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    In Four Staples Alone the Farm
ers of Western Canada Pro
duced 40S Million Dol
lars in 1915.
The Calgary (Alberta) printers have
house organ, called "The Magnet,”
and in its columns a few weeks ago
appeared an article entitled "Who’s Got
the money:" It was cleverly written,
and blit for its length, the writer would
give been pleased to have copied the ar
ticle in its entirety. The purpose for
which this article is published, how
ever. that of letting the readers of the
paper know of the great progress that
is being made in agriculture in West
ern Canada, will be served by copying a
portion of the article. Many of the
readers of this paper doubtless have
t riends in one of the three provinces—
Manitoba. Saskatchewan or Alberta,
■and they will he interested in feeling
that their friends are enjoying a
portion of the wealth That has come
to Western Canada farmers as a re
sult of careful tilling of a soil prodi
gal in everything that goes to make
( good grain, cattle, horses, hogs and
Reproducing from the article:
The Government does not produce
money. It can stamp "One Dollar” on
a slip of white paper, and tve accept
it at a dollar’s worth, but neither the
paper nor the printing arc worth a
copper. What gives it value is the
promise of the people of Canada which
<;ands behind the printed slip, and our
faith in that promise.
Now do you know who's got the
Let us put it into figures. The farm
ers of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba last year raised 342,948,000
bushels of wheat. If we take for an
average So cents a bushel,in Manitoba.
M cents in Saskatchewan, and 79 cents
m Alberta tiie season's wheat crop was
worth $280,029,000, Add to this nu
oat crop of 334,840.000 bushels,
worth $9.7,457,000; a barley crop of 35.
2.74.200 bushels, worth $15.37L00o. and
h liax crop of 10.539.000 liusliels wortli
$17,843,000, and you find tiiat on these
four staples alone the farmers of West
ern Canada produced a wealth of
I’iease note that this wealth is in
money, it is not in real estate at in
tuited values, industrial stocks that are
half water and the rest air. fictitious
goodwills or_ unsaleable merchandise.
It is in hard cash, or—which is better
—hard wheat.
These figures are only for the staple
grain productions. They do not in
■ itide the millions of dollars represent
ed by the live stock and dairying indus
tries, or the additional millions includ
ed in the root, fruit, and garden crops.
The creameries of Saskatchewan, for
instance produced more buttermilk
and ice cream last year than their
total production amounted to six years
ago. The milk, butter, and cheese pro
duction of Alberta for 1915 was valued
at over eleven million dollars. The p.e
tato crop of the three provinces was
wortli five’ millions and a half. Corn
and alfalfa—comparatively new crops,
charged with tremendous possibilities
—amounted to over a round million.
Even honey—you didn't know we
raised honey (the bee kind) in this
country, did you? Manitoba produced
10.7.000 jKtunds in 1915. and there isn’t
a bee in the province rluit doesn't
swear he’s a better honey-sorter than
anything in California or Washington.
That's where the money is; in the
jeans of our honest friend the farmer,
who was too slow to get into the cities
when the rest of us saw short-cuts to
wealth: who hadn't Imagination enough
;o think a mail can make money with
out earning it, and w ho was too dull
to know that hard work is foolish.
Well, he has the laugh now. Likewise
the money.—Advertisement.
Visitor—Can I see that motorist
who was brought here an hour ago?
Nurse—He hasn't come to his senses
Visitor—Oh. tluit's all right I only
wanted to sell him another car.
Every time a man's wife buys him a
tie his vanity gets it in the neck.
Lydia EL Pinkham s Vegeta*
ble Compound Helped Her.
West Danby, N. Y.—“I have had
nervous trouble all nay life until I took
HIM.L^„„n;»rrmLydia E. Pinkh&m’s
VegetaDie t/om
pound for nerves
and for female trou
bles and it straight
ened me out in good
shape. I work nearly
all the time, as we
live on a farm and I
have four girls. Ido
all my sewing and
other work with
Stheir help, so it
shows that I stand it real well. I took
the Compound when my ten year old
daughter came and it helped me a lot.
I have also had my oldest girl take it
and it did her lots of good. I keep it in
the house all the time and recommend
it.”—Mrs. Dewitt Sincebaugh, West
Danby, N. Y.
Sleeplessness, nervousness, irritabil
ity, backache, headaches, dragging sen
sations, all point to female derange
ments which may be overcome by Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
This famous remedy, the medicinal
ingredients of which are derived from
native roots and herbs, has for forty
years proved to be a most valuable tonic
and in vigorator of the female organism.
Women everywhere bear willing testi
mony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound.
I —
I July 31. 1915. !
Austrians occupied Lublin.
Russian troops began evacuat
ing Warsaw.
Leyland liner Iberian sunk by
| ; German submarine.
Eight British trawlers sunk by
* submarines.
! _
August 1, 1915.
Von Mackensen took Cholm.
Hindenburg checked Russians -
in the north.
Germans held on Bionie line
west of Warsaw.
British regained some of
trenches at Hooge.
Italians in general offensive I
on the Tyrol, Trentino and Car
nia fronts.
August 2, 1915.
Germans took Mitau from Rus
Warsaw battered by 42-centi
I meter guns.
Germans won fight at Hill 213
in the Argonne.
Australasians won victory on
Gallipoli peninsula.
British notes upholding block
ade and German note on Frye
case received.
August 3, 1915.
Germans forced Narew line
near Ostrolenka and the Bionie
Prince Leopold of Bavaria
leading attack on Warsaw.
Italians continue advance in
the Trentino.
August 4, 1915.
Austro-Germans attacking
fortress of Warsaw, Russians
falling back tu outer lines.
French repulsed German at
tacks in the Argonne.
French prize court confirmed
ccizure of American cotton
steamer Dacia.
August 5, 1915.
Warsaw captured by Austro
Germans in north within ten
miles of Riga.
Furious artillery fighting in
the western Argonne.
August 6. 1915.
Austro-Germans occupied Ivan
Russians evacuated almost en
tire line of the Vistula.
Artillery duels in Artois and
Forest of Apremont.
British forces land at Suvla
bay on Gallipoli.
italians captured summit of
Monte San Michele, dominating
Italian dirgibles bombarded
Austrian encampment.
A Philadelphia electrician is ilie in
ventor of a portable motor-driven
pipe-tlireadinj*' machine which is sup
i plied with current by the storage bat
teries of an automobile.
One of Brazil's most important rail
roads is being equipped with oilburn
ing locomotives and expects eventually
to dispense with coal.
The government of Uruguay has ef
fected an important saving by substi
tuting petroleum for coal in its Mon
tevideo electric powerhouse. Because
of the shortage of coal the govern
ment is aiming at further economy
by converting two river steamboats
and 50 locomotives on one of the gov
ernment railways into petroleum burn
It is estimated that the number ox
Jews in the world at the beginning
of 1915 was 10,431,829, of whom near
ly one-half were residents in Russia,
1,994,378 were in Austria-Hungary,
i and 1,1364240 in the United States.
About 500,000 Jews are fighting in the
present war, 20,000 being with the
British forces.
The report of the first census is con
tained in an octavo volume of 56 pages.
Nowadays in a decade the census bu
reau issues ten or more quarto vol
umes with more than 400,000 pages.
More than 100,000 operatives are
now employed in American silk manu
facturing mills. This is exclusive of
those employed in dependent indus
The thistle and the caterpillar have
been eliminated from New Zealand by
the English sparrow.
Locomotives of the United States
used more than 3,G00,000 barrels of
oil for fuel last year, the greatest
amount on record, and a gain of about
18 per cent from the year before.
In a smoke consumer of European
invention for factories the smoke is
driven by fans into a porous receptacle
over which petroleum flows, and is
Converted into a combustible gas.
Russia maintains at Moscow an ex
periment station for the study of flax
cultivation and manufacture.
According to a British scientist X
rays are the most extreme rays at the
ultraviolet end of the spectrum.
Plans to introduce reindeer in the
Peace River valley have failed. The
animals could not stand the attacks
of the bull flies.
According to archeologists eleva
tors were used in the imperial palace
in Rome 2,000 years ago, probably op
erateddby slave power.
Rubber-covered canvas disks that
prevent slipping are attached to the
soles of new shoes for very young
Experiments by German scientists
have proved the truth of the old theory
that tightening a man’s belt lessens
Steers Which Won First Prise at Internationa! Show.
It is surprising to observe liovv many
stock farmers have been inclined, after
having bred grade cattle for a con
siderable number of years, usually of
Shorthorn blood, to use upon these
females a cross of some other breed.
The writer has known a number of in
stances of herds having been graded up
in Shorthorn blood for a period of
10 to 25 years, and then all of these
years’ effort abandoned by the intro
duction of a sire of another breed.
In some cases, the lirst cross on such
a foundation 'gpnears entirely satisfac
tory, t>t:t the later crosses are less
reliable and in a large percentage of
cast's prove a disappointment.
It takes years to grade up a herd,
and when this is done by the continu
ous use of regis tered sires of any breed
the results show si steady improve
ment. assuming the sires used to be
of a higher standard titan tlie founda
tion females. After a few such crosses
are made, the herd becomes for all
practical purposes us useful as a full
blood herd; lint when a cross of an
other breed is introduced, further im
provement becomes uncertain. It op
poses an established law of heredity
and that breeder is doomed to disap
pointment who runs counter to this
It is unfortunate that this practice
lias been morb or less frequent. Yet.
experience teaches that tlie breeder of
grade herds who expects to make prog
ress has only one practical course open
and that is the use of sires of one
breed and of meritorious ancestry and
individuality. Itemarkahle results have
been obtained in the British isles
where many high-grade herds of Short
horns are maintained both for dairy
and beef purposes that compare fa
vorably in individual excellence with
tlie standard a the registered herds.
This has been accomplished by the
careful and continuous selection of
Shorthorn sires and the gradual elim
ination of the undesirable blood.
They will thrive and do well
on the rough hillsides, better
than any other of our farm ani
They are the cheapest means
of eradicating weeds on the
They are more economical to
feed than any other farm ani
They do not require much la
bor and bring good returns.
They add fertility to the farm,
acting as nature's manure
The prospect of the foreign
demand for sheep and wool
caused by the European situa
tion will make the business even
more profitable.
Quite Certain That This Is Most
Common Means of Spreading
Disease to Animals.
(By H. S. EAKINS. Colorado Agricul
tural Station. Fort Collins, Colo.)
The public watering trough is a
nuisance that should be abolished. It ,
is easy to comprehend the necessity
which compels the doing away with
the public roller-towel, the bar of soap
and public drinking cup and the same
arguments for abolishing the public
watering trough are applicable, save
that they apply to horse and not man.
It is common knowledge that some
of the worst diseases of horses, such
as glanders and strangles, are trans
mitted in this way. Some of the
transportation companies place notices
in their establishments to the effect
that teamsters are not to water at
public watering troughs, under pen
alty of dismissal. It is quite certain
that this is the most common means
of spreading strangles (distemper)
among horses and the public water
ing trough should be legally abolished.
Contained in the Farm Survey
Made by ihe Wisconsin Ex
periment Station.
A strong argument for llvp stock
and alfalfa Is contained in the farm
profit survey made by the Wisconsin
experiment station.
It brought out that 44 farmers, who
were keeping double the number of
live stock and twice the average acre
age of alfalfa were making practically
double the profits of the average farm.
The growing and feeding of alfalfa I
is increasing in popularity throughout
the United States every year . The
crop can be grown profitably when the
soil is well drained, a firm seedbed
prepared, the soil sweetened with lime,
when necessary, and fertilizers and
manures used to give the crop a quick
start and enable it to make a strong
Earmark of Good Habit.
The bank lends to the farmer who
has acquired the good habit of get
ting good crops; care of his tools is
an earmark of this habit.
Cow That Pays.
The cow should produce at least 200
1 pounds of butter fat a year in order
to pay for her feed, care, interest and
other expenses.
Tie Wet Tails.
Don’t begin to milk a cow with a
wet tail until you have tied it
Make Five Times Greater Profit
Than Those Fed in Dry Lots—
Alfalfa Favored.
(By R. A. GATETVOOP. Kansas Experi
ment Station.)
Spring pigs fed on good forage crops
will make live times as much protit
as those fed on dry lots.
The cost of 100 pounds of gain on
young pigs with corn at CO cents a
bushel and such forage crops as al
falfa, rape and clover, runs frem $2.86
to $3.96; with older hogs from $4.23
to $5.31.
The accredited gain in pork to an
acre of forage varies, depending upon
the crop, age of the hog and the
amount of grain fed. An acre of sweet
clover with corn at 50 cents and hogs
at $5 a hundred pounds netted $52.07;
rai>e, $37.50; alfalfa, $05.90. and a
eomhinution of oats, peas and rape,
Of all forage crops, alfalfa is the
great permanent crop, while rape is
the emergency crop, and green rye the
fall and early spring crop. The ideal
forage crop should show adaptability
to soil and climate, permanency, paln
tability, reasonable cost of% planting
and good pasture at any time during
the growing season. Alfalfa, clover
and rape have most of these qualities.
There is no better opportunity for the
Kunsas farmer to make cheap pork
production than by fattening spring
pigs on forage crops.
Ordinary Furniture Glue Has
Been Found Effective by Coun
ty Agents in Illinois.
Coating the seed of legumes with in
oculated soil before planting is a sim
ple method of insuring soil inocula
tion at slight cost. County agents in
Illinois have found ordinary furniture
glue effective in holding particles of
inoculated soil to the seeds. This
method gives each individual seed
some of the particles of inoculated soil
whidta it carries with it when it is
planted. The scheme requires hut a
small amount of inoculated soil and
costs but a few cents an acre. The
method Is described in Farmers’ Bul
letin 704 of the United States depart
ment of agriculture.
Dissolve two handfuls of furniture
glue for every gallon of boiling water
and allow’ the solution to cool. Put
the seed in a washtub and then sprin
kle enough of the solution on
the need to moisten, but not to wet
it (one quart per bushel is sufficient)
and 8tir the mixture thoroughly until
all the seed are moistened.
Secure the inoeulated soil from a
place where the same kind of plants
as the seed are growing, making sure
that the roots have a vigorous develop
ment of nodules. Dry the soil in
the shade, preferably in the barn or
basement, and pulverize it thoroughly
into a dust. Seatter this dust over the
moistened seed, mixing thoroughly un
til the seed no longer stieks together.
Keeps Man on the Job.
Dairying keeps a man right on the
job the greater part of his time, hut
no more so than any successfully con
ducted business.
Unsafe Articles of Food.
Milk from unhealthy cows is not a
safe article of food, even though there
is no visible dirt in it.
Develop Milk Organa.
The milking organs of the heifers
must be well developed if she makes
a good cow.
Dissolved ic water for douches stop*
pelvic catarrh, ulceration and inflazn
! motion. Recommended by Lydia E.
Pir.kfccm lifted. Co. for ten years.
A healing wonder for natal catarrh,
sore throat and sore eyes. Economical.
Hat extraordinary desiring and germicidal prvweT.
Sample Free. 50c. &U drjgRBti* cr postpaid by
A toi'et preparation of merit.
Ktil? to eradicate dandruff.
For Restoring Color and
k Beauty toGray or Faded Hair.
bOt. and Slot, at In-urtnetb.
Making Quick Time.
Small Nellie had been to an “Uncle
Toni's Cabin” mutt nee. After the show
was over she said: “Maiuma. does
little Eva play again to-night?”
“Yes, dear, 1 suppose so," replied the
I mother.
“Well,” continued Nellie, after a mo
ment's thought. "I don’t see how she
can die and go to heaven at four
o'clock and get back in time ;■ die
again at eight.”
Suffer with Rheumati.-:.: or Neuritis, acute or
chronic, write for my FREE BOOK on Rheuma
tism—Itr. Cause and Cure. Most wonderful book
ever -written, it’s absolutely FREE. Jesat; A.
Case, Dept. C. W., Brockton, Mass.—Adv
For a man to make a woman happy
during courtship is much e; -ier than it
is for him to make good after mar
Write tor free bonldel'T 'titc tobecoosUered before
1 pn: chasing a Sewing Mat bine." Learn U.e fci-.-w
Kill All Flies! "SJZZT
Ualsy Fly Kilter
Solti by tteakr. nr # mm<t
by bxprass. ii jpj 1, ST
HAHGLD SOME-RS, 150 DeKalb Ave. Srook'^rijN. <.
EAifalfa St>. Sweet. Clover ?'-* fn rm«
for sale ;:nd rent or* eft>i> »:»• r».«-a • •
J. Mi L1I AL!,, too C ir *. l,v>,
W;«tAo3 ErCok'n.AD.tVfvr
lni'i- n.D.C. Booksfme. £Lch
references Best n-:
Children Cr-y For
CastorJa is a harmless substitute for Castor 03, Pare
goric, Props and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
nnd allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years it
has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
Piarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend.
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Ex&U Copy Ci Wrapper, TMB ceNTAUW «mkcrr>.
Wer.t With the Load.
An Irishman, having arrived in New
York a few days ago. got employment
with a lumber merchant. I.nter lie was
ordered to take a load of lumber some
distance away. Having gone half his
journey, he came to a steep hill, and
while the horses were struggling to
get t< the top liis boss happened to
meet him. and seeing the horses in
such a difficulty, and l’at standing on
top of the load, he stopped him and
“Do you think the horses haven't got
enough to do without hauling you up
tlus hill?”
Pat, fixing himself more comfortably
on top of the load, said:
“is that what you stopped me for?”
Then, with a crack of his whip, Pat
“Gee nit. it's a poor ship that can't
carry the captain.”
When vout back aches, and your blad
der and kidneys seem to be disordered, re
member it is needless to suffer—go to your
nearest drug store and get a bottle of I>r.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root. It is a physician'*
prescription for diseases of the kidney*
and bladder.
It has stood the test of year* and ha*
a reputation for quickly and effectively
giving results in thousand* of caaes.
This prescription was used by I>r. Kil
mer in hie private practice and was ao
very effective that it has been placed on
sale everywhere. Get a bottle. 30c and
H.00, at your nearest druggist.
However, if you wish first to teat thi*
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer £. Co., Binghamton. N. Y., for a
<ample bottle. When writing be *ure and
mention this paper.—Ad*.
Willing Worker.
An •;musing incident is told which
took place in one of the occupied dis
tricts of P-elgiuin where the German
occupier doles out potatoes to such
of the starving people as agree to work
for him. One recipient presenter! him
self before tile German authorities and
declared himself quite ready in return
for a supply of itotatoes to work for
the Germans and only for them. He
seemed quite decided and genuine in
his offer of work.
“Then you are quite willing to sign
the declaration?” asked the German
“Yes, quite willing.”
“And what is your trade?”
“1 am a grave digger,” replied the
Belgian studitlly.—London Everyman.
f "
Affected His Speech.
“My father wants a bottle of red
dick,” said Fanny.
“Reddick,” said the drug store man,
“what is that?”
“It is something you write red
“Then I guess you mean red ink.”
“My father said reddick, but he
didn't get much sleep last night and
talks kind of thick this morning, and
that may be the reason.”
Too Hard to Find.
“I’ve got about enough of that scala
“Easy, son. Always try to see
some good in everybody.”
“I have tried. But it gets tire
some when yon have to look for it
with a microscope.” — Louisville
Extension of Governmental Activities.
Knicker—Fishing by parcel post?
Boeker—Yes, I mailed a hook to a
You know that what you sell or buy through the sales
has about one chance in fifty to. escape SALE STABLE
DISTEMPER. “SPOHN’S” is your true protection, your
only safeguard. for as sure as you treat all your horses
with it. you will soon be rid of the disease. It acts as a
.sure preventive, no matter how they are "exposedJ*
."*0 cents and $1 a bottle; $5 and $10 dozen bottles, at ail
good druggists, horse goods houses, or delivered by the
manufacture! s.
SPOHN MEDICAL CO., Chemist*, <.<mben, ln«2.. If. S. A.
Five Giant Fingers Bind Cities.
j Tlie five giant spans of steel, which. ;
I like gargantuan fingers clutch the two
I sides of East river, binding New York ,
; and Brooklyn together, cost Atueri- |
! ca’s metroiKilis half as much as the
| Panama canal cost the federal govern- I
| meat. Three of them are suspended
I front rubles, the wires of which, if
i placed end to end, would more than
! twice girdle the earth. If placed side
i by side, these five great structures
! would provide a roadway as wide as
| the Washington monument is high, and !
| if placed end to end they would make j
i a great bridge over six miles long, j
Across the Brooklyn bridge alone 125,- j
000 surface ears travel every 24 hours. |
with other vehicular traffic in propor-!
tioa.—National Geographic Magazine, j
Tempting Fate.
It was behind the scenes of a barn- .
storming theatrical company.
“Macbeth Part low is timid about ;
apjiearmg tonight." said one of the '
tr* mpe.
"How foolish." replied another. "He
shouldn't have stage fright. Why, lie's
been on tiie hoards for years."
"True,” replied the first speaker,
“but this is the first time he was ever \
billed for two nights in one town.”
Shop Talk.
She—I've heard that men prefer to
i make love to short girls rather than
| to tall girls.
He (a broker)—Yes. it's the shorts
! that you always hear of as getting*
; squeezed.—Boston Transcript.
Husband’s Protest.
With « view to advertising liis busi
ness. a certain dentist announced that
he would supply artificial teeth to the
first twelve aged ladles in poor cir
cumstances who applied for them.
The earliest application on the «}e
poiuted day was an elderly woman in
shabby but respectable clothes, who
was politely ushered into the waiting
Scarcely was site seated when a red
facod old man came to the place, and
announced that he had come “about
them teeth.”
‘ You are making a mistake," the
dentist replied. “I only made my offer
to ladies. In fact, there's one lady
waiting now.”
“Ay, an’ it's abont 'er I’ve come," re
torted the old man. gruffly. ‘Tell, 'er
’er ushand's waitin’ for 'er, and if she
don’t 'op out juick, there’ll be trouble.
She’s got a liappetite like an ’obs al
ready, and if yon set 'er up wl’ a strong
lot of teeth, she'll eat troth roe an’ ’er
into the work his in a week. Send 'er
out at once”’—London Tit-Bits.
Promoter of Patriotism.
"Have you doue anything to pro
mote patriotism?"
"1 have. My efforts to hold down
compensation for an enlisted roan en
able him to prove his unselfishness.’’
At Parting.
“Good-liy, Nell; I'm off to the bor
“Good-by. lack; I hope the Mexican*
will miss you. too.”
A package of New Post Toasties provides servings
for ten people—a delicious breakfast dish—corn flakes
with new form and new flavour.
New Post Toasties are known by tiny bubbles
raised on each flake by the quick, intense heat of the
new process of manufacture.
They bear the full, true flavour of prime, white
Indian com, not found in corn flakes of the past;
and they are not “chaffy” in the package; and they
don’t mush down when milk or cream is added, lilc#»
ordinary corn flakes.
Try some dry—a good way to test the flavour, but
they are usually served with rich milk or cream—
New Post Toasties
Sold by Grocers everywhere.