Clipped From The Cincinnati Enquirer
i ; ' j . . TIe fftmca T the Black Hills. blacks Hills Cor. St. Paul Pioneer Press. A mining camp is made up of all cla.sses of people and of all nationalities. Among those in the Hills that are pre-eiuinentlv original is Calamity Jane, or Martha Canary. Bom in the midst ot a wiid whirlwind of a dissolute life thrown when a mere child uion the cold world lor sustenance unedu cated, u n cared for with a mother incapaci tated to love her lather dead surrounded with sadness Jane crew up anionic the rough-and-tumble of the world, and is to-day what delicate society would denominate a strong-minded woman. She is about twen ty-two years old, nas a dark complexion, high cheek bones, an awkward walk, receding brow, black hair, rather pleasant eye, but wben in passion emitting a greenish glare. Her movements are all free and unstudied, yet in no sense unbecoming. Her conversation as animated, ber language good aud ber heart warm and generous. She imitates no one, is an original in nerseit, de spises hypocrisy and is easily melted to tears. She is isenerous, forgiving, kind-hearted, so ciable, and vet when aroused has all the dar ing and courage of the lion or the devil him self. Site baa been long is the kills; has been scout in the army; dressed to soldiers' clothes; traveled all over; scaled the mount- ins; rode horseback ; fought Indians, and. is now dancing in a huray-gurdy house ill Dead wood for a living. Wheu dressed in her own cur men ts she looks comely: ..when equiped as a naanebe baa all tha character istics ot tne sterner sex, wita ner pistols, ner bowie-knives and other weapons of death.