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totl ''College Two Essential to Thieir ldeaitioa -T-heir Tricks. (Written fore- Ta ItML3 WTf l Deniaa n.] S_'I/AtR'Z1D OUT with two; but the boys bothered them in the street, and one got away," The speaker was Mr. Ferdinand Senn, who knows more about raising white mice, trobablp, than any other mana iz this country. As he spoke he took a cunning little mouse, white as snow, ftoni his coat: pocket and put it on his shoulder. The mouse looked around for # moment, then ran acrose Mr. Set)4i. agk and esat down contentedly o14 the bt#er shioulder. Z noticed, however, that before setting it pt liberty Mr. Senn held the mouse loosely in his left hand and gently stroked its head and back with his right. The place wasthe parlor of Mr. Thomas Moody's residence, Mr. Moody trains birds and ll kinds of stall animals. Mr. Henn raist.white mice for the medical colleges and for other purposes; and tl3ese two ex perts had made at appointment+ to theet me and show me, forethe benefit of all the boys and girls, something about the training of white ulica. "For the medical collegel" perhaps you will exclaim. "What can the young doo tors do with white mice?" You will have to ask the doctors themselves about that. They dissect them to examine some part of their little machinery that is very much like the machinery in a human being. But do not worry about it, for the tiny sub jects are chloroformed first and they know nothing about it, "Do they never 'bite you?" I asked, as Mr. Senn again took the mouse in his hand. Mr. Moody answered for him, for Mr. Moody does the tr4ining: "Never, if they are properly handled. When a boy pioks.,up a white mouse he is very likely to squeeze him tight, to keep him safe: then the monse turns around and bites. But take them up so--ently-wijh out squeezing them at ali, and they do not think of biting.. loe here." He took the mouse from Mr. Senn's hand, held its tail between his forefinger and thumb, and held it above his head. "They do not mind that at all," he went on. "They are what we call prehensile they can support their weight by the tail. When this fellow runs down a smooth stick you will see him curl his tail around it for a brake. But if I should squeeze his tail a little too hard, or accidentally press my share nails against it, he would twist around and bite me." "What do you feed them on-cheese?" I asked. Cheese seemed the most natural thing, as we always bait mouse traps with it. "Mr. Moody laughed. "Hardly," he re plied. "No food is' so good for them as oats-just dry oats. Some breeders bring them up on bread and milk, but that is not as good as oats. On oats they keep cleaner and do better. The dry oats, of course, makes them thirsty, and then you can give them a little bread and milk, squeezed out' pretty dry. But it is well to have them thirsty, sometimes, when you are training them-and hungry, too, for that matter." "Do you mean to say that you starve them into doing tricks, or drive them to it by thirst?" "Not so bad as that," he answered. "But if a mouse is hungry and he is to walk over a string bridge, and he sees some oats on the other side, he will go quicker. There are two great secrets about making them do as you wish. The first is patience. A boy can learn to train a white mouse nearly as well as I can, if he has the patience. But the boy generally tires of it in ten minutes, where I keep it up for two hours-or half a day, if necessary. I worry them into it." "That's the other secret," he went on. "Worry 'em! suppose you want a mouse to climb a stick, pick up a little flag that you have put there, and bring it down. You take the mouse when he is hungry, to begin with; you tie a grain or two of oats to the flagstaff, and you put the mouse at the foot of the stick. He won't go up, of course. Well, when he turns around to run away. you set hinm back again, with his nose to the stick. If he runs away fifty times, set HaLP1NG THEI MOUSe. him 'back fflty-one times. T.l'ht wQrrjie him, 'Boost him up a little; that gives him a start. You may even have a little twig and switch him-but gently. He esoon sees what you want and up he goes. When he finds the oats he is satisiled; auidbcoies down to eat them. Next time he will do it without half the trouble, and after a while he will run up and get the flag whenever you put him at the foot of the stick. "You teach the mouse a pridoiple,' you understand; not merely a trick. The prin ciple in this case is taking something up in his mouth. In a short time he will take u p anything you wish, whether it is a flagstaff or a little toy pail-sanything he can lift," "Now, there a walking the tight-rope," he continued, "That looks hard, but it is easy enough. You musa have the string fastened to the floor at both ends, say four feet apart, and about a foot from each end you brace it up with a stick a foot or so long-just longeuongh to tighten the string. Use big twine at first, for that is easier; gradually you can make it siealler, till the mouse will walk at druggist's string. They have sharp claws and a great grip in their feet, You take the mouse when he Is hun gry and thirsty, and put some oats and bread and milk at one end of the bridge. At the other end you put the mouse. He will try to run across the floor to the food, but bring hin back. Start him a little up the inclined plane. He is smart, and he soon learns that the only way to eat that food is to cross that bridge. Then he crosses, and it is no trouble to him. Worry him into it. You must not let the mouse tire you out-you must tire tho'mouse out,' "You have noticed," Mr. Moody went on. 'how a eat will worry a mouse till the mouse will lie perfectly still? That is just the way you must worry him, without bltingl him and breaking his bones, When he starts wrong. bring him back. Tire him out. Thenhenwen he does what you wish feed him and pet him. They like to bhe stroked. And they soon becoane so used to you that they will follow you about the room. 'this mouse has not been trained, A Mr. Sonn?" "Not at all," Mr, menn rePlied. "He was neter out of his house till took hbl oaut T~eUSH IS ± NO' TOYS, RIC-A-B RAC, TOYS, BRIC-A-BRA, O"P .EA. , TI~T DS-l :... : ,T ,-- ZTaa -- :, ,. >i HLLIDAY GOODS ----- HOLIDAY GOOD _____ PR ES TO SUIT WN[ TIMESR T°_be_ _f ,,. HIYOoO H T o bbO;o e found in M ontana .Tt S U IT Remember that we meet all Remember that we meet a competition, whether it is 25 per competition whether it is 25 pie cent. or 75 per cent. discount that cent. or 75 per cent, discoOuntt.l is offered, is offered. Our prices are always the low- "TT 1KlT ALL O(1'PDTTTI kT Our prices are always the low. est. Our goods the best. Goods VWE MEET 1 ALL LCOMPETITION1 est. Our goods the best. Go to suit everyone, young and old. to suit everyone, young and old.. -----WHETHER IT IS--- PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES PRICES TO SUIT THE TIME Special Sale Fakes or Otherwise. THE BEE HIVE 77 SOL. GENZBERGER & CO. - 5 NORTH MAIN STREET ~~~~~~... . : ' : ,i .."° ' " . . this evening, in the dark. There were about 300 in that pen." "I could teach this fellow in five min utes," said Mr. Moody, "to climb a stick for me. See how accustomed he has be come to me already? How would I do it? It's the easiest thing in the world. I should put him on the stick; and whenever he started to run down I should reverse the stick. He wouldsooun learn that no matter which way he went up he was bound to go up. Then he would go up without any trouble." "Other tricks? Why, there is no end of them. I suppose you have seen tbemn shoulder a match for a musket, and sit in a little wagon, dressed in a suit of clothes, while two others drew 'them around? The coat is made to fasten around' the neck with a hook and eye, and it won't come off, so he must wear it. The bat fastens on with a rubber. The 'horses' are harnessed with a little neck-yoke, which they can not get out of. 1 have never been able to teach them to fire a pistol; the report frightens them almost to death. Some white mice sing, very much like a canary. No, you can not teach them that. I think it is some disease of the throat." The exhibition over, Mr. Senn put the white mouse back in his pocket; and Mr. Moody, opening one by one a number of little eages that stood on the mantel, gclled down a dozen or more canaries that had been perching on cornices and picture frames, and put them to bed. "Those are the two secrets of the trade," said Mr. Moody, as I bade him good-night; " 'ptience' and 'worry 'ema!' " Copyright. Recently the fol/owlng Notlie appeared in the Sen Fraocisco Chronlcle. "Judge 5-- had betn sick only about two weeki", end it was not until the last three or four days that the malady took a serious turn. At the begitning of hli illness he suffered from diabetes and tontach disorder. Later the kidneys refused to performs their functions and he passed quietly away. Thus ended the life of one of the most prominent menu in Call fornia." 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