Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 03, 1909, HALF-TONE, Page 2, Image 20
TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: OCTOBER 3, 1909. Cherry County a Land of Lovely Scenery and Properous Ranchers c 1TF.RRY county 1 the largest of Ing, continues Its turbulent course to JJi nil the rountles tn Nebraska. It Is Increasing both in wealth rd population and the public lands are fast being occupied. At the prosent time the rountv eighty-five feet without a break and then Niobrara 200 feet below. The Ariknree are not onlv the highest, but also the most beautiful fall In the atat. The beautiful aheet of water falls has a population of lS.noo and a valuation of $16.0nn()n. jt na, m miles of railroad with eleven railroad stations within It borders. The county has three developed water powers, one flouring mill, eiRhl banks and tin' elevator, about 6o0 miles of public hlphway and nearly every farmer or ranchman In the county owns his faint Cherry county Ir not only one of the best watered counties of the state, but has more good, practically developed water powrs than any other section of the state. In the matter of natural scenery no other county or croup of counties can compare with It. With many excellent lakes and a network of streams fairly equally fls- trlbutid over the entire county, Its rivers are famous not only for the pure wa'.cr, but also for the rugged beauty of their banks. The N!obrars. the Loup, the Schh--l, the Snake, the Mlnnechadtiza, the Fairfield, the Bordman and Seven Creeks, each has some particular form of beauty that makes It noted. The Bchirgel flows through a dark ravine 100 feet deep In places, whose banks are covered with largo pine trees which meet above the stream, forming an arch through which the sun cannot penetrate, ma kin an Ideal place for picnics and trout fishing. The Mlnnechailii7.a, the famous Swift over another narrow ledge fifteen feet farther. Niagara appeals tn you by Its grandeur, but the Ailkaree by l's dainty beauty far surpasses any other falls In the west. Cherry county Is ninety-six miles In lcncth from weft to east. The Niobrara river flows across the entire county. The Snake river, to the south, flows through about two-thirds of the county and then Joins the Niobrara. These two a. reams have recently been surveyed with a view of determining their capacity for furnishing water power for electric l.ghtlng and manufacturing purposes. It Is generally conceded that these two streams combined have about twenty good practical unde veloped water powers. Within four miles of Valentine the water power Is now being surveyed on the Niobrara that will furnlh 4.000-hors power for 1W6 days In the year at twenty-four houra per day. The Niobrara river Is one of the swiftest rtictims In the state. Its volume of water ranges from BOO to 1.000 cubic feet per eo ond at Valentine and from 1 000 to 2.000 feet per sreond at Nl brara. The river is swift, usually shallow and little affected by storm waters except near its mouth. It is sup plied with water from many spring-fed . ,. ' m WW VALENTINE HIGH SCHOOL. . rr ' i'tiel1' AV't A ...V .til V:i DISTRICT SCHOOL NO. stream Issuing from ravines and canyons, every two or three years. These farmers sixty-one frame houses, five log houses, one of the best known of which is Long are beginning to realize that this Is on nd Hvs sod huts. Many schools are still - ... u. ' ' . , , .. Pns canyon. Nearly all of the tributary of the best, most practical and most profit- n1" In an unused room of a dwelling or Water of the Sioux Indians, from It .... ,. .. .., , 1V, ...... 1 K ( . ,., .v...,. . . . vtic-r.iiin kiv 11m iiiftui nnrj ui vtiv ftuil HVJJB Itlty L'Hn grow on ineir Vrmn, rjmv. irKJIIcrB YHry 111 Niobrara Is narrow and about 300 feet deep and they are beginning to learn that In professional training from those Just able below the upland. Tho valley contains many parts pf the county, formerly con- to get a thlrJ grade certificate to those Ing of source to Its mouth Is a stream of beauty unsurpassed In this or any other state. iiiung in oum L'anoia. jusi norm 01 h . .,, 1. .ha vietnitv nt i,w.rt nr tnr. t.,. havlnar life rrtmi. rani ,,.1 Georgia, It flows dreamily along valentine tha trunk valley Is bounded by seems to be especially adapted to some of verslty diplomas. The highest professional through fertile valleys until, near- -tMn -Mes arM narrow r.nvons The river this land. Th. Is rm nnaatlnn hn what spirit Is manifested hv th teaehers In si. Valentine. It catchea the aplrlt afforai W1ier for stock, domestio and Irrl- this county will for many, many years to tendance upon the seven association meet- the place and Comes rumbling H,.n mirnn... mnA In tlm Its ist.r Mini, cotnu lia an (Tl.nilva .tnrlc n K,,l InKS held Within th vr Tha ' lu and tumbling with a rush and roar until er. wm b, developed. It la equally plain that the dairying Indue- almost without exception do the reading It is embraced by the Oilman dam. The gut few people in Nebraska have any try will become a principal source of In- circle work as outlined by tne state read- artlflclsl lake made by Its pent-up waters definite conception of the scenery In Cherry come to the average farmer. The growing Ing circle board and annually write a thesis is not only the most beautiful, but also one county. There are many points that are of potatoes Is becoming more prominent UPP some subject assigned at the Instl- of the largest of its kind in the state, sure to become popular summer resorts In year after year. Last year these farmers tute. The Niobrara State fish hatchery Is lo- the course of time. There Is everything to grew 4.7BO acres of potatoes, and It is Recognising the desire of the teachers for rated on its banks and one can see all make this part of the state a delightful forming In some parts of the county their progress the state has located a Junior forms of fish life, from the egg to the summer retreat. In no part of Nebraska principal Income. The milling business la Normal here, which has been doing excel- seven-pound bass. On Its bosom floats all Is there as good fishing for black bass as considerably gaining ground, and last year lent work for alx years. Teachers and sorts of boats flshboats, rowhoats and a the lakes of this county, and there are there were shipped out from the county students at Valentine form a large, happy, splendid gasoline launch. Its beauty Is four streams that afford excellent trout 660,000 pounds of flour. mutually helpful family and they are further enhanced by the flowers and ever- fishing. The hunting Is still excellent In In the raising and marketing of horses, helped In many ways by the genial citi- greens that fringe its banks. many parts of the county. Small game Is Cherry county stands third among the sens of the city on the Minnechaduxa. The fcnake, so named by the Indiana on abundant almost everywhere. Thirty-four counties of the state. Last year, these Valentine, the county seat of Cherry county, a town of 1,500 people. Is the cap ital of the largest subdivision of the state of Nebraska. Time was whr the vast area of Cherry county was almost entirely given over to Immense herds of cattle when the festive cowboy was its chief In habitant and when the annual roundup was the chief diversion of the natives. But with the passage of years all this has altered. The vast herds have gradually melted away before the steady advance of the small stockmen and the farmer and the broad pralrles'atid rolling hills of the county are being dotted with the homes of prosperous and progressive settlers and with their Inevitable accompaniment the little white school house. Valentine, as the center of activity . of the county, used to share the reputation of the county and was regarded entirely as a frontier town. Whatever basis there may have been for this reputation In the past. It has been burled in the steady onrush of advancing civilization and today the resi dents of Valentine can truthfully boast that no quieter, more orderly and more homelike community exists In northern Nebraska. No one who has not seen the town In Its early days en fully realize the change that has taken place In every par ticular nor what energy and resourceful ness must have been the attributes of the early settlers and their successors of today. '" :: " -'' " .1. ' ; .. ' ' ' 7 ' ' t ' . ' - - ': ' ' i . t rxf ' y : .. y v- - I ..."liar "Va L... , , , 4 'N' .v V ) -1 , " v. .X. GROUP OF COUNCIL BLUFFS HUNTERS IN CHERRY COUNTT. account of Its winding course, is perhaps distinct kinds of fish abound In the waters farmers shipped out about 4.000 head of a the most remarkable river in the siate. of Nebraska and In Cherry county's lakes Rood grade of work horses. The live stock which have enabled them to build the For miles it lias cut Its way through solid nd streams will be found half of these industry of the county, however. Is cen- present busy little city of enterprising rock, forming chuams or canyons over 100 varieties. Qne hundred and fifty distinct tered on the oattle business. Last year commercial concerns and of comfortable feet 'in depth whose precipitous sides can- B,,"clP8 of wlld eraB" are found ln th0 her' "?nt r0m thl" .0U"ty.tO home" up,m wnat wenty,lve vears not be bcaled by man or beast This Is ,,t' about on-4"rtr of which are found Omaha packing houses or the feed yards a treeless waste of sandy prairie. It essentially the lake region of Nebraska uhrr' county. Seventy-one species of n the eastern part of the state, 32,500 head hg1 become ln a few years a town of and there is hardly a township ln our tree grow wlld ln tne ",ate and' and whlle 0f ca,tle be8ldes 4 500 fat hoBS and 800 stately trees, green lawns, flowers and broad urta but has one or more beautiful ChrTry county has considerable timber mutton sheep. shrubs and all that goes to indicate the lakes. Mot of them are sprlng-f.d and. itlln " borders it Is not composr-d of a In the early settlement of Cherry eounty, ha,bUude of refined and cultivated people, consequently, the waters uie cool and clear ,urR8 variety. It is doubtful If there Is any one of the first things that these pioneer The crU(1ities and inconveniences of early as crystal. This county ha more falK l"11 1 of the ,ate that h "" b"n- provided for was the public school, and d hJkve ..n way to au of the refine- wlil.r falls, higher falls and more beautl- dance of "'blrds as these narrow valleys from earliest existence of the county these m,nU of hom. comfort that BCletitlflc ful falls than any other eounty in the l;l -''' county. Of the 140 varieties of citizens have taken a deep interest ln and architectural art have devised, state. The rear of the Stlnard fails can uil" "un1 ' Nebraska, nearly two-thtrds everything pertaining to the public school. v " interiors of Valentine homes bo Heard long before you reach thtw. ana 01 ,,lrm w" DO l"na county, ana in. .iree scnooi aisinct was organise in comfortable but ln many It requires skill tn ciluibiiii; to reach iii -- - -- luxurious Nothing in the history exac t point where they can be seen to toe n l" itnb and deep canyons along the tine now stands. The one room structure e " "bee more Piea best advttUe. Tlry fall ...tn. twenty -trn... has been replaced by a modern brick JSt eet oer a perpe.idl.-uia.- rock and tlu- Cherry eounty la. first of all. a stock building of twelve rooms with all neces- nt and charaotr"" r . 1 f.u a .J . n,..w ...H sary Improvements. There are now 117 dls- the town than the way in which the good . ... ..... ... ... trtota which nav annually to their teachers people of Valentine have tnrown open lartM 111 ll.e MUie, hi;:i. 11 vi-tr 11 uu- nsy vuunir). xiua couiiey tuiiiaiiia x.ii.n, - , . . . cbserver n if the river was dammed at acres In farms with M.700 acres under cul- J28.56S.90. The average wage Is $36. tho their homes to normal student in an ef- thls point. The brlelal veil Is formed by tlvation. Last year the county used 219000 highest $125. There are $.481 children of fort to make them feel at home. nu.ny divisions of the streamwhich, flow- acres as meadow or hay land. Farmers of school age. for whom are provided seventy- Being distinguished beyond all its nelgh- Iuk over a huge boul.ler. drops fifty feet the present time have 2,600 acres seeded to four "chool buildings, like the nursery bors by the possession of a natural supply to the next stopping place and then, unit- alfalfa and this acreage is being doubled rhyme, one brick house, one stone house, 0f building ton Valentin baa been abla to give to its business section an air of solidity and established character (not ob tainable otherwise. Its rows of handsome, stone buildings are a fitting indication of the character of the stocks within the stores and of the enterprise) of the men who own them, and Its two banks with av erage deposits of over a third of a million dollars bespeak the prosperity of Its cltl ens generally. There are electric lights which have been In use for a number of years and the capacity of the water power plant which supplies them la taxed to the utmost. Valentine is the horns of the United States land office, where thousands of homemakers have mad and completed their contract with a beneficent govern ment, and also of the weather bureau office, which Is In charge of a trained ob server. There ar four churches, the larg est of them built of stone, each of them with a comfortable parsonage and all of them out of debs, There is a large publio rest room; there Is a splendid fraternal lodge hall; there Is a good opera house and the imposing court house of Cherry county. The echool building Is the largest and best arranged ln this section of the state. On every hand are to be seen newly planted trees, miles of new cement walks and other Improvements, all man's handi work, but neither has nature herself failed to do her part in making Valentine a pleas ant place to live. The town is beautifully situated on a broad plateau within a curve of the Niobrara river, which flows on the south and east, while on the north rise the high bluffs which overhang the canyon of the beautiful Mlnnechaduza. Man has assisted and improved upon nature and the result Is both a pleasure and a surprise to those who have not seen the capital of the so-called sandhills, with Its enterprising business men and its hospitable citizens equally interested in everything that will assist ln general education. Of Cherry county comparatively little Is known by the outside world. That such a county exists Is a matter of common knowl edge, but with present day conditions in the county few are famjllar. Twenty years ago this vast territory was not the civ ilized county it is today. The white man who went there to live looked for a life of rough work and danger, but the very fact that the homesteader from the east faced the uncertainty of these daya to enjoy the certainty of prosperity is Its greatest testimony. Perhaps the most re markable charact4i1stic of this county is that It ' Is one of the few counties where the farmer and stockman are living side by side. Lands are low in price. Many good quar ter sections of land out from three to eight miles from Valentine can be purchased for from $5 to $15 per acre. No prophet could foretell the events of the last few years and their results. For more than twenty years the cattleman and the homesteader have been occupying the middle part of this county, but they have just begun to learn how to us It, how to enrich themselves from it, how to enjoy it, how really to feel the mastery over It. New generations are coming on the stage, new enterprises ar being developed, new ter ritory 1 being opened through the adapt ing of now farming method to the exist ing conditions. It Is an unending proces sion of homeseekers and homebullder and It continues today with as regular a move ment as It possessed tea years ago. It is 84. CHERRY COUNTT.-From a Phot one of the great factors In the develop ment of Cherry county. The United States land office at Valen tine commenced doing business on July 2, 18S3, and has been busily engaged In help ing the people to become the owners of government land ever sine that date. Jamea Morris was register and J. Wesley Tucker was receiver when the office opened. Sine opening over 19.000 homested entries, over 1,800 timber culture entries and many thousand cash sales have been mad. Whan the offlc opened there were several million acre of vacant lands to be disposed of. Now the amount has dwindled to 800,000, a large area when taken in on body, but not so large when It is divided Into 640-acr homesteads under th famous KlnkaJd act The district now embrace the greater part of Reek, Brown, Keya Paha and Cherry counties. Th first three counties named have become so well populated un der th workings of the Klnkald act that thero Is no longer any desirable lands va cant In these counties in large tracts, there fore the scene of activity has been trans ferred to Cherry county, much the larger of the four. The distance from the rail roads of large area of this county has tended to keep much land In the hands of the large cattlemen, but the growing scarc ity of free lands farther east ha driven the advancing army of settler Into the in terior and the day of th roving herd Is almost past In a territory which may best be described as lying in' the center of the county, about midway between the Northwestern and th Burlington railroad lines, lie many thousands of acres of gov ernment lands yet vacant, among which the Intending settler may find a home. If he has energy and Industry and the pa tience to live many miles from railroads and towns and to wait for the happy time when a railroad will surely wend It way o Made by the Teacher. through the Interior of the great emplr of Cherry. This land Is mostly rolling, graz ing tandy loam, but here and there may be found tho little "dry valleys" which will allow of cultivation and form little oases In which to raise food for the family and feed for the herds which should roam over every .foot of Cherry county land. The new settler should have a little capi tal upon which to make his start, with which to erect his dwelling and buy a few head of cows as well as energy and per severance. The day In which rich farming land was to be had from Unci Sam for the asking has passed, but with a section of Cherry county grazing land, inoludlng a little tillable laud, the man who 1 not afraid of work can make hi way. Th Kinkald act provide that any peron who ha a homestead right ln th United States may enter 640 acres In thl district, or If he ha exhausted his homestead right elsewhere, he may enter 480 acres here. Th act differ from th general homestead laws only In the size of the homesteads which may be entered, that such entries may not be commuted to cash, and th provision that when proof Is made th settler must show that he has expended ln money, labor and materials the sum of $1.25, multiplied by the number of acre In his entry, for Improvements, or. $s00 for a section of land. Whether the act has been a success may be judged from the fact that the voting population of Cherry county has Increased more than 50 per cent since th act went Into operation. The records of the United State weather bureau office at Valentine show that th average rainfall Im about twenty-one inches and that tho so-called "drouth" Is no mora to be feared here than it Is ln the thickly settled middle western states, only on such period having been noted ln th twenty years ln which the office has been located here. Luke M. Kates Is register and E. Olson Is receiver of the land offlc, having been appointed In February, 1906. .J 'i ' i - j ' - - V-V--- t . . v 1 1 . . 'i i i 1 V ON A HORSE RANCH IX CHERRY COUNTY. CHIEF TWO STRIKE, A NOTED SIOUX WHO FREQUENTLY VISITED VALENTINE. Gossip About Noted People lain-I.IWe Mr. Wli'krrauaiu. HE attorney general of the United Slates. Samuel Oeorge Woodward Wickersham. has every clam that ever lived happily In a mud flat lashed to the mast for mumness. T That Is to say, he dIJ have when he first bigan to hung up his hat In his new Wuxhlngton office, comments Human Life. It's a little different now; he's "opnned up" somewhat. They all have to, you know, sooner or later. You ca.n't be a top-n,otcher in officialdom ami work the dumb and aloof act on the newspapermen forever. ' For that way political death lis. YVK'kersham's all right, and he knows law from the ground floor up. but tne trouble with htm was he didn't tumble on to the difference quick enough between practicing law for himself and doing It for the government. The Job be had been holding down In New York was a gilt edge one. II only had to deal with mil item at re and corporation client, and you couldn't get within I.euO yard of him un less you first had a very private appoint ment, and then eucc&etled, when the tlm came, in sliding by about twenty.thre outside offlc clerks. Th limelight h hated, seldom or never appeared In court, kept his business tongue anchored 00 four aide, and would a soon think of com mitting suiclile as "talking for publication." So you tee when he started in punishing the time register on Ills new Job at the cr.pltol. he had several hubits that got him "!n rong" with the Potomac popu lation. But, a w remarked before, he's doing better now, thank you. The last we heard he was able to alt up and talk a few minutes with a correspondent every other (.ay, without feeling any ill effects. WU'kersham was with strong & Cad walader. one of the "classiest" legal out fits In the burg of Manhattan. To lapse Into foot ball lingo, his play on the team was to open up holes In . the opponent's line, bo that his corporation client could deHlge through behind him with the ball for a touchdown. Quite as frequently "his master's voie-e." the corporation coaches, gave him the signal for a trick play around the end that would put th interstate commerce law out of business. In other words, he was a corporation law yer, and presumably It was up to him to find a way whereby his calossal client eould increase their interests and Income by evading some law that Unci Samuel had put on the books for th benefit of the common people. W say "presum ably," for to our way of thinking, thr would be mighty few big corporation holding up th public by the throat today if some law or other hadn't bea vad4. And without th big corporations where. pray, would be the corporation lawyer? Having been such. Mr. Wickersham should know the links of the trade, the tamo observation holellng good also uf liiosv other gove riinieiil ntle'iuen know 11 by the name of Knox, Hoot, Ballluger, Nagel. el al. They've all had the trusts fur cllenu. and they all know well enough how the "trimming" In done. The trouble Is, however, the powerful "interests" still have their claws on them. If any one of them, say Wickersham, had the grit and ginger of a Roosevelt, he'd break away from the modern bandits, put the screws on 'em, make 'eta squeak, crawl in the dust, give up, come to time, live straight, turn over a new leaf, yank the poisoned fangs out of 'em, If he'd serve his country in that fine fashion, he'd carve a name for him self way up on the cornice beside O. Washington's. But, Lord bless you, th trusts, seemingly, "doth make cowards of them all," to borrow a phrase from Hamlet. Wickersham Is not pf the log-cabin brand. His family, waa well off. He honored Lehigh university years ago by studying engineering there, and JUehign returned the compliment last June by giv ing him an LL.D. lie later switched over from the engineering to law, however, graduating from the University of Penn sylvania, clae of lftSO. He has several languagea at the tip of his tongue, knows a lot about music and art, shows up regularly at the opera, loves horses and rare prints and can put up a pretty fair gam of golf. Ha two children, a mar ried daughter and a son who Is tanking up on law at Harvard! Ladle and gentle men, allow us to present Qorg Woodward WlekerahaJii, attorney general of the United States. Health of Multimillionaires. James J. Hill and his Summit avenue neighbor in St. Paul, Frederick Weyer liausfcr, are men who have piled up im mense wealth by hard work and both are as round physically as the gold they rep resent, says the New York Press. Weyer hauser ha taken it easier in recent years than he el id when laying the foundation of his fortune. He knows the natural growth of timber on his vast possessions tnilchea him year after year more than would the amount he paid for his lands If placed In any other Investment. Nature is working for Mm month In and month out. There is nothing to worry him ex cept forrat fires, and these are guarded ut-alnM a much as possible. But to rl from a man working at manual labor ln Pittsburg at $10 or $12 a week to one estimated by many to be the wealthiest in the United Statea must represent hard work and lots of it, and still Weytrhauser Is in vigorous manhood. Prison Built by Americans (Continued from Page One ) Territorials were encamped In our neighborhood for a fortnight and th whole countryside for miles around turned out to see them. The first week happened to be one of real Dartmoor mists and driving rain, and th men told m they could neither II nor sit down be cause of th water in their tenta. Th to. liu week was on of blaalng sunshine, and as I watched the (iscoiiuited young sters of the week previous fooling It In to Plymouth. their lobster colored faoes rtreaming with perspiration and coats un buttoned, I overhe-aid a Jovial old farmer remark to a aiuart looking officer who was doing his best to look cool: "Well, you've 'ad you're 'oliday, now you be goin' back to work, I s'pose." Though the young fellow refrained from replying, I have no doubt he reflected on the questionable pleasures of his holiday. The Inhabitants at flrat strongly opposed th military authorities and at one place a woman fought them successfully. Tar gets had been set up and the red flag flut tered ln the breeze. But dasplt these sig nals of danger a dauntless woman mached up to them and comfortubly seating her self, took out a packet of sandwiches, de claring her Intention of spending th day ther. 1 Th amazed military official protested, remonstrated, entreated, but ln vain. Th lady proceeded to munch at her sand wiches and defied them to fir. She gained the day, and this particular spot has never betn Intorfered with since. When walking over th moor you often ee huge patches of white on th distant hills which look like snow. These ar the china clay works and many ar still In operation, for th clay ln ita finest 'form haa a variety of usa. America Imports some for th manufacture of artificial teeth, Paris employe some for ita con fectionery, some Is used In th Stafford shir potteries for porcelain, some Is used for adulterating flour and for putting a uifao on paper, while th remalner goes to plasterer and mason and is vtu sold for gravelling garden paths. With th working of the china clay and the granite quarries it becam necessary to find a means of conveying th produce to the aeaport, and In consequence of this Dartmoor la the proud possessor of the flrat railway In Devonshire. At the be ginning of th nineteenth century a horse railway track was laid connecting Pflnce town and Plymouth, and the little alngl narrow gauge line now running still fol lows the same route. The line winds 'In and out among the tors until It reaches th grim, forbidding, sombre looking capital of th moor whose little square towered church ha aerved as a guid to many a benighted snowbound traveller on th vast and Inhospitable tract beneath. A w begin th slow descent we skim around the summit of n rocky tor whose sides, ripped open by the hand of the "Improver" man, display a new and ugly looking wound about which gre.it granite boulders 11 strewn In all directions. W ar thankful when a sharp turn In the lin hides this from view, and a moment later we feel a thrill of pleasure and peace ful solemnity as our eager eyes gase first from one window, then the other. For then doe beside the trark and stretching beyond In gentle undulations Is a gloriously colored wilderness of purple and gold heather, gorse and brarken broken st Intervsls by lli-hen covered rocks; below us msny tiny rocks rlverlets gleam Ilk (liver threads In the narrow green valleys from which, stretching upward, r bewildering fields of every size and shape and hue enclosed by perfect hedge of tree. There are fields of brilliant grten with browsing cattle, there ar fields of yellow rouauud, of guldsn corn, of rich crimson and copper colored soli and ther are forests of ancient well formed tree moving gently ln the drying wind. Yet another bend and we look back up over the way we have come and the bold line of hills whose summits stand out sharply atrainst the sky. Now we get glimpses of sheltered villages, the towers of whose anclwnt churches peep out from the mass of surrounding trees. Then we see a sheet of water which Indicate the whereabouts of Plymouth "and beyond and around this rang Is range after rang of hill the hllla of Cornwall turning a misty blue grny In the evening light. As we descend Into the valley the sun sinks slowly, yet all too quickly, behind a bank of cloud, lining and edging It with gold. The sky above Is a deep Indigo blue when, as if by magic, there come a break in the cloud and the heaven la ablaze with fire like a blacksmith's forge. The cloud, now broken Into a thousand pieces tipped with soft pink, hover llk.i an angel with wide, protecting winga out stretched, and as the glory of the heavens and the wildness of the land beget in us a calm and restful fe-ellng we Imagine for the moment that w ar living far away from the world of work and worry. What wonder that Devonians love their lard; what wonder, too, that Dartmoor with its pure fresh air and exquisite wild ness ten.pts Uioa who ar seeking health and quiet to come and bury themselvea In Ita aecluslon. for few ,pot. ar. mor ,. presalve than th granit heaving moor lands, whereon we dimly trace: Tr'dra'ceary 0't"teP, many a vanished A wildernes of heath, a paradis of gold. 1(hV!.ry "ncl"nt pathway 1 uwr with stories old.