Herald and Planter (Hallettsville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 14, 1877 Page: 4 of 4
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8TKOVO BIO. BE* OF CALIFORHIA
Jobn W. Sutton, a '40or, lectured be-
loro the Manhattan Liberal Club, latt
evening, about California when in the
delirium of the gold fever. Among tbe
tflicouth miner* about him, he «aid, were
"Big,Ben" and "Little Dick," mates.
"Big Ben" waa far above any man in
tbe mii.ing region in stature, burly, and
of wonderful strength, his favorite pas-
time being bending crowbars. "Little
• Dick" was • curiosity for the stalwart
miners on account of his smallness; and
á meaner soul was never in a man
weighing eighty pounds. "Little Dick"
waa quarrelsome, but cowardly, and «'Big
Ben" bad to do tbe hitting for him. So,
although inoffensive and kindly natur-
ally. "Biz Ben" got the reputation of a
In the mining boulders too heavy to
be handled by a few men were often
encountered, and when they were, tbe
proprietors of adjacent claims wore in-
vited to assist in removing them. "Big
Ben" waa never forgotten, and be did
the work of half a dozen sturdy men.
But after tbe boulder had been moved
nearly far enough, be commonly thrust
(he crowbar well under tho boulder, and
pressing hi tliooldcr against the crow-
far, bent it nearly double. Finally Jim
Cook, tbe blacksmith, vowed that he
I wonld weld a crowbar that "Big Ben"
coálÁ not bend. He got up a ponderous-
bar of east steel, from 'Frisco, and welded
it into a crowbar that, snre enough, "Big
Beti" could not bend. The latter re-
membered this, bis first defeat, to his
There emm from the States, to re-
cuperate, .the Doctor's wife and tiny
danghter, "Birdie." She became very
fond of "Big Ben,1' and be worshiped
her. Though be was panning or cradling
with.a glimmer of tbe yellow specks at
tbe bottom brightening his eyes, he
would go when "Birdie" said, -'Come,
Ben, I want some flowors, or .pretty
átonos." For years afterward the minora
used' to lay, between tbe puffs of their
evening pipes, that "Big Ben" nover
"weakened bnt once. It was in front
of a saloon. "Little Diok" was the ag-
gressor. and pistols and bowie-knives
gleamed. "Birdie" said, "Come, Ben,
With me," and, catching her up in his
arms, "Big Ben" walked away.
The mining camp was by the side of
tbe bed of a driod-up stream. Across
its bigb banks a single fallen tree ex-
tended, the only connection between the
camp and tbe flowery slope beyond the
river. One afternoon, as suddenly
streams in tbat region do return to their
bedai a mighty flood poured down the
bed. The miners saw "Birdie" gather-
ing flowers on the opposite slope. "Big
Ben," returning with "Little Dick," saw
her peril. He shouted, "Dick, go across
and get tbe child, And I'll hold tbe
bridge." Ho put his crowber into a
i beneath the tree, and braced his
•ire shoulder against it." "Little
Dick" darted across the tree, about
-Vbich the waters were rising, fast,
snatched up '•Birdie,** and ran; and as
he darted aoross it and sprang to the
shore, tbe tree whirled down tbe cur-
ren^ atad "Big Ben" fdll prostrate.
Bloody foam was on bis lips. He had
ruptured a blood vessel. "Birdie's"
mother wiped away, the foam, and, look-
ing «a, "Big Ben" whispered, **I saved
< Birdie,' and bent the bar," and died.
He had bent the crowbar that Jim Cook
had forged to overtax his strongth.
* WIT AND HOMOR.
" Do you drink I" said one of tho
Women's Christian Temperance Union
to the book-binder, when he went to the
ladies to deliver some of his works.
"Veil, I don't care oph I dakct a leetlo,"
said the good-natured Gorman.—Dixon
An Illinois clergyman is reported to
aaid the other day at the laying of
tbe corner-stohe of a new meeting-
houte: "If boys and girls do thoir
sparking in church, I say amen to it I
nrvv-n. . J - --
bare a daughter whom Í cherish as tbe
■pple of my oye. When she is of suit-
able age t wóttld rather she should be
' courted in the bouse of God than in a
Kingston (N. Y.^Frooman: "A very
young miss who resides on Holmes
Street, thus Addressed her paternal an-
cestor at the breakfast table last 8unday
morning: " Poppy, I want a new hat
and a pair of new shoes." " I s'pose so.
What don't you want f" remarked the
" Well," answered the quick-
witted little miss, " I don't want any
- Mamma," said a little five-year-old,
" «hat is a widow and what is a wid-
ower I" The mother explained to the
little fellow, and by way of further ex-
planation said: " If you should grow
up and get married and your wife should
die, why then you would be a widower."
" Oh no, I wouldn't," says the Jittle
fellow*, " I'd court another girl." Fact.
It occurred in New Bedford.
A reformed man, at a recent Boston
market-men's prayer-meeting, testified
to tile joy and satisfaction he experienced
since he bad vanquished the demon al-
cohol. * I used to be miserable am|
poor and friendless," said he, * but now
íiere I am with a good suit of clothes,
earning tty own living like a decent
member of society. I declare to you,
brethren,# feel just as stood aa if I had a
barrel of beer inside of me.'
▲ DELIRIOUS 6YMNAST.
IIIS PERILOUS K8CAPK THOU A THIRD STORY
WINDOW —A STARTLING SCENE.
A Spaniard came to the Central office
this morning and reported 'a wonderful
feat wbioh bad been performed by his
son, Senor Miranda, who is a profes-
sional gymnast, in making bis escape
fróm the house, No. 340 East Fifty-sixth
street, where be had been confined for
some time. It appears tbat some time
ago Miranda caught cold after .one ofjiis
trapeze performances, and the cold
settled on bis lungs, which bccame dis-
eased. He has suffered much of late,
and for tbe last few days had been de-
lirious, so that be had to be watched.
Last night he waa worse than usual,
and had to be bound with ropes in his
room, which was on the third floor of
the boiise. About 1 o'clock this morn-
ing he broke tbe bands that hold him,
and, with a shriek which awoke all the
other occupants of the house, made a
dash for the window. In a moment he
sHii It as he sprang, and bun¡
casement by his hands, bis boi
had gone through*it, turning a summer-
ing to and fro forty feet above the side
walk. His friends sprang to his assist-
ance, bat be shouted "Go away, I'll
climb to the moon." Then he swayed
bis body with increasing rapidity and let
go. A cry of horror escaped from the
lips of his relatives, but he grasped the
metal leader from the eaves of tho house,
went up it band over band wilb the
agility of a monkey, and suddenly
plunged forward, landing upon the top
of a shutter in the upper story. Then
he swung on tho fragile blind, which it
was feared woilid be forced from its
hinges by his weight, and next, suddenly
leaping in the air, grasped the gutter of
the hoiiRe. He ran along the ed if with
seeming indifference to the height at
which be was performing and then
started to dcscend by the shutters to the
window sill until - the top of the stoop
was reached ; then be slid down one of
the posts to the street, along which he
ran, bareheaded, until out of sight. His
father is m great distress regarding his
disappearance, and a general alarm has
beeu sent out to all stations.
As tho City Marshal of San Antonio
wm conveying back to tbe lock-up *a
inan who was unablo to pay his fine, and
who had in consequence to work on the
streets for a couple of weekB, tbat official
consoled, his prisoner with the remark:
" I wouldn't mind it much."
The moneyless man responded:
" I wouldn't mind it a blamed bit if
it Warf only you."
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ng the sise c
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H. M. SHOEMAKER,
RECEIVING * FOBWABDING MERCHANT,
Dealer in Groceries.
uevall k Bennett I Leon & H Blum,
F. W. Fuhrentbold, J. 8. Brown k Co.
Albert Araim. ! First National Bank,
WILL give prompt attention to the Re-
ceiving and Forwarding of all Merchan-
dise and Cotton consigned to his care.
The patronage of Lavaca and adjoining
counties is solicited. july27tfo
Je P. RuHMAN, ,
Schulcnburff Fayette Co. Texas
Whol&ale and Retail Dealer in
CMim an j Heal i Stoves
Also Tin Ware, Sheet Iron, Pumpa
Steam Fittings, &c. &o.
Grout Inducements offered to the
Sept. 30 ly
ScKulenbury, Fayette Co., Texas.
Vatcbmaier aid Jeweler
Will repair Watches and Jswelry to give
satisfaction, and at moderate charges.
All Work:r Warranted.
Dealer in the
celebrated waltham watches
CLOCKS AND JEWELRY.
Sept. 30 ly
l NEW YORK.
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considering the sise of the sheet and the
quality of ita oontenta, we are ooafident the
people will think the Weekly Sur the
oheapest newspaper published in tbe world,
and we trust also one of the very beat.
Address THE BUN,
Dec. 31,7m New York, N. T.
II. c. wallace,
Schulenburg, ... Texai.
Keeps constantly on hand an assort
ment of Rough and Dressed
Texas and. Yellow Pine
O.K. SHINGLES, DOORS,
SASB and BLINDS
Also Áent for the sale of MITCHELL
WAGONS & WOOD'S MOWERS. Some
of whioh I will keep on hand—All of which
ffer on tertns as cheap as the cheapest
Clotbino, Notioss, All Staple Abticleb,
S c h u le n b u r ff, Texas.
A large assortment of Harness on hand,
fichulenhurg,¿Fayette Co Texan
Dealer in texas and calcasieu
LUMBER Rough & Dressed, of all kinds.
Blinds, Lime, Cement,
Tho patronage of Lavaca nnd adjoining
oounties is rcspeotfully solicited.
Apr. 5 tfo.
R. Welters St Crane,
I, vivtiuue, ilWUI)
air a full stock of
"Y^AGONS and JpURNITURE,'
IRON, STEEL, COAL AO;
CHARLES A. KESSLER,
Drj Goois, Groceries, Hardware
G EMERAL MERCHANDISE.
Dealer in Exchange.
Sohulenburg, — — — Texas.
Highest maribt price paid for Cotton,
Wool, Hides, and Country produce.
'tApr. 5. tfo
HITE BUT ONE PBICE.
S«E NT ON TRIAL,
Malt ail Funde JitfMe.
Moulton, Lavaem (Jtunty, Tti , ■
M. H. ALLIS, A. M„ Principal.
Mrs. T. H. ALLIS, Preceptress.
Miss SALLIE McLEAN, Music De-
bates of tuition, PES momw.
[Payable at the end of each moatiijf
Primary Class...., ..♦ 2 00
Intermediate 9 tO
Advanced t 00
Ancient Languages and advanced
Mathematics 4 00
Music, with use of Piano....... 8 00
Board, Tuition, Furnished Room
and Lights 14 00
The Fall Session commenced om Mon-
day, September 11,1879, and cloeet M
Friday, January 20, 1877.
Hie Spring Session will cothmetioe oft
Monday, January 29, 1877, and do«
the last Friday in Jane.
Tuition charged from date of entrance
till the close of the Session, «xcapt fo
cases of protracted sickness, and paya-
ble at tbe end of each month, mill—
otherwise especially arranged.
We are determined to make this
school seoond to none in Western Texas
in facilities for acquiring a thorough,
practical and complete education. Our.
connection with' schools 'in this section
of tbe country for the last eighteen
years, enables ns to be fully advised aa
to the educational necessities of tin
youth generally, and having confident*
in our ability to meet such necessities
wc are willing to assure parents that
pupils placed tinder our charge will
make due proficiency in their studiea.
This proficiency, however, mnst be, ia a
great measure, commensnrate with tho
pnpil's indiviilnal effort to learn. Ow-
ing to the stringency of the times and
the inconvenience attendant upon pa-
rents sending their children from home;,
we feel disposed to make extra effort
towards seeming for their children that
advanetynent which will repay them fev
their labor and expense. A full, practi-
cal and comprehensive conn* of study
lias been adopted, to which it i ex-
pected students will conform.
The vonng larlit¡s are direct^ nnder
the charge of the Preceptress, and tli*
young men under the charge of th*
Principal, the yonng ladies occupying a
separate room from the young men.
The town of Monlton and vicinity i
noted for its healthful climate, good
morals, and the high social status of ita
citizens. By special Li-giidativc enact-
ment the sale of intoxicating liquors it
-prohibited in Monlton and within two
miles of thu place. The surrounding
community is strictly moral and relig-
ions. There is one church in the town
aud two others vritliin two miles. In
these there is preaching fnnr .Sundays
in ench month.
The school building is entirety new
two stories high, 20 by &0 feet, and
fitted up with liow benches and desks,
sufficient to accommodate one hundred
When a pupil entera the school we
take it for granted lhat bit studies ha?
the first qlaim on his time, efforts and
thoughts, nnd that all other considera-
tions mnst be made subservient thereto,
mid be regarded of secondary impor-
tance. We would, therefore, call npon
all patrons to keep their' children in
school five day in the week, and fonr
weeks in the month until the close of
the session ; otherwise, we will not be*
come responsible for theiivadvancement.
What public money tue school may
be entitled to, will be placed to th*
crcdit of the respective pupils.
The Principal will be prepared to
take a limited number of pnpili to
liontd at the price mentioned. F6r
further information, address
. M. H. ALLIS, Principal,
Monlton, lavaca Co., Texas.
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