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TODAY'S BATTLES WILL MAKE RING HISTORY;
TAKE A SLANT AT THE SPORTING DOPE
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel Monroe 353.
VOL.2,NQ.124 Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 22, 1913 ONE CENT
WESTERN BOY HAS THRILLING EXPERIENCE
WITH WILD MONTANA MOUNTAIN LION
Clings to Branches of Pine Tree All Night In Below Zerc
Weather, While Beast Claws for Him Falls
to Ground Frozen Will Lose Both Legs.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 22. While
the wind howled, and the snow
flew and the cold cracked around
Frankie Enstrom. the green-eyes
and the white teeth of a big
mountain lion kept flashing up
through the dark at the boy just
a few feet above where the beast
was clawing at a pine trunk.
Whoof ! Whoof! Whoof! went
the big lion all through the night.
And Frankie just hung on for
dear life, freezing and benumbed,
to the icy pine branch.
- Frankie Enstrom is-just 11
year's old. He lives alone with his
father is a little cabin a few miles
from the mining camps of Ana
conda. There his half brothers
work, and the other day Frankie
rode over o visit them. He went
with one of the teamsters who
lives near his father's cabin. That
night he missed the teamster go
ing home. The half brothers told
Franks they had no room for hiin
and that he had better "hoof i.
So Frankie started.
It was 5 o'clock and the sui
was just sinking behind the white
snow-splashed mountains whei
he began to wind his way alonf
the narrow pass that leads for fiv
miles through the wild defiles t
Georgetown. He was not afraid
then or even when, half ai
hour later, deep purple shadow
began to fill the canyon witl
gloom. For Frankie knew hi
way perfectly and he knew tha
khe would meet no one there tha -night.
Frankie was not cold, although
the thermometer, high up on thi
plateau of the Rockies, register
35 degrees below zero and th
snow cracked and snapped und.
his feet. He was walking fast an
he was dressed for Western win
ter weather. He had on thrc
woojeft undershirts, a wooler