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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, NOVEMBER 19, 1881.
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A MODERATE BEAR STORY.
"Joe and me was lumbering over on a "tract of
land (hat belonged to some fellow over in Monroe
county. Jake Klienhans had got all the bark uflf
the tract, and we were linishiug up the lumber.
We'd seen signs of bear, and an old bark peeler
told us there was a big one that kept in a swamp
down the creek a ways. Every hunter that had
been in the woods for six months, he said, had
put a ball in the bear, and the old cuss had car
ried oflfhalf a dozen traps and got rid of them in
some way. One Saturday Joe and me made up
our minds to take a day off and try aud capture
this tough old animal. We came on to the bear in
less than an hour after we started out. He came
tearing otit of the swamp as if some one was urg
ing him with a three-tine pitchfork, and made for
the top of a little ridge about a hundred feet
awar. Joe let him have his rifle barrel and then
his buckshot. But the bear kept light on. I got
both my barrels in on him, but the old fellow
never paid any attention to us till he got to the
top of the ridge. The ridge wasn't more than
twenty feet high, and it ran up to quite a narrow
top. When the bear got up there he stepped,
turned with his face toward us, raised up on his
haunches, and opened his mouth blamed near a
foot wide. He was in plain, open sight, only a
hundred feel away, and we just thought we had
' Did you shoot him?" asked Billy Watson, as
the sheriff paused to get his share of the refresh
ments the county clerk had ordered.
"Shoot him?" said the sheriff, "shoot him?
Well, 1 think it might be called shooting, unless
my memory is very short Why, that bear never
stirred from his tracks, aud Joe and me peppered
away at him for more than a quarter of an hour,
aud we hit him every time. All he'd do was to
give himself a whack with first one paw and then
the other wherever a ball or charge of buckshot
got in on him. That was all our firing seemed
to disturb him, and finally Joe said to me:
"'See here! Do vou know what that old cuss
is going to do? Well, he's just waiting until our
ammunition gives out, and then he'll give us the
grand bounce out o' these woods.'
By this time I had only one bullet left, and
Joe only had three. We had plenty of powder,
so we concluded not to use any more on the bear
by shooting, as there didn't seem to be any use
in it. Joe began to skirmish around a little.
On the other side of the ridge he discovered a
ground hog's hole, which run into the top of the
ridge directly under where the bear was sitting.
Joe had been in the annv, vou know, and he saw
that this ground hog's hole was just a bully
chance to spring a mine on our live old target.
So he takes all the powder that both of us had
about three pounds, I guess and poured it in a
leather pouch he had, and made as snug a bomb
as we could wish for. Then, while I kept the
bear's attention by pretending to be crawling up
the side of the hill as if I meant to tackle him,
Joe crept up on the other side and rammed the
leather cartridge into the hole and tramped her
solid. He laid a train of powder down the hill
aways, hollered to me to run, and fired her. In
about two seconds the top of that hill and the
bear were sailing toward the clouds. The bear
went up ten feet above the top of a big chestnut
tree there was on the ridge, turned over a couple
of times, and tumbled back into the tree.
Now. of course, all bears aint as tough as this
lear was, but when the stones and dirt, and
saplings got. through falling, there we saw old
bruin perched on a big branch of the chestnut,
looking a little surprised, to be sure, but gazing
down at us with actually a smilo on his face, as
if he rather enjoyed the novelty of the little ex
perience he had just parsed through. That was
all the change then seemed to be in the old cuss's
"Joe looked at mo, and I looked at Joe. Then
we both looked at the bear, and then at the hole
in the ground. Neither of us said a word for
ten minutes. Then I said:
" 'Let's go home, Joe. There's a thunder shower
coming up. any way. and we don't want to be out
"There was a heavy shower coming, but Joe
said lie. wasn't going to quit until he got that
bear. So back he started for camp after an axe.
I stayed to watch the bear. The thunder and
lightning was something fearful. When Joe got
back he went to work chopping down the chest
nut tree. In about an hour down she came,
bear and all. In the fall the tree foil plumb
across the bear's back, and broke it, but before
Joe could get at him with the axe he twisted
from under the tree, and away he crawled down
toward the swamp. We would have lost that
bear as sure as guns, but just then there came
one of the hardest thunder claps I ever heard,
and not more than a second afterward lightning
struck not ten feet away. It struck that bear
square in the head. Aud, sir, maybe you don't
believe it, but it's a fact, the old cuss's head was
so hard that the lightning bounced oft it like
a rubber ball, and caromed on a big oak tree off
to the right, tearing it into a million pieces.
The bear was stunned considerably by the light
ning, and before he came to Joe got his work
in with the axe and finished him. We dragged
the carcass into camp. It weighed 117 pounds,
and we sold it for 10 cents a pound to a boarding
house keeper from Pocoho. Three days after
ward he came back and demanded SO cents. lie
had taken eight pounds of lead out of different
parts of that bear, and of course we deducted it
from the bill.1 A". Y. Sun.
A LIVE TARGET.
There Is in Detroit, Michigan, a man who was
wounded five times in less than ten minutes, at
Fair Oaks. The first bullet entered his left arm :
the second gave him a scalp wound ; the third hit
him in the foot; the fourth buried itself in his
shoulder; the fifth entered his right leg. While
he was being carried to the rear, the first two
men who took him were killed. While his
wounds were being dressed, au exploding shell
almost buried him under an avalanche of dirt.
In being removed further to the rear, a runaway
ambulance horse carried him half a mile and
dumped him out, and yet he is seemingly hale
and hearty, and walks without a limp. Ex.
Confederate bonds now bring only 32s. Cd. pei
100 in London.
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CATS AT SEA.
Certain animals were ouco thought to provoke
storms at sea, and were thus regarded as unlucky
by seamen. A dead haTe on Wvrd ship has long
been thought a storm-bringer. The hare is un
lucky in many folk-loro stories. Many people,
as Lapps, Finns, and Chinese, will not eat it As
an animal supposed to see at night, it was con
nected with the moon, shining by night, and we
have Eastern traditions of the hare in the moon.
i Hence it is with the moon, a weather-maker.
The cat was still more widely feared as a storm
! bringer and ir always unlucky on board ship.
I She "carries a gale in her tail," and is thought to
provoke a storm by playing witli a gown or apron,
rubbing her face, licking her fur the wrong way,
&e. Provoking a cat will certainly bring a gale,
in. sailor belief, and drowning one will surely
raise a tempest. Fielding, in A Voyage to Lisbon,
(1775; says : "The kitten at last recovered, to the
great- joy of the good captain, but to tho very
great disappointment of some fcf the sailors, who
asserted that the drowning ofi cat was the very
surest way of raising a favorable wind." Flaws
on the surface of tho water are in sailor-lore, " cat
paws." There is a Hungarian proverb that a cat
does not die in water, hence, its paws disturb the
surface. A larger ilurry on the water is a "cat
skin.', So it rains cats aud dogs, and the stormy
northwest wind in some parts of England is the
u wit's nose." In Chinese lore tigers cause storms,
and the Japanese wind-god has steel claws and a
tigerish countenance. In Germany there is a
proverb that auv one making a cat his enemy
will be attended at his funeral by rats and rain.
Cats see better at night, are connected with the
moon by many legends, are witches' familiars, and
hence are eyed askant by many. The Egyptian
goddess of evil, Pasht, was a cat-headed goddess.
Cats were, as we have seen, used by witches in
raising a gale, aud are sd to 23ll a wind, while
pigs see iu On ship board the malevolent char
acter of tho cat is shown in nautical nomencla
ture, aud the song now popular
"It was the cat"
is liable to more than a double interpretation.
The cat-o-nine-tails is not a desirable acquaint
ance, nor do sailors have a love for the miscel
laneous gear connected with raising' the anchor,
such as the cat-head, cat-fall,' cat-tail, cut-hook,
oat-back. &c. The lubber's-hole, through which
it is thought derogatory to the able seaman t
pass, is in French "Trou do chat." Weak tea is
called by sailors '' cat-lap." Freya, the Norse god
dess, was attended by eais, and thus Friday, he
day, was thought unlucky. A spectral dog "sho
ny " is said to predict a storm when appearing on
the Cornish beach. The United Afcrrfcc.
Dr. Boy men has been recently interviewed, and
after stating positively that he had entertained
hopes of President Garfield's recovery until Jul
23, .said that the first rigor thaL the President
had occurred on that day and convinced him that
the case was thereafter hopeless. Being asked iJ
the reason for his loss of hope was his belief that
such rigors indicated the approach of death, ht
"No; I did not expect immediate dissolution.
But the rigor was an evidence of the existence in
the President's system of pyannia. Besides, tlu
public never have known that the President'
wound was never properly cleansed until three
weeks after he was shot The pus had, through
carelessness and incompetence, been allowed to
remain in the wound until it rotted, and pyjemia
had done its perfect work."
"Did the other surgeons sign the bulletins
upon Dr. Bliss' reports without making their own
observations?" Dr. Boynton was asked.
'"Yes," he answered; "tho other surgeonB took
Dr. Bliss' word about the President's condition
until he was removed to Klberon. There it was
suggested to Dr. Hamilton that the surgeons were
being deceived, and after that Dr. Hamilton or
Dr. Atjnew took the indications, and after that
the pulse went up in the bulletins."
A lake in the rear of Manzanillo, Mexico, burst
its confines last month and poured its waters into
the sea. The lake was full ol alligators and the
harlor of sharks. When the monsters met a wa
ter battle immediately began, and it was waged
for several days in the presence of most of the
people of Manzanillo. For a long time victory
trembled in the balance, but the sharks finally
prevailed and took dinner on the last of the
routed intruders. The inhabitants of Manza
nillo pronounced it better than a bull fight.
THE GREAT LAND SWINDLE.
The jury in the case of John Brady, jr., who
was tried at St. Louis, Mo., in the Criminal Court
on a charge of false acknowledgment of deed,
returned a verdict of guilty, and assessed his
punishment at seven years in the penitentiary.
Brady is one of the men concerned in the great
land swindle scheme which was unearthed at the
land office at Irouton, Missouri, last spring, and
in which Robert L. Lindsay, of St. Louis; Burne,
of Pittsburg, and others were implicated.
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WASHINGTON, D. C,
Attorney -at-Law and Solicitor of
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Answers to Correspondents,
"We are obliged to answer certain inquiries of the some
nature in each issue of our paper. While we cheerfully
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suggest that much labor, time, and expense may lvj saved
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C. S. D., Pittsfiei.d, Mass. Under the present
law the pension of a widow of a soldier ceases when
she remarries, and her name cannot bo ref.ton.-d to
tho Pension Koll even if she again becomes a widow
A bill to restore to the roll the names of widows'
dropped on account of remarriage, and who again
become widows, was introduced in the -IGth Con
gress, but was not reached for action.
W. B., New London, Conn If vour pension
claim should be disallowed, your attorney will be
A. E. W., Springfield, III. An ex-soldier who
has received two ilesh wounds while in the service
is entitled to pension, provided he is one-eighth dis
abled for manual labor by reason of said wounds.
J. F., Winamac, Ind Crime committed by an
ex-soldier does not deprive him of his pension,
unless connected in some way with the procuring of
or maintaining the same.
B. F., Fairmont, Minn. If you have located
one hundred and sixty acres as a civilian, you are
not entitled to any further benefits under the home
stead laws on account of your service as a soldier.
Soldiers are not entitled to additional homesteads,
unless original entry was made prior to June 20,
J. N., Pine Hollow, Minn. If you liavo sus
tained bodily injuries in the service which deprived
you of the use of any of your limbs, you are entitled
once in every five years to an artificial limb or ap
pliance, or commutation therefor. Application
should be made direct to the Surgeon-General of
the Army in this city, as attorney's cannot be rec
ognized in such cases. Any disability which is
equivalent to the loss of a hand or a foot is rated i.t
$1S a month.
N. J., Spring Hill, Iowa. No law lias been
enacted granting $200 additional bounty- in fact,
the only law granting additional bounty was passed
July 2d. 18GG. A bill to equalize bounties was in
troduced in last Congress, but did not pass either
Senate or House oi" Representatives.
M. J. N., Scranton, Pa. " Can a soldierget hisdis
charge who was wounded and iurloughcd home and
did not return? I understand that the furlough
was not dated when to return."' A. He cannot, un
lfss lie prove by his attending physician that at the
date of the expiration of his iurlough (which wa3
certainly granted for some definite period to the
date of muster-out of his command he was wholly
unable to travel and rejoin his command, or report
in person to the nearest military station of the
Stamford, Yt. The widow of a soldier forfeits
her pension by re-marriage, and the pension then
descends to her children by her first husband who
are under sixteen years of age when she re-marries,
to continue from the date of her re-marriage until
the children respectively attain the age of sixteen
years. If the second husband should die of a disease
which had its origin in the service and in lino of
duty, his widow will be entitled to a pension on his
account, to continue during her widowhood.
A. B. E., Rochester, N. Y. In tho case you refer
to, the widow of deceased soldier drew with the back
pay $75, the balance of the original bounty, the sol
dier himself having drawn the $25 advance bounty
at time of muster-in. If the soldier left children
who were under twentv-one years of age Julv 2S,
1S66, they will be entitled jointly to the $100 Addi
tional bounty when the time for paying same shall
have been extended. If no such children survive,
then the parents of the soldier will have title to the
additional bounty. The additional bounty provided
by the act of July 28, 1S66, does not descend to any
other heirs than those named.
G. P., Wilmington, Del. The mere fact of a
man being over the age he stated when enlisting
will not militate against his obtaining a pension,
provided he is otherwise entitled.
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