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like a lake up in the Wisconsin coun
try. If it were not for the fields of
snow in the deep canyons high up
on the nprth side of the' peaks you
would never know you were north of
For this beautiful climate and the
fact that the'harbors of Cordova and
Seward are the most northerly ports
in the world that are free of ice all
the year round, Alaska gives thanks
to the Japan current, which, sweep
ing south from the Isles of Nippon,
swings eastward along the equator
and north into the Gulf of Alaska.
I will tell you more about this won
derful country when I get back. At
present I am getting my traps to
gether to join the bunch of sour
doughs who refuse to be stopped by
discouraging tales. We will board.
a special train for McCarthy tomor
row morning. My letter from there
will probably be the last one for some
Monday we'll give you Correspond
ent Sawyer's story about, how he
packed and started for Shushanna.
THE AGE OF MUSIC
The Biblican account of instru
mental music dates back to the time
when Adam was a young man of
130 summers, or about 80 years be
fore his death.
The calming effects of music in
mental disorders was well understood
by the Israelites in the time of David.
When an evil spirit troubled Saul his
servants sent for David, the son of
Jesse, who played upon his harp.
"So, Saul was refreshed, and was
well, and the evil spirit departed
The Chinese possessed musical In
struments thousands of years ago.
The oldest known Chinese books fof
music dates from the 11th century
before Christ. The Greeks, Romanst
Arabians, Babylonians, Persians and
other ancient, nations had their sys
tem of music and well knew its
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