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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
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-
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
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
"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!"
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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-
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,
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
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
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"
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."
"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
"(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.
One Hundred Pounds of It Equal to
Twenty Pounds of Corn.
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.
An Indian high school is to ho c.
,ab1ishcd in San Burnaidine County,
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
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
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 .
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".
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
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.
Ra nsroro, Ohio. a22nvj
In headquarters for
Drugs, Paints, Oils,
Window Glass,
1 . -1 - - - -. .. . . i a
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!
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.
fcEC Bf trflmiwrnu
ui - - II I III H ' " -
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.
(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.
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
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