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Image 11 of Bee (Earlington, Ky.), April 7, 1910

Part of Bee (Earlington, Ky.)

xr FM r n- 0 n n daTt i T of tho tribe who had gone into the col onyfor work having learned to ride One day it was three In tho afternoon We had followed a herd of elephants since 8 a m and the traces of the dew of the previous night were still visible on the trail Our chances of coming up with them were so small that we abandoned the pursuit and turned in L longhorned ¬ ¬ ¬ deliberatelytowards ¬ ¬ + r hYY answer the rein and the moments hesitation cost him his life and mo the very best horse I over hadNr knpw for When I got his head round a thick bush was against his chestand before I could free him the rhinoceros still at the walk drove his horn in under his flank and fairly thrpjj both him and his rider into o air As ho Turned ovor I rolled off and foil in some way under the stirrupIron which scalped my head for four Inches in length and breadth I scrambled to my knees and saw the horn of tho rhinoceros actual ly within the bend of my leg but the animal wavered and with the energy of selfpreservation I sprang to my feet intending to run for my gun was unloaded and had fallen from my hand Had I been allowed to do so this story might have never been told for dizzy as 1 was from the fall I should have boon easily caught Ho pnssedwlthln a foot without touching me As I rose for the second time my ntterrlder came up with an gun I half pulled him from his J other pony and mounting it caught and killed the rhinoceros Tho horn now hangs over tho entrance of my door That day a companion happened to be hunting in tho sama direction as myself and hearing the reports of my gun hoped I might have come up with tho elephants I had started after in tho morning Ho found me sitting under a bush hatless and holding up the piece of my scalp with tho blood streaming down my face or as he afterWards described it to Livingstone I saw that beggar Oswoll sitting un4lera bush holding on his head A few words told him what had happened and then my thoughts turned to Sttfel my horse That very morning as 1 left the wagons I had talked to him affectionately as a man can talk to a good horse telling him how when the hunting was over I would make him fat and happy and I had played with him and he with me It was with a very sore heart I put a ball through his head took tho saddle from his back and started wagon wards walking half the distance ten miles and making my ftorrlder do likewise Unless a an was situated as I was then It is difficult to make him understand all the loss of a good horse means You cannot oven fill up his place in quantity let alone quality In this part of Africa at all events your sue cess depends enormously upon your steed for the country is generally too open for stalking and ho carries you up to your game in most instances as r as you like and it is your fault you dont succeed Had I been the best shot that over looked along a rifle and made of steel I could have 4 s t k start but for the first 100 he gained on mo and I had to ride as if in a close finish A good Hantam horse Isan exi IN the direction of the wagons After an hour or two the natives began to make pathetic appeals as tb the stat4 of their stomachs suggesting that they had met with hard usago and that as we bad not found the elephants they were not above breaking their fast upon quagga giraffe or oven rhinoc ¬ eros I tried to persuade them that elephant was tho only dish worthy of them or likely to fill those almost bot tomless cavities to which they had al ¬ uded that we might have better luck the next day and that they might put off dining till then If you wish to be successful in hunting for large tusks it it as well to keep your men on an elegy phantic diet and not pamper them with dainties or they become lazy and careless In seeking tho larger game Whether on this particular occasion I was unusually tenderhearted or their appeals were too touching I do not remember but whilst with my very poor stock of Bechuana words I was trying to explain my views in an open glade of the forest through which we were passing their hungry eyes fell upon two rhinoceroses of the kcitloa variety and the eager cry of Ugh chukuru mynaar the last word a corruption of the Dutch mynheer lengthened plaintively into a kind of prayer was too much for me and I dismounted to do their pleasure Fifty yards before the animals ran a scanty fringe of dwarf thorn bushes on out liers of which they were feeding away from uBI made a long detour and canoe out a hundred yards In front of them the little scrubby coyer lying be tween us A handful of sand thrown into the air gave the direction of the ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ I 4 g r I> > v Y X g Q irn iS r J tothat to + i iV inI f L 1iP 4 v 1 t with them Armed as I was With a smoothbore not very truo with Heavy charges at over 30 yards it was a nee cesslty to get as near my game as possible I am not vain of my shooting I can do what I Intend pretty well at from ten to twentyfive yardsbut I would havo given the best shot In the > V w oddstw suret l much more at your ease and your attention for everything that surrounds you Is so much more free q S gradually to their work by letting your a4ter rider use then a few times He Is always out of danger and if once accustomed to the sight of an animal at a respectable distance they can BOOB be driven up alongside of Uand get as eager In pursuit of elephant and large game as their riders By neglecting this rule I very near ly came to grief on an afterwards capi tai pony It was hs debut and a wounded elephant charging with a scream BO terrified him that he was paralyzed with fear andstbod stock still after turning round spurs had no affect and how we escaped I cannot > r l v j sa T I ° 4 j> ti < j fr twV fj 1 can only suppose he cot tJielCeptpl an belaL for he VM q the near ettotfefc to hayif w8ptjne from the sad j 0 d <> 1f RATTLESNAKES PASTIME IS DANGEROUS A u GRlZZLYBEAR DICK HAYNES HAS A SO WILL USE a HAS A CLOSE A i 1 i i Denver Col Dick Haynes was a young daredevil who would go outs of his way to play with a rattler i an old plainsman I have seenlhIml kill at least a dozen with a I saw him when he got such a closd call that he dropped the game and used a gun forever after We were out together one Sunday It was warm and as we rode ho fanned his face Suddenly he t with his sombrero clapped his hat on his head and start od his horse on alop6 Watch me get ji that plsen ho shouted Fifty yards to our right was a tier It was trying to get away but ti we headed It in an instant and were off our horses It Immediately col19ctil > and then I saw the biggest ever seen Itwas a diamond rattler ifr r salllt rI VICTIM 44trl CLOSECALINr HEREAFTER RUIN WITH BULLET IN HEART GIVES SCOTcHMAN TERRIBLE i FIGHT CALL of Brute When Bear Falls Dead Survives After Being Terribly Woundedand Suffers v In Clutch t f j Long Time t- l i f t i Victoria B COf the many battles that have been waged between than and the grizzly none was ever more exciting or came closer to death for the man than that fought recently by James M Christie who has como to Victoria a few days ago for surgical as tel ¬ ratr slstanceChristie and the bear locked In close conflict for but a few seconds Then the brute dropped dead and ¬ J Christie was hurled into the bushes crushed maimed and blood drenched while the snow for yards around was crimson with the blood of the com ¬ batantsChristie had tracked the bear sev eral miles to punish him for robbing a cache of moose meat He had just fired a shot at a wolf from his rifle and found that the sights needed ad justment Luckily ho fixed them atl once for within five minutes ho heard the crackle of the brushwood and saw the beast that walks like a man That bears will never attack man Is very well in theory grizzlies are exceptions This bear came for Christie on the run and the hunter had barely time to swing his rifle and pull trig get with a snap aim for the heart the brute being less than thirty yards away The first shot caught the grizzly through the heart and lungs but failed to stop him a second hit the animal In the head Christie shed Ibis snowshoes and tried to dodge into the bushes Then came the bears innings The brush was too thick for the man but the bear tramped it down like reeds and pushed forward roaring and grizzly grunting in characteristic fashion As Christie fell In an at tempt to dodge the bear clapped his immense paw on the mans head and began tearing at his face and body The bear gave a vicious snap and Christie felt the teeth about his neck In desperation the man threw up his right arm and fate directed that he should thrust it into the open jaws of the bear Then Christie forced back with all his ebbing strength His ef Sort was coincident with the coming of death to the bear Its jaws relaxed and Christie half fell half crawled away His two cheeks were torn from the ears to the mouth he had a double fracture of theJkull his cheek bones were broken and his jaw fell against his breast His scalp was cut through his abundant hair His lower jaw bone also was fractured and his right ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ < KNIFING BATTLE WITH ¬ ¬ NB evening 4 was returning die with hlstrunic By a little careful to camp with a number of treatment this pony became a ryery Kaflr tired and hungry valuable one and I once in after ys after a long days spooring shot GOO worth of ivory from his back elephants which we never In half an hour Have nothing to do with a vicious or uncertalntcmpered horse It you find you have been taken cloSe Ito the path Tim length of his in with such a one shoot him tho first horn and tho hunger of my men In loss may not bo so bad as the last duced me to got off and fire at him Never ride a stumbler up to anything The shot was rather too high and he that bites or butts I had one and he ran off I was In tho saddle in a mo- twice fell with me before a charging ment and passing the wounded beast elephant Luckily I did not come off pulled up ten yards on ono side of the and pulled him up just in time to es lino of hIs retreat firing tho second cape Horses used to be cheap enough barrel as ho went by from my horse but I dare say tho price has risen I when Instead of continuing his course mounted myself well fromUO to 76 ho stopped short and pausing an In apiece Your ponies for they are hardly more ought to be quick get ting their legs and a turn of speed is utterly unlooked far as tho white rhi desirable for though in the opon it is noceros nearly always makes off that easy sailing away from an elephant in until he was within five yards I sat bush or broken ground for 200 yards qulto still expecting him to fall think he will sometimes press a slow horse inglie was in his flurry I was once in particular hard put to horse seemed as much surprised It by a smart though rather small bull behavior of tho old mahoho as I had fired both barrels and on he I was myself and did not Immediately came I might have had 20 yards rho day was fast drawing to a close when though in that addled state which prevents a man from deciding whether today is yesterday or tomorrow my brain seemed stirring again In a thick fog By degrees I GO came aware that I was on my Horse that a native was leading it and an other carrying my gun beside my stirrup It all appeared strange but with the attempt to think it out the mist came eddying thicker and I was con tent to let it be Presently a dim con fried impression that I was following some animal was with me ma dream the power of framing and articulating a sentence returned and I drowsily asked the nearest Kafir which way the trail led Ire pointed in the direction wo wore going his manner struck mo but I had had say and no other reml1rkwasready Men mot us among theta I recognized two of joy Hottentot drivers carrying a caror cane framework which served as a swinging bedstead In iny wagon Where are you going I asked in Dutch They stared stupidly Why we heard you were killed by a rhinoc eros No I answered Without a thought of what had occurred my right hand fell faintly r rom the pommel of my saddle to my thigh with the restlessness of weakness I drew it up again a red splash of blood upon my cuff caught my oye I raised my arm to seo what was the matter finding no wound on it I sought with my hand for it down my leg through a rent in my trousers and so numbed was all sensation that I actually dabbled down to the bone In a deep gash eight inches long without feeling any painthe smaller horn had penetrated a foot higher up but the wound was not so serious as tho lower one The limb stiffened after I reached the wagons and unable to get in and out I made my bed for nearly four weeks under a bushthe rip healing rapidly covered with a rag kept constantly wet The rhinoceros as 1 afterwards and about 20 years old It had the ug¬ liest head I ever saw enormous in sizeI and with a mouth that reminded me of a bulldogs jaw Dick stopped just long enough to size up its length so as to get an idea of its spring and then went In on It The strike came like a flash of lightning The snake struck the ground with a sound like the cracking of a four horse whiplash in the hand o t I an expert Dick just saved himself by throwing his body full length ward The snake coiled again before he could get to it I got nervous and called to him to shoot it Thats the first one ever struck at me and got back said he and Im going to have that beauty head Tho rattler was beside itself with rage It lay coil upon coil of smooth glistening length showing the long reach and powerful spring In reserve Out of the coils two feet more of neck and body rose straight in the air and above all that flat black venomous head with glowing eyes and forked ¬ ¬ ¬ f ¬ ¬ worming my way I gained the learned from the men who were with thorns and lying flat waited for a side me was running so fast when she struck me and lifted me so high that chanceThe were now within she had shot ahead before I fell and rhinoceroses twenty yards of me but head on and on their shouting passed on without In that position they are not to be stopping The horns as is generally close quarters for the case In this variety were of nearly at killed completely guard the brain an equal length so that one to a cer tho horns which Is small and lies very low in the tain extent checked the penetration head Though alone on the present oc the otheras it would be more difficult was traveling with Maj Var to drive a doublespiked nail than a don thq best rhinoceros shot I ever Ingle one The bone af the thigh knew his audacity and our con however providentially turned the stant success and impunity alone and foremost horn or it must have passed together in carrying on the war close to even it it had not cut the against these brutes had perhaps femoral artery made me despise them too much I had so frequently seen their ugly noses when within eight or ten yards There have been qifeer stories of8 of tho gun turn tempted by a twig or variety of gigantic white rhinoceroses tuft of grass to tho right or left and as largo as elephants a few of which the wlshedfor broadside thus given remained when white men first en that I did not think anything was tered the Nyanza country but there nearer of amiss until I saw that if are no authentic stories to set down those now in front of me an old cow should forge her own length once more A hunter named Armbrustor had an ahead her foot would be on mo She unfortunate encounter with a white was so near that I might possibly have bull which all who saw It agreed must dropped her with a ball by the nostril have been a giant of Its kind His and had she been alone I should prob wagon had just reached tho last rise ably have tried it but the rhinoceros to the top of a low hill when a man when he charges nearly always makes in advance came running back making straight for the smoke of the gun even the finger signs of a bull mahoho Creeping up to tho crest of a hill though the hunter is concealed and I knew that If No1 fell No2 who was Armbruster saw in a glade below one within four or five yards of her would of the finest specimens ho had ever In alt probability be over me before beheld and immediately set out to the smoke cleared In the hope that stalk him on foot my sudden appearance from the ground Tho rhinoceros was feeding quietly under her feet would startle her and and the wind was favorable for a di give me a chance of escape I sprang rect approach However before ho up the old lady was taken aback for had got near enough having to make a moment and throw up her head with his way through thorns he lost sight a snort I dashed alongside of her to of the quarry which had entered the get in her rear my hand was on her brush inclosing the glade The hunter as I passed but the shock Ho her made the mistake of judging the loca nerves was not strong enough for be- tion of the creature by a movement in fore I had made ten yards she was tho brush A young cow rhinoceros around and in full chase was feeding there and Hot the bullto fire into When within 30 yards of the moveI should have done better her as I went by but it had not oc ment Armbruster stepped around a curred to me and it was now too late clump of mimosa directly into the in my anxiety to escape to put It as presence of the big bull standing bead mildly as may beJ had neglected my on It is likely that the old fellow best chance and paid the penalty I would have wheeled and departed on was a fast runner the ground was in being startled but firing from the hip my favor but in 30 yards from the Armbruster sent his first barrel into start she was at my heels A quick tho neck and with a great snort the turn to the left saved me for the mo ¬ wounded animal charged The unfor ment and prhapsby giving my pur ¬ tunate sportsman started to dart bet suer my flank instead of my back my hind the mimosa but tripped and fell life too The race was Over in the headlong and the huge engine oi next as tho horned snout came lap- ferocity was upon him before he could The longping round my thigh I rested the gun rise or roll to one aIde long head and still running horns were thrust so deeply through on the fired both barrels but with the smoke his body that it was borne along tome I was wiling through the all and re little distance until the bull tossed it member nothing Imorfe for I fell upon off and then he plunged away through the brush and tray COM my bend land war tunned Dick stepped in again more < r rI huI P hr µ J handIf j 1 n i rQJ Jn c i u r hef i she begins to swell off she said We reached the ranch and while Dick poured down whisky we exam fined the thumb Neither then or at any later time did it show the slight est marks The snake had struck the handle of his knife and the and suddenness of the Impact made Dick lost his nerve It was a good thing for him He never went after a rattler again without a long 44 comes ¬ I strengtha arm broken Eight or ten cuts on the body counted as nflnor incidents The blood poured from Christies wounds In streams He swathed him To Study European Conditions Miss Juliet Points who has just won the 1500 scholarship maintained by the General Federation of Womens clubs and providing for two years study in England will sail in June for Europe She will spend the summer on the Continent going to England in time to enter one of the uni ¬ self in a sack and lamely made his way homo without blssnowshoes following the ice on the river as he There were eight could not see The Inches of snow ou the ground journey was seven miles and with every foot of the journey marked by his blood Christie tramped with stolid courage All the way he had to use Ho one hand to hold up his jaw hoped on arrival at the cabin to find his partner George Crisfleld at home but Crisfleld was out on a line of traps and did not return for hours and the desperately ounded man had to build a fire and attend to his own injuries as best he could On CrIs fields return every crude means was taken to make Christie comfortable but they had neither medicine nor antiseptics After giving the victim such rest as could be afforded Crisfleld packed him on a rough toboggan and hired two In¬ dians to haul the patient to J E For rills trading post Christie and Crls field were at the time on Rogue river BO miles front Dawson They took a tent and camped at nights It was a injured max racking trip t ¬ ik > workI Improve suAs6wlYraY h TSquare Tennessee draftsmen have patented a magnetic T square which is held against tho iron bound edge of a drawing board by an electromagnet In its head A switch cufa oif the current and allows it to be moved Two ltbe M j < ¬ + y versities I shall do research work in the British Museum said Miss Points when speaking of her plans I mean I to make a thorough study of the Eng + lisp industrial revolution as the start ing point of all present sociologicalr and economic development same time I intend to investigate pres < ent industrial conditions in England I spent last year doing research for the United States Immigration commission and I am eager to find out just how English and Continental conditions compare with ours I jit 5 withS a r i bei ¬ ¬ j It ¬ ¬ J cau tiously He advanced the knife nearer and yet nearer to that swaying head I knew ho was getting too close but did not dare speak to him for fear of rattling him at the crucial instant Dlcka knife flashed and the creature lay squirming a headless thing UPOlt1 the ground But Dick was pale It got me In the thumb said lets get to camp We jumped for the saddles and3 started on a mad run Dick rode his thumb pressed hard against saddle horn and his knife in the other ¬ ¬ J lfro wind ¬ f- backt ¬ ceptionally tough beast Whilst at Oologs Poort a farm then in the oc cupation of a Mr Nelson I was buying mounts when a Hottentot riding a neat roundribbed tiny came in with a return letter from the town of Cradock as far as remember 70 miles distant The horses appearance pleased me much and though I found the owner a Mr Cock at first unwilling to part with him I purchased him for 76 a largo price then but he was worth It It had just done 140 miles In 30 hours including fivo hours off saddling at Cradock I was unfortunate with my horses and lost this ono early In the campaign I had shot an eland or two just beyond the first chool and being alone had tied Vonk Spark as the men called him to a tree whilst I gave tho coup do grace to the game This done I walked up to loose him and remount but as I thoughtlessly placed my hand on tho rein he got scent of the blood and suddenly start ing back broko away I followed him along while overy moment hoping to catch him as ho let me come quite close and then trotted on feeding quietly till I came up to him again At length I grew weary and angry and twice covered him with the gun that I might at all events save my saddle and bridle but twice I relented tho crea turo was too good end too tame to ahoot and thero was a chance that might find him next morning if be were not killed by a lion during the night So I let him go and just before sundown set my taco towards the wag ons the encampment lying ten miles off I walked really I think for once by Instinct it was soon dark and after three hours afraid of going astray I decided upon making a fire and camp ¬ ing out knowing I should find the wheeHr cks next morning if I did not overshoot them I took out my tinder box and trying to strike aUght dropped the flint and was on my knees feeling for it on the ground with my head down when a muffled shot which I at first took for a llont pant made me start to my feet and within 100 yards of where I was standing though hidden by a bolt of thorns by a sec ond shot I was directed to the wagons I had come quite straight down upon them through the night We searched for the horse next morning in vain his spoor was overtrampled by a large herd of quaggas and for two years I never heard any more of him When I ascertained a wandering party of Baro longs had found him in the veldt and Unable to catch him had driven him before thorn fctHmlles to their kraal and had killed adany giraffe and otter camt from his back one or two J 64sPr J H f 1 > 1Iii f 1Oj J n r 15a JJr A r

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