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Al ) rT he La st Chap ter in the RONANCE7 UR & H dy o rmen rmaneY JANES OLIVEP CtJnwncr ;~ Ei10 i 141 i! /\ k,,re ý _ý (.r ý+ý _ t !U ý ,V .y / ý_ iCr. i, ý."ý o,_ý` 'ý,. ."t. `ý ' I / ý ,f - _ ý ._ !_ . ý ^ r . "eS`. 4 . IvSr _''y .'f :n~s- ~ 0 w '~ t " eiý by `,ýtýý ý ." ý 'r"` pil Are HIE day of romance-romance of the old sort, of pirate-in fested seas of peril-ridden lands of gold, of strange and unknovin countries filled with the lure that has drawn men has rapidly passed away. It is followed now by the romance of Iron and steel, the romance of iavention, of progress, of a civilization that . Its fast crushing out the last vestige if the priitive and adding each day new chapters o its own marvelous achievements. It seems iie a fitting decree of fate that the oldest a l most romantic of all the industries of m, with the exception of his earliest fight r fooeed, should be the last to die. There is Slasthing of pathos in it, especially when it M pointed out to one as it was pointed out s by Lord Stratbcona and Mount Royal, of the great Hudson's Bay Company, °h. said, "Tbe last chapter in the romance ff or is being written. It has been a glor 0 story-a glorious story." r three thousand years the pelts of wild S:las bhave played their part in the lives of For the last ten centuries fur has ,!*sd an important part in history. It has fl' out the lure of romance-of adventure s gold. It has caused wars, and has led * the discovery of new lands. Fur hunters 0LW* done more exploring than any other one -l= of men. It was the beaver that lured lam from the St. Lawrence to the Mississippi, thence to the Rockies, opening up a con It was the sable that drew the tribes of Asiatic Russia across to far Kam and the sea otter that led the Span and the English all around the world in craft, and gave us our first knowledge tke Pacific coast from Alaska to California. a- ay back in 1670, a wandering and tarous Frenchman by the name of (Grose red Prince Rupert's imagination with tales of a land filled with priceless and a little company was formed with a of $50,000, he did not dream that his project meant the openinag up of a coun almost as large as the whole of Europe the beginning of an adventure which was -.a through centuries. It was this little y of "gentleman adventurers" who what is today the Hudson's Bay com Sthe greatest landed corporation on mething which will remain for all in history as a cenotaph to the trenmen part which the furred things of forest mountain and sea have played in the of men. year the raw fur industry of the world to forty million dollars. Next year I1 be fifty million, and the year after that -dgure will be larger stil. Five years ago r.m less than twenty millions. Yet in of the* figure--in the face of the fact Sthe fur-troasur of the world is increas I i value each year, and will continue to . r for perhaps another decade, the IeI things of the earth are fast becoming A les ago a big London fur buyer, whose amounts to over a milion dollars l~y, said to me, "Within another five only a very few people of moderate will be buying furs. Only the wealthy abl to afford those furs which are today, and even the muskrat, whose i'~sd for five and six cents a few years be prised as a luxury." I months did much to verify this fur *ldmh £statements. Within that time raw v haned from twenty to one hundred m~t. A Mohtreal dealer who purchased mSmkrat skins at twenty cents per skin before sold them in London for seven A mSoth later they had gone to eighty. -oUtths later they were bringing a dol Sa single season the value of the annual production of fur leaped from .m to over $40,000,000. I had just down from my last trip to the Barren where I had spent eight weeks among ts orthern fox hunters, when word was from pot to post and from trapper to throughout hundreds of thousands of files of Canadian wilderness that a .lab bad struck London and Paris, the I ters of the world, and that from Winni thtawa, Toronto and Montreal both the ents" and the agents of the big were making fabulous offers for be interesting to note the conditions famine will bring about during the f or three years. Millions of women Sfet unaware of what the great fur I have quoted above describes as "the tht is about to explode under their It cannot be said however, that they Inhan some warning. The woman who 4 mink muff for twenty dollars five - DSi pays sixty for the same grade of today; she will pay from seventy to t' It this coming season-a hundcid er two years from now. tlS statements are not made at random, .y after the closest personal Investlga "- .evuaý auIvexatga- up against" a greater au8 Early Marriages Are Best -.--.. -.._._ M Aik In Tastes and Hope, MI Alms is Certain in Youthful Pair. ow bhard and fast rules on I always ridiculous. Yet. t has become the fashion to 5ft&9". the whcle world ready to agree that ve be permitted, and to deplore the bad old times when they were all too common. Yet for so called "boy-and-girl" marriages there are many things to be said. In the first place they are always love matches. No thought of worldly ad vantage brings two young creatures together--nothing save the one thing that makes marriage holy. Trials are Inevitable, but early youth surmounts r r VLL-i A CJ.WOOD COPW IOIT Sy PFAQSOM PUB CO ý" ý t C LL tion of the fur situation as it exists today and after a long acquaintance with the greal fur companies, buyers, and trappers. But - few facts are necessary to show at what ruth less pace the slaughter of fur animals has gone on during the past decade. It was not long ago that 160,000 skins of the sea ottei were taken from the Aleutian Islands eact year. Today there are less than 400 skins tn ken annually. Ten years ago sea otter was a popular fur; today it is worn only by the royal -blood of Europe. Twenty years ago it was estimated that seal herds of the Pry. bfloffs numbered over five millions. Today, in spite of international treaties for their protection, there are not more than 150.000 seals on the island! About 10,000 skins were taken last year, and so relentless was the slaughter on account of the princely sums offered for the fur that 10,000 baby seals died during the season, chiefly of starvation be cause of the death of their mothers. The glossy little wood marten is dying out. Four years ago I met two Canadian trappers who were coming down from the upper New Ontario game regions with 300 marten, worth then from four to five dollars a skin. Today they are worth twenty-five dolars, and a half a dosen are a big "catchc for any one man in a single season. Five years ago 1,760,000 foxes were killed to supply the world's mar ket. Three years ago the number had fallen to 1,200,000. Last year less than a million were caught. From two dollars a skin the red fox jumped to twelve; the "cross" fox from twenty-five to as high as a hundred, sil ver and black fox to prices that made their skins ten times the value of their weight in gold! The silver and black are now so rare that they are "bid" for only by dukes and duchesses, the rulers and the heirs of king doms and empires. Seldom does one sell in the London or Paris markets for less than from $700 to $1,000. A year ago one pelt sold for $4,000. In this same way are going the black sable and the little white ermine whoee pelt has been worn in the robes of royalty for more than seven centuries. It was not long ago that 100.000 skins of the black sable found their way into the market each year. Last year this number had dwindled to fifteen thouiand! The "signs of the change" are now at hand in another way, and as a consequence never in history will the women of the world be "up against" a greater assortment of substi them Inflnitely more easily than mar turer yearu--and troubles borne to gether bind hearts in bds that can never be broken. es, to give and take, to grow alike in tastes and hopes and aims, is certain in a youth tal pair. The same "oneness" is an absolute Impossblility when both man and wife have, perhaps, left their 20th birthday behind them. It must be acknowledged, however, that ft subjects for youthful mar riags are considerably more rare thana hey were n the ist two gsera. tutes in the fuar line than during the coming seasons. The world's prosperity and its rapid ia crease in population are, of course, the chiet causes of the extinction of fur. As recently as ten years ago the people of the United States were not counted among the great buyers of fur. Now the majority of women among ninety million people are purchasers of fur of one kind or another. Five years ago London was the world's greatest fur oen ter, with Paris a close second. TodsV, so enormous has the demand for fur becomae in this country as well as across the sea, that there are over 3,000 establishmnts for the treatment of fine furs and the making of fur garments in New York City alone. London and Paris have now taken seodad and third places in the actual making of fur garments, though London handles more raw fur than the other two combined. Last year the value of New York's "finished" output was nearly $20,000,000, and fully sixty per cent of this was represented by the furs which a few years ago were considered almost worth less. "Three years will clean out the cheaper class of fur," said a Montreal buyer to me, "and then the real famine will be at hand." This passing of the old romance of fur is marked not only by the pathos of the furred things themselves, but by that of the wild and picturesque life of those thousands of wilderness people whose centuriesold voca tion must go with the things which gave it birth. There is some comfort for the lover of the wild and what it holds in the thought that at least in a great part of the far Cana dian wilderness the picturesque fur-hunter will never, like the courier du bois, quite die out. In a country one-third as large as the whole of Europe railroads and civilization will never go. This vast wilderness region, long described as a "waste," stretches from the coast of Labrador, through Ungava, skirts Hudson's Bay and swings north and west to Mackenzie Land and the polar seas. It is a land where for six months out of the year man's life is a bitter fight against deep snows and fierce blizzards-against hardships of all kinds, starvation, and a cold that reaches sixty degrees below zero and which is so "dry" that one may freeze almost to the point of death without being aware of espe cial discomfort or pain. It is. as Lord Strath cona says, "the last great trapping ground." Out of this trapping ground there has come I -- y . i. tions. and this probably has much to do with the prejudice against such Smarriages. Husband and wife must a be frends--co geltal companion,-or i there can be no lasting happiness for either. Yet it Is a moot point wheth " er the welding together of likes and a dislikes in early youth, the mutual re a lance induced by long years of mu tual dependence, does not make more for en ideal companionship than all the knowledge and careful choosing a of those whose first gray hair is not - far off. The children of youth l pa a constant stream of treasure for nearly to and a half centuries. Last year, according to Canadian export figures, this treasure amount ed to $2,719,822. but no credit was given for the enormous home consumption of raw pelts. The actual catch was worth at least $5.500, 000. The coming season will see $7,000,000 worth of furs caught in Canada. in spite of the factjhat the actual number of skins will be at least a quarter less than a year ago, when the lives of between thirty and forty million wild things were taken that Milady of civilization might have her furs. As recently as eight years ago, when the writer first began his journeys into the north land, one struck the great fur country as soon as he crossed Lake Superior. From there it ranged to the Arctic sea. Less than a decade has brought about a tremendous change, and now one travels a hundred miles farther north before he enters the "last great trapping ground." From this great trapping ground comes seventy per cent. of the better class of furs worn by the American woman and her Canadian sister. In a vast desolation one-third as large as the whole of Europe there is no railroad, no white man's village, and its population is less than that of the Sahara Desert. In its cen ter is Hudson's Bay, the great "ice box" of the north-nine times as large as the state of Ohio. Over this vast territory at distances of from one to three hundred miles apart are scattey(d the Hudson's Bay Company's posts and those of its French competitors, the Re veillon Brothers. In most instances a post consists of nothing more than a company "store," the factor's house, and two or three log cabins. Except during the months of the trapping season these are practically the only points of human life in a country that runs two thousand miles east and west and from two to eight hundred north and south. With the first breath of winter the fur-gath erers begin to bury themselves in the vast desolation about them, traveling one and sometimes two hundred miles away from the poet to their old trapping grounds. From the moment he leaves his door to go over his line, three days' supply of food and a thick blanket in his pack-sack, a knife, a belt-ax and a rifle as weapons, every hour is filled with excitement for the hunter of fur. On his snowshoes he speeds swiftly from trap to trap, every mile of snowy fotepts and swamps revealing the mysteries of the wild s things to, him as plainly as a picture-book. I In one trap he finds a great white owl, and cuts off the beautiful wings for the wife and I children back in the cabin. In the next there s is a huge snow-shoe rabbit, frosen stiff as it a had died. And then, from through the thick and gloomy balsam ahead, he hears the faint s clinking of a chain. His blood leaps now, for t this royal sport of the wilderness never grows 0 old to the fur-hunter. The chain clinks loud- a er, and he draws in quick, excited breaths as c he lifts the hammer of his rifle and stares t ahead. He comes suddenly upon the next t' house, and there is a snarling, leaping, thing in the air before him, a great silver-gray k furred thing, lithe and beautiful as it crouches 8 at bay-a lynx. And a magnificent specimen b its six-inch fur, as fine as a woman's hair, . crumpled and lying richly upon the blood stained snow as it waits for the man to come C within springing distance. But the hunter 0 knows better. He aims carefully for a spot U where be can sew up the bullet-hole, and bres. e Only a short time from now some gently nur. tured beauty of civilization will press the warmth and regal loveliness of that thing to her face, and-is it possible that a vision of this wilderness tragedy will come to her then h' No more than the dark-faced hunter ses a vision of that woman's loveliness as he skins an his catch and hurries on. To each is given but a part of the picture. The forest man knows only that he has caught a "Number One, WEtra" lynx, and that the Company wil pay him fifteen dollars for w it. His mental visions go no farther than that. He makes no effort to follow it in the great ship that will carry it to Paris or'Lon- . don, where it will be sold at great profit; nor to the furrier's shop, nor to the dainty ! girl or the society matron in New York who will pay $150 for that same Stn-dolar lynx -in an "imported" muff. He goes on, keyed th to higher excitement, until the end of the day dt comes, and in the first gray gloom of early night he stops at one of the three or four small log shelter. which he has built for hlam alf along the trap-line, gets his supper, lights his pipe. and reviews the happenings of the day until slumber closes his eyes. It will take him three days to cover a forty- a mile trap-line, and when he retras to his c cabin at the close of the third he is weleomed a by the glad cries of his childrea and the a aughter and joy of his wife, who has a ten TI der roast porcupine or a veslison stew waiting for him. For two days after that he rests, 1 smokes his pipe, and tells of his advenatures, t whlle his wife scrapes the fat from his pelts * and stretches them on sticks. Then, once t more, he shoulders his pack. and goes again as upon his round of excitement, adveature and a profit. - --- 01 rents are bertalnly the Ickier, a, way. With papas mamma. Who are so young that haye not fos. gotten their own babyhood. sad bring a gay and eosmprheadag am pathy to childish Joys and wo, they thrive as only Ia the atmsopher that suits them childnre 'do thtre, and grow up with neer a hint of adrva cIg age ln their parents to sadde them. Somehbow mon t quite save that Darby and Joman in the der ei sona. marrie very, very 7t - ton Traveler. EDDY TOMB GUARDED Four Armed Men Watch Body of Dead Scientist Leader. Precautions Taken to Prevent Act of Vandalism - Church Head Be. lieved in Admonition, "Pray, but Keep Your Powder Dry." Boston.-The tomb of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy in Mount Auburn ceme tery is being guarded carefully day and night, to protect it from possible vandals, by four armed guards se lected by the directors of the, Chris tian Science church in Boston. The guards are members of the Christian Science church and are known to be of entirely trustworthy character. Certain members of the First Church of Christ Scientist of New York city have protested against the mainten ance of an armed guard, but this is being ignored. The protest sets forth that the action of the directors is comparable to that of the authorities of Jerusalem, who set a guard at the tomb of Jesus Christ. They contend that the placing of an armed guard shows lack of faith. The guards work in pairs with two two shifts of 12 hours each. It has been g to generally understood that they live unt. While on duty shut up in the tomb. for This is not necessary if they do not elts. desire to do so. If the weather per 600,- mits and they prefer it the guards t x,000 remain outside the tomb near enough ni a of to keep it in plain view. t will Neither do the men take any meals t ago, in the tomb unless they desire to do r rty so. Sometimes when the weather is y severe the guards carry their lunch- to eon with them and eat in the tomb. pi the The men sleep at their homes, where a rth, they have at least two meals each 12 _ con hours. e It A good deal of the time the guards ade while on duty remain in a small wood and e room that has been constructed in A orth sinet und a s f" no I Thorn .d. oes 'of te mrth ullu te c est lny the ily go ad a How the eddy Tomb it Guarded. Is the outer room of the receiving vault tr. The little room is about ten feet long, up eight feet wide and seven feet high. nd There is a door in one side. Through lid a tiny square window fitted with a vol slide the guards may look through the 1 ad grated inner doors into the cataombs. E nd Through an opposite window of the bhoe e same kind they may gase toward the it outer door of the vault ck The receiving vault Is 5 teet wide, T ft about twice as deep and divided into Tee s outer compartment one goes through co d. a decorated double gate of metal. The ' as cukets are placed on either side of bia a the lnsg room with a corridor for at tween them about ten feet in width. B su The vault has a capacity of 50 e -but y kets. Just how long the asket of Mrs repl e Eddy will remain there has not yet " a, bean determined, but the guards wl It o , stay a lon a the casket remainrs dear l. "Thin precmation on the part of the fill d Christian Sciece church," said oes ir of the members, " i in keepting w al the rusual widom of that body ad n p exempiles the fact th at Christusa her SSientists are rational. was e"In thisn world uevery sensible persoa ". takes reasonable precaution. Mrs yut o Eddy was careful and wasr noted for "1 a? her foresight 86h belier d ih iresre: a insurance ad approtved of every bet- 1 ness and personal safeguard. She s'"b Sdently believed Ion the old admoatiea, kee 'Pray, but keehp your powder dryl' she "In the matter olf guards for Mrs. cle Eddy's tomb, every sensible person dent n wil approve of it. The acts of ta dalism which have in the past bees T petratr d after the deaths of noted well p Dersons would justify this precautiao. lug "No doubt the directors felt that they would be derelict in their trust i they ditd not safeguard the remains Pre "The directors adopted what seeed othe implest and most eective wary of Sdoing it"g a- Rich Kansas Negro. ma; a Hutchinson, Kan.-A few days ago roj e John W. Thomas, a *gro, planked md down something like $10,000 cash for e- a piece of farming land south of Hot · chtnson. Thoemas also closed the Gra Sabout the same time for the sale of e a tarm southwest of town for p15,000. . Thirty years go Thomas went toe t Kasea without a dollar ad t __ It h j. jobs such as he could get. But unlike ti. the majority oe his People, he did -ot 0ot a stay in the city, but sought the eoua. time a try and began tarmln Today T~o after a as is worth not less than an00 0 i owns a couple of farms ad some aty ach, roperty, has a touring car ad = of a joys other luxuries of life, try i Shakepeare's Wealth, lindos. though for years he w am obligad. to make it his home ia order to accumulate wealth. When his fos glas tane rose to 1300,000 be qu Itad o .. ad retied to his oantry home at Stratford, where e hlived the We ife a wealthy gentleman uant the ean d leaden he never tired speaklag o f ged weedered how say mn aeould eadure them who had the asse or as bid ·qrlr bis m ED NEdLECTED COLD, COT VERY WEAK t ofA hId Coh Trd M Mrs. A. S. Iary Rucker, R. P. eme- D. 2. Brent day wood. Tena., sible writes: sr "I wish to ris- tell you what The Peruna has itian done forme. beI was very sick and so urch weak I could city scarcely be up. I was alarmed at my orth condition. Sis" had a bad ctl cough for the some time and end I tried several acouh medc cines, bpt tworew worse all the time. I live knew if I did mb. Mrs. A. s. Ruoken not wot relie I would soon pr go into cnsumption. So I decided to rd try Prun. I had confidence in it be ugh ore I took it and I found it was Just the medicine I needed, for in a short sals time my couch ceased and my strength do returned. Is "I have enjoyed better health since ich- taking it than I had for several yea=e mb. previous. When I see any one weak ere and run down. espeoally with a oougs 12 I advise them to take Peeuns." Ask Yoer Drsist lfr a PFre Petwde rds Al a let or 1911. wod- ---------- ,s Arkansas Directory HOTEL MARION LITTLE ROOK0. AReKAItCA nte Coome. Absoteyý Rlreeeq. IRma for eom e., sg. Per l oae UP. WESTEM HIDE AI FUAR N Ft. Smntl seea Little Rook, Arksae. WE WANT HIDES'-W FURS Dit& *all Sa mm* t QUITE ANOTHER THING. !I --9. m a voles. be plame-To must slag beatifltly. is. Dick-Net as aa lser. my dear-e a he bekakerti he The Wise Bishop. A; To the brilliast Epleopal Mahbp of to Tenaees Dr. Thomas P. GaOlr. a eo Me~phis man of rather narrow viewe bh comieed about chnwlty balls. eo "I dubt it It be quite reverent of bishop," the 'man maid, "to give a bea e for the purpose of bnartty." But Bishop 0ilor, with a ,avien e burst of common sae, laughed sad , replied: tI "Why, my dear fellow, I"m sur, it i it would do anybody tany good, 'r dane the whole length of Memphis Is e f tll caomdeels." I Matherly Advice. d- Mrgery was playing school with a her dolls. The clse In physiology a "Now, elldren," she said, "what ce l our hands for?" a "To keep clean," was the prompt Sreply. - "Yes," repeated the little teaher, "hands were given us so we could , keep them clman, and 'member, too," she added, "we must keep our feet I. clean, 'ause there might be an cek. I dent"-lMutroiplta Muasine. a True ebarity will seek to purify the Swell and not ret costent with paiah . lng the pump. t CHEATED POR YEARS. SPreJudleo Will Cheato Us Often If We Let it I TYou rill be astomished to flud how lrgely you are tIneunced tn every way by unreasoning prejudice. In many casesu you will also find that the Sprejdice has swindled you, or rather. Smade you swtindle yourselt. A case in illustration: " have been a constant user of Grape-Nuta for nearly three years,~" says a correspondent, "and I am hap py to say that I am well pleased with the result of the experiment, for such it huas bees. "Seeing your adverdasement In ml moet all of the periodicals, for a long time I looked upon it u a boa. But after year oa suffering with gaseous and bitter eructations from my stom ach, together with more or less lom of appetite and desh, I concluded to try Grape-Nuts food for a little timoe, and note the remsult. "I found it delcloqu, and it was not lont till I began to eperleae the benme lel effects. My stomach re sumed fts normal stat, the eruct tions and bltternes eaesd and I bhve gained all my rlost weight beck. "I am so well satsledod with tie result that so long as I emay Eve st retasin my reaon Grape-Nuts sal eemntte quite a porti. of my daly food." Read "The .lad i* Wenville," ht - ' "Theres k eseu"