Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
EHIND WITH THX }z Ltitle Bruins Whose Amusing Way's Win Them Many Friends, p ;ht. NOW Tort Co, AU ty, is a-good little thing, not-as clever as.vhow ro take food fron rights reserved.! T i -Lulu or as affectionate as bet tcucbj taey had passed from the'bottle "stage ifi away in the State of Maine.- -i the midst of tlie sreat. forest, five bear-cubs awoke one mornins to themselves in stracge quar- ters. Their eyes were not yet .but tbe'y 'knew by their never failing animal instinct that they were in the waror old'cave .tinder the rocks 'which had been their home "since their, tiirtli. It v.-as a strange TTfirhl.iritp .whjch bad been.brous'ct wJiilp.tbpy. were sleeping, and na diil not-Iikc it. so they .lifted.up-tlivlr! .Truces- in a that' was soar.o- lliinjjike.lhe "cry "f a', human-ha by like a.bear cub's infant growl. Then .spoke ras a 'flie4 voice of a person who "bears; but i: frightened' the! more, for it was the! jirst thrie they-had ever hoard a human! i speak. I v i "What shall to strands voice. ami :person. -'The. little, bears' listened with .all their ..nrw. hut the human" -Is.nsraage meant to then, and hesds thrust into bowls a'lerUvrith pood 'Iirr'.-id and "which" any baby, i'c-nr .'should' -hare' "h'pen de-j instead of hoin- sr.tfe'fiil rhe ffvp info a perfoet and _.Tyith ikorr tiny. cjnws :n.a._way thnr. was! sp ridiculprs ir sot t he-men'who ivere trying tn fortl'-rl'eia rnr-V roars o tus 10 iavc l.-oupe of baby beai-s would go arc-.ind the country shoxrinj other children hotv very' nicely well bre'd little cubs' can do tricks and T.vlis.t table manners rlify may have. So the baby bear troupe started ont on t-ic road with the rest of the circus per- their eyes'opened they stopped everybody who tried TO feed them or pet them rind tn love their nur.se r.rid Mr. and Mrs. Speilican and to be :uorc tractable., Just as sobn'as their eyes were opened r.r.il they had ceased to be so terribly cress tho baby bears were christened. The smallest one was named Lulu, the largest one Flip, and the three others Buster. Teddy aCd Kitty. That 'was about five tuouths and since then each of tbe boar cubs has developed strong individual characteristics. If you happen to be out among the spectators when the baby bears are performing you may think that they are all very "much alike, but when you know them as do theii you will find that they each other as br any family .of 'humim be. in, more obedient than- some -of -the, others.-real life they were put on a diet "of Tirosd r is another of the cubs who love and milk, carrots, sreen corn, apples and i from., their it a whole potof haaey of -Eoe jottrnej-- Besideis theirT ing tftars gwrmne which thcr learneS" Lett rolla a ball and Flip on. tbp ot- a pyramid of olSer'b'eanV 'So fond'ire bears of their stage.life that, w-lien 'oae of; 'happens to gst loose to: take to tie ntarray. and appear: before haste to'go on. The: bears bare' it' falthfnl -trieitd' and guardian in Jack, a bull lives i in'.the nursery-and watches over them, a np those, Mc.'-'SpeIl-- man 'to a visitor the 'other-day. and Jack never forgrets his' charge. the RtJ3e bears' beds are made ther "are sonaedmes pot ia the bears; who like fdJcnvs but are apt to' play roupily'' with them aiid to hog them so hard, thati.it isn't-very comt'onsbie for the cubs. Huntingfor Lump of "When there happens worth of ribbon. bo a number of things within their, reach. Jack has whicii they can tear np they always prefer happened to Flip and he very rcmch dis- soft silk things to the heavier, trusts the big beais. Another day Flip got over, the par- in room of the fellows. tition on a solitary adventure and to're Jack gets thopongBly excited and races up Mrs. Spellman's dressing in ahead of them to see that tftey not Flip, wlo is the most Independent and lids one small dog charges on perhaps the most spoiled of all the -bears the bijr bears five h.ase creatnrea because he was an invalid for so long. one-' of which woold make a. 'doesn't care for Ms own him asfl herds them into a corner aicay ac the Hippodrome, and BO every night He stands gTiawr from the little bears. the keepers go to bed he; climbs oct over tbe passled big bears asd does not of the bed which he shares with the other let ;one of them oct of the comer, antfl- Tvhile his toilet for the day is be-! e -he gees through, the operation1 but ths nurss is c-jbs and climbs up the "ladder to the the. cnbs' nursery has had its keepers' bunk, wfcere la- coddles cleaning and they are safe at home. u for the night- Tie cnbs have sone doGS to slot) which should be an eia-mple to all ciifi- Uulike human childrea Jitle bears ara _ jssed iho affectionate Buster a'frfgjtful sgnealius and clawlns that interferes -rery mudi his proper rccicinj. Tuddy. is one of lie lar- amon? them the habit of sound asleep after each meal. It rncst .be admitted had their dfcrnec, minutes after they that the five cnbs freqaeatlr.' appear at decidedly and their supper they-all'go to sleep, do not wake until time for the touselled state, such, as would: cause any A Brotherly sugar, but in public they siil! continue urink from thair bottles all standing of the milk with, which the bottles are tilled isj They love this drink so much that before "Yellow." ,-is their nurse is -cul'cd, is ready 'to give it to them they stand tTiiio. iov.'.- their -single They to' washed or tl-ey-'H'h'j'f want. TO they didn't, want to be-t.-rkcn up, in tin- .Trths. But their r.of knowing was.. the worst-part. -'Eliat was! danssrous. it didn't seem possible to fr'ncb them ordi- nary table ritiiv-i-. .They, wo'jld p'nt iherr-heads'do'wri into the pans of. bread] isad'milk.. wJicn they werc: cot too cross' to >rubwit held for a little while; of rating they wonhj nose around in a pulled way-and theu sisi: kisses, and-if his nurse, caresses niai suf- aad draw, i.v.'ay the fcco iu disgust. "TW11 hr.ve to trj- another sai bear's nurse; He pot a baby's bottle.'' filled if with. and oKered it to the) bijrgest. i "Ah. that is somptliinp the; hear secTued" rd siy in cub languapi-' -n'ud ,hc took a.gcoil Rtrons hold of 2nd strongest of the-little -bears, very lubber nipplo .inn never stopped palling: njiicJi dislikes being Araked up. in the ,iiottla %ras coropJetely draineO. jmornin? end vrhen the nurse' reuses hira All his brothers and sisters'took to this j before his usual time Le absolutely rc- n-.ethod of (eedir.g quite, as readily as lin' fuses to have his face washed.. did. and the'cubs looker! funny liud so! the baby bears were very little, iike rc.il babies vrheu they were -weeks old; they, all contracted tj'at Mr and Spcllrcan, who aDC] from their captors, decided j had a dreadful time with them; Tile poor; 11little fellows had to take, medicine just' like human beings and they dislike medi- cine quite as much us boys and girls possi- bly could. When they had ihc it was necessary to give theni medicine it wuK uivn to jrcr TQG down roat of oac baby bear because formers.who saaroucd from town to foagLt so vigorously and inade such Siving shows. When they were two weekslgood U3e of hls d.iws and his! head FO that the first nurse knew the medicine was .on the-.floor and the bahy bear, sick though he was. was wearing a triumphant-bear srir however, tiie five bears Were safely through the pneumonia and then the troupe- started out on its "trip through New Kngland- So far in their bear "troupe have suffered from only one other catas- trophe besides the pneumonia. Jolly little Flip was the victim of this accident which almost proved fatal. When the small bears were put in a compartment with the big bears one of the big fellows Hew at Flip and bit a his head. It WK.S such a severe wound that it took the their hind legrs and- beg for it so- prettily j that ,it is slmosf' impossible to keep itj from them a moment Often they fly at each, other and a brotherly scufaei takes place, especially when, as some- times, happens, there arc not enough milk bottles to so around.. By the time they reached the N'evc York Just Before the Battle. Lulu, ihe very of the bears, is covered from his wound and became the also she lea ras very rapidly 'liveliest and most mischievous', of. 'nil- the and is affectionate and docile. small: One day .when the nurse, wa.-i sleeping apartment next to that of the-hip busv j tWh ijB7 for bc-.rs on one side and next to a drcsstos beare- ftnd thc''cubs. beVn Icfi J-ne partitions for the nursery, a baby -was there. They were not far away, however. Look- inff through the "door the dressing room Uv: suvf them sitting there ninidsl a heap of pink silk titters. .They had all to the top of the partition and over mrj the drt-ssing room and hid torn yards and yards of pink ribbon, which had made into for the decors- KJt-ibears had uot already known so well ll-c babj bears are responsible for. on :he other side of tie well regulated haman ciild.to be sentjance to opec. But then this very nice from the table. But then some couces-jhabins counteracted by others which per- sions nacst be made to hard working little j haps it would be bettor for children no: bears who srive two performances a dayfio copy. The little bears like to pry into all through the winter instead of idling j pockets to see if there is any thing to eat away tMir time sound asleep-in their na-i there, and If there is they gee it out at tive caves. So DO one ever says a word-once without so ranch as sr.ying by your when Flip's face isn't wnshed_ or. Lulu's j leave, and eat it up in a fwiuklhig. Some- hair combed when they appear at they fijd sugar in SpeHnian's riition, nnd.bics v.-ere sottiaj; on. 'J'he kipper rai, toji: pockets, which delights them more tliaa the baby bears nrc'r.urthmE else. Boars like candy 'quite as illy and every othsr I much as children do, and they itsually.jfet bnth. They hnv? 'more thas is good'for children, four times (i dny. tiujoe r. day art- coaKidoveJ nnd jiiKt Vcforo'tliplcjalie'ii allowance of sweets, ,-.c- Thc Oearj '.Iwtroyfd ner.rlj1 They love- dearly 10 iro to cub atnndnrds.