The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 22, 1909, Image 2

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Busy Man.
District Judge Loyal E. Knappen,
presiding in the. branch of the fed
eral court at Marquette, Mich., has
entered a decree in favor of the com
plaint in the case of Arctic Iron com
pany vs. the Cleveland Cliff Iron com
pany and William Mather, its presi
dent. More than one million dollars
is involved in the decision.
A campaign for a. constitutional
amendment for prohibition in Ala
bama was launched at Birmingham at
conference which was participated
la by several hundred prohibitionists,
anti-saloon league members and par
tisans from all over the state. An
official statement was made prior to
the beginning of the meeting that the
conference represented no political
faction or set of politicians.
Right Rev. William George McClos
ky, bishop of Louisville and the oldest
living Catholic prelate in the United
States, is seriously ill at Louisville,
Ky. He is eighty-six years old.
Mrs. E. H. Harriman has been made
the sole beneficiary and administrator
of her husband's vast estate, which is
estimated to be valued at from $30,
000,000 to $200,000,000.
Four cadets at the Annapolis naval
academy have been dropped from the
colls at the direction of President Taf t
because of inaptitude, which was said
to have been demonstrated on the
practice cruise of the corps this sum-
Judge Corey, of the probate court,
-lade an order distributing to Mrs.
Anna Spreckels, widow of the late
Spreckles, her share of the sugar
king's estate, which is estimated to be
iworth more than $3.000,000. '
"Haley's" comet has been located by
Herbert D. Curtis and photographed
with the aid of reflecting telescope at
Uck observatory. It will grow rapidly
tighter, according to a statement
xaade by D. W. W. Campbell of Lick
That the railroads are confronted
with a shortage in the supply of tim
er for ties is indicated by a warning'
sounded by the roadmasters and main
tenance of way association of America,
which is holding its convention in
Washington. The convention declared
that stone ballast crushed and prop
erly screened, proved most valuable
for railroads carrying heavy traffic.
In order to insure the Hudson-Fulton
celebration stamp being on salt at
all post offices desiring it on Septem
ber 25, the date of the opening of the
celebration of the centennial in New
.York, the post office department has
decided to begin the shipment to the
-various offices on September 20. The
edition Is limited to 50,000,000, and.
therefore, may be in great demand by
stamp collectors. It is said to be one
f the most beautiful stamps ever is
aed by the department.
The strike of the flatteners and cut
ters of the American window glass
works at Jeanette, Pa., and Mononga
fcela. Pa., is taking on a serious aspect
Attempts to import workmen have
let with resistance, and clashes have
William Cramps Sons & Co., formal
ly warded the contracts for construct
ing one each of the new American
Dreadnoughts of 25,000 tons to be off
icially known as the Wyoming and
tke Arkansas.
John R. Early, the leper, so-called.
has been struck from tho rolls of the
pension, as he has been found to be
entirely free from any disease, having
recovered from the skin erruption
which was declared by eminent physi
cians to be leprosy. Early, at the
time his name was dropped from the
rolls, was receiving $72 a month on
account of total disability. He was
recently examined by a medical board
is New York. They found no skin
erruptions or any disability.
V. P. Von Erlit. a business man of
Seattle. Wash., shot and seriously
wounded himself in his room at a
Kansas City hotel. After the shoot
lag Von Erlit answered a long distance
telephone call. He talked business for
several minutes, but becoming weak
from the loss of blood, pleaded for a
physician. He will recover.
"C. B. Rogers, vice-president and
general manager of the Gulf Coast
line, has been elected president and
seneral manager, with office at Kings
rille. Tex." The above paragraph
trom the Railroad Age Gazette tells
Sxw a Nebraska railroad man has
-made good in the south. Mr. Rogers
John W. Eitcomb, for a number of
years connected with the United
.States fish commission as assistant in
charge of the division of fish culture,
as resigned to engage in private busi
ness. R. S. Johnson, superintendent
of the Manchester, la., fish station
-as been selected to fill the vacancy!
Robert S. Lovett has been elected to
sscceed E. H. Harriman as the head
of the executive department of the
union racinc
John W. Castle, president of the
Union Trust Co.. of New York, com
mitted suicide by cutting his throat
with a razor.
The fifty-ninth anniversary of the
admission of California to statehood
was observed at the Alaska-Yukon Pa
cific exposition as California day, the
-notable features of the day being ad
dresses and a reception in the Cali
fornia building and free distribution
-jt trait and other California products.
Emmet A. Gould, since 1902 general
superintendent of the northern dis
trict of the Missouri Pacific, with
headquarters in Kansas City, has re
signed to become general superintend
ent of the Cincinnati, Hamilton ft
Dayton at Cincinnati, effective Sep
teber 15.
George W. Fishback, formerly Amer
ican secretary of legation at Buenos
Ayres, has been appointed a special
commissioner by the directorate of the
Argentine agricultural exposition to
enlist interest in that enterprise. An
effort is to be made to secure an ap
propriation of $25,000 by congress to
transport the agricultural exhibit now
at Seattle to Buenos Ayres.
Wiliam Davis, a farmer of Benton,
Kan., was robbed of $3,000 at the Mis
souri Pacific depot at Wichita by two
men who jostled him in a crowd. He
carried the money in a large pocket
book in his inside coat pocket.
The threatened speed war among
the Chicago-Denver-California railroad
systems is on. In anticipation of the
cutting of schedules by the Burling
ton and other Hill lines the Chicago
& Northwestern announced a reduc
tion of two hours in running time
between Chicago and Denver.
Missouri Pacific through train No. 3,
from St. Louis to Pueblo, was derailed
at Swope Park, ten miles south of
Kansas City. One man was slightly
injured. The entire train, consisting
of a baggage car, an express car, two
coaches, and two sleepers, left the
track and ran for three hundred
yards on the ties.
Judge Martin F. Morris, former chief
justice of the court of appeals of the
District of Columbia, and one of the
oldest and most prominent members
of tho bar at Washington, died at his
home in Washington, aged seventy
four years. Judge Morris defended
John H. Surratt. one of the alleged
conspirators against President Lin
Postmaster General Hitchcock is
preparing to institute an inquiry to
determine whether the approximately
$50,000,000 which the government an
nually pays the railroads for carrying
the mails is too much or too little for
the service performed.
Presenting a total membership of
200,000 in all parts of the world, the
national board of the Ancient Order
of Hibernians has unanimously en
dorsed the home-going to Ireland in
1910 originated by Francis J. Kilkenny
and members of the order are urged
to avail themselves of the opportunity
afforded them to visit the Emerald
Alice Webb Duke, divorced wife of
Brodie L. Duke, the tobacco magnate,
was committed to the asylum for the
Insane at Kankakee, III. The once
brilliant and wealthy bride of Mr.
Duke appeared a complete mental and
physical wreck and but ten minutes
were required to impress the jury with
the need of restraint of, and treatment
for her.
Count Hermann Osheim, former
heir presumptive to the grand duchy
of Saxe-Weimer, who renounced his
right to the succession, was married
in London before the registrar. The
bride signed her name as Wanda
Paola Lottero, and gave her age as
twenty-five jears.
Announcement has been made of the
approaching marriage, on October 5,
of Richard U. Sherman, son of Vice
President James S. Sherman, to Miss
Eleanor Millar.
In a collision on he Burlington near
Lincoln. Nebr., two persons were
killed and several seriously injured.
Fifty thouasnd acres of land situ
ated in the Goose Creek valley in
southern Idaho were opened to settle
ment. The lands are controlled by
the Twin Falls Laftd and Water com
pany, which has commenced the con
struction of an irrigation system to be
completed in eighteen months, at a
cost of approximately $2,000,000.
Kerns of Interest Taken From Hera
and There Over the State.
Cook Says His Claim Has Been Ac
cepted by Polar Bureau off
Research at Brussels.
On Board Oscar H. The steamer
Oscar IL, with Dr. Frederick A. Cook
aboard, will not arrive at New York
until Tuesday morning. This is at
the urgent request of the reception
committee which is to meet Dr. Cook.
The steamer could have reached
Sandy Hook Monday afternoon, but a
message from the reception committee
asking that the arrival be delayed ow
ing to the fact that it was impossible
to change the committee's arrange
ments was received Sunday evening by
wireless, and the captain consented
to comply with the request. The
Oscar II. is therefore under decreased
speed and will reach Quarantine at
about 7:30 Tuesday morning.
Dr. Cook appears to exercise great
self-restraint, but can hardly repress
a natural annoyance at impeachment
of his veracity without proofs. He
requested the Associated Press to
make public the following:
"Commander Peary has as yet given
to the world no proofs of his own case.
My claim has been fully recognized
by Denmark and by the king of Swed
en; the president of the United States
of America has wired me his confid
ence; my claim has been accepted
by the International Bureau for Polar
Research at Brussels; most of the
geographical societies of Europe have
sent me congratulations which mean
faith and acceptance for the present,
and almost every explorer of note has
come forward with warm and friendly
"A specific record of my journey is
accessible to all and everyone who
reads can decide for himself. When
Peary publishes a similar report, then
our cases are parallel. Why should
Peary be allowed to make himself a
self-appointed dictator of my afflairs?
In justice to myself, in justice to the
world, and to guard the honor of na
tional prestige, he should be com
pelled to prove his own cases; he
should publish at once a preliminary
narrative, to be compared with mine
and let fair minded people ponder
over the matter while the final records
by which my case may eventually be
proven are being prepared.
"I know Peary the explorer. As
such he is a hero in Arctic annals
and deserves the credit of a long and
hard record. To Peary the explorer
I am still willing to tip my hat, but
Peary's unfounded accusations have
disclosed another side of his char
acter which will never be forgotten.
"When Peary added that he had
nailed the stars and stripes to the
pole I immediately sent congratula
tions. I then believed, 'as I do now,
that his work over a new route far
east of my line' of travel was a new
conquest of great importance and of
course that his position at the pole
would supplement my work with
valuable data. There is room enough
and honor enough for two American
flags at the pole."
The Midwest Life.
A mortgage on good Nebraska real
sstate is conceded to be as high class
lecurity as a live company can have
in its vaults. The Midwest Life has
the distinction of having a greater
per cent of its assets In mortgages
than any other life insurance com
pany east or west, has , main
tained this position for the three
fears it has been in business. On
December 31, 1908, the date of its last
innual statement The Midwest Life
aad ninety-two per cent of its total
issets in mortgages, all on Nebraska
real estate. This money will stay in
Nebraska and will not be sent else
where for investment in case of a
panic or business ' depression. The
fflcers, stockholders and policyhold
ers are physically and financially part
and parcel of this state. Their whole
interests are here. Every premium
paid The Midwest Life for life insur
ance helps a Nebraska institution and
2very premium jraid an eastern com
pany for life insurance helps an east
ern institution. Home office of The
Midwest Life. 1007 O street, Lincoln.
Write for an agency.
A New Defendant in the Interest of
Educational Matters Miscel-
taneous Capital Notes.
Word has been received that the
condition of Bishop Thomas Hendricks
of Cebu, Philippine islands, who on
Saturday was reported to be danger
ously ill. shows slight improvement
Bishop Hednrick is suffering from in
digestion of the kidneys.
King Manuel will leave Portugal for
England, where he is to visit King Ed
ward November 20. He will stop four
days in Madrid, to return the 'Visit
of King Alfonso. It is generally un
derstood that King Manuel's be-
throthal to the daughter of the duke
of Fife will be announced from Wind
sor castle and that King Edward will
confer the, order of the garter upon
King Manuel in honor of the engage
ment Mrs. Morris, widow of the fate Nel
son Morris of Chicago, died in Franco
from injuries received in a motor car
accident which occurred September
The ninety-ninth anniversary of the
beginning of Mexico's independence
was celebrated as a general holiday
Thursday through the republic. In
the capital the observance was partic
ularly enthusiastic. The decorations
were on a more elaborate scale than
ever before, and the entire populace
devoted the day to festivities and
A dispatch from Teheran, Persia,
says the pretender to the Persian
throne, Abdul Hussein, has appeared
at Luristan and proclaimed himself
shah. He is receiving the support of
the local population. The government
has sent a detachment of troops with
artillery to suppress him.
Gen. Bernerdaro Reyes In an open
letter says that he has never been a
candidate for the vice presidential
nomination and confirms his letter of
July 25 He claims that as he is not
in sympathy with the policies of Pres
ident Diaz, his nomination would be
the cause of trouble.
D. E. Thompson, United States am
bassador to Mexico, has secured con
trol of the Pan-American railway, hav-
Some of People of California Want
State Divided.
Washington. The recent threat of
a body of citizens in California to es
tablish another state within California
borders because of dissatisfaction
with taxation methods, has attracted
the attention of officials here. The
United States constitution in section
j or article iv, provides that "no new
state shall be formed or erected with
in the jurisdiction of any other state;
nor any state be formed by the junc
tion of two or more states, or parts
of states without the consent of the
legislature of the states concerned, as
well as congress."
Taxation was a great problem in
California during the '40s and 50's. It
was claimed that the southern part of
the state fronrMontery downward was
sadly neglected in early state legislation.
The Omaha Street Car Strike.
Omaha. Sunday was a feverish day
in the street car strike, marred with
some acts of riot and involving the
forcing back of the crowd by the
police, to permit the cars to operate
during an exciting hour on Farnam
street late in the afternoon. One con
ductor was savagely, assaulted on a
Council Bluffs street car, but not se
riously hurt Five arrests were made,
none of whom were strikers.
Land Office Receipts.
' Washington Total cash receipts of
the general land office for the year
ended June 30 were $11,627,688, a de
crease of about $1,000,000,
ing secured by purchase $9,600,000
worth of stock.
The international Esperanto con
gress closed Monday. The next corn
guess will be held in Washington.
After more than a year of unsuc
cessful experiment in attempting to
maintain order and sanitation through
the provincial authorities and munici
pal police. Acting Governor General
W. C. Forbes has directed the Philip
pine constabulary to return to duty
in the province of Bulacan.
Colonel Harvey Badly Hurt.
New York Colonel George B. M.
Harvey, president of Harper & Bros.,
publishers, was found Sunday to have
suffered a triple fracture of the left
collar bone when his automobile
turned turtle and fell upon him near
Barnegat, N. J., Saturday. Colonel
Harvey was examined by X-rays at
Deal Beach, N. J. His chest was
found to have been crushed consider
ably, rendering is difficult for him to
breath. His physicians say there is
no serious danger, but that he faces a
period of suffering.
Kansas City. Frank Hagerman,
representing eighteen Missouri rail
roads in the federal court here, filed a
cross appeal to the United States su
preme court in the Missouri passen
ger rate cases.
Topeka, Kas. A habeus corpus suit
was filed in the federal court here on
behalf of three Ute Indian girls whe
are at the Haskell institute at Law
rence. The girls allege that they.have
been held nine years at the institution
In opposition to the wishes of their
parents in Utah.
The carpenters at Hastings have
effected an organization.
Lincoln's national banks have
gained in a year $620,000 in deposits
$573,000 in loans and $91,000 in cash
The division question has been
voted on many times in Custer county
and it will again come before the peo
ple in November.
Since the coming of Dr. A-E. Tur
ner to Hastings college two years ago
the institution has taken on new life
and is fast becoming known as one
of the more progressive colleges of
the middle west. The introduction
of a musical conservatory has been
helpful to the institution.
On Sunday last, for a period of five
minutes during the funeral of Edward
H. Harriman, the entire Union Pa
cific railroad system was at a com
plete standstill in honor of the dead
chief. Vice President Mohier gave
orders that every branch of the ser
vice should suspend business for that
length of time.
The city election at Sutton to vote
$35,000 for the extension of the water
works and purchase of the electric
light plant resulted in a defeat by a
much larger majority than that of the
first election. It was practically the
same proposition defeated once be
fore. The voters considered the
amount asekd for excessive.
J. M. Maher caught his hand In a
chain wheel at the top of a windmill
on his farm northwest of Fremont
and hung suspended in the air nearly
an hour before workmen on an ad
joining farm, hearing his cries, fin
ally came to his rescue. Mr. Maher
may suffer the amputation of three of
his fingers as a result of the accident
Both the academy and public
schools of Franklin began the year's
work last week. In the city schools
there is already a registration of over
300, and more are expected. Many Im
provements on the campus and inside
the building have been made during
the summer and the general outlook
is for the best years' work the school
has ever seen.
Committees went out over Buffalo
county gathering members for. the
Buffalo County Agricultural associa
tion and nearly 2,000 handed over
the price of membership and agreed
to exhibit corn and other grain at
the show in October. Although the
dry weather hit some pretty hard,
there will still be many good ears of
corn on exhibition at the show.
Northwestern Railroad Detectives
Stewart of Omaha and Lawrence of
Chicago entered the home of Mrs.
Mary Alshire in Norfolk and found
$600 worth of merchandise alleged to
have been stolen from Northwestern
freight cars. William Alshire, her
son, led Hhe detectives upstairs and
escaped through a window. He is
still at large.
Simeon Hudson, the young Iowan
who terrorized the Tecumseh com
munity some two years ago by shoot
ing at Sheriff H. U. Miner, and who
was later convicted of forgery
charges and sentenced to five and
one-half years In the Nebraska peni
tentiary, will have new charges to
answer when his prison term expires.
The Pawnee county authorities want
him for transgression.
Hebron had a serious fire. Mr.
Myers, a liveryman, lost all his build
ings, together with ten head of
horses, buggies and other truck, the
loss being estimated at upwards of
$4,500, with an insurance of $2,200.
The lumber yard loss was about $30,
000, with an insurance of $20,000. J.
G. Writh, hardware merchant lost
360 kegs of nails upon which there
was no insurance.
The new State Normal board met
and decided to advertise again for
bids for the construction of the build
ings at Peru and Kearney, no bids
having been filed. The board de
cided also to visit the various towns
which want the new normal schools,
starting out on its trip October 11.
By that time the board hopes to have
a decision from the supreme court on
the legality of the act which created
Mrs. Albert Wapata, Jr., who died
at her home in New Mexico, was
brought to Table Rock for burial.
She was 29 years of age.
The old postoffice structure in Osce
ola has been removed from the site
and work has commenced on the new
building. The structure will be of ce
ment stone and a white rock front
The store of the Wymore Drug com
pany was entered early in the morn
ing and $50 was taken from the safe
and cash register.
At the Taft banquet in Omaha Sep
tember 20 the price' of plates will be
$20. Attendance is by invitation.
Word has been received in Ne
braska City of the death of Mrs.
Louis Emerick at Seattle. She was
a resident of Nebraska City since
1854 and leaves a large family to
mourn her death. She went to the
coast In the hopes of benefiting her
Don L. Russell, son of L. M. Rus
sell, the well known fruit grower and
proprietor of the peach orchard of
Lincoln, has been appointed by Sen
ator Burkett as stenographer and
clerk of the committee on Pacific rail
roads, of which the senator is chairman.
The United States circuit court of
appeals has upheld the employers'
liability law enacted by th2 legisla
ture of 1907, which eliminates contrib
utory negligence as a bar to recovery
and makes the railroad liable even
though the damage was the result of
the act of a fellow servant. The case
in which the law is upheld was that of
Ozro Castle, who was injured at Au
burn', while working on the Missouri
Pacific ,railroad. In the lower court
Castle recovered damages, but in the
higher court, though the law is up
held, the case is reversed.'- This re
versal was due to the fact that 'the
lower court erred in excluding the
testimony of a surgeon who treated
the plaintiff for the injuries he had
sustained. The defendant offered to
prove by this witness that plaintiff
had told him while in the hospital that
the injury was sustained by having his
foot slip off of the brake beam and
onto the rail of the track and one of
the wheels of the car passing over
the foot. This was excluded on the
ground that it was a privileged com
munication. It is held by the court
that the essential elements of a priv
ileged communication under the Ne
braska statute are relation of physic
ian and surgeon; information acquired
during this relation; and the necessity
and propriety of the information to
enable the physician to treat the pa
tient skillfully in his professional ca
pacity. As the information given to
the surgeon in this case was not neces
sary to enable him to treat him skill
fully and in his professional capacity
it was not privileged and its exclusion
therefore constituted error.
New Department.
Jean E. Johnson, director of the
Wood Lake school, writes to the offic
ers of the State Teachers' association:
"Now that the time for the annual
session of the State Teachers' associa
tion is drawing near, a word in the in
terest of school boards may not be
amiss. It was my privilege last year
to be in attendance at this great gath
ering and to absorb a little of the en
thusiasm that seemed to pervade the
very atmosphere of the capital city.
Not being a teacher, principal or superintendent,-just
merely a member
of the school board, I found no ses
sion, no committee, to which I could
resort with the many questions that
presented themselves at that particu
lar time. And the thought suggested
Itself to me then, and has emphasized
Itself since, why not create a depart
ment, in connection with the state as
sociation for the benefit of members of
school boards.
"Such a department would surely be
of inestimable value to the schools at
large. Presided over by a wide-awake
school officer, with the state superin
tendent as ex-officio president, per
plexing questions of school manage
ment could be discussed and much
benefit derived. The existence of such
a department, if well patronized,
would create a feeling of harmony be
tween teachers and boards of educa
tion and the strained relationship, so
often existing between the two, would
be eliminated, for there would be that
fellowship feeling that makes us won
derous kind.
"I hope these remarks will receive
the consideration of those who have
such matters in mind."
During the early days in the pe
tied of the growth of the grain crop in
Western Canada, as well as throughout
the ripening and garnering period,
there is yearly 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 the 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
- kt
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 larjc 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 sauare of
wheat without a break. A writer says:
"We were driven west and north of
Moose Jaw through 20 miles of dead
ripe wheat acres of stocks and well
worked summer-fallows. One of these
fields would yield 40 bushels to the
acre, and another man had oats that
would yield 90 or 100 bushels to the
acre. In this district wheat will aver
age 30 to 35 bushels. The conditions
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at 30 bushels per acre, winter wheat at
over 40 bushels, and oats exceed 50
bushels per acre. Barley 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 160 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 Lethbridge Dis
trict where winter
wheat has a strong
hold with farmers,
"We saw some 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
years roved
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
Battlefords in Central Saskatchewan.
on the line of the Canadian Northern
Railway. Writing on August 18th or
this year, he says:
"It is necessary to drive about six or
seven miles out of the town of North
Battleford in order to see the best
crops of 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 per
acre, and I believe it"
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Counties Care for Consumptives.
The first move under the law for
the care of indigent curable consump
tives has been taken by the state
board of health. It has designated
Tabitha hospital of Lincoln as a hos
pital where patients may be treated at
the expense of the county from which
the patient comes. The law provides
that the charge of the hospital shall
not exceed $7 a week. County judges
shall receive applications for indigent
consumptives of the nature mentioned
and shall hold hearings on the fitness
and necessity of such state aid for
applicant. If he approves the appli
cation he shall certify the fact to the
county board, which shall transport
such patient to some hospital approved
of by the state board of health and
shall pay for his keep while there.
But no person shall be taken care of
without a certificate from a practicing
physician saying that such patient is
tie, lollowing 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 $40 to $G0 per acre. Al
ready the 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, a 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 unirrigated lands."
There are to be found those who
speak of a "pioneering" life in west
ern Canada, but as one man said, "if
He then crossed the Sas
katchewan river to the South
town, or Battleford proper,
and continues his report:
"Conditions aronnd the old
town are as good if not bet
ter than those to the north
of 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 whole 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 George Truscott was shown
to me which spoke for itself. This
farmer is said to have sixty acres
which will yield 45 bushels per acre.
In stating an average for the dis
trict of South Battleford I would saj.
that the wheat will yield 36 bushels
per acre. The oats will yield about
45 and barley 35 bushels per acre."
A correspondent summing up a tri.
over the Canadian Northern Railway,
from Dauphin to Battleford. says:
"As I Inspected the crops in the va
County Expenditures.
Deputy County Clerk Frye has com
pleted a compilation of the expendi
tures of the county' for the fiscal year
beginning August 19, 1908. and ending
August 13, 1909. This shows that the
county paid out during that period
$153,653.78. Of this $10,138.40 was
from the road fund. $50,618.08 from
the bridge fund and the balance from
the general fund.
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A Specimen Group of Elevators That May Be Seen
Many Towns in Central Canada
Cost of Primary.
The late primary cost Lancaster
county $3,123.80, the various items of
expense being as follows: Judges
and clerks, $1,542; advertising. $125;
poll books and supplies, $275.30; print
ing, $782.50; bringing in ballots. $104;
booths and incidentals, $30; polling
places, $265.
Churches Did Fairly Well.
Though many of the churches of
the city went into the restaurant
business during fair week and by this
means aided in bettering their finances.
Some Notaries Are Minors.
It has just been discovered that
notary commissions have been issued
in some instances to persons who are
not of age. It was reported to the
governor's office that out in one town
a girl 17 years old has a notary com
mission. Hereafter the governor will
sign no notary commission unless the
applicant is of age. Inasmuch as a
notary is responsible for his acts, It
is necessary for the official to be of
age or no action could be sustained
against him. hence the innovation by
the governor.
this is pioneering I don't for the life
of me see what our forefathers bad
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, the tel
ephone to talk to one's neighbor, the
daily and weekly mail service which
brings and carries letters to the
friends in distant parts; the schools
headed by college-bred and highly cer
tificated teachers; the churches
manned by brilliant divines; the clubs;
the social and festive life; what is
there about any of this to give to the
man who goes there to make bis home
the credit of being a pioneer? Noto
rious districts I found the farmers and
other citizens without exception
tilled with expectant enthusiasm ovei
this year's prospects. Nte district was
found which could not boast of fields
of 35 bushels per acre wheat or 50 tc
60 bushels per acre oats, and of 40
bushels per acre of barley.'
it is not an unusual thing fn many
parts of western' Canada for a farmer
to have 10,000 to 30,000 bushels of
wheat In the Rouleau district it Is
said that there are several farmers
who will have 20.000 bushels of oats
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 people have been
brought In this year to assist in the
great. unaertaRing; there being excur
Ing! He might as well be In any of sion3 from the outside world nearly
the old middle-west States. In other i every day for the past six weeks.
Too Rapid.
She Why do you call your chauf
feur a leaky vessel? Does he gossip
about the fun you have on your mo
toring parties?
He No; but I am always balling
the fellow out
A Contrary Course.
"Here's Jimmy's doctor said he
must get away from business and
have more fresh air." x
"How is he going to get fresh air in
a salt sea trip?"
&fg Price for an Orchid.
Three hundred dollars was recently
paid in Colombia for a single- plant of
a rare orchid. The natives, in order
to expedite the collection of these or
chids, fell the trees on which ther
grow, and then strip them of these
floral parasites.
"Look here! Didn't I tell you Bot
to come around here begging again'"
"Yes'm; but I thought dat I'd dro
around an' ask you if you realZ
meant it" e,ljr