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I The OmwA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1938. A CANADIAN WEED THAT IS HIGHLY DANGEROUS. if Through an amendment' to the Opium Narcotic Drug Act, Parliament i on What is marijuana ati it is the Mexican name for a weed which. growing wild and sometimes th, continent, is known technically a a variety of hemp. Sot plant, which grows to a considerable height a 01 (farmers in Western Canada sometimes use it as a windbreak) is harmless, is used as a fibre Ha In rone-making.

'h. The peril ot marijuana weed in ita leaves. These, when dried, art rolled into cigar-oj th ettes (they are commonly called art a tali highly" intoxicating, contain a deadly drug. WO if. VtQ Krnm wiHpxnrpflH Tn III incu UK, the United States, it is known, ii 11 Is 1 ..11.

uhA Kaacrin th hit -I yU4W wsaw ii 10 DC a nunuca uj nukuiuii irew rAr Tn kick 01 it 'a 1 1- terrible thing about marijuana is that it rarely affects people alike. Under its sinister some are exalted to a. high pitch and jj made capable of mental and 'physical feats Im- I a possible before. Others go wild over music and I i is want continually to sing and dance. Some grow tat The vast majority, however, are affected shi In a California city asl 5 smoked three marijuana He i- then walked out and killed his best friend.

A Mai Chicago girl of fifteen ran away from school ijdil and turned up in Detroit in a marijuana den. A 1 1 Utvr York mother who watched her daughter die as a result of marijuana smoking asserted the girl told her of more than fifty schoolmates -who were addicts. Ih one city more than 123 addicts were found in a group of 473 prisoners. 'pU The marijuana drug is nothing new. Long tin ago in ancient Greece Homer knew it and de-fh scribed it in one of his songs as a thing that Jj made a man forget his home and change into a ''ha swine' On Thursday in the House Minister of Health Powia said that in the Orient marijuana J.was knowVi as and that the word assassin was supposed to have derived from it ft 1 ita addicts.

What tha Minister r. imagine, was that eleven hundred years ago, when the nefarious Order of Assassins wis Wi founded In Persia, ltl'fherriberihip, made up of 1 the wont and most deprived type of human 1 beings, were practically all of them users of "hashish" the drug of the marijuana weed. BuThe Arable word is "hashishin" meaning no hemp-eaters'. In the East the drug is either I smoked, chewed, or drunk. It is an annual herb having angular rough 'a stems and deeply lobed.

leaves. The loose pan-4t idea ot small yellow male flowers and the short spikes of green female flowers are borne ct in the axils of leaves at the top or in clusters Man along the branches. The plants have straight, I erect, undivided stalks 3 to 11 feet high. i Other names for the drug Cannabis are bhang, gunga, charras, and kef. ichi Under the amendment which the Canadian Parliament is making to the Opium and Nar-i co tic.

Drug Act, cultivation of marijuana will not 'babe permitted without a license from the Health 'CM Department This, seeing that the weed is cul-' or counercial purposes, with a certain Investment In the business, may go far enough on for the present Yet it might be a good thing if iSl warning were given now that, after a certain ijJ period, the cultivation of the weed will be pro-vis hiblted altogether. Humanity has enough afflictions without addition of the curse of marijuana. i famK PASTEURIZATION. im Whether the people-like it or not Ontario is to have a compulsory pasteurization of milk law. Premier Hepburn has provided members with, peoples' of the bill, which has not yet been intro-duced, and it has been approved at a party jJ caucus.

Mr. Hsrauaw states he Is determined to 'He put It through. "a The law will make little difference In most I tt rf the larcer centres where or ices are set bv the lEMilk Control Board. According to figures from tCity Hall about 08 percent of all milk, sold in to, Ottawa is pasteurized although there is no by- law saying that this must be done. The per- rentage for all cities in Ontario is said to be 93 in Wtth the exception of Toronto and a few other centres wnicn nave compulsory pyiaws.

is rural Ontario that is going of this law most and just how great the en-y( suing storm of protest is depends on how drastic and complete the law Is made. 'Pasteurization of fluid milk for human con-! gumption has been a subject of debate and C4 troyersy for years. Such a controversy swept r' Ontario some years ago and there were many I debates on the subject in 4 as wea as in omer municipal the province. England has 11 smother stage of the same controversy. Pasteurization is the act definite temperature before eerted.thit kills germs which clean milk and it is credited of it I' decline in- especially in the large cities.

Those opposed say heating destroys many' of the most beneficial elements' of raw milk and tha the, solution for safe milk is greater cart and more complete stsble and herd inspection. Journal would put It neighbors. It would mean has declared war. 'V cultivated on this as "Cannaou The (talk of this his mind to rural sections WASTED REPORTED r- these marijuana htaK CHvO in what is meant a boy of seven- had in mind, wa CYNICS According to our politicians can get out Something farmer-distributor Is dairy farmers the towns, materially of thousands declared that centralize or make it unite with, a would be to bring Increase 7In announcing through I the visited a children's number of were from rural Few who take report of to day agree be abolished. this complete' should be what is being But one who for the "short this page agrees the member be better if of condensation told of his a paragraph how many words in two, rewrote in the end a some consolation the others, were almost as It is probable could take his of Hansard by member's by cutting out saying involved flights of fancy that is That rigid and practicable, brevity is in the Diachmak has remarks in cold matter of speeches preparation, the But if Hansard that is Mr.

much of its touches that approach to would be distinctly practice. Waste words, in casual conversation, it in varying ask why they privilege. Besides "short bits" or 1 Chief opposition to the proposed bill is certain to come from those smaller sections of the Lice where local milk requirement! are still sup- lied by the small farmer-producer from his own herd- Or from those sections where people without cows depend on' their neighbors. If these classes come within the scope of the bill ition Is almost rr lively The cost of pasteurization i ost of the opposition Is on I at the amount of necessary equipment ivould cost at least $1,000. It Is evident that this contended that the law, if passed, loss of livelihood to thousands of who today operate milk routes in villages and smaller cities and would increase the cost of milk to hundreds of Ontario people.

It is further in towns and villages it would distribution in the hands of man necessary for groups of farmers to central The alternative in pasteurised milk with a resulting in cost his determination to push bill Mr. Hintrax said he had hospital where the greater patients suffering from tuberculosis Ontario and he had made up protect them. Not everybody in will accept this view. WORDS IN HANSARD. the trouble to read the Hansard the House of Commons from day with its critics that it should It is imperative, we think, that and authentic record of Parliament maintained, that we may know said and done in our behalf.

peruses Hansard fairly closely bits" that appear sometimes on thoroughly with Mr. each-man, for Huron North, that it would members would study the art in public speech. Mr. Diach-man chagrin when he read in Hansard of his own utterance, realized had been wasted. He cut it it and cut it some more, made "fairly passable'' job.

but found in the discovery that most of "including some of the bad. that a hard-boiled city editor blue pencil and trim each issue a third without impairing any argument. He would accomplish this the unessential words and paragraphs, simply thoughts that are put in phraseology, being ruthless with and labored humor and repartee neither amusing nor illuminating. disinterested treatment not being the only means of achieving hands of the members. As Mr.

done, they could study their type, learn their faults, in the go in heavily for polish and elimination of the useless word. were to take on the quality Dbachmam's ideal it would lose humanity, its intimacy, the little reveal a man's character and his public and private problems. It out of touch with the common Men and women who do not formal speeches as well as in are rare birds. We all do degree, and members well might should be denied this common it would ruin The Journal's column. NOTWITHSTANDING.

the cynics and scoffers most of are in public life for what they it that happened in the Quebec Legislature this week gives sharp repartee upon such thought The Legislature bestowed a pension upon the widow of the late Honob Mucin, who was Quebec's Minister of Lands and Forests for many years. Mr. Mcrcier department resources of his rich. -Instead, widow without It is such Incidentally, 1938 license to feel the effects Ottawa City Council his mistake, bodies throughout Just gone through heating milk to a nothing now is sold. It Is as- may lurk in un It should be with much of the that legibility license plates.

has visibility, wrong again. certain to grow to Is considerable and this score. It Is said which which They shout back speak a glorious democracy. behalf of one (Mercier Ministry) was honor to the THOSE Already news run motorists high degree of These pretty blue, with narrow Jo such two other cars the other' that because figures and letter to secure The. Minister of their sale corrected, even this experience the color schemes by the board in or black on NOTES Tight fans beat one Nathan for the future doubt they After that House of ister Chamberlain conferred with beyond the reach of the averaja or the person selling to a few for a long period administered a controlled important natural province.

He might have grown he died a poor mint left hia support things, happening over and over restore our faith in humanity. triumphantly to the scoffers; vindication of our political this act by Mr. Dunissis on who was long his political opponent was a Minister in the Taschereau a gracious, chivalrous thing, an Premier and to the whole "INVISIBLE MARKERS. reports have told of hit-and- escaping detection because of the illegibility achieved in Ontario's plates, and it Is not surprising. creations in orange and peacock figures, must give great comfort drivers as the one who collided with and a bicycle on No.

2 Highway leaving eye-witnesses to report of the difficulty of reading the on his markers they were unable his number, of Highways refused to admit call In the plates In the first days when the error might have been though at considerable coat, and can be done except to profit from for the future, --f an established principle, we think. must be the first consideration In and the general design of Aesthetics In. this case must go favor of utility. White on black, orange may not charm the eye but i and that is what matters. AND COMMENT.

paid $111,698.49 to see Joe Louis Mann, hithertoand perhaps quite unknown to fame. No were betting that the experts were afternoon of ordeal he spent in the Commons the other dav. Prime Min went out in the evening and De Valera for an hour over Ire land. Some of us must Just Imagine we work THE OTTAWA JOURNAL' EIGHT BILLIONS FOP NEW ROADS Ma B. CrtStt la Um Not Iwt Ttaw.

WASHINGTON. pLANS for a national super- highway system, reaching Into every part of the country and con necting with the proDosed Pan. American Highway penetrating the Latin American countries. have received such Impetus In re cent iweeka that national nlannM are now 'focusing their attention on the project When President Roosevelt told Senator Bulxley of Ohio that he had been thlnklne for mm. Mm of the possibilities of building a super-mgnway system, and when he followed up that statement by UllinC a We UD of liberal fnn.

greumen that he was hopeful for a program of self-liquidating construction nroiacta fop th n.llnn speculative minds turned immedi ately io visualizing what the scheme proposed by the Ohio Senator would mean tha cnuntrv. Straight as modern -engineering couia max vnem, ana with the most modern safety design, including brilliant illumination. th ar teries proposed tn the Bulkley bill would give the nation three Great White Ways from coast to coast and seven running north and south. Estimated to cost around 000.000, with construction, if necessary, in as brief a period as three years, the colossal project likened by tome supporters to the famous' road system of -the old Roman Empire, would be financed by bonds to be issued by a new Government corporation, and paid for by moderate tolls. Its sponsors say it would be self-liquidating.

The plan would bring to fruition the dream of every motorist who likes to go long distances In his car. In such crowded areas as the routes between New York and Boston, and between New York and Washington, it would transform driving from a headache to a balm, say the super-highway enthusiasts. The "See America First" propagandists would see their dream come true, for with super-highways the whole country would be opened up to the motorist on a Kale never believed possible before. General Richard Marshall chief of construction for the army during the World War, who is aiding Senator Bulkley with the engineering features of the proposed super-highways, outlined the construction aims as follows: Each highway would be built on a right-of-way at leas 300 feet wide. There would be from four to twelve separate lanes to each highway, depending upon the density of traffic, and each pavement would be for one-way traffic.

The pavements would be separated by broad neutral zones, probably park areas with suitable landscaping. Freight and passenger traffic would use separate pavements. The routes would be as nearly straight as modern engineering can achieve. All crossings at grade would be eliminated. From the standpoint of the modern high-powered which has been under fire in recent years by critics who say the motor industry has built more speed into ears than our antiquat ed highway system will Justify from the safety point of view, the super-highways will give practi cality to the fast-riding qualiUes of the modern automobile.

Another interesting considera tion to those viewing the possibilities of the Bulkley bill is the idea of having a Federal police force patrolling a highway system throughout the country. For the first time there would be an opportunity to place nation-wide uniform traffic rules In operation. so far as the proposed system is concerned. Motorists would pay a fiat en trance toll of 25 cents for passen ger cars and SO cents for trucks. according to tentative proposals.

Because every car using the superhighways would have to stop at a tollgate, where police officers would be in attendance, the police authorities would have a consider able degree of control of motorists. Intoxicated persons could be barred upon entering. So could motorists who had faulty license credentials or bad driving records. Again, by keeping track. of each driver using the highways the national police authorities would be on the way to establishing the first Real Life 1 set of national statistics on driving abiuty.

In addition to tha entrance toll fee, the motorists using the superhighways would be required, un der the tentauvc plan, to pay a Km of IM mill a passenger mile on passenger vehicles and A pulls a ton-mile on freight vehicles. This would be collected as the vehicles leave the' highway. On this basis a car would have to pay about 33 cents a passenger for the 323 miles between Washington ahd Naw York, and a two-ton truck about la addition to the revenue de rived from tolls, which is estimated to be sufficient to pay for the super-highway system, it is contemplated that large profits might be derived from excess condemnation similar to the method which proved profitable in connection with the Brighton to London Highway in England. If this plan is employed it would mean that 500 feet or so ml each, side of the highway right-of-way would be acquired by the Government when the land is taken for construction purposes. With the flow of traffic, the attractive landscaping, the pleasing architecture of tollgatee and concessions along the routes, it is estimated that within a few years the value of the adjacent land would have increased so greatly as to give the Government a considerable profit in selling or leasing it to Interested persons or corporations.

The super-highway system Is planned primarily as a recovery measure which, according to Its sponsors, would stimulate production in the heavy industries, give the railroads a large volume nf additional freight to carry, and give the unemployed more useful work, from a national standpoint, than some of the things they have been doing under the WPA. The annual expenditures have been esUmated tentatively as follows: Interest and amortiza tion at 2 3140,000,000 Maintenance at a mile 60,000,000 Administration and policing 13,000,000 Emergency expenditures 5,000,000 Total 3220,000,000 The 2 percent, used for interest and amortization Is held by some to be too low, but it was stated that whatever additional might be required on a higher interest basis could be derived from the tolls without oppressing highwsy users. SHORT BITS FROM HANSARD Fna Ik oeirlml mtrt la Stoaw Cbbmi r.krmmry SS. yR. HEAPS: A union label cannot always be attached to union wares.

For instance, you could not attach a union label to a union hair-cut or a union shave. Mr. STEWART: Hair is not wares. Mr. POWER: This (marijuana) Is by no means a new drug; it was known as far back as the days of Homer.

Mr. BENNETT: Is that the reason Homer nodded? Mr. POWER: No; on the contrary, the effect is not to make people nod; it is exceedingly sUmu-lating. It is probably the reason why there was an attack on Troy. Mr.

BENNETT: We do not grow the opium poppy in Canada. Mr. POWER: I think we do, In some of the Western state. Mr. BENNETT: Not Western "states" yet Mr.

MASSEY: For this round-the-world service of Imperial Airways, will Canadian pilots fly Canadian 'planes across Canada or will the British pilots take the Imperial Airways "planes from Australia, or whatever point they take off from, and use our. facilities here, flying their own 'ships across our Dominion? Mr. HOWE: Canadian 'planes and Canadian pilots will always do the flying over Canada. Mr. MASSEY: Hear, hear.

Mr. MacNICOL: The said something about a chain ferry. I must confess I do not know anything about that. Mr. BENNETT: Maybe it is like a chain letter.

Mr. MacNICOL: I do not know about chain ferries running across th bay, but would the Minister tell us about the chain ferry? Mr. STEWART: You pull yourself over. Mr. MacNICOL; The Minister said it would be a lot faster than that By Phillips i i.

act, i v. "Poor, tlmerl His father believes (n being: a pal to hja boy," OJIBWAYS BUILD BARK CANOES BUT THEY'D RATHER GO FISHING! J. SI. Cartaa sa ike glLL WHITE, of Blind River. who acta as a kind of a cushion tn the dealings with the OJ lb-ways in his aaee In getting orders filled for the building of birch bark canoes, finds -his Job is no bed of roses.

As a rule, if' our experience goes for anything it's an 'If. as and when" proposition to wangle a birch bark vessel out' a builder. Because there are vari ous hurdles to surmount In the first place there probably won't be any birch bark on hand, and you have to wait till May or June for it to be taken off the trees. And then there are so many thinfs an Ojibwy likes to do in June besides build canoes. Blind River and Bill couli doubtless work up quite a trade in birch bark canoes If birch bark could be garnered any time, and It nothing else interfered.

The builders are fine chaps and have the best intentions in the world. Birch bark canoes cost from 315 to 340 or 350, depending on the length and width. The usual price is 32 a foot If the canoe Isn't very wide. But the best way is to make a deal and then wait till June. Most people think the art of birch bark building Is lost.

But there are several builders In the north. Blind River's are the best this column has seen, though the To the Editor The Journal Newspapers A RADIO QUESTIONNAIRE. Sir: The Radio Department, rightly or wrongly, has been receiving a little more than its usual quota of criticism lately. I would like to suggest that in order to satisfy everyone, when we receive our new model, 1938, high priced radio licenses, perhaps a questionnaire might be filled out at the time and the place of purchase. The department would then have some idea as to what where, how and why anyone listens, and, if the questionnaire ran true to the usual government forms, it might appear something 'likeJ'this: (1) State your preference tor the following announcers: Craham Cracker, Billy Spoofus, Teck Hughes or Donna Conna? (2) Which of the following do you prefer: The Twilight Hour, The Slumber Hour, Speed Gibson, or Blondes? (3) Which of the following would you like to see dropped: Women sopranos, male quartets, Kay Swift or the story of "Where You Were Last (4) From which of the following do you receive your information about radio programs: Your daily paper, radio magazines, the radio, or your mother-in-law? (5) Which waves do you prefer: Long, short medium or Page Boy? (6) Where are the following located: Your aerial, your lead-in, your loud speaker, your Aunt Het-tie? (7 Are you one of the following: A good tuner, a dial twister, a volume addict or Just a conservative? (8) How are the following: Your hearing, your knowledge of stations, your your lumbago? (9) Do you make the following mistakes: Try to listen to foreign stations, tune in political speakers, fall asleep while listening, forget to change your Winter underwear? (10) If you would rather not give your name, Just sign your initials below.

E. K. D. Wellington Street Ottawa, Teb. 23.

1933. OTHER VIEWS TYRANTS AND FRKSS. New York Herald Tribune. It is curious how thou tvranta who most desolse free dismaxinn. reporting and debate, seek so des perately to suppress it; how the more completely they silence every voice at home the more thv yecrn to gag criticism everywhere eise; now the higher they rise above "considering their public ODinion" the mora aenaitiva th become to any penny-a-liner in TiDet or Tasmania who is still free to speak his mind.

It is curious and instructive. BOY SCOUT CHIEF. Calgary Herald. Today (Feb. 22), on his eighty- first birthday.

Lord Baden Powell, thief scout of the World, is eel tbrating the anniversary quietly In Kenya, where hia physicians have advised him to remain until Spring has returned in England, And he will be conscious, Jointly with Lady Baden PoweU their birthdays by happy coincidence both tall on February 22 that he Is being remembered in toast and song in Jolly family gatherings of Scouts and Guides; that more than four million of his young follow era around the world are hoping for his continued health and strength that he. may inspire and lead there tn the true splrft of Scouting and Guiding for many years to. come. NEED OF PILOTS. Canadian Avistion.

Certainly if this -country had an appropriate air policy the first thing would be to recognize that we are simply "toying" with1 the vital matter of pilot training. Ger many is said to be training 000 pilots; Great Britain possibly 200,000. Canada, the greatest source of pilot strength In the world, is doing what? Just, a mere handful in comparison, and what we have la the result main. ly of civil training organizations that have carried on with little and In some cases no help. Supposing the Minister of Transport had taken the stand that ctvU authorities were not interested In.

training, more pilots Just at present. The answer leaves one with food for thought and suggests that his vigorous and progressive leadership might be extended advantageously to other departments of the Govern ment SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1928. -rr 8M St. Mart Star. i i Ookls Indians on the French River and the Misslnable Indians do a very good Job.

Farther north the art is fairly well preserved. Some of these use nails on the gunwale Instead of spruce roots, thus departing from the methods of the forefathers. They have a small birch bark canoe In the museum at Toronto and perhaps this has htlped to foster the idea that it has gone the way of the dodo, But all that the canoe representa the old Indian life, the romance of the wilds, the portage of the early pioneer all yet here in Algoma, ready to hand for all who would relive again the days of old. Expert cauoemeni Indian and white, will take you down the long river reaches and in deference to you will use a white man's canoe experts who only want you to travel de luxe are able to, rush you a fine meal together or four o'clock cup of tea on short notice. They will put up your tent without a wrinkle, pick out good fishing spots for you, tell you tales of the bush that are brand new to you and so sound a little farfetched to city ears.

And it you want to bring the missus along tor a week's paddle down the Mississauga, the Michlpicoten. the Montreal, the French, or a dozen others so much the better. SIDE LIGHTS Pasteurised Milk. Saint -John. Telegraph-Journal.

It is not so many year? ago when a candidate for civic honors In Saint John, objecting to the agitation In favor of pasteurized milk, asserted that if Providence had intended milk to be pasteurized the machinery would have been placed In the cow. Now It Can Be Told! San Francisco Argonaut Now the quidnuncs can sit back and breathe a vast aigh of relief, for not one, but two, romances, which have been budding for months and months, have at last burst into bloom. 1 The engagement, of Yvonne Thieriot to Ferdinand Stent was announced by Yvonne's mother. Mrs. Ferdinand Thieriot last Sunday at the Burlingame Club to a large gathering, but Kathleen had previousy taken her lovely Vonnie and Ferdie by the hand and introduced them to several of her most intimate friends that morning, literally beaming with pleasure at the all Important news.

It Is a pleasant match to chronicle, for the pair are ex ceedingly popular, and deservedly so, Vonnie combining charming feminine attributes to Ferdles manly ones. The other announcement Is that of Miss Frances Mein, second daughter of the William Wallace Meins, and Charles de Brettevllle, which hardly came as a surprise to anyone who has not completely lost his sight since the good- looking Charles has been at the beck and call of the also good-looking Frances for lo! these many moons. This La agaase. Baltimore Sun. A flock of ships la called a fleet A fleet of sheep is called a flock, A flock of girls Is called a bevy, A bevy of wolve- is called a pack, A pack of thieves Is called a gang.

A gang of angels is called a host A host of porpoise is called a shoal. A shoal of fish Is called a school, A school of buffalo is called a herd, A herd of seals Is called a pod, A pod of whales is called a gam, A gam of lions is called a pride, A pride of children Is called a troop, A troop of partridges is called a covey, A covey of beauties Is called a galaxy, A galaxy of ruffians is called a horde, A horde of rubbish Is called a heap, A heap of oxen is called a drove, A drove of blackguards is called a mob, A mob of worshipers is called a congregation, A congregation of theatregoers Is called an audience. An audience of peacocks is called a A muster of doves is called a flight A flight of larks la called an exaltation. And If they are starlings it's mur- muration, A murmuration of bees is called a A swarm of foxes is called a skulk, A skulk of pigs is called a stye, A stye of dogs is called a kennel, A kennel of cat Is called a nuisance. Ottawa 25 Years Ago Frwa Tfc Jearaal at ratoaar? ST, IMS.

PHURCH vanquished State In a curling' match at the. Ottawa curling rink, 12 shots to. Four Presbyterian ministers of beat four members of the House o' Commons. Rev. Dr.

Herridge skipped the and his associates were Rev. D. N. Morden, Rev. J.

H. Turnbull, Rev. James W. A. Boys skipped the Parliamentarians, his teammates being Cordon Wilson, James M.

Douglas and W. A. Clarke. Among the spectators were such veterans as John Manuel, Charlie Scott Fred Cook. Sam Hemphill and Sam Rosenthal.

A live six-Inch lizard came through an Ottawa water tap. Mrs. Nancy Harris, of New York, broke into the news on her 98th birthday. Once she had spanked Andrew Carnegie, who showed his appreciation by giving her a pen sion. Roald Amundsen, the famous Norwegian explorer, told an audi ence which included the Duke of Conna ught and Princess Patricia how he discovered the South Pole.

It waa a plain and unvarnished tale in which the personal, pro noun never was used. 1 A Worklngman's Club had been formed, as a branch pf the Ottawa, Reform Association. One New Novel ncea rrora many nvi ma UNDER CAPRICORN, by Helen our peon, meets every require, ment of a good novel A writer's first duty to entertain, and thla Miss Simpson does magnificently. The drama! In vnwn jm ou ney. New South' Wales, in the curly part of the nineteenth century when Governor Bligh of "Bounty" fame, having found the country too harsh even for him.

is routed out xrom under the bed and piped out of the country tr the tune of "Over the Hills and Far In those days convicted criminals In England were sent to New South Wales. Whether from the shims of London or from the schools at Oxford they are boarded out as unpaid workers in the land, and when their time of penal servitude is 'over they become and do their share in building up the country. Most powerful among these In Sydney Is Samuel Fluaky, who had been convicted of murder in the Old uountry and sent out for seven years. Only he and his beautiful wife, Lady Henrietta, daughter of an Irish Earl, know that he is in-nocent Eloping with her father's groom she had turned on her pursuers and killed her own brother. Because he loves his beautiful aristocratic Irish wife Sam Flusky accepts full responsibility.

And she, because she loves her husband who had once been her father's accompanlea him into exile. But love is not enough. Romantic and volatile, she cannot face, the consequencertof her own reckless behavior Trying to drown her despair and deaden the edge of suffering she becomes a dipsomaniac. When Sir Richard Bourke, most successful of all Colonial Gover nors, arrives in Sdney he is accompanied by his perfectly charming and worthless cousin. Charles Adare.

Recognizing Hen rietta Flusky as the famous beauty who had scandalized so ciety by eloping with her groom, Charles considers it his duty as an old friend of her family, and also as a poet to restore her loveliness. With the utmost tact Charles begins his campaign for the res toration of the Lady Henrietta. But the Lady does not want to be rescued. Nor does any one else. Cam Flusky, resenting the influence the debonair young aristo crat has on his wife, prefers her the way she is.

At least she belongs entirely to him. Realizing the situation Charles blandly asks Flusky to finance an expedition In search of gold. Flusky lends him the money, knowing that from such expeditions men seldom return. But Charles does return. He had fallen In love with a beautiful young girl who turns out to be the daughter of tie barber, the erstwhile hangman of the colony whom Henrietta befriends and tries to instruct in manners -and the King's English.

The story ends with the dedication of a building by the Governor where young men of the laboring classes can go and be taught a trade and letters presented by Sam Flusky, philanthropist. And so a new world Is born. The dilettante Charles marries the barber's daughter and along with the Flusky's ecome the backbone of a dramatic community where thousands of natives come and go, obeying a rhythm of their own like the tides. Sophisticated, witty and charm- -Ing, "Under Capricorn" leaves nothing to be desire as entertainment. In Lighter Vein An American tells of a business friend who said to him one day: "Life well.

It's Just not worth livin'; it'a Just one blame trouble after another. But I'm going to try out a new scheme I've Just hired a young man, and when-, ever I have a worry, I'm goin' to pass it on to him, and hell have to take care of It" that's a good said the other. "What are you going to pay him?" "Five thousand dollars." "What's that? You complaining of bad trade, and going to pay a man five thousand dollars a year to take care of your worries. Where are yau going to get the money from to pay him?" said the friend, "I guess that's goin" to be his first worry." THE LIGHT COMES BRIGHTER. Theodore Roethke in the Atlantic Monthly.

east; the caw Of restive crows is sharper on the ear. A walker at the river's edge may hear A cannon crack announce an, early thaw. The sun cuts deep Into the heavy drift Though guarded snow may sua lflS At bridgeheads buckled Ice begins to shift, The. river overflows the level field. Once more the trees assume familiar Their branches drop last vestiges of snow.

A' The water stored In harrow pools In rivulets; the cold. roots stir below Soon field and wood will wear an April look, The frost be gone, for. green is breaking now; The ovenbird will match the vocal orooav The young fruit swell upon the pear-tree And soon a branch, part ef a hidden scene, 's The leafy mind, that long tighUy furled, 'V7 Will turn ita private substance. Into green, And young snoots spread upon 1 ur inner,.

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