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PROBLEMS FOR "SUN"
READERS TO SOLVE
Trof. Wrteiibnkcrs Corkscrew
Twists Puzzling to the
CllirS FOR THE CAPTAIN
Hard End (lames for tho Check
er Experts Miifrlc Square
of Prime Numbers.
Thne who succeded In solving I'rof.
Wrrtcnhaker'a latest bridge problem seem
pretty well agiccd that It wan fully tin to
his uual standard of excellence and It
kept them busy following Its various cork
screw twists, an one coric.spondcnt puts
It Here Is the original form:
There are no trumps and Z Is In the
lead. V and Z want Ave tricks against
any defence. '
The solution Is for Z to lead the seven
of diamonds. (The live will not do.) Tho
liest defence fur A Is to duck the trick.
Z then leads the nco and deuce, of clubs
and A has the choice of two lines of de
fence, winning the tricl: himself or letting
It ko to It.
If A wins with the ten and leads the
diamond. H has to discard. If A follows
with the six of club. Y makes the eight
and '. makes the nine of hearts and nine
of spade. If A leads the spade Instead
of the Hub, 7. makes the nine and Y makes
the uce of hearts mid eight of clubs.
If A lets tho second round of clubs
go to Il's nine. D has two leads. If he
tries the heart, A must discard and If
A lets ko a diamond, that establishes a
trlek for Y and Z. If he lets go u spade,
Y lets 7. hold the heart trick and Z leads
the spade nine and then the deuce, put
tine It In and so securing a heart trick
for Y. It A dl.icatds the ten of cluhv
Y wins the heart with the nee and make
his elKht of clubs, foiclng A to discard n
spade. Y puts A in with a diamond nnd
Z makes the nine of spades.
If A lets II win the second club and B
leads a spade Z wins the trick, Y discard
ing a diamond. Now Z lends the nine of
hearts and A has to solve the problem,
because If ho discards a diamond the heart
nine holds nnd tho five nf diamond Is
Hood. If A lets ro a rlub Y overtakes
the heart and makes the club eight. If
A discards a spado tho heart nlno holds
the trick nnd Z puts It In with a spade,
ao that the heart ace makes.
The only variation In the first trick Is
for A to win It with tho nine of diamonds,
upon which Y must play the four. Now
If A lends either of the Mack suits Y's
diamond six Is a. reentry card, so that A
Is forced to lead the diamond at onco to
and heart ace making separately. B dis
cards n SDade.
Y leads the top club. If B covers Z
wins with tho ace nnd leads the deuce.
A makes the tell, but Y and Z make thu
three other tricks. If B ducks the club
lead from Y. then Z will play low and A
wins with the ten, Y and Z getting- the
rest of the tricks,
Th false arming Is the diamond five,
which allows A to put on the nlno and
lead the deuce, forcing Z Into the lead.
Kven after the correct opening with tho
diamond seven. If Z leads a low club In
stead of the ace first B wins with tho
nine and leads n heart, upon which A can
afford to discard a club, keeping his hand
The following are the only ones that
mux tho correct analysis of tho lour pnn
clpal lines of defence, A playing high or
low and H leading neart or spaue:
James Hunter, Frank H. Young, Jay
Reed. Walker McMartln. O. II. Boston,
K. 51. Frost. A. I. Ktrasburger. D. Perry,
Henry Andresen. Burton D. Blair. Will
iam C. Katon. H. 1C Thaw. B. Arnold,
James Kteen. B. CI. Bralne. D. A. V'.,
3. W. Miller, H. K. W., Charles H. Lo
Hon. W. P. W. and Charles M. Hoot.
Several of these express their thank
fulness that tho professor camo across
on a fast steamer and had no tlmo to
nuke it any worse than It Is. James
Steen says he will bet he was not sick
in Droblem No. 196. by Harry Asher,
dummy won thu bet as tho cards were
laid out, because no can snow inn ue
et&rer that thero are two different ways
In which he can get six tricks. Hero is
' the distribution as be laid It out:
tflO 8 5
0 6 B
09 Q 9
OK 7 4
Q 9 4
OlO a 8
There are no trumps and 55 Is In th
lead. Y and Z want six tricks. One
nintlnn Is for 7. to lead a small club,
T returning the spake Jack, upon which
Z and A both discard hearts. Y then
leads a diamond, nnd whether A wins
this trick or not, all he can make Is two
Suppose A wins the diamond with the
king and lends a heart, 7. makes a trick
In each of the red suits and puts A back
with a diamond. If A wins the diamond
and leads tho four of diamonds, Z lets
Y hold the trick with the six, and T
comes ulong with a heart, so that Z makes
all his winning curds.
The other solution Is to begin with the
ten of diamonds. If A puts on the king
and returns the diamond, Z must over
take his partner's six with the eight and
lead n club, so that Y can lead tho heart
ten through II, letting Y make the club
queen mid put 11 In with a heart. If D
will not put the queen of hearts on tho
ten, Y imiki'S his spado Jack and then puts
Z In with the heart. ,
If A ducks tho first diamond trick, Z
leads a smalt cluh and Y comes through
with Hi" tin of hearts, tho king wins thu
queen und Z leads the oueeu of clubs and
a pmall heart, uo that Y shall mako the
spade nnd the heart.
The only ooe.1 to est both solutions
nere P. IVny and Jay Heed.
TIiomi that got tho diamond opening
were: W. I'. V James Williams, Charles
H. !' Mon, Milium r. Davis, J. V. Col
lins, C. It. 1.. vnn. .lames Hunter, J, C,
Snellllllill, rieleher, J. W. Miller,
II, J. Heller, 1.'. C CafTney, K. V. Win
merman, I'". .lohnson, Hurton U. Bliilr,
A. I. Stiuslniiger, A. .1. Wehiniltz, Walker
McMartln, Kranl; II. Young and I'aul
Those who got the club opening were:
Jnmea Steen, 1: A. W J. II. Viuser, II,
C. Hoot. M, K. C.iiii'Ton, It. O, limine,
JC, M. Frost, H. C. Kennedy, Chnrln M,
8 7 4
0 6 4
I Y I CT8 7 J
.10 6-3 A R 9 3'
0 9 2 A B 0 3
J6 2 4 7 3
0 7 5
Hoot, II. K. Thaw, M. A. Hunt, P. R.
Kerr, W. CI. LnnBdon, Henry Andrcsen,
O. It. Boston and J. II.
When the doctor was shown the distri
bution of tho cards on which Y won his
het. hn Insisted thut they were not laid
out correctly as regards the smaller and
apparently unimportant cards, ana war
he would still back the declarer In his
contention that there were only Jive
tricks In the hand.
Here Is the position as the doctor gave
It from his notebook :
BKIDUE rilOBI.EM NO, 191. ,
IJy Harry Asher.
There are no trumps and Z Is In tho
lead. Can Y and Z get more than nva
tricks against the best defence? If not
what Is tho line of defence that stops
The position shown In problem No. 196
thinned out the ranks of the checker ex
perts In a way that should make J.
Ferguson feet quite proud of himself.
Several of them say they nre not at all
astonished that the checker sharps In
Hickman failed to tlnd the otul"i
The distribution was : Black men on
1, 7, 12, 13, 14, 23, king on 24. Vhlto
men on 6, 8. 22, 25, 29, 30. king on 4.
White to play and win. Hero are tho
moves that solve:
S 3 711
3 8 11 1
2D 2i 2220
S 11 158
Correct solutions from:
J. H. Auerlmcb. James Steen, Clarence
Lynn. D. A. W.. Charles M. Hoot,
Hubert II. Hlxon. John Kappelt. C. I..
Lynn. O. H. Boston, James O'Donnell,
John Ilyan, W. L. Barteau and J. H.
Here is u problem sent to The Sun by
a correspondent In Canada who says ho
does not know the author. Those who
succeed In solving It will probably ngree
that the composer should bo only too glad
to discover himself.
PROBLEM NO. 198. CHECKERS.
White to play and win.
THAT MAGIC SQUARE.
Although a number of solutions to this
puzzle were sent In giving various Inter
esting combinations of prime numbers ar
ranged In the fonn of magic squares un
der the restriction that the number
should aways be In a corner, none of them
approached the correct solution In the
matter of low totals.
Here are two ways In which the square
can be arranged so as to agree with the
conditions and still have as low a total as
108 In each lino and diagonal:
pi pn ttn
9 9 9 9 I 9 I Bfj
o5i p7l fl '
oo o win
o ol 1001 LjBl I
9 9 9 9 R ol W 4
9 9 0Q0
9 9 9 9 10 Ol !
ffroa raja t gni r
kn mm f?$m
Effffl 1M1 A B IsesI L
1 lo ol g k cl !
""? 10 oi I w I
fl 10 01 I 9 I !
S3 Pvl ?rf teSj
00 a A v "
000 0 0 0
Qq 10 Ol I 0 I b7
1 19 71 17
6 63 8 47
43 E9 S3 13
59 7 11 31
1 71 19 17
43 23 9 13
0 3 63 47
69 11 7 81
Thoso who came nearest to this solu
tion without quite reaching It wero:
Charles 1). Shuldham und O. H. Bos
ton. 114: K. C. Werdann, 138; Achilles
II. Kohn, 14(; F. M. Kenny, 168, and
THB CAPTAIN'S CII1FS.
Here Is a comparatively simple problem.
the solution of which depends on tho ap
plication of a very useful but little known
rule In the properties of numbers.
A certain' sea captain sat down In a
game of poker at which real money was
used instead of chips. Handing the waiter
a twenty dollar bill, he told him to bring
the change In two denominations of sliver
coins, but to bring him exactly the
same number of cacli denomination. How
did tho waiter ascertain Immediately what
two denominations to bring without count
ing? A Ilaliylonlan I.OTe Letter.
From tht Christian lltrald.
The Rev. Dr. F. C. Klsen, professor of
Old Testament interpretation In Chicago,
has JiiBt translated a love letter written
on a baked brick In Babylon four thousand
years atro, which ha been found in recent
excavations. It contains a unique cure
for the toothache and the uvowals of the
writer's warmest affection for his lady love
and his Intense deslm that sho should come
to him In his new home.
The letter H a follows: "To Bibeya from
Oimll-Marduk: May Khamash and Marduk
grant thee, for my sake, to live forever.
I writo this to Inqulro niter thy health.
Lot me know how It noes with thee. I am
now nettled in Ilubylon, hut I am in great
unxietv hecauxo 1 have not seen thee. 8end
mtwH when llioil wilt Collin mat I llinv re nlrn
at It. Come in the month of Aralihsamai
I November-December I. MaycM tlmu, for
my eiiKU, live lonivrr, i no looinuciio cure
Is: "So must thou say this: '() worm, may I
i-A utnit then with the ini'ifht r.r i,u' ,
Thou shouldxt then do tho follnwinv Mix
noer, wie pi.nu mi-xii-nnr nun on initeiiier. i niw n suro tricK in inreo suns no would
Itepeat thereon the Incantation thrice uniipay the safe game and start with th.
put It on tho tooth, I cheapest, so thut If It whs doubled he
Wildcat AltarU. Y.ang 1-rrncbrr. ! ,r"Vll 'V J,2 " .!.'fri "Ji. .11
Carlitlc cnrrrionlrncc I'liiladelphin I'rrti,
Attacked by a wildcat K, I.amont dels,
slniter, a young preacher and student at
Dlrklnson College, whs driven down a steep
side of North Mountain, and ns n result
nf his experience was nearly prostrated
when lm readied lloiilillng (lap.
liPiKsuiser saw wrficuing mm inrciiiiin inn
rrL'T'Sh. JVi."? !. 'Ji rL'" 'i'.lJ..J !,",',M.t.
iinon hill, and nit holm h tleissinifer ilenli.
It several blows on the head with u club
r minimi on,
?.!! !,v,ic'!!.r. .,!!!i: e..flf,a.'t.."n?
tho mountainside, llh the w (Ideal follow"
In ir. It uiin not until ho Mas Inside the hotel
Hint, the animal abandoned lis pursuit
aud sneaked back Into the timber.
AT ROYAL AUCTION
Many Losses Due to the Weak
Spot in the Average Play
FAULTS IN DECLARATIONS
Deals That Show Two Common
Sources of Error at the
It has frequently been remarked that
the surest gauge of a bridge player anil
ity Is the size of the rubbers he loses, and
players of the better class are gradually
getting down to the belief that the greatest
source of loss In auction Is overbidding
the hands, not underplaying them.
The weak spot In the game of every
average player seems to be his manage
ment of the second hand position, nnd it
is a curious fact that thoso who bid cuu
tlously and according to convention ns
dealer, ns dealer s partner or as fourth
hand will often make absurd bids as sec
The reason for this seems to be twofold.
overanxlcty to show something and a
desire to get Into the bidding while It Is r
cheap for fear It will not come round
again. Once euro a player of these two
faults and his game Immediately advance's
60 per cent. In value as a partner, be
cause It Is the weakness of a partner sit
ting second hand that a good player al
Correspondents have at various times
sent hands to Tub Sun which arc In
tended to Illustrate some point in the tac
tics of the game, but the point is almost
Invariably built upon the foundation of
bad bidding by tho second hand, which is
quite overlooked In the discussion of what
followed. "Cavendish" used to remark tn
the old whist days that the most brilliant
plays on record at tho whist table wero
duo to tho opportunltlesNOffcrcd by tho ad
HomctlmcH tho hands sent to TltK HUN
arc to demonstrate the Importance of
certain lead, the value of a correct echo,
or the necessity of unbloeklnV, but In al
most every ca)-e the neclorutlon Which
permitted tho large gains duo to the piny
suggested was n declaration that should
never have been made.
Here, for Instance. Is a hand sent by
D. Perry of Washington which was re
cently played Jn a club In that city. In
tins com n ma or oniy onn tricK was dou
bled to great advantage, showing a targe
gain for tho player who disregarded tho
rule that It Is bad policy to double ono
trick bids; but the real point of tho hand
Is that the bid should novcr have been
O J 4
A 3 10 t
J 10 a
Q 8 7 6 6
C?7 6 6
10 9 8 4
4 3 a
3 2 .
OA X 6 B
x 4 e
Z dealt and bid a diamond, which was
the correct opening declaration on such
cards, the hand not being quite Btrong
enough for a no trumper. A ovcrcalled
.with one royal, and although It was only
a one. trick bid, Y doubled.
Tho opinion of the best players Is that
It docs not pay to double a one trick
bid, because It glvrs the adversaries too
easy a path to escape, warns them where
the strength In a named suit lies, and
also reduces the odds In favor of the
player who . thinks he can defeat the
declaration. On an undoubted diamond It
Is R0 to 7 against the declarer; doubled,
it Is only 100 to 61.
In this case Y has almost a certainly
that A cannot escape, because anything
else he or his partner can name A' would
be equally willing to double. The only
question that would present Itself to most
persons In Y'a position Is why he did not
go no trumps nnd take the giune Instead
of the penalties. Y probably thought
there was more In It the other 'way, and
the outcome shows he was right.
Hut the real point In the hand Is why
did A bid a royal? He has not a trick
In anything except a possible trump or
two, and tho player to his right announces
two sure tricks in diamonds, aive A
a trick and divide the 'remainder equally
between Y and B nnd the chances are
that Y's five with Z s two will make the
odd, while B's live with A's one will lose
This gives B credit for Ave tricks and
holds Z down to two only, although a
more reasonable average would bo four
apiece for Y, B and Z. If B has five
tricks In his hand, why not let him show
what he wants to do with them? He may
prefer to hold the game safe, or he may
have a bid. By making a misleading
declaration A puts B at a disadvantage,
no matter what he has.
In the actual play on this hand, Y and 7,
made a grand slam against A, but thlB
won due to bad play on A's part at the
end of the hand. Y led both Ills kings,
showing his reentries, nnd then led the
Jack of his partner's suit. Z won with
tho king nnd led the ace, and then, In
stead of forcing his partner, held his only
remaining club, so as to get In a ruff him
After getting In the trump on the third
club. Z led the. heart to the nee marked
In Y's hand and Y led a third round of
hearts, which Z won, reducing A's hand to
nothing but trumps, so that when 7, led a
diamond A had to trump It and T over
trumped. Then, when Y led the club Z
shut out A with tho king of trumps and
led a trump through, and at this point it
was that A made the mistake of putting
on the queen.
It Is not Y's double of a one trick bid,
but A's bad bidding as second hand that
cost 776 points, and would havo cost 666
even with the correct play,
Hero -Is a hand In which the point was
supposed to lie the wisdom of Z'a original
declaration, the whole tamo being appar
ently blind to tho absurdity of A's bid at
second hand, which is the real point.
I 10 9 2
19 9 4
K J 10 8 6 2
OQ 6 2
9 7 4
7 3 r
vt Q e a
O A 10 7 8
414 9 2
Z dealt, with the total scorn some SCO
iPolnts In his favor, nnd Instead of dcclar-
ling no trumps at onco he thought ns ho
declared a diamond.
A bid to clubs, and Y, who was also
cautious lit the score, doubled, to show
two stoppers In tho suit and seo whether
his partner wanted to go any further with
At this stage of the proceedings II had
an Idcn. lly redoubling lie might
frlKMr" 55 ,,Hck t0 ',l0 '"'"nd lt Ht.d
then, with thu assistance of his partner's
. clubs, they would do komo business, nut
Z. still cautious, passed the redouble, as
ne saw inui ir x nad two stoppers In
dubs ll must havo everything else to re-
' 'louWe, und as Z lay over Il's good card
i ho could not Improve his position.
On the play A and B made four trump
i trick?, U making one and A three, so that
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the contract was set for 100 points, all of
which was due to A's original declaration
of two clubs, which led B Into the trap
that proved so expensive, but the only
thing the players thought worthy of dis
cussion was the fact thut It Z had bid
no trumps at the start he would have
gone game on the hand, as every finesse
lay right for him and he would have had
nine tricks home before losing the lead.
If Y goes no trumps and M leads a dia
mond instead of a club, as Y would de
clare the clubs doubly stopped, the result
would bo the same.
In contrast to tho foregoing here Is a
hand In which every bid Is sound ond
good for the contract that It undertakes,
which Is something one does not see every
Otl T 4 S
O A 6
ft 3 10
A X 7 6 8 S
X 10 9 7 S 2
C7X 8 6 4 I
10 8 4
Z deatt and bid a spade, not having a
sure trick in any other suit and not being
strong enough fqr two spades nor long
enough for a royal.
A bid a royal, which is a good bid on
his six trumps to two honors with a sure
trick outside and a possible trick in
hearts, to sny nothing of the short suit
that he can ruff. Y bid two diamonds,
having pretty much the same sort of u
hand as A. Although Z starts with a
spade bid, he may have a trick or two
here and there which will be useful with
six trumps opposite them.
The Interesting bid Is B's, upon whose
cards many players would make the mis
take of bidding three clubs, In order to
show A that they could not support his
royal. Apart from the difficulty of going
game In clubs, n sees that u A is Btrong
enough to make a free bid of a royal and
pull the dealer out of a spade call there Is
Just us good a chance to mano two ny
cards at no trumps as three by cards tn
clubs, so U bids two no trumps.
If tho hand la played as a royal on A's
declaration, Y to lead. It Is good for tho
odd trick at least and may make two by
cards. The play would develop an Interest
ing point, becauso If Y opened the hand
with hts long suit and A won the king
with the ace and led the club queen the
result would depend on whether ho over
took the queen with the king, ao as to
lead the nee and get a diamond discard.
after which B can lead the queen of
trumps. This would make two by cards
If Z leads hearts after winning the
trump lead with the aco he Is bock Into
the lead again, after trumping a dia
mond, making his king of hearts and
Jack of trumps. If he tries the club A
will shut out Y with tho nine of trumps
and lead a heart, with the same result,
The whole play would turn upon overtak
ing the queen of clubs, the reason for
which Is that dummy has no reentry, nnd
If the queen Is allowed to hold both ace
and king of clubs would be lost.
If the hnnd were played on a diamond
declaration by Y we should have another
Interesting point, which Is the useless
ness of leading trumps when you havo no
milt to defend. D would probably show
his club suit and then lead tho singleton
spade, so as to establish the cross ruff.
Nine players out of ton would probably
lead tho king of trumps from Z'a hand,
but there Is nothing to load trumps for,
ns the cross ruff cannot bo stopped unless
two or three rounds of trumps can be
Z's best play would be to return tho
club, of which ho holds second and third
bent, and whether A t lumped It or let his
partner's ace win would make no differ
ence, because if It wins he will have to
lead another club and A would have to put
on the nee to shut out Y and continue tho
cross ruff, Y discarding a spado. Y would
then ruff the spade with the queen and
lead a hmnll trump to Z's king, so that
all A and II would make would be four
trump tricks nnd tho club, or twn clubs
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If Z leads the king of trump when he
gets In the hand does not go so well, be
causo a heart trick will lm lost at the ond.
As tho hand was actually played on Il's
no trump declaration he went came
Z led the king of his partner's suit and
A led tho club queen, which held the trick.
He then led a small spade, forcing Z back
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monds,Z tried a heart, and the third round
went to A'a queen. A small diamond
through Y compelled him to mit on- the
queen and lead a spado aa the only chance.
Z put on the Jack as the last chimce to
make It. B's hand being- set up If A had a
diamond to lead.
Tho result waa that even- spade In A'a
hand took a trick, tho Jack of diamonds
winning the lat trick of all. Th remark
able thing about this Is that tho player
who bid two n trumps on the strength
of his big club suit never took a trick
nemo rortune Is sometimes kind to
these rash bidders, provided they can hold
their advantage In the play. Here Is a
remarkable Instance of hart hMHim.
which would have turned out all right If
i imu iiui uern followed tin tiv h.iH n ...
Th. .., , , r ' '-''
ui.i "a inajra in lacoma;
C? Q J 10 6
K 10 7
5 4 2
48 3 8
O 10 6 8 2
8 8 8
O A Q 3 9 4 S
84 101 II
sA 3 3
V A 9 7 4 3
814 Jl 8 4
Z dealt and bid a club, whirh a
caned with a royal. Y passed, not having
enough to support a club bid that held out
no promise of going game, und B, with his
..w..b .upFori. am not see any reason
to shift to the cheaper diamond suit, so It
waa played at a royal. Y to lenrf t ,.
notes that accompanied the hand nothing
- m aosuraiiy or A's bid,
the w.hole question being on the nlnv.
led tho club king, and Hnding B out
of the suit shifted to his top heart. Z
pui on ma ace ana returned a small one.
forcing A to trump. A led the eight of
trumps and finessed It. Another heart
forced A again, nnd It was at this stage
that he made his mistake.
Instead of trying a diamond finesse,
even with ten cards between the two
hands, while he still had tvo trumps In
each hand to atop the other suits ho
apparently took It for cmnto.i tho, .i.-
diamonds would drop and led another
irump, winning it with the ace and re
turning the Jack, which he overtook with
Then he led the ten of diamonds and Y
dropped the eight, which had no effect on
A, who put the ace right up, and that
was the last trick ho made, as Y got In
on the next diamond and mado his Jack
of hearts before giving his partner a club.
Had A played tho hand correctly and
tried tho diamond suit out by taking u
finesse in It before exhausting the trumps'
he goes game on the hand, no matter how
the earda lie. Apparently the worst thing
happens, as Z makes his little trump.
But no matter what Z leads next B can
trump with the ace and lead tho Juck,
which A can overtake with the queen and
lead the diamonds through Y, making the
whole suit, three by cards and the game,
instead of losing tvo tricks on his con
tract. WILD PIGEONS IN ARKANSAS.
Ilep.rted een by llnatloa; Party
Alone White Itlver.
7'Vom tht Kama Cilu Journal.
Have the wild pigeons which flow across
the Mississippi Valley by the millions a
quarter of a century ago and then suddenly
disappeared returned? Michael (1. Hums
oi Minneapolis, merchant aud eportsmau
declares that they have.
Men who heard Mr. Hurns's statement
at the Hotel Whlto last night were inclined
to discredit it, but the Minneapolis nlmrod
declares he has seen within the IohI two
weeks wild pigeons hi great numbers aloug
the while Hirer in Arkansas.
"I was a member of a floating party
that started at Beaver, Ark., three weeks
ago and floated to the mouth of the White
Hirer. One night, the second ono out, I
believe, our attention was attracted to a
dead tree on the bank of tho stream, Its
branches aeemed fairly alive with birds,
"None of us could guess what they were
but the old guide, who waa sitting In the
stern guiding the boat, lie dropped his
paddle in surprise. 'Gosh, follern, them's
the first wild pigeons I've seen in twenty
five years!' ho yelled and reached for the
owllut plan. He brought dowu tea at a
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HOW BATTLER PROTECTS YOUNG.
Washington Hunter' Story of an
Encounter on Ganir Trail.
Krom Ike Seattle I'otl-lnttllwrnecr.
"During my ten years stay In Montana I
had some experience with the rattlesnake,"
said on old hunter of Seuttle, discussing
this poisonous reptile and some of Its char
acteristics. He continued:
"In Montana many havo been killed by
the rattlesnake. The most dangerous
period Is what Is known as the dog days
of July and August. In these months the
reptiles ore blind and always couea tor
action. Very few people ever recover If
bitten during either or theso months, as
the rattlers are more poisonous at this
period than at any other time. The rattlet
is very savage in its buna condition ana
will strike at all sounds that appcur ueur
"Although we are king or all animals, we
hate lo meet Mr. Snake. Tho people of
Washington should be thanknil to have
Mich a prosperous Stale, splendid climate
aud to beentlrely clear of the poisonous
prats that people in many countries dread.'
1 have beeli informed by good authority
that plans nro under way to Btart a big
rattlesnake furm near Seattle, the object
of the enterprise being to furnish the market
with snake oil, which bring a high price
the world over.
"In tho first week of September. 1S95. I
had a queer experience with a rattlesnake
family, This rs a true story, I was on a
hunting expedition In the South Crow
Creek country In Montana.
"The morning was cold and chilly. I
was in a hurry to cross tho Quurtzlto Divide,
which is the home of tho dreaded roptiles
In picking ray wuy over fho rough surface
I generally rollowed out game trulls, espe
cially when they led any way noar my
direction. I Just reached the first big butte
close to the summit when a largo rattler
Jumped from a flat boulder and challenged
me to fight. Kho almost struck me before
I succeeded in getting away from her roach.
She was more than five feet long and game
to the tall. I think it was the most vicious
snake I ever met during my travols in vari
ous mountain countries.
111 looking around to seo what 1 could
find in the nature of u weapon to kill this
venomous enoiny I nearly steppod on a
large bunch of baby snakes, The little
poisoners were liuddlod up close tugother.
Ihey were about (Ivo Inchet ois, brownish
In color, fourteen In all, and certainly were
true counterparts of their mother, who was
ouly a few yards awuy.
You can. Imagine my surpriso In look ne
down on this reptilian family, I wai about
to net u step closer when tho old snak.
made a peculiar noise. I Had no idea what
It meant, but 1 was soon informed by the
wiso ones; they knew the call aud made a
dash for mother. She received them with
open mouth, swallowing her little darlings
as fast, as uature allowed her tn give thuiii
transportation. It was comical to soo those
little rent lien hurrying over the rouirh
ground to obey mother's call when sue
gave them tho signal or danger.
"After storing her babies she looked
Iwlce her former hIjio, and, expecting
troublo, rollod herself (or battle At this
moment a thought struck me that. 1 could
kill tho reptile with my ride, although
had never heard of any one shooting a snake,
(jrawinit a fine head on the hodv nf mam-
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FISH THAT FELL UPWARD.
Brilliant Colors at n Depth of .1,11(11,
from the London Krtnina Standard.
According to Sir John Murray, one or the
greatest authorities on oceanography, the
bottom of the soa 3 a desert of pitch bbek
darkness, ponotrating cold and ctennl
silence. Worms, sea nuddlncs und ror I
polyps sluggishly crawl or awnv in tl.e
almost currentlcss depths, and only tv
species or tlsh, both of them small, with
much head and Ilttlo body, have been found
ueeper than a mile and a quarter down.
The range of fhhe in the soi Mas thouu'li
It were divided into layers, ono nboio the
other, and no tlsh can llvo nbovo or beln.v
his layer. Thus many of tho deeper fl-h
three-quarters or a mllo bolow the sur
face have been found Moating at the toi
they had swallowed u nsh as largo or large"
than thomselves and Its buoyancy ha 1
lifted them out of tho btrata to which thin'
Tho physiology of a bottom fish it almost'
lmpoasiDio io Know, because, they nre luiiit
to resist n tremendous pressure or water,
and when this pressure is released -,i
when thoy uro brought to tho surfaco in i
net sometimes the fish has burst t li
organs aro crushed beyond recontructioii
Similarly ir a nsh or a hlifher strata ni
tacks a bottom fish in tho neutral 701U
where both can live, and as sometime
happens his teeth become entangled si
that he cannot let go and ho is dnigi;e i
Into deeper water, ho btrnngle InsUntli .
for his breathing arrangements are of im
use to him under tho pressure of witer l
the lower strata of the sea. As a rule, how
ever, the fish of tho various depths rarely
feed on those above or below them
There have been brought to light mi
astonishing number of forms of tlsh, and
especially of prawns, or a brilliant red color
living in tho ocean at a depth or 3,0m) rear
Rut astonishing as it may hcniii, tlie
brilliantly colored fish nnd! nrainJ Ii,kI,m,1
or bo Ink' conspicuous in the water lit thut
depth are almost invisible, when almost
any other color could bo easily scon.
ORIGIN OF "FIRE WATER."
ludlan Method of Illcin e rlnu It
Traders' Wlil.Uey Waa Diluted.
from llonforfn 4Sin't nn-' Wine Circvln
hen the Hudson's Hay Trading tomniinv
began Its trading among the ludian's it un
fnttnA !... t.. allln.. l. ,...11 11 !...-
ft.,,., it.., 1,1 n-iiiiiK in" , iiuinun iitiuur n'w
could moro easily be induced to truda their
The first w hlskey or In toxicant of Inferi"'
quality wnadistilleil In Diginndaiid brnuu'ln
to America In large barrels, but tn tnui'
porting It overland it wna fount! mora con
venient to divide It into small kegs.
The traders soon Iiochiiio aware of th
fact that by diluting the whlxkey vl"
water moro furs could bo obtained, 'I 'u
was practised for some timo, hut the I'
cllaus learned that good whiskey pour"' 1
on a Are would cause it to flamo up, whore i
had the whlskev len diluted the lire uoni '
he quenched. It wn by this sluuilo itpei
inent that the lerm "fire wHlor" lio.aino
common word among Indians,
A chief lio hud oxprrieiiird the In
effects of whiskey nnionit his neoplu sild
It was moM certainly distilled from tts
hearts of wildcats 11 ud the tongues of women
from the effects II produced.
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