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IN March first RECREATION will be fif
teen cents a copy, and the subscription price will be $1.50 a year. The advanced price of printing, and of paper, would have justified us in do
ing this one year ago, but we felt at that time, owing to the change of management, that it was due the old subscribers that we allow the price to remain unchanged until we had demonstrated the sort of a magazine we were capable of presenting.
Even now, all subscriptions received at this office before April 1st will be accepted at one dollar, and though your present subscription does not expire for several months, it will be well to renew now, rather than to pay the advance price later. If you wish to renew for two years send us two dollars.
All Subscriptions received on or before April first will be accepted at one dollar. After that $1.50.
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DVERTISEMENTS will be inserted under the proper heading in this department at the rate of 5 cents a word, each initial and figure counting as one word. No advertisement will be inserted at less than fifty cents. Cash must invariably accompany the order. A discount of 10 per cent. may be deducted from a twelve-time order. It is possible through this department to reach nearly 400,000 people twelve times a year for the sum of $6.00. Display type and illustrations at regular rates.
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FOR SALE OR LEASE-Eleven hundred acres of
85 Topliff Street, Dorchester, Mass. Puppies, studs JUST NOW-Fifteen Hundred buys lovely Summer and brood bitches always on hand.
Cottage near good hotel. Growing summer resort, upper Hudson Valley, Adirondacks. Hunting, fishing, scenery, location all fine. DR. MOREHOUSE, Wevertown, N. Y.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE-Guns and Sporting Goods. Lowest possible prices, new and secondhand. Circular Free. State your wants.
F. D. SAWYER, Gray, Maine.
BIG MAIL FREE-Send your address to C. F. Clarke,
WILL EITHER, OR BOTH, of the two gentlemen
CALENDARS of Four Different Photos of Alaska Indian
F REE-1906 Catalogue. Forty varieties land and water
S. A. HUMMEL, Box 68,
XCHANGE Browning Automatic for Disc Phonograph and Records. Must be extra large machine and
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WE WERE THE PIONEERS IN SQUABS. Our Homers are straight bred and unexcelled for size. We have supplied equipment for many of the finest estates in America. Our plant is the largest and best in the world. During the past year we sold more Homers than all other pigeon breeders and importers in America combined. There is a reason for this; look around before buying. We publish a full line of printed matter, covering every detail of this rich industry. Send for our Free Book, "How to Make Money with Squabs." Visitors welcome at our plant and Boston office. Address,
PLYMOUTH ROCK SQUAB Co., 402 Howard Street, Melrose, Mass.
SPECIAL SIXTY DAY OFFER.
Just to introduce our Selected Imported Belgian Homers, we will give FREE a complete outfit for breeding squabs. Send 4 cents in stamps for our special offer circular which tells you all. There are no better Homers in America than our birds, and our prices are ower than any other firm. Remember, we are the largst importers in America. We also have all kinds of Pheasants, Swan, Peacocks, Wild and Fancy_Waterfowls, Turkeys, White Guineas, Poultry, Collie Dogs, Fancy Pigeons and Imported Angora Cats. Write for what you want. CAPE COD SQUAB, POULTRY AND GAME FARM, Box G, Wellfleet, Mass.
BUFFALO HORNS, matched pairs, polished and mounted; also make into showy hall racks; flint-lock pistols; Indian relics, ancient and modern; Navajo blankets; elk tusks; old brass, pewter and crockery. Illustrated lists, 2 cents. N. CARTER, Elkhorn, Wis.
Mr. Frank Chick, of Madrid, Maine, writes: "I have a lot of 105 acres, practically controlling the hunting on two townships, letter E and No. 6. I enclose map of Oxford county, showing location. It is the Northwest corner lot of the East half of No. 6. Letter E is owned by the International Paper Co.; No. 6, East half, by the Berlin Mills Co.; West half by E. S. Coe Estate. This lot was not for sale when the balance of these towns were sold, and its location makes it one of the most desirable hunting locations in Maine. Good log camp, two rooms, six double bunks, and log hovel for horse. Will sell for $800, or rent, $50 for the season. Branch of Sandy River runs through this lot. Brook trout plenty. Has been closed for five years. Open this seaAnother branch within three-quarters of a mile. Good partridge shooting. Several old orchards near, easy to reach with wagon. Nearest inhabitant two miles. The country between this lot and the Great Lake and Byron is the best breeding ground for deer I know of, and is not hunted, as we get all the deer wanted near home. When the International Paper Co. begin to cut Letter E, the timber on this lot will be worth more than I ask for it now. I bought this lot for the hunting, but have another nearer home that is satisfactory, and so would like to sell or rent this.
When HUNTING or FISHING you don't want to make a pack-horse of yourself by carrying a heavy plate or film camera. Take the celebrated
Vest-Pocket WATCH CAMERA
and be happy.
No larger than an Ingersoll Watch and yet a perfect instrument. Takes 25 pictures at one loading, each one the size of a postage stamp. Uses Eastman Films. So easy a child can handle it. Pictures can be enlarged to any size.
The price of the camera is $2.50; Film spools, 25 exposures, 20c. each; View Finder, 50c.
The Outfit as mentioned will be sent,
U.S. or Canada on receipt of $3.20
D. C. DRURY COMPANY Dept. B, 436 Manhattan Avenue, New York
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Around Our Camp Fire
I leave this rule for others when I'm dead,
Not the Quarry, but the Chase The true spirit of modern sport is, to our mind, embodied in the foregoing.
estly and to the best of our ability; a little play with rod or rifle in hand; a communion with Nature wherein our soul may become somewhat attuned to the rhythm and melody of her voice, and we may rest assured that we are getting about all there is to existence.
The Metric System
Why is it that the Anglo-Saxon race-in many things the most practical in the world -persists in ignoring the metric system?
In past ages, when man was a hunter, living by the products of the chase, this view of the subject would not be likely to strike him. When a fellow is short of a dinner the quarry is a highly important portion of the landscape, but few of us, excepting in extremely.remote places, now hunt to allay the pangs of hunger. We have at our command the preserved pork that comes from Chicago or elsewhere, the delicious beans that we owe to the labors of the husbandman, and the tea which has come to us from the land of Washee Washee. Hence, we are not usually dependent upon the result of our shots or casts for our dinner. We hunt and fish that we may have an excuse for exercising in the open air; for training Our muscles and our eyesight in Dame Nature's school; and we would fain match our cunning against that of the wild things of the woods and waters.
An uncompromising fight for the protection, preservation and propagation of all game; placing a sane limit on the bag that can be taken in a day or season; the prevention of the shipment or transportation of game, except in limited quantities, and then only when accompanied by the party who killed it; the prohibition of the sale of game. These are 'Recreation's" slogans now and forever.
Out of the Groove
It is absolutely necessary, if a man would lead a sane, healthy existence, to get out of the groove occasionally-the oftener the better. "The daily round and common task" are, no doubt, excellent things in their way, but too much of a good thing is apt to become monotonous, and also unhealthy. It is as a break in the sequence of daily events that the modern man finds his benefit in sport. Too much sport is, perhaps, worse than too little. He who lives for shooting or fishing alone is throwing away his existence; voluntarily relinquishing the advantages that have come to him as the Son of the Ages. A happy medium is the thing to strive for. Some work, done faithfully, hon
All the great nations of the world, with the exception of the United States and the British Empire, have adopted. this common-sense system. Surely, it cannot be very long before we fall into line, and get rid of the absurdly clumsy and antiquated system in use at present.
To us it should be considerably easier to make the change than to our cousins across the Atlantic. The decimal system is in use in our coinage, while they are handicapped by farthings, pence, shillings, pounds. The every-day terms of the Metric System are as follows:
Hecto equals 100.