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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey, NO. MONDAY AKTKKNOON, JANUARY 18iO, TWO OKN'0 Occupations Adopted Prepara- tory i hereto. PKENT1CE MILFORb'SNOTE BOOS. Beef PeilUllnc Frortiloo Packing Mountain Hlght of the Moxlcau Bltu- Gold Hocky Camp Our Mining Company [Copyrighted 1889 by the Author! VII h AVING finished my own tnbnla- I A those I 7 a9 a sea cook, If resolved to go 1 the mines I rent. By boat and stage I got over the 200 miles intervento g twixt San Fran- cisco and "diggings." I had friends on Hawkins' Bar, on the TuolumnB river, in Tuolnna- ne county. Thither I went When I "struck" Hawfrins' In 1858 it was on its last lego. Still it boasted store, and a dozen bouses. Golden hopes anchored in the bed of thenver tfipensive river claims were then be- ing worked fram Bed Mountain dowu to French Bar. But a premature rain and consequent freshet swept the riTer that season from find to end with the bosom of distinction, and for the winter the miners back to thrfr two dollar per day bank diggings It was at Ttftw kins' that I had first "buckled to the mines My tl.irt "buok- however, was in the capacity of a meat peddler I became the agent of a flfi-i of butchers up on the mountain for nSntributing their tough steaks to the Hawkins' Bar miners Ihrough the HJ- of a horse, over back was slung a couple of huge pan- niers, I continued agency for a wick Then one moming the horse kicked up his heels and ran_away __ As he everyIclclfaTfaw anfbloodv steak would fly out of the boxes, flash m the brilliant morning sunshine, and fall In the fine red dust of the mountain I fol- lowed haid after, gathering up steaks as they foil, and when the burden became too heavy I piled them up by the roadside m little heaps of dn-ty, veiy dusty meat At last, and distressed beyond aged to catch thet -nllainnnj hone. For he, after having ejected nearly the whole load of meat, concluded to stop and caught. I loaded the panniers with the dnotj, carnivorous led the horse dowu the steep trail to the river, thpn muddy and of anch coffee coler from upoonntiy mining sediment Herein I waahed-my steaks, rinsed thfcm M I could of dust, and, then custom, hung up piece after piece In tha gauze curtained meat sales at tha miners' cabins. I think HawHng' got ahare of grit that day in its beef. Shortly after- ward I went out of the beefsteak distribu- ting bureau Then I went into tbe service of the man-wio the Bsr MlOre, ailooii -nil boarding house I was errand b6y, bar- keeper, bookkeeper, woodchopper, instant cook and general maid of all work, and possibly Ons a horse, packed with miners' supplies, was into my charge to lead three miles up the river to tbe camp of the Split Book river claim. The load was strapped to lunctions -men a conflict to all in tents and [jurposia of two different minds msitlc of and acting on one body, shook it up fearfully and toie it all to pieces 1 was as a housa divided against itself and could not stand However at last the physical and men tal elements thus warring with each Other inside of me made up tlieir differ- O'tces, and the left hand rocked the cra- dle peatfifullv while the right hand poured hai momously, and the result about 50 per day Soon after I found my first mining partner He wandered to the Bar a melancholy looking man, with three dogs accompanying and always in a chronic state of red ban- danna and nose wiping He and I joined forces and went up the river to "crevice" among the rocks near the Split Bock oMm He had all the skill all the ex- perinnce and all tbe dogs, and I all tht general ignorance and incapacity I doemed it a great ad vantage to have thug looured a real "old miner for a parkier and felt that such a man must turn up gold We bmlt ourselves a rude brush house on a Hhelf of the rocky ledge in a can- yon whose sides sloped at an of folly five degrees Ev en this shelf not level It pitched toward the river, there was so bttle of it that during night s repose our legs stuck out of Hie house entrance We were obliged to "chock1 all our supply of provisions in their respective packages to prevent from rolling out of our wigwams over tbe bnnk and luto the Tuolumne. If a potato got loose it ran like a "thing pof ftsaed' over the rocks and down into the muddy, raging current We were obliged to peg ourselves at night while sleeping to a like catastrophe It was a permanent and laborious exist- ence at an angle of forty five To stand erect for any length of time w as very Mrejome More frequently, like Neb- lived on all fours "Crevicing1 did not prove verv profit able By day the bdie rocks become heated by the sun to a blistering oa pacity With pick and sledge and crow bai and bent bits of hoop iron we pried anil pounded and scraped ind script d ind pounded and pried all the hot Ion0' or else were doubled up in all back aching, back bieakmg both tiling positions, drawing up at arm s from some deeper "pothole orcrevue spoonful after spoonful of yellow mold It did hold considerable gold and v gold too But it took so long to get thf mold This was in the Utter pait of September The termination of the drv season was reached The first rain t a IK It came at night It drilled our brush house It sent tinvstitims down the rocky mountains, and some. of_ tlieee btrsams found their wav under u-i We had lain and endured tho lam fiorn above dripping on our faces antl our clothes In those times ones nut served for a nightgown But wlitn the aqueous enemy undermined our position we had to turn out It blen a gile How the wind hurtle d and tore up the canyon! We tru d 10 kindle a fire Match after uwtcli was blown out Finally a bin re irtam and thiij dye had coursed ovei luy and checks in tiny rivulets of jet I noticed that I seeiued to be more than a usual object'of interest to those about 'me, and wondered, until a friend ad vised me to consult a mirror. J did BO and found my face marked like a riil "cross-jack" saddle. It consisted mostly of flour, potatoes, bacon a dtmijnhn of whisky I advised by mei- chant, on setting out, not to that horse get ahead of me. If he did it prophesied that he would away, "sura pop." But I had not fWly rods frnm the itore whan tbo bij a ruih, got ahead of me, tht halter out of my grwp and off along the narrow mountain at of twenty knots per hour. I follow-d a road route map Such was my mm Duration in mining at Hawkma' Bar What glorious old tfmea they were I What independence! What freedom from the conrentiondh ties of fashion! Who cared or com mented if we did tuiu up the bottoms of our pantaloons, or for sake, our flannel shirts outside the trou sersf Who then much better than anybody When any man might stuke it rich to-moiiuw? Who would About Through tbe nnstaktu attentions of the or pel hei d tor, bouse plants too of u n get moi than they ucod When out of doors tbe plus water poured upon them is abwrbed hy the ground arouud even it be easily overdone When the potted plant has too much water the soil mod, sours antl rots the roots, nnd tha naturally dies Care should be tn.J water uot uoeded should have wwy of escape Tbe best method of providing for is to place a piece of broken floivor pot over the inevitable hole m the bottom of tbe pot or box, and then fill the vewel with Hiuftller pieces of the same to the height of. one inch An mch should also be left at the top of the pot to allow the water a rwllnf place from u hicb to soak into tbe soil Care! be not to pile tha. earth, the fashion of some amateurs around the neck of tbe at this is injurious to plants, and is nevei done by ington Star. Mhat to Do for Squeaking Tho sqaeakmg of shoos, us ths I Uevos ho once before explfned, is dud to rubbing of the upper upon the under This is prevented by putting soapstona pow der between the two thickuess83 of leather, which acts as a sort of lubricator A which hah squeaked can be cured by or a cobbler simply by ripping soles apart putting m soapstone and sewing or pegging tha leathers together Some people like to huve then- ehoae squwk; it serves voi y much purpose of an an- nouncement of their presence and fakea the place of the runner who, in India the great mans coinage, shouting "Mate ttay fur the sahib 1" The I iftener is not oue 6t- those personi He prefers mute ah. _ But he can stani) anything except a pair of shoes one of which squeak" and the other does not To go dorru a in of a considerable comuany, with a of snoM making unlike and alternating Squeak, clump! squeak, clump 1" is of the gi eatest trials in world Boston Tl anscnpt Halplne Toipvdo Boat. Lieut Halpine has set to work to overcome the defects the evintiag type of toi pedo boat He argued that a subaqueous which would deliver an a point beneath tho keel of a vessel was needed, the boat being arranged so that after leaving the explosive charge it would automatically move backward and away from the point ef explosion Following on this plan he has dt sifcued a torpedo boat, which, after tng an explosive the case in clox pronmity to the vessel that was to be automatically backed to a position of ThK u effectively by York Commercial Adver- tiser The httle girl of whom this anecdote is iatad had boon for some rime trying to cap- ture the fishes m a small hi ook by of a bent pin and a tbrnnd line, when she flying into the boose in a state of breath' ..citement. K0 mother, I got itl" she "Gotwbat.mycWWr "Why, I got "But where is itf Why dirtnt you It homer Why, the innocent angler, voice changing to a more Biihdned "I got It, but it imbit and div Companion Dyopopuiu Makes the lives of rmuy people miserable, causing distress after eating, sour stomach, sick headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, a faint all gone" feeling, bad taste, coated _. tongue, and Irregularity of UI8trO88 tbu bowels Dyspepsia does After not weU ol ltseUnd '-i-g in Shorthand. For GaM -T f. SW, Box N. T. 1O and 19 South Gieone TOHH B. OOUNflbLOE-AT-LAw, Town A Biumi BUILDING, comer State Warren Streets. T AW H. riiM DPDBQHOVk! IfcUte, safe Deposit "id Trait Oo Bnllrt SUto Street, Ttoutou, S I oprteto.a. NORltt WARRRN H. Dr. J. JACQUES, Titeof M W. New York, his patients and thofo of will be to aUj cbvw'rt who wfll fli4, partita of or other in S-ift't Specific (9. 8 1009 "Por