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i ABOUT LAMAR FONTAINE, t Marvkioi s Talks ok Hinting and Shooting. 4 I- For the lint time in half a dozen yf r8 tho swamps if the White Rivsr bottoms near Helena are nain alive with bear. Hunters who have returned from that sec tion report that a number of bears hava besn killed lately, aid that thtre are signs of others coining in to take th places of the deac one?, three or four times over From what section they are emi "rating i? not known, but it is sup poped that the cold weathtr of the hills is driving them to the thick woods of the White and Mississi pi River bottom?. None of the lakes in this vicini tv have been overflowed of late nor are there any signs that they will before spring. It is, there fore, safe to sat that thse bean will spend their winters near Hel ena jnless they are killed. Kt- ports from Memphis and Little llock indicate that a bir party of hunters will be here next week to take their chances with the game In addition to the bears the woodi ar filled with all kinds of wild meat, such as deer, turkeys and ducks. Tie mast has bee.i the heaviest known for rears, and all the game is in good condition. 1 he bears hare chances of robbing the big tres of their wild honey, and tbey are evidently having a good tin with the sweetest of all syrups. It is paid that at least 35 hare been slain within the last week by hin tera from up the rmr, Jwho seem to have followed the meat down to this locality. At least all hunters who have thus far been seen by the natives hereabouts are strang ers to them. The markets of Hel ena have had bear meat for sale for over a week, and many fami lies here have enjoyed a meal from this highly flavored game. A steak from a bear at this season of the year is not had. Fontaine Is Expected. The crack of Lsmar C. Fon taine's rifle has not yet been heard during thn season. Fentaine lives do the Mississippi side just across the river from Helena. He is in (jiiestionabiy the most successful hear hunter- in this or any other part of the conntiy. Moreover, he i the best rifle shot in the .South, and one of the best in thw work'. He is over 70 years of age He served gallantly in the Confed erate Army. It was he who float ed down the Yazoo river in an In dian "dug out" right by the feder al fleet of gunboats and landed in Yicksburg witaeut having tasted a particle of food for three davs. He was oae e-f the most fearless and daring scouts on the Southern side of chat conflict. He is the author of "All Quiet Along the Potomac," which will live for years in history. He lost a leg in the fight areund Charleston, but no one who sees him walk would ever imagine that he wa minus one of the most important parts of the human structure. He is as agile as a school boy. n never tasted tobacco, whiskey or coffee. His hair is an black as a crow's wing and his vision is un impaired. Undoes not use glasses at all. Fontaine is a South Carolinian by bi.th. He settled in Mississ ippi immediately after the surren der. He is a civil ecgineer by profession. He ran the prelimi nary line from Memphis to Nuw Orleans, ..which is now barked by the Mississippi Yalley Uailrwad, a part of the Illinois Central system. The distance from New Orleans to Memphis by this rout is 48" miles. From Xlsmnhis to YieL-s. lions too numerous to count. A. Covey of Thcin. He has had many thrilling en counters, and it is a real pleasure to hear him tell of his trials. Here is one of his stories: "One morning I heard a bear tramping around the leaves not a hundred yards from camp. Some of the beys wanted to go out and punish him for his impudence, but I wouldn't let their, do anything of the kind. I went myself Well, sir, instead of finding one, you can shift me full of sawdust and exhib it me as the biggest liar in Miss issippi if there wasn't IGofthe brutes. And they were great big healthy fellows, who seemed to think the country thereabouts be longed to them without dispute. But they couldn't bluff me. I sin gled out tha biggest one in the pack and let him have it right un- 1 . 1 11 T It uer the shoulder. lietore you could count two I had another one 'weltering in his own blood,' as vou reporters would put it. The air was filled with smoke, and be fore it was cleared away I haHJmy gun loaded again and was peerin through the busies trying to dis cover where the others were, t happened to hear noiso behind me, and on turning around, there they were, sneaking upon me from the rear. They were net 10 feet the Judge promptly suppressed. "Now give hs a story of some remarkable shot that you hare mjde," asked Mr. Allen with a cynical smile on his lips and h geiural air of doubt all over his face. "You know, gentlemen, sau Mr. Fontaine "that as long as competed in the rifle contests in this State that I was its champion I can tie a bullet, to a string, at tach the string to a limb of a tree plumb the line with the mouth of a bottle, say a beer bottle, stsrt the bullet swinging, step off a bun dred yards and put that bullet in the bottle 9 times out of 10." "You don't say so," said Mr, Allen. "Yes." continued Fontaine "and that isn't all. A few weeks ago I was out one night fire hunt ing. A "list oi wnu; llew inv lamp cut. About that time I hoarc the ominous whir of a rattlesnake It was very near me, but I couldn't tell exactly how close or how Jar I waited a moment and it rattled again. I located him pretty ac curately, and with the flash of one barrel of my gun got a bead with the other and killed him, Quick work, hey?" But the funny Congressman couldn't say a word. He lud bean knocked speechless. Fontaine was net'questioned any further Fontaine is expected over here at any time. ISO one has heard from him in months, but bis tall form will be looming up orerthe hills that lead up from the depot as soon as he has heard that there are bears again in the swamps around Helena. Ho has about killed them out on his side of the river. Helena (Ark.) Special. away, and tha enly thing left for me to do was to put this game leg of mine to werk, which I did, I suppose I ran fully a mile, and on turning around, imagine my aston- iahment to see all of them at my keels. "The only thing I saw to do was to take to a tree, and I went up one like a cat before a nnck of ounds. Those bears stayed right there all day. Of course they onldn't have done so if I had aot est my ammunition in my night. Darkness came, and notwithstand ing unceasing blasts lrom my throat, there ceme to me no as sistance from the boys in the camp. All that night the bears. 14 of 'em, ay right at the foot ot the tree, occasionally glancing up at lae to see if I was doing all ruht. About ay-break another hunter came long. He put them to flight and I was released from my very tire some position, wherr I had" been kept for nearly 24 hours. The hunter fave me some shells which fit my gun, and then we started in for the enemy. By 12 o'clock that day we had every n) of thtm killed. One on Jekn Allen. Fontaine was once put, on the ani"m,t P0',J- 4 hi Pettis planta stand in the trial of Jonas S. Ham- V'r Avo1 Washington conn ilton, charged with having murder-! tr" wi" next wee,c "ls() ' simiUr ed R. D. Gnmbrell in 18S it J If treated, after which Ur. Fon- was employed by the defense U ljJ?,n P'i'ations in Bo "An era of prosperity" accord ing to the Delta Advance, "is abroad in the delta. Tho owners of large plantations are fast finding out that they? cannot profitably cultivate such imeiense tracts, and civil engineers are at work in ev ery county in the delta subdivid ing plantations into small farms. Over five hundred northern fami lies have purchased from twenty to fifty acres each in this section oi Mississippi during the past month, and each train brings nth era into the famous delta. Cald well & Smith, of Memphis, suc cessors to Caldwell A Judah, are undoubtedly the largest land own ers in the South, having 142 plan tations in Mississippi and Arkan sas, 75 of which are located in the de)t. 25 being i:i Bolivar county. Lamar Fontaine has g laige force of men at work subdividing the delta plantations Dtlons;ing to this firm. The GOOO-acre Nyanza plan tation, near Grace, Issaquena county, was this week cut up into twenty acre tracts, and tho en lira WE DON'T want to carry oyer for next year s business a single article we now have on hand. Onr store is crowd. ed with goods that must be sold. WE WILL sell out every thing in the house from front to rear, top to bottom, at act ual cost. This is no humbug but a fact. Our immense stock must be sold. The sale begins S. Abraham & C 0, traee certain physical signs w al egeil to del i i, w a s a niein- m.ia m crea u) nave Deii iiroi ne en ny iiamiltin oi- soma ( f tnencs o.i the night (Jambre'l slain. Pri?ato John All I f n.. oer vi congress, was condiietimr the prosecution. He attempted to get funny with Fontaine, and f, one time in his life he ran up against a brick wall. "Now," asked Mr. Allen of the witness, "you claim to be mi l X. pert in civil engineering and l'iila shooting?'' .IL" T . , ..... tfo i am," replied ''Well, can vou tell .!.:.... .. ..." . vjiiiihii ui; you Da to warrant your c "I might, if var county on twentv-fivi i-.1or.to twins, ranging in ana from 300 to (1(H)!) acres. Mr. Fontaine has two clerks with hi.n making out deeds, ami :s selling the hind as fast as it can be surveyed." FREE' to smokers. FREE.! Picturesque NEW ORLEANS I AND VIcNTY. - j THE HANDSOMEST AND MOST ELABORATE Art Souvenir Calendar KVEK P?UBUC j Elegant I y reproduced by lithography, in the highest stvle of the art I from water color slu tches v.w o.i the spot, especially for' this work bv ' the noted artist, A. VON CEl'ST. i Modes of Execution. in ''on tame. U)f coiii't a'coni'ili.-hi'il !;ii:ns?" the court Willlli t.'iein ; no tihjee :iid Fontaine. ion he co.i- Dllli s. rs nurg the d1auce is 'J,'J4 llu road rm almost parallel with the Mississippi rive-, and was, he fore Fontaine went in ther-j with h:s level and transit, almost terra -. . ........ ; . .. t . . . I'm i ... , ieer, catamounts r.nd l i . " iA 'oi.- ii-i un i) I.V ... .i,' .. . . ' minine s n;e I ; i t i; won laurels as a hear hunter. He was oniethin over a year i iii;iiinur ihe lme t Yirkebarg.' When hejiad finished atidhi'gan counting up the imnnber thai he had cume' in (.,.n. trict with it. was discovered that lie had slain To hears, "Jib' ,l,er H-i( panther?, csts.-nounU and shotted lue to hear There beinj. tinned: I C - i - cunm years ago i was e: cd by a Texas syndicate some work for then'i. had line so many varus to the thence west. p( many varo lii 'lice to the northeast so varus. 1 may explain to tin 'nai, me woil var Olie Mini i j The limn ' s:h! fed i . i , . 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