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ilirks which they were uialJii" every t'fl'rt to uso on my person. Meanwhile tho tempest oontiiuieil with its original violence, anJ, in the din of tho storm, almost every pound of tho desperate conflict wua entirely lost. At length my superhuman efforts boun to weary mo. I lojran to grow diseouraged, too, peeing little chance of my rescue. My protracted resist ance tended also to excite the blackest passions in tho breasts of my deadly assailants. They tore at me and euro ed and blasphemed in the moist terrible manner. Suddenly- I caught my right foot and fell heavily to the ground. The concussion atunned me, and before I regained my feet the outlaws were again pressing me down. 'Kill him!' cried one, as he clutched inc by tho throat and drew back his arm. 'Cut out his heart, cuss him !' re joined the other, in a furious tone. "(iod have mercy on me,' I inwardly ejaculated, fully expecting to receive my death wound before the expiration of another moment. The arms of the outlaws were about to descend, carrying death to me 1 could net see it, but I instinctively felt that it was so when the whole seei c Mas suddenly lighted up by the most blinding flash of lightning I ever be held. Instantaneously with the lightn ing, tho deafening thunder pealed forth. That was all I knew at that time, for ii:.-tantly I lost all consciousness. When I recovered my suspended pow ers, the stonn had entirely passed away and the sua was shining bright Iy. I was lying upon the ground, and icU wcuk and sore, but otherwise was not iniured. lleside me lav the two o'.ifbirs, buried in the sleep of death. They had been struck by ligbtnin and iu-t at the very moment when their hands were uplifted to deprive me of life. The jrreat tree beneath which I had taken refuge was shiver ed into atoms, and the whole scene was one of death and desolation. I'nder such circumstances my own escape seemed miraculous, and I hum bly thanked (Jod for His infinite mer cy. The lightning had saved me from the outlaws, and the Almighty had saved i:;c from tho lightning. I had been doubly preserved. Strange as it may seem, my horse had not escaped, and, with a full heart, I mounted his back and started on my journey. That night in the wilderness I have never forgotten, nor is it likely I ever shall. Luck. The man who marries the prettiest girl of the place is said to be u 'lucky fellow,' and no of him who draws the highest prize in a lottery, or, by gome 'fortunate' turn in affairs, clears the gulf between want and wealth in an hour. And yet the histories of all times tell us that with a terrible uni formity and uncertainty the men who become suddenly possessed of unearn ed millions die in misery. Within five years a well-to-do far mer drew n quarter of a million of dol lars in a prize lottery. The whole country envied him his luck, but he has binccd died from a style of living induced by his good fortune and his only son has turned out a confirmed drunkard. The man whoso first bet on a race course, whoso first deal at the card ta ble, whoso first risk at faro, whose maiden lottery ticket, brings money largely into his pockets, is a ruined man at tho very instant the world pro nounces him 'lucky.' Any man, es pecially any young man, who starts out in life with the conviction that money can bo better made than by earning it, is a lost man: lost already to society, lost to his family, lost to himself. Au idarming largo number of the sons of the rich men of Xcw York arc at this moment helpless drunkards. Young men arc they, many of them of education, of many 'qualities,' of gen erous nature, honorable and high minded; but tho demon of drink has possession of them that a father's breaking heart, a mother's tears ami histcrs agony avail not to draw them from their deep, damnation. Klegant leisure was their ruin. Tho best way to pave a child from ruin is to bring him up to 'help fath er.' Make children feel that they must do something to support the fam ily, to help along; then two feelings arisfl which arc their salvation those of affection and pride ; for wo natur ally love them whom wo help, or those whom wo ptmggle together with for a desired object, and nothing o improves a child as to make him feci that ho is of some consequence, that lie can do something, and that what he does is appreciated - A Widow Invitation. In former days there Hwelt in the brave Corncrncker State, in close prox imity to cadi other, a young buxom aud wealthy widow oi.d a lachelor of scarcely her own ago. loth had in herited their property, and were com paratively strangers to each other. Ibit their plantations joined, and many were the actk of neighborly kindness that passed between them. Well, as somebody sang to the w itching Widow Machree, the time arrived when the 'birds go in paris,' and the widow found that although she had plenty of hen turkeys sho had none of tho other persuasion, they having mysteriously disappeared, liut tho knew that her neighbor had plenty of a rare breed and so sent Sambo over to borrow a couple. In due time ho came back with a large gobbler tinder either arm and a broad grin upon his face. 'Well.5" asked his mistress. '3lassa said,' was the answer, Mat he send dem turkeys, and dat if dey didn't answer he'd jest come ober and gobble his own self.' '(io back and tell him to come,' onimanded the widow with cheeks like peonies. The negro did as he was commanded the bachelor's horse was hitched that night until a late hour at the post in front of the widow's and there was a wedding within three months. How to sialic Kueourage every a Town. one, especially new men, to come and settle anion'' on, particularly those who are worthy and active, whether they have capit il or not. Their laborial one is worth money. Those who have capital will buy lots, build houses, or tear out an 1 remodel the old ones, (io to work and stimulate every legitimate enter prise by giving it all the friendly en couragement you can, or by uuitcing your industry, influence and capital in the common cause. Cultivate a pub lie spirit, and talk los-; than you work. Help your no:ghb r. If he is in dan ger of breaking d"wn. prop him up in sonic way, cither by kind words, good council, or lift from your pocket-book. If he gets fairly down before vou know his situation, set him on his feet again his misfortune is to be pitied, not blamed and bis talents and labor are worth money, to the community, lie sides, it may some day be your turn to need corresponding sympathy. En courage your local authorities in mak ing public improvements for the good of the town. Yankee Mirr witness. 'Hallo, there, capting !' said a broth er Jonathan to the captain of a canal packet on the Krio Canal, 'what do you charge for passage?' 'Three cents per mile and boarded,' said tho captain. 'Waal, I guess I'll take passage, capting, seeing as how I'm kinder gin out walking so far.' Accordingly he got on board as the steward was ringing for dinner. Jon athan sat down and began demolishing the 'fixins,' to the utter consternation of the captain', until he had cleared the table of all that was eatable, when be got up and went on deck, picking his teeth very comfortably. 'How far is it, capting, from here to where I got on board?' 'Nearly one and a half miles,' said the captain. 'Lets see,' said Jonathan, 'that would bo just four and a half cents ; but never mind cajding, I won't be small ; here's five cents, which pays my fare to here. I guess I'll go ashore now ; I'm kinder rested cout.' A man who had been hired to watel a particularly promising field, and no tify the crows that it was against the rules to pick up anything therein, be thought himself how he could make a 'soft thing' of it for himself and at the same time meet the requirements of his contract. Finally, by a beauti ful instinct, he hit upon tho plan of soaking some corn in whisky and plac ing it in the field, so that the crows would eat it and get drunk, and thus enable him to have a euro and easy thing of killing them. Ho had tried the shot gun, but crows smell powder a long way. After soaking some corn over night, lie put a good supply in the field next morning, and in two or three hours went out to sec bow things were progressing. Mark tho result : One of tho crows, a little larger than the rest, had taken possession of nearly all the com, had built himself a bar out of some clods of earth, and was retailing tho whisky-soaked corn to the other crows, charging them three grains of sprouted for one Poaked grain. The man thought the manccuvro so human that he killed not a crow. A young man hating preached for Dr. Kdnionds one day, was anxious to get a word of applause for his labor of love. The grave doctor, however, did not introduce the subject, aud bis younger brother was obliged to bait tho hook for him. 'I hope, sir, I did not weary your people by the length of my pcrmon to-day.' Xo, pir, not nt all ; nor by tho depth cither.' The young man was pilent. POTTER BROS. Arc receiving New Goods Every Week The lust Assortment of HARDWARE ! On the Lake Shore, Consisting of STOVES, Tin-Ware, Iron, Xnils, Steel, ('Ins?, rutty, lite Etc., Etc., With a complete and wcll-ttlcttctl tock of lieir S ooods, Embracing all tlo f.iutt aud liite.it styles ot BUILDERS' TOOLS ! HOUSE TMJrjlTXGS, And a full lino of POCKET AND TABLE CUTLERY. All Goods of the Jiest quality, and for sale at AVe have, also, u TIN SHOP In connection with our lulnrM, and manufacture oil our Tin, Copper, and Bheot Iron Ware of tho host material, and warrant it ia all respects. UEPA1IU3VG Done ia Tin, Brass, Copper, and Bhett Iron with eatacM and despatch. Espocml attention paid fo ordon loft with for goodi not kept in stock, and mpplied at low rates. POTTER BROS., Corner Second and River street, Alpena. Groceries, Provisions, Boots Shoes, Wines and Liquors, Wholesale and Itctail. Bolton & McRae, Wholesale and littuil dealer la Groceries, Provisions, Wines and Liquors, BOOTS AND SHOES, Hay and Grain ! We keep constantly on land a full assortment of Family Groceries, Provisions, Grain, Foreign and Domestic Wines nd Liquors, A large and full stock of BootH, Allocs, ETC., ETC., ETC., i ') . :: Which we effci at !:') LOW FIGURES. Wc Cnimot, nnil tVill Not BE UNDERSOLD ! Job Printing I BEAR IN MIND! That tho Argus Office! It replete with all tho noceseary facalitics fur doing ull kind of 2VCAT ASD AUTISTIC JOB PRINTING! And wo nro continually turning out at good work at can bo obtained at any other cstubiibh- nu-nt ia Michigan, at LOW PRICES TOR CASH! Wedding Cards, . Visiting Cards, Business Card?, IUU Ilead, Letter Heads, Envelopes, Circulars, Ulaiiks, Programme, 'I : ' Postern, Etc., Etc.,' ' ,'And ia fact ' t ' ' : Everything ' ' .it ' ' " ) ' i .' ,;.:!! . : ! ' I . ; i . ' ' ' ' . ' ' " In the Iri'iiitiiis; : Xjinc ! Call And Soo:Usl -r fcTr'lCE 6 SECCfrD STREET, : -.. i ; , ... . OVEll A, L. 10 WEJt d: CO'S STOIIC, ALPENA, MICH. THE MAN U wie who buy where ho can kuy houpvt. A L. lower & Co, liav DROWNED Out the old, exhorbitant pria of Oroceriee and I'roviHion. anil have made a lovolutiou tu price. Tho good old tuuo 4 Has Returned And people oan now buy their IYorialoni cheep. We are going . TO LIVE And li t our cutomer live. Wo extend an invita tion to all to couio AND BUY Oroceriee and TrovUions cheap OF US AVo shall continuo to toll our good At Low Prices I Come everybody and eavo money by purchasing of A. L. Power & Co. CHARLES A. JEYTE, I Vulor ia BOOKS AND STATIONERY! XElJ'SPAPEIiS, MAGAZINES, Tobacco, Cigars, Confection cry, Lithographs, Engrav ings, Chroinos, Pic ture Frames, etc WATER STREET! Xcxt door to Hopper's store, ALPENA, f. - - MICH.. Detroit, Sftiilnaw and Eaatern P al lien, mid nil Hie inoMt I'opitlar Newapaper. I'orlodlral aud Uliittrated Journal. Cu tomcra can depend on receiving tho lateat news bjr the ar rival or every boat from below Hack numbers of any publication promptly procured Patronage 1 re spectfully solicited. Back numbers of Detroit Dai lies for sale ; at 1. GO per hundred. CHARLES A. DANA, Editor. She JoUnr 39(1 m i Kewapaper of ibe Present Times. Intended for Pcoplo Now on Earth .licludlng Farmer. Mechanics, McrrhanU.rrofKlon len, Worker, Thlnkere, and a 1 Manner of Ilonoi folki, and tho Wivos. Bom, and Daughter of all lucb NLY ONE DOLLAR A VEAIl 1 ONE Ml MUtED COPIES FOR 6.10 )t leit than One Cent Copy. Let there be a 8.10 Cla at ercry 1'oet Office. THE 8EMI.WEEKLY 8UN, ti A TEAR; yKKLrilntSiih0-4 fn.'r ehlr a thA Tit utl tilZw"0' " Come tmQ WM THE DAILY SCR, 60 A YEAR : ' eyrfn: Tor Tonne to t1uh, and Fpeclmona, addreie I. r. ;:xctA.VD r. .wr, Fan tffiM. New Tor DRY GOODS ! T. LUCE & CO. Aro aguin on Land with an unusually attractirs ' stock Of ":M SPRING & SUMMER GOODS, With which to supply their numerous customcrf, . at priooe much below former ratce. CALL AND SEE US! And we will ahow you a very nice lot of ' I r o s h O o o(1b ! Such as Silks, Poplins, I'opllnctt, Chcuc, StrJpcs, Colored and Black Alpaca?, Linens for Suits, White and Buff Marseilles, ' . And tho neatest Scotch Ginghams, Dclains, Etc. Yankee Notions, Collar?, , , , . CuuV Handkerchiefs, Switches, Hair Pins, , Hair Nets, llibuoiiPj Combs, " Needles, Pins, Thimbles, Skirts with and Without Hoop?, Corsets, ' .Gloves, Trimmings of all Colors and Kinds, : Thread, Sewing Silk, Dress Braids, Buttons, Paras dIs, Umbrellas, ' Fans, Etc. SHA W,L S I Our Arab and other Shawle, and Sackings are Tery handsome. Come quick and see them, they ore GOING FAST! , Clothing ! Clothing i Our stock of Cloths and Cassi T meres, Collars and Cuffs Shirts and Bow?.- is ' complete.' ! Ia,ts Sc Gaps ! Boots and Shoes Of the latest etylen, and for salo Tory cheap. C ROCERIES 1 Our Oroctxj Department fa well filled wits ' ; ; ' Canned Goods, Baking Pow ders, Starch, Pepper, Spices, Soap,. Candles, Teas, Coffees, Sugars, Milk, Pork, Beef, Fish, Potatoes, Butter, Lard, Cheese, Tobacco, etc , We have also iatcl, . i '.' Hardware, , i . Crockery Glassware, , Drugs and Patent Medicines, ' Paints arid, Oils Window and ' Wall Paper, ... . ,. r i i And man, other article, which we W. net time to enumerate. . WE WON'T BE UNDERSOLD. t t; 'luck & CO.