W. ; HAUT, Publisher.
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Mississippi ’will have a State female
Georgia has 762,981 males and 779,199
Birmingham has hopes of a largo car
Mississippi has four times as much tim
ber ns Minnesota.
Marian county, Fla., has 23.000 acres
of land in o ranee groves.
Russian Jews are constantly settling
in all parts of Mississippi.
Fifty-five cotton mills in Georgia, and
others in process of erection.
Beal estate at Milledgaa-ille, 9a., has
doubled in value in the last two years.
Birmingham, Ala., has raised the li
cense of whisky defers to $350 a coun
k bill has been introduced in the Vir
ginia Senate to abolish the whipping
The salary of the Mayor of Savannah
has been increased from #1,500 to $2,000
It is sad that twenty seven of the ex
hibitors at Atlanta are going to establish
There are eleven men in the Clarks
ville, Ark,, jail charged with murder in
in the first degree.
Three Butler county, Ala., boysin one
day’s hunt killed fourteen foxes and
twenty-two cat squirrels.
■ Forty thousand dollars have been sub-
Bcribed toward a proposed car mnnufac
lory in Montgomery, Ala.
Mrs. Nancy E. Pearce, who cut off her
child’s head in Howard county, Ark.,
has been adjudged insane.
The street letter-boxes in San Anto
nio, Texas, have been rob bed so frequent
ly that the postmaster has ordered them
Many Georgia farmers believe there
•will be a great advance in cotton next
spring, and are holding back as much of
their crops as possible.
Since 1860 Tennessee Iras acquired
nearly 400,000 additional population,
and has made crops every year of an
average annual net profit of $27,500,000.
In the four States of Georgia, Alabama,
South Carolina and Tennessee the num
ber of persons employed in the manufac
ture of cotton is 11,788, against 5,890 in
The Mayor of Birmingham, Ala., has
given ordeo. to the police torce of that
city to require ll merchants to discon
tinue the sale of cigars and tobacco on
The father of Rev. Richard Jordan of
Rhea county, Tenn., is still living, t the
age of 106; His son is seventy-five. His
wife is eighty-seven, but looks older than
The Cincinnati Southern railroad has
contracted with the Glen Mary (Tenn.)
mines for twenty car loads of coat per
day for their engines, at seven cents per
The new capitol building at Austin,
Texas, is to be 86$ feet high, 566 feet
long, and 28§ feet in depth, the seventh
highest building in the world, and the
second in the United States.
The Trustees of the Georgia Academy
for the Blind have purchased ground at
Macon for the erection of. an academy
■ for the colored blind. The State appro
priated SIO,OOO for the purpose.
In North Carolina there are fifty three
cotton mills in operation, and six others
are in progress and nearly completed.
There are also four or five woolen mills
in operation in “the old North State.”
A mulatto woman named Fannie
Crawford has just returned to her farm
in Mississippi, with fifty negroes from
Sumpter county, Ala. This year, about
closing time, she worked SflO hands on
her farm, which she manages herself.
With increased capital pouring into
New Orleans, with the jetties opened for
the largest vessels, with four railroads
running there, and at least three more
on the way, the Titnes-Bevnocrat wishes
the whole world “a happy New Year.”
The Vicksburg and Ship Island and
the Memphis and Vicksburg railroads
have leased 600 penitentiary convicts
from the Mississippi State Board of Pub
lic Werks which are to be divided be
tween the tw-e road* and put to work
A grod deal of syrup made in Alaba
ma this season is found to be unfit for
use because the sugar cane from which
it was made was grown in cow-pens. The
stalks of the cane were unusually fine,
but the flavor of the syrup is said to be
Memphis Appeal: Mrs. Erwin, who is
mentioned as the “Southern Florence
Nightingale,” died at Huntsville. Ala.,
recently. During the war she had hos
pitals wherever the army of the Tennes
see could be reached, and after the war j
she established an asylum for the orphans |
of Confederate soldiers.
It is reported that the W'lodwarda.
THE 1 * JACKSON NEWS.
the great nail manufacturers of Wheel
ing, West Virginia, are arranging to
come to Birmingham, Ala., where in co
partnership with Mr. Deßardeleben, they
propose to enter largely into the manu
facture of nails and other irons.
There are 1,000 Indians vet in the
Everglades of Florida. They speak their
own language, but by frequent inter
course with the white people at the trad
ing posts, on Lake Okeechobee, have be
come civilized. They are friendly and
honest in their dealings with the whites.
The extent of the manufacture of
“ pure olive oil” from cotton seed is in
dicated by export statistics from New
Orleans, Of 6,000,000 gallons shipped
thence during 1879-80, eighty-eight per
cenVwas sent te the Mediteranean and
French ports, and one half of this
amount to Italy.
Phillips, Marshall & Cos, of London,
have purchased 1,800,000 acres of land
from the state of Mississippi. The lands
lie mostly in the Yazoo delta, and com
prise some of the richest cotton and
timber land in the South. It is the in
tention to improve, cultivate and colo
nize these lands.
Hon. J. F. Cunningham ef Fulton,.
Ark., has invented a cotton-picking ma<
chine that pulls off the cotton bolls,
limbs and leaf, and then separates them.
The horse and wagon pass over the rows
that have been picked and the machine
gathers on the side. He says that by
attaching the separator to thegip power
he can pick two rows as fast as the team
Atlanta Coustitution : The cost of the
Exposition was $250,000, of which $150,-
000 in round figures were put in build
ings and improvements and the balance
paid out for running expenses, printing,
etc. The receipts were from $220,000 to
$250,000, of which $115,000 came from
stock, $15,000 from privileges, $15,000
fr. in entry fees, $9 ',OOO from gate re
ceipts, and $5,00J from miscellaneous
Eastman (Ga,) Times: L. L. Burch,
of Telfair county, killed a bald eagle
last week which, measured eight feet,
from tip to tip of its wings. One of the
feet was sent to this office, and the claws
from point to point measured eight and
one-third inches. This monstrous hird
had a grown sheep down when Mr. Burch
discovered it, and forced him to relax
Jus hold,by sending a rifle ball through
Durham Recorder: The farmers in
Eastern Carolina seem to fee tardv in fin
ishing up the year's crop, hence it is al
most impossible to employ a man to drive
deer. Sport in this line, however, is
fine. Deer are abundant, so mcch so
that migratory eponßinen believe them
to he more numerous iu the everglade
counties of Pender, Jones, Onslow, Cra
ven, Pamlico and Carteret than iu any
part of the South.
The Dempsey family and the Norris
family, of Cherokee county, Ala., have
long been enemies. The older members
have spent a life time in continued bick
erings, and Lave wearied of it. But the
boys have taken up the cudgel, and here
is the result: Last week two of the
Dempsey toys and two of the Norris
met to fight it out. Both of the Norris
boys were stabbed, the younger mortally.
The families stand high in the commu
nity, and great excitement has grown
out of the difficulty.
Jacksonville (Fla.,) Union : During
the month of December there were 6,-
200,000 feet of yellow’ pine lumber
shipped from this port, against 3,318,900
feet for same month last year, an increase
last month of 2,882,000 feet over the
amonnt shipped during the same month
in 1880. The above does not include
lumber shipped north via Fernandina,
over the Fernandina and Jacksonville
railroad. During the year just close
there were, not including that shipped
via Fernandina, 68,837,451 feet of lum
ber shipped from this port, against 41,-
719,255 feet shipped during 1880, and
33,978,938 shipped in 1879, an increase
in 1881 over 1880 of 17,118,196 feet, and
over 1879 of 24,858,513 feet.
Six Hundred Victims of Whisky.
The Corwin during her voyage to
Alaska landed on St. Lawrence island,
having orders to investigate the whole
sale starvation of the natives. At the
first village at which they landed all were
dead; so also at the second, where fifty
four dead bodies were counted, nearly
all full-grown males. At another place
150 persons —men, women and children—
were dead. At the next settlement,
twelve dead bodies, and at the following
thirty were found. All the inhabitants
on the north side of the island, where
whisky traders sold liquor, are dead—
net one escaping. The general starva
tion occurred two years ago last winter.
Since then the presence of the Corwin
in the Arctic has broken up this inhu
man whisky trading. The empty whisky
kegs are seen strewn all about. The
total number of dead bodies found on
St. Lawrence island was over 600. The
survivors say that white traders from
Honolulu sold whisky, which the native*
bought and got drunk, remaining so
during the season for laying in their
winter supply of walrus and aoaL —San
The greatest object in life should be
to do good.
JACKSON. GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 188*.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Francis Michel Pascal, the French
sculptor, is dead.
A FORTY-Tiir.EF.-DAY female faster has
died in Washington,
Hon. John C. New, of Indiana, is
studying the map of Russia.
The Mississippi Democracy returns
Lamar to the United States Senate.
Montreal ice men are preparing to
freeze us out at a high price next summer.
One hundred and eighty-seven ves
sels were lost at sea during the past year.
Troubles on the boundary between
Russia and China are becoming serious.
In Russia theaters are now required
to be closed both on Sunday and Satur
A tortion of Tammany Hall, New
York, have organized an anti-Kelly
There are very few localities through
out tho States that have not been reached
Mr. Orth, of Indiana, protested
against playing second fiddle in the
Committee on Rules.
A ballot-box stuffier, in Philadelphia,
received on New Year’s clay, six months
in the Penitentiary.
Mr. Frederick J. Phillits has as
sumed the duties of Private Secretary
to President Arthur.
Judge Cox believes that a groat crim
inal is a great thing—and to be treated
with consideration, too.
The provisions of the naturalization
treaty with America have finally been
extended all over Germany.
Mrs. L..NGTRV, whose eyes are said to
be very delicious and oloquont, is earn
ing SSOO a week on the stage,
Governor Long, of Massachusetts,
is in favor of women suffrage and tho
abolition of capital punishment.
There were 12.479 more deaths than
births in New York City the past year.
The difference in 1880 was 4,401,
Emperor William, of Germany, on
New Year, received over 1,000 congratu
latory telegrams, some of them from
The Mormon missionaries iu England
are having a hard time of it. Pick
pockets got after them and robbed two
of their numbers.
Hon. Thom as L. James, ex- Postmaster
General, lias assumed tlie duties of the
Presidency of the Lincoln National
Bank, New York.
An Ohio Senator says there is little
difference between the two leading
political parties and the fight is now
ehietiy for patronage.
Sixteen out of twenty-one Massa
chusetts towns reports smaller debts
than one year ago. That is at least one
good feature about 1881.
Two hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars were expended to make the Atlanta
Exposition a success, and the receipts
came very nearly up to that amount.
During 1881 Judge Lynch disposed
of twenty-five lives, nineteen being
negroes, and ons, in Colorado, being an
innocent man, mistaken for the crim
Ladf dressmaker ho go to Wash
ington to supply the upper crust with
material made outside of the District,
are required hereafter to take out a
It is pretty well remembered that
there was nothing funny about the trial
of the assassin of President Lincoln, hut
it seemß that American humor is now in
The Albany fN. Y.) Journal goes ter
Vail nor with its gloves off. He deserves
it every bit. We predict that the V<-n
--nor almanac, hereafter, will boa dead
weight on the market.
Hpv. Andrew Williams, of Burling
ton, Vt., made his wife a Christmas gift
of $50,000. The point about this is, the
money was kept in the family and is
safe out of the reach of creditors.
TnE crop failures of 1881 are equally
borne by the producer and consumer.
While the one has little or nothing to
cell, the other is compelled to pay an
advanced price for every tiling ho gets.
A New York Judge has decided that
to puff cigar smoke in a man’s face is as
p tult and battery. Wo presume it is
wounding with intent to kill fat some
other time) to do tjie same thing to a
Oscar Wilde is a blonde young man,
with flowing locks, little blue eyes and a
prominent jaw, and stands six-feet two.
What is more, he will lecture for S2OO a
night, and considers that you are getting
off pretty cheap at that.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Rouen,
who has recently returned to Paris from
Rome, urges the Italians to choose
Devoted to the Interest of Jackson and Dutts Countv.
another capital and leave Rome to the
Pope, in order to avert tho necosaity of
his departure from that city.
The cable announces that J. R.
Keene’s Foxhall, and Lorillard’s Iro
quois, Gerald and Aratiza are nmong the
entries for the city and suburban handi
cap. Foxhall and Iroquois are also en
tered for the Epsom and Ascot gold
The wife of the new Chinese Minister,
a lady of high rank in her country, will
uot at present enter Washington sooiety.
She speaks only her own language. Her
little feet will not permit her to go about
unsupported, and she is, to crown all,
The release of Capt. Howgato, (in
dicted for stealing SIOO,OOO from the
Government) to spend his New Year
with friends, while other prisoners were
kept in close confinement, was an out
rage of the most flagrant character,
Judge Box issued the order.
TnE Secretary of tho Treasury will
ask Congress to provido additional
vaults at. the Sub-Treasury at San Fran
cisco. The vaults at that point are now
as full as they will hold, and the Assist
ant Treasurer declines to receive any
more from the Collector of the Tort.
Marion L. Dow is the name of a fe
male stock broker iu Philadelphia, and
Harriet S. Dunning is the name of
another female who is prosecuting her
on the charge of swindling. Wo say,
give woman her rights, and she will do
the thing up for all tho world just like
President Arthur is down on the
interminable invasions of Maryland
delegations and says the tiling must tie
stopped. If further persecuted by the
friends of those seeking office he will
mako a public announcement refusing
to receive importunate visitors at the
The Temperance Colonization Sooiety
of Canada intends to establish a colony
of total abstainers on a large scale. A
million acres of government land have
been secured for the purpose, and people
who hate alcohol are invited to settle on
it, the farms being sold at slightly less
than the established price.
Patti and Theodore Thomas and Cary
and Pendleton and tho Cincinnati news
papers, altogether, succeeded in getting
up a first-class row. and all because
Tliomns asked Patti to take a drink of
brandy out oi a bottle, and Patti felt in
sulted and wouldn’t hold to his hand
when she went On the stage, and Cary,
who hadn’t been stopped by the bottle
arrangement, had flopped herself into
Patti’s seat. We trace the whole matter
to the bottle of brandy.
In his New Year’s sermon, Rev. Henry
Ward Beecher stated that any man who
perverted one dollar intended for tho
education of children should be gibbeted
as a criminal, and lie concluded by ask
ing, what would bo said of a man who
made the loss of virtue a condition of
giving place, and what punishment
could he found for such a miscreant? At
a meeting of tho New Brooklyn Board of
Education, a few days later, the remarks
were road, and a motion was made that a
committee of threo be appointed to visit
Beecher, and ask him for tho informa
tion on which he based his remarks. The
motion, being out of order, was over
ruled, but will probably come up again.
Oscau L. Baldwin, late cashier of the
wrecked Mechanics’ Bank, of Newark,
N. J., has filed his answer to the appli
cation of the Receiver for a permanent
injunction restraining him from dispos
ing of his property on the ground that
he had applied the hank funds to his
own use, in which he denies that any
part of the hanks money was ever im
properly diverted to his own nse, and
explains in detail how the several funds
with which he is charged with transfer
ring to his own use came into his posses
sion. He tells, in a long narrative, the
(rue story of his life, how he began work
in the hank as messenger, rose to be
cashier, and finally, in 1872, was induced
by the representations of Christopher
Nugent, of Nugcr.t A Cos., morocco
manufacturers, to extend his lino of
credit to the amount of $147,000. He
says he concealed this fact from the
Directors, and that Nngent, on learning
this, used it to force him to continue the
loans until the time of tne failure, when
they amounted to $2,400,000.
The Animus of Work.
The world likes heartiness and earn
estness. These will often compens
ate for the lack of some other sterling
qualities of mind and heart. Zeal is in
fectious. When a foreman of a factory
moves about among his men with spirit,
and drops u quick, earnest word here and
there, the workmen about him uncon
scously become imbued with like earnest
ness, and he will by mere force of ex
ample secure better r> suits from his em
ployes. How often have we known a
farmer in the olden time, la-fore mowing
machines were invented, to get nearly
double the amount of work out of the
same gang of men by starting out at the
head of the swath with cheery words and
a gamey air, bidding the hoys to come
on and see if they could keep up with
An experiment has been tried and with
success, of propagating sponges by cut
tings in the Adriatic Sea. The period of
growth generally averages seven years.
Qoldenhalr climbed upon grandpa’s knee;
Dear little Goldenhair, tired wn* ahe,
All the day long busy as busy can be.
Dp in the morning w poor as ’twas light,
Qnt with the birds and butterflies bright.
Skipping about till the coming ot night.
Grardpa toyed with the curls on bar bead.
44 What has my darling been doing,’’ he said,
44 Since she roee with the sun from her bed?”
M Pi tty much.” answered the sweet d?tlo ons.
’* I cannot ttJj so much things I have done—
Played with my dolly and foeded my bun ;
44 And then I Jumped with my little Jump-ropo,
And I made out of water and soap
Boot if ul worlds—mamma’s cuatlos of hope.
44 Thm I have roaded in my picturo-book.
And Belle and I went to look
For the wnobth little stones by the si do of tho brook.
44 And thou I corned home and rated my tea,
And climbed up on grandpa’s liner,
And 1 jes as tired as tired can bo.”
Lower and lower the HtUo head pressed.
Until it dropped upon grandpa’s breast;
Dear little Goldeuhalr, sweet bo tby rest!
We are but little children; things that wo do
Are as sports of a baby to the infinite \ iow,
That murks all our weakness, and pities it, too.
God grant thHt when night overshadows our way,
And wo shall be called to account for our day,
Ho shall Ibid us as guiltless as Goldenhair lay.
And oh. when aweary, may we bo so blest.
And sina liko tho innocent child to rest,
And feel ourselvos clasped to tlio Tnlinite breast.
Jimmy kd m Panther.
Many years ago, portions of our
country, which are now thickly popu
lated, were plagued by wild beasts, who
were often excited by tho pangs of
hunger to a daring whicli was foreign to
their natures at other times.
The depredations of the wolves, bears
and panthers, or “painters,” as tlioy
were more generally called, sometimes
reached such a point that the State of
fered bounties for the slaying of the
“Manyatimo,” said an old settler, “I
lave seen well-worn paths around my
>arn in the morning, made by tho wolves
rotting hack and forth while seeking an
nitranee to the sheep that wore !as toned
Tho speaker had lived in Reoharie
county, N. Y., during the early por
tions of tho present century, and had
met with more than one memorable ex
“I remember,” ho added, “that
father has shot many a wolf from the
window of his bed-room, and I have
seen him stand in his own door, in tho
afternoon, ami bring down six or eight
wildcats, who were driven to climb
some of the snplings among the un
dergrowth across the road by the hunt
ing dogs that were sunt to roue them
“ My brother Jack was three years
older than I, and ho developed a fond
ness for hunting which father oneonraged
to the utmost. When he was 14 ho was
one of the best shots in the country, as
he proved in many shooting-matches,
where his competitors were men who
had been known as crack shots years
before Jack was horn.
“Father bought my brother a rifle
suited to his years, for the regulur weap
on was too heavy for him to handle easi
ly, and ho was then the happiest hoy
you ever dreamed of. He would have
oecomo a genuine Daniel Boone, and
spent all his timo in the woods, if father
would have permitted it. As it was, he
was sometimes gouo all night, and
neither father nor mother seemed to
feel the least anxioty about him.
“ * If it was you, Jimmy,’ said my par
ents, ‘we would l>e very anxious; hid
when Jack has his gun with him he will
take care'of himself.’
“Once or twice I accompanied my
brother on his bunts, but that wus
enough, I carried no weapon, and, not
feeling a tenth part of the interest he
did, I was almost tired to death when wo
came home, while he would havo boen
glad to continue it for hours longer, had
there been any daylight to help him.
“Somo threo miles away lived my
father’s brother, Uncle Jacob, who was
a thrifty farmer, with a boy about my
own age. As they wore our nearest
neighbors, it was natural that Dick and
I should pass a good deal of our timo
together. Homotimes I was at his house
all day, and as frequently ho was at
mine. Occasionally one of us stayed
with tho other over night, but each gen
erally preferred to be at homo with his
“One day, late in autumn, I was
given permission to go and see Dick,
nut I was specially warned lry my
mother that I must be back again before
dark. I readily promised, and started
off in high spirits.
“ The path leading to Uncle Jacob’s
was through the woods the ontire dis
tance, and near the half-way point was
a deep hollow, where there was a stream
of sluggish water, which was spanned
by a log. The branches overhead wore
so dense and so matted by vines that
it was always dark there, even at mid
“In crossing the log, I noticed in the
soft, oozy ground on the other side the
prints of some animal’s feet, though I
didn’t know what kind of a wild creat
ure be was. I never pretended to carry
a gnu, but was so accustomed to seeing
and hearing wild boasts that I felt no
particular fear, arid continued whistling
over the path until I reached my uncle’s
“ It was cold wenther, and there were
a few needles of ice thrusting out from
the banks of the little strenm, while a
flurry of snow whirled alsmt my head
for a few minutes.
“ Hut I needn't say that that did not
interfere with the fun of Dick and me.
We played and romped together until
wo were tired, and then played and
romped again. Our principal amuse
ment during the afternoon was the game
of ' Kide-and-whoop,’ in the adjoining
“ I had ne thought of disobeying my
mother, but all at once I noticed that it
was growing dark, and, looking toward
the house, saw that my aunt had lit the
candle, which was Hhining through the
window. Night had already come, and
I ought to have started home an hour
“Dick wanted me to stay all night,
but, remembering ray promise to my
mother, I said ‘No,’ and hurried off
over the path, without going to the
bouse to bid his parents good-evening.
“ I don’t see how I came to forget my
self,’ I muttered, impatiently, as I hast
ened forward, ‘lt will be as dark as
Egypt before I get home, and, like
enough, father will warm my jacket to
keep me from forgetting next time.*
“I had no fear of any particular wild
animal, but I dreaded a walk through
tho woods at night, os many an older
“ The sky had becomo perfectly clear
during the afternoon, and a bright moon
was shining, but I think that made my
situation more gloomy and dismal. The
few arrows of moonlight which found
their way through branches half denud
ed of loaves gave a ghostly touch to
“ The trunks of the trees on my right
and left took all sorts of grotesque
shapes. Sometimes I was sure they were
walking silently through tho forest, and
then they were dancing up amt clown,
and waving their knotty arms at me.
“They appeared to ho putting their
heads together, and holding whispered
consultations about me. They nodded
their tops, they rushed down at me,
suddenly cheokiug themselves when al
most touching me. Then they all joined
hands and kept up a waving waltz at
“ Hundreds of such fancies and imag
inings wont through my head, and every
step I took was one of terror. I started
to whistle once, hut the lonely sound
scared me, and I stopped instantly,
walking on tip toe, and pausing now
and then to listen for ghosts.
“ When I reached the hollow where I
crossed on the log T was sure somo wild
beast was following me. 1 heard the
soft ‘ tip-tip’ of his feet behind me, and
when 1 glancod around was suro I
caught tho phosphorescent gleam of his
“It may havo boen all fancy—and
I’m inclined to think it was, looking
bnek to that terrible night.; but I was
then so certain that a panther was at
my heels that, when I came to tho log,
I ran at full speed across.
“ How I could do it in tho dark was
a mystery, but, under a strong mental
strain, a person is capable of perform
ing seeming impossibilities.
“ When I was near the middle, the
rotten log suddenly gave way, under tho
unusual strain of my hurried footsteps.
The distance was ' not far, and when I
felt it going I made a leap which landed
me on the other shore. Heramhling up
the hank, I run along tho path us last
as I could.
“Such reckless traveling was discom
forting, if not dangerous, and £ was not
long in finding it out, Tho path was
not marked very plainly, and I had not
gone very far before a projecting limb
caught mo beneath tho chin, and I
thought for a minute that it had sawed
my head off. Still I rushed on, until I
ran violently against a tree, nearly
knocking my brains out, when I came
down to a slower and more guarded
“Just then I heard a scream in the
woods to my light. It rang out on tlio
air with startling clearness, and I in
stantly answered it,
“ ‘ Mother has become alarmed,’ was
my thought, ‘ and sho has come out to
look for me.’
“It was a great relief to find that I
was to have companionship the rest of
the way, even though that companion
was likely to visit her wrath upon mo
for disobeying her.
“Ho I hastened forward, and had not
gone far when the sumo cry struck my
ear, this timo sounding much closer than
before. I answered, and stopped to wait
my mother’s coming.
“I don’t think I stood there ton sec
onds when it suddenly flushed upon mo
that the scream which I hud hoard was
made, not by my mother, but by a
“ My hair fairly roso on end, for my
danger was frightful. The panther hiul
doubtless recognized my call at once, anil
was rapidly approaching mo. He would
ho upon the very spot where I was stand
ing within the ne.xt live minutes 1 What
should I do V
“Evidently there was but the one
thing that could ho done. It was use
less to attempt to run away, and so I
climbed a tree.
“In my haste and panic-stricken con
dition, I forgot that it depended very
much up in what kind of a tree I climbed
—that is, whether it was a large or small
“The panther possesses prodigious
strength and activity, and I iiavo scon
thorn make leaps since that night which
you would pronounce incredible were I
to relate them.
“I bail gone up about twenty feet when
I suddenly awoke to the fact that I had
ascended a sapling, which was already
bending fearfully low—so much so that
it threatened to break off entirely with
“ I saw that would never do, for when
the wild lieast should appear on the
scene which lie v/u sure to do very
soon - he would have no trouble at all in
making a choice supper off me.
" ‘lt won't take mo long to find a I let
ter tree,’ I said to myself, beginning to
desoend; ‘and I’ll climb so high that
lie’ll have no chance to get a sight of
“ I had got that far in mv musings,
and was within a few feet of the ground,
when the panther screamed again—no
more than fifty yards distant!
“ I was thrown into a wild panic, and,
turning about, wont up the tree again,
with a precipitancy that came within a
hair’s breadth of bringing the top aud
myself over iijkmi the ground.
“At the same instant, I hoard the
animal coming stealthily through the
wood, and I recall that, even in that
appalling moment, I detected the foot
steps of another, in almost (an opposite
direction, and along the path in front.
‘‘ It thus looked as if two fierce pan
thers were about to quarrel as to which
should have the privilege of first rend
ing me to shreds, and J was convinced
that my lost hour h.ul come.
“ I crouched down into the sapling nt
the highest point I could reach without
liending over tlio top, and could only
tremble and wait, asking heaven to pro
“In less than a minute I distinctly
saw the panther, by the few rays of
moonlight which reached the path,
slowly walk along lieiieatli me. He was
directly in the path, and when be
reached such a position that I would
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have dropped directly upon his back,
had I let go, he gave out that terrifying
“No pen can describe the frightful
blood-curdling cry of the beast when
heard under such circumstances. I
seemed to freeze with affright as I stared
down through the partial moonlight and
gloom at him.
“ All at once he stopped and seemed
to bo looking around. Ho must have
suspected that I was near at hand and
was searching for me. As he stood, his
head was more distinct than any other
portion of his body, and I could easily
detect tho glare of his eyes, which were
“ ‘Does he see me?’ was the question
I put to myself. ' Yes, be does. He is
crouohing down ; be is gathering him
self for a spring ; ho can easily leap the
distance; there is no hope ; I must be
torn to pieces the next, minute— ’
“But just then the other noise which
I had noticed a short time before devel
oped itself. It was my brother Jack,
who had been sent out to look for mo,
and who had hoard the scream of the
panther and my answering cries.
“Ho understood the dangor fully,
and, hurrying along, speedily placed
himself in tho best possible position to
“Ho was close to the panther and.
drawing a caroful bead at tho very in
stant tho beast was gathering his mus
cles for ono tremendous spring, he sent
a bullet directly between the eyes.
“ Tho dreaded creature uttered one
wild shriek, made a spasmodic leap and
“Taking my hand. Jack hurried
home with me. Mother was waiting
with a good, tough hickory branch
which she had cut, and, when she was
tli rough with the whip and me, pieces
of tlio former were strewn all around
the room, and Jack told me, a few days
later, that the outcries in which I in
dulged on that occasion far surpassed
those made by the panther, which I es
caped so narrowly.”
HUMORS OF THE OAT.
A fruit of the battle-field—grape.
A Louisville hello has in herparlor a
beautiful embroidered motto, “ E Plur I
Ims, yuin, yum.”
Last words of the balloonist: “It’s all
ii]) with me.” Last words of tho gosling:
“ It’s all down with me.”
There are some days when yon can’t
lay up a cent, and other days when you
can’t get hold of a cent to lay up.
It is more blessed to give than to re
ceive, when a kick from a No. 10 boot is
the question at issue. Steubenville
Customer—" You say that those fig
ures are life size? My dear sir, they
seem very email.” Artist —“Perfectly
correct, sir; you know ‘ life is short’”
Wiiy (loth the fi'Htivo Injun squaw
Improve each shining minute
Ami scratch her head from morn to night?
llccaiiHo there’n millions in it.
—Han Francisco Wasp.
“Yes,” exclaimed Brown, “you al
ways find me with a pen in my hand.
I’m a regular penholder, mylioy. ’ “Let’s
see,” said Fogg, musingly, “a penholder
is usually a stick, isn’t it?”— Ronton
Twinkle, twinkle, diminutive typo of nebular
How I militate upon your composition,
Hituulcd above this oblate spheroid at such an alti
fn similitude an infinitesimal crystallization of car
bon in the blue empyrean. Oil City Derrick.
“ No,” said the charming actress to
her devoted lover, “No, Charlie, I won’t
marry you; hut you can liavo the privi
lege of paying for all my little suppers
and carriages after the theater, and
you’ll ho envied by all the boys. That
ought to satisfy you.”
“ But, your honor,” cays the acoused,
“this is a case of suicide.” His
honor—“ ?” The accused—“ Ho always
said he wanted to commit suioide, but
that ho hadn’t the courago. Bo then I
helped him!” His honor—“But why,
afterwards, did you take his watch ?” The
accused (with a shrug)—“ Why, because
lie didn’t need it any more I”— French
There was a little company at Mr.
Brown’s and tho youngest daughter, a
bright girl of seven, wus talking to her
sister's beau. “Why, Mr. Sydney,” she
said, loud enough for everybody to hear,
“you can talk real plain, can’t you?”
“Of course I can, Fanny. Did you
think I wasn’t old enough to talk
plain?” “Yes,” she answered, “I
thought so, for I heard you talking to
sister the other night, and you kept
saying, 1 00 tweet sing, oo! Oo
’evoy dovey, turn tiss oor own tweet
Biddy,’ so much, that I wasn’t sure
hut you had a impogiment in your
speech.” Fanny was excused and Mr.
Hidney was earned out on a shovel.—
“ I come over to see about your boy,”
said a neighbor last evening. “ He’s
very troublesome about my house. He
has been throwing rotten apples into my
front yard and calling my wife ‘Old
Molly Grubs.’” “And I was going
over to see you about your boy,” was
the rejoinder. “He chalked my wood
shed all over with a picture of my wife
driving me out of the hack door with a
kettle of water in one hand and a broom
in the other. ” “Is that so ? Then Igo
in for civil service reform within our
own families.” The hoys never know
what they wore “ licked ’ r tor that night.
—New Haven Register.
Too Much Learning.
" What did you do with that letter
that was on my table ?” asked Qus De
Smith, of the colored boy who cleans up
“ I tuck it to de postoffioo, sah, and
put it in de hole.”
‘ What did you do that for ? Did you
not see there was no address on the en
velope?” . . , ,
“I saw dar waa no writm on de vel
ope, bul I ’lowed yer did dat ar’ on pur
poM so I oouldu’t tell who yer was a
writm’ to. I’m an odlaatod negro, I <•.**
Professob James Saw declares that
imallpox is so common in the poultry of
Hiiulostan and parts of Europe as to con
stitute a plague,