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ii" A HAm N W YEAR
VOL. 38 N O 52
MR. FOX WAS SO SICK
Ti/[R. FOsinging thoughto that would
AT
try Mishe Henn
Plump to see if he could not entice
her to come out one night as the door
of her house was locked and he could
not get in.
"You can come out through the
window that Is open over *ead,"
said_Mr. Fox, looking up with Jdngin'g
eyes atTMlsg Henny througn iiaall
crack in the wall of the poultry
house.
"You need not be afraid, my dear
Miss Henny," said^Mr. Fox, "I will be
right here to catch you if you fall."
"And if Idon't fall you will catch
me, too, Mr. Fox," said Miss Henny.
"I wonder if she suspects my plan?'
thought Mr. Fox, but he "did not ask.
Instead he said, "I will sing for you
here in the moonlight while you are
flying up to the window, then you will
know I am patiently waiting for you
to appear."
But Miss Henny Plump knew all
bout smooth-talking Mr. Fox and
Mr. Fox Began to Sing.
she knew, too, that she was safe so
long as she stayed inside her house,
so she flew up closer to the window,
where she could look down at him,
but she did not go out.
Mr. Fox began to sing with his eyes
fixed upon the window, but when he
aw Miss Henny looking he stopped
and asked why she did not come down.
"Oh! Mr. Fox, you are so wonder-
ful," she said. "There are a few harsh
tones that should be smoothed out
and wheii that is done I am sure that
all who listen will be so charmed
Br MILDRED MARSHALL
1
What'sina Name?"
I
Facts about gam name tts history
smarting: whence it was dotioed
significance: your lucky dag
and lucky, jewel
InHen-PeckThat's^what sheep's clothing
9
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BERTHA
TDERTHA, signifying bright, has an
extraordinary ecclesiastical fla
vor. In old German chronicles the
feast of Theophania is translated by a
word meaning brightened night, and
the root of that word is "perahta." How
perahta, or berahta, became an indi
vidual character Is too involved for
space here, but it is sufficient to say
that Perahta, or Bertha, was a sacred
being, called, in an old Alsatian poem,
the mild Berchte, in whose honor all
young farmers dance, ring cattle belts
and blow whistles throughout the night
of the feast.
She Is pictured as an old, white
haired woman, with a long nose, who
creeps into nurseries and comforts lit
tle children neglected by their nurses.
In other stories, she is used as a figure
of terror to frighten children and Is
the avenger of idle spinners. Frau
Bertha is undoubtedly the Impersona
tion of the Epiphany, though there is
an effort to connect her with the old
mythical Huldr, and other etymologists
believe her to be another name for the
Goddess Freya, wife of Odin.
One of the most famous Berthas was
the wife of Pepin and mother of
Charlemagne, known as "Bertha aux
grands pieds.** Another Bertha of his
torical fame was her daughter, sister
of Charlemagne and wife of Orlando,
who, being in great want, supported
herself spinning until her son won rec
ognition from his powerful uncle.
Because of Queen Bertha of Switzer
land, the name has always been very
popular there. It has also had great
vogue in England since the Norman
conquest, and even before that time it
was in use, having named the daugh
ter of Chllperic, king Of Paris, and
wife of Ethelbert of Kent, who
smoothed the way for St. Aguustlne's
mission. It is used quite commonly in
France and Germany, and in Dante's
time was so frequent in Italy that he
places Monna Berta with Ser Martlno,
as the chief of the gossips. Southey
gave it additional vogue in England by
so-calling one of his heroines, and It
even penetrated Greece by the mar
riage of a German princess of that
name to a Greek emperor.
Bertha's talismanlc stone Is the
beryl, which is said to keep Its wearer
amiable and with inconquerablei charm.
Wearing a beryl will reawaken love
In married people: Sunday is her
lucky day and 2 her lucky number.
by the Wheeler Syndicate. Ino.)
"""-"i
His Opinion.
SmithersI see by the paper that
they caught a girl on a freight train
dressed in masculine attire.
I call a wolf
that they will be unable to refuse any
thing you ask."
Mr. Fox began to feel flattered.
"What can I do to smooth those harsh
tones?" he asked.
"I really should not tell you, for it
belongs to Mr. Dog, and he thinks his
voice the best in the world, but It is
all on account of what he uses to
make it smooth," said Miss Henny.
"Tell me what it is. Miss Henny,"
pleaded. Mr, Jox._itorgeitlng about
wanting her for his breakfast.
"Well, If you will promise not to
tell anyone I'll tell you what he takes
to make his voice beautiful," Miss
Henny replied.
Of course Mr. Fox promised and
crossed his heart not to tell and Miss
Henny told him that in a pail right
by the barn was some very black-look
ing oil, but that he must promise also
not to eat it all or Mr. Dog would be
very angry, indeed.
"I am sure a little will be all you
need to take, Mr. Fox," said Mrs.
Henny.
Mr. Fox did not wait to hear any
more. If It was something that be
longed to Mr. Dog he would eat every
last drop of it, for Mr. Fox did not
care for Mr. Dog the least bit.
Mr. Fox poked his head In the pall.
It did not taste very nice, but it
would make Mr. Dog angry when he
found it gone and so he did not stop
until he had licked the bottom of the
pail.
Then back to the poultry house he
ran and sat down and began to sing.
He had hardly began when he com
menced to feel queer about his stom
ach. "I don't feel quite well. I think
I'd better run home," he told Miss
Henny.
"I guess you had. Mr. Fox," she re
plied, "for you are going to be very
sick, very sick, indeed. That was
grease the farmer uses for the wheels
of his wagon and you will not care
for poultry for a long time."
But Mr. Fox didn't hear the last of
what Miss Henny said. He was hur
rying home as fast as he could, for
every little while he had to stop and
lie down, he was so sick. "I wish I
had that Miss Henny," he began
"Oh, no, I don't. I never want to see
a chicken or hen again. Oh! i am
so sick Oh, dear, what shall I do!"
by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
We climbed the heights by the zigzag
path,
And wondered whyuntil
We understood It was made zigzag
To break the "force of the hill!"
A road Btraight up would prove too
steep'
For the traveler's feet to tread:
The thought was kind in Its wise design
Of a zigzag path Instead.
HONEY DISHES
/THHOSE of us who are not bee keep
ers will not feel that It is econ
omy to use much honey in cookery, but
rather as a sweet, and as an occa
sional treat however, those who have
it in abundance will enjoy a few of
the dishes made famous by the wife
of Maurice Maeterlinck who has writ
ten very entertainingly of the bee and
its habits.
Honey and Sour Milk Qfnger Bread.
Blend one cupful of honey, one-half
cupful of sour milk and one-half cup
ful of butter two well-beaten eggs*
two cupfuls of flour, one-half teaspoon
ful of cinnamon, the same of salt, one
and *hree-quarters teaspoonfuls of
soda, one-half teaspoonful of ginger.
Heat the honey and butter and when
just at the boiling point remove from
the fire and add the sour milk and
the eggs and dry ingredients. Bake in
a sheet and coat with a thin icing.
Baked Apples With Honey.
Gore large apples, fill each cavity
with honey and top with pieces of but
ter. Bake in a moderate oven, basting
occasionally.
Pears are also delicious (using
lemon juice with the honey) baked in
this way.
Ham Cured With Honey.
To every 90 pounds of ham use a
brine of four pounds of coarse salt,
one ounce of saltpeter, two pounds
of honey and two gallons of water.
Blend well* pour over the hams and
let them stand for six weeks. They
will be found delicious in flavor.
Oatmeal Honey Bread.
To a cupful of rolled bats add three
cupfuls of hot water, half a cupful oi
honey, a tablespoonful of butter, a
teaspoonful of salt. When cooled to
blood heat add a dissolved yeast cake.
Stir in flour till a suitable dough for
kneading has been made. Raise again
and make into two loaves. Raise:
again and brush with one teaspoon
ful of honey and- two tablespoonfult
of milk just before going into the
oven.
Honey is a natural sweet and should
be given children to satisfy the
craving for 'sweets which Is natural to
childhood.
.Fresh preserves are quite different
when prepared with honey instead oi
sugar. Quinces are especially deli
clous' when preserved with honey.
Served with whipped cream they mak
the most delectable dessert.
Drea
BuEtjelunHeath^-
(NOTB.This article, printed in the
Boston Globe in 1893, predicted many i
things which have become a reality in
much less time than anticipated.)
HIS New Tear's eve
while I -lounged
with nothing else
to do, I scanned
each column of
the Globe and al
most ere I knew a
growing dimness
stole across the
printed page I drew it nearer, and be
hold I 'twas yellowed o'er with age.
My hands, I found, had wrinkled
grown, my locks were changed to
gray my form was bent, my vision
dim, my teeth had passed away. And
as I gazed I heard a voice, "Good
morning, grandma, deart I wish you
many, many times a Happy, Glad
New Year." Then tall men said they
were my sons, and daughters fair to
see told me this wasn't ninety-three,
but nineteen forty-three
Said I: "My memory has failed
how goes the world today f.
"You shall go out this afternoon and
tee the town,'' cried they.
At that the tears flowed down my
cheeks. Quoth I, "The daya are ended
when these poor eyes could see the
sights."
"Oh, net well have them mended."
A grown-up son then seized a knob
and gave three- polls upon It:
The car will be
-here at once,
mother put on
yonr bonnet" And
while he spoke
the coupe came
'twas wonderful
to me, how fast*
er than e'en
fabled horse was
electricity. My
son just turned
and touched a
re you'd
think I'd lost my
mind If I should
tell how fast we
flew, for we left
the wind behind.
We went to see
the surgeon first
"The lenses crystalline have grown
too flat with age," he said. "We must
put new ones in."
With that he hypnotized my mind
In some peculiar way, such rare sweet
visions floated by, then quickly passed
away.
I woke, my eyes were strong and
well, and hastening to depart we paid
the fee and entered next a gallery of
art But as to pictures, when I turned,
so very strange they seemed, I thought
the artist must have sketched the
stories he had dreamed.
"We never think of painting now,"
my guide said, with a laugh. "These
are but landscapes in the moon, taken
by photograph."
"What! are there people In the
moon?"
"Oh, yes, Indeed I" said he. "Here is
a lunar telescope look through and
you will see."
I gazed, and to my great surprise
distinctly saw them walking. I listened
at another tube and there I heard
them talking.
"You see said he, "we've learned
to catch such swift, Intense vibrations
In the thin ether that we hear their
slightest intonations. You look sur
prised," my son went on. "Til show
those eyes of yours a sight worth
while, our famous scheme that beats
the Paris sewers. These little gutters
ramify through all the streets and
streets and catch the rain and hall
and melting snow. These tiny gratings
match, conducting down to pipes be
neath, which take it miles below
straight towards the center of the
earth, where the great heat you know,
will turn It Into steam of course, and
up it comes again, by other pipes, to
spin and weave and cook and print for
men. It feeds the factories through
the land with no expense for fuel it
polishes for artisans full many a
precious jewel. We've laid large pipes
through all the streets to warm the
winter weather*, so rheumatism's out
of date and done with altogether.
"Now, mother, we wiH go and lunch
in Afric's sunny dime," and drawing
out his watch he said, "I see there's
ample time. The sub-Atlantic, tunnel's
done we'll take it over there., The
cars are sent through every hour by
the force of compressed air." He
placed me on a cushioned seat within
an egg-shaped car, suspended' In an
iron tube. I felt a sudden jar, and
then, to my astonishment conscious of
nothing more, I found that we were
standing upon the farther shorei
And soon we reached a city nearl
the Mountains of the Moon. (They
told me Ethiopia would be admitted:
soon as one of the United States, for
China late had been.) We found a
place to order lunch,'by three tall men'
brought In. They served us well, butt
spoke no word, while gravely bowing*
low.
Quoth me: 1 thought that slavery
was done with long ago."
"So 'tis," said he. "Then who," I
asked, "are those three stalwart fel-
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ST, PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.. SATURDAY. BECEMBEE 80,4922
"Thev are not human, mother, dear:,
they're", only tame- gorfllakv
Much as I feared.'the tunnel\
then, I feared gorillas more, and glad'
was I to come again back to our!
beloved shore. j,
"When home once more my son re-.
marked: "You'll want to:--see the play
at the Olympian
theater itis their
matlib.ee."
"ijiink I'd like
-tp/.algjy Indoors,"
I saif ."and rest
awhlfe"
"0*! well, you
needl' not leave
the (house/*. 'he
answered with a
smilet"We do not
goWao theater*^
like-Jthe cjjnjjipe,
Iho|k Just dark
en, jb 1 os the
drawing m,
open the dioscope
and Vou wHLsee
the j^ctresses, the
codices, and
frieze. Beside it stands Ihe telephone
and you can hear with else."
"What is a dloscopett I cried.
ismall, objective lffes, so placed
as to command the sta|e (as all the
world now kens), connected by elec
tric wire with yon whhiejplate of glass
that's framed In panellon our wall,
and over this will pass scenery and
actors both until the pljiy is through.
By electricians it wa #Ied In 1882.*
But that Is quite old-fa4Loned, so I'll
I show you something ne#i You'll want
to ride In my balloon .directly after
itoll Til take you. if you're not too
tired, up to the Polar sea."
His kindness overpowered me, and I
began to weep, when someone shouted
iln my ear, "You are crying in your
sleep." \Jy
The Globe had fallen on the floor,
the lamp was growing ^im^ so what
my son might yet have said is known
to none but him.
A fact.
BANISH THAT STRAW MAN
Supposing you thought you had been
able to ward off all bad ittck during the
coming year by merely throwing a
straw image out of your house on the
Uast day of December]. You would
(have thrown out n6t only one image,
but a*dozeti supposing that with
'the discarding of the straw effigy you
jhad thrown away all y^ur sins. This
,'ls what the people of far-away Korea
believe. On the day before New Year's
'the wise and far-seeingfhead of each
'family carefully makes ^i rough image
Jof straw, which, w^tn great ceremony,
is taken to the door and thrown away
[with all the vigor a man would exert
'when he threw away 111 fortune.
NEW YEAR OF ANCIENTS
The ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians
I and Persians began their new year at
ithe autumnal solstice (September 21)
land the Greeks, until the Fifth century,
|B. began the year at the winter
I solstice (December 21). In 432, B. C,
the Greeks changed the festival to June
21, the beginning of summer.
THE JULIAN CALENDAR
In the Julian calendar New Year day
occurs 12 days later than in the
Gregorian and the countries in which
the Greek church predominates ob
serve the holiday on January 13.
Uncommon
Sense
N
JOHN BLAKE
LET'S NOT DESPAIB
npAKEN generally this world is
about what may be expected of it*
considering the sort of people who are
in it
Mourning for the dead, dead days
of long ago has a sentimental value,
but otherwise is pretty useless.
Man was not born to become per*
feet in a hurry. He isn't perfect now,
even after some millions of. years of
opportunity for development
But he is more nearly\perfect than
he was two thousand- years ago, or
for that matter, a hundred years .ago.
In other words, he's progressing.
He isn't war-proof yet He hasn't
found any means of settling his big
gest quarrels except by taking up
arms. _.,-
But he doesn't burn witches any
longer, and he accords his fellows
more right to their opinions than he
used to.
Incidentally his morals are better
than' they were in the time of Rome,
and he has done considerable to add
to bis comforts and to his education.
We have better means of under-! in
standing each other than we used to.' ""flf*
fights, let's not despair We'reprize "1
proving, slowly but surely, and by and
by we can work put our own salva
tion. And a time like this, when there
is more going on than there ever has
been before, is surely a good time to
which to be living.
Where Your
Taxes Go I
How Uncle Sam Spends
Your Money in Conduct
ing Your Business
By EDWARD Q. LOWRY
Author "Washington Cloto-Upa," "Banks and
Financial Systems," etc. Contributor Political
and SeoMsaie Articles to Leading- Periodicals
and* Writer of Recognised Authority on the
Wana QcraniBiant's Bosinsas Methods.
Copyright. Waatarn Newsptpar Union
xxm.
WHY GOOD MEN QUIT
Go today into the Treasury depart
ment, the Department of Agriculture,
the Department of Commerce, or Into
any other establishment of the govern
ment doing important technical work,
and they will tell you that their chief
difficulty is to retain competent em
ployees In the supervisory and tech
nical positions. Their turnover is ab
normally high in these positions.
Every da men leave the service
to accept private employment at ma
terially increased salaries, so that the
departments are continuously going
through a process of selecting and
training executives and technical em
ployees, only to lose them, as they be
come really valuable, on account of
the inadequacy of their compensation.
The second factor which contrib
utes to the present ineffectiveness of
t&e government as a business- estab-
lishment is found in the improper or
ganization of the executive branch of
the government for effective service.
You are familiar, at least in a general
way, with the defects of the present
administrative machinery.
You know for example, that the In
terior department now has jurisdiction
over a great number of bureaus of a
the functions which the Interior de
partment was originally established to
perform.
You know that many agencies have
been located in the Treasury depart
ment the great fiscal department of
the government, which are purely non
fiscal in character, such as the coast
guard, the public health service, the
supervising architect's office and the
bureau of war risk insurance.
Yoi| know that the great bulk 6f
tha^^il pubUi:.works of the govern
ment are executed under the super
vision of the War department, although
the bureau of public roads is located
in the Department of Agriculture, and
the reclamation service in the Depart
ment of the Interior.
You know, furthermore, of the in
dependent existence outside the juris
diction of any of the great executive
departments of some 40-odd boards,
commissions, offices and bureaus.
These are merely examples of a con
dition that would require volumes to
describe fully, but it is generally
known that the executive branch of the
government is at the present time il
logically and uneconomically organ
ized in many important particulars.
It should be remembered, however,
that even with an ideal personnel and
a perfect organization it is doubtful
if the high degree of economy and
efficiency that characterizes private
business can ever be attained in the
government offices. This is so because
economies made by government offi
cials are not transformed into divi
dends for themselves as they are in
private business.
There is an impression in congress
and throughout the country that men
of great ability are not found in gov
ernment service that the salaries are
not sufficient to attract and hold them.
On the contrary, there are a great
many people of distinguished ability
In the government service. One is
more and more impressed by that fact,
especially since the war sent to Wash
ington so many men of large means
and famous names with whom the
government employees could be com
pared. The comparison was time and
again to the advantage of the govern
ment employee. But the salaries are
not the attraction it is the work it
self. This is well understood by some
eminent observers of public life. Sec
retary of State Hughes declared him
self as follows before the advisory
committees of the war risk insurance
bureau:
It has ben my experience that with
the higher officers, the officers jef greater
Institution*, where efficiency is rewarded
by public representationwhile the field
I* a limited one because of the great op
portunity to men of abilityIt is still en
tirely possible to draw to the public serv
ice men of great ability and distinction,
because of the desire to render public
service, and the number of men whotoare'
available for that purpose, while
tively small, is atilV sufficient itf the ap
pointing officer wants men of that class,
order to obtai them," however, he
miscellaneous character that have
"nothing to do with each other or with soldiers searched his ship at: other Ru
no*rela-
ff5
mu
fr*e,.fln
ld
6
W7-. i~.~_ t- ~^._- t- a terf**e* as? to political action to control
We know wnat is going-on in Sydney adiinnis6*fiotf^ndencie*itod must pdr-
and Nome and Tokyo, and can go to mit them-to *e given the reward' wnloh
the movies and see pictures of ele- a well-conducted offic importance^ will
phahts a piiin* teak in India. All 4t%t
this makes for education, and as H.
G. Wells tells us* education eventual
ly means perfect civilization.
It may not be the best of all possi
ble worlds, but it is the best world
.that people now living have experi
enced. And we think it Is getting
[better. ^_"
Anyway* just because women wear
rTZ: ZfA w Ther is active competition for me a of
Short skirts, and'crowds go to brains and
greatwill
its incumbene io{^ |he public estl
Now th* difficulty t&*ek*Wwnen you
pass those heads that get the credit and
come to the technical expert who has
got to do. the regluar work and upon
whose efficiency the operation of the de
partment finally: depends. These men are
little Known. The public- hasn't' time even
to learn their names. They are interested
in work to a degree of being wiling to
make sacrifices
There is active competition for mea oi
ability that sort, and
the-government nevef be served un
less it pays the price for those men. Now
I think that is a plain situation. Ton
may be able to get a director in the bu
reau of war risk insurance for 16,000 a
year, or for nothing at all, but you can
not get an actuary. You cannot get In
surance men. You cannot get superin
tendents. That would be my Judgment.
K?.".^&&^b%i^^?4^
CUPID OPENS U.S.GATP
Russian Refugee Stowaway Per
mitted to Enter Country-
First Officer of the Manitowoc Falls
Love With Girl He Found In Hid
ing on ShipPassports
Are Waved.
Washington.Love came to Anna
Vivdenko, a Russian refugee stowaway
n the high seas, after she and her
companion, Evguenia Bonar, had been
discovered hiding on the American
steamship Manitowoc, bound from the
Black sea to Baltimore.
When John Brakka, first offcer on
the Manitowoc, ordered the trembling
girls to emerge from their hiding
place, he little thought that before the
voyage ended he would have plighted
his troth to Anna. But this is exactly
what happened, and the bureau of im
migration, Department of Labor, has
set aside the recommendation of de
portation made by the board of spe
cial inquiry at Baltimore, and admit
ted them for six months. The State
department, "for humanitarian rea-
sons," waved passport requirements.
Anna and Evguenia, the former a
vocalist and typist, the latter an act
ress were empldyed on the dock
at Neveresslck, Russia, when the
Manitowoc arrived for cargo. They
conspired to stowaway on the Amer
ican vessel and seek fame and fortune
in the new land.
Two Russian boys, with whom they
had worked, were taken Into the se
cret, and the four found a black
hole big enough to accommodate
them all. Two days out they were
discovered, and their problem became
the problem of Capt. Waldemar Knud
sen.
The captain decided to put the
boys ashore at Messina, Italy, but the
girls pleaded so piteously to be al
lowed to remain that his heart soft
ened towards them. So, When soviet
sian ports he found a hiding place for
the girls and brought them to the
United States.
The barrier of language did not pre
vent John Brakke from speaking to
Anna In the language of love, and
before the ship reached Baltimore
she had consented to become his
wife.
Anna sang small parte, in Russian
grand opera and Evguenia was an
actress of ability, their papers show.
Anna is nineteen and her companion
twenty-one. Brakke is forty-oner
When they reached Baltimore the
girls* combined wardrobe consisted of
three pieces and one hat.
CHINFSE WOMAN SOLDIER
In the South, where China's radicals
are concentrated, the women, feeling
lhat the Canton government holds out
Ihe best hope of the emancipation of
their sex, are volunteering in un
usual numbers to serve in the south
Bin armies. This photo shows one
of these "lady recruits," as they are
called, standing on guard outside one
st the government buildings in Can
ton.
ART BRINGS $1,500 IN 4 YEARS
English Painter Says the American
Public Will Buy Only Dead
Masters' Works.
London.An Income of 1,000 in
four years from the painting of pic
tares has been confessed by C. R. W.
Ntvinson, an artist known both in
Emgland and the United States.
Across the water the study of art is
most discouragmg, worse than In Eng
land, Mr. Nevlnson declared.
4*The
American public buys only the gilt
edged dead masters," he said. "Amer
ica is admittedly onlyv
interested in
the antique, so she might as weH_ciose
her art schools." ilJ'MS.^::W:'
8lips on Banana Painting.
London.William Bdggerty sued a
street pavement artist for, damages
owing to a broken leg.- -Boggerty
claimed that the artist used greasy
chalk, causing him to slip on a draw
ing of a banana on the pavement.
2.40 PEB YEAR
U.S. FILMSHOWS
DANGERSTOELK
Campaign to Save Majestic Mem
ber of Deer Family From Fate
of the Buffalo.
STARVATION GREATEST FOE
Adequate Winter Grazing Grounds Are
an Absolute NecessityWinter
Snows Drive Herds Into Forests
Where Poachers Get Them.
Washington.The question of
whether the elka noble American
animal and the most majestic of the
deer familyis to follow the buffalo
into near-extinction is asked in film
form in a new United States Depart
ment of Agriculture motion picture,
"When Elk Come Down."
Up in the highlands of Yellowstone
National park dwell the remaining
big herds of this animal. In the park
where they are well protected there
is an abundance of feed In the summer
time. But in the winter, when the big
snows sweep down on the Rockies,
the elk are forced from the mountains
and out of the park, to the lower
levels where there is less snow. In
this annual migration many of the elk
pass Into the national forests which
entirely surround the park. Thus
they become a source of concern to
the forest service, which, In co-opera
tion with the Montana state game
department, is responsible for the new
film.
To Protect the Elk.
The film story opens when a big
snow is due. From a ranger station,
forest rangers and a state game ward
en start out to protect the elk from*
"tooth hunters." Up in the mountains
"Six Prong/ a great bull elk, sniffs
the coming snow and starts to lead his
clan to the lower country. Sam Bil-
Most Majestic of Deer Family.
ler, a notorious poacher, also senses
the coming of "elk weather," and he
and a companion leave their cabin for
the open ranges, knowing that the elk
will be easy to trail and kill when
they are handicapped by snow and
hunger. The adventures of the three
elements in the triangle are fthen
shown, up to the trailing and killing
of an elk by Biller and Blller's arrest
by the rangers. The story ends with
the statement that the elk can be
protected from poachers, but that star
vation, the animals' other dangerous
foe, can be permanently thwarted
only by the provision of adequate
winter grazing grounds.
The available winter range In the
national forests is far too limited
in area to support the great bands that
migrate from the Yellowstone park.
The greater part of the winter feeding
grounds is, also, not within the nation
al forests but under private owner
ship. The solution of the elk prob
lem, it Is said, lies In the purchase
of these private lands either by the
government or by popular subscrip
tion.
Cold Photography.
"When Elk Come Down," was pho
tographed last February In the Ab
saroka national forest, Montana. The
camera work was done with the ther
mometer twenty and thirty degrees
below zero. There are many scenes
in which the elk appear on the snow
covered mountains. Good "close-ups,-
of the animals were obtained by the
use of telephoto lenses.
The picture, two reels In length, will
be distributed and exhibited largely
through the co-operation of organiza
tions interested in perpetuating the
elk and other game animals. Prints
may be borrowed from the department,
or may be bought at the manufactur
ing cost by authorized Institutions.
Crow Rides With Mailman.
-Norwich, N. T.John Cheehy, rural
mail carrier, has a pet crow named
Jim, which rides with him on his mail
route. The crow has never offered to
fly away and may be seen every day
riding with Sheehy in the letter's auto
mobile. K*W
Often the crow is perched on Shee
hy's shoulder when he goes to the
post office to make up his mail for de
livery. The crow was taken out of av
nest and is about two months old.
Two Men First to Climb Mt. Victoria.
Lake Louise, Alberta.Vai A. Flynn
of St. Louis, noted amateur mountain
climber, and Rudolph Aemer, Swiss
guide,- succeeded in climbing the face
of Mount Victoria in the Selkirk range,
11,600 feet. This is the first time this
feat has been performed. Flynn has
tried it three times before.
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