Fortune in Felines, 1906

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Fortune in Felines, 1906 - THE SUNDAY STAR, APRIL 29, 190C. MAGAZINE...
THE SUNDAY STAR, APRIL 29, 190C. MAGAZINE SECTION ' I - : . ' 'v ' ',,7 ClI" J ' ' j' ! Ill ; ,t "lX.'BtoK& 111 ' ILViT II A . - v , w . f i j- j- - .'' AS liHllani girl who In klng mDHI rtrvntefl. -pilvr -pilvr Heine was oia hor fortune Hlong an Bvenue j to a woman In New York, who, Hfter varl-tiot varl-tiot varl-tiot irotl by cvpry ono in thpjoun vlrldnltucleii, pul hr In an tipKtairn a!'f'h Uk wpalth in Minx j room with a window lowered from the top. Abhv M. 'lark, whose home ' Silver H'lle" found this an Rood an in a stately old ffirmhoiiHe . ,.x, uf any Mnf utlllzlne It, took up her located In a most pi' ' ui enque apot a few abode In the stable for a week, whara her j mllea north of Mrrriatown. Ind. Minn j mistress caught her by mrategy. If Mla f'lark If the proud poiiwseor of "eat-j "eat-j "eat-j t.arK- t.arK- ,og big collie, ventured near! tery." well ntorkoil with lonK-nairea lonK-nairea lonK-nairea wnI(. ..HIv(,r Helle s'' kittens were out for pedigreed Tabhles nnl Toms of the bluest blood of IVrsliiii aristocracy. From the schonlroom to the raising of cala la nit her Klranae etep to take, but this la just what Miss dirk hag done. Finding the work of the schoolroom too arduous for her strength. Misa Clark returned returned to her home on the fiirm and cast an airing she would dash through the grass and with a bound leap to IiIh back j and desperately try to claw him, while the dog, looking crestfallen and grinning , dog fashion, would slowly walk away with i "Hilver Belle" clinging to his back. Tontlta," a little blue tortoise cat, Is one of MIsh Clark's moHt amusing kittens. about for something to Interest her, and j M ant Ume 8he wu,Kt!1j m far out on a at the same time bring her some financial return. After various experiments with artificial Mymaklng, candy making and poultry raising, she decided that long haired cats minht prove a profitable Investment. Investment. Hhe wrote to the presidents of the two cat clubs In Chicago, and was aoon the proud possessor of "Silver Belle," a beautiful silver tabby, who, In tha course of time, became the devoted mother of six kittens. 'LITTLE WHITE LADY." Tn the meantime Mist) Clark had also purchased "Dainty." an adorable little white lady, a (laughter of "Knyal Norton," probably Ihn ntost famous oat In tha I'nltnd Bliiti's. Since then she has bought hut one female. "Silver bocks," a beautifully beautifully shaded silver kitten, three months old when purchased, to whose charms she felt a victim at the cat show In Chicago December, l!i(IJ. This kitten was owned by one of the Judges. Mr. norland of Ontario, Canada, and wus offered for snle for 60. Two years ago Miss Clark purchased "Swampscoll." a great beauty. Indeed, who took a special prtae at one of thn cat shows, being the nngcst-halred nngcst-halred nngcst-halred cat exhibited. "Swampsiolt" ua a reat baby. lie would follow Miss Clark a out the yard, and his Idea of bliss aucmcd to be realized when she look him In her arms. If set tit who took a special prize at one of the would hurry up two or three steps, then turn to see If she wus following, lit this way, by a scrli of dashes, he would when, with a annul flr branch that she was afraid to turn around to go back. Miss Clark's brother held his hands beneath "Tontlta." Divining Divining his action ahe carefully loosened each little claw and dropped to safety. SOME OF "TITA'S" TRICKS. Another time a rug was tuken from the font of the front stairway and replaced by one of ordinary moquette, "Tlta," as she was also called, was running all over he house with the other kittens, but r- r- fused to walk on the rug, the width of which filled th tloor through which ah must push. Hhe solved the problem by leaping over Hie comer to the lowest fttep, running to the end of It and jumping off beyond the end of the rug. Hmaller kittens aro the delight of "Tlta's" heart. She rolls them over and over like a big ball. Bhe also likes to see the chickens run and never reaches an outside door without at once looking for a flock of liena. On locating them she charges Into their midst, making no effort to catch them and when they run away squawking she turns and looks at her mistress with a positive chuckle. "TEDDY'S" UNTIMELY FATE. "Teddy" met an untimely fate, lie wus purchased by a druggist In Buffalo, who put his pet In on of his drugstores for a time. The soda fountain clerk overindulged overindulged "Teddy's" little appetite and soon he was no more. "Teddy's" brother "Pat" does not like children and on hearing their voices hastily retires to the seclusion of a closet and numerous special prizes. "Sousa" has played the part or both father and nurse, lie usually tukea one kitten out of a litter for his own and washes and attends attends to It himself. During the evening he always curls around a lump on a large table and makes a beautiful picture. "Sousa" has a sister named "Princess," who Is almost his countnroart In appearance appearance except that her eyes are amber and In her klttenhodd her fur was longer. "Princess" was sold when 87 months old to a young woman In Wabash, Ind., for 120. and her mistress freauentlv writes to Miss Clark that her pet crows more and more charming. "Loveliness," a splendid orange kitten, found an adoring mistress in lfayette not long ago. Helng accustomed to the quiet of n country life, with nothing more frightful than automobiles, the passenger trains and other city noises were almost From Schoolroom to Raising Costly Persian Cats Is the Strange Step Taken by Miss Abby M: Clark of Morristown, Ind., Whose Well-Stocked Well-Stocked Well-Stocked "Cattery" of Aristocratic Tabbies and Toms of the Bluest Blood, Is Making This Young and Enterprising Women a Fortune sofa, but rose In great haste, with a call for the scissors, "Loveliness" had crept Into the springs and was between the excelsior and the couch covering. A letter acknowledging the receipt of one of Miss Clark's handsome sliver cats said: "We are much attached to him, and spend half our time looking for him. He has slept In the medicine chest and on all the beds." Miss Clark usually names her kittens, "Sunny" ia a beautiful orange lad. thoroughbred registered puss she permits boast of. but such a sweet, loving disix-sitlon disix-sitlon disix-sitlon and an amiable habit of present!!? Utters of most beautiful kittens, nit great, round, velvety brown eyes ui" crossed.) She is fond of spending Ii" time In the most remote corner of to "raspberry patch." When Miss Chi calls "Baby" she comes running sn if she looks as though she would strain !if little body. She usually misses he, m:f-tress m:f-tress m:f-tress about two rods, and has to K;i',' her again before reaching her. Last and beat. In Miss Clark's " words. Is "My glorious 'Silverlocks' consciously naughty little girl, usually t timid, except with me, that visitors rarlely see anything but a gray .trk

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  1. The Star Press,
  2. 29 Apr 1906, Sun,
  3. Page 22

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