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N flic MiiomT of lftOH. wlien gold was
(lisfO'.ind in the Porcupine Lake min
Ini dis'nrt of Canada, about oOO miles
jiorth of Toror'o. the region was so
ln;srcebsiJ)'.' and J he conditions of life
were so hard that nothing except the
Int.- cf jrold could have brought white
frji);' ::ii o the Epot Everywhere was a
f.lllfosSllllM irn.-K-l.is-. Inw-hinc forest. Perhaps
it v.oulii b" more nearly accurate to
svj thai everywhere was a great
marsh illcd with trees. In the winter
the temperature dropped u GtJ degrees below zero
and the s.iov; lose to t! e forest brandies. In the
hummiT theie was a pcM of insects. Poisonous
black T.i.s almost invihibk- because of th-ir small
n. ss buzzed all the day. At night the black Hies
laid off and the mosquitoes came on. There was
neve: a summer hour, by day or night, when a hu
man being could have liel at
ncacf: when Ids face would not
havf been stinging; when his
swollen features would not havo
made lutii yrot'Sfjue.
liut few had -r sufTcred. bo-
-jnsf there were onh a few to .
buffer. Only an occasional trap
per ever penetrated the wilder
ness. The prospec lor had not
come, because the prospector, as
a rule, goes only where mountains
beckon. Tne prospector did not
know that mountains, like teeth,
may wear off until only their roots
remain. Nor did the prospector
know that, in the great centisfy
of nature, these mountain roots
are s.nneiimcs filled with gold and
silver, nickel and iron.
Yet such is the fact.
Gives Prominent Doctor's Best
Prescription Is Easily Mixed.
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"Get on ounce of syrup of fiarsapa
rilla compound and one ounce of Toris
compound. Then set half a pint of Rooa
whisky and put the other two Ingredi
ents into It. Take a tablespoonful of
this mixture before each meal and at
bed time. Shake the bottle before us
ing." This Is not new in this city as
many of the worso cases of rheumatism
and back-ache have been cured by It.
Good results come the first day. Any
druggist has these Ingredients on hand
or will quickly get them from his
wholesale house. Any one can mix
Her Wedding March.
A young girl who had never heard
of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March."
but was familiar with the more popu
lar parody on It, was a witness to a
wedding ceremony in an uptown
church recently. As the betrothed
pair walked with dignified tread to
ward the altar to be wed and the or
gan pealed forth Mendelssohn's in
spiring march, the young girl was
plainly shocked. When she arrived at
her home she told her mother of the
ceremony and innocently exclaimed:
"What do you think, mother, they
played 'Geo Whiz! I'm Glad I'm
Improvidence In trifles never made
a millionaire nor swelled a bank ac
count. Exhorting the Ducks.
There are two tiny boys in this
town whose mother sings often to
them at their request, and as she is
an ardent church woman, the children
hear as many hymns as anything else.
The other day they were playing with
their wooden ducks in the bathtub,
and strangely enough the ducks were
more inclined to float sideways than
in the approved manner. After sev
eral attempts to keep the misguided
ducks straight the older boy shouted:
"Stand up, duck, stand up." Then
two-year-old, noting the familiar
phrase, leaned over the tub and ex
horted: "'Tand up. duck! 'Tand up
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etc.. had by farmers scattered throughout
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Of faults a seeker he would be.
Of recompense he found a dearth.
Save in the truthful claim that he
Had picked the easiest job on eartk.
There Is bo other season whe
msa ta an winch needed as hi the
The blood is impure and impoverished.
condition indicated by pimples, boils sad
other eruptions on the face ana boot, or
deficient vitality, loss of sppetiU, kek of
The best spring medicine, accordine t
the experience and testimony of thou
sands annually, is
It purifies and enriches the blood, cares
eruptions, builds up the system.
Get it today in usual liquid form ST
chocolated tablets known as Sareatabs.
IVIirX RIT.IIERS RFC03IE XECCSSAHT
And jourshivs pinch. AlIciTsKuot-Kaso.thn Anti
septic puwdcr t lo shaken into thi" shoes. K Jest tfco
thing to UMf. Try It for BroaV.n in Now Shoos.
SolJpTiTywhcrp.SSc Sample i'KKtv. AudrcsnA.S.
UUustol. Leltujr.X.T. ljn't acctfft any tubitUu.tr.
It's easy for a pretty young widow
to make a man think he wants to
Cons-tipaticn causes and aggravates -tuny
ycnou- diMMfrc. It is thoroughly cured by
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ite family laxative.
Her savings are the saving of many
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The only perfectly safe mor
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W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 11-1911.
v.orld was vouiik a mountain range
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gard to who first
discovered gold in
Porcupine as there
Is with regard to
w h o discovered
ever, appears to be
the Columbus of
the occasion. Ban
nerman, an old
prospector. In July.
1909. scraped tho
moss from a bit of
the surface of a
projecting rock and
saw wet flakes of
shining gold star
ing up at him from
the quartz. But the
first great discov
ery was made by
a gang of prospec
tors headed by
iMr Wilson. Wil
son, or one
tat bests? sso rsrr i,orfG. o to eorsFryyDr and jo TooorsrrHGH
or w Knhordinates-no two reports
point are alike-found the great 'Dome
that bears Wilson's name. i"- ''"',. ..
ridge of rock. SSO feet long. 40 to SO ete
20 to 30 feet above ground, and no one et knows
how deep, that is heavily laden with gold. lull
the moss from it anywhere and there is gold.
Nothing in the history of gold mining better
illustrates the eccentricities of gold miners than
the discovery of the "Dome." The discovering
partv consisted of three men. headed by Jack
Wilson. The expedition was financed by a Chi
cago man named Edwards, who was engaged in
the manufacture of lighting fixtures. Ldwards
was to put up all the money in return for a
half interest in anything that might be discov
ered. Wilson was to have a quarter interest and
each of the other two an eighth.
For several weeks they prospected, first to the
east of Porcupine lake, in Whitney township, then
to the west, in Tisdale township. They found
gold and staked some claims. But the great
"Dome." although they camped, some of the time,
within sight of it. almost escaped them. It was
finally discovered, according to the story that
is generally believed, only because one of Wil
son's subordinates stumbled across it. He was
not a miner, knew nothing about geology, but did
know enough to scrape off moss. Also, he had
eyes. When tho moss was off he could not help
seeing the gold. The great ridge that was hence
forth to be known as the "Wilson Dome" had
been found. Stakes were driven and claim laid
to the huge boulder.
Perhaps the most remarkable 6tory. however.
that has come out of the Torcuplne was told by a
prospector named "Bill" Wocdney.
A mining man whom I believe to be reliable told
me that Bill came to him one day and showed him
a remarkably rich plcco of gold quartz, at the
same time asking him where he supposed It came
"Not from anywhere in Canada." was the reply.
"I thought you would say that," was the com
ment, "but you are wrong."
Then "Bill" told his story.
He said the quartz was given to him by a widow.
Her husband had been accidentally killed a short
time before she gave it to him. The widow told
explanation was required and geologists who ex- him that the quartz came from a vein near Lake
amined the formations gave it. Abitibi. a frigid sheet ol water up toward liuason s
The geological assurance that the entire re- bay. 300 miles north of Cobalt. Her misDana ana
gion might be sprinkled with precious metais
extended from Minnesota, across Ontario, to Lab
rador. Nobody but geologists make the state
ment with confidence. They say these moun
tains v. ere the oldest mountains on the conti
nent; that they were old when the Rockies were
jet unformed; that the glacial drift and the dis
integrating effects of untold millions of years
of heat and cold have worn them away until only
the "roots" remain : and they point to the roots
as proof of their theory.
The roots are there. Anybody can see them.
Son-.e of them are below tho surface, some are
above Over most of the roots are a few feet
of earth, btit. here and there, a huge shoulder of
rock thrusts itself above the surface; here and
ther- a great ledce plows its way through the
forests and then disappears in the marsh; and
nowhere can one dig far without coming to rock.
A singular incident explains, perhaps, why
these mountain roots were not permitted to re
main untouched for another hundred million
years. The incident had its inspiration in poll
tics. The Ontario government felt that It was
losing strength with the farmers. Wise men In
the ministrv looked around to see what could be
done. The faraurs in the "clay belt" had been
clamoring for a railroad. The ministry decided
that it would be good politics to give it to them.
So it was decided to build a railroad from North
bay. on the shores of Lake Nipissing. to connect
with the gieat transcontinental line, under con
struction farther north.
It was while this railroad was building that
Fred La Itose. a member of the construction
pane, blasted his way into an old mountain root,
made himself rich, made Cobalt, made more than
a score of multimillionaires and caused Canada,
which had produced almost no silver, to produce
12 per cent, of 'he world's output. Two men, in
fcix das. trundled out $57,000 worth of silver
with a wheelbarrow. As an indirect result Sud
bury became the world's chief producer of nickel.
All of which seemed to be against the rules
made and proided by nature. Canada had never
been known as a silver country. Near Cobalt
there was nothing on the surface to indicate that
silver might be near. But no eye had seen below
the surface. No mind had dreamed of the gold
n.wi cih-nr filtril roots of worn-off mountains. An
prospect the country thoroughly and stake out ev
erything in sight.
During the following winter the husband of the
woman who was so soon to become a widow was
seriously injured in a mill. In a few days he
realized that death was near. He sent for the two
prospectors who had accompanied him to Lake
Abitibi. They came.
"Boys." said he. "I guess I've got to die. I can't
go back with ou in the spring to stake the claims.
I want you to promise me that if I die you will give
the old woman a third of what we found last year."
The men promised. The wife heard them. But
she didn't believe them.
The widow had told Bill who the men were.
He knew them. He knew where they were work
ing. Bill hired out in the same place. In the course
of a few weeks one or them told him that they were
going to quit at a certain time in the spring and
take a long canoe and "hunting trip in the country
far to the north.
That was good enough clew for Bill. Two weeks
before the announced time for the men to start
Woodney quit his job. packed his kit and started
for Lake Abitibi himself.
When he reached the lake he drew his canoe
from the water, hid it in the "bush." as Canadians
call a forest, and prepared to wait.
On the eighth day of his vigil, as he was peering
out of the bushes, he saw the sight that he had
waited so long to see. Down the placid river came
two canoes, cutting their ways through the cool
waters and leaving flatiron wakes in the rear.
Late in the afternoon Bill saw the two specks
disappear in what seemed to be an inlet.
The first night there was no fire, but the next
day Bill saw a blue spiral of sxoke curling from the
bushes back of the lake.
Seven Pensioners in One Family.
Seven brothers and seven sisters
living in Foulsham. England, and the
adjacent parishes are receiving old
age pensions. The oldest of the seven
is eighty and the youngest seventy
one. Their united ages total f30
years. Their father was Philip Lam
bert, a carrier between Foulsham and
Norwich, who had a family of 16. all
born in Foulsham and of whom 11 are
"Ten cents' worth of canine pep
per," said the little boy in the subur
"Canine!" echoed the astonished
clerk. "Why, my little man, I gues3
you mean cayenne pepper."
The little boy was doubtful.
"Maybe I do. mister," he hesitated,
"but mamma said it was the kind of
pepper that had a sharp bite, so I
thought it was 'canine. "
No Apparent Reason.
Reporter Colonel, you and I know
there was money used in electing Lit
tlebrayne. How much did it cost him?
You may as well tell me. for I'm go
ing to find out.
Politician What makes you think
there was er bribery?
Reporter Why. blame it, man, he
Plenty of Time to Fatten Up.
Cheerful Old Idiot I say. you'll ex
cuse me, but d'you know that you are
the thinnest policeman I've ever seen?
Robert Yes. I'm a new hand, and
haven't got to know the cooks yeL
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"Was he re-elected?"
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For live cays ana nignis tne iires uuiuuu. mc. catch coj(j
there was no more fire, day or night. Evidently the i
men had cone. Bill wanted to be sure, so he waited ; a man who thinks his work is worth
three more days. Then he went down to the lake J dollars a minute will spend an hour ,
where his canoe was hidden, put it into the water, looking for a dime he dropped in a
took pains to observe that there was on the lake room.
no sign of human life, then slowly paddled his way j
along the shore, looking for the inlet. i There are no sure cures for Tile, but
Bill was paddling as quietly as he could when, at Trash's Ointment will relieve nv-t cae
fhe "knuckle" of the wlter finger-a point where -3 """ "
the inlet was not more man nu icei. wmi. .- nu
denly saw on the leR bank the two prospectors!
The next instant one of them threw an ax at Bill's
canoe that all but cut it in two and sunk it as quick
ly as a mine could sink a battleship.
Woodney doesn't know yet why he is alive. He
seemed to have no chance to live. It was two
against one and the one was in the water. So were
his food, his weapons and his tools. If he were not
murdered during the next second it seemed certain
ttint ho a-onio1 stnrvn durinz the next month. Not
Restored to Health by Lydia E. Pfokham's Vegetable Compound
A woman who is sick and suffering, and won't at least
try a medicine which has the record of Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Comnound, is, it would almost seem, to blame
for her own wretchedness. Read what this woman says:
Richmond, Mo. When my second daughter w" ilfig
months old I was pronounced a boneless invaHd by sproiaUstav
I had a consultation of doctors and they said I bad a se vcre com
of ulceration. I was in bed for ten weeks, had sinking snelhj,
nnd was pronounced to be in a danfferop condition. My father
insisted that wo try Lydia E. Pinkham's Veptableoniponnd,
nnd brought mo six bottles. I soon began toiniprove, and be
fore it had all been taken I was as well and strong abercrr-iv
friends hardly recognized me so great was the change, -fflrfc
Woodson Branstetter, Richmond, Mo.
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Pinkhams Vegetable Compound had the virtue to help
these women it will help any other woman who is suffering
from the same trouble f
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Compound has been the standard remedy for
female ills. So sick woman does justice to
herself who will not try this famous nedicine.
Made exclusively from roots and herbs, ana
has thousands of cures to its credit.
ES If the slightest trouble appears which
HIsV you do not understand, write to Mrs.
Finkhnm at Lynn, Mass, for her advice-itis
free and always helpful.
Ana me man wno is ariven 10 unu
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that he thought out all of these things while he w: ?
sinking. He thought out nothing. All he did was to
act first and think afterward. A few strokes wih
his hands and a few kicks with his feet put h'xn
How a married man doesn't enjoy
listening to one side of a spoony tele
Mrs. Wlnslow'n Soothing Srrup for Children
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quickly caused the country around lODau 10 do
propped ed. Rut prospecting in forest-covered
marshes does not proceed rapidly. Not until the
fcummer of 1909 did prospectors push 250 miles
northward, to the region of Porcupine lake.
two other "men whom she named had found the
vein. They had not staked their claims and regis
tered thm with the government at Toronto, be
cause such registration would have been a notifica
tion to tho world that they had found gold in the
recion. inter was near wnen xne aiscuver
s about as much uncertainty with re- made and they wanted to return in the spring,
Where He Saw Lincoln
Amoi'g those who stood tip in the
Car,neie hall audience at New York
wneu Dr. Williacn Goodell Frost, pres
ident of Herea college, wanted to a
coin ride up State street in Albany,
standing in a carriage, bowing to the
people. Mayor Thacher and Senator
Ferry were with him. He stopped
cprtain how many persons of those j over at Albany on his way to be In
present had seen Abraham Lincoln, j augurated. I was a much larger boy
wis a man whose neighbor said when when I joined the great line in State
h had resumed his place: "You must j street which moved slowly up the hill
have len pretty young at the time." to the capitol. where the people had a
Not so very." replied the man. "I 1 chance to look upon the body of the
was a little toy when I saw Mr. Lin- dead president."
Peaceful Town of Newton, N. J.
From a constabulary viewpoint the
citizens of Newton, X. J., are living in
an actual Utopia, and so free are they
from the usual suburban offenders
that barred doors or locks are unknown.
In looking through the village 1
archives an early volume chronicles
an attempted robbery In the town
store, and some horse-loving citizen
was reprimanded for cutting a street
corner, but since then the police blot
ter has not known the touch of Ink.
As a consequence, the constabulary
force of two men has been abandoned.
"Did you ever get mixed up with
any get rich quick literature?"
"Only once when I got a book on
how to raise chickens." Washington
It's an easy matter for a married
man to keep posted on what's going
Garfield Tea is Nature's laxative and
blood purifier; it overcomes constipation
and its many attendant ailments.
The longer we live the more we
realize what we might have done but
than Bill took to the brush.
Tho rest of this story can be told in short sen
tences. Hunger, within the next forty-eight hours. ' on jn 13 home neighborhood
drove Woodney Into the very camp of the men
who would have 6lain him. He crept up to them,
late at night, and stole their food. He could not
steal much at a time, but he stole enough to keep
him alive. He stole, not once, but three times. The
nest time he went to steal they were not there.
They had pulled up camp and gone, bag and bag
gage. He took his life in his hands the next day
and went down to see the claims they had staked.
He didn't find a stick or a sign of a claim. He
couldn't even find anything himself that seemed
The prospectors never returned. Whether they
were upset and drowned in one of the many rap-
IiIb- Tvhnthor fhov fell to fiffhtine And killed parh
.1 ' t1 .. w t..i. !,.. ... ii I So many cf the Ills of women are due
other, no one knows Nor have they ever filed a to habUua, const!patIon. probably be-
claim to ore bodies along Lake Abitibi. cause of their false modesty on the sub
ject, that their attention cannot bo too
strongly called to the Importance of keep
Ins; the bowels open. It Is always Impor
tant to do that, regardless of the sex. but
It Is especially important in women.
From the time the girl begins to men
struato until menstruation ceases she has
always vastly better prospects of coming
through healthy if she watches her bowel
movements. If you find yourself consti
pated, with bad breath, pimply complex
Ion, headaches, belching gas and other
Fymptorr.s of indigestion and constipation,
take a small dose of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
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In Western Canada from
the 17. H. wan 0 per rent
larger In JOIO tbaa the
Many farmers Barn paid
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Free Homesteads of 16
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