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Canadian Government Land Scrip
FOR SALE
May be located on any Can
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Manitoba or North West
Territories, open for home
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Address P. O. Bo 326.
WINNIPEG. MAN
TEN PRISONERS ESGAPE
FORTIFIED IN MOUNTAIN
Special to The Journal.
Casper, Wyo., May 13.Shortly after
Sheriff Webb hurried from here yester
day, to assist in capturing ''Black
Mike" Smith, the outlaw, surrounded
in a cabin at Walton canyon by a posse
of 100 men, ten prisoners in the county
jail overpowered the guards, choked the
sheriff's wife into insensibility, seized
all the weapons in sight, and escaped to
the mountains, where they will find lit
tle difficulty in standing off a regiment.
Deputy Sheriff Hart has organized a
posse and is pursuing them.
"Blac Mike" Smith has surrend
ered and Sheriff Webb hopes to prevent
a lynching, altho indignation is nigh.
KOREAN OFFICIAL ENDS
BIS LIFE IN LONDO N
London, May 13.Yi Han Eung, the
Korean charge d'affaires here com
mitted suicide by hanging at the lega
tion today. He wrote a letter this
morning to the Korean consul general*
"VY. P. Morgan, asking him to come to
the legation at once as he, Eung, was
about to die. A few minutes later
Mr. Morgan heard from a neighbor that
Eung had killed himself. Eung had
recently shown signs of mental trouble.
J. DWIGHT LAMB BROWNED
Clinton, Iowa, Capitalist Fell from a
I Steamer into the Mississippi.
Clinton, Iowa, May 13.J. Dwight
Lamb, 35 years old, a prominent capi
talist and a son of the late Artemus
Lamb, the Clinton lumberman, was ac
cidentally drowned in the Mississippi
yesterday.
He fell from the steamer Margaret,
a few miles below Bellevue, while on
pleasure excursion. He is survived
fcy his wife and three children. AThe
body has not been recovered.
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HERBERT CROKER
DRUG POISONED
Son of Former Leader .of Tam
many Dies on Train After
Strange Oircumstances.
New York Sun Speoial Service,
Kansas City, Mo., May 13.Herbert
V. Croker, a son of Richard Croker,
for years leader of Tammany Hall, in
New York city, has been found dead,
evidently from drugs, on a southbound
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train,
between this place and Newton, Kan.
The voting man boarded the train here
shortly before 10 o'clock at night and
was in an apparently helpless condi
tion. He was put aboard the chaircar
by a negro,, who handed him a railway
ticket to Bliss, Okla., and a purse con
taining $19.
I want you to send me the rest,
.young Croker mumbled to the negro.
The negro asked him his address and
requested him to write it. The young
man apparently paid no attention to
this question, but when the request
was repeated, he told the negro his
address would be "Bliss, Okla., care of
the 101 ranch."
Sought Opium Joint.
The pcHce learned that Charles
Woodson, a porter at the Coates house,
assisted the young man to his train.
He told a straightforward story and
the police do not believe he robbed the
young man or in any way abused his
confidence.
Woodson said the young man had
been drinking some when he reached
the Coates house. After checking a
small valise at the hotel the negro says
Croker asked him where there was a
"ho joint." The porter said he did
not know, but upon repeated requests
he agreed to pilot Croker to such a
place. He says they went to a Chi
nese resort, where they remained an
hour. WToodson
HERE'S
Mr. Von Eckem, Jersey City, N. J., says:
thousand thanks."
V. Scherrer, New York City, New York, says:
fully recommend it."
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Saturday Evening-,
says he took Croker
direct to the train from the resort.
Fell Into Deep Sleep.
Passengers who saw the negro putting
Croker on the train thought the young
man wa3 intoxicated. After seeing
voung Croker comfortably seated on a
chair, the negro left the train'. Croker
immediately fell into a deep sleep,
breathing heavily and in a labored man
ner. Later he grew quieter. The con
ductor made no attempt to take up
Croker's ticket on his first tour of the
train, believing him to be asleep. The
young man was left to himself all night
and so far as can be learned did Wot
once wake up. Passengers were seated
all about him in the same car, and con
stantly passed arid repassed where he
was sitting.
As the train approached Newton the
conductor made an attempt to collect
fare from Croker. He spoke to him
and shook him, but could not arouse
him. Upou makin'g a closer examina
tion he'found that the young man was
dead. This was at 5 o'clock in the
morning, just before the train reached
Newton. 'There the body was removed
to an undertaker's.
Letters Reveals Identity.
When the coroner began his investi
gation, he learned the identity of the
young man. He had in his pockets a
letter of introduction from Colonel
Zack Mulhall to Joe Miller, the owner
of the famous "101" ranch, and also
a letter from J. D. Carroll of New York
to Mr. Miller. There was a letter
signed "Carter," and another of an
affectionate nature from a woman in
West Twetrty-second street, New York
city. The. coroner declined to make
public either the Carter letter or the
one from the woman.
Investigation by the police shows
that young Croker arrivecl here Thurs
day and spent the afternoon at the Elm
Ridge race track. At the track his
expenditures, bets and manner were not
such as to attract attention. Tod
Sloan, the jockey, who formerly rode
for Richard Croker, and who had met
all his sons, was at the track the en
tire afternoon, mingling freely with
horsemen and bettors, an'd he did not
even hear that Herbert Croker was in
town.
While the young man does not seem
to have made a secret of his visit, it is
certain that he did not go aoout telling
who he was.
Croker's Movements Traced.
The police have traced Herbert
Croker's movements in this city Thurs
day afternoon. On his return from the
Elm Ridge racetrack he went to the
Coates house and talked wr.n the bar-
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CONVINCE YOU.
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These are samples of the hundreds of grate-
ful letters received annually. Read them care-
fully and if you are a sufferer from any Stomach,-^
Liver or Kidney ailment, Try One Bottle at Once
and let it demonstrate its ability to cure you, too.
HOSTETTER' S
Stomac Bitters
is the popular family medicine of the day and
for Over SO years has been freely endorsed by
physicians everywhere. It always cures Belching,
Flatulency, Nausea, Heartburn, Bloating,
Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Malaria or Female
Complaints. Try it To-day.
THE AGED AND INFIRM ARE ALSO GREATLY BENEFITED BY THE BITTERS
THE
Just seek to do a kindness.
To some weary brother near
Just lend to him a helping hand,
Just speak a word of cheer.
INTERNATIONAL SUNSHINE SOCIETY
MINNESOTA O N
INTERNATIONAL HEADCHXABTERS.
96 Fifth avenue, New York. Cynthia West
over Alden, founder and\president general.
MINNESOTA HEADQUARTERS.
Room 64, Loan and Trust building, 313 Nicol
let avenue, Minneapolis. Telephone, N, W. Main
1285.
All Sunshine news for publication in the Sun.
shine department of The Minneapolis Journal
Bhould be addressed to Mrs. Theodore Haynes.
Where Safety Lies.
We sleep in peace in the arms of God,
when we yield ourselves up to His provi
dence, in- a delightful consciousness of
his tender mercies no more restless un
certainties, no more anxious desires, no
more impatience at the place we are
in for it is God who has put us there
and who holds us in his arms. Can we
be unsafe where he has placed us?
:Fenelon.
What Is Sunshine?
O, tell me, what is Sunshine,
Is It seeking self to please?
Is it found In wealth or riches,
Or in a life'of ease?
Or Is it found in foreign lands,
Or on the deep, wide sea?
I ask youwhat is Sunshine?
Can any tell to me?
Listen, and I will tell you.
Just fill your heart with love,
The rich and poor alike may share,
Sunshine comes from above.
O, friend, do not seek Sunshine,
Just faithful be and true,
While doing for others day by day,
Sunshine will come to you.
One other Sunshine secret
Is this, we do believe
That It Is far more blessed _,
To give than to receive.
If a tender thought to you is given,
Or loving kindness shown,
If you would know true Sunshine,
To some other "Pass it on."
Edna Fuller Kirk.
Minneapolis.
Sunshine from Merry England.
Mrs. S. H. Ford, president of Old
Queen's Street Sunshine branch, West
minster, London, sends the following re
port^
A poor lacemaker in ill health has been
sent to the seaside for a month's holiday
with her two little children.
A magic-lantern and forty good books
were sent to Dr. Barnardo's"Home for
Destitute Children. Yours very truly,
Mrs. S. Ford.
Whom We Delight to Honor.
Mrs. Cynthia Westover Aldenthat
name a household word in thousands of
homes, aroused my keenest interestfor
tender, giving his name and saying he
was on the way to Oklahoma. The bar
tender says Croker was not intoxi
cated and drank nothing there. In the
barroom he met Charles Woodson, the
negro porter. Woodson says they went
out to "have a little fun, visiting a
Chinese opium joint and two saloons,
Then the two men went to Lee's
place, where Lee had conducted Croker
1 to a couch and Woodson Tiad gone
down stairs to wait until Croker had
had a smoke.
In about an hour he reeled into the
room.
"He was a little unsteady," said
Woodson, "but he talked well. He
told me that he had to catch a train
for Oklahoma and that we had better
go."
Woodson said they had reached the
union station onlv a few minutes be
fore train time. After paying the car
riage fare, Woodson said, Croker had
about $17 left. Croker tried to get a
Pullman ticket, but ,was unable to do
so, and the two men went into the
chair car.
Smoked Opium Too Fast.
Chief Hayes believes Croker died
from smoking opium too fast.
Ah Lee, the Chinaman, said Croker
had smoked five pills, but insisted
that when he left, Croker, altho a little
unsteady, was able to take care of
himself.
STATE OFF1CERB.
President, Mrs. Noble Darrow.%616 Twenty-see
ond avenue S, Minneapolis,
First Vice PresidentMrs. Grace W. Tubbs.
Second Vice PresidentMrs. J. A. Brant.
Third Vice ProsidentMrs. N. A. Sprong.
Fourth Vice PresidentMrs. J. F. Wilson.
Fifth Vice PresidentMrs. E. W. Xingsley.
Sixth Vioe PreridontMrs. C. H. Fleming.
SeoretarayMiss Corinne De Laittre.
Treasurer, Miss Eva Blanohard.
Corresponding SeoretaryMrs. A. A. Selser.
OrganizerMiss Lillian M. Ellis,,
it is the name of the woman who has
in less than ten years kindled the interest
of more than one hundred thousand per
sons who are, in a multitude of ways,
performing kind and loving deeds which
"cheer and bless and brighten every pass
ing day"for so manyoh, so many. I
read again the origin and the object of
the International Sunshine society. I have
read it many times, but it always seems
newtruly its work is marvelous, ex
tending far and wide, carrying the cheery
message of loving sympathy and kindly
helpfulness in practical form.
"Wh at is it this old world needs? Just
loving hearts and kindly deeds."
How I would like to tell you just a
tenth of what I know this society has
accomplished.
A Friend of Sunshine.
This Way But Once.
I pass this way but once
Let me not fail
To answer e'en a faint
A half caught hail.
To reach out hand to hand
Stretched forthe to aid
To share my source of strength
With one afraid,t
To smile when smiles appeal
To weep with grief.
I pass this way but once.
Selected.
May Meeting Coreopsis Branch.
The May meeting of the Coreopsis
branch of the Sunshine society was held
at the home of Mrs. L. O. Downing, 2500
Lyndale avenue S, or! Tuesday, May 2.
The meeting was opened by reading
from the scriptures, followed by our Sun
shine song, after which ten members an
swered the roll-call. The report of the
secretary and treasurer was read and ac
cepted and was followed by reports from
the various committees.
Fifteen calls were made, eight Sunshine
papers,, seven letters and fifteen Easter
cards were sent out to help cheer the sick
and shut-in, besides magazines and
Easter flowers. What a pleasure It is to
give these little helps, of sunshine.
Two hew members were admitted to
our branch. Refreshments were served,
after which the meeting adjourned. Our
next monthly meeting will be with Mrs.
E. Kneeland, .818 East Franklin avenue,
on Tuesday, June 6, at 3 p.m.
Mrs. C. S. Hawley,
Secretary.
LAOGHSOME IS
THE REBATE CODE
finzihli*.
Alleged "Armomc Car:.$jne Secrets
Befm--iti%im^ie'!^lmimi(Mrce
Commission. ~V.*l'.yy.
Chicago, May
}13.Sensational
Special Correspondence.
testi
mony as to an alleged secret code used
by the Armour car lines in making re
bates was given today before the inter
state commerce commission. The testi
mony was given by H. Streyckmans,
formerly employed by Armour & Co. as
stenographer. The witness read from a
book some of the code words and their
meanings, as follows:
Laughsomerebate. LaunchBet
ter arrange rebate there. Laura
Handle rebate matters very carefully.
LavaPay rebates from cash on hand's.
LavealloRebate must be confidential.
Wood hath Interstate commerce com
mission.
Here there was a ripple of laughter
among the shippers present. The inter
state commerce commissioners smiled.
Mr. Streyckmans continued:
"WoodprintAvoid service of sum
mons from interstate commerce com
mission.
The laughter grew more audible.
Commissioners Coded.
"FootnotMeet interstate commerce
commission. Imprinted Judson C.
dements of Georgia. Imprintings
J. C. Yeomens. ImprisonCharles A.
Prouty. ImprobitasJ. W. Fifer. Im-
probitvA. R. Moseley."
When the code words standing for
the names of the interstate commerce
commissioners were read, laughter and
handclanrjing among the shippers
caused Chairman Clements to rap for
order.
Questioned regarding prices paid by
various railroads for icing cars, Mr.
Strevckmans replied:
The North-Western billed ice at $1
a ton. That furnished by the Chicago,
Milwaukee. & St. Paul was billed at
$2.50, with a rebate of $1 being granted
on a counter claim. In the case of the
Erie it was $1.25. This gave large
profits to the Armour lines."
Shows Discrimination.
Showing what he claimed to be dis
crimination among shippers. Streyck
mans declared that Former Lieutenant
Governor Aldon Anderson of Califor
nia paid 55 per cent of the tariff rate
on his shipments, j,
"Among those whe received more
than a 50 per cent rebate. said the
witness, "wer Frank H. Buck of San
Francisco, the Earl Fruit company, the^
Porter Brothers company, the Produc
ers' Fruit company and others. Those
wdio paid and received less than a 50
per cent rebate were Stephens &- Hum
phreys, S. R. Roper, Schnadel Broth
ers, George D. Kellog and others.''
He said the net cost of ice to the
Armoar car line on-the-New York Cen
tral was $2 a ten, on the West Shore
roads $2.50 a ton on the Baltimore &
Ohio, $2.50 a ton on the Pennsylvania
lines, $2 and $2.50 a ton. Streyck
mans declared that the profits to the
Armour lines on the icings ran as
high as 500 to 600 per cent.
"The profits per car on shipments
from California to New York, said
the witness, were on an average of
$86.50,"
Threats by Armours. -a
On cross-examination Streyckmans
declared that George B. Robbins, prels
ideht of the Armour car lines, had at
tempted by threats to secure the pa
pers and code the witness had in his
possession.
As no witnesses were offered in de
fense of the Armour car lines, Chair
man Clements announced at the con
clusion of the Streyckmans'.' testimony
that the commission could remain in
session no. longer because of business
which 'would occupy its attention in
Washington. I was.then arranged by.
sgreement of th'representatives of the
shippers, the Carolines and the commis
sion that a further hearing of. th^ in
vestigation should: be set ajua future
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MINNEAPOLIS JOURNALfK5?f:#^^May 13, lgos^^T^^^^'^'^^F^l
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 8."Winnipeg is
the liveliest city in America today."
This is an assertion that is yery commonly
heard from the lips of people from the United
States who have come up to Winnipeg and have
been amazed at the multitudinous evidences of
vigorous commercial life and prosperity in the
metropolis of western Canada.
It was thought last year, when the actual
building improvements in Winnipeg amounted to
nearly $11,000,000, that the figure would be
the high water year for a long time, but the
indications are that this year will do even
better. So far the total of the buildlne per
mits is running ahead of the permits for the
corresponding period of last year. The num
ber of new buildings in process of erection Is
simply amazing.
Winnipeg, with less than 100,000 people, is
doing about as much building as the average
city of 300,000 or 400,000 in fact, It is' doing
twice as much as Montreal, which has a popu
lation of 350,000. So much building In a city
the size of Winnipeg gives an appearance of
universal activity. The first impression one gets
on entering the city from the south over the Sob
line is that of a building boom, for the train
pulls in in front of the magnificent new sta
tion of the Canadian Pacific railway, which is
nov nearing completion so far as the .station
propT is concerned. The hotel portion of the
structure will not be finished for some months
yet.
The station is undoubtedly the finest railway
station in America, west of Chicago and St.
Louis. There is nothing in Minneapolis and
St. Paul to compare with it. On the upper lloors
ot this building are the operating iffiecs
the western half of the Canadian Pacific rail
way, together with the land commissioner's office
and the immigration department. To further
emphasize the impressions of growth the 6ta-
tion is flanked by the massive stone immigration
building" being erected by the Canadian govern
ment. The proportions and solidity of this
structure reflect the belief of all western Can
ada that the flow of new people Into the im
perial west has only just begun.
New Industries, New Suildings.
Without taking the space to mention other
building enterprises in Winnipeg, it will be
sufficient to call attention to the immense de
partment store being erected on Portage avenue
by the T. Eaton company of Toronto. The store
building is considerably larger than the largest
department store in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
It is estimated that the population of Winni
peg has increased 12,000 since the first of the
year and is now approaching 100,000. While
the bulk of the immigrants seek homes on the
farms, a certain proportion of them lodge in
Winnipeg. A great many business men are
flocking here from eastern Canada and from
the states and the expanding industries and
commercial entmjjrlses of the city are giving
employment to a largely increased working pop
ulation.
Winnipeg is now growing so rapidly that It*
progress might be termed a boom, werfe it not
for the fact that it is hardly keeping pace with
the growth of its tributary country. The Cana
dian Pacific and the Canadian Northern railways
are buioin hundreds of miles of new lines,
increasing their equipment, improving their per
manent way, extending their elevator capacity,
and in various other ways putting forth vigorous
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PEOPL E O ALIf NATIONS
THRONG WINNIPEG STREETS
PLOWING WITH TRACTION ENGINE IN WESTERN CANADA.
This scene on the farm of Fred W. Green, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia, illustrates a common method of plowing in the
great wheat fields of western Canada. Thig plow will turn twelve furrows at a time, and will break nine times as large
an acreage in a day as a man with a single plow and horses'could do.
"Thousands Flock to Canada From All Parts of World to
Where Mighty Harvests AboundManitoba City Is
Mistress of Thriving EmpireAmerican Farmers
foin in Rush to New Fields of Wealth.
efforts to take care of the immensely Increased
patronage that is coming to them.
Practically all of the little towns and cities
that dot the prairies between Winnipeg and the
Rocky mountains are enjoying a substantial
growth, and their tributary regions are filling
op with sturdy farmers, who are sure to attain
success and enjoy prosperity.
Big Cities and Growing Towns.
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Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Medicine Hat,
Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Dauphin, Indian Head,
Moose Jaw, Lethbridge, and newer towns such
as Kamsack, Canora and Humboldt, are grow
ing rapidly. The extension of railway lines in
all directions produces a crop of new towns al
most every month. Where yesterday there was
only the vacant prairie there will be tomorrow
two or three stores and a hotel or two, a sta
tion, three or four machine houses, and a num
ber of residences. In these new towns the town
site man and the land agent do a big business.
Every train that arrives brings investors, specu
lators and settlers from all parts of the United
States and Canada.
The trains everywhere in this ^reat country
are crowded with eager homeseekers, land buy
ers and land sellers. Enter almost any west
ward-bound train and you will find from twenty
to fifty keen-ejed, alert farmers from ti'f
states who are here to look over the country and
make selections of land. In the same train
there will be at least as many more settlers
who have already secured their lands and are
traveling with their families to their new homes.
Then there are solid trains of immigrants from
the states and from Europe. The latter, of
course, are the most picturesque. They repre
sent a dozen old-world nationalities. They still
wear their old-world costumes and are apt to
be more or less excited and worried about their
destination and future in this new and strange
land.
Go Direct to New Homes.
To the American it is surprising to see these
immigrants going straight from their port of
entry to their new homes on the fat farm lands
of western Canada. The immigration system of
the Dominion of Canada is not contented mere
ly with transferring people from Europe to Can
adaj but goes a step further and puts them
where they are needed, on the land. About 70
per cent of the immigrants now pouring into
Canada at the rate of ioO.OOO a year settle on
farms. The government provides comfortable
quarters for them at junction points and at
places where there are land offices, so that they
may find shelter and a place to sleep while they
are going onto the land. The government also,
through its agents, finds the land for them and
assists them to get a start.
Nor does the prosperity in this new country
stop at the towns or cities, new or old It ex
tends to the farms. Everywhere are prosperous
and satisfied farmers. Let me cite a few ex
amples:
Theodore Sharp, who lives near Indian Head,
Assiniboia, reports that in the last five years,
including the poor crop year of 1000, he has re
ceived a total of $27,835 for the wheat and oats
raised on a farm of 550 acres, and some of the
oats was sold as low' as 85 cents a bnshel and
some of die wheat as low as 55 cents.
John T. Boden, who also lives near Indian
Head, says that fn twenty-three years of farm
ing in that district he has found the wheat
yields always between twenty and forty bushels
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Good Beer means a tarjeTexpenditure
both time and money. For this reason,there
is placed on the market for sale a large amount y^
of impure undera^ed beer Drink beer you
know to be absolutely pureand perfectly aged \y,
that's Hamrns & At thebig brewery we have ant
rile capital and every facility Tor making beerdC-*'^
the highest quality,
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to the acre. Last year he had 7,000 bushels of
wheat and 2,000 bushels of oats on 255 acres.
George I. Cox, who lived at Ponoka, Alberta,
moved into western Canada from South Dako
ta in 1S99. He took his first crop in 1900, and
has had good cropB every year since. Including
oats, barley, flax, winter and spring wheat,
winter and spring rye, potatoes, beets, turnips,
and all kinds of garden truck. "We are grow-
ing," he said, "larger crops here on land that
is selling from $7 to $15 per acre than can be
grown in Iowa or Minnesota on land that is
selling from $60 to $100 an acre. Cattle,
horses, hogs and sheep do well here. There is
plenty of good, native grass, and we can grow
timothy, brome and clover." Mr. Cox now
owns over 1,200 acres of land.
The Case of Frank Cherry.
About twenty years ago Frank Cherry moved
to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, from Grand
Rapids, Mich. A year after his arrival he
was $170 in debt. Now he owns 320 acres of
land, eighty head of cattle, seven horses, to
gether with farmhouse, stables, barns and
granary, all free of debt. He says that his
crop has averaged twenty-five bushels to the
acre since he started. The lowest was seven
teen and one-half bushels, the largest forty
three bushels. The smallest crop of oats in his
experience was forty-six bushels in 1904. The
largest oat crop in Mr. Cox's experience was
in 1900 when he took eighty bushels to the
acre.
James Hourie, another farmer living near
Prince Albert, who has lived there since 18S5,
says that for twenty years his wheat fields
have averaged twenty-eight bushels to the acre,
his largest crop being forty-two bushels. Last
year the crop averaged thirty bushels to the
acre. Mr. Hourie owns 640 acres of land,
seventy head of cattle, and twelve horses, a
house that cost him over $2,000, besides a large
cattle stable, horse stables, machine shed, and
granary, to say nothing of a $3,000 threshing
outfit, all paid for, and property in the city of
Prince Albert.
Out in ARlberta there are thousands of well
satisfied, prosperous farmers who came from
the United States. On of them is Thomas
Fuqua, who resides sixteen miles east of High
River. Alberta. In 1901 Mr. Fuqua sold out
his- land in Dodge county, Nebraska, for $72
an acre for forty acres and $30 an acre for
twelve acres of pasture land. He purchased a
Quarter section of land near High River for
$3.75 an acre. It was raw, unimproved land.
Great Success in Winter Wheat.
Mr. Fuqna had great success raising winter
wheat. The first year he took 770 bushels of
winter wheat off of thirty-five acres. The next
year he took 320 acres more and put In ninety
five acres of winter wheat, fifty acres of oats,
and forty acres of barley. He harvested 2,880
bushels of wheat and 2,000 bushels of oats. In
1903 he built a large house and two large barns,
and put in 160 acres of winter wheat, from
which he harvested 4,100 bushels. "I con
sidered it a great stroke of good lack," says
Mr. Fuqua. "to be able to sell land for $72 an
acre and buy equally as good land for $3.75."
Turning now to Manitoba, take the e*ae of
William Buchannon, of Dauphin, who moved Into
that district from North Dakota In 1894. HO
purchased a quarter section for $600, and by
1897 he had the whole of It under culttratlon.
The first three crops averaged him thirty ,basbeUi
to the acre. In 1897 he took fifty-five bushels
to the acre off of a sixteen-acre field. Mr.
Buchannon was so sure that he had discovered
a good thing that he turned his profits hack Into
land as fast as possible. He nownss four
farms, valued at $25,000, practically clear of
Incumbrance. In 1897 Mr. Buchannon's crops
were struck by hail, but even then, he bad ant
average, of fifteen bushels to the acre. Last
year his wheat crop yielded twenty-eight bosbels
to the acre and netted him $5,000. Be has
seventeen good horses, twenty head of cattle,
and all the machinery necessary for urorklaz
his farm.
These instances of successes have been taken
at random from the whole of the agricultural
country of western Canada. They can easily
be matched in southwestern Manitoba and
southeastern Assiniboia, In the Regina and
Moose Jaw districts, in central Assiniboia.
along the Soo line in the same district, at various
points along the Prince Albert line, and In all
parts of Alberta. Theodore M. Knappeo.
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