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VLxi. WINNSBORO, S. C.. WEDNESDAY MORN ING, M ARCH 28. 1876- INO, 41
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y in the Town of Winueboo, at $3.04
. variably in advance.
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I':A II) IN A D)V.-t N'Ca:.
Obitratry Noticos ani 'Tributes $1.0
per quiare.
LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS.
Monday, March 20.
SENATE.
The colmiuttee on claims roporter
favorably on a large number of elaiUl
and recommended that others be re
furred to the commission on cla1ims
A bill to incorporate the Narrov
Gauge Railroad and Transportatioi
Company of South Caroliram, and I
bill to amond section 3, chapter 111
of the revised statutes Were patssed1
The report of the special join
comnnitteo appointed to investigIatI
into tho cause of failureof the Souti
Carolina Bank and Trust Coimpanu
was made the special order for '1'ues
lay, March 21.
At 12 in., the senate resolved itsel
into a court of impeachelnt.
Mr. Whittemore ubmnitted tht
followin g order :
Or'dered, That thyi senate, as I
court of ilpetcllmellt, stand ad
journed, to imert on Tuesday, Marcl
21, at 12.3() p. mn., when the senlati
shall proceed to vote, without debate
on the several articles of impoech
meat inl the cas of Montgomer:
Moses, fjudge of the seventh judicia
cir~cuit.
Adjourned.
11oUSE1 OF RFltEPRL.NTATIVF.S.
The Senate returned, with amend
einoitsi, bill to incorpora to the Bishop
ville, Sumter ani(d Waterete Railroat
Co1)any ; bill to amuend an ac
entitled "An act to raiso supplios fo
the fiscal year comm1 encing NovemI
her 1, 1875 ;" bill to incorporato the
Charleston and Georgetown .lailroa<
anl Transport.ttion, ,ompany.
The amen dnents were concurre
in and tho titles changed to acts.
A resolution wats adopted, in
- structing the state tre surcr to re
port to the house the amo101uts o
money collecte. ll) to date nde
(he gener'atl appropriation bill, th
"blig bonanza' and the "little bonam
Zat.
A resolu tion was adopted. ir
structing thle stte treasurer t, in
form the house ou)it of what funds h1
pmid the ehiil of Thomas V. Pric
& Co.
Senate bill for the relief of J. 1
.Latimer, late cunnaty treasiurer a
Gre'enville coutyt}, and J. P. E
Camp, hate couity treasurer u
Spartanb urg county, and senate join
resou111tio11 to authorize and lillpowe
the county comlm51ission1ers of Greer
ville count y :., apply a certain coun
Ay fund to the patyiment of the pas
Indebtedness of said coity, wer
1)asse d.
The enlactintg wor'ds of senate hill ti
r egla te tihe conduct1(1of the C ecuitiol
of capital piunishdment in this stat
were1't .stri(cken out.
J oit r'esolutioni requtirinig the r<
pair o.f thme pahnmetto tree in front (e
the sjtato-houseit, anid joint resok
1.ion to asceritaini the anmun3t a11
status of the outstanin g bills of Lh
.Banmk oif the 8taLte, were pass~ed.
.AdjoCurn'edi.
'1'Tuesda~y, Marchi 21.
.AENATJE.
Bdi1 'to prov'1ideC for) the2( publhli
pin'ltin1g was amenC~ded, patred, anu
senlt toi the( 1h0nse.
'fie sen~1ate then res5olved itse1
into a1 court of impe.Lcmmontt ini th
.ease of J udge Montgomerly Mose
.and prVo(ceded1 to vol.e upo0n. th
.inesponidenit's gil it or innocence1 ('
.the several (ch1 geis. The resl
11as beent sta1ted.
'fie senate, sitting as a court
The governor returned, wit hor
ha& ap~proval, a bill to a1pproprIiat
$:3(f,00 of the phosphate rolyalt
to the~ palylment of tile members an
.attalch2"e of the general assembly.
His Excellency likewise returnle(
as d'illy approved by him, a numlb<
of ills.'--ttmong wichli is an act t
amend12( a1 join2t r'esohution entitle
''Joint resoltionei to auithoizo~ tli
mu~(lI1tv comm)t1issionerts of F~airtiel
and Clar endonl coun111ties to levy
special tax of i14. mills on tie dolhi
to pay tihe paist inadebtedntess oIf sai
(1oun1ties2, land to regltel the mai1
ner of disbur'sinag theO saml."
Adjourned.
1102.E 01' nEYPtRsENTATI1VEs.
4 Senate bills to amen0fd 2an no't ei
-titled "An act to rodulce tall a('ta an1
pari11 o5(f acts inl relaitioni to coi
commissioner01s. thetir1 plowerls an1
h ities, into one( act, and to aumuun
tho'sin :2Jl" to regla'te thle trail
JLaoii at1(d deliver~iy of messages 1
telegrp 1111o(m11pan ies, and1( to r'egi
aite timtes for hlolding the~ circu
" .ourts of . gonioratl H(*1sions a12
0102mm01 p)10a1 in~ thes sevenl
irc1u it, woreO passe(1.
Tihe spoeiiel joint committee a'
first judiciu circuit, submitted a
-port. The house resolved itself <
into secret sesionl to consider the''
reports and testimony.
'T'he committee on the judiciary
reported back a senate joint resoh- i
tion proposing certain amendlnents
to the state constitution, and re
commended cer tain aineundments.
The report of the special joint +
committee appointed to investigate<
the failure of the South Carolina 1
Bank and Trust Company was made 1
the special order for Wednesday,
march 22.1
Hayne introduced a resolution to
expel Gary, a mienber from Ker
shaw county, which was indefiuitely
postponed.
A resohlution was adopted, pro
viding that the two houses should
ilmeet in joint session on Wednesday,
March 22, to elect a judge for the r
seventh judicial circuit recently t
made vacant by the impeachment "
and conviction of Montgomery :1
Moses.
The committee appointed to in- f
vestigate te transactions of the t
land conumission made a report,
which was made the special order e
for Wepdnesday, March 22.
a After some unimportant business, a
the house adjourned.
Wednesday, March 22.
sENATE. c
The house sent to the senate a
(oncurrenit resolution to pay J. H.
Sawyer $250 for services rendered,
the speci:l joint committee to in
vestigate the failure of the South
Carolina Bank and Trust Company,
which was indefinitely postponed.
A resolution for the appointment
of a special joint collmittea to ex- 1
amine the mialnner in which the r
comptroller general's warrants t
have been issued tinder the pro- f
visions of an act entitled "An act a
to provide for the payment of cer z
I tain claimis" was concurred in.
1'The house resolution providing t
for a joint assembly to elect a judge '
to fill the vacancy caused by the
removal of Montgomery Moses, was
laid on the table.
The house returned with amend
ments the bill to amend the act divid
ing iloe .,tptpa five,eon'gressional
distr'icts. There were amendments
by the house which defeat the
end proposed by Mr. Cochran's
original bill-un equitable division : t
of the state into congressional dis
tricts. The bill was passed has ]
-amnended.
'Iho senate proceeded to the
Sconsideration of the veto message
of the governor on the bill appro
printing :30.000 of the phosphate
royalty to the payment of the mem
hers mind employees of the general as
sembly. The bill was passed over
the veto by a vote of 21 yeas to
0 nays.
Time bill to amend an act entitldcl
"An act to provide for the setttle
ment and payment of certain claims
against the slate" was taken up,
amne1d and passed.I
Adjourned.
UDUwE or ntE'RItESEN'm'A'TIVRs.
IThen sente hill having reference
to thme 'ongressionahul (listricts in thtis
etate was'. taken up,) aimentded and
rturned to the senate
Lesli in trouneed ai resolution
reqiring thme s ecretatry of state to
br1ing~ into thme house all deerds made
to or ini thme naime of C. P. Leslie as
aproedt larige nulhe~ilLr (of acts
among which aire an act to authiorize
the governor to appo10int one ad
ditional trial jutstice for Famirtie'ld
county. and ii an d at o legalize theo~
streeOts and ways in the town of!
C Rlidgeway.
SMr. H myn e mmoved that the house
Iproceed in open 5tession to the~ (1on.
f sideration of the report of thme
special cominittcc apmpoin ted to
" inlvestiglt~e thme ollicial 'onlducOt of
0 C. W. lBut t?, solicitor of thme first
f juideial ci rcuit. The motion wats
rejected, and theo house then re
solved itself in to secret session.
IThe house ahortly afterwards
e adjomurned.
'riThursay,' March 23.
sENATE.
A concurrent resolution to re
seind the resoutiont to adjourn nn
iA numbeihr of joint resolutions
were) initroduceiCd and proprl(ly
Il refermed.
A conlcurrenit resoluttioni wast
adptd and ent to thme house, 4
authorizing time state treasurer t~o
borrow .52:,000( for then pay of mom
bers and( employees of the general
assembihly.
IA joint' resoltution -requiring the 4
repair of the palmiet to tree in front
of the State House and a bill to
amennd an not entited "An act to
providle for the settlement anxd
payen of certain claims against
th .sat" were passed.
A concurrent resolution dlirecting
the attorney general to institute
civil anud criminal proceeding in
bhalmtf of the state in the case of the
failuro of the South Carolina Bank
andI TIrust Comphlany wa laidj oin theL
htabile.
hIAd.ojourned.
i oUaBH oF nlEPIR5ENTATIvEs.
il A resohution was adopted, direct.
orthwith the amount to the credit
)f "legislative expenses," and also
vhethor he would be able to borrow
25,000 to pay the members and
Imployees of the geupal aesem
>ly.
A concurrent resolution was adopt
0d, and sent to the send providing
or the appointiment ajoint com
nittee to .obtain fu1 information
oncerning the collection and die
)mrsement of all the tax-levies made
)y law.
The bill to define the duties and
owers of the lieutenant governor
>f this state was laid on the table
Bill to incorporate the Merchants'
teauship Company, of Charlston,
vats read the second time and
)rdered engrossed.
Senate resolution authorizing the
tate treasurer to borrow certain
noneys -for the payment of officers,
ttachees and other employees of
he general assembly was concurred
n.
A communication was received
rom the state treasurer, informing
he house that he had failed in his
forts to borrow $25,000, as in
tructed by the house.
The following resolution was
dopted:
.Resolved, Chat the secretary of
tate be requested to furnish this
ouse with a statement of the
mount of fees (other than land
oinmission) turned over to the
taste treasurer since the com.
aencetent of the present fiscal
ear.
Adjourned.
Friday, March 24.
SENATE.
The house returned, with anend
tents, which were concurred in.
esolution authorizing the state
reasurer to borrow certain moneys
or payment 'of officers, attachees
nd other employees of the general
ssenbly.
Iioncurrent resolution instructing
he attorney general to institute
uit against all persons guilty of
perjury a1(1 embezzleIent in the
natter of the f.ilure of the South
:-arolina Bank and Trust Company
vas laid on the table.
Bill to incorporate the Bishepville
,nd Adkiu Railroad passed.
Resolution instructing the clerk
f the senate to draw a pay certifi
ate for o-io hundred and ninety
wo dollars, payable out of senate
ontingent fund, in favor of J. B.
iubbard, for services rendered as
*ssistant sergeant-at-arms during the
mtipeachiment trial, was agreed to.
Bill to extend the time for the
omumencement of work on the
Lnderson and Port Royal Railroad
a8ssed a seconid reading.
Report of j')init special committee
ppointed to inqluire as to execution
f coutract by Columlbia Water
?ower Company was made the
pecial order for Saturday, March
5.
A eoncurrent resolution that the
eneral assoem)ly take a recess from
'riday, March 24, 1876, to April 10.
.876, at 12 in., was adopted.
Adjourned.
no0055 OF R1EPRE5ENTATIvEH.
MIr.Canniton introduced the follow
ng resolutioni, which was adopted:
Vays and~ meansfl itiilire an~d re
>ort ats to the exp)ediency of au
,horizinig the state treasuiger to
liret at portion of the salary fund
temporarily) to the p~aymen~t of
hie two housesC of this general as
embthly.
Resolution that thle gene(rall as.
nthily take a recesm from Friday,
fIarch 24. to April 10, 12 mn., was
gireed to.
Adjouirnetd.
The o tt Democratic Convention.
CoItumhux. S. C., Feb. 23, 1876.
At a mneetinig of the State Demo
rttic Executive Committee, held in
Jolhumbia on Febiruary '22, 1876, the
ollowing resohition was adopted:
1I'esob(ed, That it is recomn~ided
o the demiocracey of the Staite of
south Carolina to imeet by townshipgs
'r pirecinets, and elect delegates to
Inty coniventions, to be held in
ipril next, tha t these county conver -
.ions shall elect delegates, in nutr.
ier equal to twice the representation
>f the coumty in the presenit hoiso
>,f representatives of the state, to a
taite democratic convention to be
told ini Cohiunhia, on T1ho'rsday, May
[, for the purpose of apphoiniting dehi
tates to the national democratic
lonvention, to be0 held in St. Louis
in the 27th June next, and to take
mtcht further action as the conven
ion shall deem pro~per and necessary.
The several county chairmuen will
ake steps in their resp~ective coun.
ies to carry into effect the foregoing
'esolution.
'rThe townshipi and p)recinct meet
i gs can lie held when is most con
enient ; the county conventions for
hie election of delegates will be held
ni April only.
T1heo county chairman of Richland,
with the resident membcrs of this
sommittee, will make all necessary
u tangemnents for the accommodation
if the state convention.
M. C5. B3UTLEII, Chairman
State Democratic Ex. Committee.
F. WV. DAWSON, SecretAry.
The inhabitants of Belknap, Iowa,
want toi change the name of their
Ion.m
THE FALL OF FLESH.
Particulars of the WonderfuIPhenome
non in Bath County, K~entucky.
From, the Louisville Courier-Journal.
A corre ponden i', ..the Courier
.Journal, writing frol Tunt Stor
ling, Kentucky on the 8th of the
present month, me 6idnod the oc
currouce of a nost ., nderful ple
nbmenon in Bath op h y, soven teer
miles east of the ter'minus of tl
! Louisville, Cincinnati shd Lexington
itailroad. The correspondent rela
ted that a shower of thLI fell from u
clear sky, in broad day ight, during
the afternoon of Mur 3 : that th]
sun was shining at tYi time, and
after the appearanco 'of the flesh,
hogs and chickens app ared and de
voured it. The fact of the phennme
non thus made known Jas produced
considerable interest ii the country,
especially among scientific souls,
who seem to have never heard of a
like occurrence. Last evening a ro
porter visited Capt. J. X. Bunt, of
Mount Sterling, whom' ho found at
the Willard Hotel. Capt. Bent is the
gentleman who first informed the
general public of the dphenomienon
through the Courier-Jurnal. Last
evening he exhibited 4pecinens of
the tieh to the reporter, who pro
posed that they proceed with them
to the residence of Prof. J. Law.
rence Smith. The gentleman agrec,
and thither they went. At Prof.
Smith's Capt. Bent and the reporter
entered into a couversation about
the flesh and its fall. '
"When (lid the phenomenon take
place ?" asked the reporter.
"At two o'clock last Friday,
March 3."
"In what county ?"
"In Bath county, near Harry
Gill's Mudliek Sulphur Springs,
which are, I think, about seventeen
wiles east of :Mount Sterling."
"Did you witness thor'eurrence 1"
"No, sir. My information first
came from Judge Day, of Monifee, a
perfectly reliable gentleman Hun
dreds are willing to attest the truth
of the matter with affidavits."
"Will you )lease relate to me all
you know in relation t: the phe
nomenon 1"
W ell, sir, as nearly as I can as
certain, the occurrence took place
about two o'clock in the afternoon.
The day had beeni pleasant, and at
the hour mentioned, the heavens
were clear and beautiful. The sun
was shining brightly, and except a
few straggling light clouds, nothing
unusual was visible to the naked eye
in the appearaince of the horizon.
The wife of farmer Crouch, whose
place is near Mudlick Springs, was
standing in her doorway, and, ob
serving particles of a peculiar and
unusual kind descending from a clear
sky, called others to witness the
startling phenomenon. The fall of
the flakes lasted about ten minutes.
'T'hey came down in scattering show
ers and settled on a space of Mr.
Crouch's farm, probably one hun
dred by two hundred yards in ex
tent. After the fall tl, people col
lected around the ground thus coy
ered and examined what had so umys
te'riously descended from the hmeav'
ens. The flakes were fr'oim thme size
of a pea to that of a human linger,
and rat her' thin. They wVere of regu
lar' flesh color, and, in touching trees
and fencec. left, amark similar to that
of b!ood in its secondary condition.
the flesh was soneowhat like mutton
ini appearanlce."
"Was:u~ any of it eaten ?" asked the
"Ys,r, by the hogs and chick
enB which gathered in large nlumbiers
and devoured the Ilakes with evi
d (ent relish. A butcher of Mount
Sterling was in Bath county at thle
time, and shav'ed off a piece of the
flesh with his knife. IHe roasted it,.
and said the substance was palata
ble, but he waq not able to tell from
what animal it caime."
"What evidence have you of the
authenticity of this ?" inquired Dr'.
Smith.
"There is nmo doubt of it, sir. Hnrm
ry Gill, of Mudhick Springs, who is
a gentleman of very high r'eputation,
and ai hundred others, will furnish
alidavits if necessary.'
I"What of the condition of the
heavens during the fall of the
flakes 1" said thme r'epor'ter'.
"The heavens underwent no
change, sir."
I"How do0 the p~eople take it ?"
I"Thme people, after it was no0ised
abroad, flocked arounid in dlozens
and gathered considlerable qualities
of the flesh."
"Did decomposition afect the par
tieles after they had fallen ?' asked
Pr'ofessor Smith.
I"I think so, sir," wasn Capt. Bent's
rejoinder.
"What have you to say of the
flesh, doctor ?" inqluied the repor
ter of Professor Smith.
"All Ican say to-night is that it
seems to be of an mnimal natture.
To-morrow I will exanmine and be
able to speak further concerning it."
I'he p articles bro.ught hy Capt.
IBent, who is a retired lawyer and
respected citizen of Mount Sterling,
were preserved in abohmol, and had
changed from their original appear
ance to a dull red ana white hue, and
wore somewhat withered. Profes
sor Smith will submit the specimen
to a careful examination to-day. Cer
tainly the phenomenan was one of
the most wonderful a'verknown. andl
doubtless will oceupy the attention
of the world of sciencO for some
time to come.
Prof. J. Iiiwrenco Smith, the
scientist, says in his analysis of
specimens examined - "In my mind
this matter gives every indication
of being the dried spawn of the
Batraclian reptiles, dolbtless that
of the frog. They havo been trais
porte(d from the poiln and Swampy
grounds by currents of wind, and
have ultimately fallen on the spot
whero they wore found. This is no
isolated occurrenco of the kind, 1
having come across the mentLion of
several in the course of ily reading.
The only way. I can now fix the: (late
is by an instance recorded by
Mutslch onblroOek ats occurring in
Ireland in 1675. ''he matter is d
scribie(l by himi as being glutinous
and fItt.y, which softened when held
in the. hand, and emitted an un
pleasant smrell whoin exposed to the
action of fire. The ovuAi or egg of
the Batrachian reptiles is a round
mass of transparent nutritive jelly,
in the contro of which appears a
small, black globule. In the present
case the passage through the air
would have dried up more or less
this gelatinous mass, so that the
exterior would becomo hard indl the
interior as I found it-still soft and
gelatinous. I have desired more
of the Latter to be sent to ne,when,
if thero be any modifications of these
views. I will make them known
The Woman' n the Case.
The maiden name of Mrs. Belknap
third wife of the Secretary of War,
was Miss Tomlinson, of Harrods
burg, Kentucky. She first married
Mr. Bowers, and was the sister of
Gen. ]3elknap's second wife, who
(ied in the latter part of December,
1870, and in consequonce of her
death there was no reception at the
White House on New Year's day,
1871. Mrs. Bower, who was then a
widow, was the guest of the Seer
tary of War during her sister'R
brief married life, and upon the
deatth of Mrs. Belknap Mrs. Bowers
took charge of the infant that her
sister loft. The child died in the
West, and Mrs. Bowers, after a trip
to Europe, took up her residence in
Gen. Bolknap's homo in Washing
ton. 1)uriing the ensuing winter
the hlinlsomne d:shinig widow pre
sidcd with rare' glre at the dinner
parties and- receptions that he gave.
she is sout thirty-fire years of age
of tall, coiimuanding presce, with
darlk, lustrous eyes, anid ia flashing
smnile that, discloses at !post perfect
set of tetIh. Renarkmil 'y brillianut
color, together with other personal
charis, lmis given Mrs. Belknap the
reputation of heing one of the hpand
somest ladies in Washiigton. Her
lino culture and fascinating miianniers
won Grl'en. 3elklap's heart, ald he
married her just two years uafter her
sister's death. Sinco she itassllmed
the dties of a lady of the Cabinet
her receptions hivte 1)01 inon' the
most popular, and her manner hars
been llaLalcterized by a genial
warmth, elegance andl(] grace. She
profesel not, to care for the whirl
of fashiomuablo society inlto whiebl she
wa'is thlrownl, bu rathler to prefer the
(jlit, of Iier 11on1te, and1( thme society
of her husband anid hentifuml chihd,
little Alice, whoE hads bieen the pet oif
heCr mnother's guests. St ill, Mrs.,
great a11nbi t ion, 1and4 ind1ulged thme
wouldlt ha1v4 b eenl (lectedi to thei
Senaito. WorthI furnishmed atlilher
toilets. Hecr recepltionl an~d evening
and.1( alrmls are of fanilless beauLIty,
and the dinamonds which Ilashmed on
thlemi were of great value, (ofteni
heing mlen tionedU~ as8 1amonug thle
miost (elat worni in) Washuington.
IMany (of thesCe 'ewe(lm4 were flhe wedl
whio, it in no0w known, received dis
honestly certain) sons of money
previou~s to hlis marriage with 2al rs
Blowors. Birillianut has been the
Secretary !(of *War's and Mihs 13el
kinap's social reign, and melanchioly
beyvond dlencription is the social andl'
othecial do(wnfamll that muarks one1 of
the mlost painful phases of un
bridled love of gaim.
A M~loiruJar- WAlnNine.--The other)l
day-a little b)oy abloutt four years
old was drawing his sled upj and
down in front of his miojihr-'s 110uso
whlen the ol ayaeto tihe door
andl called out:
"Conio in lbore, hoy."
"Wait ahhil," hie ainswered.
"You walk right in bere !" she
continued. "First you know s~me.
hody will abduct you, and first I
know som1( 0one will wanlt $l1),000)
rewvard to restoro you, and( lhere I
ama, just ready to break~l my last d~ol.
lar bill for 'tators and mait !"
The boy went in.
John Stevens, of Loganisport, jIn.
diana, was heir to i812,000, and( at
is Oiarnlost siolici tationi the mmoney
was given to him wvhen lie was only
nineteen years o1(d. iHe hlas qjuan
dod it all, and nowi sutes tihe tris I
tes to make them pay it over again,
ins claim being that they should
have held the p)roplerty unthl he was
twenty-one.
Virginia compin thtshe has,
had to pay $100,000 for an eighty
(lay session of her logislatureo, when
one good lawyer for $1,000 would
hav preped more and~ better laws
ROYAL GAME.
In no region close to- ottieato
can the enthusiastic sport oa
more varied and noble gam tha* I
the northwestern provinces of 1d
whore roams the mag~ent ro
l3ngal tiger, the very of beas
Our double page illust*tion thmA
him as he alppears at houe in 01
of the dense jungles, whenpe, who
pressed by hunger, .1ho~l" nstifort
on his mnaraudling expeditions. Fe
peoplo have any idea of the numb(
of human lives annually deatroyE
by this ferocious and blood-thirst
!inimal. In 1861) one tigress was ri
ported to have killed 127 peopl
and to have stopped a public roa
for many weeks. Similarly, in 186
the magistrato of Godvery repo'rte
that "that part of the countty wt
overrun with tigers, every Tilag
having suffered from the ravages e
umn eaters." On another oeasic
thirteen villages were deserted, an
250 square miles of countr et
thrown out of cultivation rong
the havoc made by a single tigresl
And according to the reports pf,
British government during thp Si
years ending with 1866, 4218 live
were lost through those beasts. ]
is little wonder that an Englis
sport m nan is hailed with joyin then
dist.ricts. Ho becomes a second 81
George sent to deliver the poop
from their scourge.
In doscribing a tiger it is fait t<
say of him that he is nothing mor
or loss than a huge cat, with powe
and ferocity excessively developed
'ITravellera sleeping in their tent
may hear one calling to its mate i1
the neighboring jungles, till night i
made hidoous by their amator
growls and roarings, just. as thoi
diminutive congoners on Auericai
house tops serenade the moon, and
provoke exasperated huditors to dis
lodge them with whatever missile
comies first to hand. The crownini
point of a cat's ferocity and deligh
in bloodshed is arrived at in th<
royal tiger. When not raging wit)
hnger, ho appears to derive thi
same pleasure from playing with hli
victin that the former shows in tor
monting a mn0ouse. Ho will who
around a buffalo as if onjo yng hi
alarm ; and when' the 'a 'ighte<
animal, in mad despair, feebly at
temupts to butt at his remorsolosi
'oe, the tiger bounds lightly over
his head, and recommences hit
gambols on the other side. At last
as if he had succeeded in ereatint
an appetite for his dinner, hi
mrushes the skull of his victim wit)
one blow of his powrful fore paw
aid comflmeos his bloody m.ii
The following story is toli of u
n fortunrat e hunter, who, having
attakeod a tiger on foot, sucetde(
in woiuding but not killing thi
Ibealst : "It charged, and seized hin
by the loins on 1o0e side, gave him a
tieire shake or two, dropped hin
ad then seizing him upon the othei
si(0, repeated the shaking, ant
again d}rop ing him disappeared
His beaters had escapted up trees o=
elsewhere meanwhile, but when th<
tiger departed they came to his nit
d1 carried him to th station. 'h<I
nanLT suf11'ored no1 painl, and descr'ib)o
lmw tihe tiger hatd seized and wor
ried lhim. Buit lhe sank from th<
<boe0k iad exhaustion within a fov
Any one whot has ever soon2 II
tiger's skulhl :md examined its for
iaidale enineui teeth must wonidoi
hlow aL nutni a enover Oscapo, wlo hiai
miee beenOi grippod0( ini their saLvagt
visoi. Very seldomi dloes aL sensIoi1
passK without till deaithl of soiim
pilajnt spo~( rtsmansi being replorteil
froml a tiger's chargo. Bunt th(
riags of these creatures are no1
wor'se than their terrible clawvs. Au
ini th ca3 It. those, weap)Jons5 are pr
vided withi a curious arrangemienl
of elaistic ligaments and muscles, by
whic~h they~ are withdrawn into th(
foot so as to osceapo~ blunting by con~
tact with the ground in walking.
Thiese fearful weapons are oIbjeJct1
of pecu(~liar1 care on the par~t of th(
I iger. TJrees aire frequently seen ir
the junigles scored with long vertieca
tissuires to the height of eight or tem
feot from the ground, where tigeri
haive cleansed and1( sharpened theil
claws. SomeI trees are grotm
favorites than others, and the peepu
or Inianii fig, is. often disfigured ii
this namner.
In charging, a tiger will soe
times burst out of ai neighb)orinf
~ever, and with never a swervi
poun11ce uponf his~ prey, his ears laid
baick, his tail oIn end, every featur<
of his face distorted with dliab~olica:
rage. But more often he bearn
steadily dow,~n four or live hu~ndred
yardis in the op)0n, stopping ca
sionally and putting his head hal
over his shoulder, as if to listen foi
mu noise behind himt. A most mag~
nficoueit creature he looks in thu
position, his head curoct, his tail
drooping, andl tho sun glaneing
from hiis lustrous yellow skin. Thu
stealthy advance continues until h<
is withun springing distance. Then
with au qu1ick rush amnd a terrific roar,
lhe dashes his prey to the ground
with his >o~werful arma, and seiz.ing
it with hia formidable fangs, holdi
it down unttil nearly or quite dead,
und thetfi drags 1t away.
At. no other ti ne is at tigress at
furious as when resenting a rl o1
fancied attack upon bor cuhs. They
are generally two to five in number
and follow their mother, who take
the moni. hnXio $ are of them, uti
they are full grown. A somofl as,
theur a digest, Sesh, the mother
t a U all for thes,, teaching
d them to prao*le rr thl eeflve by
praetising on piga and deer.. She
is also often wnaton and blood
th-sty, killing simrply for the plea-.
s. we she has in destroying life, With
a all her afoction for her euhs, how,
e over, she hias koen known to desert
a and .re devour them when bard
h pressed by hnager.
iVT One of tho most curiei and at,
r thesame timewel.attestedpeculiari.
d tipe of the tiger is that he does not.
y nto"nIly esIsa, but easily acquires.
a taste f hnavn flees At first
3, he seems-to bow to that instinctivo
d dread of.anan whicha isnaural to all.
3, animals. The natives are aware of
i this oharaoteristio, and carry um
a their avocations as grass-cuttrs,
e herdsmen, and .frit gatherora close
>f to a thicket where'a tiger la known to
t1 be lying. it is not merely fatalism,
d as, might be supposed, that renders
e then) thus spat hetio, but the know!,
b edge that as long as they can pro
!, cnre otheir food, tigers will not at
e tack men. Even when one of their
x cattle is struck down, they run up
a and often frighton the beast from
t the body of his victin by shouting
i and beating on the ground wit l
e sticks. These herdsuen, too, a p
pear to be armed with what Aristotle
a calls the courage derived from
exporience, for they will oonduct
the sportsman up to the "kill" with
D fearless confidence. But they will
r not slay one of these animals them
selves, for they hold the tiger, like
s the cobra, in superstitious reverence,
i Aoeotditag to one writer, the natives
s in many parts will avoid montioning
r his name save by a variety of eri-,
e phrases or guphoinisms, Their
1 objection to killing one is grounded
I on the belief that his spirit will
haunt them or do them mischief
after death,
Tigers may be roughly divided
into three classes : First, those
that load a perfectly wild and rotired
life in the jungles, feeding only on
game. Secondly, those that may be
called cattle-lifters : they are large
. and bulky, compared to the agile
k. little jungle tiger, and usually make
t their haunts near pastures and
I waters frequented by cattle, Dis
- regarding the herdsmen, these ani
s mais consume an ox in about tivo
days, while a tigress and her cubs.
demand at least an ox a night..
Lastly, the morose brutes whieh,
having once tasted human flesh, turr)
man eaters, and soluotimes sprorit
a terror throughout a whole district.
before they are destroyed. (ut
ined man-eaters, it is said, are
frequently old tigers, With fajling
activity and docAying teeth, they
find the easiest way of procurring Isi
meal is to knock down 0so4po
defenseloss villager or incnut4utis
postman. After a few nurders o(
this kind, a whole village will fro
quently pull up stakes and dop art,
leaving the man cater master o. the.
situation.-Ha1lrper'sv Weekly.
Tux WOwTu Or THnJ GIANOE..- 'iho
Grange is worth to-lay alnost as
much to the agriculturista of the,
country as the common schooL It.
is, in fact, the only primary nhool,
we have which is devoted to. egri
cultural instruction ; it is there
wvhere our soins and daiughtersa aro
first taught to love and taike a prido
in their calling ; it is thre whevre
they are made to ace posibili.
ties in agricultural indnty which
p~ast generations niever dr4nmed of,
and it is from thence that an in
fluonco is to go out whioh in a few
years will fill up) our gricitural
collogos with young menf, and~
young ladies too, wit h a class of
students that will nioA turn their
backs on the farm, er seek ofther
respoeetability or setility.-P'aci/io.
Rural Press.
A Wisconsin~ trador discovend
two men, disanased with veils, rob
hing his store one night rocmatly,
and wvent for themi with a revolver.
T1hme rogues fled and he fojJQwod,
firing as lhe wat, bt th. thuicves
ap~parently eseaped. Th9l next
morning a man way feiud dead in
the roadwvith a vaQil over IIA fAco, andl
h le proved to be the trder's broth
er-in law.
IA clergyman war' preparing his
discourse for 5iundayV, Iitoppinlg occa
sionally to erase thal which lie was
disposed to disapprove, when he was
accost dby his fif~I i son, who had
numbered only five summers:
"Father, (doos God toll you what to
p~reach ?" "Cuirtainly, my ehild."
"Then what makes you scratch it
out ?"
The second night after ber hums
band died she sat by the open1
window five hours, waiting for , the
cats to begin fighting in the back
yard, Said she, ' "This th'ng of
going to sleep without a qumrrel of
some kind is so new to mue that I
can't stand it I Let me alone until
they begin, then I can doze off'
gently I"'
London is estimated by the re
gister-general to contain now nearly
three millions and a half of people.
John Bright claims that 17..19 of
the entire kigdom of",Great Britain
is n pssesio ofonly 1.3,749 per
on.The ponulation is estimated

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