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KG FOX YAWNING.
SEW HAMPSHIRE BISON.
Corbin Park Herd Big Enough for
Lovers at the buffalo are urging governmental
preserve*-: >n of that picturesque beast. In IS9O
fHn CorMn established a herd of about thirty
liscn in his large game park of 24,000 acres or
fiereaboirs r.^ar • port. N. H., with a view
to preservir.g: some of the last survivors of the
race from total extinction. By IS9G the herd had
increased t ■ seventy-five head, and it was de
cided to ship twenty-five of these to Van Cort
lanlt Park, in this city. Unfortunately these
became cis-a^ed and either died or had to be
killed. The fifty remaining in the Croydon
range contir.ut-d to thrive, and in 1900 had again
tn-jlliplied to seventy-five. From that day the
nn—tfer has steadily increased, until at the pres
ent time over one hundred and sixty healthy,
fcsrdsoTr.'; buffaloes can be seen grazing on the
r.i stretches of Corbin Park.
It hrus been r roved that tuff aloes are not diffi
cult ar.irr.aL? to keep. The essential condition is
that they have a considerable area of land over
irtieb to roam. They are as easy to rear as and
less expensive to feed than domestic cattle, and,
»s ore i:.:erested observer says, "in the hands
rf rr.en wealthy enough to stand the initial ex
per^e buffalo farms could be made profitable
fc almost any of the States north of those which
border on the Gulf." The United States govern-
Eert is being strongly urged to establish sev
eral small, pure bred herds in different parts
ef the country so as to avoid all possible chance
of a large number being wiped out at one time
fey contagious disease.
resident to set •
ds at the 1 ■ .
refuges for 1 - if the
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ter 1 ■ •
The Corbin Park experiment has proved that
It is possible for this representative American
arirr.a: to be preserved to posterity, but many
declare that the matter should not be left ii
'-• har.i? of private individual?, since the
tE^jtirg- profit accruing from the sale of hides
mi heads and the cross-breeding with cattle
wrnld ; roy- a menace to their ultimate safety-
Emf-s: Harold Baynes, a naturalist, made
his horr.e last summer at Haven Cottage, in the
Crcj-do:: Ra.r.ge, or, to be a*ore accurate, on the
esterr. border of Corbin Park, and was thereby
cabled to study at close rang the buffaloes
larded there. His observations and the practical
fcowl-c^-e gained in extensive study of wild
fee convince him that the preservation of the
HAEOLD BAYNES AKD HIS WOLF ROMULUS.
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
A HERD OF BUFFALO IN NEW-HAMPSHIRE.
(Photographs by Harold Baynes).
buffalo is a possible thing. He feels strongly
the injustice done to the race a quarter of a
century ago by a few Americans who, insti
gated by greed, slaughtered millions of buffaloes,
while America looked on in phlegmatic indiffer
ence, blind to the fact that this magnificent
product of the Western prairies was in process
of extermination. He' thinks the Corbir. hord
affords a splendid source from which small
herds could be drawn to stock any new pre
serves that may be established.
Mr. Baynea will be remembered by some read
ers as the man who last winter led the move
ment to feed the wild birds which over a large
part of the country were starving as a result of
the unusual severity of the weather. He is a
naturalist at first hand, and gets so close to
rature in his studies of animals that it would
seem that the beautiful little creatures of
feather and fur accept him as one of them
selves. There seems something almost uncanny
about a man who can separate a young skunk
from its Lher without the least unpleasant
results. Yet this is only one of many of Mr.
Baynes's achievements which go to show the
understanding that exists between him and the
sensitive wild creatures. He is an tig-able
hunter, though not in the accepted sense of the
word. His rifle is nothing more harmful than a
camera. Mure skill, patience anj woodcraft
generally, he avers, are iulr< •] by the success
ful photographer of woodland folk than by the
sportsman. A series of twelvephotographs of field
mice required th'-ee months of Mr. I tyness
lime for its completion. With his camera
slung over his shoulder he climbs tall trees for a
"shot" at a 'possum or bird or squirrel, risking
accident and disappointment; into ravines and
caves and through almost impiss.ib'e under
brush he hunts for days at a time, and he has
followed for miles the flight of two tame fish
hawks for the sake of catching them in some of
their characteristic poses.
His household always in- ludes a number of
wild guests There are foxes orphaned by
ful farmer?; a flying squirrel robbed of its
: the man-animal by Mr. Baynes's un
fa - kindness; Jimmy, a young: t>ear which
roams at liberty through the woods for nuts and
berries, never failing to return to his friend;
baby 'coons, field mice, and his two faithful and
efficient models, a tarr:e fox, Sprite, and IL' m
u!u<=, a prairie wolf. The timid deer are won
to fri'-ndliness and confidence, and more than
has an irresponsible fawn outgrown its
babyhood through the medium of the oj;
UNCLE TOM AS A JEW.
Odd Translation of Mrs. Stowe's
Boole Into Yiddish.
"The ever - r - . tore, which
contains so many w ■•
to this lan
■ imous authors of
all nationalities," sa;. ~ Bertha Wiernik In "The
X- a Er v" "Not • ■ - '■ .■ An
ted to 1
. . ...
lack ■ ■ • sts between J<
■ ■ those
- • . •• .lor and to adapt the
9 and prejudii es of his
: vorite method has been to
■ ries Into
Judaism. An ntei
• - '1 . :i of the '
"The Yiddish translation of 'Uncle Tom's
Cabin' was done by Isaac Myor Diik. The size
of the book is about one-fifth that of the orig
inal work, but this fades into insignificance
beside other liberties taken by the translator.
Mr. Dick calmly Judaized the leading charac
ters of Mrs. Stowe's famous story, leaving a
■"•'•• Christians to rye mainly as foils to th-
Jewish virtues A brief abstract follows:
"On the tenth of February, late in the after
noon, two men were sitting in a richly fur
nished parlor, in a small town in Kentucky.
One of them had the appearance of a gentle
man, and a gentleman he was, this Abraham
Shelby. The other was a short man, coarse of
feature, with a rough voice. He was known to
the slave owners as Haley, the slave trader.
Abraham Shelby was a rich Jew, owner of many
estates in Kentucky. He was a. £00.3 and kindly
man, who treated with justice the negroes
working on his plantations. The class of ne
groes serving for Abraham Shelby were in
structed in the Old Testament and had rest two
days in the week, Saturday and Sunday.
"Mr. Shelby cared greatly for comfort in his
surroundings for himself and his dependents.
Trying to realize his ideals, he speculated large
ly and involved himself deeply. His notes, to a
large amount, fell into the hands of Haley. The
latter was a dangerous man to deal with, and
CPliotograyhs by I* B. Baynes.)
Shelby found it necessary to attempt a quick
settlement The slave trader knew Shelby to be
a man of honor, who liked matters to be car
ried on In a quiet way, so he at once assumed
the upper hand by calling on Shelby and hinting
that If he did not soon settle the neighborhood
should learn of the whole affair. Now the read
er may listen to the conversation of the two
" r VThy, Haley,' says Shelby. 'I dare not sell
Eliza; she is my wife's pet. You must not com
pare Eliza with the wild negro woman. No,
my wife raised Eliza as our Jewish women raise
their daughters; true to God and men, pious and
pure. My wife and I would rather ourselves be
hurt than see any injury done to Eliza or to
any servant on my estates.'
"'I say, Abraham Shelby,' answers Haley,
'you Jewish slaveholders are in our way; you
treat your niggers as if they were your children,
as if they were people of your own class. Jews
are too sotf hearted, too pitiful. I can bet.
y, you never cracked one of your niggers
over the head! Ih! ha: Have no heart to do
that, hey? Well, that's just it; that's just where
have the worst of it. Jewish slave
tered by their slaves. Yes, you
ire too good I I 1 lon't you Jewish
slaveholders drink, go out hunting, shooting,
r ■ while? You see
all these things would do you good. The Chris
tian slavehold ra in \ n't want to buy
any nigger who has served 1 n the estate be
- to a Jew They pay you spoil your
niggers; you make them wild with your kind
treatm< n1 nigger . ear kind -ss, you
. th< y break loose and in th< end kill
;!:• ir masters— that's what you Jews bring
" 'We I treat our slaves according to the
' - s • led Abraham Shelby, 'and
we shall never dare to treat them otherwise.'
"Mr. Shell y at first refuses to sell Kliza; but
the awkward position in which Haley has placed
him. and the knowledge of the certain result
1 him give in at last. Mr. Shelby tels
Haley to call in t a get his answer
the sellii - .id.
"Th>- hapter begins with an enthusi
.- ■ ; of Eliza. I'ick tells us that
she has been brought up by Mrs. Ph.lby from
childhood as a pious Jewish maiden. On reach
ing the age of twenty, she had been married to
a young mulatto named George-Harry, a slave
on a neighboring estate. He, too, had been
. by a Jewish master, although he passed
into the hards of a Christian.
"In the third chapter is told the story of
George-Harry's visit to Eliza, before his flight
to Canada. He tells her in a few words the
cause and the plan of his flight; he concludes
with the following speech:
" 'Know ail, dear Eliza. My master hates
Abraham Shelby and all his people; he says the
Jews are too pious, too pr- worst of all.
too kind. He says rye got all a from
the Jews and that he must driv< .-as out
HAROLD BAVXES AM) HIS FOX SPRITE.
AN ANGRY OPOSSUM.
Continued oil eighth pace.