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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1877.
Extra rvjiu' f the IIm:ai n fm sale h .1. J'
Yoltl. I'llxioliirc news iVpilt . FJui.u
son, corner of M.in and Fifth Strct-U.
IsT X 1 1 O n t 1 3. H 1c i
of platts-Mouth. .m:j:kaska.
Sl KSOR TO
Toon.r, IIAWA A 'I.AKIt,
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II. a. 1 ky,
-1. V. M. I.AI lilll.I.V.
Jon u o'Eoi KkK
. . AssHtmit Cashier.
This P.. ink is now opi-u for l.u: vk -s at tln-ir
i'w r i, ciii k'T Mam him! Sixth street., aud
is iic-;,:in-(i tn tmusHtt a eueral
Sl.v.ks, Gjnbf, Gold. Giverr.mcnl anj Local
H' iUGIIT AM) i 1 1.1 J.
Ik-jioxits i felted "id Interest Allow
ed on Time Cfrtiji'-ntfft.
Av hil'ie V: :ii, v purl of 11st l'l::!etl S!;ites jiti;!
!;i the l'r.iiC-ip i! T.iwns a-iii Cities
n J' ucpe.
AKXTS TOR TlIS:
Iki.ian Line and Allan Like
lVrs hi i-.'.iins t ) bruu; out their fi ien.il ftoai
l-L Hi'HAE TICKKTS FltOM L'J
Tln oiitli to 1 I n t t n m u n t !i .
: o o
o a :r
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zr '.' $rr4
Excelsior Barber Shop.
J. C. BOONE,
JTn.i.i $tr-.t, ojj?)(! Su a :ii?t. rs IToiur.
t -rr:i at. ait;:m'kin uiven to i
f4if in. tl.-iji:clrs-iis:?iia Z Aid lea"
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A ...t ' ae la a !
fflf 7 7 a v.T n !
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ii i i Li L i $ I &
X:,-.i -rT77 il g rs
I'li&fKI KTOJt ( ' t'
PALACE BILLIARD HALL.!.
t.. east of I-'h-st Nat. IUi.U.i
i-LA's rs.-i:s T33, - - - nun
'Y n.r: !- ssvitli i.d with ifiK
BEST VINE3, LIQUORS,
berh. etc., etc. -iyi i
roe: x is n v
on fizc plioTis!
li'-j'uu tr of H tea hi Eiijlw, Hollers,
S-i to-and Gri:;t Hilly,
(iAS A'.: MTEA!! l'ITTJ"V.!S.
Vi"U :V.t T: hi ISp-s. I'nn i' :.!ol I.ifr l'ijies.Sr a.ii)
t;..te'e. "saf.-ty-Valv-s :overtior. ainl all
"'.s e'' i:r.n-s Eiii'ine I
r.'i'.iivil on slm.t iii'tie.
F A H M MACHINERY
Iti'IKilrcd en Fliwt N"t;-e. yl
(Ja.i rdiray.? be found at Halt' Old
iiud. na lj I , sdl the Ust Jfut.
ViiL'NC fi. -h f.st oattir. sfcfep, l..i;-ic.
tlireet Ir.'.vi ta- faiTm ;s e'-try (i::y, yn.I l::s
tie;..;. are aluy e"tti.
OA ME, FIil, ASS) roiVL, IX SZASOX
Ieal i s in
i, 1. kr?CJ a .iiJ r
ETC., ETC., ETC.
One Iror Fast of the Poit-Ofllee, I'lattsiiio-.ith.
... : O :
Ihacijeal Vi'orkeis ia
SHEET IROX, ZINC, TIX, JiRA
Z1ER,L".,S i.v.i- - ;.r- o:tniciit of Hard ami soft
Woi.rl and Coal S'.oves for
KEATING OH COOKING,.
A! wr.vH on Kami.
Ev'-O' v.ni'fy of Tin, She'.t Ir.-n, ;ml Zinc
Vi'ii:!:, l:rt in iv.oek..
MAKING AND REPAIRING,
Dor.e on Short XoUc.
ZS-ZVER YTHIXa lVA.IiRA.XTED .'
raiCE;i toxv imvrv.
xa SAGE BROS.
-o- . m J
ii!yiiini. m is
21T i:iiF.( VT CAI!IS. :ill vtyl. s ilii
vii;iiie lucis pi.st .:ii(J;.J. I;, llustvit. Xassiu,
iii-ii N. V. ,
REVOLVER FREE" tZ-":,r
i jAH.r.Kow.v .v Sm.n, i;h! .t i; Wooil St. I'id -. Pa.
Ml p;irk;i!r ediiiif rnvfN'pi s. k. cotniir
r;irI-, l':i'-k scro!; c.ui'.s. 21 p. Ii m'i nf
Fun : f"r l-n. :t!nl Main). Novelty
t'o.. Miill!i'liii(. M:is4i.
f:miTlkk"'KJr Si-f I nilv l.."ic:s!iilal
-c' 3 3 5 3 i-f r-ill!!ICi tn s irt c:lliV;i--
a 4 9 3 4 '"- f"r MRK TWAINS
BkV I a. N E W SCRAP ROOK. A.;.!v
KiL'ht St.. New York.
M.c-iy cnri'iia lovf letter. 1 )!i. ((iinic
i-:inl. t !:ek piijijiini; ,tcstiou Ciirb;
all tor 10 cts. ;;ua siaiuji. l'aa Can! t'o..
; rn NOT PUHCHA
I S j anyarrieleua.il yi.n have on
IN PRICES. Free to any
MONTGOMCF.Y WARD & CO.,
Cr.il jtiz.Z--J 'Z.-.
ZZ7 . 'i-. w. i ,tyi i A It:, C'liirngo.
WITH A COED IS ALWAYS IXVNtiEUOUS.
! u f.irn rwncily for COVGIIS, and all diseases
( X the TUROA T. LL'XdS, VIIE3TAXD MU
CH US MEMIUiA XE.
rcr cp only- ix ki.tk boxes.
SOLD I5Y ALE DICCCC ISTS.
C. N. t'RITTENTUX. 7 Sixth Vvemie, X. V.
The Black Hills.
Ity II. X. M u;r:nK. who lias spent 12 vears in
tl.is reL'ion. I.an st ;!eeiniiit i f ( !d and Silver
pr.spicis. A ir .il i ii i : ! ami ('.i-.'r.vi resources,
t '.iciafc. Hin.tin. I'isii:'!. Imiians, and et-tlt-rs'
Advem ures with then :.Iirim' ynd Wild
Wi'Stei i. Eire. Hie I .'iT.i ' ! I'.oii i n"- 1 !i. vsei-i
tiol'lc Scem-rv. immense i iniv.'s. etc. W ith : i
n': nli:!i::iions, :iiiil or;e map. Price only
!!. S ! I tiv A I.I. N f.'-- iik l.Kas. "I si-i i
'! '-'id IT 1-'- lv S1i;i.L.V, LOYl)
0- i.'ihs.. Coi. -.-v. i. EL
TJITlTl p a : ac.'i:i:a;a-..--'' cards, I p:;ek li.Esf.
M II !'J t;ii ::ii ioii. l (-ik s(i.,.;;. all sol ;-, for o; ly
I Ulll.ic;s :iaiist.:!i;p. lain Card Co., Middie-
rt i i.i' Tip I up r:ii-K;i-e is tin:
J il R2i.ii-jt.t am! l-e.-t .s.-ilii. i out.
ii ; I'.EAD Aiiu SCE 1 o .sii. et i of
Si a U Nuit 1 ..per. IS EiiV 'liipes.I'i-n-iii'iili
f. (;u!iii-u 1 i ll. Set (if E'.etr:iit ;oi.l
Stone vi' lai'MHis. liovls' l.iikfi
lli'iir; 1 i-:i:s'.:ri(i I'm, Alu-i ii s( Sto;ie
i:in;;. w;th io!i. .Vm-ruysi stoim
Semi I ii. CiiM-plateit Vt!il!il2 llil'ir.
t INise e.nl K ir Uroi l.n-l:es- l':.sei -
il :iii'i r-s! .ei- l lint I'in. 1 .1 i ei Kaney
Set I :iinl Iii'ips. ( fol(l-pt:tte t'oii.-fr
I'.nU'.ii, Ci :.ii' t."!.l-!''.;iii', V.'ute'i
t a ii1.. : m1 Sei of iliife ( ;.iM-pi.t;cil
'rn.u'muiXA it r .x'iUiu g U &
:-ft:. r. t a: i s. H v-v S
t-r .'' f'-r SO j:X- ! W U A
rf if ft 1 n;;i;o mi i'la.iiii.i, 7 ! 1. iiumn teil .
t g worth . t i !m ir is. p ick
r-' worth --.'. n
r-n.'i; V i-V;'rr.;
1 i.:: ei.tiiieeMi'.!-. 1
k run ;,!! sent fur
J I y r M- ,pr fH A "1 R 5" H S
v. ....... is i.i
?s-; A..1, r" ;;.; r.o-t -.r.,
oT-i-ji ttumur kav i
COLL A lis
H ALT L' HS.
ET-:., ETC., ETC.
HO FOH TS
CT -A.S. . jrCIBii ZA-
C'Mf';UIllE'."5 oM s'..iiul still kept pcn ly
CIGARS, TOBACCOS, d-C WHOLE
SALE Ci- RETAIL.
w v iir.r.1-
Good Goods, Buy Largely
Anil invite trade to call uiul examine. Itf
Hood fresh milk
DELIVERED DAILY !
IK THI:V WANT IT, PV
( dh is vu; k os:nr- ; avu i wjli, iky axo
yl and sorvc von repularlv.
O. F. JOHNSON,
I e xa.. -i a j. ,
All Paper Trimmed Meo of
AL0 DEALEU IX
La lest r nblic;; t ion s .
Pi-pcriitioa! Can-fully CouipoaaJe l
by an Ilsperictieeti Irn-ilst.
kemejIbeh riir: placi;. i
COB. FIFTH d- ATA 12? MRSZTSl
s -rzj-- eig
it. ii. v.'ixitiiAsr,
ATTORNEY and Ouiiim lor at Uw. Heal
-si ate lioulit and sold. Taxes paid : nd spe
eial attention jfiven to collections. OHiee over
lr. (Jliapiii;iii-J Drug Store, I'lattsinouili. aTyl
Kill "l V II ATM AX.
ATTOPXEY AT LAW and Solicitor in Chan
crrv. iir.ee !:i KitGerald's lilock, i'lattsinouili,
IVIII'.KI.r.i: Jt HKWETT.
EEAE ESTATE. and Tax Payintr Acents. N'o
t irics Piili'.ic, Eire iiinl late Insurance Agents,
l'iatt.stnoutli. Nebraska. -
It 11 l,IVIM.STi),
FIITSICIAX t SCEOEON. tenders his pro
fessinnal services to the citizens of Cass county.
Residence soiithetist corner Sixth and Oak sts. ;
Oilice o:i Main street, two doors west cf Sixth,
iil'A. M. fIITII.
ATTOIIX E Y AT LAW and Leal Estate Ero
ktr. Special attention kivimi to Collections
ami all matters allectinir the title to real estate,
oflice on 2d lloor, over J'ost Office, Flatlsmouth,
Nebraska. 4u I.
.JOIIX Y IIAIXJ.S
.ICSTK E OE THE TECE. ami collector of
delits. collections made from one dollar to one
thousand do'lats. Mortua;es. Deeds, and otli
er instruiacn! s (Irawa. an 1 ail county luisiuess
usually trausa- ted li.'fore a .Justice oi the 1'eaee.
r.est of reference friven if rei-nired.
OUjce on Alain street. West of Court Tlo'tsf.
40-yl .JOHN AV. HAINES.
I. J. 31. WATKKMAX,
Physio Medical Practitioner.
Jjouit-viilc, Cass Co., A"t?i.
Always at the riflice on Saturdays. 40yl
PLATTSM GUTH M ILLS
C.HEISEL, - Proprietor.
Flour, Corn M'al, & Feed
Always on hand and for sale nt lowest casii
prices. The hishest prices paiil for Wiieat ami
Corn. I'aitii tilar attention t'lven cisioui work.
J.S. GREGORY, - - - Ptopritiur.
Location Central. Good Sa:r
Tree Conveyance to and from C.;
iixui ' I'lattsnioutii, NVo.
J.J.I2IIIOFF, - - - rrrqnletor.
The !'?st known ami Ri-t popular Landlord
in the Stale. Always stop at i-ie Coii:ui-r-l.il.
Eart aitl linrvt Eot-I lc-
lvt'ii CtiiraotiiHl San '
GEO. THRALL, - - I'roj.
O. K. SALOOil.
I keep constancy on hand
ISest's Milwaukee licer.
which can Ee had at no other
PLACE IN THE CUT.
Also the liest of
ir.Y.v?, ro:', axv ctoavs.
C;'a i I'.il. Hose i? !; u rM.
LE Nil OFF tt- EONNS,
$21 loon !
ji'i nil:., jji ii
!oi r east of the Sav.mlers Ilo'j:
keen the best of
E-391 , Wines, Liquors & Cigars.
S."!!i9 Constantly on Hand.
A deduction in f'rioc of
G 0 K S , REVOLVERS, &e.
Prices ret). ir.-,1 froT.i -ja to :io per c.'a). Write
for IHesf lateil Catalogue, with iciiu.-.-d prices
for lsrr. Address,
GREAT WESTEflN GUM WORKS,
Id Smithri Id St.. Piti-'.iu:.-h, P.i. lsyl
H. A. WATERMAN & SON,
VtioUv;ale and Retail Dealers in
ETC.. ETC., ETC. '
, street. Corner of I'inh,
rLATTSMOUTir, ... - xru.
Still Bettor Rates for Lumber.
STR EIGHT & 311LLLR,
and all kmds of liarnej-3 stock, constantly on
Fr u i t Con feet ionery ,
Keiiiember the pi nee opposite E. G. Dovey's
on Lower Main Mrect.
1ST HEIGHT 211 L LEE.
t a ?i
BEST FARMING LANDS
FOH SALE I;Y
Great Advantages to Buyers
Ten Years Credit at 6 per vent Interest.
Six Years (.reelit at G per rent Inltrtsf,
find 20 per xut Dheonnt.
Otliri l.ihertl Itisrnunts Kr
i?-l3te. on Jh'Mret titifl Kriartit.
aad rrriuinmi lor Siuju-oie-.
Pamphlet and M a ps. touf-iiniiijC full partie
ulars. nll b maile.l fr-e. to any part of the
WuiUi on application to
LA.U I -O.-UdlSSIONtK. B. & 5f. K. u.
Li cclv. :r.AiK.i.
ITS If ft TV I ET S
liltie antl Gray."
I have eaten of Soiitlx r:i corn,
AVith comrades lonesome and lorn ;
C.allant sous of Northern States
Outside of our Union Uates :
Hreakins hread with men of the South,
Passing canteen from mouth to mouth,
AY'neu they laid down their lilies, to share
Their corn w ilii a prisoner of war !
And I thought, in my pondering way.
They were poor men, wearing the Cray ;
Like those other poor men I knew,
la my own camp, wearing th P.iue !
Oh ! those men of the Cluy and Cray
Who were foe, in our manly fray,
Where our kindred, then, as now :
Brothers toilers w ith axe or l'loug'.i.
And the Gray was ;ij dear, la life.
As tlnP.lue. to some poor, fond wife.
Ami the Blue was wept, w hen one,
Like the gray, by sister or son !
And that lesson I learned of the Gray
And the Cue is with me, this day !
And the corn of the Smith is sweet
In my heart, as Northean wheat !
A. J. II. Dl'GAXXE.
A PERILOUS POSITION.
In the winter of 1853. I was mining
or rather sojourning, and waiting for
a chance to mine in the spring in the
town of Omega, Xevada county. Snow
fell in the town that Winter, to the
depth of eight feet. Three of us were
living in a cabin about half a mile out
of town, near the head of Sour-Krout
Ravine. We were in the habit of
spending our evenings in town, or at
the cabins of our brother miners, gen
erally remaining from home till ten,
eleven or even as late as twelve o'clock.
I happened to be in town the very
evening that the first fall of snow be
gan. I saw that the snow was coming
down very fast, and knew before start
ing home that the trail would be hid
den ; but this gave me no uneasiness,
as I knew the course well, .and could
keep within a few rods of the trail the
whole distance, if not in it.
When I finally started homeward, it
was about ten o'clock; and there "were
six or eight inches of snow on the
mil flakes coming down as j
big as saucers. Knowing my couise I
rushed along, paying but little atten
tion to the trail, and was within two
hundred yards of the cabin when there
was a sudden crash of breaking twigs
and brush under my feet, and I felt my
self sinking into an open space. In
stinctively 1 stretched out both arms
to their fullest extent, and clutched
tho snow with both hands. Instantly,
in fact before I had fully settled into
this position, I knew wlior I was, and
fully comprehended the danger of my
I knew that I was bunging over the
old IJrookidiire shaft a shaft dug some
years before to undermine the hill, and
at least a hundred feet in depth!
It w;is but two or three rods below
the trail, and was covered by a few
pine and spruce boughs that were
thrown across its mouth when it was
abandoned. I knew that there were
huge boulders, and sharp, jagged rocks
projecting every where along the sides
of ihe sh ift." and th it in the bottom
was at least twenty feet of water; for,
in passing, I ha:l once or twice pushed
the brush covering covering aside, and
dropped into it pebbles and pieces of
lighted paper. I felt my body and legs
dangling in space, and without think
ing of the consequences, maib: an effort
to reach out with one of my feet to see
if 1 could touch the wall of the shaft.
I had extended my leg soma distance
without tou.hing the wall, when, to
my horror, the dry and rotten covering
of the. shaft began crackling under my
arm on the side upon which my weight
was thrown in the attempt I had made
to learn something of my situation.
Carefully I swung back, tid I hung per
pendicularly over the fearful chasm,
the brush still crackling as I did so.
As each little twig snapped, I felt that
there was that much less between my
self and death; each little rotten stick
that held was worth millions to me,
and for a stout beam under my feet I
would have given tens of millions.
The snow beat down incessnntly up
on my head in immense damp Hakes,
and I could feel it gradually piling
about my neck. Occasionally there
were, wild blasts of wind that roared
among the tall pines, and swept the
light snow into my eyes. One of these
blasts took away my light felt hat, and
left my head exposed to the beating
storm. As I felt my h it going, I in i le
an involuntary movement to raise my
arm to catch it, but instantly the crack
ling twigs warned m? to desist This
movement, the slightest in the world,
cost me a half a dozen twigs, and, it
seemed to me, greatly weakened my
support. The snow melting on my
face trickled into my eyes and almost
blinded me. My hands and arms seem
ed becoming benumbed; and I began
to fear I would lose my ho'.d upon the
brush covering of the shaft. Whenev
er this notion took possession of my
mind, I would extend my arms, and
even my fingers, till the joints of my
shoulders seemed starting "from their
By straining my eyes, I could see the
dim outlines of our cabin on the little
rise of ground above me. I could see
no light, however, and concluded that
my partners had either gone to bed, or
had not yet returned from a neighbor's
cabin a quarter of a mile further down '
the ravine, whither I knew they had
gono to spend, the evening. Once or
or twice I shouted, out the effort caus-i
ed a crackling of the twic3 sunuortimr
ra?, a-,yl I dented, determining to wait .
till I couLl lieur the A'oiees of my cab
in companions returning or soo a light
in the little window of four small
panes. This, fortunately, was on the
side of the house next to me; so. too.
was the door by which they must en
ter the cabin. I thought of all this,
and it pave me some hope.
Several timps. as the roaring wind
lulled for a moment, I though I heard
the sound of voices and laughter, and
my heart beat quick- with hope ainl
joy; but the sounds were not repeated,
and doubtless were but the creaking of
some storm-swayed bough, or the chat
tering of somo distant cayote.
I now began seriously to fear being
completely covered in the fast-falling
and drifting snow. It seemed coming
down at the rate of an inch a minute,
and already covered my shoulders, and
was piling close up about my mouth.
I dare not make the slightest move to
rid myself of the drift which was about
to bury m . Should the snow get over
my eyes, I could not see the light in the
cabin, and could only call out by guess.
As so slight an exertion as calling out
in a loud tone set my rotten platform
to crackling. I did not wish to call for
aid till I was certain it was near.
As the snow began rising about my
mouth, I discovered I could keep it
away with my breath. I saw that I
still had a chance of keeping my eyes
free, and kept constantly at work blow
ingaway theaccumulatingiiakes. This
gave me something to do, and was a
relief to my mind, and so jeit'ously did
I keen guard that I would hardly al
low two flakes to lie before my lips.
Thought 'of home, my friends, of the
Utile I had ever done in the world, and
of the jauged rocks lining the sides of
the shaft, with the great pool in its
bottom, parsed anil repassed in my
mind. In this circle my mind seemed
swiftly revolving, dwelling but for a
moment upon one thing. I would
strain my eyes to see the light in the
window till they were ready to start
from their sockets. Sometimes I
would see a sudden red flash, and with
a joyous throb of my heart I would
say, "It's there;" but, in a moment af
ter, I would groan in spirit at discov
ering the Hash was only within my
strained and weary eyeballs.
From straining my eyes and ears for
some sign of the arrival of my partners,
I would fall into my old circle of
thought; and round and round in it as
in a whiilpool, my biain would whirl
ti 1 sonio uioan of the winds or creak
ing of the trees would arouse me to
thoughts of escape from my fearful po
sition. After Ihe first few efforts I made to
ward extracting myself, my whole care
was to remain as motionless as possi
ble, and to keep my arms stretched to
their fullest extent, in order to gr.isp
for my support every twig within my
roach, were it no larger or stronger
than a rye-stalk. Tiino seemed to move
on leaden wings, and it appeared tome
that I must have been suspended over
the shaft for many hours. I began to
fear that on account of the storm, my
partners had concluded to "turn in" at
the calun ot our neignuor. 1 lie ino- i
ment I thought this, it seemed to me
almost certain that such was the case.
My escape, I now began to think, rest
ed on myself. I thought there might
be before me a pole across the shaft
strong enough to bear my weight.
Slowly I began raising my right arm,
in ord'M to feel for some support; but
a startling snapping of twigs, when
this extra weight was thrown upon my ;
left arm, caused tne quickly to desist.
"Great heavens!" I groaned, as I st t- j
tied b.ick into my former position, "how
long is this to last?"
Just at this moment I heard the
sound of voices. This time theru was
i.o mistake about it, I heard the loud,
riii-ing laugh of my jovial partner Tom,
and heard card-loving Bob say some
thing about a game t hey had been play
ing at the "other cabin."
As they came nearer, I heard him
"I wonder if Dan has got back from
They spoke in their ordinary tone of
voice, and this gave me great joy, as I
knew I could make them hear without
shouting too loudly. I heard them at
the door, scraping the snow away wi;h
their fe.'t, and knew that now was the
tim to call; for,' once had they enu red,
they might not hear me.
"Tom!" I cried "Tom!"
There was no answer, and my heart
felt cold within me.
"Tom!"' I again cried.
This time, to my great joy, both of
the boys in a breath sang out, "Hello!"
"Tom!" I cried again, in s loud a
tone of voice as I dare use: J'Tom.come
"Why, that's Dan! What can be the
And both came as fast as their legs
would carry them down to near where
I was hanging.
"Don't come too near!" I cried. "For
heaven's sake, don't come too near! I
have fallen through the brush over this
shaft; and it's just ready to break, and
let me down. G"t a rope, quick the
windlass rope, you know."
Tom ran to the cabin, and in less than
n minute though it seemed an hour
to me - was back with the rope. Both
were rushing to the shaft with the rope,
when I stopped them,
"Stop right where you are boys! Now
li ;rpn nr vnn will Vit I m o Trm'f fi,mn
near the trush about the shaft, or you
will break it, and let nie down. Take
i hold of the rope about twenty feet apart
j and walk so as to bring it across the
shaft, so that I can reach it."
They did as I directed, and the rope
was soon against my face. I began
slowly to lift my right hand to clutch
it, but a crackling of the brush on
which I hung suspended startled me so
much that I had not the courage to try
and grasp the rope. I thought of nink
ing a sudden plunge for it, but I fear
ed I might fail to catch it, when I
would most certainly break through,
and fall to the bottom of the shaft.
"What is the matter?" asked Bob.
"Can't you get hold of the rope?"
'"Xo," I replied. "I shall break
through if I even lift one finger."
"Take hold of the rope with your
teeth!" cried Tom.
This was the very idea.
"Hold the rope a little lower," said I,
"and I will try. .Lower yet. There
"Have you got it?" asked Tom.
"Yes," I answered, as well as I could.
"Xovr try it with your hands," cried
As quickly as I could use my stiffen
ed right arm, I made a clutch at the
rope, and, most luckily for myself, got
hold of it. Had I missed it, I should
have been precipitated to the bottom of
the shaft ; for, as I clutched the rope,
the whole rotten pile of boughs broke
loose, and dropped into the dark pit be
low. After being dragged some distance
from the black and yawning mouth of
the shaft, I s: ill held the rope with both
teeth and hands, and could hardly be
persuaded that I was out of danger. I
was so completely exhausted, that I
was unable to walk to the cabin, with
out the assistance of both my partners;
and it was some weeks before my
strained shoulders were free from pain.
There may be more trying and peril
ous positions than that above described ;
but, if there are, I beg to bo excused
from trying them.
Seward in Loudon.
When Secretary Seward was in Lon
don he once went with Charles Mackay
to the Crystal Palace. The American
lighted a cigar and preceeded to smoke
with great enjoyment, when a police
man, meeting the piar, sail to Mr. Sew
ard, in a tone of authority, "Sir, it is
against the rules to smoke on these
grounds, put out your cigar, or leave
the place." "Sir, said Mr. Seward, with
equal dignity, "it is against the rules
for me to give vou half a crown. Take J
it, and out it in your pocket and leave
my presence." The man looked round
far fear of listeners, took the half
crown, smiled pleasantly, and discreet
ly turned away iu the opposite direc
A great deal of brilliant work has
lK'en done at a dash, and is still done.
Byron wrote "The Corsair" in len clays
at the rate of two hundred lines a day,
and sent it to press as it was written
publishing it with hardly a correction.
Lope de Vega wrote three hundred
dramas for the stage in one hundred
days, upon the principal upon which
an athelete now and then walks one
hundred miles in one hundred hours;
and it has been reckoned that the aver
age amount of his work was nine hun
dred lines a day. Voltaire wrote
"Zaire" in three weeks, and Olymphie'
in six days; Dryden wrote his "Ode to
St. Cecilia" at a sitting.
The tinest of Elizabeth Barret Brown
in g.s povms. "The Lady Geraldine's
courtship," was tho work of twelve
hours. It was written to complete the
original two volumes of her poetry,
ank to send out with her proofs to
America. But, as a rule, the best work
is not to be done at a dash in this style?.
"What do you think of Olymphie?"
Voltaire asked one of his friends, after
that work was published; "I wrote it
in six days." "You should not have
rested on the seventh day," was the
answer, and the answer ay as wise as
well as witty.
Shakespeare was not one of those
slapdash workers; and Shakespeare,
with his thirty-four plays, has con
quered the world. Dickens, when he
intended to write a Christmas story
sfiut himself up for six weeks, lived
the Hie of a hermit, and came out as
haggard as a murderer. Tom Moore,
with his effervescence and sparkles,
thought it quick work if he added
seventy lines to "Lalla Bookh" in a
week, although living outside of the
world in bis writing box at the Peak.
Planche produced his burlesques at an
equally slow rate, thinking ten or a
dozen lines a day good work. The
author of 'Caste' and 'School' was one
of the slowest of workmen. Even
Albany Ponblanque often wrote arti
cles in the Examiner six times over
before he thought them fit to go to
press, and sometimes ten times over.
Ilepwoith Dixon, it is said wrote his
"Two Queens" eight times. That ex
quisite trifle of Kinglake's "Eothen"
was rewritten five or six times and
kept in his dck almost as long as
Wordsworth kept "The White. Doe of
By Istone," and kept like that, to be
taken out for revision and correction
almost every day. And that is the
way in which good, honest work
work that: is to be read tomorrow, and
the clay after to-morrow must be
written. Scotts and Scribes only turn
up once in a century.
Agonizing Experience of a City Of
ficial Who l oand Himself at
Once a Father and a Wet
'ursc Pro Tern.
The able aud obliging chief clerk of
the license bureau was yesterday plac
ed in a very embarrassing position. A
lady, carrying an infant, entered his
office and applied for a license for somo
puq ose or another. Charley prompt
ly prepared the document, when it
transpired that the lady had been mis
informed as to the fee, and had not
sufficient money in her purse.
"Dear me, this is very provoking,'
she exclaimed. "Couldn't you let me
have the license now? I'll send you
the money this afternoon or to-morrow."
It tore Charley's heart to refuse, but
he had to do so.
"Well," said the lady, "if you'll take
care of my baby for ten minutes, I'll
go and get the money."
Poor Charley! It was harder to re
fuse this request than the other; it
seemed such a small favor to ask of
him. Yet what did he know about ba
bies? And suppose tha mother should
forget to return for it!
"Keally, ma'am," he said, "I should
like very much to oblige you, but I'm
afraid I shouldn't know what to do
with it. Suppose it should cry?" !
"Cry! 3Iy baby never cries!" exclaim
ed the mother, with some warmth.
"Yon needn't be at all afraid. He'll
Whereupon she kissed the future
1 resident and handed him over the
counter to the terrified clerk, who took
tiio charge because he couldn't help
The lady started for tho door, then
paused as if reconsidering her action
and returned. Charley hoped she had
lost confidence m him and was about
to reclaim the infant. He was mista
ken. "Oh," said she, "if he aliould cry, give
And she handed her victim a small
bottle-with a rubber top. The bottle
contained a liquid substance resembling
Then she went away, leaving Char
ley, a picture of misery, with the baby
in his arms.
Ten minutes passed. Xo mother
Ten minutes more. Jt seemed like ten
hours. The door opened. Charley
heaved a long sigh of relief and looked
around. Then his face fell. A lady
had entered the oflice, but it was not
the mother. On the contrary, it was a
young lady in whom ho felt deeply in
terested. She looked surprised, he con
fused. He endeavored to explain. She
smiled incredulously, remarked that
the little darling was a perfect picture
of its father, and took her leave. Char
ley used bad language, and showered
imprecations upon the devoted heads
of the baby and its maternal parent.
The child became alarmed and set up
a howl. That brought Charley to his
senses, and tried, awkwardly enough,
to quiet the little one by means of the
bottle. He was new at the business,
and didn't succeed very well. Then
the other clerks came iu and offered
suggestions. They also made insinua
tions. Charley was in despair. Would
the mother never return. His brother
clerks thought !he wouldn't, and advis
ed him to make the best of it. Char
ley feared he was going to get the
worst of it. Thirty, forty, fifty, sixty
minutes passed, but the mother came
not. But the baby had ceased its la
mentations, and was peacefully sleep
ing. That was some consolation, but
not much. Twenty minutes more. By
this time the clerks iu the building and
several heads of departments had pass
ed opinion on the child. They were di
vided as to whether the chief point of
resemblance was the mouth, the nose,
or the eyes. Twenty minutes more.
The door opened and the mother enter
ed. Charley almost let the baby fall,
but mustered up strength enough to
hand it over the counter. The relief
vus too much. In reply to the lady's
apologies for her long absence he gasp
"Oh, don't mention it ma'am. Xot
the least trouble in the world. I assure
you. Always was fond of babies."
Then he fainted.
He has grey hairs in his head to-dav, t
and his brow is wrinkled with care. It
was a terrible experience for one so
Miss Melissa Wilson, of panther
celebrity, has again made herself fa
mous by killing another of these ani
maLs. Yesterday she was looking for i
a cow, and found the spot whee a
panther 'or bear had killed a large
sheep belonging to her father. The
animal had dragged it some 300 3'ds.
up a mountain. Melissa returned
home and took her snmll rifle and her
father's dogs. She then went back to
the place where the sheep had been
killed, and put the dogs on the track.
They soon treed a large panther up a
lofty fir-tree, when thi.s intrepid young
lady put a bullet right between his
eyes, bring'ng him down dead at the
Cr.-t shot. We have always said it,
and now we reiteiate the statement:
"Yamhill against the world.
The Japanese are manufacturing
water proof boots of paper.
FOR THE HOUSEHOLD.
The Kitchen. Tho first consider
ation in a coakiug room is cleanliness
Tried by this test paper walls are an
abomination In snch a place. You
can darken this room through parts oi
the day in summer, as you do others.
and consequently fly specks will De utt
liierou?. These walls absorb the kitch
en odors and steam, andthe smoke rests
lovingly upon them. If creeping things
get into tho house, they are sure to in
stitute themselves into the walls.
Hard-finished walls are more cleanly,
for they can be washed; but unless
they are finished better than in tho
kitchens we have seen, they soon look
dirty, and this is the next worst thuig
to being so; for such finishing soon be
comes discolored and "splotchy." There
is nothing that will compare with the
old-fashioned whitewash, pure and
simple. The color wash may give tho
walls a prettier tint, but it must be
put on by a praticed hand, where u
whitewash may be applied by tiny or v
whenever a dirty spot makes its aj
pearance. It is true uu practiced hands
do not apply the brush as evenly as
could be wished, but a few streaks
more or less don't matter ; we can all
see streaks are white and clean. Don't,
have the wood-work painted; don't
have anything painted. Things in a
kitchen will get soiled. It follows they
must be cleaned. Soap is a foe before
which paint invariably quits tho field.
Very soon the color will be off m spots
and nothing" else than repainting tho
whole room will ever make it look
clean again. It is still more objection
able to leave the wood in its native
state. It requires frequent scrubbing
to keep this clean, and even thi3 pro
cess will not suffice to keep all sorts of
wood in goon condition, Some woods
actually blacken under tho scrubbing
brush. But if the native wood, even
common kind, is well oiled and varn
ished lightly, the room will be pret
tier for it, and with very little wash
ing the wood-work can be kept sweet
and clean. Scribner.
Mistaken Kindness. Tho father
who for a part of his life has struggled
with poverty, is unwilling his children
should have a similar experience, ho
he denies himself indulgence in even
necessary things that he may savo
money for his family. Tho mother,
remembering how irksome household
tasks were to hei in her girlhood, per
mits her daughters to lead lives of do
mestic ease and indolence, thinking in
so doing she makes the best manifes
tations of her power of material love.
As a natural consequence of this view
on the part of parents, we see growing
up around us, young men and women
perfectly useless for all the practical
purposes of life unable to cope with
misfortune. Intellectual or moral li
ber is not inherent it must be built up
from within and is the result of inde
pendent thought and action. The soon
er a boy can be made to wait upon
himself, to think for himself, tho soon
er will the germs of manhood begin to
develop within him. It is no kind
ness to surround him with such atten
tion and care that he will not be com
pelled to learn the lessons of S'jlf-rel -ence,
of patient industry, or of patient
hope. The real crowns of this world
are the crowns of labor.
Sunny Booms Make Sunny: Lives.
Let us take the airiest, choicest aud
sunniest room in tho house for out
living room the workshop where brain
and body are built up and renewed.
And there let us have a bay window,
no matter how plain in structure,
through which the good twin angels of
nature sunlight and pure air can
freelv enter. This window shall be
the poem of the house. It shall give
freedom and scope for eye and mind,
wo shall hang no pictures on the walls
that can compare with tho living and
everlasting pictures which God shall
paint for us through our amplo win
dow. Ilosy dawns, golden-hearted
sunsets, the tender green and changing
years roll on. Dark rooms bring de
pression of spirits, imparting a senso
of confinement, of isolation, of power
lessness, which is chilling to energy
and vigor; but in light is good cheer.
Even in a gloomy house, where w alls
and furniture are dingy and brown,
you have but to take down the heavy
curtains, open wide the window, hang
brackets on cither side, set flowers ou
the brackets and ivies in the pots, and
let the warm sun stream freely in.
About Your Pulse. Every ono
should know how to ascertain the slate
of the pulse in health; then, by com
paring it with what it is when he is
ailing, he may have some idea of tho
urgency of his case. Parents should
know the health pulse of each child,
since now and then a person is born
with a peculiarly slow or fast pul&e,
and the very case in hand may be of
such a peculiarity. An infants pulso
is 140, a child of seven, 80, and from
twenty to sixty years it is TO beats a
minute, declining to CO at four score.
A healthy grown person beats 0,
times in a minute, d clining to CO at
four score. At sixty, if the pule al
Avays exceeds TO, there is a disease ;
the machine working itself out, there
is a fever or inflammation somewhere,
and the body is feeding on itself as m
consumption, when the pulse is tjuicl:..
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