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GAINING 11 FIGHT.
Machine to Stretch the Body— Will
It Stay Stretched?
"AVhich of you by taking thought can add one
r -.Tito his stature ?" is a question contained
In ChrfsTa Sennoo on the Mount which has
r By been resjarded as unanswerable. The
Hebrew cubit was equ:.l to about 22 inches, and
file problem Involved in making such a pain
a.* that wa.<= enough to i!i.soourape any one. Hut
tli. re are two ni. n in Colorado to-day v.ho by
taking thought haw cant rived a machine by
which, they declare; a rraUfjrlnc number of
may be added to the ight of any per
■on who will be satisfied with something less
than s T>ot. The originators of this method are
p ; "■ 1 B Cropn, former physical di
r tor of the State University of Colorado, and
r ■ lyce P. Cleaves,, of Denrer.
In using Uiis body extending machine the pa
ti. :i! iles down upon the framework and is se
cure'y rstrned to it by straps around th head
L At his right hand there is a lever
by which h'- ertends the machine and thus sub
rr.i'.s his boiy to whatever extreme of stretch
ing he dcsii>-s. using the lever to apply more
power or relieve the strain at will. The ma
t!. c Wrtends like a dir.ing table, from the mid
h ways, arid by means of the straps
■round head and feet the pressure is applied
evenly along the body.
Tl.T 1 .- user submits himself to whatever stretch
- c h.' wishes and takes the exercise as
,s he pleases and for as long. The best
i have i>^on attained when the pressure
i .el daily for periods of thirty minutes at
a time. The ilea is that the patient shall have
a michin? In his room and take the stretching
' '- Bht before retiring. The con
*** '■■■'■ ■ ■■ js calculated to I raw
c-jt the Bpine anJ hold it extended sufficiently
I for nature to start building, to conform
the new situation. Persisting in the exer
tor three months is deemed sufficient to
I • results. Some persons have their height
Increased two to three inches, the inventors
Strict Game Lares Cause This In
dustry to Flourish.
With the scarcity of American big game and
tte increasing- severity of the game laws has
come a new industry, the Emnggßna; of horns
from the hunting States to some aity where
anl!>rs can be disposal at without risk. The
BOtlera of t!.» Ik ar.d moose are ia Immense
■ l just now. for the reason that they axe
difficult to get. and with the ever increasing
' r of rich Americans such trophi« are
eegi ry sought. The same wardens of th States
vhere such animals as nature has provided with
fin.- l.orns still manage to avoid the relentless
hunters are jealously watchful that the law
THE STRETCHING MACHINE, AWAITING ITS NEXT VICTIM, RECALLS THE
ANCIENT RACK OF INQUISITION DAYS.
a^ij-.-rt the gunners la not violated. In some
Btal it is i!>4?aj to kill puch game at all except
at Tr:rt- Intervals; in others only so many may be
I !urin^ a season Ly any one hunter; the
prohibition of the sale of frame killed is gener
al :>• .-nforced, and it i.- becoming increasingly
difficult for the hunter to carry home with him
the frame he has legally killed unless he lives in
the State in *hich the killing was done.
I'ut rich sportsmen must have trophies of the
c!.a.sr for the adornment of their mansions, and
the man ho would be regarded as a real Nimrod
must supplement his stories of wonderful kill
bSES with the hide or horns of the animal, and
clubhouses must be orated with antlers to
complete their furnishings- So there has sprung
Into existcnae a new variety of smugglers, those
who kill Ms game illegally and smuggle the
evidence of thrir wrongdoing across the border
Into another State by various tricks.
The favorite method of transporting moose
horns is to saw the horns in two in the middle
Tt.i.-, of course, mutilates a valuable pair of
hurr.s, but. done skilfully, the mutilation will
pass unr.otir-ed when the taxidermist has finished
mounting the specimen. The horns are sawed
In two fn thf centre of the forehead, where the
I ide will cover them warn tha horns aro
mounted. In this shape the horns can be placed
flat .ignirist each other and will go In half the
I they would originally occupy. It Is not
d^fTwult to pa»Ji a pair of moose horns In SB
ordinary trunk when sawn apart, and In this
v.:.y many are bring smuggled through to th»
taxidermist. The litter Individual has no easy
task beCon him to fix the horns tojjetlier before
covering them with the bme. It la done by.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. JANUARY 28, lOOfi.
MOOSE HORNS THAT WERE SAWED APART, SMUGGLED OVER THE BORDER
AND THEN FITTED TO ANOTHER MOOSE HEAD BY A CLEVER TAXIDERMIST.
eoverin.? with papier-mache nni allowing thus
to set hard. Then th« horns axe carefully
mounted on a framework to represent the head
und more cement added from time to time until
a cement ritst has been made, over which the
THE STRETCHING MACHINE IN OPERATION UPON A MAN WHO HOPES TO INCREASE HIS HEIGHT.
hide can bo arranged. The work has to be done
with great care, for the slightest touch before
the horns are thoroughly coven <l and the cement
has hardened will disarrange the position and
throw the horns out of plumb. When the east
is finished and hardened the bead La put on, aad
a fine speus.Hi' a at the chase, has been buiit up
BEACH AT ST. PIERRE WHERE THE DUELS ARE FOUGHT,
from the smuffsded horns. Any head will do;
the horns are the main thing.
Klk horns axe ttie most difficult to smuggle
b<*cause of their gTeat size and awkward shape.
The easiest of all to smuggle Is the headgear
of the mountain goat, for this lends itself read
ily, by reason of its curliness, to pax-kins tn a
K\i:W II X WAS WORSHIPPED.
At the Whistler exhibition in Boston a woman
"In Paris Mr. Whistler and an English painter
sot into a v<-ry turbulent argument about Velas
quez at a studio tea.
"Mr. Whistler at one r^int in the argument
d himself extravagantly. The Englishman,
!. and said at the end:
" 'It's a good thing we can't see ourselves as
" Isn't it. though r said Mr. Whistler. I
know, in my cas<\ l should grow intolerably
rono Ited.' "'
M. LOUIS LE GASSE, OF
He is the most strenuous
duellist in America, hav
ing fought twenty -thrae of
them, and is a hustling busi
ness promoter .is well.
DUELS IN AMERICA.
They Flourish in St. Pierre, Where
One M an Has Fought 23.
St Pierre, Jan. 15.— The quaint little French
colony of St. Pierre- Miqnei ■. off the south
coa.st of Newfoundland, of which this town i 3
the Lpital, has many Interesting features, but
perhaps the most novel Is that it Is the one
place in North America where the practice of
duelling still exist i and where appeals to the
pistol and rapier to settle disputes of honor are
not uncommon, St. Pierre is best known as the
seat of the French fisheries on the Gran l Banks,
alongside which it is situated, and also aa the
greatest smuggling centre that now remains In
this hemisphere. its Importance from a fishery
standpoint Is i' nslderable, and the scions of the
great fishery outfitting concerns of St. Ma and
St. Bervan, in Brittany, are sen) here to serve
an apprenticeship, as it were, In the practical
working of the badness.
Among these young men and among the ofli
cers of the French warships which patrol these
waters every summer In connection with tha
"French Shore" dispute quarrels are frequent
and duels are usually the outcome. The hot
blooded and quick tempered Gauls, as they dis-
USB war or commerce in the cabarets, say
things which leave no alternative hut pistols
and coffee. According to the one daily paper
St. Pierre boasts, "l.a Vigie- (The Lookout),
no fewer than seventeen duels have been fought
there in the last four years, or an aver uf
one every three months.
M. Louis Le Gasse, the leading fi.^h merchant
in the place and the delegate from St. Pierre to
the Higher Council of the Colonies, which meets
at Versailles, has been a principal in ten of
these. He Is a cadet of a prominent tretosj
commercial house and a brother of the Cathou*
Bishop of St. Pierre, Monsignor Le Gasse. The
views of the churchman and the statesman do not
coincide In respect to the duello, however. Louis
Le Gasse is a man of great business ability, and
last year organized a flan trust at St. Pierre,
embracing four of the largest fishery concerns
operating here, owning fifty out of the one
hundred and twenty trawlers hailing from this
port and possessing inch trade advantages in St.
Pierre as enable them to control its export of
cod to foreign markets and maintain prices
profitable to the Qsherfolk as well as th i mer
M. Le Gasse is a comparatively young man,
speaks BngUsh fluently, as he was partly edu
! cated at St. Johns, N. IV, and Is the recognized
[ authority on the St Pierre fisheries. He is also
a (Treat stickler for points of etiquette in social
and other affairs, and anybody running coanter
i.i those must be prepared to defend hi own
opinions with vigor. In .ill .M. !••• Gasse has
fought ■.'. -three duels, being slightly
wounded in two and wounding his ad\ » r^u.rie.3
Those who have met him with the duellist's
weapons Include fellow merchants, members of
the administration or government officials, anil
officers of the warships, while perhaps his most
notable bloodless battles were with M. Caperon,
I the retiring Chief Justice of Ifiqnelon, and M.
Delmont, who was his opponent i:i the last elec
tion for Colonial Delegate. M. Delmont is a
lawyer by profession and a Creole by birth, .i
native of Martinique and had the misfortune
to lose every livii.jj relative by the eruption of
Five years ago M. La Gas** fought a duel with
the commander of a French gunboat, who mada
some disparaging remark about the St. Pierre
Qsherfolk in the presence of this doughty cham
pion, who promptly demanded satisfaction.
They fought with rapiers, both being hit, >r.
\jp. Qasse only slightly in the forearm, and his
adversary rather more seriously in the upper
Another scar he bears was received frora
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