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They, as well as those who lay npon the exterior, were imme diately removed to the flagship, restora tives were applied, and, fortunately, our aid bad come so promptly that the lives of all of them were saved. But life bad fled from the mangled bodies of those who had stood directly in the path of the fearful projectile. This strauge accident had been wit nessed by several of the members of the fleet, aud they quickly drew together in order to inquire for the particulars. As the flagship was dow overcrowded by the addition of so many men to its Grew, Mr. Edison had them distributed among the other cars. Fortunately it happened that the disintegrators con tained iu the wrecked oar were not in jured. Mr. Edisou thought that it would be possible to repair the oar itself, aud for that purpose he bad it attached to the flagship in order that it might be carried ou as far as the moon. The bodies of the dead were transported with i it, as it was determined, instead of i committing them to the fearful deep of space, where they would have wandered forever, or else have fallen like meteors upon the earth, to give them interment iu the lunar soil. As we now rapidly approached the moon the change which the appearance of its surface underwent was no less wonderful than that which the surface of the earth had preseuted in the re verse order while we were receding form it. From a pale silver orb, shining with comparative faintness among the stars, it slowly assumed the appearance of avast mountainous desert As we drew nearer its colors became more pro uouuced, the great flat regions appeared darker, the mountain peaks shone more brilliantly The huge chasms seemed bottomless aud blacker than midnight. Gradually separate mountains appeared. What seemed like expanses of snow aud immense glaciers streaming down their sides sparkled with great brilliancy in the perpendicular rays of the sun. Our motion had now assumed the aspect of m „ „ Ti- „ j . . . . failing. Wo seemed to be dropping an height and with „ ^ V straight down upon tho e giant peaks. tS 6 °'If d npou the mysterious surface of the mu™! 4 -u« 9 ..I i. moou. Where the edge of the moon cut a. it u i j the sky behind it it was broken and _ *. • .. t jagged with mountain masses. Vast crater rings overspread its surface, and in anmaoJtUna i i. ,jt u in some of these I imagined I could per ceive a lurid illumination coming out t nf ei l de .?H St C8Vitie3 and f tb90ar1 ' libie jaws 8 ar ° _ _l.) __ , . . ., We were approaching that part of the „ui„u j 1 ! I ° . *1 moon which is known to astronomers as the bay of Rainbows. Here a huge semicircular region, as smooth almost as the surface of a prairie, lay beneath j our eyes, stretching southward into a vast oceaulike expanse, while on the ; north it was Inclosed by an enormous ! range of mountain cliffs, rising perpeD- I dicularly to a height of many thousands ! of feet and rent and gashed in every j direction by forces which seemed at I some remote period to have labored at ! tearing this little world in pieces. It was a fearful spectacle-a dead on(1 v _ _! x ._ A .. . . . , The id n < nf°t > | tle H < tv 'n upon. The idea of the death of the moon was, of course, not a new one to many of us. We had long been aware éUof « t- im u j I that he earth s satellite was a body which had passed beyond the stage of life, if indeed it had ever been a life .. , . . , . supporting globe; but none of os was prepared for the terrible spectacle whioh now smote our eyes. At each end of the semicircular ridge i , D . . 6 that incloses the bay of Rainbows there is a lofty promontory. That at the north western extremity had long been known to astronomers under tbe name of Cape t mi . • . Baplace. The other promontory, at the _other Heraclides t I 7" 1Uat '° n ' T I , Heraclides. It was toward 'he latter "ä ■»'»»•O vous upon the moon. T «hiv ca« 4 . 1 . a X T 1 1 u . . famiHarwdrh ti l been somewhat îriÏnL world f.wÂ! 8 it from the rartl, 0a Btudl6 ^ T hurl th nn a hr ti ? J®^ esco P 0 ' nnrt of thn mnnn ? * 4 er9 Yf 8 S"'r j 6re ° n ® T 8bt WUb I L"b r ,"n P STS^ JTSr&LSLZ 1 least for relics of life no longer existent there, this would surely be the plaoe. It was, therefore, with no small degree of curiosity, notwithstanding the unex pectedly frightful and repulsive appear anoe that the surface of the moon pre sented, that I now saw myself rapidly approaching the region concerning whose secrets my imagination had so often busied itself. When Mr. Edison and 1 had paid our previous visit to the moon on the first experimental trip of the electrical ship, we had landed at a point on its surface remote from this, and, as I have before explained, we then made no effort to investigate its seorets. But now it was to be different, and we were at length to see something of the wonders of the moon. 1 had often on the earth drawn a smile from my friends by showing them Cape Heraclides with a telescope and calling their attention to the faot that the outline of the peak terminating the | cape was such as to present a remark- j able reseniblance to a human face, un mistakably a feminine countenance, seen in profile and possessing no small degree of beauty. To my astonishment this curious humau semblançe still re mained when we had appfoaohed so close to the moon that the mountains forming the cape filled nearly the whole field of view of the window from whioh 1 was watching it. The resemblanoe indeed was most startling. "Can this indeed be Diana herself?'' I said half aloud, but instantly after ward I was langbing at my fanoy, for Mr. Edison had overheard me and ex olaimed, "Where is she?" "Who?" "Diana. " "Why, there," I said, pointing to the moon. Bui, lo, the appearanoe was gone even while I spoke. A swift change had taken place in the line of sight by whioh we were viewing it, and the likeness had disappeared in conse quenoe. A few moments later my astonish ment was revived, bnt the canse this time was a very different one. We had 'I 1 In ii ■ \ V ■ih, -< iff fij mu . , , _ . , , . ^ T had " CCn by " DeeU popping rapidly toward the n > 0u " talu8 - aud »ho electrician in charge the ^ was swiftly and constantly ° ,f U 8 i Dg , bla P otentla I* aud > llke a P llot * b ° feela b,s way ,Dt0 au unknown harb ° r ' end « a '"° ri "B tc approach the mo ° n * n 8 ™ b a m ? nner that D0 blddeu p9nl f b ™ ld S " prl , 8e us - Asv f e thus a P" proacl * ed 1 perceived crowning * be V9ry . apex ° f tbe lott y P eak U9ar the te " u > 1Ilatlou ° f ca P® tba <* ? app9ared to be an ancient watch toW , er " , wa f evidently composed of ° yclopeau ulocks lar B er khau au y tba * J had ever seen even among the ruins of G Egypt and Asia Minor. H then, wa8 vlsiblo proof that the moon had been inhabited although nxobably It was not inhabited now. I cannot describe the exultant feeling _ U ;_ U ^ . • - ...... which took possession of me at this dis T . . , covery. It settled so muoh that learned __L . . .. .. . ^ - nien had been disputing about for cen tur j es «< nru,* x.u T , . , "Whatwill they say, M I exclaimed, ■ V, fi r V X t u *. . . 1 8b ° W tbe " " P hoto 8 ra P h of Below the peak, stretching far to rigbt and lef6 ' > a y a barren beach which had evidently once been washed by sea _ _ _ u j. , , , waves, because it was marked by long , ..._ _ . ., , 5 " > "dancing and £" ea n UP ° n 818 j ; ! I ! j I .. ., ... . ., ! T i ?" e , t,m9 ' tb8t aU tha floa al >,ps of >' b " S n q ° ad ^ Were 8radually broa 8 bt t '° rebt on this lone mountain top of the moon - In accordance with my request, Mr Edison had ^ fl h , Moored in the interior of the R at P uined wvtoh ... T ® .. . I tower that I have described. The other ghi re8ted QQ theaJ of theni0Dn . jtaiu P around n P P 0nn ^ . - , Although time pressed, for we knew é L of , , . nnnn nnr Z! f ? ea ^ , . 6 P , T P , ? attackln 8 Mars T least two or three days in order that the wreoked oar ^ b ^ r aired It wa8 fonnd alg0 that the P of th fai h . j electrified meteor had disarranged ?he „ u- i 6 . electrical machinery in some of tho cars, so that there were many re P airs to be " ade beaidaa ' b °«« ^eded to restor0 the wreck .« *r d r-srs "i;s flrst Z V P 9rformed ? tran 8 9 was the sight and stranger onr feelings aa bere on tho 8urfaC6 of a world dista " t ,rom tbe eartb and on soil which had never before been pressed by the foot of j man we performed that last ceremony j of respeot whioh mortals pay to mortal ity. In the ancient bench « the foot of "" P '" k V «4* • top .pcplbg, »d ! This beach sloped rapidly outward and downward towards profound abyss, which had once evidently been the bed of a sea, bnt which now appeared to ns •imply as the empty, yawning shell of an ocean that bad long vanished. It was with no small difficulty, and there covered forever the faoes of our friends, leaving them to sleep among the ruins of empires and among the graves of races whion bad vanished probably ages before Adam and Eve ap peared in paradise. While the repairs were being made several scientific expeditions were sent out in various directions aoross the moon. One went westward to investi gate the great ring plain of Plato and the lunar Alps. Another orossed the an cient sea of Showers toward the lunar Apennines. One started to explore the immense crater of Copernicus, which, yawning 60-miles aoross, presents a wonderful appearance even from the distance of the earth. The ship in which I, myself, had the good fortune to emliark was bound for the mysterious lunar moun tain Aristarchus. Before these expeditions started a careful exploration had been made in the neighborhood of Cape Heraolides. But, except that the broken walls of the watch tower on the peak, oomposed of blocks of enormous size, had evidently been the work of creatures endowed with hnman intelligence, no remains were found indicating the former pres ence of inhabitants upon this part of the moon. [to be continued.] A LAND FREE FROM WANT. Neither Frost Nor Drought Banishes Joy In America. This is one of the seasons to find com fort in the fact that "enough is as good as a feast" and that the national area is so vast that it embraces a variety of climate and soil. Here too much rain and there too little nt certain stages of vegetation may lend to forebodings for the future, but fortunately there is m way of evening things up. The failure of one crop in a given locality may mean comparative scarcity for that section, but another crop yields abundantly and is in high demand for some distant market. If there is no revelry in abundance this year, there will be no rotting in the ground for want of consumers. If it is hard to be face to face with the failure of crops, it is also hard, after all the labor of planting and cultivating and gathering, to find the market overflowing and prices far below a paying rate. An overflowing harvest gives no joy to the producer if he cannot even fiud hungry mouths to feed gratis. This superabundant yield, answering to overproduction in the manu facturing world, has often happened since vast areas have been devoted to raising perishable fruits and vegetables. Starvation and famine have next to no meaning in America, and for that the masses annually render thanks even In years of local scarcity. The statement that there are no suffering poor in Amer ica like those in most countries of the old world goes unchallenged. Even the failures of society may still eat, drink and be merry on all proper occasions. This one day of the year, when feasting is almost a matter of duty as well as cus tom, the humblest home is a center of plenty and thankfulness. A «rent struggle ensued as to who could pull the harder. The advantage was ln the balance for some five min «tes, when with a final unavailing ef tort croçpdlle Georgia Justice. Lawyer Judge Bates related an amus ing anecdote to a party of friends at the expense of Squire Em Earnest. Several years ago the squire was elected justice of the peace in his district (as the story goes), aud his first case was between two of Murray's good citizens, in which one had sued the other for 4 cents. After lengthy and learned efforts from each of tho opposing counsel the squirg was deliberating as to what would he equitable judgment when he was re minded that the litigants were anxious ly awaiting his decision. After a few moments more of deep meditation the court pronounced the following verdict, "It is ordered ana adjudged by the court that Mr.-, plaintiff, and Mr. -, defendant, in this case be baptized in the same hole of water aud without repentance,'' aud the same was entered as a part of the record in the When the judgment was announced, one of the parties to the suit jumped up and declared, "By gum, I won't be baptized iu the same hole with him I'' grabbed his hat and left the oourt ground.—Spring Place (Ga.) Jimple cute. an ( • : i • 1 . Remarkable Escape From a Crocodile The human race has an inborn ab horrence and dread of all reptiles, par ticularly snakes and the big lizards, and one roads travelers' tales of com bats with huge snakes and crocodiles with a shudder. Mr. Wallis Myers, re lating adven tures of gospel navigators in the Kongo, tells of the experi ence of one of the missiona ries. He says: Mr. Grenfell recounts many thrilling experi ences which be fell him and his crew when ex ploring the up per Kongo In the Peace on be half of the mis sion. One even ing, for Instance, two of his men and the fireman m ^ v nTf£ ; 1 'v were enjoying a swim when the latter, who remained longer in the water and was Just reaching forward to grasp tlie gunwale of the small boat, shouted: "Hold me! hand!" A crocodile has got my His comrades Immediately caught hold of him nnd tried to pull him on hoard, but the crocodile would not let go and dragged the poor fire man nearly out of sight and the others nearly into the water. 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