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fcL " T75' " '-f i r r1-"ii r Mrr-rgy - "- ' iJBS'ySlS
WJ city-a mushroom growth of so.no bU PSS1m'V' &4iJ2!S'
W hundred years old-not tho old. which MllMMIffiilflW'" C ' yi&MfMi
- Hi v- Hcs further to tho west. Tho wall miffi $&., "' fetsfe
J I straggles up a hillside and round a &fMM
M sharply rising knoll-n lino natural MmmmWWMM- 'Si
1 ' watch-tower. Two-thlrds of tho area mtXmWMWWfMiM " ' SSSS
enclosed is dovoted to cultivation, whllo the town lf3$&M
jjtt( Itself, flat-roofed and In tho caso of somo houses liCTQJ
WeSf' two-storied, meanders about tho lower slopes and 1$ uZ&Z?jYG
UrnS ' ls almost entirely Inhabited by Thibetan Mnhom- Vptfffl! ts$f$ft lillWlMSlMV - f&Z
v HP? cdans. It is in reality tho border town between VftSM'JW, 'gSfiJ Cfi'ZFJZP C54Af
VMh' Thlbot and China, thouch Thibet nroner ilea VWfeEiCSiSiSk . IMtf&lSiW W Mm&S'&WmmM
,. thirty mllos to tho west. A few "11" from tho city !$iPi
you croKs a low pass, from which it ls possiblo Pwl(!Bffii4WpSiRr
' to boo tho snow-capped holghts of tho Minshan 11111
ji mountains. They look down on a huddled mass "Wv.Wfmhi Aj WJSSbcttISmA
; of gradually lowering hills, torn and intersected i'!p&J;J)5iSMctS "tmFmI
by green, rushing mountain streams from which " Sgajtoasfflu '"'VVWPIWie
j?v&s&z aw (ISIMslrH
cfiQMZr- &Q8PJ& TfZXflW OYJTZF JZ&PCST
radiate an interminable series of birch and fir
clad gules. The Tao rlvor sharply divides this
typo of country from tho low, bare, cultivated
slopes where Taochow lies. From tho summit of
tho pass ono drops down between narrow grass
covered corrics to tho littlo town If such it can
be called of Chonl, within a fow hundred yards
of the river. Incidentally, ono passes from
lackadaisical, inert China into an atmosphere of
border feuds, mediaeval raids, pine-covered, snow
capped peaks and a wild race of Highlanders.
It Is a quaint littlo place, liko a pigeon's nest In
a cluster of red cliffs, dominated by a lamaseral
containing six hundred monks, as dirty and evil
okhip ns' most of,'CneIr tribe. Tho capital ot
the Princo of Chonl, it is tho only town within
his dominions, which extend over a district half
as largo as Scotland. A half-casto Thibetan, aged
,twenty-three, ho furnishes a very pretty parallel
'to Rehoboam. Ills predecessor, who was tho
eighteenth of his line, a popular and wlso old
ruler, adopted him. The princo, on his death,
turned away tho old men who had hitherto helped
to govern the forty-eight wild tribes who owned
allegiance to their master and substituted his own
friends, spending his nights with them In gam
bling, opium-smoking and other forma of dissipa
tion. Ho 1b depeudent on China and under tho
authority of tho county official, who in turn is
under tho provincial governor, who, again, is
subject to tho viceroy of Shensl and Kansu. This
personago resides at Lanchow. When we arrived
at tho capital, tho princo and about two hundred
men (he pays no trlbuto to China, but must sup
ply two thousand irregular cavalry If called
upon) were away in tho hills fighting tho T'e-pu,
a-wJd, aboriginal trlbo who infest tho country to
tho south of tho Mlnshan mountains. These In
teresting peoplo arc divided into fourteen clans,
and aro much dreaded by tho Chlneso, who only
vonturo through their country onco a year. Thoy
then organlzo a big caravan of merchants with
guards, and get through ns quickly as possible.
Tho T'e-pu aro very hostile to strangers, and it
would probably bo as much as ono's possessions
wero worth to venturo into their territory alone.
A clan protects its own friends and tho friends of
Mt8 chief, but not the friends of another clan, who
,aro looked on as legltlmato prey, when they
i fcnli? n ntrnnenr In creat affection nnd reverence.
they havo a custom of regarding him ob their
adopted father. As an Illustration of their char
acter, tho prlmo minister of tho lata Princo of
Chonl, being adopted as father by about forty
T'e-pu, went alone among them to retrieve the
grandchildren of a Christian convert whom thoy
had kidnapped. All tho king's horses and all the
king's men were poworless; but this ono man,
because he was their friend, safely entered their
country and returned with tho children. They aro
Hot agriculturists, but llvo chiefly by barter, and
cofno Into Chonl occasionally for provisions. I
saw u number of them later on, Including a lamn
..-who performed a monotonous and somowhat
senseless danco for our edification. At times
pPthey dash down In a sudden raid, aa tho Chon-
iliailb UrU WUIUJUIK IMCH UUJDUa UI1U It V UOlMUIt Mb
tbo rivar, and whirl thorn away into tho hills be
fore their owners havo time to recover from their
astonishment. Ono of their prlest3 was Impris
oned by tho princo in his yaraen. Six of them
set out to rescue him, and had tho Impudence
and courago to go and cook their food In the yard
of the yamon! So much for tho T'o-pu!
Wo spent some days In Chonl, and on Septem
ber 11th left for tho littlo village of Archuon,
thirty miles to tho south, whero wo were the pay
ing guests of ono Chlshl. Ho was a keen hunter,
a littlo, thin, wiry man with a pleasant faco.
The Thibetan houses aro far cleaner and moro
tidily kept than thoso of tho Chlneso. Wo occu
pied tho large family room, which thoy all con
tain, and wero really very well off. Our hostess,
a most masterful lady, who ruled her husband
with a rod of iron, had to bo warned not to In
vade tho sanctity of our chamber at certain
hours, othorwlso sho and the rest of tho village
crowded to what they considered a show organ
ized by a beneficent Providence for their especlul
beneilt, In and out of season.
Our object In coming to.Archuen was to securo
heads of the wild sheep of western Kansu. Dr.
J. A. C. Smith, our companion, sent homo a speci
men which the natives brought him early In
1911; but bo far as I am aware it has npt hith
erto been secured by a whlto man In this par
ticular part of China. Mr. R. Klngdon Ward has
erroneously described it as Ovis Hodgson!, but
this It most certainly Is not. A full-grown main
stands nbout three feet at tho shoulder and
weighs approximately ono hundred and fifty
pounds. (I glvo later tho measurements of ono
which I subsequently shot.) Tho horns aro
smooth, growing more or less at right angloB to
tho skull and curving upwards and outwards at
tho tips. Tho animals aro handsdmoly marked
with black on tho forelegs, with a whlto patch
on tho knee. A black stripe runs up the hind
legs to tho point of tho thigh. Tho hocks aro
also black. Tho chest of tho older rams ls of a
similar color, speckled with whlto on tho neck;
tho black marking extends between the foro legs.
Thero ls a black Btrlpo on tho side extending from
tho point of the thigh to a point short of tho el
bow. Tho tip of tho tall Is black. Tho general
color is gray-brown, though In certain nspects
there Is a decidedly bluo tlngo. The muzzle ls
dark to a lino between tho eyes, turning to n red
brown tone at the edges where It merges into tho
general gray tone of tho faco. Very closely allied
to tho burhol of India (Ovis natura), I cannot bo
cortaln .if thoy aro Identical. It is difllcult to
comparo tho two from photographs, but from
tho remarks of local hunters it Tould certainly
appear that thoro aro differences particularly In
tho shape of tho horns. After a week's hunting
from Archuon wo decided to movo so nB to bo
cloBcr to our ground. , Qeorgo had got on tho
track of a herd containing threo rams, whllo I
had seen a lot of nine, headed by a single ram
with ono horn. Georgo located his herd on an
extremely Bteop rocky rldgo which thrust Itself
from a grass slope abovo tho river. Tho lcdgos
wero sprinkled with firs and rhododendrons,
which added considerably to tho difficulties of tho
task. He slopt out on ono occasion boneath a
ledge of rock
wllh his huntor,
tho sheep, nnd
havo got u shot
had not tho lat
ily exposed him
self at a critical
m o m cut nnd
sent tho herd
all of which
ed In a short
cent of Mr.
Pcpys at hln
best Ho never
got on terms
again. I had
seen nothing slnco my first day out, bo wo moved
five or six miles to tho oast.
Tho weather was very changeable, and wo ex
perienced snow, hall, thunder, rain nnd mist In
disagreeable succession. On September 25th I
reached camp Just as It was getting dark, to find
that the two shots l had heard In tho forenoon
wero tho heralds of success, and that Georgo had
secured a very pretty head. I had an alternation
of good nnd bad luck, for spying a ram at 7:30,
I had my stalk spoiled by threo mlsorablo medi
cine diggers, followed him all day. had four dis
tinct stalks, missed him once, and finally killcJ
him at flvo o'clock In the evening.
The horns measured 20 inches In length. 12
Inches In circumference and 2S Inches from tip to
tip. This, of courso, is small In length for an
Indian burhel, but good In other respects. Tho
nntivo hunters declaro that tho heads In this dis
trict never attain to very much- greater length,
nnd Dr. Smith tells mo that tho head which ho
Bent to England was Bomewhnt thicker In clr
cumforence, but not bo long and much more
clumsy in appearance. All of which would seem
to provo that his was an older ram, which had
worn down tho tips of his horn, whllo my speci
men is probably that of a rather younger beast,
very nearly, If not quite, in his prime.
Ho certainly was not at all strong smelling,
which Is a characteristic of tho Indian variety,
though Georgo said ho noticed a distinct odor
from tho herd. Tho native hunters declaro that
theso sheep rut in January and that tho lambs ao
dropped In May. If this Is bo, tho best rams
were probably still on higher ground, which wo
had not tlmo to reach.
Tho measurements of my specimen aro as fol
Height (allowing for weight when stand
ing) ' 35
Length (noso to root of tall, straglht
Length (following curvo of back) E5
Fore leg (elbow to point of hoof,
straight lino) 28
Foro leg girth (below knee) 4
Foro log girth (forearm) 9i
Hind log (point of thigh to point of hoof,
straight lino) 25
Hind log (from hock to point of hoof).. 13
Girth (elenned) 42
NAPOLEON RELIC FOUND.
It is reportod hero, says a Tarls correspondent
of tho Now York Times, that at tho town of Dor
pat, in Russia, thoro has Just been dlscovorod n
romarkablo relic of Napoleon'a Russian campaign
In tho form of a copy of Goetho's "Worther."
which was his personal property and accom
panied him whorovor ho went.
Tho volumo, which is bound in leather nnd in
an oxpollent stato of preservation, contains, as
woll as Napoleon's signature, a curlouB Inscrip
tion on tho fly leaf by an unknown hand, stating
that tho book was stolen by a Cossack from tho
emperor'B sledge ono night on tho retreat from
Desides tho dato of tho theft and tho nnmo of
tho thief, details aro given of tho method by
which tho Cossack managed to possess hlmsolf
of tho volumo.
"That shepherd dog of yours Is watching your
strange visitor very closely,"
"Naturally. Tha dog sees that tho man looka
Mufflers for Aeroplanes
Recent experiments with a muf-
'fling box on board an aeroplane, made
Scar Paris, proved successful. Tho
Vgrcdt nolBO of the motor ordinarily
linRRona tho comforts in flying and fa-
Itlsruc'g'the pilot an well ns causes an-
tey'' o passenger, la military
workvU.d nolso provento the officers
froHiihenrlng oounds which, cpmo from
TI - j, ' .j 11 ......1J K
tttna' gTOUHU, una uicbu wuuiu utiun uo
iSDis'efuhfactor In observation, Tllou
cannot ubo their voices to any extent.
Another point ls that wero tho motor
nllcnt running tho observers could
henr sound signals coming from tho
ground pad could also return signals
by using trumpets of different pitch,
br sirens, as aro usoa on vessels,
Tho test took placq botwoon a mili
tary commission, and during tho flight
it la Bald that the ndls of tho motor
wua, ao much reduced as to allow the
pilot, Labouret, to speak to the per
sons on tho ground when ho was fly
ing at 300 feot.
Tho muffler box doos not overheat,
owing to tho strong air cooling which
1b vecolvos. Tho loss of power Is bo
lot two por cent, ns shown by moaa-uivmont.
"That young cashier always dresses
Bd appropriately,". .
xef, i- noucear khwy ao.Had on o
"Hibrow is a queer guy," remarked
tho Old Sport.
"Why?" nskod tho Rounder.
"Ho always Bays 'omit when ho
means 'cut it.out,'" replied tho Old
Hla Only Chnnco.
Poet (raising bis glass)
iiuiai A wholo poem la
Skeptical Fr;ondThon jn eayea'a-
Ono of tho largest banks In Holland
has been doing a big business In
Western Canada, and Mr. W. Wester
r.inn, tho President, on a recent visit
Into tho Provinces of Manitoba,, Sas
katchewan and Alberta, expressed
himself as being much impressed with
present conditions and prospects, and
was convlncod that tho great pros
perity of tho Dominion wa8 not a
boom, but merely tho outcomo of nat
Not only has money been Invested
largely In Western Canada by tho
Holland Dnnks, but by thoso of Ger
many, Franco, aa well as Great Brit
ain. Not only aro theso countries con
tributing money, but thoy aro also
contributing peoplo, hard headed, in
dustrious farmers, who aro helping to
produco-tho two hundred million bush
els of wheat and 'tho threo hundred
million bushels of tho other small
grains that tho Provinces of tho
West havo harvested this season.
During tho past fiscal year there
camo into Canada from tho United 1
States 133,710; from Austria Hungary
21.G51; from Belgium 1.G01; Holland1
1,077; Franco 2,094; Gcrmnny 4,664; 1
Sweden 2,394; Norway 1,692; and
from all countries tho Immigration to
Cannda In that year was 354,237. '
From tho United States and foreign
countries tho figures will bo Increased !
during tho present year. '
Most of theso peoplo havo gone to )
tho farms, and it 1b no far look to tbo
time when the prophecy will bo ful
filled of half n billion bushel crop of
wheat in Western Canada. Advertise
ment 'TWOULDN'T BE LIKE HIM.
"Real Fisherman's Luck
for Duke's Mixture Smokers"
Good tobacco and a good reel ! Thnt's surely a lucky
combination for the anglct and here's the way yoa cah
bavc tbem both.
Mrs. Jones What did you Bny
Jones I told him that ho could
make como warm friends If ho "would
only turn on a littlo heat.
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In tho enro of baby's skin and hair,
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Probably Prize Grouch.
A grouchy butcher, who had watch
ed tho price of porterhouBo Bteak
climb the ladder of fame, was deep
In the throes of an unusually bad
grouch when a would-be customer, 8
j'cars old, approached him and handed
him a penny.
"PleaBe, mister, I want a cent's
worth of sausago."
Turning on the youngster with a
growl, ho let forth this burst of good
"Go smell o tho hook." New Or
leans' Dally States.
So Many Like Trlbble.
"Tribblo ls n discontented follow. I
don't bellevo ho oven knows what ho
"Oh, yes. Ho knows what ho wonts
What makes him discontented Is tho
fact that he also knows ho can't get
Changed Its Species.
"Wasn't tho forbidden fruit an ap
plo?" "Yes, but at tho time Evo handed
It to Adam, it was a lemon."
A woman Is always trying to Im
press upon her husband that alio Isn't
feeling as well as sho ought to.
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ttmfim PICK PLUG CUT. PIED-
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"Daughter, I heard suspicious sounds
on the veranda last evening."
"Was that young man kissing you
or swatting mosquitoes?"
N'o thoughtful pcrfon u?en liquid blue. It's a
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ted Cross Hall Itlue, the bluo that's nil bluo. Adv
"I want you to pay down."
"All right. I'll settlo up."
Constipation causes and nffpravates many
serious diseases. It Is thoroughly cured by
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. The- favorite
family laxative. Adv.
Perhaps a man can't be married
against his will, but many a. poor man
discovers later that ho was married
against his better Judgment.
Mrs. Wlnslow'a Soothing Sjmp for Children
tcetliliifT, Hofteua the friima, reduce InMnmmn
Uou, allay pulu, cures wlud colic, li-V a bottle. A4r.
The Army of
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L1VL.K riLLd are
not only give rchet
Indigestion, Sick Headache, SiIW Sib.
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lima a. ri"o, mu.u4mi", umux coistt, ouio
Coott irriHv. Tut Ossd. Use B
Some folks calculato to got on In
tho world upon tho shoulders of other
people. Christian Herald.
Only 4 lawyer or a detective can
i!nd his own huelneas when.tn pdes
Get a Canadian Homa
In Western Canada's
Free Homestead Area
has several New Horoe
stoadlns Districts that
afford rare opportunity
to seenre ltd Ac rea ofei
o e 1 1 e n t acricultural
For Grain Growing;
snd Cattli Raising
t hla province baa no anpertor and
In prodlAbln agrlcnuore shows an
unbroken period of over a quarter
of a Century,
RrerTcctcltmatet ood marketst
llwajs convenient! soil the very
t, and social condition most
Vacant lands adjacent to Free
Homesteads may be purchased
nnd also In the cldor districts
lands can bo bought at reason"
For rarUicr joniculara write to
W. 8. HCTHKHY.
413 6r49f slflH TUI, 8Mb
Canadian nnvermsintA(Bt(, or
address Hnnerl'MtestiMat of
PsUen m mum
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