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CORN PLANTING IS
LAST VOYAGE OF Tj
The story ojm-iis with tli- introduction
of John l'jilit ns. :iIVfiiurT. ;i Massa
t'liu.sotts man iii;iru(iii'-(l by iiiithnrith-s sit
V:tln;ir:ii.si. Chili- Il'-ini; Interested in
mining j-nitions in ISnlivhi. h- was de- J
iic)unr'l hy c lull- as an insurrectionist
and :ik :i ons-niciie was hiiliiiK- At his
hotel ids attention was altractfd hy an
Knglishmati and a yitui woman.
Stephens i.'m-ii.-i! tin- villus woman from
a. drunk. -ii oIHcit Hi- was thanked hy
her. Admirai of liie Peruvian navy con
fronted Stephens, told linn that war had
been declared between Cliil- and I'cru
and offered him ih olilce of captain He
d.slr-l that that nilit the Ksineraldn. a
Oiiloun vessel. should he captured
Stephens accepted tin" commission.
Stephens met a motley crew, to which he
wast assigned. He cave them final in
titructlons. Tliey hoarded tiie vessel. Tliey
mic essf ully 1 aptnri-il the vessel supposed
to he the Ksmeralda. through strategy.
Oapt. Stephens Rave ilirections for the de
parture of the craft. He entered the cah
111 and discovered the Kimhsh woman
ond her maid. Stephens ijulcKly learned
the wronjr vessel had been captured.
Il was Lord Darlington's private yaclit.
the loid's wife a ml maid Ix-ini? aboard.
He explained tlie situation to her lady
whip. Then First .Mate Tuttle laid hare
the plot, sayinc tliat the Sea Queen had
len taken in older to ko fo the Antarc
tic clicie Tuttle explained that on a
former voyage he had learned that the
I'onna Isabel was lost in lA He had
found it froz n in a hune case of ice
on an isl.tnd and contained much koM.
Stephens consented to he the captain
of the expedition He told Iady
D.irliiiKtdii She was Krciitly alarmed,
hut iNpres.,.l confidence in him. The
Sea Queen cncomitcied a vessel In the
foK. Stephens atli niptcd to communicate.
This catisi d a tierce MriiKKlc and he was
oyorcimie. Tuttle finally siiuarin the slt
uatlon. Then llie Sea Queen headed south
affaln. 1'iider Tut tic's guidance the ves
el made progress toward its goal.
l)e Nova, the mate, told Stephens that ho
iH'lieved Tuttle. now aclini; as skipper.
Insane lteiiiu.se of his nueer actions.
Stephen"; was awakened hv crashing of
Klass. lie saw Tuttle in the grip of a
Fpasm of r-limous mania and overcame
lilm. The sailor upon reainiiiK his senses
was taken ill Tuttle committed suicide
hy shooting- I "pon vote of the crew
Stephens assumed the leadership and th
Jiien decided to continue tlie treasure
hunt, tile islands being supposed to he
only 2o miles distant. Tuttle was buried
In the sea. lady Darlington pronouncing
the service. Stephens awaking from
nleep saw the ghost, supposed to have
formed tlie basis for Tuttle's religious
mania. I'pon advice of lidy Darlington.
Stephens started to probe the ghosL.
He. came upon IJeut. Sanchez, the drunk
en officer he had humbled in Chile. He
found that at Sanchez' Inspiration. Kn
Kineer McKnight played "ghost" to scare
the men into giving up the quest. Steph
ens announced that the Sea Queen was at
the spot where Tuttle's quest was sup
posed to be The crew was anxious to go
on in further search. Do Nova and Steph
ens conquered them in a fist tight. Ialy
Darlington thanked him. The Sea Queen
started northward. She was wrecked in a
fog. Stephens. Do Nova. Lady Darlington
and her maid being among those to set
out In a life boat. Ten were rescued.
Stephens av onlv one chance in a thou
sand for life I.ady Darlington confessed
her love to Stephens and he did likewise.
Tady Darlington told her life story, how
she had been bartered ror a tine, ner
yearning for absent love She revealed
herself as tlie school (hum of Stephens'
sister She expressed a wish to die in tlie
tea ratio r than face her former friends
and go back to the old life. A ship was
Righted. Tin craft proved to be a derelict
Thev honnbii her She was frozen tight
with hundmls of years, of ice. The ves
sel was tlie Donna Isaltel. lost in IT.'kS. l:K
years pievious. Tlie frozen bodies of tlie
former crew were lemoved. Tiiev read
.the log f the Isabel, which told how
the Spaniards had died from cold, one by
one. Iady Darlington sang to prevent the
men from beciuning moody. The rew
commented the hunt for treasure. Tliey
found tin non chest, said to contain a
part of ri.ioo.nert pesos, firmly imbedded in
ice. l.ad Darlington c-pr"Sscd tlie belief
that it would never benefit tlie men. for
she said tip Donna Isabel would never
reach port. Tlie men got a lust for gold.
CHAPTER XXVII Continued.
"No. sir. hut they'll lie there."
"Oh. yes. no doubt they'll be there,
hut tin only way we could ever set
them out would he to run this hooker
ashore iti Mime mild climate and let
the ice melt. It's plain enough to see
what has happened The Donna Isa
bel sailed in hal'.ast. these chests he
In;; about the only cargo she carried.
They shifted in the heavy seas, and
the Lord only knows where they are
now. Anyway. the are sale beyond
the reach of your ice cleaver."
Thev Kin red into each others' faces,
the disagreeable truth slowly pene
trating their minds. Kelly spoke, his
"Then why the hell. sir. couldn't we
do just what you said?"
"What! rim her ashore? simply be
cause, my lad. that shore happens to
be a thousand miles away, and I doubt
if this wreck keeps afloat three days
Their excited faces told of incredu
lity, of a suspicion that I was playing
with them, and I went on swiftly:
"You fellows have been so crazy the
last two days you haven't thought of
anything but gold. 1 tell you it is
not the treasure, but our lives we've
got to save. The ice is peeling off the
sides, and the ship is taking water like
a sieve. We are going to be driven
back to the long-boat, and how much
of this heavv stuff can we transport in
her? I know it's mighty tough, lads,
but we might as well face things as
I expected opposition, but not such
a wild storm of curses and execrations
as greeted these words. All sense of
sea discipline vanished, even De Nova
joining in the outety. 1 remained,
planted across the box. waiting for
the bedlam to cease, uncertain how I
had best attempt to restore them to
their senses. Cole decided the matter
by rushing forward like an enraged
bull, throwing me aside with a heave
of his shoulder, the next instant bury
ing his hands in the coins. That the
tellow was out of his head was evi
dent enough mad as a March hare
but I could not hesitate because of :
that. Those otlurs were on the verge;
all they needed for open revolt was
leadership, example, and I caught up
a chair and laid the blubbering negro
on the deck, pieces-of-eigbt flying in
every direction as he fell.
'I'nless it's a fight you want, stand
back, the whole of you!" I threatened,
the broken chair still in my hands.
"We may be able to take this ches.
or a part of it. with us. but there is
going to be no more digging done
down below. De Nova who are you
with in this row the men or me?"
"By gar, it makes me mad to give
up all zat monies."
'Unless It's a Fight You Want,
"Well, get mad! you'll have to give
it up just the same. Don't be a fool,
man. You can see this for yourself;
you're a sailor; it would require a year
to tunnel through that ice with the
tools we've got, and look at the hull
under us. Why, you can see the list
of the deck even here In the cabin,
and the feel of her when she drops in
to a hollow is enough to make a sea
man sick. Which is worth most, mate,
those yellow boys or the little girl
He looked at Celeste, white-faced,
the tears staining her cheeks, her eyes
glowing like two coals, and all the
fierce passion of resistance seemed
to desert his countenance. His glance
dropped to the deck, returning to my
"Hy gar. if you put it zat way. mon
sieur, zen I choose the lady, sure. But
ze sing 1 want is both of 'em."
"No doubt; but you have sense
enough to realize that you can't have
both. So I count you with me. Now,
how about you. Johnson?"
The big. hairy seaman, sober-faced
and grav-eyed. glanced about on his
mates and straightened up.
"I'm here to obey orders, sir." he
said slowly. "I've allers been poor, an"
I reckon the Lord don't mean me to
ever git rich."
1 held out my hand, deeply touched
by the sterling honesty of the reply.
"You've got something worth more
than money. Hill, and that's manhood.
You stand the acid. Shake hands,
He tesponded awkwardly enough,
having received mote cuffs than praise
during his rough sea life, yet the ex
pression in the mild blue eyes gave
me confidence that 1 had touched the
right chord. I surveyed the others
.McKnight leaning on the cleaver, red
faced anil scowling. Sanchez. Kelly
and Dade back of him. the negro still 1
groaning on the deck.
"Dade, come here." The fellow shuf
fled over toward me. as spineless as a
jelly-fish. "Now. Kelly, you and San
chez lay Cole out in a hunk and dress
his head. All he needs is a bandage
and plenty of cold water. When you
get done with that job come on deck
and I'll find you another. McKnight.
drop that cleaver and come along
They did not like it: but with De
Nova. Johnson and Dade standing be
hind me. they realized the iiselessness
, ,, - , , . .1 i'iiv:u up an me e.xira uiauHeis. siiuv-
of revolt. Their hesitation and growl- inK ,hem ljnder the seatg and gaw
mg curses irritated me none the less. that serviceable spars and o-rs were
.lumii vnn follnwc unlecc vnn u-ant I.. . .....
',.. --". - ;
the same medicine Cole just took."
The two men lifted the negro in
their arms and bore him back to one
of the state-rooms aft. Kelly came
out again and returned with a panni
kin of water. 1 bent down and closet"
the lid or the chest. The five of u;
tramped out on deck.
It was. indeed, a rare day for that
season of the year and in that ocean,
the sky overhead pale blue and cloud
less, the wide sea stirred merelv bv
the gentlest swell, the slight breeze
steady, and barely firm enough to hold
tlie rotten canvas stiff. There was
even sufficient heat in the sun's ravs
to moisten the ice along the decks
where the chill of the wind did no
strike, and the sweep of the horizon
extended farther than we had seen fo
weeks. The beauty of the day woul
have put new heart and life into all
us but for the miserable wreck under-
foot. The very glare of the sunligh-
seemed to reveal with new vividnei
how close the end was. Light as tht
sea ran. the ice-laden bow of the Don
na Isabel ploughed deeply unde
every crest bursting in white foa
through the break in the port bu
warks. the list in the deck so steep w
made our way forward with difflcul..
Stand Back, the Whole of You!"
along the slippery surface. Our rate
of progress had become so slow as to
leave only the barest ripple In the wake.
Clambering over into the fore-chains
I pointed out to the men how the sea
was encroaching on the bulging side.
They stared at the evidence gravely,
each comprehending clearly the dread
meaning, yet no one spoke for a min
ute. "I reckon you was right, sir," ad
mitted Johnson, finally. "The old hook
er is goin down."
De Nova peered along the slippery
deck, gleaming in the sun, moodily,
but said nothing until he looked up
artd caught my eyes.
"W'at you do, monsieur?"
"I mean to hold on as long as it is
safe." I replied, "because the cabin
gives shelter to the women. We all
know what the open boat means, and
we'll put that off until the last possible
moment. We are not making much
progress, it's true; hut still, every
mile helps, and. if this weather will
only hold, the wreck may keep afloat
for several days yet, hut we'll get
everything fixed for a quick depart
ure." Kelly and Sanchez appeared in the
cabin door, and I called to them to
"Now. lads, let's make tise of what
daylight we've got left. This weather
is likely to change any minute. Three
of you lower that jib, and get out the
canvas belonging to the long-boat.
Piece the jib up with any old stuff
you can find that will stand a light
wind. De Nova, you take charge of
that job. Dade, you'd better run back
to the tiller, and hold her steady as
the jib comes down. Johnson and I
will see that the long-boat is sound.
stocked, and ready for launching."
We made a thorough job of it, over
hauling the boat from stem to stern,
and ending by rigging up block and
tackle for hoisting her. when loaded,
over the bulwarks. We lashed the
Donna Isabel's helm again, and dis
patched Dade into the cabin after sup
plies. The greater portion of the
stores brought from the Sea Queen,
more especially the canned goods, re
mained intact, and we packed these
away snugly in the stern lockers, add
ing whatever we could find that re
mained eatable among the frozen
stores in the laarette. Altogether wc
thus amassed a sufficient supply. We
saieiy stowed and lashed. It was
growing dusk before these matters
had all been attended to. and I finally
stepped out of the boat. The men were
massed in a body on the deck, and the
moment I saw them I understood they
had been discussing the situation. De
"Monsieur," he questioned, "how
much in American money would be
in zc chest?"
"I don't know, of course, but just for
Broken Collar Bone, Supposed to Be
Enemy's, Considered a Detail
of the Game.
There had been a hotly contested
football game between the Steam Roll'
ers of the Benjamin Franklin school
and the Avalanches of the George
Washington school. After the game
was over and the contestants had re
turned to their various homes one of
the heroes of the winning team com
plained of a feeling of soreness In the
lower part of his neck.
"I didn't feel It until Just now," he
said; "but it hurts like sixty!"
a guess, perhaps $100,000 maybe
"An' rare be only ze ten of us. To
divide it up make, maybe, ten t'ousand
dollar for each. Was It not so?"
"Why, yes, or even more than that,
for I will cheerfully waive ray share,
and can pledge that Iady Darlington
will do the same. Hut what of it?"
"Zat fine lot monies for sailor-man."
he said, eagerly. "An w'y not have
it? Anyhow, w'y not try to save It?
Ze long-boat is built to hoi' 25 peoples,
an we only ten. Zen w'y not take ze
gol'? It eat not'ing. it drink not'ing.
an' If It weight too much, zen we t'row
it overboard. But w'y not try carry it,
ze hundred t'ousand dollar?"
There was no good reason why we
shouldn't; besides, the very possibil
ity of preserving even that share of
the treasure would prove an inspir
ation to the men. I looked about into
their anxious faces, feeling myself
some measure of their excitement.
"That will be all right, lads." I said
gladly. "You've earned it fair enough,
and we'll start with it anyhow. Take
the stuff out of the chest and tie It up
in blankets. Then wc can stow it away
evenly so as to keep the boat bal
anced. But." I added, as the memory
of what Doris had said came to me,
"I think it only fair to tell you that
I'm sure there is bad luck In every
peso of it."
The men gave my croaking prophecy
no second thought, but went trotting
aft, chattering together like a parcel
In Which the Donna Isabel Goes Down
The following night and day passed
quietly enough, the weather holding
clear, but with a mist slowly gather
ing in the south that seemed to threat
en change. I observed just before sun
set that this fog had so thickened and
spread as to obscure nearly a third of
the sky. and yet there was no veering
of the wind or noticeable increase in
the roll of the sea. The hulk was
sinking, yet so slowly that we were
only certain of the fact through con
stant measurements and the sight of
water seeping in through the numer
ous cracks revealed by the disap
pearing ice. It was a situation to get
upon the nerves, yet I do not remem
ber that it occasioned any great
change in the routine of our life on
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
An Optical Illusion.
Did you ever try to see through
your hand? By following these direc
tions you may at least make yourself
believe you are looking right through
the palm. Out of a piece of paste
board about five inches square roll a
tube. Have one end just large enough
to fit around the eye, and the other a
little smaller. Take the tube between
the thumb and fingers of the right
hand: put the larger end to your eye,
and press your left hand against the
smaller end. Keep both eyes open.
Objects beyond the left band will be
plainly visible, and there will appear
to be a hole through the center of the
palm. It is the uncovered left eye
which Is actually doing all the seeing,
but so far as appearances go. It will
seem as if the right eye were seeing,
right straight through the -left band.
Reared In the strict school of "Yes.
sir!" and "No. ma'am!" addressed
without thought of servility to all el
ders and betters, I find this a season
of rare courtesy and scant civility.
Well do I remember that awesome
scene at my father's table when a
stout and rebellious little sister,
seething with disappointment over
some denied dainty, answered "No!"
to a well meant proffer of a less de
"No. dog? or No. cat?" my father
inquired with ominous calm. "No,
dog!" the sturdy lass recklessly re
plied. I quake even now at the thought of
the breathless pause which followed,
and draw a veil over the painful after
Had All the Symptoms.
The learned hobo was dispensing
knowledge for the benefit of his lesa
"Have you ever been bitten by a
dog?" he asked.
"Many's de time." replied the unen
"Are you not afraid of hydropho
bia?" "Nix on de hydro."
" "Tis a curious disease. When a per
son contracts hydrophobia, the very
thought of water makes him sick."
"Is dat on de level? Youse ain't
"It is a scientific fact."
"Den I bet I've had it all me life, an
never knowed wot was de matter wid
His father examined it. It began to
swell, and was very sore to the touch.
"I believe your collar bone is bro
ken, my boy," said his father.
A surgeon was hastily summoned,
and made an examination.
"Yes," he said, "the bone Is frac
tured. How did it happen. Walter?
Do you remember anything about It?"
"Why. yes." answered the boy. "I
remember that when I tackled Skinny
Morgan I fell on top of him, and I
heard something crack, but I thought
it was his collar bone." Youth's Companion.
m JH MjL VVI A tkF
Punbhing Wife Deserters in Nation's Capital
WASHINGTON. Experience under
the family desertion and non
support law In Washington has proved
tnat It Is possible to bring deserting
husbands to time and make them sup
port their families, however much
they may want to skip out and leave
wives and children to shift for them
selves. Punishment in itself profits nobody.
The law alms not to punish but to se
cure support. The man decides
whether he will work in confinement
or out or It, and Judge William H. De
Lacy of the juvenile court sees that he
does work in one way if he will not In
When a man brought up for non
support promises to furnish it he is
put on probation, and ordered to pay
a specified amount of bis wages each
Saturday night at the police station
nearest bis home. The sergeant turns
the money over to the juvenile court,
and then the wife gets it in full on
Monday morning, her pay day. The
money is pretty safe here, and the
plan heads off many a Saturday night
spree. The man is kept at work,
which is a mighty good thing of itself,
and .he family is kept together.
Men who are not willing to furnish
support under this arrangement and
those who default in payment or de
sert a second time are promptly sent
to the workhouse. There they are
made up into gangs and put to work
in Rock Creek park, where Mr. Roose-
Col. Roosevelt in
tfCEVERAL times recently, when
O the name of the American ex-president-sportsman
has been men
tioned. 1 have been asked: 'You've
heard the dog story, of course?' " says
Joe Mitchell Chappie in the National
"I like to hear all the variations on
dog stories, so I asked, 'Which dog
" "That one. you know, that "Buffalo
Bill" tells about Roosevelt hunting
bears in Colorado. It seems that he
hired a man and a dog, but neither
seemed to be very successful in get
ting him the desired bear. At last he
lost patience and inquired: "Isn't
there a good dog to be bad in this
"'Ob, yes Smith down below here
has the best bear dog in the moun
tains.' " 'Well, go down and get him,' urged
the presidential hunter. 'Let's see if
we can't have some sport with a bear.'
""Smith won't hire his dog.'
" 'Tell Smith to come along and Join
the party for hire or on any terms he
likes.' The story runs that the guide
departed and returned with a report
Senate "Chair" Calls
r' IS quite against all the rules of
propriety to make a noise in the
United States senate, even with the
little bit of an ivory cube which the
president of the senate once in awhile
touches gently upon the marble desk
to call the attention of the senators to
some little thing.
Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas,
the only aboriginal American who ever
sat in a senatorial chair, was presiding
in the senate the other day, having
graduated over there from the house.
As Is well known, the gavels on the
speaker's desk in the house do not last
very long. One session usually splint
ers them. Even if they were made of
cast iron they would wear out. and on
Senator Curtis' presiding hangs a
Senator Racon of Georgia, grave,
dignified and somewhat dictatorial,
was trying to address the senate
Senator Dillingham of Vermont, who
had the bill in charge upon which Sen
PEDESTRIANS who are out braving
the disagreable weather, and who
happened to be in the vicinity of the
New Willard hotel in Washington re
cently, were struck with wonder when
they saw the upper portion of the ho
tel obscured by a rapidly moving
And the moving mass which created
all this excitement excitement within
as well as without the hotel proved
to be a flock of swallows gone astray
in their aerial flight Within the hotel
no end of trouble and inconvenience
were experienced, for many of the
birds flew in through the open win
dows and were ousted with a great
deal of difficulty.
The feathered cloud went astray,
probably through the mJscalculatioa of
ivelt when president used to take his
afternoon gallop. They have a hard
day's work in the open air, with good
food, nnd for this twe law requires the
government to pay 50 cents a day to
the wives, as for any government em
ploye. The work In the park would
cost 11.50 a day If not done by prison
ers, so one dollar Is left to pay for
boarding and guarding the men. after
the .wages have been taken out Con
gress appropriates $2,000 a year for
It pays to do so. A man who can get
out at any time will not work long In
this way. I Jist year only one man out
of nine had to be sent to the work
house, and be got out after an average
of six weeks. The government paid
$2,340 for work, but the men outside
earned I3S.819.65. which was collected
by the police and paid to the families
through the juvenile court
Beyond the money value of the la
bor, however, to the moral effect of
the work and its compensation on the
man in his relations to his family. In
stead of escaping the punishment
which he deserves, and so failing to
realize that he has done wrong, the
issue Is squarely made and the work
house sentence, if Inflicted, reveals his
conduct to him In its true character.
Many men have reformed after this
experience, and it is due in large part
to the compensation provided that the
judge is able to inflict the punishment
without hesitation where he thinks it
Judge DeLacy's execution of the law
is effective because it is certain. Fam
ily desertion is a misdemeanor or a
felony in almost every state and is
punishable with hard labor In many.
But to punish the man in jail the judge
must also punish bis wife and children
by cutting off his wages.
a New Dog Story
of non-success. Mr. Roosevelt's impa
tience took on a tinge of vexation, and
he went himself to secure the ada
mantine Smith and his valuable dog.
"'This Is Mr. Smith. I understand
you have a fine bear dog. Mr. Smith?'
"'None better in the Rockies,' was
" 'Can't I hire him or buy himT
"'He ain't for hire and I wouldn't
sell that dog for no price you could
" 'Well, won't you come with the
dog allow me to hire both you and
" 'No. I ain't hirin' out now. I got
to go after bacon and flour and some
more things my folks wants for the
"Report has It that President Roose
velt felt a trifle nettled at the man's
" 'Look here,' he said, 'do you know
who I am?'
"'No, I don't know what's the
"'I am Theodore Roosevelt, presi
dent of the United States.' A pause to
await the desired effect and yielding.
"Smith dexterously deposited some
tobacco juice on the ground just
beyond the president's nearest hunting
Well.' he said, slowly, 'I don't
care If you are Booker T. Washington,
you can't hire my dog.'
"And all the little innocent bears
went to bed happy that night, glad
I they had escaped Smith's dog."
Himself to Order
ator Bacon was going to speak, was
engaged in conversation with his col
leagues. Senator Kean of New Jersey
was also talking to Senator Warren of
Wyoming. Senator Bacon wanted to
get the attention of the senator from
Vermont before speaking on his bill,
and hesitated a moment, which Sena
tor Curtis took as a sign for him to
get busy. So he began pounding that
little marble cube until the senate
chamber fairly rang. By the time he
had worn off a little sharp edge the
senator from Vermont sat up and took
notice, and Senator Kean of New Jer
sey woke up and returned to his seat
Finally Senator Bacon, who was get
ting pretty hot under the collar and
pretty red in the neck and face, man
aged to make his voice heard. "Mr.
President." he said, "I did not seek
the attention of the senator from New
Jersey. When you had secured the
attention of the senator from Vermont
I was satisfied and was ready to pro
ceed, but you kept on banging the
gavel so that It was impossible for
me to begin. I now yield the floor."
Senator Curtis, who Is nothing If not
polite, with a merry twinkle In his
black eyes, apologized for his undue
exertions with the ivory cube, and
said: "The chair will now come to
order. The senator from Georgia is
Is Stormed By
t the leaders, and when a few of them.
I ft.-fnt tnA I...... ...m. ZK t. -,f .,
j"f -" u, mrui in uv uirecuon 01
the hotel windows, the rest followed,
like a flock of misguided sheep. Pell
mell they struck against the roof and
upper windows, nnd, where the win
dows were open, in they flew and
round and round the rooms. But the
aeroplane landing on the Willard Is
not In commission yet and the hotel
management objected strenuously to
any attempt of guests to enter by
means of the roof.
Accordingly, a corps of hotel em
ployes, including all the volunteers
who could be pressed into service,
made for the upper chambers of the
hostelry and swished and switched
the winged visitors out of dcors, some
dead and some alive.
"It is better to be good than great,"
remarked the thoughtful thinker.
"Why do you think so?" queried the
"Because you will havo less compe
tition," explained the t t
THAT CANADIAN TRIP SHOULD
NOW BE TAKEN. 7
V " -" jj
It yom had. intended foins to Caa
ada for the purpose of purchasing
land on which to establish a home and
accompanying some land company,
whose holdings you proposed to look
ever or to go up on your own account
to select one hundred and sixty acres
of land free, you should delay no
longer. Corn planting Is over, your
wheat crop la well ahead, and yo
have a few weeks' time before yon ar
required In the fields again. Now
make your Intended trip. Reports
at hand show that the crop prospects
In Canada wer never better thaa
they are today. The cool weather has
not affected the crop, hut If anything,
it has been a benefit There has beea
plenty of moisture and those was
have had their land properly prepared
look upon this year as likely to be oas
of the best they have had. A great
many are going up this season who
txpect to pay two or three dollars an
acre more than they wers asked ts
pay last year. Others who wish to
homestead are prepared to go farther
from the line of railway than would
have been necessary last year. Still
It is worth it So it will be with you.
Next year lands will be higher-priced
and homesteads less accessible. There
Is a wonderful tide of Immigration to
Central Canada now. It la expected
that one hundred and fifty thousand
new settlers from the United States
will be numbered by the end of ths
present year, an increase of fifty per
cent over last year. In addition to
this there will be upwards of ons
hundred thousand from the old coun
try, which does not Include thoss
who may come from the northern
countries of the Continent These all
intend to settle upon the land. The
reader does not require an answer to
the questions, "Why do they do It?"
"Why are they going there in such
large numbers?" Western Canada Is
no longer an experiment The fact
that one hundred and fifty million
bushels of wheat were raked there
last year as against ninety-five mil
lions the year previous, shows that
the tiller of the foil in Central Canada
Is making money and It Is safe to say
that bye is making more money than
can he made anywhere else on tht
Continent in the growing of SrshW
He gets good prices, he has a sure and
a heavy crop, he enjoys splendid rallr
way privileges, and he has also the
advantages of schools and churches
and such other social life as may se
found anywhere. It is difficult to say
what district is the best Some art
preferred to others because there ars
friends already established. The
Grand Trunk Pacific, on Its way
across the Continent, Is opening up s
splendid tract of land, which is being
taken up rapidly. The other railwayr
the Canadian Pacific and Canadian
Northern are extending branch lines
Into parts Inaccessible a couple of
years ago. With a perfect nstork
of railways covering a large area ol
the agricultural lands It Is not diffi
cult to secure a location. Any agent
of the Canadian Government will he
pleased to render you assistance by
advice and suggestion, and a good
plan Is to write or call upon him.
The Government has located these
agents at convenient points through
out the States, and their offices arc
well equipped with a full supply ol
maps and literature.
21 r. Saintly Things do not always gs
as we plan. "Man proposes and"
Miss Oldmayde He does, eh? Well,
go ahead, sir, and prove that the say
ing Is true.
Km Wlaalows Seethtsr Sim.
flbr child rea teething. aoriBsthotfiUBa. reduces !
u 1 ji lay i.cBr wiaa com. acUM
A genius Is a man who tries to bor
row money and gets It
Lewis' Single Binder, extra quality t
bacco, costs more than other 5c cigars.
To love and to serve Is the motto
which every true knight should bear
on his shield. Downs.
Don't wait until the
digestive orenna are al
most beyond help don't
wait until the bowels
have become constituted
and don't wait until the
liver and kidnevs have
become weak and inact
ive; iust take Hosteller's
Stomach Bitters at the
very first sien of trouble.
It will save you lots of
suffering because its re
sults are certain. Trv it
today for Indigestion,
Cramps, Diarrhoea, Mal
aria, Fever and Ague. Be
sure to get Hostetter's.
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