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THE 8EMI-WFFKLY TRIRIIMP NORTH PLATTE. MFRRAKA
FRENCH FIGHTING AT CLOSE QUARTERS
Famous Relic Now in the Nation
y " " ' '
RICH IK Ml
Testimony Proves Falseness of
Statements as to Onerous
Taxation and Conscription.
"Tho attempt to check emigration
from tho Unltod States to our prairie
provinces hy publishing alarming state
menta about the enormous war taxes
that are being paid hero $500 on a
quarter section yearly about forcing
young mon to onliat for tho war;
about tho cold, no crops and any old
Btory that by their extravagant bold
noss might Influence men and women
from venturing north to Canada, Is real
ly In tho list of curios to our peoplo
Knowing tho country, we can hardly
tako It seriously. Our governments
however, dominion and provincial, aro
taking steps to expose the falso state
montB that aro being made, and thoro
by keep tho channel open for con 1 1 mi
lug the stream of settlors that has
been (lowing to us for tho past decade.
Wo have thought to assist In this
work, and to do so purpose giving,
from time to time, actual experiences
of Americans who havo como to
Saskatchewan during lato yearn. Wo
give tho statements of two farmers In
this Issuo as follows:
STATEMENT OF M. P. TYSDAL
I lived near Lee. Illinois, for 40
years. I camo to Saskatchewan In tho
spring of 1912 and bought laud near
Brlorcrcst. I havo fanned this land.
1,080 acres, Aver alnco. 1 havo had
grand crops In 1914 I had 100 acres
of wheat that yielded 40 bushels to
tho acre. I sold this wheat at $1.50
I like tho country and my neighbors.
My taxes on each quarter section (160
acres) aro about $32 a year. This cov
ers municipal tax, school tax, hail in
surance tax everything. There is no
tear tax, so-called. I like tho laws In
forco hero. There is no compulsion to
mo In any way. 1 am Just as Independ
ent horo as I was In Illinois, and 1 feel
that my family and I aro Just as woll
protected by tho laws of tho provlnco
as wo were in our old homo In IlllnolB.
What 1 earn hero is my own. 1 havo
seven children and they tako their
places at school, In sportB and at all
public gatherings tho samo as the
(Signed) M. P. TYSDAL.
February 9th, 1016.
STATEMENT OP STEVE SOHWEIT S
I was born In Wisconsin, but moved
with my parents when a boy to
Stephen Co, Iowa. 1 was thoro farm
ing for B0 years. I sold my land thon
for over $200 an acre. 1 moved to
Saskatchewan, and located near Orlop
crost in tho spring of 1012. I bought
a half section of land. I hnvo good
neighbors. I feel qutto at homo hero
tho samo as- in Iowa. Wo havn per
fect safnty and no trouble In living up
to tho laws in forco. My taxes aro
about $G5 a year, on tho half suction
1 havo had splendid cropB. Wiieat
In 1915 yielded mo over CO bushols to
the aero. That Is nioro than J over
had in Iowa and yet tho laud thoro
costs four times as much as it does
horo. Tho man who comos horo now
and buys land at $60 an aero or loss
gets, a bargain.
(Signed) S. SCHWE1TZBISRGEIL
February 9th, 191G."
Saskatchewan Farmor, Fobruary,
"Faihor," said llttlo Gcorgo, "1 can
not toll a Ho." ,
"Very good, my son. But tho ro
markablo featuro of this historic opl
soflo Is not so much your Inability to
falsify as your enthusiastic willing
nosB to chop wood."
No sick headache, biliousness,
bad taste or constipation
Got a 10-cont box.
Aro you keeping your bowols, liver
and stomach clean, puro and fresh
with CascarotB, or merely forcing a
passageway ovory few days with
Salts, Cathartic Pills, Castor Oil or
Stop having n bowel wash-day. Lot
Cascarots thoroughly cleanso and reg
ulate tho stomach, romovo tho boui
and fermenting food and foul gasos,
tako tho oxcess bile from tho llvoi
and carry out of tho system all the
constipated wasto matter and poisons,
In tho bowels.
A Cascaret to-night will make you
feel great by morning. Thoy work
whllo you sloop novor gripe, sicken
or causo any inconvenience, and cost
only 10 cents a box from your storo.
Millions of men and women tako a
Cascaret now and then and novor
havo Ileadnclio, niltousnoss, Coated
Touguo, Indigestion, Sour Stomach or
When d man Helps his wife with the
housework It takes her about twice aa
long in tlnlsh.
H G Wells, the well-known author.
Im the son of u professional cricketer,
ON Liy OILS
ThlB remarkable photograph was
during an attack at Souchez.
STOP GIRD MURDER
Scientists Protest Against Wan
Farmers Fall to Appreciate tho Truo
Value of Their Feathered Helpers
Their Work Extolled as
Foes of Insects.
St. Michaels, Md. "If all tho birds
wore dostroyod tho world would bo
overrun with Insects In from soven
to nlno years," says Mlcholot, tho
Tho slaughter of tho bobwhlto, bet
ter known hero as quail and partrldgo,
has ceased, as the season Is over and
tho bird Is aboiA oxtinct. Tho gun
ners havo boon porslstent and overy
covoy that nested in tho wooda last
Bummor wbb trailed and shot this win
tor. Maryland Is ono of only aix
Btates, with tho District of Columbia,
which has an open soason for quail.
Forty-Blx states rcallzo that tho bob
whlto Is a valuable asset and protect
him from tho gunnor.
Tho biological survey has boon and
Is making efforts to teach tho farmer
that birds aro his best friends and
that without thorn farming would bo
Thoro is something moro than gamo
noss and six ouncos of delicately flav
ored meat to bobwhlto. Dr. Sylveutor
Judd of tho biological survoy has hold
ftutopBlos over hundreds of dead, and
Mrs. Margaret Morso Nlco of Clark
anlvorfllty has playod dotoctlvo on bob
whlto living. Thoy havo discovered
that bobwhlto Is marvolously bonoll
cent to human kind. Naturo has not
provldod such nnothor scourge to In
BoctB and exterminator of wood soeds.
Ho Is nonmlgrntory nnd will bo found
at IiIb business place twelve months
of tho yoar.
On his ordinary bill of faro will bo
found 114 kinds of Insects and 129 of
wood seed. Tho gunnor who shoots
him lmnglnoa that grain Is nbmit nil
lio eats, but ub a mattor of fact it
amounts to only one-sixth of his food
for tho year, nnd thlH Is taken not
from tho standing crops or among tho
ahoavos at harvest tlmo, but from
what escapes tho reaper. Whon grain
Ih sprouting injthp Hold bobwhlto has
sthor manors to attend, for Into In
tho spring and Bummor two-thirds of
his food consists of tho grain's Insect
foes, which mako 15 por cent on tho
yoar'B total In tho wild, or moro thnn
i third In captivity. It Is an Import
ant lint, too, for birds not of his kind
bbcIiow many or hla favorltos. Ho
likes tho potato bootlo. tho cucumber
beotlo, squash lady bug, corn bill bug,
jutworms, tobacco worms, clover woo
rll, cotton boll woovll, Imbricated
nout bootlo, May bootlo, plant llco.
grasshoppers, Rocky Mountain locust
and chinch bug,
Tho bobwhlto chlckB. oatlng 41 por
aont or their woight dally, llvo for six
weeks on Insects, and In this tlmo
:onBUino 20,000 each Ono, a wook
old. ato 2,326 plant llco and 20 meal
worms, f nd wns not dono for tho day.
Horo aro some slnglo meals for
Boll woavllB, 47; potato bugs. 101;
chinch bugs, 100; squash bugs. 12;
army worms, 12; cutworms, 12; mos
quitoes, 5l!S all In threo hours. And
as a sample of n day's work. In addi
tion to seeds, grain and grouu food,
uoto l,:tfi0 flies and 1.286 roso slugs.
r fi.000 plant llco,
in tho winter months tho bobwnlto
urns to weed soodB. which form moro
than half his food for tho yoar. and
horo aro samples of ono bird's con
aunuulon for ono duy;
Rarnynrd grass, 2.500; beggar ticks.
1,400; black mustard, 3,500; burdock,
600; crab grass, 2,000; curlod dock.
1,175; doddor, 1.CG0; evening prim
rose, 10.000; lambs' quarters, ir.,000;
milkweed, 770; popper grass, 2.4U0;
pigweed, 12,000; plantain, 12.500; rab
bit's foot, clover, 30.000; bush clover,
1,800; emartwood, 2,250; whlto ver
tuken by a French stretcher nearor
vain, 18,750; water smartwecd. 2.000.
Tho year's consumption by one pair In
captivity was 130,905 insects and 10.
442.G8JJ weed seeds.
If bobwhlto wan mi exponBive ploco
of machinery furmcrs would mortgage
their lands rather than bo without
him. Hut aa a friend provided by na
turo thoy fall to appreciate his value.
"Tho euro for lessening game Is
leas gunning, and It Is tho only euro,"
said Prof. M. Llewellyn Ranoy of
Johna Hopkins university. "Whon a
gunner can be made to Btop firing long
enough to reallzo that, It is possible
that ho may listen to tho economic
ornithologist, who is earnestly telling
what tho real function of tho bird In
tho world is. The tlmo was when tho
southorn rlco growor wao Justified In
warring on what ho called tho reed
bird bccaiiBo of his depredations on
tho crop in tho spring nnd nutumn.
But this basis for his classtllcntlon as
a gamo bird In tho eastern states has
been swopt away, because this Indus
try has vanished. In tho North It Is
an economic factor of groat import
ance, for In May, Juno nnd July 85 per
cent of Its food Is Insects.
"It ought to bo a ploasuro for tho
South to treasure for tho North this
ofllciont and melodious harlequin of
the meadows, Just as the North should
foster tho swallows and orioles, tho
blackbirds and meadow larks, which
work so bravoly on tho cotton boll
weovll of tho South.
"Another point In favor of birds Is
their ability to travol long distances,
so that In case of a local outbreak of
an,y spoclos of Insect thoy aro ablo to
rally quickly to tho spot and render
good service In chocking tho further
increaso of tho pest."
FEWER JOBLESS IN PARIS
Most Persons Thrown Out of Employ
ment at Beginning of War Are
Again at Work.
Paris. No moro remarkable signs
of tho business revival In Paris can
bo furnished than by tho figures pub
llEhe'd of tho progrosalvo docllno In
tho numbers of unemployed, especial
ly during tho Inst year.
UotWoon September 23 .nnd October
24, 1911, whon statistics aro first avail
able, tho number of relief tickets Is
sued shows that tho total of those who
woro without work or means was 257,
1B5. This was Just after tho battle of
tho Marno, when tho crlBls was at Its
height. In tho fortnight between Feb
ruary 14 and March I, 1915, this num
bor had dwlndWJ to 150.SG4. or n dim
inution of nearly 70.0OU.
Slnco then tho decrease has noon
rogulnr and rapid. Between November
20 and December 4, 1915, there were
but 79,791 of both Boxes out of work.
It 1b in tho llboral professions that
this docroase Is least marked; but tho
original numbers, both of men and
womon, In this category wcro novor
GIRL ACTS AS CUPID'S AID
License Clerk Drives Twenty Mile In
Snow to Help Prospective
Towanda, Pa. Driving twenty miles
through tho snow, John Harrison, a
young Brndford county farmer, reached
Towanda and applied for n marriage
Mkouso, only to learn that tho bride-to-be
would havo t9 bo present when
It was IbhiichI
"This Is terrible." almost shouted
Harrison "Tho weeding takes place
this afternoon at two o'clock, the
bride's homo Ib already filled with
guests, nnd she can never come horo.
answer tho quostlons nnd havo the
wedding take place on tlmo."
Taking In tho situation. Miss Mary
Aboil, clerk to thr mnrrlago license
olHco, voluntorod ti act as first aid to
Cupid With tho mnrrlago license
docket In tho bottom of tho sleigh.
MIbb Abell was driven across the coun
try twenty mlloa. issued tho marriage
license, nnd tho wedding took place
In schedule time.
Miss Abell wns a guest of honor at
the wedding dinner
Derringer rtlfle Used by Davy Crockett
and In the Graves-Cllley Duel
Is Still In Excellent
Washington. D. C.Among the.
thousands of relics In tho United
States National museum at Washing
ton, there aro few objects more re
plete with historical Interest than n
certain Dnrrinper rifle, catalogue No.
9.509. This rifle was used hy Col.
David Crockett of Alamo fame, and
w i nlBO the weapon llrnd by Hon.
William .1. Graves In the duel with
Hon Jonathan Ctlley, resulting the
death of tho latter. It was .made about
a hundred years ago. and the curator
of tho division of technology snyB It Is
an exceedingly well-mndo and finely
finished gun, being still in excellent
Col Wright Rives, U. S. A., who has
deposited tho rifle In tho museum
stntes that It wns mndo for his fa
ther. John Cook Rives, by Henrj
Derringer. John C. Rives wna one of
the publishers of tho Congressional
Globe, now the Congressional Record,
nnd know many congressmen, several
of whom he was accustomed to take
nut for rlflo .'ractlco to a field, some
times used for horso racing, near
where tho corner of Fourteenth
street and Park road now Intersect.
Among them wns David Crockett, pio
neer, hunter, soldier nnd congress
man from 1827-31, nnd 1833-35. who
later lost his life at tho Alamo In the
Texas strugglo for freedom.
Crockett seemed particularly to like
this rifle nnd often Joined tho shoot
ing parties to keep himself in prac
tice Tho circumstances whlca led to the
fatal duel between Messrs. Grave!
and Cllley of the house of representa
tlves. In which this rifle figured sc
conspicuously, wcro quite unusual and
moro or lo3s complicated. Tho reporl
of the Investigating committee np
pointed by the house, covers tho storj
of this duel well; an abstract of It
taken from "Notes on Duels and Duel
Ing." by Lorenzo Sabine, follows:
On February 12. 1838. Henry A
WIso of Virginia presented to the
house a copy of the Now York Couriei
and Enquirer, charging a member ol
congress with corruption, and asked
for an investigation of tho charge. Mr
Wlso stated that tho author of the
article wan vouched for by tho edltot
of tho paper, and that tho house waa
called upon to defend lt3 honor. Tona
than Cllloy. member from Maine, op
pooed tho resolution, and In debate
said that If It was the samo edltoi
who onco made charges against a
certain institution, and later received
facilities amounting to $52,000 from
tho samo Institution, which ho then
gave his hearty support, ho did not
think tho recent charges wcro intitled
to much credit In an American con
gress. Mr. Cllloy was in order; ho
was quoting a published house com
mittee report on tho subject, but a
few days later tho editor of tho pa
per. Col. James Watson Webb, ad
dressed a note to him asking If ho
woro the editor referred to, and. If so,
demanding nn explanation.
This noto was directly responsible
for tho duel between Mr. Cllloy and
William J. Graves of Kentucky, who
undertook Its delivery on the floor of
tho.houso for his friend, Colonel Webb.
Mr. Cllloy rofuaod to roceivo tho noto.
becnusc he choso to bo drawn Into no
controversy with Colonel Webb, stat
ing thnt by so doing ho meant no dis
respect to tho bearer; but ho refused
to affirm or deny anything In regard
to Colonel Webb's character. Mr.
CraveB was not satisfied, however, and
sovoral notis between them were ex
changed, with tho result that Mr.
Graves finally challenged Mr. Cllloy
becauso ho would not say whether ho
refused tho noto on tho grounds of
nny personal oxcoptlon to Colonel
Wobb as a goutleman and a man of
Naturally Mr. Cilloy donted Mr.
droves tho right to demand an abso
luto "yes" or "no" answer, and ac
cepted tho challenge.
Tho duel was scheduled for 3 p. ra..
on February .24. 1838, and tho two
parties mot near tho boundary lino of
tho District, on tho Marlborough road.
Mr. Cllloy fired first, and f..r. Graves a
second or two after him. but both
missed. Efforts to adjust tho mattor
woro futile and the parties massumod
their positions and exchanged shots
ngnln, also without effect. Still being
uunblo to ngroo aftor further argu
ment, thoy went to their positions tho
third tlmo. This tlmo thoy fired very
noar)y togothor. Mr. Cllloy was- shot
through tho bo'dy and expired a few
Tho congressional committee found
Mr. Graves guilty of a breech of privi
leges In tho houso, but hoi that Mr.
Clll had remained within his rights.
Thoy recommended tho expulsion of
Mr. Graves from tho house, nnd that
th seconds and friends bo censured.
Wolves Approach a City.
Nevada City, Cal. Tho spectacle of
wolves coming close to tho residence
soctlon of tho city Is tho latest devel
opment of the hoavy storm that has
prevailed in this county. Whllo Jack
Lnndsburg wns out near his uono re
cently ho snw threo largo timber
wolves como down out of tho hills anil
approach as far aa tho dwelling ol
j. M. Hadloy before thoy woro fright
ened back Into the trees.
USE OF CONVICTS ON ROADS
Passed Through Period of Hysterical
Wrangle Into One of Actually Suc
"Tho ubo of convicts on tho public
roads lins passed through tho period of
hysterical wrangle Into a period of
actually successful accomplishment
and almost universal acceptation,"
stated E. Stagg Whltln, whoso new
course in practical pcnnl probloma at
Columbia university was recently an
nounced. Doctor Whitln holdo that tho under
lying motive in convict rond building
must bo to socuro the great efficiency
for tho stato out of its possessions.
But tho convicts and the roads aro
property of the state, and tho work
ing of convicts upon tho roads should
eliminate many elements of wasto in
tho administration of road and prison
"Tho efficiency of the convict on tho
road gang," ho continued, "differs
greatly in different gangs. Thoro Is
no doubt In my mind that tho appli
cation of tho efficiency records In uso
at tho present time la tho Wisconsin
road camps for free labor will tend
even moro perceptibly to ralso tho ef
ficiency of convict labor.
"Incentive must bo created beforo
good work can bo produced. Coop
any of ub up In n stuffy, unsanitary
Jail for several montliB, arraign us for
trial amid tho excitement of whnt wo
misname as Juotlcr-, and thon tako a
few months of breaking our, spirit in
prison surroundings and there Is llttlo
likelihood that the thing wo call ginger
will bo very apparoa. Thoro is defi
nite need of. building up If tho convict
Is to return to society and make good.
"The great need," Doctor Whltln
concluded, "1b for the foreman of a
convict road gang to throw his shoul
der to tho task and inspiro his gang
with the deslro to bo Hko him. Tho
problem lies In securing such men as
foreman of tho road gangs.",
Tho graduate department of high
way engineering at Columbia univer
sity hns been in close touch with tho
national committee on prisons and
prison labor, which is located on tho
campus, for a number of years. This
work has been carried on under tho
Joint direction of tho department and
Convicts Building a Road.
tho prison committee Doctor Blan
chard, professor of highway engineer
ing, sees tho great opportunity for tho
highway road work, and, as ho stated
in a recent article in tho Columbia
Spectator: "Tho humane element must
bo a factor in tho education of tho
highway engineer of tho future." This
will bo supplied through tho co-operation
of tho national commltteo on
prisons and prison labor and tho work
under Doctor Whltln at Columbia uni
versity. OIL PRESERVES COUNTY ROAD
Surface Rendered Impervious to Wa
ter and Crown Is Almost Like
Asphalt No Signs of Wear.
Tho only rond in Berks county.
Maryland, which Is strictly a "county
road" Is tho Btrotch of five miles be
tween Douglnsvlllo and Yollow Houso.
By this 1b meant that it is neither a
Btato nor township road, but Ib entire
ly under tho Jurisdiction of tho county
Recently tho road was treated with
a coating of crude oil, and no ono
doubts tho wisdom of this action. The
road Ib now not only dust-proof, but
tho surface has been rendered lmporvl
ous to water. Tho crown la almost
llko asphalt, and thoro aro no signs ol
wear or tear.
The Value of Roads.
It cost Franco ?G12,000,000 to build
tho best system of roads in tho world.
For many yenrs it haa reaped untold
wealth, onjoyraont and benefit from
them, and now those same roads havo
becomo tho greatest slnglo factor in
saving tho republic from destruction
by Invading enemies. Certainly if any
Bano man doubts tho profit or advisa
bility of tho best roads and tho most
of thorn, Franco affords au objoct les
son that nono can fall to comprehend.
"Papo's Diapepsin" cures sick,
sour stomachs in five minutes
"Really does" put bad stomachs In.
order "really docs" ovorcomo indiges
tion, dyspepsia, gas, heartburn and
sourness In five minutes thnt Just
that makes Papo's Dlapopsln tho lar
gest selling Btomnch regulator in the
world. If what you eat ferments Into
stubborn lumps, you belch gas and
eructato sour, undigested food and
acid; head is dizzy and aches; breath,
foul; tonguo coated; your insldcs filled
with bllo and Indlgestlblo wasto, re
member tho moment "Papo's Diapep
sin" comes In contact with tho stomach
all such distress vanishes. It's truly
astonishing almost marvelous, and
tho Joy Is its harmlessness.
A largo fifty-cent caso of Papo's Dia
pepsin will glvo you a hundred dollars
worth of satisfaction.
It's worth its woight infold to mere
and women who can't got their stom
achs regulated. It belongs in your
home should nlways be kept handy
In caso of sick, sour, upset stomach,
during the day or at night. It's tho
quickest, surest and most harmloss
Btomach doctor In the world. Adv.
Nearly all tho European monarcno
are shorter in size than their wives.
GIRLS! GIRLS! TRY IT,
BEAUTIFY YOUR HAIR
Make It Thick, Glossy, Wavy; Luxur
iant and Remove Dandruff Real
Surprise for You.
Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluf
fy, abundant and appears as soft, lus
trous and beautiful as a young girl's
after a "Dandcrlne hair cleanso." Just
try this moisten a cloth with a little
Danderlno and carefully draw It
through your hair, taking ono small
strand at a time. This will cleanso
tho hair of dust, dirt and excessivo oil
and in just a few moments you have
doubled tho beauty of your hair.
Besides beautifying tho hair at once,
Danderlno dissolves every particle oC
dandruff; cleanses, purifies and Invig
orates tho scalp, forever stopping Itch
ing and falling hair.
But what will please you most wllL
bo after a fow weeks' uso when you
will actually see new hair fine and
downy at first yes but really now
hair growing all over tho scalp. If
you care for pretty, soft hair and lots
of it, surely get a 25 cent bottle of
Knowlton's Danderlno from any store
and Just try it. Adv.
Forty per cent of the peoplo in tho
United States attend church.
LOOK! RESIN0L HAS
CLEARED THAT AWFUL
Every day, thousands of skln-suf-forors
find that tho moment that Resi
nol Ointment touches their tortured
skin tho itching stops and healing bo
gins. That is why doctors havo pre
scribed it so successfully for over 20
years In even tho severest cases of
eczema, ringworm, rashes, and many
other tormenting, disfiguring skin dis
eases. Aided by warm baths with
Reslnol Soap, Rosinol Ointment usu
ally makes a sick skin or scalp heal
thy, quickly, easily and at llttlo cost.
Reslnol Ointment and Rcsinol Soap
also greatly help to clear away pim
ples and dandruff. So'd by all drug
X-rays aro being used in India to de
termine a man's ?ge.
IF BACKlTUrfrS CLEAN
KIDNEYS WITH SALTS
Drink Lots of Water and Stop Eating
Meat for a While If the Bladder
Meat forms uric acid which oxcltos
and overworks tho kidneys in their
efforts to filter it from tho system.
Regular eaters of meat must flush tho
kidneys occasionally. You must re
lievo them llko you rollovo your bow
ols; removing all tho acids, wasto and
poison, elso you fool a dull misery In
tho kldnoy region, sharp pains in tho
back or sick headache, dizziness, your
stomach sours, tonguo is coated and
whon tho weathor is bad you havo
rheumatic twinges. Tho urlno Is
cloudy, full of sediment; tho channels
often get Irritated, obliging you to got
up two or three times during the
To neutralize theso Irritating addB
and flush off tho body's urinous wasto
got about four ounces of Jad Salts
from any pharmacy; tako a table
spoonful In a glass of water before
breakfast for a fow days and your kid
noys will thon act flno and bladder
disorders disappear. This famous salts
Ib made from tho acid of grapos and
lemon Julco, combined with Uthla, and
has boon used for generations to clean
and stimulato sluggish kldnoys and
stop bladdor Irritation. Jad Salts Is
inexpensive; harmless and makes a
delightful offorvescent lithla-water
drink which millions cf men and
women tako now and then, thus amid
Ing serious kidney and bladder dis
Over 60.000 people In New York ctty
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