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OUR ROCKY MOUNTAIN CATS Four Distinct Varieties Of the Feline Family In San Isabel Forest; Much Similarity Between Them There ere four dlrtlnet Tenetie* of the feline family within the monn laine of Sen Isabel Forest■. the puma, or nionntain lion, lynx, wild-eat. and lynr-rat. There ia a great deal of limilarlty between the three latter. Their habits may be said to be identical, and only their coloring and a slight difference in sirs serve aa an index to their individuality. Th© lynx-cat l.n far greater in rom bers than either th© lynx or wild-cat and fltneo to talk of on* la to talk of th© other, wo will hold th© dlscuaalon generally to th© lynx-cat. .Tuat why ha la known aa ‘lynx-cat** * hard to ©ay, but It may reasonably h«* peraumad that ho derive* hla nam© from having th* tasaeled oars of th© ivnx and tho fur coloring of tha wild .»! Possibly ha la a cross hatwaan tha lynx and wlld-cat. which argument 1« favorably borna out by hla balng a llt VERBAL TOURS VOW appmachath THAT portion of ___ THK yoar whan T.OTR of motorist* WTIiT < procaad to TAKF! trlpa to i VARIOUS place© A!CD apand thalr com, which Is all RIPIT ter tham to DO. to* Uwj o*n»t SOT tha sight© uni— TORY apand thalr cola AND fkrthamaora SRAf*! tha uh of ff ATPta not* uni—a Tor can fc—p It | riRgUTJLTTVCI—Thao PRUTTT ©eon thay SUL mm* horns from ‘ VHKIUC thay want and | rETLL go to tha | and , OET —aoral roll* OF fllma daralopad AND haw a lot of PRINTS mad a and THEN they'll g©« AN album and PUT tho prtnt* tn IT and than thay‘ll INVITE you ovar TO dtnnar <m*yb©> and tVHTIiID whoavar Is COOKINO tha d Inn or OPTS It on tha table. AND you ara sitting IN tha library or LIVING room or PARLOR, depending ON tha coat of THI fcouaa aad lot. TH3D rat af tha FAMIT.T will get OUT tha album AND ahow you a UCfT of ptaturc# of "WHIiRW wa want laat SI MMER- and you’ll LOOK at *atn aort of INTBRESTED like and MATRW you’ll irat 'WNTHrSIASTir and * “TIIH you alt down TO tAa grub In tha DIMING room you’ll FIND that you ara RATING a mtla faster THAN tha rest of tha PARTT baoauaa tha REST of tha party 19 buay tskin* that AUTOMOBILE trip all OVER a la conversation" and it n not __ POLITE »o try and TALK With your MOUTH H. jv AuTonobileS ” *" ■ - TVjfb- (By S. E. Dosting.) tlo larger than tha wlld-cat and a 9t tla smaller than tha lynx. Ra that aa it may, thera is no need for one's going astray in instantly reoognlslng tha species onca killed or caught—tha tip of tha tall tails tha whola story. All thr«a aperies arc 1 bobtallad." their tails being only three to four Inches In length About one and ona half inches of the lynx's tall Is Jet black, tha tip of tha lynx-cat'a tall la black and whits, the white being on tha under sid» and constituting tha extrema tip; tha tip of the wlld-cat*! tall Is yellow and whits; that's all very easy. Isn't It? As a further means of Identification: Th** l>nx has long, grey whiskers, or. sideburns." and a prominent black tip or "pluma" on the point of each ear. His foot Is aa large aa that of tha heaviest dog and In heavily furred be tween the pads: he frequently grows to weigh TO pounds. The lynx-cat likewise has whiskers and ear-tips but not nearly po large as those of the lynx; hla foot being only nn«s-thlrd as large as that of tha lynx n#id not heavily furred between the pads. The will cat’s whiskers and csr-tlpe ara ao sub. dusd as to be hardly noticeable, and ’hey frequently have not these char acteristics at a!L The wlld-cat varies In weight from 25 to 35 pound* The general fur coloring of the three species la ao generally Identical that ooiy the trained woodsman or trapper tvIH recognise th* difference at any great distance. However, the lynx 1* rather distinctive at a distance be > ause of hU fur having a grey, or ali ve* cast, while th* coloring of th* lynx-cat and wlld-cat tends toward yellow. Ail of them. In color, preaant a confusion of yellow, red, grey, brown. Meek and whit*, ihelr moat distinc tive and regular coloring being tha ••hits along the belly which ia mot tled heavily with round black spots tha alsa of a nickel. In stalking and killing game, tha lynx-cats resort to almost the identi cal tactios employed by the ordinary house-oat*. Thalr feed consists wholly of meat and thay are adapt at catch ing rabbits, grouse, duoks, all small birds, fleh. and not Infrequently they I kill a young dear or mountain aheap | They are active at all periods of tha year, bold and curlona. but thay will ,no» attack a person If thev* la any possible way to avoid it. They live al |w*y* at high altitudes, denning In rock leaves and working the southern, open r.npes in winter for their game. They c,, mb tr-e* with greater ease and ngU l’y than the house-rat. can purr or ' "PH" in a vary similar manner, and In the:- pm-Mltar half-scream, half-cry, will put a half dozen common hack al l*r entirely out of the battle. There are a few Instances on record where th.» young of tho lynx-cat have I*en domestl<-at*d and proved safe r-ta However, If the pete smell any thing like those that are running wild, or are half so lousy. It would not ie?©m that th*y would make a highly dur able p«t to havo around the house. There |« nothing quite so easy to trap as the LVUMIt About all that Is necessary Is to place some foul smelling meat In a tree or In som* rocks where ho isn't quite reach It. and a steel trap wher* he can’t help *©e It. He’ll step in the tmp as sure as fata: if. for nothing «* ©e. Just to find out how it work" ll* Is the lucky of our mountain animals; his smllo Just won't com© off and. with him. the world Is always bright. Once caught in * »rap he will rear and tear for a time, but not for long. He will accept hie fate in stony silence and •attic down to patiently wait for some character <*f liberation. Ona of the pastimes after being caught Is to scratch a rila of lca\ cs and *w|ga to gether. climb upon It and lie curled up over the trapped foot. Tn this they are very philosophical and sensible since. In all trapping, the trapped ani mal suffers greatly from the foot which, devoid of circulation, soon (Continue* on Nest Fugul DEEP SNOWS DRIVE ELK TO LOWLANDS LTTTNOSTON. Mont.. March 18.— Much deep snow in Yellowstone Turk is driving seorp* of elk from the mountains to the lowlands near Gar diner. ’Montana, the northern entrance to the park, where they are being fed bv government scouts. Snow in the park is said to bat e crusted over pre venting the elk from breaking thru to forage. Rom© of (he animals have died of starvation it is reported ONE CENT PER DAY PAYS YOUR ROAD BILL One end one-tenths cents per day wn« th* -'o*t of the Am*rlcsn highway* to (he Individual man. women nnd etui I in ill - u&tn ml ■ ' iftti deducting *h* nmount paid M Automo bl'f-s in llc*ns* f**s according |o Th«"> H. M*cr»«"«M chief -f the 1 . 9 Bureau of Public Hoade. THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN DOWN THE ROAD DOG AND WOLF WERE FRIENDLY Peculiar Friendship Discov ered ; Dog Registers Grief When Pal Is Killed BHERIDAN, Wyo., Mat. 18.— Rare instances of friendship between ani mals are on reoord, but the friendship which sprang up recently between "Jack’* an airedale pup at the Galla tina Camp, on Ix>dge Grass creek near th« Little Big Horn and a huge mol# timber wolf ia without precedent, old timers claim. "Hie tenders et the camp had for months reported heavy losses among the cattle anrj tracks led them to be lieve most of the killing had been done by a lone wolf. “.lack” who had been tied up at tlie camp showed sign* of growing uneasiness nnd was released. Ho made directly for the timber and when found later lay on a bluff with his head pillowed on the shaggy throot of a great wolf. Tenders in killing the wolf its pelt which is pure white with a broad streak of black extend ing from the ruff of the collar toj the tail, is one of the most valuable secured in this country for mnnv months. But the Airedale puppy could not i be pacified after the death of bis strange friend. Since the shooting he ha* refused to eat and exhibits signs of genuine gnef. It is feared that unless he ran he prevailed upon to take food he will die. Whether the dog w«* attracted to the wolf by sheer loneliness oy whether §nme wild, untamed impulse made the two kin, is the subject of much spec ulation. LION HUNTED GOT 13 HUGE ANIMALS HAMILTON*. Mont . March 1«.- IJoyd Thompson of the bureau of biological survey to extenrirm** pr ’ atory animals, recently returned fr m a two months' hunting trip in the Selwny forest a of Tdoho, nnd reports a total of 1,1 mountain lions. 12 mea suring from seven and ii half to nine fact and one which taped ten feet from no an tn tip of fail, ns a result of the bunt. Tne age of the largest don is estimated at Id years, nnd ; from tho established record of fleer killed by one lion each year, It rntild iho charged with a. least 1,000 deer, i Alas! Twas only a dealer’s dream! BELIEVES PEOPLE HAVE AS MUCH SENSE AS CHICKENS "I think that !f It Is possible to ©du cat© chicken* to caution, It ought to be possible to educate human beings." said George M. ‘"Jraham. at the High way* Dinner of the National Automo bile Chamber of Commerce recently. ”1 notice the chlokon la becoming very cautious. She la learning some thing nnd l say 'she* advlaedly for I notice that the chicken that get* run over Is always a hen. "The rooster stand* In dignified »tate on the side of the road and grin* tol- 1 TWO-THIRDS OF AUTOS STOLEN IN CHICAGO, STOLEN AT NIGHT CHICAGO, March 1«. Two-fhlrda of the automobiles stolen hsre are tak en between 7:30 and midnight, and by far the greatost nnmber at 10 o’clock while their owners are a’ theaters ami other places of amuse ment, according to the committee on motor car theft* of the Chicago (’rime Commission. Three hnndr*»d nnd twenty-three |>erson« were fried ben l in connection .with motor enr thefts between January 1 ami August Id. 1921. Other observations of the committee follob:: DOGS GOT COLD FEET WILDCAT ESCAPED COLORADO SPRINGS, March l<v -‘‘lt take* nine tnilors to make a man,*’ so the old song goes, but it takes more than nine horses, a guide, n cook, and a pack of inck rabbit dogs to bag the wily wild-cat near Rosemont. according to J. R. Deters of New York and Reginald Sinclair of Rroadmoor who returned a few days ago from a three day big-game hunt buf without the game. Tt wa=* a game bunt on the part of j everyone except the dog». the hunters reported on their return. The dogs' feet got cold op the. snow and the hunters had to ram- them par» of the time. Also the story goes, they Fad i plebian ta«to for chasin ' iark-rab bit* rather than an n-istoertie trait for stalking, sneaking climbing moun tain lions. The guides found tH» trail of sever al lions but the hunters finally de c:ded that in view of tho tactics Af , the ilogs they should drop the word ’''hunt” from the trip and substitute ! the word '‘hike'’ This they did. The' Hunters turned Hikers n.nd rct-.medj to their base of supplies with n cock.' guides, a perk of dogs, but no j ©rantiy whll© th© flurTied hen tries to cross back and forth In front of th© car five time*. "Rut somo impulse of pr©cnutlon horn of maternal admonition com*s to th© mind of the hen of today and snvs. 'lt la wisdom to stay on thl* aid© and let It go by.’ "Now If hen* with their limited modicum of bralna can he trained that far tn aafety. whj' not also children? It la simply a oaa© of carrying th© m*a sage to them." A thief ha© been known to walk ; into a largs pnblie garage at night and , cover tits watchman and other cm- 1 pjoyea with a gun, while be drove away with the car of his ohoiee. The; thief usually prefers to hold up a ■ man about to put bis automobile in A garage, rather than to break into a j garage after the car is locked up. B> far th© greater number • f stolen ( automobile* were taken SOT because of the intrinsic value, but to be used in various forms of law-breaking. The large percentage of thefts «eem to be committed bv men or boys nnd»r the age of twenty-five venrs. **The careless and indifferent mo torist is responsible for the loss of many cars.’’ say* the committro. ‘‘Many hundred-* of passenger cars Are left standing at the curb, in alleys, in yards and other unguarded places thruont Chicago every* night. Many, are NOT protected by any locking do- 1 vice or lights. Many valuable enr* are left standing along boulevard* nnd other streets with engines run ning while fcheir owners are else where. * ’ Dor reasons the committee nr pacta good results from action of in surance companies reducing rnic© in motor car thefts and requiring the owner to accept 23 per cent, of the loss on stolen cars. Establishment of a parking rpnre where fhotor enr© mnv ho loft under police guard for a fee’tie©, in the op inion of the committee, done much to! reduce thefts. CAR SHIPMENTS 150% ABOVE LAST YEAR C arload shipment* for nuU'moVui** at the beginning of 1?% showed © l r ■'> per e*rt wain over n ve.ar ogn R-*t ri«* of ©ni*© condition* from nil over the coun try show Imyn•vemont. . f^cnecifioN LONE MATCH IN CAN SAVED FOUR Dried Their Clothing and Signalled Boat at Sea To The Rescue HONOIXT/TJ, T. H., Teh. 23 - (By Mail) —A lone mntch, saved carefully in a tincan to prevent it from broom-j insr wet was the instrument tl>at re- ( stilted in the resooe of four of the five members of the Japanese fulling vessel Kbisu Marti, No. 1, after they had been ntamoned fifteen davs on a wind and storm-swept coral reef in j the South Sera, with no shelter, few clothes and littlo food or water, ac cording to the story they told when they were brought buck to Honolulu, aboard the F.bisu Mam, No. ?. which had been sent to rescue them. The fifth member of the crew, M. Miya saki. the engineer, was washed away and drowned. Hi* body was not re covered. The fishing craft left here la«t year for NeckJir island, considerably south of Honolulu and after unsuccessful ca*t* sailed farther south on Janun'T Ten days Inter in a heavr storm she struck a coral reef off Sand Island. | near French I'njjate shoals. the hnttenng of the heavy «on«. the ■ nmpan broke up almost immediately. A rude raft was formed from the! timbers and Captain .T. Yonetnikit.J with a mpr around his waist, swam for n bar some distance nwnv. lie made the small piece of land and succeded * n pulling the raft af er him. Mivasaki was lost at this time. For the nest fifteen days the four mer, subsisted on birds they killed and . a little fresh water. With their |onn ‘ match they kindh-d a fire from pieeeq of driftwood. This thin linn of was sighted by the KSi*n Mnru. N*». - the rescuing vessel, which |fro-eeded to the bar and t 'ok the four survivors aboard. A large part of the .?apanc«e, eolony hr r e nm at the dee\- to ru-wt 1 the survivors alien they landed from! the Fbisn Mnru. No. 2. MOTORS ARE 97% OF CALIF ROAD TRAFFIC Traffic eoun»s by th*» 1* P. Ruresu of Public Ron is show ihsl r-T 1 »>nr tb*» vehtetes on the >*aiif-srala highways nro nv‘*or propelled V.for *ru r <3 eonstllU-a l; IS p* r cent *f t'.e totaj traffic. by Beck PLAN LIGHTING COUNTRY ROADS System Being Worked Out To Illuminate the Main Highways Th® necessity for lighting main hlgb ways In the open country so Impressed the Technical Committee of Highway engineers and other experts which de termined the specifications for th* Ideal Section of the Idncoln Highway association that the problem of Ideal illumination was passed on to the il luminating engineers of the General Electric Company, headed by W. JLVArcy Ryan. As a result of the experiments coa ducted in the laboratories of the Gon ers 1 Electric company at Schnectady. the most advanced typo of highway lighting unit that has yet made its appearance will be Installed when the Ideal Section of the Unco In Highway' Is constructed In I-ako county. ImL. this summer. The design determined upon Is expected to bo of far-reaching Importance ss the next ten years will see a general accoptanc® of the neces sity of lighting main highways for heavy night traffic The lighting unit developed Is ex tremely simple In design and economi cal in regard to installation cost and operation, as well as maintenance. It embodies an entirely new principle for collecting the light rays and casting them only when neoded. There Is no need for lighting the vacant field* adjacent to a highway, and engineer* have spent years studying methods of preventing such a waste of power. In the Ideal Section lighting unit, this is accomplished by a nest of reflector* —a aerie* of three, ono within the other These reflectors serve to collect the light which would be reflected up ward and outward over the adjoining fields and cast It upon the surface of the road, while at the same time pre venting any possibility of glaie. the danger and annoyance of which la ap preciated by every motorist. The new lighting unit is called ' Novalux" by the engineers. The efficiency of the nested reflectors Is best appreciated when It Is stated i that 870*1 cnndlopower Is obtained from each end of the reflector. with only a 2’o candlepower lamp In the fixture. Th<» bracket holding the lump and reflector Is affixed to an orna mental concrete pol«. 86 feet high nr.d Is adjustable In both the horizontal and vertical positions, permitting fne Illumination of hillsides and curves in the rood. One of these units will be Installed every ISO feet along the edge «.f the paving on th*- Id»nl Faction, alternate lighting standards being on opposite side* of the rnsd All power wires for lighting will be under ground and tlie lights controlled In mi entirely automatic oil time gwlteh. which can he ndlustcd to turn them on and off at air determined hour n the evening and th« morning That the installation developed la exceedingly r nnnmlcnl Is Indicated by the carefully figured cost of operation presented by the General Electric eng*- beers. The cost per unit per year la figured at IfiL’ and ns there are twen ty lighting standards with their unit*, per mile, it will he seen that the cost of lighting the mile of roadway dur ing the rie .-sf.nrv hours each day for the \nt»r Wol|ld be but |IK» 090. •M* including maintenance nml current It figures out on a basts of r* n ts per fnt,f of roadway per year, which le cheap considering the gres* benefit® derived from Hie Illumination among which nre \rc|den? prevention In creased night traffic, thereby relieving day congestion, decreased running time nnd Increased mad capacity, addition. n I comfort and pleasure provided those driving a* night thru relief of eve.strain nnd the elimination of tbs necessity of switching »n and off dim mers when passing other vehicles Th« subsidiary benefits of rural high wav lighting must be also eonsld er.-d Power lines required for mr*t Illumination bring electricity to th* farm increase real cat ate value* f „ n d ?n the extension of city building out along the road-rats and tl. menu-age automobile hold-ups. Th* Installation perfected for the Ideal Fretiov has already been tested out successfully on the Albany rr**d. outside of Fchenectadv. where the |c •tnPatlou hes me* with th* unanimous • pnrovsl of tho«.- using the rood Th* General Electric company is con. trlhutlng Its services j*rd th* neces sary equipment for the Illumination of the Ideal Faction appreciating *hn great educational value of the project made possible thru the t'ntted s»*s*os Rubber comnanv's substantial con tribution to the I.lrcoJn Highway asso ciation. TRAMPS CARRYING NICE SUIT CASES NOW SANTA ROSA, Cal. M.arru I^.—• I Tramps these day* nre discarding 'their blanket roll* for suitcase*. Tax Collector \ irgil Hulls, of .ban's Rosa, ' declared here recently after driving jto n lax collectors' convention n , Redding. j Rutts drove alone nnd chanced to | pick tip several men who were walk’n? | along flic highway earn ing fuitcaa#* jo r grips, tine of the men |o)d him | that the blanket rolls were he-ng d-i*- ! ■ nrded on automobile highway,* l»e --; cause kindly d'sposed drivers were ! usually wont to pas: up tun man w th I the hlnnket« but would pick p a man with a sniicnar.