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PIT OF SNAKES.
BeNLOE HAS a HARROW- I INC EXPERIENCE. jHßpitra Hour* In n Cllnonay Cmw hf (opp*rh**<l« an.! Afratit H|nr* n Mai«l* Hoaatari Iba OHN PENLOE. of KoelTtlle had an experience with copperhead snakes on Tuesday which almost unbalanced his mind, says a Be lief onto. Pa. spe cial. Penloe. accom panied by Nero M. Pooch, went Into 1 tjU mountains north ..r Mu»a«r * §SI;. scur 'i of hu k i-'*K-rrt.-4 They ißr>! together In the morning. the berry crop abort In they separated. Pouch puking berries until late in *>n when hom< ft I lei thw he lay down under a r-ee and flr . : --k he awoke snd started for agreed on for mrwtlng. and Prntoe. he went home At o'clock that night a member » family < amr and informed that hi* father had not yet re- dressed and *e. . ;r ,-,i lantern to climb the rugged aide * mountain \fter tramping he reached the place of the meeting He hoped to And there sleeping, hut no trace A found, and although he called of hi* voice, he received no had scarcely «t down when atari led by a muffled cry It * great distance away, over the aide of another mountain again, an! was answered by response Picking up hi* staff he made haste In the dl ijM fr<<m which the sound came. nnd nearer, each time a little came the sound of a BHEu-'H Anally it seerowd that It beneath his feet. are you**' Inquired Pourh God * sake come. I am alive was the answer. had stopped a*. the edge of an pit. which had long been dla- Iffl A flood of moonlight revealed standing on the bottom of the e> ea glaring and hla face dls- beyond recognition. wrong?*' asked Pouch. you *e< these snakes’ I feel all over me I tried to but on every ah* If of rook my hand to pull myself up I my fingers on the cold §§Mr a anake For God’s sake, be help me out. I am going B 1 lowered his lantern into the then lx held a sight that made « run cold. One monster cop- la> in a graceful curve almost the feet of the frightened Another that eeemed to be al- large a* an old-fashioned bread coiled In a pile not two BBpy. while on every shelving rock BBp»nded Into the pit were several Mgftf glistening eyes and as many (£jMB tongues playing like lightning of the foul cavern got a long i*ole and dropped j’llSß the pit. Penloe grasped the was pulled out of the den of On reaching the surface he fell to the ground. st oo<l erect afraid to move a BWppJ bad been too much, and It was BB hours before he could even tell BBBbad happened. He had waited dark for his companion. familiar the trail. alone. He lost his way. trying to get out of the fallen into the pit. of men went to the deserted the next day and found it to alive with copperheads. They pit with brush and logs. and. setting Are to it. roasted the snake* alive. COLORS OF RATTLESNAKES. Th*y Taka on « Hut of th« Korkt Wh«f* Th»T iUtt liens A few days ago a Mexican vu ex hibiting on the streets of Pomona a rattlesnake that he had captured In one of the neighboring canyon*. He w *o leading the snake around by a cord of horse hair fastened about Its neck and tied to the end of a sharp rod or walking stick. Some Mexicans are ex perts at catching rattlers. They al ways take them alive if they can. and they seldom fall, for It is a lively snake that can escape them when they are armed for the fray. If they cannot sell their captive alive they kill it and sell the skin at a good prtc© for a hatband or a belt. The snake In question wns s rare specimen. It was about three feet long, plump and sleek, and almost as blsck as coal. Nobody had ever seen a black rattler before. One man declared that It was no rattlesnake because It was blsck. One of the Interested spectators, who had been looking the snake over care fully. but had said nothing, was Jacob Morency. an old mining prospector, who had traveled over nearly all of the min eral regions of Southern California and Mexico. The man who scouted the Idea of a rattlesnake being black turned to Morency and said: "What do you think about It. Jake?" "Well." said the latter, "you*d better not let him bite you. unless you’re ready to pay your debts, say your prayers and die; for he’s s rattler all right enough. Rattlesnakes are not like cha meleons exactly—they can’t change their color In the twinkling of an eye— but they are of a greater variety of colors than cows are. I have seen them of every color imaginable and always of the same color as the soil or rocks In w&lch they are found, and tne dia mond-shaped spots on their sides and back are sometimes lighter and some times darker than the rest. 1 once saw a rattlesnake, caught in a eauyon In lx>wer California, near San Fernando, that was almost as black as Jet. and the dtamund spots were lined with white. Two years ago I killed a rattler In Parla valley. In northern Arlxona. that was three and a half feet long, and of deep red color, with diamonds of Jet black. I think It was the handsomest snake I ever saw I have his skin yet. In an other valley not more than forty miles from there I saw rattlesnakes as yellow as ochre, with reddish diamonds. Brown rattlesnakes with dark spots are the most common. Hat the queerest - iooklng rattler I ever saw a friend of mine and I caught in Lower California five or six years ago We were riding along the western coast of the penin ■ula. about opposite Guadalupe, when ws came upon a rattlesnake as white as milk, with faint black lines outlin ing the diamond spots. It was the only white one I ever saw. though I have eeen many light colored. It had simply taken on the color of the white rocks and sands where It lived. We captured It alive and took It to San Diego, and sold It for 125 to a man named King, who was gathering rare specimens of reptile and Insects for some eastern Institutions.’’—San Francisco Call. How Awkward It Will in tOOO! Did you ever think of It? A great problem is soon to occupy the minds of the people of the world. In four years the sweep of time will carry us into a new century, and the figures which Indicated the century of 1800 will be exchanged for 1900. When this time comes, can we abbreviate the year In writing and printing, as we do now in 1896? It we may abbreviate, how shall it be done? How will It look, ’00? Or this. ’l9? When you write at the top of your letter to the editor, March 14, '96. it looks all right! but March 14, ’OO. will not be at all satisfactory. Did you ever before think what an In convenient time 1900 is going to be? If so. Just consider how lucky your stars are that you will not be living on this mundane sphere in 2,000! —New York Homo Journal. * heap lUlr* to Milwanket*? The Burlington Ibuite trill sell tickets <»u August Sad and 23rd from Denver to Mil wauker and return for $31.30, dual return limit August 31 at. Tbla rate Is for the meeting of national convention Republi can league, and rate la open to the pub lic. See that your tickets read rla the Hurling ton. O. W. VAHI.KItV. General Agent. "What's the matter?” asked her husband. "Been having huby's plctnre taken. They have away or taking them Instantaneously now. you know." Personal. ANY ONE *ho has been benefited by the U«e Of r»r. Williams' IMnk 1111*. will re ceive information of much ralae and Inter est by writing to "link Pills." P. O. Bov lAU2. Philadelphia. Pa. "Auftt Elvlry H«»t.b* never got up from that momattz attell ylt.” "Naw; Home folks won’t never rlt ■•nten bed s'long’s other folks keep a-fetebtn' Ice ••ream to 'em.’* hi* l(atr« to Omaha and Return On August 13. 17 and IN the Union Pa cific will hcII th-krta to Omaha and return at one fare for the round trip. See that your ticket* rend via the Union Pacific, and tbuii take advantage of our fast time, dining car*, chair earn. Pullman ■lector*, and all modern acc-oinnuHtatton*. Ticket office !*4l I7th Bt., corner OortlL "The president of our health club ha* been taken away to a sanitarium.** "What ailed her?** "Tbe doctors think *he broke down her c<oii»!ltutlon keeping files out of her bejae." • r the Mnh) I* Catting Teeth. Be nrw >ml taw that .1.1 »ad weit-trted rentedr. Mas Wnaiovt K»srsi«a svsir tor CbUdrsa Teething. Probably the largest farmer In Maryland U General William McKinney, who owns slity farms, embracing 30.000 acres, and gives them his personal attention. We will forfeit fl.oun If suy <»f our pub lished testimonial* are proven to be not gen uine. The Plat* Co.. Warm. Pa. The White House, the Senate chamber and tbe House of Ueprr*entatlv*a are all leserted. but these are Imsy days on the rear platforms of railway trains. rirt «toot*ed rre-* and permanetitty cured. JVo »fl»r first day’* s«eof Ur. Kllne’stireat .Nerve Restorer. Free $2 tr.el bottle sod treat i«e. Scad to Dm. Russ. WU arch at.. I'hUsdciphta, Pm. 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