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276   THE PIONEERS OF OLD ONTARIO

introduced, it was thought that the last word had been pronounced in labour-saving implements."

In the same field in which this cradle was used, the Doherty of to-day plowed with a tractor in the fall of 1917, while overhead airmen were circling about in training for that great conflict in which the empires of the Hohenzollerns and Hapsburgs were to be finally forced into oblivion with the empire of Napoleon.

DOHERTY HOMESTEAD—BUILT IN 1844

The stone house begins to take the place of the log cabin. "The walls are of stone and 24 inches through. The timber was 13 inches square, of white pine, without a blemish."

"The first house on the place," Mr. Doherty went on, as he continued the story of the early days, "was of logs and was still standing when the rebellion of 1837 occurred. There was a huge hearthstone in front of the open fire-place, and this was taken up and a hole dug beneath in which all the money in the house, put into a covered pail, was buried until the

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