Change of Schedule.
ATLANTIC & GULF R. U. C 0.,)
Office General Skferintendent, >
SwANN.vii. Ga. May lHt. 1870. j
ON AND AFTER SUNDAY, MAY 2d. Trains
on this Road will mu as follows;
Leave Savannah daily at 4:00 p.m.
Arrive at Live Oak “ 2:56 a.m.
Arrive at Quitman “ .... 5:28 a. m.
Arrive at Iminbridgo 7:46 a. m.
Arrive at Albany 11 9:20 a. m.
L?ave Albany w 4:10 p. m.
Leave Barnbridgo " 5:15 p. ar.
Leave Quitman “ 9:47 p. m.
Leave Live Oak .10:R6 P. m.
Arrive at Savannah “ 8:50 a. m.
Connect at Live Oak with trains on the ,T. I\
A M. K. li. for and from Jacksonville, Tallahas
No ehaiipre of cars between Savannah and Al
bany. Close oouneetion at Albany with trains on
the Southwestern K. li.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN —WESTERN DI
Leave Dupont (Sunday excepted) at V.*Oo a. tt.
Arrive at Quitman “ .10:16 a. m.
Arrive at Thomas\iile *' 12:15 p. m.
Leave Thomasvillo ** ... ... 2:10 p. m.
Leave Qnitroan * „ 4:OH p. w.
Arrive at Dupont H 7:30 p.m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN-ADBANY DIVIS
Leave Thom&aviUe Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
day “ at 8:10 p. w.
Arrive at Camilla “ 5:4*) p. w.
Arm’e at Albany “ 7:50 p. ai.
Is*ave Albanv “ .... 9:20 a. i. |
Leave Camilla “ 11:17 A. M. |
Arrive at Tliomasvillo “ .. . 1:45 p. t. j
Connect at Albany with trains on the S. W. R. j
R., arriving In Albany Sunday, Tuesday and Sat j
unlay at 7:45 a. m.
Mail Steamer leaves Cambridge every Sunday
evening tor Apalachicola.
H. S. HAINES,
may 7-2 t General Superintendent.
Win. A. ( VKSWELL, M. 1).,
Physician and Surgeon.
QuitiiiaiL - - - - Grorgia
#*OtHee (up-stairs) over Tillmafert Store.
April 10- tf. %
DR. E. A. JELKS,
OFFICE—Brick building adjoining the store
of Mesart*. Briggs, Jelks & Cos., Screven street.
8. T. KINGSBERY,
Attorney at I.a w,
QUI TMA N,
Brooks Comity, - Georgia.
EDWARD R. HARDEN,
Attor aey at Laav ,
UITM A N ,
BROOKS COUNTY, - - GEORGIA
Late an Associate Justice Su]>toiae Cwiirt V.
S. for Utah and Nebraska Territ<rk'; now Judg
County Court, Brooks County, Ga.
"W. 11. Hi- XXETT,
A T TOR NK Y A T L A \Y ,
BROOKS COUNTY, GEORGIA.
Will-practice in the Counties of the Southern
Circuit. Echols nod Clinch of the Brunswick, and
Mituhcll of the Albany. #*rUJUce at the Court
House. *i juno2B-tf
ALBANY, GEORGIA. 4
rrwrs WELL KNOWN HOTEL is flUnated now
1 the centre of thebwrfm** portion <f the city,
and is still kept by MERRICK BARNES, ifcsorigj
hal owner ami prourif tor. Its faro and acoomino
da)ions are the best that can bo provide*!, and
ch irgos are moderate. Omnibus convoy s passen
g* rs to and front every train. "OctS-tL
G. YV PARNELL, Proprietor.
THOMABVILLE, * * - GEORGIA.
mills HOTEL OFFERS INDUCEMENTS TO
JL the traveling public as good as can be ob
tained at the majority of country hotels.
It in located near the depot and conveniently
situated near the business jkirtion of the town,
which makes it convenient for all.
The proprietor pledges himself that liis guests
shall find bis house unsurpassed in point or good
fare and attention.
The Fijtest Buxiabd Room in Southern Geor
gia connected with the house.
Baggage transfeared free of charge.
July 16, 75.
Thirty Years in Prcatlce.
A U WORK WARRANTED AND DONE ON
better terms than ever before in this coun
FULL SETS, Upper and Under for fiiS-d,
not to be excelled in beauty, fit and natural
OFEICE: YOUNG’S BUILDING, BROAD St,
THOM AS VIL JLE, GEORGIA.
f i EoRGIA, BROOKS COUNTY. To all whom
VJf it may concern : John H. Brown and W.
W. Walker having filed their petition in proper
form to me. praying for letters of administration
with the will annexed, on the estate of Hozekiah
This is to rite all legally interested in the exe
cution of this application, creditors, legates, next
of kin and others interested, to be and appear at
tlie next September term of the Coftrt of Ordi
nary of saiil count v, and show cause, if any they
can, why letters of administration with will an
nexed, should not Ixj granted to John H. Brown
and W. W. Walker.
August 2, 1875. J. 31. SHEARER,
OKLY ORE DOLLAR! !
Sax annuli Weekly Morning Xewx
Will be sent to any address six months for one
dollar. This is oueof the ehoapestjweckliea pub
lished. It is not a blanket sheet in which all
sorts of matter is promiscuously thrown. It is. a
lxvitly printed four-page paper, compactly made
up and edited with care. Nothing of a dull or
hciiw character is iniiuittttl iuto the column* of
the Weekly. It is an elaborately compiled com
pendium of the best things that apix ur in the
Daily New's. The telegraphic dispat h< sof the
week are re-edit ud and carefully weeded of every
thing that is tx)t strictly of a new* ohw arita. It
also cutiflrJl reports of the markets: thus,
those who have not the advantage of a daily mail,
can get all tho news, for six months, by Bonding
one dollar to tln; publisher uor for one year by
! sending two dollars.
t The Daily Morning News is tire same reliable
organ of public opinion that it has always h<. n
- vigoroaa, thoughtful and conservative in the ilia
eusston of the issues, of the day, and lively,
i sparkling' and entertaining iu its presentation of
[the mws. Ingathering and publishing the la
test information and in discussing questions of
public policy, the Morning News is fully ahreuKt
of the most enterprising journalism of the times. ,
Price #lO for 12 month a : #5 for 6 months.
The Tri-Weekly News has tho same features as
tlie Daily News. Price #6 for 12 months ; for ,
Money for either paper can bo sent by P. O. [
order, registered letter or express, at publisherV
The Morxiirg News Priutiner Office
Is the largest in the State. Every description
of printing done at shortest notice. Blank
books of all kinds made to order. Book binding
and ruling executed with dispatch* Estimates
for work promptly furnished.
Address nil letters, J. IT. F.STILT.,
\X r E WOULD HKSEEf TEELLY GIVE NO
YV tiee that the Pall Turin of this < ho*4 will
ON MONDAY, AUGUSTS Oth, 1875.
I and continue four aohol&stic months.
Tho Board of Instruction will boas heretofore,
! R. Y. FORRESTER. A. 31., Principal.
MRS. B. V. FORRESTER, Assistant.
I MISS DELLAWAV, Instrnctnss in Music.
Board May bo Obtained on Liboral Term? with
the Principal and other Citizens of tho Town.
By close attention to the interests of pupil*:
| wo hope to merit, as wv have received heieto
j for??, alile cal snare of Patronage.
Tuition dun at the clone of term as follows :
| I*l Oiimh, |n llfcc term 9 H OO
j ‘4.1 “ “ ** “ OO
3d “ “ “ “ 10 OO
! ini “ “ ** “ ao no
t Muaic, Inntrumental or Si>txaul Vocal It -
For further information appk to
It. V. FOlt HUSTKit,
; Quitman, Ga., August 13> 1873.-(3t.)
iM! FOR TUB
AtlaN’Tu; an” Gn.fß. E. G 0. ,)
Bivumina, Aug. R, IS7 T*. (
jxxnTßsrox tioki/f.s erom ai.l st a-
I j turn.- •■nth. t— 1 m Savannah wiii l*<
AT ONE EOi irill T HE TiEGt IAR FARE FOR
ROUND TRIP, FIFTY CENTS ADDED.
Tickets good by trains arriving at. Savannah Aug.
I 2J, and departing August 24, 25 and 26, and will
I entitle tlu holder U>vinit the
! Second Great Spelling Bee,
TO * OmS AT
I Kl. M O*• 1101*13
ON THE SITU INSTANT,
under the auspices of tlie Savannah, Bkiihmy
and 8: aboard Railroad.
Contest Open to tlie State.
HAN DSC 31E PRICES wUI be awarded to the
v uOcessful cc>n U-s tan t.
While in tho city persona will have an oppor
tunity to \ist Thunderbolt, Beach Hammock,
Tybee Island, etc., at reduced rates.
The HOTELS of the city will take vinitorH on
this occasion at GREATLY REDUCED BATES,
angl6-2t. _ General Ticlo-t Agent.
0. A. P.
M . T. <lli I TV TV
LIQUORS, . .
A choice selection of
Failcy ( i rooeries
Constantly on hand.
PICKLES, C ATSUP, SAUCES, JELLIES,
Preserves, Potted Meats, &c.. &c.
M. T QLLVAJV.
S. E. cor. Drayton A Broughton,
(West of Marshall House,)
HA VANN AII, GA.
aug 29.1 y
Notice to Contractors.
ON THE 16TH DAY OF AUGUST NEXT I
will let out the contract to the lowest bid
der, at public Outcry, in liout of the Court Horn- ■,
at Quitman, Georgia, between the hours of ten
a. m. and twelve o’clock in., to repair the Brooks
| bridgo. Bond and two good securities to be opprov
edbythe undur signed for the faithful perform-,
I ance of this woik, and for its completion by the
! Ist ofSeptember next . Work to be done under the
I supervision of C. Hester, G. B. Harris and Mr.
I Newsome; and to be inspected and received by
; t lmm before paid for; and paid for November Ist, 1
&rza IV CATIONS;
I 150 flooring plank <2 by 6) 12 feet long, total]
i 1,800 feet ofplank ; to be nailed down with forty- !
I penny nails; 14 bmmisters (5 by 6 incher) 15 ;
! Feet tong, tidal 450 feet; 15 hewed heart pine- -
| posts (10j>y ldificht >) fiyr. feet long, total 626, 1
k) be put in centre of each arch, resting on mud- i
I rills and tenanted in capsill and pinned; new i
j flooring plank to bo nailed down together,
| At same time aiKi place, A BRIDGE 90 feet long ;
across Dry Lake, a*t Allen’s old bridge :, 4 arch- !
ch, (2 arches 14 f et higii, and 2 ai'lies 6 feet.
J high) oi heart pin**, 10 by 12 inches; post# to ex- ■
tend above bridge 3 feet to receive hannistorb ; I
! bannisters heartpine, 8 by 8 inches ; flooring i
! liuautpinCj 2 by 6 4 inehos, 12 fet long, nailed down j
with forty-penny nails. Bond arid *eenriffv to
coruplete tlie work
Duke, Jesse Stone anil Richard Carter to locate
said bridge, to superintend the •'Work, and to re
ceive it When finished.
Grand Jury, May term, 1875, made appropria
tion for this work.
EDWARD ft. HARDEN,
. Quiimai), Ga., July 16, 75 J C C., R. C. !
QUITMAN, GA„ FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1875.
WHO ARE TIIK I*oolll
BY CALEB DUHN.
Who an* tho poor ? Not nLvays thoso
Who have tlio lea'*! to show,
Nor tiro they tihva>> found among
The darkest haunts of woo ;
For one may wear tho richest dress
And roll in wealth's galore,
But still iu Heaven’s perfect sight,
Bo poor, ayo, very poor.
The brightest skies tuay over shlno
Alkiyo tho mansion proud,
And ho who dwells within its walls
With want mnv no’ov bo bowed;
Tho sweetest music ovt* heard
May f* oJ bis listening: om,
Ami mirth and pleasure fill the oup
Of all the gladsome year.
Yet, poor, indeed, must hv the man
Who owns such j *ys these,
If e’er his heart coldly cloved,
To other ’ miseries ;
Ami vain is all his store of gold
if selfishly ho lives,
And always reaping harvests new,
No charity o'er gives.
j Fe n] poverty is in the heart,
*iis want of love for man,
*Tis failure to perform a good,
To ble;*s w hene’er yon can :
'Tiv lack if love and lack of faith
In God and His decree,
That the greatest \ irtue one can own
is lav Log charity.
H) let n:-., then, do all wo can
To help each otlw-r on,
And show Unit w enltii of mind and luairt
Whit'll lives when gold is gone;.
, Ami let us keep this truth in view *
Whichever our steps may lead :
j A man may boa millionaire,
And yet he poor indeed.
nv OUOFFIiEX HANDOU'n.
Tho Persians, Arabs ami Greeks term
tlie ostrich Shulkrmong; or camel bird, u
name suggested by many peculiarities that
resemble those of tho “ship of the desert. *
As is well known, it is distinguished not
only for its great sise, but for tho beau tv
j and value of its plumage. Tho African
j ostrich frequently measures nine feet from
i the top of i(s bead to tho ground. The
head is small, and, like the neck, destitute
! of feathers, being clothed only with a few
straggling hairs ; tho thighs arc equally
! bare, and tho legs are hard and scaly.
The most distinguishing features of tho
i bird are tho shortness of its wings, which
are provided with spins, and the peculiar
I arrangement of the feathers, which utter
; ly unfits it for flight.
Tlie only weapon of defense it possesses
|is its long, muscular leg, with which it
i can kick hard enough to kill tho jaekel or
panther, and many n time it Ims smashed
■ the ribs cf tho hourfen, or wild dog. An
! deraon asserts that it invariably kicks for
| ward, liken man, so that when a follow ro
-1 ccivcs one of its resounding whacks, he is
| tempted to believe ho has received a gen
uine American “booting,” given in a more
emphatic style than usual.
Tho American ostrich, or Nandop (Rhea
i Ameriaana), chiefly found on tho plains of
; the Argentine liopublic, is much smaller
than th ■ African, and is particularly distin
guished by baying three toes, all armed
with nails, while its gray plumage is val
The male African ostrich Ims illumes of
i a glossy black color, excepting the large
| plumes of the wing feathers, which is a
! soft, pure while in both, and is the prin
cipal reason of their being hunted. Tlie
tough skin is frequently used by the Ly
bians and Arabs ia making defensive ar
mor, and its keen eyesight audjwell known
timidity make it one of tho most difficult
of birds to hunt. If it had a little more
brains, the fashionable head-dress would
never be ornamented with ostrich plumes,
for its amazing speed givos it tho power to
hold its own against any qnndrnpeds.
According to its size, it is tho biggest
fool iu creation. When it starts ahead, it
j dooseu’t swerve from its course, even
| though a hunter rises in its path, or if it
j docs, it continues going in a circle, so nr.
to give its Arab pursuer the time to change
his horse for a fresh one, and 4o keep it
up until he is literally run down.
Their voracity approaches the sublime.
They will eat nails, leather, gloss, and in
fact anything that other birds turn up
their noses at. A liouso-wife who was
viewing one of them, swinging a bunch of
keyes in her hand at tho samo time, had
them snatched from her grasp and gulped
down, before she could raise her voice in
protest. A Muscovy duck once paraded
a brood of ducklings in front of a tame os
trich, which swallowed them, olio after
the other, with as much gusto as if they
had been flump Green Bay oysters.
The shell of the ostrich egg is high val
ued by the Bushman, for it furnishes
with plates, dishes, drinking-cups and ves
| sols, with which to carry water across the
j desert. It weighs about three pounds,
; and is estimated to contain as much nu
' triment as two dozen of eggs of the ordl
; nary barn-yard species. In hatching,
I severul females will deposit their eggs in
! the same nest, all closely packed on end,
'so fts to gain the greatest space possible ;
1 and it is said that the male himself takes
! Ida turn in sitting. When newly hatched,
j the are about the size of common pullets,
and the minute they brenke through the
shell, are able to follow their parents.
March and April are tho months known
as the feather-season, for at. that time they
are entirely over their moult, and their
plumage is in tho best counitiom They
are hunted by the natives with poisoned
! arrows, one of the favorite plans of the
Bushman being to take the eggs ont rif
the bird’s nest, and esconscing himself
therein, shoot the unsuspicious victim as
he approaches. Tho feathers need to he
plucked while the body is still warm, as
I they retain their gloss and curl the better.
Another plan is that whivii every school
boy has seen pictured in his geography.
A man disguises himself as an ostrich, and
approaches nigh enough to get tho cov
eted shot. This, is particularly tho case
when a spell of hot and sultry weather
has w eakened the bird, so that its usual
vim and vigor are goue.
Besides this, some of tho nativo hunters
have a plan of snaring thorn—a method
essentially the same as that by which rab
bits are caught in our own country. And
all those plans, together with the assis
tance of “foreign” sportsmen, arc needed I
to secure the beautiful plumage, which in ■
niU'li a necessity, siuee its use has been de
creed by the goddess Fashion herself.
Captain Dick Furniss, of the British j
army, had limited tigers, pant hers, leo
pards,, and tho usual denizens of tho In
dian jungles, tuul when he was sent over
into Africa with a detachment, ho ex
pressed his pnrposo of having an ostrich
hunt before he returned to England. Sev
eral months passed before he gained the
opportunity, nut at last he found himself
in the country of tho Buslimeu, accom
panied by three brother officers, all, well
mounted, anil resolved on having the best
of sport before going back. His friends,
however, were settled on other game, anil
leaving them ho turned northward to look
for tlie “camel bird it being ngrcod that
all should meet at the camp on the second
night after -the couutour of tho country
being such that it was easy to identify the
For some miles, tho Captain rode over
quite a hilly surface, with hero and there
an elevated or depressed valley, and occa
sionally he saw antelopes and other game ;
but us he set out with tho resolve to flml
ostriches, lie did not allow himself to he
diverted from his purpose. It vos noar
noon, however, when ho was galloping
along at a moderate rate, that he suddenly
catno dawn into abroad valley, and caught
sight of a couple of largo birds, which de
scried him at the same moment Slid in
stnntly started oft
Tho heart of tho sportsman bounded at
the thought that tliero was hia game at
Inst, and bin horse, snuffing the enthusi
asm, charged ahead at the top of his speed.
With an ambition that was perhaps natur
al, the captain selected the largest of the
two anil determined on bringing him down.
The action of the camel birds was curious,
and altogether different from what, ho ex
pected. The smaller one started in a ili
roet line away from tlio hunter, and keep
ing it up unswervingly, soon placed him
self beyond all danger, bin speed being
considerably greater than that of the
horse. Tlio second—the'one selected by
Captain Dick—set off on tlio circumference
of an imaginary wheel, about a mile iu
“I’ll settle hi l ) hash 1” muttered his pur
suer, as ho resorted to tlie tactics of tlio
Arab, and headed across Ibis circlo, so as
to intercept the bird in Ills flight.
It was amazing to see the performance
ol tlio fugitive, when this work begun.
Tlie horseman, having fixed in his mind
llio point at which ho could easily head
off the bird, turned in (hat. direction, and
went along at an easy gallop. As he drew
near, bo hurried, for it looked to him as
if bo had made a little miscalculation.
This error grow larger each second, and
he put his stead on a dead run, tlmt he
might retrieveit ; and even then, tho os
trich Hhot beyond his roaeli, anil ho was
forced to do it all over ngnin. The truth
was he made his mistake ia estimating the
speod of liis game, which was increased
so rapidly that the fleet horse waa left far
The wish of Captain Dick was to get
nigh enough to bring down tho ostrich
w itli a shot from his revolver. The chances
[ were that ho odutd do it with his rifle;
1 but that seemed to take away all the real
sport of tho chase, and ho had made a
boast to his companions that ho would
use his pistol alone, Booming to avail him
self of such odds as tho larger weapon of
fered him. That, as a consequence, was
slung across liis back, and his revolver so
placed as to ho drawn at an instant’s no
tice, while he resumed bis pursuit, again.
Three times was this mnnoevro repeated,
and three times did it fail. Ou the last
occasion, tho captain sent three shots
from his pintol at tho bird, which whizzed
bv with tlio speed of tlio wind. He not
only missed it, but caused it to change its
direction from a circular to a direct one—■
a change which, as we have observed, is
ever seen in the bird. Heading
dir'ictly off over tho plain, it sped away,
and the sportsman, with a chagrin that
can scarcely bo imagined, was forced to
see liis game slip irrecoverably. from his
“The worse kind of a failure,” he mut
tered, as ho reined up his horse, and
ivalclied tho bird shimming away in tho
distance. “I coylil have brought him
down with my gun, but I’ll be hanged if
I use that.”
It- was past noon, and believing hissport
was spoiled for the day, lie turned his
horse’s head and rodu back toward tho
camp. With no hope of seeing any more
of tho birds, his steed was walking leisure
ly along, his liiior ruminating over mat
ters and tilings in general, whitli his eyes
fixed upon the ground, a short distaneo in
advance. He was several miles from the
scene of tho chase, when all at once he
descried tho nest of an ostrich.
le aping from his horse, he ran forward
to examine it. It was in a scooped out
hollow, anil there were precisely twenty
eggs, all standing on end, and wedged as
closely together as possible. He placed
liis hand upon the great white ovals, and
!it seemed as if they hitd been hammered
into position, so closely packed voio they.
But the captain did nut care particularly
for the eggs, which are hold in such es
teem by some, for they are strong to the
taste : but ho was thrilled by the belief
that ho was now given the coveted chance
to secure his gnmo by means of his pistol.
The plan which he adopted was an old
olio, but it offered u good chance for suc
ooss. Ho carefully removed tho entire
score off eggs to some btlshes behind him ;
then he. led his horse a long way to tho
rear, mid picketed him where there was
no possibility of his being seen (although
if the wind should bo right, he could not
prevent his being “winded”), after which
j lie returned aud lay Hat in the nest, with
the revolver in his hand, ready for the
ostrich, whenever ho chose to return.
All this was well, and promised almost
certain success; lint unfortunately Dick
had lain but a short time when he fill
asleep, aud never opehed his eyes for
three hours. The day was sultry and op
pressive, and ho is not to bo blamed for
yielding to bis drowsiness, but it was the
cause of what followed.
Tho afternoon Waa drawing to a close,
when ho was awakened by a peculiar
thumping ot the ground. Opening his
eyes, the situation flashed upon him, and
he raised liis head to look over the edge
of the nest Tliero was the biggest kind
of an ostrich, not more than a dozen feet
away, coming straight toward him.
Tlio two saw each other at the sanio in
stant, and wore mutually “embarrassed. ”
The bird evidently concluded Unit iup> of
the eggs had hatched out a “queer chick
en” during liis absence (for this was un
mistakably a male) and lie paused. At
the same instant, captain Dick, somewhat,
mystified, sprang out of tho nest and ran
1 toward him, pintol in hand. Just as he
fired, the bird kicked him- and such a
i kick 1
11 seemed to the officer, for a moment
as if he had been stricken by a thunder
bolt, anil lie was knocked as Hat ns a floun
der. lie lnul the satisfaction, however, of
seeing that his bullet had gone directly
through tlio head of the ostrich, which,
after some wild staggering, pitched for
ward to tho ground and died.
“Hurrah ! I've got you at last!” ex
claimed tho captain, forgetting his pain
in tho moment at his triumph. “You
have the leathers I'll lie glad to take homo
to Lady—My heavens I”
He was part wuy up, when ho fell back
again, with the overwhelming conscious
ness that bis right leg was badly broken.
Tlio kick of the ostrich was a more tre
mendous one than he suspected, and had
stretched him upon tho ground, unable to
rise to liis feet.
“This is a bad go 1 ” ho thought to him
self. “Tho boys must be fifty miles away,
aud they wouldn’t bo likely to find mo, if
they were only a mile off. No use of look
ing for any help from them ; ami there’s
tho Duke”—referring to his horse —“I’ve
picketed him so fast that ho couldn’t break
loose if n lion should comedown upon
him ; so, take it altogether, I’m iu rather
a pretty pickle,”
Examining liis leg, ho found it was bro
ken half way between the ankle and knee.
Tho break was a bad one, two, and needed
immediate attention ; for, in this dry, sul
try African climate, serious consequences
wero to be feared from delay. His re
flections were none tho less bitter when ho
reflected that ono of the three companions
who were away hunting was the surgeon
of his company, and the man, of all
others, whom ho should see at this junc
The captain was plucky, aud ho knew
I that to lio still was to die a dreadful death;
80, remembering where liis horse \viib
tethered, lie begun crawling in that di
; ruction. Tho pain lie suffered was excru
ciating, but he persevered, and at last
j reached the spot where he was tied. The
beast was so startled at seeing a man creep
ing toward liirn, that he began plunging
and kicking, aud tho officer was greatly
alarmed lest lie should break looso and
make off. At last ho was recognized, by
means of liis voice, and tho steed trotted
How to got upon liis back was tho next
question ; and for a long timo it seemed us
if lio was to fail, with liis horso within
roach, and plainly anxious to have him iu
tlio saddle ) but by incredible exertions lie
succeeded. By means of a small sapling
lie drew himself up on ono leg, with the
other dangling helpless, and then manag
ed, when ou the verge of fainting, to scat
himself upon the back of his faithful steed.
By this timo liis limb was in un affirming
condition, It was inflamed, very painful,
and his system was becoming feverish un
der tho irritation. Ho started liis horse off
at a gallop, but could not stand it, and
was compelled to bring him down to a
walk. Tints he rodo fur several hours,
I when ho grew worse so rapidly, that he
I was sensible of approaching delirium whon
he naught the glimmer of a fire in tho dis
tancoi He turned the head of liis animal
toward it, determined to throw himself in -
! to tho hands of tho Bushmen, who might
do as they chose with him.
Providence was kind, and liad made the
course of his friends and himself such that
they came together, when neither party
suspected it. The surgeon instantly took
him in hand, but several months passed
before Captain Dick entirely recovered
from the effects of the kick of the camel
bird, which lie was forced te leave just as
1 it had fallen,
A RTFLE SHOT AT A GHOST.
• •Mitrerlull-xril Spirits l*nl to a Ti'll In Si.
(['Yum tlio St. Isml.l ttlobn-Domourat Ang 9.]
W. 0. Clark, a spiritualist of this city,
lms agreed to submit himself to a very se
vere ordeal to prove the genuineness of his
materializutiuiiH. To shoot at u material
ized spirit is an experiment to which me
diants have never before consented, Many
marvelous testa have been made, but they
wore generally harmless. Distinguished
experimentalists, suoli a Mr. Oleott anil
Mr. Crookes, declare that they have fre
quently enjoyed the liberty of caressing
and kissing them (noticeably female
ghosts), but it lias been a uniform asser
tion on their part that tlie atmospheric
eeuciissiou of a pistol discharge would be
too great a shock to tho nerves of both
spirit anil medium. Mr. Clark, however,
professes that bo lias the power to stand
the test, and will submit to it under tho
strictest conditions. A skillful marksman
will ho selected for tho occasion, who will
be permit ted to load mid aim the rifle, nud,
if any physical being is personating the
ghost, something is liable to drop. A
large hull is to bo sdocted for the exhibi
tion of the font, in order that all may have
ail opportunitn of suing it.
5 1 was Mr. Clark’s intention to giro a
private seauce first to a select few, in or
der to demonstrate liis power to endure
the ordeal, anil then offer a second exhibi
tion to the general public. Ho lias been
advised by tho spirits, however, not to try
this thing more than i nee. Ho says that
ho has had a band off pints about him,
comprising thirty-two disembodied be
ings. The head of this band is one Peter.
Peter is the wandering soul of a doctor
w ho died thirty years ago, and for the last
nine years has been a guardian spirit to
Mr. (Hark. Ou Wednesday night lie met
Peter nml the rest of his band, and had a
consultation concerning the propriety of
giving two seanocs. Peter, like a sensible
spirit, counseled him not to submit to
such a tost, and in no event to try it more
than.unco. The reason for this advice was
that tlio spirit was able to materialize ouiy
by tlie oiliu or mesmeric force which it re
ceived from the medium, aud that to shoot
at it, would boa very great slnfek to the
medium, and a second trial would be a
positive injury to his physical health. Pe
ter Anally consented to help pull him
through one seance, but refused to permit
a second. Mr. Clark remarked that the
cause of tlie puliil appearance which gon
era'ly characterized Spiritualists was the
foot that they expended too much oilie
force in materializing efforts,
This talk about, Peter aud liis band of
spirits, and tho “odic force,” will, of
course, sound like sheet nonsense to the
general reader. Yet Air. Clark seems to bi
ll man of practical common sense, and at
the same time professes to look on “Peter”
as an invaluablo counsellor. The follow
ing is tho
St. Louis, August 4, 187,j.
Mu. Cr.AHK: Drar Sir - Having iittuadi.it a se
iiUd' given by you, siul having siuii iUo wonder
ful imitorislizutionsj I will give you fifty dollar*
to produce one fticu at. tlie aperaturo, if you will
1, i me or any pcrsonjl may name tiro a shot at it
v.ilh a ritlm if ii is a spirit face it cannot hurt
it, and it will snlist'.i me ii is not you with a mask
os son' file, 1 . My conditions sro that you will
u ii'ulsi you! self anil put ou clotliCs i snail pro
duro, and permit mo to fasten you to the bottom
of the cabinet. Yours, respectfully,
This was accepted by Mr. Clark.
(From the Ht. Louis Globe-Democrat, Aug. to.)
A crowd of perlmps twenty were gather
ed together lust night in Concert Hall. At
-8:110 the iloor of the hall was closed against
nil future comers, and the preliminary
stops of the teat wero taken caio of. The
first thing to be looked after was tho cabi
net. Like most of such structures, it con
sisted of six pieces only ,—four sides, a bot
tom, and a top ; the article being about
tivo and a half feet long, two wido and
nearly seven high. In order that close,r
inspection might, be made, tlio cabinet bad'
been taken apart, and the six pieces—all
made of thin pine lumber—laid alongside
on tho floor. By means of a few hooks
tlio pieces wero fastened in their grooves,
and tho cabinet placed upon two “saw
horsos.” The front and back pieces bad
binges in tlie centre, forming doors forin
gress and egress, and tlio front was adorn
ed with a hole near tho top, about the
size of a face, over which a small black
curtain was drawn, adjustable by a string
fastened on the inside.
“I suppose ye’d like to search me,” said
the medium, who was an ordinary-looking
man, with heavy brown board, lengthen
ing a pule and nervous face, in which a
pair of brown oyi a wero set deeply back
under a rather high but not intellectual
MKrUUMISTIU T All It.
“I have only developed the materializa
tion within the past four weeks,” he said,
lending tlio way to' an adjoining room,
whore he could disrobe unseen by the
three or four ladies in the audience. “We
havo been holding seances at at Mr, Tim
kius’ house. I have developed pretty
rapidly. The other night 1 produced
what we call my double. I was placed in
the cabinet as naked as when I was born,
and tied, and a great light appeared in tlie
cabinet, so uti'onjftliah the people thought
the house was on fire, and were going to
run out of the room, but they were called
back, and a man who crept tip to tlio cabi
net saw my double through tho window
from the waist up. Before that I got to
be able to produce materializations at tho
window, standing at ono side of tho cabi
net. How do I produce tho materializa
tions ? Well, by oilie, force, we call it. It
is an indiscribablo kind of emanation that
goes out from us—something wo know
nothing about. I feel a kind of prickly
sensation, and then a feeling Comes over
mo like that produced in healing (1 was a
“healer” first), when, as J toll them, the
virtue gin h out of mo. J don't feel inn eh
pain, but it's terrible when tho emotion j
comes hack to mo. Tho materializations
are a part of myself. ”
now un was nouno.
In the meantime tho medium had di
vested himself of liis clotWng. In that
condition ho was searched by Mr. Tiui
kens. who then bunded him a suit ho had
obtained for the occasion, consisting sim
ply of a pair of linen pantaloons, a shirt
ami a pair of stockings, which ho proceed
ed to put on. He won tiieu led buck to
the hall, where he said a few words to the
audience, telling thetn not to let him re
main iu the cabinet longer than fifteen
minutes after the firing of tho rifle, but
not. to open the cabinet before that time.
He then took Iris pliiee in the cabinet,
seating himself on the floor, his back rest-
iog against tho side, and his whole person
in full view of tho audience except liis feet.
M r. Timkiuis proceeded then, witli the as
sist* nee af three or four reporters, to make
Olark last. Holes wero bored on each side
of eocli leg, above and • below the kneti
joints, whereupon pieces of seaming cord
were liuzaod through each or the four seti
of holes. They emerged below the cabinet
floor, where they were securely tied anil
then fastened to the saw bucks on which
tho cabinet vested. Holes wero also bored
oil each side of tho medium’s back, belo#
the back, ami a piece of rope passed
around his waste and tied ou the outside
of tlie cabinet, besides being securod ti>
tho saw bucks. Tho medium’s hand* were
separately bouud and then tied
the eonl remaining being made to pass
through a hole in tho floor, between thd
legs. Bound in this way. it appeared al
most impossible for Clark to move either
leg, or to stir in auy way front a position
that seemed painful.
“Movo out of tlio way thero, if yod
[dense,” ho said to one of tho Belf-conati
tuted committeemen. “You draw front
mu too heavily."
A.— He snys there are expressions of
pain passes over his face, and he appears
to bo struggling with some mysterious
within him. “Its’* coming,” ho sajfa, ills
feet, moving uneasily iu their houda,
knocking against the floor and sides of the
wooden structure. Almost immediately
after his head begins to twitch convul
sively, and knocks heavily against tho fire
board at his back. “Como here,” he says
to Mr. Tucket, who obeys. “But youf
baud ou my head. Mr. Tucket does sot
The prisoner appears easier ; his head
censes its twituliings, but the feet coutiuml
to knock against tho floor. Tho spiritual l
ity of the medium seems (to be overcome
by tllil eartliiuess cf Mr. Tucket’s nature,
and the fancy is seemingly entertained by
both Tucket and tho prisoner. 11l a tHili
uto Mr. Tucket put liis other hand also OU
the medium, and tho knockings und.
twitchings gradually cease.
Everything iu tho cabinet is apparently
“Wait a minute," said Mr. Timkens j
“I’ll fix the oultaiu string where you can't
get at it any wily.” And he placed the end
of the string of tho window, as tho round
hole is termed, at tho distance of at least
ten feet from the medium. Nothing fur
ther being necessary, the door of the cabi
net is then closed, and tiro black curtaia
drawn over the window.
At a distaneo of fifteen feet fiOm this
cabinet and directly in front of tho black
curtains, lias been placed a stand, wlioret
by means of a vise, a small breech-loading
rifle is fastened, after a load is placeed iu it,
and leveled so that tho ball will inevitably
pierce the curtaiu’s centre. Mr. A. B. Cun l
oinglmm, of the Glnhc Deinocrat, who hn
been requested by Mr. Timkens Lo fire tho
rifle, takes n soot directly behind the staud.
Mr. Cunningham is a crack shot, witlt
steady nerve. Tlio rifle carries only a
small' ball, but Is loaded so ns to send it
easily through mi inch plank. lil order
to prevent tho bail lodging iu tho wall, a
heavy plank is placed on the other side of
the cabinet and directly in tlio way Of the
shot. Tho ball would not perhaps kill,
L ut it would war the beauty of auy coun- .
tenauoe that rcbeiVed it.
It is five minutes after 9 o'clock whed
these preliminaries are Unbilled, and the
seance really begins. The lights of thd
main chandelier are turned down, although
Mr. Timkens keeps a coal oil lamp burn l
ing near him, which sheds a dim glare oil
the cabinet alid the black curtain, on
which all eyes are fixed. In the gioom
voices are hushed to a whisper, and tlifi
noises on the street becofno painfully audi
ble. As the Whispers die away the si
louoo becomes oppressive.
“Bing something, it will help mo says A
voice fioin the cabinet.
Borne ono iu tho crowd strikes up tho
filial! we gather at thd river,
Thu beautiful, tho beautiful rivor,
Shall ivc gather at the river?
Thou comes a knocking from tlie cabi
net, the knocks cluttering apparently
ugaiust all tlie sides. Tlie first is loud aud
authoritative, but, the others become grad
ually more mild and gentle, recalling to
the mind “The Raven"—
Only this anil nothing more.
Finding that tlie kuocks ceased entirely,
aud that tho silence is disagreeable to tho
spirits, as well as to tho company present,
Mr. Tucket startv'P “The Btar Bpangied
Banner.” There’s no response, and an
apprehension is felt that the patriotic aiA
has lost its power upon the disembodied*
“Auhl Lang Byue,” as recalling scenes of
tho past, is next tried, but with similar
want of offcct ou the forgetful spirits. The
silence continues even when some ono in
the hull sings something about.
I am a chief iu tho forest so wild,
followed by tho "Old Camp Ground. h
Tlio repertoire of the American portion
of the audience being exhausted, a Ger*
man gentleman sings an operatic solo, hi*
fine sonorous baas voice filling the rooms
and delighting all present. As it comes to
a close, a quick, wild, painful cry is heard
from the ealiinct, and ail IS still again.
THE FACE APPEARS.
The spirits appear obstinate and rnorosCi
Three-quarters of an hour pass away with*
out anything more than a spasmodic
knock. When about all hope Is friVcrt up,
tho curtain is suddenly drawn aside, and A
face appears at tho window— the face of A
girl with bluo eyes and brown hair, just
budding iuto womanhood. The faco id
distinctly seen by all present.
“Fire I ” said the voice in the cabinet/
The rifle is fired on the instant.
The face remains at the window perliapd
a minute longer, when it is concealed bjf
the curtain, which is mysteriously druwu
The rest may bo fold in a Very few
words. Iu fifteen minutes tlio medium in
released, excited and exhausted with his
labors. An examination of the cabinet
shows that the ball passed through the
scat opposite to the window, and it is
found in tho plank hung down beyond,
Tho ropes are found as tense ns when they
were first tied, anil on tho door being
opened, t.bo medium is found securely
boi nl. He ascrilus the long lapse of time
before tlio appearance of the spirit to the
fact that an Indian spirit abtrnded itself
on him with a war whoop instead of his
mother, for whom he asked when first
placed in tho cabinet. Tho spirt that ap
peared, lie says, was bis cousin. The
money was paid by Mr. Timkens on the
spot. „ j
Bishop Colenso has lately returned to
liis diocese after lie brief visit which he
mado to Eugjand for the sake of vindicate
ing tho cause of the aboriginal tribes of
Natal, which lms lost him much former
support in the colony, ill conseqderice of
his generous devotion in their behalf, al
though tho homo government emphati
cally expressed approval of the course
which ho recommended toward the Zoolod
chief Lungibulele. A testimonial to him
has been proposed in Loudon, and the
name of Dean Stanley of Westminster ia
signed first to tire call for subscriptions,