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CLIMBS LIKE FLY
Mountain Goat Most Sure-Footed
of All Animals.
Hunter Tells of Remarkable Perform.
ance He Witnessed In the Rocky
tion of Calm Confidence.
"To me the most wonderful thlpg
about the mountain goat Is his mind,"
writes Dr. William T. Hornaday, direc
tor of the New York Zoological park,
In an article on "The Rocky Mountain
Goat at Home" in Boys' Life. "He is
so calm and self-confident, so level
headed and sure-footed, that often and
often he fmireis anl elimhs where no
other four-footed animal of North
America dares to follow him. I never
get over my original amazement and
admiration of his summit work.
"Early in our studies of white goats
in that goat paradise we were treated
to an exhibition of climbing that
opened olr eyes. As iqe were passing
across a tiny goat pasture at the foot
of a rocky precipice we surprised a
party of four goats on tho side of the
wall, about 100 feet up. We Jialted, to
see what they would do. The face of
the rock wall was reasonably rough.
but it could not have been more than
ten degrees from being perpendicular.
"Two goats stood safely upon the
summit, looking down on their entrap
ped comrades. The unlucky four could
have been shot as easily as picking
grapes; but it is not all of goat-hunt
ing to kill goats I
"Finding that they were not being
shot at, the four goats started to get
away from us by climbing straight up
the face of that precipLee I For ten
ninrtes we watched an ainazing ex
hibition. Each goat chose an inde
pendent course, reached up with his
front feet for a foothold, then, by
sheer muscular strength lifted his
heavy body up the three or four feet
to be gained. Often sidestepping was
necessary to find a new foothold; but
there were no slips, and never once a
"They climbed in that way about 200
feet while we wvatched themn, then
reached easy going and quickly disap
peared over the summit. We hunters
nil agree(d that no mountain sheep
could make a ellimh like that; but of
course we dIon't really know.
"Several tinies we saw goats serene
ly promena(de across the faces of per
pendicular elliTs of hare rock so smooth
that no sign of ledge or path was vls
Ible to us, even with our glasses. In
every such case it looks as if the an[
mal were walking on air. The feet
are planted with great precision uand
firmness, n(] this imparta to the ani
mal a stilT gait, and the general ap
pearance of a mechanieal toy in mo
Far From Shakespeare's Style.
Ilow far the uInglish language, as
writ tea by oflicials and sonm jour
nalIsts, has depairted from the style
of the days of Shakespeare is pun
gently illustrated by the following that
nPpiared in a popular I.ngIlish news
Tiaper in lilt "Answers" In01111111i
The mna you nl uire aboult Is a
"hiaumt-lione.1 aind very "ddi"i at that.
Ile Is greei at the game anad has now,
I helleve, dlrled up. . . . I wish you
wouid warin your nuemblers against lit -
ups and coilnit ions, (exept. those
whieh arei- undier recogni zed miianage
- T an edluentIio nal reportt th a t was
samea wveek *.as foiund then fol lowinig
Thle ''xam~inat in sys5te m has umzd<
IneraIienle uniponl (chief lus i'(1'a
referittens, antd thbe psaychlo y Or ('on
trol, In its sitrictest sense, is itupierius
inquiisitiv(ene(ss Iivolved to ininity up
on the simpjlest sitleuent that filiters
to the inicroscopiic sec(tion.
When Ctanada's houses of pairlia
mnt we're b'urnedl dlown, N''w Zealand
sent a consignment of hanrtI tIiber of
use in thle interior fin ishing of thle new
building, ai courtesy53 mtuchl i iappreiated
at Ott awai, Several years prevIous
New Zealand's house of parlia meat
had also been (dest royed by fire, and is
no(w at last being rehullt. Canada has
beeun swift to recIprocate, and it Is
most probable that the p~rime minis
ter's room in the new parliament
buIldIngs in WVellington wvill lie pan
eled in Canadian maple with walnut
framing. It is fIttIng that as the poilt
ical homes of Canada anud New Zea
land arise from theIr ashes there
should be built Into each the record of
a sister nat Ion's remembrance.-Chris
tian Science Monitor.
Doves Hatched a Hen's Egg.
A novel experiment of Mrs. Ernest
Hlirsh of Pittsburgh has proven a suc
cess. Two doves owned by Mrs. Hlrsh,
after three weeks of waiting, became
the foster parents of a baby chicken.
Several weeks ago Mrs. Hlirsh, as an
experiment, placed a full-sized hen's
egg under the mother dove. At the
time she did not believe the dove
would hatch the egg,. and day after
day watched the nest, expecting the
dove to leave the nest. However, the
birds alternated In sitting upon the
egg and finally their patience was re
warded. A "chick" pecked its way
out of the shell and imimediately tried
to get out of the nest.
Vote of Thanks for Monash.
It is suggested In Melbourne, Ana.
tralla, that the federal governntn
should accord a vote of thanks to
General Monash for his great services
to the country.
WILL EXPLORE BAFFIN LAND
Expedition Leaves Boston in July te
investigate Northern Region Wever
Secrets of B1aflin Land, one of the"
portions of the Arctic still unexplored,
will be the objective of the MacMillan
expedition which is in preparation now
for departure in the summer of 1921.
Although the region was visitpd sev
eral times before the Pilgrims crossed
the Atlantle to Cape Cod, iBaffila Land,
from the point of view of explorers
and scientists, is still one of the rich
est and most alluring fields of research
in the North.
Its whole western shore, more thain
1.000 miles in length, is but vaguely
defined on the charts. Eskimos have
told wonderful tales of vast lakes and
towering mountains in the Interior, but
white nr. have never visited that
section. Its flora and fauna have nev
er been studied; little is known of the
movements of the tidal currents along
its shores, and facts of geology, uin
eralogy and meteorology await the
coming of scientific observers.
The party, headed by Donald Mae
Millan, the late Admiral Peary's lieu
tenant on the expedition that reached
the north pole, plans to leave Boston
about .Tuly 1, 1921, and to reach Baflin
Land in less than a month, with good
luck. The following winter wiM be
spent on the western shore in latitude
69. The camp probably will be just
south of the entrance of the danger
ous Fury and Hecla strait, where the
ships of Captains Parry and Lyon,
seekers of a northwestern passage,
were blocked a century ago. That is
100 miles north of the Arctic circle
and 700 miles south of Etah, on the
shore of northwestern Greenland,
where MacMillan's Crockerland expe
dition passed four winters.
In the winter attempts will be made
by (log teams to explore the coast
northward and in the following sum
mer the interior of the island will be
penetrated. The plans for the expedi
tion call for an absence of two years
from this country. In case a longor
stay is necessary, no relief expedition
will he sent, according to present ar
rangements. If the ship is crushed in
the Ice, the party plans to retreat by
(log teams to Fort Churchill, the trad
Ing post at the foot of Hulson hay and
to return to civilization by way of
Tire MacMillan Arctic association
will back the expedition. It is com
poseI of Bow(loin college alumni and
other friends of the explorer.
Wolf Hunters Reap Harvest.
"Wolfers" are expert trapper4 and
hunters who have developed a special
aptitude for hunting wild animals.
They are (end shots with rifle or re
volver, andU think nothing of crawling
into a wolf's (len with no other weap
ons than an iron lar and a hatchet,
ithe Iron uinr being thrust into the
wolf's mouth in ease of attaeck 111d a
blow with the hatchet ending the bat
Ilunters sometines work for days
excaviting a wolf's den1 an1d may be
rewirded by finding a litter of
young wolves, every puppy counting
a scalp and also bringing a high
price in tle fur market. Grenerally
the kiilinig is done in or near the
wvolf's len. The most (ffeetIve work
is done in the spring, when the wolf
famtilies are at their largest.
One wolf may c'ost a stockman
about $1i,(N) ai year ini slauigh tered
entile, so the men in the (attie
buisliess fInd it (lbener to hIre good
"wolfeirs" to hunt t hese n111 mals.
ihave' ain obppornitiiy of etthing '4th
er fur n-hearin eri'ntIures. the beaver
being thle onily one sitrictly e'xemapt by
law agaiinsi. killing.
In ron d inihers thle aboriginal
popuiltioin of ('anadra, consistinag of
Inianims andI Eskimaos, is aboutl 100.000l,
the Indijans numbnering 10(0t,000, andl lhe
Esk inos a few moinre than 3,00
They aire the dlescenidanis of the
people who hel aill this north land
when (Tnbot skirted the Labrador
coast, anid when Jancques Cartier sniled
up the St. Lawrence. At that time
the entire country was theirs over
which to make war, and hunt, and~
lend their wretched existence. In the
southern halt of the Dominion all this
Is changed. It no longer contains
roamiing Indlians. The~y live upon their
reserves andl to a considerable extent
obanalivelihood by following the
wvhite mnspursuits. They are learn
ing to till the soil, to engage in com
mercial fishery, to lahor in the lumber
camps, andl even to engage in trades.
Work of Census Taking.
Airplanes were used by census tak
era enumerating the dwvellers on the
islands off the coast of Florida, and
snowshoes were used In thme noirthern
states and in Alaska. Near Oswego,
N. Y., an enumerator found tire muan
of the family in an isolated farm
dwelling sick and helpless, and stopped
long enough to do the chores, dig out
paths through tire deep snow and put
things in order hefore continuning him
Tobacco Crop Greater Than Mining.
In 10 the famous Cripple Creeki
gold field yielded $14,253,000 worth of
the precious yellowv metal. That year
all of the state of Colorado yieldedl
$23,210,629.- In gold. The 1919 crop
of tobacco in the "bflrley district" of
Kentucky will bring -$75,000,000, more
than five times as mnuch as the Crip
pie Creek gold field yielded in one of
its bonanza years, and within $14,
000,000 of as mutch as the vaiiue of all
Ithe goild mines in the Unaited Statets
l ib 1918.
Itevenues. Since 1917 Equal that of
Period of 65 Years Prior to tat
Washington, 'April 24.-Government
revenues since September 191', about
equalled revenues for the 65 years
prior to that year.
The internal revenue bureau an
nounced tonight that in the 2 1-2 years
of war taxation, revenue receipts ag
gregated $11,48-1,109,000, while for the
55 years prior they were $11,692,000,
The collection of this sum was in
the hands of 1ormer Commisisoner
Roper, during whoso term yearly
amounts were from September, 1917 to
June .30, 1918, $3.545,235,000; July 1,
1918 to July 1, 1919, $3,850,150,000 and
from the latter date to March 3.1, of
'this year, |the last coltlection date,
The main sources of revenue of the
government from the date the bureau
was created in 19,2 until 1909 were
taxes ol liquors and tobacco. A new
era of taxation came in on August
5, of that year, which marked the ad
vent of income and excise taxes on
corporations. But It was not until
America entered the world war that
the heaviest taxes known to history
Prior to 19417, the government col
lected revenues in excess of $500,
000,000 In only one year. In 1916 re
ceipts were $512,702,000, .the figures
Patient-'I .tell you wbto.Zh d.;,; I'll
compromise with you, doctor." Doctor
-"Compromise? What do you mean?"
Matient-"Vell, I'll pay you for your
nedicine and return your visits."
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