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About The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1909)
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Johnny Um, well, I had lots of nice
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things, but I' guess them sojourn
things wasn't ripe yet
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ing, Irritating Humor for 2 Months
Little Sufferer In Terrlblo Plight.
Disease Cured by Cuticura.
"My six year old daughter had the
dreadful disease called hives for two
months. She becamo affected by play
ing with children who had it Dy
scratching she caused large sores
which were Irritating. Her body was
a complete sore but it was worse on
her arms and back. We employed a
physician who left medicine but It did
not help her and I tried several reme
dies but without avaiL Seeing tho
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thought I would try them. I gave her
a hot bath dally with Cuticura Soap
and anointed her body with Cuticura
Ointment The first treatment re
lieved the Itching and In a short time
the disease disappeared. Mrs. George
I Frldhoff. Warren, Mich., June 30
and July 13, 1908."
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Dorothy llvoil tn Kansas with Aunt Em
u Uncle Henry. A tyclorii' mod their
horns Into the iiir, Dorothy fallliiK aalm-p
mldHt tho excitement. A fraud awakened
or. Tho houan had lundi-d In a country
ranrvnloun benutv. (Jroutm of oueer
tlo people irr'c(sil her to tli- Land of
uwhklns. The houso hail killed their
nemy, the wicked wltfh of KiiMt. lor-
ny took the wllcli mlver rIiim-m. duo
arted for tho Kmeralri City to llnd tiii
WUunl of Oz, who, alio was promised,
mlnlit find a way to aend her back to
anwiH. Itorothy rt-lcaaud a acareorow,
vine him life. Ilu wan tiealroua of ac
quiring brains and Btaited with her to
te Wizard to gut them.
I ATTSMOUTM NEWSHERALD ' thp pe ma
ucc an oil can ana on tny joints,
A. BARROWS. Editor and Manager
he answered. "They are rusted so
badly that I cannot move thorn at all;
If I am well oiled I Bhall soon bo all
right again. You will find an oilcan
on a shelf in my cottage."
Dorothy at once ran back to tho cot
tage and found the oil-can, and then
I she returned and asked, anxiously:
"Where aro your joints?"
"Oil ray nock, first," replied the Tin
Woodman. So she oiled it, and as It
was quite badly rusted tho Scarecrow
took hold of tho tin hoad and moved
It gently from side to side until It
worked freely, and then tho man could
turn It himself.
"Now oil the Joints In my arms," he
said. And Dorothy oiled them and
tho Scarecrow bent them carefully
until they wero quite free from rust
and as good as new.
Tho Tin Woodman gavo a sigh of
satisfaction and lowered his ax, which
ho leaned against the tree.
"This is a great comfort," ho said.
"I havo been holding that ax in tho
air ever since I rusted, and I'm glad
to be able to put it down at last. Now,
if yon will oil tho Joints of my legs, 1
shall be all right once more."
So they oiled his legs tint,il ho could
move them freely; and he thanked
tlirni again and again for his relenso,
for ho seemed a very polite creature,
and very grateful.
"I might have stood thero always If
you had not come along," ho said; "so
you have certainly saved my life. How
did you happen to be hero?"
"We are on our way to tho Emerald
City, to soe tho great Oz," sho an
swered, "and wo stopped at your cot
tage to pass the night."
"This ct first seemed a great mis
fortune, for I knew a one-legged man
could not do very well as a wood
chopper. So I went to a tin smith and
had him make me a new leg out of
tin. The leg worked very well, once
I was used to it; but my action an
gered the wicked Witch of the East,
for sho had promised the old woman
I should not marry the pretty Munch
kin girl. When I began chopping
again my ax slipped and cut off my
right log. Again I went to the tin
ner, and asaln he made me a leg out
of tin. After this the enchanted ax
cut off my arms, one after the other;
but, nothing daunted, I had them re
placed with tin ones. The wicked
Witch then made the ax slip and cut
off my hoad, and at first I thought
that was the end of mo. Hut the tin
ner happened to come along, and he
made me a new head out of tin.
"I thought I had braten the wicked
Witch then, and I worked harder than
ever; but I little knew how cruel my
enemy could he. Sho thought of a
new way to kill my love for the beau
tiful Munchkin maiden, and made my
ax slip again, so 'that it cut right
through my body, splitting me into
two halves. Once more the tinner
came to my help and made mo a body
of tin, fastening my tin arms and legs
and head to It, by means of Joints, so
that I could move around as well as
ever. Hut, alas! I had now no heart,
so that I lost all my love for tho
Munchkin girl, and did not care
whether I married her or not. I sup
poso she Is still living with the old
woman, waiting for me to come after
"My body shono so brightly in tho
sun that I felt very proud of it and it
did not matter now if my ax slipped,
awoke the sun was
shining through the
tree and Toto had
long been out chasing birds and
squirrels. She sat up and looked
around her. There was tho Scare
crow, still standing patiently In his
corner, waiting for her.
"We must go and search for water,"
he said to him.
"Why do you want water?" he asked,
"To wash my face clenn after tho
dust of the road, and to drink, so the
dry bread will not stick in my throat."
It must be Inconvenient to be made
of flesh," said tho Scarecrow, thought
fully; "for you must Bleep, and eat
and drink. However, you have brains,
and It Is worth a lot of bother to bo
able to think properly."
They left tho cottage and walked
through the trees until they found a
little spring of clear water, where
Dorothy drank and bnthed and ate
her breakfast. She saw there was not
much bread left In the basket, and the
girl was thankful the Scarecrow did
not have to eat anything, for there
was scarcely enough for -herself and
Toto for tho dny.
When she had flnlshe4 her meal,
and was about to go back to tho rond
of yellow brick, sho was startled to
hear a deep groan near by.
"What was that?" sho asked, tim
'I cannot Imagine," replied the
Scarfcrow; "but we enn go and see."
Jti3t then another groan reached
their ears, and tho sound soemed to
come from behind thorn. They turned
and walked through the forest a few
steps, when Dorothy discovered some
thing shining in a ray of Bunshinc that
fell between the trees. She ran to the
place, and then stopped short, with a
cry of surprise.
One of tho big trees had been partly
chopped through, and standing beside
It, with an uplifts! ax in his hands,
was a man made entirely of tin. His
"I want him to send me back to
Kansas; and the Scarecrow wants him
to put a few brains Into his head,"
The Tin Woodman appeared to think
deeply for a moment. Then ho said:
"Do you suppose Ox could give me
"Why, I guess so," Dorothy an
swered; "it would be as easy as to
give the Scarecrow brains."
"True," the Tin Woodman re
turned. "So, if you will allow mo to
Join your party, I will also go to tho
Emerald City and ask Oz to help me."
"Come along," said the Scarecrow,
heartily; and Dorothy added that she
would be pleased to have his com
pany. So the Tin Woodman shout-
"Why do you wish to seo Oi?" he for k couIJ not cut mo- There was
oaiy one aanger mat my joints would
rust; but I kept an oil-can In my cot
tage and took cam to oil myself when
ever I needed It. However, there
came a day when I forgot to do this,
and, being caught In a rainstorm, be
fore I thought of tho danger my Joints
had rusted, and I was left to stand in
tho woods until you came to help me.
It was a terrlblo thing to undergo, but
during the year I stood there I had
time to think thnt the greatest loss 1
had known was the loss of my heart.
While I was in love I was tho lap
piest man on earth; but no one can
love who has not a heart, and so I am
resolved to ask Oz to give me one. If
he does, I will go back to the Munch
kin maiden and marry her."
Hoth Dorothy and the Scarecrow
had been greatly interested in the
story of the Tin Woodman, and now
they knew why he was so anxious to
get a new heart.
"All the same," said the Scarecrow.
"I shall ask for brains instead of a
heart; for a fool would not know what
to do with a heart if he had one."
"I shall take the heart," returned
the Tin Woodman; "for brains do not
make ono happy, and happiness is the
best thing In tho world."
Dorothy did not say anything, for
she was puzzled to know which of her
two friends was right, and she de
cided ff she could only get back to
Kansas and Aunt Em it did not matter
so much whether the Woodman had
no brains and tho Scarecrow no heart,
or each got what he wanted.
What worried her most was that tho
bread was nearly gone, and another
meal for herself and Toto would
empty the basket. To be sure neither
the Woodman nor the Scarecrow ever
nte anything, but she was not made of
tin nor straw, and could not live un
less she was fed.
"You Have Certainly Saved My Life."
dered his ax and they passed through
the foroBt until thoy camo to tho road
that was paved with yellow brick.
Dorothy was thinking so earnestly
as they walked along that sho did not
notice when tho Scarecrow stumbled
into a hole and rolled over to the side
of tho road. Indeed, ho was obliged
to call to her to help him up again.
"Why didn't you walk around the
hole?" asked tho Tin Woodman.
"I don't know enough," replied the
Scarecrow, cheerfully. "My hoad Is
stuffed with straw, you know, and
that Is why I am going to Oz to ask
him for some brains."
"Oh, I see." said tho Tin Woodman.
"Hut, after all, brains are not the best
things In the world."
"Have you any?" inquired tho Scare
crow. "No, my head Is qulto empty," an
swered tho Woodman; "but once I had
brains, and a heart, also; so, having
tried them both, I should much rather
have a heart."
"And why is that?" asked tho Scare
"I will tell you my story, and then
you will know."
So, while they wero walking through
the forest the Tin Woodman told tho
"I was born tho son of a woodman
who chopped down trees In tho forest
and sold the wood for a living. When
I grew up I, too, bocamo a woodhop
per, and after my father died I took
care of my old mother as long as sho
lived. Then I made up ray mind that
Instead of living alone I would marry,
so that I might not becomo lonely,
"Thero was one of the Munchkin
girls who was so beautiful that I soon
grew to love her with all my heart
During the early days in the pe
rlod of the growth of the grain crop in
estern Canada, as well as throughout
the ripening and garnering period,
there is yetr'y growing an increasing
Interest throughout the United States,
as to the results when harvest is com
pleted. These mean much to the thou
sands of Americans who have made
their homes In some of tho three Prov
inces that form that vast agricultural
domain, and are of considerable Interest
to the friends they have left behind.
The year 1909 Is no disappointment
The crops of wheat, oats and barley
have been harvested and it is now
safe to speak of results. Careful es
timates place the yield of spring wheat
parts of the world the production of
wheat is diminishing today; but as it
diminishes Canada's will increase;
therefore, it is safe to predict that in a
few years from now a large part of the
world will be looking to western Can
ada for its wheat supply, and espe
cially will the United States. In many
parts of western Canada it Is possible
to have a hundred-mile square of
wheat, without a break. A writer says:
"We were driven west and north o!
Moose Jaw through 20 miles of dead
ripe wheat, acres of stocks and well
worked summer-fallowB. One of these
fields would yield 40 bushels to the
acre, und another man had oats that
would yield 90 or 100 bushels to the
acre. In this district wheat w ill aver
age 30 to 33 bushels. The conditions
A Central Canada Farmer Finishing Cutting His 70-Acre Field of Wheat
at 30 bushels per acre, winter wheat at
over 40 bushels, and oats exceed SO
bushels per acre. Harlcy also has
proved an abundant yield. What will
attract the reading public more than
volumes of figures will be the fact that
those who have been Induced through
the Influence of the Government to ac
cept of 1G0 acres of free grant land;
or, by the persuasion of friends to
leave their home State of Dakota, Min
nesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, In
diana, Ohio, Nebraska or the other
States from which people have gone,
have done well. Financially, they are
In a better position than many of them
ever expected to be, and In the mat
ter of health, in social conditions, they
have lost nothing.
One person who has Just returned
from a trip through
the Letbbridge Dis
trict, where winter
wheat has a strong
hold with farmers,
"We saw Borne mag
nificent sights. The
crops were, In fact, all
that could be desired."
In a few years from
now these great plains
over whose breadth for
hundreds of Town
thousands of School
herds of cat- House
were never better and throughout the
district the people are assured of a
most prosperous year."
It would be unfair to close this ar
ticle without quoting from an expert
crop-correspondent regarding the two
Uattlefords in Central Saskatchewan,
on the line of the Canadian Northern
Railway. Writing on August 18th ot
this year, be says:
"It Is necessary to drive about six or
seven miles out ot the town of North
Hattleford In order to see the best
crops ot the district This morning I
was driven about 20 miles to the
north and west of the town and in all
the drive did not see a poor crop. I
saw one wheat crop which the owner
estimates will yield 40 bushels pel
acre, and I believe it"
i o m &. - -
The Tin Woodman.
head and amis and logs were Jointed
Upon lii:i body, but he stood perfectly
motionless, ns If he could not stir
Dorothy looked nt him in amaze
meat, and so did tho Scarecrow, while
Toto barked sharply and ninde a snup
at the tin logs, which hurt his teeth.
"Did you groan?" naked Dorothy.
"Yes," answered the tin man; "I
did. I've been groaning for more than
a year, and no one has ever heard
me before or come to help me."
"What can I do for you?" Bhe in
quired, softly, for she wns moved by
All this time Dor
othy and her com
panions had been
walking through tho
thick woods. The
road was still paved
with yellow brick, but these were
much covered by dried branches and
dead leaves from the trees, and the
walking wns not at all good.
There were few birds in this part of
the forest, for birds love the open
country where there is plenty of sun
thine; but now and then there camo a
deep growl from some wild animal
hidden among the trees. These sounds
mado the llttlo girl's heart boat fast,
for she did not know what made
them; but Toto knew, and he walked
closo to Dorothy's side, and did not
even bark lu return.
"How long will It be," the child
asked of the Tin Woodman, "before we
are out of the forest?"
"I cannot toll," was the answer, "for
I have never been to tho Emerald
City. But my father went there once,
when I was a boy, and he said It was
a long Journey through a dangerous
country, although nearer to tho city
where Oz dwells tho country is beauti
ful. Hut 1 am not afraid bo long as
I havo my oil-can, and nothing can
hurt tho Scarecrow, whilo you bear
upon your forehead the mark of tho
She, on her part, promised to marry good Witch's kiss, and that will pro
mo ns soon as I could earn enough tect you from harm."
money to build n belter houso for her; "Hut Toto!" sai ' the girl, anxtously;
so I set to work harder than over Rut "what will protect him?"
the girl lived with nn old woman who "We must protect him ourselves, if
did not want her to marry any onn, he is In danger," replied the Tin
tie, loiiowing the millions of buffalo
that once grazed their grasses, will
be a solid grain field covering a
territory of over 30,000 square miles,
and very little of it but what will yet
be worth from $10 to $00 per acre. Al
ready tho homestead and pre emption
lands are being well filled.
In the district of Calgary, south, east
and north, which comprises Nanton,
High River and other equally Impor
tant districts, n correspondent of the
Winnipeg (Manitoba) Free Press
says: (Aug. 21) "The grain in this
district is going to make some money
for the farmers this year. All the
crop is now crowding along and is good
on both irrigated and unlrrlgated lands."
There ure to be found those who
speak of a "pioneering" life In west
ern Canada, but as one man said, "if
for she was so lazy she wished tho
girl to remnln with her and do the
cookins and the housework. So tlio
old woman went to the wicked Witch
of tho East, and promised her two
sheep and a cow If rhe would prevent
tho marriage. Thereupon tho wicked
Witch enchanted my ax. and when I
was (hopping nwny nt my best one
dny, for I was anxious to get the new
houso and my wlfo as soon ns possible,
the ax slipped all at once and cut off
my left leg.
Just us ho spoke there came from
the forest a terrible roar, and the next
moment a great l.lon bounded Into tho
rpud. With one blow of his paw !
sent the Scarecrow spinning over and
over to the edgo of the road, and tliea
he struck nt tho Tin Woodman with
his sharp claws. Hut, to tho Lion's
surprlno. he could make no Impression
on the tin, although tho Woodman fell
over In the road and lav still.
(TO Bli CONTINUED.)
He then crosses fcTie Sas
katchewan river to the South
town, or Hattleford proper,
and continues his report:
"Conditions around the old
town are as good if not bet
ter than those to the north
ot the river. This district has much
the best wheat crop prospect of any
I have inspected this year, consid
ering sample and yield. The weath
er conditions for the wnole season
have been Ideal and the result is what
might easily be termed a bumper crop.
A sample sheaf brought In from the
farm of Oeorgo Truscott was shown
to me which spoke for Itself. This
farmer is said to havw sixty acres
which will yield 45 bushels per acre.
In stating an average for the dis
trict of South Battleford I would say
that the wheat will yield 36 bushels
per acre. The oats will yield about
43 and barley 35 bushels per acre."
A correspondent summtng up a trip
over the Canadian Northern Railway,
from Dauphin to Hattleford, says:
"As I inspected the crops in the va
A Specimen Group of Elevators That May Be
Many Towns in Central Canada
this is pioneering I don't for the life
of mo see what our forefathers had
to complain of." He didn't know,
though, for the pioneering of his fore
fathers was discomfort and hardship.
The opening up and development of
western Canada, with Its railroad lines
to carry one to almost the uttermost
part of it, the telegraph line to flash
the news to the outside world, tho tel
ephone to talk to one's neighbor, the
dally and weekly mall service which
brings and carries letters to the
friends in distant parts; the schools
headed by college-bred and highly cer
tificated teachers; tho churches
manned by brilliant divines; tho clubs;
the Boclal and festive life; what Is
there nbout any of this to give to the
man who goes thero to make his homo
the credit of being a pioneer? Noth
ing! He might as well bo in any of
the old middle-west StateB. In other
rlous districts 1 found the farmers and
other citizens witliout exception
filled with expectant enthusiasm over
this year'B prospects. No district was
found which could not boast of fields
of 35 bushels per acre wheat, or 50 to
GO bushels per acre oats, and of 40
bushels per acre of barley.
It is not an unusual thing in many
parts of western Canada for a farmer
to have 10,000 to 30,000 bushels of
wheat. In tho Rouleau district it is
said that there are several farmers
who will have 20,000 bushels of oau
any many fields will return one hun
dred bushels to the acre.
It takes an army of men to handle
theWestern Canada crop, and It is es
timated that 30,000 feoplo havo been
brought In this year to assist In the
great undertaking; thero being excur
slons from the outsido world nearlj
every day for the past six weeks
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