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BOUND TO THE KUXS.
y- We're walking-- ,
ner, dry up ; vrhy shouldn't he b told T
wrd them there mduntauai after that there gold.
No use in talking -. . , ....
Itltaa got to be. And I'd uncommonly like to see
"win Stmli trooper stop my pud Mid me.
Yankee dragoons,' says' yon, "will do their
JWtth gold for booty, -
sinying what Congressmen have done for sain,
aTm common soldier likely to abstain T -Hies
for them, sir, to deceit. . ! , '
t as for fear that well get hurt
By smythlng that they vrifi do to stop ns,
"V run no risk nnlom them Bedakina drop " us.
Akwmya acknowledged tht theaoal was) theirs t
, now, you've colleged tt ;
which of them early pioneers acknowledged ltt "'
scetignt it tike honest men, time and again ?
T"ad for it? WhenT Who did T NotPeun !
Xm, there you're right. He waa about the beet
Sard-ner, your flask. Here's heaven help the rest
8ublime display! ? ". .
Should this Republic let thai treasure layt .
Stay ? All that money just to be sublime T
Kary lime !
EX glory came, sounded from Europe's trump of
1 all creation had to atop its ear;
r that there whistle we should pay too dear.
Treaties be Mowed ! - ,
13d liketo see the parchment that will hold there.
We'd not have mads no. treaty if we'd knowed
About the cold there ! .
Ad now we've found it. leaetwars will, next
VIM land reverts that's law fit standa to mnm.
Hon buy my iarm, suppose. Why, every pettifogger
Xf you find coal where I found only heather '
Of course I get back land and coal together. '
JMothvwT Yes t. Ton mind your bis!
Well, what if tain't? Them Bedahlns aint no
Se doat talk treaties when we're talking dollars.
rt Judgments sent uson thn rannh-v? Wa
"Mypard and mo by then will be
JSabobs in Paris I should say Far-re. :.
So, tm you say, God's .scourges may
Saoorge yon, but we shall wisely keep away
. From War or Famine
Or 1'lague ; besides, that's gammon.
Hain't we give back well-nigh upon the whole,
freedom and rights and such, of what was stole
Ftom them there darks to quite a smart amount?
aad you think Heaven can't balanoe an acoonnt T
Besides, them Bedakina always was perfid'Jus.
Just dont you fear.
Ca one that likes to read my title dear. ' .
I've about ciphered this here thing out.
What them there Sioux have got to do
Xa Just to take a trip across the border,
And get extinguished, after law and order.
If that dont right 'em, laws are not made to suit
their whim. '
Didn't Washington fight 'em and Where's a better
man than him!
"Pais theme is one a patriot soul expands on.
r-Jfcr, th is great nation owes it to civilisation
TPo tak e whatever it can lay its hands on.
"Savere again isn't it plain T
What if them hills belonged, well ssy, to Spain ?
TsTftst n rrw if there's a conflict we shall win it.
a say the ways of Providence is in it.
Osmt see it T I can. I'm a square man.
Xa said where were we going 7 You've been told.
Vow go for principle we go for gold.
ao fer it strong and also for our country, right or
Which means the same : so you had better mind it.
"Xfce only reason why Undo Sam wont have that
gold next season
Will be taint there or else V. 8. cant find it.
Now, if you're rested,
Vmrd, well go on and get this matter tested.
Jl'ew York Graphic.
THE GREAT GOLD SECRET.
I'm a gold digger that's about what I
m. You -wouldn't take me for an En
glishman, 'would you now t . No, nor yet
any one else that knows me ; but I am,
How old, about, should -you take me
Sorf "Fifty -five, eh?" Well, they all
.guess somewhere near that ; but I'm just
'thirty-seven last month. . I dare say you
lon't believe it ; and perhaps wouldn't
lelieve it, either, if I told you that all
this wrinkling and turning grey was done
in one week. Well, it was, and when I
think over it nil now, and think that here
I am, alive after it all, I can hardly be
lieve it myself. Would yon like to hear
about it ? Well, sit down and make your
self comfortable, and 111 tell you. .
It's nine years, ago last Valentine's
lay (I remember, all the .dates well
enough, I warrant you) that I was at
TFrisco with a Yankee, name of Seth
.Hickman. We'd met down in Denver,
; -arid stood by each, other in a row that
hanDpnpd there, anil of eonnw that draw
- UJ UMtS7-7 UU , IMIU lU7 CUU VI Ik Vf EV9,
we agreed to go prospecting together
- .anrl ' filiarA o-n1 qTiqva all Ir a .
Seth was a sharp fellow and knew all
"the likeliest spots, and I could do a day's
"Work with any man in those days, though
I ain't much to brag on now; and the
3nd of it was -we made a pretty pood haul
When we got to Trisoo 1 thought of
nothing but banking some of the stuff
for a rainy day and having a spree with
the rest, and then starting off again ; but
Seth didn't seem to see it all. I noticed
that he looked serious-like, as if he had
something on his mind, for the" first two
slays after we got into the town ; and on
file second evening; as we were sitting
jover our grog, he spoke out : -
-"Jim, old boss, I'm a-gwine to tell
yew Eometking that nary soul in creation
knows about bnt myself ; for if yew
hadn't been some smart with your Der
ringer when them three skunks went for
me down in Denver they might ha wrote
Gone up over'this child; and no man
arver did Seth' Hickman a good torn, nor
m, bad turn neither, bnt what he got co
eoanut for you tit for tit, yew bet jure
life on that I . ' : ''
"When I was in Africa last year I
went up country a bit with my line, and
Soar X iiappenea on an oia inniivn critter,
nld as Georce Washington's nurse.
lfvin in a hut all by himself among the
spurs o' the Andes, and I camped, in his
hut for the night. " ; '"
" WaL the aguardiente (whisky) in my
flask war a leetle tew strong for nun, and
lie got reglar slewed ; and when his
tongue got loosened by the licker he kim
out wi sitch a yarn as whippud every
thinc in Prescott all to fits. He said
s.liafc wlin tt Penrriiui thiefa stamDeded
. from Cuzco a'ter Pizacro took it, a lot on
"em got up among the mountains, carry
ing their gold with 'em, till they kim out
il i . v , rwx ' . - . a 1.1
m me piateau oi uojsb xiaca ; anu uiar,
ndin the Scaniarda close on their trail,
they chucked all the gold into the lake
and skedaddled nobody knows where.
. And he said that if anybody took the
trail from his hut, north and by east, till
they hit the. southern end of the lake,
vnd then looked out for a big three-cor-
. nered rock like a pyramid upside down,
they'd jest got to scoop in the mud of
the lake whar that rook's shadow fell on
it at sunrise, and they'd find nnff gold
to buy up all Wall street Now, we've
got money enough to put that job
wuxuugo, ana u yew tee Ufce tryin" it,
1m in." . " ' ? . .. . . ' ' - ,
I said'done". at oae, ad we got our
money together, and slipped down the
soast to Africa , as fast as the Pacific
eteomer conld carry us. . Tie minute we
. JZOt there, Seth Went nft inim th riflla tn
try and get hold of his old. Indian for a
jgmue, wniie i nunted about "for work
men for this was a job that Reeded more
Lands than our- own. At last I got hold
of two Spaniards two sturdy fellows
they were, and honest enough as Span
iards go and then a Portigee and two
etores and working tackle, and by the
time Seth came back with his guide, all
was ready and away we went, j , , , ,(
Seth was mtich tod knowinir a birf "
let on what fcia real game was as long as
we were within hail Of the town, for if
yon say " gold" there Only in a whisper
hose blesaed Gambuskios (gold-findersl
wiil hear it a hundred 1 miles oft So all
: -that we told our cacg was that we were
jroing prospecting among - the lower
ranges, as lots of fellows did every day ;
but when we were past the old Indian's
hut and well up among the hills, so that
our chaps couldn't easily turn back if
they wanted, he up and told them the
whole story. ; They were rather taken
aback, as well they might be, for Lake
Titicaca's a good many day's journey to
the nor'east, among some very awkward
mountains and a" good thirteen thousand
feet above the sea, if it's an inch. How
ever, a Spaniard (or any other man, for
that matter,) will go J pretty nearly any
where if he onoe gets on the scent of
gold ; to our fellows they spoke, up
stoutly enough, and said they were ready
to go up to the lake, and down to the
bottom of it into th bargain, after such
a haul as that ; and off we set again.
I've seen a good ' many wonders in my
time, knocking about the world as I've
done ; bnt anything like that climb up
the Andes I never saw yet. Bocks that
seemed to go tip into the very ' sky,
straight as a plumb-line ; beds at moss
three or four deep, and soft as a velvet
cushion ; trees two hundred feet high,
all one blaze of flowers from top to bot
tom ; leaves big enough to wrap you hp
nae a oianset ; tree-ferns big as a table
cloth, all glittering like the finest silver
lace ; humming-birds and monkeys and
parrots, and butterflies as broad as the
palm of your hand ; waterfalls sheer
down over great black precipices a thou
sand feet hiorh : and far awav behind the
everlasting mountains, piled one Above
another till they seemed to go right up
to heaven.. Among "all these enormous
things we eight men, big and strong as
we were, seemed of no more account than
a lot of ants crawling on a blade of grass;
and I think I never felt so small in my
life as I did then.
However, I hadn't much leisure to
think- about it at the time, for you can't
expect a fellow to have much of an eye
for scenery wnen lie s naciong ms way
through a great cobweb of branches too
thick for the light to get through, with
his boots full of ants and his mouth full
of gnats, and the damp vapor-bath, heat
of the woods melting hin away bit by
bit, fifty prickles going into n-im at
once, a thorn-bush scalping hijn from
above, and a creeper tripping him up
And so we hammered aloricr. till at last
we worked up to the plateau and saw the
great lake spreading away before-us as
far as ever we could see. We weren't
long of making out the three-cornered
crag, nor the shadow neither, for it was
just sunrise wnen we got there, as if o
purpose for us ; and once we'd made it
out we hardly waited to take breath be
fore we were at it tooth and nail.
Tho first day was a regular blank one
till just toward sundown, and then the
Portigee screeched out suddenlv that
he'd got something heavy. I helped
him to haul up the pan, and there, sure
enough, was a bar of gold over a foot
long, and pretty nigh as thick as my two
fingers here. At that we all shouted at
once, and went at it harder than ever ;
and I really think our cnaps would have
worked all night, but Seth stopped 'cm.
He told 'em that the gold wouldn't run
away, and that if they jrat on too much
steam at first they'd just knock them
selves np before they were half throueh.
and that they'd better just light a fire and
get dried, and have some supper, and fix
up some kind 'of shelter against the dew,
and then start fair next morning. And
so they did.
The next day and the nest and the
next after that -we kept bringing it up in
handfula gold circlets and chains and
necklaces and ingots without end. But
on the fifth day I found the provisions
getting so low that, I was rather scared,
for np here there was no game of any
sort, mere being no vegetation at that
height for the game to live on. , So we
held a council of war. Our chaps had
got the gold-fever so into their blood by
this time that I verily believe they'd have
kept digging on till .they died of hunger;
but Seth and I, who were a little cooler,
talked them over at last. We, told 'em
that we'd got enough already, to make
us all as rich as Jews ; that we must all
starve if we didn't replenish our stock
somehow ; that ten to one the "find" was
played out (and, indeed, none of us had
taken a grain all that morninorV: and that.
in any case, the lake was always there,
ana tney coma come baca ana try again
whenever they liked. So, bit by hit, we
worked 'em round, and all started to go
back together. . . ,
We'd hard work of it the first part of
the way, for bur loads were pretty heavy,
and stumbling in and out of, the great
rocks waa no joke, let alone that the five
days' work had taken it out of us more
than we expected. . One of the Spaniards
got a bad fall, and not one of us but had
his bruise to show. But at last we got
over the barren bit and found ourselves
fairly down among the wood again ; and
then I began to be jolly, thinking this
was the end of it. But it wasn't it was
only the beginning. --itiu. 1
. -. One afternoon, when: we'd got well
down among the lower ranges, we were
just looking about for a place to camp
(for the Spaniards who had got hurt was
beginning to give up), when one of the
niggers said suddenly . . ;
i Senor, man watch us !." . i
I looked np, and there, sure enomgh,
was : a , man (a savage-looking : fellow
enough, but evidently no Indian) watch
ing us from the top of a ridge, a 'ittle to
the left. He kept looking after us for a
little while, and then disappeared, as if
it . 1 1 i i ,i -1 1
wie earui nau -swauowea mm. . . . ,
"Don't like that,'' says Seth, "that
critter's seen that we carry a heavy swag.
and he's gone to tell some of his chums,-1
you bet I
' When one has found a pumpkin-pie,-He
goes and tells the t 'others 1 u ' -
" I feel like campm' in a strong place
to-night, I dot-- : ;- f,-.
' And so we did with a deep canon
(gorge) behind us- going sheer ' down
nearly a hundred feet and a thick clump
of trees in our front that made" cover,
while beyond it the ground was smooth
and level for a good eighty yards, so
that no living thing could oome near us
without being' seen and? fired at. ;
' Just as we'd lit our fire, and were be
ginning to cook, e saw, first one man
and then another, till we'd'6onnted fif
teen in all, ; oome zigzagging in arid out
of the bushes, down the face of the oppo
site ridge. They halted just at the jedge
of the thicket, and took a look 'at the
smoke of our fire rising above the trees ;
and then two of them laid down their
rises, and were coming across.the clear
ing to us, looking' as friendly, as they
could, when old Seth shoves his head
through the leaves, and says in Span
ish.: . .f ' . . , :
" Gentlemen, we're talking oyer ; a
little business of our own, and wish to
be private, bo youll oblige ns by keep
ing your own aide, and we'll keep ours ;
for we have a way of shooting things
that come too near us, and we should be
sorry to lift you by mistake j" :,JZ . .. .
Back the two beauties wenL' "lpoking
as silly as a ha'porth of treacle in a two
gallon jug, and Setli rubbed his hands
and gave a chuckle. .,:r-,-s-K-.',SX '
" They'd got a bottle in each hand,
them' two,'' says he ; ; they war gwine
' to make us -slewed, and then -dean out
our swag ; but they don't fool this child,
no how. Naow, ye see, they'll wait till
dark, and then go for us with a rush
that's what's the matter with them but
Iguesa we'll be not at home' when they
He whispered to me to cut down three or
four of the longest creepers and twist them
into a rope ; and I, guessing what he was
up to, did it with a will. In a few min
utes we. had a rope that would have stood
anything ; and then I hitched one end
round a tree, and let drop the other
down the ravine the rest making a great
shouting and singing meanwhile, by way
of a blind. Then the. old Indian (who
was as nimble as a r cat) slid down to the
bottom, and we lowered our packs to him,
one by one. . . ... .
"That's all right," says Seth ;" and
now we'll just take it easy till dark, and
then take passage by this new overland
line of ourn." - . .
tj But one don't take it very easy when
there's a gang of bloodthirsty rascals,
twice your strength and armed to the
teeth every man .Jack. of 'em, sitting
waiting barely eighty, yards off to cut your
throat; and. I think I never found any
time yet go so slowly as those two last
hours before sundown. '
-V Naow," says Seth at last, when the
darkness had fairly dosed in, " I guess
we'll begin to leave." . i
Bnt just then, as if tjhis had been a
signal, there came a flash and a bang from
the other side of the clearing, and half a
dozen bullets came peppering in among
the trees. . I felt something warm spurt
over my hands, and the nigger who stood
beside me fell all of a heap. Like light
ning I up piece and let fly, and I heard
somebody, give a yell that sounded as if
that letter had gone to the right address,
and then, for a few minutes, it was just
flash, flash 1 bang, bang 1 like a firework
rSeth and I kept 'em in play while the
rest slid down one by one. And mighty
ugly work it was, too, I can tell you,
blazing away in the dark with nothing to
aim at, and hear the bullets come rattling
about you without ever seeing who sent
them. Bnt the rope was soon clear, and
then Seth stuck up the dead nigger
against a tree, with .his gun across the
fork of it, that they might see the glint
of the barrel, and think we were still on
the watch. Then. he slid down, and I
, The first thing we did was to take the
gold out of the poor old nigger's pack,
and part it among us. . The rest of the
things we threw away, as we had thrown
away our tools long before (for our only
chance now was to march as light as pos
sible), and then we set forward along the
gully. For some time we could hear the
rascals banging away overhead, but that
died away by degrees, and there was a
silence as if the world had just been cre
ated and no life come into it yet. ' '
. All that night we stumbled along the
bottom of the ravine like men groping in
a tunnel, sitting down every now and
then to rest ; but when day came we
saw the rocks on each side getting lower
aud lower, and the great black pit spread
ing out broader and shallower, till at last,
a little after sunrise, we came out into
the forest again. . But just then the other
nigger sat down and put his hand to his
side.-. , .
" No can go farther, senor !" ,
I ran up to him, and blest if he hadn't
got a big bullet-wound in his side from
last night's scrimmage, and the brave fel
low had actually dragged . on all night
without saying a word about it, lest he
should keep us back! , I sat down and
took his head on my knee, and he died
as quietly as a child ; and .we covered
him with leaves and left him lying there
in the bright morning sunshine, and went
forward on our weary tramp again. - - ;
; It was harder than ever for us now, for
we had eight loads among six men, and
already I could see one of the Spaniards
beginning to stagger, and the old Indian
trembling like a leaf. -. Then a horrible
kind of fear crept over me that we should
keep dropping that way, man after man,
till there was only' one left ; and then
bnt at that thought I threw up my arms
and gave a sort of yell like a man start
ing up from a bad dream. . But Seth
punched me in the ribs with his elbow,
"Sh! don't frighten the rest."
And I set my teeth and choked it
It may have been an. hour or two after
this I was beginning to lose all count
of time now that Seth, who had got a
little ahead of the rest, suddenly sang
We all looked up. , !
" Here's somethin civilized at last,
by hoe-cake I" eays he. i" Guess we've
struck the right track without knowin it.
"Look here." j.
Just in front of us was a gully about
forty feet deep, through -which ran a
small stream, and across it lay a bridge
not one of . the rope bridges yon Bee in
Lower Peru, bnt good solid wood two
long beams from bank to bank, with
cross-pieces ashed to them, just like the
sleepers on a railway. ) , Then we all
shouted at once and stepped out to cross
it; but, all in a moment, the poor old
Indian, who was one of the hindmost,
lurched over the edge and went slap
down into the water, and the gold he
caaried just sunk him like a stone.
Whether he'd got hart in the fight, 'too,
or whether he was just tixecl and dizzy
like the rest of us, I can t say but down
he went, and we never saw him more. So
now we were cut down to five, and had
lost our guide into the bargain. .
" Thats a bad job," says Seth: "but
never mind, boys we must jest steer by
Lthe light of natur' now. , Whar thar's a
L bridge like that ; thar oughter be . a trail
Sure enough . there was a trail, and we
tried to follow it, but we soon lost .it
again, and tramped on all day at hap
hazard, trying to steer by the sun. -Toward
evening we halted to eat. and
then pushed on again hot foot; for that
was the last of our provisions.
Just as the moon rose we came upon a
gully with a bridge across it, and there
we all stopped dead and looked at each
other a look I shall never forget. . It
was tbs same bridge that we had crossed
twelve nonrs beforel -m v,;;.-iv;--
That minute's one of the things I never
like to think of. There we were, lost in
a tropical forest, our guide gone, every
man of us as weak as a child, and not a
morsel of food left! '
"Well, boys," says old Seth (who was
our mainstay throughout), "we're in a
kind of fix, thar ain't no denyin it,
Naow, I calclate this bridge ain't bin
long built by the look of it, and so, in
stead o' goin losin' ourselves outer
everybody's way, I guess we'll jest stick
here tQl borne party picks us up it won't
be long,1 1 reckin. ' That's my idee; how
does tb some yew 1" t ,....-.
'We all agreed at once; and, indeed, we
were too far 'gone flow for any more
marching. " So- we- sat down there for
three days, bearing it as well as we could,
and frying to shoot game between whiles.
But our eyes were too dim and our hands
too shaky for that; and the birds and
monkeys scurried past, chattering and
screaming as if in mockery. : And at last
we couldn't keep it off any longer, and it
came. -; U:' '- ' tMw; ;
The Spaniards died first, and no won
der, poor fellows 1 for though some of
them, are as brave men as ever stepped,
they haven t the pith and fiber of an
Englishman. The Portuguese held out
lonsrer. for he had the heart of a lion: but
at last he went too, and old Seth and I
were left alone.
" Seth." savs I. " let s bury these poor
fellows while we can; for if they're, left
lying here, and our hunger gets worse,
we might be driven to you know I"
So we wrapped the poor fellows in (heir
blankets, with a heavy stone in each, and
rolled them over the edge of the ravine
down into the water. We buried the
gold, too, and marked the spot, in case
anything should turn up to save us at
the list; and then we lay down again, as
if we had nothing left to "do but to die.
And . after that everything seems
blurred and hazy, like an ugly dream.
The trees and the rocks and . the sky
seemed to go round and round in a whirl,
and old Seth stood up as tall as a steeple,
and great black things came out of the
bushes and made faces at me; and then
I was sitting under the old tree in the
churchyard at home, and heard my old
mother's voice (who's been dead this five
and twenty years) as plain- as print; till
all at once there were men's faces and
"'men's voices all around us, and I felt
somebody lifting my head and pouring
something into my mouth, and then I
fainted right off. - -
We had been picked -up by a party
coming back from the mines, and. they
.carried us down with them to Arica; and
when we gQt round again we went back
and dug up the gold, and gave a lumping
lot of it to the wives and children of the
poor fellows that had died for us.
.But when I got back after that last
week's work my hair was quite gray as
gray as you see it now. And that's all
A hot lemonade is one of the best
remedies in the world for a cold. It acts
promptly and effectually, and has noun-
pleasant after effects." One lemon prop
erly squeezed, cut in shoes; put in sugar
ana cover with a naif pint of boiling
water. . Drink just before, going to bed ;
do not expose yourself oh the following
clay, -this remedy will ward off an at
tack of the chills and fever if used
Pcbe soft water is the best of all. blood
purifiers. It dissolves most every im
purity that may tad its way to the blood
and passes it off through the skin, lungs
and kidneys, thus washing out the blood
without any irritation in the system, and
without those chemical changes and' de
posits which are likely to arise from the
action of drugs. Why then use doubt
ful, dangerous, -and often injurious drugs
for purifying the blood, when pure, sim
ple, safe, and pleasant 'and far more ef
fectual water may be had without money
and without price?
Spirits of turpentine is a sovereign
remedy for croup. Saturate a piece of
flannel with it and place it on the throat
and chest, and send for your family phy
sician. If the case e very urgent, ana
the distance to the doctor's residence be
very great, drop three drops of the tur
pentine on a lump 'of sugar and give in
ternally. Or a good emetic of tincture
of blood-root, or lobelia, or both com
bined, should be given. Every family
should keep a bottle of spirits of turpen
tine in the house.
" Onb who has tried it " communicates
the following item about curing sore
throat : Let each one of your half a
million readers buy at anv drug-store
one ounce of camphorated oil and five
cents worth of chloride of potash.
Whenever any soreness appears in the
throat, put the potash in a tumbler of
water, and with it gurgle the throat thor
oughly ; then rub the neck thoroughly
with the camphorated oil at night before
going to bed, and also pin around the
throat a small strip of woolen flannel.
This is a simple, cheap and sure remedy.
The following is a simple method for
ventilating ordinary ' sleeping and dwell
ing rooms: A piece of wood, three
inches high and. exactly as long as the
breadth of the window, is prepared.
Let the sash now be raised, the shp of
wood placed on the siu, and .the sash
drawn closely upon it. If the slip has
been well fitted, there will be no draft in
consequence of this displacement of the
sash at its lower part ; but the top of the
lower sash will overlap the bottom of the
upper one, and between the two bars
perpendicular currents of air, not felt as
draft, will enter and leave the room con
stantly. , ..; . : ... ..' ;;
Extremes generally follow each other
in weather, as they do in matters Of opin
ion or fashion ; hence we may expect an
unusually "heated term during the
summer months. To mitigate spring
maladies and obviate all possible summer
complaints, the hvtrienio rnle is as sim-nla
as the Golden Rule in relation to human
Conduct. In both cases do riglt. But
what is right hygienically may be diih
cult for the wayfarer to understand amid
the terminable din and discord of
prevalent teachings.' There are, howev
er, a few common sense axioms, that are
always hi order,- and a few prudential
considerations always available in emer
gencies: Be temperate in all things ; be
regular in habits of eating bathe fre
quently ; keep the bowels free by proper
diet, but never take drug' purgations ;
avoid all excesses in sensuous gratifica
tions and all stimulants ; especially be
moderate in the use of, or ; entirely es
chew, all hydro-carbonaceous dishes or
articles as starch, grease, sugar. They
thicken the blood, cause bilious humors.
clog the liver, obstruct the skin, congest
the head and lungs, and predispose to
One Way for a Drunkard to Eeform.
' 1 "Let every young man whose appetite
for drink is consciously growing, but
whose conscience is not yet seared by
confirmed habit, adopt the plan Of mak
ing an accurate note of ' how he feels in
the morning after drinking too much the
night before. ' Let him analyze as nearly
in detail as he can his thoughts and re
flections when he first wakes np, and put
down in black and white a plain, truth
ful description of- them. I do not' refer
to the sense of physical pain or discom
fort which always follows a debauch, but
to ' his ' moral conditions in the early
morning, and in the absence of the fac
titious excitement of conviviality. Let
this be done conscientiously, and let the
young man read over his own words
carefully, and endeavor to thoroughly
realize what he has described oh paper,
every fcfme he thinks of taking a drink,
and I believe that most young men con
trolled by principle, actuated by a de
sire to do right, and struggling against
the inherent weakness Of human nature,
would in a short time come to the con
clusion that the " game is not worth the
candle," and in many cases eventually
givef up "'the desire to indulge 'in so
treacherous and delusive a relief from
ennui so dangerous and a false means
of excitement. -Providence Journal.
"Thh vilest sinner may return," wrote
a pious girl to her lover, with whom she
had parted in anger.
A -Wounded Banter Uvea on Raw Matt for
Svea Weeks, Tresses Iis Wound with
. Snow and Gets Well. - -
The Valhsjo (CaL) Chronicle contains
the following singular story: '
About fifty miles from Virginia City,:
as the crow flies, is a little mountain vale
known as Gravelly Valley. In the sum
mer season it is a beautiful- spot, green
and luxuriant, but it is snowed in during
most of the winter. In February last
two hunters, named ' M. H. Bobinson
and David Knox, were in the neighbor
hood looking for game. At night they
camped in a small cabin which had been
used in former years by sheep herders.
Dnring the tiay they explored the sur
rounding mountains, looking for bear
and deer. They succeeded in killing a
large cinnamon bear, which they dragged
to the hut. The steaks cut from its
quarters served as an agreeable change
from their usual diet of cured bacon and
jerked venison. - Oh the morning of
February 15, when twelve miles from
camp, Robinson, in getting on his horse,
accidentally discharged his gun, and the
ball,' an ounce in weight, passed through
his right heel, shattering it to fragments.
His companion enveloped the wound in
snow and tied it up in a piece of saddle
blanket, and they started immediately
for the cabin. Upon their arrival Knox
saw at onoe that it was necessary to go
for a physician. Bobinson - was ' weak
from loss of blood, was utterly unable to
ride to the nearest settlement, a distance
of forty miles, and the nature of his in
jury was such that he must surely die
unless medical assistance was procured.
It was probable that it would be judged
necessary to amputate the limb to save
his life. They were sworn friends; and
Knox, after placing the wounded man in
a bunk, covering him with a blanket and
leaving him two days' provisions, bade
him be of good cheer until his return.
He rode all that night through a blinding
storm, which set in soon after his depar
ture, and arrived in Lake Valley soon
after daylight. The road passed over a
high range of mountains which separates
the two valleys. , There was no cessation
in the storm, but having procured the
assistance of a physician who was well
known to Bobinson, they Btarted to re
turn. As they descended the steep side
of the mountain the determined men
soon found 'that it was impossible to pro
ceed further. The -snow "was already
four or five feet deep, and was accumu
lating in great drifts. Half a dozen
times their horses fell into deep ravines,
from which they were extricated with
difficulty, and they were at last com
pelled to turn mournfully back for their
own preservation. The regrets they felt
at Robinson's fate were of no avail; but
all through the winter his untimely end
was discussed by his friends around their
firesides. About ten days ago, when the
snow was pretty well off the ground a
party of men thought it their duty to go
into the deserted valley and bury his
body. They had also some curiosity to
see whether he had left any account in
writing of his approaching decease, and
ascertain whether he supposed he had
been abandoned without cause. He was
a boon companion, liked by everybody,
and had a host of friends. They crossed
the mountain and came in sight -of the
spot where the disaster had occurred,
nearly two months before, with mourn
ful feelings. They arrived, at the' door
of the cabin and were, alighting from
their horses when a voice within was
hoard joyfully to exclaim: "Well, hava
you fellows got here at last?" and Bob
inson came limping out upon a pair of
crutches. The amazement of the party
may be imagined. ' Noticing their 'sur
prise he said: "You all thought I was
dead, did you f I am not, but am as well
as ever I was in my life, except this leg."
And so it' proved. He was aware' that
the storm which set in upon. Knox's de
parture would prevent his return, and at
once set to work to make the best of the
situation. He kept hia wound dressed
with snow, and when his ready provisions
were exhausted, dragged himself to the
carcass of the bear at the door of the
cabin and cut off a slice with his butcher
knife. , Raw bear meat and water from a
mountain stream, which ran near by, was
all the sustenance he had for over seven
weeks. This meagre diet no doubt kept
his foot from mortifying. The fever
subsided, the inflammation went down,
and it soon began to heal. With a wire
which he tore off an old broom, he probed
the wound and drew out several pieces
of the bone. He then made a pair of
crutches and was able to get about witla
out difficulty. He was a man of intelli
gence, but the only thing in the nature
of literary matter he had was the half of
an old New York Tribune, which, as he
lay upon his couch during his isolation,
he perused until he said he behaved he
could repeat every word it contained
advertisements and all. He 'considers
the snowstorm, a lucky thing, as his leg
would probably have been amputated
had the physician arrived. , Upon his re
turn to Lake Valley he was welcomed as
one come back from . the. dead, and the
affair is the great theme of conversation
throughout the. -whole neighborhood.
Drinking Water. w','
Dr. Hall is opposed to the immoderate
drinking of water. He says: ,-,
The longer one puts off drinking water
in the morning, especially in the sum
mer, the less he will require dnring the
day; if much is drank during the fore
noon, the thirst often increases, and a
very unpleasant fullness is observed, in
addition to a metallic taste in the month,
r : The less a man drinks, the , better . for
him, beyond a moderate amounts The
more water a man drinks, , the more
strength he has to expend in getting rid
of it, for aH the fluid taken into the sys
tem 'must - be carried out; and as there
is but little nourishment in water, tea,
coffee, beer, and the like, more strength
is expended in carrying them out of the
system, than they impart to it. The
more a. man drinks, the. more he must
perspire, either by lungs or through the
skin; the more he perspires, the more
carbon is taken from the system; but this
carbon is necessary for nutrition, hence
the less a man is nourished, the leea
strength he has. .;v .
t Drinking water largely diminishes the
strength in two ways, and .yet many are
under the impression that the more water
swallowed.' the more thorouchlv is the
system "washed out." Thus, the less!
we iuidk at meais, me oetier xor iu -
the amount were limited to a single cup
of hot tea, or hot milk and water, at each
meaL an immeasurable good would re
sult to all. Many persons have fallen
into , the practice of drinking several
glasses of , cold water, or several cups of
hot tea or coffee, at. meals, out of mere
habit; all such will be greatly benefited
by breaking it up at once ; it may be very
well, to drink a little at each meal, and,
perhaps, it will be found that in all cases
it is much better to take a single cup of
hot tea at each meal than a glass of cold
water, however pure. , .
' Thb "Old Probabilities" of Russia is a
Dr. Kopper. He is tolerably reliable,
but he doesn't " Kopper the ace," so to
speak, as accurately as our own chief of
the signal service. -f ' ,
Taking the Edge Off. . :, '
Saturday; noon a .sort "of a. slouchy-looking-,
hungry-eyed, cadaverous fellow
stepped; into' a i. restaurant on Fourth
street, and said he wanted a cup of coffee
and a piece of bread and butter. ' The
waiter told him that the place sold noth
ing short of a complete dinner, and the
price was fifty cents. Said the stranger:
Well, you see I ain't real hungry, and
I only want a little coffee and a bit of
Waiter" It makes no difference; we
sell a whole dinner for -fifty cents, and
nothing else."" . - - .-' '''
Stranger " You give a hull dinner for
fifty cents?" v' ,
Waiter" Yes, a whole dinner; roast
meat, potatoes, succotash, bread, butter,
pie, pudding, coffee and tea."
Stranger " Well, I s'pose you give a
man all he wants to eat?" a-
Waiter ?'Oh, yes;-we fill you up for
fifty cents,' and give you a solid, good
plain meaL" ' ' !'-''
'Stranger " Well, I've half a mind to
eat with ye. The fact is, the ole woman
give me a half a loaf of bread and a
piece of cold corn beef for a bite, and I
eat that up at Carpenter's jes' now with a
glass of beer.1 I thought I'd like a good
cup of -coffee and a little bread and but
ter to kind o' wash the thing down; 'but
ye say ye can't gi'me that?" -'
Waiter " No, sir ; well give you, as
I've said, a solid, square meal for fifty
cents. You can eat as little or as much
as you please." '' ; ' V;'
The stranger's eyes opened and looked
thoughtful for a. moment, and then,
striking his fist on the - table, he ex
claimed : " By gum ! I b'leeve 111 take
it. I aintright, real hungry, but bring
on your roas' beef and taters, suckithash,
tea, coffee, bread,' pie and puddin!
Bring 'em on. : By gum ! I'm in for a
square meal, and my nity cents' worth.
The waiter hurried to respond, and
the way that stranger's knife and fork
played between his mouth and the plates
was a caution. It beat a half-a-dozen
pair of castinets, and sounded more like
a bone solo than anthing else we ever
heard. ' The waiter stood aghast, and
when he turned tip with the third plate
of roast beef, the proprietor, pale as
marble from a Vermont quarry, called
him aside behind the bar.
"For heaven's sake, who, is that fel
low ?" said he ; " he eats vituals as fast
as a threshing machine swallows straw."
The stranger's plates were beginning
to show bottom again, and his eyes were
running up and down the room for the
waiter. He did not stop in his eating,
but simply turned his back and let fly
against the wall with his heels.
' ' Gi' me s' more roast beef and taters, ' '
The landlord raised his hands in hor
ror. . " Great heaven, James ! hell clean us
out," said he, as the waiter sprang for
the kitchen. ! . "
"Ain't ye got more'n wun. kind of
pie ?" inquired the stranger. ;
" Oh, yes, said the waiter.
" Well, then, bring it on, and giv's
sum 6' that pud'n, too. ; Jeinimy I 'f I
was only hungry, how I'd clean ye out.
Bring me two cups of coffee and a cup of
tea, too. I ain't only jis beginnin' to
eat." . '. ,;' ' .
The landlord listened with dismay,
and, stopping the ' waiter, as he entered
the kitched for the fifteenth time, walked
solemnly np to the stranger, and said :
" See here I, We ain't got enough in
this house to feed you. . Just go on now;
I will call it all square. You needn't
pay a cent for. what you've had." :
. The stranger became indignant, and
declined, saying that his appetite was
just coming, and winding up with a very
"Hanged if I will!" ' ; !
A bright thought struck the landlord,
as he walked off in . mental agony.
Hastening to the bar, he jerked open
the till, pulled out a half dollar, and,
rushing up to the stranger, 'placed it in
his hand. '
" Here, here," said he, " take this and
go right up to the Holly Tree Inn, and
clean 'em out. Go on. They'll feed
you till you bust for fifty cents.
" Well," said the stranger, as he grad
ually arose and stretched himself, at the
same time putting the scrip in his vest
pocket, "I don't mind ef I do take it
I ain't very hungry anyhow. I only
wanted a cup of coffee and a piece of
bread and butter, when I come in, but
I'm' jis as well satisfied. I guess I'll
buy the old mare some oats ; wait until
I get hum to finish np," and he left.
X Chinaman Gored to Death and Then
At the Devil's Elbow, about six miles
below. Black Hawk, on the line of the
Colorado Central railway, where the bed
of the road is hewn out of the solid rock,
owing to" the extreme narrowness of the
valley of Clear creek at the point, an ac
cident occurred on Wednesday evening
last, which takes rank as one of the most
horrible and terrible on record.
A Chinaman, Lin Wan, working in the
gulch mines along the creek, was pursued
by a wild and furious bull, which had
wandered away from ; his herd- upVthe ,
creek. . For safety the Celestial took to
the track, but was closely followed by
the infuriated animal, to the Devil's El
bow, where the bed of the creek is about
twenty feet below the track, and the top
of the telegraph poles on a line with the
rails. One hurried moment had. the
Chinaman to realize that , his enemy .was
upon him, when with all the force of
brute power -one horn went piercing
through the back,, passed through the
abdomen and came out in front. It was
the work of an instant to raise, like a
feather, the mass of bleeding, screaming
human flesh, and with a toss, to hurl it
across the track, and into the gulch. The
unfortunate Chinaman, thus gored unto
death and tossed into air, in his descent
struck upon the end of a telegraph pole,
which . entered the very same gaping
wound made by the horn of the brute in
his back, and the pain-tortured blood
besmeared victim was impaled mid-air.
Without speech, and pale with horror at
the sight, his companions stood power
less, until the heart-rending cries of the
unfortunate awoke them to duty. . He
was then taken from his appalling posi
tion as speedily as possible, bnt died in
a few minutes. The bulL after accom
plishing this deed, i passed np the
canon, and had not been captured at last
accounts.' " '; ' .,-:':-r:A:. "A. '''
Ws can build : wooden vessel ' in the
United States as cheaply as they can be
built by anybody.' A spruce ship costs
$52 gold per ' ton in any of the British
provinces, while vessels of oak or pitch
pine, either far better than spruce, cost
only $60 per ton in Maine. " At Bremen
or Havre, it would cost $100 per ton to
build a vessel.' The statistics show that
the amount of pine and hemlock stand
ing in the timber States is estimated at
225,000,000,000 feet, 1 not mentioning
California, which is accredited with 100,
000,000,000 feet. The stun invested in
the United States timber lands ' is stated
at $114,000,000, while the annual pro
duction is valued at $210,000,000, and
the ' labor involved gives employment
to 200,000 men.
THERE OUCK WAS A T8FEK.
T?mmi anm was a acmer IH not tell his 1
Who had for his comfort a sootding old dams ;
And nf ten ajsd often ke wished himself dead.
For If drunk ha earns horns, aha would beat him
spent all Ins evenings sway from his home,
And when he returned, he would sneakingly earn.
And by to walk straigbtly, and say not word
Jest to keep his dear wife from abusing her load
For, if ha dared say his tongue was his own,
Twonld set her tongue going, in no gentle tone,
And she'd huff him, and cuff Jiim,and call bmt
hard names,- ,
An A ha'd siirh to bs rid at all seolding old damsfl.
It happened, one night, on frolie he Went,
He staid tfll hia rery last penny was spent, ,
-i. . I l nA MA ..f.l.
Was the thing on his heart -that most heavily
weighed. - - '
Bnt home he most go ; so he oaught up his hat,
And off he went singing, by this, and by that,
" 111 plnek np my courage, I guess she's in bed,
If she aint, 'tis no matter, I'm snre : Who's afraid T"
Hs came to his door ; he lingered until
He peeped l and he listened, and all seemed quia
In he went, and his wife sure enough was In bed !
"Ohl" says he, "it'a just as I , thought : Who's
afrault" . r a.,-. -i..; sf " r .. !
He crept about softly, and spoke not a word.
His wife seemed to sleep, for she never e'en stirred!
Thought he "for thim night, then, my fortune as
Tnafif T -
For my dear seolding wife is asleep 1 Who's afraid?'
nui soon ue leM'Uuroiy ; ibq saj7 uv iw(
And groping around, to the table he goes.
The pitcher found empty, and so wss the bowl, -
The pail and the tumblers she'd emptied the whole!
At length in a corner, a vessel he found !
Says he, "here's something . to. drink, 111 bo
bound!" . . ' -
And eagerly seizing, he lifted it up
And drank it all off, in one long hearty slip I
It tasted so queerly ;' and, what it could be,
He wondered ; it neither was water, nor tea !
Just then a thought struck him and filled him with
" Oh ! it must be the poison for rats, I declare V
And loudly he called on his dear sleeping wife,
And begged her to risei 1' for," said he, "on my
I fear it was poison, the bowl did contain .
Oh I dear I yet it teas poisony I now feel the pain !"
"And what made you dry, sir?" the wife sharply
cried; ' ' '
" Twould serve you Just right If from poison you
And you've done a fins job, and you'd now better
For Jut tee, you btnta, ym lune drank all mjf
. utarch!" . -r : ; , :
; Wit and Hamor.,1" A
Mabked down Feathers. . . i -
Tbdb best of faster- Fast asleep.
Thb best Aeatf quarters Brains.
A xobd of the aisles The usher.
What is the form of an escaped par
rot ? -A polly-gone. .
In Tonga Tabou only the sterner sex
is allowed to wear false hair. - .
In culling the flowers of poetry, no
one should miss Cullan Bryant. .
f A exosE observer says the words which
ladies are fondest of are the first and
last words. . ,... -
The chief reason why a Dayton woman
wouldn't buy a Bible .was because the
agent hadn't one containing any comi
pictures. ,;. c:.-.
' A cbttsty. bachelor's objection' to hv
dies ' with beautiful teeth is, that
nine out of ten of then would laugh at
When the evil one is going to and fro,
and np and down over the earth, can we
doubt that he is imp-roving ? Boston
When a man has carroty hair, reddish
cheeks, turn-up nose and a sage look,
may he not properly be said to have a
vegetable head? (
This conundrum is respectfully : sub
mitted to the best speller : Io S-i-o-u-x
spells su, and e-y-e spells i, and s-i-g-h-e-d.
spells side, why ' doesn't s-i-o-u-x-e-y-e-s-i-g-h-e-d
spell suicide t ,.t
' A FRiGHTFOT. example 1 First degree,
lemonade with a stick in it ; second de
gree, brandy smash and port wine ; third
degree, bourbon, brandy,: old ale, gin,
mm and apple-jack ; fourth degree, all
kinds every time ; never say no.
There is one section of railroad in
the State of Indiana that has become
famous, for accidents. Recent investi
gation reveals the curious ' fact that
there is not a mother-in-law in the
State unprovided with a free ticket over
.' - ' eOXDKKSS.
Whk writing an article for the press,
' ' - Whether prose or verse, Just try
' To ntter your thoughts in the fewest words,:
And let them be crisp sad dry ;
And when it Is finished, snd you suppose
It is done exactly brown,
Just look at it over again, and then
Boil it down.
A few days since a very pretty youn jj
married woman, during a dinner-table
discussion on churchmanship, opened
the eyes of the company and demolished
her husband by expressing, .as her opin
ion, that, Mhe only difference , between
the Ritualists aad Romanists was in
the fact that the latter burned insects."
. Mb. L. H. CabijTsxjb, a New Orleans
actor, was recently es gaged by an ama
teur, dramatio association at Kirksviile,
Mo., to help them bring out "Bichard
HT. " Mr. Carlysle has now a deep scalp
wound seven inches long inflicted by the
maiden sword of Richmond, an untamed
amateur named Dick Pickler, who ." got
excited", and "identified himself with .
the character.". , , . ,
A strahoeb entered . one of our
churches last . Sunday evening, and
and walked the entire . length of the
aisle without any person offering him a
ae&U so he started oat.- As he neared
the door, a man rose and asked if he
wanted a seat. " No," : replied the
stranger, - "I , came merely to -look
around. I'm going home now," and he
went. Franklin (Conn.) Citizen. ,
A Sootchwoman, whose name was
Margaret, did -nothing bnt swear and
abuse instead of answering the minister.
Ay, Margaret," says he, " dinna ye ken
were a' the sinfu' gang?" "Deil tak
them that kens as weel as 'them that
sneers,' cries she. 1 Ay, Margaret,
tney gang where there'll be wailing and
gnashing of teeth." By my trom, .
then," says Margaret, " let them gnash
that ha'e them, far de'il a stump have I
had for these twenty years.
- i. Vegetables Cooked with Salt. .
Vegetables which are oooked in clear
water are quite different in taste and
smelL and particularly in their degree of
tenderness, from what they are when
cooked in water and salt. This may be
wjMovMuij tniwaDu ui ui cwuu oi onions.
which, when cooked in pure distilled
water, are comparatively tasteless and
odorless, but which, when oooked in
salted water, possess a omits different,
somewhat sugary flavor,- and decided
onion smell. 5 The reason, of the differ
ence is that salt diminishes the solvent
qualities of water so that more of the
soluble substances of vegetables are re
tained - through cooking them in salt
water. Vegetables are also rendered
more tender by the salt, and their proper
taste is often improved. Water contain
ing 1-423 of its weight in salt is much
better adapted for .boiling vegetables
than clear water..-1 ... ....
VPBovroiKa Fob Am;. A newsboy,
seated - on the Poetoffice . .steps yes
terday, counted his pennies over and re
marked : ,..
. ,' Seventeen cents in all, ; That's five
for the circus, ; three . for pea
nnts,J" four for .a sinking fund,
four I owe to Jack, and there's ana left
to. support a widowed mother on until
Saturday night." Detroit free JTVes ,