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WKttNkMlAV, JANIAHT 17. INK6. HILLBHORO, I t OHIO CAROL OF THE CASHIER. Now, If ro'i win to rl In litv to b.k a privn, fun iFifn t ) th wmMn I hv to nay: ),t Uii o nemo jtwwl hank. And fr- mmn ycui II runk Am our the jrre.tt Kfnmt oni of the day. To do ill on must b A man of omirtr-nv, And very. i rf noMom tak a drum; Hut itPir a patent wtnile 'Itiat a inno' nt ef ffti le. For thai Hie knid or a cnshlnr that I ami Ton mn fit port a costly suit. n ri a lionii p n to hoot. And move with n the bfst socfoty; And f n church vnu -rupht Mccniiip a ii i ii 1 1 . ir liirlit. to ""i h fhf fioittM foi our m. you iea! Ba always on thr lay, .wi" ' M mi n th s nrny. For ptop will lift think tiint you're a iham; Ana tinvfr. n irnt nnd rluv, J-orwct to whU Ii aiul prey, Tar thai a the Kind ot u cath.nr that I ami Ton mvtt kf-p vom bocks to true, Thav niiln l hot yott Can toll eai tly how 'fir.ftnrrt Ha; So when the i rusto' fi com. Von run tlff'iro tip a s un Of prtvtft that will ma their henrtfl beat b frh. Ann u." or let your hold He ax .nun r.tnlMti poni. But -a ' n M the h oil a that you can; Then irdriMv mt;-n'nte, And rohypoihecate, Foi intit me Kitui of a ensh'er that I ami And when at Inst yon ppj The time m drm" ii nU- h Whfii er, i- ho'lv will or onto you, jus aiLer in the tut. Vnd pActt .ouri-arpi't hi jr. And no u e shtv as sli !rfa. i Iters do. Poya il w-'th me ry glou Tht v r?t1 tm in ' fev, AdiI .or the. i- mi er never care a data; it til h d yoi'v Tr enm ta ta Ami sic p to t an "hi. foi that the K'lid of a chier that T am ! 'i"fm. K. i resi'Jittr, in Juuyi A NARROW ESCAPE. How a Prospector Rescued Two Woman From the Danites. In the frjrrlng of 1871 a man reached St. Lonip with Rome choice ffpecimens of sold and rniver w hich he said he had mined in Utah. His object was to sell his sacret of the whereabouts of the mino, but before ho had succeeded in interesting any capital to epeak of. he was one evening knocked down by a hack as he stepped from a street car and so hndly hurt that be died next day. - I had bofcu employed by a certain capitalist to pnmp the stranger regarding his find. Not that anybody had an idea of robbing him of his secret, but to put this nd that together and attempt to ascertain RomethinK definite about his affairs. Both ffold aud silver had been found in Utah. Imt at dwtjincos wide apart. If the man liad taken his specimens from anv known locality, it mig.itlwr good niieciilation to buy hiH claim. If he told ur ot an unknown plico. it would belike buying cloth blind- lomeo. In my lat conversation with him, not tr.o nont-K oerore his uea' h. be gave me the information that he Lad been nrosupctinc in the Uintah Mountains, to the cart. of Salt Lake C-itv. Ihts was only a general hint. astheranert me-ntioned extends half wav across the Territory and far into Wyoming win. i'ni Ill IlUXlb iur I UU ii um which he had taken his specimens would bo like Hearchmg for a silver dime on the wide prairies. He realized this as fullv as I did und did not fear that he was giving away anything. InKtcad of the man's death upsetting all our calculations it only strengthened the idea ia the minds of half a dozen caiiitaltaU that the general hint throwu ont shonld be actea on. in less than a month 1 was in alt Lake City, with plenty of monev to pnrcbas an outfit, aud instructions to rttrrike the mountains about tifty miles east of Salt Lake and follow them to the Colo rado line. If I met with no success I was to (pass tnrough Wild Jim Canyon, where the ireen ftiver breaks through, and return to ,fclie wer.t on the northern side of the mount ains. If I could make the trip before winter 4ei in. an rint; ic not, 1 wtw to lav up m che mountains and finish my prospecting another season. Upon reaching Kalt Lake I went about my bnsiresrt in a very quiet manner, know ing that Mormon spis watched every etranger and made it a business to find out wimt brought bun thore. X wanted thoroughly good horse and a strong pack mile, but in several instances tJiosa same npies prevented my making a purchase. I fcnew that they were dogging my footsteps 3ay and night, but I dropped no word from wnicn mey couiu extract a hint of iny future plana. One evening I was accosted on the street by a man whose look aud speech proved him to be a Yankee. He was brusque and to the point. "Stranger," ho said, "yon want to make a iitue trip. ou want a Round, fast horse, and a stout mule. I've got 'em both." "And von want to sell V "All-fired bud! I want money to take me cacti to flew r,rigiana ana my Jerustia. "Where can 1 see the antmais?'1 "Nowhere not now. The spies are after vou, aim wooiu kin tue oeast before they d lot you bny 'em. Stranger, be squar' with a squar old pumpkin-pie eater from Con nm't'cut. (joing prospecting V "Yes." "That's what these dod-blasted Mormons suspicion. Youv'e got to slip out o' this as 3uiut as a rat, or the Danites will mako og-meat of vou! Which way!" "Kast." "Now you look here! You've got to throw tlipue devils off the scent; you kin !o it by seeming to hold up on your pi 'ins. Tel! me when you want to go." "To-morrow night, if possible." "Uooo ! .Now teil me what you want lnniifhl for your outfit,, ami let me buy it. About twenrv of us New Kuglanders, who have come ft its far and got homesick, have a camp at the end of this street. We are trying to sell out everything but a team or two, and are going back to God's country end our wives and babies." 1 made a barirain for the animals and gH ve him a list of wimt I n anted, and I had (v) fears that be would doeeive me. During the great fir part f ttlB next day 1 sat around the hotel, eueming to have aban doned all idea of purchasing horses, and in conversation with a stranger, whom I sus f tc ted of being a. spy, 1 carried tlio idea that I Hhould leave for California iu a day or two. That afternoon I sent my rifle to the New England ciip, and about dusk showed up there in pej-son. Job Haskell, my friend of the previous evening, had earned out his ii)Htrintiiuis to tlie letter. While I had troiicht wiih me a large (piantitv of fixed ammunition for rille and revolvers, he had 1urrhased blaukets, medicines, a few mm ng tools, pnvisions and little odds and ends necessary in a trio of this sort. Tue saddle ffr the horse and the pa;it saddle Tor th mule were all that could be asUed for. When we had completed our business ar r:t lgement Job lowered his voice aud said ''uen it geta fully dark you must be off. I ho tie you'll get awav all safe, but I'm thinking tfie cussed fauites will strike your trail before morning. If 'Syy over liaul yon they'll nhoot you down, rie ready to shoot lirst. They hain't got no more mercy than a wolf, aud it will be a pleasure lor them to put a bullet into you." I replied that 1 had had some experience with the ola.SK of men referred to, and meant to uruteet my life at all har.urds, and he whispered: "You kin depend upoti toem t)eht. The )ioss has a strain of Kentucky blood in him, and kin be pushed tiard for twenty miles, while the mule will crarry iie hundred pounds and run like deer. If wutss comes to wuss, depend on the beasts." When it was fully dark I climbed into the saddle and was readv to go. The mule was mcked and nthinghad been forotl-en. "Fush 'em riglit up to the notch -or two long hours afore ye halt !" wtiisoered Job 'Tune it easy alter that, but peel yer eyes svheu day-light comes!" We wore on the ouUUirU of the city. rode strain ht to the inn iheunt U strike the ranu.e us aom a poshdde, and whuu I came to broken ground the mountain towered op blftck. en til and silent aKaiiiht the star id bkv. Tue.li I turned to the east and coii- I. in nod the uullop, aud it wait certninly two uU boui-s before 1 drew rein and brought in v aijiBial W a walk. It had been a lone oiu rtUa, auiuterrvptmt, save by lus j . a I sudden flutter of a night bird or the chirp of a cricket. Jot a I was abnt to st. r.ff at a psllop arain the horse entered a wa?on road. 1 got down to examine it, and discovered that It was romidernbly worn by the travel of animal and vehicles. As I afterward ascertained this road was used bv several ran en i uen located near Cherry Hpur in going t and mining from the city, and I nau oeen wiinin a stone s throw or it rcr the last ten miles. The fact of my dis tnounting piobably savd niy life. While t was down on hands and knes examining tue road 1 pearu the noor ho.iis of hordes at a gallop. Iwnssnrsned. Wait inp only to be certain thatl wasnotdocniveel in thsounds, 1 led trie horse sharp to the left., toward the mountain, and the mule followed. We were not two hundred feet from the road when a couple of horsemen passed at a road gallop, going to the east, on my route. It was impossible for them to distintmh me in the darkness, and I knew of their nassini? only by the sound of their horses' feet. I could no longer knap the rosd in safety. and a I mounted again I rode straigat to the smith for two miles, and then headed to the eot. If they were sneking to over haul or waylay me they would, doubtless, keep to the road through the niht. I found better travel) ng now. and the animals went ahead at a canter for the next three hours Sfho'it a rest. When dav broke I was a iiood tifty miles from Salt Lake, and now a strange thing happened. I was riding in close to the foot hills, and had halted on an eminence to scan my trail, when two rider less horses came into view three miles awav. and made straight for me. As they came tip 1 sew fresh blood on both saddles, and the animals were olown as if they aad hsd a long run. Utiles, s unn unit ion. blankets, and a miall quantity of provisions were strapped to eaeu saddle, and one pistol h"Nter oad a revolver in it. Did they belong to the two men who aad passed me in the night? Were those nr Danites Had thev fallen into an ambush pr,jpjired for ti"in bv wanib-ring Iiid.aos I hud not hn:ird an' sounds of conilt?t,. and this was nninf that the atfair had ocrtirred miles a v I waited for naif an hour to lot the horses blow, mid then secured th"tu in single lile behind the pnk mule. While Mi- find was of no particular vaine just Mien, the horses would hnve rnllowed mo whtner or no. In about forty houi-s from the time I left Palt Lake 1 had reached a point on the range direetlv north of tb forks of Green and Whit Rivers, and about fifty miles distant from those streams. I knew that the rivers united at the western end of Little Dear Mountain, and that landmark appeared due south of me, faintly showing : . v lead througn the bluish haze always hanging overthe mighty hills. The stranger had not said this was the spot, but I had somehow got the idea firmly fixed in my untid that this locality would develop some t ting. 1 had seen nothing more of the Dan ites, nor encountered other dangers, and went into camp with strong hopes of being undisturbed while I pursued my laborious task of unearthing a rich tlnd for those who had fitted me out. I searched for and found a narrow valley breaking into the mountain. I followed it in for a boat sixty rods, and just where it made a sharp turn to the left, and within two hundred feet of the end, I staked out the animals. The young grass was shoot ing up luxurinutly. and no one, unless entering the vatlev, could suspect my pres ence in the neighborhood. On the second day of my arrival, having overhauled my kit and rested from my long ride, I picked up my tools aud proceeded to the end of the valley. It stopped dead short against the mountain, running to a cliff up which nty eye traveled five hun dred feet before resting at the top. It was hardly a moment before I discovered the mouth of a cavern before me. and around its mouth was a quantity of fi-esh earth. The place had the appearance of being a bears den, aud I approached it revolver in hand. To the left of the opening, an I slowly crent forward. I saw where some prospector had been at work with his hammer. He had broken from the ledge more than a hundred pounds of specimens, and after an inspection of five minutei I knew that I had found the dead man's claim. 1 had some of his specimens in my pocket. A comparison of the rock settled all doubts. The man lying dead iu an unhonored grave hundreds of miles away had stood ou this very spot to gather his specimens. Acci dent, good luck, my guardian angel, or whatever vou please, had guided me across valley and hill and plain as straight as the finger of the magnetic needle. He was a prospector only. I was a geolo gist and metallurgist as well. He worked on what was in view alone. I could go far bevond that. In less than two hours I had satisfied myself that there wasn't a thou sand dollars' worth of gold or silver ore in that valley. The man had blundered on a strange outcronping of precious metals. There is a similar one twntv-flve miles further west, and a third in Wild Jim Can yon, and specimens from them may be seen m the mineral cabinets of the Smithsonian Institute. In my anxiety about the outcrop, I for got all about the cave and the fear of wild animals. I had bon hammering, testing, breaking aud climbing around for three hours, and was standing on a shelf above the mouth of the cave, when four pumas or mountain lions left the retreat ami skurried down the valley like so many cats. I uttered several yells, and hurled a tone at the hind most to keep them going at full spead until they had passed the horses. The cave was a lion's den, aud the lions had been driven ont. It was a matter of little ac count, but when, an hour before sundown. I got down and took a look into the cave. I was surprised at the amount of loose dirt in it. The lions had been digging at the further end. What for I would see next dav. To prevent the lions coming back during the night I built a fire below the horses, aud likewise tossed blankets aud saddles about to create objects of suspicion. There was no alarm of any sort during the long hours, and soon after breakfast 1 was readv to enter the cave. As I stood at the mouth I fired a shot, thinking to scare out any beast which might have crept in; but as nothing moved 1 boldly entered. 1 could walk upright to the far end. and when I had reached it mv heart suddenly gave a great leap. I could hear a human voice. It hot tided a long, long way olt, but it cer- tainlv was the voice of some person. I beard it several times, as if fouvj one was shouting, and a very queer feeling stole over m. W here could it coins from! Who could be here! By and by, wh-n I had listened a long time without hearing anvthing further, I began to examine the bank of earth ahead of me, and I soon dis covered that it had been dislodged from the roof, aud that the"e wei-e heavy pieces of rock among the soft earth. The lions had dug a sort of tunnel five feet beyond me. I went back for uiv spade, and then entered this tunnel and began to dig. There was a huge rock in the path, and I had to turn to the left, throw out about a ton of broken stone weighing from one to fifty pounds each, and then liud my self digging for wuati I asked myself the question as I wiped away the beads of sweat, and it was answered in a strange maimer. The dirt in front of me suddenly settled, and daylight streamed into the tunnel. For a mmuto I was too dumbfounded to move, and 1 could not believe tljnt my eyes saw what they seemed to see. He fore ine was an almost circular basin an acre in extent, carpeted wit h dead lea ves and patches oT grass. Ou every side the elnTs rose hundreds of feet high, and so perpen dicular that a squirrel could hardly have made his wav up. The sun never shone into that basin. The light of day could hardly dispel the darkness of night. Opposite me was a lodge or tent made of gray blankets, and standing beside it was a human form, while another bent over a low tire near by. I climbed over the dirt into the basin, and as I rose up two women 8-"roamed, aud both figures advanced to meet me. Iu the dim Hght I saw that they were womeu of middle age. "(rood liouveus! but who are you, aud what are you doing here" 1 demanded as we met. For reply, both fell at my feet and be sought me to take tham home, each one gasping aud sobbing and ou the point of Lytteru-s. It was ten minutes before I could get a word of explanation from either, and it might have been much longer had I not dragged them through the tuii'iel aud out into the broad day aud sunlight of the valley. "Now cease you crying aud toll ma what I want t know " It was only after I had prepared for them a hear: y breaWfattt that t got ttis story in full. The one, Annie U. Hardy, wasthirty llvtt years old and had Left Georgia two yea it before witti oi her converts, under charge of a Mormon elder. The other was named &loie French and bad left 8oulu Carolina at about tu Haiue time aud under like cin 'lunstauces. bh was only thirty vears of awe. both wera widows. On reaching Sttit Lake these women were mar ried to a Mormon named Ml) lie, who had one wife already. Dingus t and despair ytiMH iruuu .uccce Joii by dcam W0.ro- I venftd on tltrtift who had entrapped them ny iais pre ten ses. j ogeioer iney ran away but were speedily overhauled. Thf-n their tongue were let loose ar;nint one and all, and they plotted to poison a num ber of our.'h dignitaries. For this ofTcrise tiiy were tried and condemned tod"alu. Hlyne had no pity for them, and his influ ence with the church consigned them to this living tomb. They were one day placed m a wagnn, four (Jan iter, called to guard it, and Klyne dnivo tneiu to this spot, which he had in all likelihood hard of through noma hunter. 1 ho women ware furnished with blankets, a hatchet, matches, a kettle and provisions enough to last sixty days. The idea was not to provide for tuoir comfort, but to pro long their torture of mind and body. From thottourthey left Halt Lake until thny were abandoned in this basin not one of tue men addressed them by word or sign. They were looked upon as dead. To imprison them beyond all hope of chance rescue, the roof if the pasnge was mined mid tons of rock nnd earth thrown down. This occurred on about the Jlst of the previous Septm br. From the very first the women had put themselves on a starvation allowance. A week before I found them they bad out o!f the tops of th .dr shops and boiled and eaU'ii the leather, and for the last, twu days they had eaten nothing whatsoever. They lied water as it dripped from t he rocks. It was nearly ni.it before I had the particulars as I ha ve given them to the reader, but it wasn't .m hour before I saw that 1 was in a serious situation. Here were two women to he taken beyond the reach of Morinoiiism, and Fort Hr.dger, in Wyoming, the nearest striking point, was seventy-live miles north of the otherside of the range, it would be a long and perilous journey for me alone. Aud what of the Danites who had fol lowed ine out of Salt Lake? Of the others wuo would follow The Danite was a grun, Sii'MU. determined foe. He was implacable, relentless. The worm n whom I had so trangly res cued from such a strange prison weie'in uo condition Co travel. They were hardly mere than skeletons, und the reaction was such a s.toek mat iliey were uientujlv as well as physically pro traced. It was three days before they seemed to fully realise the great and sudden change in Uieir prospects, and wucn they hud used the contents of my "housewife" to repair their wardrobes, and had a chance to wash up and satisfy their hunger, 1 could hardly recognize them ns the same women. They were a thousand times grateful, and seemed to cling to and depend upou me as if they had been small children. While giving them all possible attention I did not, entirely neglect the object for which I had placed my life in peril. The little valley was thoroughly explored, and I rode for several miles up and down the base of the mountain in making my ex aminations. Oa tueae trips I kept a sharp eye ont for Indians, Danites, or strangers of any sort; but it seemed as if we three were entirely out of the world. On the morning of the fifth day after the rescue 1 decided to move. Tue women were now m good spirits, aud I found that both had plenty of pluck. They were to ritle the horses of the two Mormons. There was another thing to encourage me. Both bad used firearms, and, after a brief inspection of the carbines of the Mor mons, the women were comident that they could make use of them on a pinch. While neither was a marksman, or had ever made use of anything larger than a pistol, it w.is a comfort to know tuat they would not be entirely a burden on my hands in case we had to turn at hay. We did not leave the valloj until I had ascended the mountains to a spot from which 1 could view the plain for miles around, it appeared perfectly destitute of all human or animal life. We then rode out and headed to tho east, and after a journey of about twenty miles we came to another valley or canyon breaking iuto the mountain like the one we had lett. There was a diiference, however, in the fact that the entrance was not over tive yards wide, and at the end of a hundred feet the gorge opened into a circular basin of about two acres. It was a capital hidiug spot, but I gave it a careful inspection. After dinner had been prepared and eaten I staked out the horses at the further side and got up the two tents. The women were pretty well done up with the ride, it being their first for several years, and at two o'clock, as I picked up my rifle and started for the plain to have a look around, both were asleep on the blankets. 1 was a bit alarmed as I walked away, though I said nothing to them. Happening to look towajti the hordes, I noticed that all had ceased graziug ana bad their heads up and their ears working. The sagacity of a dog iu detecting danger has often been extolled, but he is far behind the horse in that par ticular sense. Tnese animals could not see danger, but instinct was stronger than eyes or ears. That some one was within a niilo of us I couid not doubt. It could not be wild animals, because the horses showed no sigus of trepidation. If human beings Uiey must be enemies. As I hurried down the gorge I remem bered that our trail for the last ten miles had led over hard and broken ground, which would leave only here and there a footprint. An Indian or dog might follow such a trail, but white men could make nothing of it. As I came within a few feet of the mouth of the gorge, hugging the right hand side, I found a place where I could scramble up and take an observa tion. After attaining a height of thirty feet I carefully crept forward for a look down on the plain. Half a mile to the east of me were two white men riding at full speed, going east. Between them and the gorge was a wnite man on foot, leading his aorre and carefully scrutinizing the ground. To tue west, about half a mile, was a fourth white lUHti, mounted, and holding one end of a long rope attached to a monstrous great dog Tho dog was running about and shirting the air, aud seemed to be highly excited. The Danites were at hand! They bad followed our trail by tho help of the dog. Coming uear the mouth of the gorge, tho dog had been kept back for fear he might betray them. Two of the men had galloped on to pick up our trnil if we had left the valley, and even now were returning. When the four men were satisfied that wo were in the valley what would be their programme As 1 scrambled down the rugged cliff I real r.fd that these men mut nave been sent from Salt Lake to overhaul me. They tnuht have visited the other valley, and they must have discovered that 1 und set the womeu fres. Thev had me penned up, and they sought my lit'J. It was idle to hope they might withdraw, or that four men would fear to attack one. As sou u as rea"iiing tne ground I ran to the upper end of the gorge. Here was really tue narrowest spot., and a number of large stones were lying about. It wa-;u't the work of tive minutes to roll theso in line across the gorge ami build me a breast work two feet high. Just at the centre, where I lay Hat down, was an opening through which I could thrust my Win chester and tire while fullv protected. I expected the dog would bo my first visitor, aud quickly prepared for him. Mv hat was placed on the rocks directly over me, aud I let go of the ritle for the hunting knife. I had just turned mv back when a Uiw venge ful growl from the animal came up the gor ;o. He had been let loose! 1 heard bin footsteps when he was fifty feet away. He saw thu hat, growled savagely, and next mst'int was in the air above im, the hat m his Uv-'th. I planted the knife just back of his fo'-e legs, and wueu he struck the ground he hadn't life enough to roll over. I w.n.ed to kill the dog without alarm, and I had succeeded. The wom-n. sleepiug not more than two hundred feet away, were not disLurbcd. With tho dog gone, the nvu could no longer trail us if we got outside. Believing they would hesitate some time before trusting themselves in the gorge. 1 occupied the next ten minutes in strengthening the breastwork and iucreas- ing the height. Wueu 1 had uedup all tho loose rocks within convenient distance, tho defense was one which a company of in fantry would have hesitated to attack. It was a long half hour before 1 detected an movement dowu the gore, aud then tne tirst thing seeu was a rliag of truce, made bv tving a handkerchief to a long suck. The mau who carried it waved the Hag in a vigorous manner, aud came for-wai-d with alow ami hesitating steps. 1 let htm come within thirty feet of the breast work before showing myself, as 1 could not be certain that it was not a ruse to expose ine to the bullets of bib companions. As ho caught s tit of me he approached to within bft'MMi foot and nailed. 'Who are you, aud what's wautedl" asked. I am a friend, and want to talk with you," he repbed. The mau wan squat, broad-shouldered, aud evil looking, aud hi attempt to look pleasant really duujrted his features. W ell. what do you want to say f" "The Mormons are after you. There are about titty uutide. Ihev uou t want any fuss with you. It you will go ou Kast they on t put a itlraw in your way, but uxvj muot bar lU woiueu nud bumoi." ; t j 1 j j "What. wnmn snd bore'" "You have t wo hor-te heir JC'hC; tothem I nan see them over there. The women yoo tool- out of a care in the other valley." " And if I won't give il-em up '" I flaked. tlTh'n you mnv pi-'-psre to die An a pro(pi"'tor like yourell. snd as one who wants to lire to 'et ba-'k to the St-its, I advise you to deliver up the women and horses.' "(io back to vour rang and tell Vin to do their worst. 1 'know em for accursed I'sn ites. and I know yon for the hipvrsu villain of nil, and the next one of yon who comes wit hin range will gt a bullet." He could see t.h women asleep on the blank'd-s, and ine horses staked ont beyond. For a second or two his eyn roamed over th a bsin as If in search of the dog, snd he then turned without a word and walked out of wight. Whnt would follow? Thmen had located tue sure enough, and they were four to one. Would they dare make a rush up tho gorge at mv breastwork ( 1 did not believe they would. Could they attack iti" from above I would not give thftm credit for betn brave enourrh to mnke th"ir wav over such dangerous ground. They had ns penned tin, and. could bide their tune, and wmtld bo in no hurry to bring things to a climax hy ex j poking themselves. 1 kept my watch at the hreslwork until nbnut rive o'clock without, hiring the slightest movement from the hniiTte-i At that tune the women awoke and joined me, and as socn as I had nut them in posses sion of the news thev brought the two car bines to me. that I might explain the work- ings of the weanons. They pomed them- selves in a very short time, and then caimly took their p Vices beside me. Neither semed til ore excited than the average man would have been under the circumstances. and both strongly declared that, soonei than fall into the hands of the Danites, tlmy would end their own lives. Before it grew dark, one of the women prepared simper and we ate it undet shelter of the defence. Then came the question of preparing for the niht. Under rover of the intense darkness in thp porcp at midnight the men mipht creep up to tht; very breastwork without being seen. Tc prevent this I eimbedover and constructed an abnttis from such small trees as I cou'd break down or uproot. The womn brought me more material from the r.ther side, and I soon had an obstru 'tion which the Dfinites could not remove nor surmount without cn at-ing an alnrm. The women remained awalie until mid night, but about that hour, the night having been without alarm, both dropped oil to sleep, sitting with their backs to the breast work. Fifteen minutes Inter I became sntisrled that tho Danites wore creeping up the gorge. It was so dark in that narrow defile that 1 could not hone to see them, even if they reached the abnttis, and 1 gave my whole attention to listening. Now and then I heard the creek of a twig as they crept forward, anil by and by knew that thev had baited at the abattis. This was an unexpected obstruction, and in their chagrin they cursed in whispers loud enougu to give their presence away . They remained in front of the obstruction a full quarter of au hour, and th'-n retired without having made the least effort to remove it. The remainder of the night passed with out the least alarm, and tne sun had een up obout half an hour before I heard from tho Danites ajrain. Tho same man. with the name tin t of truce, appeared in the gorge and sho-.hed that he wished to make a proposition, and added: "We have been reinforced, and It is use-la-s for you to exnoct to escape.' By way of reply I shoved the rifle over the" breastwork for a shot at him, aud he disappeared as if the ground had swallowed him up. I then called a council of war. The women were so brave that their opinions were worth knowing, especially as they knew the characteristics of the Danites bet ter than I did. "I will tell you what they will attempt to do," said tho eldest, in response to my in quiry. "It is their purpose to kill you and secure possession of us women and the airmals. They haven't the patience to wait and starve us ont, because we could subsist here for months. If there were only four of them yesterday, there are only four to-day, although, if we tarry here too" long, they might summon re-enforce-monts. They can't attack us from above, and thev dare not make a rush up the gorge. During the day they will cut grass and make four largo, tight bales. When night comes they will approach us by rolling these bales ahead of them. The' wind blows up the gorge, and if they set Are to the abattis all the smoke and flame will be driven this way, much to their advantage. If we do not leave the gorge before night we are lost.' "And I have been thinking of another matter," said the other. "Yesterday yon found a place to climb up and look down on the plain. These men are camped near the mouth of the gore. Ferhaps you can look right down on them. If so, you can drive them ou" Five minutes later I was on my wav down tho gorge, keeping close to the right-hand bank, and I reached the spot where 1 had clambered up before without seeing oor hearing a movement on the part of ths enemy. When I reached a position from which 1 could look down on the plain I saw the four men about a mile away, cutting and piling sage brush. Right below me, sicked out, were the four horses, and there was a tent of blankets aud a small camp tire. The men had their carbines slung to their backs, aud seemed entirely occupied in gathering the brush. Here was an op- portumry not to be neglected, and I made all haste to descend aud reach our camp Half a dozen words explained the situation to the women. Both saddled their own horses, and while I was packing the mule they took down and stowed the tents, aud in ten minutes we were readv to move. Before reaching the mouth of the gorge the women were instructed to turn to toe left as we went out and rido to the east with all speed, never minding how far be- html I lagged. We went out of the place at full gallop, and while they turned to the left I rode to the right. It would not do to leave the Mormons a means of pursuing, and perhaps overhauling us. There would be no time to dismount and cut the lariats and ruu off the beasts, but they must be killed in their tracks, it seeima horrible thing to do, even when so nerved up and excited, but a shout from the Danites settled the matter. The men had seeu us and were coming on the run. In minute I was among the horsey, revolver in hand, and a fast us I could pull trigger sent the lead into them. Two went down and th other two broke awav and followed me half a mile before tumbling over. The Danites opened fire, but tho nin.ire was too long, and tit the end of twenty minutes we were out of sight and hearing. Long weeks aft-d '.bis we tine day rode up to the gates of Fort Bridgr, all of us un kempt, ragged, and scarcely to b recog nised as limii'in beings, but safely delivered from Danites. Indians and the wild beasts of mountain and plain. One of the women is to-day a resident of Raltnnnre and the other of Chicago, and their measure happiness is complete. A'. Y. Hun. BUTTERMILK FOR PIGS. One Hundred Pounds of It Equal to Twenty Pounds of Corn. j i i ! 1 i ' The piolit of ruUinij pigs ou a dairy farm has never becm questioned, and yet thare are ninny persons who under rate the value of buttermilk a food for pigs and hoj;s. Huttevmilk con tains iibout 10 per cent, of dry matter, and is composed of 3 per cunt, of al buminoids (easeinii), 5.4 of carbo-hydrates (milk s;iir), 1 of fat nutri tive ratio, 1:2.6. The proportion of muscle-forming matter is greater than than in whole milk, and this deficiency of oil renders buttermilk slightly con stipating. To feed it in the most skill ful maimer would require that a some what laxative food, such us flaxseed, be added to it. Three-quarters of a pound of boiled flaxseed to the 100 pounds of buttermilk will supply oil in the same proportion as it exists in the naturul milk, and will greatly improve its feed ing value, making it very nearly as nu tritious as new milk. If flaxseed is not to be conveniently had. the old style linseed-oil meal nf.iy be substituted, using 1 pound of meal to the 1(A) pounds of buttermilk. Tho object is to pre vent constipation. In a general way, it may bo said that 100 pounds of but termilk have as much nutritive value as '.'0 pounds of corn, and is better adapUul for young pigs. Xutiuttul Livt &tor& Journal. A fair supply of meat for the hem will add to the yield of ejrs tuid will I prevent leather eating. X. X. Herald. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. ! ' An Indian high school is to ho c. ,ab1ishcd in San Burnaidine County, California. Them nro more "coHcuh' in Ohio than in France and Gormnny combined. Clcvilatifl Lcruirr. Mrs. Ta.mnre, wifu of Ihn Brook lyn preacher, lectures every Sunday to a class of throe hundrod women and men. Public nijrnt-sohnoln ara now a fixed fact in New York City. Oa the opening night recently, 2.0,000 pupils weia enrolled, one-third or mora of whom would probably have been at burs, billiard tables or theaters, but fur these. Ar. Y. Mnt. The -Tnpane-w Government pro poses making adequate proision for instruction in medical --cience by di viiiine; tho country into .six sections, in each of which will be t"dahlihct a collep-i! for the training of future phy sicians and surgroonH. A Chinese merchant in New York has received a letter stMinp; that not long; airo tho little villarc of Ko and Ju, tifty-five milen from Ilm Kong, quarndud about the situ for a temple. Iho dtmcultv culminated in t'e burn inT of both villages and the k.ilins of nearly one thousand people. --At tlie fellowship meeting of native Christians held in Kioto, Japan, the subject of one session was revivals, and during the discussion it became known that the patriarch, of the nieet in?, the white haired pnstor of one of l he Tokio clie.rch"s. was spending the lay, in company with .uiim; students, at the traiuine school, upnn one of the mountains near the city, in fasting and prayer for God's blcssiii"; upon the meeting. The Samonns of Manlantu have opened a chapel which is built of wood from a forest which used to foe- tabooed as the dwelling- place of an ancient Sa noan deitv. Lone; after the peoole tad ceased to believe in the deity they entertained a superstition1? awe of the irnvo, and it was con'dered a great triumph when the missionaries were able so to overcome the feeling of dread as to indue the peoplo to attack the grove and cut down its sacred trees. The country schools arc far infer ior to the town or city schools, but this ;s far more than counterbalanced by the fact that the country boy is trained to work from the time he can pick up corn cobs to run the kitchen stove, till he goes ont to his own home. The chaps who had plenty of money at. col lege, and the city bred fellows, have not been as a rule heard from much since, while the country boys wito wore plain clothes and kept close to their books in the old colleges arc leading the thought of Iowa and other States to-day. Iowa Ilamcstfid. Rev. Dr. Cnyler says: "The burn ing problem of the day is how to evan gelize the great cities, which are to rule or ruin the nation. From this quarter comes tho menace. There is but one way to conquer darkness carry in the light There is only ono way to change the lump spread the lor.veti. There is one effectual way to arrest the corrup tion, and that is to take the Lord's Bait out of tho silver hooped casks and scat ter it where it is needed. " N. I . Times. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. j i j , i j j , j a a I Second thoughts are always the best Woman wu an aftevthought of creation. Boston Transcript. If it took coffee as long to settle as some men, a good many of us would drink water. -"-Oil City Derrick. There are some things harder to keep than a diary. A three-dollar pocket-knife, for instance. "No," .said the landlady, fixing her eyes with a stony gaze upon tho new boarder at the foot of tho table: "no, it is not what I eat, but what somebody else ca's that distresses me." Boston Transcript. A weary world At the club: Do Jones yawns and stretches himself. Van Brown "Tired, dear bov?" De Jones "Aw beastlv." Van B. "Up i , , tp j fatt. e"' De J. "Kaw. Been think ing. JSI. z. To-day. No matter if a woman hasn't but three lines to write on a page of lettpr paper, she can't resist the temptation to write two of them on the side margin and then sign her name upside down over the date. Fa' ner (Mann.) Journal. A grand jur ,c having applied to the Judge to h-j excused from serving on account of his deafness, the Judge said: "Could you not hear my charge to the jury sir?" "Yes. I heard your honor's charge," said the juror, "but I couldn't make any sense of it." lie was "excused." Chiairo Mail. A Chance Shot. Mr. Augur (to Mrs. Societe, as he calls her attention to a young couple near by) "There is evident enjoyment. Miss (Viuleur ap pears charmed with young Ulrradude does she not?" Mrs. Soc'ete (smiling brightly) "O, one can not tell any thing by a woman's exoression. She knows liow to look amiable when she's being terribly bored. Harper's Ilnznr. Young Physician (to patient) Did you follow my directions in taking the little pills one every three hours? Patient Well er you see, doc . Young Physician (rival Heavens! You didn't take them oftener than that? Patient I diilu't take any. My little boy got hold of the bottle in the night and ate them all up. Young Phvsiciun (hastily) Where is the boy? Patient The last I heard of him he was ont i n the back-yard stoning cats. .V. 1". Times. Two village worthies met on the street one day. "Jamie, says the richer (jf the two, "are ye never gaud to pay me that account? I'm ill oil for the siller the noo." "(),"sas Jamie, "I havena seen you this long time. Could ye cheengo a twenty-pound note?" "Ay, could I," says the laird, di awing out his pocket-book. "Ah weel," says Jamie, "vou're no needin' siller then," and walked on. .Vuiri town Herald. The Centennial-Congress. It has not yet been generally re marked that the Congress which will be elected this year, and which will as semble March 4, 1S87, will be the cen tennial cne under the present Constitu tion. From May 10, 1775, to March 1 1781, the lirst or, an it hxs been called, the Revolutionary Congress, sat. From the lattur date, when the articles of jonfoderation were finally raiitied, up to March 4. 1781), the second ConuTci,. of tho United Slates held power. Then dime the new CoiijnvsH, which, how ever, was not fully organized till rct tu1 weeks later, though the term o its oflioiul existence commenced March 4. Tho present is tho forty-ninth in succession, and the next will be the liftieth, thus completing the century, in direct succession.. CVitciijo Journal. LiOob: out it'oxh Barretts' Hi Coais 'n ! My Salesman, Mr. John DeWitt, will be on the road after September 1st, with a full line of WGQLEN GOODS, Such as Heavy Cassimrrcs, Tweeds, Satinets and Jeans, Red, Vhite and Mixed Blankets, Yarns of All Kinds, Lxtra Soft 1' inish Flannels. IDOlsT-"!? ZeTT2T Until you have seen my line of poods, which you find as Ood as the BKS1, and as low in price as the t ow est. W oo! taken at any time in exchange lor poods. I.IOHGAN BARRETT. Ra nsroro, Ohio. a22nvj ;QUIO EROTHEES' DRUG' STORE In headquarters for Drugs, Paints, Oils, BRUSHES, jOI-TIE Window Glass, At Til RELIABLE PREPARATIONS. OUINN'S COUGH SYR III -w HILTON'S PILE OINTMENT 1 . -1 - - - -. .. . . i a W. C. OVERMAN & Are Agents for Garr, Scott & Co.'s Celebrated hi Engines, Mug Mm ail Saw-Mill., D. M. Osborne & Co.'s Self-Binding Harvesters, Reapers and Mowers! The "Solid Without tongue The Best in the Market! THE Hamilton Cultivators and Euckeys Grain Drills, T tJ. IE Bcaaaa" and Sostii Bend CLillsd Plows d Foists ! We kt'Cp on hand a larpe supply of tlio New Stan-lard Fertilizer, manufiu tared from Tobacco. T IV A, WHO 18 UNACQUAINTCO WITH THB fcEC Bf trflmiwrnu ui - - II I III H ' " - CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY Ty reason or lt.s conf. il position and ciote rt lution to p!1 principal lines I- at pnU we -it :t. mit til nnd trmin-ii p"ms, ronstitut-s- tre in ont importe nt mid-con tt ntm' U linlf in tli.it PvsUim of throui trimf-por tut, on whwh invitt and Ihci.i tiius tr iv el iind tr. title bef.vooa cittea of tht AUni.tic and Pticilic Co t-td It lrt also tno fa onto and U; L ruiiLi t ) pud nun points Ki at. Northeast und boulUea.st, ami corresponds ? points W ear., North, went and tnuHiu tbU The Kot'li Idhmd hvbl iu inclndon m Its umia hue mid Lii iubes, CTlrriR'O, Jollot, Otuwn, 1-. fc ill--, r'eur.v, Uhiihshjo, Mcimid rm1 Kot k Ir lmid. In llinU; LtLivunport, Mit-.,' it uio, W.ihhi i ton. Fail rinhl. 't turn v. h, Oi UuIookh Wwl Liberty, Jovva City, L)ta Milntfi. Lndinnoia. Vinl-ri-f t.. Atlantic, Knox villa, Audubon, Harlan, Out brio Cent.ro nnd Council li.uilrt, in Iow a; (iidluttii Trent in, Carr-t-roa inU K vhh City, In Missouri; l.eo vunworth and Atrbion In K uiaas ; Abert Ia.i, Minneapolis und t-t. i'aul, in Minnesota; Watertuwa im Dakota, and huudruda of mteruiodlate ettja. townw, i1:uk-b and etautia. THE CHEAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE (ruarantft 1t patrons that ene of personal necurlty attorded ry a Bollrt thorou rhlv b 'U.Ltwd ia.d-bod; Hinooth track h oi coiiUuiuniB ttel nil; uu bt tmiaUv' l uilt cmIvucls and bri'le.-; imilUiK' fitock ae lavir pi t on mj human fiVtili oa. make It; the Baftitv rmplitmctta of patent buflera piattorino and air-br-tk 6rf; and that exact in thrcipliue "ft Inch ko vlthh th -r it'i W.-al ormrtttloa of all its trains. Otier Hpcmnati of tUn route ate n run '( a ak ull oonnectLw points in Uni m Dcww, a:.d tlio uiiaui'pkuaed ciiiortt uuil luxuriLrs of ti P is-verrrer hiunipmoni. Ttii fas. Kxpn-as Trains Utw-fMi niioigo find the Mlmourl P'ver Br crtxn Prnid of wfll ventilated, fhifv uitu-Jrttcrrd l)ay Coaehi-n, MuKinVti euV uduum alactt Bletpeiu cf tli l vUyi Ue-ikrii, and Butupt noun T iihm n n In wuii U eiaoor-Uely cooked rnoata are lfl&ur.uv eatfii, "Rood aMiv on Appot ts, and HcUt ou both." intwee!i Cliiccwo and i..Wjua C-y aia AlciU? 'U, fro alo rati th Otjiebr-atd Keciinintf CLtir Cars. THE TAMOUS ALDERT LEA ROU'E In tho ilre.it arJ favorite b.ne between ''hlcacro and Minnripolls and Paul, whure ftmnO'i'ia are mad In Union Den'.ts Tore.il pt'ii.s 11 the '1 fci rittrn a and H"!tish I-'iov mew Over ilns mute, F iat hx.nrH Tvins aie run to th waUii'in f Krvct'3. Humra r n-aoria. picture-Mine localit it-rt,.ui)d humiiiK antt tti In r -rour.'.-j of Iowa and Minntusota- lj is al-o the m 1 1 tu oirab'o louttj to tu tcli v hart tlelils and pnator 1 lauds cf mwrior 1-koiA. Btvll r ni tho r I) h KG 1' 1,1 NK. via Ht-noca ami Kanxakito, hb bH-n perii.l bet wet 1 Nti-vpoi-t Khwh, rtichtnond, Cincinnati lii'ilMnao,)(i. t nd ,h! yr ii c p 1 fuuiHv i 151 illM ivu'i'taH i,nv, iuur enTH.ua ami i am wiiu iiiutiu O',- rt..t tilsl ti,lorrri.i.!((tii ne M'ti a and bltlei k t.t.Hmut Tlo.k'tA, at all pnncioai Tickwt OLUot, by '..ddieat-lng R. R. CADLE, fiMid.Al tai G.it.r.l Mkuaytr, Chit,.. Varnishes, STUFFS, Patent Medicines, Comfort" r r t p CtOCRAPHV CF THIS COUNTHY, Wtt-CT inia mr-, i n n i inc. Lrt I ifl lit f. 16 wrtii mm iu th Uuurd buiMMi aitd i. n i-vU- E. ST. JQVU1, Sen.ti lill tnt PllllV.w Anl, CkWwiA Kuuill Siiii SON