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VOL. XII. PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1902. NO. 48,
"Tlio torrent rushes with frenzied might
lo rest on the quiet plain;
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' Then a century sleeps again. "...
The ca:e that .sweeps with a tireless wing
O er the dome of a brassy sky,
-At last must droop to the pines that cling
'lo the crest of the mountain high.
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" "7"" ANXOGA, nn Indian boy of
1 a.. no trine; 01. me uoeur
t d Alcnes, Avas sitting one
evening with Aakloo, his lit
tle sister, at the edge of the forest on
the shore of Coeur d'Alene lake, and
Avas telling her a favorite story, when
at one of her interruptions he laughed
and leaned carelessly baek and looked
straight into the eyes of a cougar.
"If 1 wefe drowning yon would swim
out into a groat lake, too, like G rand-
Gray Beaver did. wouldn't
..you?"' the girl asked. She spoke indig
nantly, for that day she had heard an
old man say that hoys like Kannoga,
who went to school in the reservation
instead of iuto the forest, could never
be brave Indians, and she was sure
that, her brother was very brave.
It was her show of indignation and
her eager confidence that caused him
to laugh now and to lean baek.
She waited, but he did not answer.
With both hands clasped over his
copper-colored shin, and one bare foot
raised slightly above" the log on which
he was sitting, he stared into the great
restless eyes pat looked down at him
from the nearest limb, lie was with
out. a weapon of any kind, and the cou
gar was full grown, with a body dry
looking and gaunt with hunger.
Although its glance was for the mo
ment fixed on him he could see that "it
had been watching Aakoo and that its
interest was still centred in her, as if
it. had chosen her for its victim, lie
was seized with sudden fear that she
might move unexpectedly and thus
cause the creature; to spring upon her,
i.et he sat. there seemingly unable to
sipeak- or to think what-ought to be
"You would, wouldn't you?"' asked
the girl. Her voice broke the fascinat
ing spell of those terrible eyes. Kan
noga knew that she would turn in a
moment to see why he had not. an
swered, and in order not to direct her
attention" to 1he panther he lowered
his glance and met. hers.
But there was something in his face
that made her afraid, and he looked
with startling iutenlness far beyond
lier. down the long, darkening stretch
of deserted shore, toward the skiu
oovered tepee by the spring, where
Mar-la la, (heir mother, and Sis-sos-ka,
. their father, lived during the hot sum
mer. "Stand still!" said Kannoga. as calm
ly as he could. It cost him a great ef
fort to remain quietly there, without
l? looking up. when ho kuew what was
y. Overhead, but the effort caused him to
think more clearly.
".Shut your eyes!" he said suddenly.
"What for?"' asked Aakloo. frighi-
-ned still more at the unaccountable
' c hange is his voice.
For a moment bis lingers tightened
convulsively over, his 'shin, then grad
ually relaxed and unclasped. He low
ered his upraised' foot, moving it slow
ly, very slowly, down 'beside the lug,
and .when it rested firmly in the sand
lie reached cautiously forward and
caught the girl by the arm.
"We shall play a new game,"' he said
then, and the strange, eager suggestion
f a smile that flashed over his face
"Oh!" she exclaimed, and at once
fhut her eyes.
Kannoga. now looked steadily at the
cougar, Avhile he turned his sister
n bout. fed that she faced along the
"Walk, as slowly as you can with
your eyes shut,"' he said.
She started slowly enough, but the
fierce eyes overhead begau to watch
The life avc live and the race we run,
Ihe sorrrow and doubts that rend,
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Will come to a quiet end;
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For mad the torrent and strong the whig,
And fearful the headlong flight,
Yet time the end of the day will bring,
And after the day the uisdit.
Lowell O. Reese, in San Francisco TSul-
her intently again and to grow rest
less, while a yellow foot advanced un
easily along the limb and broad tawny
.laws stretched farther and farther
downward as she moved awaj-.
But Kannoga silently held up his
hand and waved it in the air. At this
the panther's attention attracted by
the unexpected aad rapid movement,
was withdrawn from the girl.
"Go faster,'' said the hoy; "go fast
er." She was out of reach now; be could
tell by the fainter sound of her bare
feet in the sand.
Hun!" he called,- "Open your eyes
and run. but don't look back, and don't
stop till, you stand in ihe tepee with
"Is that all of the new game, Kan
noga?"' she asked, doubtfully.
"Xo," he answered; "there is more."
Meanwhile he still sat in the same
place, watching the cougar and hold
ing its attention by the constant move-
mcnt of his slender arm and of his
grimy, tattered sleeve.
When Aakloo was at a safe distance
the sense of his own danger canto sud
denly upon hint.
If Sis-sos-ka would, only come with
his rifleor (Jray Beaver, an old man
now, but still a great hunter. If he
had only told Aakloo! lie turned his
head and looked after her. Down the
winding track of sand beside the still
lake, both gmwn a dull gray In the
evening light, he saw her running, and
he knew ihat long before she could
reach the lepye he would Lu bcyoiid ,
the need of rescue.
He had turned his head for only aif
instant, but in that instant the cougar
had crept nearer and its long tailjhad
begun to swing slowly, stealthily, from
side to side. ' ,
Kannoga saw no hope of escape, but
with every sense alevt he studied his
desperate chances. j
The panther lay crouched with Us
head toward the forest, while he sat
facing the lake. When he had care
fully measured the space between
them and the distauee to the water he
jumped away from the log am! rau di
rectly under the panther.
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The animal instantly shifted Its
head, as if to leap down from the other
side of the limb, but the hoy did not
appear there, and it turned with mar
velous agility before its great yellow
body shot out Into the air.
Kannoga was crushed down under
its weight, but he had reached the
lake and fell where the water was
nearly knee deep. He felt the panther
release its grasp into order to find firm
footing, and when he raised up for air
discovered its dripping head little more
than an arm's length from his own.
Then he took a deep breath and lay
down upon the bottom, hoping that the
panther would leave him.
It stood there, however, watching
over him and waiting.
He, started to crawl out from shore,
but it seemed to him that he had
hardly mover when heavy claws sunk
into his leg and dragged him back.
Then, without letting go its hold, the
panther immediately shifted its posi
tion and began to drag him out into
lie made desperate oforis to hold
fast to the lake bed, for he knew what
the end would be if he reached the
shore, but his fingers only plowed
through the sand.
The sharp point of a rock that tore
him as he was dragged over it gave
him hope; he grasped it with both
hands and clung with all his strength,
but in an instant his fingers Avere dig
ging vainly in the sand again.
At last he raised his head for air.
The panther at once let go of his leg
and came at him with open mouth, but
it moved slowly in the water, and
Kannoga, by a great effort, stood up.
Then the beast sprung upon him.
The boy had nerved himself, how
ever, and fell as far out from shore as
When the feeling of dizziness that
followed the shock had passed he
found that the panther held his arm
in its mouth and was swimming that
its feet did not touch bottom.
Then, in spite of the terrible pain it
caused him, he pulled his arm down
until the cougar's head was sub-
IT HIS HA MX"
merged. Very soon it released its hold.
Then the Indian boy stood up again,
and this time he became the aggressor.
H rasping the slick, wet. head with
both hands he forced it deep into the
water. The panther's feet touched
bottom. and its violent struggles
threw him down, but ho got up again
and held the glaring eyes and the red
mouth with its while teeth more care
fully just under the surface of the
Kannoga became very weak and hi
legs trembled feebly under him, but
he was thankful that they were long,
for he could gfanfl with his head In the
cool evening breeze while the cougar
was drowning. - p
At first the panther made fearful
sounds as the water filled its lungs,
but these presently ceased, and at last
it hung a dead weight in the boy's
hands. He let it sink then and loos
ened a stone from the lake bed to roll
upon its head.
" His wcunds were slight, but painful,
and the terrible battle had so weak
ened him that when he reached the
shore he fell exhausted, with his face
toward the tepee,
lie could not see Aakloo now, ncr
even the canoe that came in a moment
to where he lay.
Gray Beaver and an old friend, pad
dling out from camp, had called to the
girl as she ran on the shore, and had
laughed when she told them why she
could not turn her head to look after
Then they had seen the boy and the
cougar in the edge of the lake, and
their paddles had swung faster and
with stronger strokes than they had
used for many a year.
When Kannoga opened his eyes Gray
Beaver leaned over him and spoke gen
tly: 'Aakloo will understand that game
better when she is older," he said.
And across a narrowing stretch of
water the boy saw her waiting with
Mar-tala. Robert Wr. McCulloch, in
the Chicago Record-Herald.
How Kclitoi'g Are Importuned to Seep
Items Out of the Paper.
The practice of "keeping things out
of the paper" makes it very difficult
for a daily newspaper to do its duty
and give all the news. There are in
terested parties ready to throw them
selves into the breach at every impor
tant occurrence, and importune the
newspapers not to publish the facts.
There is hardly a week in the year
when the newspapers of the city are
not called upon to suppress some news
item, and sometimes it happens several
times in a week, says the Little Rock
(Ark.) Democrat. Men will even ask
and expect an item of news to be sup
pressed when the entire community is
already talking about it. They will
ask the editors and publishers not to
mention a certain occurrence when, as
a matter of fact, its publication would
harm no one.
If the paper declines to "leave out"
the item the applicant becomes very
indignant; if it j-ields, and a contem
porary later publishes the news it
never occurs to the gentleman that he
has injured the legitimate business of
a newspaper, and he ought to apolo
glve 'and do so no more. On the con
trary, when a local newspaper "leaves
out" an item, which appears later in
an out-of-town journal. The very men
who ask for its suppression are the
first to say, "You must read such and
such papers to get the news."
Did it ever occur to the men who re
quest a newspaper not to publish a
certain item that it would be just as
reasonable to ask a merchant not to
make a certain sale? You are asking
the newspaper to omit its most attrac
tive feature, and to become tedious aud
perhaps tiresome, merely for your ben
efit. Possibly you may have business
relations with the newspaper. That
certainly gives you no right to make
exactions which amount to the same
thing' as if some one demanded that
you dispense with the most desirable
part of your business.
The newspapers get tired and sick
of being ' importuned to keep things
out. The reporters get discouraged,
ihe newspaper readers, hearing of
something Avhicli ought to have ap
peared on time, make derogatory re
marks at the apparent lack of enter
prise manifested by the journal that
has been Avorked and imposed upon.
The Pijeeou of St. Mark'.
A colony of the celebrated pigeons
of St. Mark's, transplanted from Yen
ice to Vienna, have thiven and multi
plied to such an extent as to. become
a public nuisance. The few pairs im
ported 3 00 years ago have become the
progenitors of uncounted, swarms, and
means of reducing their numbers have
had to be resorted to. Hundreds Hock
daily round an eccentric old lady,
known as the "baroness."' Avho. closely
veiled and preserving a strict incog
nita, appears in the town park summer
and winter, Avith a supply of food for
them, and avIio is said to have wept
id being told that the numbers of her
pets were to be diminished. The Tab
id. The Slystitted Kriniiie..
Many of the provident peeresses tire
already purchasing the ermine robes
that they Avill be required to Avear on
tlie great occasion of the coronation,
and no doubt their economical fore
sight will be repaid, for there is no
question but that the price of ermine
must rise as a consequence of the un
usual demand. To the unfortunate
ermine, hunted to death more zealous
ly to supply the demand, the chain of
causes and effects must seem very
mysterious. Country Life.
French engineers are work'ng on
plans to transform the lower Rhone
iuto a gigantic hydraulic stairway.
Help! Help! A prisoner am I!
My fate to many, or to die!
Mv captor is a mighty maid, Y
Adept in crafty ambuscade.
She holdrf me girt with cunning wiles i
With glances, blushes, pouts and smiles.J
Whene'er I strive escape, alack!
My circling footsteps bring me back, ..
Alas! Xo ransom can be sent
The wealth of all the Orient
Could purchase not, I know, for me
A single hour of liberty.
A million steeds, a million men.
Can take me hot from her again.
For, aye ,she has me prisoner
I die unless I marry her!
Ethvin J j. Sabin, in Puck-
"Has a swell trade, eh?" "Swell?,
Say, he's just now collecting for goods
he sold three years ago!" Detroit
Free Press. i
Einks "I hear that Mr. Greatman'
Avill never run for another office.".
Jinks "Goodness me! When' did he
die?" New York Weekly.
Although in an unselfish tone
, Men preach the golden rule anew
Each always tries to keep bis own .
And get the other fellow's, too.
"Chappie is making money at last."
"In Avhat Avay? I didn't know he couhfj
do anythiug." "He can't, but he has
rented the back of his collar out for sk
signboard." Chicago Post.
The Fretty Girl "Miss Antique was'
named after her uncle George, Avasn't1
she?" The Spiteful Girl "I don't
know; she looks as if she had been?
named before him." Tit-Bits.
"Poll! My papa Avears evenin' clothe
every time he goes to parties." "TharJ
ain't anything Our minister wears'
his night clothes eA'cry time hej
preaches." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He climbed the pinnacle of fame,
The height of his career;
And sadly then did lie exclaim":', - ;
"It's jnightly lonely here!"
Miss De Puyster "Do you realljn
think it Is possible for us to loA'e out!
enemies?" The Bishop "Well, ' I
think we could love some people more
as enemies than Ave could as friends."
Puck, Ypv"-' '?',
Speaking of artists, it takes a" rlcK
man to dnnv a check, a pretty girl to
draw attention, a horse to draw a cart,!
a porous plaster to draw the skin,'
and a free lunch to draAv a crowd.!
Harlem Life. "
The breakfast didn't suit him.'
"What a pity it is," he said, "that!
love's young dream never can live to
grow up." "Why can't it?" she asked.
It's killed off by acute dyspepsia," be,
a n s wercd .Chicago Po s t .
He "1 must confess to a great deal)
of egotism.' Sin1 "Indeed?" He
"Yes; I think about myself a great
deal too much." She "Oh, that isn'tj
egotism! That's merely the human.;
tendency to Avorry over trifles." Glao-.;
"Death, you know," explained the1!
doctor consolingly, "is like a thirty-'
day note. .When it falls due why.
that's the end of it." "But, doctor,:
protested the business man faintly. "I1.
am paying you to get. me an extension
of time, and I expect you to do it,"
Little .leanueaf (e's mother found her,
one day with her face covered Avith;
jam from ear to'car. "Oil, Jeannette,"
said her moihcr. "what Avould you
think if you muglit mo looking like
that some day?" "1 should think you'd
had a awful good time, mamma."' said
Jeannette, her face brightening. Tit
Bits. Hortense "Tom Alley says he love
me better than anybody else in tin
Avorld, aud he says beside, that he
never loved anybody else in all Ida
life." Flora "Aud Charley Bliss tells:
mo he has been in love with hun
dreds of girls, but he loves me better,
than he ever did any of them." BosY'
ton Transcript. . -
liurope' Blind Population.
Norway, Ireland aud Spain have-
more blind people in proportion to
population than any other Furopeuu
countries. Spain has lilt per lu.;
Norway '-03 and Ireland 111. j