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VOL. VIII.] WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1 [N.3 _ _ _ _ _ | | -T- . [-O . -38 THE FAIRFIELD HERALD IS PUBit181KD WICEKILY BY D1ESPORTES & WILLIAMS, Terns.-Tne IINRAL is published Wee in the Town of Winnsboro, at 03.00 i 61 Wiably in advance. SW* Al1 transient adyertisemonts to b I aid In Advanoc. Obituary 1otices and Tributes $1 00 pe "POSSUM" IIUNING -A 80MI. Old Marster he loved possum, and love ' to butic him, too ; We niggers would go long wid hini to pu (e business through. De dogs on the plantation would bark ant *ag der tails, And when dey cotildn't jump de fence would squeeza 'em Ihrou gh do rails And come a follerit' arter as fast as de. could go I ]Por whenl w Wtif a Pohstutbiig dry al was shoo to know. Ito' do rain might be drizzling. and it bi awful dark, A nigger den would a'asy climb right ul it.to do tree, And peep uround about him to see wha ht could see, Old Marster he would surely den creep up wid his axe, And 'gin to cut upon dat tree wid moe pow'ful whacks Afore do nigger could come down do tree would mostly fall Then smack among the dogs would light d possum nig and all, Do dogs would pitch upon 'em bofh and tuiost tar dem in half, Old Marster he would stand aside and kil hisself wid laugh. When, at last, dad nigger did scranbli out'n do dirt Ile would be a'muost naked, and mious ol his shirt. But le would wid us 'joy it, and hold do possum tight, And Marster'd let him hab it, which we al tIho't wa right. Weed slip de possum in a bag, and 'gin t< hunt again. And hab a jolly tiame ob it-no matte. bout det rain. For our fun right hea ily a times we'd h1ah to pay When 'mong do briars in do swamp we'd come to lose our way. This only happened when 'twas dark, foi when the stars shone bright, Ily do "seven piuters" we was shoo to come ont right, -ometimes de dogs wou'd strike . trail and shakejuvt like de devil. And stop de liut-anl dent we'd know di dey had seen de evil ; At oder times we'd hunt all night t.il ncf go home 'till day ; And fresh as larks turn out to work as e 'twa. only play. Old Marster he'd be kind to us, and giv as a little drem, Old Mistress send us biscuits, and extri slice of ham. We'd fatten up da possums for our Christ man pigs; And when we'd fed on possum fat, wei sing and dance our jigs. We all was slick and happy den, and 'joy ed our possum grease : Deose was do times afore de war, do time of piping peace. But d1e war it, den come on, and Linoun set us free. Old Marsters he was killed -and we'se as poor as we can be. De game laws stop our hunting-we &I must 'bey de leaw. What good does voting do us ? It don' fill up our otaw. Dese young nigs may like it, and boast < equal rights But gib to us Old Marster's days-an dem good possum nights. Am Or.n 16i1. President Grant's Inaugural Address. The following is the Inaugural Ad dress of the President: Fellow C'Iizens : Under Providence I have been called a second time t act as Executive over this great na tion. It has boen miy endeavor i the past to maintain all the laws an so far as lay in my power to not fo the best interests of the whole peopl< My best efforts will be given in th~ same direction in the future, aided trust by my four years experience i the office, When my first term c office of Chief Executive began, tha country had not recovered from th effects of a g r'at internal revolutior and three of the former States of th I Union had not been restored to thei federal relations. It seemed to mn that no new questions should be rait ed so long as that condition of affair existed; therefore, the past fou years, so far as I could control eventi have been cousumed in the effort t restore harmony, the publio crodil commerce, and all the arts of peae and progress. It is nay firm cenviction that th civilised world is tending toward Republicanism, and government b the people, through their chosen .reoj resentatives, and that our owr(grea republic is destined to be thciguidin star to all others. Under o frreput lie we support an army less Jhan tha of any Eturopean power of/y stanti ing, and a navy less tha * hat of oitl: or of at least five ofthem. Thor could be no extension jf territory o this continent which iould call for a increase of this fg te, but rathe might such extpfaion enable us t diminish It. T e theory of govern ment changes with the general prc gress. Now tat the telegraph made availa fe for communicatin thrught-to ther with rapid transl by steaw 1 parts of a ontinent a: made coritiguous for all purposes < government, and communication be tween the extreme limits of the cout try madj easier than it was through out'the old thirteen State"3 at the bc gi *n 'n'g of our national existence. re effecte of the late civil abil have been to free the slave and make him a citizen ; yet hie is not possessed of the civil rights which citizenship should carry with it. Tlili is wiongi and should be eurrected. To til. corroction I stanl coummitted, s f1i1 8s Jxecutive influenice Can avail Social cqu:lity Is not a subject to b legislated upon, nor shall I ask that anything be done to advance the social statua of the colored man except to give him a fair chance to develop what there is good in hini, give him access to schools, and wheni he trav els let him feel assured that his con duet will regulate the treatmerAt that he will receive. The States lately at war with the General Governmetit are now happi ly rehabilitated, and no executive control is exercised in any one of them, that would not be Ceecised in any other State, under like circuin stances. In the first year of the past adin in istration, the proposition came up for the admission of Santo Domingo as a terrrtory of the Union. It was not a question of my seeking, but was a proposition from the people of Santo Domingo, and wLich I entertained. I believe now, as I did then, that it was to tho interest of this country, the people of Santo Domingo, and all concerned, that the proposition should be received favorably. Ih was, how ever rejected, constitutiionally, and therefore the subject was never brought up again by ine. In the futuie, whiln I hbI my present office, the sul ject of the acqui sition of territory must have.the sup. port of the people before I will re commend any proposition looking to such acquisition. Isay here, however, th:t I do not bhare in the apprephension hl 1 by ninny as to the danger of the Goveri i ient's becouing wealcened and des. troyed by rea-on of the extepsion of territory. Commerce, edneation and rapid trannit of thought and ntter by steam, have changed al' this. Rather do I believe that our gre.at Master i; prepairini w .!. in - m of pocl fl ig h m i .i 1 6rent set o of tr ennlw% n t n ' twy ; to the I(. r.rItion . . r - inerce to a fixed iit a1 ei c. witlh tile tv4erld's - ni:..r .i :t. gold, an d if po ti : a tr withi:; to the constr ne tin of *.che.p routesi 4of I transit throughout the lnd; ti th end that the proceeds of all sections may find a market and leave a liv ing remuneration to the producers ; to the maintenance of friendly rela tions with all our neighbors and with distant nations ; to the re-establish ment of our commerce and a share in I the carrying trade of the ocean ; to the encouragement of such ianufac t turing industries as can be econonmi . cally pursued in this conntry ; to the end that the exports of home pro 1 ducts and industries. may pay for our imports-the only sure method of re turning to and permanently main taing a specie basis ; to the elevation of labor, and by a humine course to bring the aborigines of the country under the benign inufluectes oif ednien tion and civilization. It is either ,this or a war of ext ermination. A > war of extermination eniggd ini by people pursuing commerce and1( all in i dustrial pursuits is expensive even i against the weakcest people, andl de moralizing and wicked. Our superi. .ority of strength and advantages of a civilization, should make us lenient I to the Indian. Tfhe wrong already i inflicted upon him should be taken f into account, and the balanes placed a to hiseredit. The moral view of the a question should be considered, and the question asked, Cannot the Indian a be made as useful and productive r member of society, by proper teach. a ing and treatment ? If the effort is made in good faith we wvill stand s better before the civilized nations ol r the earth, and in our own consciences m, for having made it. o All these things are not to he ac ,plished by one individual, bttt they e will receive my support, and such re. eommendations to CJongrssm as will, a in my judgement, best .serve to carry s them into effect. I beg your sup /' port and encouragement. -It has been my earnest desire t to correct abuses that have grown nyi g in the civil service of the count ry~ -To secure this reformation, rule.' t regulating the meihods of appoint -ment and promotion wtere established -and have been tried. My efforts foi e such reformation shall he continued t< a the best of my judgment. Th< a spirit of rules adopted will be main r tained. a I acknowledge before ihis assemrb't ,representing as it does every sectior. -of our country, the obligation I ani a under to my countrymen for thme great g honor they have conferred on nme b t returning me to tihe highest officet e within their gift, and the further obli. f tion resting on me to renider to them .the best ser*vice.s wthlin miy p 'er -lThis ! promoiao, huiokinig foriwardl with. -the greatest an.i(:ty to' th.e dZ. whm~ -I 'ihal he rz!.s~t fr-nm opil hiE Pearcely bad a respite since the event. ful firing upon Fort Sumter, in April, 1861, to tho present day My services were' then tendered and ac. eeptod under the first call for troops growing out of that. event. I did not ask for place and position and waw eritively without influence or ti-e ac. (Itaiintanice of persons of infiunce, but was was resolved to perform iy polt in a struggle threatening the very existence of the nation. I per f rmiod a conscientions d-ity without nlking any promotion or coininand and withouti a revengeful feeling to wards any section or individual. Not withst and ig this, throughout the war, and from in candidacy for my present office in 1668. to the close of the last Presidental campaign, I have been the subject of abuse atd slander, scarcely ever equalle4 in political history, which tv-day, I feei that I can afford to disregard in view of your verdict which I gritefully ae cept as my vindication. Georgia News. Mr. Stephens was serenaded a day or two ago. An Atlanta thief stole two thou sand -igars. Iic State Road is using steel rails atroniid the depots. The Catoosa Springs will be open in time for the coming season. A strike for an increase of wages is threatened at the railroad shops in Atlanta. Advices from till parts of the State are unfavorable for the early fruit crop. The Government buildings in At. lanta will be commenoed at once. The Western and Atlantic Railroad has now above seventy engines in working order, and thii ty are first cla sQ, Frank Victory, aed fifteen years, imarried Henrietta Hair, aged thirteen in Coltinbus, on the 27th. Site gain (.d her ,fi'st Victory at an early age. A Hll J. Jones, Book Keeper of the Southern Bank of Georgia, left M .Vna b, in company with his wife, I v on the line of - ilroad inl S.>uth nuig the depot of - nt been seen or tneu anxiety is felt IF dig Vilue of Products. ino m tete anid we do not know 1 h . wi itig tip -i it(e relative value of d . iet arti-li.-4 of Food for stock, tlinks that that chemistry has caused i ncumeots errors and mistakes to creep it- the minds of farimers. For irstIt tve, by chemical uintlysis, we lentil th..t wheat s'.raw contaiis one third per cent . of nitrogen (1 sh fot ting substainem), aid clover hay contains one ani three fourths pet cent. ; we are led to believe that clover hay is nearly five times as nu tritious as wheat straw, that therefore it will take only one-fifth part as much clover hay to feed a cow with as whcat straw. So with regard to roots : we learn from the chemical researes that turnips contain iinety-one per cent. of water, and onily onesixth of nitro gen. Accordingly we arc 'induced to estimate turnips at only one-hAilf of the value of the wheat straw, or ini other words, we shouldl feed double tihe weight of turnips tihan of straw for the sino result, lie thinks that every' farmter whto has ever practiced feedinug turnips will aecord to them a tneh hiighecr value for feeding stock than eheminist ry assigns thIem. Personaul llens. Thi.reea, the siger, has bought a 153,000 franc palace. Mrs. Laura Fair is lecturing with stuccess in Sacramento. The King of Sweden has bought an Amnericatn sewing machine. Genecral Badeau's life of General Grant has been tranblated into Ger. Edwini Booth, in playing 11amlet; uses the skull of a horse. thief named G lover. Francis Wardcn, A. T. Stewart's rartner', who recently died in P'aris, left a fortune of $l0,000.000. (iieanings. Th'e receipits from opiumin in India, lset year, wcre over eight nmillion pounds. A Ilurngariani bandit has just mur dored his thirty fifth victim. I rightam Young's one huntd red and seventieth child has "arisen to call him blessed." South Bandl, Indians, annually ships from 6,000 to 71,000 w agons to all parts of the United States. Seven thousand six hundred and sevenity-fGre dollars, so far, have bseen contribmuted toward the Greeley ntunment. The nontination by the Democrats of ex-Governor English -for Congress in iihi ('oninecticut First (Hawley's) Didrie meansi busintess. Last year ita' r al TI auwley, liepublican, was Th G thle vaeancy by 633 ma. My Gehe'ral Grant's majority bie ing L,,004. A Shocking Crime. Brief mention was made in yester.. day's News of a ease of burning to death reported at the coroner's office as having taken place at the Belleview l'luantioti, iti Christ Church Parish, and yesterday Deput(y Coroner Hurke repaired to the the scene for the pur pose of holding an inqiest. The do. cea'sted was a colored womab named Susaninsh l'iptin. She was found dead bcfore the fireplaoi of her house on Mo.miday mooning, vwith a portion o" the clothing upon the front of her .body, from the waist upwards, burned off, together with the ..kin. The face was also badly burned. On exail. nation many wounds and bruises were found upou various parts of the body. The head and clothing, too, had evi. dently been soaked with kerosene oil, while upon the floor in the bed -room were several large blood stains, which had been partially washed aw-ty. The testimony taken showed that Piptin, the woman's husband, had re turned from the city on Saturday afternoon previous to the tragedy with a supply of whiskey ; that during Saturday night and Sunday morning he inficted several severe beatings upon his wife, and wjs heard to say he would kill her anyhow, as he never could do anything as long as she lived, and that bo had taken bis only child, an infant, on Sunday afternoon to a woman lviing in an adjoining house, asking her to care for and nurse it, P s his wife was sick. On Monday lie called in his neighbors, and showed them the body of his wife lying as nbove described. His own version of the myttery 'is that his wife became drunk on Sunday night, fell out of the bed and broke her nose, causing it to bleed upon the floor of the be. room, and afterwards arose, lighted a kerosene lamp, and walked into the front room of the house. When he arose on Monday morning he found her lying before the fireplace, burned and dead. Deputy Burke states that the peo. ple living n'pon the plantation dis played remarkable reticence in speak ing of the affair, and it was necessary for him to remain over a night upon the scene. to sift the matter to kiho bottom. le also states tht the gen. eral impression among them is that Piptin murdered his wife, and after. words attempted to burn her body with the aid of kerosene oil. ','hojury of the inquest rendered a verdict of death from burning, caus. ed by circumstances unknown to the jurors. Piptin was arrested, brought to the city and committed to jail.- Charles ton Newr. Frozen Combs. Editor of the Poultr y W rld: Tnink - ing it may be of service to soine of youri readers to know of a thorough. ly effectivo cure of frozen comb, which is a constantly occurring griev ance to breeders and owners of the large.combed breeds at this Reason. About three weeks ;.go a Spanish oockorel in my possession had his comb and wattles severely frozen. I immediately treated him as follows: Every morning 1 rubbed the afilioted parts with a preparation consisting of two parts of distilled glycerino and onie part of turpentine. At noon I applied sweet oil and rose water (3 parts of former and I of latter), and in the evening the glycosine and tur pentine again. At the present writing the bird is eritirely cured, the comb and wattles presenting almost the same appear. anee as if they had never been "nip. ped." M. D. N. Subduing liets, The stings of boes were given thorn for the protection of their store. They are not disposed to sting when not in danger, and every boo which doe sting dies. Away from their own hive they rarely make an attack. the natural dread of stings deter nmany from keeping bees who would be g'ad to do so. in the use of modern hives tbe danger of being stung is lessened, as these give you facilities for subduing thoem. A bee with its honey-sack full never stings. When you alarnm a colony of boos, they all instinctively at once fill their saceks with honey, and after time has been allowed thema to do this, their hive ean ho opened and examined with no danger from their anger. Mrs. Tapeqper. The invention or thre circular saw is generally attributed to Capt. Dan. dell, of Maine, who died a few weeks ago at the age of 89. This is a mis take, says a New York paper. The circular saw was invented by Joseph Murray, of Mansfield, England, son of an old servant of the Byron famni. ly, whom Lord Byron, the poet, often speaks of in his letters as "Old Leo. Murray." The first saw of the kind ever made is still shown by his do. scondante. Mr. J. 31. Crockett, one of the oldest and most respected oitlzens of ILancaster died at his residenee in that county, on Thursday mnorning-, at the9 advanced age of '72 years. He had been a member of the Presbyte rian Church fcr fifty y'ears. Dignified. As a part of the history of the bizirre times, we give the followit unique and attractive *olloquy th ensued in the National [louse of Re reientatives on the bill to increa salaries of Congresswen and otil ers. ''he display of exalted' statinmal ship mutit bring a throb of pride I every Atmerican heart. Mr. Steonson-1 believe if all tb present members of the House wet turned out, and half 6f us are bei: turned out, (laughter) we could ni on the average do as well at our bus ness as we are doing here. Mr. Ste' enson declared that the salaries psi by the government were sufficient I secure the services of good and pro er men. Ile was satisfied with h present salary. Mr. Dickey-Speak for yourse'f. Mr. Stephenson-Vehoently.. will speak for myself, and you too. believe it is enough for you. [LaugI ter.] I believe it is* ALL YOU ARE WORTH. [Laughter.J I would not hire yo for the balance of your life at tha rate. (Loud laughter.] Mr. Diukey--You never mad4 five thousand dollars in your life out side o your salary as a member o Congress. Stevenson-I have made ten thou. and in a single case, and I doubt i the gentleman ever did the like. Mr. Dickey-Then you fooled youi client. [LaughterJ Mr. Stevenson-I do not kno1 why the -gentleman from Pennsyl vania endeavors to inject nonsens in everything in this House. M r. Diokey-[ should like to injee some sense into the gentleman fron Ohio. [Laughter.] Mr. Stevenson-The gentlemai might engraft some sense in me If hi had any himself. If I could buy tht gentleman at what he really is warti and sell him again at what he think he is wort h, I never would need an salary from Congress. [Laughter. Mr. Hoar made the point of ordeo that this debate was unworthy of th character of the House and ought no to be permitted to proceed, and th, chairman sutatuined the point of order I New way to Kindle a Fire. On the 26th of Docember a fire cc ourrod in Goodyear's India Rubbei Works at Naugatuck, Connecticut which origionted in an unheard-o manner. In the proofa of loss, the olaimants make the following remar kable statement : The superinte dent who was in the room where (h fre originated and at the time, state that while one of the workmen wa handling ruirber goods the airseeme to be chtrgod with eleotricity, it be ing in the midst of a violent anoi storm, the mercury meanwhile be ing at or near zero: then there seem ed to come from his hand a fiana which instantly communicated wit the goods and dry pine of the build ing, the fire not being under theli control for a moment. Others In th neighborhood received severe abock of electricity on that day in theli houses.- Washington Star. l'eace With the Mod oci. The Inglorious Modne war is ovei We are Informed by our specol1 cot respondent with the Peace Commiu sioners that the Indins have accept ed the terms offered them by th United States authori ties, an4 wil surrender to the military and go on reservation either In Oregon or Cali fornia. The promise given theri that they woulid be protected fror the civil powers in Oregon while ei route to and on their new reservation and the assurance that the promis would be kept, which the presence c a representative of the Herald Il their midst afforded no doubt infia ence~d their councils and deoide, them to yield. This is good new for President tGrant on lnaugurativl eye.-N. Y. Ilerald. Trapping. Trapping is getting to be a luce tive business in the lower part of on eounty. Mobre than two hundrea minks were caught last fall, en th water, of Coronaker Creek and Sale da River, and their hides secured.-. Mink furai sell readily. at *2.50 eaqd Several fine Otter have bean canghi and trsipping will be as profitable her pehpas in the Rocky blountan rhe trapper's outfit is not eapensivi and the trouble of carrying on tb business very slight.-Abbsvilk. M diurn. To day Mark T wain is droller ani more popular than ever. His lit. rary as well as floanpial future ap pears to be establhished. Worth so. $5,000 hlhaself, his *Ife has In he own right property -talued at $2O, 000. f hewere in straightened ich onrnstanes, he could easily :e~ $10,000 a year by leecturing, sad a it is uslees to waste any fa t,i yu pathy on the unfortemate vzan It is claimed that tin ore has bee hiscovered at St.dels Rhke cos dnL. I e Issible Senllimemt, sI M. J. Wicks, of the exploded Sai g ns Bank of Momphie, challenge kt William ule, of the Knoxvilj s- Chronicle, for writing and publial ie ing a letter about Js uonosalamar a- ament. A114$ImmediAtely e: posed the fellow, saying in b i. reply : ;o "I do but seek a roputation f< eourage gained in that way. If ye 9 are more anxious to 'investigate tt e matter of oowi r lioe than I am, yo g are at liberty to make the invoestigi >t tion in your own way and ntil yo i are fully satisfied. do not propoo - to leave the country, but will cot d tinue to pursue my legitimate bus o ness, goiig" wherever and whoneve - that banins*s 04114i . Whitle I d s not recognize the so-called 'code. c honor,' I wish ou to distinctly um derstand -ha fully *reoqgnse th I right of Adt-denoe. I do not court I but otthe-ountral d ailp'ersona difficulties with my follows, but whel attacked, I shall not hesitate to do fond wyself as promptly and effee tually as necessity may seem 4 trequieo. "You ask rne to fight you a due] And for what ? Because I have mad statements concerning you, the trutl of whviih I 4an prove, and' the falitj of which you do not offer to show. do not propose to pander to the bar barons prejudices of depraved mind by setting myself up as a target,t< give you the oppprt nity of a so-call ed vindcoation of your honor. I hav no respect for any such foolish no tions. They may' be in accordano, with your ideas of honor atd courage but they are not with mine. Word cannot expresa my opvtompt for scl folly. It' .is not proof of coutrage, but of cowardie.' It is not evidenci of manliness, but of i *eak e6nees sion to a heathenish and brutal cus tom. It is not the way to defend 1 gentleman's honor, but a . praction confession of his inability to defen< it in the manner prescribed by at enlightened Christian public senti n'entand the laws of oivilized peo Seven Wonders of tht Varid. As many of our readers use fas er pression or have heard it, we ' repro duce here an enumeration of the seven woudere, knowing that they are new to nany of tiem. The sevdn wonders of the world ate among the traditiots of childhood r an1d yet It is i remarkable fact thal 1 99 persons out of-100 who might bc asked the question: could not name them. They oric. the pyramids-th< mystery of the past-the enigma o s the present-tAid thii enduring for tho % future ages of this world. The tem I ple, the walls and hanging gardens o - Babylon, the most colobrated city o r Assyria, and the rosidocco of tho king of that country 'fier the des - truction of Nineveh. The Chrysol phantine statute of Jupiter Olympus the most ronowned work - of ihidias the illustriouq artistof Greece. Th'i r statute was formed of gold, and wai ) sitting on a throne almost touehing i the summit-of the temple, which wai r 70 feet high. The temple of Dianis at Ephesus, which .was 220 year in building, and which was 425 feel in length and 220 feet in breadth, andsuporedby 117 marble column, - fteInio order, sixty feet high The Mausoieum at Hlarlioarnassus erected to the memory of Mausolus the King pf the, Qa~ria, bhit wifi Artemesla, B C. 858, Te Phanro at Alexandria, a lighthouise' erecte< by Ptolemy Boter at the 'entrance o the harbor of Aleftanduia, it wa 480 feet high,.and could be seen a a distance of,. 100 miles, and upoi Swhich is Insoribed "King Ptolemy, t< the gods, the saviours, for the benefi of sihos." Lastly, the eolosueu a Rode abramen image of Apollo 14Grecian feet in height, and whiol was located at the entrance of one o the harbors of the city1of-Rhodes. A Dangerous Uzpstiment. A most radical innovatlen upon long established custom in relation t the institution of marriage has beei effected in Californis, where the .1 r theory that man and wife are onei I abolished. A now law ',stabllshes th a equality of husband and wife, an declares that the two can conatrac with each other asd.sue-each other a .if they had never been married. I , is to be feared that this reform wil . hardly meet the expectstions of it .originlator's. La*wuitb aflter mattiq , with husband and-wife respeotivelyi u e the positios of plaintiff sa defend -ant, woul.4 not seem to be calculates to promote domestio felity. lBe sidesiueb a la'w would urely load' t I pt~ullitIgation. It is dangtr6e a o ieto be able to sue, her hus ', baud for breep, .of ooptraet, in ean a he should fail to fulfil s .prmise it i buy het a new bonnet of a silk dress. AEiois n soury. r .It Is on reeeord (Niebola. 8tone' a uusnuscrigt).thap 8t.; 4lhan. obt'se< e a eharter for Lod~ in the. Air1 Mentury of tde'$htis ' Sr. batr weavb t'eeod tf Geestal 'As a sembly of Loglish' Mtieoapde TiA% ci 0rasd Msater. A Strange Monster. A gentleman recontly from the d Shelton, Laurel di.striot of North e Carolina, some forty miles from this i- place, informs us that the people in that "densely thioketed" sountry are greatly excited in regard to the ap. is pearance, upon several different places, of a hugo mountain mouster, ir the species of which is unknown. Mr. u George Anderson, one of the gentle. a men residing in the Laurel country, a being one of the persons who saw the 6- monster, also furnishes us with the u following description of it. e . "I was out in the jungle hunting - up some lost bogs, when all a sudden i- there came a into my path a beast, r the appearance of which' I must oon ifees, caused me to quake for the first f time in many years. Aside from its - strange and unusual appearance, the p ungartbly yell it uttered on pereelv. ing me, which reverberated and re ( ferberated through the forest, was i enosgh to shake the senses of the - most daring adventurer. The animal waa eomo hundred yards distant from a me and appeared to be a huge black bear with mane and head like a lion, but had horna like an elk upon it. i Its tail was long and bushy, with dark i and light rings around it to its ox . , tremity. Its eyes g'eamed like a [ panther's and its size was that of an - ordinary ox but somewhat longer. I Just previous to making its appear. > ance I had shot off my gun at a squir. rel, and felt little prepared to meet P such a ferocious beast without any weapon of defense. I immediately set about reloading my rife, but had searcely begun when it started to a ward me. I retreated in as good or i der as postible, and must say I did soine good runuin g-not looking back until' had reached an open spot, - when I found the animal had disap - peared in the Laurel thicket. This L Is no story, Mr. Editor, gotten up to I. scaro naughty children. I am not I the only one *ho has seen the mon. i ster-several have Seen it since I did; - and, as sheep and calves are lately - miain$,t is presumed to be a car. . iverouts bruite. Many have fortiflld .their hoanes to prevent a night stt.ok from the strange monstor, the like ot which was never seen in these moun tains before. Some think it hai es onped from snome rambling mensger ie. while others superstitiously think it is sent to warn people of some great approaching danger.-Jonesburo ('Ten nlessee) Advert iser. Soutiern News. Florida is shipping orunges to California and receiving in return California pears. A puma was killed near Maryport. Fla., recently. Ilia body was five foct in length. Mr Theobald Fehrback, who was recently found near Augusta with his throat out, is dead. . The Florida Baptist is the name of a new religious journal just started in Lake City, in the Intorest of the Baptist Churcb. Mr. Edmund A Pendleton, former. ly of Virginia, but for many years a citizen of Augusta, died on Monday, aged eighty-two Wn. H. Mallory, of Pensacola, was shot and killed by his partner In mercantile business, in Galveston, Texas, on the 15thi ult. A murder occurred in Walton county, Ga., on Fhiday last (21st. IA Mr. Milton Stringer was killed by a young Mr. James Allen. Whis Ikey. Wesley Buchanan, a notorious ne grro was captured in Oordon county, Ga., after being shot by the Marshal. Ie had once esoaped from jail. The bark Oneco, Savannah to Callac, mysteriously caught Gird ramong the Cargo and was partly gouttled. The fire was fortunately extinguished. Col. WlIiam A. Reld, formerly o ne of the proprietors of th. M.,eon STelegraph, 5 has been appainted Judge of the County Court of Putnam, Ga, Milledgeville baes organirzeda i Yonng Mfen's Christlan Association. MissIonarIes will soon be equipped , and sent to A tlanta, says the mis. Sohievoas Savannah News. A young man named Byington wai a killed, and one or two other pearson. Ssoriously injured by' the (all of a soaf fold recently a bephe's Pottery on the Eatonton and Gord'on Railroad. * ays the Macon Telegrapht: An ,altereationi occurred while the up passenger train was at Wodten Sta. ilon, between Mr. John Haley at~d a * oung ma b eamed West, in whilob the ormer was shot and pr.ba.Iy killed. Meosrs, Clark and Cellin,, for ?etly 9if blarianna Fla., while p asiog throngl, . man's yard in i loim s county, wore arrested and qemoiltted I tojall on a charge of conspirineg tm i kIl an rob the aforesaid mtn. Th .R I, ~r aers say they were going sae.. u A Armiorial Bearings of thd Oeoena '?he crests of the waesa.