himself no insignificant part of a
phyaiciah'e art.
When he was gone. Mr. Osmond told Mra.
Dodd that however, crotchety Dr. Sampaon
might be, be waa.an able man, and had very
properly resisted the indiacriminate nee ofthe
fancet the profeeeion owned him much. "But
in apoplexy the leech and the lancet an still
ohr sheet anchora."
Mra. Dodd utter a faint shriek: "Anoplexyt
Oh, David! Oh, my darling have you come
home for thia?"
Oamond aaaured her apoplexy waa not
necessarily fatal provided the cerebral biood
veeaela wen relieved in time by depletion.
The fixed eye,' and terrible atertoroua
breathing on the one hand and the promiae
of relief on the other, overpowered Mrs.
Dodd's reluctance. She sent Julia out
of the room on a pretext and then
consented with tean to David'a being bled.
Butahe would not yield to leave the room:
no this tender woman nerved herself to see
her husband's blood flow, sooner than risk
hia being bled too much by the hard hand of
custom. Let the peeviah foola, who make
their own tronblea in love, compare their
alight and merited pangs with this she wan
his true-love and his wife: y«t there aha atood
with eye horror-stricken yet unflinching, and
aaw the stab of tin little lanoat, and felt it
deeper than aha would a javelin through her
own body and watched the blood run that
waa dearer to her far than her own.
"At the flrat prick of the lancet David
ehivered, and. aa the blood eecaped. hia eye
unfixed andthe pupils eontrac ted anddilatad,
and once he aighed. "Good aign that!" said
"Oh, that is enough, air, aaid Mra. DoM,
a ahall faint if you take any mom."
Oamond cloaet), the vein, obeerving that a
local bleeding would do the rest. Whs ha
had atanchea the Mood, Mrs. Dodd sank hall
fainting in her chair by some marvelous
.lathy it was she who nad been bled, and
whoaevein waanow cloasd. Osmond sprinkled
water in her face: shethanksd him, and said,
"You see wa could not have loat any
When it waa over aha came to tel Jnlia
ahe fonnd her aitting on the ataira eiyiag
and aa pale aa marble. She anapected. And
then waa Alfred hanging over her, and in
agony at her grief out came hia love for her
in worda and aeoenta unmietakable, and thia
in Oamond'a hearing and the maid'a.
"Oh, hush! hush!7 cried poor Mrs. Dodd
and hsr face waa seen to burn through her
And thia wan the happy quiet, little villa
of my opening chapters.
Ah Rich ard Hardie! Richard Hardie!
The patient waa cupped on th» nape ofthe
neckbyMr. Oamond, and, on the glaaaea
drawing, ahowed eigna of eooaciousnsss. and
the breathing was nlieved these favorable
symptoms were neither diminished nor in
creased by the subsequent application of the
*'We have turned the corner," said Mr. O*
mo^id, chserlUlly.
Bap! rap! nip! came a tslegrapbie miss age
from Dr. Sampson, and waa brought np to
the aide-room.
"Our visiting natieate when yosre casaa.
In apoplexy withered teas ana etatjkfirow
taca treat as for a shai
ears with
witha whits
^Thia awssage addsd to Mra. Dodd's alarm:
the whole treatment varied so from what had
been done. SIM faltsred her misgivings Os
mond reaaaumd her. "Not bleed in apoplexy!"
aaid he, superciliously, "why, it ia the unlv
aral practice. Judgt for youasUI You see
tne improvement.
Mrs. Dodd admitted It,
''Then as to the cold water," said Osmond,
I would hardly advice so rough a nmsdy.
And he is going on so well. But you can
send for ice and, meantime, give me a good
sited Blocking."
He cut and fitted it adroitly to the pa*
tlent'a head: then drenched it with eau de
cologne, and aoon the head' began to eteam.
By and-by David muttered aTsw incoherent
words: and the anxious watchen thanked
God aloud for them.
At length Mr. Osmond took leave with a
cheetftal countenance, and left them aU grate*
flil to him, and with a high opinion of hia
judgment and skill especially Julia. 8he
aaid Dr. Sampaon waa very amuaing to talk
to but ahe enonld be sorry to trust to that
rash, reckleaa, boiateroua man in time of
Mr. Osmond, returning home paaaed
Munday and Co., theundertaken. The ahon
waa abut long ago but Munday junior waa
atandmg at the private door, and invited
him in.
"Well, air buried old Mn. Jephson to day
and wentoff capital. Your little commission,
sir, for recommending them our firm." With
this he slipped four sovereigns into Mr. Os
mond's hand. Osmond smiled benignly at
their contact with his palm, and said in a
grateful spirit: "Then ia an apoplexy at
Albion Villa."
"Oh, indeed, air!" and Munday Junior's
"But I have bled and cupped him."
"All right, air I'll he on the look-out and
thank you."
About two in the morning a fly drove rap
deep diatreaa.
shook hands with them in silence, and
eyed the patient keenly. Ha took the night
cap off. removed the pillowa, lowered hia head,
and aaid, quietly, "Thia ia the cold flt come
on we muat not abut onr eyea on the pas
hint. Why what is this? he has been cupped!"
And Sampson changed color, and his
ance fell.
Mn. Dodd saw, and began to tremble "I
could not hear from you and Dr. Short nnd
Mr. Oamond felt quite aures nnd he annmn
better. Oh Doctor Sampaon, why wen yon,
not here? We have bled him as well. Oh,
don't, don't, don't say it was wrong! Hs
wonld have died: they said so. Oh, David!
David! your wife has killed you." And aha
knelt and kiaeed hia hand ana implored hia
pardon, inaenaible.
Julia clung sobbing to her mother, in a
vain attempt to comort her.
Sampaon groaned:
"No, no" aaid he "don't go on ao, my
poor aoul you did all for the beat and now
we muat make the beet of what ia done.
Hartshorn! brandy! and cantion! For
those two aasaaaina have tied my handa!"
While applying thoae timid nmedies,
inquired if the cause was known: They told
.bim they knew nothing but that David had
been wrecked on the coast of France, and
fallen down senseless in the street: a clerk
of Mr. Hardie's had recognised him, and
brought him home: so Alfred said.
"Then the cause is mintul," said Sampson'
"unless he got a blow on the hid in bein
He then examined David's head careftilly,
and fonnd along scar.
"But this is not it," said he: this is old."
Mrs. Dodd clasped her hands and assured
him it was new to her her David had no scar
then when he left her last. I
Punning his examination, Sampson found
an opsn wound in his left ehoulder.
He showsd it thsm, and they wen all aa
pale ae the patient in a moment. He then
asked to see his coat, and soon discovered a
correeponding puncture in it, which hs ex
amined long and narrowly.
"It is a stab—with a one-edged knife."
Then was a simultaneous cry of horror.
"Don't alarm yourselves for that," said
Sampson "itis nothing amen flesh-wound.
It is the vein wound that alarme me. This
achool knowa nothing about the paroxyema
and remissions of disease. They have bled
and cupped him for a passing fit. It haa
passed into the cold stage, but no quicker
than it would have done without steal
ing a drop of blood. Tomorrow, by Disease's
nature, he will have another not fit, in
spite of their bleeding. Then those
ijjits would leech bis temples and on that
paroxysm remitting by the natun of Dis
ease, would fancy that leeches had cursd it."
The words were the old worda, but the
tone and the manner wen ao different no
ahouting, no anger all waa apoken low and
gently, and with a sort of aad and weary
and worn-out air.
He ordered a kettle of hot water and a
quantity of mustard, and made hia prepara
tion for the hot flt aa hecalled it: maintain
inf thejntermittent and febrils character of
The patient rambled a good deal, but
quite incoherently, nnd knew nobody.
But.about. 8 clock in the morning he
was nit* quiet, and appanntly aleeping ao
lira. Dodd atole out of the room to order
aome coffee for Sampaon and Edward. They
wan nodding, worn out with watching.
Julia, whoaa high-strung nature could dla-
ense with sleep on such an occasion, was on
knees praying for her Father..
Suddenly then came from the bed, like a
thunder-,clap, two words uttsnd loud aad
Afraid Is Us Down,
Who knows why birds sleep stand
ing on one leg? The position seems
most unnatural. Seasoning in ad
vance, we Ishould pronounce it a tire
some, if not impossible, attitude.
Yet the canary tucks its head under
its wing, draws up one loot, andgoesj
to sleep, apparently with quite aa
much comfort as we experience on
the best of mattresses: A writer in!
Horse and Stable notes a similar,
though lees ahnormal, habit on the'
part of horses, who, it appears, are
many canoe very averse to lying
The writer once rode a mare seven
ty miles in a single day. The stable
in which she was put for the night
was as comfortable as it could well
be made, bat she stood up all night
long. She ateher oats and hay and
then went to sleep, leaning forward
with her breast against the manger.
There are horses that have never
been seen to l{edown,hor have any
marks of their having done so ever
been found upontheir bodies. I re
call one that for fifteen years occu
pied a particular stall in my grand
father's stable. Up to the hour he
died no one ever saw himlyingdown
although special watch was some*
times kept after he had been driven
for eight or ten hours.
Unlessa hotae lies down regularly
hia rest cannot be complete, and his
joints and sinews stiffen. It is true
that souie horses that always sleep
in a standing position continue to
work for main years, but it is equal
ly true that th^r would live longer
and work better it they rested natu
rally. 1
Young horses from the country are
liable to refuse to lie down when first
rat into stable in town, and the
may become con
firmed unless special pains are taken
to induce a change.
The indisposition to lie down is
often pronounced in sick horses.
They seem to have an instinctive
fear that if they lie down they may
never be able to rise, and continue
on their feet till their lintf* refine to
bear them up.
the grsat coal mines, says a SeaatoBi
(Pa.) conaqpoadiiRit of the Newark
Times, the eollapse of the woridaii
becomes more frequent, more exten
sive, and more fatal. After all tbs
coal has been removed then fhs eoal
pillars left to support the roof an
mined away, and this is called "rob
bing thMtflars," and this is aa ex
tremely Huardous undertaking. It
is however, done by the employes of
the coal company, and not by heed*
less thieves, as the phrasei wouldsug
gert- yl I
There'was a great fall of roof in
one of the principal mines at Arch
bald, in the northern portion of the
Lackawanna valley, recently. The
men had been '"robbing pillars" and
had made considerable headway.
Everything looked all right Satur
day evening when they quit work,
but when they returned to the mine
Monday morning they found that
acres of the roof had fall*
en in, and a great field of
rock, from three to nine feet
in thickness, lap on the floor of
the colliery, after having ground
several stout anthracite pillars to
powder. The miners congratulated
themselves on the fact that the great
rock, which must have weighed mill
ions of tons, had fallen Sunday when
they were absent from the mine.
In cases of a falling roof the experi
enced miner is forewarned by the
cracking rounds, often a pistol-shot,
that invariably precede the down
rush of the great mass but an in
fallible warning of future danger is
said to be the desertion of the mine
by the hugerats thatmake theslopes
their home.
The belief in this particular notion
is quite general throughout the coal
fields, and, repulsive as the gre%t,
fierce mine rat is to the miner, he
likes to see it at ease in the dismal
depths where death is of such fre
quent oecurance. There is good rea
sons for associating the disappear
ance of the rat from ft colliery with
an impending disaster. The rat is a
sensitive thing it makes its resting
place in the nooks and crannies of
the mine, and it feels the first 'slow
movement of the crumbling rocks as
they begin to squeese and settle and
shape themselves for the disaster
which culminates in the fall ot roof.
The wary rat is first to feel the com
motion. He is dazed by the grinding
motion ot the rocks he undoubtedly
^tiiakl*a .3-3 1 1
thinks they have suddenly become
imbued with life and he flees with his
fellows, panic-stricken,
from the place.
The first great fall of the roof that
ever occurea in this region was at
Carbondale about thirty-five or forty
years ago. The entire ride of the
mountain fell in and several lives
were lost. Several days bfefore the
disaster the people of the neighbor*
hood were astonished to see swarms
of rats leaving the mine. This fact
was recalled after the great disaster
occurred, and the rats were credited
with extraordinary foresight.
The rats become very bold in the
mines. They will frequently take a
iece bread or meat from a miner's
and follow him about for food.
miner, who is not easily frighten
ed, told me the other day that ne has
often been scared by mine rats. On
one occasion hs had a considerable
distance to go, and: he had to pass
through a portion of an old working.
There ne encountered about a dosen
rats. They were large and fierce,
and were not a bit startisd by his
presence. On the contrary, they soon
showed that they rather liked his
company. His oil was burning low
in his lamp, and smelted very strong,
and it was evident that it had a
great attraction for the hungry rats,
they followed close at his heels, and
whenever he hastened his speed they
did the same. His only how was in
keeping the tiny flams in his lamp
glowing, and he felt that if it was ex
tinguished by any mishap they would
attack him at once. It was with un
speakable relief that he reached hie
destination before the last faint flick
er of his lamp died out.
.. Severeoa Sorth
ANew York astronomer e&ne time
since visited North Adams, If ass.,
for a vacation and to
study thestaf^,
He slept daytimes and prospectcqf
nights. Some of the eitisens became
alarmed, thinking he might be aNew
York burglar. Atlength the select
men of the town determined to inter
view the
stranger. The landlord ofthe
hotel objected, saying that be seem
ed a perfect gentleman, but the
seleotaren insisted, and at length he
went to the gentleman's room, wak
ed hi* up, and told him the select
men insisted on seeing him. "Show
them up," said the gentleman. The
selectmen came up, and the chair
man said they would like to know
what he was about and why he had
come to North Adams.
Lucky Neeley.
•earing that $15,000 had been drawn by
some one in this county ia the last drawing
of The Louisiana State Lotteiy and that
the money had been paid and was deposited
in the Colombia Banking Co-, aEerald re
porter called on Mr LUcins Frienoa, tbep—h.
ier of the above named baak. and learned
ofBigbyvillein villlng*.
10 or 19 miles from hen, wan the tacky
man. Mr. Neely held.one-twentieth orriekM
No. 68,856, which drew the first capital prita
•f 9300.000in tbediawing ol the LaUWan*
State Lottery Company beld the 15th of last
mouth. The ticks* was deposited la«t week
with the Columbia Banking Co. of this ritv.
who collected the same through their New
Ortraus conysp—dent, the Louhmaa Matloa
al Bank. W* aadentaad that Mr. Keeley.
who is quite a youiy fraan, not yet barfer
attained hisniaiority, is quite slated over
his saneas. He ha sobsr, industrious
younjrfsnser and this windfall oflnck wiU
•ivsUma good start ia life This is tha
first tisse he ever bought a ticket, aad ha
otrtainly made a g^TnvitiSttoTo£
dollar.—Columbia (Tean.) Hsrald, MoY. l.
the slightest objection to telling
youy." said the gentleman, "The iact
is that I commited an offense in New
York city and was sentenced by the
court to six months in Sing Sing
state prison or two weeks in North
Adams I thought I would take
North Adams, but, having been here
a week, have changed my mind and
concluded to'go back to New fork
to-morrow and tell them I will take
six months in Sing Sing."—Our
Dumb Animals.

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