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■MAY 6. — We had the worst time at Akron
last week and pa prov&d himself a,* Usro t
though he was Swatted good by the rogue"'dc
phant before he got his second wind aritHWeiir
fof the animal.
'We have a male elephant that is almost
human, 'cause he gets on a tear about once a
month like a regular ugly husband. You can't
tell when his mind is in iondition for running
amuck, but suddenly he will whoop like a
drunken man, strike his poor patient wife
over the back with his trunk and grab her tail
and try to pull it out by the roots, and jump up
and crack his heels together like a drunken
shoemaker, and bellow as though he was say
ing he was a bad man from Bitter creek.
Well, at Akron the keeper of this elephant,
Bolivar, had to go and see a girl that he met
when the shov; was here last year and settle
a case of breach of promise before a justice of
t'^e peace, and the boss told pa to look after
the elephant for an hour or so. So pa took a
pole with a hook in it and sat down on a bale
of hay to watch Bolivar. It was one of those
hot. days, and Bolivar stood drooping and
perspiring, and wishing the show was in
Alaska, and pa was kind of sleepy, like every
body in the show, when suddenly that ele
phant whooped and swatted Jeanette, his wife,
a couple of times, and she cries pitiful, and pa
put the hook in Bolivar's hide and gave a jerk
and told him to hush up that noise, but Bolivar
just reared and pitched and walked right
through the side of the menagerie tent and
seemed to say to the other animals: "Come
on, boys; there is going to be something do
ing," and the animals all set up a howl in their
own language, as though they were saying:
"Whooper up, old man, and don't let them
monkey with you."
Bolivar Mowed a Swath
Bolivar went out in the street and mowed
a. wide swath, with pa after him, hooking him
all the time, but he paid no attention to pa.
He put his head under the side of a street* car
loaded with negroes that had come to see the
show, dressed in their Sunday clothes, and
tipped the car over on the side and the negroes
crawled through the windows and went up
town yelling murder, while Bolivar went in
front of a grocery store where there was a pile
of watermelons and began to throw them at
the people, in the street, and the negroes^
thought an elephant was. not so bad, so they
came back and had a feast.
Pa tried to head off Bolivar at the grocery,
but Bolivar took half a watermelon and put
the red side on top of pa's head and squashed
it down so the seeds and juice and pulp run
down pa's shirt and neck, and he looked as
though murder had been committed, but pa
wiped his face on his shirt sleeve and showed
game, because he kept mauling Bolivar with
the hook. Bolivar broke up a millinery store
by throwing tomatoes at the women in the
windows, and he went into yard where a wo
man was washing and squirted the bluing
water all over the woman and all over pa, and
then he chewed the clothes on the line and
drove the family over the fence.
You'd a died to see those milliners climb
THE "tangelo" and "cltrange" are
both new creations in the way
of fruits which have been pro
duced by Herbert J. Webber and
Walter T. Swingle, official plant
wizards of the government. Drs.
Webber and Swingle are experts
In the breeding of plants. For years
past they have been making experi
ments with oranges and other citrus
fruits, and as a result have evolved
a few things which are undeniable
marvels. One of them, the "tangelo"
above mentioned, Is a cross between
the tangerine orange and the pomelo,
or grape fruit. Another, the "clt
range," Is a frost proof orange, sweet,
luscious and almost seedless, which
has been obtained by marrying the
everyday Florida orange with a worth
less but hardy species of orange Im
ported from Japan.
When the department of agriculture
started In upon this work it encoun
tered a difficult problem. It was evi
dent that certain fruits, as yet non
existent, were badly wanted. What the
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"You Mill have to yell louder than
that If you expect anyone to hear you."
"But I can't yell any louder."
"Well, th«n, don't you think you
: would better He down and try to go to
The Rogue Elephant Creates a Panic and Pa Proves Himself a Hero—The Bad Boy
Gets Scolded for "Being Tough**— He Finds That Audiences Like Accidents—
Pa^ and the Bad Bay Spend a Great Deal of Time In the Dressing Rooms,
(Copyright, 1905, by Joseph B. 'Bowles.)- -E*-Governor of,Wl«consln).
(Formerly editor Peck's Buiu*author "feck's Bad. Boy," "Peck's Bad Boy Abroad,"etc). ■
over a high board fence head first, and Bolivar
actually seemed to laugh. Bolivar run one of
his tusks through a barrel of gasoline and it
run out on the street car track and an electric
spark set it on fire, and the fire department
turned out, but the engines had to all go
around Bolivar, 'cause he wouldn't budge an
inch, but seemed to say: "Let 'cr rip, boys;
this is the Fourth of July." V
Bolivar Escaped
The circus men began to come with ropes
and clubs to tie Bolivar and throw him, but
he escaped into a side street and watched the
engines put out the fire, and he swung around
with his trunk and his tusks and wouldn't let
anyone come near him but pa with the hook,
and he seemed to enjoy the prodding, but I
guess that gave him courage to keep on doing
The principal proprietor of the show came
' along, and "when ihe saw pa with watermelon
"and "Cluing" all' over'him and perspiration roll
ing down his face, he said to pa : "Why don't
"you take your elephant back to the lot, 'cause
the afternoon performance is about to begin,"
and that made, pa mad and he said: "You go
on with your afternoon performance and I
will have Bolivar there all right," and then
everybody laughed, but pa knew what he was
, Pa dropped his hook and went to a hose
cart and took a Babcock extinguisher and
strapped it on his back and went up to Boli
var, who was tipping over some dummies in
front of a clothing store and pa said : "Bolivar,
you lay down," but Bolivar threw a seven-dol
lar suit of clothes at pa and bellowed, as much
as to defy pa. Pa turned the cock of the ex
tinguisher and pointed the nozzle at Bolivar's
department desired was some new
fruits Intermediate between the grape
fruit and the orange which would pos
sess desirable market qualities, a fruit
having the agreeable add flavor of the
grape fruit with the bitterness reduced,
and the loose, easily separable rind
of the mandarin or tangerine orange;
a hardy orange which would endure
the occasional severe frosts which visit
the orange growing sections, and
which, if possible, would be sufficiently
frost proof to be raised further north
than the present citrus belt, and some
fruits having the loose, easily remov
able rind of the mandarin or tanger
ine orange, combined with the quality,
flavor and size of the ordinary sweet
Having thus decided exactly what
was wanted, the Investigators, who did
not hesitate to usurp the creative func
tion of nature, began their work by
picking out plants that would serve
suitably as parents. So far as the
first Item was concerned, the theoret
ical part of the problem was not dif
flcult. It was a question of crossing
the grape fruit (which is rather too
bitter and not easily peeled) with the
sweetest and most peelable orange In
sight. The tangerine orange filled these
requirements best, and it was prompt
ly chosen, being utilised as a father,
with the grape fruit as mother, by
transferring pollen from the flowers of
the former to blossoms of the latter.
It sound* ,very easy, but an immense
deal pf experimentation and hard work
were, required before a satisfactory
cross was obtained. Eventually, how.
ever, the object In view wa» achieved,
and the result appears In the shape of
a fruit which Is absolutely a new cre
ation. The "tangelo," which good old
Dame Mature never so much as
thought of, is In effect a small "kid
glove" grape fruit, to quote Dr. Web
ber's own expression, with a readily
separable skin, dark orange in color,
slightly add, highly flavored, rather
sweet, attractive in appearance and
with segments that come apart easily.
head and began to squirt the medicine water he took his old keeper by the back of his coat
all over him. For a moment' Bolivar acted as and threw him toward the, monkey -cage, and
though he couldn't take a joke and was going the monkeys gave the keeper the laugh, and
to start off again, but pa kept squirting, and Bolivar put his trunk lovingly 011 pa's. shoulder
when the, cchmical water began to eat into and seemed to say: "Old man, you arc it from
Bolivar's hide the big animal weakened and this time out." Pa looked proud and the old
trumpeted [n token of surrender, and kneeled keeper looked sick. The people in the show
down in front of pa; and finally got down so are going to present *pa with a loving cup,
pa could get on ht9-back, and pa took the hook and I guess he can run the menagerie part of
and hooked it in the flap of Bolivar's ear, the show.
where there is a tender spot, and he, told Boli- When the freaks heard of pa's bravery the
var to get up 'and go back to f the tent, and fat woman and the bearded lady wanted to
Bolivar was as meek as a lamb, and he got up
with pa on his back and the fire extinguisher
on pa's back, and marched back to the tent
through the hole he had made comnig out.
'„- ' They Cheered Pa
Thousands of people followed and cheered
pa, and when they got in the tent pa said to
the principal owner of the show, who had
'made" fun' of him : . "Here's-your-elephant and
whenever any of your old get on the
warpath, and you wattt^'eni- rounded updon't
forget my number, 'cause I can knock the
spots out of any animal except a giraffe." The
crowd cheered pa again and he got down off
the elephant, took off his fire extinguisher and
handed Bolivar a piece of rag carpet and said:
"Eat it, you old catamaran, or I'll kill you,"
and Bolivar was so scared of pa he eat the car
pet, which shows the power of brain over
avoirdupois, pa "says. "
The regular keeper of Bolivar heard he was
on the rampage, and he came back on the run
to conquer him, after pa had got him back in
the tent, but Bolivar looked at him »with a
faraway look in his eyes, as much as to say:
"Seems to me I have met you somewhere be
fore, but a new king has been crowned," and
Of vastly more Importance than the
"tangelo," however, is the "cltrange,"
already mentioned— a newly created
fruit which seems destined to revolu
tionize the orange growing industry in
the southern states. While most
agreeable in flavor, it is hardy
enough to endure the climate of all the
gulf coast region. There are, In fact,
two cltranges, representing distinct
species, which are totally different
from any citrus fruits hitherto known.
One of them Is the result of a cross
In which the frost proof Japanese or
ange was used as father, while in the
other case it was made to serve as
The Japanese orange in question is a
worthless little fruit, though pretty to
look at, only an inch and a half in
diameter and full of seeds. But its
frost proof quality, the experts well
knew, would be worth untold millions
of dollars if it could be bestowed upon
a satisfactory hybrid. To accomplish
this proved an immensely difficult
task, for, while a great many seeming
ly successful crosties were made nearly
all of them turned out false ones
closely resembling either one parent
or the other, but not both. Neverthe
less the work was patiently pursued,
the Idea being that If' nothing more
could be accomplished a species of or
ange might be secured which would
blossom later in spring and thus es
cape the nip of early frost. Beyond thin
it was hoped that a hybrid might be
evolved which would be at once frost
proof ami good 'to cut.' ! :'"
The experiments, made at the gov.
ernment's sub-tropical ■ garden at
Miami, Fla., were at length wholly
successful, and, as a reward, the ex
perts of the department of agriculture
now enjoy the pleasure of presenting
to an appreciative world a new group
of citrus fruttSi to which the name
"cltranges" has been given, Though us
yet the group comprises only two fruits
eventually there will t>e many.
Th« "cltranges" ar« about midway
between the two parents, combining
the desirable qualities of both. They
are not sweet oranges or lemons, but,
of their own kind, peculiar. Already
they have proved their ability to with
stand severe frosts, enduring a tem
perature as low as six derees above
zero in the case of trees planted at the
South Carolina experiment station.
The department of agriculture be
lieves that they may be grown without
protection throughout South Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louis
iana, Arkansas and parts of Tennessee
and Texas, Probably also they can be
produced with commercial success in
parts of Washington and Oregon. Ob
viously so enormous an, extension of
the available orange growing area can
not fall to affect most importantly the
future prospects of the industry of
this country.
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At least there's one advantage of the
suspenders, Bhe can give them a hitch
and keep her skirts from gathering mi
hug pa, but he waved them away and said he
liked the elephant business best.
Different Now
MAY 7.— 1 used to think that if I could
belong to' J a circus and go away with it when
it left the town I lived in that it would be
pretty near going to heaven. I used to hope
for the time when I would get nerve enough
to run away and go with a circus^and wear
a dirty shirt, and be around a tent and wash
: off- the^legA-'of -a spotted' horse with'castile
soap, and when people gathered about me to
watch the proceedings to look tough and tell
them in a hoarse voice, way down in my throat,
sort of husky from sleeping in the wet straw
with the spotted horse, that they must go on
about their business and not disturb the horse.
I : had thought if I should run away and
go with a circus some day, when I got far
enough away from ma that I would up and
swear and be tough, and when -P came home in
the fair and the ' neighbor ' boys would come
around me I would chew tobacco and tell
them of the joys of circus life. Well, maybe I
will some day, but at present I am sleepy all
the time.
We/have showed six times the last week
One of the two citranges, called the
rusk. Is a beautiful little fruit of
somewhat acid flavor, exceedingly
juicy,' nearly, needless— averaging only
one seed to two fruits — heavy for Its
size, and with a strong: and pleasant
aroma. It Is of a deep orange color
and does not exceed two, inches In dia
meter. While rather too sour, to be
eaten out of hand, it Is very palatable
with sugar. It may be eaten as a
breakfast fruit or may be utilized for
making cltrangeade, similar to lemon
ade. Also it Is excellent for pies and
marmalade, and may be employed for
general culinary purposes.
The second cttrange, % • named the
WiHlts, Is good for the same purposes
as the rusk. It Is an excellent substi
tute for the lemon to serve with flsh
and oysters, and owing to its seedless
ness is especially valuable for cook-
Ing. In flavor It resembles ' the. lemon
more nearly than the rusk does, from
which it differs In other respects,
though equally palatable. Both cit
ranges are remarkably Juicy, the rusk
In particular giving a larger propor
tion of Juice than the best lemons on
the market.
In speaking of the objects held in
view by the government experts, men
tion was made of the desirableness of
obtaining satisfactory crosses between
the common sweet orange and the
mandarin or tangerine, in order to ob
tain fruits which would combine the
flavor and size of the former with the
easily removable skin of the latter.
The eating of an orange, as anybody
will admit, Is made much more easy
and agreeable if It Is readily peeled,
and euch a quality will render it pro
portlonately more marketable. Hence
certain experiments made by Drs.
Webber and Swingle, which have re
suited in the creation of two valuable
n«w fruits nf orange-tangerine type
one of which owim the Dancoy tanger
ine for Its mother and the Purson
Drown orange as Its father. It Is
known as tha. Trimble. The other Is
the Weslmrt— a delicious . fruit ' of ' ex
and traveled a thousand miles, and it seems
as though there is nothing doing but putting
up, and taking down tent 9 and going to and
from the cars, and you can't be tough 'cause
there is always some boss around to tell you
to look pleasant if you are cross, and to tell
you to change your shirt or get out of the
show, and if you swear at anything you are
called down. .V "
Pa and I put in a good deal of time during
the afternoon and evening performances in
the dressing room licar the door leading to the
main tent. That is the nearest to being in an
insane asylum of any place I was ever in. The
performers get ready for their several acts in
bunches or" families all in one spot, and they
act serious and jaw each other, and each
bunch acts as though their act was all there
was to' the show, and if it was cut out for any
reason the show would have to lay up for the
season, when, in fact, each one is only a cog
in the great wheel, and if one cog should slip
the wheel would turn just the same. These
people never smile before. they go in the ring,
but just act as though too much depended
on them to crack a smile. When a bunch is
called to go in the ring they all look at each
other as though it was the parting of the ways,
and they clasp hands and go out of the dress
ing room as though walking on eggs, and
when they get in the ring they look around
to see if all eyes are upon them, and bow to
people who are looking at something going
on in .another ring and who don't see them,
and then they go through their performance
with everybody looking somewhere else.
" "When the act is over the audience seems
glad. and clap hands because they are polite;
and it don't cost anything to clap hands, and -
the performers turn- some more flipflaps arid
go running out to the dressing room, and take"
a peek back into the big tent as though ex
pecting an encore, but the audience Has for
gotten them and is looking for the next mess
of performers, and the ones who have just
been in go and lie down on straw, and wonder
if they can hit the treasurer for an advance on
their salaries,, so they can go to a beer garden
and forget it all.
An average audience never gets its moneys
worth unless s6'me"brie'ls"hurt' doing some ds'r- ;i
' ing act. Pa : suggested '"{hat they,' Have sb"nfie" a
one pretend to be hurt in every act, and have
them picked up and carried out on stretchers ;
with doctors wearing red crosses on their
arms in attendance, giving medicine and re
storatives. The show tried" it at Bucyrus, 0.,
and had seven men. and two women injured'
so they had to be carried out, and the audience
went wild and almost mobbed the dressing
room to see the doctors operating on the in-"
jured. It was such a great success that next
week we are going to put in an automobile am
bulance and have an operating table in the
dressing room, with a gauze screen so the au
diences can see us cut off legs like they do ma
a hospital. Maybe we shall put in a dissecting
room if the people seem to demand it.
ceptlonally fine appearance and flavor.
Its large size, superior quality and
early bearing; Indicate that It "will
prove of -great value for r general cul
tivation "in orange growing regions.
These new orange-tangerines differ
from ordinary varieties of tangerines
and mandarins chiefly In being larger,
earlier and more highly flavored. They
are of brilliant color, and so hand
some as to be more than ordinarily at
tractive from a market standpoint. In
the course of time there will be others,
some of which are now in process of
development, and all of these will be
superior to any of the mandarins and
tangerines at present familiar to con
sumers, •*!".;;;
Real Indians Give Realistic Perform.
ance In a Forest
From, the Critic.
' The auditorium is a natural amphi
theater on the shore; the Btage, a small
artificial island, about a hundred feet
distant, at one end of which stand the
lodge arid wigwam of Nokomls. A few
branches of trees are placed at inter
vals along the back of the stage. Tc
the left, on the mainland, a very good
imitation of a cliff has been con
structed.. This In covered with dark
canvas, and Is so masked behind pine
trees, vines and shrubs that it appears
to be a natural promontory, towering
far above the audience and overhang
ing at its peak the deep water of tin
The scenery surrounding the little
stage Is among the most magnificent of
any on the continent, its background
being- the rocky islands of the Georgian
bay. These rise steep and . clear-cut
from the edge of the shining waters
and are covered with brilliant foliage.
Hold-feathered and picturesque, the isl
ands, in their strong coloring, stand ai
if they had j been prepared for the use
of. some . mighty prehistoric sceno
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Glad It's Over
shifter, and are far more artificial in
appearance than the wooden cllft which
the Indians themselves have maile. All
this,, on- a fair summer, afternoon,
makes an ideal setting for the Indian
play. - . . .
The cast of characters Includes Hia-;
watha, Mlnnehaha, Pau-Puk— Keewis, ;
Chlbiabqs,* lagoo, Nokomls, the Arrow
Maker and some' of the minor charac
ters of Longfellow's poem. - Including
the papoose and two small boys, about;
forty usually take part in the presen
tation. A conscientious fidelity to the,
Indian's own conception of. the various;
parts distinguishes the acting,' which is
obviously untutored and genuine., The*
acts Include the assembling of the
tribes upon the island, the Infancy and
youth of Hiawatha, his wooing, the
wedding feast, the treachery, disgrace'
and pursuit of Pau-Puk-Keewls,' th«
arrival of Black Robe and the flnel de- ■'
parturo of the hero of the play." ' i"v
At Grahamstown, 'South Africa, -a
pair of ostriches were sold recently foi
$6000, which is a record priced
The plucking from the chicks of this
pair realized .from $50 to (62.60 a bird
How It Happened
Judgo— The officer says you were go
ing twenty miles an hour — Is that the
Chauffeur— l'm' worry to say that It
Is, Judge! Something ailed, my'; mn>
chine' and' that' was "all the speed I

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