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Loup City Northwestern
J. W. BURLEIGH, Publisher.
LOUP CITY, - - NEBRASKA.
A New York broker lias obtained a
U2 ,500 verdict in a suit against Rus
Leonard Wood is confirmed as a
major general in the Senate by a vote
of 45 to 16.
W. H. Thompson has declined to be
a candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for governor of Nebraska.
Senator Gibson introduced a bill to
repeal the desert land act and the
commutation of the homestead act.
The majority of the House subcom
mittee recommends the impeachment
of Judge Charles Swayne of Florida.
House committee on judiciary au- !
thoiized a report on the limitations
statute leaving out the restroactive !
The British submarine boat was run ;
down by an ocean liner off Ports- ,
mouth and its crew of eleven men
The lion cub anil two elephant tusks,
gifts of King Menelik to President
Roosevelt, arrived in New York and
animal keepers have been sent to get
Secretary Taft informs the House
committee on interstate and foreign
commerce that he favors the Lovering
bill for governing the Panama Canal
I. N. Ford says mystery still sur
rounds the situation in the far East,
but it is believed a general Japanese
•advance has been commenced in
Andrew Carnegie’s gift of $50,000 to
Kenyon college at Gambier. Ohio, is
said to be in recognition of Edwin M.
Stanton's kindness to Mr. Carnegie
Reports that the Russians have
crossed the Value river on a raid of
Manchuria are confiremd. The Japan
ese await a battle on the south side
of the river.
The bill making appropriations for
the Indian department shows a gross
increase, of $2,179,213 over the bill as
passed by the house. It now carries
a total appropriation of $9,821,405.
The Bavarian Courier of Munich
printed a dispatch from Rome saying
it is asserted in Vatican circles that an
agreement has been reached for the
establishment of a papal nunciature
William E. Curtis writes of the
thousands that annually are slain in
India by snakes and wild beasts, and
tells of the crusade begun by the
government against the denizens of
The commissioner of the general
land office has temporarily withdrawn
from entry tinder the reclamation act
two townships in The Dalles, Ore.,
land district and three townships in
the La Grande, Ore., district.
Allen P. Lovejoy of Janesville, Wis..
has just died. He leaves an estate
valued at about $H»,000.000 and was
the richest man in Wisconsin outside
-of Milwaukee. His fortune was chief
ly accumulated in lumbering opera
Acting Postmaster General Wynne
lias received a report from Assistant
Superintendents Gould and Sawyer of
the salaries and allowance division,
recommending the consolidation of the
East St. Louis stock yards station with
the East St. Louis office.
The House committee on elections
reports that A. D. Dantzler, a negro of
South Carolina, was not elected to
Congress, but ignores his plea that the
southern election laws are unconsti
tutional, on the ground that a ruling
would cause wide complication.
It is said at the State department
that instructions were sent Saturday
to Ambassador Motention at St
Petersburg to call the attention of the
Russian government to the condition
of the Japanese in Siberia in the hope
that the government will do all in its
ppower to enable them io return to
The house committee on industrial
arts and expositions adopted a com
plete substitute for the senate bill,
making an appropriation for the Lewis
and Clark exposition to be held at
Portland, Ore., beginning May 1, 1905.
The bill as reported by the house com
mittee reduces the appropriation to
The resignation of Major Seely, con
servative member of parliament for
the Isle of Wight, division of Hamp
shire, which he announced in the
house of commons during the debate
on the liberal motion to cesure the
government for its policy regarding
the importation of coolie labor into
South Africa, is final.
Governor Carter of Honolulu has
called an extra session of the legisla
ture to meet on April 4 to consider
the finances of the treasury, which is
unable to meet the warrants drawn
upon it. For the present fiscal year
the appropriations exceed the income
by $1,500,000. The reorganization of
the territorial government on a less
expensive basis is now p.^>osed.
A Manila dispatch says that the dat
to, Hansen, who wounded Major H. L.
Scott during an engagement in Jolo
in November last, has been killed by
pursuing troops. Everything is peace
ful now, with no opposition of any
kind to the American rule in the island
The Maryland senate has passed the
bill appropriating $25,000 to relieve the
destitution caused by the Baltimore
The consolidation of the Colonial
National and Union National banks of
Cleveland has been ratified by the
The senate on the 22d confirmed all
the army nominations held up pending
action on the nomination of General
A Hearst club with GOO members
has been organized at La Salle, 111.,
by State Committeeman T. N. Haskins
and Editor J. G. Doyle.
The Connecticut Republican state
central committee has issued a cal)
for the state convention to meet in
New Haven May 10 and 11.
The Paris chamber of deputies
adopted the socialist proposition to de
vote a week eae'.i month to the con
sideration of Vl—•-■ ■-mcn’is legislation
THE TIME OF THE WORLD
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So deep is the interest in the prog
ress of the Russian-Japanese war and
yet so universal is the confusion over
the difference in the time between
cities in the United States and the
scene of the conflict in the Orient that
few can tell at precisely what hour
of the day or night, or even the day
of the week, important battles have
been fought or are taking place. The
schedule of clocks printed above, fur
nishes an excellent and accurate basis
for computation of time in the vari
ous cities of the world.
Thus between San Francisco and
London there is eight hours difference,
while between San Francisco and Port
Arthur there is sixteen hours differ
ence. In other words, when it is noon
on Sunday in San Francisco it is 8
o'clock on Sunday night in London
and 4 o'clock Monday morning in Port
Similarly the above table shows the
difference in time between San Fran
cisco and all ihe principal cities in the
world from which news of the war
in China is being or may be received.
Therefore, by cutting out this sched
ule of clock dials and pasting it up
for ready reference you may acrur
arely compute the difference i:i time
at any hour of the day or night be
tween San Francisco and any of the
cities named above or other points ad
NO NEED FOR DOCTORS.
Commanding Officer Proved He Could
Handle the Situation.
Maj. James E. Macklin, who is in
charge of the local United States re
cruiting station, is not a firm believer
in doctors. He has an idea that he
knows what he needs better than a
physician, so he usually does his own
doctoring. A few years ago the ma
jor was stationed with his regiment
in Arizona, and ordered to take a
large detachment of men on a 2*>0
niile march. The evening before he
left on his long march the colonel of
the regiment came to him in an apol
ogetic way and remarked: ‘ I’m sorry,
Macklin, but I haven't got a doctor to
send with you.-’ "Oh. don’t let that
bother you. eolom 1 " ri marked the
major cheerfully. I'm really glad
you haven’t got one to spare. He’d be
in the way. Give me an ambulance
and ‘hat’s all I'll ask." The ambu
lance was ready next morning when
the troops left. "Wed only been out
an hour.” said Macklin, in telling the
story, "when a young soldier came to
me with the complaint that he had
some stomach trouble. I chucked him
in the ambulance, prescribed a rem
edy of my own and told him to stay
there the remainder of the day. That
night he was well. 1 had very little
sickness on that trip, and what I did
have 1 handled without the need of a
THE MOTHER WHO LAUGHS.
Eastern Writer Decries Too Much Se
riousness in the Home.
There aro many conscientious fath
ers and mothers who make them
selves and their children miserable
by taking youthful foibles too seri
ously. It is an innate propensity of a
child possessed of average good
health and spirits to make older peo
ple laugh with him; not at him, but
at the things that seem amusing to
his own sense. And the mother who
has the blithe and ready humor to
enter into his fun becomes his most
He heeds her rebukes and bends to
her correction without ill feeling
where sternness would arouse his
pride and ire. for he is assured that
she is ready to share all his innocent
pranks, and that her disapproval has
no foundation in impatience or injus
And when the day arrives that
“childish things are put away,” and
the grown men and women look back
ward to their early home, with what
a throb of pleasure they say, when
things happen, “Mother would appre
ciate this; she had the quickest sense
of humor of any woman you ever
saw!” And underneath these light
words is the thought, “How happy
that dear mother made me. and how I
love her!”—Philadelphia Ledger.
Dr. J. M. Dacosta, a noted Philadel
phia physician, was, even in his col
lege days, a hard worker and a seri
ous minded youth.
While he was reading medicine at
the Jefferson college, young DaCosta
upon one occasion attended a ball. He
did not enjoy this ball very much. He
would rather have been at home at
work. He wandered here and there
among the gay crowds, looking lonely
Perceiving his plight, his hostess
took him in hand. She complimented
him on his success as a student, but
she urged him, at the same time, to
mingle now and then in the gaieties
that are natural tj youth.
Then, pointing to the sets that were
forming in the ballroom;
“Won’t you come and dance the
! “Yes, I suppose so. thanks.” said
the young mtn. * Really, though,” he
-idded ruefully, “I think I am more
Cited to lance the dancers.”
Bitter medicine, like bitter experi
ence, is usually tl-e besr.
NICE POINT OF ETIQUETTE.
Question of Diplomats’ Behavior
The meetings of Count Cassini, the
Russian ambassador, and Mr. Taka
hira, the minister from Japan, at the
State Department, and their endeav
ors to be polite to. each other re
minded .an official who was at a for
eign court during the war with Spain
of his similar experience. He said:
“At the outbreak of the war I di
rected a note to Spain's representa
tive suggesting that we decide what
we should do when forced to meet
each other. As meetings would be
inevitable I urged him to advise me
immediately what form of greeting
he desired to have pass between us,
if we were to greet each other at all.
‘The distinguished representative
of Spain thought the question one of
great moment, and referred it to the
dean of the diplomatic corps. In a
few days 1 received a note from the
distinguished representative making
an appointment to meet me. He was
very proud of his English, and always
insisted on addressing me in my own
“After making many profound bows
and wishing me well he make known
his wish as follows: ‘I haf seen dean.
Dean, he say we bow ourselves when
we meet, but not speak ourselves.’ ”
Looked Like It.
A Southern Adonis, not particular
! ly celebrated for his personal attrac
tions. on completing a somewhat pro
tracted toilet one morning, turned to
his servant and inquired:
"How do I look. Caesar?”
“’Plendid. massa—’plendid!” was
i Chony’s delightful answer,
i "Do you think I'll do, Caesar?" he
i asked, surveying himself in a glass,
! and giving Caesar a niece of silver.
“Guy! massa. neber see you look so
fierce in all my life. You look jis as
bold as a lion!"
“A lion? Why, what do you know
about a lion? You never saw one,
“Neber see a lion, massa! Guy! I
see Massa Peyton’s Jim ride one ober
to ile mill ebery day."
“Why, you fool, that's a donkey!”
"Can't help dat, massa," said
A Little While.
A little while, and then we’ll understand
Just why it was that grim Death's icy
Took from our midst the friend whom we
Took from our midst the friend whom we
Robbed of the home the mother love so
Hushed the glad sound of baby's patter
Turned joy to sorrow; wrang our hearts
And caused the tears of bitterness to fall
Ah, well! Life’s hour-glass shows the
A little while and then—we’ll understand.
—Frank J Angel, in Great Thoughts.
Polar Bear’s Sad Fate.
The Baltimore American says that
the body of a polar bear floating m
midocean, sighted by the steamship
Templemore, now in port, is probably
the sequel to the tragic story told re
cently by Capt. Jacobs of the North
German Lloyd steamship Hanover,
who reported having seen at sea a
huge iceberg on which six large polar
bears were walking about. When the
dead bear was first seen it was
thought to have been a large piece of
ice, but on closer inspection the na
ture of the object became apparent.
That the dead bear was one of the
six which Capt. Jacobs saw there is
1W» doubt. It is probable that the
berg on which the animals were slow
ly drifting to their doom eventually
melted by coming in contact with
a warm current of water, and the pas
sengers on the floating berg were
compelled to swim for it; or. perhaps,
the bear found by tho Templeton,
suffering from hunger, left his com
panions on the remnants of the berg,
in an endeavor to find a more hospi
table haven of refuge.
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CHOCK FULL CF FUN.
Parson Showed He Could Appreciate
A capital story is told of a univer
sity man who was the stroke oar of
his. crew and an invincible athlete on
the football field.
He entered the ministry, went to
Amt rica. and Spent years in mission
ary labor in the Far West. Walking
one day through a frontier town, a
cowboy stepped up to him and said:
“Parson, you don't have enough
fun. Take a drink!”
The minister declined.
“Well, parson.” he said, “you must
have some fun. Here's a card saloon.
Take a hand in a game.”
The minister declined.
■'Parson," said the cowboy, “you’ll
die if you don’t have some fun.”
And he knocked the parson’s hat
off his head, and hit him on the ear.
The old athlete’s spirit rose: the
science which had been learned in
earlier days and forgotten for a quar
ter of a century was aroused, and a
blow on the jaw of that cowboy sent
him sprawling in the street.
The parson walked over him as if
he had been a door rug, picked him
up and dusted the side of the house
with him, and then threw him in the
As the ambulance was carrying the
cowboy oft', he raised his head feebly
“Parson, what did you fool me for?
You are chock full of fun."—Liverpool
Senator Hears Joke.
Since Mr. Depew’s naive admission
in ihe Senate chamber that there are
two Chauncey Depews—one who says
what he has considered carefully and
another who is not so particular—his
colleagues have had lots of fun with
him. Even Mr. Hoar, who usually
frowns down levity, has had a whack
at the New Yorker. The two met on
Pennsylvania avenue. “Good morn
ing, Mr. Hoar,’’ saluted Mr. Depew.
Gravely adjusting his glasses and
looking around the Massachusetts
statesman eyed the New York man
sternly and replied: “To which De
pew am I speaking—Jekyll or Hyde?'
Close to Russian Throne.
Grand Duke Vladimir, uncle of the |
czar and the man who would mount
the Russian throne should death over
take Grand Duke Michael, brother of
Nicholas, is a magnificent man phya j
ically and has held some high com !
mands in the imperial army. His j
wife, who was horn Princess Marie of
Mecklenburg, is a very clever woman
and the two play a conspicuous part
in Russian society, where they are
known as pro-Germans. It is whis
pered that not a few members of the j
aristocracy would like to hail Vladi
mir as czar.
No Need of Clocks.
A Washingtonian who traveled in
Alsace during the last summer re
lates that one day he came by chance
to the little village of Kirchberg. As
he approached the church he glanced
up to see the time of day, but there
was no clock to be seen. So he went
to the village inn and asked the time,
but the landlord had no clock or time
piece of any kind. “You see,” he said,
“we have no use for clocks. In the
morning we go by the smoke rising 1
from the chimney at the parsonage up ;
on the hill. The parsonage people j
are very regular. We dine when din
ner is ready. At 4 p. m. the whistle |
of the train coming from Massmun- j
ster tells us that the time has come j
for another meal, and at night we I
know that it is time to go to bed j
when it is dark. On Sundays we go !
to church when the hell rings. Our
parson is a very easy-going man; he
doesn’t mind beginning half aa hour
sooner or later.”
It isn't what you know that counts;
it’s wjhat you can make others think
Utilizing Coal Dust.
There has recently been a number
of experiments made to find a fuel
which should be not only much clean
er than coal, but which should also
increase the number of heat units
for a given bulk of material, says the
Philadelphia Public Ledger. The ele
ments of cost of manufacture and
shipment must also enter into all
these calculations, so that what will
meet requirements in one locality is
totally unfitted for another. To pre
vent the waste of the sawdust from
the large mills which are cutting down
our forests a sawdust and petroleum
briquette has been produced, and
other seemingly waste products have
been combined with chemicals to fit
them for use as fuel. Thus the im
mense piles of culm dust to be seen
around the mouths of the coal mines
have come in for their share of at
tention. One of the newest chemical
combinations which utilizes this ma
terial in large proportion comes from
Kentucky and consists in melting res
in end oil together until they fuse,
adding to this while the mass is heat
ed to 150 degrees Fahrenheit diluted
sulphuric acid. The resulting com
pound is combined with a mixture of
coal dust and black oxide of mangan
ese. which has been heated for about
an hour at a temperature of 200 de
grees. This whole mass is then sub
jected to pressure to compress it into
bricks of any desired shape and size.
Filler for Fountain Pens.
Lyman Fisk of Woodcliffe, New
York, has invented a convenient de
vice for filling fountain pens. There
are two pipes which lead from the
source of supply into the pen, one to
carry the ink and the other to feed air
into tne bottle to relieve the vacuum
caused by the removal of the ink. As
the air to supply this vacuum is
taken from inside the pen reservoir, il
is obvious tli at when the ink has
risen to a certain height a return flow
of the ink will supplant the movement
of air, continuing as long as ink is
pumped from one holder to the otiier.
A Plan for Keating Trains.
Considerable difficulty has been ex
perienced in heating long trains of
railway cars in Europe owing to the
condensation of the steam and to the
presence of water in the pipes. By a
system devised by M. Lanerenon and
about to be installed on the Eastern
railway of France this is obviated by
employing compressed air. which is
mixed with the steam, and carries
along any condensed water to suitable
traps. The condensed air also en
ables smaller pipes to be used, and
where ten or twelve cars were for
merly the limit, now twenty or more
can be heated satisfactorily. The air
used amounts to about ten per cent
of the steam supply, and when a
slight amount is used to raise the
pressure at the portion of the train
near the engine, the effect is felt
through the line of pipes. In one in
stance, where steam was admitted to
the heating system at a pressure of
fifty-seven pounds per square inch, the
pressure at the end of the train was
but ton pounds. Using sufficient air
to make the pressure sixty pounds
per square inch, twenty-eight and a
half pounds at the end of the train
were obtained, which fell to twenty- I
one and a third pounds after the !
steam was admitted to the traps. With
trains of unusual length the results
were equally satisfactory.
Many people, carpers, and some
times even so-called “experts.” have
contended that there is no such thing
as fireproof construction. Once for
all were they silenced by the Balti
more fire. The great skyscrapers
there were built to meet ordinary con
ditions. The steel was as light as
would carry the load and the fire
proofing tile was reduced to the min- j
imum of thickness and therefore, min
imum cost, the ordinary building tile
of commerce—people would not pay
for any greater protection. Yet those ■
buildings stood up; of course every
thing within them that was inflamma
ble burnt up. but the structures them
selves need but little repair. Here
and there the tile is broken, but on
the whole the repairs to the struc
tural work and the tile covering are
comparatively insignificant. The test
was a most extraordinary one; it
passes comprehension. Some portions
of those buildings were subjected to
3,000 and more degrees, the heat of
a blast furnace! Who dares say now
that fireproofing is not fireproof?
Pepsin in Cheese-Making.
From experiments made at the New
York Agricultural Experiment Sta
tion at Geneva, with pepsin in cheese
making, one conclusion drawn is that
it is the pepsin contained in the ren
net that causes the changes noticed in
the ripening process. Prof. Dean of
the Ontario Agricultural College Dairy
School says that if this be true, it has
been suggested that pure pepsin be
used nstead of rennet for coagulating
milk in the making of Cheddar cheese.
A sample lot of pepsin was got from
Chicago and some cheese have been
made at the Guelph Dairy School.
While the coagulation did not appear
to be normal, as with rennet, the curds
after dipping seemed very nice. Prof.
Dean says it will be some time before
the cheeso can be reported on.
Volcano Fertilizes Soil.
There are upward of 80,000 inhabi
tants on the slopes and skirts of Ve
suvius. If*it were not for the fertiliz
ing effect of the volcanic products not
more than one-tenth of that number
would be able to find means of sub
SILO FOR FIFTEEN COWS.
Concrete Structure in Round Form
That Will Give Satisfaction.
T. E.—Will you please give mo
plan of octagonal silo, or of the one
you consider the best for supplying
fifteen cows from Nov. 1 to May 15,
feeding thirty-five pounds per day to
Of the different kinds of silos in
use the round form gives the best
satisfaction. Silos used to be built
square, with the corners cut off, and
also octagonal, but of late nearly all
are built round, whether of wood or
To build a round concrete silo is
very simple after the moulds are set.
The moulds consist of two circles,
one for the inside and one for the
Form for Building Round Concrete
A. inch boards making form; R. half
inch bolts; C. concrete wall; V. holt with
four nuts; E. band Iron - in. wide and
three-eighth inch thick.
and each circle is divided into four
sections (see plan). The sections
consist of six-inch boards two feet and
a half long, bolted with small bolts
on two bands of rfexli inch iron; the
top band is within four inches of top
of the boards and the other two four
inches from bottom. The ends of the
band iron should turn out where they
join each other in order that they may
be bolted together. The bolts should
have a continuous thread cut on them
and tour nuts on each, two between
the band iron and one on each end of
the holts. These nuts are to tighten
or loosen the form when desired.
There must also be half inch bolts
put through the wall, three in the
bottom and three in the top of each
section and through the hand iron.
When the form is raised these bolts
are taken out and the form loosened
by slacking the nuts on the bolts
where the sections join
At the joints where the sections
meet there must be one-eightli inch
plate of iron twelve inches wide
screwed on to the form, letting the
other side lap under the form; this
holds the concrete to its place and al
lows the form to loosen or tighten as
To raise the form, stand four up
rights on the inside of the silo where
the sections meet, and about six or
seven feet above the wall nail on a
plank, allowing the plank to project
over the wall; fasten a small pair of
blocks to the ends of these planks.
There must be four of these planks
so as to raise the form up on all
sides alike. Take a short whiflietrCe
and fasten the hooks to both the out
er and inner form and the lower block
to this whililetree. A man at each
rope will raise the form easily; then
tighten up the bolts again. If care be
taken any one can build a silo as true
and smooth as a crock.
There are about fifty feet of unset
tled ensilage or forty feet of well set
tied ensilage in a ton, therefore it
would require a silo ten feet in diame
ter and thirty feet high to supply your
cattle feeding them thirty-five pounds
per day for the housing season.
Inflammation of the Lungs.
J. H. N.—Hens kept in a rather cold
house and fed oats, mangles and but
termilk are rapidly dying off. The
lungs of a number of the birds which
died were filled with blood and frothy
Ans.—The hens evidently c’*ed fron;
inflammation of the lungs, due proba
bly to their cold and draughty house.
Hens can stand a fairly cold house
during tne day provided they take
plenty of exercise at scratching for
their feed in deep litter. They should,
however, have a fairly warm place to
roost. A poultry house to be health
ful should be dry and draughtproof, it
should receive abundance of sunlight
and be kept clean. Without these
conditions it is difficult to maintain
the flock in a healthy condition.
Weasel in a Poultry House.
Mrs. M.—I nave lost a number oi
fowls through their blood being sucked
during the night by some animal
which leaves no track or trail. I have
set traps and shut a cat in with the
hens, but the loss continues even in
the presence of these precautions. The
poultry house is floored. Please tell me
how to get rid of the depredator.
Ans.—It is probable that the enemy
is a weasel, a blood sucking animal
that can travel through a very small
opening and is very difficult to entrap.
In addition to the precautionary
measures which have been adopted it
would be well to tack very fine mesh
wire poultry netting over all holes
which would admit even a large
Pumping Water from Deep Well.
D. L.—If a common pump will raise
water thirty-two feet, can the water
be raised forty feet if the bucket were
put ten feet lower down?
Ans.—A common lift pump will
theoretically raise the water a dis
tance of thirty-two feet from the top
of the supply in the well to the
bucket. Therefore, if the bucket de
scends ten feet into the well below the
point of delivery, then the water may
be raised forty-four feet. Practically, j
however, it is not safe to depend upon I
a pump raising the water by air pres- j
sure higher than twenty-five feet, j
since very few pumps are so perfect j
in construction as to create a com
plete vacuum in the cylinder.
A Sure Sign.
“Well, I guess old Siyman is be
ginning to make his pile.”
“Why do you think so?”
"He's going around blowing aboir
how much happier a man is when lie!
OPINION OF THE EDITOR OF THE
He Expresses His Approval of Amer
ican Emigration to Canada.
During the winter month the heal
of the family consults with the other
members as to the prospect • fur tho
j future, and doubtless one of ■ . most
i interesting topics discussed i. that of
moving to some district where it is
possible to more easily secure what
is necessary for a comfortable \ist
ence, whore it is an easy matt r to
become possessed of sufficient farm
land to assure a competence for the
future. This, not only interests the
bead of the family, but every indi
vidual member of it.
Having before me the knowle’ge
where he can secure a Lome with tl. •
expenditure of but little n. y. it is
well for him to obtain alt i: • mo
tion possible regarding tl u
iveness of tho land in i ,-.-:y
that he may select. For s. *
past a large number or
have removed to Weston
and as nearly as it can 1
tained almost all of these
pressed themselves sat: ih : w
conditions that exist there,
the past summer a number o.
itors of farm papers ihrou
United States made a p> rsonal vi
on a tour of inspection a:.. re
ports of these gentlemen p: ... inter
esting reading. Mr. I!. K Heath 1
itor of the "Nebraska Faru: . a
paper enjoying a wide cireulaMi n as
well as the confidence of its sub
scribers, after giving worm idea of
the extent of this wonder! il country
"Western Canada is tin- last un
jccupicd and unimproved n>d agri
cultural land in America available
lie then discusses its pos.-ibiiiti- s
for raising live stock and the a :van
tages it possesses for dairying, fam
ing and wheat growing, an 1 says,
i “What has been aid about th- c oun
try as to the abil.ty of the .!. t ie
yield of wonderful crop' of wheat,
is quite justified."
To quote further from Mr. Heath,
he says, referring to cl in at
"These people (skeptical on-si do
not know or realize that .ah '
more thafa latitude make s ma •
that large bodies of water, both fmhi
and salt, that never freeze over ex
ert a wonderful influence on climate
Another influence on climate, more
potent than those named above,
which applies more to the Alberta
district, is the warm Chinook breeze
from the Pacific ocean, which is »:•
or 700 miles nearer than Colorado or
| Wyoming, besides the Rocky Moun
tain range is not nearly so high nor
1 half so far from the ocean as it is
i down in the States.
“In further considering the climate
of the Canadian prairies, we should
rot lose sight of the fact of the In
fluence of the rains; the total aver
age rainfall for the sea: is La: i::
1 inches for the territories, and 17.34
! inches in Manitoba, and that the
! amounts falling between April -t and
j October 1st are respective!) b.3‘3
1 inches and 12.S7 inches or a Is it three
fourths of the entire rainfall. From
the middle of June to the middle of
July there are over two hours more
daylight in every twenty four hours
than there is in Nebraska. The mai n
reason why Western Canada w in a:
grows to such perfection is the effect
of solar light, or longer period of un
shine it gets each day. This is what
makes seeds or grain more perfect,
grown in this country than ed cwkeri .
This extraordinary rapid growth of
vegetation under the Influ nee of this
long continued sunshine exec ds any
thing known in lower latitud s.
“We do not wish it understood that
wheat alone is the main product *
this country; it leads in that. y» • it ;
destined to become fane us for its cat
tle. horses and sheep and foi i' dairy
products. We saw more and iarger
bands of cattle and sheep grazing in
Assiniboia and Alberta than we ever
saw on the western plains of the
United States. One baud of cattle
numbering 3.000 head were grazing mi
the rich grass, and sheep without num
The government of the Dominion of
Canada is still using the same ener
getic efforts which ha.v< been used for
the past 3 or 0 years to settle up these
western prairies, and on application
to any Agent of the Canadian Govern
ment the settler will be able to secure
a certificate entitling him to a low'
rate which will give him the oppor
tunity of visiting any portion of Can
ada's grain producing domain.
WERE WELCOMES TO
DURING LAST YEAR.
They are settled and settling on the Grain and
Grazing Lands, and are prosperous and satisfied.
Sir Wilfred Laurier recently said: "A new star
has risen on the horizon, and it is toward it that
every immigrant who leaves the land of his ances
tors to come and seek a home for himself now
turns his gaze"—Canada, There is
Room for Millions.
F REE Homesteads given away. Schools,
Churches, Railways, Markets. Climate,
everything io be desired.
For a descriptive Atlas and other Information,
apply to Superintendent Immigration. Ottawa Can
ada, or authorized Canadian Government Agent -
W. V. Bennett. 801 New York Life Building.
Trustworthy lady or gentleman to manage busi
ness in this County and adjoining territory for well
and favorably known house of solid financial stand
ing. WiO.OO straight cash salarv mid exp.-n-.es
paid each Monday by check direct from headquar
ters. Expense money advan-ed; position perma
nent. Experience not essential. Address
T. J. COOPER, Manager.
Como Block, CHICAGO, CLU
WESTERN SUPPLY CO.
PUMPS, WINDMILLS and
BELTING and THRESHER SUPPLIES.
• PACKING and ELEVAIO.i REPAIRS.
820-822 H Street. • LINCOLN. NEBRASKA
When Answering Advertisements
Kindly Mention This Paper.
W. N. U-, Omaha. No. 14—1904
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