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BUNTING BIG CATS IN SOMALILAND.
fine Fellows Got by C. A. V. Peel in Eastern Africa. Refused to Stay a Corpse. t Africa tins been 10 exploited nnJ shot Orcr thai It Is not what It used to bo B4 ft liaRtfi pftmdlM. Hrtksaat At rlca, however, especially Somnllland, la still rleli In flesh-oatlng nnlmnls, owing to the abundance of food, con sisting of enmels, rattle, sheep nnd Boats which they And there, nnd to the thickness of the thorn Jungle. Tito Hon la getting scarcer every year, even boon wounded by Mr. l'cel and hnd hidden In a thornbtish, awaiting tho hunter'i approach. A Mr. Pee! war tracking him the great boast suddenly sprang out of the bush with a "cough Ing ronr," straight at his pursuer. Mr. Peel tired and, fortunntoly, killed tho lion when n few yards away. The "cat" measured nine fcot from the tip of Ills none to tho tip of his tall; tho girth of on n level with Mr. Peel' loft knee, differs from tho ordinary leopard as n dog from a cat. llo has n dog's paw, with non-retractile nails blunted at the tips. Another nnlmal of which Mr. Peel brought back n specimen Is tho striped hyena, o singularly beautiful finfmal seldom encountered In Somnllland. In tho picture thoy nro shown between Mr. Peel's feet and on tho left. A large male spotted hyena, n cousin of tho strlpod varied, Is shown In tho pleturo resting against tho huntor'a right foot nnd n young one ngnlnst his loft kneo. On the ground, nt the foot of tho picture, Is shown n spotted Jneknl. Mr. I'eol found this animal nil over So- In Homalilnud. owing tu tho ruthless slaughter of females. Nevertheless 0. A. V. Pool, who has just returned from a hunting expedi tion to eastern Africa, nays that In two seasons' hunting and collecting In Bomallland he saw no fewer thnn ten of tho great eats. Ho killed ono. a fine old malo, which Is shown In tho center of tho picture. Tho lion hnd PH10I8 ain.'.NTIO IIAQ. his forepaw was over a foot and ho weighed 452 pounds. leopards aru still fairly abundant In Somnllhind, and Mr. Pool found them sometimes In tho desert, flvo mllos from water, and subsisting upon tho tiny "dlk-dlk" antolnpos that wcro plentiful everywhere Tho htmtlng leopard, n head of which Is shown In tho picture resting nmlllnnd, and oepeclnlly abundant on tho large open plulns. They nro plucky little animals and will nttnek larger nnlmnls, which Is against tho commonly received Ideas concerning tho Jnokal. nesting on tho ground against tho hunter's left foot nrn aeon two specimens of tho black-headed Jackal, which is found In northern nnd central Somnllland. Ttis Carpi Came lire. Mr. Pes) says of this animal) "On ono occasion I ran a couple to earth. Taking off tny coat nnd standing At the mouth of the frnrth with tny coat In my hands, I got one of my men to prod his spear down another bolt holo. Presently thoro was a great scuffling and one of tho Jackals bolted, which I missed. However, the second ono soon got tlrod ot being pricked In the back with tho sponr, so ho bolted, when 1 clutched him round tho neck. "His struggles wore terrific, but 1 held on In splto ot his making his teeth meet in my clothes. I kept him for a day or two, but lie-utterly refused to oat anything, so, as ho possessed a magnificent cont, I ordered my men to kill him. I know I ought to hnvu killed him myseir, but I couldn't do It In cold blood. Two men thereupon bolaborod that wrotohod Jackal with thick sticks for tho spneo ot somo thrco minutes, and then, bringing mo the corpse, thoy laid it down on the lloor in the middle of my tent, in or der that 1 might carefully skin It. 1 wns fumbling about, looking for my scalpels, whon up Jumped tho supposed corpse. Through tho tent ho rushed, and passing a crowd ot my men, who lied in every direction, saying it was tho devil, ho bolted out of tho znroba and was novor scon agnln." lion Id os tho flosh-oatlng nnlmnls shown In tho pleturo, Mr. Peel collect ed, or saw, mnny other specimens ot rnrnlvorn, among them tho "Capo hunting dog," which ho snw hunting In largo jacks In the far southoast. Ho bellovos that mnny nnlmnls which he saw and was not nblo to bag would havo boon found now to scleuco, but philosophically romarka, "What's hit's history, and what's mlssed'a mystery." flliaunen Woman I.nwfcr. I lie iegnl News of Chicago cays there Is ono Indian woman who Is n practicing lawyer In the t'nltcd Stat, Sho Is M'is taurn Lykln, a half-blood Shawnco woman. Blio graduated from the law department ot tho Carlisle (Pn.y Indian School in June Inst, And then went to Oklnhoma City, where sho has been admitted to tho bar, nnd Is said to bo vory popular. Sho Is 28 years old. Sho wns born on tho Shaw neo reservation In Kansas. Her father was n brother ot Munjackct, tho fa mous old Indian chief, who died Inst winter. Her mother was a wlllto woman, nnd hor maiden nnmo waB I.yklns. In Ancient (lrar. Tho Dlsclplo And you tench that tvA Hhnuli! lienr tinln nnd trouble with out complaint? I don't think I could do that. Tho Stole Philosopher No body oxpects you to do It. That is merely our platform. Puck. THE AUSTRIAN VIEW PUT U8 DOWN FOH A NATION OP MONEY BEEKEr9. The Iteetnt War Amsisd Them rati- lie Opinion Wt Rare Tbst the "Yank" Would II UtUrly t'tahd on Land unit 8. Picture of Life During the Recent Holidays. ' - r - i : Ever since the victories of tho American navy and army over Span ish arms public opinion in this part ot Europe has been turned toward tho United States, says a Vienna corre spondent of the Now York Tribune. Hitherto Amorlca has been thought of by tho great majority ot classes throughout tho Austro-Hungary mon archy as a great wild dream, n golden Eldorado, a land covered with huge thoughts through which tho rich yel low gold streams to all pnrta ot tho country. The Americans hnvo been looked upon by tho Austrlnns as n rnco of shopkeepers and merchants. The torm "Yankee" they first boenroo familiar with through the newspapers and to them It has always been n syn qnym for greedy inonoy scokcrs, qulto dovold of any footings wlintovor otltor than n manln for dollars. When tho Spanish Amorlcan war nponed public opinion In Austria wns sure that on land tho Yankeos would be Inglorlously defeated and thnt It would be a mlr aclo If thoy wcro not vanqutshod on sen. Ono heard on nil sldos that the Americans could not fight; thnt thoy hnd no nrmy and but n puny navy; but that, in nil probability, tholr gold would win In tho end. In tho mean- Onto, howovcr, thoy would bo soundly whipped. This was nt tho beginning of tho war. When Dewey electrified tho world with the nawa of His vic tory nt Mnnlln tho Austrian?, opened their eyw, somewhat. And whon on tho Fourth of July the tologrnms an nouneed that tho wholo of Cervorn'e fleet hnd been destroyed without loss on tho American sldo tho press thnt hnd sneered at the Unitod Statos army and navy changed its tnetlcs nnd char acterized tho victor as n "grcody young nation with Its brutal grasp at the throat of Spain." Nevertheless, public opinion nwnk cned with a start to tho fact that the lankces possessed something moro thnn the lovo of gold. Tho press head ed tho "Amorlcan wnvo" that onsuod by publbhlng nil tho Information avail nblo regnrdlug tho "new nntlon across tho sen." And now nnythtng nnd everything posslblo and Impnsslblo that bears on America nnd things American is accepted as gospol nnd cngorly read. Tho latest morsel of "news" about America that has been nerved to tho Austrian rending public Is a learned study ot American litera ture, an article obviously originating from somo wrltor of Herman national ity who has visited the Unitod States, and, following tho oxamplo of our for eign critics, has returned to vcntllnto tho kuowlcdgo picked up on ills trip. Tho nrtlclo appeared somo wocks ngo In tho Noiio Frolo Presse. one of Vi enna's host-Informed Journals. The wrltor starts out In most, approved tlormnn style, with n largo exclamation point. "America and poetry how mis- orably tho words rhyme! Amorlca wo think of tho thundor ot Pullmnn cars, ot tho grating sound of tho shov clcra ot gold diggers, of tho never ceasing hunt for gold. Tho sound of tho luto Is absent. A whent ring has moro Interest for tho Amorlcan thnn tho Nlbolungon ring, nnd yet wu nro familiar with tho names ot poets whoso tot we forgot wns cast between tho Hudson nnd tho Snoramonto, Thoy, howovcr, belong to tho past. Long fellow a luto long sllont. Poo n string snapped asunder. And tho cre ators aud guardians ot tho first blood ot American civilization, Emorson nnd his clrclo, all of thorn llo buried In the Hollow churchyard In Concord. Massachusetts may Indeed bo proud of llnlph Waldo Emerson as Baxo-Wol- mar-Eisenach Is proud ot tho nnmo of Goethe." !.lr Ktil from Hlilpwrcrk. To ns.Ut In realizing the risk of human life by shlpwreek It Is intcrott ing to tnko Into account tho lives snv oil ns well ns tho lives lost. The total number ot seamen nnd passengers saved from wreck- ot Iirltlsh vessels everywhere, aud ot foreign voasols on or near tho coasts ot Hrlttah territory during tho year 1800-7 was 7,469, ot whom 2,799 wero savod on or near the contts of the United Kingdom, 3,015 on or near tho coasts of British possessions abroad, 1,018 tram British vessel on or near the eoasts of for eign countries, nnd 1,027 on tho high seat Ot tho 2.799 lives saved on the coasts of tho United Kingdom, 301 were saved hy the roeket apparatus nnd asslstaneo from the shore. II wcra saved by lifeboats. 191 were saved by coastguard boats and other craft, 089 were saved by pass Ing ships, and 910 were saved by the shir's own boats. Of tho 4.G00 lives saved from wrecks abroad 06 wero tnved by rocket apparatus and ropes irom shore ana ios uy lifeboats, but the majority wcro saved by tho shlo'a own boats (3,941) and by pawing Bhlps ii.viij. umuon mopping worm. DONitO INSTEAD OP OOLD, Syndicate Iarn aoljtV Hap tt Tfmat;. From tho Chihuahua Enterprise: Sometimes n man of talent la con cenled behind n dull exterior. Soma months ago a Mexican from B)nora waa employed ns a woodchopper at Phoenix, Art. Ho was a very IgftVl woodchopper, and by his efflcleney In that profession nlono ho won tho con fidence nnd respect of his employer. It transpired, though, that ho was some thing moro than tv woodchopper. Flo was n man ot geographical Informa tion nnd a past master In tho art of map drawing. Ho put a sample of hit work on exhibition and It commanded rapt attention. It represented a sec- lion of Sonora In tho vicinity ot Mag dalona, and It contained tho designa tion of a spot marking tho site ot n mine ot marvelous wealth. Ho had been there and know all about it. Tho exlstenco of tho map and mlno became known to a dozen nt the wisest, best nnd foromost men of Phoenix. Thoy gave the Mexican all tho consideration ho desired, and then formed a syndi cate for tho rediscovery and dovolop inont ot the mine, from tho Mexican's glowing description ot which con vinced thom thnt they had tho world by the toll on n 30 per cent grade, pulling downward About two weeks ago a member of tho syndicate tho Mexican and tho map went to Sonora to gtvo It nnothor yank. Tho membor of tho ayndlcnta returned later alone Ho ndmitted to other members ot tho syndlcnto that a startling discovery had been made. Tho spot designated on the mup as tho site' ot tho mlno was easily low ted. They sunk a ahatt and came ii oon some human bones. Then they drifted among more, and having axhaustod that pocket they estimated that thoy had bones onough for six teen skoletons. Thinking thcro might be an orror, they prospactcd a while In tho vicinity. Nearly ovory shaft lel to a deposit ot bones, until tho convic tion was finally forced upon them thnt thoy wcro mining In n grnvoyard. It was too so old a graveyard that all sur face Indications had long slnco disap peared, so that it couldn't bo tho min ing alto the Moxlcan had In mind when ho constructed his map. The syndicate la not yet discouraged; it bo llovcs that mlno Is somowhore In that neighborhood, but thnt tho bearings aro wronr. Tlii llln Comedy" from Memory. A Neapolltnn professor haa Just per formed n remarkable feat. Somo tlma ago ho offered to mnlco n bet that he could rcclto tho wholo of Danto'a "J?l vino Comedy" by henrt. His ability do this was doubted, and his wngor was taken up. A solcct audience was Invited to henr the professor, who do claimed from 8 o'clock In tho ovcnlna until 2 o'clock tho next afternoop. The reciter stopped occasionally, but It waa not because ho had forgotten the poem; It was almply to moisten his tongue with sugared water. Ho won Ills wagor, for the nudlenco bad to con fess that ho got through tho 15.000 verses, moro or loss, of which tho poem Is composed, without tho loast dlffl. culty. Indon Olobo. Ilnvlit Anchor i:r Mml. Eight and n halt tons Is tho weight ot each ot tho anchors ot the Canard liner Campania, which wero tested to bear a strain of 120 tons. Tho weight of tho cables and anchors together for that vessol was 105 tons. These an chors nro tho heaviest over made. ralth In the llurtor. An exchange quotes n story aald to havo been told at n "charity din ner." A man was Drought into tho hospital, who was thought to be dead His wife was with him. One of the doctor said, "He la dead," but Hie wan railed his head and said. "No I ra not dead yet"; whereupon his wife admonished him, saying, "llo qultt the doctor ought to know best." There la something radically wrorjc with the character that is lm.trUred by trutn. THE FEMININE OUSERVEn. Christina- shopping has set In early this year. Shoplifters And tho now golf capos a great holp In their business. Thero novcr wns cleaner cut sar casm than when wo coll somo domestic servants "help," It Is a wise woman who Is photo graphed now If she wishes to utilize her pictures as Christmas gifts. Women will never bo able to pos sess such n comforter as a man's pipe la to him in ail sorts ot trouble. Tho darkest time Is aald to bo juat t'cforo tho dawn, but for many of us it scorns lko an all-night blackness. To fully appreciate tho meaning o! the term "a mighty atom" Just Inter view a head waiter on tho arrange ment and cost ot a menu When you make a blu .or compli ments do not bo surprised It thoy are not qulto as choice ns you would have had ottered Involuntarily. Thero Is no use crying over spilled milk, but you can do somo effective talkln to the maid who has been guilty at such awkwardness. Tho oleverest manuscript may bo refused It sent to the publisher In untidy ehlrography, and a stupid one accepted became clearly typewritten. The season baa arrived when you can stand all day holding open a ahop door for the surging multitude to pats through, and never a word of thanks for your trouble. And now the women with well-filed purses carry thorn In such earolessly attractive fashion that It Is no wonder Impecunious Individuals loto sight of honesty and make n grab for them. It la atrango but true that a woman rarely feels that ahe needs advice In the selection ot hor husband, but asks the assistance always ot one, It not more, friends, when sho goes to buy -hat-Phlladelphla Times. Ot Colonel Roosevelt's Lowell a stltute lectures, Clovernor Woleott. ot Massaehusctts, said tho other day: "They are Interesting because tho speaker both makes and writes history There are always men to do Gdt. but rarely those who do both."