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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 20, 1880, Albert Lea, Minnesota Nature ode. There a a land of Many Hills. Where the Umpqua Ever flows in that land where nature fills fair Columbia As it flows. There where nature overflows grim Monotony of sight nature groaning in her throes. Gave an unborn land the Light. See the morning wed the night i see in life and death our world on through space it takes its flight to eternity a tis whirled. Of. Columbia All unfurled. Like a veil of Mist appear let thy face be White and sealed nature s awful sower is near. Nature holds the heart with fear while her glory glows with lore nature gives a Dew drop tear for the heart she hovers Over. Overtaxed our soul is sore feeling All the throes of Earth. Yet of nature Tell us More of the secrets of thy birth. Quell for once All thoughtless mirth till we see each Gorge or Hill give antitheses no dearth let thy glow our senses fill. Thou of tide with restless will flowing to the Placid sea Stony past the Ages trill Low Sweet music unto thee. Come again of come to me artist with the gorgeous Light with the Sunshine thou Dost see paint my cloudless Over to night paint my fears with sure Delight. Tinge the blackened sky with Bine leave no chasm to Yawn like night a twixt Hopes of Earth and heaven so True. A Chicago Ledger. The Quot Fisherman of Lecque. It you should be fortunate enough some Day to visit the Island of Jersey on the coast of France the guide will no doubt conduct you to the Harbor of Lecque one of the most picturesque Sites of this enchanting Island. Ail around As far As the Eye can reach Gigantic Cliffs where on one Side the face of the Rock is notched and hollowed into gloomy recesses and caverns. No part of the Ocean in its course encounters More terrible foes on which to expend its Tury than at this Point. All the perils of land and sea and tempest seem Here to Combine As on a grand free pleasure ground and this warfare never relaxes its Power where the sea encroaches pitilessly on the land where the Rooks battered unceasingly by turbid Waves crack loosen and plunge at the first Roar of the tempest into the abyss below there to Aid another hidden obstacle to navigation. Everywhere can be seen the wave blanching into a fringe of foam As it passes Over a sunken reel and if arrested by some Marine Bank in its wayward course then it distorts itself in fantastic shapes and tears asunder As it in a convulsion. Unfortunate indeed is the incoming vessel if amid the darkness of grim night she be overtaken by a Northwest Gale that drives the hapless wanderer on the rocks of Casque or Paternoster whose name suggests the last invocation in the hour of supreme peril. Destruction is then certain for the Helm is powerless and the keel strikes on the rocks at the Bottom. The strand of Lecque encloses a Small Bay which appears designed by nature As a Refuge for ships in distress which have had the rare Good Fortune to escape the rocks with which the Channel is thickly strewn. It forms a Harbor for a Large number of fishing Craft whose owners occupy Cabins on the Steep Cliffs above. In november 18-, a frightful Hurricane raged Over the mane he. And from the narrow Beach could plainly be discerned signals of alarm from one of the vessels which the Resistless Waves were swiftly driving on the terrible reefs of the Paternoster. To venture out from Shore to the assistance of these poor unfortunates would be to devote one s self uselessly to certain death. The fishermen who on returning to port had been followed by these piercing cries of distress although their hearts were stirred to their innermost Depths were powerless to convey help. At last an old Sailor stepped Forth inspired with a heroic resolve. He might Nerish a victim to his Devotion but at least he would make the trial of disputing with the miserable sufferers the mad strength of the Billows. He launched on the sea a life boat and then called for a Volunteer to Aid him in the fearful Experiment. No Man came Forward at the summons. This failure was not a Lack of courage but such an act required More than courage even a grand heroism thus to voluntarily struggle with the unchanged winds and Waters. The Enterprise seemed so reckless that the bravest among them recoiled from it. Just then behold i a Young Sailor a Mere child glided one from the group of men son or a Fisherman of the coast and offered himself to serve As second to the old Man. Then having already mounted on the boat he turned toward a woman Clad in mourning garments ran to her and throwing his arms about her neck embracing her tenderly said in firm yet Boyish voice a Mother let me go a a now this poor Mother had been widow scarcely six months. Her bus band a Brave Fisherman had sailed out of a Little Cove on a certain morning to Broad cast his net in the sea. But a sudden ski amp a. Of wind arose. On tile to lowing Day broken and splintered portions of a boat drifted to the Shore while nothing was Ever seen or heard there after or the helpless Sailor. It was to the afflicted survivor of this lost Fisherman that her Only son prayed consent to War heroic Folly a a against the fury of the bitter sea which had served Only a few Days ago it seemed As the Tomb of his father. This Mother weeping bitterly at first refused then As she heard the despairing cries of the shipwrecked Crew and cast her eyes Over the Seething Waters she also discovered the flying signals of anguish from the drowning victims. She thought of husbands and of children who were perishing there Ana thus silenced her own desperate grief. Turning to her son this heroic woman said a go my child i give thee my Blessing. Have courage. May god go with thee and bring thee Back Safe and sound to thy Mother a the frail vessel now at some distance on its outward course frightfully tossed by the mad Waves could be faintly traced by the anxious watchers on the Shore while the two heroic sailors straining every nerve to keep the oars in place and hold its course toward the fated ship already sinking could also be seen. Soon the bereaved Kotlier could gaze no longer. Crushed in spirit and faint with emotion she Sank Down unconscious in the Rocky Shore. The kindly fishermen lifted her gently from the Sand and conveyed her to her Cabin on the Cliff their eyes filling with tears As they believed that this woman already widowed and forlorn would on this Day lose All that was Dearest to her in the we Oilau even her Only and Well loved soc. Horrible crackling of timbers was now heard by those on the Beach. The staunch and Beautiful ship had struck on a Rock and the spectators watched it ittle by Little sinking deeper beneath he Waves. Above the whistling and the roaring of the Hurricane could be heard for a Brief space the shrieks uttered by the miserable Crew suspended above an awful Gulf then nothing could be distinguished save the creaking of broken masts on which Clung two or three stiffened and cramped sailers waiting for death which came slowly. Daylight faded away a last cry echoed through t e air a fainter one followed and then Only the growl of angry Waves remained As they lashed each other Over the Rocky Bottom. The fishermen who had tarried on the Bleak strand for Many a weary hour now returned to their Small huts above the sea while Savior and shipwrecked slept without doubt Ere this in the same dark Tomb. Midnight cast its somber veil Over the whole frightful scene and when another Day Dawn a the tempest had ceased the sea Lay Calm and the Lifeboat had not yet returned. An hour hence far out on the horizon could be discerned a Small Craft making headway toward lacquer Ami soon it entered the Bay rowed by its two Strong heroes. The whole night they had struggled with a might and main a against the wind and current and a Miracle it was accounted that they had in the dense obscurity been Able to avoid the countless rocks with which the Channel on this Side is thickly covered. They had indeed nobly performed their Marine duty. But Why does the Young Fisherman hesitate to disembark at the Creve ? Why does one so Brave shrink from Rushing to his Cabin on the Cliff and there casting himself in the arms of his fond Mother bravest among the Brave is his valiant conduct esteemed. Why then does he pause in Humble attitude at the proud thanks that await him by his Side sits a Man of tall stature a Man for w Hose life he has battled with the raging Waters hour after hours a Man whose Large dark eyes Are filled with a tender Light As they rest upon the boy. The boat having now safely passed the jetty the glad Fisherman who had gathered on the narrow strand met the old and Young Friend with glowing warmth of Praise. Then at sight of this Man they hastened to him. Exhibiting every sign of utmost Joy pressing both his hands affectionately within their own for Well did they recognize the stranger guest. A yet who among the group dare announce to her the Good news a a her son himself a cried the Young Fisher and with strange excitement. A few minutes thereafter the Brave child is in the arms it Ltd his poor waiting Mother. A Mother my dear Mother listen while i Tell the what happened this Stormy night and May god teach me How to speak the words aright. One of the men saved by us was Ono a Fisherman of the Creve. A tempest surprised him while at sea a few months ago his boat was dashed to pieces on the rocks of Paternoster but As for himself the Man was picked up by a strange ship outward bound. The ship continued on its Way. Obliging the Fisherman to navigate great oceans far away from Home from his wife and his friends. Everybody believed he was dead. His wife and Only child wore a mourning dress for him. When the ship arrived at its destined wharf the unfortunate Man received his discharge. He landed in England on the Day before yesterday and was already in sight of his Cabin at Lecque where he looked to find his dear wife and son when a fearful whirlwind brought him once More face to face with death. But god came to his and the voice of the child grew faint and tremulous while great tears rolled Over his Cheek and falling at his Mother s feet he pressed her hands convulsively. A Mother my Good Mother learn the Happy truth As thou wast listening did not thy heart the heart which forgot its own great sorrow before the sufferings of others and sent me last night to the help of a sinking ship did St thou not know yet How should St thou lie Able to know a that thou did St Send me to save the lire of my dear father god led me to him. Let us return thanks that god has Given him Back to us. Yes Mother let us Praise him with All our the boy could not add a single word More but Mother and son Knelt together and in this pathetic attitude mingled their Joyful tears at the mercy seat of god. Soon an approaching foot step caught the sense and lifting their Heads the two gentle worshippers beheld the dear returned wanderer standing on the threshold of the outer door. A wild cry of Joy echoed throughout the apartment and the tender wife entwined her arms Alx iut her husbands neck in a Long and close embrace while the Brave Fisherman returned the fond Caress his eyes meanwhile overflowing with Gratful tears kind eyes that still regarded despite their misty veil with touching emotion the Good Brave Young son to whom lie owed the Happy reunion of to Day. Tre last word. He kissed her lips and sailed away and As Bis bark went Down the Bay he turned with one last look to say a Good by sweetheart for Many a his ship sailed East to Isles of Balm his ship sailed West Over Waters Calm. And North and sooth in far off seas her White sails fluttered in the Breeze. Onenie Rbt he pared the deck alone. How strangely still the air had grown the sea seemed listening. Not a breath broke silence deep As that of death. Low like the sound of winds that play on pipes of summer far away a Voles across the Amienee came a his sweetheart s voice and called his name. From far beyond the Blue sea s rim across the world she called to Bim and yet so still the great world Lay she seemed Tut a hand s breadth away. He listened Awe struck half in fear. The world of god seemed strangely near. But once and Only once it came his sweetheart called no More his name. At Anchor in the und locked Bay at last the Good ship wanderer Lay. And eagerly he sought the Shore to see his sweetheart s eyes once More. He reached the Gate. He crossed the Sill it it a or grow with grass. Alas How still i he passed the door. A a sweetheart a cried be it la this your Welcome Home to me Quot Here Lay a Book that Abe had read her sewing with a broken thread. The dust Lay thick up u me door he turned away Aud shut tile door. A a a a they told him his sweetheart was dead. A she called you at the last a they said Aud then he knew that he had heard across the world his love s last word. A cute do Ledger. Daniel Webster. An evening with Alexander h. Stephens carries one Back into the past and after it is Over you feel a3 though the time had been sgt ent with the great men whose names Are so familiar in history and whose lives Are so indelibly interwoven with the inner life of our country. Or. St Phons has no reason to cry a lord keep my memory Green a for the events of fifty years ago Are As Bright and fresh in his mind As though they Inal occurred but yesterday. He will rummage around Iii the storehouse of his brain and bring to Light circumstances that happened Many years ago when he was in daily association with Webster Clay Calhoun Cass Douglas and other great men. One evening quite r gently the conversation turned upon Daniel Webster and or. Stephens related facts of which ii had personal knowledge that place Webster Iii an altogether new Light before the country. He said a i think Webster a tin worst slandered Man i Ever knew. It is the general impression in the country to Day that weirder was a great drunkard. Of hear it spoken of even now whenever his name is mentioned hut it is an outrageous slander what i know myself while we were both her it lived next door to him. As familiar to me As was i will Tell Yon for six years in Congress i his House was my own Garden. I was in there a great Deal and ii Wias ofte my a web a n in min Plain Tan a r v ii n and in a with Hill was in to Nuder tie i h Avi de by liquor Clit in any w a. At his House and at in Lorn at dinners Aud affair never saw him in the h a never heard of his but inc it i the time of t never a i ast affect Iii Amienee of a with Hun in i have met outside and i inebriated. I intoxicated but twice Ami on one dinner he was speech til at w is or a then too the it of those it Eean h lid to have made a Dilly eloquent. Re has let Een much said about his incontinence. I think that re even a worst slander than thoth r. When we were neighbors lie was married to his second will a Fine woman and with the exception of Toombs and Calhoun i never saw a Man so devoted to his wife As welts tor was. They it re always together. Ii lie went out to walk Iii the evening As was his in Tom mrs. Webster always accompanied him i used to meet them often. He never was away from Home Over night that his wife did not go too. He went frequently to new York and Baltimore but h always took mrs. Webster with him. At the receptions in Tho City they 11 ways were together and wherever a you saw Webster you saw also mrs. Webster on his Arm. It was different then from now. It was not then considered or Ltd no for a Man and his wife to keep together at Bach entertainments. No if a Man Speaks to his wife at any reception or affair of the kind he is thought to be unfit for Good society. He must Beau around some other woman and leave his wife to let a looked after by some other Man. Webster loved his wife and was kind Aud faithful to her. A the was As i say one of the worst slandered men i Ever knew. Why a Friend told me once that he Hail known Webster for Twenty years and in till that time he never saw him a Cor. Chicago news. Penalties. The penalty of popularity is envy. The penalty of thin shoes is a cold. The penalty of a tight Boot is corns. The penalty of marrying is a Mother in Law. The penalty of a pretty Cook is an empty Larder. The penalty of a god father is a Silver knife Fork Aud spoon. The penalty of kissing the baby is 50 cents $1 if you Are Liberal to Tho nurse. The penalty of interfering Between Man and wife is abuse frequently accompanied with blows from both. The penalty of buying cheap clothes is like going to Law the certainty of losing your suit and having to for it. The penalty of remaining single is having no one who cares a Button for you As abundantly proved by the state of your shirts. During the Winter housing poultry is liable to become Lousy and Are often seriously affected with scurvy. When in this condition the egg product is greatly diminished. Coal tar is a Good material for Hen houses. It is a Good disinfectant and Deodorizer and a pretty certain exterminator of All vermin from every part which is Likely to Corno in Contact with the poultry. The tar should be applied in the boiling state. J Ais will soon dry on All portions which do not come in Contact with the poultry apply the tar raw this will be More destructive and last longer. Twice a year is quite sufficient. Kerosene is Good but it soon evaporates and to be effective must be applied twice a week. Curious features of the Blae Ridge Range. The Blue Mountain Rar go which runs through the state of Pennsylvania presents some curious features in its physical geography. It is divided by a River every Twenty seven Miles. From where the Susquehanna River passes through to the Swatara River is Twenty seven Miles. The distance from the Swatara to the Schuylkill is Twenty seven Miles. It is Twenty seven mibs from the Schuylkill to the Lehigh and the Delaware cuts the Hills in Twain at the water Gap Twenty seven Miles further on. A Large Lake lies in a hollow in new Jersey two Enty seven Miles from the Delaware. A person starting from Honesdale Wayne county pa., to drive to Bushkill Pike county will have a drive of sixty two Miles. It is Twenty Miles to Blooming Grove. Reaching Milford he will be Twenty Miles from Blooming Grove. At Dingmann she will be forty nine Miles from his starting place and still Twenty Miles from Blooming Grove. At Delaware he is fifty four Miles from Honesdale Aud Blooming Grove is Twenty Miles discant. At Bushkill his destination he is sixty two Miles from his starting Point and yet the fingerboard tells him that it is a to Blooming Grove Twenty Napoleon. A i was educated a he said a at a military school every one said of me a i hat child will never be Good for anything but i had chosen a Little Corner of the school grounds where i would sit and dream at my ease for i have always liked reverie. When my companions tried to usurp Possession of this Corner i defended it with All my might. I already knew by instinct that my will was to override a that of others and that what pleased me was to belong to me. I was not liked at school. It takes time to make ones self liked and even when i had not Liing to do i always Felt vaguely that i had no time to lose. I entered the service and soon grew tired of Garrison work. I began to read novels and they interested me deeply. I even tried to write some. I often let myself dream in order that i might afterwards measure my dreams by the Compass of my reason. I threw myself into an Ideal world and i endeavoured to find out in what precise Points it differed from the actual world in which i lived. I have always liked analysis and if i were to be seriously in love i should Analyse my love bit by bit. I conquered rather than studied history. I did not care to retain and did not retain anything that could not give me a new idea i disdained All that was useless but took Possession of certain results which pleased . De Remusat. The London time. The employees of the times Are fed in the building a great saving of time to employer and employed. The canteen consists of a Tine Large Kitchen and two dining rooms. Food is supplied at Cost rates to the men. The electro typing shop is a Well appointed room equipped with All modern appliances of the Trade where Are made the plates for the weather diagrams published daily in the time and also maps charts Etc. To Well is this shop perfected that a moderate sized plate can be turned out in a few mine tee. The times has its own wires Over much of Eugiane and most of the continent and its own service of them by accomplished correspondents a men of ability and influence. It is a common expression among newspaper men in this country that we Only use the Telegraph largely. I think that the special Telegraph service of the times exceeds that of any american newspaper saving possibly the new York Herald. The reception of the telegraphic news of the times is something unique. The lines from the Continental capitals Berlin Paris borne of course converge in one room and the dispatches Are received Over an instrument that prints. The printing however serves More As a record. The dispatch As it is received is read off by the Telegraph operator to the operator of a Type machine who plays it off by ear and the dispatch thus reduced to a written form is supplied to the editors in printed proof. Of course Only the work of responsible correspondents Likely to need no alteration is honoured in this Way. It would be too expensive to treat thus matter requiring Edi ing. The Type setting machine compositors Are of course a class to them selves. Or rather to the times. Every Ordinary compositor going on the times obligates himself to abandon All unions or outside organizations. Indeed in Many things the office is exclusive in this Way. It does not pm Plov men who serve on other papers and those who work on the i Imes Art protected in Many ways from outside affiliations. As a curious instance of this feeling i was shown in a distinct portion of the building a rather desolate cheerless looking room for casual employees or temporary contributors persons that we done to want to mix up with our own men you what impressed me strongly was the Large amount of hard work and unremitting attention bestowed unceasingly on the times by its proprietors and editors. Every employee on the paper is of the highest Grade of scholarship or business training but the managers and editor Are working As hard and closely As if they were starting a new Enterprise. A the editorial work is done at night the editors not coming Down at All in the Day time. Or. Chenery the editor sees the first wiper off the press every night. Or. Mcdonald the managing publisher sees the whole edition off the press every night. The paper goes to press at3 30 a. Rn., but then men know that from Midnight to 3 a. In. Is the Quarter deck in action of a morning paper and they Are on it. Or. Walter s Tho main proprietors own House is adjoining and runs into the levies building is substantially a part of it. The dwelling of or. Delano the late editor stood quite near the office Between printing House Square and the Temple. He too always was on deck at night until the paper went Down. Both of their dwellings Are far Down town infinitely farther from the social life and rest o London than would be third and Chestnut from that of Philadelphia but the night is the Ute of a morning paper. Butter 2,500 years old. At a meeting of the society of pub lie analysis in London a paper by prof. Church and or. Wigner a a on two samples of ancient Batter was read of which the chemical heirs give the following extract the first was a Sample of Irish bog butter and its probable age was judged to lie about 1,000 years. The Sample contains nearly 4 per cent. Of curd which consisted partly of vege table matter derived from the bog but contained quite enough animal matter t i Rove that the butter had been Oric in airy m ule from anime milk aul Wallet a Mere artificial fat. Its fatty character had however been entirely changed and the Glycerides of which tile fat had originally consisted had been decomposed so As to leave simply a mixture of Tho fatty acids which constitute the acid portion of animal fats. The butter had in fact. Income changed into a substance closely resembling in character and composition the substance of which Good composite candles Are composed. Tie result i9 singular As showing that length of time combined with exposure to moisture will effect the decomposition which th1 manufacturer of Stearina has to Tibet by the Agency of heat and acids. The other Aud older Sample of butter had been taken from an Alabaster vase in an egyptian Tomb it had evidently been melted and poured into a vase and carefully sealed Over this Sample was probably about 2,500 years old but the preservation had been so perfect that it was Only slightly rancid and had fully retained the chemical properties of genuine Batter the fat not having been decomposed to any sensible extent. This Sample possessed a decided taste and smell of butter while the Sample i rom the bog was cheesy rather than buttery in smell. The method adopted in Germany for preventing the slipping and falling of horses on the Public Road is As unique As it is simple. Tho Smith when finishing the shoe punches a Hole in two ends As soon As the shoe is made lie taps in a screw thread and screws into the shoe when on the horses foot a Sharp pointed stud an Inch in length. With the shoes thus titled Tho horse can travel securely overtime worst possible Road. When the horse comes to the stable the pointed stud is unscrewed and a Button screwed in no damage can then happen to the horse and the screw holes thus Ore vented from filling up. Brief miscellany7 or Young folks. Little Childre. Of what a Temple of love is re heart of a Urie child. A it. Truant. In Erera one. A i a the Fiat pint toy i. Guided. Of the tend attle that Onti Rah for a Tam an it i the throw Liing Little forma that we to oar bosoms press. Arni the precious Little it cd at Petter acres the floor. And the Chubby Little Hull the St strive to of a the door. And the cheery Little solves wlm of mane is in Sweet and the Baaun of attic eyes. Whoa own oar glances most. And the Dainty Little leers Giretti by toe Rosy lips. Far sweeter than the that the Hee so Fred sips. Of. The Little men an i women. In their innocence and youth. Never harbouring tor a moment the least Shadow of us Jruth. Go bless the. Little Dart is. They Are ail the world t it me. Without their sunny fires wait s a k thin life n t he if Ayti t amp Ign. The doctor the or s nest. A some one must go for said mrs. Bray. A a in la go a said Johnny. A what a said mrs Bray half smiling a three Miles across the Mountain Side in All this deep Snow in a a in be often carried fathers dinner to him when he was in the Maple Sug amp a Camp a said Johnny a and that a half a mile further than or. Denton a. Its something of a walk to be a i should think so a said mrs. Bray. A Bat i think i coaids go quicker than any one else a said Johnny As he looked pitifully at the Little babe in the Cradle whose dimpled face was All flushed with fever. A i love Willie you know and a and Here a great lamp seemed to Rise up in his Throat and Check his words. Johnny and Willie were Motherless children. Their father earned his livelihood by cutting Pines in the forests hauling Timber and doing Odd jobs generally whenever be could get a Chance. Their Mother had died a few months before and a kind neighbor had offered a Home to the children for the Sake of the Little errands and chores that Johnny could do. Mrs. Bray was very kind to them and took the Best possible care of the baby but there was Many a night when Johnny Lay awake softly crying to himself with his arms around willies neck and thinking of the dear dear Mother he had lost. And it was his greatest ambition to obtain a Good situation in the neighbourhood were he could earn a Little Money and help support Willie. A for i know that my father is very poor a said Johnny a and if i could Only assist him i know that Mother would be pleased up in heaven a a Well a said mrs. Bray after a Little hesitation a i Tomk you had better so Johnny put on his Cap and tied his faded worsted comforter about Bis neck. An overcoat was an unknown luxury to him but his coat was warm and snug and he set off on a brisk walk that was almost a run in the Frozen March Sunshine Over the mount Ain Side that was White and glittering with Snow. For All the dazzling , n tremendous Gale of wind was blowing such a Gale As might make mariners tremble on the decks of great ships standing far out to sea a Gale that Shook the tops of Trees and made them groan and creak As if giants in pain were hidden within their huge Mossy trunks. And How Johnny found his was through those trackless Woods where there was no path except Here and there the -mark8 of a stealing Fox or Wildcat or the velvety tracks of rabbits nobody could guess. He kept his Eye steadily on the Sun. And now and then paused to look for rude signs Cut in the Lark of the Birch Trees w Inch served As a sort of guide Post to him. After a Long walk crossing two or three Frozen streams and getting Over a huge Rocky chasm by Means of a fallen tree trunk a which groaned div Mally As Johnny picked his Way across it As if it had half a mind to snap itself in two and let him Down among Tho snowy rocks below he reached the doctors House of the other Side Aud left his message a the doctor Isnit in a said miss Phoebe the doctors sister a but ill Tell him the very minute he gets Back. He can drive around by the Road in his new Cutter and perhaps hell a there before you a i Hope so a said Johnny wistfully a because our baby is very a you d better Stop and have a bit of dinner a said miss Phoebe. A a it a most a of thank Yon said Johnny a i could t stay i must get Back to in Nile. I can quiet him better than any one else when he is ailing and fretful. So miss Phocbe gave him a drink of milk and a piece of hot Gingerbread and he started Back Home again. It was gelling on toward Sunset now and Johnny was anxious to get Home. A i think perhaps it would be a Shorter Cut who thought a if i could get Down to the Railroad track and walk on that As far As the great Gray Bock and tii cd Cross the ice Pond to the old he scrambled Down the Steep and Frozen Side of the Bleak Mountain and soon came to Tho Ingle Railroad track upon which a passenger train ran at 8 in the morning going South Ard 5 in the afternoon going Nortu. There was a freight train at noon also but this had passed by Long since. A it must be near 5 now a a thought he. I shall hear the noise of the train As it comes and besides they always blow a whistle at the great Gray he walked along swiftly and steadily his hands deep Down in his pockets and his nose purple with cold. Suddenly he stopped. Its very strange that i done to see the crowds nest a he said aloud As if he were talking to the yellow Sunset in the West. The Crow s nest was a Long deserted nest of Sticks Aud Straw and Reeds in tire decayed boughs of a lightning blasted Pine tree which from its Peculiar position could be seen for some distance away by any one approaching from the Northern Side of the Mountain. And then Johnny came around had failed to see the familiar landmark of the crowds nest. W hat shall i do a cried Johnny aloud. The train comes Rushing around the Bend at 5, and All the passengers will be killed of if i Teal but a red lantern to signal danger ahead a he stopped a minute trembling like a Leaf to think what he had better do and then starting to run at full Speed he rushed headlong Down the track waving his Scarlet comforter Over his head. At the top of the snowy Hill by the great Hock he knew that he coaids be seen for a Long distance and by dint of great exertions he contrived to reach the Vantage ground before the shrill whistle of the advancing train was heard. It was on a Down Grade Here which increased the peril of the situation and Johnny stood there the Scarlet comforter fluttering above his head As if he were a Little statue Cut in Ebony sharply outlined against the Bright Western sky where the Sun was hanging a great Globe of Gold above the Black Clouds. A a now if the Engineer Only sees me a thought Johnny his Little heart beating like a trip Hammer As he coaids hear above the Neh of the wind and the creaking of the tree boughs the hoarse whistle of the train As it rushed Onward through the deep Gorge beyond. And the Engineer did see him. Small As was Johnny and insignificant As was his Ensign of danger the Snow created Hill and the Orange Saaret made so Strong a background for him that they instantly preceded that something was wrong and whistled the signal for a Down and the lives of the passengers were saved and All through the courage and presence of mind of a boy 12 Vears old. Children this is a True a tory. It is a thing that really happened. And you will be glad to hear that one of the officers of the Railroad company had Johnny appointed to a goo place at the nearest station where it was his duty to signal every approaching train with a Flag. A for a said the gentleman a i feel sure i can Trust such a lad As and Little Willie got Well and Johnny dates All his Good Luck from that walk Down the Mountain Side when the March winds were raging in the forests and the crowds nest crashed furiously across the Iron lines of the Railroad track. Excited his Cark hit a a Deadwood Quot said the stranger putting Down his half eaten Alice of Lemon pie and taking a Long pull at the milk. I went there when the first Rush was made for the Hills. Rather a rough crowd the first lot you bet More wholesome now. When i got there i was dead broken did no to have a Dollar did no to have a revolver which a Many la often need out there Worsen a meals vittles. I was probe la tile Only Mao in the Hills who did t carry a firearm and i was some lonesome i ted you. Toe Only weapon i bed in a a Blacksmith was a rasp a heavy file you know Bont eighteen inches Long which i carried Down my Back the handle in easy reach just below my coat Collar. I understand like the Arkansaw Man carries his Bowie knife. I am not exactly a Temperance Man. I Jim done to or. A and done to meddle with any other Man s drinking a that s and. One Day i Hadnot been in Deadwood in Ore a a week i was Sittin in a do on Only place a Man Kin set to see any society a when a fellow come in a regular Hustler with his can full and a quart Over. Had a revolver on each Side of his Belt and looked vicious. Nothing mean about him. Though. Ask me to drink. Not any thank Yon a se2 l not drink with me me Bil Feathergill when k ask a Tenderfoot to drink i expect him to prance right up and no monkeying you he a me a is Ell when his hand went Down for his revolver i whipped out my old file quicker a fire had scorch a Feather and swiped him one right across the face. When he fell i thought in killed him and the Sloon filling up with Summers i sorter skinned out not knowing what might happen. Party soon a Chap in a red shirt came up to me. See he you the Man Aske arved Bill Feathergill ? a cos of so be As you Are of you done to want every Man in the Hills to climb Yon done to Yon try to hide yourself the boys is asking fur you a a it struck me that my Friend had the Idee so i waltzed Hack and went up and Down before that Sloon for nigh three hours. In found out Bill Wasny to dead and was bad Medicine but it dote let Down. Party soon i see my Man a heading for me. His face had been patched up till it looked like the closing out display of a retail dry goods store. There was so Little countenance exposed that i guess what he was a aiming at so i brought my hand Back of my Collar and grabbed my file. Hold on there there hold on see he Gimmey Rhand in a Friendly in be got nothing agin you not a thing but you la Pardon my curiosity what sort of a weapon was that stranger a a a wit and humor dead a Abr Rob the War a courtship. Always in haste the letter h. Is a chiropodist a Corn Sheller non Condo com a brakeman. Pressed Tov Rimes mummies. Spring halt May 31, Midnight. A Corn dodgers the Man who wears big boots. The electric currant goes for nothing in Jelly. When a Soldier is ill he becomes a six shooter. To Stop a Man from talking cat his said off Many a calf a be cowhide if it lives Long enough. You May enjoy a lad Cigar if you give it to your enemy. In the agricultural papers we have Many Fertile lies airs. Many a High minded schoolgirl disdains vulgar fractions. A defunct Indian May be dangerous because he is l it dead. The conductor who can keep himself unspotted will grow Rich. A divorce cd in conundrum what is the difference Between husband an i wife of fun can to make a horse drink but ii he will not eat you can put a bit in his Mouth. A a duty stares me in the face a said the Deacon when the custom House officers caught him smuggling a dozen gloves. A circus never runs too Long f a spectators but let a Sermon run Over forty minutes and a congregation can to sit still. Old Weyrich aaa a Glass Eye and he thoughtfully Calls the Goblet he keeps it in at night his a Vej the pastor and senior Deacon Are going to speak with him about it a Maine paper Speaks of a prayer recently uttered before the legislature of that Blate As a spicy and full of practical an infant boy in Webster county kj., has six fingers on each band. A a on r he be i terror to bartenders when he grows up. The hou3�,-Fly, if in Good health can Lay 20,009 eggs in a season. The Danbury news thinks it a pity a Fly can to lie grafted on a Hen. A fond Mother in Leadville Speaks of her late son As having been born in Michigan but raised in Colorado. The 5 vigilance committee raised him. See Holboy with a big Apple. Another boy without any a a of bin give us a bite won yes a a no i a a Well then give me the a a him urn i Tell you there ainu to g Ang to be any everything in nature indulges in amusement. The lightning plays the wind whistles the Thunder oils the Snow flies the Waves leap and the Fields smile. Even the bad shoot and the Rivers ran. Poets Are getting Down to real life and business in their soul songs the last one being As follows Bird is at Ansag of to a Urdea go to. Waiting for mme one Aba loves. Soon they ii be cooing on the Trout Ste a Iii a pair of Turtle Dove. Papa la Vaiuta tor the Tow too a Illarin sur at Bis Bol toed Aho. The old mar. La eating pretty Frisky to i get and the tilt. Boy will Rue. They had their usual evening quarrel As they sat by the Hearth. On one Side Lay quietly a blinking dog and on the other a purring cat and the old woman pleaded with her growling husband. A Yost look it Dat Gat and Clat tog Dev a Fer Garrels nor fights like a Yah a said the old growler. A i knows Dot but vast die dem toned Der one time and Den you see wot a an Exchange says a few men die of Why Cal them men if their not of age the first Gold mine in the United states was discovered in South Carolina in 1790. Flowers in water mix a r Carbonate of set wit la or Rve them for two Hartford courant. Benefits of singing. Singing is one of the most healthful exercises in which men women and children can engage. The medical woche Schrift of St. Petersburg has an article based upon exhaustive researches made by prof. Monas Sein during the autumn of 1878, when he examined 222 singers ranging Between the Ages of 9 and 53. He Laid chief weight upon the growth and absolute circumference of the Chest upon the comparative relation of the latter to the tall Ness of the subject and upon the pneuma amp metric and Spiro metric condition of the Singer. It appears to be an ascertained fact from or. Monas Seine a experiments that the relative and even the absolute circumference of rest is greater among singers than among those who do not sing and that it increases with the growth and age of the Singer. Lire professor even says that singing May be placed physically As the Antithesis of drinking spirituous liquors. A honesty the Best country practitioner surprised at the visit of a notorious quack and Pill err vender a a Well what brings you Here a a quack evidently suffering Quot from Dis amazement that the old Pine decayed at the heart and tossed about by the tempestuous March Gale had split half Way Down and Falleus a huge splintered mass across the Iron rails of the track. And this was the read re a John to Turbed peristaltic action a a Well sir the fact is i feel rather queer Audi a country practitioner a a a then Why done to you take one of your pearls of health a a quack a a a that a just it sir i i think in be swallowed one by mistake a to Feeser Little Sai Petr water and if weeks it is claimed that a Man never loses an a tiling by politeness but thus Prat j to lie a mistake. As an old philadelphian lifted his hat to a Young lady the win i earned away i wig. A Little boy was taking a walk with his Mother when suddenly a thunderstorm came on when the Little boy exclaimed a ooh. tire Sun is bursting out into a loud a californians main menial advertisement winds up As follows a Fortune no object but should require the gals relations to Deposit $1,500 with me As Security for Ber Good the first Hujo Motif trial trip in the United Slater, i it is claimed in the world was made a. Honesdale pa., aug. 8, i has. On a track built by the Delaware and Hudson canal company. Charley what girl was that you had in Tow last evening a Harry Quot on his dignity a Quot what you please to Call in Tow sir is what people of culture generally Peak of As blonde tresses air Robert who tears he re rejected a a a but you know Rebecca we Are commanded to love Rebecca a yes and so i do love Robert Pinafore tally a a what everybody a Rebecca shyly a a a Velh you know present company is always a what is political so Euce a asks an Exchange. Political science political science of Yea we see. When you can make the people believe that to i can hold office better than the Man woo is in. And they have the Confidence to you in his place Yon have demonstrated about All there is in political science. Why the nine of diamonds is commonly called the curse of Scotland is thus explained diamonds being an ornament to the Crown were merely a Mark of Royalty. It was a legend that every ninth King of Scotland was a tyrant who by civil wars and intestine commotions involved his country in trouble and division. Hence the saving. Measuring Grade by the United states Standard,2,150 cubic inches make a Bushel. Now As a cubic foot contains 1,728 cubic inches a Bushel is to a cubic foot As 2,150 to 1,728, or for practical porn ones As 4 to 5. Therefore to convert cubic feet to bushels it is necessary Only to multiply by 4-5. How much Grain will a bin hold which is to feet Long 4 feet wide a us 4 feet deep a n not. A i ii x 4 x i i to . A x i a 128, the number of by Ineis. T

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