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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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Send for pictured circular, free,

giving cut of each dog and brood and bitch.

S. B. ARTHURS. Brookville, Pa.

THE LARGEST Pointer Kennel in the World is
Bar Harbor, Maine.

BEAGLE HOUNDS-Young and mature stock.
better. All eligible and bred to hunt.


MT. IDA KENNELS Blue Blooded Boston Terriers. 85 Topliff Street, Dorchester, Mass. Puppies, studs and brood bitches always on hand.



"DEBONAIR," South End. Gloversville, N. Y.

FOR SALE: Pointers, puppies. Cheap. Address
CHAS. HAMMAN, Shiloh, Ohio.

EVERY DOG FANCIER should have a copy of the
second edition of the Symposium on Distemper-
16 pages.
Send 10 cents in stamps for copy, including
handsome souvenir postal card of champion dog.
C. S. R. Co., 503 W. 140th St., N. Y. City.

FOR SALE-Four English Setter Pups, two dogs,
two bitches, whelped May 22d. Color, white and
lemon. Best hunting stock, and eligible to registration.
Dogs, $20; bitches, $15. Pedigree on application.
E. J. HEFFELMAN, Canton, Ohio.

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For sale by all Grocers and Sporting Goods dealers. Send for our special premium offer. YOUNG'S BISCUIT CO., 89 Fulton Street, Boston, Mass.



Mailed Free to any address by the author

H. Clay Glover, D. V. S.

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1278 Broadway, N. Y,


FOR SALE-Live 1905 Mule Deer, in fine condition.
Alden, N. Y.


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,


402 Howard Street, Melrose, Mass.



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 lower than any other firm. Remember, we are the larg est 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.



DO YOU USE RUBBER STAMPS? We make the best rubber stamps and stencils in New York. Protectograph, the best safety check protector made. Rubber Type Alphabets, 5A fonts, $1.10 postpaid. Send postal for circular.

ABRAM AARONS, 16% University Place, N. Y.

When corresponding with advertisers please mention "Recreation'

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APARTMENTS, 3 to 7 rooms each; rooms sin

gle and en suite. The Hinman, Apartment and European Hotel, MARSHALL COOPER, Mgr., 7th and Figuerda, Los Angeles, Cal. Booklet mailed free.


BIG GAME. Hunting on the Head Waters of the Stickine River. I am better prepared than ever to furnish outfits, pack horses and guides for the season 1905. Moose, caribou, Stone's sheep, goat, black, brown and grizzly bear are all killed within one hundred miles of Telegraph Creek. Season opens September References: Andrew J. Stone, J. R. Bradley, T. T. Reese. J. FRANK CALLBREATH, Telegraph Creek, B. C. Via Wrangle, Alaska.

The Finest Property


Lake George

For Sale

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Lake George
N. Y.

Situated near the west shore of the lake, ten miles from Lake George village, near the great Sagamore Hotel. One mile from Bolton Landing. Island is seven (7) acres in extent and is heavily wooded, with good soil. Fine tennis courts; good croquet grounds.

House has fourteen (14) rooms, including bath room, servants' room, butler's pantry. There is a separate laundry building, ice house, billiard rooms, power house, containing electric plant, and a shop containing all necessary tools.

There are: boat house, docks, the good rowboats, 17-ft. launch and the Co it. steam yacht Crusader.

This island and all that goes with it is the property of a wealthy man who desires to sell for a mere fraction of what he paid for the property.

Price, $60,000 if taken at once, through FRANK FORD


23 West 24th Street

When corresponding with advertisers please mention "Recreation"

New York


Around Our Camp Fire

I leave this rule for others when I'm dead,
Be always sure you're right-then go ahead.


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Yes, it is quite evident that 'he readers of RECREATION have a good thing. A very good thing. And it is small matter for astonishment that a very large percentage of the sportsmen of this country begin to realize what wonderful value is being given. During the autumn we offered a premium competition on a somewhat unusual plan. The results are now before us and we think they will interest our friends. We offered the worker who would obtain the most subscriptions a bonus equal to half of the value of his subscriptions, in addition to his usual commission of forty cents per subscription in premium coupons. To the second we offered a bonus equal to onequarter of the value of his subscriptions, which would be added, as in the first instance, to his original commission. The third prize man was to receive ten per cent. of the value of his subscriptions, in addition to his commission.

These generous offers caused our friends to get to work and the winners turned up among our Canadian friends.

The first position was

won by Mr. R. O. Montambault, P. O. Box 394, Quebec, Canada, who turned in 75 subscriptions, thereby earning $37.50 in cold cash.

The second position was secured by Mr. J. B. Matte, 36 Rue de la Fabrique, Quebec, Canada, who turned in 72 subscriptions, thereby becoming entitled to a check for $18.

The third man on the list was Mr. Wm. C. Kistle, 91⁄2 N. Oklahoma street, Butte, Montana, who secured 40 subscriptions and won a bonus of $4.

Nothing Succeeds But Work

Work is the great remedy for pain, beating any patent medicine hollow. Work is not only its own reward but it brings other rewards in its turn. Therefore, we say to our good friends, work for RECREATION. Keep everlastingly at it. Send us in subscriptions until we can announce, as we hope to do some day in the not too far distant future, that we have 100,000 good and true men and women upon our subscription list, and that as a liv

ing force for the protection of American game RECREATION OCcupies a position which none can dispute. Modesty a Drawback

If we only had the assertive verbosity of some of our competitors, what position might we not aspire to? Supposing, now, that we were so filled with the great, egotistical, Ego, that we took up a lot of our valuable space, and more of our readers' valuable time, in making them read cute little extracts from letters which we receive praising RECREATION. Would not it be amusing?

And what a degree of editorial acumen it would show.


Why, there is never a morning that we do not find in our mail anywhere from a dozen to a score of letters, from men whose friendship we have won by simply putting out a clean, strong, American magazine.

But don't be afraid.

We won't do it.

We know that you will take all that for granted, and judge us by the publication we are placing in your hands every thirty days.

A Word to our

It is quite evident that a very considerable portion of our friends do not understand the making up of a magazine. It is not unusual for a contributor to send in an article about the 25th of the month requesting that it appear, without fail, in the forthcoming issue. Now, with every

From the Forest and the Field

We hold ourselves fortunate in having obtained an unusual proportion of letters and stories from practical men. In our judgment, the day of the professional writer on

sports has passed. He had a long inning but he did not wear well. It is not true that there are only a score or so of men, among eighty millions, who are able to write upon sporting subjects, though this impression might be gained by looking at the back numbers of some magazines.

Rifles, shotguns, pistols and fishing rods are sold by the million and among those who use them there are many men and women who are quite competent and more than willing to tell their fellow enthusiasts what they have done, where they went. how they got there, and the equipment they found best suited to the particular sport in which they engaged.



desire to make things pleasant all around and do as our friends wish, we invariably find it impossible to comply with such requests as, by the 25th of the month the forthcoming issue has been on the press for about ten days.

It is to this contingent that we confidently appeal, assuring them that the pages of RECREATION are ever open to those who can tell an interesting, straightforward story, and we would add that we dearly love good photographs.


At this present writing-Christmas weekwe are making up the February issue, and are already turning anxious glances toward the hooks upon which the March copy is hanging. So you see that you must be patient with us and give us credit for trying to meet your wishes.

Always send in your manuscripts and stories as far ahead as you can. If you have anything on tap that you think will be suitable for the late Spring or Summer numbers, send it along and give us chance to pass upon it in good season.

Preparing Copy


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.


In the preparation of copy even those that cannot claim to be trained literary craftsmen may help considerably by attending to a few simple rules. Never write upon the two sides of the paper. Write as distinctly as possible and leave ample space between the lines for possible editorial revision. These things are even more important than purity of diction.

Game Preservation

The true sportsman is a born game preserver, not only from motives of humanity, but also largely from self-interest. He has seen the deplorable effect of indiscriminate game slaughter, and he knows full well that his only chance of indulging in his favorite avocation is through the preservation of the game animals and birds that he pursues. Let each reader of RECREATION constitute himself a committee of one to enforce the game laws, and let him also be ceaseless in his endeavors to improve the laws that are on the statute books, wherever, in his judgment as an expert, he considers they need improve


The other morning one of our friends from up the valley of the Hudson dropped in. "I tell you what it is, Mr. Ford," said he, "that page of yours is the greatest institution of this country. Why, the boys up my way can hardly wait for the next number of RECREATION, and the very first thing they make a dive for is your page. Every purchase or sale that we have made through you has been an everlasting success.'

Although I hate to say so, candor forces me to acknowledge that FRANK FORD has been most phenomenally successful in his dealings. Yet, I feel that during the year that has just opened my transactions will be on an even larger and more successful scale than in 1905. My business must grow just as the avalanche grows at first a tiny patch of snow breaks away high up on the mountainside, but as it rolls toward the valley it increases ever in size, until, at length, with a mighty rush and roar that can be heard for miles it spreads out from the foot of the slope, over the whole country side. Beginning in a comparatively small way Frank Ford is now doing a regular land office business. It is the square dealing and the small commission that make him so popular.

I can sell you an Irish terrier dog, twenty (20) months old, clean, and safe with children. A good watch dog, affectionate, yet with plenty of spirit. No a show dog but a bully good companion. Mention Mr. J. B. Carson when you write.

Wilfred Wheeler will sell two (2) foxhound pups, dog and bitch, six months old, good strain, for $20 or he will exchange for a new Savage .303 or 30-30 carbine.

One of my British friends wants to sell a light, 12 bore, made in England, in excellent condition. In fact, equal to new. It is a double 12 bore, with 30-inch barrels, choke. He paid $75 for it in Birmingham, but is willing to accept $36 in cash. The gun weighs 634 pounds. Mention Mr. W. Wilson when you send your check.

Mr. Oglevee desires to part with a new Savage .22 calibre, 1903 Model repeater. Good as new. With brass cleaning rod and two magazines, fitted with Marble Automatic Flexible rear sight. What cash offer? List price of the outfit is $17.

Mr. Oglevee also desires to sell a Baker, Grade "A," Hammerless 12 Ga. shot gun, 30in. barrels, 734 lbs., stock 14 x 13 in., fine Damascus barrels, full choke, list price $42.75. Will take $25.

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It is quite useless, my friends, you writing to me to know if certain things are sold that were advertised months ago. Of course, they are sold. Sometimes they could have been sold twenty times over. Goodness only knows how many Luger Pistols I could have sold, for instance, and I have had a number of inquiries for black wolves. Yet, the supply was distinctly limited at the price I was able to quote. If you are looking for anything on this page, take my advice and send off your post-office order just as soon as you see anything mentioned that you feel you want. You run absolutely no risk as, if you so instruct, I will hold your check until you notify me that you are satisfied. Only, of course, you will have to pay expressage on the article, whatever it may be, both ways, if necessary.

Mr. W. M. Phillip offers a 25-30 Winchester Rifle, '92 Model, with set of reloading tools and Lyman combination, target and sporting sights, in good condition. The outfit cost $22.75 and he wants $15.

What can be nicer than a good gun cabinet? When you go into your snug breakfast room and the little wifie pours your tea or coffee out of the hissing urn, and you put the ham and eggs, and other delicacies, where

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