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“Strange? why I tell you it was just the most curious thing I ever hear tell of. There she was, a wee chit of a lass scarce as tall as my boots; a pretty, soft-eyed, sunny haired baby. Why, man, that girl was a fortune to us pilgrims of Rock Bottom.’’ “Something supernatural, hey?’’ I asked. “Eh? Super—y---yes, it was nat ural to her,’ responded the goodma tured miner as he gazed about him in a most puzzled manner. I mis trust that supernatural was not con tained in his phraseology. “What was her manner of procedure?” I asked. “Eh?” “How did she do it? find gold? point out the particular places where the rare ‘yellow vein’ existed?” I added. “Oh! Why, she just asked some one to bind a cloth over her eyes. Then she'd walk along over the ground, and suddenly she’d stop, then stamp her baby foot down in a spiteful manner, and say, ‘Here, here, take it away, it hurts me, oh, it hurts me.’ I've seen her do it hundreds of times, and she never missed once.” "This little gold-finder must have been in great demand among the in habitants of Rock Bottom." I said. “Yes, she was. But the pilgrims all aerreed to one thine.” “And that was?’’ I interrupted: “Never to let one man use her ser vices more than one time. By the way, that reminds me of a little inci dent, a small affair where one man found out to his sorrow that the lit tle gold-finder told him to dig once too often.” “Will you relate it to me?” I asked. “Certainly. I say, stranger, I’m pesky dry, ha’n’t you?” quickly asked j the minei’, looking up. The gentle hint was sufficient. I ordered a drink for him. After he had imbibed, I lit a cigar and await- J ed his recital, which was as follows: , “You see the little girl was a waif. ( One of the boys found her in a lone- ] 1}’ hut on the side of the mountains. The strangest part of that was, she ] was clasped close to a dead woman’s , bieast. Mho or what the woman . was, the man who took the wee baby from her stiff arms could not tell, as there were no articles, not a single ' paper or a bit of writing, to indentify t her or the child. “He brought the baby to Rock , Bottom, left her in the care of Aunt j Chloe, the only female in the camp, ] while he, with two or three pilgrims, s went back to the lonely hut and pxxt ] the dead woman into the ground. "The little one grew rapidly. The < fsxiri-oundings seemed to agree with j her; for her cheeks were plump and | brown as a berry with health. The , fivsf r1i«r*mr£kVTT V,i j "v* ivhwlu j findei1 happened one evening, when Jim Bludsoe, the man who found , her, came from his claim and said, ‘Tot, it’s all Up Row. You and I must move away from hero,’ The i little one tvas five of six years old then, still she was perfectly able to comprehend Jim’s words. She gave him one look and with a stamp of her little foot upon the rough floor of Jim’s cabin, she said, ‘Here, here, take it away, it hurts me, oh, it hurts me.’ “A strange look must have been in Jim’s eyes, for his heart told him that there was some meaning con tained in little Tot s words. •‘He tore up the boards, and with pick and shovel dug right there, down in the soft soil, under the floor. Stranger, he found gold. “Jim was none of your jealous, mean-minded pilgrims. He knew how to do the square thing every time. He didn’t keep the little gold finder’s gift all to himself for his own benefit. He told the rest of the pil grims all about it. He showed them his new ‘find’ right inside of his cabin, under the floor. He pointed to Tot, and said, ‘She done it. She said take it away, it hurt her. I don’t know what it means. Gents, there’s the proof! and he produced an emp ty can nearly full of little yellow nuggets about the size of a pea. “Then the boys all wanted Tot to find gold for them. Finally they ar ranged matters, and made an agree ment never to use her services more than once for each man. “Just about this time, a soft-hand ed sport, one of them chaps that han dies the cards finely, came to Ilock Bottom. He soon made holes into the pilgrims’ caches, for he played what's called a nasty game of poker. “He heard about Tot, the little gold-finder, and one day he asked Jim if Tot couldn’t do some pros pecting for him. Now, according to the rules connected with Tot's busi ness, Jim hadn’t a right to refuse “It was a bright moonlight night, when Tot came down to the Dandy, a fine hotel in the palmy days of Rock Bottom. “The boys had heard, during the day, that the gold-finder was to strike a vein for the soft-handed sport, so they were all gathered at the Dandy', eager to see what she could do for a man that handled the rubbers for a living. ‘ Jim bound a handkerchief over her eyes and led her to the door of the hotel. She looked, or rather turned her face in every direction, as though she could gaze right straight ahead to the spot where the gold laid. Then, like the wind, she ran up the mountain side, the boys all following after her, the soft handed sport among them. “Finally she halted under a giant pine, stamped her foot upon the ground and spitefully cried, -Here, here, take it away, oh, it hurts me, take it away.’ “Jim's face grew white as a sheet, and he looked toward two or three of the boys: their faces were as white as ais. Zifni pi i i-i , . owiL-iiauLiCLi sspuil. LUUlv. 11 pick, which one of the men had Drought, and drove it deep into the soft soil. Then he took a shovel and lug away at the roots of the giant pine. “The boys were standing about ■he hole, all busily engaged in watch ng him. Jim took Tot and drew ler away and waited. “Deep down the sport dug, and lien his pick struck some hard sub stance. Y\ ith a cry of triumph, he hrew the pick from him, and in a nad passion of greed, dug up the sarth with his fingers and cast it from lim in handfuls. “Suddenly, he stopped; bent down lis face and fastened his eyes upon something there in the hole, partly incovered. With a cry of horror, he sprang from the hole and knelt down, snd covering his eyes with his hands 'S if to shut away the fearful sight, liivered with abject fear. “This astonished the boys, and , hey went close to the hole and looked u. There at the bottom were the ■ 'ones and skull of a skeleton. The port had dug down into the un mown woman’s grave, Tot’s mother. “The sport made a clean breast of he whole matter. He told, how he iad led the poor girl whom he had setrayed, to the lonely hut on the noun tain side. He told how he had eft her there with the baby to die. - -.f-i._Jl 1 • I igain in the shape of a ghastly skele ,on. Tot, the little gold-finder, his sllild and liers, had been the means of disclosing the indentity of the un known woman. He told Jim to keep the girl, for he said Jim was more fit to bring her up. The boys had hard work to keep from giving him a dose of hemp, this sport who had left the woman to die, but out of respect to the little gold-finder who had done so many of them a turn of fortune, they finally let him go. “After that, Tot’s gift for finding gold lost its power She tried and tried, time after time, but all in vain. Her gift had gone. “Oh yes, she found gold only once after that.’’ “How, and when?” I asked. “When she was about seventeen years of age. She found the gold which is in a true man’s heart The pair were publicly joined in the holy bonds of matrimony, and Rock Bot tom lost its fairest sunshine when Tot, the little gokl-finder, turned her back upon the place and went east with her life’s best claim.’’ “Everybody must grow old, you know,” said Mrs. Bass to her husband, who had been remarking upon the rapid ageing of one of Mrs. B.’s dear friends. “Not everybody, dear,’’ re plied Bass, “everybody who lives long enough you mean;” adding patheti cally, “I should grieve to think that my sweet wife would ever grow old.” It is whispered that the Basses are not living on the best of terms just now. WHAT IS MAN? Man that is born of woman is small potatoes and few in the hill. He rises up to-day and flourish eth like a rag weed, and to morrow 01 the day after, the undertaker has him in the ice box. He goeth forth in the morning warbling like a lark, and is knocked out in one round and two seconds. In the midst of life he is in debt, and the tax collector pursueth him wherever he goeth. The banister of life is full of splin ters, and he slideth down it with considerable rapidity. He walketh forth in the bright sunlight to absorb ozone, andmeeteth the bankteller with a sight draft for $357. Ho eometli homo at eventide and meeteth the wheelbarrow in his path, and the wheelbarrow riseth up and smiteth him to the earth, and run neth one of its legs into his ear. In the gentle springtime he put teth on his summer clothes, and a blizzard striketh him far away from home, and filleth him with woe and rheumatism. He layeth up riches in the bank, and the President specnlateth in mar gins, and then goeth to Canada for his health. In the autumn he puttetli on his winter trousers, and a wasp that abid eth in them tilleth him full of intense excitement. aac Buuicui uuwu ceutU witn an oleander, and goeth first, hastily, and the oleander cometh after him, and sitteth upon him. He sitteth up all night to get the returns from Ohio, and in the end learneth that the other fellows have carried it. He buyeth a watch-dog, and when he cometh home late from the lod"e O the watch dog treeth him, and sitteth beneath him until rosy morn. He goeth to the horse trot and bet teth his money on the brown mare, md the bay gelding with the blaze face winnetb. He marrieth a red-haired heiress with a wart on her nose, and the next lay her paternal ancestor goeth under with few assets and great liabilities, ind cometh home to live with his be oved son-in-law. A Country with no Tax Collectors. —In the last number of the Consular reports, Mr. Worthington, United States Consul at Malta, gives an ac count of the government of that little rountry, which he claims to be a model me. It would certainly prove a hap py land to those who dislike taxes, debt, interest, etc. There are abso lutely no taxes of any kind levied on the inhabitants. There are no insur ance rates to pay, because all the build ings are fireproof. There is no fire department in Malta, and no need of one The islands have no debt. &nd therefore no irdei sst to pay. On the u»uu, uiey are not only out of debt, hut the local government has a uandsome surplus on hand of $1,250, 000, which is invested in the English funds, returning them a revenue year ly. Every revenue department pays a surplus in the local treasury after paying all expenses, and the surplus thus accumulated is growing so rapid ly that it is proposed to divide it among the inhabitants, as there is ac tually no use for it. How Sunstroke Can Be Cured._ For an effective cure for sunstroke the following is specially commended: Remove the patient to a shaded spot at once. Place the body in a sitting posture, the back against a wall, with the feet and legs resting upon the sidewalk and extended in front of the body. Get ice water and a bottle ot some strong essence of ginger. Pour the ice water over the head, copious ly; never mind the clothes. Then pour two or three tablespoonfuls of ginger in about a half a tumbler of water, and make the patient swallow it quickly. Keep the head cool by using a little of the ice water, and in case there is not much of a glow on the body, give more ginger. If the directions are followed there will be no occasion for the services of an un dertaker. Ginger is by far the best to use, but where it cannot be had quickly, two or three good drinks of brandy will answer. - Give all care to the intellect, but ever keep the mind in subjection to a loving heart, and train it simply as the heart’s best servant THE STORY OF PLANCHETT. In the year 180S a gentleman named Kirby who is now living in Kansas City, invented a contrivance which he called “planchett.” It was an ordinary board of walnut, shaped like an easel and supported by four small rollers. It was in size about as large as a woman’s Gainsborough hat. The planchett would be placed on a table over a sheet, of Virginia | foolscap. A man would bo told to shut both of his eyes and think of something he held dear. His lingers j would rest on the easel and ho was to forget all about them and about it. In a few minutes he would be in a sort of a reverie. The thoughts in his mind would gradually become i absorbed on one point. In another minute the planchett would begin to move' mechanically on its rollers. And then, without any apparant vo | lition on his part, the pencil which was held by the easel would slowly trace over the foolscap the name of a sweet-heart, or the date of some en gagement or whatever thought was uppermost in his mind, j This revelation of a latent power was thought at first to be most sur prising. But after some 10,000 plan chetts had been sold for §1 apiece it : ceased to be so much of. a wonder, \ and Mr. Kirby retired in 1870 to the west. At the same time the discus sion to which the planchett gave rise—for craze it was—established two or three things. The first was that some temperaments possessed the electric force to a much greater extent than others! The second was that, as a general rule, women were more largely endowed with it than men. The secret of the planchett was that the electricity which the mind could generate could be exer cised through the hands. Ax American Fable—A big, red faced Nothing was strolling along the street, when a deputy sheriff slapped it on the shoulder. “You are just the chap I’m looking for.” “What do you want of me? I’ve done no evil.” “Never mind; come right along.” “But I never stole anything.” “I know it.” “Nor killed anybody.” “I know that.’’ “I never broke a law.” “Of course not.” “Then what on earth can a sheriff want with me?” “You’re a Nothing, aren’t you?” “Yes, sir.” “Don’t know anything?” “Not a thing.” “Don’t want to know anything?” “Not a cussed thing.” “I thought so.” ‘ Well?” “Well, we want you for a juror.”— Chicago Iferctf. Every day is a little life, and our whole life is but a day repeated. Therefore, live every day as if it would be the last. —the Mild power cures.— HUMPHREYS’ OMEOPATHIC SPECIFICS. In use 3) years.—Each number tho special pre scription of an eminent physician.—The only Simple, KafenndSure Medicines forthe people LIST PRINCIPAL NOS. CURES. PRICE. 1. Fevers, Congestion, Inflamations.25 2. Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... 25 if. Crying Colic, or Teething of Infants 25 1. Diarrhea of children or Adults. *25 5. Dysenlnry, Griping. Bllllous Colic,.. 25 <*. 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