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Blackfoot news. (Blackfoot, Idaho) 1891-1902, October 14, 1899, Image 6

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"Some years ago. as agent of a big
firm of cattle speculators." said a prom
Inent traveler to the writer, "I spent a
good deal of time in the great north- i
west. One day, while fishing. 1 saw a ■
small herd of wild cattle standing off i
to my right.
young bull, a splendid specin «n of his '
kind, who came towards me. 1 can't
say exactly how it was done, but It
wasn't many seconds before 1 found
«nyself in a cottonwood tree, out of
Peach of the bull, who was immediate
ly under the tree, pawing dirt and act
ing as if very mad. The bull pawed
and grumbled a few minutes and then
Kailff and Wolvea Have a Boat—W än
dert ai Endurance and Appalling l> ;
rocity Shown by the Maddeued Ani
ls—A Scene of Horror.
Among them was a i
T/ r <&
m \<1J'
I (V
turned and walked toward the thicket, j
on the creek side of which there was a
I saw him push his way I
water hole.
Into the thicket, and the next instant
I could see that he had got into trouble
Of some kind, and that trouble proved
jobea grizzly bear. A fierce snuggle
followed in the thicket. Scarcely two
minutes elapsed before the bull broke
through the bushes. His head was
covered with blood and great flakes of
flesh hung from his fore shoulders. ;
But instead of showing any signs of ;
flefeat, he seemed literally to glow j
with defiant rage.
Instinct had simply
prompted him in his retreat to seek .
an open space. But scarcely had I time
to note all this, when the bear, a huge, j
repulsive looking brute, broke through !
the bushes into the opening. When
the bear made his appearance out of :
the thicket the bull did not wait for
ht£ charge, but, lowering his great head
to the ground, rushed mauiy upon the
l>ear. The latter seemed to appreciate
mous body, biting the bull s nose and
tearing the flesh from his cheek and
shoulders with his long, sharp claw«.
Presently both animals paused in their
desperate struggle, but the bear did not
relax the hold he had obtained on the
bull The cessation in the struggle
had probably been of ten minutes dura
tion when suddenly the bull made one
desperate lunge, broke the embrace of
the grizzly, hurled the bear from off
his head and backed away some ten
paces. The bear lifted his huge head
and stood ready for the next assault.
The herd of cattle had by this time
gathered in from the plain and sur
rounded the combatants, mooing and
bellowing and pawing up the ground,
and maintaining a terrified neutrality.
The bull did net remain at rest a mo
tile abilities of the bull, and summoned
all the wariness of his nature to hi3
aid. He waited until the bull was al
most upon him, and then sprang aside
■with marvelous quickness, seized his
assailant's horns in hls powerful grasp
and pressed the bull's horns down
against the ground by his great
strength and the weight of his enor
ment after backing away for a new
charge, but, rendered furious by his
wound?:, he gathered all his energies
and, with a resounding bellow, rushed
with Impetuous force and ferocity upon
the bear. The latter attempted to use
the tactics that had served him so well
at the first onslaught, but the second
1 charge of the bull was Irresistible, ln
spite of the bear's terrlflc blows with
bis paws, and the grizzly went down ln
the dust before his crazed antagonist,
and vainly tried to defend himself The
bull thrust hls horns under the bear,
caught him in the belly with one of the
sharp weapons, and with one furious
sweep of his head, ripned a great gash
In the grizzly's under side. The grizzly
rose to hls feet, and with a howl closed
with hin foe, and for a long time the
two fought.
"While the fight was going on two
eagles appeared from some mysterious
earie and sailed and circled above the
Bceno of the conflict.lelsurely and grad
ually dropping nearer to the earth. Al
most simultaneously with the appear
ance of he eacle-, I saw the heads of
half a dozen hungry wolves emerge
from the bushes where the fight had
begun. I knew that the battle must
soon end.
"Th" desperate imegle continued
The ground ««• • • up and covered
with blood for many feet around. Both
animals were grievously wounded. It
was plain that neither could hold out
! much longer. Maimed and gory, they
I fought with the certainty of death, the
bear rolling over and over In the dust,
j vainly trying to avoid the fatal horns
j of his adverstary. and the bull ripping,
thrusting and tearing the grizzly with
irresistible ferocity. At last, as If he
determined to end the conflict, the
j bull drew back, lowered his head and
made a third terrific charge: but. blind
ed by the streams of blood that poured
down his face, he missed his mark,
i stumbled and roiled headlong on the
■ ground. In spite of frightful Injuries
i and great exhaustion, the bear turned
' foe. He seemed to have been suddenly
i invigorated by this turn of the battle
1 in his favor. With merciless sweeps
of his huge claws he tore the flesh in
great masses from the bull's upturned
and over. Nothing was now to be seen
! but a heaving, gory mass, dimly per
i quickly and sprang upon his prostrate
' The bull and the bear rolled over
ceptible through the dust. As to
weight, the two fierce and determined
brutes must have been about equally
matched. The unfortunate result of
the bull'« last charge on the grizzly in
dicated that the latter's qualities would
in a few minutes more settle the fight
against the bull and 1 was in momen
f r0 m the body of hi 3 prostrate foe and
drag himself feebly away from the
tary expectation of seeing such a ter
mination, when, to my astonishment, I
saw the bear relax his efforts, roll over
spot. The grizzly had no sooner aban
doned his attack on the bull than the
i atter
was on his feet, bearing himself
ag erect and as fierce a 3 ever,
^ f or t jj e f our th time, and again charg
ed As the bull hur i ed himself against
( be gri zz iy the latter braced himself for
a ] as j desperate struggle. He struck
ou j w udiy with his paws and the bul
. fell back witb the force of the grizzly's
I b i ows .
"Giving his head a shake, he lowered
The bear sank to the ground
writhing In agony. The Indomitable
courage of the bull here prevailed
Blinded and crippled as he wa«, he
dashed wildly at his foe again. With
a last frantic effort the bear sought to
make his escape, scrambling and stag
gering through the dust. But lt was
useless. His great strength was gone.
The bull plunged his horns again and
»gain Into the huge form of the dying
| b rute as he lay stretched helpless in
the dust. The bear's muscles quiv
cred and contracted.
He drew his Im
mense paws up once or twice ln con
vulslve clutches, raised hls huge head,
, gave one agonizing groan and fell back
dead. The victorious bull raised hls
| head, gave voice to a deep bellow and,
I shaking his head triumphantly turned
and walked away,
, "His progrès« was slow and painful
j and he stopped and turned at short In
tervals and listened as if to know
whether hls foe would renew the bat
! tj e> ji„ xvalked near'y a hundred
yards with the herd gathering and bel
I lowing about him Pro <-nt!y , ils head
dropped from Us proud position. Hs j
spread his legs apart as If to bract him- |
self against the weakness that was !
telling upon him. Suddenly he fell as 1
If he had been shot, a mangled, bleed
Ing mass, and was soon dead. When i
I climbed out of the tree to leave the 1
scene of that terrlflc combat the herd
of cattle had disappeared on the plain
and the eagles and the wolves were
screeching, snarling and fighting over!
the mangled carcasses of the bull and !
'he bear."
A Bo, Wa, ItnpriiuneU .„a N.rr.-t,
Greenport IL.1.) correspondence New
>rk Press: Although Harry Doyle'» |
fingers, toes and ears are frosen. he Is,
glad to be alive. Doyle Is 14 years old J
and delights In assisting his elder I
brother George, who is employed in me
meat shop of C. B. Wiggins. The
other night Harry helped George store j
the exposed beef In the big ice box. Un- 1
seen by George, Harry shouldered the j
last piece of beef and carried it to Us
freexing bed. Before the boy, having
accomplished his task, could turn and
make his way back. Mr. Wiggins
chanced to enter the market, saw the \
refrigerator open and closed It. • At j
the moment the spring lock ellcked i
Harry realized hia peril, and began to
shout and kick the thick walls of his
prison, but no sound was heard out
side. By the merest chance one of Mr.
Wiggins' clerks, who was working later
than usual, had occasion to open the
ice box. and the first flash of the elec
tric lights he turned on revealed the
form of young Doyle. The boy wa«
unconscious when dragged from his Icy
cell, his ears, toes and Angers having
frozen in a half hour. Another thirty
minutes of subjection to the freezing
temperature would have resulted in
Bear Took Toȟe.<Miou of a I'i
Bears, which were unusually numer- ;
ous In Pike and adjacent Pennsylvania j
counties during last winter and spring,
are again making themselves obnox
ious to farmers, and are venturing into
the clearances, and in one instance
took possession of a farmhouse, as is
evidenced by the terrifying experience
of Mrs. Picot, an aged resident of Dark
Swamp. While engaged in her morn
ing duties about the house she was
startled by soft footsteps advancing
up the walk. Turning, she was con
fronted by the bear, and before she
could close the door Bruin barred the
way. Although terribly frightened,
she retained her presence of mind and
began to shy various cooking utensilt
at the beast, which, instead of retreat
lng, dodged the missile* and walked
Into the kitchen. Mrs. Picot hastllj
ran to the upper portion of the dwell
ing and locked the door. Bruin, evl
dently thinking the kitchen a nursery,
began to toss the furniture about the
room and cat a portion of the victuals
remaining In the pantry. Tiring of
the sport, the bear took a short nap
on the floor, and then scampered off
An old fellow living in the southwest
part of Kansas got Into a scrap with a
railroad conductor on account of the
Irregularity of his ticket. He lost a
portion of bis whiskers and was eject
ed from the train. He was so grieved
over the affair that he engaged Joe
Waters as his attorney to bring suit
»gainst the road. Joe made up his
suit and presented H to Bailie Wag
gencr, the attorney for the Missouri
Pacific. Waggener declared that he
had never heard of the case and knew
nothing about the affair. But Waters
pressed him so closely that a compro
mise of 1500 was finally agreed upon
and paid. Joe then wrote to his client,
inclosing half of the sum received, say
ing that he had settled with the Mis
souri Pacific. His client wrote back
that he was satisfied with the amount
received, but it wasn't the Missouri
Into the woods.
Dancocd the Railroad,
Pacific he was riding on, but a bran"h
of the Southern Kansas.—Emporia Re
Out of riac« Ttinro.
Philadelphia Bulletin: "I don't like
to see a woman In a barber shop. Do
It's no place for women's
A woman who dresses In a hurry al
ways puts too mueh powder on the end
of her nose.
r((larH of t h« Hee*>i>tioii 10 «b» M*«ua
u» r o t i >v«»Mu*u»*
cp be central Id®» underlying ta»
g run d welcome to be given Admlial
D< , wey In Washington the first week In <
oct 0 l«, r Is Us national character HI*
arr | V al at the capital will mark his real
jj 0me ^ 0 mlng to the Ameilcan people.
whera t he officials of the government
wll[ pim u-lpate. and the magnificently
j)jwel , swor j voted by congress will
b e presented. To that end all the ar
rangements will be of a but
moat dignified character. The welcome
to the hero of Manila at the a^nal
raprv. .VI - • ' , * ' ^
October J, althoug » " . b .
pend upon the length of the ceiwa
tton In New York, wklch la still ua
•i 0."
settled. The principal feature* of the
reception in Washington, as planned
by the citizens, with the
of the president and cat
two In number—the pres*
•word voted by congress and a night
parade. A public reception at the
white house will be followed by dinner
to the admiral by President McKlaley.
The «word will be presente, 1 by Secre
tary Long, at the cast front of the cap
ltol, In the presence of Mr. McKinley
and all the member* of the cabinet,
late In the afternoon, white the parade.
consisting of organization* of all klnd^
will be accompanied by an Illumination
of the city on a »cale of beauty never
before witnessed In Washington.
The different feature* of the prépara
; " on * *re in the hand* of a central
''Ody of citizen» and eleven commit
' e,,s - embracing In all over a thousand
P*°P> 8 Preparation* for the célébra
! " on hsvc been In hand for over a
j The Baltimore and Ohio railroad and
I other railroad* entering Washington
have agreed upon cheap rate* for th*
celebration, and the committee expect*
that there will be an outpouring of pa
trtotlc citizen* almost equal to the in
; auguratlon of a president.
i n.tr*y.d hr hi* i-.reoi.
| victor Chevalier a clever criminal
I ln p ar |g wag riln 'down In a shrewd
I wa y. He was known to be .-iceedlnr y
! foD(1 0 , a p ,, t parrot an( , , h()
, were instructed to look for a loqua
| ;|ou* bird of this kind. After a week'»
J icarch the talkative parrot was dll
covered In the Montmartre district.
The police kept a close watch on the
house, and ln time the criminal ap
peared to have an affectionate chat
with his bird.
*c, will bt
itlon of the
Every woman is a good actress till
she goes on the stage.
There Is one thing a woman never
can understand, and that 1* herself
When the devil had hls choice ns to
Instruments he first picked Jealousy.
If they were named anything else a
woman would have Just as queer a look
In her face when she talked about her
lt there weren't any bad men to be
horrible examples, probably
wouldn t he any good women to be
shining examples.
Every racy story a man hear, he
acts like t was old to him and every
woman like t was ne W to her, and
Wi"/* * bfi " eV '"
When a man can make a woman be
lleve that he can't help thrilling
voice she feels she has t
so that she can turn the
whenever she feels like It..'
. 3r rsrÄ r.rr. r,
you know she'H scratch you but when
lt'a a woman you never know wheth r
hiss you or tear yonr eyes cut Ü
New York Brass
proverbs by w, ll1am
ter EXPeftt POUOn ,r ° ro " le -
^Without contraries not progrès
•f T a°ge C r te a llUle fl0Wer " tb0 '» b °r
w . . .
, ha , ' now P r »ved was once only
lm l n * ln ' , ' , ■
He who desire# but acts not breeds
» e * tllen ^
Listen to the fool's reproach, it j, .
kingly title. u a
at her
o marry him
current on
quaint customs.
», to the w«<»rii.g u( »ui«««»" ■<*
" %»#44tag **"**■
Tribune To the qurn.ou
0 f ten asked why the marriage via*
t*. plai^d on the left hand m >ay
answers are given. Hot»e »ay be« au»e
^ ^ baB( j ^ mu ,. b fat* used thau
right, and therefore the ring is less
llat)le to grt brok(U in the HritUh •
^ y 0 of lt that for the
reason the fourth l«f" «as """
#bo#en whU;h „ no , only less used «
than either of the rest, but Is more ca
pab , # of preserving a ring from bru * » ,
hBTlnjs thu 0Be quality peculiar to It
'ompany with some othei Ungar w «ere
^ ^ ^ mj) b „ slngly stretch«! out
to tbelr fuU leng , b ailJ straigbtues,
The rigid not:«..« of «... t tied *«■»•
never putting i d the *<d.tiig mig '
supposed to have originated in the «a- j
leieat custom of hallowing the ring, be
»Ides the remembrance of the espre*
»ion "till death dii lit part in our mar
A ring U not, how
rUgc servie«.
ever, or used not to be, a legal net* es
;e: for. l)Ot k<:
»ary to a man
long ago In Scotland It w
ua! thtug to use a ki
at a fli
esttng function!
biem of unity w
Ur a u
t>l, and
r curtain '
. ruine»
ay and tnt<
ddmg (a
& moo
eota ti
»lamp, a man *
a of
a' that, a.
man f
to the immortal Burl
a *!fe U
ring is but the outward sigt
a wife for the same reason,
Muller y Tejetro, who
was next to Adtntrai Cert era In com
of Santiago
Lieut. Jc
id of the naval fore
de Cuba, has just finished an elai
reply to Naval C<
ui tor lie
article, entltted. "Th« Sinking of th#
try Magazine,
uh ofll-rer of
aw the
use," In the L'«at
Muller U a Spat
■live years'
sinking of tb« M«t
Hobson's dt
i tali'
c. tu
and »it pi
ttago. Thi
ington ha* t
that It ha* pu
and CapituUt
I have recel V«
■*ens at the
ua* y 4«
: at Wa
h of h
if th
Bpanuh -
"A glance
Mr Holt«
Merrl mac
d have ahown
P' , * i '- , °n in
*** thoroughly d
'>f July
° ,lf * u,! '
ha, '
* fan
* ay * tha{ "*« r- j
<11 '* m>t * !n * i * rri
lnt, 'n«!''!. was 1
* M ' ' 1 : ' ' '
' Ir Hr II
,w ' :l * r '.«!
other two good an h
ba 4 do was to steam slowly in and
* "P ">e engin--* »h'irtly be' re arrtv
* n * a ' i* 1 * chosen place
w *re coming In th* bow anchor «hmitd
dropped The tide would necssaarlty
z*! 0 * 'k* »tern around, and when the
vessel reached the desired position
a« rose, then the anchor should !>» drop.
P*^ »»tern
"*** were coming oot. the *'ern an
< " !,or »houltl be dropped flr*t. and the
having swung th* ve»»e| aero«*
bow unebor should be dropped
Lieut. Muiler, not content with point
ln k «»«* th*t the «inking of the Merrl
mar wa " a * wi, ' i, z bv r »u** the maneuver
T,*" , ' 8dl '' «»«■' ** l-iefit.
no '•" m "' *> for hie ovula. ory
ha, ' lt- a * f ° r h " 1 ^rimlnation in f*
of the young and pretty He , a y,
^ ob,r,n ka* reaped the greatest
'■— ' Jr* M * , kyiia
f" ~
/ ;
In *L
ome oi
.be M
*t • t
ts sunk. This
»(rated on the
ml»h fleet cm
a* they would
It St * !
had to do u
t*r of the *r
why the Merrl
j. a*
the n

un had fitted
anchor* »head, and *n
cm. ail h*
If thv tffl.
If. on the contrary, th*
• r
1 fljj
! ^
, %
! A
I !
; harvest of klsse, fmm , hc (|
A,lam 'hat. of McKinley, bat be np
prar<> ' 1 mo 'o determine,) *„«1 enllnisias
,lc "> "isslng Ihe young and pretty
" ,an ^ 01,1 ftn,! ««'*■" I he wbote ton!
: «* '-ha article is a
, .. . .
! rfrr* £ .
-ut i»w» r ' n 10 the i onnccll
1 ir e i' '' *', 1 " ' lff fr, ' m ">« conn«ct
! V I ', 1 ' 1 '' ' hi* pond
blake.iSwUhTJ^SC" ,n "
j ^
I "rn! ITZ'*
! /* UlllD lw " P«un,l. in weight 1
rn,l J"*'"y four and fl V( . po ,| Pr | ' .... ,
I 1 :' pond W„ draw,,™: I
> hr*! T Km " harre, !
" r ** washtiih f„|, thMn ; «* I
,oa n !h" n " '' iK '''"""> four
j founds. II» salted them f„ r wl ',„ p
strong Indictment
wh at this Spanish officer calls
"°o*on egotism.
•n Enl».
. I* an artl
.1 •-.«
nnd twice
Wfl i i
Among tha leader* of tb* ^
element for which the add)*
famous, Ur John l Hubin^ J
kuk, la., reign* without *
manufacturer, »• an enter*
Uaii»t aud a* u phil*i,thropj»n b |
""" »prea«l o*rr many »1st«*, ^
« """'"'"I r '' te,l ; r " 1 *'* hs»#
JT'"' '""I
, f althm -l V" '
J ^ • 111 «
C»r.., .t. _ I
Weste» Caelt.ti.i,
e j
ci fin*.
u l*u> "'<*<* *„
e»* b *>Ue of *k*».
Im- nr filed uiatikiiid, for hi* libereflt.
as bountiful at hi* Ijiaiuw.
murvriou. lie w*.
.„a German tuiy.
}nn f am u y „ggjaHfl
tweky, fat wi ' *H*J
received » publi , nlwu*.
Ulo » ( Retire reech.ng u
»reured patrii». ou • nab,,)
uabte m reha » al intent me»,
layii.g the fuuu.t.i un uf U» j»«
"iiitit e*|
lly inclination #rV fnrr* at
»teuer» hi* sttrctl i
cd to tbc oianufectu
proved prot-r*.
time be became Ihe 1
*« r*ri» < 1 )
" *l*rvk m
end la the
: of a
hating en annua,
of dollar*.
!.'« u! *.•
But gr,
never quite ui..i
diUuf» H wffc* rHf * aa»l f-pT**MTlgi
and after )mti of |.aji
lAti fc*r*rci* Mr M*-tie
lift# i;
get t** **ai
Bot r*Ur* fi-.m the «»rt«»*
mtrr-.rt.re in wh>- h he 1* latemwè
,t, rr ! raltwev* »!*« tn. b*ltil»f r**
t(lI i UlP ,t.|,pl V*ilf,> Tvivyh*»
Co . with N.M« telephone »•buiR**
Minne*|» ti* and Hi I*sah~*M<B
hi* atigmented arthitj Inierfm
hi. .™b»l „hllg.lion* *nd evrtvMd
Ihe .plendld hvwpitaUly wbickk»»
r e n „, hi* (.*S*it*i K*,.k»k **
Mr llubinger'a family, rotol«»** «
blm*elf, wife and four eblWrt*,k
pivot around whirh hb »etlv Wf **
volve», and while fond of
«t rr *' enterprise., he 1. Ml»
bl * Hr, ,r ' where hr
moment of time not taken
eh h*
«!*•-., on, w
«ider» 9* ;
««èét i
IS »
I« of «
>«* a
Bed Ovum Sure!
mark.) 11* U pi
g t* d'vnt«:
f th.« aunt*
». tl »
> steer, it«*
at Ac
!» ti
to on*» It* m
Uy. Tbu». f
10« peckagr* «
1m> had. icgrll
Kb *kr* peart at
beautiful eoUi
r but I <•»»!* la* lag
f Ktd trou
ft with '* ..«Z s HfC
prtDtrd * 1
ta, «r * Tw#at«tk (■#!
tot «rïj t
psrk.gr* of I ht ««wd mi
tury litrt t altttdsr:
cent* It
tb « ru ! ire hi »i.»k»*f*s*«
tr th < 'll*)*
l.ttlj «Ml
for fût*
view* »ml one Twr
Calendar—view* •
It At. Welch tb>« paper
oi «Ml
ertftiftll *»»t » 1*
11 *.
premium snnuui
«very Udy will c
W bit* Mr H il »*r
best «nergie» I» Ibe m**»f**tsiv «
thi* new and wunderfttl *UrvA.*™
will deed» I*
Giu or public raff«.
What a hle.stii« H>*1 "***
; limit to our raft** of vUlott, pM*®
mental, and spiritual! MoubIM**^
lbs far horlmn are bluer »*4
; and le*a «harp In outline th»*
: Calm close at hand. The rurvt
M •
earth, atmospheric
natural ahorlslgblednees *Uow
a very limited sight of thlo#»
farther off they are. the tuor*
ed or unlntelllglbe they becn W*
And what a blesring t* <&W ,TÜi
: of an all-wise and all-lnvl*| y*
We rould not bear It oitierwR*
far as we can see 1» ns far as ** -
lo see. and It Is well lh*' ' b * *
at the other end of our
wholly clear. We may be .I*
th« preclne Joys and sorrows bb .
not In full view. Our *l*bt •*
«b ut for what Is al hand,
««Hr wron,.
1 «Id fight, the new
, old conflict. "Go home
I Show the new life «her*
! was lived. It will l, ' I ' ln(
I count. The new way of
ohl duty, bearing the old hard f fl g
Ing the old temptation*; '''„oHj
! dballcm of a new h ,,,,rl ' . «öktH
i make all things new
old things new.
an ^
Clod I» »•«««• ^
Feople go Into er«ta*K'*
Idea of a corporal Jeho»**« ^
with scarcely a spark of
hearts; yet Hod 1* love. 11,11 ypjr :
Hod Immortality cannot »t'l' < ' ' | |.
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Ing truth, yet God '* tr " ..„„hi»«
Halm that man must die '* 1 me
! vino principle I» ever pre* 1 '»
tals believe In a finite!} 1,1 fauß
when Hod Is love that m,1,t ' gjjy.
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call for new arena*!
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