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REYNOLDSVILLE, PENN'A.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 5, 1910.
Incident In the Career of an Old
Time Opera Manager.
A SURPRISE FOR MARETZEK.
It Came at a Tim When Max Was
Broke and the Sheriff Had Levied
Upon All His 8tage Properties Mme.
Maretzsk'a Thanks to the Carpenter.
In the old days Id New York city,
before there was a Metropolitan or a
Manhattan Opera House and when the
center of the theatrical world was
around Fourteenth street, Max Maret-
eek and Strakosch were prominent at
the old Academy of Music. There was
a keen rivalry betweVu them. Stra
kOBch had Nllsson, and Maretzek was
exploiting Dl Murska.
By some error of dates both were
' booked for New York at the same
time. Strakosch was at the Academy
and Maretzek, bavins closed a poor
season elsewhere, bad baited In New
York before going to Philadelphia and
secured a week at the Lyceum theuter
on Fourteenth street. There were
strong bills at both places. Each man
ager bad his friend, and the bill
posters had a busy time of It. A round
' of bills for one company was no sooner
posted than the rival billposter cov
ered up the poster with the rival com
' pany'a sheets.
At last, for the matinee on Satur
day, bills at both bouses were sudden
ly changed, every vacant fence place
plastered over quickly, and with a
pelting storm in the morning the man
agers began to put out "paper" to fill
the bouses. Alfred Joel was the busl
ness man for Maretzek and an adept
at "papering" when necessary. With
a bouse packed from parquet to gal
lery Joel bad counted the boxes, found
only $100 In the bouse and announced
It to Max when the curtain fell be
tween the acts.
This was serious to Max. The ever
ready money lender who bad "put up
for him" had a Hen on the box office, a
sheriff's officer was In waiting on the
stage, and It was a question of re
plevin before the properties and cos
tumes could be liberated to follow the
company to Philadelphia early next
"Well, Alfred," quietly said Max. "I
guess I'm used to trouble. But there
Is a good, big bonse anyway!" Then,
turning to his wife, who was the harp
ist of the orchestra, be clasped both
her bands, kissed ber and remarked:
"Let your fingers do their best 1
want to bear you play. It does my
heart good, yon know, even when
There was hustling after the per
formance. Legal talent was at a pre
mium, creditors were obdurate, every
thing that was supposed to be Maret
sek's was temporarily in "bock," and
Mme, Maretsek In tears, with longing
looks at the harp she valued.
The scene of negotiations was trans
ferred to the greenroom Just as the of
ficers making the levy were searching
for more, and when their backs were
' turned the old stage carpenter hurried
Mme. Maretzek away, then called her
back again five minutes after and
. pointed to the orchestra.
- The harp had disappeared. Clearing
out everything on Sunday morning,
while the boxes of properties were be
ing taken away. Max and bis wife
stood in the center of the darkened
stage. ' Both were crying. The Instru
ment they valued most had been taken
v from them. Other things bad been
liberated, but no harp, and with a
scene of grief that no others than
themselves could have appreciated
they were silent.
Then Old Man Guernsey stood be
tween them and waved bis baud above
them into space. There were a creak
ing of pulley whet-is. an Injunction
from the carpeuter to "look out for
, your beads," and, lowered from above.
came Mme. Maretzek's barp, landing
on the stage between them.
"Now you've got It again, get it
away quick:" said Guernsey. "Stop
crying and be thankful. That's all."
- Be moved off without waiting for
thanks, and a pathetic scene with Max
and bis wife closed the Incident To
them the barp was as a part of them
selves. To lose it was more than a
misfortune, and In a broken voice the
lady called the carpenter back to ber.
. "Please lee tbe bnrp thank you."
said she, "and listen. It will speak
with my bands on this Sunday morn
ing." 81m placed herself beside it, seated
on a box. and. with a smile that
chased away tears, gave for a moment
or two, as only she could give it, tbe
air of the doxology, "Praise God,
From Whom All Blessings Flow."
New York Times.
The Fortune Tellers.
Lady Poor man! So you are just
out of Jail? Tramp Yes, mum. I was
a victim of fortune tellers ten years
ago. Lady-Indeed? Tramp Yes, mum.
Tbe district attorney told me where
I'd ever been and wbat I'd ever done
during my wbole life, and tbe Judge
predicted where I would be for tbe
next ten years. Puck.
Trte GUARD WAS ANGRY
But the Pretty Girl Didn't Need His
Passengers on a subway car bound
from Brooklyn to New York on Sun
day afternoon bad an experience that
first caused frowns aud then a laugh.
Tbe car was crowded, but all the
women bad seats. On tbe platform
was a middle aged man, apparently
respectable. On a side seat was a
girl in old rose, with cheeks to match.
Tbe man on tbe platform caught ber
eye for a moment aud threw a frantic
kiss. Tbe girl first smiled, then blush
He threw another, and she turned
away a crimsoned face.
"That will about do for you," said
tbe big, rawboned guard. "Go home
to your wife."
This didn't seem to worry tbe appar
ently respectable man, apd, catching
a glint from the girl's eyes, be threw
another kiss. She turned her face to
study carefully a pretty bat across
At tbe Manhattan end of the bridge
the girl rose tu leave the car. The
man wbo was trying to flirt wtth her
also faced tbe sliding door. By that
time all eyes were on the pair. Hip
guard was mad all through, and a
couple of passengers edged dangerous
Tbe girl in old rose took the arm of
the apparently respectable man ami
said In a silvery voice tbat all could
"Oh. papa, bow could yon 7'
Then everybody laughed at a Joking
father and a lovely daughter. New
CONQUERED HER RIVAL
Pretty and Pathetic Story of Jenny
Llnd and Grisi.
Jenny Llnd and Glial were both ri
vals for popular favor in London. Both
were Invited to sing tbe same night at
a court concert before tbe queen. Jen
ny Llnd. laMng tbe younger, sang first
and was so disturbed by tbe tierce,
scornful look of Grlsi tbat she was at
tbe point of failure when suddenly an
Inspiration came to ber.
Tbe accompanist was striking tbe
final chords. Sbe asked bitn to rise
and took the vacant seat. Her fingers
wandered over the keys in a loving
prelude, and then sbe sang, a little
prayer which she bad loved as a child.
Sbe badn't sung It for years. As sbe
sang she was no longer In the pres
ence of royalty, but singing to loving
friends in ber fatherland.
Softly at first tbe plaintive notes
floated on tbe air, swelling louder and
richer every moment The singer
seemed to throw ber whole soul Into
that weird, thrilling, plaintive "pray
er." Gradually the song died away
and ended in a sob. There was a si
lence tbe silence of admiring wonder.
Tbe audience sat spellbound. Jenny
Llnd lifted ber sweet eyes to look Into
tbe scornful face tbat bad so discon
certed her. There was no fierce ex
pression now. instead a teardrop glis
tened on tbe long, black lashes, and
after a moment, with tbe Impulsive
ness of a child of tbe tropics, Grlsi
crossed to Jenny Llnd's side, placed
her arm about ber and kissed ber,
uttering regardless of tbe audience.
Revised the Bill.
A young solicitor got a verdict for a
client of considerable riches, but little
beauty. Shortly afterward. In due
course of business, be sent ber a some
what formidable account On the fol
lowing day bis client called on blm
and asked blm if be bad been serious
In his proposal.
"Proposal But 1 bave not propos
ed." replied tbe solicitor, somewhat
"What!" replied the fair client calm
ly. "You have asked for my fortune!
I should bave supposed tbat you would
at least bave bad tbe politeness to
take me along witb it."
The next day sbe received a revised
account as follows:
"Miss B debtor to Mr. C for legal
Then In place ot " s. d." was "Total
amount. Miss B." London Telegraph.
What She Imagined.
"Don't imagine," be said after sbe
bad refused blm, "tbat I am going
away to blow my brains out or drink
myself to death."
"No," sbe replied. "I bave no Idea
tbat you will do aturtbing ot tbat kind.
You are going away to do some won
derful thing which will bring you
wealth and fame and maty me regret
all the rest of my life tbat I didn't be
lieve you wben you intimated tbat you
were one ot tbe greatest little men
tbat bad ever come over tbe asphalt"
Never Forgets 'Em.
"Maud is continually giggling. Sbe
seems to bave an ever present sense of
"Not at all. Wbat she has Is simply
an ever present consciousness of dim
ples." Boston Transcript.
"Isn't your hat rather curious In
shape?" asked tbe uninformed man.
"Certainly." answered his wife. "It
has to be. Any bat that wasn't cart
ons In shape would look queer."
Washington Star. "
VERY FINE BIRDS.
His Wife's Comment on the Result of
His Hunting Trip.
The braggadocio of tbe common va
riety of husbands generally sooner or
later falls before the keeu Insight tbnt
most women bave of human nature in
general aud bragging husbands In par
ticular. A witty southern woman was
married to sucb a man. who. though
invariably unsuccessful as a tiuuter.
was continually boasting of bis Kill
As be was returning home one even
Ing after an all day hunting trip It oc
curred to him tbat tbe usual accom
paniment nt an empty game hag was
not In accordance with his on boasted
skill as a hunter aud that IiIh wife
would again hare tbe Joke on Dim. so
be went to tbe market and purrhased
two brace of partridges.
As he entered the bouse he threw
them on the table with ureal eclat and
exclaimed, Weil, you dear oiu uouut
er, you see tbat I am liana lor with the
guu than you give tne credit for being,
after all; now don't you?"
Milady picked up tbe birds aud ex
amined them very carefully. As she
looked up after tbe examination be
"Fine birds, my dear-very fine bird.
Hre tbey uot?"
"Robert." responded tbe wife, turn
ing Ui ber nose, "you were only just
In time In shooting those birds today.
Tomorrow it would have been ever
lastingly too late." St. Louis Keptib-llc.
EATING AN APPLE.
What You Take Into Your 8ystem
With the Fruit.
! "Do you know what joure eating?"
i said the doctor to tbe girl.
"An apple, of coursp."
"You are eating," said tbe doctor,
"albumen, sugar, gum, malic acid, gal
lic acid, fiber, water and phosphorus.
"I hope those tblngs are good. 'I bey
"Nothing could be better. You ale, I
observed, rather too much meal a l din
ner. Tbe malic acid ot apples neutral
izes tbe excess ot chalky matter caus
ed by too much meat and thereby
belps to keep you youug. Apples are
good tor your complexion. Their acids
drive out tbe noxious matters wblcb
cause skin eruptions. Tbey are good
for your brain, which those same nox
ious matters if retained render slug
gish. Moreover, tbe acids of tbe apple
diminish the acidity ot tbe stomach
tbat comes witb some forms ot indi
gestion. Tbe pbospborus, of wblcb ap
ples contain a larger percentage than
any other fruit or vegetable, renews
tbe essential nervous matter ot tbe
brain and spinal column. Ob, tbe an
dents were uot wrong wbeu tbey es
teemed tbe apple tbe food ot tbe gods
tbe magic renewer ot youtb to wblcb
tbe gods resorted wben they felt them
selves growing old aud feeble. I think
I'll bave an apple," concluded tbs doc
tor." New Vork Tribune.
8trange Lapse of Memory. .
Cases ot torgetfulness on matters ot
Interest are on record. While Dr.
Priestly was preparing his work en
titled "Harmony of tbe Gospels" he
bad taken great pains to inform him
self on a subject which bad been un
der discussion relative to tbe Jewish
Passover. He wrote out tbe result ot
bis researches and laid tbe paper
away. His attention and time being
taken with something else, some little
time elapsed before tbe subject occur
red to his mind again. Then tbe same
time and pains were given to the sub
ject tbat bad been glveu to It before,
and tbe results were again put on pa
per and laid aside. So completely bad
he forgotten that he bad copied tbe
same paragraphs and reflections before
tbat It was only wben he had found
tbe papers on wblcb be had transcrib
ed them tbat It was m-uiled to his rec
ollection. This 8a me author bad fre
quently read bis own published writ
ings and did not recognize them.
A Question Fop the King.
Divinity doth not always hedge a ;
king. There bave been many rulers
who could take as well as give in tbe j
Joking line. Tbe most striking in- i
stance of this kind is seen in tbe case :
of Charles 11., that good natured Stu- .
art, who once asked his chaplain. Dr. j
"How Is It tbat you always read
your sermons before me when, as 1 '
understand, you can preach eloquently ,
enough elsewhere without book or
The good doctor answered tbat be
was so overwhelmed by bis majesty's
presence that be could not trust him
self otherwise, continuing. "And now,
sire, may It please you to tell me why
you read your speeches wben you bave
no sucb excuse'" St Louis Republic.
A Linen 8hower.
Helen Tbe friends of the bride elect '
i are going to give ber a linen sbower.
! Harold-What's a linen shower? Hel
1 en It's a sbower In which the rain
comes down in sheets. Exchange.
Sunday School Teacher Now. Tom
my, wbat does the story ot tbe prod
igal son teach? Tommy It teacher
us bow to get fresh veaL-Chlcago
HARDW0RK.v " " " '
8am's Desperate Effort st Composing
s Love Letter.
To one old southern negro In New
York tbe difficulties ot letter composi
tion seemed well nigh Insurmountable.
Tbe old fellow, as a writer in tbe At
lanta Constitution relates, asked bis j
"boss," Colonel Verger, to write a let
ter for blm to bis sweetheart !
"All right. Sam. I'll do It." agreed ;
"Has yer got de paper and de Ink
and de pen rendy, sab?"
"Yes, Sam. Go ahead."
"Write Thompson street. New ,
"Has yer got hit written?"
"All ob hit?" ' !
"What has yer got written? Bead
1t to me. boss "
"Thompson street. New Vork."
"Dat's right. Now write May de
"Has yer got hit down, boss, al
"Q'way, boss, you're Jokin'! Read
it to me."
"Mab goodness! You has got bit
down all right. Now, boss, read hit
all over from de berry beginning."
"Thompson street. New Vork. Mav
"Dat's right. Whew! Sn. boss.
let's res' awhile; I's tired. My bead
aches like hit was gwlneier split"
A Flash of Lightning Made Him 8ee
His Evil Ways.
A group of men sitting on the dry
goods boxes in front of a country
store were discussing big storms.
"There's no use In talking." remark
ed one of them. "We are all badly
scared in a thunderstorm."
"I remember one time wben 1 was.
sure enough." suld another. "It was
about a year after I was married, and
I was on my way home from town. It
began to thunder and ligbten when I
was about halfway there, and tbe rain
fell In sheets. I stopped under a big
tree. I knew tbat wasn't safe, but I
thought I'd risk It
"In a few minutes tbe lightning
struck a tree about a hundred feet
away, and I fell down, either from the
shock or from fright 1 don't know
wblcb to this day. But 1 got up again,
and my balr rose on end wben I re
membered that 1 had a plug of tobac
co Id my pocket"
"What bad that to do witb it?"
"Nothing but this: My wife didn't
know 1 chewed tobacco. Sbe bated
tbe weed like poison. 'Wbat If I bad1
been killed and tbat plug of tobacco
found In my pocket?1 I thought I
think I had the worst fright right
then tbat 1 ever bad In my life."
"Well, before tbe next flash came 1
took that plug out of my pocket and
threw It as far as I could send It, and
I have never chewed tobacco since."
Didn't Teaoh Him That Trick.
"That's a werry knowing animal o'
yours," said a cockney gentleman to
the keeper ot an elephant j
"Very," was the cool rejoinder. I
"He performs strange tricks and
nantlcs, does be?" Inquired the cock-1
ney, eying tbe animal through his
"SurpiislnT retorted the keeper. I
"We've learned him to put money In ;
that box you see up there. Try blm !
witb half a crown." i
Tbe cockney banded the elephant
bait a crown, and, sure enough, be i
took It In bis trunk and placed It In a 1
box blgb up out of reach.
"Well, that is very bextraordlnary
bastonlshlng, truly!" said tbe green
one, openltig bis eyes. "Now let's see
him take It out and 'and It back."
"We never learned bitn tbat trick,"
retorted tbe keeper and then turned
away to stir up tbe monkeys and
punch tbe hyenas. London Tit-BlU.
Rearranging the Basis.
"You are charging me $7 a week fot
board and lodging, Mrs. Irons," said
the gray haired person ot the name of
Harris. "May 1 ask bow you would
Itemize It? Wbat part of It Is tor
"Five dollars," replied the landlady.
"And $2 for my room?"
"WelL If you don't mind, Mrs. Irons,"
be said, proceeding to square up for
another week, "we'll consider here
after that I'm paying you $5 for lodg
ing and $2 tor board. It will seem
more as If 1 were getting tbe worth of
my money." Chicago Tribune.
Councilman I've come to see if you
will subscribe anything to the town
cemetery. Old Resident Good gra
cious! I've already subscribed three
wives. London Telegraph.
"Did he toll the whole truth?"
"Practically. He told tbe truth with
a Bole Just large enough for him to
fxawl out of It."- Puck.
" " Modern chairs.
Evolution of Our Seats With Arms ard
Chairs with blgb backs and arms,
after coming Into general use witb tbe
renaissance, began to be ornamented
with an amount of carving and gliding
that bas hardly since been equaled,
wblcb came naturally from tbe artistic
tastes of the period. Their size, form
and tbe amount of decoration lavished
on them Indicated the rank, fortune,
authority or social position of their
possessors. Bishops and abbots had
seats corresponding with their dignity,
while those below them sat on stools
or benches. Only tbe king and queen
and persons of blgb rank could be
seated on chairs witb anus and hacks
in tbe time of Catherine de Medici,
and ber sons, courtiers and favorites
sat about them on stools called tn bo
rets. This manner of expressing difference
of rank prevailed under Louis XI
and bis successors down to tbe French
revolution. To the chairs elaborately
carved succeeded the armchair, so call
ed In these times, which, with unim
portant variations. Is much tbe same
as In tbe reign of Louis XIV. Speci
mens of tbe stools used by tbe favor
ites and ladles of honor of tbe klmr
and queen may still be seen In the
royal palaces of France. They were
changed Into the modern parlor chair
by simply adding n back, which bas
hardly made them more comfortable
A KINGLY PICTURE.
8lovenly Figure Cut by Charles XII, of
Distance leuds enchantment to tbe
imagination as well as to tbe actual
vision. This Is a fortunate circum
stance, for tbe real truth shout some
of tbe heroes ut history might to a per
so u today bring (Itseuehuutuient and
even disgust. Charles XII. of Sweden
may claim the world's aumiratluu as a
military genius, but from .Mr. Morfill's
description of tbe monarch, given In
tbe "Story ot Poland," tbat geutleman
would be anything but an agreeable
addition to society.
"He wears a black crape cravat, but
tbe cope of tbe cout is always button
ed so closely that one cannot see It.
His shirt and wristbands are always
dirty. He wears uo ruffles onr gloves,
and bis bands are commonly the same
color as bis wristbands, so yon can
bardly distinguish them. His bair Is
light brown, very short and never
combed but with the fingers.
"He begins dinner with a big piece
of bread and butter, having stuck bis
napkin under his chin. Between every
two bits of meat be eats bread wblcb
be butters witb bis thumb. He is nev
er more tban a quarter ot an hour at
his meals, eats like a horse and never
speaks a word."
A kingly picture. Indeed, savoring of
romance and knightly fashion I
An Independent Element,,. .,
Carbon la an elementary substance
widely diffused throughout nature, it
occurs nncomblned in two distinct
forms or allotroptc , conditions vis,
graphite or blacklead and the dia
mond, which is pure crystallized car
bon. It Is, however, more commonly
found In combination witb other ele
mentary substances than In the free
state. Onited witb oxygen. It occurs
as carbonic acid gas (C02) and exists
In tbe atmosphere, in natural waters.
In limestone, dolomite and Ironstone.
In combination with hydrogen it
forms tbe extensive series ot chem
ical compounds known as hydrocar
bons. It Is also an Important con
stituent of wood, starch, sugar, gum.
oil, bone and flesh. No other element
Is so characteristic of tbe plant and
animal world as carbon. In 1788 La
voisier showed it to be an independ
ent element He furthermore proved
tbe diamond to be tbe purest form ot
carbon and by combustion converted
It into carbonic add gas. New York
Not ths Usual Romance.
Recently one of our most fastidious
young men bought a pair of overalls
and found In them tbe name of the
sewing girl wbo made them.
He very promptly wrote her a letter
with all the effusiveness necessary in
sucb a case and In due time received
a reply, which, however, was void of
the romance usual in sucb cases. Here
It Is: "I am a working girl, it Is true,
but 1 make a good living, and I do not
care to support a husband, as I would
do If 1 married some silly noodle, wbo
gets mashed on a girl be never saw.
Permit me to say tbat I do not know
bow my card got In that pair of over
alls and that wben 1 do marry, If ever.
It will be some fellow wbo can afford
something better than a forty-seven
cent pair ot breeches," Muscotab Re
corder. "1 understand tbat rraiiman nas
come to the conclusion to contest bis
"Well, what Is there courageous
about that? She's dead. Isn't she?"
The Touen of Fortune.
"Wbat do yon think, my dear? Such
luck! We leave for Parts in an hour."
"Yes; were going to Pasteur's. My
hiiMlmi'd has Jti-d beeti bitten hi' a
mad dog." Bon Vivant
TWO UGLY ANIMALS.
Those Big Pigs, the Rhinoceros
and the Hippopotamus.
THEY ARE HARD TO CAPTURE.
Getting Away With One of the Colossal
Brutes Makes the Work of Trapping
the Big Felines Seem Like Child's
Play Methods of the Hunters.
Trapping the big felines Is child's
play compared witb the work ot cap
luring those lumbering, colossal an!-'
mills of the "lilg pig" family, the rhl
noceroB and tbe hippopotamus.
Too Ktupid tu tame or to break to a
baiter and too heavy to trausport
through hundreds of miles of wilder
ness, it would lake a man half a life
time to bring one ot these live to six
thousand puuiul creatures out of a jun
gle Into civilization. Therefore tbe
expert's only chance is to find a cow
with s calf and to capture tbe young
Compared witb tbe alert grim ex
terior of the felines, there Is little In
the apiietirauce of a phlegmatic, pon
derous pig like h rhinoceros to indicate
Its real ferociousness. There Is bard
ly a wild anluial In existence wblcb is
more dangerous thnn this rarest of an
our menagerie captives. Awkward as
tbe great creature appears when at
rest, once aroused it dashes through
tbe densest thicket with the Irresisti
ble speed of an express train.
To catch a rhinoceros tbe trapper
proceeds witb preparations much as
would an explorer bound for a two or
three year expedition In tbe Interior
of an unexplored continent for the
dilllculty confronting him Is the three
fold one of first penetrating a thou
sand or more miles Into tbe interior;
second, of finding not only a rhinoce
ros, but a rhinoceros cow witb a calf
old enough to capture, and. lastly, of
transporting his prize across hills and
mountains and plains, over rivers nd
ravines, across swamps and through
forests to civilization.
Skirting swamps and rivers, tbe men
are ever on tbe lookout for tbe ueep,
round spoors, like a pie plate driven
into tbe mud, for in this wet ground
the rhinoceros loves to wallow. Fre
quently five or six months elapse be
fore the tracks of a cow and a calf are
Noiseless and from well to leeward,
tbe trapper and his men gradually -steal
nearer until tbe cow and the
calf are Inclosed in a circle. From
ahead, ont of the maze of cane and ;
creeper, sounds the uneasy stamping
of tbe cow. With a half snort, half
grunt In an Instant the rhinoceros Is
all attention. Head raised and nostrils
sniffing, sbe searches tbe air steadily.
At sight of one of the savages the cow
dashes witb tbe speed of s race horse
at the man, charging tbe human decoy,
and at tbat Instant tbe trapper's rifl
Is beard, and ber furious charge Is
over, provided the bullet reaches the .
heart by striking Just behind the left
foreleg the only vulnerable point in
tbe inch thick armor with which the
beast is clad.
Now and then It happens tbat the
trapper falls to kill In time bis gum
may miss fire. Intervening trees may
Interfere or tbe marksman may mis
his aim. Then the life of the decor
depends upon his own agllltyv, To run
to one side before the rhinoceros Is al-
most on top of him would be fatal, for
tbe swift brute would overtake him -with
a few bounds. His only hope is
to wait until the deadly horn is almost
at his feet and then, witb the swift
ness of a mongoose dodging tbe aim ot.
a cobra, to leap to one side while the
ponderous creature, unable to turn,
short in time, dasbes onward under It
own impetus. Twice, three times, a,
clever native hunter will dodge in this,
way, giving tbe trapper ample time to
bring down tbe rhinoceros.
Then comes the tracking of the
frightened calf, which bas fled at tbe
first sign of trouble, and soon it Is ..
pushed, prodded and shoved up a
bridge of log skids Into a cage of the
But even more dangerous Is tbe trap- ,
ping of the hippopotamus, for, al- ,
though In Itself the "rhino" is a more,
savage antagonist than the "river.'
horse," the trapper hunts the former :
on land and brings down at a safe dls-.
tance, whereas In the case of the hip-'.'
popotamus he must fight in the same '
primitive fashion that savages have
used for ages. Hand to maw, as It
were, be must engage this two ton
monster while standing in the bow or
a frail canoe, tor tbe hippopotamus,
as Its name, tbe "river horse," means. '
Is a land and water animal and must
be harpooned and brought ashore be
fore it expires, otherwise it would sink
at once to tbe bottom of tbe river, the
coveted calf escaping among tbe other
hippopotamuses Instead of following:
tbe stricken cow to shore, so that the
youngster may be caught A. W
Bolker In St. Nicholas.
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: ceedlng the speed limit Jack Scorch
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