Shot by it luirclnv, He Holds on Until Ilo Fulls fi'uxn I.OHB of lllood. [BFECtAL TO THE WORLD,] FREEHOLD, N. J., Oct. so. — Ponnlngton Elmer keeps a general merchandise store at Clarksburg, ten miles rrom tills place. His bouse is about one hundred yards from the store. At o o'clock last nlgbt he closed and barred tbe doors or the store and went to bis home. Tbreo or rour hours later Asher Matthews was returning rrom a coon hunt. While passing near the store be saw a pile or boots and shoes. A little further awny be found piles or provisions and dry goods ready ror removal. The co'jn hunter hastened to Mr. Elmer's house uud aroused him. Uo gavo Matthews a single-barrelled gun, provided himself with a revolver anil they started for tbe store. Just u* they reached 11 Mr. Klmer guvexbase to unit ot thi tteelug ihlevcs. ffh entered a woods about a quarter ol a mile dlatauU Meanwhile the coon bun.or waa having a lively time with the remaining burglar. Wheu Matthews was almost to tho store the thief camo running out ot tbe iront door. Uo knocked tho gun out Oi Mutihows'a hands, jumped Into u wagon nnd put. bla horse ou u run. Mau.bews, who Is a Ileet-lootoil fellow, gavo chaso and soon bad tbe horse by the nead. Before he could call ror help the report report ot a pistol was hoard. Tuo coou hunter received the bullet lu his breast, He clung to tho horso, however, and cried ror help uutll, woake <ed by the loss ol blood, ho fell fainting to the ground. The burglar bad jumped from tbe wagon and escaped before before Mr. Kimer could gel to tbe assistance or Matthews. The Inner was tben removed to bis borne. Ills wi u id 18 dangerous and bo is In a critical condition. Neither of thu burglars bas ynt been caught. Tho borse and wagon aro In possession or the town authorities.