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GOWGANDA WAJT/HQ TOR THE J TFAHTR TO LAMP AT ELK LAKE It was a sunburned and well-sea- : toned Buffalo man that blew Into the ' city a few days ago, after a trip | through the wild mining lands of ; northern Ontario. He was so full of j his experiences that he could scarcely ! tell where to begin or where to end the tale. But it was interesting just the same—the office man’s lmpres- j sions of the hardships of the miner. “Latchford is the real starting point,” said he. “Latchford ? Oh, it’s way up beyond Muskoka. The Mon treal river runs all through that coun try, and it’s the lake expansions and rapids of the river that give all the variety to the trip. But really though it’s a surprise to And people traveling that way right here within a couple of hundred miles from Buffalo. You think of the luxury of our railroad lines and steamboats that carry you straight to the point you want to roach, and then—no, there isn’t a way to get into that country except by canote and portage. "As far as Elk lake you can make it by the little steamers. We started out about seven o’clock in the morn ing, there were four little steamers on the first section of the way, and each of them carried about 25 passen gers. We steamed up the lake and arrived at the other end. There wo unloaded everything and the cargo was loaded on to the trucks that wait ed there for it. It was all rocks and woods of the wildest kind, and through this we walked and carried our grips. The trucks mentioned were hauled by horses on corduroy roads with tracks on them. At the end of the tramp we took another little side wheeler and proceeded up the second little lake. Scenery? Oh, yes, it was beautiful —wild and rugged of course, with woods on each side of the lake, and good fresh air,. But the black files were the worst I’ll" tell you more about them afterward. “And so about noon we landed again to make our second portage. There was a tent in the woods here — a kind of inn where we had dinner,. We enjoyed it too. Afterward we went on again and took the next boat. The longest of those portages was about half a mile. It’s 65 miles they say, from Latchford to Elk lake, and the round trip costs $5 —such as it is. “There are three companies offer ing to transport you from Latchford to Bik lake. The whole trip through to Gowganda this way costs S2O for a round trip. Freight is 7% cents a pound. To give some Idea of the cost of things up there, gasoline sells for $2 a gallon in Gowganda. What do they use it for? Launches. There are little launches on the lakes beyond Elk City that carry passengers and the canoes to the first portage, 12 miles; the balance of the way to Gow ganda is by canoe only. We had our own canoe. There were two of us. We left the first portage and started into the wilds for Gowganda portag ing across the rocky narrows be tween the lakes. “Imagine a narrow road, just wide enough to get through the bushes, and irather awkward at that with a canoe on your head, with rocks jutting up .everywhere and trees and underbrush blocking the view on every side. Then take your canoe, put the paddles across the seats, and hoist it on your head so that the paddle blades rest on your shoulders and the body of the canoe tilts back so that you can see as you walk. “There are no less than 17 por tages between Elk City and Gowgan da. The whole distance is about 35 miles, so you may suppose how bro ken the journey is. The longest of the portages Is about 1% miles. But there was one about half way across that was the climax of the whole trip. I never saw anything like it. When we landed and looked up that grade, and thought that we had to get our stuff up there —well, we knew we had something before us. They say it’s three-quarters of a mile across that one. But I never knew a longer three-quarters of a mile. It winds everywhere, and at a steady up grade —exactly like a rock staircase—and that's why it gets Its name. They call it the Golden Stair. Why Golden? Oh. I suppose because it’s so nice and easy to climb up. But we did get up at last, and then another bit of pad dling lay before us. We reached Gowganda at last, and began to look at various properties. “And now about the files: I tell you June 16 to August 16 is a good time to keep away from that coun try. I saw a man with his face all swollen to twice its slse, and bleeding all over—just flies. They are little black fellows and they bite like mad. You dont feel them until they bite you. It’s a sharp, stinging bite, and then the blood comes. Lots of men a OHEA THE RORT/lOE had the backs of their necks swollen up and some had blood poisoning from the bites. The miners all wear veils of fine mesh netting sown tight to their hats and tied in under their chins. Then they have long wristed gauntlets and legglns, and even then the files get in. They even smear their hands and necks with fly dope to keep them off, but it isn't much use. At night everybody wears a kind of wire mask to sleep in—account of the flies again. Why you can’t realize what it is unless you see it. Yes, we had a great trip, but I say that from June 15 to August 15 is a good time to keep away from that country.” “Arthur Bunker of Chicago, the son of the president of the Badger mine, said ho thought we’d better go straight through to •the mine. ‘You’ll be glad we did,’ said he reassuringly. , ‘You’ll find something different wait ing for you there, powerhouse, elec tric lights, baths and everything as comfortable as you can get them at home.’ “After our experiences in the woods, this all sounded too alluring to re sist. So away we went in wagons toward the Badger mine. We hadn’t gone so very far Into the woods when i we were met by the news that the place was on fire. The woods were all burning, said our Informer. Nev ertheless, we pushed on until the driver refused to go farther. Then we waited. Somebody had started a camp fire to cook by. The brush was dry, and the whole region had gone up in smoke. Well, we did get In about six in the evening, only to And that the power-house had been ' licked by the flames, and the wa ter tank with it. In working to save | the camp proper, that is the man ager's house, they had neglected the other two, and could not Bave them. The bunk house, messroom and this were the only things left. Well, we started right in, Bunker and I, and carried 200 palls of water from six o'clock to two o’clock In the morning, • throwing It on the places where the fire would break out. It wasn’t easy work after what we’d been through 1 either, and we weren’t very fresh. It seemed that the whole ground was ready to burst into flames, and if we hadn’t kept up the water it would all have gone. Well, we looked about the ■ mine. There were 50 men in the place. Then we started to Cobalt, only to learn that Cobalt had been burned the night before. “If that wasn’t a trip of excitement and sensations I never heard of one. We were gone two weeks, but we couldn’t have had more strenuous times in two months of ordinary va cationing.” THE ONE IMPERATIVE POINT Hospital Employe Would Not Neglect Duty Even if the Patient Were “Dying.” i The doorkeeper at one of the Mil waukee nospltals is a serious minded man and devotes himself to hte job with a singleness of purpose which sometimes is productive of ludicrous results. One of the duties of this hon est old fellow is taking the names of patients when they enter the hospital. The other day a laborer was brought In by the emergency ambulance In a pretty badly battered condition. The laborer was scared and thought he was going to die. “Vat iss the name, blease?” a*ked the doorkeeper as the Injured man was-carried into the hospital on a stretcher. The laborer only groaned. “Oh, I’m dying, I’m dying,” he cried. “Vat iss the name, blease?” once more inquired the doorkeeper, to whom “dying" patients are no novelty. “My God, man,” groaned the labor er, “can’t you see that I’m dying?” “Dot may be, but dot aln’dt the question,” replied the doorkeeper calmly. “Vat I vant to know is 9, vat is your name, blease.” Ag«d Woman Complainant. Mrs. Mary Dennehey, age 106. who missed her bank book, and when she found it discovered 25 cents Instead of SSOO. standing to her credit, a»- peared at the Cork police court in sup port of a> charge of theft against a woman with whom she lodged. MAKING THE CITY BEAUTIFUL A Little instance of What Paris, the Metropolis of France, Is Doing Along This Line. Paris.—The secret of the surpassing aeauty of Paris lies not alone in the city’s prodigality in making broad squares and parks and avenues, but also in the disposition to utilize space, however small, which is capable of adornment. Not only the ground itself, but buildings, private as well as public, are made to contribute to the general beautification. This was illustrated many years ago when a private resident erected a six story block at the Place St. Michel, just at the head of the boulevard of that name and facing a bridge across Fountain of Bt. Michel, In Paris, Erected to Hide Unsightly Building/ the Seine. The location, adjoining an open space of considerable dimensions, offered an excellent opportunity for the work of an artist, but the front of the building, while presentable, was severely plain. So, in the course of time, the muni cipality took the necessary steps and proceeded to conceal the entire w'all with a fountain 85 feqt high and 49 feet wide, which was dedicated to St. Michel. The monument, which was designed by Duret, consists of a tri umphal arch in the Renaissance style, showing the saint and the dragon, in bronze, placed on an artificial rock, from which the water falls into three basins flanked with griffins. At the sides are columns of red marble bear ing allegorical bronze figures. In this way the Place St. Michel was beautified and the owner of the building lost nothing, for its appear ance was vastuy improved and Its rental value increased. NEW ILLUMINATING SHELL French Projectile That Clearly Re veals Position of a Hostile Fleet or Army. New York. —The inventive mine, seems lately to have been paying par ticular attention to the art of war, as if in intelligent anticipation of a coming Armageddon, and new weap ons or improvements on old ones are constantly being anounced. The most remarkable novelty of the kind is that illustrated —a new illuminating shell which bursts Into flame in the air and acts as a temporary search light, revealing the position of the army. The projectile Is a French in vention, and was first tested on the Mediterranean coast with the fortress artillery, the results proving that at Bight the vessels of an enemy's fleet could be discovered at a distance of several miles, the light burning long enough for the gunners to get the range. The authorities were so well satisfied with these experiments that Illuminating Shell Reveals Warship. the illuminating shell was then adapt ed to the field artillery and subjected to tests on land. Here too the novel projectile proved its usefulness, and it is now being manufactured in quail titles. Another novelty, of which Krupp of Essen has acquired all the patent lights, is the air torpedo invented by Col. Unge of Sweden. This is report ed to be one of the deadliest instru ments of warfare yet d,vised, and it is to be Introduced into the German army and navy. Other recent inven tions are the anti-airship gun, a shrapnel grenade adapted for use with the service rifle, and a new automatic gun mounted on a motor truck, said to be capable of conveying a supply of ammunition and a crew of ten men 25 miles an hour along ordinar roads, and to fire three-pound shells a dis tance of three and a half miles at tht rate of 250 shots a minute Woman's Sphere FOLLY IN FRETTING SENSITIVE GIRL CAU8E8 OWN UNHAPPINES3. Her Wounds Are Self-Inflicted and Vanish When She Has Brought Herself to Take Healthy View of Life. She has a hard time, goodness knows, even among her family and . friends, for her feelings are always being hurt by some of them. But when she goes into the business world It will seem to fairly bristle with thorns, so many will be the slights she will apparently receive. Most of the wounds of the sensitive girl are self-inflicted, only, unfortu nately, she doesn’t know it. When she gains this knowledge her suffer ing and her tears will soon cease. It is wisdom that is slow in coming, for you can’t make the sensitive girl believe that the slights directed her way are not intended. She is so sure in her mind that her grievance is just that argument is hopeless. Indeed, argument is hopeless most of the time with the sensitive girl. If you number such a one among your friends or in your family, try to change her way of looking at the world, instead of arguing with her that her grievances are groundless. Try to get her to see that the world is too big and people too busy to be occupied in thinking up ways to hurt her feelings, and that in the main people are too kind to do such things anyway. The idea that people are continually shooting arrows her way comes frequently from an overde veloped ego. She believes other peo ple are thinking as much about her self as she is, and their words and actions she misconstrues as directed to herself, when the probability is they never had her in mind at all nor thought of such a construction being put upon their conduct. This is particularly true in busi ness. business people are entirely too rushed to mince words or to con sider how people may take what they say. The sensitive girl is extremely foolish to think every unkind word, NEW IDEA FOR LAUNDRY BAG Chief Recommendation Is That It Does Away with Annoying Draw ing String. For a long time the familiar vari ety of laundry bag, done in two colors, embroidered and held together at the neck by a string, has been an item among the holiday gifts. But in spite of its prettiness the annoying draw string rendered it impractical. Here is a laundry bag that solves the difficulty. It has not only the ca pacity for holding many articles of clothing, but the easiest possible way of receiving them. Simply lift one ring from the hook by which it is suspended and the bog is opened wide. It is equally ready to take in or dump out its contents. The necessary materials are one and one-fourth yards of art ticking or cretonne, two crocheted rings, one inch in diameter or larger, one and one-half yards of featherbone and one roll of white bias binding one and one-half inch wide. Cut a four-inch strip from the entire length of the material. Now cut two pieces 23 inches long and 25 inches wide. Bound the corners on the lower edges. Divide the featherbone in halves and stitch it on the un der side of each piece ten inches from the top, as represented by dotted lines in the illustration. From the ends of the featherbone shape to a point in the middle of the top. Care must be taken to match the pattern when the large pocket it stitched on the outside. Join the two pieces to gether by stitching each to the four inch strip of cloth, with the seams on the outside. Bind first the seams and last the upper edges, sew the rings to the points at the top. A bag expressly for tablecloths and napkins may be made in the same way from white linen or any other suitable material, and a large em broidered or outlined initial or mono gram takes the place of the pocket. Gloves with Circles. The smart gloves that many fash onable women are wearing has the back heavily embroidered with cir •le3 in colored silk. This is in the •olor, if not tone, as the kid of the glove. i every slur about poorly done work or slowness is directed at her. Rest as sured if her work doesn’t suit, she will hear directly from her employer. He won’t beat around the bush about It. And she needn’t torture herself with the thought that he is whipping her over somebody’s else’s shoulders. Common sense and a philosophical spirit are good cures for sensitive ness. But these are the very qualifi cations the sensitive girl is apt to lack. The best thing to help her is to mix with the world and with people, to get a big, broad view of life where in she will see how extremely small she and her affairs are. This will gradually give her a saner and more rational viewpoint and her extreme sensitiveness will disappear. She will become much happier, much more companionable. The sensitive girl should endeavor to get this view of life, for she is making herself wretch ed over things which in the main do not exist, for most of the slights and wounds to her feelings are imaginary, not real. And it is a pity to spoil life with imaginary ills. WAIST FOR COOL DAYS Blouse of biscuit-colored cloth, trimmed in an original way with darker velvet, with ecru guipure, and with silk buttons and loops of sou tache. The little tucked guimpe is of ecru tulle. RUGS AND WALLS IN HARMONY To Have the Floor the Darkest Tone Is Always a Safe Decorative Rule to Follow. A floor should be the lowest or darkest tone in the room, then the wails and the ceiling the lightest or highest. This is the natural way and the safest to follow as a general rule. It gives a feeling of firmness and sol idity to the floor, whereas, if the or der is reversed and the floor is lighter than the ceiling, one feels that the ceiling is coming down on one’s head and that dodging is the only way to escape a blow. The floor should sup post the walls in color as well as in fact, but care must be taken not to make the mistake of thinking that strength of color is obtrusiveness of color. Strength of color in the right place will make the scheme of decora tion a successful and satisfying one. but obtrusiveness of color will make a hopeless failure of it, declares a writer in the Woman’s Home Com panion. The chief color of the rug should be the chief color of the walls —not necessarily the same tone, but har monizing tones of the same shade. If the walls are a soft yellow, a rug with different shades of brown, and to give the needed note of contrast, dull soft red and blues would look well in the room. This kind of rug would also go well with green or blue walls. The proportion of the different colors in a rug may make or mar it for one’s special use. In choosing a rug it is best to have a feeling of one predom inant color, with the other colors add ing the snap that contrast gives and forming a harmonious and delightful whole. Before finally deciding on a rug. ask to have it sent to the house to try in the spot for which it is intended, because what looks quite wonderful in the shop may prove quite unsatis factory in the house. Be sure to try it with the light against the nap and then witli it; one will be astonished to see what a difference in the appear ance of the rug it makes. The Jersey Dress. The Jersey dress has been met with, but it has not been carefully intro duced. Its credentials have not come with it and it is misunderstood. It is hardly to be regarded as a coming fashion —it is here. Whether or not it will be found a favorite and encour aged for any length of time, its place is within the present fashion period and its time is now. It is not put forth as a dressy garment, but as a fairly low-priced and convenient one for the lover of the cuirass, or fitted princess, and for the buyer of things new. Its happiest expression is a beaded, glittering surface and a well tied sash. For Evening. Exquisite silk voiles printed i Louis XVI. designs are among th new Importations for evening frocks SwjF^ s LWxvvtfSewm Cleanses Uve System tUecluaV\>; Dispels colds awdneadaahcs duelo CcwsYvpataow; Ads acXaVrxAy as a LaxaYwe. Bed jov MenWoYnen. audCtoUt ten—and o\d. To dot VVs benejxctat cJJecXs. aXways buy \he Q&xixivcve* manufactured by tke CALIFORNIA Fig Syrup Co. SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS one one only, regular price 50* per bottle. FREAK IN SEQUOIA FOREST Tree Trunk That Has Stood for Six teen Years Severed From Its Base. Out ?n California there is a tree trunk which lias stood for the last 16 years entirely severed from its base, says the Wide World Magazine. The stump is 15 feet in diameter, and the trunk towers 75 feet in the air. This remarkable freak is located near the Sequoia forest reserve in Tulare coun ty, California, and was sawn off by lumbermen for timber. Through some miscalculation, when the cyt was fin ished the tree still held its position, and dynamite was resorted to to bring it to the ground, which accounts- for the deep gash on one side. After tlio first charge of the explosive had been ignited the tree still remained stand ing, and it was discovered that the entire trunk had been shattered by the discharge and was therefore use less for lumber. Accordingly, the work was stopped and the giant has remained upright, withstanding some of the severest wind storms that the state has known, held in its natural position by its great weight. Big Berlin Philanthropy. More than 50,000 children were en abled by the authorities of Berlin to spend this summer on land within easy reach of the city limits. They were assigned plots where they could play and cultivate gardens profitably with the help of their families and the advice of public instructors. Important to Mothers. Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of 4 In Use For Over ,’JO Years. The Kind You Have Always Bought. Her Bathing Suit. “Papa, the stuff I want my new bathing suit made of costs ten dollars a yard.” "Well, here’s $1.50 —get what you want, my dear.” A little bottle of Hamlins Wizard Oil is a medicine chest in itself. It can be applied in a larger number of painful ailments than any other remedy known. Many a man has sustained a com pound fracture of the reputation by falling off the water wagon. OF ALL HOT WEATHER ENEMIES i,i> iiiu r.,1 1 urn r.nr<mir.n cholera Is the worst. 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