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VOLUME VI. MAYSVILLE, KY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1887. NUMBER 292. DYSPEPSIA gSSS" UMXeMa. . BRJaf -e ' SB BEST TONIC Qulckh mi fori) Food. btel' Rxv . lfin "H nd I mcn'li uid li Hot JJini. n-n Jjrsj. Jontu on and completely i 'tircn IlyoncpNln In all n. Heartburn, Belching, Tatinjr tba bto. It enriches and purifies the blood,uma nnnctito. and aids the assimilation of food. T IlosstTER, the honored pastor of the "Ufornio I Onurrb, Haltlmore, Md., Bays: n lued Brown's Iron IJltters for DrspepeU lexiUon I take great pleaaure in rocom it hluhljr. Also consider it a splendid tonio ScirnUir and voir strengthening." osemi O. Suit. Judge of Circuit Court, Co.. Ind , says: " I boar rnurt chenrfnl testl. the ellloacr of lirown's Iron Bitten for a, and as a tooio." has above Trade Mark and crossed red line ppor, Tnko no other, Madeonbbr I C1IEM1UAL CO. IUXT1UOUJ& Xlia- m a. w. HHn-n, aniWwUIPVAlUV J mUnUaiiK fACMJ tud for the nalnloss extraction ef 1DlftaMiBAv4flA MM lnnntilMra mibI teeth. Offlee on Court Rtmt. anlfldlt G. M. WILLIAMS, Dentist. Orrioc: Tblrd Btreet, wont of Market, next floor to Dr. James Sbackleford's. TOilN OKANE, House, Sign and Ornamental Painter. Graining, Glazing and Paper-hanging. All work neatly and promptly executed. Office and shop, north side ot Fourth between Mar ket and Limestone, streets. aWdly A liliAM 0. VOLE, LAWYER, wOl practice In the courts of Masou and ad ternlng counties, the Superior Court and Court of Appeals. Special attention isiven to eSllectlonB aud to Real Estate. Court street, MaysviUe, Ky. ' ' H ESBT HEKflAKD, Mo. 7 Market Street, RELIABLE MERCHANT TAILOR. Call and examine ray samples of Foreign and Domestic goods from the largest whole sale boases of Sew York, Suits made U or der on more reasonable terms than any other aavM In the olty, and fit guaranteed. rj W. SCLSEK, (Court Street, Maysvllle, Ky.) ATTORNEY AT LAW, Will practice in the court of Mason and ad joining counties. Prompt attention given to eollecuon of claims and accounts. Also to Fin Insurance, and the buying, selling and rent lug of houses, lota aud lands, and the writing el deeds, mortgages, contracts, etc nfidly w ALL WOKTHINGTOH, ABBOT B. WALL, Im vroKTnmaTOH Us YSWjRSWcv JEM 4&5s!s&i. BlVIWiSV GssswrSsZjZ7iY sfCTrsWC-2si?V tC N Attorneys and Counsolors at Law . Will practice in all courts In Mason and ad Joining ; counties and In the Superior Cour prompt attention. ana youij u ri. ZMWi I J AW CAKD. J. H. Ballek, Commonwealth's Atty. C L. Ballkk, Notary Public S AIAEE & S AIAEE, Attbrneys and Counselors at Law, will attend to oollecllons and a general law sractlce in civil cases In Mason and adjoining .ountlee. Fire Insurance aud Real Estate Ageuts. All letters answered promply. Of ace: No, 12 Court street, Maysvlllc Ky, S, JT. DACOHERTT, Designer and dealer in- MONUMENTS, TABLETS. Headstones, Ac The largest "tpek tt ttaj latest designs. The beet material and wort ever oBered in this section of the state, at re dnoed prioes. Those wanting work in Gran He ot Marble are invited to call and sea fo ' tnemaelven. Beoond utrweU MaTwvllla. JACOB UHXi BAKER AND 00NFE0TI0NEB, Ice Oream and Soda Water a Bpeclnlty. Fresh Bread and Cakes made dally and de livered to any part of the city. Parties anO Weddings furnished on short notice, No. S Beoond street. NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY TELEPHONE s COMPANY Baa connection with the following places: - Maysvllle. IIH-bi, vt. "Hvot, !Hnyll'li. RitrrtlM. Offlco In MnyHVllle-W V. Holton's Dry Goods Store, No. 0 Kasl Second Rtreet, JOB PRINTING oi every description neatly oxoouted at the BULLETIN OFFICE. 1 TIIK FEAR OF SNAKES. ' NYM cn,NKLE wmTE3 A chapteh ABOUT THE. OPHIDIANA. stteele BTaekDye's Tbeory of Sauke Charm lngTiio raychle Side of a 8Crpent' CharactarwOrte of SCaakaye's Buake Seanees The Danger of Fooling. Bt&lo Mnckayo is the only man that Ilmvo ever mot who has made a rational study of Borpentology. It is true enough that I do not ngrco with him in all lib conclusions, as I will explain presently, but I must acknowl edge his accumulation of knowledgo and the philosophic spirit with which ho has investi gated what may bo called the mystic side of the ophidian. Here lot mo nay that Ilmvo an antipathy to tho serpent not unusual, but which is ut terly beyond tho control of my will or renson. I do not think that I am devoid of tho qual ity w hich passes by tho name of physical courage On moro than ono occasion I bavn confronted n doj which I had evory reason to boliovp was rabid and from which other mon ran away; but on tliosuddfn npnearanco of a snako a wnsntlon of dread and wenltncsa ovorcomo? mn that la uuaccountablo and Irre sistible. Once, when climbing some rocks with my boy In tho Great South Park, we came unexpectedly upon a rattlesnake coiled with his head and rattles In the nir about three feet above us. I now know, and I wish to confess it, that for the first thno in my life I experienced tho partial sensation of faint ing. My boy killed the ser ent unconcern edly, but I was unfitted for the journey for an hour. This strange fear is, as I have said, by no means uncommon. I have encountered it among all classes of men, and havo even ob served It among frontiersmen, who had been unable by years of experlenco in snake in fested districts to overcome it Whether this la n congenial antipathy and the result of in herited prejudices or Is self mado from early impressions and subsequent imaginings is an open question. A rnTSIOAI. HY8TKIIT. Mr. Mncknyo holds that it is tho inhei-ited result of tho m3sticism that hn surrounded tho soipent from the timo of Moses, and that It can bo overcome by a mere exorcise of the will and a familiarity with the snake. Here I tyvke Issue with him. I am Inclined to bcliovo Jmt tho universal fear and horror inspired b tho serpent have a psychic cause not yet explained and tint this terror reaches Its maximum In certain organizations quite Independently of their associations and train ing. No ono who1 hns seen a horse trembling throughout his fnmio and brafkiug into a cold sweat at an ordinary black snako in tho road, or, to take a still better example, no one who has seen n bulldog, the most courageous and least sensitive of all the canine tribo, shiver and put his tall between bin legs at the snifl of a b lrmles? garter snake, can have fulled to wonder at the mystei ious dread which ap pears to run all through tho animal kingdom or at least all the domesticated part of it with the singlo exception, if I am to believe common rural superstition, of the hog. Most of my readers who have travoled in tho southwest are familiar with the repug nant oxperimentsof the frontiersmen of cut ting tho bead from a fresh killed rattlesnake and coiling tho decapitated body on the top of a barrel to see the involuntary muscular con tractions imitate the striking act of the live serpent But tho remarkable part of this disgusting experiment is, that not ono man in ten has sufllcieut nerve to hold his band up and let the headless body strike at it . A VAINTIHO ITT. About throe years ago I saw a great, brawny man in Bunnell's museum topple over in the crowd. Ho was carried out, as was then supposed, iq a dying condition, and wator poured over him in the lobby. When an ambulance arrived ho bad recovered suf ficiently to explain the causo of his fainting fit, aud be attributed it to ths serpent exhi bition mode by the woman who put tho pythons round her body. 1 took pains to learn something of his antecedents, and found that he had been a soldier and noted for his bravery and courage. I could multiply these instances to any ex tent, but whut I want to say is that I never met anybody who had this antipathy more unreasonably developed than myself. Some ten years ago Stioele Mackaye had some literary work to do In which I was a colhiborateur, aud ho Invited me to his house in Stamford for a week. Anna Dickinson bad told me something about bis snake se ances, but I had forgotten all about it, and I arrived there in the evening and was con ducted to his study. Imagine my horror as I stood at tho partly open door, and, looking In, saw my friend seated at a writing table in tho mlddlo of the room, having for a com panion un eighteen foot South American boa, the body of which was partly on tho floor, while tho flattened bead, with its little lid .ess eyes, lay w thin a foot of the manuscript upon which Mackaye was working. Tho effect of this upon mo was instantly apparent to Mackaye, who jumped up aud began to upbraid me forgiving way to what he culled an entirely irrational weak ness. He appealed to my philosophy, to my will, to my manhood. Pointed out to mo that my terror was a childish one, ungrounded in sense, and that the healthy intelligence over came It A BUBTLB, BICKBNIira ODOR. No one but niysolf ca know how vain were all these appeals. 'I distinctly remem ber that the moment I put my bead in that door my sense was attracted by that strange, subtle and sickening odor which emanates from the ophidian, and to which some organ izations aro so susceptible Its effect upon mo is not unlike that of sulphuretted hydrogen gas, producing sensations of vertigo, accom panlod by that illusion of surface coolness which Is produced on tho gustatory nerves by peppermint MI will show you," said Mackayo, "that your fears aro unworthy of you, and con vinco you in flvo minutes that the serpont, so' far from being a malignant, dangerous enomy, is simply an unvolitioual spinal sys tem, without a cerebrum, and subject altso lutely to rhythm of bound aud motion." lie then bpgan a series of Dolsurtian exper iments with his snake, us I stood sliriukiiigly at the door with my hand upon tho knob. Ha mado sinuous and graceful passes' with bis bis hands, in which his arm imltab-d tho con vulsions of u berpent, describing leautlful and graceful curves that seemed to pass from kk shoulder along a flexible humerus to the metacarpal extremities. The action apparently soothed the reptile, for it simply moved its flattened bead ia a swaying, sympathetic motion and allowed Mackaye to grasp It gently a the neck nd guide It wherever ho pleased. "You can ko." he said, "for yourself test ths animal is soothed by rhythmic rootivn.' Mow I willprovo to you thatunrhylbmic mo tion irritates it, and so does urirhythmio sound." Ho then began a new series of fcingularly ungraceful and spasmodic actions with his band, which were not violent, and the serpent began to raise his bead and dart out his black, forked tongue. AW OLD RATTLESNAKE. Somo mouths afterwards saw Mackaye go through this same experiment with an old Pennsylvania rattlesnake In a wire cago at what was then the aquarium on Broadway. Ho thrust hi baud in at tho llttlo wire cago and did tho soothing business again, to tho horror of Todo Hamilton and an Indian snako charmer, who were, with myself, tho only witnesses. You must remember thntthe make was a veteran, and as full of venom ns (tu egg is full of meat In itatiou in his en so rneatit sudden and certain death. When Mackayo had demonstrated bis com plete power over tho animal, ho withdrow his arm, c!osd the wicket and ljegnn upon tho outside of tho cago a quietly irrituting system of gestures. In an incredibly short space of time tho serjent had thrown himself into his concentric attitude of defiance, his rattle was vibrating and he was a picture of danger thnttnado us all stand back and hold our breath. But imagine my wretchedness that night in Mnckaye's house at Stamford. I was given a luxurious chamber. I know that my door was locked nnd satisfied myself before retir ing that tho eighteen foot boa had not by somo inadvertence crawled into my room. I felt euro that ho was securely boxed and in tho cellar. And yet I started out of sleep with an invincible dread. Every sense fooled me. I beard tho slow, dire, inevitable motion of that spinal body upon tho newspaper that I hud dropped uion the floor. 1 saw in tho shadows the uplifted bead and forked tonguo. I caught tho odor, which sickened me. I felt the touch of tho cold, writhing coils. And all this was accom panied by tlm consciousness that it was noth ing but my own imaginition. Well, priilo and a feeling of shame nt my own childishness or effeminacy mndo mo en deavor to fatniliartzo myself with tho reptllo during the week that I whs in the bouse. ) tried very hard to fight down my instinctive antipathies and get up a personal acquaint auce. I might as well say at onco that I ut terly failed. CRUSHED DT A BOA. Some months ufterwaid I cut from the London papers an account of tho sudden nnd terrible death of a snako exhibitor at Bom bay, and took it to Mackaye. Tuts man bad been for years performing in public with enormous voustrictors, which ho coiled round his body. Ono day, while on the btago of the Botubny theatre, encircled by the folds of a tremendous boa, the audience heard a cry of pafti, nnd the man Tith his load of snake staggered and fell ov.r upon tho floor. There was a mufllod report, as of many bones crack ing. At the post mortem bo was found to have suffered two hundnxl and sixty frnctpces. "That," I remarked, "is a terrible example of the danger of fooling with tbo ophidians." "It is," said Mackaye, "a terrible example of the carelessness of exhibitors. It was his own fault" "How sof "Why, he forgot to examine his clothing before bo coiled tho, serpent round bis body and something irrita'ted the animal. If they had oxandneil the boa they would have found an abrasion or cut, perhaps caused by a pin. At the kuddeu irritation be exerted his whole constrictive force, which was capable of crushing an ox." "Nice dynamic playthings," I remarked, "steel springs aud lightning." "Yea," said Mackaye, "yon have to know bow to baudle steel springs and lightning. ' I bad a similar experience with my pet." "Similar, do you sayf" "Yes, ho was colled around the wicker chair you used to sit in, and I was writing. The door into tho passage on tbo other sido of the room was ajar, and Tabby came lazily in, with her tail straight up in tho air. I beard a report like a pistol and the door was slammed suddenly shut Talk about frac tures. I don't think there was a piece of that chair left that was bix inches long. He just pulverized it, and shot himself against that door like a thuuderljolt It was the cat, you sayl Nonsense, It was a splinter of that chair, found a cut in his skin an inch and a half' long." "What did you do with your pet?" "Loot bim. It was a confounded shame I left bim in a box in the cellar when I went to Boston to lecture, and iny men forgot the blankets. My snako was frozen stiff, I could have revived bim if I bad got back in timo, but the boys chopped him up in cord wood lengths and buried bun." Nym Crinkle in Now York World. The Pepper Tree. Some time before reaching Santa Barbara we began to soo tho pepper tree of which wo had seen Uoluted specimens before in great numbers, aud presently miles of hedges com posed of this graceful tree met our eyes. The pepper tree is large and tail, with branches drooping after tho manner of tho weeping willow, only not to the same extent The folinge is thick, the leaves being long and lender, growing close together and having a very graceful and feathery effect in tbo spring they are covered with clusters of tiny light yellow, creamy blossoms which look as soft and downy as the back of a newly batched chicken and of about the same color, taken aa a mass. These disappear and long clusters of small berries gradually ripen and blush to a vivid scarlet in tho warm sun, making a wonderfully pretty bit of color, con trasting with the light green leaves in tho landscape Iu leaf, in bud, iu blo-som, in fruit, ic is always a beautiful and graceful thing to look upon. As tho seasons change it simply changes its dress, the now ono seeming lovellor .than tho old; it is never bare and desolato liko other trees. The popper trco is very common in southorn California, but its perennial beauty preserves it from the fate of many another common thing. Cor. Clovo laud Leader. DAY OF ATONEMENT. THE MOST SOLEMN EVENT IN THE JEWISH CALENDAR. Prayer and Fasting fo Twenty-fomr rjonrs Ancient Sacrificial Ceremonies. I Solemn Closing Servleo Wearing Verw ltunlo Shrouds A Very Curious Custom. III this time of materialistic thought the average American can hardly understand, still less ran ho appreciate, the awe and rev erence with which tho Day of Atonement is regarded by tho Jo w. Ids the most sacred twenty-four bom's in' tho calendar of tho Hebrew. Into tho minutes of that day are woven tho splendors of his ancient temples, tho pomp ninl ceremonial of tho Mosaic rit ual, tho sadness of n nation without a home. Tho Jew vi ns not contemned mid a wanderer wi en that had rd day was I Flitutcd. By ot tliodox mill reformed Jovva alikotbU day ii held in reverence. Every ono of the Hebrow fnith will ob crvo it by fasting and prayer. The tune of this bcrvico is tho tenth day of the seventh month in the Jewish cal endar. The day is significant Ii is tho tenth day to signify tho com pletenws of the atonement; ic Is tho seventh month becauoo tbo month closed ttio frstnl half of the Mosaic year, und thus, in a sense, formed its Sabbath; it is tho tenth day of the mouth, because, fay the wito men, on that day Adam sinned and repented, Abraham was circumcised, and Moses caino down from the Mount aud found bis people worshiping the g ldeu calf. The day thus bet apart is strictly and solemnly kept On it, and on it alono, is there n fast enjoined. The Jew Is expected to "ufHict bij soul" on that day, which means fasting iu tulditiou to re peutauco uiid humiliation. THE ANCIENT CEREMONIAL. Tbo ancient ritual included a ceremonial of Oriental magn I licence. The priests were dressed in pure white linen, signifying sim plicity. Two coats were furuMied by the peoplo upon which were cast lots ono lot for Jehovah and the other for Azazel, tho name of a bad spirit living in the wilderness. One of these goats wus killed ns a sin offering after the priest had slain a bullock; then fol lowed that singular ceremony of tending the living goat into tho wilderness? A man ap pointed tho year before led t!:e goat away into a district from which there was no re turn path. 'lhe idea of this procedure evidently wns that tho sins ubicti had symbolically been laid upon tho goat did not leturn. The man who had led tho goat could not re-enter the camp until ho had washed bis clothes and himself. Tho high pi lest then took oft his linen garments, washed himseir,.put on bis usual dress cud burned thefutof the other goat upon the altar. Since the destruction of Jerusalem the Day of Atonement has not been observed with such imposing ceremonial. But yet it is kept up. In place of the sin offering there is tho expiatory prayer, iu which ihero are many beautiful passages. The modern ob servance of the day consists of a rigorous fast, beginning at sunset nnd continuing until tho next evening at 0 o'clock. Not a drop ot water nor a morsel of food can be taken in that time This observance ia bind ing on every Jew, except those who are too ill to risk tho fast The synagoguo services begin about sunset and lost several hours. They are resumed the following morning at 0 o'clock aud continue until sunset The services consist of a set ritual of prayers for forgivenness, expressions of contrition and promises ot amendment Selections from the law and prophets are read, and addresses upon the topics of the day are made by the rabbis. The music for the day is pitched in a tone of special solemnity. A striking feature of the service is the inemorialof the dead, so called, in which not alone the names and virtues of departed members of the con gregation aro mentioned, but tho fart of their departure is used to point a lesson of morality, and their memory employed to in cite the pious emulation of those who mourn them. Iu many congregations very large collections aie taken up for benevolent pur poses. BOLXMN OLOBXNO SEKVTCK. The closing service, which begins just be fore sundown, is pitched in a still higher key of rolemnity. The synagoguo is then crowded to its utmost Those who have gone out dur ing the day for air it is very wearisome sit ting in a crowded room for twelve hours; be sides, tho effects of the fast are beginning to bofelt return encouraged by the knowledge that tho closo of the service is near. The re sponses are louder. The rabbi ascends the steps of the ark to close its doors, which have been open all day. The whole congre gation, standing, repeat the 8hemaug or He brew declaration of faith: "Here, oh, Israel, the Lord our Ood is one" Then follows the repetition ot the people's cry upon Mount' Carnel in. Ell jab's time seven times: "The Lonl be is God." The doors of the ark are closed aud a single blast is blown upon a ram's bom, which dismisses the congrega tion. Tbo article used in tho service which probably comes the nearest in resemblance to the one used in Jerusalem before tbo Jew hung bis harp upon tho willows is this ram's horn. It is just such an instrument as that which Joshua aud his band blew upon when the walls of Jericho fell Borne littio skill is required to blow it It emits but one note, and that of a peculiarly weird and mournful character. , Following the custom established by tbo priests in tho early history of the cult, it has been the habit from time immemorial for the men to wear the veritable shrouds or gar ments intended to bo used at their burial. This practice, however, among the wealthier Jews of tbii city has fallen into dl-use Among the poorer congregations tho white garments are still worn. But rich aud poor alike yet cling to the little white cap which k worn on the Day of Atonement A very curious ceremony in connection with this day ii practiced by strict Jews. On the day previous to tho Day of Atonement each man takes a cock and each- woman a hen, aud swinging it three times nrotiud the bead they each exclaim: "May thii cock (hen) be my atonement I This cock (tun) shall go to death that' I may go info the llfo of the blessed with all Israel. Amen." Tho fowls aro then killed and given to tho p jor, or else kept and their vnluo given. ' A highly cultured rabbi, when asked this morning if ho mado any preparations for tbo fast by eating a hearty meal, replied there? was a time in his experience when he did so, but bo bad found that such a course was law jurious. Now he eats only an ordinary meal. But an aged clothing dealer on Chatham street pursues a different course, ne eats all that bo can bold and says be suffers uo iH effects from so doing. New York Suu. STUDENT UFE IN PAfJIS. Some of the Manners and Custom of the Latin Quarter. Hero U tho receipt for a Paris students A high hat which costs about f 3 and is sliabby in proportion. A board, but not like the beards we -have at homo. It must, bo cut very short nt the sides, generally with a ma chine, atid pointed at tho chin. The hair is done iu one of three ways, but rarely with any pait. 1, cut very short and brushed straight forward a Ia dynamiter; S, brushed up on end u la porcupino; 3, allowed to grow very long and thi own back a la Beethoven. These long haired fellows aro simply disgust ing. They assume tho halo of un intellect which they ltave.uot got You can geiioially tell a student, too, by tho black leather caso which be invuriably carrion for paper, hooka, etc For writing they all havo littio square) inkstands which possess most lnnrvelous pow ers of upsetting, und an ordinary pen. A stylograph, price twelve or fifteen francs, would bo considered an indication of fabulous wealth. The most striking characteristic, bowover, of a gi'iiuino Paris student, particu larly ouo of tlip medical persuasion, Is his free) and easy manners. Ho frequently finds, toward 3 or 3 o'clock in the morulilg, that his brain will not work any longer unless he goes out in tho street and howls vigorously, to theimmeuso edification of tho neighboring sleepers. Then you will often observe bins sinking down the Boulevard Saint Michel in tho evening, with a female compan ion on either arm, and indulging in what might be called, by a flight . disregard of the truth, a species of singing: Again you may 6eo tho young gentleman of studious propensities on top of a billiard table in ono of tho bra-series, with a cue in one hand and a plate of what they call choucrouto in the other, haranguing o crowd of miscellaneous friends upon some important question of tho moment Yes, on the whole you nra apt to recoguizo tho student by the delightful sans geno which ho displays when ever ho appear in public You think to yourself: "Well, these joking, drinking, jovial, fooling young Frenchmen can't amount to much nt their books. They aro not serious enough, ibey waste too much time at cafes and brasseries, they keep too late hours, etc" Wait a moment, my friend. Paris students aro not to be judged too hastily. Go into tho lecture rooms und tho laboratories. Watch these rams harum scarum fellows at tho dissecting table, or iu the great libraries. Talk to them. Find out who thoy aro, etc, and tho first thing you know you will dis cover thut these "young fools," its you thought them tho other night when you watched them gambling in the Cafe dels Source at 1 o'clock in the morning, know enough about medicine, or chemistry, or something elso, to make your head swim. You see they play very hard when they play, and perhaps it's the same when they work. They laugh at tho English students here as being "always serious," for tbo excellent rea son thnt they huve not enough esprit to ba anything else Paris Cor. New York Sun. . TALES OF GEN. FORREST. The Rough and Tumble Manner of the Confederate Cavalry Loader. The following interesting incident in the army life of Gen. Bedford Forrest wero wit nessed by an eye witness, and now for the first time publish : In December, 18C3, Gen. N. B. Forrest crossed the Tennessee river and mado a raid through west Tenueesee, which portion of the state was fortified in many places, all of which were strongly garrisoned. -While making a feint against Jackson (to enable the larger part of. his brigade to uninter ruptedly eapture tho small stockades on the railroad) a staff officer galloped up to the general and exclaimed, excitedly: "General, general, the Yankees are coming np iu your rearl" Without a moment's hesitation, in the most indifferent manner imaginable, Forrest replied: "I don't kcro a . Til about face an I'll be in thar rar." While crossing tho Tennessee river (return ing from this same raid) bis rear was strongly , pressed by the Federals. The ferryboats bad to be pulled back and forth by hand. The weather was terribly cold and as the men hauled upon tho wet ropes their bunds would literally freeze to them. Forrest thought those on the east side were working too slowly and crossing over he immediately put everyone to work officers aa well as privates. The colonel who bad been left in command on the west side sent his sergeant major across tho river with an important message to Forrest The sergeant found the general hauling on a rope, alternately encouraging and damning every one near him. He ran up to Forrest, and began: "General, Col. Woo" "D m colonel whoever he is. Ketch hold of this rope and help pull the boat inl" "But, general, colouel" "Don't talk to me Help pull this boat in, ' or I'll throw you in the river," shouted Ivr rest "But, general, I'm sent," began tho ser geant, when Forrest seized bim, and with one twist of bis muscular arm lifted tho messen ger clear off his feet, and stood bim up in the water waist deep. The sergeant, to save himself as he went over, seized bold of For rest's coat and pulled the general in with bhn. Forrest retained bis bold of tbo ser geant, and exclaiming, "Spunky dog, eh I" be soused bim under tho water and held bim there a fow Beconds; then lifting' the ser geant's bead above the water long enough for him to catch his breath, be would shove hlin upper water again, and a.gain bringing bim up would exclaim: . "Spunky dog, eh I" After Immersing tho sergeant several times Forrest helped him ashore, when tho latter, half strangled and coughing, tried to draw bis pUtol. Forrest gave bl two or three slaps oi) the back to help him expel the water, from his lungs, saylu'g ut tho Rime tlmej - You d littio fool, don't you know your pistol' is wet and woii't flrol" Jacksonville News-Herald.