Washington Post, July 20, 1913, Page 32

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia THE WASHINGTON POST: StJKPAY, JULY 2O, 1913 Canopp Jfor tfje gets a most unpleasant Jolt from the sud- den pull of the chain round his neck. tfje to go by him without even trying to put his paw forward to touch him. 4'tor this the tiger is placed eneer8, an. All speak knowingly of spark plugs the surest known method of stunting the connectlng rOdB; all wear a smodge tendencies in the of ovW th'e left eyebrow and carry gasoline engine K you want to t handkerchtet frfend for a ride, anchor him the ,aced the of bOat- middle of the lake on a raft. Then pick for the purpose of argu- him up as you flash by. much the wiser. That evening passed similarly to the last, except that my meat was finished, and I had to put up with dried fish and plantains. My tobacco also was finished, but the woman managed to get me a leaf, so I was all right for a day or two. They also gave rile a pillow, one of my blankets, and my owA mosquito-net in place ot the thing I had had the night before, so I was much more My much. better placed in and supplied; with nets food. They were not tied up, but a strong guard was placed over us all. I was allowed liberty to walk about outside, hut was not to go near the river bank, being always followed by my two vigilant guards with their guns ready for instant action. I went to bed early to get away from the mosquitoes, and in spite of the gloomy outlook managed to sleep soundly. In the morning the cannibals sent six ot my boys away with my note, keeping four. My own personal steward was sent along with the note. The day passed very quietly, nothing happening except harmful LOOK LIKE THE HEE1.S WHOSE WORK THEY HAVE TO DO. TF THE FOOT IS NORMAL THERE WILL BE NO PAIN WHEN THE TOES ARE GRASPED AND BENT SUDDENLY BACK AND FORTH. HOT HIS f [Popular Instead of the old straw hat with ear holes, a Kansas farmer has provided his buggy horse with a canopy which protects the flanks as well at tl the animal. The canopy, which is made of imitation leather-and 1, with a fringe to discourage the flies, is attached to the shafts by four metal sup- ports. experiences; WILD ANIMALS CIRCUS STUNTS IS MOST RISKY OC- CUPATION. animal show on the back of his bitterest in a case like this everything depends on environment. A tiger and an elephant may go on performing in this manner, so contrary to all the laws of then, when something unu- sual occurs, the old nature of the wild beast will appear again, as fierce and un- tamable as ever. The most difficult feat In all wild animal training Is teaching a group of animals of different species to work together. With every precaution many accidents happen with these -mixed" groups_AJ wild animals are very erratic, and their sons----------- v boat. They did not desire it by ones or twos, but by thousands. Hence, for the' guidance of a large part of the popula- tion the following rules have been laid down by motor boat experts: 1, Always have body of water near at hand when contemplating a trip In a mo- 2. Be certain that the bottom of the body of water IB not too near the Surface of same; otherwise progress will be slow. 3. Do not excite yourself over the i. ant day on the water it will lie down and UI.OT. ..rfe thin disguise of pleasure. Bo in this case a miss is as good as a mile row home. a sure to learn all the Various parts ol a, motor before attempting to -run It. The best way to school one's self In the art of motor craft Is to take the motor to pieces with an ax, a crowbar and a stick of dynamite.' Then put the pieces together again. After you have done this you will know considerably more about motors' than you' knew before. 7. Never try to start without Jiggling the thlngamabob; It Is practically im- possible r toes and growing a heel on the end of her foot, or, worse seems a rather far-fetched Strunsky. of New Tork, essential to a weight-carrying structure. In other words, high-heeled and pointed shoes are making the toes useless and crippled, and are so solidifying the arches of the foot, especially on the end next the toes that that portion of the toot Is fast becoming solid and hard. Just like a fastening the, last door, went very act P log g-. back and let out mtte as H "JJjLta. his time, and think- bears mi performance lnK that the ft are a. warlike .tribe, and resemble 'the Zulus njore tha? the usual West AfrlcaH races. They are and some travelers claim tt> have seen drjed hu- man flesh hanging up In tljelr huts for; food, but although I have been among this and other tribes of cannibals for 28 years I have never seen what these trav- elers describe. I have certainly seen the Paris' eat human but only the bodies of their enemies, and they eat simply to contempt. West Coast who do not man, y, Wany trara ad hunt- ban dayT over a will lor day piece of Ivory until they get the rignt When untied my hands. He told me the store had been removed the day be- fore, and they were going to keep me as a. hostage pntil At was replaced, but I further particulars In the morning. I asked for my box of clothes and blankets, but he only laughedj say- Ing they had already been divided among my captors. He further warned me not to attempt to escape, as there would be armed men outside the dbor all night, and any atteempt would not only be use- less, but would make things worse for y would then be obliged to up. The woman went out me a few ro'asted plantains a. tlrf of my own corned beef. They ____not allow my own boy to do any- thing for me, and, as a matter of fact, kept the whole lot of them tied up all night. half, but was given plainly to understand that I was to mind my own business and" "beep to my house. After this Indiscretion "on my part. In fact, my guards would not allow me to leave my hut. That evening, to judge by the commotion In the town, I felt sure the cannibals were going to kill and eat their victims. I felt quite sick at the thought of it. As soon as it was dark ithe death dance commenced round the five poor creatures, and every one in the town seemed to go craxy. They danced, shouted, screamed and made the most blod-curdling noises, impossible to describe" and appalling to listen to. The dance, I knew, would be kept up till daylight, and if all the vic- tims were not finished off would be ear- on the next night. I knew only too .would under the caption "The New the Journal of the American Medical Association, that the heel is the strongest part of "the foot and is constituted to car- ry the main of the body. But with the tight and high-heeled shoes the women are wearing It is Impossible to make the heel perform this natural func- tion of hearing the weight of the body. The line of weight Is pitched baits of the feet, or the ends of the metatarsal bones. with the added torture of tight narrow and pointed toes, the high heels force the feet into this apex ot leather, the body forces its whole weight 'upon the front end of the foot, and all sorts of disorders affects the OI w- the sufferers who come for reuei for foot conditions, the women patients especially-shall we say 100 per cent of them-have strained or broken down an- terior arches." Only women wear extremely hign- heeled, narrow, pinching Shoes, Strunsky admits, that all sufferer. from strained and broken-down arches are women. It Is proof of Ju.t what such Modern instruments of torture and de- formity, the high-heeled narrow-toed shoes by no to call this modern trouble a "new heel." any more than it was so far-fetched for a Chicago, edUor to comment on it and -ay, "W. to see lovely woman walking expect to see clear passm-ae. his cue, which an extremely in all animal shows, he promptly let his bears out. whites do. stopes ln dismissed entirely. It proved that those who have the greatest power and control over wild animals are the quiet, resourceful and good-tempered people. A man must, in the first place, have complete control over himself, and must possess a placid disposition. A man who gets excited is worthless as a trainer. town wfliich has a station in It is con- sidered lucky, as the townspeople charge to trade, their guns over their knees, smoklng-tny and boll them, and I supposed they would tobacco, I talking. Know- woraen wU, not back arches to assume trie functions of weight and ,t to be hoped that after carriers, with the result that there are while.she wlu give up the bee In arches. Now what Dr. that defopmlng her feet. But If -new heel" is women contlnue to wear .uch for after generation, nothing else M two flrroups met and thus tne r to face in the run-way! There was a Iment's pause, and then the first anU mal of the. motley group, which hap pened to be a hyena, bit one of the little peiicu i little bear, an YiAars savagely, me yuu4 .TSL than it takes to tell It the the various animals Sometimes they carry this toll-levying rather too far, and then the trader Is obliged to remove his store to some other place.' One do this secretly at Anight, otherwise there would be a row, bloodshed and all one's goods stolen. After the station has been removed one has, moreover, to give the town a wide where tli the fire. I asked for water to wash, and one of them, calling the woman who attended to me the night before, told her to bring me some. She brought a pail or water but no soap or -towel, so I just swilled my face and hands and wiped them on the mosquito-net. While f was -having my breakfast the .'.....Ittlns and were yelling and dancing in front of my hut, not taking much notice of me. Toward midnight they completely lost control of themselves, and rushed up and joined the others, who were now tearing their hapless victims to pieces. Now was my chance. I got my pad- out of the one gone quite mad and entirely as before stated, the body's weight does not rest upon the heel, where it belongs, but Is pitched forward until it rests on the metatarsal heads. The metatarsal heads are ends of the bones where the- foot actually ends and the toes begin. Between the actual ball of the foot and the toes is a sort of hollow. These mod- ana arche. will by nature into rigid heels on the front of the foot A One great trltble is just this-it Isn t the amount of jWn that determines how crippled a woman's foot may be getting. She may have terrific pain and yet crippling her foot very little, or she may know. forming of lions ever trained perform together were the 27 trained by Captain Bonavita, which were exhibited in all parts of the world. Captain Bonavita is one of the quietest trainers I have ever seen. Calm, -possessed, he would walk about among this herd of lions, speaking to one, touching up another who perhaps did not seem Inclined to do as he was compelling a third by quiet insistence to mount his pedestal, making a fourth move one leg to show a good pose, He was In Richmond, Va., one day, teaching his lions a new trick. He thought he would give them one hour that morn- ing, and another the next day, and so on. But. for some reason or other, one lion absolutely refused to do anything he was told. It is not always wise to a. lion when In this mood; but, turning to the others, Bonavita made them all get into certain positions, and then gave hi. attention to the disobedient animal. 'beast defied each other. The Bon would 1; growl a little, make then stop suddenly before the stolW figure ot the trainer. Then he would walk round and round the arena in a slinking, manner, while the trainer turned round and round too. must- have been He dared not stop swinging the club for a moment, although his arms ached and he was getting exhausted. But when he struck, the lion a second time, and actually felt himself touched by a paw, he determined to keep at it- until he dropped. The danger was, however, that the lion would spring upon him. In this case nothing coould have saved -him, for the weight of the lion would have him down. When he had become strain and the constant swinging of the club the lights suddenly came on again, and there was Merrlmac In the very act of springing! But the sudden brilliance ot light, another of the club on his nose and a peremptory trainer so confused the lion that he-turned round and went into his cage like a tame dog. With a su- preme effort Bonavita put the other lions in their cages, but was found soon after- ward by a trainer at the entrance of the runway In a swoon. The strain and ef- fort had been too much even for him. It was considered by all the other train- ers that he owed his life entirely to his wonderful presence of mind and his cool, quiet behavior. It is, ot course, a well-known fact that tigers and elephants are the greatest enemies to one another. And yet, several down on his haunches tor a In the arena. Meanwhile, the other became tired of sitting on the pedestals. Some of them yawned, some began to get down. And now came the great danger. Any trainer is supreme master while be keeps on hi. feet, but once down he has no chance whatever. It is the signal for an imme- diate attack, and the trainer was now likely to be knocked down at any mo- ment. When one lion gets down, all the possible, to teach one stubborn animal while others are parading round. ih now would have been fatal. way, with a full house listening to uproar and a probable panic at any mo- ment, which might mean the loss of hun- dreds of lives. Both trainers unhesitat- ingly risked their lives In their efforts to separate the animals and restore order, and It is a marvelous fact that in a few minutes, after firing pistols, opentng the cage doors and shouting orders, the ani- mals were finally got into the various cages and the situation was saved. But the trainers and many of the mata were fearfully mauled, while little-bear afterward died. When found that in the confusion many of tne animals been put into the wroMf cages it waa decided that It would be dangerous to change them until they quieted down somewhat; and the disgust of one -when she found herselt In the hyenajs cage, was shown unmis- takably by her spitting furiously until she was once more put put into And yet, the very next day, motley group was turned out, entertained to one another after such a thejt all -walked calmly Into the arena, took their various places mechan- ically and to have torgotten all about It But several days, although each had been sprinkled with dis- infectant and thoroughly cleaned, the various animals showed by their disdain- ful sniffings and angry growls that they still realised that another animal had farthest station from the be- ing quite out of trading goods and pro- visions, and not feeling quite up to the mark, I decided to take a trip down to the sea coast. Accordingly I locked up my place, leaving five or six boys and the headman in charge, and started off in a canoe, with 10 hoys, on my journey. I reckoned the trip would take me four days, stopping Vvery night at one of our stations to sleep. Our first station below mo "WELS town csLllcct ftbout 45 miles away, so I intended to make that my first stop. We pulled easily, work, and took our midday meal In. the canoe, allowing her to drift while, we were eating. We did not arrive at N'zum until after dark, so could not see much. My boys unloaded the few things we had in the canoe and made her fast, and meanwhile I walked up the beach toward our store, wondering why the white man in charge had not heard us approaching and come down to meet us. I thought perhaps he was down withh fever, or away for a dayjat of his branch I.walked on for some 50 yards, then all of a sudden I was seized and thrown down on my back and my gun snatched out of my hands. Looking around in my end of the town, followed by all the women and children. They brought my boy out to Interpret, for although I could speak and understand their language fairly well, I could not comprehend every- thing they might wish to say. The, cttiet opened conference with a long speech, during which he gesticulated wildly. He said that the store had been removed 'during the night from their town, and that as I was a white man he intended to keep me till it was re- placed. I told my boy to ask him why he had made us prisoners, as I had noth- ing, to do with the removal of the store. I added that he must release us at once, and return all our property, or there would be trouble, for when the white men down the river got to know they would, certainly up" with the gunboat and burn his town. The chief replied' that he intended keeping me until the head white the fac- tory or store rn his I was to write letter to him telling him this, and also that he must not attempt to send the gunboat, as the sight of her coming round the bend of the river would be the signal for my death. 1 had further to Inform him that If the store was not replaced by tne full moon I should be killed and eaten, together Intent I got a good 50 yards away before I was missed. Then the fun began with a vengeance. Men rushed about looking for paddles and their guns, and there was a scene of the wildest confusion. Need- less to say I paddled for all I was worth, and I had over ICO yarde start before they got a canoe lijto the water. They fired several shots after me, but could not reach me with their old flint-lock guns, and I don't suppose in their ex- citement they thought of using my gun. They manned one or two canoes and) ifter me, but I had a good start _____hat I could easily hold my own. I worked harder during that hour than ever I did before or since, for I knew that If 1 -were captured now my life would not be worth a moment's purchase. Turning the bend to the river about two mile, below the town, I saw the lights, of a steamer at anchor about three miles distant. The natives must have seen it also, for after firing a volley or two they gave up the chase. In another halt one solid to say woman These "joints, being, of course, those at will grow hoofs. This Is not meant in a the end of the metatarsal bones, form satirical vein, nor a hint that she will one end of the arch 'of the foot. grow because she t. wicked enough The constant use of these to cripple her feet, but because of th. bones, the constant walking on them, in- natural law of evolution. Pantss CARNIVOROUS VEGETATION AMONG THE STRANGEST OF ALL NATURE'S PRODUCTS. [New Tork American.] CONG the strangest ot all na- these are miniature grog shops. In their ture's products are the Insect- leaves are little which are filled with hard alcoholic liquors. Each of the pitchers has a tight-fitting cover which keeps dew and rain from diluting the liquor. No scientists have yet succeeded In analyzing the liquors with any satis- factory results, but it is evident that they are ot different kinds, since different species of the plants attract different in- up to my rescue. The agent was. himself on board. If argument had failed to rescue me, he said, he Intended to give them the .tore some more favorable opportunity time several times a day. The tiger will Immediately go forward, with a fierce growl, and try to strike at the. elephant. Every time he does this he a sharp blow on the paw from the trainer's not enough to Injure him, 'but Just enough to make him realise that it is an un- pleasant thing to do. In time toe hesi- tates to strike at the elephant, and finally leaves off doing it altogether. The next step is to fasten the tiger to the side of his cage by a short chain and then lead the elephant into the cage and past the tiger. Naturally, the tiger Im- mediately springs at the elephant, but ABOUT IT. [Ufe.1 A child adopted from an orphans' home being ridiculed try the other children because he had no real parents. The con- versation went on as follows: "Aw. you haven't got any real father mother." "Maybe I haven't, but the ones I have ot love me as much as yours do you." "They do not. Ours are real parents." "Well, mine love me more than yours My revolver was taken away, my hands tied behind my back and I was then dragged to my feet again. The boys were treated In similar manner, but-perhaps more roughly. Amid much yelling we were all escorted up to the town, where I was pushed into a hut by myself and the boys into another. I could get no explanation of this unlooked-for conduct, but I guessed that they bad had a row with the trader and were going to re- venge themselves upon decidedly hundred other babies and yours take What they replied the son. had on only a thin suit of pajamas, ________ the mosquitoes began to bite terribly. I could not protect myself their onslaughts, as my hands were was soon enduring agonies. of this, and that I must explain It to the big white man. I told the the town, but round it deserted. The natives evidently thought our steamer was the gunboat, and had accordingly cleared out to the bush. There was plenty Of evidence all around of the ghastly orgy which had taken place the previous night, and we had not the least compunction In setting fire to the town. Then we went back to the steamer and waited until the last, house had .been reduced to ashes. I went down to the seacoast with the steamer and had two weeks of sea breezes, later returning by steamer with a good supply of trading goods and provisions to my own station. eating, or carnivorous, plants. They actually catch, eat and di- various Insects by a pro- as thorough as that the animals. The so-called Venus "tty trap" or "veg- etable butcher" Is one of the most re- markable of these. It grows In a wild state in the forests of North Carolina, where It creeps along the ground, pre- senting thousands of gaping mouths, into which the unsuspecting fly or Insect is lured and imprisoned. The leaves of this plant consUt of two valves, shaped like clam shells, which, when closed, form a trap. The ends of the leaves are baited with a sweet juice which attracts the insect. The leaves are covered with minute hairs, which corre- spond very closely to the arrangement of the nervous system In animals. On the edge of the are rows of long, fine of all distilling plants are those which .lugs and frogs. Those attracting slugs have ridge, on the leaves that guide th0 guest to the taproom, deep in the The doors, however, swing Inward, and there is no retracing of the step.. of little teeth on the interior of the leaves remove all possibility ofescape. In the plants that catch frogs there a sharp thorn near the pitcher, on which trog Is Impaled and thus held fact. The most unique of all the productions of nature is the plant popularly known It is a native ot he unsuspecting insect has toeen Guatemala, and receives its name from leaf by the attractive juice the which has the shape of a goose he steps upon one of the microscopic floating along the water with its neck hairs, and. presto! the two valves shut proudly arched. The flower Is very 1th a snap, keeping Mr. Fly secure. tlful, but repulsive. It has an odor re- Still more curious are certain in eembling that of decayed meat. plant __..-_ _. ,_.__ i Borneo, which distill liquors for uM pur- js cannier pimnt Ana poeft of luring their Many iNEWSPAFERr iNEWSPAFERr ;

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