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A PANTHER FIGHT.
A l.ifo and Doalli Struggle in Bn* Wilds of New York Stale. (.'levclaml Herald. Colonel Seth A. Abbey, tbo veteran printer who in 131 issued 10,000 copies of the olfiWfcuJi. h Header, lias just re turned from California, Oregon and Washington Territory. Ho is full of those hunting reminiscences now so rare, and favors tbo Herald with the following; I went to Watertown, Jeffer son county, Now York, in January, Irtlh, with my printing establishment and commenced publishing a news paper. Jurius Rich was a kind of half way lawyer; he had slatted a newspa per a year or two before and failed. He and* his wife then started a little whisky tavern near the court-house, and they did not succeed in that very well, lie said to me one day; “I think I can get a better living with my rlllo and traps in the woods than I can by bang ing around here in tin; village." Rich was a Vermonter by birth; a small, muscular man. The north portion of Jefferson county, at that time, was an almost unbroken wilderness, and lliilber Rich, with his wife and traps, bent his way. A number of months elapsed before I heard anything from him. At length a rumor came mat he had been killed by a panther. Nearly a month after tins I got a letter from him de scribing his encounter with a panther; lie was hardly aide to viite then. Ills story ran thus; "I had fastened one of my traps to the root of a large hem lock tree and near by was a dense thicket of low hemlocks of about haT an acre. When I visit* and my trap this morning I discovered one panther fast in the trap and another near by. I tired at the one outside of the trap and wounded hho, and he made immedi ately for ibis thicket, 1 had a little wluifet dog with me, and I put the little dog into Ih* lldekel where the panther entered, and I tan around Hie thicket where I thought the panther would come out and met him juntas lie came out of the thicket. I tried to shoot him, hot my gun missed lire, and there we were, face to face, and I hud to run or fight. 1 threw down my rille and drew my hatchet from my hell, aid made a pass at him and he knocked my hatchet more than twenty feel, Irom me. We then clinched in amt we were Up ami down in every shape; he tearing away with his claws and chewing my hands. He would some limes have one hand in his month and sometimes the other. We were wrest ling and tearing in litis way until I was nearly done for. In one of the falls lie happened to come under, and i clapped my Knee rigid in ids flank, forward of ids hind leg, will) my left hand in Ids month. I then slipped my right hand into my pocket ami pulled out my jack knife ami opened it with my teeth, and made very short work of it then. I lay there by the side of my victim a long, long time. My dollies were torn oil from me or tiling in shreds; my face and limlis a gore of blood. The near esl settler was two miles, J came to myself after a. time, so that I killed the other panther. It look all the rest of (lie day to make the house of the near est settler." 1 knew lids man for many years after this encounter, and strange to say, he still continued to hunt panth ers and wolves. I saw a panther skin that was green, killed by him and jn..' taken fmm the body, that measured, from (lie nose to the end of the tail, nine feet, 1 would like to (ell you one of Rich's woll stories. He did not tell it for several years afti r it occurred the reason why, you will urobahly guess at after hearing the story. He said lie was out among dm rocks and discovered a woll; lie shot and killed it. Upon ex amining it he found it to lie a site wolf, and suckling young ones. He llindlv found her den and crawled into it, and found ten young imps. He took them to his shanty and built a log pen for them and reared them on deer meat they were to young to get the homily on. There was then a bounty on men grown-up wolf ottered by town, county and stale, in all amounting to about tjtTill for each wolf. They were die large gray wolf, one of them nearly black. Tins one, he said, he used to lake out and play witn it the same as a dog, lie said he regretted to kill this one very mtioh, but $. r >() was 100 great a temptation. As these wolves grew up be would take them into different sec tions, kill diem, lake their scalps ollj and gel tin' bounty. “ Gentlemen " Frauds. New X ark Tlnum. Up to dm dale of cable telegrams aris tocratic "frauds" llotirisbed exceedingly here. Fascinating couriers passed themselves oil for the noblemen with whom they bad traveled, and there are those who can recall the thrill of horror which vibrated through the bob when a “100 lovely" mi ilidnnl count, who Inn! (or India season been (be “bright par ticular star" of Iteacon street, having accompanied a lady admirer to a shop, was claimed with allcclionale division by a saleswoman as her cousin, and, on inquiry, proved to he not a “swell," but only a young man of doubtful charac ter, who bad brushed a swell’s bools as bis valet. It looked probable that the cable would, by rendering commumca tion so rapid and easy, simll'out social pretenders from the other side, ami for awhile it did so; but. there seems now to lie abroad a class of swindlers of a highly dangerous character, inasmuch as they are really gentlemen, so far as birth and education arc concerned, and, consequently, almost impossible to de tect in the earlier stages of acquaint ance. During the lest three years three men of ibis kind have made numerous victims. One, and by far the most re markable, was the extraordinary ad venturer yclept "Lord” (Jordon,* who aehh veil the colossal feat of completely gammoning, among many others, Mr. Jay Gould. (Jordon died by his own hand, to avoid ancst, in Manitoba, .uni to this hour it is nut known who lie really was. Had those who trusted him gone to any Eng lishman who knew ills peerage—which Englishmen do not ordinarily know nearly as well as is imagined—the mur der would have been out, inasmuch as at that lime no person entitled to call himself Gordon existed. Then came “Lord Courtenay,” who. strange to say, chose for Ills title that of a par ticularly ne’er-do-well scion of nobility, who has gone through the bankruptcy court with debts of $3,000,0Ut). “Lord Courtenay,” was a swindler of the very first-class. Ho had been everywhere and deceived everybody. On the voy age to India he contrived to ingratiate himself with Lady Emma liaririg, daughter of the then viceroy of India, and has actually asked to the vice-regal fable, an invitation by no means lightly accorded. He made a rich haul in In dia, ns in this country, whore, at Buffa lo, especially, lie bus left indelible recol lections of himself. He, too, succeeded in preserving his incognito. The case of the soi-disant “Lord Ogilvy” was also highly mysterious. Hu was a man of superior attainments, well acquainted with good society, and unquestionably, however wanting in character, a gentle man by birth and education. Healter nntely adopted the name of two officers of the Tenth Hussars, a crack cavalry corps, famous in hy-gone days for the prodigious airs its officers gave them selves. Tiio answer of a haw-haw Cornet to his hostess who wanted to find him a partner—“tiio Tenth don’t dunce”—lias passed into a proverb. The names the imposter assumed were “Lord Ggilvy,” and "Wilfred Moiitressor.” Ho had un doubtedly been in India, and it seems likely was, when respectable, intimate with these ollieers, and resolved to turn lliis intimacy to account. Ogilvy, when he lirsl came to New York, had money, and paid liberally, and his New York landlady, as soon us the rent lag ged, wisely took counsel of the liniish consul-general. In Boston he passed months in jail. The latest case of this kind is that of Mr. Anderson, as lie called himself, who last autumn arrived hero with cre dentials. purporting to come from Mr, Murray, to Mr. Royal I’helps. The Hon.*'. L. Murray, uncle to the pres ent Lord Hmimore, and well known to novel readers of twenty-live years ago ■ as the author of “The Frairie Bird," married a daughter of the late Mr. Wadsworth, of (Jencseo, in this stale, and hy her had mi only son, who inher ited a very valuable property. Mrs. Wadsworth died when he was a. child, and when her son attained his majority he had to choose whether he would be come an American citi/.cn, so as to re tain his real estate, or convert it into money and rcmaiiian Englishman. He preferred the latter. His real estate was sold and largely invested in Amer ican securities, ami the firm of Mail land, I‘helps A Cos. are his reeeiveis. Mr, Antler on, as he called himself, discovered (his, and forged a crafty letter ul introduction from Mr. Murray to Mr. I'helns. A clever feature in the business was a plausible statement in the letter that it was written tinder cir cumstances which readily accounted lor the handwriting being somewhat, dilfertiil from Mr. Murray’s usual hand, Anderson's plan was much sounder than those of the men who alleel titles, because they run a great risk of detection if they fall in with a certain class of Englishmen. The mizzling question lias been, how did he know of the connection In tween Mr. Murray and Messrs. I'helps? It is easily explained now. Some four years ago Mr. Murray visited (his coun try in company with a young man named Armstrong, one of the six sons of an Irish baronet, Sir VV. Armstrong, of (iallon J'riory, Rings county, hy (he sister of Mr. Fullerton, a gentleman holding estates both in England and Ire land, who married Lady Georgina Levi son-Gower, a well-known novelist, sister of Earl Granville. The swindler turns out to he nimitagoo D’Oyler Fullerton Armstrong, younger brother of Mr. Murray’s traveling companion, Tims he, of course, knew exactly how to go lii work in tho ino-t edicicnt manner. There arc in England 10-day many young men of good birth, with active minds and bodies, slender purses, and lar too amide leisure. To relieve the tedium id life they bet. This generally brings (hem in time to niter grief. Their friends sicken of them and they are thrown on their wits for a living. Under these circumstances many enlist us privates in regiments going on for eign service, hut others lack the health or iiiclinalton for this, and, going from hud to worse, prey on society. It is an imforltiuaU' fuel that this class is in creasing, and it will he readily under stood how well it is formed to supplv in perfection swindlers of Mr. Armstrong's calibre, of excellent address and unex ceptionable manners. lie Mel Her at tlit' I air. •' nrlniiull Kmpilm. At the (’hildreu's Hume Fair, last night, a nice young man, sauntering around in the vicinity of the Floral Department, was suddenly accosted by a fair yottne girl, who hold out a pretty nosegay to him, and said; “Allow me to oiler yon tins button hole bouquet. sir," and she presented it with a bewitching grace. “A thousand thanks," said the young man, bowing ipnte low, and taking the (lowers from her pretty lingers. “Now, w ho the deuce is this fair I’lora, that she should give me a button-hole ; bouquet?” was a question the young man asked himsell, as he contemplated tin' rosebud, the heliotrope, geranium leaf, and the jasmine spray. “ The rose that’s for love," mused the young man as he reluctantly turned to go; “hut blessed if I can tell wind the helio trope, the geranium, and the jasmine stand for, but 111 find out before I sleep, if I have to ransack every book in the public library." “Fifteen cents, please," said the voting lady, calling gently alter him. The young man grew white, red, and spotted by turns, handed her a dollar-( note, and, without waiting for change, 1 rushed out on the sidewalk, and halter-: ed his head forty or fifty times against the side of the building, while he called upon all the gods that inhabit the blue empyiean to look down upon the dog gondesl fool that ever lived since the world begun. thousand Chinamen are now em ployed in the construction of the South ern Pacific railroad ol California, which is being pushed forward at the rate of three miles a day. The track is laid to Maricopa. STOCK RAISIN'!!. i In Son th west era Kansas--! Is Orofftli the Bast Few Years Dodge City Time*, aprll 6. The line native grass, abundance of pure water, healthy climate, and gen erally short winters, combine to make southwest Kansas the finest stuck region of the west. Texas cattle men are mov ing their ranches north of the south line of Kansas, to secure more nutriti ous grasses and hotter climate for fat tening, while many from Colorado are moving eastward into Kansas, to escape the mountain storms that sweep down so suddenly on the foot-hills and plains adjoining. Over 100,000 head of cattle 1 were wintered in Southern Kansas dur- I ing tht! winterjust passed, without other 1 food and shelter titan that provided by nature, and yet have done well, not withstanding the unusuai severity of the winter. Cattle raising in Kansas pays. By judicious management, the capital in vested can bo doubled every third year. With a capital of SO,OOO a farm can he secured, house erected, team and farm ing implements bought, anil a start made with lift} head ofyoitng breeding cattle. The most nutritious of our native grasses, especially for winter grazing, is a short, wiry grass, contain ing an unusually largt,* percentage of sacharine matter; cures naturally on llic ground, and retains nearly all its nutritive qualities, us much so as if cut and cured for hay. It cannot, however, be tail fur hay, on account of its diininu itvtt length. Further east, the blue stem prevails—-a fine summer grass, grows tall, and makes line bay. Cattle are very fond of both these gnisst s, and especially the short buffalo grass, mi which they fatten even in the winter season. Tut* lame grasses t ail all he cultivated and grown successfully. iCi‘i;iilatliiir the Taste. IliiKtim Tnuiserlpt. Il was the fur, (nr west. Till! Im r aecper hint been crossed in some way ■ luring tlin afternoon, and was in ill linmnr. I T | > stepped a thirsty <!ili/.i!ii and rapped impatiently at the liar. “Wnal shall il he, ‘.ledge’?" said the mixer of drinks. “Well,” said the “Judge,” “make it a gin eoektail with a hit of mint in it.” “That ain’t what you want,” answered the bar-keeper; “you want whisky straight, you do.” “No, I don’t,” per sisted Ihu “Judge"; “I tell you 1 want a uiu eoektail with a hit ” “No, you don’t, ‘Judge*; no, you don’t. You’re goin’ to have whisky straight; and, more'n that," he added, trying the keen i dge of his howio ou ins tliumh-ii.ul, “you’re goin’ to drink itoutofa tin dip per. /he "Jedge” admitted the foree of the argument, and changed his mind. This recalls another story that (Jansenr iias heard, of an eastern man. accus tomed to the luxuries to he had at Del monieo’s, who dropped into a restaurant in a Nevada milling town for dinner. The head-waiter, who was also junior nroprietor of the establishment, aeeost e I him with, “Well, Colonel, what'll you have?” “Ueelsteak and mush rooms,” answered the “Colonel,” us “lieart” as possible. “Cuess not,” said the waiter, who (ell Hint he was being "guyed,” “Cuess not? Why not? Hring me a beefsteak with mushrooms right away.” “Look here, stranger,” said the waiter, "I don't want to make no trouble, yer know, hut I don’t allow no man to quarrel with his vitlles in this ranch.” With that he took a six shooter from his hip-pocket, cocked it, and, holding il in a suggestive way, added, “Hash is what you’re goin’ to eat.” The "Colonel” had hash. \ ll.ll>> in a I’.nit Iter’s Jaws, Yioku ii*mK) .lonruul. Last Thursday evening ahum dark, Mr. and Mrs. (ieorge Campbell and Dick M annon were silting on the porch iif the .Soda Springs Hotel, at Soda Sp:ings, on the Sacramento river, while Mr. Campbell's little hoy, aged about three years, was across the road, about liny or sixty feet distant, amusing himself by cutting hushes with a little hatchet. Those on the porch were startled and horrified by observing a panther spring upon the child, and at the time supposed he was dangerously injnied, which would have been the ease, no doubt, had not the child scream ed and those on the porch shouted ex eitedly, which prevented the panther from making a deadly spring, as he was evidently watching and fearing the parties on the porch. As it was, the panther seized the child by the chin, one of the tusks of the turner jaw cut ting his lip, and one in the lower jaw cutting his neck, while the paw of the beast struck and scratched him in the breast. The shouting and rushing to ward the child by those on the porch caused tin' panther to make tracks up the mountain speedily, and after pick ing up the child and examining the wounds inlhelcd, '(annon returned to lln> house for his gun, and, following the animal up the mountain, soon dis patched the panther a hungry, lean looking customer, measuring live feel from tip to tip. How Matches arc Made, M. loula Tilin'*. A match is a small tiling. Wc sel dom pause to think, after't has per formed its mission, and we have care lessly thrown il away, and it has a Ins. lory of its own, amt that like some more pretentions things, its journey from the forest to the match-sale is lull of change" This little lot of while pine lying oefore me, came from the north, in the Hudson Hay territory, or perhaps from the great silent forests about l ake Superior, and has been rushed and jammed and tossed in its long course through vive-s, over cata racts and rapids, and across great lakes Wo read that near the middle of the j sevenit enth century n was discovered I that phosphorous would ignite a splint ot wood dipped in sulphur, but this means of obtaining lire was not m com mon use until nearly lot) years later. I’his then appears to have been the be ginning ot inateli-making. Not that kind winch some old gossips are said to indulge in. for that must have had its origin much farther t ack, but the business of making those lithe “trike fires” found in every country store in their fiirniliur boxes, with red and blue urn) yellow labels. The matches of fifty years ago were very clumsy affairs compared with the ‘parlor’ and ‘safety’ matches of to-day; but they were great improvements upon the first in use. Those small sticks dipped in melted sulphur, and sold in a tin box with a small bottle of oxide of phos phorus, were regarded by our forefathers as signs of a ‘‘ten leagued progress.” Later a compound made of hlorateof potash and sulphur was used on the splints. This ignited upon being dipped m sulphuric acid. In 182'Jnn English chemist discovered that matches on which had been placed chlorate of potash could he ignited by friction. Allerward, at Hie suggestion of Professor Foraday, saltpeter was substituted for the cldorate, and then the era of friction matches lighted by tubbing was fairly begun. But the match of to-day has a story more in teresting than that of the old-tashioned match. As we have said, much of the timber used in the manufacture comes from the immense tracts of for ests m the Hudson Bay territory. It is limited down the water courses to the lakes, through which it is towed in great log rafts. These rafts are divided, some parts arc pulled through the canals, and some by other means arc taken to market. When well through the seasoning process, which occupies from one to two years, the pine is cut tip into blocks t wice as long as a match and about 8 inches wide by 2 inches thick. These blocks arc passed through a machine which cuts them into “splints,” round or square, of in-t the thickness of a match, hut twice its length. Tne machine is callable, as we are told, of making about 2,000,000 splints a day. This number seems immense when compar ed with the most that could be made in tile old way—by hand. These splints arc then taken to the‘‘setting” machine and this tolls them into bundles about eighteen inches in diameter, every splint separated from its neighbors by little spaces, so that there may ho no sticking together alter the “dipping." In the operation of “setting" a ribbon of coarse stuff about an inch and a half wide and an eighth of an inch thick is rolled up, the splints being laid across the ribbon between each two courses, leaving about a quarter of an inch be tween adjoining splints. From the “setting” machine the bundles go to lite “dipping” room. After iheendsof the splints have been pounded down to make them even, the bundles are dip ped, both ends, into the molten sul phur, and then into the phosphorus solution, which is spread over a large iron plate. Next they are hung in a frame to dry. When dried they are placed in a machine which, us it unrolls the nhhoti. cuts the sticks in two across the middle, thus making two complete matches of each splint. Tim match is made. The lowering pine, which lis tened to the whisper of the south wind and swayed in the cold northern blast, has been so divided that we can lake it hit by hit and lightly twil l it between two lingers. But what, it has lost in size it lias gain ed in use. The little flame it carries, ami which looks so harmle-s, Hashing into brief exi-tence, has a latent power more terrible than the whirlwind winch perhaps sent the tall pine tree crashing to the ground. But the story is not vet closed. From the machine which completed the matches they are taken to the "boxes,” mostly girls and women, who place them in little boxes. The speed with which this is done is sur prising. With mm hand they pick up an empty cast* and remove the cover while with the other they seize just a sullieienl number of matches ami t>y a peculiarshullling motion arrange them evenly; then'tis done. The little pack ages of sleeping lire are taken to anotht r room, where on each one is placed a stamp certifying the payment to the government of 1 cent revenue tax. Bqmpped with these passes, the imxes are placet! in largt r ones, ami these again in wooden eases which are to he shipped to all parts of the country and over seas. All tins trouble over such little things as matches! Yet on these lire-lippetl hits of wood, millions of people depend for warmth, cooked food and light. They have become a necessity, and the day of tlnit and steel and tinder seems al most as (nr away in the past as are the bow ami fire-slick of the Indian, Homo idea of the number of matches used in North America during a year may he gained from the fact that it is estimated by competent judges that on an average six matches are used every day by eat it inhabitant!• this gives a grand total of 87 400,000.000 mutches, without counting those exported. Now, this would make a single line, were the matches end to end, more than 2,77)0,000 miles in length! It would take a rail road train almost eight years to go from one end to the other, running forty miles an hour all the time. How apt to our subject is that almost worn-out Latin phrase, "mullum in pnrvo" — much in little! Much labor, much skill and much usefulness all in a little piece of wood scarcely one-eight of an Inch through and about two inches long' An incident which w mid make an admirable groundwork for a romance occurred last month at tin* town of Bi enne, France. A young doctor named Jeamierelt, highly popular ami esteem ed, resided in the same house with Ma dame K. and her daughter. The latter became deeply enamored of the young physician, and finding (hat she had no chance of winning his atlcctions, pro ceeded to send anonymous letters to him and his in tend eel wife, containing vile accusations regarding each either. Suspicion fell upon her, and legal pto ceedings were instituted; but a hen the matter came into e’oirt, Mademoiselle* having made a clean breast of the* busi ness. and expressed great penitence, the complainant withdrew pioeccdings on the understanding that the K.'s should leave the town, which they undertook to do. and also to pay all cists. But Or. Jeannerett, who was of a vt ry seti sitive tt mperanienl.and bad lotigsutb r id from heart disease, felt such intense mortification at the whole atUir that his reason gave way, and on leaving the court put an end *o himself Humor. If a man will tell me what he thinks ov his nabers, i kan tell him what his nabors think of him. — Josh Hillingi. An exchange says that Naj Jeon IN is always poring over books. He never reigns, but lie pores.—A Vie Yurk Herald. The amount of pin money required by the married women depends on whether she uses diamond pins or rolling pins. Some people are so constituted as to oe unable to see anything beautiful in Ibis life—not even in a mirror.—Bos j ton Trnmcrpt. A pretty girl won a niu.ket in a lot j tery. When they gave it to her she I asked. "Don’t they give a soldier with it?'' —Paris Paper. There are some things that are as well keptdark. It isn’ policy to throw light upon sucli a subject as an open barrel of gunpowder, for instance. — Yonkers GaztUt. When a man tells you how he had a peach-stone extracted from his throat, where it had become stuck, can he be 1 said tube making pulpit remarks? — Bos ton Post. It was a wise man who said: “He is passing rich who car. number friends | enough fora jury—who can lose two or three, and not he a bankrupt.—Bos ton Transcript. Anna Dickinson, it is once more and finally announced, has most positively finally left the stage and gone onto the platform: But Anna, “passengers are forbidden to stand on the plattorm Burlington Jfnn kti/e. In the middle of fly time, when both hands were engaged, we have some linies thought, as a persistent fly play fully fondled our nose, that it was a great mistake when our primeval an cestor discarded his caudal appendage. —Boston Trumcript. A gentleman had a bail eye, and was advi-.d to have it out, so that he might, save the other eye. He took chloro form, and the doctor, a famous special ist, took out the good eye by mistake. The patient is blind, and cannot shoot the specialist. —Pints Paper. Governess (desirous of explaining the word “enough”): “Nowsuppose, Fred dy, that you gave pussy ah the milk she can lap, all the moat she can eat, and all the sweet cake site cares for, what will she have?*’ Freddy (with surpris ing alacrity): “Kittens.” —Minion (U.) Minor. A student of rhetoric, having been assigned the task of putting u speech into iho mouth of Gustavus Adolphus at the moment of his departure from .Sweden began the potentate's supposi titious remarks: "Gentlemen, 1 am about to h ave you to begin the thirty years war! ’ In iho HprhiK the ifin * 1 1• fancy l.’xluly turn* lo thoughts ol bonnet. Wmi h iiiii/.c of Limp anil ribbon* Aml a bunch of leathers on it. h'.iftdnr/e. One of the school hoard inspectors asked a small pupil of what the surface of the earth consists, and was promptly answered: “Land and water.” He va ried the question slightly that the fact might he impressed on the boy s mind, and asked, “What, then, do land and water make?” to which came the inline-' diale response, "Mud.” Lisn Applegate’s experience in break ing a steer, in the early days of Oregon: Lish was yoked up with the steer, and the steer ran oil'. With his legs dying behind him like drumsticks, Lish kept • p with the steer as the pair of them broke down the lane at a tearing rate. Meeting a ft lend, Lish sang out lo him: "Sion us! stop us! we are running away!" I’hey were stopped, and the boys began to unyoke Lish, when he turned around, panting, and imploring ly said: "Unyoke the other ox first; I’ll stand.” — Asturian, A man was at confession one day, and while he was confessing lie spied in the p, ekot of the monk's habit a silver snuff-box, and stole it. "Father,” he said, immediately', "I accuse myself of having stolen a silver snuff-box.” "Then, my sun, you must certainly restore it.” “Will you have it yourself, r.iy r father?" “1 ? Certainly not my son!” “The tact is,” proceeded the penitent, “that 1 have offered it to the owner and he lias refused it.” “Then you can keep it with a good conscience," answered the father. A refractory Irishman in our county jail, one Dennis McGinniss, refused to work. The keeper said to him one morning, "McGinniss, you go to work or to the pump.” “Niver,” replied the Irshman, A second time tno keeper ordered McGinniss to work, but ho re fused to budge an inch. "Now, for the last time, McGinniss,” exclaimed the keeper, "Vou go to work or to the i pump.” “ Niver, sir,” said McGinniss, j straightening up to the full dignity ol j a man, “Begad, sir. I’ll lave the jail first.” —Hartford Post, A Tiger Story. Indian Mirror. The following story of an encounter with a tiger is supplied by Babu Doman Chunder Cliowdry, Zemindar ot Mal- Hlah; On the morning, bill Bhaddra, Kishen Lai and myself went with five elephants lo the Kadtihamf jungle, four miles to the north of Rohanpore. My howda was on Mokhna—Kishen Lil had his on Dantal. At !) a. m. we en countered a tiger, and hang went two bullets from my rille, hitting stripes 1 I suppose, on the loin and on the belly, and Kishen Lai hit him on the thigh. Most probably the bullets did not break i the bodes, and the ” spotted foe” took ; shelter at some distance in the water of a hollow overhung with long glassy i jungle, and was, of course not visible. I at once folio veil the game with a i couple ol elephants, one being only a beater. I’oor M .klma, on which 1 was mounted, unfortunately fell in o the hollow, and, quick as lightning, tin 1 tiger was on Ins back, biting him. 1 I lost no time in giving stripes one bullet lin Ida right foreleg and a second in his j belly, and yet live fight between the ele phant and tiger continued. The mo | mint was critical. The feat of remain ing on the howda became t xtremely dif- j i licult. With his trunk Makhna dragged i stripes down four or five limes, and the , | latter made the bulky body of the for- 1 mer shake right and left some fourteen or titeeu times. During this struggle the mahut fell on the ground from the elephant’s neck, hut had the dex terity to mount his hack again, and then to lodge himself on the hack of tne hovvda, which shook so fearfully at times it would come swinging to the ground. Of course, now, the combat was "hand-to-hand,” and lasted for nearly an hour. The four remaining elephants followed me at tirst, but what with the struggle between their com rade and stripes, and the roaring of the one and the cries of the other, they be came uncontrollable, beat a hasty re treat and took their stand more than sixty yards oil'. Dear Kishen Lai tried his best to come up to me, hut the Dan tal was 100 much frightened to obey the mahut. Chand Tara, poor creature, did afterwards come toward me, hut she was only a beater and took her stand some fifteen feet behind. Poor Makhna was much the worse for this singular combat, and fell prostrate on his right side, and stripes, too, fell on the ground. The tiger lay some four or live feet from me. Not seeing me, my followers were alarmed. They kicked up a row, Kish en Lil t rying out "Uncle killed by tiger.” To see me was impossible. Ly ing on the ground I thought of God, pressed against the howda, handled the rille, and gave stripes a bullet. It told upon his neck, but yet he did not let go his hold of the elephant, which was still lying on his side. The contents of the other barrel 1 emptied into the tiger’s back. He Tun left Makhna, and all was over with stripes in an instant. The elephant was on his legs. The mahut got upon his neck and I mounted the howda. Makhna, poor creature, has been hurt in his trunk in ten or twelve places. The tiger measured thirteen feet from tho tip of his nose to the end of the tail. This is but a faint outline of what actually took place. Many a tiger has fallen by my rille, but never in my life did I witness such a larai. GKMUS I'M)Kit A (’LOUD. Troubles uf a Man whose llusiness wa ••tu Edit.” Detroit Free Frost*. The clock had just struck twelve or thirteen limes the other night when an oiiicer whoso heat included a lumber yard, heard signs and groans and a great wrangling over the fence. An in vestigation brought to light a man who was half drunk and the other half asleep, and he was trying to make a lot of clapboards do duty ashed blankets. The cold would creep in however, and he was sputtering and complaining and kicking around like a cat in a cold gar ret. Ho was brought down shivering land shaking, and it took two coal i stoves and a pint of warm water to I warm him up. He was an liumhle- I looking man as he came into court. He had tried to turn his paper-collar, hut it was a sad failure, as a help to i*n | prove his personal appearance. The t Hurt he had made to comb his hair ■ with a tenpenuy nail was lamentably 1 sad, though it showed a good streak in 1 his nature. "John Gordon Brown, what do you do?” solemnly innnired the court. "1 edit,” was the very solemn an swer. “What do yon edit? ’ “Newspapers.” “What newspaper?” “Well, the last one was called tin- Thumlay A'ight,” “Where was it?” "In York State.” "Mr. Brown, how does it happen that you have come down to this? Where is your pen—your shears —your bank stock —your good clothes?” "1 sold out, got robbed, been sick, lost my wife, and 1 tell you, Judge, I'm a pretty sick editor.” “Yes, you are, Mr. Brown. Where do you want to go?” "Oh, most anywhere.” "Shall I send you up for thirty?’’ “Yes, I guess so. 1 want to get on my feet like, and I guess I'll feel better when 1 come out.” "1 think so. It it will make you feel more at Inline they will allow you scis sors, paste, and a few old papers in your cell. Sit down in the corridor, Mr. Brown —don’t increase your hungry look.by standing up too much." “Hey 1” Pi-trnlt Free Press. Up Woodward avenue a piece is one of those men who, even if he under stands perfectly welt an inquiry ad dressed to him, invariably replies, “Hey?” and the inquiry must be sub mitted again. The world has tens of thousands of these "heys?” but until the other day this Detroiter was the worst of all. Along came a stranger, the other evening, who might and might not have known of this man's eccentricity. Entering the store, he re marked: "1 want four pounds of sugar." “Hey?” replied the'other. "1 said 1 wanted a saussage-stutl'or.” continued the man. "What—hey?” "1 asked if you had pickles in vine t gar," coollv remarked the stranger. "Hey?"' "I—want a—gallon—of— lurpen -1 tine," slowly replied the stranger. "Bless your soul! but I don’t keep it'" suddenly exclaimed the citizen. "I didn't suppose vou did." "Hey?" "1 said I’d take some liver-pills in place of it." No doubt the dealer had hoard every •-ingle word of the entire conversation, and he didn’t like it very well either, but habit prevailed and again he called out “Hey?” “Calico! calico!" shouted the stranger. ; “I’ve asked you a dozen times over if you had any good eignt-cent calico!” No, sir—no. sill" was the indignant answt r. “Hey?” called the stranger, his band to his ear. The citizen looked around for the four-pound weight, but when he found it there was nothing to throw at. The day before a Turkish girl is mar ried she is taken t j the bath by her lady friends and lumps of sugar are broken over her bead as a forecast of the sweets of matrimony. A \ear or ; so afterward her husband breaks ‘he ; whole sugar bowl over her bead.