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Several days ago there was notieeU m the colttmns of the Baltimore Qazette the discovefy of a mafiirfl'Tth cave near Camberland, Md., on the placo of Mr. Snyder. A correspondent of the Alleganian and Times gives orne addiiional particulars of this remarkable diseovery. He states that on last Saturday Mr. Albert Powde penetrated the outer cave and socured some very fine specimens of stalactito and stalagmite, -vith a few fossils. In the afternoon, hpwever, two young gentlemen of this city deeply interested in science, made every preparation to give the cave a thorough investigation. Ensconced in rubber coat and high-topped boots, each with a dark lantern, they bade adieu to sunlight and penetrated the mountain depths. Entering the first cavern they threw their bull's-eye upon the perpendicular sides, the roof and the bottom, and all reflected back in brilliant colors the rays of light falling upon them. Then öommenced the research; Here ana i there upon the floor were soft clay and saud-spots, and delving among these they brought to light some very fine specimens of the prt-historic age. We have not seen them, nor do we believe they have exhibited them to any one. Penetrating stffl further to the rear of the first cavern, they carne upon a huge rock which had fallen or been rolled to the mouth of the entrance. To get i yond this was impossible without a greater forcé than their muscular efforts could put forth. But placiug their lanterns to a crevice they threw the light beyond into the deep recosses of the mountain. Far in the darkness could be seen room af ter room, apparently divided up larly, and the rays of the lamp were radiated until the interior looked as if it might be the gilded palace of the gemi of old. The young gentlemen were aweiuspired with the solemn grandeur of the dark caverns. The rising pyramids, the apparently carved niches, the glittering doorways, as if studded with diamonds- all tended to stir up within them a feeïing never before experienced. Whilsfe thus meditating a rumbling sound from the depths within suddenly restoreo. them to consciousness, and being afraid that the mountain would fall in on them, I they beat a hasty retreat, wondering l what occasioned the noise away back jn the depths of the earth. Tüese young gentlemen are not to be deterred from their purpose of seeing what lies hidden within this deep cavern. Mr. Snyder, the proprietor, has promised to have this obstacle at the mouth of the inner cavern removed, and on next Saturday the cave will be open to inspection from its mouth to its subterranean depths, and all parties interested in bringing to light what may be hidden in the depths of the earth are invited to enter without money and without price. Overwhelmed by an Avalanche. A fatal disaster happened on the Felik Joch on Aug. 28. Two English j men, Mr. Hayman and Mr. Johnston, accompanied by two brothers, Ignatze and Franz Saïback, guides of St. Niklaus, left the chalet oE the Cour-de-Lys, at the head of the Greeonay valley, at 6 I a. m. on Monday morning, with the intention of traversïng the Felik Joch to the Biffel Hotel, on the Zermatt side of the range. Owing to a fog the party kept to'o much to the right, but suceeeded in almost reaching a ridge east of but a good deal higher than the Felik Joch. Here it was necessary that they should proceed along a very steep slope of snow, overhanging an icy wall of great depth, and, when on it, an avalanche of snow precipita te d the whole party down the icy wall. Two of the party- Mr. Hayman and Ignatze Barback- escaped with theiv lives, but the other two- Mr. Johnston and Franz Sarback - were buried under the avalanche, and probably smothered instantaneously, as their companions could neither see any traces of them nor get any response to their shouts, although they remained on the spot for some hours. Igoatze Sarback managed to make his way out of the j avalanche, and succeeded in taking Mr. Hayman over the ridge to the Zermatt side of the Felik Joch, where, exposed to the inclemency of the weather, and totally devoid of provisions, they passed the night on the snow, half an hour below the summit of the Col. Here, at 10 a. m. on the following day a large party, which had started f rom the Biffel Hotel to make the ascent of Castor, f ound Mr. Hayman almost in a state of collase, with both hands frost-bitten.and Ignatze Sarback, with the use of both hands also gone from the same cause. With great difflculty Mr. Hayman was conveyed to the Riffel Hotel, and although yesterday evening in a very critica! state, to-day he i is out of danger. - Oor. London Times. Doing the Centennial in One Day. Enthusiastie Philadelphian, speaking 0 a friend from the rural districts : " Have you been to the Centenoiol, and ] wbat do 'you think of it ?" " ïes ; it's magniticent ; went all ihrough it yesterday and saw everything ; it's a big show." "Then you saw the $80,000 set of diamonds ; beauties, ain't they ?" " Lem'rne see ; they are in Machinery hall, ain't they ? Yes, I remember them ; they're very nioe, but I ain't much on things of that kind ; I like maohinery better." "Ah!; Then you must have been pleased with the immense Corliss engine !" "I don't exactly remember it. Oh, yes I do ; it was in the Women's Pavüions. Yes, it's a mighty fine thing." " My friend, I guess you and I saw tilinga a little differently." But teil me, wbat do you really regard as the best thing in the Exposition?" " Well, I think ' The Oheese of Paris ' is about the best to my notion. "You mean the 'Siego of Paris,' don't you?" " It Jooked like a cheese to me, and I thought it got its name from that." "Oh, a slight mhtake. What else did you see to admire ?" ""Heaps of things. Tho five-legged ealf, the two-legged hors, the " " You have employed your time very profitably, and will be able to teil your l'riends all about it," interrupted t!i Pinladelphian, as he bid his rural friend a hasty good-by. And the man, so the story runs, weat back to Buoks county and told his woudering noighboi-H how 1 he had done the Expositioti '" i"' day. I Washington öhroniclc.


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