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THE GRENADA GAZETTE.
LAl>!> * 1M VNr, Editor* and Haul GRENADA, era KISS. THE NEW YEAR. White book of the new year, beheld with awe! I T pon thy leaves what record shall we make? Will Time, the searcher, tind within thy iuis Hut plotted lines, and many a sad mistake, When thou an clasped, and with the volumes past Art laid aw ay ? There The sum of all the years How will it boar eternity's clear light? If. like a teacher steadying the hand Of a young child, Hod's hand holds through. We shall, when looking backward fro end. Rejoice to timl the writing fair i -Mrs. M. F. Butts, in the fate we writo. sentence is. rs all d true. S. 'Hints. WHAT FRIGHTENED ME. A Narrow Eeoape, and What Saved My Life. They told me when l arrived home that I looked pale, and my wife said she knew I should suffer from so much wading in the cold water after trout. I am now going to relate what fright ened me, and sec if the readers blame me if 1 looked white. It was on a bright June morning iu the year 1885, Eddie harnessed old Jim my to the wagon, while 1 dressed up iu my hunting suit and told the women to get the lnnch ready. 1 had a stout pair of corduroy pants made on pur pose for banting and fishing, and in their make np the pockets were large and long and hung down on my thighs in a way I did not fancy. '•Hallo, bow is this?" I cried, as I put my spare Knee in my left pocket, (said lines were compactly wound upon a carefully prepared section of pine shingle), "I thought you promised to alter these pockets before I wished to use them again." "Who knows," said my wife, "but the depth of those pockets may yet save your life. 1 said no more. "All ready," shouted Eddie. 1 turned and saw old Jim's face peering in at the window. I jumped in and made off, taking the road that led up in the heart of old Ossipee mountain to valley called Canaan. After a hard scramble for the horse, we found our selves in the happy land, surrounded mi all side* by lofty mountains. We drove up to one of the farm houses and obtained a hitehing-place for our horse; then with our fishing tackle we started for Bean's pond—a wild, lonely place, high up among mountains. Arriving there, we caught sixty speckled beau ties. After this we ate our lunch and caught twenty more trout, and made up our mind we had caught all we couid carry over the rough road, and we had promised the women folks that we would get them some spruce gum, hence we had taken our long-handled chisel with as. Upon the north side of Ossipee mountain is a heavy growth of spruce, and for it we aimed. As wc toiled np the old logging road, we sud denly cam* spon a rattlesnake basking in the son directly in our path. Eddie obtained s stout pole, and with a few well directed blows killed him. He measured five feet and a half, and bail two rattlers. Oh! how I shudder when I see one of those monsters 'Talk to me of your pithons, cobras, moccasins, and your watersnakes, I think there is nothing more deadly than our own New England rattle snake. I know they give you warning of your danger in shrill piercing •alarms, bnt their deadly spring is made at the same time of the warning. I took a stout line mid tied it round the body of n snake, and Eddie dragged him along, while I began my hunt for gum. I knew from the nature of the varmints there must be another snake not a great distance off lint wc were after spruce gum, lmt rattlesnakes, and we began to skirmish round brisk ly, for the afternoon was passing. Up the side of the mountain wo saw a monster spruce, upturned by the wind of the previous spring. The top was lodged among a clump of scrub oaks. Along the sides of this tree were many lumps of pure spruce gum. I gained the side of the fallen tree and worked my way in among the thick shrubbery. As I began to pick off tho lumps I thought what a lurking place for snakes. These scrub oaks were about four feet high. I knew I had stout garments ou that could stand the pull ing of the bushes. I hail secured twenty or thirty lumps of gum, all within my reach, and was making a push further on, when I paused as though a thunderbolt had burst upon me, from tho clear heavens nhnvr. Reader, did you ever hear that alarm? If not, you may hare heard tho shrill cry ot our locusts, that fly from tree to tree during the warm days of summer. Well then, you know something about the alarm note of the rattlesnake, and this was whut I heard, aud what ar rested my steps. in starting to spring back my heel caught against some obstruction, and in order to save myself I was obliged to grasp a branch of the fallen spruce, the only thing at hand stout enough to support me, nud In doing this I made a slight spring to tho left. Mer ciful Power! My left foot came down on something that moved, and strug gled nud hissed, and I felt a shock as though ten thousand galvanic batteries had salit their currents through me. I cast my eyes down, and I saw a bright bow formed of two fine threads of I iglit, clearly defined amid the deep shade of the shrub. I knew It was the juouster'eeye* flaming, making a curve a so a i An or the the of of tho to tain was has The by tion will wave the if of light as the ugly heail ,-wopt to ami Hut «*nly for a moment my foot "as on its body, not more than a third of the distance from its tail, so that fully two thirds of the body was free, fro. era ; :iut! ii a i- , ii.ikOt \\ hat did Ido? What could I do? Within one second after 1 lookeddoivn, the deadh reptile was ready to strike the bead'was thrown hack.' the 'mmer 11 jaw a ,.cd until it fairly lay over to ward the crest, ami I knew the blow awe! make? 1 could only throw tip start backwards and think of my wife and children at home. Oh! j how my pn->t iife llittcil beforemt'men tal vision—was my life of wild rovings nil over lfie world to end here on the side of old Ossipee mountain? The the ' blow came quick and strong, striking jme on the left, thigh, and I gave a spring backwards; I looked downward I and saw that the venomous reptile was I clinging to my pants, the hooked fangs ! preventing his lotting go while 1 was in motion. In an instant. however. the prehensile tail, or the lower part of the body, caught among the bushes and the fangs were torn away. Backwards to the sled road I stag gored, faint and dizzy, knowing that I had been struck and expecting every moment to feel the touch of the poison in my vitals. As I reached the ioggiug road Eddie was by my side. He had was coming, liiy ha ml all ME. home said iu Jim iu to pur in put a to to yet at the of I noticed the fallen spruce and was mak ing for it. But lie paused and gazed at me. ex claiming: "Father, what ails you?" "Bitten!" I gasped. "A rattlesnake, father?" "Yes," I said. "Where?" 1 laid my hand on my thigh, where I still felt the force of the blow. • Let u* look. We'll cut into it, bind on a piece of the fat of the dead snake then drive for home. Quick, where is it?" My thigh was exposed, fair anil ruddy, but not a mark of the poisoned j fangs were to bo seen. "There's not a bite here,'father, nor j a sign of one." | Eddie's happy smile of assttrahee gave me strength, and my thoughts came to my aid. I looked where the threads of the eordttroy had been started up into loops by the tearing away of the snake's fangs and saw that it was directly over the objectionable pocket. I put my hand into the pocket i and drew forth the only thing it eon- j tained. the broad flat piece of shingle i with the trout line wound upon it. j The line was new and of fine white j silk, and we saw upon the silken sur face the stain of the snake's deadly ; venom; but we saw it more plainly | upon the smooth wood. The teeth had \ struck through pants, pocket and three turns of the line to the wood, and we j could follow the yellowish green lines ! where the subtle poison had crept j along the grain of the wood as plainly as though they had been drawn with a pen and ink. Reader, do you wonder I was weak and let Eddie drive home? And do you wonder my face gave token of re cent terror when I entered my house? But yon can imagine that the pocket so condemned in the morniug furnished food for a very curious ami interesting discussion, and in the end wc were all inclined to admit that man is so far a creature of circumstances that he hath much and continued need of reliance upon a power other than his own. The pocket saved my life, I firmly believe. — Yankee Blade. a i RAILROADS IN CHINA. An Innovation That Will Ho s Revolution iii Various Senses* It is probable that within ten years Asia will be crossed by a transconti nental railroad, built by the Russians from the present terminus of the line, which is already some hundreds of miles east of the Ural mountains to Irkutsk, thence to Lake Balkan, and down the valley of the Arnoor to Viadivostock. or some other port open to deep sea navigation. * * * In the mean time China is also to be gradually opened up to civilization by means of seven lines of railroads, for which plans have already been made ami on which work will soon be commenced. This change in the exclusive policy of the Empire is due to the fact that Marquis Tseng lias imbibed some of the spirit of progress during his long resilience in Europe, and has added ids influence to that of Li Hnug Cluing, always liberal, in inducing the father of the young Emperor to consent. Tlie motive is rather strategic limn commercial, the need of railroads to re inforce the garrisons of a long extent of soaeoast having been made evident during the late war with France. It is tho design to connect Taku, at the mouth of the Pci-lio, with Peking, and to build a road from Peking to Canton, connecting it with branch lines to Chefoo, .Shanghai, Foochow, Amoy, Swntow and such other ports as may seent necessary. It seems to be uncer tain tflio Is to build those roads. It was first stated tiiat the contract to build that from Peking to Taku had been given to a French syndicate. It has since been stated that the work would be given to Chinese contractors alone, though this seems improbable. The competition has been active be tween the representatives of French, German, American and English com panies. To open the Chinese empire by means of railroads w^ll lte it revolu tion In more senses than one. It will make the whole population uneasy, will render tbe const of the empire ac cessible, and probably set in motion n wave of emigration that may destroy the industrial equilibrium of tbs world, if it does not have results absolutely dangerous to its general peace.—Am Francisco ChronicIs. ami foot j j PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS. E. M. HIGHT, Dental Surgeon, Grenada, Mid. do? , Having located permanently tn Gre Mda aud fitted U P a first-class office, i veapectfully solicits a share ofthepat ronatre of the neonle of Greuada and to- ^ adjacent country. ■ Office over Geo. Lake's Banking House. ; tip 1 ; v . SUIlLI v AN , ' Surviving member of Sullivan & Sulli-J- Grenada, MU*. the van, Oxford, Miss. ) j SULLIVAN & WHITFIELD, . a AtlOmeVS-at-LaW, : _ * ' *Vill practice in federal, and State ,, , _ ■ Courts. ar «*! ada 9®? e: Upstairs in the Don I k '" Building, 8-E. cor. Square, of ' I Crenada, Miss, j K few Patterns of First-Class Goods j kept on hand, and a full line of sam \ pies from the best Importing House in New York, which will be ordered promptly. (junel lyj Up-stalrs In Wright ft Duncan's new building. A. H. WHITFIELD B. J. WALLACE, Fashionable Tailor > 1 j j ! W1U practice in adjoining coantisa. I Special attention given to business la i the Federal and Supreme Courts, i __ : r. J, SLACK. SLACK St LONGSTREET, Attorneys-at-Law, Grenada, Miss. J. C. LONQSTREET. j j j | i j i j j ; | \ j ! j 8. D. SCRUGGS, Physician & Surgeon, Grenada, Miss. Offers his professional services to th* peoplo of Grenada and vicinity. Oflloe over A. W. Whitaker St Co's. J. B. GAGE, Physician & Surgeon, Grenada, Miss. Office over Hughes A Nance's store. W. C. MoLEAN, Attorney-at-Law, Grenada, Miss. Office over Branum ft Goodwin's. W. L. HENTZ, General Contractor > Grenada, Miss. 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WILL M PUB PM UBDriff COFFEE WRAPPERS, • B1.BOO.OO 0800.00 • 0280.00 " 0100.00 " 080.00 « 020.05 ' BtOOO **. 1 Premium, • 2 Premiums, • 0 Premiums) 28 Premiums, • 100 Premiums, • lO# Premiums, ■ VB00 Premium., •eek (»ts< JOHN REID, WHOLESALE FLOUR , 1 High Quality and Low Price*, j no Front street, s , , Memphis, T i ■ " Choice Rough ! 1 j LUMBER! , Oak or Pin©, -FOR BALE BY J. T. MOORE, -AT $1.25 per Hundred ft. Delivered at Grenada. Yard nenf John Moore's residence. Monuments -—AND—— Tombstones Cleaned and made to look AS BEAUTIFUL AS WHEN NEW Those wishing Monuments or Tomb- stones cleaned and polished so as to look as nice and bright as when new, will find it to their Interest to call on -W. F. HALL. Orders left with J. E. Greenhaw, Grenada, will receive prompt atten tion. Satisfaction guaranteed. Cor respondence solicited, I. O. LONQSTREET. B. T. PAYNE, H. B. CAHN. Real Estate Brokers 1 Grenada, Miss. Special Attention given to Buying, Selling and Renting Real Estate in Grenada and adjoining Counties. Abstracts of Titles Promptly Fur nished. All parties havings Lands for Sale ere requested to furnish us descrip tion of seme, and price. J. LANE LEIGH, Justice of the Peae# t Grenada, Miss. Holds Court on the 1st and Srd Mon day in each month. Solicits all kinds of business which requires the attention of a J. P. ~ 'Office at Bell ft Hardy'a store. p. r. McKinley, HOUSE), SION AND Ornamental Decorat'r AND Paper Hanger. Grenada, - - Miss. All orders receive prompt attention, and all work guaranteed. Terms very reasonable. W. E. LONG, Watchmaker, Jeweler AND ENGRAVER, Postoffioa Building, Granada, Miaa. All work guaranteed and done on short notice. JNO. 8. LADD, Brickmason.Plasterer ? Cronada, Miss. All kinds of Cistern Work end Re pairing given special attention. 8. P. FITZ-GERALD, Grenada, Miss. Wood and Iron Work Of all kinds done on shortest notice. BLACK SMITHING A specialty. Shop northeast corner public square. • J. Yor can always And First-Clan Artists at HENRY JOHNSON'S Barber Shop, NORTH bide depot sttket, Grenada, - - • Miss., Who are ready at all timea to Mm you in the host of style. RENTY FITZ-GERALD, Well D igge r] Repairer Grenada, Mian, All orders left at Gus. Wolfe's will receive prom pt attention. H. F. MOORE, (moork's mill.) Machinery! Engines, Boilers. Grist and Saw Mills Ui'Kidi a] I Mgiu rt k ) Persons needing anything in this Nt will earn money by ordering 08 earns through me. A. T. INMAN (Successor to B. H. Gordon A Co.) -DEALER IN Dr; Goods, Clothing, Eats, Caft STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES Cigars, toko, tattoo, Etc I ft. I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage, and guar e% tee all goods as strictly first-doss. Highest cash prices paid for all kinds of country produce. GseSe delivered to any part of the city free of charge. BEST Tho Simolest Cheapest WATER WHEEL IN AMERICA! Ami Most -Powerful sets inside or outside of water house. Price below all competition—in reash of every small mill and gin In the country. Write for large catalogue an* state all the particulars about your power. Iron cases for wheels to set l» side or outside,— Prices Low, Best Portable Corn Atilt in the Market .—Took first premium at tbs Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina State fairs over thirteen competitors. Ground the best meal and more of it. The Best Saw Milt .—Pony Mill with the latest and best Improvements, va riable friction feed that beats them all and no mistake. Ratchet set works etc., complete except saw to cut 6000 feet per day only $200. It Is warrantee to cut 2000 feet per day with 8 Horse power Enoinb, Just Think m This ! Larger mills made to order. Millstones for all purposes. Th* largest stock in tho South. Send for prism Mill Gearingof all kinds, shafting, pulleys, etc. Don't buy any kind of ma chine without first getting our prices. A. A. 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