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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1902.
WHILE sitting around a camp
flre In the foothills of thei
Colorado Rockies a short
time ago old Bill Ellis, the
famous Rocky mountain guide, related
a rather amusing experience he once
had with a Mg grizzly to a party of tour
ists who were out after big game and
health under his tutelage. The incident
he related took place in an Arizona
canyon, and Bill didn't think it very
luiui.v ai me nine, i
"I was out lookin' after stock.." said
Mr. Ellis, "and had left my horse a
Cloudburst In a
Hunter and Bear
NEW CHIMNEY CAP.
To Climb the
THE BEAK SXAItLED SAVAGELY.
short distance away, with ail my shoot
in irons on the saddle, when I saw a
grizzly comin' in my direction. I at
once started for a tree. Just as I start
ed to climb that tree there was a roar
from behind. I glanced around just in
time to see a big wall of water come
foamin down the canyon, with sticks
and brush a-daucin on the white top
of it just like on a big wave at sea.
'Then. I realized that lire bear was
seekin" safety from a cloudburst nnl
was payiu' little attention to me. We
both started to shin up together, the
bear on the lower side, facin' the ad
vancin' wall of water.
"After asciiuiin a few feet the griz
sdy In reach fn for a f r sh hitch plant
ed one of his claws on the leg of my
trousers, thus pinuin me to the tree.
He seemed in no hurry to move on,
waitin patiently for the water to as
sist him on his upward course. The
old sinner had doubtless been in cloud
bursts before and knew also that he
could not clinib a tree without assist
ance. "But suppose he wouldn't 'climb fast
enough when the water came? lie
could stick his nose a yard higher than
I could and last longer on a single
breath tx. Just above us was a fork
in the tree, and I hoped to reach that.
In another moment the water came
a-roarin' on us and pasted me so fast
to the tree that I couldn't' climb if I
wanted to. At the same time it pulled
the bear away or) the other side 60
hard that he stuck his claws deeper in
the bark to get a firmer hold. " ' ' -""
"And then the water began to rise,
ami the bear legan to feel like climbin'
hitrher, as. I did, and took his foot loose
just in time to let me get my nose -out
of water. I got my leg out of the
way before he could snag it again, and
by pusiiin' back I managed to get
away from the tree far enough to
shove up a bit. With a desjierate ef
fort I made it, and then the water
pasted me fast against the-tree again,
and I found my nose a-pokin In one
side of that crotch, while the black
snoot of the bear was a-pok'n in the
other way. And the worst of it nan
there was no use in tryin to go any
higher, for the crotch widened out,
while the forks were so much thinner
that if the bear kep on climbin' thv?
other side he'd .have his claws pretty
near the middle of my back.
"All this time driftwood of one kind
and another was pilin up my back
and buildin a necklace around my
throat, and once in awhile an extra big
piece would come dancin' against my
back and shove me forward so that I
almost touched noses with the bear.
Then he would growl and show hi9
"Just then I happened to think of
my knife. My hands were free, for
the current was holdin' me fu place
against the tree tight enough. I had
a good pocketknife. I thought that I
might get a Jab in that would cause
his bearship to loosen his hold. But
when I raised my knife he followed
every movement and growled savage
ly. Then I waited awhile.
"Things were gettin' serious. It was
gettin' time for the water to go down,
but It wasn't goin down, but still
risin' a bit, and if it rose just a little
more we would both have to shift up
higher on that tree. How much near
er that would bring the bear wasn't a
matter of guesswork, but of too plain
"Finally I made another attempt to
stick him in the nose. I had to be
very careful, for lie was watchJu
every move. By careful figurin' I got
a fine thrust in one of the red nostrils
of his black muzzle. The bear roared
in anger and struck at me with one of
his huge claws, but the branches pre
vented him from reach in' me.
"Again I jabbed, and then he went
wild. With a roar that drowned the
noise of the ragin' waters ho raised
both paws to come at me, but his rage
had "caused him to forget the swiftly
flowin current, and the instant he
released his hold of the tree lie was
torn away, and the last I saw of him
he was dtsappearln around the bend,
buffeted by the furious waves and
pounded against rocks, while he was
bein turned end over end among the
trees and stumps that had been caught
up by the sudden freshet. Whether
he survived or not I never found out,
but it is extremely doubtful.
"The water from the cloudburst sub
sided almost as rapidly as it came, and
in about an hour I was able to de
etend and seek my horse, which I
found quietly grazin' ou the plateau
above the canyon."
By Eight Polar Bears
Professor John Dudak. the famous
animal trainer, said recently In an in
terview that his most perilous fight
with wild beasts took place in a cage
of ilar bears. Here Is Professor I'u
dak's story of the encounter:
"I -have Ikh'u with Hagenbeck for
many years and have been more or less
associated with wild beasts all my life.
I like the profession of animal trainer
very much. I handle seven polar bears i
each evening, and I must say that they j
are the hardest animals to train of any
that I have ever attempted to subdue.
"I am scratched and clawed all over,
but I bear no animosity to my pets, be
cause I know it is their nature to be
"I receive a scratch or two every
night from Mullie. my wrestling bear.
This same bear almost killed my as
sistant, William Carroll, in Indianapo
lis. "Pi:lar bears are very stupid, and
what little I have taught them has
taken six years of patient work.
"Originally I had sixteen bears, but
seven of them died, and I had to kill
two to save my own life.
''Two years ago during a rehearsal in
ILgenJoni DcTlce to Insure
In order to insure at all times a per
fect draft in the chlmneyjKJt a novel
chimney cap has been invented. The
device forms a shield for the chimney
top, which rotates with the wind to
such jiosition as to prevent the wind
from blowing down the chimney. By
Its use the necessity for high smoke
stacks Is avoided. Mrs. Anna E. Cook
and Frederick J. Cook of Lawrence
burg, Ind., are the inventors of this
A head piece is employed which may
be secured by any suitable means to
the top of the chimney or smokestack.
The head piece comprises a peripheral
ItKVOT.VIXO CHIMNEY CA1.
plate and a central hub supported by
radial arms. Threaded into the hub is
the lower end of a vertical stud or rod
on which the chimney cap proper is
mounted to rotate. The upper end of
this rod Is conical and tits into the con
ical recess of a cap screw. A sleeve
piece Is threaded at its upper end over
the cap screw and is provided at its
lower end with a bearing hub in which
Is placed a series of balls that bear
against the rod.
The chimney cap propr is made in
two sections. One section is of cast
metal and Is held In place between the
head of the cap screw and the sleeve
piece. The other section is much light
er, being formed of sheet metal bent
to shape and riveted to the cast metal
section. Projecting from the ball bear- j
ing cup is a stud on which a weight Is
threaded. The weight may be adjust
ed along the stud to balance the chim
ney cap properly.
In operation the wind striking the
chimney cap will rotate it to the posi-
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lion ont'llllK nn.- 1 111 i. 1 uia
lositlon will be reached when the ui- j Lu
wardly sloping cast metal section is j La
presented to the wlnu. in tins josition
it will be s;-en that the products of
comttustion pnssinsr up tne ciumney are ; w
directed at an angle with the wind. A
evil effects of wind blowing down the ; l
chimney sire avoided.
i.i ill titled equally arjong the waiters.
They receive no wafres. but, on the
contrary, have to advance to the cafe
keeper at the beginning of each day a
sum estimated at one-half of the day's
pourboirc. Whether or not the gratui
ties reach the estimated total the fixed
sum is paid to the owner for "ex
penses." Ono garcon recently brought
suit against his employer for these ex
penses and recovered. The I'.OuO wait
ers at the meeting determined on simi
Frt'okn of the Mont IN'lee Eruption.
Professor Angelo IL'ilprin in an ad
dress 011 the Mont Peleo erupt iou said
tho first phase was the emission from
the crater of a brown colored cloud
which was impelled" to n vast height.
Almost simultaneously a black cloud
Intensely luminous shot downward to
ward the city and when over St. Pierre
was shattered by a tremendous light
ning stroke, which sent the death deal
ing blast in all directions.
Some of the freaks of the destruc
tion, lie said, were inexplicable. In one
case a body was found scorched to a
crisp, and beside it lay a box of match
es untouched by lire. Jewel boxes were
picked up with the exterior unscathed
and the trinkets inside fused in a solid
mass. Philadelphia Itecord.
The EniliaKftlen nt Waahtngton.
Sir Michael Herbert, the new British
ambas&'.dcr. will take rank next after
Slgiior .TTayor ties Planches, the Italian
embassador, in the diplomatic corps.
The foreign cmbiissii s at Washington
now rank in this order: (Jerniany, Rus
sia. Mexico. Italy and t'reat Britain,
with Austria-IIunsrary next, as Mr.
Ilengelmuller probably will present his
credentials as ambassador before Mr.
Jnsserand. the new r-jnrescntative
from 'France, arrives and is presented.
There have been persistent rumors
that Ir. von Ilolleben, the Cerman am
bassador, who is now dean of the
corps, will smn relinquish his post
here for another one on the continent,
and there have also been intimations
that Count Cassini, the Itussian am
bassador, who has been at Washing
ton since. June. 1S0S. will be., tco.ns-
to another post. If these tv.-
prospective changes occur, fienor Azpi
rcz. The Mexican ambassador, will be
come dean of the corps, with Signor
Mayor d s Planches of Italy ranking
net and Sir Michael Herbert third lu
the order of precedence.
Cornell n nil the Tlsern.
In four years Princeton has scored
but one touchdown against Cornell,
while the Ithacans have scored three
against the Tigers.
As a thanks offering for his good
health Pope I-eo XIII. proposes to
erect a home for the aged poor in his
native town of Carpineto, Perugia, at
a cost of JslKJ.CHX).
Beyond being an absolute cure for the
dust nuisance oil also prevents the
growth of vegetation, which on many
roadbls is a serious matter, and. al
though statistics are not yet available,
the preservative action of the oil on
the sleepers is practically proved.
The effect of the oil in preventing
New Orleans the bears made a com-. tlie "heaving" of the roadbed in winter
has also been marked, owing, says a
writer in the Strand Magazine, to the
fact that where oil has been used water
lias been turned away, and injury from
frost is reduced to a minimum.
Objections have been raised to tin;
smell of the petroleum, and no doubt
there is a considerable odor when the
oil is applied, especially in the heat of
I summer, but this ouor disappears abso
lutely in two or three days.
It might seem also as if te oil would
damage the dainty fabrics worn by
lady passengers, but as the oiled sur
face of the sand and light loam Is
' elidly cated and as the railroad com
'pany has never received complaints of
I such injury it has been accepted as
pinved that the oiled surface is not
I loosened by -the passage of trains.
TJIE TRAEiElt GBABHEO A PITCH FOBK.
bined attack on me. They rushed at
me from all quarters and got me in a
corner, where I had to fiwht for my life.
'"I grabbed a short pitchfork and te
gan to stab them with it as hard as I
could. They kept up the fight, and one
of them ripped my shirt and trousers
open as though they had been cut with
"The next instant he would have hau
me down, but I drew my revolver anfl
shot him dead. Then my assistants
came running up and drove the bears
back with redhot Irons."
Remarkable Cases of Vitality
The American Journal of Medical
Science, Philadelphia, 1S53, reports the
survival of a woman who was said to
have been submerged under water
twenty-four minutes. Guerard in his
"Annales d'Hygiene," etc., quotes a
case happening in 1774 in which there
was submersion for an hour with sub-
Hard Llnr For tbe Miofc-nlat.
A stringent law against bachelors
has recently been promulgated in one
of the states forming the Argentine
A man is marriageable in Argentina
when he is twenty. If from that date
and till he passes his thirtieth birthday
he wishes to remain single, he must
pay $5 a month to the state. For the
next five years the tax increases 100
Between thirty-five and fifty the
bachelor is mulcted to the tune of $20
a month. From his fiftieth year to seventy-five
?30 a month Is the tax; but.
having reached. the seventy-fifth year,
relief finally comes, and the tax be
comes nominal, being reduced to $20 a
year. After eighty a man can remain
single without paying anything.
There is a paragraph relating to wid
owers, who are given three years In
which to mourn and pick a successor.
A man who can prove that he, has
proposed and been refused three times
in one year is also considered to have
earned immunity from taxation.
It Is said that the law works like a
Prefer Wajrew to Tlpa.
The waiters of Paris are up in arms
against tips, 1 They held the other night
a meeting whose battle cry was "A bas
le pourboire!" and are shortly to Issue
handbills setting forth the evils of tho
tipping system familiar topic, though
never before presented from the wait
ers viewpoint. Tipping is a complicat
ed system In Paris. Each "pourboire"
as it is collected is put Into a general
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