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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNtWrY. SEPTEMBER TO. 1891.
IIiniPETOF DAM CRUSDY
Highly Dovo'oped 31cl of Tolif U Straight
as an Ash and .tnplo tu a Willow ,
COULD PUT THE GREEK MAID TO BLUSH
Women Devoting .Morn Tlnu to Cultivating
Mmclo Hint I'orm A IVdleurc'n Advice
About Care of the l > nt IViiilniiio
I'actn unit 1'iiiiclcA.
The mlllcnlum , for which the world waits ,
Jfl to come with woman's perfect physical
This Is one of the Ideas put forth by Ed
ward Hellamy , end that the good time must
be nigh at hand who can question ? For dove
\ve not behold both on the right hand and
on the left a devotion to the cultivation uf ,
ono's muscle that might even put the Greek
maiden of Plalo's rpublic to shame ?
This IB fla It should be biceps and chesta
and shoulder blades need all the attention
that can be given to them.
The woman of leisure devotes at hast
three hours to athletic exercises In some
form or other. The woman ol business gives
ten minutes , dully , which Is better than noth
ing , for physical development.
To suggest simple exercises which one can
take at homo Is the purpose of this article ,
If possible , how easily and quickly on ? can
go through with a few gymnastics every
morning and evening , without spending too
much valuable time , ami without the aid of
very costly apparatus , In many cases without
any at all.
For Instance , ono exercise which helps to
expand the chest , raitc the shoulders , and
gives erectness to the form three grat con
siderations Is prescribed by an authority ,
Drlng forward the arms , raise the fore
arms , and place the fingers ot each hand
lightly on the front of each shoulder. Then ,
with n quick movement and without remov
ing the fingers from the shoulders , jerk the
arms outward , then back again and repeat.
Another exercise ; Stand quite ersct , ex
tend the arms above the head. Interlace the
thumbs and keep the forefing-ra In touch ,
Then , keeping the knees quite rigid , bend
the trunk gradually until , without unloeklng
the thumbs , the fingers touch the toes. This
Is a vary good exercise , seldom successful
without a little practice.
There Isn't a better Investment for ? 5
( you can pay moro ) than a chest weight , and
they make them nowadays disguised as bjok
cases with curtains , so that they arc not
unsightly bits of furniture for one's bed
room or boudoir.
"I have used the chest weight dally for
twenty-three years , and I would give Op
every other piece uf apparatus In gymnasium
use before parting with It , " says one enthu
She Is quite right , for It Is something the
old can use as well as the young ; the weak
as well as the strong , with pleasure , safety
and profit , and the more faithfully you use
It , the better you like It.
Ono of the first exercises with the chest
weight \a \ the following :
Stand perfectly erect , with the back to the
apparatus , and raise the weights by pushing
the arms straight forward ; this develops the
muscles of the chest and arms. Then turn
about and pull the weights toward you ; the
muscles of the back and the arm flexors th ° n
come Into play. Next ralso the arms above
the head and force the weights backwards ;
this motion benefits the muscles of the upper
back , 'he neck and the extensor muscles of
the arms. HcnJ back still further and the
small of the back Is acted upon beneficially.
Th > n bend forward at the hips and the most
sensitive portion of the body. , the abdomen ,
nlI ! be strengthened. The abdominal mus
cles need more exercise perhaps than any
otlnr , and as a rule , they get least. The
abdomen Is heir to all kinds of complaints ,
to remove the most of which only proper
exercise is necessary.
In using this pulley It should be remem
bered that a light weight Is best. It U not
the number of times of pulling that counts ,
It Is the rapidity with which the motions are
mado. Forty strokes to the minute Is about
the average , although one sometimes be
comes expert enough to run the number up
With the chest weight about twenty or
thirty minutes should be spent dally n new
motion being made as soon as the old one
bscomoa tiresome ten minutes work with
the chest weight Is , however , better than
no work at all.
Mrs. Van Hensselaer Cruger , "Julian Gor
don , " believes In this apparatus , and ono
forms part cf the furnishing of her bed
rcom. She uses it with religious regular
ity , both night and morning , and If the
ciVctness cf her form Is dueat all to Its
use there can bo no better argument In Its
Punching an Inflated rubber bag Is a pet
cxcrclso with certain young women who
wish to be straight as an ash and as supple -
plo as a willow ,
This mode of prcceduro Is something like
this : The bag must be hung In such a
matfncr as to rebound almost Instantly after
being btruck. It should be set In motion
) .nd then hit o& It is receding , not as It Is
approaching , The face should be kept to
ward the bag and the blows be made from
the shoulder. The right kind ot a bag Is o
the same shape and about three times the
slzo ct a Itugby football. It Is Inflated with
nlr and secured to the ground and celling
The use of the striking bag brings all o !
the muscles into play , either directly or In
directly the eyesight , even , Is quickened
and Improved. The balls are somewhat ex
pensive , ? & being the price asked for balls
cuitablo fcr women and children's use th
very heavy leather covered striking bags
cost all the way from JO to $18 , and we-igh
from ten to twenty-five pounds. Mr a. Dun
can Elliott Is an advocate ot the striking
bag and also cf Indian clubs , which she con
elders a fascinating form of exercise. The !
use develops the muscles of the wrist , ami
and to some extent the shoulders and back.
One word mort when to exercise Is n
Important consideration. The afternoon 01
evening Is better than the morning , and ex
crclso should always precede bathing , an
not , as a rule , follow It.
A man who has made the human foct an
object of research and study declares tha
short stockings are very nearly as Injurlou
as short shoes. Hose of insufficient length
press the knuckles ot the toes upward , am
when the shro forces them down the nat
ural result Is a painful excrescence tha
vulgar folks designate as a corn.
"Hut surely ycu don't consider an 111 fit
( Ing stocking the cause of bunions , do you ? '
I Inquired ,
"One of them , " he replied. "Corns are
the result ct pressure. You Bee , the blood
Is forced from the eebacesus glands , there
fore on excessiveor unnatural quantity of
oil Is thrcwn off. This diseases the blood ,
and the oil forces Its way to the surface ot
the toe. As It reaches the cuticle It evap
orates , leaving the top layer hard. Layer
upon layer cf oil forms downward and deep
ens until It presses on the nerves. Corns
have no roots. That Idea is fallacious.
Hut they cannot be cured until an tnstru-
btent goes beneath all these layers of dis
eased oil and removes them , A soft corn
is more easily treated and Is largely the
result of acid In the blood.
"After a corn has b n removed , find out
literally where the shoe pinches , then bathe
the feet In cdd water every morning upon
arising and rub the part with prepared
My Informant added that for dry feet al
ways uss Ice cold water ; for moist feet , In
clined to perspire freely , the water n hot
as the skin can stand It , and bathe juat be
fore retiring , If the feet swell after much
walking , put a llttlo vinegar In the hot
water ; Jf thy ache , usa a few drops of
ammonia or borax.
Host the feet often To < Jo this change
the shoes as frequently as possible. Even
from an old to a new shoe Is a. rest. The
muscles ot the foot tire of one position , no
matter bow easy the leather or last may be.
Four or flve time * a day. if It U convenient.
U none too often to take this trouble , and
its benefits are astonishing.
Ingrowing nails are the mult of the.cor
ners being cut too close , allowing the shoe
to press usutnst them. This again requires
skilled treatment. The pedicure's patronage
J bjoomlng as extensive as that or tb maul.
for. apart from the treatment of painful
ful pxrrest onccs , beautifying the- loot l
greatly In vogue. reparations to whiten
the thin are In use , and all the irt ol the
manicure Is called upon to nsslxt that of the
pedicure Some coclety women can now pre
sent an well kept a loot as hand , the nails
rounded and polish d with equal daintiness.
Onn other suggestion the mpn who knows
g.ixc me , and that Is Important to mothers.
He say * that babies learning to walk should
ot be allowed to wear the popular paper
olp < l ilioeu. A stlfl'r botlorn should be
uppllcd , for nail affections are apt to set
: i from rubbing the edges of the toes on
he flour ,
Princess illsmnrck , nee Johanna I'utkam-
ner , although her personality hag always
-en overshadowed by lhat ol her great hue-
'ami ' , Is a remarkable and Interesting woman ,
'ho story of Illsmarck's falling In lovu with
er , and , HO to npak , marrying her by main
orce. Is often told In Germany. The prln-
ess has never had reason tu regr.f the Mid-
s of her wooing and wedding , for the
'X-chancellor ' Is absolutely1 devoted to hli
ome , anil even when occupied with the most
mportant official duties he made a rule of
: olng In to speak to his wife every few
Princess von Illsmarck Is now nearer TO
han CO. She has snow white hair. Is spare
t figure , and her countenance would be rx-
rcrnely agreeable were U not for the high ,
romlnrnt cheek bones. She Is almost as
all a woman as her husband Is a man , and
an good reason to be proud ot the physical
lipcaranc1 of her children.
Those who have visited Fmlrlchsruh of
ate > cars declare that she Is vivacious and
musing In the family circle , and that at-
hough , as a good hostess , she allows her
tiesta to absorb the major part ot the con-
hr.rsatlon , she has a vast fund of stories
ml anecdotes and a keen sense of German
umor. It may safely be asserted that
much as Hie felt her husband's senil-dlfl-
rnce , Itlumarck's helpmeet Is far happier
ivlng the life of an active housemother and
ountry lady than that she was formerly
bilged to lead In Uerlln. The late Empress
rVugusta had no particular love for the Iron
"hanc tlor's wife , and It Is said that the
impress Frederick Included her In the fear
nd dislike she could not conceal for Prince
The princess rises almost with the sun ,
nd till quite recently took an active part
n preparing every one of the meals eaten
iy her family. Her greatest personal pc-
ullarlty Is a horror of cold and draughts ;
Ika Ih * princess of Wales , the moment she
ets her foot Inside a house , even It It be
in the warmest day In summer , she Insists
hnt every door and every window shall be
at once closed. This Is ihe real reason why
ho princess 10 seldom goes to stay with
any one. Among her children her favorite
; s Count Herbert , and she has presented his
oung wife , among- other us = ful presents.
with quite a library of works dealing with
German household management , cooking and
Fashionable stationery Is severely plain-
no oddities In shape of paper , or envelope ,
or color being permissible , Now and then
"n correspondence between Intimates a little
more liberty Is indulged just to satisfy
one's tiste for novelty ; fcr Instance , In wrlt-
'ng to her very particular friends Mrs.
Hlchard Lounsbery Is quite apt to uee a
three-folded sheet of paper Instead of the
usual ono of two folds. Then again , when
Mrs. Lounsbery uses wax she stamps It
with her Turkish seal , that Is , the Initials
of her name In Turkish characters ,
There Is a style which Is quite French
end very chic of cmmenclng cne's letter
on the fourth page and going backward.
as II were ; any number of young women
affect this style , which Is considered quite
smart. The letter begins on the fourth
page and ends on what is ordinarily the
Society has also put the seal of Its ap
proval upon \cry few punctuation marks.
This Is quite English ; for Instance , a let
ter In the pcssesslon of the writer , rather
recently received from Miss Frances Arnold ,
daughter of Matthew Arnold , contains one
period , one comma , one exclamation point
c'est tout , but then the letter Is not a verj
long one , but It Is a brilliant Illustration
of hew to write a letter when marks of
punctuation are no more.
Numerals , too , arc quite at a discount.
"September the twenty-sixth" Is much bet
ter form than the ordinal " 26th , " and when
It comes to writing out a street , let It be
"Twenty-third street , " and not " 233 street , "
The Marquise Lanza Is always very partic
ular in this direction. She writes a de
lightful hand , with the exception of the per
sonal pronoun "I , " which , as she writes It ,
roflemblea a straight line slightly slanting
from right to left , "Clara Lanza" Is her
signature , and she uses white wax stamped
with a coronet.
Mrs. Van Ucnsselaer Cruger usually writes
with violet Ink and signs herself "j. Cru
ger , " in a not too legible hand. She uses
paper a deep golden cream , upon which ,
stamped in gold , la her motto , 'Tides
Non Fortune. "
Miss Helen Gould , being still In mrurnlng ,
uses stationery with a heavy black border.
Miss Gould writes a clear hand , which dis
plays a good deal of character. She sign.
herself "Helen M. Gould. "
Mra , William. Astor uses , as a rule , cream
tinted paper , with her address , " 350 P fth
a\enue , " In gold In the upper right hand
corner , and her cont-cf-arms in the left cor
ner a lion rampint , holding a star , and the
motto "Semper Fidelia. "
Mrs. Eleanor Hewitt's dead white sta
tionery Is adorned with an extra wise lookIng -
Ing owl , stamped In white , with the motto
beneath , "Tarn Nocte Quan die Sapere. "
Miss Hewitt writes a rather unformed , tolerably
erably legible hand.
This winter Is to bring us seme things
rfally new , for new modes and money move
hand In hand , and where money Is nol
offered the novelties may not be lightly pur
The newest autumn hats promise to be
veritable avlnrles. Last May and June the
forehanded dealers In birds and feathers
dyed , mounted and packed away for the fall
trade thousands on thousands of pretty
wings , destined to flutter their last over the
cruel and gentle crowns of well dressed
women. These birds are mounted with
wide spread pinions on the front brim ct
the low crowned picturesque felts socn to ar
rive , and all of them are elaborately trlmmeJ
with Jet , The edges of wings and tall
sparkle with fine lines of chipped jet. and
on their heads nod ppacockllke crests , made
of a stiff net crimped and powdered with
the EI me.
Hats themselves will be wider and bon
nets mere absurdly minute than we have seen
In a long time , and the colors to prevail
through the autumn promise to be bluette
or cornflower blue , and a strange and won
derful shade of faded red called Francals.
Qluette Is really both novel and charming ,
and , need for neck decorations In velvet ,
chiffon anQtulle , Is delightful with all
gcwns , while the Francals seems something
of a sop thrown to that Cerberus , the masses ,
and not In the least an Indication of what
smart women will affect.
She usually makes up her own mind on
this question , unbiased even by the edicts
of 1'jrls. for last spring , when the fashion
writers and dressmakers were busy making
pred'ctlons , the women of themselves cnose
to wear a great deal of lavender In the way
of shirt waists , ginghams ami muslin , with
scarlet hat bands and ribbon belts , and no
body had foreseen It would be so.
A gentleman , recently returned from a
\tslt to the Indians ot the Onondaga reserva
tion , said the other day "I was sur
prised to find the women of the nation held
In such high esteem. My preconceived
notion of the Indian squaw was that she
Is the drudge and slave of her Uzy , seml-
bcrbarou * muster , and that she Is In no
way honored by the males of her race.
This Is the case , I am told , with most
tribes of the American red men , but It was
never to with the nations of the Iroquols
confederacy. In fact , the women were hMd
In to high regard by the Iroquols that they
were spoken ol as a people ruled by
"This peculiarity Is evidenced in their life
today. Il Is true that there Isn't much J
wc.rk done by any ot the Indians , but the
men do most of what Is done , the squaw
only being called on to attend to her house
hold duties. The superiority ot the squaw
to the buck Is shown In tha fact that the
children , according to the custom of the
Ircquots , belong to the family or nation ol
their mother. If a. Seneca Indian marries
an Onondaga squaw and they have children
the latter are Onondagas , and should the
father be ol thu family ot the Well and
the mother ol the Snipe clan the children
are Snlpei. It Is as It John Smith married
Mary Jones and a child of the marriage
was named John Jones. Another Indica
tion ol the superiority ol tbe squaw Is shown
In the Indian manner ol speaking ot a roan
nml a woman. In English they habitually
refer to 'her and him' IK < loln < ; something ,
biliig- somewhere or saying something. Pos
sibly they are moro grammatical In the use
ol their own dialect. "
The old lady who entered n train nt n
ci'iintry Matloii had an anxious face nml
soon confided to her neighbor the fact that
she had hut once belore bein on a railroad
Italn The lines In her forehead appeared
lt > deepen as the hours went on , and every
lime tht' train stopped she Inquired. "Is this
New York ? "
"S'posln1 IhU trntn would be late , " she
said , "mcbby Lyddy would think I wa'n't
"Did you tefl her which train jou would
take ? "
"Oh ) fs ; I made sure to tell her to meet
me at the N.w York afternoon train. They
Isn't more'n ono train , Is they ? "
She was calm for a while after the
neighbor had aisumi her she would try to
lielp her find Lyddy , but presently she re
marked , "How'll I I t 'em know I want to
Bit off at New York ? " Just then the
conductor passed and she seized him by the
( .tat sleete , exclaiming , "Look here , Mister ,
I've not to land at New York. Won't you
plcnsc Mop IhCf truln for me when we git
tli ere ? "
"All right , ma'am , " said the man soberly.
"You'll not forglt ? "
"Trust me for lhat. I'll remember , sure. "
"Thank you kindly , sir , " she answered
gruelully. "I'm much obliged. "
And the man did not smile till he hud left
"While we have been away this summer , "
relates a woman , "my little girls , 11 and 13
respectively , learned for the first time that
by reading three chapters every week day
and five on Sunday the bible could be fin
ished In a year. They forthwith resolved
to begin , and all would have been well , ex
cept that there was only one bible between
them. This fact created difficulty every day ,
tor , with the perversity ot children , they In
variably selected the sama time to do their
reading. The climax was reached the other
day whun I found them deep in their favorite
game of crlbbage , and was warned not to In
terrupt them , 'because Annie and I are playIng -
Ing a game of crlbbage to see which of us
can have the bible first. ' "
The struggle to make panlcrs a success
still continues. .
The Dninlon laces for this season are In
deep Vandyke designs.
Millinery laces have ( he design outlined
with tluy palllctrs or spingles.
New crepe-fin Is lied wools are Imported for
autumn and winter tailor gjwns.
White leather driving gloves are loosely
lilted and have perforated palms.
Two-toned driving gloves are a novelty.
They have double palms and gauntlet tops ,
New millinery garnitures show beautiful
fleets In shaded green and Iridescent beads.
Four-button black Suede gloves are fancy
ytllcher ! in white , and have white silk sewn
A band of ribbon In Irregular folds across
the bust and finished at the arms with ro
settes Is especially becoming.
A new and elegant fabric for evening weir
has a ground of Ivory white moire on which
lire tossed long stemmed roses In color.
So long as ball on sleeves ami spreading
shoulder effects prevail , draperies , except of
the simplest dcscrlpt'on , will remain In the
Dogskin gloves in gray or reddish brown ,
stitched In a darker shade of silk , and fas
tened with four largo buttons , are used for
traveling and shopping ,
Velvet and silk pipings , milliners' folds
nbout an Inch and a half wide , and narrow
ruches and liny lapping frills will all be fin-
pl'yed to decorate the bottom of autumn
dress skirts ,
It Is whispered by modistes who are In
league with the arbiters of fashion beyond
the sea that hats and bonnets are to be worn
back on the head , exposing the front hair.
A pretty fabric for accessories Is an ar-
inurcd sateen In light tints , overlaid with a
net-like weave of black and gold. It Is also
employed fcr entire drest > es with black satin
or velvet garnitures.
Hound waists continue In high favor , and
the seamless bodice Is still used for all to
vvborn It proves becoming , a well as for
many strict followers of "style" to whom
It proves quite the reverse.
F..r decorating handsome evening gowns
of brocade > or shot silk is the new i clours
peluche , n deep-piled velvet which promises
to be largely used this winter. II appears In
all the evening shades.
This season it &cms to be the trimming on
the gown that gives it Its style , There are
beautiful laces and jet and chiffon and a
great variety of trimmings used , but ribbon
holds Its own among nil others.
The newest black-and-white giwns prevail
ing at day weddings and receptions are those
In shot and flowered patterns In shepherd's
check silks of rich quality , and in stripes ,
both wide and narrow , In silk and satin al
Tha wedding dowery of the women of the
Vanderbllt family Is (50,000 per annum.
Japan boasts of but one woman lawyer
Mme. Tel-Slno. There are about 100 In this
country , and it Is said there are none In
In Holland a lady Is expected lo retire
precipitately should she enter a store or
restaurant where men are congregated. She
waits until they have transacted their bust-
ness and departed.
Queen Marguerite of Italy Is an enthusi
astic bicyclist. She rides two hours every
day In the Qulrlnal gardens and "all" Ilome
has loyally followed royalty's lead and the
'cycle ' mania reigns supreme.
The laUst word ot Parisian eccentricity
Is that pet dogs In Paris are new dyed to
harmonize with the prevailing tint of their
mistresses' boudoir. Two shades of violet
are now the most popular coloring for white
What Is called the rational cycling costume
for wcrnen Is In dang r of going out of ex
istence In Paris , for the prefect has caused
letters to be written to some well known
women cyclists , cautioning them that they
are Infringing the law In wearing nun's
Senator Blair has Introduced two bills In
congress for the manual training of women.
One Is for Instruction In the art cf cooking ,
sewing , care of health and nursing the s'ck
nml another for a school of mechanical arts
and Instruction In the culture , care and trainIng -
Ing of domestic animals.
A HnsRlan Jewess , Mile. Tartonovskl of
Odessa has successfully isserled her right
to choose a trade. . She has learned watch
making , and having been awarded the d'-
ploma of master watch maker by the trades
council In Odessa she has come frward as
Iho first Russian woman to adopt a trade
hitherto monopllzc < 3 by men.
The London papers announce with gome
pride that Mme. Drlcka , the woman en
trusted with the duty of looking after the
baby English prince at White Lodge while
his mother Is In Swlt/erland , has been In
structed to send a letter every day 11 ap
pease the tnxiety of his parent. This Is
not wonderful at all , Few young mothern
would do lees , leaving their first born at the
tender ag3 of 2 months. The remarkable
part ol the affair is the fact of their sep
aration , but this Is probably too royal to need
Mlsi Frances Wlllard divides her twenty- *
foui hours Into three periods : Eight hours
for work , eight hcurs for sleep and "eight
hours to do as I please , " she says. M.st
women would find the latter period the
hardest oi.e to hold to Its text. The doing
at she pleases of any woman la contingent
upon s many qualifying conditions the
pleasure and cnvenlcnce or comfort ot
ethers , accumulated duties pressed out ot
pUce by work and sleep that the eight hours
would often be consumed In finding time
to do as she pleased.
In the United States there are 2,000 women
practlc'ng medicine , of whcm CIO are special
ists In the diseases of their own sex , seventy
are alienists , sixty-five orthopaedists , forty
oculists and aurlsts and
apeutists. Seventy women hold appoint
ments on the medical stiff of hospitals and
ninety-five are teachers In medlc&l schools ,
01 the 2.000 130 nre said to be hem ; paths ,
while 5SO are claused as "allopaths. " What
particular "pathy" Is proteased by the re
mainder Is not ititrd. There are ten
schools of medicine for women In the states ,
on of which Is homoepathlc.
Cook's Imperial. World's Fair "highest
award , excellent champagne ; good efferves
cence , agreeabl * bouquet , delicious flavor. "
FOUR OF A RIND , Ml KINGS'
Royal Tropuitn of the Unfit $ h. the Wilds
of Northern Africa.
BARDI'G THE PANTHER JN KIS LAIR
A Iliintrr'n TlirlllliifT AiUcutiirrn In tli
Jmiijlen Wliern Nntlvr * Dnrn Nut
< lo Tlin IlenMfl T.urc < l tu
Dentil nt Mtrlijt : . '
( From the Trench of M. Ttourbonnrl. )
It Is with Interest I recall the fact that my
first great gnme waa killed In a ravine nine
yards wide , which had beni crossed and ro-
crossed by n panther several times within
twenty-four hours. He had even passed over
since the rain , which had ceased only at 6
o'clock In the morning. This was th ? sum
of my observations. It was then 4 o'clock
In the afternoon. I sent my man to bring mo
u Koat and her kid as quickly as possible.
While ho was gone I planted a picket on
the lop of the ravine and prcpar d a clump ot
bushes , behind uhlch to hide , fifteen paces
away at the bottom of the opposite bank.
When the man returned I tied th goat firmly
to the- stake nnd took the kid , whose feet I
had fastened together , with me Into the
bushes , Lakdar went back to the cafe , and
night found me nlono In the Asiatic forest ,
munching a thin biscuit for my supper.
Kroin time to time I pinched the kid's
c.ir ; he called his mother , and she answered
In a clear , sonorous vole : that could be heard
nearly a mile away. What sweet music It
was. I wns enchanted. Much lo my annoy
ance , a fewIsolated jackals visited me , but
I easily succeeded In inducing them to de
It wns about 9 o'clock. Clouds passed
at fretiticnt Intervals over the moan , at which
times my goat was In absolute darkness ,
Soon after she gave a cry , but very different
from that used to reply to the kid , and not
another noise * ate a smothered sound of
struggling. I tried In vain to see through
the darkness. When the moon reappeared
It reveald , to my great disappointment ,
that the panther had simply decamped with
my goat. The rope which had been around
her neck , though thick na my little linger
and hemp of the best quality , had be n
broken like a thread. A thunderbolt would
not have been more sudden.
UY TUB LIGHT OP THE MOON.
1 wrapped my little kid In my blouse , tak
ing every precaution this time to Keep It
from bleating , not -wishing myself to share
the fate of my goat , and tnen I spent the
res > t of the night In my bushes ,
Haiti fell during a part of the following
day , which vexed mo "very much. Neverthe
less , ut sunset I went to the same position
I had occupied the night before , fastened to
my picket a new goat , for' which I had to
pay a good , round price , and was soon sit
ting In my thicket , holding my kid. About
once In fifteen minutes I made him bleat by
pinching his neck or his ears , at the same
time holding him up above my head so lhat
he might be heard at the greater distance :
but this I did only at the intervals when the
moon was not hidden by Clouds.
The moon had been darke'neq for a moment
by a heavy cloud , when ' 1 heard a body fallen
on my goat with such a shock as vvould be
made by the tumble of a horse thrown from
a third story of a bulldlng-i The goat gave a
stifled cry I could see a black , confused
mass , but could distinguish nothing clearly.
I shut ami opened my eyes several times to
accustom myself to the darkness , but I could
not see clearly enough to send a bullet with
precision. I noiselessly withdrew one of my
balls , which I replaced jvlth la cartridge of
twenty-four largo molded shot. With a
charge URc this. I had demolished more than
one wild hog. In my second barrel I had a
steel-pointed ball. A diamond which served
for a bead nt the tip of my rllle shone
.brightly enough In the light ot a few stars.
I glanced once more at the sky , to make
certain If the cloud was likely to last still
onger ; It was too largo for mo to wait for It
to pass. With my loss of the night before
still In my mind , I v.as unwilling to expose
myself to a fresh misadventure. I took aim
nt the black inaas and pulled the trigger.
Nothing- Followed rny shot ; not a sound ,
not a sigh , not the slightest movement. I
rubbul my eyes , asking If I had been tha
victim ot an error , and had fired on the bank
after all I waited a few minutes , and then ,
nlth my rifle on my shoulder and my hunting
knife between my teeth , I set out to re-
A DEADLY EMBRACE.
Coming within a yard of the object at
which 1 had fired. It was quite a surprise
to see a panther , for It was a veritable pan
ther and a fine one lying stretched out In a
beautiful position , holding the goat's head in
his jaws. His posturj wns so natural lhat ,
not KnowliiK but he was alive and still In
the act ot devouring hU prey , I put the end
of my rifle to his ear and apostrophized him
brutally. Still receiving no response , I put
my knife back Into its Ehcath and tried to
roll the toast over by pulling Us tall ; but It
seemed he was Inseparably fastened lo the
goat. I touched the hands of my natch to
learn thu time ; It was a quarter before mid
night. I could not refrain from speaking
aloud : "What glorious luck ! to shoot in the
most absolute darkness and succeed Ilko
this ! " I tied my kid to the picket and went
back to the bushes.
The little 1ld , sensible ot the panther's
presence , cried eo much and so loudly all
the rest of the night that he brought to
gether a regiment of Jackals , nut 1 did not
need to take the pains to put them to flight ;
they kept at a distance , contenting them
selves with plaintive howling.
Day came at last , and I could see the
panther holding In his enormous jaws my
goat , crushed as thin as a beard. I turned
the goat over oi ) her side and opened her
belly to observe the position of the panther's
claws , which were locked In the creature's
heart and lungs. The poor thing had three
ribs broken , besides , and her skull looked
as If It had b'en crushed by a hammer. It
was easy to understand why she had made
no complaint but the death-rattle.
I wished to make sure of the direction
from which the panther had come to enable
him to arrive thus suddenly. The goat
had been placed on the bank fotmed by the
side of the ravine and two yards back from
the edge of the latter. I drew a semi
circle around the goat , enlarging It gradually.
I found nothing. Lnkdar , whom 1 had sent
to the other sideof the > 'ravlns , pointed nut
to me a little thlckttjit ' 0iyards from that
edge , and we- were able I to ascertain from
unequivocal signs that-Jtho panther hail
bounded from this point ; I Now , the ravine ,
UK I Baiil. was nln ? yatflaiwlde ; the > animal ,
then hud made a leapof thirteen yards , and
that explained the prodigious noise that I
had heard. 3
Thu panther , of medium size , hud been
Instantly killed by a MHot. that had entered
th9 eye and pierced the toaln , by a seconr
one entering the car. 'antbird which plercec
the heart , and eevcnj-ithlrs In the neck
and other parts of " ' '
On the IBlh of November I left Algiers
by carriage , and on the some day at 8 o'clock
In the evening arrived at the Moorish cafe
of Bab-All. The Arabs-wished me lo sleep
In the settlement. nUf'llie weather being
clear , I was anxious tulM out at once , for
fear of losing a night which promised to be
( air. , Oy ,
I asked for a goat , .took care to muzzle It.
and with a half-dozen Arabs I entered the
wood. We first followed the narrow and tor
tuous footpaths marked out by wild beasts
and finally came Into a clearing my men rec
ommended as a good station.
I stopped them In a spot as clean ant
spacious as a beautiful room , and after wet
ling my finger and holding It up lo sea whlcl
way the wind blew , took my position with my
back to the breeze and the forest , I then
tied the Boat five meters away , ituck a few
branches Into the ground , and crept be
hind tlili Improvised screen In case the mil
mal should arrive facing me.
The moon was up , but had not yet rlten
above the treetops. T dismissed my men
directing I hem to unmuizlo the goat , am
before leaving took a biscuit which I droppe <
Into my hood , with some hard boiled eggs
figs , ralilni and dates , enough to have oc
cupied me all night If I had to chosen ; then
they bade me good even Ins.
It had been Impossible to procure a. kid
but. forlunAtely , my scat wai young , Find
ing herself unmuiilnl and abandoned , she
cried a long time In A loud and sonorous
voice , n circumstance -which gnvo me great
A I'KIULOUS MOMHNT.
It was about 10 o'clock when my goal
standing In the clear moonlight , began to
tremble In every limb. In fits of nervous
anguish. She suddenly brramc silent end
tried to draw- away from me as It t had
frightened her. I Immediately understood
that the wind , which was at my back ,
brought her tidings of great danger. With
the utmost precaution I turned halt way
around and saw through the trees two slow
ing coals of fire , perfectly motionless. Hold
ing my breath , my face all the while covered
with mosquito's , which I dared not brush
away , I took aim , The bead of my rifle
shone with full brilliancy ; the two pale
lamps went out , and slow , light footsteps
scarcely rustled In the dry grass as the
stealthy steps drew near. Seeing nothing , I
was beginning to feel anxious , when sud
denly a large open eye gleamed out , appar
ently In contact with the end of my rifle ,
fired , saw a mass rise In front of me like
a. rearing horse ; It was the panther. My
econil shot was not long delayed. Taking
ITect In the breast , It threw the beast on his
back at a distance of eight meters from me.
sprang back , my rifle In my hand , expecl-
ng an attack ; but It was over. I heard
hree powerful , Irregular sighs , and then
Five minutes later I went up to examine
he beast ; she was stiff. U was a female of
nedlum size , measuring two meters eighty-
Ive centimeters from the nose to the tip of
he tall , With my first shot I had sent a
steel pointed ball which had entered under
ho right eye , pierced the head and had made
ta exit at the left shoulder ; with the second
! had rut Into the heart and lungs with
wenty-tour large moulds.
MY TIIIHD I'UIZB.
Accompanied by Nnbl , a clever Arab who
spoke French Iluently and at the same time
understood the Idioms of the country , we
came Into the land of the Kaez , n tribe situ-
Ued on the coast , where two days before a
lanther had eaten an ox. The remnant ol
.he carcass had not yet been touched by the
iackals , proof positive that the beast was not
'ar away. Nabl Introduced me to the chief of
.his tribe , Aghasua , who , after the usual
compliments , asked Nabl the reason of my
) resence among them , and then Inquired In
what manner I Intended to hunt the panther.
ASTON'ISIIINCJ THE NATIVCS.
When my Interpreter had explained my
nethod , he shook his. head with a look of
ilty and explained to the bystanders that I
was crazy. He said It was Impossible that
a sane man would stay alone In the forest
with a. panther , especially when ho took a
; oat along to allure the animal.
"It Is easy to sec"he added , "that this
.touml knows nothing of the panther Twelve
of you would not go together to pass the
night where he proposes to go alone , and If
you were obliged to go , you would build a
Ire to keep the animal at a distance. I am
not willing to be responsible for this man a
death. If he spends the night In the ravine
he will certainly be devoured , and the *
Arabian bureau will call us to account for
him , and wo will have plenty to pay.
Nabl translated these words lo me.
"Tell your chief , " I replied , "that It one
of us Is crazy. It Is he. Today Is not the
first time I have gone hunting. Let him get
me a goat , and quickly , too. "
He answered that If I would bring a cer
tificate of my sanity from the Arabian bureau
IB would give me a goat , a cow or horse , or
anything 1 wanted He offered to furnish
.wo horsemen to accompany me to Algiers for
; hls purpose.
I left In a fury , followed by my escort
I only hoped the panther would devour them
and theli cattle together.
One day. the nt"it month , Nbl came to
ne In great haste. A panther had Just de
voured a cow In the territory of the Outed-
) en-Assenalt. There was no time for us
lo lobe. We traveled seventy kilometers
I hat day.
When we arrhed we found the cow en
tirely eaten by tha jackals. On the top of
n hill , near a deep , woded ravine , we found
a iiimll , open , sloping field with a clump of
bushes ; this was the post I selected. My
woat xvas tied five meters In front of me ,
and higher up , so that to me , sitting below ,
she was In relief against Hie sky. The kid
was with me In the thicket. Three nights
passed without my seslns anything.
On the fourth evening at 10 o'clock the
kid cried , and the mother failed to answer.
A GOOD SHOT.
Suddenly on my right I heard the branches
of my thicket agitated , and at the same mo
ment my p > : or goat uttered her dying plaint.
Thu panther was upon her , held her In hU
powrrful rlaws and gratped. her head In
his big. huge jaws. The animal was full
' .to front of me. I could see bis head per
fectly. I attempted to lake aim , but the
sleeve of my coat , wh ch was too long and
had therefore been fastened up with a pin ,
fell down and at this Instant dropped over
the hammer of my gun , hindering me from
sighting ! rpfed : njgun against a
branch , held my breath , and using every
possible precaution r-ollcd up the sleeve. I
then took fresh aim. nut at the Imper
ceptible rustling I had made the pinther
let go the goat's head , but continued to
grasp her In his paws. He looked toward
ma , to Inform himself of the sound which
ho had heard. This movement bet him too
.lalrly before me to allow of an Instant's
hesitation. I fired and the- beast fell dead ;
my steel pointed ball entered between the
eye and the ncee and came out at the back
of the head , having pierced the brain.
The Arabs living near came running with
Nabl , whom I had called loudly. The
panther was Immediately carried to the
tribe , ind the women were called up to look
, t h'm. Words fall mo In which to de-
icrlbo the wild Joy of men , women and
children when they saw stretched lifeless
belore them the animal whs had caused
them so much fear and done them so much
harm. They gave themselves up to ex
travagances of demonslratlon that cannot
MY FOURTH PANTHER.
In the month of December , and eight days
before the full moon , my scout , Laltdar ,
who was very de\cited to me , csmo to re-
fl.rt that he had discovered tracks ot a
panther ; lhat the Arabs In that locality
could not furnish me vlth bait , but tor 10
francs he could buy me a goat and a kid at
the market < f Bouffarlk , and would meet
mo at the rendezvous any day I might
ohoose to ai po nt. I gave him the 10
francs and something besides , knowing lhat ,
although the rogua Io\ect mu well , he at the
same time did n.t despise my money.
As soon as we had arrived In the country
my guide battened lo tell everybody who I
was and why I hail come , and every boy
made It bis business ta come and take a look
at me , as If 1 had been some curious captive
The fourth night of my watch In this new
territory , at 2 o'clock In the morning , I took
my kid up by the skin of his neck and held
him ovir my head so that his voice might
penetrate to a greater distance. My peat ,
which was answering but feebly , and with
long intervals of silence , began to look un
easily to my right and struggle to break
loose from the stak ? . The moonlight was
I turned my head In the direction In whlcli
the goat was locking and saw a shadow
which gavethe effect of a man lying on his
bslly This figure came creeping forward
until It was twenty-five or thirty meters
from me. I had never before been In this
country , which was as uncUlll/ed as lie In
habitants , and I made up my mind that
some Arab had taken a fancy to my arms
and was coming to assassinate me to ge <
possession of them. I was ready , quite de
elded lo finish his affairs for him In case
he should come nearer ,
But I was mistaken : It was a panther approaching
preaching along the hillside , creeping hori
zontally and without cover to conceal him ,
taking advantage ot th undulations and
shadows of the soil. At the end of a. cer
tain paiise , quicker than lightning , he
pounced on the goat , It Is Impossible for mete
to give you on Idea of his celerity the flight
of the bird or ot the arrow are comparisons
far too feeble : this was like a flash. There
was no bounding , and I have still to answer
the question whether his feet touched the
earth In passing.
tie throw down the goat , allowed her to get
up again , and then holding her hind quarters
between his enormous paws , began to con
sider her , without crushing her head , as he
usually does , to begin with , Ho let her go ,
silted her again , and seemed to play A 1th
her an a cat plays with a mouse. He pre
sented his side fully to me , and I was - waiting
ing and holding my breath till he should
offer hli head morn advantageously to view ,
I trembled lest my kid should bit ray me by
a cry or a movement , but my apprehension
wai groundless. 1 have frequently observed
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that the mother's voice sonifies danger to
III ! young one , and that when ho IB once
warned he keeps still , whatever effort I may
make to arouse him.
A LUCKY ESCAI'E.
Tired of Malting , I aimed at the back of
the shoulder and fired. The smoke of my
shot was not yet dlsslpatd when the pan
ther rolled past me , crushing a part of my
thicket , but fortunately without seeing me.
He fell down to the bottom of the ravine ,
rearing fearfully and putting like a black
smith's bellows. I turned about , turning my
back on ths expiring goat , to face toward the
panther , which I cou.d hear for a good quar
ter of an hour longer.
I leave you to Imagine the Impatience
with which I awaited the day. The Arabs ,
who had heard me fire , were as much In
liast ? aa 1 to learn the result. Twenty of
them came for mo , and Hli vcnt down into
Ilia ravine , which ihe animal had watered
with his blood ; but the place was so con
tracted and so difficult of access that they
r fused to go forward , and I , In eplto of my
eagerness , was obliged to give up looking
further. We threw a great quantity of
atones Into the undergrowth , but there waa
no movement In response , I was fore cl then
to return to Algiers , greatly disconcerted to
have lost tsa fine an animal , I gave the affair
over to my Arab , promising him a good re
ward If he should get possession of my gam * .
A fortnight later ho brought me a mem
ber of my beast. It was a paw armed with
all IIB claws , but partly eaten with worms.
With thlt I was obliged to be content , and 1
still keep It an a souvenir of onof thr
hunting adventures In which I Incurred the
greatest danger. If the beast had rolled
against me an he had done against my thicket
be would havs dragged me with him to tha
bottom of the ravine , and I ihould have
been lost , ( or he still had two paws free , and
he lived more than a quarter of an hour after
I ( hot him. I therefore made a vow lhat
lo future I would aim only at the head.
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nM fiilr IIM 11 Imhv'n.
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