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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, January 26, 1895
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SNAKE CHARMING. Isn't Bye Powor or Drugging or Hypnotism. . »£«! » Ilorm) o-.' ii I Joy or. If You .Knurr H»vr. » Snake, S;iy» Prof. Ci. It. O'lUllly. , 18KJ.I T MAY be stated positively that snakes said to be charmed are uotdrug-g-cdnor electrified. N c 11 h'C r arc they h y p n o- tized; for no human being 1 ever yet existed able to hyp- :jnotize or meiiujerizu u snake of any -species whatsoever, or to iifl'eet it iu ..•any way by what the prullible public is .pleased to call the "power of tho human eye." Neither are their fangs cut -out, for the snakes used are nearly always of u harmless species and have no .more venomous power than a rat or a -woodcluick. They arc for the most part boas—boa constrictor—from South America, of all .snakes the most g-cntle .4111(1 traetiible in (Imposition. Anyone •can titlce up a boa, provided he acts jf en try and with a slight knowledge of the :iniiii:il'K like.-* and dislikes. Then; are things, however, which the boa will fiercely resent, and those the charmer knows and carefully avoids. For instance, should anyone annoy a "boa by pulling his breath strongly three or four times into the reptile's faee, it will fall into such anger that •the charmer must put it away or suffer "•the consequences of a fierce paroxysm •-of hissing and-biting- rage, and si large "Tjoa's bite is not to be thought lightly -of, for fie has six rows of teeth, four in •the upper jaw and two In the lower, -all half an inch long 1 and as flue as .•needles. -£ome persons say that the quiet de- •-meanor of the snakes in the lumds of 'the charmer is caused by the eold of our -•climate, but this is not so. for the halls -•where they are usually kept ave frc- tqncntly as hot as tho tropical junglo ^•whence these boas originally corno. ' The whole explanation of this "snakc- • iandling" -which by courtesy is called • "charming'" is this—tho charmer doesn't ~2rart the snake. She doesn't frighten -them. -She does none of the tilings •which she knows will anger them, Un- -dcr such treatment all animals are clo- T.ho groom cannot do altogether ful fiercenessat the wires, as if to burst through and. seize her face in his jaws. His temper was most thoroughly aroused. His tremendous hissinfrs filled the room, each long expiration continuing 'between fifteen and twenty seconds, while his great body swelled to twice his-usual size, as .he ailed anew liis capacious interior with air. His mouth was kept partially open, and at intervals his black double-pointed tongue would come out slowly and menacingly, as if to say: "How dare your impertinence trouble my tranquil- lity?" "Will he soon be quiet again?" asked the now terrified woman. "I am afraid to stay here lest he break through that flimsy wire." At this we went off to the other end of the room and occupied fully half an hour io going from cage to cage, while speaking of the interesting, habits and peculiarities of their various serpent; tenants. Hut to none did the ladies give their full attention, for at every footfall which the boa felt ou the flooring his awful hissings were renewed, aud. even when nay much-impressed guests were departing, he followed their movements by keeping his head continually pointed in their direction, until finally, when their shadows dark- cned the doorway, he struck once more at the wire and tangled his teeth in the meshes, as if telling them with a furious oath never again to show their faces before him. Not that he knew me from them, for the ophidian intellect is quite incapable of distinguishing persons. When 1 returned from the stairway after bidding the ladies good-by. lie was just as savage with me, so that to prevent his doing himself injury 1 was ^ forced to cover the front of his cage with a cloth. After this the hissing gradually subsided. Hut three hours later, when 1 attempted to remove the covering, lie began as vigorously us bo- fore, so'that I was reluctantly forced te re-place the veil; nc«r did he before next morning recover his usual equanimity of temper. • And yet he was a boa at other times as tractable as a petted cat. Indeed, on the very next day I gave him Luto the hands of the gray-haired and venerable Mr. Frederick N. Gisborne, a member of the Canadian parliament. He was delighted with tho tiunoness of the huge reptile, but when I told him of the adventure of the previous day his courage waned. He lifted him from around his neck- and nervously let him drop to the floor, whereupon ho promptly gave . Mr. Gisborne a sample of his "hissing anger he feared to arouse. -•In the boa family thnre arc other i'UOl'. O .ra3 ho likes with ht.t horses, for there .-are actions which no horse will permit; •neither will tho cat nllow of liberties • which every dog delights in. Animals '•when treated according to their nature ; arc tractable, and when contrary to it ;.are rebellious, and snakes are no exeep- rtion. Three years ago I brought over here Mroin the ishuul of Trinidad, at- the inont-h of the Orinoco, eight boa-eon-. striotors. .Xot only did they all allow .-jiieto handle them freely, but I used . even lo hit ml them, to my visitors, in- ;.straeting them what to do and what -itol to do. und never did one of the •'.bons bite. They had their tempers, Howc-ver. anil r,:sentod Hitlig-nities with rJlero-.'uess. as even mild people are •wont to do when too much trespassed • on. It happened at Fort of Spain that •-one day some Uulios en me to see my -collection. My largest and mildest boa • especially delighted them: for not only was he one of the biggest of his kind, .but his beautifully mottled coat was -then in its .newest splendor after ^sloughing, and glowed over every scale -with all the 'colors of the rainbow— '.'•hues of purplo and blue, green und -Copper, changing-, vanishing and rcap- •pcaring with every graceful movement ,of -his folds. Eis cage was fronted •with large-meshed nettingof wire, and, -us he sometimes remained motionless ;and the ladies wished to see him moving, one of them hastily inserted her . vnmbrelln. ., . •"May 1 .poke him," said she, half looking at-.pie, but before I had time .to answer jh\e aroused boa flew at it »<open-moutii,eS and tore the silk into •.'flitters, giving- vent at the same time to =» hiss such a$.,.comes from a donkey- 'oonfrino on th'd.^Socks of .discharging steamships- -^o ladies 'shrank in ter- oror, but. looking 1 at the costly parasol, .TBOW an unseemly wreck, its. owner .j*guin approached the cage, this,time: in -vexation, ~an<£ ^caning-, forward with .-quickness'Vigorously'puffed lier breath •^ato the royal .serpent's face. The boa, >wHh a much louder hiss than'before, •^dashed his gaping month with fri'ght- The left hand in truth was now roofing slowly, but with ijicrea:,iag speed, up and down before the coiled serpent, which, with loud hisses, mas striking upwards at it in vain, for it was kept carefully beyond his reach. The right hand was held elevated as before, but kept perfectly still, and not threatening the snake in any way; consequently to it he paid no attention, but kept himself constantly on the defensive against the moving arid menacing- left. When I saw that his whole thought was concentrated cm that waving left hand, and that his coils lay in a good position to catch hold of, down swept the hitherto motionless right hand and swept him from the table in a light but careful grasp, making still more close and rapid movements with the left as I did so. Finding himself moved by something-, he knew not what, which, however, did not hurt him, but stiU left him in a position to defend himself'from the threatening hand, he accommodated himself to altered circumstances by enwrapping his body and tail around the wrist of the supporttfig right, so as to make still more furious but impotent dashes at the left. The audience, noticing that he did not bite the right hand, as 1 had forc- ANT> A BIG BOA. kinds with manners extremely bad. In the trees which fringe the banks of tho rivers in Venezuela and Trinidad there | lives a boa, .yellowish in color and ugly ' in countenance, whose name, Xipb- osoina Ilortulana, though quite dreadful enough, is not half so terrible as his teeth. They arc unusually long for a boa of his size (seven feet) and he is always ready to use them on those who venture to approach him. Not CAVII the famous cobra is half so ready to strike as he is, yet even this untamable biter may be bandied with tact by one who knows something of snakes. " | At a public lecture which I gave in Tort of Spain, Trinidad, in 1SOO, 1 lifted out from his cage on a long stick n fierce snake of the saruo species, vbv-'i nvevious to my arrival in the is- l;-.-. '.. ...:.'- !•".•:) considered vipcrinc and deadly and had even been used in experiments by some of their scientific men I*} determine the value of a remedy against snnke bite. On opening the cage he flew viciously at the stick, but finding it inserted beneath lus coils, he was so puzzled at feeling himself moved that before he knew how to remedy matters he was laid on the open table in the center of the platform before the audience. As I passed before him he faced roc and every- moment struck out towards me, hissing through his gaping jaws. "This snake," said I, "bites at everything that moves in his vicinity, and vet 1 mean to take him by the middle with my right hand, which he will not hite, while he will viciously snap at my left, and at any person who may dare approach me." So saying, I ceased speaking, and stood perfectly motionless at the end of the tahle with both arms extended above my head and my eyes fixed on the snake. The audience, seeing me in this curious attitude and that the angry reptile ceased striking while I stood there 8O silent and statuesque, wondered what it all meant, and some said: "Sfow, surely, he is exercising his power of wilL See how his left hand is working the passes, while he gazes at the snake—he is hypnotizing it most certainly." JAMES A. SIOSEB AND A 3'KT SNAKK. told, cheered vociferously, and questioned me as to the reason \vhj-. The answer was evident to any thinking observer, because the action of the previously motionless and unnoticed right hand was too quiek to distract his attention from the constantly threatening left. ITiid 1 moved both hands together or not held the right perfectly quiet after that instantaneous snatch, or ceased the motions of the left hand for an instant, he would 'undoubtedly have bitten the right. Some one may here ask, why do cot large hoas wrap themselves around the charmer and do a little strangling? The answer is that they do not press the charmer because the charmer does not hold them tightly. If held forcibly by the neck the giant serpent will soon exhibit his constricting powers, and by enwrapping himself around neck and arms and body will gradually tighten his coils until the grasp on his neclc is released, when he will proceed to uncoil himself, nfter giving a fearful bite to the 'hand which had rudely detained him. It may be stated for a certainty that no sn;!,ke uses his constricting power in attack except in the act of taking his prey, :md never in defense except when held as prisoner. During twenty years ol the study of living snakes I have never seen one voluntarily take prey which it •could not swallow, and wliio has ever seen a charmer with a snake 'largo enough to swallow a full-grown man or woman? Some of the charmers have gone so far as to use deadly snakes in their exhibitions. That some of thorn remove the fangs or exhaust the glands, is well known. On the other hand, it is equally certain that occasionally one is met wil,h who uses snakes with both fangs and'poison intact. How, then, is it to lie explained that such persons escape the fatal consequences of their rashness? The answer to this is as before: The charmer understands the nature of the snakes and treats them accordingly. Many persons imagine that deadly snakes have a special mission to use their venom on human'beings. and that they are ever ready und anxious to do so. So far is this from being the case that, it may be slated as a rule, especially in regard to American serpents, that', except when much provoked, they are very slow and reluctsint to bite. The accomplished charmer always chooses quiet snakes and, by handling them gently, escapes the danger to which she would be cxpose'l with those Of a more nervous disposition. Jty friend, Mr. Gustavo Von Moser, of Libertv. Sullivan county, brought J£R. MOSEIS'S LITTLE DAUGHTER 1VTTI1 A NOVEL XECKLACE. down to me last year a box pi rattlesnakes freshly caught hy himself. In my study he took them out in his hands and allowed them to coil around his neck and arms, and even kissed them on their heads while their- irattles kept up'a lively music, and yet they never hit him. This shows what careful treatment will do, even with freshly- caught snakes. I. myself, when in Southern Africa, .kept for three years six active cohras and six deadly puff-addei-s running loose ahout my bedroom, iLnd yet no serious accident ever occurred- And vet long experience has convinced me that in these cases I was rather bold than wise- G. R.. iD' SKETCH OF AN ACTOR. BEING THE STORY OF RICHARD F. CARROLL'S STAGE LIFE. He First Won Sonrm Fame 119 a Dumb Comedian and Lntterl}- »-•> a Star in Lending Roles—One of the Famous Carroll Fauclly. ICIURD F. CAR- roll, who has acquired someiamc on the stage, was born in Boston,Mass.,on Oct. 27, IStH, and made his first appearance at the age of five years. From 1S70 to 1S7G, in conjunction with his father, E. M, Carroll, and his brothers, known as the Carroll family, he appeared in most of the principal vaudeville theaters of this country, among them being- Xony Pastor's, and Josh Hart's Theater Comique. During this time he appeared with G. L. Fox's "Humpty Durapty," at the old Globe theater, Wood's" museum and the old Boworv theater. During- the season of 1S7G-77 they starred in Hartley Campbell's "Orphans,'' a play especially written for the Carroll family. In 1SSO the subject of this sketch made his lirst venture alone when he' joined the Uanlon Bros'. "Voyag-e t-n Suissc,'' replacing Alfred Hanlon, who had been taken sick," lie remained four years wiili this company, aud in ISS: was a member of the stock company of the Union Square theater, appearing- as the dumb idiot in "The Prisoner for Life." During: l'' c season of :SSi5-S7 he was with Lydia Thompson in "Oxygen," with Patli Rosa and in Tony Han's last venture, "Donnybroolc." joining- David Henderson's Burlesque company at the Chicago opera house for the summer, playing- in "The Arabian Nights." In 1S87-SS-S9 he was at the Casino, New York, taking James T. Powers' pla.ce in "JS'adjy" and afterward appearing- m "The Brigands," "The Grand Duchess" and "The Brazilian." In 1SOO he opened with Mario Tempest in "The Red Huzzar" at Palmer's theater, and remained with the company until the end of the New York run. He joined the Pauline Hall opera company for the season of ]S r JO-01, appearing; in "Amorita" aud "Erminie," until the end of the regular season, when he joined the J, C. Duft' opera company for the svfcimcr and for the following season, playing the leading comedy roles in "The Mikndo," ''The Pirates of 1'euxance." "Pinafore,'' "Patience." "The Gondoliers," "The Queen's .Mate," "A Trip to Africa," -'Paola"and other operas. During the season of 280^-03 he appeared as Charles Favart.in Fay Templeton'spro- duction of "Mme. Favnrt," and afterward joined Fred C. Whitney's company, to play the Duke, in "The Fencing Master." Mr. Carroll is sti31-und;r engagement to Mr. Whitney, and, at present, is playing the role of Dugald MacWheeble, the very entertaining mayor of Perth, in Smith and DC Koven's opera, "Rob Roy," now 7-un- ning-at the'llorald Square theater, New York city, in which he has deservedly won unanimous praise. In addition, to his successful labors as a comedian, Mr. Carroll has oilier professional claims worthy of consideration. He has found time to indulge in dramatic authorship, and among the plays he has written are "Where Can It Be," produced at Tony Pastor's Fourteenth Street theater, and "The Dago," played last season by the Carrolls. his father and brothers. He also claims a portion of the responsibility for the creation of Nellie McIIcnry's play, iticnXr.D F. CARROLL. "Lady Peprsy." and "U and J," produced by John T. Kelly and Gus V.';'.l- iams. MIKE DOOLEY. A Blc Australian Pugilist -with a Lone Ring J{«cord. Mike Dooley has been before the public for many years, and is generally conceded to be one of the cleverest big men in the' world. He is one of the most popular boxers Australia has ever produced, and is fairly idolized by all his pupils. Dooley was born at Yellow Eock, Albion Park, Hlawarra, New South Wales, Dec. 14, 1864. He stands 6 feet in his stockings, weighs in condition . 12st. 10 Ibs. (IT'S pounds). He commenced his fighting career when he was 10 years old, and before he was 20 he had won thirty-seven battles according to the rules of the London prize ring-. As an exponent of Queensberry rules, there is no man living- in the present day who' can outpoint him in a contest He has de- I feated scores ol men in his time with ' the jfloYes. Amonar his riet-im« have been: Pat Rtiey, Webby MIKE roOI.BY. liooth, Paddy Ryan, Sandy Ross, Tim Nolan, Owen Sullivan aud Prof. John Donaldson of America, who visited Australia a few years ago. He. gave Joe Goddard the hardest fight of his life, and had really bested Joe Dooley knocked him out for sixteen seconds, but the timekeeper, a friend of Goddard's, ordered the fight to continue, and Mickey, seeing that he could not get fair play, "asked" the towel. Some few mon'.hs ago he badly defeated one of the best men in Australia. Tut llynn, and he has times out of number challenged Joe Goddard to trv conclusions ugain. lie lias been be'aten by Peter .lack-son nnd by Paddy Slavi", the latter contest, however, bein"- a fake, pure and simple, and not a victory for Slavin on the merits. Dooley will soon visit America in search of fresh laurels. CHANCES OF TIME. C«lcbritic« Who Have Passed Awny In Il:ilf n Ucoaile. The bright lights of National league base ball five years ago are rapidly passing awav. Ward has retired to practice law. Mike Kelley is dead, Charley lieimett is crippled for life, Jim O'Ronrke is a Connecticut assemblyman. CUirkson is selling cigars, 9im White is chief mogul of a liverv stable on Auburn avenue,Philadelphia,Danny Richardson is all but gone. Denny and Dunlap are in other business, PfelTer is on the league's blacklist, Sid Farrar is out of sight, and Getxein ditto; Hornung has disappeared, George Mycr is a contractor in Philadelphia, Jimmy Fogarty is dead, Sunday has become a noted_Y. M. C. A. worker, Whitney has become a Lowell merchant. Mori-Ill is in the sporting goods business at Boston, Jack Rowe is selling cigars in Buffalo, Mickey Welch has drifted out of tne public ga/.e, Frank Flint has like Kelluy, joined the great majority —so has Jim Whitney; Galvin is eking out a living as_ a Pittsburg saloonist, and Tim Keefe and Ned Morris, two of the greatest seuthpaws the game has ever known, are on the shelf. Truly five years make a wonderful change. The University of Chicago eleven was defeated at Los Angeles by the Luland Stanford, .Ir.. university by a score of r.' :•.-; C. 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