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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - May 20, 1880, Albert Lea, Minnesota Nature an ode. There s a land of Many Hills where the Umpqua Ever flows in that land where nature fills fair Columbia a it flows. There where nature overflows grim Monotony of nature groaning in her throes. Gave an unborn Rand the Light. See the morning wed the night 1 see in life and death our world on through space it takes in flight to eternity 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 o or. Overtaxed our soul is Aore feeling All the throes of Earth yet of nature Tell us More of the secrets of thy birth. Quell for once All though Hess 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 Tony past Tho Ages trill Low Sweet music unto thee. Come again of come to me artist with the gorgeous Light with the Sunshine Thon Dost see paint my cloudless o or paint my fears with Sura Delight. Tinge the blackened sky with Bine leave no chasm to Yawn like night twist Hopes of Earth and heaven so Truo Ledger. The 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. All 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 fury 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 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 ses Over a sunken reef and if arrested by some Marine Bank in its wayward course then it distorts itself in fantastic shapes and tears asunder As if in a convulsion. Unfortunate indeed is the incoming vessel if amid the darkness of Brira night she be overtaken by a Northwest Gale that drives Tho 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 a Csc. In november 18-----, a frightful Hurricane raged Over the Manche and from the narrow Beach could plainly be discerned signals of alarm from one of the vessels which Tho Resistless Waves were swiftly driving on the terrible reels 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 Fisher men who on returning to port had been followed by these piercing cries of Dis Tress although their hearts were stirred the their innermost Depths were Power less to convey help. At last an old Sailor stepped Forth inspired with a heroic he might a victim to his Devotion but at least he would make the trial of disputing with the miserable suit errs the mad strength of the Billows. He launched on the sea a Hie boat and then called for a Volunteer to Aid him in the fearful Experiment. No Man Carne Forward at Tho summons. This failure was not a Lack of courage but such an act required More than a grand hero thus to voluntarily struggle with the unchanged winds arid Waters. The Enterprise seemed so reckless that the bravest among them recoiled from it. Just then behold a Young Mere child glided our trom the group of men son of 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 term yet Boyish voice Mother let me now this poor Mother had been a widow scarcely six Mouths. Her. Has band a Brave Fisherman had sailed out of a Little Cove on a certain morning to Broad Bast his net in the sea. But a Sud Den Squall of wind arose. On the Tol i Wing Day broken and splintered portions of a boat drifted to the Shore while nothing was Ever seen or heard there after 01 the helpless Sailor. It was to the afflicted survivor of this lost Fisherman that her Only son prayed consent to 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 perishing there thus silenced lick own desperate grief. Turning to her son this heroic woman "c4o, my child i give thee my bless ing. Have courage. May god go with thee and bring thee Back Safe and sound to thy x s the frail vessel now at some distance on its outward course frightfully tossed by the mad Waves could be faintly traced by Tho 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 Mother could gaze no longer. Crushed in spirit and taint with emotion she Sank Down unconscious on the Rocky Shore. The kindly Fisher men 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 Wonink already widowed and forlorn would on this Day lose All that was Dearest to her in the even her Only and Well loved son. A Horrise 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 a told sinking deeper beneath be 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 Mats on Wlinich Clung two or three stiff ened and cramped sailers waiting for death which came 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 Ris Hermeni who had tarried on the Bleak strand for Many a weary hour now returned to their Small huts above the while Savior and shipwrecked slept without doubt Ere this in the same dark Tomb. Midnight cast Fis somber veil Over Tho whole frightful scene and when another Day Dawm a the tempest had ceased the sea Lay Calm and the life boat had not yet returned. An hour hence far out on the horizon could be discerned a Small Craft making headway toward lacquer and soon it entered the Bay rowed by its two Strong heroes. The whole night they had struggled with might and main 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 in deed nobly performed their Marine duty. But Why docs the Young Fisherman hesitate to disembark at the Greve 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 Ai the proud thanks that await him by h s Side sits a Man of Tali Man for whose life he has battled with the raging Waters hour after 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 we o had Gath ered 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 exhibit top every sign of utmost Joy pressing Bot his hands affectionate in within their own for Well did they recognize the stranger guest. Yat who among the group dare announce to her the Good her son cried the Young Fisher lad with strange excitement. A few minutes thereafter the Brave child is in the arms of his poor waiting Mother. Mother my dear Mother listen while 1 Tell thes what happened this Stormy night and May god teach me How to speak the words aright. One of the men saved by us was a Fis Herrmn of the Greve. A tempest surprised him while at sea a few months ago his boat was dashed to pieces on the rocks of Pater Noster 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 cab n 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 Carne to his and the voice of the child grew faint and tremulous while great tears rolled Over his Cheeks and falling at his Mother s feet he pressed her hands convulsively. Mother my Good Mother learn the Happy truth As thou wast listening did not thy heart which forgot its own great sorrow before the sufferings of others and sent me last night to the help of a baking thou not know How should St thou be Able to 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 Tho outer door. A wild cry of Joy echoed throughout the apartment and the tender wife entwined her arms about her husband s neck in a Long and close embrace while the Brave Fisherman returned the fond Cai pcs his eyes meanwhile overflowing with Realf us eyes that still regarded despite their misty veil with touching emotion the Good Brave Young son to whom he owed the Happy reunion to Day. Penalties. The penalty of popularity is envy. The penalty of thin shoes is a cold. The penalty of a tight Boot is corns. Tho 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 and spoon. The penalty of kissing the b Aby is 50 cents if you Are Liberal to the 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 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. Yukino the Winter housing poultry is liable to become Lousy and Are often seriously affected with scurvy. When in this condition the egg a duct is greatly Coal tar a 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 come in Contact with the poultry. The tar should a applied in the boiling state. This 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. This last word. Helis sed her lips and sailed away and As his hark went Down the Bay he turned with one last look to say Good by sweetheart for Many a his ship sailed East to Isles of Balm his ship sailed West o or Waters Calm and North and South in far off areas her White sails flattered in the Breeze. One night he paced the deck alone. How strangely still the air had grown 1 the sea seemed listening. Not a breath broke silence deep a that of death. Low like the sound of winds that play on pipes of summer far away a voice across the silence oame his sweetheart s called his name. From far beyond the Blue sea s rim across the world she called to him and yet so still the great world Lay she scorned but s hand s breadth away. He listened Awe struck half in fear. The world of god teemed strangely near. But once and Only once it came his sweetheart called no More Hia name at Anchor in the land 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. Be creased the Sill o erg rown with grass. Alas How still in passed the door. Cried be is this your Welcome Home to me Here Lay at wok that she had read he r sewing with a broken thread. The dust Lay thick upon the Noor he turned away and Bhut the door. They told him his sweetheart was dead. She called you at the they said Aud then he knew that to had heard across the world his love s last word. Ledger. Daniel Webster. An evening with Alexander h. Steph ens carries one Back into the past and after it is Over you feel a though the time had been spent with the great men whose names Are so familiar in history and whose lives Aio so indelibly inter Woven with the inner life of our coun try. Or. Stephens has no reason to cry lord keep my memory for the events of fifty years ago Are As Bright and fresh in his mind As though they had occurred but yesterday. He will rum Mage around in 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 cuss Douglas and other great men. One evening quite recently Tho conversation turned upon Daniel Webster and or. Stephens re lated facts of which he had personal knowledge that place Webster m an Al top Ether new Light before the country. He said a think Webster was the worst slandered Man i Ever know. It is Tho general impression in the country to Day that Webster was a great drunk Ard. You hear it spoken of even now whenever his name is mentioned but it is an outrageous blander. 1 till Tell you what i know myself. For six years while to were both Here in Congress i lived next door to him. His Hoube was As familiar to me As was my own Garden. I was in there n Groat Deal and lie was As often in mine and in All Tho time of my acquaintance with him. I never s Webster lie was in the least affected by liquor or Nuder the mrs hence of it i any Way. I have dined with him at his House and at mine i have met at dinners Yuul affix Iris outside and i never saw him in the least inebriated never heard of his being intoxicated but twice mid on one of those was said to have made a speech that grandly eloquent. Then too there has been much said about his incontinence. I think Tiit is even a worse slander than the other. When we were neighbors lie was mar ried to his second wife u Fine and with the exception of to nibs and Calhoun i never saw a Man so devoted to his wife As Webster was. They were always together. If he went out to walk in the evening As was his custom mrs. Webster always accompanied him. I used to meet them often. To never was away from Home Over night that his did not go too. He went frequently to now York and Baltimore but he always took my. Webster with him. At the receptions in the City they always were together and wherever you saw Webster you saw also Mph. Webster on his Arm. It was different then from now. It was not then considered throng for a Man and his wife to keep together at such entertainments. Now if a Man Speaks to is Wile at any reception or affair of the kind lie is thought to be unfit for Good society. He must bean around sonic other woman and leave his wife to be looked after by some other Man. Webster loved his wife and was kind and faithful to her. He was As i say one of Tho worst slandered men i Ever knew. Why n Friend told me once that he had known Webster for Twenty years and in All that time he never saw him Chicago Naivs. Curious features of the Blue Ridge Range. The Blue Mountain ran go which runs through the state of Pennsylvania pre sents some curious features in its physical geography. It is divided by a River every Twenty seven Miles. From where the Susquehanna liver passes through to the Swatara River in Twenty seven Miles. The distance from the Swatara to the Schuylkill is Twenty seven Miles. It is Twenty seven Miles from the Schuylkill to the Lehigh and the Dela Ware cuts the Hills in Twain at the water Gap Twenty seven Miles further on. A Large Lake lies in a hollow in new Jer sey Twenty seven Miles from the Dela Ware. A person starting from Honea Dale Wayne county pa., to drive to Bushkill Pike county will have a drive of sixty two Miles. It is Twenty Miles to Blooming Grove. Beaching Milf Ord he will be Twenty Miles from Blooming Grove. At Dingman s he will be forty nine Miles from his starting place and still Twenty Miles from Blooming Grove. At Delaware he fifty four Miles from Honesdale Blooming Grove is Twenty Miles dimwit. At Bushkill his destination he is sixty two Miles from his starting Point and yet the Finger Board tells him that it is to Blooming Grove Twenty Napoleon. I was he said at a Mili tary school very one said of me that child will never be Good for any thing but geometry i bad 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 that of others and that what pleased me was to belong to me. I was not liked at school. It takes time to make one s self liked and even when i had nothing 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 inter ested me deeply. I even tried to write some. I often let myself dream in or Der 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 Likel analysis and if i were to be seriously in love i should Analyse my love bit by bit. I 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 cer Tain results which pleased de Remus at. The London times. The employees of the times Are fed in the great saving of time to employer and employed. The can teen consists of a Tine Large Kitchen and two dining rooms. Food is sup plied at Cost rates to the men. The electro typing shop is a Well appointed room equipped with All mod Ern appliances of the Trade where Are made the plates for the weather Dia Grams published daily in the times and also maps charts Etc. To Well is this shop perfected that a moderate sized plate can be turned out in a few minutes. The times has its own wires Over much of England and most of the Conti nent and its own service of them by accomplished correspondents men of ability and influence. It is a common expression among newspaper men in this country that we Only use the Tele graph largely. I think that the special Telegraph service of the times exceeds that of any american newspaper Sav ing possibly the new York Herald. The reception of the telegraphic news of the times is something unique. The lines from the Continental Capi Paris borne of course converge in one room and the dispatches Are received Over an instrument that prints. The printing How Ever serves More As a record. The Dis Patch 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 edit ing. The i 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 men who serve on other papers and those who work on the ii Mes Are 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 Deso late cheerless looking room for casual employees or temporary contributors persons that we Don t 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 Busi Ness training but the managers and editor Are working As hard and closely As if they were starting a new enter prise. All 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 paper off the press every night. Or. Mcdonald the managing pub Lisher sees the whole edition off the press every night. The paper goes to press it 3 30 a. Ca., but then men know that from Midnight to 3 a. M. Is the Quarter deck in action of a morning paper and they Are on it. Or. Walter s the main proprietor s own House is adjoining and runs into the times substantially a part of it. The dwelling of or. De Lano the late editor stood quite near the office Between printing House Square and the Temple. He too Al ways was on deck at night until the paper went Down. Both of their dwell Ings Are far Down town infinitely far ther from the social life and rest of London than would be third and Chestnut from that of Philadelphia. But the night is the life of a morning paper. Butter tears old. At a meeting of the society of pub Lic analysis in London a paper by prof. Church and or. Wigner on two samples of ancient butter was read of which the chemical news give the Fol lowing extract the first was a Sample of Irish bog butter and its probable Uge was judged to be about 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 Mattei to prove Liat the butter had been originally made from animal milk and was not a Mere artificial fat. Its fatty Char Acter had however been entirely changed and the Glycerides of which the 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 become changed into a substance closely resembling in character and composition the substance of which Good composite candles Ai a composed. Tho result is singular showing that length of Lime combined with exposure to moisture will effect the decomposition which the manufacturer of Stearns Lias to effect by the Agency of heat and acids. The other and Ler Sample of butter had been taken from an Alabaster vase in an egyptian Tomb it Iliad evidently been melted and poured into a vase and carefully sealed Over this Sample was probably about years old but Tho preservation had been so perfect that it was Only slightly rancid and had fully retained the Che Faical properties of genuine butter the fat not having been decomposed to any sensible extent. This Sample possessed a decided taste and smell of butter while the Sample from tie 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. The Smith when finishing the shoe punches a Hole in two ends As soon As the shoe is made he taps in a screw thread and screws into the shoe when on the horse s foot a Sharp pointed stud an Inch in length. With the shoes thus fitted the horse can travel securely Over Bhe 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 Dorse and the screw holes thus pre vented from filling up. Brief miscellany. Our Youtt folks. Little cell Ndreu. Of what a Temple of lore is Tho heart a Little child nig True Tiute in every one and by the Simp Lent toys beguiled. Oil. The tender Little arms that Outh Tro cd for a Caress anal the throbbing Little forms that we to our bosoms pros. And the precious Little feet that Patter Arross the floor and the Chubby Little hands that strive to Opu the door. And the cheery 11 tile voices a limbo Murie in no Sweet Aad the beam into Little whose own our glances Rupec. Ana the Dainty Little Al Sass Given by the Lupi far sweeter than the nectar that the Bee so Freels up. Of the Little men and women. In their innocence and youth never harbouring for a moment the least Shadow of untruth. Oil bless Tho Little Darlings they Are All the world to to without their sunny faces what a Blank this life would to. Jettner. The some one must go for the said sirs. Bray. Ill said Johnny. Said mrs. Smiling three Miles across Tho Mountain Side in All this i be often carried father s dinner to him when lie was in the Maple sugar said Johnny and that s half a mile farther than or Denton s. It s something of a walk to be i should think said mrs. Bray. Bat i think i could go quicker than any one said Johnny As he looked pitifully at the Little babe in the Cradle whose dimpled face was All flushed with lever. I love Willie you know and and Here a great Lump 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 doling Odd jobs generally whenever he could get a Chance. Their Mother had died a few months before and a kind neighbor Hod offered a Home to the children for the Sake of the Little in aids and chores that Johnny could do. Mrs. Bray was very kind to them and took the Best possible care of the baby but there waa Riany a night when Johnny Lay awake softly crying to himself with his arms around Willie s neck and thinking of the dear dear Mother he had lost and it was his greatest ambition to obtain a Good Situa Tion in the neighbourhood where he could earn a Little Money and help sup port Willie. Tor i know that my father is very said Johnny if i could Only assist him i that Mother would be pleased up in said mrs. Bray after a Little hesitation i think you Iliad better so Johnny put on his Cap and tied his faded worsted comforter about his neck. An overcoat was an unknown luxury to him but Hiss coat was warm and snug and he set off on a brisk walk that was almost a ran in the Frozen March Sunshine Over the mount Ain Side that was White and glittering with Snow. For All the dazzling Sunshine a tremendous Gale of wind was such a Gale a might make mariners tremble on the decks of great ships standing far out to Gale that Shook the tops of Trees and made them groan and creak As if were hidden within their trunks. And How Johnny found his Way through those trackless there was no path except giants in pain huge Mossy Woods where there and there the Marks of a stealing Fox or Wildcat or the velvety t Acks of rabbits nobody could Gness. He kept his Eye steadily on the Sun and now and then paused to look for rude signs Cut in the bark of the Birch Trees which 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 groaned Dis Mally As Johnny picked his Way across it As if it bad half a mind to snap it self 111 two and let him Down among the snowy rocks reached the doctor s House on the other Side and left his message. The doctor in t said miss Phoebe the doctor s sister but i la Tell bin the very minute he gets Back. He can drive around by the Road in his new Cutter and perhaps hell a there before you i Hope said Johnny wistfully because our baby is very you d better Stop and have a bit of said miss a Bode. It s most of thank said Johnny but 1 could t Back to Willie. I can quiet him better than any one else when he is ailing and so miss Phoolo gave him a drink of milk and a piece of hot Gingerbread and he started Back Home again. It was getting on toward Sunset now and Johnny was anxious to get Home. I think perhaps it would be a Shorter he thought if i could get Down to the Railroad track and walk on that As far As the Groat Gray Rock and then Cross the ice Pond to the old he scrambled Down the sleep and Frozen Side of the Bleak Mountain and soon came to the single Railroad track upon which a passenger train ran at 8 in the morning going South and 5 in the afternoon going North. There waa a freight train at noon also but this had passed by Long since. It must be near 5 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 Bis nose purple with cold. Suddenly he stopped. It s very strange that i Don t see the Crow s he said aloud As if he were talking to the yellow Sunset in the West f the Crow s nest was a Long deserted nest of Sticks and Straw and Reeds in the 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 mount Ain. And then Johnny came around the curve of the Woods and saw to his amazement that the old Pine decayed at the heart and tossed about by the tempestuous March Gale had split half Way Down and huge splint ered the Iron rails of the track. And this was the reason tha had failed to see the familiar landmark of the Crow s nest. What shall i cried Johnny aloud. The train conies Rushing around the Bend at 5, and All the sengers will be killed of if i had but a red lantern to signal danger 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 Bock he knew that he could 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 Hie 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. Now if the Engineer Only sees me 1" thought Johnny his Little heart beat ing like a trip Hammer As he could hear above the Rush 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 crested Hill and the Orange Sunset made so Strong a background for him that they instantly received that something was wrong and whistled the signal for Down and the lives of the passengers Ware saved and All through the courage and presence of mind of a boy 12 years old. Children this is a True Story. It is a thing that really happened. And you will be glad to hear that one of the offi cers of the Railroad company had Johnny appointed to a Good place at the nearest station where it was his duty to signal every approaching train with a Flag. Said the gentleman 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 Crow s nest crashed furiously across the Iron lines of the Railroad track. Excited his curiosity. Said the stranger put Ting Down his half eaten slice Lemon pie and taking a Long pull at the milk. I went there when the first Rush was made for the Hills. Bather a rough crowd the first lot you bet More wholesome now. When i got there i was have a Dollar did t have a revolver which a Man 11 often need ont there worse n a meal s vittles. I was prob by the Only Man in the Hills who did t carry a firearm i was some lonesome i Teil you. The Only weapon i a Black a rasp a heavy file you know bout eighteen inches Long which i carried Down my Back the handle in easy reach just below my coat Collar. Understand like the Arkansaw Man carries his Bowie knife. I am not exactly a Temperance Mau. I just Don t drink an Don t meddle with any other Man s All. One had t been in Deadwood More n a was in a place a Man Kin set to see any society a fellow come in a regular Hust Ler with his can full and a Onari Over. Had a revolver on each Side of his Belt an looked vicious. Nothing mean about him though. Ask me to drink. Not any thank see i. Not drink with met me big Feathergill when t ask a Tenderfoot to drink i expect him to prance right up an no you he a rec Well when his hand went Down for his revolver i whipped out my old file quicker n fire and scorch a Feather an swiped him one right across the face. When he fell i thought i d killed him an the s look up wife Summers i sorter skinned ont not Knowin what might happen. Purty soon a Chap a a red shirt came up to me. Sea you the Man Aske arved Bill Feathergill cos of so be As you Are of you Don t want every Man in the Hills to climb you Don t Yon try to hide boys is ask fur Yon now it struck me that my Friend had the Idee so i waltzed Back and went up and Down before that s Loon for nigh three hours. I d found out Bill was t dead an was bad Medicine but it would t do to let Down purty soon i see my Man a Headin 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 could t guess what he was a Aimin at so i brought my hand Back of my Collar an grabbed my file. Hold on there there hold see he Gimme y Rhand i m Friendly i be got nothing agin you not a thing you la Pardon my sort of a weapon was that Hartford courant. Benefits of singing. Singing is one of the most healthful exercises in which men women and children can engage. The medical Wojie Schrift of at. Petersburg has an article based upon exhaustive re searches made by prof. Monas Sein Dur ing the autumn of 1878, when he examined 222 singers ranging Between the Ages of 9 and 53. He Laid chief upon the growth and absolute circumference of the Chest upon the comparative relation of the latter to the Tal Hiess of the subject and upon the and Spir Metrio Condi Tion of the Singer. It appears to be an ascertained fact from or. Monas Sein s experiments that the relative and even the absolute circumference of Chest is greater among singers than among those who do not sing and that it increases with the growth and age of the Singer. The professor even says that singing May be placed physically As the Antithesis of drinking spirituous liquors. Honesty the Best country practitioner surprised at the visit of a notorious quack and Pill what brings you quack evidently suffering from Dis Turbed peristaltic sir the fact is i feel rather queer country practitioner then Why Don t you take one of your pearls of health just it sir i think i be swallowed mis wit and humor. Dead Baione the always in letter h. Is a. Chiropodist a Corn Sheller pressed for Spring 31, Midnight. A Man who wears big boots. The electric currant goes for nothing in Jelly. When a Soldier a ill he becomes a six shooter. To top a Man from his said off. Many a calf will be of whined if it lives Long enough. You May enjoy a bad Cigar if you give it to your enemy. In the agricultural papers have Many Fertile lies sirs. Many a High minded school girl Dis Dains vulgar fractions. A deft act Indian May be dangerous because he is to dead. The conductor who can keep himself unspotted will grow Rich. A div Okoe court conundrum what is the difference Between husband and wife Yod can t make a horse drink but if he will not eat Yon can put a bit in his Mouth. Duty stares me in the Eaid the Deacon when the custom House officers caught him smuggling a dozen gloves. A cibcu8 never runs too Long for spectators but let a Sermon run Over forty minutes and a congregation can t sit still. Old we Yrios has a Glass Eye and he thoughtfully Calls the Goblet he keeps it in at night Hia Eye the pastor and senior Deacon Are going to speak with him about it a Maine paper Speaks of a prayer recently offered before the legislature of that state As spicy Aad full of practical an infant boy in Webster county ky., has six fingers on each hand. Won t he be a terror to bartenders when he grows up. The House Fly if in Good health can Lay eggs in a season. The Danbury news thinks it a pity a Fly can t be grafted on a Hen. A fond Motler in Leadville Speaks of her late son As having been born in Michigan but raised in Colorado. The vigilance committee raised him. Schoolboy with a big Apple. Another boy without any of Bui give us a bite won t no i won Well then give me the h in h a i Tell you there Ain t going to be any in nature indulges in amusement. The lightning plays the wind whistles the Thunder Rolls the Snow flies the Waves leap and the Fields smile. Even the buds shoot and the Rivers run. Poets Are getting Down to real life and business in their soul songs the list one being As follows Birdie is by the Garden Gate waiting for some one she loves. Soon they la be cooing on the front Steps like a pair of Turtle papa is waiting for the Lover too Glan inc at his Box toed shoe. The old Man is feeling pretty Frisky to night and this runt the boy will me. 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 Hus band. You Sec look at Dat Gat und Dat tog Dey Nefer Garrels nor fights like said the old growler i knows Dot but Yust die dem tog Edder one time und Den you see an Exchange says few men die of Why Call them men if their not of age the first Gold mine in the United states was discovered in South Caro Lina in 1790. To phys envy Flowers in water mix a Little Saltpetre or Carbonate of soda with water and it will preserve them for two weeks. It is claimed that a Man never loses any thing by politeness but this has proved to be a mistake. As on old lifted his hat to a. Young lady the wind carried away his wig. A Irimie boy was fax Tang a walk with his Mother when suddenly a Thunder storm come on when the Little boy exclaimed of Mamma the Sun is Liu St ing out into a lond a californian s matrimonial advertisement winds up As follows Fortune no object Hue should require the Gal s relations to Deposit with me As Security for her Good the first locomotive trial trip in the United it a claimed in the world was made at hone Idalo pa., aug. 8, 1828, on a track built by the Delaware and Hudson canal company. Girl was that you had in Tow last Harry on his what you please to Call in Tow sir is what people of culture generally speak of As blonde tresses Robert who fears he is but you know Rebecca we Are commanded to Lovo yes and so i do love Bobert every Rebecca you know present company is always sex what is political asks an Exchange. Political science political science of yes we see. When you can make the people believe that you can hold office better than the Man who is in. And Uliey have the Confidence to put you in his place Yon have demonstrated about All there is in political science. Why the nine of diamonds a 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 say ing. Meas Bisa the United states Standard cubic inches make a Bushel. Now As a cubic foot contains cubic inches a Bushel is to a cubic foot As to or for practical purposes As 4 to 5. Therefore to con Vert Cubie feet to bushels it is necessary Only to multiply by 4-5. Eow much Grain will a bin hold which is 10 feet Long 4 feet wide and 4 feet let a Tei t. 100 x thai number of Kos paper

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