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A GEORGIA HUNT. I'nrsuin a Urnr in a Pnlmctto-Vatch A IlHiitl-tu-IInml I'ltcounttr. From the Atlanta Constitution. After dinnwr and a good eas rest, we irranged for :i bear-hunt. We had seen fresh signs just before we stopped, ami it was supposed by Lee that he would return to the same palmetto-patch late that afternoon. It was agreed that Brown and Yarborough would remain md wateh this plaee until night, and Lee and myself would go farther down the island (it is ten miles long) and search for other indications of bear. The dogs were tied and left with the baggage. We hail jfono about :i mile and a half when we came to the object of our search. In a palmetto-patch a bear had been within the last twenty-four hours, and had pulled many buds. AVe moved beyond for the sake of getting the wind right, and we had not gone far before a heavy rain came on us, and lasted for an hour. Our blankets and coats were two miles away, and we had to shelter lielntiil le-mlnir iiini'-; :is liest v emild " i i i I Our guns were laid across a log with, muzzles downward, and two rounds of thick bark from a dead pine near In laid over the hammers. This kept them dry. When the rain ceased it was near sun down, and Lee assured me that the bears were out feeding, and no mistake ; that we may keep a look-out for them AVe started back towards our "bear i dgns," onlv skirting dose alow the swamp. We had gone but a short dis tance when Lee stopped and looked steadily for a moment, and then sig nificantly pointed his linger towards a watch of palmetto, a little to our left. I looked, and saw old bruin, busy step ping around and around, and pulling the palmetto. Lee told me to follow him closely, ami to stop every time he did. We moved on with a slow and and noiseless tread. Nothing could be heard but the rip of the palmetto, and Mie thump, thump, thump of mv heart. I ' ' ... I tlmiio-lit 1 wis cool -i ml ih-iL imv nerves i tnouuh i ua tool, aim in.ui.i ntit .vere .re.-i.k- lint inv he.-irt w.-is ininiK- 1 . ' ItMcmed that old bruin, over a him- , Ired yards away, would hear it. , wnen Ave got within sixiv varus oi : him, lit- threw up his head and whiffed j the air. and then struck off for t" j wampin a gallop. We were almost j between him and the swamp, but he j went .piarteringoifto our right. We j ran about twenty steps, and then at a j dmultaneous lire, at a distance of sev- I enty-live yards, one of us plugged him j .1... !.:...! .. .....1 l. ..!.....; 1... 1 in mi- mini t1'"111 I fore shoulder. Lee gave him his sec ond barrel at two great a distance to ef fect much, and my second failed to -hoot, lie was badly shot, however, and it was with difficulty that he hob bled on towards the swamp. Lee shout d to me to follow him and give him ni remaining load. I hastily put on a fresh cap, and like a Camanche Indian, I Hew after him in hot pursuit, heedless of my still" knees. Just as he was slow ly entering the bushes I ran up within ten steps and gave him the benefit of nine blue whistlers in the left loin. 1 hail to .shoot him in this spot, because -3AVAXXAII, his head was from me and I could not i the foreign journals. An eminent scien get at his heart; besides, I had been j tist, it seems, has made the curious cal told that a safe place to j dilation that every year !)2-horsc power break one down so he could . ()f W(rk heat meaning work is got not get away, was about the i , -i , f f , .- ' e ti r .1 i 'i . 4i ii i f.i rid of from every 2 acres of the sur small oi the back. At thc Hash of the j , r . , , - , , , . f , , . , , . ,, i face of the globe: and that the dissipa- gun he fell and began to scramble in the i . ' , . 1 fern. I was without my pistol, and very ' much fearing that he might yet make his escape, 1 dropped my gun and drew my , i ii i , . i Lee came nearer up and called to me to , , . , , ,,, ... stop, loirre in danger, bov!" said , T , . , fl " , he. I did not know, after a second i ,, i4 i . i , r it i thought, but what I was, and I paused : , . ' , i i but as soon as Lee came up he said it f v as finished with him, and, sure enough, ! it was. A little more agonizing, and the i usual bleat like a sheep, and he gave up j the ghost, lie was not as large as the one I killed on Floyd's Island, but his - . claws and tusks were longer. I have the full set of the latter preserved. We left him, as it was too near dark to skin him, and returned to our camp, lioone and Yarborough-had returned without 11s; ! get tin 1 . . 11IH till L--: 1,1111.1 4 illhU Jli ig a shot, and were awaiting us j , . ' . , . , ,. , , ,. , ... ",,T lact, appears to have been at one time a delightful lightwood fire. We!. 11 with were very wet and after drying our,.,. n t,t. dothing we coiled up for the night. Next morning, Wednesday, the 2.'ld, we returned to our bear and stripped his hide off. lioone was again the can didate for carrying it out. From this point we drove up the swamp, on the opposite side to the one we had come ;lu,ulu"" r J""M ; four or five, but, not knowing the 1 ll .-4 .1 .,. . 'J A.'liwl 4-k trot .. c-lw.4 tl 1 t.ii.vi., 1; laiiLii hj .iij tt ..141. 1111LU 1 we nearly reached the point we came into the iland at. The dogs were jaded it hiring just in the heat of the day ami thev were following along behind . " , T, , . 7 , us, and when Lncle lien spied a large buck feeding about four hundred yards j ahead, we stopped and tied them, and ; Leu was selected as the man to go fori him. j When deer are feeding they always ' signal with their tails before they raise ' their heads. In this wava careful hunt- ; er, who has the advantage of the wind, can get verv near them. It was so with Lee. He had the wind n' with careful tread, and hi: eve on .i. i ...:i l... ...1...........1 me. ouck lau, iiu ;iwi.T. ueu i.e When he would see the tail switch he would stand ., , ,. , , motion ess until the deer put his head 1 , , nown again r.. , i.: l... i . , .. with.., sixty yards, and a sure lire hud the prize low. It was now 1 o'clock, and we stripped ms jacket m a few minutes, and had his liver broiling on coals for dinner. After refreshing our- elves, we bundled up and started for ' 1 , , , , , Bi ly's island again. Lee shouldered . .:' . , - . . , 111 LIII.1 III.1IUIC1 JIU "ill halt ot the deer, the Hide and ins gun, I'ncle lien took the other half, lioone his gun and his bear hide, while I fol lowed in the rear with my gun, the ax, blanket and knapsack. With these re- spective loads we were to come that half ' .. . . . . mile through the swamp, ami then two and-a-half miles across Billy's island. to camps before night. I need not de- . . tail the fatiguing trip, as no incident.-. of interest occurred. .Sullice it to say that we arrived safely at camps again very much fatigued and with the entire load we started with. Comin' Thro' the Rye. A New York pictorial publishes an illustration of Comin' I hro1 the live," I and blunders into what we pn-sume is the popular misconception of the ditty, giving a laddie and lassie meeting and kissing in a held of grain. The lines If a laddie meet a lasi Comir. thro the rye. And especially the other couplet: A" the lads they smile on me When eoinin" thro' the rye. Seem to imply that traversing the rye was a habitual or common thing, but what in the name of the L'oval Agricul- tural Societv could be the obieet in , : i ' t .i..., I ll.llil MI - HUH II ,1 nil I 111 "I .1111 111 lllilt, . , , ;? . ?tvep TiK; .sng i.crliaps suggests a , ' , , ., ' " . narvesi scene, wnere ooui sexes, as is hc (.ustn5U ; (;lv:ll lwh.ihh .m. :lt work ,V!,pj,i;r, :m,i U.KMV they would conic and ro throuirh the field indeed, but not thl,MIrh lh(l rvu its(if?sn lo in(.(4:lnd kiss in it. The truth is the rve in the c;1t, is nomulvirmilI h:U1 Uve'lieach is. 5, hohvj. lh(. of ;l Sm:ll, sh:illov sllv.un ne;ll. Avl SL.0,-.in(it wllk.hf h:lv-11;r wlh(. bridge nor fcrrv, was fc1-,iocl bv people going to and from the m.u.k.t .uUnn allowing a lad to steal ... . . .? a kiss Irom a lass of i s aeoiia ntance whom he met midstream. Our coteni porary will see that this is the true ex planation if he will read Iiuriis's origi nal ballad, in which the first verse re fers to the lass wetting her clothes in the stream : Jennie is a' wat, puir hodie; Jennie's seldom dry: She drair'lt a' her petticoatie, Comin " thro' the rye. Xcirburyporl (Muss.) Herald. A Curious Geological Theory. An interesting geological theory has lately been the subject of discussion in ! Lion oi energy aim ine contraction ot rocks not being uniform, the effect of these disturbing causes is to produce horizontal thrusts, which form lnoun- tain ranges bv crumpling up the earth, . . : , , , ,. mountains being formed by this crump . , action rather than by direct volcanic or , ,; . other upheaval. I his theory also as- ', , . , sumes that the chances produced by . , ... sucii contraction are slow, and that, there is every re ic,.,-,.,.,' ,,....-,. f-. i;,.,-;,wr 1 1...4 n....-.., ' .... mw.v,,.., i,u in t.xtrell'lelv M ,rC.V-iph:cally spe-ii in-r " , - ' "Z'l ',.".; ' .. i noors and continents now existing arc . i . itll lUI I I 1 ll JL-liL llfllin Fl IWh il'" iii-.iJm., ivi. ,.,n, ml An 'Unci i-itii... i of this is cited in the case of Snowdon, ! the loftiest mountain in Wales nnd 1 South Iiritain. The upper part consists i f e,.., ,.... tv.,.,1 c.. 4-.1' 1 ,...1! canic ashes all mixed together and in ' .' . ' 1 .' 7 7 I ui.-'Lai in 111 iiu pn..-uiiL Liiiit i,s wn.;iiin ashes fell into it and sometimes buried fish. The lower part consists of vast streams of old lava showing that, at some geological period, the crumpling action took place below the Hay of Snowdon; consequently the bottom of the bay was elevated, and became the j verv top of the highest mountain in -yy-.ii Bret Harte will reside in New York during the winter. THE SUNCOOK TRAGEDY, ' . , I l:irll-ulnrs of the Horrible :Tirlr of I -His .z0ii; i.oiimimiii a Crimv Almost Without a Parallel Arrest of the Sup posed Murderer. Corrcttondi'iire of tho X. V. Pun. Srxcooic, X. II., Oct. (!. The mur der of Josie Longmaid near this village on Monday la-t ha stirred the commu nity to its profoundest depths. Suncook is a manufacturing village, in the town- ' sliin of Pinilirnl.-i nil the. frnin i , , ,, i ,,. .,,i.,il .,, i n to !Miielies!er. and aliont seven ; inii(,s S()llth of t!n S!ate capital, .lames j F. Longmaid, a well-to-do farmer, and . , , , ,, .,.,. ,lf . i , . .. , , , ,.. ,. i lives about a mile anil :i halt to the east- , , . c . , ... ., ... ward of Suncook village, hverv thing 1 1 l i i , v i i almoin jus uousc aim ihi ;;: oai us speans ()f rft .iml thrlft TJi0 h()U,(! js qh a hiI1 is sh.ldmml ,)V ;l . , W(i jind .u.ouml js (l ft ffJo I r-ous hnnU I This wajj thc anl hoim, of Josie r ., . , ... , , 1 1 . , , Longmaid, the tanner s eldest daugh- ' ,. ' ... . , , , , , , . ,' , iter. She wouhl have been eighteen had she lived until November. Her person al appearance was very attractive. She was a plump blonde, with light brown hair and blue eyes, modest in dress and demeanor, anil with so sweet. :i iMs-iin- , ... , , ... 4. ' i sit ion and such winning wavs that ev- cry one in the neighborhood loved her. She belonged to the Methodist church at SniiemiL- -mil u-ic "lelive ill the Sn n I -i - , , cliooi. .TOSIK AS A SCIIOOh-ClUI.. Josie and Waldo both attended school at Pembroke Academy, a mile and a half from her home. The girl was a member of thc class which graduates next June. The principal of the acade my speaks highly of her scholarship : her sunnv, unassuming nature made her I ii... r . 1 e .c i i i ! Liie u iciiu oi e cry one oi ner senooi- mates. Last Monday morning Waldo started for school at 8 o'clock, carrying his own ami his sister's luncheon. The wen; not in the habit of returning home until after the afternoon session. Twenty minutes later Josie, with her algebra under her arm and a large apple in her hand, said good-by to her mother, kiss ed her t wo babv sisters, and started forth ' in the bright sunshine to begin the lu- dies if 1 he week . ... lM'1" 11:111 :l mnc 01 more her course 11,1 1 1 , 1 r lav along the open road, by the farm .... e ai . r i- -n fMr. Longmaid s neighbors. The girl stopped a moment at one of these houses and was seen by the in mates of others as she passed. The last house on the road is that of Nicho- ' las Hartford, within half a mile of t he I ! Academy. Mr. Hartford looked up ! i from his work as the girl walked brisk- I ly by and saw her tossing her apple into the air and catching it as she went. .Josie then turned through a stretch of j "ovel, and connections and record ex ilic road King through woods so thick i iH'cdingly disreputable. that they would be. gloomy were it not for their autumnal colors. She passed almost through these and arrived at the foot of a steep hill. Had she surmount ed this hill she would have been in full sight of the Academy building, and within a thousand feet of its doors. TIIK ML'UDKK. At this point a man must have stepped out of the thicket and confronted her. The man carried a stout club of red oak. It was a yard long, square-cornered, an inch and a half thick, and had been recently cut and broken from some piece intended for the rung of a hay rack or of a manger. At one end the corners had been freshly whittled aw:ry to form a rude handle. With this weapon the murderer aimed a cruel blow at the girl's head. She threw up one hand and caught the weight of the stroke, which broke her thumb and three of the small bones of the palm. Twice more he stniek, first on one side : of her head and then upon the other flie lash blow broke the thick ehib. mil ' must have felled her to the ground. If ' threatened to inform her father of j To the casual observer there is noth she gave then any si-n of consciousness J tlio Insult, followed by another rumor , ig but a thin ray of light, darting to it was but for a nioment. for he iunmed i th:lt -hu 1,,'t'1 "f :l fr'"ler-lnt In-longing j nght ami left with irregular rapidity; heavily upon on her head. Ieavin-the wrint ; of a boot heel upon her cheek. After tossing the poor girl's iPPle, ner oiood-stamed se 100 -book and his i i . . . . ... ... f broken club over a stone wall at his left 1 tht' 1)1:1,1 rri-d or dragged the inensi- i ble body of his victim into the woods lo 1 - mo right ortiie road. 1 he tanir ed it -1i . l t rail . "! the growth of small birch ; ami white maple trees are here so thick tll:lt only with extreme difficulty can an unencumbered nerson penetrate them. ! itri .. . . ...'.Hid LiiMIif Iiitn Ikiii WimiiwJ' 1 lwn ll,ls murderer Hung the girl's 1 lws.i,- 4.. 4i. 1 i. ' ! '"i m tm; ri'oniiii, iiu was as se- a further hideous crime, he appears to j have begun quite deliberately a work of , mutilation that ended in incomprehensi- ; iii.t fnvi' A';ii, . 1. , 1 1 ' lll l ll..iv: Wl .UIUU IJ1.1U1 sharp instrument he slit cheek, ear and lip. Then and physicians sav when 1,10 irl was sti11 alive he proceeded to j sever the head from the bodj, cutting cleanly close to the shoulders, and care fully and even skillfully dissecting thc vertebra;, separating the first and sec- ond. Then his cold-blooded delibera- eluded as if he had been ten miles in- j PPlli ll;id meanwhile increased to vio stead of ten rods- fn.m the ro!lfl Afte.- i leiico. A mob filled tin; street around tion turned into frenzy, lie savagely tore the clothes from the headless trunk, and ferociously gashed away at his victim's person. The only booty gained by the murder consisted of a plain gold ring, a breast pin, a portemonnaie containing live cents, ami a few other trinkets of little value. Having secured these, the man wrapped the mangled head in a shawl which the girl had worn, took it a hun- dred rods deeper into the woods and ' j 'P-l it there. Beyond this point there is no trace; of him. Till-; SKAUOir AM THK P1SCOVKKV. When Waldo returned from school at (j o'clock that evening the family first learned that dosic had not been at her desk during the day, and he that she had not remained at home. The new of her disappearance spread rapidly. A call was made for help, and several hun dred of Mr. Longmaid's Suncook neigh bors rallied to join in the search. Josie was easily traced to the point where she was last seen in the road. It was dark by this time. A line of men was formed, lanterns were lit, and by their uncertain light the searchers, tak ing a broad sweep, struck into the dis mal woods. Progress was dillicult and j slow; it was not till nearly 9 o'clock that the spot was reached. a At,. f ...tfi. ti,.ni.. ' t 11' j and a little in advance of the line, stum bled over a straw hat, caught in the twisted root of a tree. Inside the hat were great spots of blood. Ten feet further on he found the mutilated body of Josie Longmaid. One hand was ly ing on the white bosom. The limbs were crossed and partially covered with torn remnants of apparel. .Mr. Longmaid was not ten feet behind Mr. Copp. Almost at the same instant the father caught sight of the bod, and j with a piteous cry Hung himself upon the ground beside it. The men gath ered around with their lanterns and learned the full extent of this most hor rible of crimes. The father and the brother, both frantic with grief, were led away. Some one threw a cloak over the poor, mangled body, and it was j borne from the p. ace. 1 he search was resumed m the morn ing, when the. head was found a quarter of a mile or more further into the wood. Josie Longmaid was buried on Wednes day in Chichester, where she had form erly lived. TIIK A KUKST OI WILLIAM IKKW. Almost every community has its scapegoat. In SuneooK this position is neh' ''.v :in iU-visaged yoiingnian known . . t v i . . :,s 1,111 I'rcw. He is a drunKen ne er- do-well about twenty-two years of age father a thief, mother a hag. home a The farmers of Suncook were not long in gathering up their abstract in dignation and concentrating it upon the head of the ugly rough who had stolen their chickens, insulted their daughters and quarreled and fought about their streets. There was really no positive ground for suspecting that liill Drew did this deed, but his bad name alone was enough to convince worthy people who had indistinct notions of evidence. There was a universal cry for his arrest. The lioston detectives who were work ing up the case could find no circum stances pointing to Drew's guilt. " No matter," cried the usually quiet and or derly citizens, now become a frenzied mob, " he is just the critter to do it, and we'll have him dead or alive. The man that murdered Josie Longmaid knew them woods, and nobody knows ! 'cm better than IJill Drew." A rumor that Drew, who had once worked for Mr. Longmaid, was known to have made insulting proposals to '5Jsit'' "" h:,(I Promptly rejected them t() wife and somclimes worn by j him corresponded to the print upon the murdered girl's cheek, was enough to i.ioiMnuik in -frsiit- f'l.if i-f . ..it it.i. "'""- - ....,... .i. v.ousiaoie Jiiiiuein, coiisiraiueu ov uie j ... . 1 Til !.. ..1 ......... 1 1... il. overwhelming public sentiment, started I to :mvst " whom the tlOWtbl i" "fM of Suncook deemed wicked un',fI,;i.,1H1 '' committed the murder H.ldreth founi Drew on .the road walkiiyr toward Ilooksett, a few miles (,uU)f tmvn Ue olheer captured him " ""-i"1 1 wo....- ... u. - eiilVeil. The nxeitenient. of the villne-o 1 - i the lIb3-, as the brick jail with two ! LCM lb , :U1LU' "-""" nvvntu 01 ine ; V"' Ppatea 10 taice the law 11110 u o 11 jianu A IVAKhOW KSCAl'K. 'flic officer drove his horse at a -al- loj) through the crowd and up to the lock up. The people shouted, " Lynch him! Lynch him!" "Tear his heart out," "Let us get hold of him once," and made a rush for thc frightened prisoner. lie jumped from the buggy with an alacrity upon which his life de pended, and put the jail-door between himself and his fellow-townsmen. Offi cer Ilildreth stood on the door-step with a revolver in his hand. "(live the man a chance," he said, "and if he turns out to be the murderer I'll be one of you." From the time that the key was turn ed upon William Drew and an officer placed with him, more to protect his life than to prevent his escape, the lob by has been guarded day and night 1)3' a vigilant committee of citizens, less noisy, but even more determined than tin; mob of Tuesday. Several other men have been arrested on suspicion during the week. Most of these were tramps, and all have been able to prove their innocence to the sat isfaction of the magistrates. There is no more clew to the murderer than up on the morning after the crime. Neither the piece of oak from which the club was cut nor the knife with which the mutilation of the body was effected has 3-et been discovered. How Messages are Sent by the Ocean Cable. The ocean telegraph operator taps the "key" as in a land telegraph, only it is a double key. It has two levers and knobs instead of one. The alphabet used is substantially the same as the Morse alphabet that is, the different letters are represented by a combination of dashes and dots. For instance, sup pose you want to write the word " boy." It would read like this: " ... . ". Ii is one dash and three dots; 0, three dashes; and Y, one dash, one dot, and three dashes. Now, in the land telegraph, the dashes and the dots would appear on the strip of paper at the other end of the line, which is unwound from a cylinder, and per forated by a pin at the end of the bar or armature. If the operator could read by sound, we Avould dispense with the j fll'iP of paper, and read the message by the " click. 71 ot the armature as it is pulled down and let go by the electric magnet. The cable operator, however, has neither of these advantages. There is no paper to perforate, no click of the armature, and no armature to click. The message is read by means of a mov ing liash of light upon a polished scale produced by the tlellection of a very small mirror, which is placed within a . . . " mirror galvanometer," which is a ' small brass cylinder two or three inches ! . . .. l . it in diameter, .shaped like a spool or bob bin, composed of several hundred turns of small wire wound with silk to keep the metal from coming in contact. It is wound or coiled exactly like a bundle of new rope, a small hole being left in the middle about the size of a common wooden pencil. In the center of this is suspended a very thin, delicate mirror about as large as a kernel of corn, with a correspondingly small magnet rigidly attached to the back of it. The whole weighs but a little more than a grain, and is suspended b a single fibre of silk, much smaller than a human hair and almost invisible. A narrow hori zontal scale is placed within a darkened box two or three feet in front of the mirror, a narrow slit being cut in the center of the scale. to allow a ray of light to shine upon the mirror from a lamp placed behind said scale, the little mirror in turn relleeting the light back upon the scale. This spot of light upon the scale is the index by which all mes- sages are read. The angle through i which the ray moves is double that traversed by the mirror itseif; and it is, therefore, really equivalent to an index four or six feet in length, without weight. but to the trained eye of the operator every Hash is replete with intelligence. Thus the word "boy," already alluded to, would be read in this way. One ntin io n-;m. .um max lo me jcilis It.. 1. ... 4l :..1.4 1 4l 4.1... 1 .f. r . 1L Three Hashes to the right is O. (hie to the right, one to the left, and two more to the right is Y, and so on. Long and constant practice makes the opera tors wonderfulh expert in their profes sion, and enables them to read from the mirror as readily and as accurately as Fiii o timi'.tt.iif ItrmfiMi I frtf ..,u.M.v,n.Wi.-)oll, Tin-: scientists and professors in Italy irn c;il rw.iMf rtvmir f IlfttllSel Vl'S Willi tlif ; emi):li,i5 and petrifying the bo(liesof animals-includin r 111.1 11 zini is in a state of petrifaction in his tomb at Genoa. The professors cite him as a grand success in this lino of business. Miss IIclett, the Chicago lawyer, will not move in a divorce case, believ ing that " anv woman who will marry a man ought to be forced to live with him."