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luun . DEPOSITS RCCEivca lKU-.tii.ntyii
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It is to Your Interest
Drugs and Medicines
Biesecker k Snyder.
srcr-ssAT to c. x. boyd.
N'ne but tlit rn:Tit and .K-t kept in stock,
auJ w lien Prui x.me inert by st&nd
jnp. a certain of them dn, we de-
truy tijem,'ratlter tluan ina-
jsc on our rustomers.
Yon can depend on taring your
frescriptiOaO i Family receipts
CUed are. Onr priie sre as low as
fthr ol'.ier f.-M--!35 bHte and on
many aniek. reurb lower.
Tl;e people of ti.is county eem to know
thfst, liiive given a larje share of tbeir
pair -nage. anJ we ha!l etiil continue tgive
ti-em the vrrr btvt pyo-U fi.r tbeir money. .
IK not f rgft that we make a tpecialty of
FITTI-nC trusses.
t gnarant jti.AWSion, and, if yon have
taul trouble in U;is direction,
g.re Os A caTL
in prvat variety ; A full net of Test Lenses.
(.Vnie in ar d have your eye examined. Ko
cJ.arve t.-r examination, and we are confident
we raj. rait yott. Come aod aee os.
Brj.ir.f?, SLEK.ua, caeriages,
61'lil"0 WAGOSi?, BUCK WACOM.
Fnrnwbed 09 Short Xotire.
raining Don6 on Short Time.
My work i nfV olt of 7WwV f-am4 Wttt,
atxl the f rv .'"i fnhanf.ally
Ccr.in-ted Neatly F'nt'hed. au4
Y arrauil tocve AatuiiaoLion.
rplcy Cily FarstClaa Tcrkiaea.
ReTlrlrc of AJ! E1b4 !b Mt Uoe Don oa
tviiort 'Xicc Ino Ki-AdCN AjiLt, ad
All Work- Warranted.
CaD and Eiarr'De mj Block, and Learn FrVa
t do Watrii-wor-, asd funiiali Mm lor Wind
tfiUa. Keaoemuo- tbe placo, and call ia.
(Kaat of Court bow)
NO. 19.
nfTared 1 1 rears Cwred
82 Kerr St Columbia. 0 June tX 19.
Taken with rheomttiun 12 yer aso snf
ted t!U me yr p; enred by SL JaooS
911. 5. return slnre. E. K. KKYaX.
' Satfrr.4 IS Team Tared.
; Maple nilt, Hit , March 5, 1S8S.
V;. John 1. Eailth, Eiuley. Mlehifun. wai
aflleted with rhaema tsm 15 yeart, hi cae
rrono-need InearaMe St two phytlciana. but
wai cored bj tt Jacobs Oil and baa remained
to lor two ycai. B. M. G EAttY, Druggiat.
At 0BO9O1STS a Duuis. '
B. & 33.
The Extent of the benefit of Onr
Is we'll pot by a letter recently received
from Mexico. Tbe lady writes : " I am a
regular ca-toirjer of yours, if I do live
miles from Allegheny." Tbe prices
she quott-s may be taken as a fair sample
of tbe exorbitant charges made by store
keepers w here there is little competition.
Yon needn't py such prices. Far or
near, onr MailOiider Department solic
its your trade, and promises to give you
goods at the lowert prices obtainable in
the entire country. Write for samples,
and make couit-risons.
If you come to the Exposition, don't
fail to visit our stores. Ten minutes walk
from the) Cxpition will bring you to
our stores on Federal street, corner Park
See ocr Great
I)rew Goods PppartnAeiits,
Silk Depart D-enta,
Ca.hmeres (Biatk and Colored,)
Fine Cloaking,
Largest Cloak Rxjms in the two
Finest lines Genuine Alaska Seal
Lace Curtains and Portiere,
Prices go for naught when yon can
se the good..
Boggs & Buhl,
115, to 121,
&?T. S. If you cannot come, write.
Ourselves to keep abreast, but to keep
tbe lead overall others in selling you
Pare, Absolutely Pore, and well Malar
rd, Klpe Y kitties and irs
At prices that make all other dealers hus
tle. Jurt think of it :
Orerholt t f Par Eye, five years old.
t ull quarts f 1, or f 10 per dozen.
Ptill better:
FiarVi bold' Vt rddiar, ten years eld.
Full quart I, or fl-i per dozen.
Better at ill:
&atorky Ronrbon, 'ten years old. Foil
quarts flJU, or fl2 per dozen.
And one of the most saleable Whiskeys
on our lit is
The rrrtB Eicft-Yeab-Old Exroirr
iircKENB likes. Full qts. J10 a doz.
There is noWhtKkey that has ever been
sold that has grown in favor with the
public so rapidly as ur old Export,
and the simple reason is that it is
utterly imputstibleito duplicate it.
There will never be any let up in the
purity and fine flavor in any particular
of the Pure California Wines we are
now selling at 50 cents per boitie,
Full quarts, or $ per dozen.
In making up yoor orders plesse enclose
Poetorhce Money Order or Draft, or
Kegioter your order.
wholesals akd r. at ail
412 Market St.. Cor. of Diamond.
Oils! Oils!
The Ptacdard Oil Company, of Plttbnrjrh, Paw,
anakea a arrtaltv of mauufactunns; fur the
Itomesuc trade the Cneat brands f
Illuminating & Lubricating Oils
Naphtha and Gasoline,
That can be made (rota Petroleum. We challenge
eocnpariaoa with every knows
If yon wish the moat uniformly
Satisfactory Oils
Ajnerican ZMarket,
Ask far oca. Trade for Busnersel and vicinity
applied by
kuK-aacr. Pa.
Old Billy B. wat a ptou man.
And UaareE wai hu goal ;
For, UriDr a rery aa-ring man.
Of court be laved bin foul ;
But even ta tbr, he ned to r,
. One eanl too careful be " ;
And be aan; with a f error naatumed.
" I'm glad ialTalion tree-"
But the " meaiuvof (raee," be bad to own.
Enquired good, hard-earned guld ;
Aud he uk ten . ai well became
Tbe rk heat of tbe fold.
Ilea a noble man V tbe preacher cried,
" Our CbrMian Bnxher B ,"
And B.ily HnUeda beciUet nine,
And g his t n pew free '
In clasf-mceiir-g n.xt, old Billy told
How Heaven had jTracions been.
Yea. even bark in the dark day hen
He waa a man of lia.
' I t bui.din' a bara on my river arm
All 1 then had," he Hid ;
"I 'd run out o. boards au wa fee-li n bandt
On noth in' but corn bread,
-1 tell ye. breiberin. that I felt blue,
bliort o' tlintier and cash.
And tho't I'd died when the banks dl 1 bast
And Hooded all my mb.
Bat tbe Lord iu merciful to me,
" - And at tit r-ht thrrHigh tbe rift
The tide bad made in the river backi
A lumber-ran adrift.
" Plenty o' boards was there f r the barn,
A ud on top waa a cbeeee.
Ami a bar'l o' otk a aound aui sweet
As any one ever ei-.
Then I had ureal and meat for the men.
And they worked m i;h a a ill.
While I lhaiiked od. wh'd been food to me.
And I'm a-doin' it ttUL"
A nhrill-voicid 'Mer cried " Biea the Lord V
Trie a hole tl cried ' Atnen ?'
But a keen-eyed man looked at Billy B.
In a thoughtful way, and then
Aked, " Brother B.,dld yon ever hear
Who kfl thai raft anl load f '
A Ed Blily wlpod his eyes and said,
Bretbertc', I never knowed !"
-tal 7VairWpL
Tenniles:" said little Rtth Erton.
"Oh, I never thooht I would coiue to
It wa a dull. cray winter day, with a
raw chilliness in the air which threaten
ed snow, and n w and then a bleak gugt
sweeping acro-s the river, like some an
gry demon bearing sturm-tbreatening on
its wings.
Aud Ruth stood under the shadow of
the bride, pailid and shivering, with
her stone gray shaai wrapped around
her slim thotiiderx, aud the scarlet bird's
wing in her hat shining like a speck of
fire in the semi gloom.
It was one thing to runaway in a spirit
of gir'inh adventure from the old farm,
because her aunt hail no sympathy with
youthful aspirations, and wanted her to
sew carpet rag and wurk button boles
on endless piles of vei-ts; it was quite
another to find herself alone and friend
less in a great city.
She 11 been walking unti!very bone
and muscle was sore her Iat penny was
spent for a cup of muddy coffee at a street
staud coffee which bad not even the
merit of being hot, and now she did not
know what to do.
She had believed, this little TUith, that
life was full of romance and adventure,
and how bitterly she had been disap
pointed. How thankful she would be to
get back to the Cann now, and the button
boles, if only she had money to take her
"Here, young woman ; hold this bask
et for me a minute."
Involuntarily Ruth olieyed the behest.
A stout little lady, in a black fur cloak,
stood opposite her, overburdened with
j baskets, bundles and parcels, fumbling in
her pocket for her purse.
"Oh, here it is." said the little woman.
"I almost thought I had lost it or had
my pocket picked."
"Please ma'am," said Ruth, in a falter
ing voice, "might might I carry itacrofs
the bridge for you T'
The little woman turned a pair of
black, beady eyes quickly upan her in
terlocutor. "No," said she, in a voice that sounded
like a snarl. "You're an impostor. You
needn't think I'm to be imposed upon
becaus3 I caine from the country."
And she snatched her basket from
Ruth and went her way.
Shivering and discouraged, the girl
shrank back. At that moment she saw
a benevolent looking old gentleman buy
ing some roas'-ed chestnuts from a suit,
while a weird -faced little street Arab
was deftly engaged in spiriting bis white
silk pocket handkerchief from the rectus
of his overcoat.
"Stop, thiefl" she cried, springing for
ward. "Stop, thiel r
But in her baste she had not perceived
a huge four horse van thundering down
the bridgeway. ,
There was a err of alarm on all sides ;
she was jjrkeJ vehemently back by a
po'iceman, bat not until her shoulder
bad been violently struck by one of tbe
"Are you tired of living, my girl?"
sharply questioned the policeman ; "be
cause if yon ain't, I'd reconmend you
to keep out from under warehouse carts
for the future. Here, stand up ! You ain't
much hurt, are you?"
And while Ruth was trying to stam
mer out that she was not much hnrt, ev
erything turned black around her, and
she fainted away.
"Number Fourteen, in the Accident
Ward," said Dr. Fletcher, airily, glanc
ing at his note book. "Oh, she can go
oat any day now." '
Ruth looked wistfully op.
If I only knew where to go," said
"Why, to your friend, of course," said
the young surgeon, carelessly.
Ruth's head dropped. She could not
tell him that old Aunt Peace was the
only relative she had, and that to her
she absolutely dared not return.
"Fori was so ungrateful and obstinate,"
Ruth had told herself. "Oh, I never, nev
er can look Aunt Peace in the face
Tbe trained nurse who was bandaging
a broken ankle in the next bed looked
np at this moment. She, in her time ha i
been friendiess and alone. Perhaps she
L understood Ruth better than the doctor
"If Miss Harrison would like a place,"
said she, "I know a nice old laJy in the
country who wants a lively, cheerful
companion and helper about the house.
Tbe wages may not be great at first, but
it would be a comfortable home."
"Oh," cried Rath, "I should be so
much obliged for your recommendation."
For, by a carious admixture of events.
Rath and the poor victim of a lamp ex
plosion had been brought into the Acci
dent Ward at about the same time, and
the cards en their respective headboards
had somehiw eot transposed. The 'R.
F-eerton ," of the Accident Ward had
been buried for ten days, tbe "A. Harri
son" was now sitting np and trying to
oocnpy herself with some necessary nee
dle work.
At the time, Ruth had been too ill to
set the error straight. Afterwards she
had been too listless to think that any
thing mattered very much.
"I feel like a ehoet 1" she said to her
self ; "whv not be a ghost 7"
"The old lady is a friend of mine,"
said Miss Corbitt, the trained nurse, in
the soft, well-modulated voice, that bad
mingled so sweetly with Ruth's dreams
while she was vet delirious. "She is
in great trouble. She ha lost, a dear
Ruth looked op, her eyes softening.
"Has she?" she murmured. "Then I
am sure I shall like her. How soon can
I go to her?"
"My brother is going to driveout there
to-morrow afternoon," said Miaa Corbitt.
"Perhaps we can get yon ready to go
with him."
"Is it in the country V asked Ruth.
"I a in very glad of that," said the poor
"Why ? Do you prefer the country V
"I should be thankful never to see tbe
bricks and mortar of a city atnin so long
as I live ! said Ruth, fervently clasping
her Lands. "I have learned aC leaon
yes, a lesson.'
And in the yellow afternoon sunshine
of the 'next day, Miss Corbitt packed
"Number Fourteen" carefully into the
old-fashioned buggy beside the specta
cled, middle-aged brother, who evident
ly regarded the young lady exactly as he
would have regarded a sewing machine,
or a barrel of apples, or any other pack
age consigned to his care for safe deliv
ery at a certain place.
It was a March day, all blue, dazzling
sky overhead, all sweet suggestions of
the coming spring below. . Once ccross
the bridge, once beyond the wretched
trail of the city suburbs, sweet spring
looked them in the face.
Here and there the willows along the
water-courses had hung out their ban
ners of g'ld-grt"n mist the apple-blossoms
blushed on the edge of the woods,
and the songs of the birds filled the air.
Rulh clasped her hands eagerly.
"It is like coming home again," she
cried. "How far are we going, Mr. Cor
bitt?" "A bit further np the road," said her
charioteer, composedly. "Out Hempstead
Ruth leaned back in her carriage. It
was content enough for her to breathe in
the balmy air, to feel that heaven's bless
ed sunshine was folding her around as
with a mantle of healing-
"It is as if I bad died and mine to life
again," she kept thinking to herself.
She closed her eyes peacefully, and let
her head rest against the cloth lining of
the carriage.
She did not think she had fallen asleep
for a few moments, yet it mast have been
so, for when she once more looked up, a
familiar landcape met her eyes the old
brown house, with the baddin? lilacs
clustering around its eaves, and the fence
half hidden by rose bushes.
At the dxr stool Aunt Peace herself
in the self-same brown alpaca gown and
fluttering cap borders, clear starched in
double ruffles, that ghe always wore.
"Oh, where am I," cried Ruth. "Is
this a dream ?"
"Bless and save us f exclaimed the old
Lady. -'Why, it's our Ruth come back
again !"
In a second the two were clasped in
eack other's arms, while honest Mr. Cor
bitt rat looking on in sheer amazement.
."You you seem to have met before,"
ws all he could say.
"My own little girl!" faltered the old
woman, with tear-bedioimed eyes; "no
words can tell bow I have missed you !
And if youll be content to stay here and
live with me again, I won't be so hard
with you I promise yon that."
"Dear, dear Aunt Peace, if you only
can forgive me?" sobbed Rath.
Miss Corbitt smiled when she heard
hoT strangely fate had united the desti
nies of these two.
To her it was only one more of the
inscrutable pages of experience.
"It is often so," said she. "We think
we are going our own way, when it is
God's way, after all, that He is lead in z
us. Well, I am glad that little, pale girl
has found a home, after all. I should
have guessed the riddle long ago if I had
known that her name was not 'Annie
Harrison T"
A Connecticut Yankee in King
Arthur's Court,
From a story by Mark Twain under
the abve title in the November Crniury
we ouote t'ae following : " There wasn't
even a le!l or a speaking-tube in he cas
tle. I had a great many servants, and
those that were on duty lolled in the
ante-rooms ; and when I wanted one of
them I had to go and call for him. There
was no gas, there were no candles ; a
bronze dish half full of boarding-house
butter, with a blazing rag floating in it,
was the thing that produced what was
regarded as light. A lot of these hone
along the walls and modified the dark
just toned it down enough to make it dis
mal. If yon went out at night, your ser
vants carried torches. There were no
books, pens, paper or ink, and no glass
in the opening they believed to be win
dows. It is a little thing, glass is, until
it is absent ; then it becomes a big thing.
But perhaps "the worst of all was, that
there wasn't any sugar, coff., tea or to
bacco. I saw that I was just another
Robinson Crusoe cast away on an unin
habited island, with some more or less)
tame animals, and if I wanted to make
life bearable I most do aa he did, invent,
contrive, create ; reorganize things, set
brain and hand to work, and keep them
busy. Well, that was in my line."
Hood's Sarsaparilla is s purely vegeta
ble preparation, being free from- injuri
ous ingredients. It i peculiar in its cu
rative power.
" AH your show cases are upright ones
I eeen said a customer to a Main street
merchant " Yes, sir," was the proud re
ply, " we aim at consistent rectitude til
through the establishment,"
NOVEMBER 6. 1889.
nis cBJiecnoiri to cubttiamtt axd how
" I don't beliere in a personal God,"
remarked a skeptic to F. R. Jones, a
Welsh Presbyterian minister, on a rail
road train between Toledo and Cleve
land. " Why not V asked the minister.
Because I can't see Him. His exist
ence is not demonstrable, capable of
proof, like facts of science."
The minister asked : " Don't yon be
lieve that yon are alive, and that 1 am
" Yes," lie answered.
" Why do you believe it V
" Becaase I can see you move."
" Well," said the. minister, " the locc-
motive that is drawing this train alto
moves is it alive?"
" No, but the engineer w ho runs it is
" Please tell me, whether the engineer
is a part of the machinery, or a living
" He is a living person," replied the
" Now, sir, retorted the minister, "con
sistency is a jewel piease tell me why
you attribute the movement of the loco
tive to a living person, but deny that
God, who sets tbe universe in motion, is
a living person ?"
He could not answer. Silenced on
this argument, he branched off into
another objection , against Christian
ity. " What I hate,"said he, "in orthodoxy,
is this endless talk about creed, which
is thrust upon us everywhere, and at all
"What do you mean by a man's creed,"
asked his opponent.
" I understand by a creed that which
man believes."
"Well, sir," rejoined the minister, "von
have just as much creed as I have. I
believe there is a personal God ; you be
lieve the opposite doctrine. I believe in
the incarnation of the Son of God for
our redemption V you believe the opjo
eite. I believe in th ruined estate of
man, you believe the opposite. What is
the difference in the bulk of our creed
only that I believe one side of the ques
tion, and you believe the other! Now,
sir, when we come to that ;oint, you
have just as much creed oa your side a
I have on mine ; but you want the right
to advocate your own sentiments, and
yet wish to deny me the right on my
He was silenced again.
"But," said the skeptic, resuming tbe
attack by another argument, " Christian
ity is not capable of scientiiic demonstra
tion. When we take the sciences, ail
truths are capable of demonstration by
experiments which prove , them. You
can put them to the test. I take pecul
iar pleasure in the study of chemistry.
Its propositions are plain, capable of
proof by facta and experiments which
appeal to the senses."
" You have studied, chemistry, have
you?" inquired the minister.
" Yes, sir," he answered.
" Well," resumed the minister, "if you
are a student of chemistry you are ac
quainted with the fact that charcoal,
coal and diamonds are the same in tbeir
molecules namely, carbon. Now, can
you take a molecale out of the charcoal
and put it into the diamond and get a
perfect thing of it T'
lie acknowledged he could not,
" Where, then," said the miniver, " is
your demonstration in chemistry? But
so far as Christianity is concerned your
objection is not valid, for it is capable of
demonstration. You ran try and find it
all that God has represented ii ail to be.
God says to all : Oh, taste and see." Try
it, and experience will attest its truth.
Millions have put it to the test of their
experience, and found it "the power of
God unto salvation to every one that be
lieve! h."
Tbe skeptic then, ia a somewhat con
ciliatory spirit, acknowledged that hi
father fend mother were orthodox, Chris
tian people.
The minister inquired : " Were they
good people V
" Yes, excellent , my ftther was an ex
cellent, good roan."
" Well," inquired the minister, " what
practical benefit do you get by changing
the reliifion of your parents for skepti
cism ? Does it make yoa a better man?
Are yon a better husband to your wife ; a
better citizen in the community in which
you live?"'
He frankly ' acknowledged he was
" Have you a watch ?" inquired the
"Yes, an excellent timepiece," he said,
taking it out and displaying a fine gold
" It keeps good time, doe it ?''
" Yes."
"Well, how would you trade it off?
Would it not be for a better time-piee,
one more valuable, rather than an infe
rior one?"
" Yes ; certainly."
Here, again," retorted the minister,
"you are not acting consistently with rea
son; for you have changed the creed of
your parents for one that, by your owu
confession, does not benefit you a par
ticle r
"Now, my brother," concluded the
minister, " w hy do you embrace infideli
ty in preference to the good tith of your
parents ? Is it not only because yoa love
sin, and the first principle of Christianity
is holiness opposition to sin ? Is it not
He was speechless.
The train stopped, and they separated.
The skeptic seemed loth to part 00 un
friendly terms, and insisted upon the
minister's repairing to a neighboring
dining aloon, and enjoying a good sup
per at his expense. PoMiac Gazette.
An Active .Sense.
Teacher" How do we tell if anything
ia sweet or sour 7"
Pupil " By the sense of taste."
Teacher "And how do yon distinguish
Pupil " By the sense of touch."
Teacher " Yoa can't feel colors, can
Pupil " Yes ; don't you sometimes
feel bluer
Idaho Territory has 2,000 miles of irri
gating ditches.
The legal season for slaughtering deer and
wild turkey it bow oa.
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In the western part of North Carolina,
and abont seven miles west of tbe Hot
Springs, there lives a family by the name
of Brooks. It is a very interesting one,
and many a visitor to the quiet little
town of Hot Springs has had his curiosi
ty so aroused by stories of this family
that they have hired teams and driven
seven mile to the Brooks residence.
This consists of a little, low log cabin in
an unsettled district, and is occupied by
the father, mother, and twenty ex
ceptionally handsome children. Every
one is a blonde, with golden yellow hair
and peachy complexion, and all as igno
rant, wild and untutored as they are
beautiful. In addition to the above fam
ily proper, tbe two oldest girls are mar
ried ; one is a widow'with two children,
and the other has three children and a
husband. Both these little ftmilieaare
living whh tbe old folks at home, mak
ing in iJvlSi? wen,-ilht wJien
none are missing, 'fiie home or hg cab
in consists of bat one room, and that a
very small one. On two sides of this are
built seven berths, one above another,
against the wall, and they were evident
ly built with the cabin. In these " box
es " the parents, children and grandchil
dren lay themselves away when night
comes on. Three times a day this inter
esting family may be seen at meals. The
older members seat themselves about on
the ground in front of the house, " In
dian fashion," and are favored with tin
plates and iron spoons, while the young
er ones stand around a rougb, home
made table inside the cabin, eating beans
with a relish that is good to look upon.
This is the principal diet ; now and then
they have a change, but it is of the same
plain, cheap order. They ate all healthy
and -robust, knowing nothing of sick
ness. The father of this family, who has
to "hustle "for the "beans "to fill the
twenty-eight hungry mouths, makes
about eighteen dollars some months, but
oftener his income will not exceed fifteen
dollars per month, which trifling sum he
earns by walking seven miles daily to
Hot Springs to work in the mill of a
Frank (iahagan. Tbe mother, who has
a baby in arms, seems contented and
harpy as she sits with one foot on the
side of the home-made cradle, made of
an ordinary pine box, with rockers saw
ed out of a rough board, which 6he every
now and then gives " a kick " to keep the
cradle moving, while she sings over and
over tjaiu a few lines of some old hymn
she has learned. Every one is struck
with the remarkable beauty of the chil
dren, from tbe youngest to the oldest.
It is something wonderful. The parents
have found names for all but one, which
is without a name yet.
A Fight With an Alligator.
An exciting story of an animator's vic
tory over its human prey is gleaned from
"Sierra Leone; or, the White Man's
"One of my men, "says Mr. Lethbri Ige
Banbnry ".rushed round from tbe back of
the island and cried out, 'Massa.n'a dug
out upset, an' de man calling for help.'
"I followed the men round the island,
apprehending nothing, and expecting to
see the occupants of the canoe wading
Ashore, or again inside of it. The man
was standing in about four feet of water
and mo l, with paddle in hand, pushing
and striking at the water, while the ca
noe floated slowly down with the tide.
The boy, still screaming, swam rapidly
toward the far shore.
"But why let the canoe drift away np-side-down,
when he can so easily reirain
it?" I said, speaking more to myself t:ian
the men. As I spoke, there was a com
motion in the water, and th man, a
powerful fellow, began hitting out with
all his might at a huge dripping booy.
now slowly raising itself a fe w paces be
fore liiin.
"By heavens! an alligator!" I crieu1,
as the monster stood high out of the wa
ter, the ugly head craned forward, and
the two front legs battling with the doom
el negro. " My gun and shot-bag
quick .'' and suiting ;the action to the
word, I tore round to the rock where I
had left them, and returned panting with
the exertion, and earnestly hoping that
I miaht be in time.
" Yes, there they were still, about S3
yards off, the man lighting for dear life,
hitting out hard and strong at th? mass
ive saurian but a few feet from him. The
blows fell harmlessly upon tbe thick
head and body of the brute, while the
man endeavored to back farther away.
" There was not a foot between them
now, and it was impossible to fire, as
with anxious heart I drjpped on one
knee and tried in rain to take a true
sight. It was impossible to do so, as the
man's body was constantly covering that
of the alligator in tbeir struggle, so I fir
ed in the vain hope of frightening the
btttst away.
" But my shots were unhee le.L, for
they were soon absolutely entangle 1 in
an unequal wrestling match, as, with a
quick usovement, the huge alligator threw
itself upon the wretched man. " The
boat '" I said, but tuy men shook their
beads. She was lying useless on an oozy
bed of mud, and no amount of pulling
would move her into deep water within
at least an hour. Sol continutd firing,
and then rushed desperately into the wa
ter, with an idea of wading toward the
man. But it was useless. Ere I had
proceeded ten yards tbe mud and sl'.ish
were up to my middle, and 1 could bare
ly move my feet ; so I returned to the
shore. It was too late to do anything,
for slowly but surely the alligator was
gaining ground ; its neck and body were
craning over tbe man 'a shoulder, while
he tried to dig it off with his useless
"There was a momentary straggle, a
sort of spreading wriggle, as though the
alligator was putting still more we:ght
into his body ; a faint cry, a splash, and
the water threw around a few circular
rings as they sank beneath its surface.
In vain I watctteu tlw water, with a
faint hope of seeing the man rise once
more to renew the unequal contest. No
sign or vestige again appeared, and be
low the dark surface of tbe silent stream
the brute lay sprawling above its unhap
py victim until he was drowned.
At West Harwich, Mass, little Sylvia
Lathrop, 11 years old, recently picked
104 quirts of cranberries in a single day.
Her picking this Beaton trongtt her in
nearly $20.
WHOLE NO. 1998.
A Wildcat's Awf ui Leap.
Tve seen it disputed In the Tper
that a wildcat or catamount can make a
leap of twenty-five feet," said a reudent
of Sullivan county to a New York; Suit
nan, "arid I nould like to mention what
I saw a w ildcat do once. I was trout fish
ing on one of the upper tributaries of the
BeaverkL'l and had clambered down in
a deep ravine to iret at a tempting pool
at the foot of a fall, where I was sure my
casts would be rewarded by tbe killing
of some big trout. I waa not mii-taken
as to that. I had landed four trotst. the
smallest one eighteen inches long, and
sat down to 'rest the pool.' Both ai Jes of
the ravine were perpendicular walls of
rock, probably twenty-five feet high.
Theg-mmitof tbe wall ea the ! of
the creek opposite to me sloped liack
gradually from its edge for several feet to
a heavy growth of pine.
"At I was sitting at tbe bottom of the
ravine I happened to glance np to toe top
of the rocks opposite me and saw a hen
llieaaant accompanied by her newly
hfvtrlieil brood eonie oat of the pJtH sd
scratch and peck her wy along th slop
ing open space, hunting food for her
young, w hich clustered cloeely about her.
The pheasant came very clos! to the
precipice, and it seemed to ate th it she
was pUcing her brood in a most danger
ous position, when she turned as if to
walk back with them to the pine The
instant she turned something like a
shadow flitted across the top of the ra
vine, and half a second later I aiw an
enormous wildcat clinging to the edge of
the opposite wall by its fore feet, holding
the pheasant between its jaws. The
wildcat struggled for a moment to drag
himself from ths edge of the abyss to a
sure footing on the top of the rocks, but
his effort was in vain, and he came
crashing down the f ice of the pnipice
still holding the lock less pheasant in his
jaws. He fell with a splash in tie wa
ter and lay motionless at the edge of the
"I supposed the ani nal had been
watching the pheasant fro-n the bushes
on top of the rock opposite where the
b'rd had sppeared with her brood, and
at his opportunity had leaped across to
seize her, but had misjudged the d. stance
and fallen short with the result so fatal
to him.
The w hirl of the water broug it the
wildcat around in a short time to the
side w here I was standing, and as I was
bending down to examine him I saw a
man scrambling down the rocks. The
man soon reached my side, and I then
learned that he had shot the wildcat as I
the animal was flying across the chasm
upon his prey. kUre enough, just at the j
base of the actual's brain was the hole j
made by the rifle bullet. The hunter
had been following the wildcat for some
time, and bad lost track of him, but
came near the edge of the ravine in time '
to see him make bis leap and follow him
with a ballet. It was that which stopped
the animal short in the tremendoas leap
it had calculated on. or it would have
cleared the space with ease. The wildcat
was in reality almost in its death throes
when he struck the pheasant, wl ich he
clung to with the clutch of death, and
still held in his mouth when we dragged
him out of the water. We measured the
width of the chis:n a.-ros8 whi;h the
wildcat had mads his death leap. The
measurement was forty-three feet."
On Another Errand.
A Vermont Baptist minister, who is not
too grave and dignified ti enjoy a very
good joKe, even when it is on himself
narrates a ludicrous incident of his early
life. Soon after being settled ovf r a new
congregation, he one day received a note
asking him to be at home that evening
at eiht o'clock. The writer added that
be intended to be married at that hour,
and would ca'.i at the parsonage With his
It was but a few minutes before eight
o'clock when the door-bell rang, and a
moment later tbe servant announced that
a young couple awaited .the mitLster in
the parlor.
Going down into the parlor, accom
panied by his wife, tbe pastor found a
neatly dressed, intelligent appearing
young man, and a bright, prettv looking
young woman, who rose to receive
" I am Mr. Homer," said the
man, and this is Miss Cross."
Having another engagement for the
evening, tbe minister said, immediately,
" I received your note th s morn.ng, and
we ill proceed with the ceremony at
once. You will please join your right
In great bewilderment, which (he min
ister mistook fur natural ernbamssuient,
the young couple ti.uiJly clapped Lands,
and the ceremony was abont to begin,
when tiie young man said :
" I we what ceremony is it ?"
hy, the ceremony of marriage, of
" O-o-o-h ! shrieked the young lady,
withdraw ing iier hand, and covering her
face with her handkerchief.
" I don't understand this at fell," said
the young man, sharply. " We came
here simply aa a committee f-om the
Young People's Society of the Methodist
Church to ask you and your w fe to be
present at the public entertainment we
are about to' give, an 1 "
It wa no the minister's ti:ne to say
"O o-o-h," and he said it in gei.uine as
tonishment at the very moment that the
maid ushered in the young cot pie who
had " matrimonial intentions."
The mistake evidently started the first
young couple into new lines of tboaght,
for a year later, their own pa.tr being
ill, they called upon the Baptist pastor,
and did not protest that be was going too
far when he aga.n asked them to join
bands. Yottih' Comptruo.
There is a whistling well in Logan
connty, Kansas, which warns people of
approaching siornisfrom. sis to twelve
hours in advance. It is 1J5 feet e'eep and
sends out a strong current of air, whi.b,
as it escapes through the apertures about
the pu;up, whistles in a load, fate-like
tone that is distinctly audible to every
person in the tow nship.
A BlissSeld, Micb, man accidentally
put a smAll cartridge into his pipe along
with some tobacco the other day, and
when the thing went off it removed the
end of his nose.
Vegetation has frost-biizea apreaJwaee.
"Speaking of dg," d General J,u
Bartlett few eveninifs eao to General
McFeeley, as be reflectively sent the
smoke f his cigar curling- up to the ceil
ing, "do yon rea-ember that big U.r-e-legged
ye'lo d, called 'Badge' that f A
fowed the army ot the Potomac during
the early years of the war? Well, Budge
was a character, if I may be pardoned
the e repression. He was a patriotic dof ,
too, for he was one of the first to get to
tbe front in 1SQI, with the thne-months-men
of New Yo. k, of which he was a na
tive. Budge waa terrible fighter. I re
member when the troop were en the
march to engage in the first battle of Bail
Ran, he chewed np every rebel dog en
roct. Every man that wore the L!u
was Budge't friend and took it,cpon him
self to see that ht had the best the camp
and the country afforded. AVfcen the
fight waa weil under way on the pla'aa
of Manassas it was fun to watch Bu.ler
chae the. bjtif spent can nun balls and
holla as they rolled along or plouvhed up
the earth. It was while entraed in tins
cheerful pastime that B'idge lot his left
font leg ; a cannon ball took it clean off.
We, who took an interest in him, were
about that time too much engaged to look
after wounded men, rnuy-b lese dogs,
therefore Badger was left on the field as
we supposed to die or fall into the hands
of the enemy.
Some days subseqient to the bi'tie
when we had all returned to our old
camping ground, who should come limp
ing in on three legs, bis tail waiving like
mad with joy, but old Budge. Well, sir,
some of the boys who witnesrd the
scene just shed tears over the fidelity
and loyalty of that dumb brute. A snr
geon of the 27th New York fixed up the
stamp, and in the course of time it heal
ed. Budge was all through the Peniuen
iar campaign and during the advance and
retreat be hcLbled aioctr, and during en
g-gernerrts followed hie favorite pastime,
chasing cannon balls and shells. Noth
ing could abite bis zeal in that direction.
Badge followed the troops back to Wash
ington, took part in the second battle of
Ball Run, the battle of South Mountain,
and then hobbled along until he reached
Antietara. In the battle of the second
day Budge chose to ta ke part in the con
flict on our right, and seamed to enjoy it.
He was very busy tRat day and had got
so that he could make good time on three
legs. He had plenty of bails and shel,
I can tell yoa, to look after, t. When
the fight was over along in tbe afternoon
Budge was missing. The next morning
in passing through the terrible 'cornfield
in search of ocr dead and wounded sol
diers, some of the bop ran across the
lifeless body of old Budge, and. by his
side, was the woanded member of the
brigade who Lad been in the habit of
feeding him. Budge, he said, remained
with him when he fell, and when the
rebels swept through the corndeld in
one of the numerous charge ma le, Budze
defended him against what he knew was
the assault of an enemy, and was shot
down, loyal to the last to the cause, the
old flag, and the Constitution and the
Union, too, if he was nothing but a dr.
Heroes and Heroines.
The world is full of hero worship, and
many are the fortunate ones we honor
and revere. Some won hy knightly
deeds on battlefield, some by splendid
prowess in saving life when periled by
fire or flood by every form of daring
bravery, or noble effort, the list is swell
ed. And a quick and generous apprecia
tion is awarded all such deeds of excep
tional heroism.
.All heroic acts, however, do not come
to the light of public approval, says the
Tf.ro S'-jTmijit, for once in a solwr strain.
There are unknown and unnoticed he
roes and heroines in private life w hose
names are not destined to be " sang in
numbers," whose quiet lives flow on in
uneventful stillnem.
Bat the young man who voluntarily re
signs the ambitious plans of youth, with
all their vaguely splendid possibilities,
to care for his agd parents, an obliga
tion, perhaps, distasteful to him, seeing
his more fortunate brothers and comrades
winning fortune and renown that might
be his, is a hero of no humbie type.
The girl who, patting aside her own
happy dreams of the future, dedicates
her life to the care of an invalid mother
or a crippled sister, making their lives
bright with the light she denies her own,
is a heroine, though npt always recogniz
ed as uch.
In many an ohwnre home the frail
mother is the hemic spirit, who meets
the blows of adversi'y with the shield of
cheerful industry. Brave and never de
spairing, thankful and hopeful to other,
she might have poems written of her
heroism if her station had been higher
in the eyes of the world.
He Found the Scoundrel.
"So this is a prohibition town ?" said
a drummer to the landlord of a sjiail lo
cal option town in Texas.
" Yes, we don't aIIote any li.juor to be
sold, if we can possibly prevent it,, but,
sir, there are men in this town so utterly
devoid of honor and principle, that for
twenty cents they will peddle out this
liquid damnation. What do you think
of such an unprincipled scoundrel T
" It strikes me it is a mere matter of
business. Where can I find that unprin
cipled scoundrel V
" I aun the man. Follow me !"
When the drummer returned his mus
tache was moist, and he was out a quar
ter. Texa trflanti
A small black-eyed woman, ab-ut T-
years of age givin the n i:ue of Mrs.
Mepgiel, arrived in the town of Warren
on horseback, and staged over night at
the home of Henry Wheeler. She was
up bright and early the next tuorning
and on hsr way to Li Cronae, which stm
expected to reach that day. She had left
Dente', Colorado, June 2t, on horseback
and was on her way to R jrbester, N. Y.
She made the trip two years ag-i frocu
Rochester to Denver, having her horse
shot dead under her by a ileer hunter,
within thirty miles of Denver. On the
last trip she used a sa l l:e, b it this year
she had a blanket on her h irse's
back instead. She carries a revolver arid
gun with her, aad when she started, had
a large .St. Bernard dnr, but he went
mad and she was cbl'xed1 to shoot him.
She had a quiet way about her which
was attractive, and was as quirk as a
flash in her movements-
It is a great mistaketothink any kind
ly act too insignificant lo be noticed by
our Father in Heaven. Faber says :
" Every solitary kind a-t;on that is done,
the world over, is working briskly in its
own sphere to restore the balance be
tween right and wrong. Kindness has
converted more sinners than either zeal,
eloquence, or learning ; and these three
never converted any one, unless they
were kind, also. Tbe continual sense
which a kind heart Jas of it own need
of kindness, keeps it humbie. Perhaps
an act of kindness never dies, but ex
tends the invisible undulations of its in
fluence over the breadth of eea'uries.
7rMfKtJt at Work.
A writer says that whipping hey
may males him stnpid. It may be, but
it is more likely to make him smart, -

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