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FROM ALASKA TO CAPE HORN
A Pan-Amc 'can Railway, Greater. | Project of Its Kind. The gray plover nests in the sedge: of Alaska, says E. B. Clark In the Technical World; and when the shor‘ summer wanes, it leads its young in perilous flight southward across plains and mountain ranges and then, guid ed by the coast-line, wings its way steadily onward until it reaches It? winter home In Patagonia. For more than one-half of the immense distance of its migration the flight course o! the gray plover is almost coinc.d 'n with the surveyed line for the project ed Pan-American railway, a commer cial connection between the northern and southern continents that a few years ago was . .-garded as the dream of enthusiasts, but which to-daj has passed far beyond the realm of vi aions. Men whose lives are well beh n< them will probably live to see the dr;, when they can make an unbroken tail way Journey from the River Yukon in Alaska to the River 1 i’.nay in Pata gonia. This journey from the nortl' to the south means more thru the traveling of an immense oi tancc within a short space of time, thougl this thought alone is impressive. It means the passing through alter nato cold and heat, moisture and dry ness, bare fields and green fields, tree less plains and tropical forests, fertile valleys and sterile mountains; I' means acquaintance with men of every hue of skin and of ever; habit of life, it means the wedding or the ends of earth. Captured a Neighbor's Cat. This last summer impels of llit United States IlsJr commission w- .* stationed at Lake M:iuho;fog, Me., .'•••» the purpose of gatherlrg statistics in regard to the finny trih.es which in habit that region. The g ;<' s <> r *• '* small hotel where they .i'i.ule their headquarters were very much an noyed by the too frequent npp< n-ranee of a skunk, and steps were taken to capture the offender. A box trap was constructed, duly baited and set. Through small holes in the box the guests were highly elated to learn the following morning that their efforts had not lit en in vain. The fish commission men, thinking It an unusually fine specimen, decided to preserve its pelt, minus the,. objec tionable odor, it' possible, nn< gently handling tho box. they proceeded to the lake, carefully lowered it into the water, removing it when all life was extinct. This capture will probably not ap pear in their- next report, as the ani mal proved to be a black cat belong ing to the next farmhouse. A Lost Art. A colored Baptist preacher chose for his text “Noah and the Ark.” Reaching the climax of his sermon, he discoursed as follows: •• ‘‘An’ Noah labored hard an’ de ark was finished. How did de Lawd know it was finished? Noah telephoned de Lawd he had done, and de Lawd tele graphed back, ‘Get all de peepul and animules and birds of de air in de ark, de flood am begun.' ” A voice from the congregation: ‘‘Brer Bumpus, de telephone and tel egraph was unknown In dose days.” “Go way, you, Brer Jones. Noah in vented dem Instruments, but he done forgot to put dem in dc ark, an’ dey wuz lust In de flood. Macaroni dis covered de telegraph on de Alps, and Edson found de telephone on de Mount * of Oranges.” Emphatic, but Innocent. Mrs. Richardson, author of “In Japanese Hospitals in Wartime,” writes of her Japanese attendant: "When slie was not waiting upon me she spent most of her time sitting on her heels warming her little fin gers over the ‘hlbachi’ and smoking the most minute pipe l had ever seen, which she promptly hid under her feet whenever I appeared. She had learned her broltdn English from foreigners, and one day when I told her she had forgotten something she replied, ‘I am a fool,’ not being the least aware that she had said anything unusual.” Patrons of Peak’s Island. There formerly resided at Peak’s Island. Me., an artist named Hatha way. whose studio was located near the steamboat landing. Tho character of tha transient visitors which com prised the bulk of travel to that re sort was Illustrated by the reply the artist gave to one of his patrons, who remarked that probably he found few purchasers of his works. "That is so," replied Mr. H., with a mournful shake of Tils head; "the majority of people who come to this place have $2 and a shirt, and don’t change either while they are here.” In His Line. "My man,” we say kindly to the Individual whom we see taking a sly swig from a bottle that he produces from a rear pocket, "unless you are more temperate in your habits you will fill a drunkard's grave." "Zat’s all ri’,” he informs us, grave ly, "I’ve filled many of 'em." "This is no occasion for Joking,” we admonish him. "Shert’nly not, pardner. I’m igvin’ it to you stranght. I’m shexton of a enemetery.” Burning It Up. "Jagley slept in the lockup, I be lieve. Drunk and disorderly, eh?" •"Sh! He says he waa guilty of arson.’’ “WJMrtV "He thinks th:«. sounds better. He ires burning his money, you know.* EVIDENTLY WAS NOT CURIDUS. Attendant at Cathedral Had More Than Usual English Stolidity. “While going through an English cathedral,” said a returned visitor the other day, “we noticed that all the tombs except one had inscriptions ex plaining them. Being curious to know whose tomb it was that did not bear an inscription l walked down to an iron railing, the gate of which was in charge of an old man We had en tered this gate to view the tombs, paying the customary sixpence admis sion. Pointing to the tomb, which was less than seventy-five feet from the gate at which the old man was sta tioned, I said to him: ’Beg pardon but whose tomb is that one there? It has no card on it,’ and I’m curious tr know its history.' “Looking up toward where I was ! pointing and peering through the rather dim atmosphere of the church the old man in the most pathetic tone imaginable replied: ‘I don’t know sir: I’ve never been up that far.’ "Supposing that he was a new joiner I said: ‘How long have you been here?’ Slowly but proudly came the reply •Twenty-seven years.” IMMENSE CONTINENT OF ICE Has Accumulated in Greenland fo; Untold Centuries. The largest mass of ice in the work. •s probably the one which fills uj nearly the whole of the interior of Greenland, where it has accumulated .since before the dawn of history, li is believed to now form a block about 800,000 square miles In area, and averaging a mile and a half in thick ness. According to these statistics the lump of ice is larger in volume than the whole body of water in the Mediterranean; and there is enough of it to cover the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland with a layer about seven miles thick If it were cut into two convenient slabs and built up equally upon the en tire surface of "gallant little Wales’ ir would form a pile more than 120 mires high. There is ice enough In Greenland to bury the entlro area of the United States a quarter of a mib deep.—London Tit-Bits. Dreams and Their Influence. Eight hundred persona, chiefly worn en, belonging to different American training colleges, have been giving an interviewer their experience in dreams and some surprisingly interesting in formation has resulted. A writer In an article devoted to the questloa saya that dreams can be prevented by sug geation and that neither seasons, days nor montfis have any effect on them. Children dream of events very soon ! after occurrence, while with "grown ! ups" the mors striking the event, the limgcr is the Interval between It and its representation in dreamland. The articls concludes by saying that the influence of dreams on real Ilfs is much greater than is generally sup posed. Valet Watched Over Nelson. Lord Nelson was a very sparing eater, and never drank more than five glasses of wine. Even had he shown any wish to do so bis faithful valet, Tom Allen, who ruled the admiral with ; a rod of Iron, would have Interfered. A biographer tells how at a certain | stage of a certain dinner "honest Tom ! Allen pushed in his bullet head with an eager gaze at his master, and after a little consideration approached the admiral. ‘You will be ill if you take any more wine.’ ’You are perfectly right, Tom, and I thank you for the I hint. Hardy, do the honors. And. gentlemen, excuse me for retiring, for my battered old hulk Is very crazy— Indeed, not seaworthy.' ’’ His Day of Fate. Death from snake bits Is somewhat rare in South Africa, but a record case is reported from the veldt. A Boer named Johannes Smit had gone to the mouth of the Selous river to shoot crocodiles, when he had an exciting encounter with a leopard. Smit would undoubtedly have met hie death if a large hound, which was accompanying him, had not sprung upon the wound ed animal, enabling 9mlt to fire a sec ond charge. Almost immediately after the incident, as he was passing through thick undergrowth, the unfortunate man was bitten by a poisonous snake and his death occurred within an hour or two. Still Believe in Horoscopes. Sir George Airy, the great astron omcr royal, once stated that it was by no means an uncommon occurrence for them to receive letters at Oreen wicli observatory from people asking what the fees would be for horoscopes which would show them what the fu ture had in store. When they were Informed that casting horoscopes was no part of an astronomer royal’s -•ii ties they seemed to lose all respect for the office. When he informed them, besides, that horoscopes wen nonsense they wondered how suck a simpleton had managed tp obtain such a position. Getting the Story Right. A resident Irish landlord with an estate of 30,000 or 40,000 acres, many quaint stories are told of Lord An j trim’s devotion to his home affairs. Someone in great trepidation once told him that somebody else had seen the earl driving three cows along the road, and he asked for Lord Antrim’s authority to contradict a story so de rogatory to hie dignity... "The mao was under a mleappreheaffon," rn plied Lord Aj trim; "It was not three cows, but tw* • cows and a bull.’’ ■ — —• BRAND DIRECTORY of the NORTH PARK If any of the brands or addresses in this directory are incorrect, or are changed at any time, you w ill confer a favor by notifying the New Era at once. In this way the directory may be kept accurate, and will prove of value at all times. 3S C. F. WEBB. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range North Park. “ sr W. E. ZIPFE: . I*. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range North Park. JOHN C. HOWARD. P. O. address. Raijd, Colo. Range, North Park. m T. JOHN PAYNE. P. O. address, Pinkhampton, Colo. Range, North Park. CHARLES B. BERGQUIST. P. O. address, Hlgho, Colo. Range. North Park. 39 JOS. W. SLACK. P. O. address, Rand, Colo. Range. Nortn Park. m WM. NORRELL. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North and Middle Parka. 9000 HANSON & RICH. P. O. address, Spicer, Colo. Range, North and Middle Parks. ED. GOULD. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Rang** North Park. ANDREW AND GRACE PETERSON P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North Park. i^SSI EVERHARD ft ISH. P. O. address, Rand, Colo. Range, North and Middle Parks. SB . WILL L. LATHAM. P. O. address, Rutler, Colo. Range, ■■'orth Park. in i 91 JACOB JOHNSON, p. O address Walden, Colo. Range, 9H JNO. C. I >TI. P. O. address, Walden. Colo Range, North Park. __ m ~ OWEN 8. CASE p. o. address Walden. Colo. .Range; North and Middle Parks. nm CASPER POX. P. O. address, Pinkhampton, Colo Range, Park. , CASPER FOX. P. O. address, Cowdrey, Colo Range, North Park. 39 C. F. STAPLES. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range. North Park. nSST 9339 LARS LARSON & BRO. P, O. address Walden, Cole. Range North and Middle Parks. gjjn JAS. MACFARLANE & SONS. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North and Middle Park. 39 WM. McCONNAUGHEY. P. O. address, Hebron. Colo. Range. North and Middle Parks. MARY A. KING. P. O. address, Pinkhampton, Colo Range, North Park. MO3MAN "ft SON. P O. address. Walden, Colo. North Park ~39 Win. BROWNLEE. Walden, LV.o. K i KORDYCEBROWNI.EE. Walden, Colo 99 MAUD C. BROWNLEE. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range. North Park. M" — I ( AUGUST ANDERSON. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. mg' ANNIE C. MATTHEWS. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. "S' DAWSON & GREEN. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North and Middle Parks. ~wT JOHN MITCHELL. P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Range, North Park. WO WM. HEINEMAN. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North Park. mmm 39 WM. KERR. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. FLOYD B. RICH. P. O. address, Spicer, Colo. Range North Park. GEO. H. MANVILLE. P. Q. address, Hebron, Colo. Range. North Park. mu J. 11. OLDENBURG. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. t jgg D. W. McDOLE. P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Range, North Park. HARRY L. BAUGH. P. Oi address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. ~wo~ WILLIS F. WEBB. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. CHAS. L. P. WINBCOM. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. WM. BENNETT P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Raaab North Park. w ' Wm JAS. MARR. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo North and Middle Parks. 1 ’ 39 MARY E. McFARLANE. P. O. address, Walden. Colo. Range North Park. Wm SAMUEL H. HAWORTH, p. O. address, Hlgho, Colo. Range. North Park. -gg| CHAS. BROWN. p. o. address, Zlrkle, Colo. Rang' North Park. &SBRO M 3 WM. R. MONAHAN, p. O. address, Hlgho, Colo. Range North Park. 331 henry c. riddle. p. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range. North Park. NORMAN R. MCDONALD. P. O. address, Walden. Colo. Range, North Park. ~yjjj PARK AND MONTHS A. BLEVIN. P. O. address. Walden, Colo. Range, North and Mid,:!.- Pairs. ~39 SOPIE ERICKSON. P. o. address. Hlgho, Colo. Range, North Park. ' MRS. I.AUGHOFF. p. O. address, Walden, Colo. Rang#, North Park. m§ ~ Aj-eJsiX K. MARK. P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Ranga North and Middle Parks. 33 JAS. BONIS. P. O. address, Spicer, Colo. Range, North Park. “am -1 WM. ERICKSON. P O. address, Spicer, Colo. Range Morth Park. 3H JNO. M. COCHRANE. P. O. address, Spicer, Colo. Range ! s'orth Park. ipa AUGUSTUS E. nWINET.T. Address (Lwdrf v, Colo kango North : Park. JNO. KIMMONS. P. O. address. \V ti I n, Colo. Rango. Norm Park.