The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, August 11, 1921, Image 7

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Western Canada Farmers Rr
joice Over Bountiful Harvest.
Favorable Weather and Fertile Land
Combine to Pour Riches Into the
Hands of Agriculturists.
There nrc those In nearly every state
in the Union who have relatives or
friends, or someone they have, known,
who are residents tit' some of the
provinces ot Western Cutiiuln. They
liiive none ilieio to carry on the pro
fession iiml occupation of funning.
Their impress has hoen carefully
wutclieil anil such news as may cotno
from them or the country that they
Imve taken pm t lul possession of will
lie read with IntcreM. Important news
Just now Is the condition of the crops.
Newspaper eoriospouiicnts and govern
Client lejiieM'titathes are now In a posi
tion, after ranking u careful survey of
conditions, to announce that the crop
conditions in .Manitoba, Saskatchewan
mill Alliertu carry the promise of an
jnrly mid bountiful harvest and farm
ers view the outlook with utmost
pleasine. (Jimd glowing weather bus
prevailed wince seeding and all cereal
eiops are well advanced. Wheat
headed out has long, heavy heads, and
big yields are indicated; predictions
ure being made that the record pro
duction per acre in lOlfi will be ex
ceeded. Harvesting begnu In some
hcctlons In the eaily part of August.
An Interesting feature of the Munition
is the fact that there are no bad re
ports from any part of the country
from the Bed rler to the Hocky moun
tains and from the International
houndary to l'enco river. There will
ilso be good fruit, vegetable and root
Most remarknble has been the germi
nation of most of the grain. Marquis
wheat sown on May 11 was fully
headed out on June ItO.
Considerable advancement has taken
place In the last few jears In the
growing of corn. Sunflowers aie nleo
helng grown quite extensively. Both do wonderfully well. On July -1
the writer was Miown a twenty-acre
Held of corn that had reached a height
of upwards of live feet, while a live
iicro Held of sunflowers close by, was
entering for a keen race skyward. Uoth
will doubtless be used for ensilage, to
which will be added a splendid crop
of alfalfa or sweet clover, which also
have proved ery successful. Now
that corn, Minitowers, sweet clover and
ulfalfa have taken n liking to the coun
try, It will mean a period of recon
struction in ninny farming districts,
uiid mixed fanning will supersede the
period of "grain mining" that, no mat
ter how fertile the soil, no matter how
generous It may be in giving forth
from Its great storehouse of all the
properties that Imve given to Western
Canada Its well-earned name of tho
wheat granary of the world, too much
may be asked of It; the departure from
this Into the sphere of more Intensive
farming, covering many generalities
not before Indulged In, will add dol
lars per acre to tho value of this pro
ductive land. Those who have
watched the progress of Western Can
(Klu, have been looking for the day
when corn and such like can be grown
Hiiccessfully. It has now arrived.
The cattle and dairy industry will
he given an Impulse that will attract
those who have been wedded to this
hind of farm life, while none of the
Interest that may be taken by the grain
grower will be lessened. Already there
is an Influence following the fact that
corn and sunflowers can lie grown,
that Is leading to the erection of silos
in many parts of the country, all In
dicating n growing satisfaction as to
the great future that lies before It.
Due chiefly to the drop In costs of
materials and wages, farmers through
out the prairie provinces are erecting
tunny buildings this year, Bays the edi
tor and manager of the Prairie Lum
berman, who was a visitor to Van
couver n few days ago. A campaign
is under way among the retail lumber
men and farmers, urging the erection
of 12,000 silos this year, and this is
meeting with success, more plans and
Kpetillcatlons having been prepared
tiud '.ore structures being under way
problahly than at uny other time In
tho history of the West. Advertise
ment. Protection Against Radium.
A physician using radium has to In
furiate himself thoroughly from Its ef
fects. Dr. Bolchorc of tho French
Academy of Medicine says they must
wear gloves lined with lead, and spec
tacles containing lead salt; they must
handle tho radium salts with pincers
and sit at the tnblo lined with lead. IIo
Is perfecting a lead protector for tho
heart and lungs, but advises operators
to wrap themselves In thin lead sheets,
Jud Tunklns.
Jud Tunklns says nature pitta
enough scales on a (lsh to give it more
of a bathing suit thuu sumo human
beings wear.
From Missouri.
"What In the world aro you kick
ing about?" asked the red-headed land
lady. "When I took my room you
told mo there was a single hair nrut
tress on the bed," said the thin bof "J
er. "So I did." "Well, will you please
come up to my room and show mo thu
6lngle hair?"
Knows a Lot.
"So your son Is homo from college?"
"Yep." "Has ho learned much?"' "Ho
certainly has. Moro than his mother
uud I have picked up iu u lifetime."
(Copy for Tliti Drpartnient Euupllnl by
the American l.fL'lon News Service.)
Senior Chaplain Found That 00 per
Cent of Fighter3 Were Men of
Somn Faith.
To those disquieting souls who
publlelv lament that the average Am
erican lost what
little religion ho
possessed during
the trying days of
15)17-18. Ilev.
Henry Itussel Tal
bot, It. I),, canon
of the National
Cathedral of
Washington, D. C,
makes answer. As
senior chaplain of
the em battled
I-Mrst Division, A.
...'" J.
t X. w r a-
h. v., in the Argonne lighting, Dr.
Talbot viewed a cross section of the
country's manhood and found a re
ligion that will puzzle and amaze the
orthodox .church-goor.
In bis work, Dr. Talbot collected and
examined the personal effects of men
killed In battle. In ninety percent of
them he found either a Bible, a scapu
lar, a prayer hook, a cross, a cruci
fix or sonic other token which, he
says in a letter to national headquar
ters of the American Legion, proved
that religion was n real element In
the men's lives. And In those days,
the former chaplain continues, the
First was not carrying a single article
It did not consider essential.
Admitting that the average Amcrlcnn
Is "uncommonly timid In the exercise
of his religion," Dr. Talbot declares
that "nevertheless; It Is thovo and
needs only to be cultivated and In
telligently used." IIo summarizes his
refutation of the assertion that tho
American soldier was an Irreligious
person by tho statement: "If a sim
plicity which Is elementnl; n trust
which Is childlike although It expresses
Itself In what Is called 'chance' or
'luck'; n sense of reverence which Is
o profound that It Is never fooled
by cant; an honesty which, while It Is
apt to be communistic Is so essential
that shams don't last If thoo are
notes of religion, there was In the
spiritual life of the Expeditionary
Force something that was line."
Nebraska Legion Man Won Bride
From Home When They Met
In France.
They met In France. IIo was n sol
dier, she a canteen wori-f- The ro
mance culminated
as only n romance
could culminate
In the marriage
recently of Frank
. O'Connell, de
partment a d J u
tant of the Amer
ican Legion of Ne
braska, and Miss
Rachel N. Blodg
ett of Orleans, Ne
braska. The wed
ding was at Or
leans and the "vets' are now
died at Lincoln.
O'Connell, during tho summer of
1918, served at Le Mons, where he
edited u soldier newspnper. Miss
Blodgett was stationed there ns n can
teen worker with tho Y. M. O. A.
They had known each other as chil
dren, but not seriously. They met ut
Sable. Cupid did the rest.
On his return from France, O'Con
nell became active In Legion work.
He was the first commander of the
Lincoln post and hns been adjutant
of the department since its organiza
tion. He Is widely known umong the
Cornhusker Legionnaires.
Fargo (N. D.) Girl Found Plenty to
Do During and After Big
lUnybo woman's place was In tho
home, hut when America entered the
World war, Miss
Abbey N. Hurley,
Fargo, N. D was
n clerk and sten
ographer In the
district court of
her county. Then
tlm illutrlnt nlnrlr
' fgJP"? enlisted for serv-"-L--i
, "'vl Ice and Miss Hur
ley forsook tho
(lies nnd keys to
help the deputy
carry on the work.
Then the depuo enlisted and the lit
tle stenographer carried on tho work
alone while she broke In a new depu
ty. She did the tusk so well that she
was named deputy clerk herself in Oc
tober, 1011), a position which sho now
When the boys enme marching homo
again, her brother, who had enlisted
curly In tho stnto's Infantry regiment,
began forming n post of tho Ameri
can Legion and Miss .Hurley started
In to organize a unit of tho Legion
Women's auxiliary. Last May bho
was elected secretary treasurer of tho
North Dakota department of tho aux
iliary. Sho Is, uu twenty-ono.
i v
-v"- i
I: Hi
.. ' lERHTO
Veteran of the World and Other Con
flicts Returns to Greece and Is
Nabbed for Service.
John P. Poulos, veteran of tho
World war and a member of Albert
v . urauon rost
- No. 53, the Ameri
can Legion, Ish
pemirig, Mich., Is
V 3EwKJ3' getting tired of
$""" every ,cnr or so.
Jftek He has the United
'ASSf ?, States government
III ,, vi n ii ,, nih v
get a ted chevron
, V . J gei eu ci
L S I ." 1 t win
N'XU him out of
'" V long cnoiry
g eiiougn io
&t least recover his breath.
John Is a native of Athens, Greece.
When he came to this country his
name- was John Peter Coutsoghinno
poulos. On account of his great dllll
cully In making his Intensive handle
understood, he cut off several yards
of It and became John P. Poulos. He
was drafted for service with the
(reek army dining the tlrst Balkan
war. After being mustered out he
em'grated to Amrelca and found em
ployment In the copper mines of Mich
igan. After n few years In this country he
returned to (Jteece for a visit. Greece
was having another little scrap then,
and he was drafted for the second
Balkan war. He did his bit and left'
for America again. America entered
the war Just after John got hack, and
he enlisted for his third fling In the
Infantry. He did It well, and after
Uncle Sam had given him his dis
charge, he decided once more to visit
Greece. Itosult. he's In again I
This time tho Greeks have drafted
him for service against the Turks.
John recently apiioaled to his con
gressman, W. Frank James of the
Twelfth Michigan district, opining
that he was fed up on wars and that
he wanted to get out of the army and
be married. Mr. James has taken up
the case with tho State department.
Poulos Is a fully naturalized citizen,
but In the absence of treaty agree
ments between the United States and
Greece, his citizenship papers were
not sufficient to prevent his being
Hoosler, Seeking Battle Lines, Discov
ered Liberal Share of What
World War Offered.
Few bucks onn cqunl the record of
Ralph G. Patterson, Hoosler f strong
Irish extraction,
who went A. W.
0. L. looking for
the battle. Ho
found It.
Patterson left
his quiet home In
Mtiutic, Ind., early
In search of ex
cite m e n t. He
found what he
wanted In the cat
tle ranches of the
Northwest. Ills
life in riding the ranges was the most
exciting enrcer he had heard of un
til he convoyed a carload of cattle to
Chicago in April, 1017, nnd found out
that America had entered the war. So
dl'd Pat.
Going to France with Headquarters
Troop of the First division shortly
after Pershing. Private Patterson was
stationed In the peaceful French vil
lage of Gondrecourt for weary and
drab months while the battle was go
ing on without him. Finally he nnd
two buddies hopped u French meat
truck bound for tho front. It took
them as far as Uar-le-Duc, from which
place they hiked In the direction of
the tiring. They found the front line
trenches around Lunevllle, Introduced
themselves to the amuzed pollus and
declined to leave becuuse they couldn't
understand what tho horizon blues
were so excited about. After ten days
an American offlcer came to the front
after them. They polished tho com
pany's pots nnd pans for two vveoks
for their pains. -
Patterson iinnlly found enough ex
citement. At Cantlgny ho came
through unscathed. At Solssons a ma
chine gun bullet got him through both
ankles. At Selcheprey he Jumped In
to a shell hole on top of a German with
a huyonet. High expulsive which got
him In the Argonne on October 4, 1018,
left his right' leg stiff, tore open his
shoulder nnd broke his nose.
Charter for Post In South Dakota
Bears the Names of Four
Sioux Braves.
When ndjutnnts of a number of
western posts of tho American Legion
call tho membership roll at meetings,
It Is not always tho easiest thing In
the world to "make out" the names,
Ifor American Indians who berved
during the World war, are lining
up with tho ex-servlco men's or
ganization, according to applications
for post charters received at national
A recent charter request for n post
wt St. Charles, S. D., bears tho names
of four IndlnnB who sign them
selves : Henjamln Comes-Out-Uear,
Charles Owi-Walks-ln-the-nouso, Nur
clsso MacKenzIo and John niucblrd.
Sixty Sioux Indian braves have
been engaged to stago n real war
diuico for the Legion's third nnnurV
national convention In Kunsas CI.1
next fall. The Indians performed
valiant servlco against tho enemy In
the World war as Intelligence scouts
PA ?Ss I UT"
eople Jgk
Native Women
(Prevrd by tho Nntlonil OooKraphlo So
ciety, WuBlltllKlUll, 1). (' )
l'.ut a step from lands tlrM and
longest known In tho history of the
world Fgypt, llabylon, Palestine
Audita remains one of the world's
most unknown regions. And In one
of its least known corners Is the In
dependent state of Oman. Historically,
politically and geographically, Oman
has nlwajs beetr Isolated trom the rest
of Arabia. L'ver since tho days of
the caliphate, so fur as communication
with other Arabs Is concerned, Oman
was practically an Island, with a sea
of water on two sides nnd a sea of
sand the great Arabian desert on
the other. As a result, the people aro
oven more primitive In their habits
than the Arabs generally; and only re
cently have other towns than Muscat,
the capital, opened their eyes to the
Oman Is a relatively narrow strip of
coast, bowed around the Irregular
eastern tip of Arabia. To tho north
west It extends half way along the
southern shore of the Persian gulf,
Into tho head of which empty the his
toric Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
From there It extends In a crooked,
unbroken strip of varying width for
nearly 1,000 miles, Its southwestern
extremity reaching almost to tho mid
point of the flaring south shore of
the Arabian pJulnsula.
Tho state has an area of 82,000
square miles, twice that of
Pennsylvania. Although generally ac
cepted statistics place the population
at 800,000, Colonel Mllet, who has
seen more of the Interior than any
other recent traveler, estimates It at
over 1,000,000. The capital, Muscat,
and the adjoining town of Mutrnh,
huvo together about i!.r,000 Inhabit
ants. The ancient capital, Rostak,
which ls Inland, declined In Impor
tance after the Portuguese, during the
remarkable growth of their colonial
power In the Slxtenth century, pushed
around tho Cape of Good Hope and
northward and eastward, occupying
Muscat. The Portuguese remained In
possession of this metropolis of Oinnn
from 1C08 until the middle of tho Sev
enteenth century.
Was Almost an Empire.
The conquerors of Omun who gave
It its present ruling family came from
Yemen on the other side of Arabia,
Ahmed bin Sa'ccd, tho leader, cap
tured Muscat In 1741. Tho present
sultan and lmtin, who came to the
throne In lOlIS, Is a descendant of this
Eighteenth Century conqueror.
At tho beginning of the Nineteenth
century, before European powers had
determined upon the almost complete
parceling out of Africa, Oman wus ul
most an empire. It extended over a
large part of Arabia, the Islands to
the north of Arabia In tho Persian
gulf, a strip of the southern coast of
Persia, and a strip of tho Indian
ocean coast of Africa from tho north
eastern point near tho entrance to tho
Red sea almost half wuy to the Capo
of Good Hope. This African territory,
Including Zanzibar, comprised large
parts of what later became Italian
Somallland, British East Africa and
German East Africa. It also Included
trio Irnportnnt Island of Socotra nt tho
mouth of tho Gulf of Aderr, now under
British control.
At that tlmo tho slnvo trade was
flourishing, and It was the Arabs of
Oman who explored the great Interior
of Africa long before tho days of
Speko and Livingstone. On tho death
in 1850 of Oman's "Alexander," tho
Sultan Sa'ccd, tho empire begnn to
break up, one son becoming sultan of
Zanzibar ami another sultan of the
Arabian territory. 'Subsequently all
Asiatic possessions outside Arabln
were lost, except a few Islands In tho
Persian gulf. About this time Omun
camo under the virtual protection of
Great Ihitaln through the Indian gov
ernment, and a British consul and po
litical agent has elnco been main
tained nt Muscat.
and lis
of Oman.
One of the most picturesque parts
n! iii"i is the so-called Plrato coast,
Just within tho great point of land
which almost closes the mouth of the
Persian gulf the sailing ground of Sin
bnd the Sailor. This region was u
base of operation for pirates as trou
blesome in the first half of the Nine
teenth century of tho Indian nnd
Persian trade ns were tho Carib
bean pirate nests to tho ships that
piled between Panama and Europe
u century or so enrller. The Inhabitants
of the Plrato coast were extremely
fanatical as well, which added to their
trouble-making qualities. British gun
boats, with tho assistance of Iudlnn
forces put an end to the depredations,
and the one-time pirates of this region
have now mostly turned to ponrl dlv
lng for n living.
Trip Through tho Country.
A Journey from the Plrato coast
across the base of tho great point of
Omnn to Sohr or some of tho ndjaccnt
ports, a trip of about 100 miles, gives
nn excellent Idea of tho back country
of this little-known state. Caravans
making this trip usually travel at night
and rest under whatever shado may
be found during the dny. On tho sec
ond day one passes villages and culti
vated fields nnd nt night sleeps sur
rounded by thousands of sheep and
goats, driven In by Bedouin Inssca
from their mountain pastures. Even
among theso shepherds ono finds rend
ers, and colporteurs sell books wher
ever tho camels halt long enough to
strike a bargain. In entering the
narrow pass of Illtta, tho guides go
ahead mounted, with rlllcs loaded and
Travelers are not troubled with the
heat at night, but during the dny It
Is Intense, and it is refreshing to como
to an oasis (common In this part of
Oman), where water bursts from n big
spring, nnd trees nnd ilowers grow In
luxury. In tho mountnlnous parts of
Oman the roads run almost Invariably
along tho wady beds; sometimes theso
nre sandy water courses; again deep,
rocky ravines or broad, fertile volleys.
Vegetation generally Is tolerably abun
dant. Tamarisks, oleanders, euphor
bias, nrrd acacias are the most com
mon trees nnd shrubs.
Some of It Unexplored.
Although some travelers have
reached the edge of the Oman desert,
all the country beyond Is still Inrgcly
terra Incognita. No one Iras ever made
the Journey beyond the range of moun
tains or solved tho mystery of west
ern Omnn, which Is still n blank on
tho best tnnps; nor Is anything known
of tho land 100 miles southwest of
Muscat save by Arab hearsay.
Tho most populous und fertile dis
trict of tho hlghlnnds of Oman Is Jcbel
Akhdur, which Is also the best known.
The fertility of this region Is wonder
ful und In striking contrast with tho
barren rocks of so largo u part of tho
coast. With n seml-troplcnl climate,
an elevntiorr of .1,000 to 5,000 feet, and
abundant springs, the wndys and
oases of Oman huvo awakened the de
light nnd amazement of every traveler
who has ventured to explore them.
Water, tho ono priceless treasure In
all Arabia, hero Issues In perennial
streams from many rocky clefts, and
Is most carefully husbanded by the In
genuity of the peoplo for wldo Irriga
tion by menns of canals or water
courses called fiiluj.
Except along tho Plrato coast the
Arabs of Oman are remarkably freo
from fanaticism, simple In their habits,
and wonderful In their hospitality.
Most of them belong to tho Abudul
sect, which hns many beliefs In com
mon with Christianity.
Did She See It?
IIo (tolling a Joke) Do you seo tho
She If It's what I think it Is I
don't, and you're no gentleman.
May Escape the Dreaded Suf
ferings of that Period by
Taking Mrs. Block's Advice
Hopkins, Minn. "During Chango of
Life I had hot Hashes nnd suffered for
two years. I saw
Lydia E. Pinkhnm's
VcROtnblo Corn
pound advertised in
tho paper and got
good results from
taking it. I recom
mend your medicine
to my frrends nnd
you may publish
thin fact as a teati
monial." Mrs.Ron
kutHi.ocK.Box 5-12,
Hopkins, Minn.
It has been said that not ono woman in
a thousand paanoa this perfectly natural
change without experiencing a train of
very annoying; nnd fiometimcs painful
symptoms. Thoso dreadful hot flashes,
sinking spells, spots before tho eyes,
dizzy spells, ncrvousncBS, are only a fow
of tho symptoms. Every woman at this
nRo should profit by Mrs. Block's experi
ence and try Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vogo
tablo Compound.
If you iiavo tho slightest doubt that
Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vcgetablo Com
pound will help you, .writo to Lydia E.
Pinkham Mcdicino Co., Lynn, Mara.,
about your health. Your letter will be
opened, read and answered by a woman,
and held in strict confidence.
For Vienna's Needy.
Iu order to aid the hungry peoplo of
Vienna n laud-colonb.atlon plan has
been devised by a practical man, Peter
Weston, and approved In principle by
the three leading political parties and
government olllclals. It would set up
a central administrative bureau to ac
quire and distribute laud and providt
building material for standardized
homes. The colony is to be estab
lished near Vienna, and each house Is
to have it garden of at least fiOO tjquaro
meters, while larger farm holdings also
form part of the plan, for tho execu
tion of which the state is asked t
appropriate 10,000,000,000 crowns. Th
scheme Is now under consideration h
thu government.
Name "Bayer" on Giuine
Beware I Unless you seo the namf
"Bayer'' on packago or on tablets yo
nro not getting geuulno Aspirin pre.
Ecrlbed by physicians for twenty-ono
yenrs Mid proved safe by mllllonsT
Tako Aspirin only ns told In tho Bayer
pnekage for Colds, Headache, Neural
glu, Itheumatlsm, Earache, Toothuche,
Lumbago, nnd for Pnln. Handy tin
boxes of twelvo Bayer Tablets of As
pirin cost few cents. Druggists also
sell larger packages. Aspirin Is th
trade mark of Bayer Manufacture o
Monoacctlcacldcster of Sallcyllcacld.
".Tones nnd I have made n bet nnd
you are to settle It. I say that"
"What aro the terms of the wager?
"Oh, the loser Is to buy a good din
ner for the three of us. I claim
"Neinmlno that. I never knew Jones
to pay a bet. You lose." Judge.
Tho housewife smiles with satisfac
tion ns sho looks ut the basket of
clear, white clothes and thanks Ited
Cross Bull Blue. At grocers, Ce.
The Best Politics.
"Do you think a practical politician
can afford to placo patriotic duty
above personal Interests?"
"He can't afford to do otherwise,"
replied Senator Sorghum. "A prac
tical politician Is ono who succeeds In
getting elected ; and the voters out my
way haven't any use for a man who
doesn't love his country."
Do you know
you can roll
cigarettes tor
lOcts from
one bag of
v Jhviiea t5ouer
iinpiini i A woNomroL raci icach, Immm
f. .; .k-skS
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