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MADE BRAVE FIOT
Handicapped Wolf Almdst Suc
ceeded in Escaping.
Running on Three Legs and Dragging
Trap Which Had Boon His Undo.
Ing, Animal Wast Killed When
Almost in Safety.
"III the stimier of 1882," says a
Westernier, "lily parents Iiiov('d fromt
Iowni to te new couinty of Iland In
Souh11 Dakota.. The railway hil beet
Coluipleted s far as Pierre, bu ther(
Were fev sta tions, and at Itee 11 ights,
welivre ve got otf the train, there was
only : 1o11gh iiltforlu iniade (if plaiks,
and a box car iII Which the agent lived.
"Ti' Inst nf the hufl'alo h1,iil heen
killed or lrivein off and the prairIe
was covered wii the skeletons of
'"Thie county was aIlive witi wolves
and! coyoles; they were liarly as
Con1nn as (loneistle 11anials sire low.
Oin almost' :iny imorning from one to i
dozil coul(] be seen froi the door of
our littie 'ch1im1 shanty.'
"Mly father boigit SIX wolf trapus
about (lie first of Deceiber, and ditir
ing that iolith We caught more than
forty coyotes within i short distance
of our home, 1unny of t'hem within a
few yards of thel house. One morning
we had lie novel experience of finding
a full-grown coyote in one of the
traps, caught by ,the tall.
"Another morning we . came back
and reported tha t the chin had been
broken and one of the traps was gone.
The tracks Indicated that something
larger lil a coyote had been taken.
W hen father had inished the chores
that morning he mounted Itoger, one
of tile two horses that we then owned,
and, tlking the shotgun and old Shop
with himi1i, started out oii the trall, be
lieving that' it would not be hard to
overtake a wolf carrying a trap.
"But that wolf, elither fromt instinct
or because lie feared. he would be fol
lowed, 1inde direct for a range of hills
a itlle or so to the south.
"As Soon its they were neiar enough
old S1p took a hand In the chase.
Shep wits a big black shepherd dog
that hnad fought inany a coyote, but he
was 'on wise to risk a battle with the
fierce-looking beast that was carrying
the trap)-for It was a big white buf
falo wolf, an animal that could kill tin
ordlinary (log lit a few imilutes.
"The wolf had to run on three legs,
holdIng lip one of his front feet and
carrying the trap. Shep would run tip
and attnek' I ha from behlind, and
when the wolf tirned t'o give battle
the (log would retreat. They kept up
this running fight for more than a
"h'le wolf knew that a crisis had
arrive d and rin for his life. Vith
bohll horse anld wolf running their
levIl host, parallel with each tother
atnl( abouit four or live irds apanr, fit
t'hliir fir tlit! only lonel Io had1 fromt
his old si ngle-ba rreled Imuzzil-lonfling
shot.gniii, anad tie Wolf fe), 1-1 1i1I1, shot
having ianssed throjigh his boily. 'rTh'!
rave enll just as the niext snow
hank, which inight have mannt safety
for him, was reqlehlid."
Hollow Bricks in England.
A new brick that has r'cintly been
introdiced it England Is nearly five
tiunes ias hiarge its an ord inar~ my brlck,
but ini coiiipaisoni is inutchi less heavy
and1( Is easily hanltdlled. lThe lIIghter
weight results fromi thle hidllowing out
of the brick to provide air layers. By
the shaping of the endsl thte existence
of joints runing all the way through
the wall is avoided. Thte brick Is, as
a rule, mtade of oite part of cemeont
and~ four parts sand iby simple hand
Si machiniery'. Thtree ten can make
enough bricks In a iday to) itkild 400
to 500 square .feet of wvall. A further
ec~oomy is effec'ted by the mainner of
haying the watlls, innsnmtuichi as the ends
anid ibottoins of the bricks need only
be dipped in a thin lime mortar mixed
withI a smnall amouitt of ceiment. It
laid in the usual way the air chacnnels
In the bricks woulid become tilled
Biggest Man in Africa.
Comtpared with Patrick O'Connor,
Albert liroughi, wvho died a short timte
atgo, tand, who) owing ti) his seven feet
seven luchles, wias r'eplortied to) 1e the
tallest man it thte wirbil, was a mid1(
get. O'Conntoi', will Is at iprese'nt it
SiiuthI A fien', Is slated to hi' thle bIg
gest mnan on earthl, a veitable imoderit
.11ercuil's. O'Conntor Is almliost ('ighit
feet hIgh, and a perison sIx fe't six
inichecs high,.cait walk bpeneathi his armas
when out st retchied hor ionitally. Il[e
and1 weighs 375 pounds, while t he ring
whIlh aihorns the iindex liuger of hiis
right hunii mi a Iso lar~ge that ai 51)-cent
Gold Dyes From Soot.
An exibiitin Is being hiebi in Lonl.
'doni by the Knaox gild~ of dlesign anid
(:r fts, wleh thl Ile Tunies iles;eribes ats
"ai dleimionst rat~lon ot' t hten eautiful re
(tilts lpoducIed by3 oriltury P3'iiithod~is of
lye! ng.'' Some wioden stutlfs woven
>y iiembiers -of~ the guilId withi prnii
tivye appatui hav S iie bieien dyeiI will)
pivet, birackeii, gorse andiu other wvel!
known plants, andi event wi t~h soot from
the chtliiney, the( last prodlucilng a beau
tIIfulI old gold tiint. Thc're are, alis(
itoime fine speelmeniis of leathier work
pottery and Jewelry.
"Whlo was Neptuite?" inqireid the
"Nepure," replied the girl who
merdi'y 1.soks lit the ictuiest, "Wats theO
ancient gontlemtatn who )iwented the
Five Minute Chats
on Our Presidents
By JAMES MORGAN
(Copyright, 1920, by James Morgani.)
A NEW EPOCH
1877-April, President Hayes
withdrew Federal troops
from Southern State cap
Banished alcoholic liquors
from the White House.
June and July, ordered
out Federal troops in the
great railway strike.
1878-Vetood Silver bill, which
was passed over his veto.
1879-Specie paymcnts resumed.
1893-Jan. 17, death of Hayes
at.Freniont, 0., aged 70.
N serves his pairy best who
Aetrves his country best.'' ,
With those watchword,; Ilayes had
sacrifleed himruself and hi:4 administra
tion to reunite North and South, to
cleanse the civil service and to regen
erate the Repllican party. So qui
etly, so coldly, so undraniaticailly did
he go about all those great objects
that he remained to the end of his
term one of the most misunderstood,
most underestitated presidents, the
Repulblican leaders hating him as an
apostate and the Democrats despis
lng him as a fraud.
lie selected one of the most dis
tinguished cabinets in history. But
he did it without consulting party
leaders or considering the claims of
factions, and the offended senate
threatened andi muttered for nearly
a week before It confirmed the nonil
nations. To the d'isgust of "practical
politictains" lie "'threw away" a high
class foreign milssion on a man like
James Russell Lowell, "a dashed lit
erary feller," as Senator Cameron
said, and lie enraged Roscoe Conk
ling by flinging the political machine
of the imperious senator out of the
federal offices in New York city. le
woulti also have inade a start toward
Lucy Webb Hayes.
the remioval or the civil service from
pl)Oitics and spoils-mongering hiad not
both parties combilned in congrds to
thw art his every effotrt in thiayiiree
Hayes' h)oldest chiallenige~to the
Republiern politicians was h1is ahani
donment of their 12-year struggle to
recotnstruct the Southern states from
Washington. Ever si nc congress
land seizedi from Laincoln's lifeless
hand the control or reconstruction,
the entire proceetding had been a
Hayes caime to the presidency in
the depths of an industrial prostra
tion wvheni wandering bands of
tramps thronged the' highways of the
laund, andi soon the first great railway
strike paralyzetd transporitition he
tween the Atlantie anti the MissIs
sippi. In response to the popular cry
for "more money" both1 parties in
congress were for repealing or mod0(1
fying the resumnption auet andt for in
flating the currency with gretenbacks
on silver coinage. The president
firmly resisted such a surrender'. H ad
not his veto of the silver bill been
overridden lhe wvouild have saved the
country fromi taking the first step on
the road that led it to the brink of
free silv er in 1890.
All this independence cost Hayes
the support of the political timaeserv
ers and the applause of the partisan
press. These united in denounelig
and1( rtiiuling haimi as a renegade in
p~olltics andi as a sniveling hypoerite
in private life.
Thue W~hite House "wvent (dry" for
the first time under the Hayes', antd
the president was held up to con
tgmpt as a man too stingy to standl
treat andt too weak to resist a domi
Hayes found the North and South
dilvidied alnd lie left them more nearly
reunited than they hadl been' in a
generation, He found the national
curre'ncy paper and he left It gold
andl siver. He found the pr'osperity
of the' ctuntry at tdead low title and
lie left it at high title.
It fell to Hayes to ring down the
cur'taln omi the epoch of the Civil
wpr' anti to usher in another eptoch.
The 'voices of the past cried out
against him, but in his complete re
tirement f':om politics lie livedoto hear
the 'yoes. of! the new time give a
wnore favorable arnd a mnore just yer
diet on his administrantion.
The Afan, a an io:
rn Ie ss, is ready
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