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 - PUMA ROAMS GEORGIA SWAMP Track of Some Very...
PUMA ROAMS GEORGIA SWAMP Track of Some Very Ltree Animal Sylvania, Ga., l**rimber 24. - <Special.) BrTjf ©..Matfcewa, of Sylvania, ~whb at tint in rait h <if Rripr CtppV nn >nn 3a - ranty, has recent ly discovered the tracks of some Very i track not only rery much larger than any ever seen In that swamp before, but also entirely different from any other. The track was so large fch*t the out - berely reached acrose it— and his hand is Uwger than the average. Mr. Mathews states that when ihe first saw the Imprint of the foot of this large animal 'in the t mud, he was alone In the swamp. 1 that the slant of it made bis hair rise— though he has been a hunter and has frequented the swamps all of his life. Mr. Mr. Mathews is fully convinced that it can be nothing less than an American lion, or puma, but as to how it came there, he, of course, has no theory. Accompanied Accompanied by one of his fishermen, and both well armed, he crossed the river to the Carolina side, where he had fiT«t seen the track, and together they traced It •eme distance, where it had apparently following on the trail of a deer They discovered, however, no signs of wuere ix oaa overtaken >ts prey. feet sank into the soft ground. Mr. Mathews declares that the animal must weigh at least six or seven hundred pounds. They saw traces where it had reared up on a tree, and pulled down some overhanging moss,' at a distance of about 8 feet from the ground. Its claws scratched deep places in the bark of the tree. Since that time, the track has been seen on the' Screven county side of the river, showing that the animal crosses the stream at its pleasure. Mr. Mathews is free to admit that he does not fancy being in the swamp alone, as long as this creature is at large, and it is probable that a .D&rtv may be or ganized ft) hunt it down - though this would be a difficult task, as the swaaap, | *n same piacea mere, a severs Wider and - - - fined - - with immense cane W**eB. , It will be remembered that a puma, or American lion, was killed In Bulloch county county not many months a*o. and it la thought by some that this may be the ATLANTAN ADMITTED TO BAR. W. L. Woo ten, Formerly of Atlanta, Haa Started Practice of Law in Birmingham. W. L. Woo ten, formerly of Atlanta, but now living in Birmingham, has been admitted to the bar within the past week by Judge Sims . . While In Atlanta Mr. Wooten was connected with the Atlanta National bank, resigning to take up the practice oi law. General Electric Awarded Contract. Judging from the way In which ft, • bor"e - J*,wer - the General •nc Company for 1 1 8,000 worth of generators, generators, motors and other eletcrical equipment. The plant is nstalled for the purpose of releving - the rope drives and | ments of the mill. It will generate «7S cessive causing resident* J. later ambush Jack to There promise offered dale tared roads abolition did Which An to do but It to politicians. issuance materially

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 25 Nov 1906, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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