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AS a rule the public generally
know or hear very little about
sport In Roumanla. Many
people, therefore, are sur
prised to learn that in the for
ests of Moldavia there exist today sev
eral species of big game, most of
which are the largest of their kind
now living in Europe. The list of
game is by no means a small one,
containing as it does red deer, roe
deer, chamois, bears, wild boar,
wolves, lynx, foxes and wildcats. On
one large private estate, which is well
known to the writer, you can find all
these animals with the exception of
chamois. The red deer here are noto
rious for the size of their antlers,
which on the average exceed even
those now found in the Carpathians.
The roedeer, too, can boast of horns
which put to shame the best - heads
from Austria and Germany. Also the
brown bears grow to a size which is
seldom approached by any other Euro
pean bear. And the reader can certify
this statement by glancing at a photo
graph which accompanies this article,
and depicts a roadside scene when the
. writer recently encountered a travel
ing troupe of bear trainers. It is wor
thy of note that the largest bear in
this group is only a female, and, as
every sportsman knows, the males
grow to a far greater size.
Animals Are Large.
But above all animals the giant
wild boars of Roumanla stand In a
class by themselves. So much larger
are the old boars there than speci
mens found in other parts of Europe
that one is almost Inclined to classify
them as a distinct species.
It is probable that the abnormal
size of the Roumanian big game is
owing to the fact that the woods there
are so rich in natural feeding grounds.
For here in the vast forests are count
less acres of beech and- oak trees,
while the open glades are densely
clothed with luxuriant grasses and
wild flowers which often reach to the
height of a man's shoulder. In sum
mer time the mountain' slopes are
thickly strewn with a profusion of
wild fruits and berries, so dearly be
loved by bears. So dense are the for
ests that it is seldom possible to ap
proach game other than roedeer or
chamois by stalking them. Conse
quently it is only during winter
months, when big drives are organ
ized, that much shooting is done. But
during the past summer the writer
and a friend happened to be staying
on the finest estate for big game in
Roumanla. Their real object was a
fishing expedition; but a steady se
quence of many days' rain having
turned the rivers Into a state resem
bling pea soup, In desperation it was
decided that they must kill something.
Having requisitioned the services
of two pack ponies, and accompanied
by- a couple of foresters, we set out
on a short trek of about six miles to
a spot where an old abandoned log
cabin, on the edge of a forest clear
ing, appealed to us strongly as a good
camping ground. Since my compan
ion, S , and myself were both old
campaigners, It was not long before
camp was flxedup, and towards even
ing we wandered off to take up posi
tions near to the place where the
fcoars fed at night
Battle With Mosquitoes.
For some two hours we waited mo
tionless, save for our enforced move
ments to repel the attacks of count
leas mosquitoes which suddenly ap
peared In such numbers and were so
vicious that they reminded us of
many months which we had spent In
former years on the shores of Alaska
and Siberia, combating by day or
night the onslaughts of these pests.
Boon after the sun had sunk to rest
beyond the highest peak away on the
Hungarian frontier our ears were re
joiced by the sound of two heavy ani
mals moving slowly through the for
est There . was no doubt, from the
noise of cracking sticks and the
rustling of dead leaves, that two
boars were coming leisurely through
the wood, rooting up the ground on
the way. They actually passed up
wind of us and within thirty yard of
where we sat, breathlessly waiting be
hind a dwarf spruce tree, but so dense
was the thicket at this point that
neither of us could detect a move
ment In the brushwood. We had,
however, the consolation of knowing
the boars were making In a straight
line for where S was sitting, and
would probably afford him a chance of
a shot. ' Then all was silent again foi
a while, until suddenly a rifle shot
echoed from .hill to hill, and was
quickly followed by another. Filled
with great expectations, we pushed
our way through the brushwood tc
where we found S using decldedlj
strong language, and ruefully regard
lng the blaze on a small sapling which
showed where his first bullet ha
struck, and thus proved the means o
saving a big boar's life, since a secont
barrel at a running pig in such dens
timber was naturally hopeless. Alar
for vain regrets and lost opportuni
ties, It is always thus with the blf
heads, or the monster fish, which w
lose; and S , who had seen wlU
boars in many lands, declared thai
this was indeed a big one. Since tht
shots had probably cleared the nelgb
borhood of game for a time, we wend 1
ed our way back to camp.
At two o'clock next morning w
were astir, and after a somewhat
early breakfast took up our position!
on the hillside, long before the rlslnp
sun appeared. Several hours' waiting
and more battles with mqsqultoer
yielded no sign of boars. Finally the
forester persuaded us to climb to the
mountain top, where we could take
up positions while he and his assist
ant would walk along the hillsides.
We had not been waiting long be
fore a fox trotted up to within a few
feet of my position and remained
listening for a while, untl' finally he
was allowed to pass on his way un
molested. Soon afterward from fat
below in the valley came wild shout!
from one forester, and it afterwardi
transpired that two very big boars
had jumped up close to him and brok
en back In the wrong direction. In
a short time the man himself arrived
breathless from a steep climb and ex
plained as best he could that he had
seen a boar go into a thicket below us
and. thought it might be possible to
get a shot at him. Although feeling
very dubious about our chance of see
ing the boar again, I was Induced, to
follow the forester in a wild scramble
down a steep hillside, falling over
rocks, and into bunches of brambles
or nettles, as we went. Finally we
reached a spot at which the second
forester had been keplng observation
on the place where the boar bad been
seen, and shortly after entering the
thicket this man seized my arm and,
pointing to some dark object under a
tree said, in Roumanian, "Pig, shoot"
Now, the object in question might
have been a rock, a pig or anything
else, but it surely was no part of the
tree, and although It Is strongly
against my principles to shoot at any
thing unless I can clearly distinguish
what the object is, I decided to break
this rule once, and so fired. Sure
enough, It was a boar, but tho bullet
only grazed his side, causing him to
jump forward Into an open space be
tween two trees. Alas! poor pig, this
was fatal, for a second later another
bullet passed through his heart, and
my first Roumanian boar lay on the
COLD IS GREAT APPETIZER
Exceedingly Low Temperature Cause
violent Hunger In Both Man
As everybody knows, there have
oeen devised various methods where
by exceedingly low temperatures have
While the arctic regions provide
some fairly cold weather .it.
or seventy-five degrees below zero.
.'.unuomi-me scientists have been
able to surpass .nature's achievements
In this line, and when they wish one
hundred and fifty or two hundred and
fifty degrees below zero they can ob
tain it How this is done it is unne
cessary here to Rtntn it . t, 4
lng to note the effects of such low
i-ciuyeraiures on animal life.
DogS. When 1ntrnliiiul v
- m., w duuu all
environment, withstand it well, pro-
-" are covered in blankets and
wool and provided the experiment Is
of short duration. But a curious fact
is that when they emerge from such
a temperature they are fearfully hun
gry. Having seen that dnea nt
O wwwu LUO W
periments well, one. experimenter
wu mo enects or intense cold upon
himself and went down into
pit carefully dressed in warm cloth
ing and furs. The temperature was
maintained steadily at one hundred
and ten below zero, Centigrade-one
hundred and sixty-six, Fahrenheit
After four minutes the experimen
ter felt very hungry and was more so
when he put an end to the expert
ment coming out of the cold after
eight minutes. He took a hearty
meal and enjoyed it thoroughly; and
this seemed all the more strange,
since for years he had ,not known
what it meant to be hungry. Appe
tite had been a word without meaning
to him. and the digestion of each meal
was commonly such a painful process
that he ate very little and never en
He repeated the "cold experiment
dally for a week, and, after eight cold
baths of eight or ten minutes each, his
pain and distress after eating vanish
ed. Appetite was restored and diges
tion - became painless. Harper's
Five Cents to Sit Down.
A genius of San Jose, Cal., has pat
ented a new form of bench for use
In public parks, etc. This bench Is
made to accommodate two persons
snugly, but if a nair of lovera
use it they must first drop a nickel In
me sioc xnis win release the bench
and allow It to be tipped forward Into
a position so It can be sat in. After
they have sat as long as they care
to which In some cases will presum
ably be quite, a while they will prob
ably get up, and then the bench will
automatically drop back and lock
Itself so as to be ready for the next
susceptible couple. The inventor pro
poses to have his benches In all pub
lic places. He believes the people will
be glad to pay a nickel in order to
be sure of a seat and that the Income
will help the city keep up the parks,
etc., as well as enrich himself. The
The other Sunday evening, when
church service was over, a young
minister started on his Journey home,
accompanied by two young ladies of
the choir, when they began a con
versation about hymns.
"What is your favorite hymn?" ask
ed the. curate, turning to one of his
" 'Draw me nearer,' " she replied,
not thinking of the double meaning.
At that moment her companion,
who was walking on the other side of
the curate, to make matters worse,
"That Is only the chorus; the com
mencement of the verse is, 'I am
At this the curate laughed heartily,
and the ladles are always very care
ful now when talking about hymns.
Making Leaf Pictures.
The necessary outfit conslsfs simply
of a small printing frame such as
photographers use and a quantity of
commercial blue print : paper. The
leaves or ferns which are to be the
subjects of the lesson are pressed in
a book for a few days after gathering;
when thoroughly dry each specimen Is
placed In the printing frame, covered
with a piece of blue print paper, yel
low side down, and the back of .the
frame latched in place. The whole
Is then exposed to strong sunlight un
til Inspection shows the shadows to be
deeply bronzed; the print is then re
moved and washed in several changes
of fresh water, when the exact Image
of the leaf, with all its delicate trac
ery of veins, will be found shown In
white upon a blue ground.
The duck waddle is the latest dance
to become popular. In looking for eu
phonious titles to transfer from- the
barnyard to the ballroom, what'a the
matter with the swan swagger, the
goose gallop, or the gosling glide T
SO A GUNBOAT WENT MAD
How the Spaniards Took Vengeance
on Moros Who Slew 8wimmtng
CaDt. .Tnhn V. Bnan
"ng, long time in the. Philippines
vanning me Mcro, tells a story about
vu,l J V V Ql UUl U WWW
who, in the peace of fancley security,
a wnole flock of his -soldiers
to go swimming one day.
NOW. tho Wn. I, V.. 1.14 i
Juramatado when the camp meeting
or religion hits him. When a
Moro goes Juramntn An ho tnlrPH tho
niost disagreeable weapon he can find
"u varves up the first Christian he
When the Moros saw the soldiers in
me water several of them thought it
was the very best time to go Juara-
matadO. With tho raan tV,o tV.n.a
soldiers never went swimming any
The sultan who had charge of that
particular bunch of Moros promptly
was sent for. The Spaniard wanted to
know why his men were slaughtered
In such manner.
"How could I help it?" the sultan
asked. "They went Juramatado."
Nobody wants to interfere with any
body's religion, of course, but there
was a Spanish gunboat lying around
lOOSe in that ImmorHnto irinlnltv Ttio
governor' sent for the commander of
"You haven't had much target prac
tic lately ." he remarked to tho naval
officer, "and you might try a little.
Now, a few Moros make fair targets.
When I want target practice to stop
I'll run up a flag. But until the flag is
run up keep at If
It was one glorious bombardment
A lot of Moros accidentally got hit
And somehow the post flag was mis
laid, so it couldn't be hoisted.
It was a most excited sultan who
showed up before the Spanish govern
or. If that gunboat didn't stop Its
nonsense he wouldn't be a sultan any
longer, because he wouldn't have any
subjects to sultan over. And he told
the governor so.
"How can I help It?" demanded the
governor with some heat. "The fool
boat has gono juramatado and I can't
Interfere with the religion of the
blame navy." San Francisco Chroni
Modern Egyptian Women.
In Egypt some old customs are prev
alent regarding women which could
scarcely be more destructive of those
qualities that lead (o progress or more
certain to bring a race to a standstill
As a rule there is no family life among
the masses, and superstitions of the
grossest kind are entertained. The
wives are not permitted to eat at the
same table with their husbands and
occupy a pitiful position as chattels
bought and paid for, being in constant
dread of - the disgrace of divorce,
which may be arbitrarily ' imposed.
Among the more intelligent women
the movement, for political equality
has been eagerly received, and It is
expected that the new suffrage asso
ciation of Egypt will become a Btrong
and Influential group. Christian Hep
Nearer the Perfect Man.
Man Is handsomer, better housed,
fed and clothed, more charitable and
is more rarely assailed with gout
than in "ye olden times," according
to Dr. John W. Wainwright In fact
man has had an average of six years
added to his life in the last century.
"No doubt the stress and strain ot
life today are conducive to nervous
complaints," says Dr. Wainwright, "as
well as to arterial, cardiac .and gastro
intestinal disturbances. And yet with
all of this hurry one is amazed at the
outward calm, the poise, of the man
of affairs today.
"We read that man is old and worn
out at sixty, but statistics prove that
the average length of life is between
six and seven years longer than a cen
tury ago." The American Practl
Hard to Convince.
"I see where a scientist chnnd
butterfly for a whole year."
"I once knew a young fellow who
chased a butterfly all .around th
"How did the chase end?"
"She said 'Yes' in Egypt"
Engaged to a Poet
"He's my ideal and I'm his Idnl "
said the girl.
"And your love affair?",
"Is an idyl."
'"And your fiance?"
"Papa says he Is Idle.!
Belle This Is rather a amnii m.
mond In this engagement ring George
Nell George is cettlnr niuiu.
about his engagement rings than be
used to be.
Man of His Word.
Doctor Why don't you settle your
bill? You said when I was treating
you that you could never repay me
for my efforts.
Harduppe I meant it doctor.
HAD A GREAT MEMORY
REMARKABLE GlT OF A PRESBY.
Became a Living Concordance to the
Bible and Could Give Chapter
and Verse for Any Passage
Recited to Hm."
1 in ii
Of the many examples of prodiglo'usl
memories which have recorded from:
time to time none, perhaps, have been
so remarkable as the case of Rev.
Thomas Threlkeld,. who was a Presby
terian minister at Rochdale for twenty-eight
years, and died there in April,
1806, at the age of 67. Threlkeld'a
memory first attracted attention wheni
he attended the grammar school at
Daventry, where he began to make a
close study of the Bible. When a pas-, '
Bage was recited to him he could Im
mediately give it, chapter and verse
and, on the other hand, if a chapter
and verse were given he could at once
repeat the passage.
Both at Daventry and Warrington,
where he went to finish his education,
his fellow students delighted in put
ting his memory to the test, and nev
er once was it known to be t fault
"In later years," says Mr. Frank
Hird, in "Lancashire Stories," "Threl
keld was looked upon as a living con
cordance to the Bible in Rochdale and
the neighborhood, and he was con
stantly asked the most puzzling ques
tions by his -brother ministers, some
times actually for information, but
generally for mere amusement He
was never known to be wrong."
Threlkeld's powers of memory, how
ever, were not solely concerned with
theology. He was also a linguist, and
knew nine or ten languages, while
dates were a passion with him, no
matter how unimportant His knowl
edge of historical dates, of chronology,
heraldry and genealogy was cyclapae
dic, and one of his favorite amuse
ments was to go through the succes
sion In the Episcopal Sees and trace
the pedigreeB of families.
"In only one direction," continues
Mr. Hird, "would this wonderful mem
ory seem to have been of direct serv
ice. Threlkeld was one of the man
agers of a fund for the benefit of the
widows of Presbyterian ministers, and
consequently was frequently appealed
to on circumstances connected with
the lives ot dead ministers, and such
waB the opinion of his memory that if
the books had been consulted and had
been reported differently the error
would have been Imputed to the sec
retary and not to Mr. Threlkeld's
memory This was deemed infallible
Also a Great Master.
The persons In the gallery who
Were most Impressed with the exhi
bition of the pictures lent bv J. PIai
pont Morgan were two email girls, one
eignt ana tne other ten years of age.
Uncertainly they snelled out tho
names of the paintings, which con
veyed very little; and they were truly
moved, of course, by the dashing Du
chess of Devonshire and the small
Princess by Velazquez, and the won
derfully engaging younit ladv bv th
unknown Spanish painter. Lastly they
came to the portrait of Mr. Morgan
himself, and from this they appealed
airectiy to the attendant on guard.
"Please, sir," they asked, "did Mr.
Morgan paint all these pictures?"
The guard was a true gentleman.
"Not all," he answered.
"We had to let that servant go."
"What was the mattnrT Wnij.i
' VMtUU -
"Oh, she did the work all right but
she couldn't get along with the chll
"Yes. She'd lose her temper every
time one of them kicked her on the
First Lawyer I hear you are hav
ing trouble in getting a Jury for that
. Second Lawyer Yes. We object to
everybody who owns a car, and the
other side rules out all who dont-t
"I don't suppose Felice could make
"No, but you ought to see her mend
a puncture." 1 1
"In a sock?"
"Good heavens, no I In a tire."
8elf Dental. .
"Life la not all rosea to the newly
"No, Indeed. In order to keep up
appearances they often have to dine
on fancy French dishes, when what
they really want Is boiled cabbage."
Hearing and Seeing.
Suffragette If you como to our
meetings youH hear some plain
Male Thing Ah! And see 'em, no
doubtl London Opinion.