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How Chicago Became Frightened at Three Wild Wolves. OLD SETTLERS’ HUNTING TALES Wild Animnln Were Plentiful Hut n Fen Yearn Ago—A City of Law brettkern—Xeed of a Xevr Charity. Chicago.—Three gray wolves that had escaped from a cage in which they were being shipped from “H'XPr | nr 11 I Wisconsin to Klrksville, Mo., “c v v \vJmt W created consterna 'Of tion in the south er- .A east section of the city for a number A of hours several AfcO days ago. Mothers pT* Bii hustled their chil- Jj \l dren into the house an< * h ustle( l in att ~ C- ° er them, then lived C 3> behind barred 1 doors until the po- lice had captured Consternation in im the aniina ls. And this in a city in which there are a con siderable number of people living who relate stories of having hunted wild ani mals within what is now the corporate limits of the city. In fact, one does not have to go so very far back to find the days when the presence of a wolf in the city was not so unusual a thing. As late as the early 60’s it was not an un common thing to see them in what was then the outlying districts, but which are now densely populated sections. At even a inter date w r olves w ere to be found in the Calumet and Wolf lake districts, and also in w r hat are now the suburbs of the north shore. E. O. Gale, one of the early pioneers of the city w'ho is still living, tells of seeing a big timber wolf inside what is now the western limits of the city after the civil war had broken out. He saw' it on a number of different occasions as he w'as going in or out of the city on the railroad. Tt would stand by the track and watch the train with w ondering eyes as though he resented the intrusion of this agent of the rapidly advancing civil ization. He was one of the rearguard of the wilds out cf which Chicago had not then entirely emerged. The Old Settler. While there are a number of people still living in Chicago who knew the town as a strug- -> gling village, the ore character w'ho Is recognized as au thority on all sub j ect s connected fHSgTILJP?P with the early his- mT) 'Hill lory of the city is I ( Fernando Jones. He arrived in Chi- "" cago in 1835, when , wot"" he was 15 years of Jw _.. age,and has resided —■ ' here ever since. . Jones can tell - ~ some interesting Anticl itl lm , Tales of the c!d hunting days. He claims to have killed the last wolf “close in”—that meaning within what is now the retail and whole sale district of the city—in 1836, though he participated in regularly organized wolf hunts as late as well into the 40’s. These wolf hunts w'ere events in the so cial life of the then growing town, and were participated in by a goodly propor tion of the male population, and resulted in the killing of a considerable number of the animals within a few miles of thh center of the town. The record of one of these hunting parties was 40 wolves and one deer. As late as 1834 a 400 pound bear was shot in a tree at what is now the inter section of LaSalle and Adams street, a point that is now'practically the center of the business district, but one block from the Board of Trade, and w r as then within a short distance of the straggling village street. During the same year a hunting party of half a dozen scoured the woods to the north of the village and drove the game towards the river. Bear, deer and wolves driven before the hunt ing party rushed through the village, and those that escape the unerring aim of the frontiersmen escaped to the woods to the south. Of smaller game, such as muskrats and beavers, there was an abundance to be found in the river, and as late as into the 50's prairie chickens were to be found within \ v /z miles of what is now the business district. These things are remarkable when SUPPOSED COWBOY A GIRL. Alice Pilcher'* Masquerade iri Mon tana Causes a Sensation in the Mountains. The discovery that “Percy” Pilcher, cowboy, miner and hail fellow with the voung men of a dozen camps and ranches, was not “Percy” Pilcher at all, but Miss Alice Pilcher. 20 years old, daughter of a wealthy organ manufac turer of Louisville. Ky., has created no end of a sensation in Helena. Mont., and the surrounding region. For three years '“Percy” had lived the life of a miner ?v ■ vi* M compared with the conditions of to-daj. Where these things occurred but little more than 50 years ago there now stands a city of more than 2,000,000. Nowhere else on the globe could such a trans formation have occurred. A City of Law Rrfakrn. In commenting upon the Iroquois the ater fire a prominent Chicago preacher charges the people R missioner Wi 1- liams, who has fig ured so prominent- One of Chicago’s Law f orcc the building Breakers. laws indiscrimi nately he could close two-thirds of the stores and manufacturing plants, a goodly majority of the churches and public halls of the city, and retaliated upon the critical preacher by closing his church for not complying with the build ing ordinances. Were all the ordinances upon the statute books of Chicago strictly en forced the city would be a model for the municipalities of the world if it survived the ordeal. For example, there.-is a smoke ordinance that makes it a mis demeanor for manufacturing establish ments to turn great clouds of black smoke into the atmosphere. The law is practically a dead letter, and though there is a spasmodic effort at its enforce ment the manufacturer of whom an ex ample is made pays his minimum fine and his chimneys continue to smoke. Saloon* are supposed to close at mid night. They do so at times only. Dogs are supposed to wear muzzles through out the year. A few of them do during th? summer months, but the really dan gerous street cur that never wears one is never molested by the dog catcher. It Is the valuable dog that is caught. Gambling houses, policy shops, books on the races are not supposed to exist in the city. They do. People are forbid den to throw refuse into the streets. The law is a dead letter. These are a few minor things. In the matter of building construction there is not. a city statute that is not violated more or less. To attempt to remedy ex isting defects would paralize business, but for a time, at least, it is probable that new buildings will comply with all the requirements of the laws. \ccdcil Charity. The Iroquois fire has presented to the charitably inclined persons of the city anew problem. The closing of the S ft /) theaters because of / 42x1 1 /f\ the violation of the / \ \ building ordi- ( I ) nances by the play- y ) J houses, threw sev- VTT i\/ eral thousand peo- y pie out of employ- vN h 'A. \ ment, the majority */ \\ of whom had no wl financial reserve to j/V fall back upon. J/A T h e s e unfortu- l is nates were the last A Subject for lobe thought of in Charitj, connection with the terrible disaster of December 30. A charitably inclined westerner who would not permit the divulgence of his name was the first to offer assistance, and this he placed in the hands of Dr. Meyer, a Baptist minister of the city, to be dispensed as he thought best. It seems rather strange, at first thought, that a minister should be selected to dis pense charity to ballet girls, stage fairies and the so-called frivilous folk in gen eral, but practically all the assistance these unfortunates have received has been from the hand of this good man, who has not only dispensed with excel lent judgment the fund placed in his hands, but has attempted to add to it, and has succeeded in doing so to a lim ited extent. It is also rather remarkable that in the list of contributors to this found there is a dearth of names of theatrical man agers. They are not numbered among the charitably inclined of the- city. Neither to this needed new charity nor to any of the established ones have they been notable contributors. The poor of the city have been good patrons of the theaters, spending their small savings for gallery and balcony seats. The new law that closes this por tion of the play houses will either result in a saving for them, or it will entail even greater expenditures for more ex pensive seats. It is hard to guess which. WRIGHT A. PATTERSON. and rancher and had made scores of friends among the young men and wom en of half a dozen towns. The disguise was assumed by the young woman to en able her to lead a rough, outdoor life, which, her physician had told her, was the only way in which she could ward off consumption, with which she was threatened. She Wouldn’t Have Him. “He’s a gay dog; likes all women but Isn’t engaged to any particular one.” “I should think not. What particu lar woman would have him?” —Brook- lyn Life- THE PASSING GYPSY Our Nomads of the Van Are Fast v_ Disappearing. Hniiern roialiMonn ,\rr Agninsi Tlioin A Piet ur*.*H(|iir People Wlio Served n Purpoae—Hon They Live Without Work. V From the gypsies themselves we learn that their ranks are gradually growing thinner. This, they say, ia caused by the watchfulness of the im migration officials who send back many an immigrant, who, if permitted to land, would find a place in the tent ed wagon or van that travels north and south with the changing seasons, and also by the desertion of many men who are drifting into what we would terra legitimate callings, though the gypsy will resent any intimation that his is not also legitimate. Few of them join the class of criminals who end their days in prisons. While the latter is true the owner of chicken yards will not lament the t (. ,in. il THE GYPSIES' CASTLE. passing of the gypsy, though he re move a picturesque feature from our national cosmopolitanism, and, in his way, has brought pleasure to many a small boy of both city asd country. But modern conditions are against them. It is as though a policeman were continually saying ‘‘Move on." Long since the farmer decided that he would no longer let them camp even in the most useless corner of his fields. They used, whenever possible, to pitch theii camps on commons, but the local au thorities are averse even to that, and they are obliged to pursue their calling, as it were, on sufference. Not only so, but other things are highly unfavora ble to them. In quiet country villages the itinerant vendor used to be a nec essity, and from morning till night there was a procession of them went from house to house. Our good friend Autolycus, with his pack well stuffed with "fine nacks for ladies," went sing ing and jesting, while he palmed off a Dirndl of blue ribbons for Mary to go to the fair with, and sold a cap or a necktie for her laddie. He supplied her mother with caps and linen and spectacles and snuff boxes, while the father bought from him stuff for a Sunday waistcoat. Then came the clockmaker, selling huge watches that would not go. and spectacles you could not see through, and jp any other trifles of light description. The tinker came shouting "Old pots to mend." and soon drew r a concourse of children to watch him at his little fire soldering the cot tage kettle and mending broken ware. And when at night they foregather at Poosie Nancie’s store, or its equivalent, we doubt if the beggar’s opera they performed was ever quite so brilliant as the one drawn by the imagination of Burns, for the wandering people are a jealous people, and they give point to the adage “Set a thief to catch a thief.” Yet they pick up many songs that, though scarcely adapted for the mod ern drawing room, are not without a wit and character of their own. They address each other in language not blunted and spoiled by modern polite ness and convention, but direct, plain, tnd yet embellished with many choice epithets and fancy phrases. They are, indeed, the outcast of the population, and in a world which is, perhaps, growing over-burdened with industry, they set an example of idleness. The only means of getting bread to which they consciously object is that of work ing for it. To’ beg, borrow or steal come as naturally to them as lying; and probably the stern moralist will without the quiver of an eyelid recog nize that their race is dead or dying. On their pilgrimage they leave the law and the commandments to the street-bred people, and though there are rural constables to be dodged, it ia an easier game to play than dodging those minions of the law whose busi ness it is to keep order in the town. “Sorrow take them,” says the coun tryman at sight of their approach, and yet which of us, even when reviling these Ishmacls, has not. a secret sym pathy with them, and a longing that la with difflculfy repressed to take what Walt Whitman called the long white road leadinc any whither? Carrie —“Do you think a woman is justi fied in marrying a man she doesn’t know?” Aunt ane —"She certainly wouldn't be justified in marrying a man she did know.” —Boston Transcript, A distressing case of Fibroid Tumor, which baffled the skill of Boston doctors. Mrs. Hayes, of Boston, . *Mass., in the following letter tells how she was cured, after everything else failed, by Lydia E, Pinkham's Vegetable Compound* Mrs. Hayes’ First Letter Appealing 1 to Mrs. Pinkham for Help : “Dear Mrs. Pinkham: —I have been under Boston doctors’ treat ment for a long time without any relief. They tell me I have a fibroid tumor. I cannot sit down without great pain, and the soreness extends up my spine. I have bearing-down pains both back and front. My ab domen is swollen, and I have had flow ing spells for three years. My ap petite is not good. I cannot walk or be on my feet for any length of time. “The symptoms of Fibroid Tumor given in your little book ac curately describe my case, so I write to you for advice. 5 ’ —(Signed) Mrs. E. F. Hayes, 252 Dudley St., (Roxbury) Boston, Mass. Note the result of Mrs. Plnkham’s advice—al though she advised Mrs. Hayes, of Boston, to take her medicine —which she knew would help her— her letter contained a mass of additional instruc tions as to treatment, all of which helped to bring about the happy result. “Dear Mrs. Pinkham: Sometime ago I wrote to you describ ing my symptoms and asked your advice. You replied, and I followed all your directions carefully, and to-day I am a well woman. “ The use of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound entire lv expelled the tumor and strengthened my wiiole system. I can walk miles now. “ Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound is worth five dol lars a drop. I advise all women who are afflicted with tumors or female trouble of any kind to give it a faithful trial.” —(Signed) Mrs. E. F. Hayes, 252 Dudley St., (Roxbury) Boston, Mass. Mountains of gold could not purchase such testimony—or take the place of the health and happiness which Lydia E* Pinkham’s Vegetablc Compound brought to Mrs, Hayes. Such testimony should be accepted by all women as convincing evidence that Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound standi without a peer as a remedy for all the distressing ills of women; all ovarian troubles; tumors; inflammations; ulceration, falling and dis placements of the womb; backache; irregular, suppressed or painful menstruation. Surely the volume and character of the testimonial let ters we are daily printing in the newspapers can leave no room for doubt. Mrs. Hayes at her above address will gladly answer any letters which sick women may write for fuller information about her illness. Her gratitude to Mrs. Pinkham and Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound is so genuine and heartfelt that she thinks no trouble is too great for her to take in return for her health and happiness. Truly is it said that it is Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Com pound that is curing so many women, and no other medicine; don’t for get this when some druggist wants to sell you something else. FORFEIT II wo cannot forthwith produce the original letters and signatorasof A 111 831 above testimonials, which will prove their absolute genuineness. WWW VW Eydia E, Finkliam Medicine Cos., Lynn, Mass. I SIOO.OO Reward 1 $ will be gladly paid to anyone who will furnish convicting evi- w JP dence against imitators’and substitutors who try to sell you Sf worthless preparations when CASCARETS are called for. jfi ® Don’t ever take substitutes, but insist on having $ The great merit of CASCARETS makes big sales everywhere. S Therefore, now and then, dealers try to substitute “ something g $ just as good.” It’s a lie ! 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