The Record. (Noble, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 15, 1902 Page: 5 of 12
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HUNGER PART OF DOGS TRAINING
Trainer Uets Obedience from the Co-
nies Through Their Appetite*.
-he ixiaa with the troupe of trick
dogs, while siting for his turn to go
on, was chatting in the wings about his
methods of training.
"A great many people," he said,
"'have an idea that cruelty must be
resorted to in breaking in a young dog.
That is very far from the truth, unless
you call it cruel to put a dog on short
ration#. That is often very necessary.
The dog that gets all he wants to eat
during his period of tuition is a hope-
"The simplest method and the one
I have been most successful with is to
make the young dog imitate the tricks
of an old one. At meal time I take
them both into an empty room and
make the educated dog do a trick for
every mouthful of food he gets. The be-
ginner goes hungry, although he gets
something to eat later, when he is
alone. This performance is repeated
for several days, and by and by the
young dog begins to get it through his
head that if he acts like the other one
he will get something to eat, too. The
minute he begins, in his clumsy way,
to imitate the older dog, I encourage
him in every way possible, and soon
he will be in condition to take his les-
sons with the aid of my regular ap-
"No," said the trainer, according to
the Detroit Free Press, "highly bred
logs are not the best subjects, with
Che possible exception of French poo-
dles, which seem born with the acro-
fcatic and comedy instincts developed.
Aside from the poodles, I would much
prefer to work with a mongrel."
►5*tage IZoad Leading to the
Grand Canon o_f Arizona
Winn'.n? an Karl's Friendship.
Ralph Connor, author of "Black
Rock" and other stories of the North-
west, is a close and honored friend of
the earl of Aberdeen, former governor
general of Canada, and the circum-
stances which brought about their
friendship makes an interesting story.
The governor general, on a tour of
the Northwest, visited the distant set-
tlement of Banff, where Ralph Connor,
■who Is a Presbyterian minister, whose
real name is Rev. Charles W. Gordon,
and whose home is now at Winnepeg,
was then a missionary.
Lady Aberdeen was with her hus-
band. and an invitation was sent to
Mr. Gordon, the Presbyterian mission-
ary, to dine with them. Much to their
surprise, the reply came that Mr. Gor-
don was unable to do so, as he had
an appointment which would take him
away from the settlement at the time
of the dinner.
Not until some time afterward (and
then not through Mr. Gordon himself)
<1 id the governor general learn that the
missionary's appointment, on account
of which he had declined the invita-
tion to dinner, was an engagement at
a distant post to preach to some half
dozen miners who were practically
outside of civilization, and whom the
missionary would not neglect even for
the opportunity to meet persons of
title and wealth—an opportunity rare
in that isolated neighborhood.
Lord Aberdeen was strongly im-
pressed by the devotion of the mis-
sionary and took pains to cultivate
Baron Rothschild s Reply.
Some years ago, while Baron Roths-
child and a nobleman friend were
taking a pleasure trip along the Rhine
a young lad on the boat noticed the
end of a silk handkerchief sticking
out of Rothschild's pocket. Turning
to his chum he said: "If I could only
get that handkerchief! Think of how
much it must be worth!" "Try to get
it then," said his chum, with visions
of the fabulous value of a Rothschild
handkerchief. So the lad took the end
of the handkerchief between his fing-
ers and gently tugged at it At this
point the nobleman turned to the bar-
on and whispered: "Baron, that boy
beside you is taking your handker-
chief." "Let him alone," said the
Baron. "We all have to start small."
r> „:j , , Photo by Eugone J. Hall, Chicago,
the state' abound ® with ? Arizona one of the most picturesque portions of the earth
road le£dTnS fn .K. i J s™™ry of almost unique beauty. Our illustration shows the sta^
visitor emerces J CMO?'ax °"l ,he statelV woods through which the roadway passes th.
p ern,© Tfforfof Nat rP?n r ! ' ?Vhf ^ern beauty of rock and stream that seems to be th«
premier ettort of Nature in the line of the beautiful. i he contrast is peculiarly effective.
Christ alone can save the world, but
Chist cannot save the world alone.
A PARISIAN APRIL FOOL JOKE
Victimized Man tnabie to See Humor
in the Sit nation.
One of the leading notaries of Par-
is was amazed April 1 to find a crowd
of hunch-backed men invading his of-
fice. I he first Quasimodo arrived at
about 2 o clock in the afternoon, and
was followed by thirty-two others in
rapid succession. All said that they
had been convened to the office there
to hear, according to the usual phrase,
something to their advantage." Each
man fully believed that lie was on the
straight road to a legacy or a dona-
tion from some philanthropist. The
notary's office, whrch is near the
bourse, is not a large one, and it was
soon filled to inconvenience by the
eager and expectant hunchbacks.
These sat about on the tables, as well
as on the chairs, and the notary and
his assistants were utterly nonplussed.
They tried, but in vain, to assure trie
hunchbacks that an immense practical
joke had been played and that the day
was the first of April. The persons
who were expecting to hear something
to their advantage refused to listen
to reason, and began to rap their
sticks on the tables, and to look
threatening. The police had then to
be appealed to, and they had some
trouble in ejecting the deformed ones
from the lawyer's premises. The no-
tary is under the impression that the
April joke was played on him and an
the hunchbacks by one of his clerks,
and he is making serious inquiries
about the matter.
The Talkative Drummer's Retort.
I'rof. E. E. Sparks of the university
of Chicago tells this story of a trip he
"A traveling man boarded the train
cne day and took a seat beside me.
Thinking this a good opportunity for
a pleasant chat with so interesting a
fellow-passenger as I looked to be, he
"'Pleasant day, isn't it?'
"Now I had been thinking of the lec- 1
ture I was to dnliver that night, and,
not appreciating the interruption, curt- ]
"Then the drummer said: 'Crops I
look fine, don't they? I guess we'll
have a good season.'
"Even so interesting a subject as
crops failed to rouse my enthusiasm,
and I again briefly and curtly respond-
"By this time the traveling man was
annoyed. He turned sharply upon me
and asked, 'What line are you in, any-
"Irritated at his continued impor-
tunities, and thinking to be witty, I,
in an irritated fashion replied, 'Brains.'
" 'Well,' said the drummer, 'you car-
ry a mighty small sample case.'"
Stories About Wagner.
A London paper tells a story of
Wagner in the days of his youth and
poverty calling upon Rossini in Paris
and noticing "a little composition" of
his own on the piano rack. The reply
of Rossini when it was pointed out to
him that the music was upside down
was perhaps hardly up to the best form
of "the polite Frenchman." "You sew,
I found it sounded better that way."
Bill Nye's compliment to Wagner was
in a happier vein. He told the great
composer that he had no doubt his
music was really much better than it
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Everton, H. G. The Record. (Noble, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 15, 1902, newspaper, May 15, 1902; Noble, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106226/m1/5/: accessed September 25, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.