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The Wonderful Electric Elephant.
n ii:'mi> Ti;r«.«> Mn\T(.oMKRV 111 t sri{\rr.it \\\ C.M.€MUMB.
c ■ •'• i". by tfe* Paalflria PuV: 1 .:
I!akoi.i» PIXDI a (,i:i:at IBEASOBBL
VdBN it 1 .-imc fiom. how it ... where It
Tas g-iirc. arc mvs;. n. ~ aaaotwoi to this day. Ail
th.M Is kno»-n i- thi.-: it v.;::- . n for the fir.^t '::;ie
|n ;h*> Gr..:..i < .!.;. 0B«4
One <lay a young man. rium* 1. laanlf along en
J-.ors- hack. s<»w coming toward him a hup« object
that looked like- a BMBSMtt I hrtnt But no. it
could not b<-, his ijes must b*- deceiving him.
■taam Mni of tr. eltshaai |b th« Ctay— of
the Colorado" V ■ EBB A was nn elephant,
•md. what was more, it was coming str.iicbt toward
t;lm. walking fast, Lurniuc neithei to the rigtal no*
tf> th« icfi.
Now. whether this particular elephant was out
Tor a mnmfn*; rumble or on business of its own
Srade no BSBMBea to this young man; the thing
that did make a difference was that the road was
•s* wide enough f'r two to pats, and the elephant
*Tuld probably walk straight over Mas or push him
over the precipice, anJ that would be the last or
Slim. H»- sscMsi the ■■ '. thir.g to do was to shoot
«'■■,-•:• po, taking ■:: ).< lired. The bullet
tnerely flatten* J its.;: ;.p:i::.st The beast's forehead,
«n<l the clcphv.t r :-rr.f on at the same pace, vary
ing not a hair's bnatfUl from its course.
"I m-i:i try tgatm." oM Hi- young man; "I only
reeia to have neemAti in giving the creature a
•crat» on the h«*a<V «? ( . fc* ;:nj two more shots
la quick succession.
After th*> tweond rhot tho elephant stopped short,
but witiiout t.'ie quiver of a. muscle. The young
asar gazed at it <n amnr.n;«:.t. He was sure he
t)f>aid a trrna! ::•.? \... . DOTM from th»> elephant.
lie :hoa<bt he rr.urt >«• dreaming —elephants could
•tot talk. Adxaji'-irg slowly aid cautiously toward
tt, he was acai:-, mjii!i -i ! y tt.. VSIBBt and stopped
lo lh-ten 'i'-. !• - i.!y h(MI Ut i is time, r-'u.l
•tenly- wond- r <■: wonder*:— a little traj«loor flew
open. *■■'■ I a tin: pair of iron Urs ui.rol.i^d them
•alven and drop to the rround! Again he heard
the fr. . . • ■::'~t!ngL!i?hirig th( w.:rds:
•Mount Eta* ar.d come in. Come quickly,
for I *m vying! "
Tlk- >outi< man, wo:;drr:T c and nmasefl. hesitated
BJS loner:, tut !■..■■■:■ : • ■ >-;. j.s and looked in
through the RtH> tttpdoOß H» lic:-,r;d a « cosey a
room as he l.at. Ml >••... and, ..:».• on a couch,
ati old Mas, w.'i. ! ::ir mi l^ard as white as a
Bsßsjasar «.■.,). l-> ' ■• in (•..:, oli?>crve anything
tnore ilie BacUi I
"Me ; I ' ' '• ! c rry peace? I
pray ye. *:J .c tarn a ctrfal ' '- crystal water in
■ in Mir viu! .;. . ' Hail are run
ning low. and < ■• • ' trial mag:c f.iiid
- . ' X"
The yoir.b baoAafl -'• I "■" ■ • -• ar.l a glass, but
the oiJ Btoa v»..:i i.;» Fhakir« iiar.ds sii;i!ed th^
liquid, nd v.,: ii I : IS* aiiii c:paj)j)olntmczit
be i'U bail: . ... coocb dead.
Th»- JrtKHS :: ' .•• • rr • BBS Harold Kr.'i!
<•• ■ :■. iZ'.u. so iuatiy strange
«>ventii lu-i'i crowded i.j. >i. hirri in tiie i. : - .
Ji<- li'itV'-.'C \.- , '.;. i,.v.-\.r. aad i.::'i
tt»* old man in .■ oaCßtenana jwiKition. pushing
back the Ml' • i l;:ur from Mi brow. and. aftCY
ratisf'.irig Mrr.t. !! lhat i.o e;.«rk of life re.
he .-■.■•. ■:■' :^'. •■( tl..- «i<..d with i soft t<.w. ;■
Jle tb»-n txf.-.n :<- ■ :. :..r >o;nc:hing th;it would
Bb him • ■ ; ;, <.r •;.. .]. .:... «.ie
j^iaijt Li.i ::.'-•■•
The tiny room la which ;.e wa« star.dirur was
beautifuiiy fliiished the < ■ .:;r.;- ;..;<] ; j<i< >
fcr.il hung Wtth < Jror>i aU over the world and
everything as .-i'.it a:- . ■ , uiooa of
a yacht. Along tbt <-..\\<- -,\ n., , . i.inc. corrc
epoiuliag to Uie Va(.ti.ji-fc of tins cKihai.ti raa a
Ir.g OsDpBBT. ?v ''' Tr York and rr.lcajrn.)
perfect network of dactrie wires, concert], .<i by an
artistically draped ti.*!:n«t. which was held la place
by all km.!* m Boatiac k:iives. nrords. dascers.
pistols, bowa and arrows Alone oi,e was a
sumptuous couch, loaded -with jiiilu-*.-! ani covered
with the finest of «fl«, abovie which w« re wo
rtinlTC n. >-< niaiiiiiv vali r»bl« u>oks and enrtoos an
tique oraameatfl of carved ivory. At one side hung
a pipe rack. Blled mtth untqn« pir*""* o1 all colors
a:..J destsas. 1 '; . ■ sit« the couch vaa tho 1 apdo-ir
—befon -. . i .- . t one sida of the door
l.ur.g a drop table, n arransed ;;s to be within
easy nracti of ..»■> mm on ttu couch. From the
rtillng and sides of th" room, half hidden by th.;
draporiea, hung beautiful electric lights of different
odors, corei a with curt 1 antloue shades of gold
and silver iiiicreo w.irk nei with ftwn IS.
The mosi important t'iir.t; of a:l. however, was
lh* indicating board at the head of the couch— a
rl.Tin rosewood parnnl. cohered with Innumerable
littli electric 1 uttons. All one had to do was to
» . . and Urn wonderful •
■ i would move or walk or run, Just
•). and its ears, which
would stand out from its
• • mo-
Bent tl th n 'l light
aiid the next with yellow, or whatever color one
Th<- trunk was a long* rub.
drawmir v. . I In the
for wh er and 1 r axtl
cles were stored In a chest fitted up under the
couch. In this way every bit of available room
was utilized. It was the most complete and cosey
little room, especially when lighted with the swing
ing electric lamps, that you ever saw.
The outside was covered with real elephant's
hide, bo skilfully put on that, no matter how close
ly it was examined, one could not detect where It
was Joined. The tusks were long- and strong, the
trunk flexible, and the class eyes as natural as life.
By touching an electric button, the outside, could
bf> charged with sufficient electricity to kill in
stantly any person or animal touching it.
Harold looked the elephant over thoroughly, both
Inside md out, but could llnd no clew as to where
the old man came from or whither ho was going.
Just as he decided to dig a grave and bury the
poor man. his foot struck something hard. and.
stooping to pick it up. he found what appeared to
be an iron book, locked with ft padlock.
"This must contain either the old man's will or
some solution of this mystery." thought Harold.
How to open It was the next question. He looked
through all the old man's pockets tor the missing
key, but found nothing. Just as he was about to
five up the search, his eye caught the glisten c." a
email cold chain .-.round the dead man's neck.
Carefully unclasping- it. ho found a tiny, golden
key attached, which by Its shap<- ho knew instantly
was the key to the curious book. The key fitted
the padlock perfectly, but on unlocking it he found
it was rot really a book, but ■ box made to repre
sent a book, and in It a curious manuscript written
In Latin. This made no difference to Harold, for,
thanks to his college education, he could easily
read it.
Taking up the, manuscript, he raid: "This must
be the old man's will. I'll read it and see if I
can't find out what his name was or something
about him."
Hi- soon discovered It was a book of directions,
so plain and pimple that a child could understand
them, telling just how to run th<> elephant. Under
neath this manuscript was another— the will of the
unknown old man, the Inventor and maker of this
electric elephant. it read :
"Owing to n wonderful discovery, I am able to
prolong my life ,is long as I choose by means of a
certain liquid, clear as crystal: but should any
thing prevent my getting this fluid nt the critical
moment. I shall die like others. in case any
such calamity should befall me. I hereby leave my
beloved electric elephant and rill its belongings to
him who finds me and buries me.
"Tills is the last will and testament of an un
known man, who lived before his time."
"Well, he was an eccentric old man. to say the
least By the will the eleph.mt belongs to the per
son who enters the trapdoor first ami who buries
him. I was lirst through the door, and now I must
burr him. A poor service, indeed. in exchange for
such a royal gift."
Putting the will and directions back into the iron
box, Harold locked it and hung the key on his
watch chain. He then went to l<>ok for ■ suitable
place to bury the old man. and found a little cave
In the rocks so shaped by nature that it looked
like ■ vault built by "human hands. Going back to
the pliant, be secured some silk quilts and pil
lows and spread them on the floor of the vault,
whither a little later he enrried the oM man. After
wrapping him tenderly and carefully in the filk
quilts, be rolled a large Stone to the cntranco and
heaped smaller ones against it. closing the opening
so that no wild leasts could enter.
'•Peace be with him," he murmured, aa he turned
and left the old man to his last n ?t~
(To fee continued.)
Little Itiith Houghtcn hat received the largest num
ber of vote* in the M-icml *^BSSMSSSI baby" contest,
and Edward Ilonj,-!iten, No. SO Remftpn-ave., New-
Ilrun<iwlck. N. .1., who sent in the picture, wi'.l I>e
awarded the $.1 offered si« prize. On account of lurk
of -(<:!■•• the irinnlnc picture rannot be printed until
next week, but the prize will be awarded at once.
The end of the SBOOad "prettiest l>:«t.y" content hn»
been reached. lint -■> many lovely picture* have
been cent that v IkMI ront»"*t will he opened, be
ginning with the plif>tof(i%piiM published November
15. From that time until November '29, covering three
consecutive Siintlu.v*. pictures entered in Ik* «oiite-t
will be published and the prize awarded on the Sunday
follow ins, December <>• Pkslaajtaassi intended for this
third contest will not be received later than November
2.">, and vote* not later than l>erenilM-r 3. The condi
tion of thi^ contest are the Mime at tho»o of the
two preceding. The Tribune offers a prize of $5 to the
little in in or unman BBsriiSSC In the prettiest picture
of it baby.
A number of the picture* fret ill be printed on this
page. _
The baby iivit be rltl.er a boy or a girl, but mutt
not be over four >e:ir« old.
(■race of pose roiint!* as much :i* beauty of face.
All pictures sent must lie sharp and clear in detail,
a« otherwise they arc not available fur newspaper re
l.ach picture must be accompanied by the name and
address of the sender. The n line (if the baby <.m be
sent or not, as the contributor chooses.
The winning picture is to be decided by vote. Any
one desiring to vote for one of the babies whose pict
ure is published In iiiiv issue can «lo M by rutting out
the I. l. lure anil Memliuic it to this ollice.
The Bfta* will he iciwn to I lie sender of the picture
which receives the large*! number of votes.
All communications regarding this contest must be
addressed to Little Men and Little omen. The New-
York Tribune.
Photographs will lie returned if postage for this pur
pose, in inclosed.
Training Dogs and MonKey**
A man who for nearly a quarter of a century
has been training almost every kind of animal
"from a beetle- to an elephant," who is a close
friend of that other lover of animals. Ernest
Thompson Seton, and who is now the possessor of
twenty-sevon monkeys, forty-two dogs and three
bears, says that animals are Just as easy to teach
as children.
ProftvFor V. P. Wormwood, the. man who says
this, begins by making \.3 animals love h!m. He
says brains do not work well under fear, a.'.d
everything can be better and more quickly learned
if the learning Is a pleasant task. When this man
buy 3 a ne-ar monkey or new doer, he lets it play
around for boom days with th" other animal?, until
H feels at home. Then he begins to pet it and get
it fond of. Mm, keeping on the lookout all th<» while
for. any peculiarity of disposition, any likes and
dlsiikes that would help him to determine what
sort of trick It would "take to" most easily.
To the slow, serious animals are given ths
"heavy" parts in a performance, and to ths active,
restles? ones the more playful parts. Often an ani
mal has learned a trick while he still thinks he Is
only playing, really without any effort at all. Again,
an old trickster will be "put through his paces"
before a beginner to help htm learn.
"I never let an animal get tired practising his
tricks." says this trainer, "a few minutes at a
time and often is far better than a long, tedious
lesson. The main thing in trick teaching is to get
an animal's undivided attention. With a beginner
I like a quiet, empty room: then I talk to him Just
as I would to a child. As nearly as I can I use
th* same words and tores for the same- require
ments day after day. Animals quickly understand
tones, nr.d In my experience they are almost as
quick as children to understand words if a few
simple onca are used over and over again in con
nection with their daily life.
"In the animal world, monkeys Included, a single
sound ; •!■> totj for a number of related
- Perhaps this is not bo disadvantageous as
it at flrot ascaMl for you see it leaves room for
"Animals 'ser.se' things in a number of ways,
and I would not be surprised if they would not
one day be found more susceptible to telepathic
influent? than many human beings. They get to
love their work, their different parts In the show,
and at miserable if illness or any circumstance
keeps them from it. I had a little terrier that was
M old she was half blind and almost entirely deaf.
Put ;0i»? fretted and fumed so when I began keep
ing her out of the public entertainments that 1 had
to let her go in for some of the minor parts. Her
sense of time was M true that even when she could
not hear her cue she rarely made a mistake. Now
she is practically helpless, and I'm. boarding her
15 h ings to ZShinK.
When S-ll— l7 was on his way 2—15—17—3 from
school 11—10—:; day. he I I I another boy with his
4—5—13—1. and hurt him badly, his 17—11—14—2—
3—16 wanted him to apologize, but B—ll—l7 said "5.
12—15—10 8." and sulked. However, when the 1 — 2 —
4— 5-6— 7— B— &— lo— ll— l3— l4— ls— l6—l7 of the
season came, and the boy who had been 2— 8
brought out his — 3 — sled and wanted to 11—4 —
4— 3— •> it to — 11— 17 for i ride. 2— s— 7's joy knew no
bounds, hut all he could say was "i— l«>— he
a good boy."
Our little dog Dora hid in the barn while old
Uncle Nero searched the farm for him.
Did you see Japan's yellow flag floating high and
that of Tripoli lying low?
Thru little village on the coast of Canada is
young yet. but wait. It may still be heard from.
Did you notice that man with the drum and that
wher- she can have At companionship of othar
dogs till she dies. Once give them a tast» of pus
lie life." and four footed animals are as bad as th*
other sort in their desire for it."
The owner of this decrepit Jog was horrified at tie
suggestion that he should "put it to s>ej."
"Why. I would as soon think of killing my father
or my mother because they were M longer useful.
That dog for years helped me to rank- my IMaaV
and I thir.k surh a thing would b* a v*-y po I re
turn on my part for all the service she has dor.a
Profepsnr Worm has th<» or.ly t.-a!r.*d ar.t
eater in the world. He says I) » t.s very vzteft to
I«arn and do«>s best in the Bbcrlock H'^me^ sort n>
tri -ks, where it ferrets out details and plays sly
ruses on other animals. Th» rrn . . iog, a
tig black Newfoundland, n.tcvil Canso. was tT<>
years learning the plus sign. He was ',nly a tiny
puppy when his mat he ma' ; a', education *ns be
gun. His first lesson, which lasted for nearly .«!.t
month. consisted in barking one« when b.e saw the
figure "1" on the blackboard. Bis trainer it i riled
him, once, struck the floor once and marie him k!t«
oro short, sharp bark whenever he saw the fijur»
"1" or a sir.-le Mock was placed N»fr>r<» him. When
that was perfectly understood th»* fig-ire "T' was
taken up. and so on up to "I>." Then ■a was
taucht to add and mull in the same way. and
now. when he is something l;k-> fi^r.i years <\' !,
he Is perhaps the most accomplished canine in Si
ures in the country
The animals that travel around the country to
gether in this way get fond of one another »r<Jsho-ar
this fondness In many cunning and attractive ways.
Sometime* two will only aot together. be:ng tSen
bright and alert, and moping and sulking w^en
separated. Once when two "good" monkeys, who
had gone through their parts most creditably, »et>
being rewarded with sweet cakes, and tsro "bad '
one*, who bad proved most refractory, wen left
cakeless in their cage, one o! the "go' ones car
ried his portion over and nit It all except t v »
tiniest morsel to his comrades in *BS*JI if or.*
of the tittle company dies there is uauai'.y genenl
mourning for the moment if th* body is seen b;
any one of them. They seem to have, a way ■!
silently communicating any fact of. this sort, but
it 13 soon forgotten and breakfast and dinner ir.J,
play time and work time Interest them as befor*.
One day while Professor Wornraroo.l was r.i.king
to some friends two or three of the naaln tfcac
were fref» in the room were noticed chattering to
gether and edging up closer and closer toward or,**
woman of the company. Their ourt knew they
were perfectly harmless an! so went on talking
and waited to se«? what they would do. :dd*nly
they made a dash at th« woman in question, pull
ing her clothes and ptnehini,- her g- ntly. Then they
ran off chattering and laushing delig-htedly nmor.u
themselves. The woman was rery :rv:?h, startl-d
and wanted to know why in the- world they Bad
selected her to play sa?h a trick on.
"I would be willing to wager a gi od 'tea!.** sa!i
Professor Wormwood, "that yon are the only ca»
in the room who really dislikes rn.lr.ke73."
Th!- proved to be • r »c
"But I di'ln't act so." protested the woman. Tt«
not done anything that everybody else In the room
has not done. I haven't even saM a word about
how I felt."
"Oh. that isn't necessary.'* returr.-d the prn>ss<rr.
"Monkeys, and indeed all animals, to a la: ex
tent know perfectly well who likes them and who
is afraid of them, even when notttoffj is said or
other on© with the rtot? Etiquette seems to to
the chief concern of their lives.
An Inland body of water, a rod between the
wheels of the running tear of a yhide. the bottom
timber of a ship, a girl's r.irae.
The final. on« of the grand divisions of the East
ern hemisphere, a signal, various shades of ecru
or fawn color.
What part or th«« ocean do the following letters
represent? E. G. X. C.
My first Is in Japs and jack:irap<?3.
My second in aunt ar.a i::. ■>.
My third in balmy summer rime.
My fourth in pumpernickel.
My fifth in kindness; merkness. too.
My sixth In slurry night tlsx*
My seventh in the noonday sun.
My eighth in a polite r. h yne,
My ninth's in eerie I:ii.-lcr.ook3.
My tenth is very faerie:
My whole's the pruif of famous cooks,
i'roduct of field and dairy.
Answers to Puzzles Published November &
AFAR A L i > t: A N 0 .V
O R B O DEAN _ **■
Jack o" lanterns.
Endeavor (en«J-Eve-or«).
Forester tFoe-rest-err>.
Important i'im-port-ant).
Hawk, thrush, linnet, robin. oriole, sparrow.
A number of suggestions have been recet** 1
from little men *r.d women as to what might *•
the next stop Ir. th.- true ctIM of T»mrr.y C<>4>
and a week from tvday. the best will be v **
or» this pane. X ■••;> a u<>.»,t wuun out. <i."d ***
which idea has *>■•■•> used.
The. Tommy Cod prizes U book. one ea.-h '» *
little man and a little woman) this we#k •» ••
Edna Leasing. N'.v XI Park-aye . New- York City,
and John Taylor. No. rs> West Nlnety-nlntH-ft.
New-York City. Fayette Taylor, of IB* »*»•
address; E.uher M Carlson. Brooklyn: Eleanor *•
Heers. New-York, and Elate Peterson. Ells»&* n -
N. J.; Olfta M. Kolff and Florence M Klaie. ••
■••Nt particularly good Tommy Cod ■toriH ***
came within a very little of winning prizes.

A kindly act is a kerne! sown.
That will (Tow to a goodly tree,
Shedding- its frrsit when time ha» <oW *
iXi*u in* iuXi or eternity. MD __

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