A wolf caught by a Man on Skates.
--While James Graham
, our wide-awake Sheriff
, was out with a party skating on the river, a few days since, he observed, as he was gliding swiftly along over the smooth ice in advance of his companions, a large wolf crossing the river just a few rods ahead of him, when he immediately gave chase.--The frightened brute turned down the stream, finding his pursuer would cut him off before he could possibly reach the opposite bank, and ran as fast as he could, which was not his greatest pace, owing to the smoothness of the ice. The Sheriff
, intent on his game, bent his whole energies to accelerating his pace, keeping his eye on the gaunt creature before him, and being a superior skater, he gained upon him at every stroke; but when within almost reach of the animal, he happened to cast his eye ahead, and there, within half a dozen yards, was an open stretch of water of several rods in width, into which the wolf sprang, followed of course by the Sheriff
, who was unable to check his momentum soon enough to avoid the disaster.
Finding himself "in for it," he laid hold of the growling, snapping brute, thereby buoying himself up until his comrades arrived, when he was pulled out, and the cause of his cold bath forth with killed.--St. Joseph Traveler.