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ODD FRIENDSHIPS THAT DUMB
' CREATURES CONTRACT.
Xlories unit liiva FiJetniently llecnme In
tlmnta Queer Tat That Cnnlnri
' DUplay In Chnonlng Companion,
ftnme llemarkaUla Caw.
Tlie jinrtlrnlnr frli-mlslitps ocriHon
. ally formed by nninml nmnng tlictn
selves are clinrnrtrrizeil. )y the virtni-J
and fnilinp: Incident to lmmntj nttncli
merits. Vc nro freqnriitly JiMmnded ol
mnn's elfifliiip? and inconstniicy in tlit
vrnyn of the lirito creation, nor is it
peculiar to iiiiininls that they unmHImr
enter into nllianres of ft rnrion kind.
Naturally emmiri:. limwa often make
friends and couirmVs ntnnng their own
race, as dog do still nftenev, but n clout
friendship and nnderstandinif between
horses and do(S is apparently more fre
quent than any similar rolationshir
between the individuals of tho saint
species. Perhaps the most remarkablt
attnehments are those shown by animal!
thrown together by enforced circum
stances and separated from others ol
Horses liavo a positive dread of soli
tude, and when this happens to be un
avoidable will mako friends of tlio most
tuilikely creatnres. Tho hours which a
carefully tended favorite passes in his
box are often relieved by tho companion
ship of the stable cat, which the nobler
quadruped speedily adopts as its own,
and to which it often becomes genuinely
attached. The abei;co of tho cat is at
onco remarked by the borne, who mani
Ifesta impatience, r.ml plainly asks for the
restoration of its favorite.
Ouo of tho iT.nr.er in tho Derby, a
colt named (luleopMs, had for somo
time before tho race shown symptoms
of distress and niiisines. nmounting to
positive melancholy, and not attributa
ble to any physical i'iiukc. A ffoat and
kid wero procured and judiciously in
troduced to tho stable, the result beinn
thus described by an eyewitness: "(ia
loopsis seemed to take much interest in
them Tintil tiin j;oat died: bnt tho kid re
mains, and the liorso now vastly diverts
himself by lifting tho little creature np
by the back of its neck with its teeth,
putting it down in tho manner, careful
ly placing it on the ground again after
awhilo, and then repeating tho opera
tion." There is an interesting record of the
strange dislike entertained by a pony
for a particular horse with which it was
brought into daily contact, and the ex
traordinary friendship formed by it for
a calf in the samo meadow. The pony
and efflf became inseparable, show
ing their mutual regard in many divert
ing ways, greatly to the annoyance of
tho calfs mother, who not unnaturally
fivinced tho utmost jealousy ami resent
ment. Gilbert White relates bow a
horse, und hen, spending much of their
timo together in a lonely orchard, also
becamo tho fastest of friends: "Tho
fowl would approach tho horsn with
notes of complacency, rubbing herself
gently against his legs, while the horse
would look down with satisfaction, and
move with tho greatest caution and cir
cumspection lest ho should tramplo on
his diminutive, companion."
Dogs liavo so much larger n share of
personal liberty than horses or cattle
that their friendships obviously lie more
at their own disposal. Cut notwith
standing thin fact they constantly mako
friends of the most "unlikely birds'"
and tr the most inexplicable reasons.
No doubt somo temporary alliances are
formed for. tho attainment of n particu
lar object, not always of a creditublo
kind. Attachments hetweeu members
of the same race are of course common,
but attract the less notice on account of
their obvious reasonableness. Dogs,
howover, ore greatly addicted to queer
company, and constantly go out of their
way In quest of It. The numerous
friendships formed between dogs and
geese, and even poultry In genoral are
quite remarkublo. It is not generally
recognized that the goose is a bird of ex
traordinary sagacity it has even been
described us of great intellectual capaci
tyand thin mutual regard of fur and
feather may proceed on nn understand
ing that overrides lliedistiuctioiiHof race.
The species of gyoso known as the
"gray lag" is especially remarkable for
its strong and frequent attachments to
tlm dog. Ouo that was rescued by a
mastiff from the insidious attack, of a.
fox showed a consciousness of its obliga
tions and a desire to return them that
were touching in their obvious feeling.
The goose entirely abandoned the soci
lety of its kind, roosted in the dog's ken
nel and followed it in its duily wander
ings over a large farm and through the
neighboring village. The dog happen
ing to fall ill the goose would not leave
him night or day, and wonld to all ap
pearance have been starved had not a
pan of corn been placed for it every day
near the kennel.
The French naturalist Houzeua also
relates how a Chinese goose made friends
with a dog at first sight, uttering threats
of vengeance against any person or an
imal offering to interfere with its favor
ite, in whose occasional absence it was
Inconsolable. Dogs and fowls also enter
Into amicable relations for reasons much
teas apparent to oulookers than to them
selves. A hen and a retriever became
so strongly attached that the former
laid her eggs and hatched her chickens
in his kennel, an interesting observer
remarking how, on the hen leaving or
entering her nest, the dog would move
from the threshold to make way, while
any attempt to touch the eggs in the ab
sence of the hen was met by his imme
Another remarkable friendship grew
cp between a spaniel and a young cock,
which was for some reason perfectly os
tracised by his fellows and not allowed
to feed with the other poultry in the
farmyard. The spaniel was constantly
observed keeping the fowls away, in or
djr thai its persecuted friend might ob
tain food, the cockerel obviously reoog
r'ng and reciprocating the good wUl
r own by its four footed proteotor.
I -.138 CUndard.
THE ABSENTMIefDEO WOMAN.
avcral Ars;otnnt lrtr That fce
Is Not, m Fears, Iuim
A lady who hastened to explain that
she is "not a drinking woman," that she
is "not addicted to the nse of drugs," in
short that she has no habits that would
tend to impair the intellect, cites an ex
perience that has caused lier much dis
quietude. Briefly told and In her own
language, she "went down town and
forgot to put on either hat or bonnet."
This bit of mental aberration lias so
haunted, worried and generally upset
her that she appeals for relief some
thing In the nature of citation of similar
cases that may convince her that she I
not a glaring exception to the world i
sensible people and that her performance
is not to be taken as An indicatioa that
sho is losing her mind.
It ought to lio the easiest thing in th"
world to convince this needlessly nla rul
ed lady that in the light of the many
and notable examples of mental lapse
her experience is rather a pleasantly
distinguishing characteristic and not
terrifying malady. If she has followed
the daily papers or lias read the floating
bits of biography she must have noted
the ninny strange stories of great men
and women remarkable for their absent
mindedness. In fact, the preoccupation
of the mind has led people into many
absurd experiences and has made them
the subjects of many oft told justs.
But nobody would think for a moment
of accusing such people of n marked
tendency toward insanity or of intimat
ing that tho brain was softening. The
explanation would be that the mind is
so concentrated on what happens to be
occupying it at the moment that all
other things are subordinated. For ex
ample, people wrapped in thought will
be carried lieyond their railway KtutiuiL
will walk several blocks out of theit
way, will even pass their own door.
A further interesting and consoling
thought is the fact that the profoundesl
thinkers afford tho most numerous illus
trations of abseiitmindeilness. Heidi
lists, literary men, college professors,
lawyers in short, nil classes of people
who nro of a studious profession art
noted for such eccentricities. Tho wise
professor, with his head crammed full
of the inspiration of t lie study, is the
butt of the students and the practical
folk that enjoy the bewilderment into
which his preoccupation leads him.
Professor Sophocles, of Harvard univer
sity, was iv man of this kind. Professot
Snell, of Amherst, was another. Pri
fessor Walter Houghton, the historian,
is a third. It is related of Professor
Houghton that in leaving his room tc
pass down a long corridor ami thence to
the street he invariably raised his um
brella unconscious of tho smiles of the
Samuel T. (ilover, for many years the
bright ornament of the St. Louis bar.
was notoriously absentminded. lie
would enter a restaurant, order n
luncheon and fall into a brown study
over n law case. After the luncheon
hud been served ho would pick tip the
cheek, pay tho cashier and walk out,
leaving the food untouched, entirely un
mindful of the fact that his Htoiiiach wnf
still unsatisfied. Mr. Beechcr has related
stories in which thought preoccupation
has played him pranks, mid has laughed
ns heartily as anybody over the misfor
tunes. In view of tin thousands of experi
ences that might be cited in evidence n(
the extent of iibsentiuiudediiess, it wonld
apM ur that the lady who pranced down
town bereft of her bonnet has no reason
to fear that sho is also to be bereft of bet
reason. A thousand Blooniiugdalc
could not accommodate the lunatics in
her stage of disease. New York World.
A rrlniltlve Klieltiir.
While attached to a military expe
dition against the Sioux in Wyoming, in
1877, 1 saw those Indians construct at
the various camps we made what I take
to be the most primitive form of house
built by human hands. It was simply
iv shelter, or tepee ns they called it.
mado with tho green boughs cut from
the cottonwood trees. Without any
especial pre paration of the ground, they
implanted the cnt ends of tho limbs in
two parallel rows about eight feet long
and fivo feet apart. Tho tops were
adroitly bent over the inclosed spaco and
fastened together along the middlo line,
thus creuting a seuiiryliudrical sheltet
open at bulh ends. These tepees were
merely iuteudeft for two or three men tc
sleep in, all the Vooking and other ar
rangements being performed outside.
R. W. Bhufeldt. M. D., In Popular Sci
Notwithstanding the doubtful state
ment of Leibnitx that hto heard a shep
herd's dog utter no fewer than thirty
words, it may be assorted that nc
quadruped lias been tuught to talk any
lunguuge spoken by man. Certain
learned dogs have been taught a kind of
speech. But tliia consists merely of
differentiated tones of the bark. Pro
fessor Beneden, of the University ol
Louvain, had a dog which could ac
company with his voice a tolerably
complicated air played on the piano.
Another dog, belonging to a different
man, could sing in unison an air c
"La Favorita" when a contralto friend
gave him the keynote. Atlanta Con
stitution. I r
Veins; Waste Steam.
A Glasgow paper states that an engi
neer resident there has, after nineteen
years' labor and experimenting, devised
an arrangement in an engine by which
he returns all the steam back to the
boiler after doing its work in the cylin
der. In several cases he has got his en
gine instaPid and at work, giving
most extraordinary results, and in one
case in a textile factory it is doing as
much work with one ton of coal as was
formerly done with seveu tons.
. Too Powerful,
College Professor We are to have a
new telescope next year.
Btudeut -I'd rather have a fieldglass.
Telescopes show only one boat at a time.
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