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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 6, 1880, Albert Lea, Minnesota Yeoman. His soul if tuned to subtler harmonics than our Dull music never mortal touch evoke such wild sweetness from the Well tuned Harp Slor mortal touch Fern him can draw his Best a set him in the Woodlands or where lakes heaven a Mirror for its thousand eyes or where the Ocean evermore complains 3n lonely grandeur of its loneliness. These Rouse him to full rapture and he Breaks into the sweetness of an Angel s song who wakes on Earth now fail n in sleep from heaven. So the j5eolian Harp owns not the Sway of Harp s lingers not the ordered Laws of Tongue sonata symphony yet breathes jts whole fall heart Forth to the Lawless wind Spectator the death of Ashby. Bow the hero of the Shenn Cloah Valley Tell. From the Spring excl mass Republican in july 1861, we saw the first body of Confederate cavalry which passed the Valley of the Shenandoah. It consisted of about 500 Well mounted men chiefly Farmers from the lower part of the Valley and counties along the Maryland Border looking a3 if they were out on a big Hunt. There was no attempt at uniforms except that most of the Cavaliers had exchanged their Coats for Hunting shirts of flannel. There was a great variety of hats of every style shape and material and the weapons of the troop were Asir regular As their other appointments few of the men then having sabres and most of them having such arms As they had been accustomed to use in Field sports. The commander of the troop was col. An Gus Mcdonald of Hampshire county a country lawyer the father of seventeen Fine sons and daughters. Several of his Sona became Well known As Gallant sol Diers. The lieutenant colonel of the regiment was a modest unassuming Young Man who had the usual easy Graceful bearing of a Virginia gentleman. His manners were very quiet rather diffident his whole appearance conveyed the idea of an amiable easy going Southern or. This was Turner Sliby a Man of dauntless courage and one of the chivalrous heroes of the army. It was said that before the outbreak of hostilities Ash by then Captain of a Volunteer company was ordered to a test a Northern Man living in his neigh to airhood who was suspected of being an abolitionist and incendiary and who after the close of the War became conspicuous As judge Underwood. Ashby s generous soul revolted at the thought of going at dead of night the a Man s House to assassinate or even to arrest him with exit Legal authority and he privately in formed or. Underwood of the danger threatened him and having Given Iii Man ample time to escape led his troop to its destination Only to find the Inird had flown. Ashby Early became famous from the deeds of daring and the splendid feats of horsemanship in which he delighted. In marches in the Valley his cavalry commander soon became known to the Federal soldiers with whom lie was con stantly skirmishing. They often singled out his Manly form for a target and Long declared that he wore a charmed the. Once when closely pressed by his enemies some of whom had managed to pass around him and Cut of his Retreat to his command he astonished his Pur seers who supposed him in their Power and rejoiced in the Prospect of making him prisoner by springing from his no Able White horse to the top of a High hence then speaking to the Well trained Steed and striking the Fence with his the horse dashed Over it and Ash by vaulted into his Saddle waving his hat to his foes who cheered lustily is he Rode off in the opposite direction. Col. Said a Young Man who had just joined his command have no arms where shall i apply for enemy Aie Well was the quiet answer you can easily provide yourself from their in june 1862, Jackson was slowly making his second Retreat through the Valley contending with the federals step of the Way. Ashby was the hero of the hour Gen. Jackson not then Laving developed that Genius which has made his name immortal. The exploits of the sleepless cavalry Leader who incessantly harassed or impeded the advancing federals were Mouth the soldiers worshipped him and the Citi Zens looked at him As their defense from. The invading army. I Well remember the passing of the troops through our Village. As our friends were chiefly in the cavalry we bestowed Little attention upon the weary infantry Werp making forced marches Anci enduring Groat hardships daily with patience and Faith in their headers. The army had been passing for hours when about 10 o clock a somewhat thick set Man Well mounted and Riding very slowly paused a moment in front of the porch where we stood saying last words to two or three Joung officers. There is whispered somebody and All eyes were turned upon the quiet gentleman very gentle and composed in bearing simply dressed and wearing a very heavy Black Beard nearly covered hid face. You to have seen general Ashby Blush just said a Young Friend who had dismounted to speak to a group of girls in the Park a lady came out and handed him a Bunch of Flowers and made a complimentary speech and i thought Ashby would he could not help taking the Flowers but As soon As she went into her House he handed them to one of the boys and said please take it i cannot carry them through the said Gen. Ashby at this in Stant speaking very slowly and without a of excitement to one of the Young men. You had better mount the enemy Are entering the town. Tell the citizens had better keep within he said to an old gentleman whom he met a few Steps further on there might be skirmishing through the a few minutes later the handsomely equipped Federal cavalry dashed past the House and swarmed in every direction a Large party pursuing Ashby others Tak ing by ways to surround him and Myri ads seem to Spring up everywhere. An hour or two later part of the Confederate infantry made a stand in a Green Hill aide in front of a Beautiful Grove about two Miles from the Village and a Large Sbrice of federals attacked them. At first Iho Southern troops recoiled and fell Lack before them and Ashby watching the affray hard by sprang from his horse and waving his sword in air rallied the altering Maryland regiment and charged the Federal troops who fled before my. And then on that fair june morning the Lovely scenery of his native land 3ying in Beauty All around him Ashby the hero of the Valley fell pierced the heart and the Long waving grass and the Lovely wild Flowers were dyed id. Noble blood that Day. The body was borne by Loving hands to a place of Security and Tierce spirits bowed and Strong men wept bitter tears Over the Early dead. The treatment of diphtheria. Or. Thomas Gurney senior physician to the City dispensary London makes the following contribution to the lancet since i have held the position of physician to the City dispensary i have had considerably More than one thousand cases of disease of the Throat under my care Many of which both in Public and private practice have been cases of diphtheria. About this by far the most serious disease of the Throat we have much to learn. The stiffness of the neck the disturbance of the circulation the rapid Rise of temperature before any affection of the Throat is observed All Point to its being a blood Poison calling for a prompt decisive treatment. The two questions that arise when called to a Case of diphtheria As indeed in All diseases Are How does the disease tend to kill the patient and How does Sature Endeavor to Rich herself of the Dis ease diphtheria tends to kill by suffocation and by its exhausting the vital Energy. Suffocation May be either Acci dental if when the membrane is thrown off it becomes lodged in the Larynx Nat ural if the swelling inside the Throat shuts off the Supply of air to the lungs. Nature will attain the Mastery Over her enemy if the strength be kept up and the deposits arrested. With these Points to support Are our great aim. To succeed in this i have adopted a Respirator made of the Ordinary shape and size the front the being minutely perforated. Inside of Respirator i have two or three perforated plates inserted Between which i place common Tow not Cotton i then drop on each of the layers of Tow ten to Twenty drops of a solution of car Bolic acid creosote and Glycerine. Should the patient tire of these i use turpentine or iodine. I place the Respirator Over the Mouth and keep it continually applied. My next idea is to provide the patient with warm moist air. To do this i have two kettles of water kept boiling on the fire attached to the spouts of the kettles i have an elastic tube of an Inch Caliper at the end of which is a Spray like nozzle which i put immediately under the Mouth of the patient. By this Means i get my disinfectant remedies carried moist to the Throat. As a Seda Tive to the pain i know nothing so comfortable to the patient. Previous to this i take care to give an Active purge which usually Lei Noves offensive stools effete poisonous matter. Internally i give aconite in frequent Small to four minims of the tincture at the same time freely supporting the strength with milk Cream Ami eggs with without Brandy and beef Tea and Libi Tum. As a drink i recommend patients to take As much chlorate of Potash in solution As they can without vomiting. I have found chlorate of Potash highly Benefi Cial in All cases of a Low typhoid charac Ter. If this is objected to i advise the juice of Lemons to be Many thought to be a specific for diphtheria. Should the system of the patient be very weak i prescribe Belladonna instead of aconite but i find More encouraging results from the latter. As soon As the urgent symptoms have subsided i order a Trycennia with or without Nitro Hydro choleric not Only being the Best tonic but also preventing the Paral Ysis which so often follows diphtheria. I have found this treatment to be highly beneficial but knowing the tendency there is to rheumatism after this terrible disease i never forget our Friend the bicarbonate of Church reveries of a school girl. I have a now Bonnet i la go up to Church to hear the new preacher Young Jonathan Birch he s single and handsome Bat they say he s so shy and that his sermons Are Long Ami dreadfully dry but being a Bachelor i la try for his Sake to look interested and keep wide awake. What a Good congregation i m glad that i came. That face is familiar but what is her name a yes at the social she Sang through her nose. I wonder if Murry will Ever propose the choir has finished its opening hymn. The preacher s too Pale and awfully thin. I think tedious and and dancing is girls his prayers Long they say that he really thinks wrong. What Beautiful mantles those Burton Wear i wonder if they really do bleach their hair they dress awful stylish and have a front Pew they say that their father s As Rich As a jew. A there goes the must listen with care of was t Frank Fields got Beautiful hair i must catch if i can the Drift of the text. I wonder what Beau Belle Laws will have next a me How i wish the choir would sing i would give a Good Deal for a new Diamond ring. Of Why Don t the preachers All preach to the Point i have sat Here till every Bone s out of joint. I have a creak in my neck and a pain in my Back i declare Mary Kiley has got a new Back and it s All lined through with the Linest of fur i never could see what folks fancied in her. Well the Sermon s progressing 1 must listen and learn How i wish he d warm up and not look so Stern. Mary Gray is in mourning. I wonder who is dead she d look Well in Black if her hair was not red. In the Pew right behind me is old Deacon More i Don t mind his sleeping but Why does he snore y just hear that o lbs baby i know or Birch must hate so to have it disturbing the Church. And How can he preach and Pray through it All the say Migic Koss was the Belle of the that her dress was just Lovely her dancing divine but i i l not believe it was better than mine. The Sermon is finished the Bible is closed the collection has awakened the deacons that dozed. I must feel in my pockets and get out my dime those boys in the gallery Are having a Good time Why there s Mary Martin what a Beautiful hat How pretty she would be if she was t so fat. And now Well have a tune from the choir i think that their singing lacks feeling and i wonder if Murray will be at the door. Or if he will join that pert Minnie Moore she s so proud of her eyes with their sleepy old lids i do wish i had some six Button kids. Old Hundred is finished and 1 Al get my Muff i think for one Day i be had preaching Renough. The aisle is so crowded Well have to go slow and there s Minnie Moore walking off with my Beau see How Sho struts in her new polonaise i always did Bate her impudent ways. I la pretend not to see her Aud turn up my nose. And show How indifferent a am to the beaux there s Jennie Jones opposite waiting to see ii i had a gentleman come Home with me. A me 1 know a and a will be vexed for i have forgotten every word of the text the household. In the family As in the Church Congre Gate the highest and sweetest earthly Joys. It is there memory gains its Rich est treasures and frames the divines pictures. The recollections at Home do not Lade with the lapse of years but dwell in the mind when limbs totter and eyes grow dim with age. Youth is lived Over again when the frosts of Winter have silvered the hair and fireside groups of the Long age come Back As Loving and As Radiant As when first remembered in the old eom9 of childhood. Of Days of childhood hours of Bliss How Bright and Golden when life was Young and years were few. Be Are gone but not forgot ten. The old familiar scenes grew instinct with new use and freshness. The family Circle is once More Complete and the brightening glow of an unselfish Devotion reflects its Charm on every face. Voices that have been hushed in the silence of the grave speak anew the words of affection and tones soft and gentle As Only p. Mother can accent fall lovingly on the ear. The fire Light nickers on the Hearth casts its Shadow on the Wall the evening hour of prayer draws nigh and with reverent hearts we bowed us Down to Pray. Around that worship Are linked our holiest memories. Vie never forget these scones of Devotion. Above family altars Bend ministering Angels around them Bend immortal souls. Earth can never offer fairer pictures than families joined in prayer and time is not Long enough for such petitions to be forgotten. The family is the Center of All health Ful influence of moral Power of genuine affection. It is the basis of society As Well As of government. The condition of the family determines the condition of the Community. Every Well regulated and wisely governed household 13 a moral Force in the world. Children grow up under such training to become useful members of society. They Are noted for Good manners Good Breeding and proper deportment. In virtuous Homes never grow the nipples of Sodom. The dead idea fruit never ripens under such an atmosphere. The air is too sunny and Bright and Golden and nothing can Bloom and Blossom there but the Flowers of peace Anel True Content. These waft their doors and display their hues in All seasons and through All changes and give to the family the Only glimpses of liken to be found on Earth. Love Glori fies the family sanctifies the Home Sweet ens All its Joys and brightens All its charms. It warms As Well As brightens purifies As Well As ennobled and folds around the fireside wings As soft and ten Der As the Dove. Where love dwells in the Home happiness comes to abide. The Trail of the Serpent is not there traced by its slime nor its deadly rattle heard in its chamber of peace. Affection Waves its Banner at the portals and under its ample folds there Falls the Sunshine amid the Benediction of heaven. Earth has no fairer scene than a Loving Loyal House hold mirrors. Peace is within its Wals and happiness its abiding 8. A economist. Little Blue eyes the Boston newspapers Tell of a stage struck woman who got a divorce from her husband in order to become an actress failed dismally behind the footlights returned to her Home and begged to be made a wife again which was done by a remarriage oi1. Thy i joined the detectives. I sit with certainly splendid crops growing finely yes could t be better i was sitting in a car of a Wisconsin Railroad one Day years Good Man came along stopped at my seat and the above conversation took place the latter part of it after i had Given him part of my seat. Now i am regarded As a social Man. I like a joke More so then than now. On catering a Railroad car i always looked about for a talkative Man and then i Fot As close to him As possible and drained in dry if the journey was Long enough. And i want to state one thing More left an orphan before i could realize the sad event which made me got kicked Here and cuffed there and grew up be tween folks As they say. I ought to have had at the time of which i pretty thorough knowledge of human nature and to have been enabled to read evil in a Man s face if he intended me evil. I did not Pride myself at being Over keen or Sharp but the knocking around among strangers ought to have Given any one a Good experience. Well the stranger and i fell into an easy Strain of conversation As we Rode to Gether and in ten minutes i began to enjoy Bis company. He was a Well made fellow finely dressed and wore a Fine watch and a Simon pure Diamond ring. I never saw a Man who could talk so easily and so pleasantly. It seemed that he had Only to open his Mouth and the words fell right nut. I had travelled in the South so had he. I had Hoard the Roar of the knew All about it. I had been up in a balloon Down in a mine been blown up smashed up and repaired again and again. My new Friend had experienced All these things and was wishing for something of a More startling nature. We agreed on politics neither had any religion and i had never before met such a Railroad companion. Did you Ever meet a Man who though a stranger to you ten minutes before could wrest from you All your secrets which Yon had sworn to yourself not to reveal Well he was such a Man. It was not Long before he commenced asking me questions. He did not seem trying to quiz and draw me out but he asked me questions in such a sly roundabout Way that before i knew it i was giving him my history. I was at the time just at the Point of being admitted to the bar of Wisconsin As a student of Law Law of brie Fville. The firm Weru old lawyers with a Lucra Tive practice and it had been talked Over that in about a month i should be the "co.1 of the firm. A year before a Farmer named Preston Down about four Miles from Grafton died and his matters had been put into the hands of Law Law for settlement. Preston had died Rich. He had Money in Bank Railroad Stock mortgages and everything was settled up to the satisfaction of the relict and fatherless. About a year before his death being pinched for Money and not to sell anything at a sacrifice Preston had Given a mortgage on his own farm for three thousand dollars. While the papers read for one year from there was a verbal agreement that it should be lifted any tame that Preston desired. A month after the funds to Clear off the paper the old Money bags holding it refused to discharge wishing to secure his interest for a year i was on my Way to learn the Date of expiration. A fire among our office papers had destroyed the memoranda and i must go Down and get the Date from old grip who lived South of Grafton about five Miles. The stranger pumped All this out of me in about ten minutes and yet i never once suspected he was receiving any information. Lam not i added but i am pretty sure that the time is the would to tuesday and then your folks will Send Down the Money and discharge the mortgage of of yes i shall most Likely bring it i replied and it never occurred Down to me How imprudent i was. He turned the conversation into another Chancel and did not once attempt to pump me further. We got to Grafton at 10 50, and to my great Surprise he announced that he was going to Stop in town on business for a few Days. 1 had not even asked his name or vocation while he knew everything about me. We went to the hotel had dinner and then i secured a livery team and drove through with business so that i was Back to take the 3 20 express East. My Friend was on the porch of the hotel is i drove up carrying the same honest dignified lace. Well did you find he inquired in his pleasant Way. Yes it was on the 10th, As i sex replied. We had lunch together and when we Shook hands and parted i had no More idea of meeting him again than i had of knowing you. In fact he told me he would sail for England in a week or ten Days and should not return to America. At parting he gave me his card. If was a modest piece of pasteboard and bore the name of George in old English script. Everything at the office went on As us Ual and the Lith came at length. Law Law had arranged with me to go Down with the Money and i looked upon it As a business of no Small importance. We know Yon Are All remarked the senior partner As i was about to go but i want to give you a word of warning nevertheless. Don t take any strangers into your Confidence until you have passed out the Money and look out who sits next to it was something new for him to Cau Tion me. And i could not but wonder at it but in thu Bustle of getting aboard the train i forgot what be said. Ordi nary prudence had induced me to place the Money which was All in Bank Bills and divided into three packages under my shirt next my skin where the deft hand of a pickpocket could not reach it. Interested in a newspaper time flew by As the train flew West and at length the hoarse voice of the conductor warned me that i Haa reached Grafton. I leaped Down and was making Lor the livery Sta ble when i heard a familiar voice and looked up to see Raleigh. He was seated in a buggy and had seemingly waited for me to come in. Don t express your he be Gan As i stopped at the wheel. I did intend to go away but changed my mind and like this Section so Well that i am going out to Day to look at a farm with a View to purchasing. Come ride up to the we Rode up ordered lunch and while we were discussing it or. Raleigh Dis covered that the farm he was going to see was just beyond that of old grip s. How fortunate i could ride out with him see the farm return in his company and he was greatly pleased. I was also ple Secl. Had any one told me As we got into the buggy that George Raleigh meant to return in with my Money in his pocket Aad my blood upon his hands i should have believed him a Lunatic. And yet George Raleigh had planned to do that very thing it was a Lovely Day in june and the Cool Breeze and the sight of the Meadows and Green Groves made my heart grow larger. My companion was very Talka Tive. But he did t even hint at my errand. He talked As far away As he could. Of excuse he exclaimed after we had passed a mile from the Village and were among the farm houses. Should have offered you this before he Drew from his pocket a Small flask of wine and handed it to me. Now i was temperate in regard to drinks. In fact i detested the smell of anything into i eating. But i had not the moral Cour age to Tell him so and hand Back the flask undisturbed. I feared to of enc him and so i drank perhaps three Gooc swallows. He called my attention to the Woods at the left As he received Back the flask and whoa i looked around again he was just removing it from his lips As if he had drank heartily. In about five minutes i began to fee queer. The fences along the Road seemed to grow higher and the Trees to grow larger something came to my ears that the rattle of the buggy seemed a Long Way off. How strange Why i believe i am going to be i exclaimed Holdin to the seat with All my might. You do look he replied a snaky smile stealing Over Bis tace should t wonder if it was i did not suspect the game he Hac played. His words were like an Echo and his face seemed twice As Large As i was. My head began to spin and my brain began to snap and crack and i was greatly frightened. You Are badly he continued looking into my face. I will drive As fast As possible and get a my Tongue was so heavy that i could not reply. I clutched the scat shut my eyes and he put his horse at his Best Pace. We met a Farmer s team and can remember that one of the occupants called out to know what ailed that Man. Raleigh did not reply but urged his horse Forward. Three Miles from Grafton was a Long stretch of Forest and this was soon reach. The pain in my head was so violent and i was not so badly affected when open ing my eyes. I had settled into a sort of dumb stupor with a brain so benumbed that Thad to say to myself this is a tree that is a i could make sure that i was not wrong. Half a mile Down the Road we struck the Forest and then Raleigh turned the horse into a Blind Road leading Back into the Woods. I could not understand what he intended. I tried to grapple with the ques Tion but could not resolve it. Here we exclaimed Raleigh when we had reached a Point forty rods from the main Road. He stopped the horse got out and hitched him and then came round to the wheel. You Don t feel just right but i guess you la be better he remarked. Come let me help you he reached up his arms and i let go the seat and fell into them. It seemed to me if i weighed a ton but he car ried me along without an Effort and Laid me Down within a Rod of a Fence which ran along on one Side of an old pasture. Just now i began to feel a Little better. The effects of the drug were wearing off a and i had a faint suspicion that some thing unusual had happened. But i was powerless to move a limb the sensation was like that when your foot goes to sleep. Can you inquired Raleigh bending Over me because if you can it will save me some trouble. I want to know just where Yon have stowed that now i began to realize my situation. His face looked natural again and the Load was of my Tongue. I also Felt that i could move my fingers a Little George Raleigh 1 Are you going to Rob i asked finding my voice at last. Well some folks might Call it Rob we dress up the term a Little by calling it the Only financial Way of equalizing the floating currency so that each one is provided and no one left you Shan t the Money. I will die i yelled rising a Little. A i take quite he coolly remarked. Well i have provided for he went to the buggy procured ropes and a gag. And Knelt Aown beside me. I had but Little strength left and he conquered me in a moment. Lying on my right Side looking toward the Fence he tied my hands behind me and then forced the gag into my Mouth. There now you see you Are nicely fixed up and All because you acted like a fool instead of a sensible Young lawyer soon to be admitted to the bar while he was while he was tying me 1 had caught sight of the White face of a Little girl looking at us from Between the rails of the Fence. I could see her great Blue eyes and knew that she was frightened. There were red stains around her Mouth and on the Little hand resting on the rail and i knew that she was some Farmer s child searching for strawberries. I could not warn her other danger and i feared that she would be seen or heard. While Raleigh was tying the last knot i winked at the Little girl As hard As i could hoping that she would move away. But she did not go. Well now for the said Raleigh and he began searching my pock ets. He went from one to the other re moving All the articles Felt Down my Boot leg and then finally passed his hand Over my bosom and found the Money. A Here it he exclaimed draw ing out the packages. I Don t hardly be Lieve that old grip will see any of this he sat Down near my head undid the packages and was Cool enough to go at it to count the Money. As he commenced the Little girl waved her hand at me. By heart went thumping Tor i expected that she would utter a word or shout but she Sank Down trom sight and i caught a gleam of her frock As she passed through the Prass. You Young As he Drew of one off his boots and deposited some of the Bills in it there s nothing like transacting business As it should be trans acted. Some men would have shot or stabbed you but it s Only the apprentices who do such work. All the real gentle men of our calling do business As gentle Tlemcen he Drew off the other Boot and placed some fifties and in it and then continued i have it All planned out How to Deal with you. As soon As i pet this Money disposed of around my person. I shall Lay you on your Back and pour the bal of the wine Down your Throat. There s enough of it to make you sleep until to Morrow night and by that time i shall be hundreds of Miles away. As soon As i seethe drug take effect i shall untie our hands and remove the jag. When Jou come out of your you Ever had bet or crawl out to the Road where you will most Likely meet some traveler soon. I want to use the horse and buggy other Wise i would leave them for How coolly he talked. He treated the matter As it it were a regular transaction in which i fully acquiesced. He had me a fast prisoner and i Felt that he could do just As he pleased. While i was think i saw the Little White face appear be tween the rails again but in a moment it vanished and its place was taken by the Sun burned Phil of a Farmer. He looked from me to Raleigh and Back again and i winked at him in a Way that readily understood. He disappeared and i Felt that i should be saved. No old grip won t get his tin to mused Raleigh storing away the Bills in his pockets. You will go Back to Law Law feeling put out and Cut up but they can t blame you it is not your fault at All. True had you minded your business on the car and not been so free with a stranger this would not have happened. I was on my Way to Sli Waukee and had no thought of such Rich pickings i saw nothing of the Farmer. Raleigh finished his counting i made up my mind that the Rainier was afraid to inter Fere and had run away. Sly heart went Down As Raleigh got up for i saw that he was about to carry out his plan of fur ther drugging me. He turned me on my Back sat Down astride of me and pulled out the wine flask. Now in just about a minute Well be through with this he remarked trying to put the Mouth of the flask Between my jaws. Rolled my head on one Side and he did not succeed. He was jamming the flask against my Teeth when i caught the sound of a soft step the crash of a club and Raleigh rolled off my body. He tried to leap up but three Farmers struck him Down a and one of the blows rend red him senseless. Before he came to i was free of gag and ropes and we had him securely bound. Over beyond the pasture a Farmer and his hands were raking Hay. Little Blue Only eight years old had wandered off after strawberries and had fortunately for me witnessed a part of Raliegh s proceedings. She had hurried balls to her father and told him that a Man was All tied up out under standing the situation he and his men Iliad moved around so As to secure an advantage and Raleigh s capture was the result. When the Rascal found his senses he was terribly taken Back and cursed ainu Ghifor the whole Flanders army. We took him Back to Grafton and when saw him again he was on his Way to he Penitentiary to serve a term of Lif Een years. The mortgage was duly lifted and the a fac which Law Law sent Katy Grey Jept her in dresses for Many a year. Wrath at the treatment that i determined to devote myself to a thorough War fare on rogues. I therefore joined the detective Force and after due study took my place an a full fledged detective. The dignity of labor. Those who toil to earn their bread need not Blush to own their lot they in Noble footsteps tread and a claim to live have got. Toil is not the wage of sin for in Eden work was Given Man was made to work and win spoils of Earth and Bliss of heaven. He who at the Anvil stands striking while the Iron slows though he works with Horny hands nobody strikes Tho drinking at the loom and in the Field in the shop and on Tho soil where men wisely Power Wield there is dignity in toil. He who works with throbbing brain thinks to teach men Bow live writes that others May Speaks to truth fresh zest to give he can claim Tho Manly right with the sons of toil to stand he asserts his mental helps to his native land. He who lives a life of Case idly waiting All his aiming Only self to please filled with Pride and courting Praise Call him not a. Nobleman such existence is a shame and when ends life s blot a Span soon will die his it ply name. Labor brings Reward and rest educates the latent and Liu serves his age the Best employs his Golden hours working not beyond his might toiling not against his will and beneath his master s fight glad his Mission All things labor or our Good he who made us never sleeps he who till tie ground for food his it car debt reaps. None who work need feel ashamed As Tley do what Good they Ean tis an Honor to be named As we toil u Luck in a Tunnel. I am a old Miner. Not one of the Nova Days Washoe and a evade Stripe but an old California Miner. I have been engaged in All descriptions of min ing transactions except one newfangled one of i Ninie Stock in be Lieve they Call it feet 1 among my various undertakings was one operation in a Tunnel in which i and my partners engaged in the summer of 1852. One afternoon in that year As i was carrying up a bucket of water from the River to our tent at the top of the Bank my foot caught tinder a Large Stone and my perpendicular was at once changed to a horizontal posture while the water from the overturned bucket spread itself in various with a few expletives of rather a forcible character quite customary and common in that Region and period i raised myself to my feet again and picking up the bucket was about to retrace my Steps to the River when my attention was attracted by a folded paper which Hau been placed under the Stone which caused my fall. When my foot tripped the Stone was overturned and the paper folded in let Ter form Lay exposed to View. I picked it up and proceeded to examine it. It was written in characters very irregular As if made by a person with a wounded band and wit i a Pencil. The contents were As follows if this Leitter should fall into the hands of any person i wish to inform him that i have been attacked and mor tally wounded by my two partners who wished to obtain my Money. Failing to discover it after wounding Ine they have fled leaving me Here to die. Who Ever gets this letter will find buried in a Ravine at the foot of a blazed tree Twenty paces due North of this a bag containing in Gold dust. That it May prove More fortunate property to him than it has to me is the wish of Andrew i stood for some moments after read ing the letter like one awakened from a dream. I could not convince myself that the letter in my hand was genuine and read it Over and Over again think ing i might get some clue from the hand writing to the real author. It might be a trick got up by my partners to raise a laugh at my expense. No the place were it was found and the purely Acci dental discovery rendered such a sur Mise very improbable. I sat Down on a log and turned the matter Over in my mind for some time. At last i got up and pacing off the required distance in the direction mentioned in the Fetter i came to a Large tree. Carefully examining it i discovered a sent clearly Indi Cating that the tree had been blazed at some Remote period. This was confirmation Strona As holy and i immediately wont to work to discover the locality of the Ravine. Here i was at fault. Nothing of the kind was to be seen. To All appearances a Stream of water never had passed in the neighbor Hood of the tree. This was not enc our aging1, and i sat Down on the ground and read the letter again to see that 1 had not mistaken any of its directions. No i was in the right place but where was the Ravine a tap on Tho shoulder aroused me from my meditations Aud looking up i saw my two partners who loudly abused me for having neglected the preparation for their supper. As an excuse i showed them the letter and detailed the manner of finding it. To my Surprise they were As much excited by its perusal As i had been and we All looked around Persever singly for some time but without much effect. At last Jack Nesbitt who had been a Miner since 48, said i think there has been a Ravine Here but it has been filled up by the heavy on close examination we decided that his supposition was Correct and after some consultation we determined to com Mence digging Early on the following morning. Morning came and we repaired to the spot with pick and shovel. Jack pro posed that we should follow the course of the Ravine which appeared to run in to the body of the Hill rather than to dig Down for As he said we would be More Likely to find the bag in the bed of the Ravine by following it up than by dig Ging Down in any one place. The result was that in a Tew Days we had formed for myself i Felt Soh Imilia Edatha no fallen into the Rascal s trap and so quite a Cave in the Side of the Hill. We worked at this Tunnel four Days without finding the bag. On the fourth Day Jack proposed that he and my other partner Bill Jennings should carry the dirt we had excavated Down to the River and Wash it leaving me to dig in the Tunnel. In that Way they thought they might make grub while searching for hidden Money. I thought the idea very foolish but As they entered so eagerly in to my regarding the buried bag of dust i made no objection to the plan and dug away with redoubled Energy in fact. I had thought so much about the object of our search that i had become utterly regardless of almost every thine else. I had dreamed of it when s exp Init mused on it when waking and it had obtained Complete control of my Day after Day we worked i digging and my companions washing yet to say i did not become discouraged. They said nothing about the bag of Gold dust and i asked them nothing about the re sult of their washing the excavated soil. We had worked about three weeks and had formed a Tunnel extending about fifteen feet into the Hill when completer tired out i sat Down to rest in the Cave i had Only intended to sit a Little it five minutes had not elapsed before was sound asleep. I was awakened by a crash and found my feet and legs completely covered by a mass of stones and dirt. The front part of the Tunnel Iliad fallen in and in a manner buried me alive. About ten feet of the Tunnel remained firm and from my observation of its Structure prior to the Accident i was con Vinced that there was no cause to fear danger from that Quarter. My partners had carried dirt enough to the River to keep them Busy there for the rest of the Day to there was no need to Hope for their assistance. The question that first presented itself to my mind was How Long can life be sustained in this confined state i had read a dozen times Statis tics in relation to the amount of air consumed hourly by human beings lungs but like most everybody else had merely wondered at the time and Ihnn forgotten the figures. How much i would have Given to have been Able to recall them the next thought was How was i to extricate my self this question was difficult of Solu Tion. It i went to work with shovel and pick to Clear away the dirt that Hail fal Len it was very Likely that All i should be Able to remove would be immediately replaced by that which would fall in from above. This was pleasant i racked my poor brain to devise some Means of liberating myself but in Vail. Leaning against the Wall in utter despondency i Vas about to throw myself Down on the ground and await my Fate when i observed that quite a current of water on a Small scale was making its Way Down the Side of the Cave. At first i was alarmed As i thought it might loosen the Earth above and bring another mass Dowa on my head. The next moment the thought struck Ine that it might be turned to my advantage. Why could i not direct it so that it would Wash away sufficient Earth in its Progress to the out let of the care to make an opening Large enough to allow me to crawl through even if i Only succeeded in making an air Hole it would enable me at least to exist until my partners could Rajme to my Rescue. Carefully exam Ising the of the water i succeeded in finding the spot where it Ente Reri the Cave and to my great Joy ascertained that i Coull easily direct it by butting a Channel out of the sides of Ray prison to the mass of Earth that the Entrance to the Tun Nel. The air at this time was quite hot and stilling and i became aware to Smerer was done must be done quickly or i should perish for what of oxygen. After cutting a Channel for the water to flow toward the Entrance i enlarged the opening by which the Stream enticed the Cave and rejoiced to see that it flowed with redoubled vigor. Taking my i pushed u through the moistened Earth As far As i was Able and then waited for further action of the water. In a few minutes i could push it further., till at last it was out of my reach. Then placing the pick handle against it. I pushed both As far As possible. With what eagerness did i watch to see the first opening made by the water soon gratified by observing that it flowed in a steady Stream in the Iii Rectie in which i pushed the pick and shovel. In a Lew minutes i discovered a faint glimmering in the distance which might be an opening or the effect of an excited. Imagination i scarcely knew which. But the doubt soon dissolved into and an opening some five inches in diameter speedily disclosed itself. Larger and larger the opening grew Lump after Lump of Earth was washed away by the Stream till the Channel be came Large enough to place my head id and Call loudly for assistance. Just As i was throwing my head Back i caught sight of a Buckskin bag. Hast ily seizing it i found it was the one vre were in search of and which but for the Accident i never would have found. Wishing to Surprise my companions i concealed it Anu be doubled cries. In a few minutes they came running up the Hill and soon liberated me from my unpleasant position. Well Ned said Jack As he Shook my hand i am glad to see you re Safe old fellow the More so As Bill and i aug deceiving you a Little. You know acc Hare been trying All summer to get you into s and you have Only laughed at us i said. Weli when you got that letter we made up our minds that we would go in to the Job wit i you not with the Hope of finding any bag but because we knew you d work twice As hard with such Ait inducement intending meanwhile to Wash the excavated dirt. This we have done and my boy. Have not made less than any Day since we began. Then you think the bag a Humbug do i asked. Of said he. Well i Don to and intend going on looking for said i. Now. What is the use of being fool quoth Bill Jennings. We have got As much dirt As we can Wash for some time and it pays. I can t see the use of continuing such a wild Goose Chase As the Hunt for that be that As it said i i intend. To follow it Well Ned we May As Well Tell you first As last. I wrote that letter in order to get you to go into and the blazed said i How about that the Blaze is certainly two years Jack hesitated. Why you said he we found of that tree and wrote that letter to suit then what do you to link of 1 asked showing him the bag i found in the Cave. Jack was nonplussed. On opening Hie bag we found about Worth of Gold. Jack would never confess but always insisted that the variance Between the statement in the Fetter and the amount in the was proof enough there was no connection Between the two. I Don t think so however and i believe that Jack s assertion of having written the let Ter was untrue. We could never Ascer Tain anything about or. Forrest so we divided Tho Money be Ween us. Men from time immemorial have kissed women and have been sorry for it afterwards. For instance there is the Cane of Jacob who when he kissed. Rachel listed up his voice and wept. News paper news paper

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