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THROWING DEATH OFF THE TRAIL
safe side is to act just the same as if the house were reeking with the germs of consumption. What is one to do as a safe-guard? Simply this: Fumigate every room in the house with the vapor given off by heating formaldehyde; wash all floors, windows and wood-work with mild solutions of corrosive sublimate and water. Only after such a chemical cleansing, can the new quarters be considered safe for human habitation.
Is there anything new that can be done for those already afflicted with the disease? By all means. Let these poor sufferers ask themselves, What are
A PORTABLE TENT OF THis Sort MAKES A New Daily CAMPING
GROUND EXCEEDINGLY PRACTICABLE. the real benefits of "fresh air"? Ideal "fresh air" is that which has its proper proportion of a hint and leave by the open window. oxygen, and is germ-free. If one af- In order to make the air of such a room flicted with consumption can possibly germ-free, there remains just one thing have air of this kind in his own home, to do: kill the germs by frequent fumithere is not the shadow of an excuse for gation. How often should this fumigaleaving it in search of "climate." Let tion be done? Daily, if possible, but at us illustrate. Suppose a man is over- least once or twice a week. A very good come by illuminating gas, while in his plan for a consumptive to follow is that room. The very first thing for his res- of living in alternate rooms on alternate cuers to do, is to take him out of the days. By so doing, each room can be room, or let out all the gas.
all the gas. Bearing in fumigated and rendered germ-free on mind this comparison and applying it alternate days, as a result of which the to the consumptive in his own home, consumptive will have the benefits of an there are just two things to do: Either absolutely pure air both day and night.
. take the consumptive away from the Such a course, followed in conjunction germ-ridden air of his room, or let out with what is already known in the way the germs. Unfortunately, the latter re- of good nutrition and hygiene, should fuse to go. Sleeping with open windows afford a home cure for every case of conwill not suffice; the air which comes in is sumption that can be so treated from not sufficient to drive them from their its earliest discovery.
its earliest discovery. There is no indilodgings on the floors, walls and car- vidual who cannot act on the two sugpets, not to mention the bed-coverings; gestions here given,—first for prevennor are the germs kind enough to take tion, and second for cure.
EMEMBER it was
not the be a great hunting ground. Minerals hunter who exterminated exist—as the old French traders well the buffalo and the beaver knew and the latter day discoveries of and the seal and the otter. Cobalt prove—and there is also heavy
The poacher destroyed one timber; but north of the Great Clay Belt, group of sea furs, the railway and the between the Clay Belt and the Bay lies farm supplanted the other. West of the impenetrable and—I think-indeMackenzie River north of British Co-· structible game ground. Swamp and lumbia is a game region almost similar rock will prevent agricultural settlement, to Labrador in its furred habitat, with but will provide an ideal fur preserve the exception that the Western preserve similar in climate to Labrador. is warmer and more wooded. North- Traveling with Indian guides, it is ward from Ontario is another hinterland always a matter of marvel and admirawhich from its very nature must always tion to me how the Company have bred
A CONTINENTAL FUR FARM
into the very blood for generations the a trifling run of 250 to 300 miles by dog careful nurture of all game.
train to Lac du Brochet or Reindeer place we heard of a huge black bear Lakemore muskeg cut by limestone that had been molesting some and granite ridges. Here you can measranches. “No take now, said the In- ure 400 miles east or west and not get dian. “Him fur no good now." Though out of the muskeg till you reach Athawe might camp on bare rocks and the basca on the West and Hudson's Bay on fire lay dead ash, it was the extra Indian the East. North of Lac du Brochet is paddler who invariably went back to a straight stretch of 1,000 milesspatter it out. You know the white's nothing but rocks and cataracts and innate love for a roaring log fire in front stunted woods, "little sticks” the Indians of the camp at night? The Indian calls call them and sky colored waters in that "a-no-good-whiteman-fire-scare- links and chains and lakes with the away-game.”
quaking muskeg goose grass and muskNow take another look at the map. rat reed, cut and chiselled and trenched Where the Saskatchewan takes a great by the amber water ways. bend 300 miles northeast of Prince Al- If you think there is any danger of setbert, it is no longer a river—it is a vast tlement ever encroaching on the muskegs muskeg of countless still amber water and barrens, come with me on a trip of channels not twice the width of your some weeks to the south end of this field. canoe and quaking silt islands of sand We had been pulling against slack and goose grass-ideal hidden and al- water all day, water so slack you could most impenetrable for small game. dip your hand down and fail to tell Always muskeg marks the limit of big which way the current rån. Where the game and the beginning of the ground high banks dropped suddenly to such a of the little fellows—waupoos the rabbit dank tangle of reeds, brush wood, windand musquash the muskrat and sakwa- fall and timbers drifted 1,500 miles down sew the mink and nukik the otter and from the forests of the Rocky Mountains wuchak or pekan the fisher.
It is a
—such a tangle as I have never seen in safe wager that the profits on the mil
any swamp of the South—the skeleton lions upon millions of little pelts—hun- of a moose, come to its death by a jump dreds of thousands of muskrat are taken among the wind fall, marked the eastern out of this muskeg alone—exceed by a limit of big game; and presently the hundred fold the profits on the larger river was lost—not in a lake—but in a furs of beaver and silver fox and bear
A red fox came scurrying and wolf and cross fox and marten. through the goose grass, sniffed the air,
Look at the map again. North of looked at us and ran along abreast of our Cumberland lake to the next fur post is canoe for about a mile, evidently scent