The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, May 10, 1894, Page 7, Image 7

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Oe Spent the Greater I'urt of Twenty
four Houm no a Stump in it Deep
Swamp Be Held a Pig on Ilia Hack and
Wa Snrroumled by Hungry Ssurlans.
On the edge of a little take about tefi or
twelve mile northwest f Tallahaaaee,
there lives an old negro whom 1 lee and
with whom I talk every time I go hunting
In that direction. At least I have always
Kupnosed he wai aged, for though his wife
Is a buxom young woman, he is while
haired, though hale and hearty in appear
ance. The lost time I was out there I
learned that he was quite young, only
about forty in fact, and that hi.-, snowy
locks had a history. After urging 1 pre
vailed on him to tell me the story.
It seems that during the war this negro,
Ben Aiken, had run off, anil while hiding
out In the woods subsisted as best he could
on wild fruits, some game, young com, and
an occasional chicken if he wassofortunate
as to find ono far enough away from a
plants) ion.
One day he happened to slip up on a half
grown pig and, getting close enough,
knocked it over, ami at once stuck it with
his knife anil started oil with It to his im
provised hut. While picking hia way
through Ml awamp ami g"ing from one
little mound to another, stepping on logs
and stumps and ryprex Itneee, he noticed
that one log he w:vs just in I he act of step
ping on was uot a log at all, but quite a
vicious looking alligator.
He had lived longeoougb among 'gators
to feel DO particular uneasiness over this
one, though he also knew that they are
mean to have around, Ben itepped baok
to the mound ho wai on (which wai only
about ten or twelve feet square) and eon
eluded to wait till the sluggish creature
moved on. Hut the 'gator .ifter awhile
aroused itself, and in company with four
jr live otinTs started toward Ben,
The negro concluded to Deal a retreat,
when he found that his little island was
entirely surrounded by alligators, atid he
then ri'r.lizcd that they had been attracted
by the shuat he was carrying, which hail
left a trail of blond behind him.
The darkj itus DOW thoroughly fright
eued. He saw the alligators crowding
around his little island, he knew that at
night they would come up after him; he
had no weapon except a knife and a club,
be knew there was DO chance of anyone
hearing his cries, and it was now nearly
itindown. A ball grown alligator came
crawling up toward him and hi bfalna I u
with a club, but it gavi him DOCOUohv
tion, for he knew he could Dot keep that
up through the night.
There was one cypress knee or stun p n
the mound Which rose atsiut five feet nr
more, but he doubted his anility to git
upon it smooth tup. and even if he g f
there he didn't think he could keep his
place there long. Il.idi s, it diuneful
even then if he would be out of reach f
their jaws, iieiiig the only chance, how
ever, he tried it. and found that I
attention and sitting in a very cramped
position he could keep his place Upon the
Night came on and he Im-aiae sleupy. He
dare not close his eyes. He did sverthing
possibh-to keep binMMll awake !
captivity ltaelf would be a Wee i relief
compansl with this, and lie cell dlong U !
loud for help hour aftr hour Hi knew :t
was of no use. but he kept it up.
At last the first gray streaks of dawn
were lean, and presently ram- the l
His little mound was covered with allige
tors aud the swamp seemed alivi with
them. He tried to frighten them away, so
that he OOttld at least get down ami Itfeti h
his limbs, but they crawled all around
bixa, glaring up at turn, opening tix-ir bor
rid mouths for the feast they knew was
The not raye of the sun were becoming
unendurable, fur he bad kept up hi-call
iug fur blip until his throat and mouth
seemed psrrhed.
BXXCtm A r,tnnf.l!!T, idiot.
Hi kad all thia tint kept the pig in M
arms, and now, in slightly altering his
Ksition, it dropped to the ground. At
once an enormous alligator from Mch side
rushed toward it. It was the gang! of
battle, and a gurgling threat from earn
wan followed by the onset. Never did any
one witness such a combat.
The enormous teeth and powerful jiws
era-hing on maileil side, hark ami head,
the linal advantage gained hvmie in a grip
under the dm k, and the fearful struggle
of the other; the terrible strokes of lath
with his long tail, and the resounding
echoes through the swamp all, Joined
with Ben's hoarse cry for help, mad" a dm
and comuioi ion that, almost deafened Mr.
Aiken and his men, who now appeared
u(H,n the scene.
A crowd that had been out coon hunting
the night before had l-n frightened i,y
Hen's erica, and reporting it ,ii the house
Mr. Aiken concluded a must he his run
away hand, and so took a crowd of nu n
and started alter him and DOW BUM 0000
the scene. The bittle between the alliga
tors was finished, and tho oooqUeror wai
at once alio killed.
The others were driven nway, and Ron
was taken off his perch, a chattering, gib
fettling Idiot. A week's rest rest' nil him
to his normal condition, boWIVII, exoett
hie kinky hair. That has always remained
as white as t he w hitest bale of cotton on
the plantation. Cor. ,St. Until Globe-Democrat.
Part About tlie Heads of OrlnUaatt,
The tjclief of some anthropologists is t lint
tbe criniiiial sect ,ou of iniinkiiid is distin
guislieil by certain definite physical char
acteristics whieh are siiscnptible of study
anil classification. (Jem-rally ipeajtittg,
they assert, the haUtnaJ evildoer is under
sized, his weight being dlipro portioned to
hia height, with a tendency to lint footed
ness. He is heavy In his movements, laek
Iiik anatomical symmetry and beauty. I 'ar
ticularly, his head is not symmetrical.
Indeed, want of symmetry ns to the bead
and face is mrptialngly prevalent in criini
uals, as it Is also in the insane. It is so
usual that a collection of portraits of
thieves and murderers lias ail the effect of
a series of caricatures. The suiir loaf
shape of head Is the predominant tya and
the loiiKth and breadth of the f .ice are hot li
excessive Curiously enough, the average
weiht of the murderer's cranium is great
er than that of tho noncriminal type. -Washington
A Begfuentel Tijer Cab,
In the hot season of ISGil two ollicers of
the Fifth Lancers Captains Chaffy and
Thack wellwhile on a shooting ixpedit on
In the Toral encountered a line tigress
with cuba. They killed the tigress, but
not until she had severely lacerated Cap
tain Thack well's arm -00 severely, indeed,
as to render amputation necessary.the op
eration, unhappily, resultliiK in the death
of the unfortunate officer. The two cubs
wero captured and taken to I.ucknnw,
where they nsed to play nliont, the Fifth
Lancers' mess. One, however, choked
himself with a lump of raw meat which he
bad purloined. The stirvivinK cub was
presented by Captain Chaffy tothl Madras
Fusiliers, who gave him the namo of
"I'lassey," and constituted! him tho regi
mental pet.
I'lassey became very tame and was on
most friendly terms with the men. He
lived at tlie officers' mess, and when al
lowed to be at large he amused himself by
stalking a small donkey, which was wont
to wander about, the mess compound. He
was also Introduced to an antelope and a
dog. With Whom he lived mijicabl whiiu
tlic regiment remained In India, Vlassey
accompanied the One Hundred and Second
to England, being granted a free passage
by the captains of her majesty's ships
J umnaand Himelayd. Two young leopards
unci his canine ally were his fellow pas
sengers. Planey landed with the regiment at
Dover, where suitable quarters were pro
vided for him in the main fosse of the cita
del, beneath the ollicers' mess. There
I'lassey lived a happy life with Ids friend
the dog, hll "personal attendant" being
tlie adjutant's groom, who fed and looked
after Dim, At meal time I'lassey always
allowed the dog to have the first "go in,"
but when he I bought liis canine companion
had taken a fair share lie would give him a
gentle pat with his paw as a reminder.
When I'll ey was nearly full grown
and in the zenith of ids popularity with
the Kusiliers an old lady resident of Dover
wrote to the general Commanding the dis
trict and stated that she had "seen I'lassey
disembark," and that ever since she hull
remained a prisoner in her house, fearing
to go out lest I'lassey should have escaped
and be roaming about the I own I So fre
qUIDl "ere this old lady's letters and com
plaints that at last the general felt com
pelled to take notice of t hem, and so poor
I'lassey was sent off to the zoological gar
dens, accompanied in exile by his faithful
dug. Loudon Art Journal.
An Old Trie Thai is Frequently Played
on the Unsospeetlng Toarltt,
One day a Will d raised man visited n
pertain hamlet , carrying t he newest of fly
rods. He intended to fish for trout. Could
iny one give lum Information ni to thi
Is'st place for his day'- sport As he nskcil
for it at the bar of the small inn of t he
bamlititbt Information wai soon forth
coming, one of the customan there told
kim be knew where there w is a big one,
ind no mistake; he could show it to bim,
and all he had to do a- to catch it. The
bait took.
After a generous "liquor up" and the
tip of a shilling away tiny started, lie
saw the Bib, ami for nearly the w hole of n
day he thra-hed that water hard enough
to frighten all the trout that over swam in
It. Rut not even .1 Bah t he size of a sprat
did lie oapt urc.
At the inn. before his train started, as lie
IMted for an hour, In- guide of the mom
iug appeared and asked in in what sport he
had had. "Not a single ll-h," replied he,
adding, "I would suid half a sovereign in
drinks if that trODI lay in my ballet, or
give t hat sum to any one who would put me
up to getting It there." Five minute- later
the Dative whispered totitn, "Did ye mean
what ye said?"
The angler pulled out half n sovereign
and showed it to him. "Die here I bit,"
said the man; "VOUr train don't s;art et."
In leM tk in half an hour the stranger WM
beckoned out of the bar to set the big
trour. si :i alive and ki-king vigOrOOaly,
on some flags in a banket, He had a hook
attached to a pu ce of broken gut in his
upper li ; not a bruise or a mark was on
' Take him, basket on all. fur what ye
said, "quote the native; ''he'i a preetoaa
s; ;ht too lug to K into that consarn o'
yourn. An I I ! ,.erry in nh Oblngod to
you for tip- ere half sov'rin, and do mis
take." i was Informed afterward that the
fish had ien n fnghtecd by the thrash
ing of that would ts angler that he had
retreated to tbi utmost limit Of his hover
under tlie bank, and there he had ie
mained, ai only a trout will remain.
The cute rustic knew this woult, be ao,
and he had simply gone down tn the spot,
taken off hie shoes and lucked up Lis
trousers and "groped him out." That Is
DOW most of the great trout are captured;
but I never saw one that hsd been groped
for that was not shown with a ho- k in Ida
mouth. A g it loo does not cost much,
and it looks so very much letter "Vile
poaching?" No; that wss wn.te land
wm re the big trout was got out Uhtck-
wood's Ifagaaine.
Tbe rim llaptUm
It wss tbe first Sunday after my ordina
tion, and m reotor MM to tr.e: -v ,
there will is a baptism in this afternoon '
service. If oa may ae well take it, It will
Ik- a beginning lor you." "Very well,"
wai my humble and wrmtwhel tremulous
The preliminaries of the bsptisrml office
were over, it remained hut to "name tins
child" end "twptire" it. Ala: it waa more
easily sad than done, for 'he bnbf had a
word to say agalnet it Yes, for he was
eighteen month i-ni. and could talk and
walk. Oh, cruel fate, for a first eh rioter,
big hy a nervous maul I Miaod him (for it
had to lie a forcible graspi n s-rform my
office The rebel kicked and plnnged like
a fnkv Colt, twisted and twirled like a
llippary eel, yilled erltb all the wcr of
bis Innga, and was deaf and indifferent to
tlie persuasive powers of bis maternal rei.i
tive. I held him aloft, by msm force, and
dipping my hand in the wster. began the
ISut he look his revenge. What whiskers
I hail he s, lied on and h- d fa.t i iwith one
band, Bgbting madly with tbe other, The
poor little chap was sorely frigBteMd, no
doubt, and perhape in my anxious nervnu
neei I had not l u as careful o( bit Ami
ih.'i as I might h ue Ix-en How I said t he
words, Or whether they wen ever said, 1
know not, so great was the noise slid so
tumultuous were my feelings.
Willi a crimson face, and Uitlied in per
Ipl ration, I disentangled his list froin my
whiskers and gave him up to th ise who
Is longeil to him, very glad to get rid of
him, while I meekly concluded t he mtv ice
conscious of amusement mid tittering
among tin- congregation at the new u
rnte's first christening.- 'LoOOjOU Til Hits.
very OhlM a reek,
The h ve of motley and the love of every
thing elso hut nature is UOqulndj it is a
matter of education. No boy see- any
charm in business. If he lind his pin-kets
full of money he would spend it all, or give
it away, What for A gun and fishing
rod, a dog und u horse, a boat and a lunch
baaket; then he would start for the woods
or tbe lakes. Wh-n you como to sift it
down the child is born with no other pas
sion but a loveof nature. As for rainbows
am' storm-, he may not. prefer the hitter;
but it is impossible to find a child that does
not go into eratielei over i rainbow. How
often have 1 seen theiii stand in wrapt tie
light H the storm swept, eastward at night,
ami the setting sun, after filling the valley
with gold, painted a double Imw across the
rear of the clouds.
More than this, and involved in It, is tlie
great trut h that every child is a poet. It.
takes a good deal ol sobering down and
compulsion to bring a boy ,,r Kjri jnlo
blank prose. Up to about eighteen a child
t hat has a f reo DOOM, and not too muob
repression, thinks and feels only poems.
This is one reason why childhood is Is-set
with dangers, because the young creatures
see everything high colored. Ht. ixjuis
(ilolic Democrat.
New Yorkers Are (ireat Iteiuleri.
"What do you notico most about the
peoploof New York?" was asked of a girl
who was making her first visit to the me
tropolis. "That, everybody reads U0Wa
pi-pers," wioj the prompt reply. "The
laborers going home with their pails at
night are rending the last edition, tlie
girls, with schoolbooks under their arms,
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women in tho elevated trains are always
reading; tin- messenger boys and the news
boys read, and .sometimes I see a man who
stops a newsboy nnd buys every evening
pajierthat, Is published in the city. I never
saw a city where everybody from prince
to pauper took so much stock in tho news
papers." New York HccorUer.
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contains four incomparable paintings ty the world-famous
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ness to nature and unparalleled beauty.
They comprise every phase of Nature's changes, as de
lineated in the tour seasons, and will prove a revelation to
most persons, ot her peculiar moods. Lowell has well said:
"Our seasons have no fixed returns;
Without our will they come anJ o;
At noon our suJJcn summer burns.
Era sunset nil ii snow.''
I he Ottman Lithographing Company in reproducing these
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This delightful picture is one of Medairy's four water colors, "The Seasons," whio
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"Spring" is a bright-colored work of singular merit. The drooping apple trees,
burdened with their pink and white bloom, contrast effectively with the rich green back
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