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JBECXON WE'LL GIT THAR YIT.
Wf wui always a-sayln'p when trouble
"I reckon we'll git thar ylt!"
Ain't enough rain fer a Illy to drown—
Reckon we'll git thar ylt!
It's jest human natur' to growl an' com
Ruther have sunshine than oceans rain
But—spite o' wild weather, I'm teltin' you
Rcckon we'll git tharyit!
An" we carried that counsel the rough way
"Reckon we'll git tharyit!"
'It lightened the burden—made sorrow a
"Reckon we'll git iharyit!"
He wuz only a toiler in bloom an' in
With Hope's star a-shinin", full-blaze, in'
But he looked to the light, fricr.cls—he
looked to the light—
"Reckon we'll git tharyit!"
—F. L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitution.
THE ONE WHO
He sprang into the bucket, and
picked up a bit
the Susquehanna river and from
which one can see Wilkesbarre and
other mining towns stand tLere at
formerly and for
face and picture the shaft as it was
when the rockmen completed the work
of sinking it. Imagine that a single
bucket swings in that black, yawning
cavity. To be flung from that bucket
is to fall 1,200 feet.
Fancy, if you can. the horror of
that sheer descent through the echo
ing darkness. Then hear the story
of Mark Moore, pitman, who was saved
in a second, as by a hair's breadth,
from the fate of his two companions.
The shaft itself was just finished,
and John Griffith. Evan Hughes and I
had been cleaning up the bottom to
put in the oak platform for the car
riages to land on. The shaft was not
yet timbered. There were just the
four walls, the rope and the hoisting
We finished our work early that day,
and were never in better spirits than
when we stepped on the bucket and
Evan called out to the head man to
hoist us. But somehow it happened
that the first words he said, as we
started upward, were, "Funny to think
of, oh, that our lives depend on the
strength of that rope?"
I looked up at the rope that seemed
a mere thread at the top of the shaft
Griffith, who was watching me,
laughed at tha troubled expression
on my face.
"Listen! See how far from the not
tqp we are already," he said, reck
years the deepest shaft in the anthra
Ten by 53 feet in size, it gives.^
room for four hoisting carriages, a I
pump catiiage and an air But jj jjjgcovere(| that he could not
take away that: t.mbenng at the sur ,ontrolen
rock, and let it fall.
I held my brea'h. There was a mo
ment. of dreary ailence then the rock,
striking far below, made a dismal,
"A sorry distance to fall," said John.
"No worse than if it were 50 feet." I
answered, thinking to give the talk a
pleasanter turn "and, anyway, there's
life for us above on solid earth."
"And the engineer's jerking us up
out of here as if he was in a Lurry to
get us on that same solid earth," Evan
I noticed as he spoke that we were
indeed ascending rapidly. 'Too fast
tor safety," I aid, holding out my
light so that I could see the side of
the shaft nearest me. "Look, how
We did not need to look. The rapid
motion of the Ducket could have been
detected by a blind man. We were
being hoisted faster than we had ever
been before. Already the skeleton
framework of the head-house could be
seen clearly outlined against the blue
"I shall report that fellow," Evan
said, angrily. "Ho has no right to en
danger our lives by such recklessness."
As it flew upward the bucket swayed
from side to side It took all our
strength to keep our hold. At any
moment we might be shaken off and
hurled to the bottom of the shaft.
I cannot explain how I knew,—im
pressions are mysterious things,—but
I was sure then as I am now that
something had gone wrong with the
hoisting machinery. That meant that
no human power could save us. The
bucket would be drawn up to the cross
timbers supporting the sheave-wheel,
the rope would break, and we would
be dashed to the rocks 1,200 feet be
Yet, as it seemed. John and Evan
had one chance, a narrow one, to save
themselves. We were within 200 feet
of the landing, and I said as quietly
as I could, "Be ready to jump."
I saw them pale. Evidently they, too,
iri the few seconds that had elapsed, had
formed the same conclusion I had
I was standing a-straddle of the large
bail of the bucket. Evan was on one
side, John on the other. There was no
room for me to jump, but when I saw
them turn their backs to the center of
the shaft I knew they were going to take
their only chance. They might reach
and be able to cling to the timbers that
framed the edges of the shaft. It was a
short jump, but taken from a swaying
foothold, they knew as well as I that It
was a most uncertain one.
"What are you going to do?" Evan
"Nothing. Look out for yourselves," I
"What will become of you?"
"God' only knows," I responded, al
though I had made up my mind that
death awaited me.
"Here, take my place!" he cried, ex
citeuiy. "You are a married man, and
He had no time to finish. The rate at
which the bucket had been ascending
had lessened the distance to the top of
the shaft with frightful rapidity, and be
fore I could answer "No," we were out in
For a momi nt I saw the earth, the riv
er, the mountains. Never had they
looked more beautiful. I saw John and
Evan jump—and fall back into the black
pit. I heard a cry of horror from the men
who stood helpless at the mouth of the
shaft. Then the bucket struck the cross
timbers, careened, and threw me for
ward. My hands caught something. A3
I gripped it 1 knew that I was hanging
on the lower circle of the sheave-wheel.
Then as I heard the dull crash of the
bucket on the rocks twelve hundred feet
below me I sickened, and everything
swam dizzily before my eyes. How did I
manage to hold my grip until help
reached me? I do not know.
Some things I can explain. 1 learned
afterward the cause of the accident that
took the lives of my comrades, and I
found that it was by another accident
that my life was preserved.
At that time—20 years ago—we had
only a single engine, geared to the hoist
ing-drum by pinion wheels. It was not
a reversible engine. It had a large fly
wheel to carry the erauk over the center,
and was, in general, like most of the old
fashioned hoisting machinery used in
They told me that hardly had the en
gineer started the engine on this occas-
The disk in (he throttle
valve had loosened in some way. The
engine gained speed with each revolu
tion. and could neither be stopped nor
Rushing out of the engine room, he
gathered the men at the top of th&shaft.
They saw the bucket shoot up, saw John
and Evan fall back, and saw me catch
the sheave-wheel and hang suspended
over the center of the shaft.
Grasping a rope, the head man hur
ried up the ladder to the cross-timbers of
the headhouse. Making a noose in the
rope, he lowered it under my feet and
drew it up round my body. Not a moment
too soon, for as the noose drew taut I
tainted dead away.
Most wonderful of all was the part the
sheave-wheel played in securing my
safety. The wheel hung closely between
the two cross-timbers that supported it,
and was revolving rapidly. But when
the bucket struck, the rope was thrown,
off the wheel, and falling between it and
the cross-timbers, "gagged" and stopped
Had the wheel continued to revolve, it
would have torn off my haut'iS in an in
stant and flung me down to death with
my companions. Lives are risked as
well as lest every day in the anthracite
regions, but I have never heard of a nar
rower escape than mine.—Youth's Owns
SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS.
There Are About Seven Million in
the United States and
The number of depositors in the say
ings banks of the United States has
doubled in the last 17 years. The total
amount of their deposits has increased
from $1,235,247,871 in 1887 to. |2,935,
204,845 during the year 1903. The offi
cial statistics for 1903 show 7,305,228
individual depositors, says Success
About one-half of the amount depos
ited represents the savings of the
wage-earning class. The figures here
given not only show an increasing
prosperity among those of small in
comes. but they also indicate an in
Of the total deposits of the entire
country not less than 38.5 per cent,
are in the state of New York.
The part of this grand total of de
posits which is credited to the wage
earning class does not represent all of
the savings of that group. The build
ing and loan associations, with total
assets of more than $500,000,000, are a
favorite form of investment for many.
Then personal hoarding, life insurance
and even modest investment in stocks
and bonds, are other means of accu
mulation. Many wage earners in coun
try towns and small cities own their
homes. All this shows that the wage
earners of the United States have a
large share in our national prosperity.
Dignity Out of Place.
A pompous individual from the east,
says a Texan newspaper, happened to
be traveling in western Texas and
stopping at a hotel when trouble
started among some cowboys, who
prepared to conduct the argument
with revolvers. "Stranger," taid a
Texan to the pompous man, "it would
be a good idea fur you to lay down
on the floor till this dispute is settled."
"It does not comport with the dig
nity of a Boston gentleman of my pro
fession," said the pompous gentleman,
"to wallow in the dirt on the floor."
"You may be right, stranger," an
swered the Texan, as he prepared to
recline, "but my opinion is that you
had better lose yer dignity fur the
time bein' than to have the daylights
let into your system by a '44.'"—De
troit Free Press.
His Point of View.
The Maid—Do you believe that mis
ery really loves company?
The Bachelor—I'm sure of it. Just
consider the enormous number of wed
dings during the holidays.—Chicago
Japanese Tobacco Law.
The Japanese strictly enforce a law
which prohibits the use of tobacco by
boys under 20 years of age.
5 ,i\ IV* .t^-k^ J[V
First Sweet Thing—Young Bullion
danced five dances with me at the ball
Second Sweet Thing—It was a chari
ty ball, wasn't it?
Some of the Many Various Beasons
That Prompt Men to "Pop
The reasons which prompt men to
make offers of-marriage to women tire
as many and various as the number and
kinds of women thus honored, says the
New York Times. Not alone are the
natural graces and charms offemininity
the foci of attraction for the average
man. Acquired accomplishments often
count for a great deal, and it frequently
happehs that women are eagerly desired
for qualifications, which, while strongly
appealing to those who desire them,
would not in the least appeal to others
occupying a different point of view.
These very general and not altogether
luminous reflections are suggested by a
news item which reaches us from north
ern New York of an avalanche of.mar
riage offers which has overwhelmed two
estimable young women, the daughters
of a farmer at Schuyler. They are not
described as beautiful. So far as we are
advised, they are not distinguished for
accomplishments of the kind
make for social preeminence. Perhaps
they are not more amiable, more affec
tionate, nor more practical in the gen
eral duties of housewifery than others.
Their claim to distinction is that they
"killed, cleaned, scalded and hung*/ two
300-pound hogs without masculine as
Instantly an overpowering passion
took possession of the heart of every
eligible bachelor within-what--may be
called buggy radius. The rural delivery
carrier has had to provide himself witb
a wheelbarrow to transport the offers
of marriage which come by mail, and the
concourse of vehicles which is strung
along the paternal front fence every
day and evening suggests that a con
tinuous funeral is in progress "Within.
Perhaps it is. A great many nijKcnt
hopes of domestic happiness^ Ipkfe&r
strictly bucolic lines perish in the fam
ily "settin* room" every 24 hours, and
enough broken hearts are left behind
by departing suitor* to fertilize the
if their fragments could be composted.
The young women are said to decline,
"firmly but kindly." the offers of mar
riage Which are pressed upon them. It
may be that their unique claim to dis
tinction puts them in a class which
makes it an impertinence for the suitor
to offer them the commonplace life of
the farmer's wife, vho can count upon
a hog killing not oftener than once a
year. Their sphere of social triumphs
obviously lies in Cincinnati or Chicago.
Home Instinct in Cattle.
There are 3,000 head of cattle running
loose in the Pinal-basin of Arizona and
they are owned by 20 men. Each animal
has a brand on his hip as broad as a
ham, and crops, bits and underha'cks
galore in his ears. Beyond these marks
of ownership he is as free as a deer,
and, should he so elect, could wander
from the Mexican border to the Can
adian line without running up against
a barbed-wire fence. Yet such is the
simple nature of cattle that they "use"
in the country.wherp they are born and
only the utmost stress of wind and
weather will suffice to drive them away.
They are "home folks" and stick to their
barren canyons and water holes with
all the devotion of untutored rural man.
The calf runs with his mother and
learns her ways, which become his ways.
It Is upon this home instinct thai the
practice of western cattle raising rests.
"I," said the mysterious stranger,
yet not boastingly, "am more power
ful than the law, the courts or the
will of the people. I am that which
punishes the innocent and lets the
guilty go unwhipped of justice. I
send upright men to jail and rogues
to the legislature. I overturn the will
of the majority and cast out of office
the honestly 'elected candidate"
"Are you some mighty captain?"
asked we, timorously.
"Oh, no," was the courteous reply,
"I am that of which you have often
heard, but probably have never seen,
This with an amiable grin:
"A Mere Technicality."—Pittsburg
"Bliggins is one of the men who
think they know more than anybody
"Well," answered Miss Cayenne, "if
that is all he gives other people credit
for knowing, I don't blame him for
being so pessimistic in his general
views of human nature."—Washington
There is a healthful hardiness about
real dignity that never dreads contact
and communion with others, however
ANGORA GOATS THRIVE.
Oood Gracing Lands in New South
Wales Productive of
From 1856 to 1875 about 300 Angoras
were imported from Asia Minor into
Victoria and South Australia, but sue
cess seems not to have attended the
efforts of the pioneers. Some of the
failures were due to the fact that An
goras were tried on unsuitable coua
try, but probably the chief factor in
causing breeders to lose interest in
them was the profitableness of the Me
rino sheep in those early days when
there was such an abundance of rich
grazing land available in the two states
mentioned. Now the best of the graz
ing land is occupied and the sltuatlbn
The common goat and the Angora
are as unlike as the wild sheep and the
Lincoln. The common goat will browse
and yield milk—beyond that it is worth
only its skin and is looked upon as a
pariah in the land of the stock raisers.
Not so the Angoras they are highly
bred animals and look as well on a
farm or station as any of the breeds
of sheep or cattle.
The Angora goat and mohair indus
try in Turkey, South Africa and the
United States is a very considerable
and profitable one. Asia Minor is th
home of the Angora, and the'rearing
of the animals there has been carried
on for an unknown number of genera
tions. In South Africa and in the
United States it is of comparatively
modern development. British manu
facturers, finding the supply of Turk
ish mohair insufficient for trade re
quirements, secured the introduction ol
Angoras into South Africa, and now
the supply of mohair from that quar
ter is double the output of Asia Minor.
The recent rapid development of the
Angora goat industry in the United
States has been brought about much as
the business might develop in Aus
tralia, namely, by the stocking of bush
land with Angoras for the purpose oi
bringing the land into condition for
grazing -or tilling. All Angora goat
breeders do not, however, run their
stock solely for preparing the land for
grazing. They run goats for mohair
precisely as Australian sheep herders
run their flocks for wool and mutton.
Once they enter into the business they
are loth to give it up.
The flock masters of Australia are
now beginning to take an interest in
the Angora, and mohair growing may
yet become an industry of considerable
(1) Prof. Ratsbane—What a mag
nificent specimen of the egg of the
desert hen. It's too large to carry
away with me.
(2) "So I'll just hatch out the in
fant by the magnified rays of the sun,
and lead it gently borne with me."
But the professor was a little wrong
with his physiology or biology, or
etymology, or whatever it is.
(3) For it wasn't the egg of the del
ert hen at all. It was the offspring
of the great Profe3sor-eatlng Klopti
pod, and it hatched but in double-quick
(4) And when it left that place it
wasn't led by a string either! And th«
professor has no further use for his
hat and umbrella.
The "Finest Fighters in the World."
There is no state in existence whosa
soldiers would encounter the victors of
Port Arthur in equal-numbers with any
certainty of victory. Indeed there have
been incidents in the siege, like the
storm of Nanshan or of 203-Meter hill,
which have compelled experienced sol
diers to doubt whether the Japanese
are not the finest soldiers in the world,
and whether Kuropatkin is not right- in
demanding a grand superiority in num
bers as the first, indeed the essential,
condition for any victory by the troops
under his comman ,1.—London Spec
F. W. GODING.
Under date of January 10, 1897, Dr.
Hartman received the following letter
My wife has been a sufferer from a
complication of diseases for the past
twenty-five years. Hercase has baffled
the skill of some of the most noted phy
sicians. One of her worst troubles was
chronic constipation of several years'
standing. She was also passing through
that ino/t critical period in the life of a
woman—change of life.
In June. 1895,1 wrote to you about
her case. You advised a course of
Peruna and Manalin, which we at once
commenced, and have to say it com
pletely cured her.
"About the same time I wrote jron
about my own case of catarrh, which
had been of twenty-five years'standing.
At times I was almost past going.
/commenced to use Peruna according
to your instructions and continued its
use tor about a year, and it has com
pletely cured me."
••John O. Atkinson.
Cut what you want in half, subtract
what you would like to have, add nothing,
and multiply the result by nought, and
you get what yon get in this vale of
If You Are Going East
•and want up-to-date service at lower rates
than via other lines, take the Nickel Plate
Road. No excess fares charged on uny traiu.
and Sleeping Car Service.
All trains leave front
THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME
Ira Nmr Without -Pt»nnr In Ihe Hom®
For Catarrhal DI
In a letter dated January 1,1900, Mr,
& *3.2g SHOES
W. I., llomlai aline* are the greatest sellers la the
easy «tUa*aa« »ui»e.
rlnr wenrinx qualities. Thev we goo* as those that
coat from SS.M to ST.OO. The oaljr dlfl%renee to the price.
W. L. Douglas sa.ao shoe* eost to •aakWj^hoM their
•lmpefceM«r. wsurlongeiv mud ar»rf«r«jri«f TjU—thaaaoy,
other |tl.SO shoe oa the market today.
antecs their value by his ua« ""jRvSi °!p'te
bottom of each shoe, liwk for It. Take ao nbscltiite. W.I~
Douglas S».SO shoes are said throaehhls wn retail
the principal emes-tUnd W»K#«W«i*eT«ywheM.»o«»t.
ter where you live,
Chicago. For particulars addresser. Y.
Calahan, Gen. Agent, No. Ill Adams Street,
All the world's a stage, but the sad thing
about it is. that the majority of men ana
Women are 'merely supers.—Baltimore
Don't Oet Footsore! Get Foot-Ease.
A wonderful powder t^t cures tired, hot,
aching feet and makes new or tight shoes
easy. Ask. to-day for Allen!s Foot-Ease.
Accept no substitute. Trial package FREE.
Address A. S. Olmsted. Le Roy, N. Y.
Lots of narrow-minded men are quite
chesty.—N. Y. Times.
COULDN'T LIFT TEN POUNDS.
Doss's Kidney PillrBrtught Strength and
Health to the SuBerer, .Making Him
F«el wantytFive Years Younger.
J. B. Corton,
farmer and lum
berman, of Dep.
pefN. C., says:
"I suffered for
years with ray
back. It was so
bad that I could
not walk any
ride in an easy
buggy. I do not
believe I could
J. u. CORTON. have raised ten
pounds of weight from the ground, the
pain was so severe.This tvas my con
dition when I began using Doan's Kid
ney Pills. They quickly relieved me
and now I am never troubled as I was.
My back is strong and I can walk or
ride a long distance and feel just aa
strong as I did twenty-five years ago.
I think so much of Doan's Kidney
Pills that I have given a supply of the
remedy to some of my neighbors, and
they have also found good, results. If
you can sift anything from this ramb
ling note that will be of any service to
you, or to any one suffering from kid
ney trouble you are at liberty to do so."
A TRIAL FREE—Address Foster*
Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale
by all dealers. Price 10 cents.
A Certain Cure forFe^er
CobatlpatI• n, Heaiaeire,ahaess.1
1. Stomach Troublw, Teethln*
Disorders, and J«stroy
a. They Breaknp Colds
NnrstTln UhilljInM bows. At allJ&ugglstsja ctt.
S.%!^J.j8an.ple mailed FREB.
•cw York City.) A. 8 OUMSTED, Le Roy» N.VA
Atkiuson says, after five years' exper
ience with Peruna:
"1 will ever continue to speak a good
word tor Peruna. am still cured of
catarrh."—John O. Atkinson, Inde
pendence, Mo., Box272.
Mrs. Alia Schwandt, Sanborn, Minn.,
I have been troubled with rheuma
tism and catarrh fortwenty-fi ve years.
Could not steep day or night. After
having used Peruna I can sleep and
nothing bothers me now. It I veram
affected with any kind of sickness,
Peruna will be the medicine I shall
use. My son was cured of catarrh of
the larynx by Peruna."—Mrs. Alia
When old age comes, catarrhal dis
eases coine also. Systemic catarrh is
almost universal in old people.
Addi'ess Dr. S. B. Hartman, President
of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus,
Ohio, who will be pleased to give you
the benefit of his medical advice gratis.
BETTER THA1T OTHER MAKES AT ANY PRICE.
"For the last three yean have worn W.LDouglatt3JiO shoe and found it not
only as good,
bat better than anytime that I ever hatt.regardte-}} of price.'
Chat. h. Parrel!, AM.
Cashier The Capital National Bank, Indtanapolu, tnd.
Bora wear W. L. Douglas $8.50 and $2.00 shoes became they fit
better, hold their nape, and wear longer than other makes.
W.LD0U6LAS $4.00 SHOES CANNOT BE EQUALLED AT ANY PRICE.
IV". A. Douglat met Corona Coltfkin in hitfSJIOthoet. Corona
Colt is contidered to be the
patent leather produced.
FART t.'Or.OK KTBLST9 Wl LI.HOTWGA*
W. 1- Douglas lias the format shoe mat! order .'tmaineas In the world.
No trouble to get flt by mail. 23c. extra prepays delivery. I you deaira
farther information, write for Jlluitratea Catalogue of Spring Stylet.
W.L.DOUCLAS, BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS
a a el
ii ii in ij
in V-. I' 1
SOUTHERN CONDITIONS MD
In ao part of the tTnlted States has there been
such wonderful Commercial, Isdnatrial atfd
Agricultural development as along the lines of
the Illinois Central and the Yatoo & Mississippi
Valley Railroads in tlie States of Tenuessee,
Mississippi and Louisiana, within the past ten
years. Cities and towns have doubled their pop
ulation. Splendid business blocks' have been
erected. Farm lands have more than doubled
in value. Hundreds of industries' have been
established and as a result there is an unprece
dented demand for
Day Laborers, Skilled Workman,
and aspioially Farm Tanants.
Parties with jsmatl capital,.seeking aittoppor
tunity to purchase a farm home farmers who
would preferto rent for a coup!
purchasing and day laborers
mpte of years before
:rs in fields or facto-
ries shoiild address a postal card to Mr. J. F.
Merry, Asst General Passenger Agent, Dubuque,
Iowa, who will promptly mail printed Matter
concerning the territory above described, and
give specific replies to all inquiries.
THE FARMERS Oil THE
FREE HOMESTEAD UNOS
Wheat and other grains for
receive $55,000,000 as a result of their Wheat
Crop alone. _____
The returns -from Oats, Barley and other
grains, as well as cattle and horses, add con
siderably to this.
Secure a Free Homestead at once, or purchase
from some reliable dealer while lauds are sell
ing at present low prices.
Apply for Information to StSPnniNTSNMSNT or
iMMioiiATioN, Ottawa. Canada, or to
Chas. Filling. Clifford Blk., Grand Forks, N.Dafc
J.M.Machlan, llozllS, Watertown, 8.Dakota.
K. T. Holm 18, 315 Jackson Street, SuPaul, Mian.
Authorized Canadian Uovernment Agents.
rieate tay where you taw
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Secrets of the Toilet
to defy time and
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heakby, wholesome bloom of youth.
Sena no money—just your name and
address plainly written on a postal Card.]
Address The R. Paxton Comfany,'
Pope "Building, Boston, Mass.
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keep your face look^
also a box of
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