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THE UPPER DBS MOINES, ALGQMA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. SP.PT-RNfttttt 23,1891. SURGERY'S LATEST TRIUMPH. A ftemarknhle Op«ntlon Perfol-ffl#<l at » Hospital. J remarkable surgical operation was performed recently at the Howard Hospital, Broad and Catharine streets, lays the Pbila. Press. Joseph 8. Ball. a veteran of tho late civil war. and *rbo has passed his 60tb year, visited Dr. Edward Martin, who is sureeon-in- «ni«f of the institution, several days *gt> for malignant cancer at the base Of his tongue. He was in a pitiable condition when examined by the doctor. The cancer bad been slowly but •urely eating the flesh away. The tongue was perforated from the effect' of the disease. Bali could articulate Only with great difficulty, and coui-j not eat solid food of any kind. The doctor after consultation wish the rest of the staff, concluded to ma;:e •a operation as it was the only r. av to wive the man's life. The patient W.s Informed of the extremely hazardon* nature of the operation, as tho deviation of the fractional part of an inch almost would cause instant death. After some hesitation Ball consented to submit to tho ordeaL Several days later "COME Th* Strange Story--of m Mi«ntorn Train and Rot ton T1««. It was fifteen years ago that three young mnn. Hermann EC km an, Henry Dean and myself, alighted just at dusk from a northern bound train at the lit- tla village of W , e&yi a writer In the Boston Globe. Hermann was a physician, very plain-spoken and practical. Henry and myself were more Bohemian, being. as we were, struggling artists, awaft- Ing the slow step of fame and fortune. We were bound for the town of S . three miles distant, where we were to meet some friends and while a-.rav a few days of October In duck sbooiinz-. After making some inquiries v?-j found that the stage would wa t /or passengers on the southern-bound e;- pres,s a matter of about an hour. "You might take the old spur." suggested the ageot, if you ain't afraid of the walk. It is part of the old tra..:k down to the quarries, but It Is str titr >t "n there ain't been any train on it the-<? ten years." For a few minutes we walkc-d in si., .. . . - enc e- Hermann taking long puSU a tie patient was ibis cigar and seeming absorbed in The ABOUT AXES. Fr •«**»« by Which urn Axt, From «n Iron Bar. The first step la the operation of making an axe is the formation of the axe head without the blade. Tha glowing flat iron bars are withdrawn from the furnace and are taken to & powerful and somewhat complicated machine, which performs upon them four distinct operations — shaping the metal to form the upper and lower part of the ase, then the eye, and finally doubling tha- piece over so that the whole can be welded together. A workman stands by, seizing the partially-fashioned pieces, one after another, with a pair of tongs, and hammering the lower edges together. Nest the iron is put in a powerful natural-gas furnace and heated to a white heat Taken out* it goes under a tilt hammer and is welded together IBM «» «u - -~~ r «. ,*.,,,. ,,«j^, UJ3 cigar laid on the operating table and ether- i meditation. tone. .«d h « ur »h i J to prevent the patient bleeding to death. ' pletelv in two tho inferior maxillary I or lower jawbone. Each half was' separated gradually, but surely, until! the gaping aperture was big enough ! to place two clenched hands within. i-veii the impassive phvslcians were BOW thoroughly on nettles over the spectacle presented. At this moment the patient showed signs of heart failure, and the operation w&s suspended tor a moment while hyperdermio injections were administered. Dr. Martin grasped the patient's tongue firmly with his left hand and drew it through the aperture in the left side of his throat. The tongue was then entirely removed at the hyoid bone, together with a number of diseased glands and tissue. After the bleeding wa? stopped by the usual j medicante and an antiseptic dressing ! applied the two halves of the jaw were brought together and fastened with •liver wire. The wounds on the neck were then lewc-d up, after which the patient was gradually resuscitated, while the assembled physicians watched with anxious intentness for any signs of a lurgical shock, but to the surprise of all Ball's temperature and pulso were about normal. The Just beyond the cut which road,' 'On the mainline, perhaps, " replied Henry. head-light appeared in the end of the cut We stepped to one side and held on our hats, while with a roar the train iwept by, followed by a cloud of dust in a eecond. This done, one blow from the "drop," and the pole of the axe is completely and firmly welded. When the axe leaves the drop, there s some superfluous metal still adher- ng to the edges and forming what Is technically known as a "an." To get rid of this fin the axe is again heated in a furnace, and then taken in hand by a sawyer, who trims the ends and edges. The operator has a glass in front of him to protect bis eyes from the sparks which fly off as the hot metal is pressed against tho rapidly revolving saw. The iron part of the axe is now complete. The steel for the blade, after being healed, is cut by machinery and'shaped with a die. It is then ready for welding. A groove is cut in the edge of the iron, the steel for the blade in- * •erted, and the whole firmly welded by machine hammers. Next comes the operation of tempering. The steel portion of the axe is heated by being Inserted in pota of molten lead, the blade only being immersed. It is then cooled by dipping in water, and AftP DUCK9. Unit ComfortaM* fotrl At>o*t t«* Fmrm U the Duck. The turkeys have a somewhat different effect on the imagination. They •re restless creatures, says the Boston Tranicript, but free-spirited and cheerful In their way. The young one» run mort of the time, bending their heads toward the ground, piping plaintively and monotonously with a rising Inflection, and "nailing" flie« with astonishing swiftness and precision. All their habits tell the ttory of their comparatively recent domestication, Although they may become very tame, as a lion's cub may, they have a great deal of the savage In them still They range long distances away from the farmhouse and get mixed up with the neighbor's turkeys. They hunt aa long as they can see* at night and then are fain to roost in the j trees rather than the han-house. The farmer always says that a turkey is the biggest fool that the Lord ever made and declares that the goose IB wisdom itself in comparison. The ;urkey Is no doubt foolish, speaking in terms of civilization, but she understands the turkey business very well for all that She has not yet eo completely adapted herself to the ways of human beings as the hen and the goose have, and that is the whole story of her foolishness. Perhaps she has her own idea of the wisdom of these •other highly domesticated fowls. The least comfortable the farm is the duck. to regard the duck as a complacent cheerful, amiable creature. It It really a restless, eager, unhappy fowl with a want loner felt an aching void in its crop that is never filled. A duck is simply a waddling appetite. The farmers have taken to raising ducks to supply eggs for the Boston market, where they bring higher prices than *""•' eggs do, though the farmer him- fowl about It is a mistake hens' to the hands of the inspector. 'Boys!" could voice? • 'Boy a, we've done?" like a marble statue he stood pointing OI ltte re ^uirea temper, the weight at the track. i all axes of the same sizes must be ^Why, yes. Stepped off. didn't we? ! uniform . all must be ground alike, and He s got the dilirium tremendous," j "* Tariou9 other ways conform to an laughed the indomitable Harry. f o 'i_ | established standard. The inspector lowing the direction of the doctor's' who tests the Quality of the steel finger, does so by hammering the blade and He knelt quickly and examined the Btrikln = th e edge to ascertain whether track; then raising a ghastly face to il bo to ° brit tle or not An axe that Breaks during the process is thrown aside to be made over. Before the material of goes B elf and his family scorn to eat them. patient was removed to a room specially prepared for his reception and two nurses and the physicians alternated on noting tho symptoms. He 1* now doing well, and the physicians express confidence on his complete recovery. As the tongue has been entirely removed, the patient will never again be able to utter a sound or partake of any Holid food. Liquid nourishment will bo administered by means of a large silver tube, which will be inserted in his throat through tho mouth. In taking his meals hereafter Mr. Ball will Lo compelled to throw his head far back on hfs shoulders while the food is poured down tho tube. The operation lasted two hours, and la said to be only second on record in medical science. .. , „„„„ lauuug- a ghastly mce to the starlight, he exclaimed in a huskv whisper. "No rails!" Just then wo heard again tho lono- melancholy whistle of the train, and from a distance it was repeated tremulously by some belated echo. The silence of an October night in the middle of a railroad cut, surrounded by black, mysterious pine trees, with their gaunt, misshapen shadows and the cold, cold stars above, ia not calculated to be very composing to the nerves, especially after seeing a phantom train. Tho rank the rotting at my feet as I hurried on, and I ro- ( Th . Tani member giving a little gasp of horror' as a earless bat. too eagor in pursuit of h s prey, flew against my sleeve. V, hen we reached S, , and, seated by a comfortable fire, related our ex- penencs, our friends were inclined to laugh, thinking we were trying some practical joko. But the next day weeds growing between sleepers seemed to snatch . . -. an axe is in the proper shape, it has been heated five times, including- the" tempering process, and the axe, when completed, has passed through the hands of about forty workmen, each of whom has done something toward perfecting it After passing inspection, the axes go to the grinding department, and from that to the polishers, who finish them upon emery wheels.—Manufacturer and Builder. j POOR JACK. Uncle Ira, "and they water to swim in." Perhaps they don't ask for it, but it is hard to believe that they don't want it It is a terrible thing to see ducks eat meal. They shovel it with their bills until their throats are crammed, then waddle to the trough and drink a lot of water, and then shovel a great deal more of the dough. In drinking they do not lift their eyes to heaven after the pious fashion of the hens. Uncle Ira took a fork and went to diggincr in the earth near the chip pile, "instantly the ducks swarmed quackin" around, and fell to picking up the earth worms that came up with the fork. Nothing oould parallel their greed. They ate until they could surely eat no more, and Uncle Ira desists for fear of killing them, and then they run off and go to hunting insects as if they had had nothiu" to eat for a week. " AM KNCH ANTED PRINCK8S. t ftwmdhwdtep to tW forest, The beeches and elms betweea, A delicate amber plane-tree 'Hid maaaet of bronze and greea, A sorrowful, tpen-bonad princess Awaiting her lover there. Bite said: "He wfll know me, rarely, By the vefl of toy yellow'hair. "Be seeis ta« tt»« wida world over, He seeks me the whole year through. Tci loosen the charm that binds me. Myprinc*, and my lover true I" She shivered beneath her foliage. And sighed in the twilight chill: "Aye, me I wilt thon find me never, Thy love that thon seekest stflll" "t taw him," chirruped a blackbird, "He passed by this very spot; He Is come and gone. O princess 1 He passed, and he knew yoa not" The cold wind rustled her branches Till the yellow leaves fell slow; "He U dead and gone, O princess! Many a year ago." —Longman's Magazine. COMMONPLACE TEAGEDY. Ten years ago to-day since I lost my bonme boy! And I am a married woman now and my tiny son is kinking and crowing there while I write; but as I think of that day across the misty years that intervene, there is a feeling in my heart like the first faint odor of some forgotten sprin^ in my youth. " * It all happened one gracious summer-time, in the Azores Islands, when I was a happy, light-hearted girl, with white soul just beginning to feel the wonder and beauty and promise of maidenhood, and pure lips innocent of any lover's kiss. I had just passed my seventeenth birthday and had left school, when my mother decided to take me to the Azores as a quiet trip before the year of European travel which n-as to precede my -coming out." It was at the close of one hot July day that our ship sailed, and I saw my boy—standing in the sunset envy part Sour* Women n, my money, my husband, and inen follow and flatt» jiid admire me, and 1 am eons Drtlbant woman, on Whom have showered every gift But ninas, when I have, A few momenta pause from the commonplace round of dinners and dances, teas and concert*, and %U the other Boeia! duties and pleasures, my husband, and the lov. that has crowned my life, even m» blue-eyed baby, all are as if they had aetrer been, and I am a fresh-hearted girl once more standing among th« black Capello cliffs, with K y boy-Ior- er's arms about me. and his voiHur H«* pressed to mine, and toS aSr TO& saying. -1 lore you!" And sometitneT when the salt breeze blows in hash from the ocean, and a windy sunset is flaming redly through the sky, I wish that I were dead, when I think of that lonely grave out there beside the sobbing sea Ah! well! that was many vears ago and here I sit in my beautiful home,' with the sunshine streaming in, and my baby boy on my lap trying to wipe away mamma's tears with his dimpled fiste And I think if God took away much, so also has He given me much, and my life overflows with His grao- iousness to me. And He knows best an V* is better M il is.—Mary Wini- ired White, in American Cultivator. KNITTING NEEDLES. Tail .lien. In the Biblo (1 Samuel, xvlL 4) it is •aid that the height of Goliath, the Philistine champion, was six cubita and a span. Josephus reckons the Hebrew cubit to bo equal to two spans (that is, something leas than 18 inches, or about 17 inches and a half). On this estimate, Goliath was nearly nine feet six inches high. Thin makes him so tall, that very few authentic accounts can be found of men who can be compared with him. "The tallest man that hath been seen in our days," •ays Pliny, "was one named Gabara, who, in the days of Claudius, the late emperor, was brought out of Arabia; he was nine feet nine inches hlo-h." Josephus says that "Vitellius "sent Darius, the son of Artabanus, an host- ago to Rome, with divers presents, among- which there was a man seven cubits, or ten feet two inches nigh, a Jew born; he was callod a giant by reason of his groatrossi." Merola, who succeeded Ju.-tieo Lipslus as pro-, fessor of history in the university of Leydon, as-icits, that in the year 1533, i he himself «aw in France a I'lominjr who exceeded nine feet in height, j "Dolrio," pays Calmet. "aftlrms that, ! in l/i/M, he saw, at Holmn, a native of ; came a telegram for Hermann, statin that his brother was dead, killed by the express the evening before, ending with two pathetic "Come home!' 1 and little words, Hunting Guinea EK&*. To find a Guinea nest was tho very poetry of egg-hunting. The creatures are half wild, and feed far afield. Tho bush pasture was their chosen haunt, and had such store of hidden nooks, such clumps of brake and brier, auch steep grassy banks, auch tangle of sedge and dew-berry and plumb thicket, that we would never have found a ' ' the hen goes to the nest, ner mate stands guard over her on the nearest bare spot; and fiila the air with his harsh buzzing cry. Following the sound, we came apon the pair. Madame chooses her home daintily, and deSply hollows the clean dry earth of it. Flowers often nod above it, grass is sure to aprlnij greenly about the edgo. Overhead is always shelter of some sort, for the maker knows instinctively that aunshine will addle hor precious oggs. Her small cousin, the partridge, so admiras her taste that sometimes she decides to Blmre the nost. Sometimes, too, ahon of independent mind come.? a-grass- hopporing into tho bush pasture, and puts her eggs into such shelter. Very often we found forty eggs to the nest. And when wo took them out, it was always with a silver w MI a silver spoon. Black Piedmoni, above nino foot hiV'h"'And mnmm y taught us, "Rf yer puts han' again, -In tho year 17W. near Falls-• V 1 dal>> de £" lno - > <' '» smoll it, an' quit bury, in England, a human skeleton ; , nes> " Whatever tho reason, tho WHS found which was niue feet four v "I"? noue lhe lo33 f a°k — Harper's Inches long. "-.Saturday Evening Post A KUI'M I'oivor, It seoms extraordinary to observe R, number of bats in tho evening- Hying : back and forth through the trees with ; remarkable rapidity, but without over j coming in contact with the branches j •»r hurting themselves. Spallan/ani, I the Kalian naturalist, placed n, bat in j dark — ~ ! ~ . . - Young- People. Groin Won ll«rled There. Lowell was buried in his family lot at Mount Auburn. Long'ellow is buried there, and Sumner. The °reat men, almost without exception, are bin-led, though a feeling- has for some years been growing In favor of entomb- Ino- At Mount Auburn there are ed Hone's Frantic StrnggUs to Hfjoln H s \Vllrl C-ompanloiig. A noted horseman of the West, ono familiar with the wild horses of the plains, relates the following- incident of which he was a witness, and which, be said, made his "nerves tingle." Near the forks of the North and South Platte he came upon about two hundred wild horses in a drove. '. • I was mounted on my own mustang. He saw them and lifted his head high Into the air. at the same time pawing [ tho earth with his fore feet and snort- I ing expectantly. Every one of those i wild horses lifted his head on hearing that neigh of welcome from my steed, and they all stood still. I One magnificent black stallion, which appeared to be the leader of the troop, after looking at me for a moment came toward me with an easy, graceful •tride and took position in front of hi. followers. He was the finest specimen of horseflesh I ever saw. His tail •wept the ground, and his mi to his shoulders. His akin shone ft looking-glass In the morning light. My mustang became so excited that I made baste to tie him to a tree. Boon after the black stallion gave his head a toss and started on a rapid trot aoross the prairie, the entire band following him in single file. After going ubout half a mile the band 'returned, toe magnificent black still leading. They cam • within one hundred yards of me, and the leader whinnied as if to Invite my horse to join them. My poor Jack! I pitied him. He Etoocl looking at the wild rovers, his lariat drawn taut, and as the leader whinnied he made the most frantic struggles for freedom. Sweat came from every pore; he wouldn't have been welter if he had done a thirty- aaile race. I was afraid he would break awn.v, so I fired my rifle into the air to fri-hton the drove, and the leader took the hint and galloped off, followed by the others, and Jack calmed down after a while.—Youth's Companion. i A TERRIBLE WHALING TRAGEDY. the Age like sun- Tlie Catholic Cuuroh. At a Roman Catholic conference In Father Power declared that "never siuce Elizabeth's reign had the prospects of the Catholio ohuruh been darker lo England." In most parts of tho couuory it Written by a Professor's Son at of 8. The recent fear of a fire destroying the Lick Observatory must have recalled to Prof. Holden of that lnst,H u . tion the story of a terrible tragedy which reached him through the mails and which was the first attempt of his 8-year-old son as a newspaper reporter and editor. The paper was ruled off Into columns and an attempt had been made to copy the script heading of the San Francisco Chronicle. The news part of this little attempt at Journalism read as follows: AN AWFUL OCCUUKEXCE AT SANTA CHUZ. ! Yesterday, at about 10 a. m E a Holden, son of Prof. E. S. Holden. was swimming out, a whale came and • wallowed him. It is hoped lie will be corned up Jike Jouah. P. S — Later on in the day the whale was seen to spout. Two feet and a little finger of one hand of the unfortunate boy apered in the column thrown up by the mighty animale. but the rest of. his body is still missing. The police and fire department have been called, and tha governor at Sacramento has offered a large sum of $600 dollars reward for arrest of the criminal. Still Later.—The whale has been arrested. and is now confined in the county jail. It is hoped he will be hung by the mob. Still Later— The whale has offered to give up what is left of the boy if the governor's reward can be paid to him instead of the police. A teienram nas been sent to the father of the boy to see if he wants what is left of his child. Latest— Prof. Holden replied to the telegram that if the swimming teacher could find the boy's clothes on the beach they would do just as well. The whale is now being hauled in front of tho city hall. Bon/ires are lighted, and a brass band is playing, and the city is in a blaze of excitement— but the boy 1 ! I where is he?— Free Press when I first saw him, standing in the sunset when I lost him! Just a youno- handsome, light-hearted fellow, with broad shoulders, and merry brown eyes brimming over with laughter and the glorious joy of living—just a boy with all his man's assumption of knowledge of the world—but when I looked upon him there came into my heart a strange little pain that has never left it since, and my whole life went out to him. and I loved him. Two months we were together- through the bright, breezy mornings nn/l th/i ln«n. ~i . f. ° together, -my bonny I close my Oh! » dark enclosure, across which were i rows on rows of tombs. buine'ariyaU numbeTs^'relatiS h°ut ?* .stretched a number of threads, cross- ' the great sleepers are in mother earth. Liverpool was tlie onlv din ' bat Hew rapidly back and forth trying to effect its escape, but avoided the threads with as much care as if they had not boon in its way ia tha least. Whether this curious powur was thcrosult of a sixth and unknown sense was long- a puzzle to naturalists. lo decide this knotty point Spallau- zani resorted to the cruel expedient of blinding a bat, and found that it still flew among the threads without being. to all appearances, any more inconvenienced than if It B.till had its eve- ftight desired, and which seems to minds more natural and fitting. 'i'he niii jestr of taw, The prisoner had just been sentenced to death, "Your Honor is a blanked old fool " he said. "Oaicer," cried the insulted judge, "arrest that man. Your contempt* air, must bo punished. Sixty days in jail, sir, is the sentence of tho court JSoijuword. I'll hear no defense."— Judge, .... - of Catholics, and most, that was not in proportion to the increase of population. Emigration to America, apostuoy and the aversion of young men to matrimony were the reasons. ut Eton. at Eton College at 1,000. It has long 1,000 Tho etudents length number 4¥ Jltt0 tvmjf poou tho ambition of the head master, to see this number reached, but it w«8 Only lost month that the admission of anew student raieod the number to 1,- nn " to the great delight of A Curious Itlliijii- Coincidence. The figure 9 is curiously and intimately connected with all the great gold-mining excitements of Die Nineteenth Century. The great Algerian gold bubble formed and broke in 1809. Next came the Mantazan Mountain craze in 1889. when solid bowlders of gold as large as Hour barrels were reported. The California gold fever broke out in 1849, and raged until counteracted by the Pike's Peak boom in 1859. Ten years later, in 1869, "Old Virginy," the celebrated miner, struck the lucky lead which made Virginia City and Nevada famous in the mining annals of tho world. Eighteen hundred and seventv-nine came in on time with the Leadvilie frenzy ami the famous • -carbonates" of Lake County. Colorado. Ei-'hteen hundred and eighty-nine broke the Description of tho Process bj Whtok They aro Made. An old needle-maker in the Hosiery k and Knit Goods Journal tells the fol- f lowing intereating story in regard to the manufacture of knitting needles: No doubt it would prove of interest to readers, especially to those directly engaged in knitting, to know the number of different processes a spring needle has to go through before it i» ready to leave the factory finished for the knitter. The needles are mad» from the best English cast steel, especially imported for this purpose in rings or coils, of all different sizes or gages according to the gage needle required. Of course there are several different sizes or shapes of needles, which would at present take up too much room if we should attempt to describe them all We will therefore, confine ourselves to the common round frame needle, which is the cheapest needle now in use. The wire is first straightened by being drawn through a wire straightener, th« i™~ f V~* a o , then out in lengths for the needle re- the long, sleepy afternoons and quired, or rather they are cut double the length required, since they can then be handled much easier. They are now taken and put through a milling machine which mills them down to the thickness required at the board, milling at the same time both ends of the wire the same. Xow they are taken and ground and pounded to the shape wanted, as the milling machine leaves the barrel too wide, with a burf J on the edges which would cut the yarn. 1 ''. A '*— they have been ground and I up the next process is to get the eye for the point of the beard, accomplished by means of a bag, a punoh and die, and punched one at a time. It is now taken from the press and the swell caused by the punching taken from the eye, so the yarn will slip over the needle without catching. This it done by grinding, when they are put _ through a machine to be cramped or . frown- in other words trim the beards At and cruel-looking. A fresh breeze this stage of the work they are quick- that we could ly but carefully examined by competent soi-ters and all imperfect work thrown away. Long experience has demonstrated that there are now as far as they can be worked to double advantage. Consequently they are now cut in two and made the required length. Then they are cranked or battened to hold them in the knotting machine. A cranked needle has a little turned square shank which fits into a trick, aud a battened needle is flattened on the end instead of the shank, and is cast in a composition of lead and block tin, toe tin being put in to make the lead hard enough to prevent the needles irom working loose. After they are cranked or battened they are tied up in bundles containing from seventy-fire to 150. In this bundle form they are ready for the most particular and delicate operation of all, viz.: tempering. It matters not how perfect the ne:dle is formed, if it ia not tempered right it is of no value. They are tempered in oil and charcoal, being first hardened and then drawn to a spring temper, when the oil is wiped off, and they are put in a "rolling barrel" machine, and rolled in emery to make them smooth, whence they are put in another "rolling bar- the soft tropic evenings. We walked and talked and read together on the ship; we rode and drove and explored the queer little Azorean towns and the beautiful hills and valleys j and he grew to love me I boy! Even now, when . __ „ eyes, I can see him swinging alcmo- the narrow streets of. those quaint villages with his easy, careless stride—hands thrust into the pockets of his white .teum* flannels, blue and white striped After cap pushed back on his sunny hair—a — ! ~ i perfect picture of happy, unthinking youth and strength. And I lost him in this way * A party of us went to visit the Capellos U!:!* 1:1 San Miguel several days before I was to leave on the English ste.mer. My dear boy and I had wandered apart from the others into a deep cleft of rock which sloped ja°-- gedly up and down, black and in was crisping the waves hear gurgling among the caves helow us; the sun was burning his way red and .. and the calm water near the horizon was all shot through with its fiery reflection. The inhuite beauiy of it all stole over our hearts, and we were standing in silence, when suddenly my dear boy turned to me. all the laughter gone out of his bonnio brown e >( e* and placin^ his hands on my shoulders and looking deeply a t me, sa'd: "I love you!" Dearest!" I whispered low, and my arms were about his neck and our lipa touched for one long, happy minute Only a minute—for I looked up, and saw swiftly rolling toward us a iar<*e lava stone, started from the brow of the cliff by some mischievous tourist My boy pushed me into a safer place and was preparing to follow, when — my blood chills even now with horror of that sight—he his balance and fell,—down, down down, with helpless arms outstretched,' on to the cruel rocks below- How I managed it I never .knew, but in a few minutes I had climbed down, and had waded through the shallow water to where he lay all gashed and bleedin^ with the tiny pitiless waves lapping at liis feet, and the a\vful peace of death upon his face. I took him in my arms, with his clotted hair against my cheek, and his poor blood-stained hands han». ing li eless over my shoulder, and sta<»- gered and struggled up the slope and gently laid him down among tho coarse sea grasses. Our party gathered the slipped, lost r >- due tem- care- boy, —St. Louis Republic. . but I unheeding over my dead and in the awful anguish of that ' my heart froze up, and all the i and glory and freshness of my ' life went out, and I rose up, a woman, silent, and embittered, prematurely * * • » They buried him near the cliffs, and they took me away to travel for many months. Then, weary with Bight-seeing and unable to forget they brought me back to Boston, where I danced and llirted through two seasons, the acknowledged belle°of my "set." Finally I married a man young, good-looking, rich, a perfect gentleman—but more than that, a noble man, with a rare strength of character, and worthy of a better wo, W»n than I. Through the power of his quiet, manly love and forbearance ha brought me out of the which An inspection follows, when any lit- tie finishing touches are added. Success of a ne<vlle {jrm large measure ttf'the care pering. and inspecting. A very ful inspection and the prompt i ?' . al K evea 8 ^ffhtly imperfect ,. DCU ID», U m the end a great economy for both maker and user. They are now counted and tied up » hundred in a paper, and the gag* marked outside. Ten bundles go to make a package ready for shipment These needles are usually ordered Dy the mills using them direct of th* needle manufacturers, in lots of from one to a hundred thousand, ranging in price from $1.75 or $2 to $3.50 or $4 per thousand owing to quality of Workmanship and material Not So Bad. Alaska is not so bad a country as It might be. A party that was recently engaged in fixing the boundary line on the British, border found pine, which latter extends m«rnr m u M 3h latter extends above the arctic circle. There also salmon berries, blueberries, currants and raspberries in profusion, and hundreds of acres of cranberries.'

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