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p.r; v frua lira. K. A. Ki.n. tt.e nnoer-,
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p.na r..r expeaa to mate til ui- I that j
I-- :;' ! : dra.rel A -'u:-r. z r.- rt- and j
ot-r'-g w !ter will t'a i to t!.c eua-1
u-rar. and the tai-'e w:.i a: r? -i,
w.:i. XU l'i 'he ta.rt ;!. ' H. ay
.iwii aU tlroe t 1 .and it it.' Are
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D
IAMONH HOTEL,
TOYSTW PA.
t AMl"KI. Cl STV-lt. l'lvprtetor.
T':.i retina ar-1 wil rnvB b-.-i:e it at all
t:ow a aettrable lcM-ii ''K lie'raTeat:
pus-iis. l':e ani h hr-..'.a. l-i uta
t lirg. I.a a; leave diy fc JcKcat mt, nd
. ;arrtcV liiiii.
jr j. ni'a?.
Lir.vi -t a:- xs
i& r m m Lile murance,
JOHN HICKS & SON,
KOMr.it si:t, v.
And Real Estate Brokers.
itai;i.imii:d wo.
f: r-T:' ah" dtn p-iLljynr cxSana, pca-
r"y. tr i..r rrr-t i!i fioj it i..:i..r a.'rjn:ase
r'.;..'tr th li'-v-r.T ::..n t:fr . af a.-l:arvr i
B:j.l- at t-r rtn'r.1. I1 enLate 1him.
g-i.'n..:r wt , .e pr-I ar'.rtM-l to. .
' al.
II
O.MLS ion ALL.
l i.t vi utp vii Mb tne r feof t-
rr frfr. lfrtlti n- V tl. .-jatil, Lr . It jt f .
wrv. ft.
jUM.. to ufneil it
it vrr.i..ri. TerB. -t-c Cfiti tn havnaaitdtk
i.vj -r-. 1 k
t-ia;yv in Tea annual ivn1.
c--rr-4. Noc aii.iT lit-. h
iVAa-i i:r-:o-n a taU:. i iall to. a- turn A tiw
le- ?rti4J V I-JT II D n w'r- t
DMINISTKATOIi-S SALE,
l.tp uf Safal A. Vopb, Tateoi Ljuvr TurkfT
(wxK Tp . Jw.-e .
LatHtfr f a'1nu.aatJtrvLi q ttTit:jc b-n amctexi
la, at" ffiatc. oXtcc tf hrrrivv ifivra Cw au ier
ia irt.-iM Ui aai! eftjtte U atiek itrLnoua
paaBrDC a&i xbotM ba4r cUum ariat4 aii
r:Mir vtLi j ft-nt tbartm CaUjr aa.fiTLacaXfU Jvur
cetiiemeu avi advance.
THUMAS BEAM,
frtj AiiiaUaaJArmt'rr.
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iVOL. XXIV. NO. 31
Bantt.
-.TTTirnn n i ittt
! JGiLNSTUWK mim mai,
I2M CLINTON STREET,
J.IINSTuWX.rA.
C J.j.':-.-eJ Sipicmbcrll 1-vi IVi.ia recetv.
' e.i ?uuii a t lr4 than ene euUr. Freaent
r.,tcul intcrrtt mi per rent. Interest U dae a
xm rajctli ot June and December, aaJ it aot
1 :it.irwn tj a.l ltsi t- tae dcpuit thoj eo!fx
; crff tan- a year nlr.il u-.mWinr Ibedpvttt
' ur i-j cii cr trt-n lo r-rcseut the depit boih.
Al y ua real eilaie. yreUaam,. with
i li'..rwi r;: tl ) g lime, given U borrower of
' ter.::ar tr; na-.-rta-Jt on tarms worth b.vr or ator,
; nine Uie aKnl n kuaa ue&tred. tiood reSrr
tot ptntct ti-.i Jlc . r-)airel.
'i tut cv-iraij. ex-lamveiy a Saeini Bank.
Noeounacntiilepoai!i received, nor liaooau
t::i ;e. .No lit. oo pr-.nal ecuri(y.
i:nk appiKa'.i'Kii f'jr bom.wera npiei of the
, ral by -law. an 1 filial Uw reU;ic to the
t-.Ati fr.; t" ui a.J lrc rejneeJ.
I r.r!.:crs -JjmM ;. IibtU Ijibert. C.
I fi i A. J. Hs. F. Hv. John Lnwrnaa.
' L Ii Li::v. Ihuiiel MclAQztiaa. I. J- MonW.
.'lwi i-.i:i."H. A. 4i.tn. Conrad Suppes-Ueo.
II s,Lt Jn McMt;:en, James Jtorley and
W. W. W.I ..
I:.:- i J. Jl"TeI!. Prfl lent; Frank Dibert,
I Ini-fr: .r'i tiler, Soiiritr. aorta.
SQrces-rs to
Schell & Kimmel,
SOMERSET, PA.
Accounts of Merchant and oth
er Business People Solicited, uraiw
negotiable m ail parzs ci me wuu -
. . , I ..J
try icr sale. Jiioney
Cc! lections made.
Cambria County
BANK,
m v. keim ttco.,
. so AI OTaVCiTI.
JOHNSTOWN.PA.,
licr S-i:nat'ie' Brick Bai ln
,od Ooi-l aa-1 stileet r.jfht aad aM.
t," Xi'lt " prr ot the l cr.ea vaiee
aujt'ars-la n.'.errM il..wJ a-.
irT.t- ir.nuuui- il lei! r.x m ;n or lonrer.
; ;- !iiM-nn-n;f nw.'e with OBarttnt and
- : fii'Lr wr - mcys in traFi.
-, aj.ni it-::.
i JOHN D1BERT. JOHN D. ROBERTS.
JOHN DIBERT & CO.,
BANKERS
iA5 153 E15ILI5 STREETS,
JOHNSTOWN, PA.
Accounts of Merchant and
oflsor lnin pMple lirl
el. I'rnliw ueifotiakale In all
partu ot" the unlr) ale.
ioii-y l4anw and C ollection
Made. Iuterct at the rate of
Six Ver cent, per annum al
lotted on Time lepotit.
Saving lepoit Books tiwn
ed. and Interest t oru pounded
ifeeuii-annustlly when desired.
vi-r.Tii liiak!D liusinesn iracsottctu
F t-. JO.
TdIecco anl Cips,
vtbo: ESAt-i ASDsrratL,
J. II. Zimmerman.
" WS" SomerM-t,
Penna.
Th.' het "f cizj'v t.f diSerentbraadl aiaantae-ta.-i
l hiniil. of the e aoioert of tobacow.
1 ciViu rin. hence'led t v anv In the aiar-
k-t. k. of the beat K-k f chewing lohaceo
c-r tr uirii to n!r.-t- lnce u fun ine
New Firm.
SHOE STORE,
SNYDER & UHL
!!I:tlin? purchased the ht
i
; . Store latelv owned by
II. C. Ileertt.
Te aiie ;lr-fyre In ca'.:ir.c the altentl- of
; a'-iic to it:c :n-t lhtt . Lave now and expee
.--.j1 nnauij.'y vo Labi aa ooupteie aa
mett ol
Boots, Shoes
and Gaiters
EOTH OF.
Eastern and Home Mahufacturi
ai eaa be U er4 aay where. We alas wUl ban f
': an i evaataauy a iall aapply of
'SOLE LEATHER,
MOROCCO,
CALF SKINS,
KIPS,
AND LINING SKINS
Of a U kindi. with a full Uneef
Shoe Findings.
Th Tl A V F. W iMFilTftiv ttrsiD
i r . t
MvIN". 13. Snyder, Esq.
W hore rei otatloa for auktng
Gocd Work and Good Fit
It mrl to aoeie la the State. The rablle hi re
apttiaiif imited to ceil aad enaiine ear leeav,
. ae are drtertained to keep g.ioda aa good aa the
beat and aril at price ai low aa lae mav.
SNYDER. Sc DHL.
HUeeUaneout.
PrLETONS'
AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA
XEW KEVlSHi EDITION.
EutJnlj re-rttien by the .blew writer! 7
Tb wort .ngiMliy puolUlxw " th Uti o(
1 A MKAiCAB cnxrii ajipi-
MialXs um. UnwUtfiiwucM
Ma t,, (uai oeveknt which bT
UUHtlH. uuoo.eoutledlBJiAMUUCAJi c-
'uiinlh, Ult teo r" prof '
curerj u every uinil of tow1Jift hJ
made new wM l rritrroc aa Imiraare
i n, moreinmt ot poliacal aOalri na ltep pace
wlU Ut uucwieriea ot icKiK, 'f'lf tnu:.ul
apuUcatiuc t lae tauBfinaJ and luetul aru. aoU
ti, cuoreiueiK anu rrBiieiBt ol autlai lile,
Ureal war, aarf neqeu rtioui bate oe
emmxt, laeotrun nifcl eaaae ut pecaar m
ateiu. Tnecmi war ol r ftjontrj. wfciclj
waaat kUBCUOtwaea la lat Tutiunr ot th ulJ
wurK tuwai, bj bapvily teo eoUeJ, uxi a
new euturxvi evmmerciai auJ indimriai acuvuj
tiai beea ouiaawaoea.
Larre ax-eKu lo or ooTphlcal kDowlauge
haie beea ai4 tJ lb, umelauaile explwrert ot
Arb?Teai nolillcal reTuluiioci of the Us Jde,
wua uit naiurmi reeult ot Um lap ot Ume, hat,
bruotii into new a multitttJe ol new men. wtioee
nainra are ia erery one auain, anu ot h..e tijes
eer one U canutu to touw tue paruculart. Ureal
battle, baT, beea toavtil aaJ Unportani ftcea
n..,r.r.,.i ol wnicto teuil area yet pre
ttntu uoly in tne newiiri to we tranneat
paMicaiK.ol in, aay. bat which oohtnow to
Uk, their place In pexaiaBent ami auUKUUetu-
'"S'prepartna the present edlU- fc the frea . it
ha aiwJuuriy beeaUieaimot ibeeult.ffWonc
down tae inu-rmatfcm lo the Utert p-iw'b.e date.
an4 to (urn lib an aecurate aHint 1 the a-jtt re
cent dljcorene. In arteae- ot every fresh iaae-
, ltM pncucai iru. a wru i "c 7 "
i,. fMllMol 1MBHHVI ir.u-
""TTeTora been bcn after l-e .aJ ireful
preliminary Ubor. and with tne nyx r
aoarce lor carrying u on ua cceiul tar auia-
"s'ooe of the orhjlnal aiereotyi- pUtet hare been
ad. but every pae ha been printeu on new
rturminV li ficTa new tTcloi- wtth ih.
with a Ur rreater pecaniary expenoitnre. and
with ch toemcnu m It. compoaui.. a have
been rngnreawd t y longer experience and enlarged
kTbe,ufrtrati.. which are tatro-lnredtor the
Brat tlTD, In the preaeal euiUott have been a.l'led
nVTtoriheaakeorrtal ,ecu bat to fi i
dJlty and lorce to the explaaaiioM iu I - W--f
iinnrUi ul science and ol natu
ral h.ory, and uep.ci the atoa.
art.
itractka rattier than ettbcui-oaiciiU no
have been fared to iliture their artinic excel
leuee: the coil of th.ar exeratioa i tanTuooa. arM.
It ir relieved ihey wilihud a tk io rjR
an a !mira(4e leatare the 'y . lopxiU. wit
thv ol iia high eharactr.
tui. .a ia ot.: to Tirr!y.i'le
oadelivery ol each volnaie. It wUl be ootapiele-'
In nxteen Urge octav. volamea. each .contamimt
ti..t: M paa-ea, mlly lllua.raie.J. with aevtr.l
ihoojand Wm4 Unaravings and with earner.. a
colored Ul-hcrapcic llapa.
FKICE AXD STTUE OF
BIXLIXO.
In extra doth, pereol
In Ll'.rary Leatfcer. perTol
In Hall Tttrkej Morrowo, per vol
Ia Half Knuaia, extra sxilc. per vol
In foil Morroeco. antiqae, gilt e-lget, per vol
I. hll Ibmi iw nj -
Funeen volume now rea.lv. Soeceedlnr nntnea
until eooifleuoa. will be iraued oace ia two montua
' .Specimen page, ol the American C ycl'l a
dla.ihowing type. Uianrata, etc. will U ent
gnttii cat at-pllcauon.
Firat eUna eanvaaticg aents wanted.
Addre 3.H. W1LUIAMSON.
Agent, No. lw Sir-hSt Flttbargh, Pa.
aec3
Balte & Olio Ww&.
(PITTSBURG . DI VIS10 .)
rv Mm.es the Shortest Lise
10
arrwnrji
P
ITTSBIRGH and
WASHINGTON CITY :
Tals is te
oxlt DiaacT bocts to
WASH1NQTOX C1TT AXD BALTIMWKE.
Pewoni purchasing Tickets by this Road
TO
BALTIMORE,
tHILALiLPllIA.
FEW YOK
BOSTOS, 4-c.
iiavc tki frivOtgt af rititlaf
WASHINGTON CITY FUEK
Pullman Palace Cars,
Air Brakes, and all
Mudern ImproTements.
aauuaoE coEmrn rBaorsa to rssnsaTioj
r)7EIUl'QH EXPRESS I E A 1 X 5
Frota Depot, cor. Grant and Water Su
JT 41
- :
DAILY,
DAILY,
( Exejt Saadav.
For tijne of Local Trains, see PitJs
burgh Daily Papers.
t?TSve many hoars time by patronizing
the "Short Lixe."
Ceatral Ticket Office, 55 5th kien
Pittsburgh, Pa.
JET. K. 1IYXD 1.. .V,
Gea. cp'L
COXX IXLS V IUUE.
IS'oTember, 10, iri.
FOLLANSBEE & CO,
Merchant Tailors,
And Minatacrarm of
Gent's. Youth's and Boys,
121 Wa4 Street, ewrner Plftli Arenge,
PITTSBURGn.
aprL
OLATE KOOFS.
Thnae who are now befWhtg aeoae, rtioald knew
that It K cheaper ia the leaf ran k it oa State
koolathia Ua ar ahina-Hra. Slate will Ujt eve.
aad ao repair, are reqoired. SUte gree the par-
MiwaMTwaaafaa Aiaxe n nre pcM. r-very
gtmd anaeahiald aaee a Slate roof. The aader
ngaed la located ia CamberUad, where bi ku
good ""fl"' of
Peachbottom 4 BckinQhani
at
S L AT E
tut roaAiag4Jbe eery beat artule. Ue will aader-
take le pal SUie Koofs ea Hoaara. pablle aad prl
vale. apma. ha-, eaiaar la low re- anaairy at the
Uweat artrea. aad to warrant the m. all and are
him er addre a tax at hia Otnea, Xe. It Baiilaxwe
Muwet, Caaaerlaad, 14. Order may be left wUa
KOIB CASEBEEK,
Ageat, auaiurait, fa.
IT a. B. SaartaT.
Apr! ta, 117.
what shall it Be.
fA rich nui who hl n-. cLiUren pmro.l to hit
' rr netKhhor. who had ereu, itaKe one of them, j
. I . 1 . ..t . r.-nT th.t .
! be w.!d Kie tli.m pirtwrtT eoo?h In mate
t tnenaeivc and meir otucr fix cauuitu
j blel.f-iiie.1
Which ta!l It be 7 VTlikt ihaU It be?
I looked at John, John looked at me,
Aad wi.es I kand that I mu-t fpeak
My voice seetnc 1 ftraczclr l" ad weak :
-Tell sc again what Ken
And then I, tUteainir. beat my head
TLU ia his letter:
"I will g:V
A hose xn-1 land while yon thill lire.
If, in return, from oot your seven.
One enild to ar far aye 1 given."
I looked at Jhn "a old garo.cn: wora ;
1 th.-Biht of all iha; Le tad bonse
Or poverty, and work an i care.
Which U thoafch willing. cia':d njt share :
1 thonxbt of seven yooD? mi Q-.!;i to fce-1.
Of aiven little elu'nc's aewl,
Ati .ht of xh'j.
"Cone. J..Lu." ?:tt J I.
"We'll clioose atcijtg them as they lie
A'l.Tp." So, walking haul in hscd.
Dear John and I surrcye-l our band :
First to the cradle lightly stepped
Where UUiin, the baby, s't-pu
Soaly the father stopped to lay
His rough hand duwn in a lovm? way.
W hen dreuu or w hipcr nu! e her ; ir.
And hnekUy he said : "Not her ."'
We etjoped beside the trundle bed.
And one long ray of UmpUght i'.cJ
Athwart the bi-yiia aco there.
In sleep So beanUroi and fiir.
I saw on JiaiM' rou.;h. red hetk
A tear unJricl. Ere John cooM w-at.
"llc'a bat a bai-y, too.: said U
Aad kiased him as we harried by.
Tale, paUt-nt Rvbriic's anjttl Uce
Stili in his slrep bore saa ritg's trsfre.
fcri thousnn4 crowns not him T"
Ue whisperJ, while cur ryes were dim.
PoorBi.-k! WtJ Dkk: oarwsya-irl s-'ii
TurrmienL restless, idle one
Could be be spared 7 Nay ; Ue w ao gxvt
Ba-ie us befrien '. hiui to the gmvr;
Only a mother's heart cvuld be
Patient cn ch f..r a-h i; he;
And so. said Ji!ji. '-1 wc'i n-t dare
To take fcim fr m herle.)?l le nyt r."
Then siiie wesi.iiiiy up aNorc,
Aa-i knell by M ,r. child ofl 'Ve.
"Pertapaiorher'two-j! i bciter be,"
1 said to John. luUe siieal!
Ue lilted np a curl thai Liy
Acrj.s hercbetk in a wlliul wy.
Anl shook his hei-i : "Nsy. 1 -vc. a-1 thre T
The wuile toy heart beat auJioly.
(inly one m-.tre oar eMe?i Ul.
Trus;y mil trath'ai. g :-l ia I giaJ.
S l.kc . : ta.b.jr. - N.. J .r.ii. no:
tcaasro, w;is ax. lei tita in.."
AU.J -j we wrji :a a courteous war
We -ald ou: give o:. c .i! ! away ;
Anl afterwiri t.-il lili crseemc-L
Thibkiag of that of.whi h we dr-Mimc.i,
Uapry in truth ti:Al n- ... iace
Was cursed frjm Us atetutuaic-l place ;
Thu.lLfal to wora lur ail tae pevc,
Trusllog the ixs: to One lo h"avtn.
TIIISPA.'
TUE MYSTI.RK.fS NOTE.
CHAI'TKU 1.
Iu lt;5 I was woiking on tie
suuib fork of tLe Yuba, -at a point
two or tbree miles belo Sierra City.
1 waa at work aluoe iu a raviue
rtakiug dowu ioi5 tbe river. Haifa
tlezen other miners bad cabi is Dot
lar from mine, and were at work in
gulches or on bars iu the "rivers. All
of our cabins were on the south side
of tbe river, aad mine was at least
balf a mile further south than any of
tbe others, which carried it well up
toward the main ridge or range of
hills walling in the stream.
One day at noon I went home to
get my dinner, and on opening tbe
door cf my cabiu saw in ibe middle
ot the Door a small scrap of white
paper folded in 'be form of a note.
1 thought this not a little curious, as
jit door was secured with a pad
lock of peculiar construction, tnd no
man could have entered unless
through the "cat-hole" at the bottom
of tbe door.
As 1 took up the note I saw that
there were three soots cf blood on
it. Tbe note alone was sufficient to
startle me, but w hen I saw tbe blood
a chill ran through my veins, and 1
said: "Here is some villainy afoot!
Somebody has been murdered, per
haps!" My next thought was tbat
some of the boys migbt be playing
a trick on me. Instead of at once
opening tbe note to read it I began
looking into all corners of tbe room;
evtn stoi-ped and peeped under my
bed
No one was to be seen. My cat,
old "Chispa," was lhe only living
thing in the place. He same pur
ring aboui my, legs, as was bis habit
when I came jouie; though often be
wasjutonhis own book, burning
aud prospecting about lur he was not
one of your home-staying, lazy kiud
of cats.
Af:er speaking a kind word or
two to old "Cbispa" I opeued the
note, and as I read bt'gan to open
uij eyes. Tbe little note merely
ite folded leaf of an ordinary memo
randum boi k read as folic. w s:
June 9, 18C5.
This is to inform tbe person into
w hi re bauds it may come tba I am
iu tbe old Maldauado shaft. By the
bteakiug of a ladder, I fell to the but-
I .in of the shaft about three days ago.
1 am' almost starved. For Ood's
i. . ... . i
saae come u mv assistance at once.
Jacob Phitcuakd
When I had read tbe note ecrawl-
euwunaverv uud it a 4 ctncil 1
bardlv knew what to think. Mv
af I
braiu was ia a whirl, aud I made no
h ad way in trying to think. As I
turned the paper in my fi tigers I ob
served that the blood come off it and
staiued my baud; I saw, in fact, that
t was quite fresh.
Tbis astonished me Dot a little,
for," thought I, "it be fell inu the
ebafi tbree days ago aud hurt him
self bow does it happen tbat tbe
blood on tbis note is still fresh and
almost warm?"
My next thought was this: "If be
is in the bottom of the Maldauado
shaft more than a hundred feet be
low i be surface as be says, bow
could be leave me tbis note?" Clear
ly tbe thing w as improbable, and I
could make neither head nor tail of
tbe business. Who, Jacob I'riichard
waa I did nut know. I did not re
member Tiat Lig ever beard bis
uarne." -
I eat down on a stool and tried to
ibiuk. "Here," thought 1, "is a man
in the bottom of a shaft, where be
baa been for three days, and where be
ia now supposed to be starving, who
lea Tea a note on my cabin floor ask
ing me to come and get him out.
Then, is blood fresh blood on tbis
note, w bicb makes things still worse!"
I sal and tbougbi and thought till
things got so mixed op in my bead
that 1 was do more capable of form-
ESTABLISHED, 1827.
SOMERSET, PA.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1S70.
ba -
j ioj an cptaion ia regard to the
, nt'SS lhaa a bora idiot.
I talked to the cat toold 'Cbi?pa"
. . v
: al)OUt It, alia tDe Old IrtJoW er
i ;'!:,, ... . i.
t liiiu? to assist rue, and be got
j opn my knee aod snuffed at tbe Dote
; as ihuogb be knew that the cause of
mv trouble lar in that He tbeo
jumped dowo aad running- to the cor
ner of tbe r,tMim and brought me tbe
remains i f a little crippled squirrel
wbicb he had lately cauebt, as I
could tee, just aa if be ib.uybi 1
migbi be ia trouble ua tbe grub ques
tion, and as much as to aay: "Here,
old pard, eat aud be merry?"
"Cbispa, old lellow, ?ou mean
iWtli'said I, but jour kind f grub
i is not to my mind."
! 'Chispa"leokeddiapi.iinted wheu
he f jiiod tbat 1 could te nothing in
the "wreck" of tbe little squirrel. He
seenieo. to be of the opioiuu that this
oufe'ht to bring all my troubled . and
doubtd to an eud.
lhe more I pondered on the mat-
i ter tbe more it puzzled me. At one
I lime I thought tbat a man ruk'ht
i have be;a murdered and thrown inio
ilheehaft, aud that his murderers
j uiiot thea have left the Dote at my
cauio. mis would Dot do, howerer,
as, if tfce murderers wished the bodr
of tbtir Victim tobefuund. thire wa's
j no iiei d of ibro ing it into the sbaf.
I ahTe, aad not wishing him to perish
tbere migbt have left tbe note for me
j m Dad. Tbere appeared to be some
J litue teuse iu this; yet I had no
! fi i r. tn I.., f, ilk. wi..r,
f, fcfc" w rilttl, Bl'JUC, t b
miubt be a trick to get me out to
murder or maltreat me. Agaio,
there was no reason for trying to cd
tice me lo any particular tp.t, as 1
WTs liriug alone at my cabin aad
might easily be caught there ai any
litiie.
Ik-ini; unable to arrive atanT saiis-
; faci.ry conclusion in regard to the
imvsieriuus uffair, I, made up my
j nuud to see some cf the "boys'' oa j
i tue nrerand lav the matter before !
i tnm. I
i llarioggoifouror fire of tbeneifjb
i bors togetber, I produced tbe note,
j told them w here I found it, and a.k
; ed what they thought of the "bosi-
; l'hty all said at oace that the n---:e
j a as an "infernal lie oa its lace."
) aid they: "If the -man is in the
.h-.lr I..,., i. thA : , I .ii.l
! uu. iu iuc luuuucr ia ue aoie
i to leave a note on yoor table teliingi
jVou to?" I Couple of candles and get the rope
j Tbis w as rather more than I badlreadv. Two of us will go down aud
; my se.f thought of in tbe start, Af-,
, ist uuen taia we an concuuea tba.
I there was in it a triek of some kind;
however, we would see it out.
We determined to visit the shaft
uawed, ibe whereabouts of wbicb
was well known to us all, we having
seen iu scores of time. It was de
cided that each man should be arved
with a -six-shooter and tbat we
should take w ith il two or three can
dles aud a long rope; also a canteen
of water au i , sxtme , need, though
these last-named articles were main
ly intended for our own comfort and
susteuauee. Happen what migbt,
we would thoroughly examine the
shaft.
About 3 o'clock in the afternoon all
was in readiness and we set out
set out on what seemed one of the
wildest of wild-goose chases.
The Maidanado shaft is situated
(as many of my readers well know)
ou the steep ridge of a high and
steep bill, nearly a mile south of the
north fork of the Yuba; also it
w&s which is not so well
known about half a mile above
bere my cabiu stood. The shaft
was sunk by General Maidanado,
a man well known to all the early
silver mioers of the Comstock lode,
but aow some years dead. Tbe
shaft was sunk on a small but very
rich vein of gold-bearing quartz.
Tbe ore extracted was taken down to
the river oa the backs of pack-mules
over a long, zigzag trail, and was
tbere worked ia arastras. At one
time there was quite a village of
Mexicans the river at the place
where tbe ore waa worked a vil
lage in which landangos, tights, and
romantic love affairs were of frequent
occurrence. Tbe shaft at the mine
was sunk after tbe old Mexican
fashion. It was about eigbt feet bv
fourteen ia size, and iu it ladders of
notched poles were used instead of
rope and wiudlass or other hoisting
apparatus, the miners walking up
aud down ibe poles aud carrying tbe
ore poised oa their beads in raw bide
sacks. These poles were placed in
the shaft it) sucb a position that tbey
formed a zigzag tine, like a worm
fence, from top to bottom, there be
ing a little platform on which re-ted
the foot td oue ladder and the top of
the next below. Thus, ia descend
ing the shaft, one passed from plat
form to platform, and from side to
side of the opening until .the bottom
was reacted. When tbe news of the
discovery of silver iu Wasboe reach
ed Maidanado he abandoned this
mine which was hardly paying ex
penses at tbe time and crossing the
Sierra Nevada Mountains came to
tbe Comstock lode, and brought that
segregated portion of the Opbir mine
which was thereafter known, as tbe
"Mexican," and which proved so im
mensely rich. All of bis Mexican
followers left Sierra County, Cal J
and tbe gold mine there was com-!
pletely deserted, tbe buildings at and
about tbe shaft were crushed in by
the heavy falls of snow" w hich occur
in that elevated region, and soon all
about tbe place went to rain.
. Such was tbe old Maidanado shaft
at tbe time I found tbe D"te on
my cabin floor; nothing was left at
tbe place but a few shakes abont tbe
blacksmith's forge and a section of a
shake roofe tbat bad fallen across and
covered about balf tbe mouth of tbe
shaft. It was a lonesome, dreary
Id place.
The nearer our little party came to
tbe old shaft tbe more certain we all
felt that we were oa a fool's errand;
for how was a man ia the bottom of
that abaft to send a note stating tbe
fact to a place full balf a mile away!
It was nonsense to think of sucb a
thing; yet tbere we were toiling op
the sleep face of tbe mountain for tbe
purpose of finding tbe man ibe man
calliug himself Jacob Pritcbard.
Several times we baited and laughed
at tbe ridiculousness ot our missioo.
CHAPTER II.
AT TBI SHAFT.
Arrived at tbe tod of the hill and at
! the mouth of tbe shaft one of the
mea aaid: -WelL here we are! Now
to make knowo our prrseoc ta the
I r
man ia the shaft to J
.h Pitfhard
"Well, call down to
k;... r jM;.i
uiui, i-iv.
another, laughinr: for d-jw tba
stood at the moctb of tbe febafu we
,i trt!
. c. . i..:..j -
tree ..rr .tk and "raise the uuh" on
u. '
'Sbemaa wh, h.d 5rst sp.-ke
sniped over ih shaft and sb.ated;
"Jacooare you d-wa
tbere:
Alutost instantly there came up
from the shaft a faint cry that was
half moan, halfbu:. We all beard
it, and tvere thrilled aod startled.
Most of the faces ab-.ut tbe shaft
suddenly grew pa'e. We all -stood
sileut for some seconds, when S"me
one said: "Sure as tyte tbere is a man
down there!"
"Who are vou? Who
down
men,
dark
there?" a?ain called out
our
tbe
stoopiDjr close down
to
mouth of the shaft.
"Jacob Pritcbard?" was the answer
that came op tbe shaft. The came
was so distinctly uttered that all
beard it, aod bearieg it a!! turned a
shade pak-r than before.
"It beats tbe devil!" sai-J one
nf!
tbe men, bre
akiag a somewhat pw-
t. "That was the name
tracted silence.
signed to the aote, and here is
the
fe!kw anil ia t -e sbafi!"
"Ask him nbout the note," said
one of our party.
"Did you write a note
it out asking for help?"
spokesman, stooping over
and sending the message
and send
cried our!
the haft i
down in !
4-irtIaina m llf-h a tha cuilnrj i-.n
rivers call to each other from ve?el
to vessel.
"I did." was tbe prompt resn jase
from the bottom of the shaft, and
again we all gaz
d at one another ia
amazement.
"It is either the devil h'ni'elf
fir;
the bitrsrest liar in the mountain
i-
said bill t aiiace.
"How could vou scad out a
letter?" asked Cii!. imaaixked.
"Get me out. I caa't tell now!"i "Votir name is Jacob
came from the dark in a wxed and 1 jked cr.e tf the men.
faspinrr voice. i "It is,-' said the str-vc
Tie is ribt," said Bill: "we oustht
to be ashamed to stand here o -jcstion-
iii? the poor devil when tht-ri ar
. t. r-... .t- !
euougu ui us to-to eat mm up wun-
out either salt or pepper! L;?ht a
sea bow he can be got out. Some
ol tbe.0ottom ladders must j? broken,
or he could come out himself tliAi is.
lfbis legs are both sound. Mike
Murphy, you are stout and active,
come w itn me ana we il go and see
that fellow."
"B but h bow could he bring
up the, tbe letter?" stammered Mike,
snaKiog his bead and io-.ting aov-
tbiBar but, ready to deaeend tbe shaft.
"Blow the letter!" said Bill, "he'll
tell as all about tbat when we get
mm out Are we to Keep the poor
uevil tbere all day while we stand
here prleying like coward.-?"
"I I'm not afraid to go down
there, ov course," said Mike, "but
we all know that this here is a queer
kind cf business, from first to last
tbat is, as far as we've got in it "
"Well, then, Mike, you aad I go,"
said BilL "Jast drop the end of the
rope into the shaft and we'll work it
along to the bottom as we coon it
down tbe ladders. Take your can
dle Mike."
Mike took the candle into rather
an unsteady band, aud tbea wailing
until Bill was.down a few feet, got
upon the top of the notched pole and
began descending backwards, as a
crawfish travels. As bis bead was
descending below the level cf the
shaft be halted and cast a lingering
look on all tbe bright world be was
leaving. He looked like a man
whose houraon earth are numbered.
His pride carried him where bis legs
did not want to go.
Slowly and steadily tbe two mea
descended the shaft, slipping from
notch to notch in the long slender
poles. As we stood at tbe edge of the
wide opening and eagerly gazed
down into it we could distinctly see
our two companions and mark their
slow descent by the flickering light of
their candles. row they were pass
iog over the west side of the shaft;
soon they turned and were seen com
ing back to the east side, oa which
we stood; nou they took another
ladder, and again they moved to tbe
wist. Each time when they thus
crossed the shaft tbey came to a little
platform oa which rested tbe foot of
one ladder, and from which started
ibe top of that next below; aad so
tbey toilsomely zigzagged their way
down, the light of their candles grow
ing smaller till all we saw resembled
two little stars.
Finally tbe two twinkling stars
went over to the west side of the
shaft aod stopped side by Bide. A
murmuring, as of the voices of per
sons in conversation, then came cp
the shaft,
"Pay out more rope!" shouted Bill
from somewhere down in tbe bowels
of tbe earth.
The rope was slowly run out.
"All righih! That's enoug!" cried
Bill. '
Again a ham of voices was beard,
then came tbe order from Bill: "Haul
up; haul slowly and carefully! Slow
lyfclowly elowly! Hold! Hold on
now; that will do!"
There was more buzzing of voices,
then Bill called out: "Hello, op
there!''
-Hello!" cried we.
"I am going to bring him up
the ladders," said Bill, sending bis
message op ia sections, so tbat it
would not become tangled on the way.
"1 sbalt leave the rope around hiui.
Keep tbe slack bauled up bat doa't
pull bard. Do you understand?"
-All right!" cried I. "We know
how it ia."
They then started up the ladders.
Tbey baited to rest at each platform.
As tbey crossed tte shaft iu their
slow ascent we conld see, after a
time, that Bill was ahead, keeping
tbe rope properly taut; tbat M.ke
was "boosting" ia the rear, while a
dark lamp was moving upward be
tween the two. Gradually tbey
worked their way up, restiug and
climbing.
All ibis time we at the top-cf the
shaft, ic.r on ih lirvi.xt of PIDeCt!:-
Itioo, aod were puzzling our brains in
regard to what manner
of man we
a3
IF
I should, shortly see br.iO?Lt up ont
I the "d-p-.h" '
Fi-jn'.'j, ai tbey appnaoDea t!:e;lb upper part or tbe Ja.Uer niniat. w.r ,.u.r .mu. a
! ii . . .. u :.,.! . . v : u i ... i: i . L ... ii.thnr m..rii.f it I lira vmi ;ti ...
tot' e were air in va'ti" u.ia3...'i:i i situm ujj iuiku uui uiu un uuimr.i"" .. .- r -. -
i ?' t .ij. elfi- - . i ' . ,1. -1. MfKifi-ni-.hr...n.tt
. tiiinri.M. f 'jVt-r lui i puouiuurs i i-i
f 1 - -
j paie tact; aud a buck, oucy oearu.
Tteu whea tbey reached tbe ia-t
ladUer. sl.'i'iog up
toward us ttere!
I . ud.ti-i t,. t nieturt a pair of
black aud eager-b.kiug ejes huu
gry-loi..ki'jg is probably the be'.lerex
pre-s.oa. .
We -t the t,P became so much ex
:cueJ ical we came urar ,i.s
.......-,., i.. i s. tn i.r the sbait
atasiu'le Haul wouia nt
a a a IJ a.
would have dope
to, pet hap. but for the warning cries
frorr whom we were iu danger
of disloilgiug from the notched pole
on whicn he bad a precarious foot-
10''
The maa was at last salely landed
at tbe lop of the shaft. He was a
stranger to us all. A tail young
fellow, apparently about 30
age stotd before us. He
vears of
wore a
black felt bat and
ordinary miner's
garb. The man was weak, and tot
tered as he opened tbe noose at the
end of the rope, dropped it to his
! feet, and stepped out of it.
! slinlfiVrilT b sank urjon bis kneS.
We were aboui to go to his assis-
j lance, thinking he had fainted, when
he raised bis bands, and we saw, by
; the motion of his lips, that he
was
i doinir a thing we did not often
see
dune in tbe mines.
We took t.? our hats aad'stood by
ia silence.
When the young man attempted
to raise from his knees he fell over oa
Lis side, aad came near falling into
'fha -h-jfr fl 7Hl for r,9 bud Iii.fJItu,
I Some water from the caateea revived
j him, and a spoonful of brandy soon
! stave him strength to stand, and even
10 walk slowly, supported on
either
I side bv one t four men.
We weve all dringof curiosity, and
as we moved down the siue of the
mountaia toward mv cabin we could
. .
not
refrain from a.-kiug a tew ques-
! tiojs. weak and sick
as the
Did Tiii write tbi-J note?" fail- L
jexnib:;:a.
A writla
g Kfr
' fu'.lU 1.
T did,'
said tie man; "but thert
How came that? I am
j not bur !"
i "It is as I found it oa my cabin
floor, where Tou left i:,' said J.
' " here 1 it tt n. liow could 1.
! said the Tour..' mau ivinr m a re-
. fr
i nrjacbful look.
"Weii," said I, "that is what
want to know and vou all the time
iu the shaft!'
"Was
it rtailv brought to vour
Ch,blll?
"Oiciurse; bow else would I have
id it?" sVid I.
"Ii is a miracle!" cried tbe young
man.
"But how could vou send the note
up out cf the shall?" asked one of the
men.
"The story is too lng to be told
aotv; besides, what yoa want to
Laow is so simple 1 might say so
silly tbatyoD will be inclined to
ianh at me when I tell yon. Bat
whea I am rested I will tell you
all."
This was gasped out a little at a
time and so feebly that we all saw
that the young man was in no condi
tion to tell a long story, such as bis
promised to be. Bill, who fell proud
of his part of the business of the
rescue, swore that the man should
noysav a word until he bad swallow
ed somethijg ia the shape ot food
aad till te felt himself able to speak.
As the two mea assisted the stran
ger dowo the steep face of the moun-
taiu much of the time almost carry
ing him some of ns fed behind to
discus the w ords he had let fall. But
we could make nothing out of any
thing he had said.
After we bad reached my cabin,
and after the stranger had partaken
of sut-h food as we thought suitab'e
for him in bis weak state, we asked
him to tell us bis story.
"I ought to ask you to tell me your
story," said he, "as there are things
that puzzle rae not a little, and which
rou ought to be able to explain. 1
think tou have said yoa found my
note bete on the floor of vour cabin ?""
"I have said so,r I replied, "aad
cannot understand how it wa3 left
there."
' The circumstance canaot astoaish
you more than it does me," said tbe
young man. "The band of God is
in it! When you shall bave heard
my storv you wi'I probablv b able
to tell me how the note was broagbt
to yoa ; indeed, that is a mystery
which it will remain with you to ex
plain it is what I do not under
stand." ' Then it will never b explained,"
said I.
"We don't know that," the young
man said.
"But I "will tell you all I know
about this curious business!"
'Good ! Let ns bave it !" said all
hands.
CHAPTER. III.
THE STRANOEat'S STORT.
' Well," said the young man, "to
begio; I have teea mining about
Dowaievilie up tbe river along Sail
or Iiavine and off that way for
some months making little more than
grub. 1 had often beard o, the shaft
abandoned by Maidanado at the time
of the Washoe silver eicitement, and
I thought that where so much gold
had been found some must bave been
left. I managed to get & description
of the location of the shaft from a
man who bad not the slightest idea
of tbe us I intended making of the
information he was giving me. Tbree
davs ago I stole out of Downieville
and rume nn here alone, determined!
. j,...t ,k t.rv .Tim;... i ho i
lO VJt -'.L U'J .U CUS.t. wui. ........... -
- ir i
v eiu tor mv sen. i
"1 was Drovided with a candle and
matches, aad w hen I found the abaft. candle, when I saw near me
after a long search, I nnhesitatiogly j striped squirreL I waa deligbteu w
entered il and began to descend by j find tbat 1 had some live thing in iU
means cf the no.ched po'es. I never shaft whb me. I advanced and took
once though: itWible that any ac- up tbe little animal, which hardly
eident coald bapptu to tae. n.de aa attempt to escape. As .
"All went well lill I was oa the held it ia my hands I could feel iu
last ladder from the bottom. I was j heart beating ao rapidly tbat the pul
about tbe middle of the pole or lad-Isation could not oe eoanted. 'Jr
der when, without the least warain, thought I, 'axe a few i" "j
it brckeia the wntre sad I foil dis-lfood that nay lMtwi.hw"fl
if. fi fl B
XL
WHOLE NO. 12S9.
of tanre of about tea fet, to ;be bottom
! afu I was oot at aU baru
a i i if ii at (.( icat t was c irniiei-i
i
I irappeii. ine pIe tal bec-nnetjjiiei
: rettea, besides tLe o iddle notch nd
b arcidnt heeo cut a little tudrii.
"In falling mv caudle wm extiu
- I n r.'Kn.. n.v ...,!!..
- 'guisned. b.tl bad a .apply ,.f
- j matches at, J. pood liu'bted it aSMj
II-Min- ih- cv,d .1 ,f I f.t.n-1 .
- ! rbr di-oiay that t-. tfce first pla.-f.ru,
. ' .- -.
tne aitaace wa-4 o-ri v i A-ea: v
Tn rhn heiirbt on all kid.-a I wani
shot in by asnrxth and s -lid wall ..f ' Tbe squirrel with y-.ur u.- tir.i up
r,c j on bis b..dy wa idt-rrd d' n tfce side
T neit i.K.-ked ab uitLe b-.tt -mi ..f;' tfae m .untaiu. was o by my "M
the shaft. The space ue aH..ut c1 "Cbi-p i be are est banser sa
mi Ut In wiiiih In f.iirtper, ir.i'be Sle b o.u-f-i oia b;u
i leoetn. it bavin;.' rin evacuatwi ,a
this shape iu order to give r.,ni for
j planting the ladder at a pr-per ar-
e!e. Oalv half the bottom w as drv
ground, ice east siue m ice sni:r.
ntn n-l.irh the c.-n (liiirx-it htit hwti
.... ... ....
-r.w- ,r . .
sank about tbree feet lower than the
west side, and contained over two
feet of water
"When I bad made these ob - rra -
tionslaijaia looked aloft and care -
fnV.v eiamined the walls on all sides.
ITbey aff-Tded not a chink by means
of wbicb I could h- pe to climb to tbe
platform above. I planted two pieces
of the broken ladder against the wall.
climbed to their top, aa 1 again look-j
ed for chinks ia the rock ia which I
might pain a bold fir my finirers and
toes. All was solid and smooth.
"I then placed one piece of the
ladder against the wall, and, carrying ! "Nothing shall separate ust-ver-tbe
other, climbed up and tried t iimore, my darling. For your sake I
! plant it upoa tbe first section. I ciuld
not make it staad, aad 10 bave et-
tempted to climb it. even tbonebt it
bad stood, woald bsva heca foilv, as
it was quite vertical, lined piact-
in? its base in some of tne notcnes in
! my nrst section, but tcer were not
! deep enoueh. and I ct uld not make
! . , XT I T I
j it stand. Wher. I stood my first sec -
voun;tion asa'nst tbe snail at a smaller
jaazle I could plant my second in the:
l'ritchard?"! onfhes. but then it would not reach I
' LTirher than within six or"e:?ht feet of,
er. i tbe platform I wished to cain. j
"All this time ray canrile was stuck I
iDto a bit cf clav at the bottom .f ;
the shaft. Tt "was fa-t being consura-
!ed. which I could
' fore I Mew it out
not an rd. tbere-1
and at down ia .
the dark. My feelintrs may perhaps,
be imagined, but I cannot describe
mem. i wanted to tuins to u;i
some good siron? thiikinz-r-bu my
.b"U;t-bts and mv braia seemed o
j sinw aiuuu'i ia a viivic. aou uu i my
d ia a circle, and all I did i
I j was to repeat over aad 07er the one
word, -Lost! lost! Lost vV :wmmenct.d quiverr.
all I could say-all I c u! i t my ; ..Are Vo!J c ,,,jr c.J0.Joaed lbe y g
brain to comprehend. : jiv
"I lay down aad rocked myself to, Vt.xu,J( X La;a., cc.jU---...bbed
and fro oo tbe ground not remaining ; mfuM . breaking clear down;
sti.l for a momeat, save wbea I paa-; . , mir e o. a wn . . .
, . ,. r . . "but mv f.iks are so poor that I caa t
ed occasionally to raze up at tbei , ',. , .
little square of light that marked tbe 1
top of tbe shaft. Oace :a thus toss
ing about I struck my head against
tbe wa!l of the shaft This gave me
an idea that I stopped for i time to
consider; it was that I might at least
dash out my brains against tbe rocks
when there seemed to be nothing else
left to do.
"This did me some good aad I be
gan to think again. It appeared t
me that I bad seen something float
ing ia the water ia the other part cf
the shaft during the lime my candle
was berning. I tried to remember
what it was. Tbere were several
objects. Tbey were not bits of wood
or bark, but something el.-e just
what I could not reccollect. Tbis
bothered me so much that 1 determ
ined to light my candle and see what
was in tbe water. I found two dead
rabbits all bloated and green
three or four smad striped squirrels,
one tolerably large .gray squirrel ot a
burrowing kind, and half a dozen
mice.
"All these were partly decayed,
but I considered that it might yet be
come necessary for me, to eat them ;
therefore I fished them out and plac
ed them ia a coraer of the dry part
of iha sbalt, where I could find tbem
if my candle was all gone when the
time came that I must eat them.
This done I blew out my candle and
again lay down to roll find toss, to
gaze at the speck of day far above
j " "d groan.
"Some one might pass that way
and bear me. The moment this
thought came into my head I arose,
and, leaning against tbe wall and
looting upward, I began ahootiog.
Hour after fcour I did nothing but
shout. 1 shouted till hoarse and till
I could hardly stand. Finally, com
pletely exhausted, I fell asleep. '
"When I awoke it was all dark
above, and I said it is now dark no
use of shouting. When d3j light
came again I resumed shouting, and
kept it up until I became very hoarse
aad weak, when I gave it up as
worse than useless.
"1 studied all manner of combina
tions to.be made with my two pieces of
ladder, and two or.three times lighted
j my candle to lock at ihem, but soon
blew it out again, as 1 saw tney couia
not be made aay longer than they
actually were. The bit of daylight
above did not reach me, and did me
no good except to let me know when
it was iay and when nighu
"It is useless to prolong this part of
my story. I soon suffered tbe pangs
of hunger aad thirst. It was not
hard to bring myself to crawl to the
water and drink of it, foul as it was,
but it was hard to undertake to eat
of tbe dead animals. Several times
I attempted il but gave it op, feeliDg
tbattbe time had not yet arrived.
"I found myself takiug naps at all
times of the" day ani night. Oa
waking from one of these short naps
1 thought I beard something oa tbe
bottom of the shaft there was a
slight rattling of tbe little quanz peb
ble or brokeu fragments of rock. I
lisieued for some time and finally be-
came satisfied tbat tbere was
8ome
-
thinir movinir abont in lhe Sba.t.
1
o . ,.
struck a match and lighted my bit oi
) mg.' As I held the squirrel ia my
hand thinking whether to kill tad em:
. it then, or to wait a stul more dire
j extremity, I happened to cast mr
upward toward tbe laddera
wheo -Swj th.,UiJht I. "if this
W a carrier pig.,.,. j. irr..v . r
a b.rd of auy kiad. u uiulll t,r 1LW
means of saving me." Tien it oc
curred to me that I might make bet
ter use cf the squirrel tbaa to eat it.
"Taking out my memorandum
book I wrote the note you found oa
your cabia floor, wrapped it about
the body of the squirrel, aai tied it
there with a bit of thread drawn from
S my handkerchief, and wnuad iaaoy
I times around the little an'mal. I
jtbea tossed it up to the platform,
j which I longed no mueb to reach.
' I Uod oa the pla-f ,rro. ail
j Jh mw :t mker, way o . ,h or-
i nen t .u c,...
.:..
v
f!ly-I kiug expe-nm at, ti.ra
i-ej. aud a''ke an J prayed
i 'e'' "
! aain.
- l 'A.l .-eai-d of u- Usf,
1 "A.! --P'.l-1 of 111! USt. 3ldT
Ver,
Jll
'in;
ii a
ii
i I
, "! "a ibe p.iji of ir io-
j'u-re t.i eat "lie f tbe d su
j 1- - -q i, -h.,r b
; "
-- - ,
. i uis . i ft i-
"Ail Is a-. clear a- d-sv ' .-a
auu Oruut tiuu fj !- ;o sri-.w bim
I'lUif; f led uti bini ab. ut lhe
liliin aud ti ih.It killed Dim aud be
ifs!l eallug biiu, DeJ the Q'.l was
d;s! dged aud fe'l up..u the d.x.r
' n.r. i, i .... . ..... . i j . . . t
-
" '"""i u-e- '-
: "I J "-'sp
'even bad the si in
j orlu-i" 01 lt" remains oi tnr Hiu rret
'when be f.uud me wondenn ab-.ut
'lt fucb as to say, '1 t ujd
. . . ,
; 11 tu,-'K ur"'u l
" ay, .bdi s ite simpifst tbiar 1:1
the World af.er all," sa'd J r ,b
Tritcbard, aud ail bauds said. "It is
no mv-terv after aiL"
te Aakeel toe a ark.
He was oa his knees to her, - His
lace ws Siished, hi? eyes gleamed
passionatt-lv into hers, be talked rap
id! v.
will beard the linn ia bis deo.
I will
face deaih on the battle 6eld. I will
endure all hardship, ail suffering, all
miserv.
lie pau-rd and b.ked eagerly to
her, with L : - whole oal quivering
m bis eves.
' Will VuU do all ibis for tbe sake
J ol rae, love?" said sbe gazing into
the burning eves.
" 1 es. ves; a tbouan
"And if we wed." continued she,
flushing, slightly, "will y. u get up
'irrt aad build the fire?"
With a -oriek of despair he de l.
What a 1 1 eel HI
He was a f.r looking boy of uiae
nr rr n II- rartM a.tiV flr-ilri4: rh.
j f ia,e wti,e .h(j olher
j iag ia tbe muJf anj bi's uirlaacaoiv
look
at leg'h attracted ihrir a;t-u-
u.
Wh.: ails v
u bub?" iuqul.ed one
e .l ,.P,,,ir.
; t hj ' . , h- .
muJ!"
-ave Eiple!ea la at Cewl If lae
Wilkesbarre, March 7. An ex
plosion of gas occured at Prospect
Shaft, last night, by which Jacob
Geotz, watchman, and Charles No
lan, bos, were seriously burned.
The mia had beeu flooded to put
out the fire some weeks ago, and tbe
water was being pumped out when
the watchman dropped a spark from
bis lamp into lhe mouth of the shaft
and catrsed aa instantaneous explo
sion, which was terrific, blowing the
timbers aroond tbe top into pieces.
As fast as tbe gas accumulated and
arose to the mouth of tbe shaft anoth
er explosion would follow, shaking
the earth for some distance, the
shock re-embling those of as earth
quake. Tbe shaft is three miles from
WL'kesbarre, but the flash of each
explosion lit op the city and country
for mi!es around. The explosions
occurred every Ef'een minutes for
over three hours. The fire is eat,
bat the loss to the works is not
known.
ie lielkeapArmMd.
WASiiiNoToM, March 8. To-day
at noon. Major Richards, Chief cf
Police, made a formal arrest of Eel
knap, ex-Secretary of War, aad
brought biro into the Police court.
Belknap was accompanied by bis
counsel, ex-Senator Carpenter, who
said they waived an examination aad
were prepared to give bail for Bel
knap's appearance before the conrt.
Judge Sneil fixed the amount at $2o
0?0 when the pa-ties retired to ar
range the bail. Belknap showed by
his movements, during the abort time
he was ia tbe court room, that he
was much d?pressed in spirit, cover
ing bis face with bis hands and sigh
ing deeply.
.reaoaylraah KllTeek
Pin la Delphi a, March ". The
anuuai report of the Pennsylvania
railroad company for the year 1375,
shows that tbe gross earnings of the
company on all its liDes were $08,
096.565.C1; gross expenses, including
rentals, interest, dividends, etc., $35,
574.110 91 ; net earnings, ?2I,522,
"21 95. The report states tbat tbe
company is now, for the first time in
its history of twenty-nine year3,
without any floating debt, and bad
on deposit to its credit on January
I, 15, a total of $4,924,299 59.
A new passenger station is to be
erected at Wes. Philadelphia.
reraaaete. Wae ejaedr.
New Yoek, March 5. Tbere was
a length v argument yesterday before
Judse' Sedgwick, holding Special
Term of the Superior Court, on a
motioa to dimi-s the complaint ia
ibe suit of Pvid Ogdeo vs. Fernan
do Wood. The action ia brought to
recover ns $15,000, wbicb, it is al
leged, 3Ir. Wood received from Mr.
Fuwier to procure him the office of
Corporation Attorney, and which, it
is claimed, was paid to tbe injury 01
Mr Fowler' creditors, wb had judg
ments against him at tba time. At
tbe cloae of the argument Judge
Sedgwick took the papers.
Old Sam B , earpente- of
Trenton, was engaged to boild a
fence, and was consalted as to the
best ' material for posts. " Locust,
madam, locust ; tbe darned tuJT will
last life tfce; ITe tried so
twice."

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