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THE UPPER DJSS MOINJES L ,A3LGQNA IQWA WgBNgggA^MAY. 13, 1891. i/lONA, IOWA. THE LATEST NEWS. GENERAL NOTES. It behooves^tbe government of the United States to take case of this country's trade with Hawaii. It in immensely Valuable and the Germans and English •are anxious to secure it. The people of the island prefer to do business with the United States. RKV. Mil. JONEB, a colored preacher of •Carlisle, Pa., announces that Chicago is •to bo utterly destroyed by an earthquake. He does not give the date of this event, 'but hays it will take place before he dies. We trust I3ro. Jones will take exceedingly good care of his health. THE public was reduced $1,514,327 during April. Dn. W. H. BoMJNOj dean of the university of Louisville, died Tuesday morning. POMSII residents of various countries throughout the world Monday celebrated the centenary of the constitution of Poland. JOHN CATJ>KR & Co., commission brokers, ask for an extension of time. The liabilities are $265,000; assets, 8500,000. Trrn Schniedewend and Lee Comnany, one of the oldest eloetrotypins? firms in Chicago has failed. The liabilities are 8100.000. FRANK GIIAY, the Samptown, N. J., milkman), has finally awakened, after] sleeping steadily for JOO hours, AKOTHKII danger discovered! It i« , T . n , E Alask an exploring expedition „ s 1 »i i i- * M . . . which wns supposed to have been lost, has said that .tin foil, so commonly U8ed to reached Port Townsend in Safety. Herman Stephanski and wife perished. The other inmates had a narrow escape. The fire originated from a lamp explosion. A TROT, N. Y.. dispatch says, fire in the steel works at Breaker island caused a bssof $400.000. Several "Westinghouse engines were destroyed. Nearly 1,000 people were deprived of work. THREE men were drowned Monday at the outlet of Braddock's Bay on Lake Ontario. They were at work on the Mani- ton Beach railroad building a drawbridge over the outlet. WHILE Minnie Peters of Galesburg, was pouring kerosene into the stove Wednesday her clothes were ignited by the flash of the oil. She was horribly burned and died the next morning. AN explosion oceured Thursday morning in the Ocean mine, seven miles »from Clarksburg. W. Va. Four miners. were killed and several others injured. CRIME. wrap cheeno, chewing gum, various kinds of candy and all kinds of chewing tobacco, Is dangerous on account of Mio lead there •is in it. Is use for wrapping articles of 'food in forbidden. Aluminum foil should too used in place of it. The earliest known lens is one inndu of rock crystal, unearthed by Layard at Nineveh. This Ions, the age of which is to bo measured by thousands of years, now lies in the British museum, with its surface bright as when it loft the maker's hands. By tho sido of it are very ancient specimens of letnos which have been ruined by tho exposure to London fog and smoke. A GHIWAN invontor has devised a new material which is intended as a substitute for leather in many of its uses. This material consists of panels of wood with wire netting between, the whole being glued together under heavy pressure. Tho sheets thus made are said to bo very tough and plitiblo, and suited for making trunks and othorusos that require strength. Tim United States is tho greatest producer of silver, gold, copper, anil load in tho world. It is safe to predict that bo- fore tho next century begins this country will be the greatest producer of all metals, valuable} minerals, and precious stones, •with tho exception of platinum, diamonds and possibly tin. Our annual mining products is about 8550.000,000. We produce 8!i8,000,000 in gold and $54,000,000 in silver. England's yearly production in coal is 160.000,000 tons, ours ia 180,000,000. In a quiet way more money is being made in legitimate mining than there over was scattered broadcast , bonanza days. in THK CONGO 1TUKK STATE. Tho lecture engagements of Mr. II. M. Stanley in this country are saiil by tho New York Independent to liavo boon "a .great financial success." Tho same paper «dds: Ilia partiner word to the land of his adoption is tin appeal for tho Congo •free state. Ho says tho state is constructing a railroad along tho Lower Congo, which will open 8,000 miles of water to easy navigation; it has put a flotilla of thirty steamers on tho Upper Congo, and has wrouu-ht grout improvements among tho cannibal tribes of tho great interior, Ono of these tribes, the Uangalas, are now being used as policemen ami soldiers, Tho railroad along tho fall of tho Lower Congo will bo completed in 18!)4, and will do the •work of 75.000 carriers, who will then be released for other important work. Tho state appears earnestly desirous to put «n ond to tho shivo trnflio, and to use "its dioiplined force of natives" in this service. To moot tho expenses of this it ncoils authority to levy duties on commerce for revenue, Action of the congress held U Brussels last year WIIH intended to author- iv.o such levy, but it needs ratification by tlio several govornm'Mits participating, and in such ratification our own government is especially slow. Ours, as the Independent suys, "was the first to recogni/.o tho Congo Free State," and we wholly agree with the paper named that it "ought to have boon the first to ratify tho kuimuioaction of thu Urussols congress," 111! MA N HltOTll IOK11OO1). One of thu great problems given us to work out is lumum brotherhood. Our vast territory, our grout variations of climate, soil and wealth, encouraging every form of industry, agriculture, mining, manufacture, commerce, domestic anil international; our heterogeneous population, uiado up of every raco, color, tribe, tongue, nationality and religious opinion; our groat social differences, nowhere greater— millionaires on the one side, masses of pauperism on the other; our perpetual intermixture of classes, facilitated by the modern ease of locomotion, by the universal circulation of the newspaper press, by a common school system of education, by tho absence of hereditary barriers and the easy passing of men from one class into tho other; the rapid increase of our groat cities, and the consequent massing of populations in centers; tho perpetual attrition of men of various classes, characters, avo 1 at ions, temperaments, and faiths Hgaiust each other; our political institutions throwing all together in one great debating society at every political campaign, and making the subject of yesterday the ruler of to-morrow, and tho ruler of yesterday the subject of to-morrow; the problems of our national life, the raco question, the immigration question; tho various forms of tho industrial question— till these ivro elements entering into and cougtitutiug one great problem of human broth" >ood. THIS clearings of the Chicago banks for last week j/ivo a total of 891^494,758, and 8.347,709,049 for the month of April. SNOW is reported in South Dakota and frosts elsewhere throughout the northwest. Two New York schools have been closed on account of tho prevalence of scarlet fever. TIIK comptroller of the currency Thursday issued u, call for a report of the condition of the national banks on May 4. MAYOR WAsimuiiNE has notified the exposition company that the building on tho Lake Front must be removed forthwith. JKSSE H LII-ITNCOTT, lessee of tbe Aim rican Grtyphiphone company, of New York, has assigned. NEW_YOHK merchants are said to be furnishing the sinews of war to the con j tending faction of Chili. . THE ninth national bank of New York has been compelled to borrow 8750,000 from the clearing house to meet deumndu troui tho interior. KNAIT, Stout & Co . r-f Dubuque', St Louis itnd other pointb, u,e largest lumber concorn'in the world, are about to sell their property to an eastern syndicate. THE steamer Italia, which was receiving supplies at San Diego, Cal., Tuesday for the use of the Chilian insurgents, was seized by order of Secretary L)k<ine, FOREIGN. TUB Steamer Drumburuiie foundered in tho Irish channel and thirteen persons were lost. LAIIOII day in -Europe was marked by fatal fights between tho anarchists and military ut Rome, Lyons, Formois and Paris. THK Swo.lish ship hna .been wrecked near Renews, N. F., and will prove a total loss. Only one ot the crew was saved. AN explosion took place at Sorio Pit in Rhenish, Prussia, in which eight persons were killed and seven injured. QUEEN VICTOKIA has given a challenge cup valued at £100 to be sailed for by Caii- udian yachts. AT White Pigeon, Ind., J. L. Brick attempted to choke his wife, when 1 she drew a revolver from her pocket and shot him, almost killing him instantly. TIIIIKK IIUNDUKD students and four hundred other persons have been arrested in Warsaw for taking part in an orderly celebration of the Polish festival. CAPTAIN VEUNKY, u member of the English parliament, on trial lor conspiring with a governess tor the ruin of young girls, Monday pleaded guilty anil was sentenced to one year's imprisonment. Tins Bolchow art collection was sole! at auction in London Saturday, and realized $34(i,900. Moissonior's "Sign Painter" was sold for 883,860. FIKTKKN thousand weavers at Blolitz and 2,000 employes at Pesth have been dismissed for being absent from work May day. AN attempted rebellion in Bolivia, South America, was suppressed, a conspiracy to assassinate the President being accidentally discovered. QUEEN VICTORIA has placed £300,000 at the disposal of the Priiceof Wales with which to pay his creditors. Tha government decided that • it was inopportune to ask parliament for a grant. A DISPATCH from fruite, capital of tho Ionian island of that name, brings news of u serious religious riot which has taken place there. Several Christiana were killed uiul wounded by soldiers who were protecting the Jewish quarter from pillnge. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. MANY men weft! hust In a fight betwee union and non-union lumber kock-worker WITH THE SAUR1AE Interesting: Account of a British Steamer's Exploration of the Mouths of Amazon. Some Extraordinary Scenes, and Fightings of the Huge Crocodiles and Deadly Serpents. An Attack from the Natives Was Silenced by a Shell Which Soon Scattered Them. at Cleveland, 0. ELI PEELER was locked Dongola, III., while drunk. __. . his bed and was burned to death. up in jail He set fire t THK total loss by the Pittsbnrg fire will be 8500,000; insurance, $300,000. TuitKK girls were burned to death and several oltiers injured nt»a fire in a tiro- works factory in Morrisumu, N. Y. FIHK in tln> stock house of the Pioneer furnitce at Negannee, Mich., early Tuesday morning ilesiroyed 85,000 worth of property. AT New Bedford. Mass., 700 bales of cotton were on Wednesday destroyed by lire. THK live-year-old sou of John Banker, of Aurora, 111., fell into a tub of water and was fatally scalded. Tun barge Atlanta foundered when off Sublo Hank, Monday, and live of her crew wore drowned. THK shops of the American Wheel coiu- pany, at Sidney, Ohio, wore destroyed by lire Wednesday morning. The loss is 9100,000. A $712,000 firo at Pittsburg Tuesday night destroyed the Pittsburg female college, the new Arbuckle building, Vbgels X' Co.'s storage warehouse and Hoeveler & Oo.'s pork-packing house. AT Cambridge City, Md., the family of Thomas Kuox ate very heartily of weiner- wurst ami shortly after showed symptoms of poisoning. One child is dead ana four others are in a critical condition. AT Paducuh, Kv., Sunday night a cyclone wK-cked and damaged over a hundred building and injured a number of persons. LYI.K, Minn., was almost destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Four blocks, eiu- braciug the leading business houses of the towu, were burned, entailing a less of SUNDAY afternoon Frank Williamson and child were drowned by the overturn- DUKINO a school election at Leadvill Colo., a deputy sheriff, while atteuiptin to arrest a man, was shot dead by his in tended prisoner. POLICE officer Hugh Burns, who reside on West Fourteenth street Chicago, sho his 12'year old daughter Thursday morn ing, Burns is insane. AT New York Joseph Barondess, th lead.r of the striking coal miners, wh was cjnvictedof exhortion, was sentence to state prison Tuesday for one year an nine months. EDWARD C. Gedney, president of th North River bank of New York, and cast ier Frank Ingersoll have been arrested charged with falsifying the quarterl report of the bank make on June 14, 189( ANOTIIEH collision between the cok workers and the guard of deputies oc curred at Uuiontown, Sunday. One of th strikers was killed and another mortal!; wounded. A MAN known only by the name o Wilbur, shot and instantly killed a woman named Laura Ida Brevet in the Exceisio concert snloon in New York Tuesday night, and then shot himself. BERNARDO BLAMOETTI, the editor of a rabid _ Italian paper in New York, hai been indicted tor perjury, la a recanl lawsuit Blambetti swore that be had ne>e: been convicted of any crime, buc the au thorities have evidence that he has been three times sentenced to prison for forg ery. "Bou" FERGUSON, a local prize-fighter, assaulted Father Hishen, aCatholic priest, ill tho Stock Yards district of Chicago, and was with difficulty saved from a inob that wanted to lynch him. He is now under arrest. AT Walnut Hill, Va., Jim Jackson and Jim Crabtroe, desperadoes, settled an old urrudge by fighting an improptu duel. Both fell dead at the first shot. WILLIAM Re.el, who "wrote up" several Texas towns for a Kansas City paper, was captured at Waco, given 200 lashes, tarred and feathered, and thrown into a pond. ANDREW Conger and Charlea Halle, the confidence men who swindled horsemen and banks in the west out of a large amount, were committed at New York Saturday to await the arrival of requisition papers from Texas. THE body of Dr. Edward A. Rose was found near Huntsville, Ark., Suud'ay. There was a bullet tole in the skull and a pistol near the corpse. The body was badly decomposed 1 . Dr. Rose has been missing for nearly a week and whether his death was caused by murder or suicide 's a mystery. W ASHEN ai-ON. THE next regulations and appliances for tho inspection of meat for export will be ready to issue as soon as Secretary Rusk returns to .Washington. A HOG STOHV. A 1'oliiuil-Chliia Hog IMuIies Friemlahlp With uUumluiob Hen. A New York man is the proud possessor of a Poland-China, hog, of fine pedigree, which is to fierce that, with the exception of his owner, ho will permit no one to approach him. Tne only other thing on the farm for which he ever had any friendship was a Uominick hen, whioh was his inseparable companion for more than a year. Tho bog had the run of a. half acr*> lot. over which ho rooted again and again, for apparently no other purpose- than to pro- yule the hen with worms, bugs- and other insects. The bog and hen could be seen any fine day making the rounds, the hog I was second mate of the British steamer Forward during her two years of exploration in. the mouths of Amazon, and no other field could have been selected to furnish more adventures. We had with us a botunist, a photographer, a, naturalist, an artist and two outside civil engineers _who wanted the experience,, and our mission was to make a thorough exploration, this meant to enter every channel where a steamer could float to take soundings; to observe tides, currents, floods, etc,, to record the washing away of the banks, changes of channels, and a hundred other things the knowledge of which might be useful to the world. At the time the Forward set out there was strong talk of the'British government gobbling up a big slice of the Brazilian const in payment of a cluiui for indemnity, and I suppose the first object in view was to see whether the white man could stand the climate and do business there, and to get an idea of what he uad to contend with. The Forward was a propeller, carried two six-pound cannon as her armament, and when loaded drew only five feet of water. Wo had a crew of fourteen men, were-; oultitted with everything which could bo possibly used, and were conveyed from Georgetown, in Biitish Guiana, by a man-of-war and a brig, the latter loaded with supplies for us and under orders to anchor where oor captain directed, and remain as a store ship and a haven for us in case of disaster. I do not suppose there is a geography or a marine chart in existence which gives the actual number of mouths of the Amazon. Any attempt to name them would be guess work. In the flood season the great river empties it muddy waters over i coast several miles long and through twice as many ehanels and in the dry season one may be unable to find.more than five or six channels. Islands 'are formed on« iionth to be washed away the next. Wheie ;here is a bluff ten feet high to-day, there will be nothing, in sight but water" to-morrow. The world could nob raise enough cash and laborers to strengthen the stream and confine its outlet to one channel. From what I have read of Equatorial Africa I should call it a paradise compar- id to what used to be termed "the spot of desolation." The line of the equator rosses the mouth of the Amazon, and as or heat no white man could long endure t. 1 saw the thermometer mark 122 to 127 legrees for days at a time, and that was n the water, with more or leas breeze stir- ing. The variety of insects which aunoy- d us at night by biting was sometning ver a score. At times when we lay at nchor off u jungle, a puff of wind would turning up tho ground with his snout and then gnmtjug contentedly as the hen scratched in[tl«> furrow.. This was kept up until the hen's appetite was satisfied, and tken the hog would strotcb himself iu the sun for a nap, imd the hen would either nestle in tho dust by his side or perch on hi-3 body somewhere, i>nd wait for her pig admirer to wake up. When the bog was fed the hen perched on the edge of tho trough -mil occasionally picked out a floating mursol. One day another pig was turned into tbe iuclosuiv, all went well until the hen perched hwsolf as usual on the edge of tbe trough ut feed-time. The now pig did not approve of this, and with a quick and savage movement canirht the ben by the neck and broke it. For u moment the big bog gazed at the lifo!ds.s body of his friend, and then made one rush upon tbe Dominick's slayer, and with his long tusks tore tho defender so that be diea iu a few minutes. iug of u west of wife was rescued. AT Rochester, N. Y., wagon while fordinur the river Kus. The man's Monday morning a two-story frame building burned, and THE Alter Nearly S.00< Years Merrily. ' HELL. U Kliifis Out The spire of St. Helen's church in tho Isle of Wight, which was built in the beginning of the last century uud shortly afterward struck bj lightning, had, as was supposed, the large bed of its cluuie cracked, as the tone was very much muffled. The other day a church warden happeu&d to be in the belfry aud through sunosity examined the bell. He found that there was no cj-ack \a it, but a piece of wood broken from the wheel was pressing against the edge and stopping the vibration. This Iwmg removed, the bell, after being mutttod for 170 years, rang out merrily, to the astouislimeiit of tho inhabitants of the town, Cork covering for steam pipes has proved very succesUul ia England, and in some cases it has been found to make a difference of 100" to 124° from, tba temperature of uncovered pipes. .ring such a cloud of mosquitoes that their lodies would cover everything. A white man exposed to them on shore would not ive an hour. There are seven kinds of oisonous snakes along the Amazon, the argest crocodiles in the world, five or six pecies of beasts which will attack man, ud goodness knows how many kinds of ugs and ants and worms,, which make ife miserable. The things we had most o dread, however, weie the jaguar, and orpants, the natives and the crocodile, "hey seemed leagued against us from thb ery start. We had a steam launch and two yawls or exploration where the steamer could ot go, and there were six of us out in the lunoh one day making soundings in a reat bend, when a monstei crocodile rose 0 the surface close beside us, lunged for •ard and had his bead and one leg over le gunwale before any one saw him. The ngineer had a hatchet within reach, and nth this he gave the reptile such a blow 1 made him draw off and sink out of sight he launch had scarcely righted herself, owever, when a full dozen more of the uirians rose to the attack. We should t been capsized and every i»au devoured live had we been in one of the yawls. As was, we drove ahead at full speed and outran them, though some of them pursued us for half a mile, and we were nearly swamped with tbe water splashed into the boat. A few days later one- afternoon., as the steamer came to anchor in a channel, the anchor must have dropped among a bed of sleeping crocodiles. They arose all about us, hissing and splashing", and this excitement brought up others, until sixty- six enormous big fellows were to be counted ut one time. They attacked the steamer with the utmost fury, and while tbait efforts were harmless, iheir struggles rocked her as if she were in ,t gale. A"fuse shell was prepared in a keg, together with th> - ee pound? of loose powder, and at a proper time the keg was thrown overboard. It had drifted a hundred reet astern before they saw it and made-a rush. They had pulled it about five feet under water when the explosion came, and a full dozen of the saurians must have been killed by it. It was nearly a month after that before another one came about the steamers, and it looked to us as if couriers had been sent up and down with the news that we were nn enemy to be avoided. On another occasion one of these mou? sters did us a good turn. I had charge of one of the yawls, which was sounding a channel. The men at the oars were pulling slowly agaiust the current, while bbe- one handling the load was casting and ciUi- ing. out, when zip! came a dart from, a blo-wgun, passing just over our heads. We know what it was from the sound it made, but we could not tell from whence it came. Either shore was too far off for a dirt to reach us. Over our starboard bow as we pulled ahead was a long, thin tongue reaching out from the right hand shore and ending in >* pile of driftwood. This tongue had been erected by drifting trees grounding on the bottom and the silt collecting to make a bar. I stood up in the boat and took a long look, but could see nothing. 1 ought to have been able to detect even a rabbit any where on that tongue or drift, as there were no bushes, but nothing whatever was in sight. I was in the act of sitting 1 down, almost satisfied that we had alf been deceived, when a second arrow wbisUed so close to my cheek that I thought a bird had darted for oiy eye. "A cloae call, air, an.4 it was a dart at that!" said one of the men as I dropped back ia my seat. "The infernal wretch must be' in that driftwood, though I can't see him!" added the man with the lead line. We held the boat stationary and prepared to signal to the steamer, which was a mile below, when all of a sudden a fifteeii- foot crocodile landed on the tonerue of land and began crawling towaid the driftwood. He had just reached tbe pile when a native who had been skillfully concealed, loieupwith aery of despair. He had a reed or blowgun in his hand, and he made frantic motions to us to save him. We we_re consulting what to do when the crocodile made a rush, drove him off the pile, and followed after to catch him in the water. As we saw nothing of the man after that, we felt positive of his horrible fate, though we had no sympathy to waste. Perhaps no instance of the destructive power of a six-pounder cau be recorded to match the one I am abc,ut to relate. We were about forty miles above the sea, and had come to anchor about pistol shot from the shore, which was here entirely clear of bushes, _ when we were suddenly greeted by a flight of arrows and darts from over our port quarter. We knew from the number of missiles that there must be at least fifty natives bunched there. They had not waited to see who we were or what we wanted, but had sent out a challenge to battle before our anchor was fairly buried in the mud. As our mission was one of peace, we sheltered ourselves and made no reply for some titno. This simply emboldened the fellows, who doubtless comprised some war party passing up or down, and they shot so many arrows and darts into the steamer that her port side literally bristled with them. It was at length decided to teach them a lesson, and the captain ordered the six-pounder on that side cast loose and loaded with a shell. This was done under cover of a screen provided for the purpose, and when all was ready the gun was aimed at the center of the grove and fired. One loud, long wail folio,ved the explosion, ' and then we heard no more of the natives. Au hour later when we landed to secure some wild fruit, we found fourteen dead and dying natives in the grove all the work of that one shell, which had exploded in the midst of the crowd. In this case, too, the news seemed to spread with great rapidity, for we were not annoyed again for montus. The jugvar of the Amazon is also called a cougar, a puina and a panther, and he seems to be one of the same beasts, no matter what the name. He is lithe, fierce and vigilant, and an enemy to be dreaded by even the oest armed man. We often saw pumas on the shores or crouched in trees, and now and then floating past us on drifting logs, and their far-reaching cries were always to be heard at night, if we-lay within a mile of a jungle. The only man we had killed in two yenrs met his fate at the hands of a jfvguar und under singular circumstances. We had landed on the right-hand shore, and then paid out our rope cable, by which we were fast to a tree, to be saffl'from.'a cave-in during the night. The anchor watch for the night consisted of only one man, relieved at intervals of four hours. Tbe men who went on at midnight had been on duty only half an hour when a cave-in took place. A strip of the bank, which was 4 feet above the-water when we turned in, dropped into the river, and with it the tree to which we- were fast. The trees fell directly over the bows of the boat, but only its top coming aboard, and that without doing any damage. We heard the man's shout for alarm, but before any one turned out it was all over "TtfAx K i'Otr .ToH?rsrr " How a Wonmled Soldier was Saved Prom Depth. Detroit Free Press. 1 to me as if I fell a dia- 1 also heard a far-away men—forward! Steady on. Our brigade was changing positions Stone river so as to cover the exposed flank of another brigade, when I suddenly sank down in a heap. I can remember of falling, and it seemed "' -•-T , ., tance of 50 feet, voice saying: "Forward, the right!" If the uiisilea which had struck me had reached a vital spot death would have come without pain or consciousness. I sank away like one going to sleep, and the roar of battle lulled rather than disturbed me. I think it was as much as 20 minutes before 1. came to, and the fight had then gone down the Jine to the left, and it was comparatively quiet where I lay. I had been hit. The thought gave me a sudden shock and cleared my mind. Where had the bullet struck me? I felt no pain, and for a tew seconds hoped that I had only been stunned. Then t located the wounds. One of Bragg's shells had exploded near by. It must have been charged with special reference to my case, for three of the bullets it contained struck me in the right leg, the left shoulder and the rio-ht hand, respectively. By and by I sat up. I was weak and thirsty, but I felt no pain. There were tour dead men in front of me and two on the left and one on the right. Of the seven, four were federals and men of my regiment, who had been killed by the same shell which had wounded uie. I could not see behind me, of course, but I heard two or three wounded men groaning. Fortunately, I had a canteen of water, and my wounded hand gave me no Painas.I lifted it up and drank my fitl.V I had just worked along into a hollowr spot, where I had a rest for my back, when >• a fierce-looking fellow, whose dress showed him to be a teamster or a camp follower of some sort, came out of a clump of bushes about 10 rods away. His object, as I suspected at the first glance, was to rob the dead.. It was very seldooi that even the worst of the army bummers had the cheek to P -Z t j lc , ?. houl in broad daylight, and that with nghting still going on, but this fallow went about it as coolly as you please. He went through the pockets of every dead man in front of me, getting- considerable plunder from each, and when he had finished with the last he came over to me regarded me with evil eyes a moment, aind then asked;: "What have you got?" "AboutSlO'in money," I replied. "Shell out and be d d quick about it, "I can't. I'm hit in three places, and the money is in a pocket under me-." "Hand it over; I say!" "My friend, don't be rough on a wounded man. If you'll raise me ur I'll trv to get it for you."' "Raise ! . .he growled. "I know of a way to get it without too much trouble! : " w ° hadn't far to look to find a-loaded He with him. A jaguar had been hidden in the tree-top, and as the tree fell he came aboard with it and at once sprang upon the watohmm. He h.vd the -man by the throat and was sucking his blood, as we turned out and finished him. We dreaded the snakes more than all the rest, as they were to be met witb on the water as well on the- shore. Go where you would, you could not run amiss of them and every species seemed more inclined to fight than run. On one occasion we came to a beautiful stretch of shore, and tbe naturalist and the botanist were landed by boat. We lay for them at the bank, under the shade of a great tree and as soon as the boat was secure the men stretched themselves out on the thwurfs to sleep. I had brought along a fish line aud a double-barreled shotgan. Not caring to accompany the gentlemen on their walk ashore, 1 proceeded to cast in my hook and await results. Ten minutes had passed and we were all very j, when 1 feH a sudden thump, followed by a yell and a struggle On a limb ten feet over our heads a boa constrictor had been lying. He selected the man lying on the forward thwart for his victim, and>aad made a dart for him. That serpent had never seen a yawl boat before, and he made a very natural mistake. In trying to fling b. coil around the sailor he included the thwart in bis grip. It was a moment of excitement. You can judge- the power he possessed when 1 tell youi that be almost lifted boat and all clear o$ the water,, and tbe only reason he didn't pull us LIU- to the limb was because the thwart gave way under the strain and flew from us as if . sent from a springticard. The sailor Jidn't get caught, but he felt the folds of tlw serpent, heard a hiss in his ear, and rolled overboard into the water. The others leaped ashore ami I was left alone in the stern of the bonb with the snake almost. above me. musket, and he picked it up, raised' it to his shoulder, and 'Stepped forward to put the muzzle to my head before he pufied the trigger. The infernal ghoul meant to blow my head off amlthen rob me at his leisure. I saw it in his eyes as plain' as day. I believe his finger was on the trigger when he suddenly staggered back-ami tell to the earth, the musket beine- dis-- J charged in the air as he fell. I also saw the bullet as it struck him. H hit him-in, the center of the forehead, and seemed'to. be enveloped in smoke-as it struck. "That's what I think of him, no matter which side he belongs- to!" called a, voice- behind me. I knew by the voice that he was a< confederate, and I called :."Is that you Johnny?-" "Yes, that's me Tank!" "Didyoushoot that fellow?" "Thar ain't nobody else around yere-am could hev done it!" "Thank ye, Johnny!' What regiment do' But I couldn't finish. I fainted dead away, and when I came to I was being picked up by an ambulance corps and was- suffeiing such pain thac I forgot all about, my triend. When T did ask for him- he- could not.be traced, and.to this day I have- not learned his name." When the serpent, hud a piece of board ' discovered that he - his coil instead of e sailor he let it dirop, and began look- al)out for another victim. The sailors called to me to hurry ashore, but 1 knew that be would drop on me if 1 made iv movement to do so,. I cocked the gun and held it ready to fire, wLile the iaen ashore who could see hios better than I could, kept me informed-of the serpent's movements. He crawls^} from branch to branch, seemingly confused, but at length he came back to the foruie-r spot and made ready for a dart at me. I got sigh-b on his head as he waved it ia and fro, and by a lucky shot blew it to pieces with the heavy charge. Meet i»f his body at once fell to the earth, but his tail had such a grip on the limb that four of us coald not pull it loose. He measured 23 feet long, and evidently had the muscular power to crush the largest o_x. 0| the Misery of It. Human wretchedness loaches bottom In set sickness. Lite U held a feather's weight by the unfortunate afflicted with, it. Why endure its atrocious internal convulsions when Hosietter's Stomach Bitters relieve* ihem Instanterr Nol only relieves, but prevents. It isnot always on th» "briny" that traveler's nausea is experienced. Railway journeying, tiding with one's back to the horses or the locomotive sometimes produces it ta Kuper-ueutitive stomachs. Hosteller's Stowach Bitters U always th» prompt remedy. Th» mischievous propertlea of brackish water, the evil influence of miastra, unwholesome or unaccustomed food, excessive fa,Ugue, whether bodily or mental, the dyspeptic tendency bred by sedentary pursuits, the pernicious eflecU of exposure to extremes of temperature or dampness, all these are «f «c'«f »y counteracted by thU g*ni«l preaemUre THE OLD UMBRELLA. A Very Pretty Piece of Oramental Gardening Work. A very pretty piece of ornamental gar- denings not too difficult for beginners can be done with an old umbrella or-para' sol and some plants of cypress vine maurandia, sweet-pea, or anything that is not ot too aspiring a nature.. Such climbers as the morning-glory, canary- bird vine, and other twenty footers are better left for unsightly fences and< buildings, Plants are better than seeds, because more certain, and they do not take so long to catch the knack of twinine- and spreading. U uibrella ribs are not- decorative and to see such an object atandintr there week aftej week, waiting: for ill clothes, _does not give people- a. pleasant impression in a garden. But first findi your uuibiella; and this may not be easy, for "retired 1 " umbrellas that are no longer fit for use are seldom seen, borne member of the familv however, may be able to produce- one; and then it should- be immediately stripped of : he tew tijttew left to it. The aext step is to paint the trame and handle- biown and ^ c n a V lt ? di '- v ' l )lllnt the end of the'han- dle firmly in the ground, wills the frame fully opened. If tbe-handle-is yather short, it will be an improvement to. add a piece- of wood to. st. It is now ready for -fch* vines which should haw maee some progress in "rowing; and! when theyonce-Uegin to do°their best the oid umbrella frame makes suoh a lovely gcaen bower studded with blossoms. of red or purple or whits— or all together if the waes are mixed— that everyone- exclaims- over its beauty.. . A pwasol with the same treatment ' is equady pretty on a smaller scale, and it would be very ornamental in the eenter of a, round bed, edged with the bright- colosed philox OE- candy-tuft. With a long-spouted watering pot the vin s could hare a daily drenching in warm weather the sun is not shining on them whei. foom their roots to their highest K reeu tips, and this would keep them fresb,- Harpers' Young People. The London Lancet relatesT number of unmistakable case of eczema produced from gathering leaves of the Virginia creeper The effect^ rash, heat and irritation of the lk ?j w the Jsatue M that ««wed by vy and dogwood on some persons. ' Sma11 a^ies made of malleable iron are now fished and polished bright by curriers' shavings ..^ „„„ wth all of the rough edges surfaces WgWy - - ?: -' p

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