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W. ; HAUT, Publisher. TOLU MB I. NEWS GLEANINGS. * -■* 9 Mississippi ’will have a State female college. Georgia has 762,981 males and 779,199 emates. Birmingham has hopes of a largo car manufactory. 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 ter, k bill has been introduced in the Vir ginia Senate to abolish the whipping post. The salary of the Mayor of Savannah has been increased from #1,500 to $2,000 a year. It is sad that twenty seven of the ex hibitors at Atlanta are going to establish factories there. 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 taken down. 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 $27,500,000. In the four States of Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee the num ber of persons employed in the manufac ture of cotton is 11,788, against 5,890 in 18Vo, The Mayor of Birmingham, Ala., has given ordeo. to the police torce of that city to require ll merchants to discon tinue the sale of cigars and tobacco on Sunday. The father of Rev. Richard Jordan of Rhea county, Tenn., is still living, t the age of 106; His son is seventy-five. His wife is eighty-seven, but looks older than her husband. The Cincinnati Southern railroad has contracted with the Glen Mary (Tenn.) mines for twenty car loads of coat per day for their engines, at seven cents per bushel unscreened The new capitol building at Austin, Texas, is to be 86$ 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 near Vicksburg. 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 absolutely nauseous. 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 can move. 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 resources. 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 his eagleship, 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 Francisco Alta. 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 day night. A tortion of Tammany Hall, New York, have organized an anti-Kelly movement. There are very few localities through out tho States that have not been reached by smallpox. 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 America. 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 inal. 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 license. 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 ascendency. 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 woman. 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 cups. 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, exceedingly bashful. 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 men do. 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 White House. 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 him. 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. I.ITTI.E ;*!,nENIIAIH. 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 pests. “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 within.” 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 perience. “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 out. “ 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 folks. “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 day. “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 house. “ 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 woods. “ 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 before. “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 person does. “ 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 everything. “ 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 my side. “ 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 eyes. “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 walk. “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 panther I “ 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 one. “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 me. “ 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 me —’ “ 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 tect me. “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 TERM*: $1.50 per Annum. NUMBER 20. have dropped directly upon his back, had I let go, he gave out that terrifying scream again. “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 turned upward. “ ‘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 shoot. “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 fell dead. “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 Herald. 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 Transcript. Twinkle, twinkle, diminutive typo of nebular conaensation; How I militate upon your composition, Hituulcd above this oblate spheroid at such an alti tude, 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 paper. 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.— Steubenville Herald. “ 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 the room. “ 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 <•.** —Ttxat Sifting*. Professob James Saw declares that imallpox is so common in the poultry of Hiiulostan and parts of Europe as to con stitute a plague,