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connections Tvith the-;mail boats. - Oh
sure! A little walk.of 150. mijes,be.
fore breakfast to catch the mail boat
Will be a fine appetizer." ' Prom nine
hundred and fifty-six folks who can't
go I have definite orders, to wire at
once at their expense if it's a big, big
strike. From my three-year-old
daughter a final caution to "member
aridget my Indian beads. Dada, I
like" Indian beads." From friend
wife, who has just read a piece in
the paper abbut 34 glacial streams to
be crossed on the trail to Shushanna,
directions on how to avoid catching
When the summer days were with us,
And we sweltered in the heat,
Through days of sticky misery
And nights with little' sleep,
We "hiked" to lake or river
Where, 'neath the shady trees,'
We sometimes gained- a slight relief
From the intermittent: bre,eze.
Yet what we gairied'from zephyrs
Tempered in east and north,
We lost in swatting flies and-gnats
And waxing weak and wroth.
But all of that is altered now
By;the cleverness of man.
We stay at home and find relief
In the new. electric fan.
Wework 'mid .circling currents,
We -sleep'm wind that's mild ;
The screened-in porch keeps off the
The fan keeps cool the child.
And, after labors of the day,
To gain most restful ease,
We smoke our choice old meer
schaum ,Ih" the oscillating breeze.
The dry dock which is to be built
at Quebec for the Dominion govern
ment by a Montreal firm will, when
completed, be the largest structure of
its kind in the world. -It is tp be
1,150 feet long and 137 feet wide, or
100 feet longer and 17 feet wider
than the Gladstone dock, which was
opened by King George at Liverpool.
Parkkeeper (giving a friendly
warning) r-You mustn't sit there,
ma'am. " Old Lady (sitting oh a seat
which had just been varnished)
'Ere I am, and 'ere I'm going, to stick.
The longest artificial watercourse
in the world is the Bengal Canal, 900
mfles h length, .