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The territory of Alaska la of vast
extent and possesses a varied climate,
broad rivers, innumerable lakes, deep
forests, and chains of lofty mountains
—in short, many of the chief attrib
utes of a natural game resort. Its
barren northern shores, frequented by
the lumbering walrus and the formid
able polar bear, are washed by ice
laden currents, while its southern ex
tensions support luxuriant forests in
habited by the graceful Sitka deer.
Between these extremes are great
interior forests, the home of the lordly
moose, broad open tundras and roll
ing plateaus, traversed by herds of
unsuspicious caribou, and snow-clad
mountain ranges, the stronghold of
sharp-eyed sheep and dull-witted
Among Alaska's game animals are
some of the largest and finest in the
world, as the giant moose and the
huge brown bears. The game of the
entire territory includes moose, cari
bou, deer, mountain sheep, mountain
goat, walrus, and polar, brown, grizzly,
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Map Showing Distribution of Moose and Deer in Alaska.
black, and glacier bears, besides a
variety of waterfowl, shore birds, and
upland game birds. In game resources
Alaska compares favorably with the
western part of the United States in
early days, and at the present time
it is one of the most important game
regions in the world.
Without entering into the general
subject of the value of game to all
countries possessing it, Alaska's game
may be considered chiefly with refer
ence to the features making it espe
cially valuable.
Alaska is of particular importance
as a game region because, of all
American possessions, it is the one in
which frontier conditions promise to
last longest. Notwithstanding its
wealth of mineral and other resources
the territory is not likely to be thick
ly populated, at least not for decades
to come. It is true railroads already
are beginning to penetrate its wilds
and no doubt cities of considerable
size will develop, but, even so, im
mense tracts far from populous cen
ters will long remain in almost prime
val condition. This is apparent from
the great size of the territory and its
climatic and physiographic conditions.
Its area is almost one-fifth that of the
entire United States, and although
much of this is economically full of
promise it must not be forgotten that
nearly one-fourth lies beyond the
arctic circle and that a large propor
tion of the remainder consists of high
mountains and inhospitable wilds. In
the states irrigation is reclaiming
many arid tracts and drainage is mak
ing it possible to utilize swamps and
waste areas which now furnish re
fuges for game.
From all parts of the country come
reports of an Increasing scarcity of
game animals. Hence our remaining
natural game preserves in Alaska are
the more to be prized and correspond
ingly to be guarded. Within the
United States certain kinds of game
may be maintained for years on their
original range, but for other kinds
the reserve is inevitable, as no re
striction bf shooting can offset the
constant diminution of the natural
range they require. Thus most of the
winter feeding grounds of the wapiti,
or elk, already have been absorbed
or agricultural purposes and the ani
mals bid fair to be reduced to semi
domestication, being fed like cattle in
winter or confined to Inclosed or re
stricted ranges. The same experience
probably would have come to the
bison, but its fate was decided more
peremptorily. Very different, however,
are conditions in Alaska, and, so far
as can be seen at present, ample
room for wild game will be available
for years to come.
Even if bison, elk, and antelope had
remained abundant in the United
States, still the game of Alaska would
be of special interest because it in
cludes many fine animals quite differ
ent from these in kind and in habits.
The wholesome interest in nature
study and outdoor life recently awak
ened in the United States is likely to
be permanent, and future generations,
whether hunters, naturalists, animal
photographers, or simply lovers of na
ture, will set a high value upon the
possession of an undespoiled territory
furnishing primitive haunts for wild
To the permanent inhabitants of
Alaska the value of game is obvious.
Indeed, although much game was
killed during the early rushes of gold
seekers, Alaskans generally have not
been slow to appreciate the necessity
of game protection and the sentiment
in favor of It is growing rapidly.
Prospectors and travelers in the
wilderness must depend largely on
game for food, and their necessities
have been fully recognized in the
game law. Considerable game also
has been killed for consumption in
small settlements where no regular
supply of other fresh meat is avail
able. However this be regarded, It is
evident that restrictions must be
placed upon the killing of gamo for
sale in large towns where the demand
is sufficient to endanger the very ex
istence of the species.
Besides serving as food, some of
the animals are of local value for their
skins, the whites having adopted many
of the articles customarily used by In
dians, as skin clothing, bedding, and
footwear. Most Alaskans, although
enjoying the sport, pursue game with
utilitarian purpose, yet not a few hunt
in regular season purely for the en
joyment of the outing, and by such
the game Is greatly valued, since it
makes life more tolerable in a country
whore diversions are limited.
The game of Alaska has a very real
money value. Each individual animal
is part of a great interest-bearing cap
ital. If all the game In Alaska were
brought together in one large inclosure
the animals so gathered would far out
number those of the largest stock farm
in the world. Assuming it possible to
market such a herd a large sum of
money would be realized. But a stock
raiser does not market his entire herd
unless retiring from business. He
sells only the annual increase in or
der that the herd may maintain itself
and assure an unfailing future income.
Viewing the matter solely from a busi
ness standpoint a similar conservative
course should be pursued with our
stock of wild game, the exterminai ion
of which for the sake of immediate
returns is absolutely indefensible.
What They Think of Western Canada.
A party of editors from a number of
cities and towns of Minnesota recently
made a tour of Western Canada, and
having returned to their homes they '
are now telling in their respective
newspapers of what they saw ou their
Canadian trip. The West St. Paul
Times recalls the excursion of the
Minnesota editors from Winnipeg to
the Pacific Coast ten years ago. Re
ferring to what has happened in the J
interval the writer says: "Thousands
of miles of new railway lines have
been built, and the development of
the country has made marvelous
strides. Millions of acres, then lying
in their wild and untouched state,
have since been transferred into grain
Helds. Towns have sprung up as if
by the wand of a magician, and their
development is now in full progress.
It is a revelation, a record of conquest
by settlement that is remarkable."
The Hutchinson Leader character
izes Western Canada as "a great coun
try undeveloped. The summer out
ing," it says, "was an eye-opener to
every member of the party, even those
who were on the excursion through
Western Canada ten years ago, over
considerable of the territory covered
this year, being amazed at the prog
ress and advancement made in that
short space of time. The time will
come when Western Canada will be
the bread-basket of the world. It
was a delightful outing through a
great country of wonderful possibil
ités and resources."
Since the visit of these editors the
Government has revised its land regu
lations and it is now possible to se
cure ICO acres of wheat land at $3.00
an acre in addition to the ICO acres
that may be homesteaded.
The crops of 1908 have been splen
did, and reports from the various dis
tricts show good yields, which at pres
ent prices will give excellent proflts to
the farmers. *
From Milestone, Saskatchewan,
there are reported yields of thirty bush
els of spring wheat to the acre, while
the average is about 20 bushels. The
quality of grain to be shipped from
this point will be about G00.000 bush
els. Information regarding free lands
and transportation will be freely given
by the Canadian Government Agents.
Telephone Just a Few Seconds Ahead
of High Wind.
Once upon a time a Kansas zephyr
broke loose and meandered about the
country, picking up various things.
Bill Baumgartner's telephone. 20 miles
away, rang:
"Is that you. Bill?" yelled an excited
"Yes. What's the matter?"
"This is Frank. We've got a cyclone
down here, and it's headed your way.
Look out! I—" Frank's voice broke
off suddenly. Bill heard a crash and
a sputtering, then all was silence. He
gathered up his family and rushed
them to a deep ravine. They were just
in time to dodge a funnel-shaped cloud
that wrecked the house, picked up his
barn, two cows, and a couple of miles
of fence.—Hampton's Broadway Maga
Susie—What does the new baby
your house look like? Is i' nice?
Sammy—Must be the latest thing in
babies. Maw's as tickled over it as
if it just come from the milliner's.
After Changing from Coffee to Postum
Many a talcntecP person is kept hack
because of iho interference of coffee
with the nourishment of the body.
This is especially so with those
whose nerves are very sensitive, as is
often tlie case with talented persons.
There is a simple, easy way to get rid
of coffee evils and a Tenn. lady's ex
perience along these lines is worth
considering. She says:
"Almost from the beginning of the
use of coffee it hurt my stomach. By
the time I was fifteen I was almost a
nervous wreck, nerves all unstrung, no
strength to endure the most trivial
thing, eiiher work or fun.
"There was scarcely anything 1
could eat that would agree with me.
The little I did eat seemed to give me
more trouble than it was worth. I
finally quit coffee and drank hot
water, but there was so little food I
could digest, I was literally starving;
was so weak I could not sit up long
at a time.
"It was then a friend brought me a
hot cup of Postum. I drank part of it
and after an hour I felt as though I
had had something to eat — felt
strengthened. That was about five
years ago, and after continuing Post
um tu place of coffee and gradually
getting stronger, to-day 1 can eat and
digest anything I want, walk us much
as 1 want. My nerves are steady.
"1 believe the first thing that did me
any good and gave me an upward
start, was Postum, and 1 use it alto
gether now instead of coffee." "There's
a Reason."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road toWell
ville," in pkgs.
Rvt-r r.-mt «hr above letterf A new
one ii|»|><-ii'-* from time to time. They
nre Kcuuine, true« and full of human
Truth and
appeal to the Well-Informed in every
walk of life and are essential to permanent
success and creditable standing. Accor
ingly ( it is not claimed that Syrup of Figs j
and Elixir of Senna is the only remedy of
known value, but one of many reasons
why it is the best of personal and family
laxatives is the fact that it cleanses,
sweetens and relieves the internal organs
on which it acts without any debilitating
after effects and without having to increase
the quantity front time to time.
It acts pleasantly and naturally and
truly as a laxative, and its component
parts arc known to and approved by
physicians, as it is free from all objection
able substances. To get its beneficial
effects always purchase the genuine—
manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co., only, and for sale by all leading drug
Flossie Footlight—Part of the Jap
anese wedding ceremony consists in
the burning of the discarded toys of
the bride.
Winnie Wings—Horrors! You don't
mean cremating her east-off lovers, do
The increased use of whiskey for j
rheumatism is causing considerable |
discussion among the medical I rater- !
nity. It. is an almost infallible cure
when mixed with certain other ingre
dients and taken properly. The fol
lowing formula is effective: "To one- •
half pin) of good whiskey add one
ounce of Toris Compound and one ,
ounce of Syrup Sarsaparilla Compound.
Take in tablespoon fill doses before
each meal and before retiring."
Toris compound is a product of the
laboratories of the Globe Pharma- |
eeutical Co.. Chicago, but it as well as .
the other ingredients can be had from
any good druggist.
It Would Seem So.
"It lakes a good deal of money to
keep the sons of rich men going," re
marked the moralizor.
"Yes." rejoined the demoralizer, "but
It doesn't take them long to get there."
Nearly All On.
"Hurry up, Tommy!" called mother
from downstairs. "We're late now.
Have you got your shoes on?"
"Yes, mamma—all but one."—Every
body's Magazine.
& buy Furs & Hides. Write for eatalog 105
N. \V. Hide & Fur Co., Minneapolis, Minn.
There are no vacations In the school
for scandal.
W. I>. DottglM makes and sells more
men's MS.00 and S3.SO shoes than any
other manufacturer In the world, be
cause they hold their ahepe, lit better,
aud wear longer than aey other make.
tksM zt All Prices .fer Inn Msstker tfThd
family, mu, Ben.UMVM, Mines • Children
IS.ee eben en tkekaet la tkew«M
Peat Celer JhaM Vt ---
Sg- Takes* IrtOl t*
name and pries la Mampw
ntnehm. shoes mailed !
part ot the world. Caialomefiee.
W. L. DOUGLAS, in Sfiirt St., Smktoa.
W. I,. Douai**
bottom. Sold
factory to say
Coughing Spells
art promptly relieved by a sin
gle dose of rise's Cure. The
regular us« of this famous re*
medy will relieve the worst
form of coughs, colds, hoarse*
ness, bronchitis, asthma and dit*
eases of the throat and lung
drugs an
In millions of homes.
At ell druggists', 2S eta.
_ ---------------d tunes.
Absolutely free from harmful
ipia _ '
the household remedy
opiates. For half a
Mr. Holesale—So old Pepperpot had
a kick coming on that last bill of
goods, eh? Wouldn't that make you
Mr. Litewale (the salesman)—It did
me, sir. He kicked mo out.
In point of area. New Orleans is the
second largest city In this country.
I'm A lion'« Foot-Knse
Cum tiii-tl.iU'tmiK. swi'iillngfert. ïôc. Trlaï package 1
five. A S. Olmsted, l.c lloy, N.Ï.
When men are friends there is no
need of justice.—Aristotle.
Mr*. Winslow's Soothing »jniB.
Vor children teething, softeun the sums, reduce. In.
fUmmathui, allay* pain, cure* wind colli. life'a liot tie.
The charity that begins at home Is
generally too weak to travel.
A good linn to ship your eroutn to
The less account a dog Is the mort
a boy thinks of him.

Here's where the wear comes.
Children's shoes need strong soles.
Buster Brown Shoes have soles that wear.
Mothers say they never saw children's soles
wear so well
For youngsters, $1.50 to $250
White House Shoes for grown-ups.
Aak your dealer for them.
.THE BROWN SHOE CO., Makers, St Leen, U. S. A.
A quick and powerful remedy is needed to break up an attack of croup.
Sloan's Liniment has cured many cases of croup. It acts instantly — when
applied both inside and outside of the throat it breaks up the phlegm, re
duces the inflammation, and relieves the difficulty of breathing.
gives quick relief in all cases of asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, tonsilitis,
and pains in the chest. Prion, tut«., so«., and SU».
Dr. Earl S. Sloan, Boston, Mans.
These splendid men's shoes represent the.best
there is in shoe leather. Every piece of material is of the
choicest tannage. The workmanship is perfect; the styles
are up-to-date. When it comes to service, there is nothing
that equals them in lasting qualities.
are everything the name implies. They are "built on honor. '*
No matter where you look, or what you pay, you will never
find anything that will outclass them in wear, style
or comfort.
If your dealer will not supply you, write to us.
Look for the Mqyer Trade Mark on the sole.
FREE —Send us the nnmo of a dealer who does not
handle Mayer Honorhilt Shoes, and we will send you
free, postpaid, a beautiful picture of George Washing'
ton, size 15x2».
We also make Leading Lady Shoes, Martha
Washington Comfort Shoes. Ycrma Cushion
Shoes und Special Merit School Shoes.
F. Mayer Boot & Shoe Co.
Write for information concerning
The New Colonies
of farmers, finit and truck growers, at Anderson,
Mo., De Queen, Ark., and Pickering, La., all on the
Kansas City Southern Railway
and address:
F. E. ROESLER, Immigration Afl.
106 Thayer Building
Kansas City. Mo.
General Passenger Agent
Kansas City. Mo.
fnr sped esnh. IS to BW? morn Donor for you to nhtp Bow Fum and Hides too* then Is
sell M home. Write for Price List, Market Ueport. bhipping Tag*, and shout our
pas*«, leather bound. Beat thing on the subject ever written. Illustrating nil Far Animal* AH
about T rapper*' See r«t*. Decoy*, Traps. Game Uw*. How and whera to trap, and to become a sue
ceatfnl trapper. lt'sa regular Encyclopedia. Price, $3. To our customer«, $1.15. Hides tanned into
beautiful K>>bne. Our Magnetic Hait and Decoy attracts animals to traps, $1.00 per buttle. Ship tour
■idewirmbtnnlpttaMtim. Aadcmch Br*», »est. 114
srPCK hides, furs,wool
d I f?L C t 'OUS ANO SAVf 'MA, : ot A l !' W PRO: :
1 L'P MAiii'U F p l r :•. *-lMf OlA T t SH R f. T
K% R ! î t f Öft: P R I L t [ ! 'i 1 A hi o S m iP Hi N G T'A G i
I n ■ ■■ ■ ■ *■* h 1 Positively cared by
I— — * *" W " They also relieve Die
tress from Dyspepsia, In
digestion and Too Hearty
Eating. A perfect rem
edy for Diizincss, Nau
sea, Drowsiness, Bad
Taste in the Mouth, Coat
ed Tongue, Pain in the
They regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
Genuine Muet Beer
Fac-Simile Signature
Fop famous and delleton*
candies and chocolate*,
write to the maker for cat*
nloff, wholesale or retail.
Guntlicr*s Confectionery
212 Stale Street. Chicago. III.
Un mtvitHiblo riv
er.-* ml les town. Several buildings. Mood water. For
tune in i»otat«n»s ami hoir», GO to HU bids, acre and 12 to
fHbbl. at depot, then fiübti. rom non»,Ha me year. SSOan
acre, eawy terms. W. It. Hroaddus, West Point, Va.
>k«(ree. High
Bert nsufta
A. N. K.—G (1908—47) 2257.

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