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E. BEA.TTy, Proprietor.
.Ifain street, near the Pest
. office;,, , ':;lloct.
will , give his particulai .nttentiolf.to Surgical
diseases, and diseases of worhen'und- children.
He will also give his attention every `Sti,turda3i
morning,. nfrhill - Tare,F,7gWitesTfrorrrtl—to- - 12-o'
clock, to surgical cases among '.ho' poor.
January 22. 1851.
111 R. L C. LOOMIS,
WILL perform all
operations upon the
Teeth that are regal
red for their preservation, such as Scaling,Filing,
Plugging,-&eror will restore the loss. - of them,
by inserting Artificial Teeth, from a single tooth,
to a fall sett. .o:YOffice on Pitt street; a few
e , rs south of the Railroad Hotel. Dr. Lis
eat the last ten d'Oys of every. month..
• DR;•1 1 . MILLER,
11 8 Nc l i E N ° P A A N .I I3 I lA% PHYSICIAN'COI IJR Blj hiving ß
succeeded Dr. Lip.pe; formerly practising p y
sicaan of this plago, solicits the patronage of the
friends of his pro.decessor, and shall be happy
to wait upon all who may favor him with a call.
novl3,lm F. MILLER, M.D.
J•'\V. RENDEL, Surgeon Dentist
LP informs his former patrons that ho has re
urned io Carlisle, and will be glad to attend to
all call> in the line of his profession. loct3l
DR. J. DAHGUIVIAN, informs his friends
and the public; that ho will continue to attend
to all professional calls, na heretoforo, (notwith
standing tePorts to the contrary. OFFICE—
n-EaSt High street.---- --_EniarEi-31n
• VIM C. W. MEINROSE,
TTORNEY AT .LAW, gill practice in
la. the several Courts of Cumberland county.
OFFICE. lit Main Street, iu the room former
y occupied by,L. G. Erandebury, Eau. '
' TAMES R. SIVIZTII,
-ATTU EINEY`' AT LAW. Has RE=
MOVED his office to Bootem's Row, two
oors front Borlcholdor's Hotol. [apr 1
lUSTICE OF THE PEACE. OF
FICE at his residence, Corner of Main street
and the Public Square, opposite BurkhOlder's
Hotel. In addition to the duties .of of
"the Peace; will attend to all kinds of writing,
Buell as deeds, [inds, mortgages, indentures,
articles of agreement, notes, &c.
Carlisle, ap 8'49.
Plainfield Mastio - al Aea.demz
FOUR NILES WEST OF CARLISLE.
.The Ninth Session'ivill commence on At
DA I.', JVoveinher 4tl, 1850
IN consequence of increasing patronage a
large and commodious brick edifice has
been erected, rendering this one of the most
desirable institutions in the state, The various
departments are under the care of competent
and faithful instructors, and every endeavor- will
be made to promote the moral and intellectual
improvement of students. -Tue surrounding
country is beautifuLand heklthful, and the in
stitution sufficiently distant from town or village
to prevent evil associations.
ermo—ksso per Session. (Five Nonlife.)
For circulars wilt full information address`
RAC ,BURNS, Principal
Plainfield 0., Cuinberliind County, Pd.
Fresh Drugs, Pledieih' es, tke. to.
I. I have just received from Philadel.
-r„ phia and New York very extensive
additions to my former stock, embra
_xe cing nearly ovary article of Medicine
now in use, together with Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Turpentine, Perfumery, Soaps,
Stationery, Fine Cutlery., Fishing Tackle,—
Smiles of almost every description, with an
endless variety of other-articles,-which I ani de
termined to sell at the VEEY LOWEST prices.
All Physicians, Country Merchants, Pedlars
and others, are respectfully requested not to pass
the OLD -STA ND , as theyAn ay- rest- assured
that every article will be sold of a good quality,
Main street. Carlisle.
Extensive Cabinet Ware-Rooms.
OBERT. It SMILEY, successor to Wm.
LA C. Gibson, CABINET-MAKER & UN
DERTAKER, North Hanover street, Carlisle,
would respectfully inform the citizens of Carlisle
and the public generally that he now has on
, hand a large assortment den . *
...sV.A.kettlYSty and elegant FURNITURE,
g°4 ; consisting in part pf Sofas,
~Wardrobes, Card and other
Tables, Bureaus, Bedsteads, plain' and fancy
Sewing Stands, &c. manufactured of the best
materials and quality warranted: Also a gene
ral assortment of Chairs at the lowest prices.—
Venitian Blinds, made to order and repairing
promptly attended to. 1:1:7 - COFFINS mode to
order at the shortest notice. and having n splen
didillearse he will attend funerals in town or
country. 07Dorrt forget the old stand of Wm.,
C. Gibson, in North Hanover street, .a few
doors north of Glass's Hotel.
Sept 4-Iy. ', R. 13: BMTLEY.
,--; 3 1..T • ,sous
CP.' • to' _ 'O4
Corner of Hanover and Loather ate., Carlisle.
rifillE undersigned has always nit hand-a largo
A. stock of superior Cabinet Ware.-in all the
different styles, which be is prepared to sell at
the lowest prices. He invites attention partic
ularly to the Patent Spring.Bottont Bedstead, a
must useful article, which entirely obviates all
objections. The bottom can boattached to old
Bedsteads. They have given entire, satisfac
tion to all who have them in use.
irrcoFFINS made ter-order at the shortest
Carßile, 22, 185 P—I y,
Extensive Furniture Rooms.
TA.NIES R.I,VILANDIt would respectfully
el call the attention of House Keepers and the
public to his extensive stock. of ELEGANT
FuaNrruß D. including Sofas, Wardrobes,
Centro and•other 'POWs, Dressing and plain
Bureaus, and ovary °tint. article in his branch of
business. Also, now on hand the largest as
set:Manx of C A IRS in Carlisle, at the lowest
pr i ce s, 0:7•Collins made at the shortest notice'
and a Hearse envidcd for funerals. Ile Relic
its a call at his Qstablishinent on North Hano
ver strest,•near Glass's HOTEL. N.B.7.lFur
niture hired out by, the mouth or year. !
Carlisle, March 1 10. 18501 ,ly
- *IMAGE Z. BRETZ,
U ItGEON DENTIST—wouId respectful
ly inform ' tho.publiot
hat he is now prepar
to perform all operations on the Tooth, that
may. be ' iequirod.. Artificial Tooth insoned,
from a single tooth to an entire 'sot, upon the
latest and most approved, principle, :The pa
tronago of tho public is respectfully solicited.- , -
Da may be found at the residence of his bro
thor on North Pitt.street. ,- .
Carlisle, Sept Ib. OM; ..
' i tiik . /*4 AV4,0",4"P
THE subscriber would rospectfullrinform .
his friends and the public generally that he has
just moaned a new .LUMBEIL AND 'cOAL
.-rAItD inWont High street, a Toy. doors emit
of litlessral D lthoads'b Warehouse,' where
ho now Imo • and will , 'keep constantly , on,
hand a first - ratdassortmint of all kinds of, sea'''
sena pine boards and plank end another kindS,
o r gtilfr, nil of which -he will sail low for sash'
,;1 1E450. 3911 N N. ARMSTRONG
Cpinmisatiniera' 'of. Curntiorland' county,
&mit:vapor tp infarm tho nnblia, that thp eta
e d iudd tin go of Alta 'flocall'af•Cotnotipeionarei'will
ha hold on , thP fourth'. Monclajwnl
eac h month; en whiohiline any paraona.hayinir
butintitarriOth eta. aonicit*,ll' yttgot‘; thorn at
Attest - • ItILZY
~- ' ir,:)",'',,i'*piiiet,,:- - . .. .J3ttrii;yh..::. 1 ti.,::. T . .. 4r4fitri: i ...,: . ,- . .i: ( o.itt. t :t. # tOli;;',
TIMED AREIWO VIINOP, SAITH LORD BACON, '1 7 11.10E1.11.1AEE,.....A.;NAT10N GREAT .ND PROSi'A'ROTTS47A REllllialSillill .4111).331:1Sr WolildilliStSi—To' WHICH . LET ME ADD - 'K NOwLEDdE AND FREERO3 . I.—B4hci .-- "fall
. , . , .
Application' for Tavern License,
NOTICE in hereby given that I intend ap
plying at the next term of the Court of Quarter
ttlessiuns for a •License to keep.a public house
in the housal now occupy as such in the lie.
.rough of Carlisle.
mrs HENRY GLASS.}
We, the undersigned, citizens of the Boro:
of CarliSle, do - Certily that wo are well acquaint
ed with the above named. Henry Glass; and
that he is of good repute for honesty and tem•
perance, and is well provided with house room
and conveniences for the accommodation et
strangers and travellers, and that
,such ,Inn or
T av'ern i's necessary to accommodate the public
ind entertain strangers and travellers;
Samuel Myers, G L Murray. J
G Cornmah, Wm Miller, Jacob Wolf; Hugh
Gaullaglier,'Georga:flendel, Jacob LeibyWohn
Noble, fl L Burkholder, Edward Shower, A
Lambertbn, ,, Jos W Palton, G W Hilton. i„
Application ; for Tavern License.
NOTICE - Bher;:;by alien that I intend to
41144 at the next term ol the Court of Quarter
'Sessions ol Cumberland county for a License
to keep a nublie bouseln the house now occu
pied by Thompson B Weekley, in Lower Al
mars THOMAS' McKEE.
We, the Undersigned, citizens of Lower Al
len township, Cumuirland, co, do certify that
we are well acqUainted with the above named
Thomas McKee, that he is of good repute fir
honesty and temperance; and is well provided
with house room rod conveniences forth° ac
commodation of strangers and travellers, and
that'such Inn or Tavernis necessary to accom.
modanr the public and entertain strangers.and
John Sheely; jr., Wm R Gorges, Frederick
Long,'M . Bitner, John Shealy, er.,Daniel Shel
ly. Samuel Zimmerman, Jacob- Long, George
Lichelbergeri Henry Stephen, Daniel Hart, F.
Seely, T B Weakley.
Application for Tavern License.
rs oncE is hereby' given that I intend to
apply at the next term et the Court of Quarter
Sessions of Cumberland•county, for a License
to keep a public house" in the hbuse now occu
pied by Samuel Hess, in Kingstown, Silver
mars JOHN LO Y.
We, the under Signed, citizens nt Kingstown,
Silver. Spring township, do certify tint we_are
well -acquainted with the above-named John
,Ite ig or good repute for honesty and
temperance, and t pt ho is well provided with
house room and conveniences for the accommo.
dation of strangers and travellers, and that such
Inn or 'T'avern is necessary to accommodate
strangers and travellers.
—Martin-Harman; In cob -Landie,-G e orge -Re e d
David Brenizer, Wm. K. Steven - eon, Samuel
Bistline, A II Eorger, P Bricker, Wm Saxton,
Geor g e. Sm it A-Aliller, J Myers. D . Spei d
Wm Williams, D Cooper, H. W.
Irvine, John.M. Martin, Jacob Eckerd.
Application for Tavern License.
IVOTICE is hereby given that the subscri
-11 her-intends applying-at-the -ensuing—term
of the Court of Quarter• Sessions of Cumber
land county, for a license — it, rke,ez a public
house in the stand known as . the D 01514101150
In the•borongh of Mechanicsburg. /
JAMES . A. MELOY.
We the undersigned citizens of the .Borough
of Mechanicsburg, in the county of Cumber-
land, do certifr we are well acquainted with
the abovenamed Vines A. Meloy,.that ho is
of good repute for honesty and temperance, and
is well provided with house room and conveni
ences fo.t the accommointion of strangers and
travellers, and that such Inn or Tatern is nec
essary to accommodate the public-and .enter
tain strningere and travellers.
John Duey—George Houck, H F Fells Vavid
Emmenger, George Singwer, Simpson Ar
- mild, Henry Corns G Starmer, Jacob Mum•
ma, George Bobli, David Long, Peter Hull,
Adam Hauck, Benjamin How, Peter Baker•
Application for Tavern, License.
NOTICE is hereby given that the subscriber
intende applying at the ensuing ,term of
the Couriof Quarter. Sessions of this conrity,
for License to keep a public house in the house
now occupiaii b hitrras-aaelri-end--kno-tcn-as
-the Mansion House Hotel, in the ,West Ward
in.the borough ot. Carlisle.
JOSEPH W. PATTON.
We the undersigned citizens of the West
Ward, Carlisle,. in the county of Cumberland,
do certify that we arc well acquainted with the
above named Joseph W. Patton, that ho is of
good repute for honesty and temperance, and is
well.provided with house room. and convytien—
ces for the accomadation of strangers and
travellers, end that such Inn or. Tavern is nec—
essary to accomodate the public and entertain
strangers and travellers. .
John pJell, A Noble, Willistfi'M Porter, It A
Noble, Georce - L - Minria3r, Henry Glass, S
Ensmincer, William Cai; J N Armstrong,
• David Rhoads, George Hilton, A Roberts,
John.D, Gorges. G'
Application for Tavern License,
NOTICE is hereby given that I intend to
applfat the next term of the Court of Quarter
Sessions_ of Cumberland county for a License
to keep a public house in thOhouse no* occu
pied by Geo. Goodyear in Churchiown:
fireurs PETER B GOODYEAR.
Wii; the undersigned, citizens of Monroe tp.
in the county of Cumberland, do certify that
'we are well acquainted with the above named
Peter Goodyear, that he to of good repute
for honesty 'and, temperance, and is wellprovi•
ded with house rootn and conveniences for the
accomie.odation of strangera and traVeilers, end
that such Inn or Tavern is necessary to
accommodate the public and entertain strangers
Moses Bricker, Merge Strock, • Conrad
Westfull, Cary NV Ahi,.o Hensler, John'. S.
Cockily, G Brindle, G Bnish, II J Enck, Pelei
Baker, John Pouf, AdonnSensler.
Application Tor Tavern License.-- -
NOTICE Is hereby• given that I intend' cp.
plying at the_April Court of Quarter
Sessions of - this county, for a License to keep
epublic house in the house nww occupied by
me as such in the township of East Ponnsboro.
marl Whi P HUGHES.
We, the invlorsigned, citizens of the town
ship of East Pennshorough, in the county of
Cumberland, do certify that mie,are well Sc.
qyainted with the tdryo namect . William P.
fiughee, that he iatirgood reputdfor honesty.
and temperance, aad is well supplied - with
house roorrittnd 'donyeniencee for timoccom
modation of . atrengers artd4ravellerit4nd that
auchltm. or Tayerills - tlet4liaary to "fieptmmo.
date the public'arid entertain autumn: and
Stunuel.Sadler,,A P James Itityerti,.R
Wilson, henry Carlin, David Oyster, William
Philips, Adam E;linger, A Frank, Jno Holz,
Solamon'Ebersole,jonas Eichelbarger, Swig.
.11immelricli 5. Christian Himmelriclt. ,
ApOicat!on for Ta. Vern License,
NOTICE is hereby given 'that I intend ap
plying at the April 'Court of .Quarter Sessions
of this .county, for u License to keep a public
holm in the house now occupied. by George
'll/lorrettes;suck, in Monroe township. . .1
mars , 'DANIEL MORRETT.
%Vo, thi3 uudersigned,'oitliens- of Clio town .
tihip of 'll4onroa; in the county of Cumberland
do certify that we are Moll ac n uainted with the
above pained Daniel Alorre'tt) that: ho is of good
roputo forhoneetY and temperanee,'find is well
provided with house room and convonieneak for.
the.accoriimattation of strangers antittavellare,
and that, euch 'lnn or .Tditernie nocim'ayy to
accorilinodaterthe public and entertain strangers
and travellers. • •
ICunn, James Livingstom s ,Christta.l Lahti - ter'
john A:' 'Weeifall; . George'lllOrretiLD
Sheller; Dan'l Eberly, Don't Shollor, C Bondi
CA it LIE RILE PA., iittirEDN,EBo4l4 "AgIRELI 2 'lB5l.
From the Boston Post .
When the weather's unpleasant and dreary.
And the night unblest with a star,
How sweet to a smoker when weary,
What a balm to the spirit when lonely,
To gaze at the smoke r&it flies!
And bright are the dreams, tho' dreams only,
That with each fleeting circle arise!
When cares, fleslils heir to, perplex us,
And trifles horrossing us far, .
"Afide7iii tiny - path and
,soro vex us,
Hew soothing n fragrant edgily!
If friends should prove false and leave us,
Wo can pass the thing off with a joke,
Nor allow their desertion to grieve us,
,But let the wound vanish in smoke.
When rialtos seem slow in collecting,
And prospects look gloomy as night, •
There's nought like cigars for directing
Our fancy to visions more bright. •
Though lire seem unpleasant and droitry,
And its path unblept by a star, .
Yet the smoker will Mel when he's weary, ,
ThAt there's bliss in a fragrant cigar...
AIIUNTER'S LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
. The London Quarterly reviews a work which
,has been recently published in England and.
America, entitled a °Hunter's Life in South
Africa." Mr. Cummings is an English travel
ler, infatuated with a love for hunting. •Ho
sets out from the Cape of Good Hope, and ad- :
vances with his Caravan into. the interior of
Afiica. The fiist game he encounters, aro the
various species of the Antelope, which abound
in those unfrequented regions—some - of the=
A' GIRAFFE CHASE
The Giraffe, or Cameleopard first clnimsour
author's attention, the- toll species of Which,
contemplated in its native groves of plan
reagne, palm-like 'acacias, iMpresses Mr. 0.
with its beauty and the dignified grace of Ha(
-movements.- asoriboc the idea-whioh-some -
- havq - beemled - ttrontertain - of - the - trwkwardness
of its gait and proportions, to their having
seen it only in confinement. The. Giraffe, ho
"Is invariably met- with among venerable
forcers where innumorableblasted and wonth
er-heitten stems and trunks occur. I have re
peatedly been hYdoulit, ne to the presence of a
troop of them, until I had recourse to my spy
glass; and`on referring the case to my savage
attendants, I have. known even their optics to
fail, 'at one time mistaking the dilapidated
trunks for cameleopards, and again confound
ing rear canieleopards - with these aged veterans
of the forest.P .
They congregate iu herds, averaging sixteen
in number, from the young animal of nine or
ten feet in height to the dark chestnut-colored
old male, towering to a height of upwards of
eighteen feet! Here is Mr. 'Cumming's narra
tive of an adventure on "the memorable day,
.the first on which I saw and slew the, lofty
graceful-looking Giraffe or cameleopard, with
which during many year of - Wilk - I - had
longed ta form an acquaintance f"- -
"The Giraffes stood looking., at the wagons
until I was within sixty yards of them, when •
galloping round a thick busily tree, under coy-
TvEitli'llfiatild - deif;"l - SradefiTy - lififfellTh
sight the most astounding that a sportsman'
eyes can encounter. Before me stood a.troop
of ten colossal Giraffes, the majority of which
were frqm seventeen to eighteen feet high.—
On beholding me they at oncemiule off, twist,
inetheir long tails over their backs,.making a
loud switching noise with. them; hnd cantered
along at an easy pace, which however, obliged
-Colesberg (my horse) to put his best foot fore
most to keep up with them.
"The sensations - which I felt on this occa
sion were different from anything I had before
experienced during along sporting career. My
senses were so absorbed'hy the' wondrous, and
beautiful sight before me that I rode along like
one entranced, and felt inolined,,to disbelieve
that I was hunting living things of this world.,
The ground was firm and favorable for riding,
At every stride_ I gained upOu the Giraffe's,
,a short: burst at a swinging gallop I
nas in the midst of them, and turned the finest
031Y out of the herd. ' On finding herself driv
en from her comracle74 and hotly pursued,'she
increased her pace, and cantered along with
tremendous strides clearing an amazing extent
of ground at every hound ; while her neck and
breast, coming hi contact with the dead • 6ld
branches of trees, were continually strewing
them in my path, In a few minutes I was ii : .
ding within five yards of her stern, and, firing
at the gallop, I sent' e 'bullet into her back.—
increasing my pace I next roder-a origsideand
. 1 \
placing the muzzle of my rifle uri hin a few
feet of her, I fired my second shot behind th•
shoulder; the• ball, however, seemed to have
little effect. I then placed myself directly in
front, when she came to a walk. Dismounting,
I hastily loaded both barrels, putting in double
cherges'of powder. Before this tins necore-
plished she was off at a canter., :In a short
time I brought, her to a stand in the dry bed of
a 'water course, wham I fired at fifteen yardit
aiming where I thought the heart lay, upon
which she again - made 'off. - - Ilaving:leadettr
followed, and had very, nearly lost, her; she
had•turned abruptly to the left, and was far
out of sight earning the trees. Once more I
brought her tonatand, nud dismounted from
my' horse.' There we stood together alone in .
the wild :weed: I gaied in wonder, at her ex
treme beauty, while her-soft dark eyes, , with
their silky fringe, looked down 4mPlOringly at .
'me, and I really felt a pang, of sorroliin. this .
moment of trinteph tor the blood I was shed.-
ditig., „ pointing my ritle' - towards - ilr:eldeS, -- T,
sept arbulletthrough her,nefik,,• On.reaciving .
:it :she reared high .on her Ling- logil and' full
thiolF*fyrfPf 'l , 4th, fi : hOavY'or* lll 4 ll liS the
()firth:A(oth, oraini4, ifOr;'•"....A: thiOlcitir , if(toi•of
4ork hlood ilpoutcutout . fina
o, 'LI) o wouticli ler.
colossal limbo quivered • for a piti)nent,lfitil'Ohe ,
"'1 lkwi'lltilO time to, contemplate the; L . prlzo I'
Ilia 4 , r?n,:-:iliiiili; Was iLlEit,' Elbt!in; ',l, ' ll,..,ic);ik:i. '
trig cut tiff tie 6.11'4 the 'Giraffe; which 76i,
adorned with tt
heir, I took itbruplastlond•looki'llstind rode
herd for thenpoor the Irnioriti;:tridelf I sue-
Ceeded in renehinijuit
• Np pen or Words bad COhitb3i'
what it is to ride in the midst of 'a trdop:of gi
gantic Giraffes. It must bo be
understood. They' emitted a powerful Perfume
whitilt in chase came hotin• mr:fioe,retnind
ingino_of_the_einellif a hive 'of . heather hon.&
ey in September."-
t. p. 260,
The wild Bealo is 'a nobler objeet Of +abate: .
ho has not only weapons of - defence, but knows
how to•uso thomi and is apt,to ,antielpata. the
onsotnnd obnvert his broad-based, ehart-point
ed.horns, into deadly.weapons pf attaqii.. The
natives, therefore, dread the bnfible more than
they do the lion, and, oven Mr; Cummings was
more than once imperilled and ba.fUle4 by this
bold ruminant. - - ;
THE RHINOCEROS. -,
The charge of the heavy Rhinoceros; though
equally determined, is less formidable,hecause
it is mere easily eluded. Not r Eewer:than four
species of the rhinoceros:--the cAukhiso of the
Hottentots—Came within rifle shot14(111e inde
fatigablf; sportsman; and contrihMed their
horns to his aeries of trophieti'.' , lri theupo
des the horn is attached to ill() "Bklii and peri=
ostoum only, and can bo detached trom the
bone by means of a sharp 'knife; it is solid
throughout, and consists of amiss ofaggluti
natedlibres, but so compact as 44-10Yiniscepti
hie of - a fine polish t— • • •
"The skin is extremely, thhik, and only to
be penetrated by bullets hardened Vrith - Sialder.
During theday the rhinoceros Wlil.be found
lying asleep, or standing indolently-in some
- retired part of the forest, or under 'the - base of
the mountains, sheltered from the power of the
sun by sonic friendly grove of umbrella-topped
mimosas. In.the evening .they commence their
nightly ramble, and wander over' a great ex
tent of country. They usually silsit.thatinin
tains between nine and twelve o'gleak at night,
'and it is on these ocetudonsthat their may be
most auciessfully hunted, and with the," least
danger.- The black rhinoceros -is:subject to
paroxysms of unprovoked' fury - , -- oftenploughing
up-the ground for several yards with its.horn,
and assaulting large bushes in the most vio
lent manner. On these bushes they work for
liblirs — firith homer, - tit - the ihnie7liniii
snorting and blowing loudly, nor:do.they leave
them in general until they have briiken them
into pieces."—vol. i.ii. 251: - ' .
"BAGGING" A HIPPOPOTAMUS
The spoor or foot print of 'the 'ilipropMninus
wartuat — observeirtiflklE - Cummings on - the
_banks_of the_Limpopo,_in_ latitado- - tlegrees_
S., and a few_days after he beheld th;arotatiao
quadruped in its 4ativq.streant:—.
"When the sun Went down the pwcows
commenced a march:up the river. They pass
ed along opposite to my camp, inakin,gtirC
mdst extraordinary sounds—blowing,.aitorting
and roaring, sometimes crishing.throngh the
reeds, and sometimes sr/miming gentry, and
splashing and sporting ,thrmigh the.
There being a little moonlight I went .down
with my men Carey, and sat somo'timc en the
river's bank contemplating these wonderful .
monsters of the river. It was a truly extra- -
ordinary scene; the opposite bank of the
stream was clad with trees of gigantic size and
great beauty, wnich added greatlyto t.1e ,.. in-
west . of the picture."
To hit these huge • creatures was
tivelreasy—the difficulty was 't,o;lig them.'—
In'his endeavor to overcome this Mr. 'Cum
mings relates the following_ adventure, irhich
-be it remembered,toolk place in a river-abound
ing. with crocodiles. Ho had tracked three
Cows and so _old bull to a broad part of it,kwith
o; sandy bottom; they stood in- the middle
where the water came half way up to their
sides—and, though alarmed, did not-appear to
lie aware of the extent of the impending den-,
"I took the sea-cow next me, and ; with my
first ball I gave her a mortal• wound, knocking
loose a grdat platoon tho.,top of her skull.—
Sho at once commenced plugging sound and
round, and then occasionally - remained still,
sitting for a few minutes on the same, spot.—
On. hearing the report of. my rifle two of the
others took up the ' stream,: and the- fourth
dashed down.the 'river; they trotted along;
like oxen, at a smart pace, as the water was
shallow. I was now in a state of very great
anxiety about'my wounded sea-cow, forl fear
ed_that she Would be lost; .her struggles. were.
still carrying her down stream, and the water
was becoming deeper. To settle the matter, I
accordingly fired'a - sedond shot frt= thabank,
which, entering the •roof .of her skull; passed
out through her eye; She then- kept continu
ally splashing round and round, in a circle in
the middle of the river. I had groat fears of
the crocodiles, and I did not know that the sea-,
.cow might not attack me. My anxiety to se
cure her, however, ()Venom° allitesitation;, so
divesting myself of my leathers, and arnied
with a sharp knife,l dtisluid 'into the water,
which at'ilrat took me up to my arm-pits, but
in the middle was shallorrer. As I approached
Behemoth her eye looked very wicked. I
halted for a moment; ready to dive under the
water if, she attacked one, hut shemanetunned,
and did • not know what she was - doing; 00,
running Intoi, her, and seizing her short
toil, I attom ted to incline her cotirogiowards
land. It 'was extraordinary • whit 'enormous
strength She , still had in , the 'Water: I could
not 'guide her in thr; slightest,' and she dontin- .
ued to Splash, , and plunge and - blow, and make
her 'circular course, carrying' me - along:With
her atilt I was aßy her•thih her
tail'gave me but a poor" hold, the_ OttlY
moans' Of Scouring my' prey; "I took Out my
knife, and cutting two deep ttiritlld' incisions
through the skin'on her rump, and lifting this
Skin'frete the flesh, so that I cculli-,g,et in '.atie
tWo I. made, 'use,: of this as ,a handle;
'ttairafter ' , some dostorate hard' work,:eoreo
tiMeS pushing And sometimes pulling, the son
cow continuing her circular course all the time,.
and I holding:oivather rinilp like.grlm tOritb,
eventually I anoo'cUled
tie and most powerful animal to'..the
hero the piy , iioin:: - . ol6ll . lpi:oight ins n• etent
AutTsio,x4eArn,from, imic 7 _ 1710 h I
Visseti t,1.m'.9#513,!5 6 T 1 84 # t PFlrP ii 9 / F 0 6 k ,
ma g eq th , 1 iA19 30 0 3 . 6 ,/ I .vrit ,.tro4
lto;. 014 $ , was /1.41PPr4.
ity' moonlight we took downt,3painf,
aoleet-oion and:a : pair.- of rhoint ohaideiand
I .B ijOi ‘ j'.o , -.: ; ,,,, - , - '.i..i,,:',00 ; .- : ,,
succeeded in drawing the sea-co* high Und
dry. - We were all astonished at her enormous
Size; she appeared to Ira about five • feet broad
across thi3 belly. I could not see'much beauty
in the animal, which nature :has admirably
forraed for the amphibious life it was destined
to pursue., Shearas extremely fat, more re- ,
hembling a pig than a cow ' or horse." - .
This remark of onfauthOr's is in accord;
ancenithtl;e,..trne effmities and place , in no
tura - of. the miscalled river-horse hippopota
rtes: the 'resemblance of some of the snort•
ing.noioes made by it to a neigh, ita modo of
iffting its head out of water, and its erect
iluick-moving ears, ridded to its size, may hare
suggested-,the name, iu tboltrat'instance:
SHOOTING A Lthiatt3.
In tho course of hie encounters with the va
rious largo herbiiordua quadrupeds, Mr. Cum
mings frequently fell in with the carnivorous
king'of beasts, to wheal is mainly assigned the
task of checking the, undue increase of the
vegetable feeders in South Africa. His-shoet
ing ono day gad, been Interrupted by a tropi
cal thunder• storm, which had had its usual ef
fect in taming the large herds of wild beasts,
springboks, blesboks, and quaggas that roam
ed on every wide, and, as he rode slowly along
through' the midst of them, would-scarcely
moment of riflo range. A lioness, tilting ad-
Tentage of the sedative effect of the storm,
hak secured a blesbok, and was draturtied by
our author at that most agginyating Moment
to biped or quadruped carnivore, whilst she
was busilq'rlln;ngc— '
"She was assisted in•her repast by about a
dozen jackals, .which were feasting along with
her in the most 'friendly manner: Directing
my followeh attention to the spot, I remarked,
"I see the lion;" to which they,. replied,
"what'? whar? Nah! Almagtig! dat, is he;"
and instantly reiningitiftheir steeds and whittl
ing about, they pressed tricir heels into their
hales' sides, and were preparing to betake
themselves to flight. I asked them what they
were going to do?: To which they answered,
"We•have not Tot placed Caps on our rifles."
_This we's true; but while this short conversa-
tion was passing the lioness had observed us.—
Raising her full, round face, she over-hauled
us for a few seconds, and then set off at a
of jackals. also started off in another direction;
there was, therefore, no time to think of.eaps,
The first move
. was to bring her to bay, and
not a second was to bo lost. Spurring my good
and lively steed, and "shouting.to my_ men,.to.
follow, I flow across the plain, and, beidg for
• funzttoly mounted on Colesborg, the flower of
my stud, I gained upon her at *very stride: 7 ,
, Thisrwas to , mo a joyful moment, and I at once
made up my mind that she or I mustdio.-
The lioness having ;had aiong stoat of Me,
we went over a considerable extent Af ground
before I came up with her. She was a largo
full-grown beast, and the bare and lovelnaturs
of. the plain added to herimposingappearance.
Finding that I gained upon her, oho reduced
her pace from a canter . t6U trot, carrying her
tail stuck out behind her,' and slowed a little
to one side. I shouted loudly to her to halt,
as I wished• to .speak with her, upon which she
suddenly pulled up; and sat on her hunches
like n dog, with her back toward me, not even
- dolga% to look round.' Slie titennppenied to
say•to herself, "Does this fellow know Who he
is after?" Having thus sat for half a minute,
as if involved in thought, she sprang to 'her
feet, and, facing about, stood looking nt mo
for n fen ecconds,.mo~ing her tailalonly from
side to side;showing her teeth, and growling
fiercely:. She next made a short run forwards,
makings loud, rumbling noise, like thunder.—
This she did to intimidate me ; , but, finding
that I did not flinch an inch nor seem 'teamed
. hostile domonstratiens, she qiletlY — streteli,
ed . out her massive arms, and lay clown - on the
grass. My.llottentots new . coming up; wo - all
three dismounted, and, drawing ourriflesfrent
'their holsters, we looked to see if the powder
was up in the nipples, and put on our caps:—
Widle tkikWas doing the lioness sal up, .and
showed oddont'symptoms of uneasiness. She
leekeil first at us, and then behind her, as if i
to'see if the coast-was elear;',efter which she
made a short run towards us, uttering her
deep-drayfn murderous growls. Having se
cured the three-horses to one another by their
rheims, we led them . on as, it 'We intended to
pass her, in the hope of obtaining abroad side.
But this she carefully avoided to expose, pre
senting only lier full front. I had given Ste
talus my Moore rifle, with orders to shoot her
,if she should spring uponrao, but on ac,
count to fire before•me. Kleinboy was-to stand
ready to hand mo my Purdoy rifle, in ease the
two grooved Orion should not prove . sufficient.
'MY men as yet, had been steady, but they were
inn pricious stew, their faces having assumed
ghastly pada'ness ; and I had a painful feeling
that I could place no reliance on them:.
"Now; hen, for it, nook of She
iSiithinsiaty yards of us, and she keeph ad
vauciug.• We turned the horses' tails to Ran
i knelt on one side, and, taking "a steady aim
-at lior breast, lathy. The bull crooked loudly
on hor tawny hide, and crippled• her in the
shoulder, uponwhich she charged with an ap
palling roar, and in thotwinkling of an eye she
was in the midst of us: At this moment, Ste
folds' riflo‘exploded in his hand, and Kleinboy,
whom I had ordered to stand ready by rao,
drinood about like aduok in a gale' of wind.—
The lioness sprang upon Colesberg, and fear
lacerated his ribs and haunches with her
horrid teeth-and claws; the worse Wound Was
on his haunch, which exhibited a sickening,
yawning gash, more than twelve 'landing long,
almost laying bare tho very bone.. I Was Very
Cool tuid steady; and did . riot AA.' the' least
degree tiervons, having fortuntiaoly . gieat.scon , -
fulcrm in my own ptioottng ;' but I ntust.con-
Nes, whentle:whole, Oraiir was over I felt that
't; a very awful alisnlionend attended' with
eatreino peril,* I had no friend With' me 'On
whom row:dal*, ' •,.
"Whoa the lioness I sprang
. ott Colesborg, I
stood eut o,i) ready iny Soo,
o i4b_arr ( 4 for tho firiCeiltrnooPhe 0 4°Iild ay.°
Igo .of-a Ole ar:shiA. she quiekly Aid ;Sur
seentitigtiSetieftlid• the raven* elib had
hor tail to-one stdo, trottecl:suthily:postisighin
4w:4,l)l l oes:et OM AP. *ng step to the left.
lipitehedn.sy4flttOnt shoulder, and Inanoth
er second - the lioness w a stretehed on thiiplain*
, - , ,'-itnir: .. -..„::.0.tit00:: -. :lititititiittiint . :
a lifeless 'corpse: In the struggles of death
she half turned' on her back, and stretched
her neck and fore-arms convulsively, when she
fell back to, her former ,position; her mighty
arms hung powerless , by her .side, her lower,
jaw fell,,blood streamed from her mouth, and
she expired. At the moment'i
. fired my see
ond:shot, Stofolus, who hardly knew whether
be was alive or dead, alloyied the three horses
to escape. These galloped frantically across .
the plain: on which he and Kleinboy instantly
started after them, leaving me standing alono
and unarmed within a few ilece of.the lion
ess, which they, from their anxisliv to be out
of the way, evidently considered quite capable
of doing further misohief."=voi. i.p. 206.
' The Bafetyof the hunter iu• many similar
encounters be ascribed to the general =-
willingness of the :.liom to, attack a man, and
its preference, when roused to resistance, fpr
falling upon any quadruped may be . at
hand. We aro sorely tempted by the exciting
character of many of these adventures, some
of which are illustrated by life-like sketches;
but we mustrefrain.
It is not to"be supposed , that a creature en
dowed .with. so much agility and muscular
strength, and, such deadly weapons "as the li
on, should be uniforinly vanquished even by a
hunter se'reakless of danger and cool in his
attacks ae Mr. Cummings.. He was occasio.n
ally baffled and put in bodily fear, bereft of his
cattle end - horses, and robbed, Moreover, of
the very game which ho had shot. But we will
make room for a still more serious occurrence;.
,( TIIE LION! TIM LION !!"
worked till near sun down at ono side of
our enclosure,With Hendrick, my first wagon
driver—l cutting down the trees with my axe,,
and he dragging them in. When the kraal for
the cattlewas finished, I turned my attention
to making a pot of barley-broth, and lightedn -
fire bet Ween the wagons and the water, close
on the Fiver'shank, under a dense grove of
shady trees, making no sort of kraal around ,
our sitting-place for -the evening. The Hot
tentots, without any reason, made tit - dr fire
about fifty yards from .mine; they, -according
to their usual custom, being satisfied with the
shelter of a large dense bush. The evening
passed away cheerfully.' Soon after it was
I strode away into the darkness some distance
from the fireside, to stand and listen to them
I little, at that moment, dreamed of the
nent peril to which I was exposing my life,
nor-thought that a- bleed -thirsty nian-eater
lion was crouching near, And only watching
his opportunity, About three.honrs after - the •
sun wont down I called to mymen . - to come
arattake their coffee; • and after supper three
of them returned before their comrades, to
their - own fireside; and Jay down; these Wore
John Strofolus, Hendrick and Ruyter. In a
-fewminutes an - ox - came 'out the - gate of
the kraal, and walked round the baok of it
Hendrick got up and drove him in again, and
then-went back to his fireside and lay down.-
Hendrick and Ruyter lay on one side" of the
fire under one blanket, and John Strofolos lay
on the other. At this moment I was sitting
taking some barley broth; our fire was very
small, and the night was pitch-dark and win
Suddenly the appalling and murderous
voice of-an angry-bleed-thirsty-lion burst- up-.-'
on my ear within a few yards of us, followed
by the shrieking of the Hottentots. Again
and again the murderous -roar of- attaok was
repeated. We heard John and Ruyter shriek
we thought he was but chassing .one bf the ,
dogs round the kraal; but,, the next instant,
John Stofolua rushed into the midst of us al
most speechless with terror, his eyes bursting
from their sockets, and shrieked out, " The
liqn! the ; lion Ho has got -Hendrick; ho
dragged him away from the fire beside me. -1
struck him,vvith the burning brands upon . ' the
heed, but ho .would not let go his hold.,.Hend
rick is dead! Oh, God C Hendrick Is dead!
-Let us take fire and seek him.l.t._...The_rest_of_
my people rushed about -shrieking and yelling . ",
as if they were mad. , I was .at once angry (
with them for.their folly, and told them that
if they did not stand still and keep quiet th
lion Would have another of us; and that very -
likely'there was a troop of them. I 'Ordered
the dogs,' which were nearly all fast, to be made
loose, and.the fire to be. increased as far .as
'could be. I then shouted Hendrick'r't name,
but all was still. I told my men that Ifend 7 '
rick was dead', and that a regiment of soldiers
'could not help him, and, hunting my dogs for-,.
ward, Thad every thing brought Within the,
cattle-kraal, When we lighted "our • fire, and'
•elosed the entrance as well as.wo could. . My
terrified people sat round the fire with, guns in
their hands till.the day broke, still fancying
that every moment the lion would again re
turn and apring into the midst of us. The
'horrible monster lay' all' night within forty
yards of us, consuming the wretched• man
whom ho had chosen for his prey. lie - had
dragged him into a'little hollow at the back
of the thick hush, beside which the fire was
kindled, and there ho remained till the day
dawned, careless of Out proximity.'
"It appeared tint 'When the unfortunate
Hendrick rose to drive in the ox, the lion had
watohed him to his 'fireside:and he had scarce
ly laid down when the brat° sprang upon' him
and Buyter ( for both lay Under - one blanket,')
with hiS appalling murderims'roar, and .roar
ing as lie lay, - grappled him with his fearful
claws,' and kept •biting hill on' he' breast- and
shoulder, all the. Witile fooling:for his :neck;
having got hold of which, ho at - Once dragged
him away backwards the bash into ,the
- donee , As .the lion lay uponithennfor
tunate!nnin'lie faintly cried„ : Me; liCip
'me! ph; Add pen, - lie.P. Me I 7 "—ye1,41.,,
It was a poor 'satisfaotloa for the horrors; of
that evening and tho,lOss of.tho r most satire
and - ohligink of Lis wiLi4;i 2 dryin's ',that .14r..
(lama/logs, sogose4ad kn a10:444 wi„
eateri,?thaWaxt..44. • • .
1%6 onovalleter our , outhor wove povtioniar
I4, 4 o)teitod.lw l lloltolf, of the Rlerhaiit t on no.
'count of tkie Vail of hikl ,taalca; on 4 hie ad
, v4turiout attaelge, and boir-hVoodth opeopel3 in.
'this , o,e9ePetiou forolO 11 : 1 1 0 /40 of thP moot
0 1'.hiiieurAttl;.• they ATV aotiofunl,
liorovers hYjhe . reeit*' the o f
thO PPorhoeatei eetleabmen bY the. Pi_atober of
4 9 1uvu uounlly reciaire4 in oxtier hetier the.
lifo oift Of 'their, ooletiiiir orgininni: some
VOLUPtIE ][4l. NO. 31
of 'tho narratives, we bog leave to add, the na
ture of the slayer stands out in . no very favo-,
rabic contrast with that of his victim. For
• . .
"We followed the spem-through level forest,
and at length tame in full view of the tallest
and largest bull elephant I hid over seen ?
stood . broadside to me,' , at upwards of One
hundred yards, and his attention teemed ocou
iiiiliiiit—thtlitif were rushing Past
him; the old fellow seemed to gaze at their
unwonted appearance with surprise.. Halting'
My horse; I fired at his Shoulder, and mined
him with a piugle shot. The ball ()alight him
'high up on the ehoulder-blade, rendered him
instantly dead lame; ,and before .the echo of
the bullet could reach my ear, I plainly' Saw
that the elephant was mine. Ther dogs now
came up and barked around him, but, finding
himself ineatmoitated, the old fellow seemed
determined to take? easy, and; limping slow-
to a neighboring tree, he remained stationary,
eying his pursuers with D. resigned and Ono-
sophic air. ' . .
I resolved to.devote a short . time to the
contemplation 'of this noble elephant before I
should lay bin low ; 'accordingly,
saddled the herses beneath a shady tree which
was to be my' quarterdfor the night and ensit- .
ing daY,'l'nuickly kindled it fire and, put on
the kettle, and in a - few - Wdnutes say coffee was
prepared. There I eat in
,my forest . home, '
coji& sipping my-coffee, with-one of the .snest
elephants in Africa awaiting my pleacy're be
side -a'neighboring tree. „It was,-indeed,. a •
striking scene; and as I gazed upon the'stti 7 /,
pendous veteran of the forest, I thought of
the rod 'deer which I loved to follow in my na
tive land, and felt that, though the fates had
driven me to follow a nire . daring and arduone
avocation in a distant land, it was a good ex
change whiCh I had niade, for I was now a
chief over boundless forests, which yielded un
speakably More noble and exciting sport. .
Having 73.dmird the elephant for a consid
erable time,•l resolved for - insinerable
and ,approaching very near, I fired several
bullets at different parts of his enormous
skull. These did not scem to affect him in
the slighteg; ho only acknowledged the shots •
by a salaam-like movement of his trunk, with
the - point - of - .which - ho --- gehtly - lifuChed the
Surprised and shocked to find that r was only
tormenting and prolonging the sufferings of
the noble beast, who bore his trials with such
dignified composure, I resolved to finish the
proceeding with all possible - despateh ; -accord
ingly I fire • upon hire from the: left
side, aiming -behind the shoulder;_. but even
there it was long before my bullets seemed to
take . effea: I first .fired six shots with the
two-grooved, which must eventually proved •
I mortal, but as yet ho evinced
tress ;.after three; shots at the
eanie^partwith the Dutch six-pounder. barge
tears now trickled 'from his eyes,. *kb*. he
slowly shut and • opened; his, collostud, frame .
quivered convulsively;- and, foiling on his side,
he expired. Thplusks of this elephant were
beautifully arched, and were the heaviest I
had yet mot with, averaging 90 lbs., weight a
piece. "—vol. ii. p. 7.
• "AN ACCOMMODATING JUDGE.
The following anecdotes ero told hi Gover
nor Ford's History of.lllinois:
4 , In those days (from 1818 to. 1888) jiistice
was administered in the courts withbut much
show; .- pmudeorcererwony:^"Twpre - r 4 37
gentlemen of sense and learnin' g,:who
their courts mostly in log houses, or in the
bar-rooms of taverns fitted 'up for that pur
pose, with a temporary bench for Judges, and
chairs and benches for the lawyers and jurors.
At the first Circuit Courtin Wasl;ingtoneoun
ty,' by Judge John - Reynolds, on the opening
of the court, the phoriEr vient Mit info the court
yard and said to the people, 44.134 a come in,
11.ur John is going to hold court." This was
the proclamation for opening the court. In gen-
eral - the Judges 'were averse to deciding ques
tions of law. They !:lid not like 'the responsi
bility of offending 'one or the
.other parties =
They preferred to submit everything ,they
could to be deoided by the'jury. Y knew, one,
who, when asked for., instructions to the jury
on points of law, would rah his head and the
sides of his face 'with his hand's and'saY to the ,
lawyers,' "Why, gentlemen, the jury . under-
stand it; they need no instruction 'kite 4 deilbt •
they will do justice." This'same judge presi
ded at a court in which a man named Green
was convicted - for Murder, and' It . betiame his
unpleasant duty to, Pronounce sentence upon
the culprit. Ire called the_priatuaerbefore lam .
and said to him, "Mr, Green, the jury says
you are guilty of murder, and the law anis you.--
are to be hung. • I wont 'yea arid iii youir
friends down on Indian crook to knoWthat it •
is not I who eondoom,you; it is the juri and
the law. 'Mr. G. what time 'would yOuiike_to.l
be hung?' The law allows you time- for-Prep•---
oration." Mr. Green said,' "May it 'please
your honor, I am ready at any time ;` those
who kill the body . have nq power to • kill the
soul. My preparation is made, and I am,rea
dy at at :any time the 'court., pleases." The ; •
Judge replied,,," Mr. Green pit, is ; a Very °
rieus matter to be hung; it can't happen „to a
mentut once in his life, and you had better
take all thstime you can get. Mr, Clerk, look
of the almanac and see,whether. thisday
weeks.comes on Sunday." ~The Clerk, looked..,°
as directed, and reOrted,that• that day,. four • ;
week's came op ThntgdaYr " : Thew," : -said.PP
Judge, "Mr.-Green the-court - will give you
ly [ to WS day Tour weeks:"' case
eOuted by James TurneY;.the , itto,rneY
al, Who interiMse'd and' eat please
toe court on. otiOaaiona of thikaortit'.
for 000rk:too v otiototoo a toil:Oat ifoittoriCo ; to
remindtliaiiittokter, hia p'orltoit'? abiditton ;
to reprint! lulu for , ds guilt,'and` to Warn him
againstihe 'judgment intim Wetld ooins."--'
To. which' tho 4nclge re , Pited: "0/47kft;''Tui- s ".
niy, Mi. Orooo ululoystud,oboisziilictlo mitten -
ho..kuoyq got to iO.l;kung; yott AtElftei•
5 t4W l it, Mi..,Gtooo, doo' your ”.yes.nwil I.
tho priaquor: <ni,von, sboxiirobt. .tho , w
Priamoi reirt - '0,440 - d told
xtED-4 young ITY heißs,,9,4T4 11y
not attend a party.tplvl4,ll tiboteit44.bet.ii t•
6d, I , eri4od 17,
N orgot coJobt'Uto piattgis dna edt!ini"4:
for broAkraet:" '.Wo11; thou ore - re - tiloii, ,