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COPYRIGHT, 1698. BY GARRETT P 5EBVIJi
[Continued from Page 0.]
stretched upon the door in a condition
of asphyxiation. 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
Heraclides t I 7" 1Uat '° n ' T I ,
Heraclides. It was toward 'he latter
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?"
"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
A few moments later my astonish
ment was revived, bnt the canse this
time was a very different one. We had
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
( • : i • 1 .
From a Crocodile
The human race has an inborn ab
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and one roads travelers' tales of com
bats with huge snakes and crocodiles
with a shudder. Mr. Wallis Myers, re
tures of gospel
the Kongo, tells
of the experi
ence of one of
ries. He says:
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
^ v nTf£
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who remained longer in the water and
was Just reaching forward to grasp tlie
gunwale of the small boat, shouted:
A crocodile has got my
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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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