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By FRANK WAGNER,

Vancouver, Wash.

Printed by The Vancouver Columbian.

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CHAPTER 1.

A New Country. The thought of moving to a new country is present in the mind of most every person. Whole nations have in mind this thought. From childhood, some of the oppressed people in dif. ferent parts of the world, have this thought constantly in view.

It is said the proper study of man is man. A more correct way to express it would be to say that the constant thought of man is to change location. One never tires in listening to a person who has traveled much over the world. Astrology and palmistry treats moving as a disease. They give the moon the blame for this ever restless desire of moving from place to place. If that he true, the moon has a strong grasp on the people of all nations. We find on the prairies, conditions not at all like the conditions in mountainous places. On the prairie one can see for miles in every direction-see his neighbors at work in the fields, see the smoke curling from the chimney in the morning when the fire is lighted. One can know when anyone starts the morning meal by watching the smoke on the morning, gain a fair knowledge of the thrift of the people of the valley in that way. In the mountain regions the conditions are not similar to those in the valleys. People as a rule, frame a conception of a new place from what they know of the place of their abode with the exception, possibly that in the new place, the ideal place, all undesirable things are eliminated.

I knew a farmer who moved from Ohio to Missouri and took with him his farm implements. He had a great supply of plows, cultivators, and other farm implements. They were worthless in the new location, as the soil where he moved to is of light loam and only plows made of cast-steel and hardened very hard, can be used. He had to throw away all his implements and get new ones.

At Chadron, Nebraska, I saw an immigrant unloading a car load of household goods, and among the goods were several pots of cactus. One of the boys in the family had placed all the pots of cactus to one side cut of danger.

When his mother came to assist in unloading the car, the son remarked to her: “Mother, look across the prairie and see, as far as one can see, better specimens of cactus than you have brought from New York state." There was not a square rod in all that region that did not have as good, if not better, specimens of cactus than the ones the immigrant brought,

A family moved from the middle west to the Pacific coast in the winter, without having first learned of the weather conditions there. When they arrived, the rain was pouring in torrents and kept it up for a week without intermission. This was too much for the man. He at once returned to his former home. The rain stopped the next day after he had started home. All the writing of friends as to the weather was time wasted He had been there and saw for himself just what the climate was.

A lady who lived near the state line between Virginia and West Virginia, who, by straightening the line, was brought into West Virginia, said she was delighted with the change as she always wanted to be in West Virginia. I presume there was something in the climate of West Virginia that appealed to her strongly

Suppose there should be an edict which would declare that after a certain fixed date we were all to be transported to a new country. What would be our minds concerning the matter of going?

The map of the world is changing. Nations are gaining territory; others losing all their territory. The map of the ancient countries reveal to use, that hearts have been bade to bleed over the loss of all they held dear in home, country, lands and customs.

In the thirteenth chapter of Numbers, is an account of the search made in the land of Canaan. No one reading this account would take it as literal, as meaning only a political division of the country.

There is a meaning in the cabalistic language signifying something more beautiful than the political division of Palestine.

“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying: Send thou men, that they may search the land

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