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I does not require analyses of soil,
critical studies of the methods of farm
ing practiced therein, nor the grow
ing crops of a certain season to deter
mine whether a given region is adapted
to profit-making and home-building ag
ricultural pursuits. In truth, there are
other evidences better calculated to fit
one for the rendering of an intelligent
verdict. The qualities necessary to the
enduring success of farming in any re
gion are matter that cannot be de
termined in the chemist's laboratory,
by the conclusions of theorists, nor the
observations of tourists. The things
that tell the story must be more sub
Exhibit a purely agricultural region
that has been settled a quarter of a
century or more, and if during that
time there has been a steady and uni
form improvement in the character of
farms and farm buildings, in the im-
Evidences of. Great*
S. M. Owen Says They Are Being Intelligently Developed
Residents of the Country Are Now Enjoy
ing Comfort and Even Luxury.
of highways, in multiplica
of schoolhouses and churches, and
other factors are seen that give posi
tive assurance of a steady rising
standard of living by the inhabitants,
then the beholder can make no mistake
in passing judgment upon the fertility
of the soil or methods of the farming
that made such results possible. For
out of soil and method have come all
the changes noted. There are no other
resources which could have produced
If in addition to the foregoing evi
dences, billions of dollars have been ex
pended in the meantime to provide
transportation facilities for an im
mense tonnage of incoming supplies and
out-going products, and it has been
found necessa^ to build many local
marts of trade where the ready ex
change of supplies and products are fa
cilitated, and if those marts, like the
country around them, have steadily im
proved in character of business places,
homes, public buildings, places of amuse
ment, and well ordered and shaded
streets, then the evidence is all in, and
the verdict must be that the region ob
served possesses all the requirements
of the agricultural ideal, for without
a close approach to that ideal such re
sults would be impossible in a country
whose sole resource is the fertility
of its soil and the intelligence and in
dustry of its husbandmen.
The hypothetical picture hurriedly
Sketched in the foregoing is realized in
the north half of Minnesota today. The
period of its development from barbar
ism to civilization, from the wild pas
ture to the native buffalo to the culti
vated field, and the stall of the blooded
ox has not averaged much longer than
a quarter of a century. Yet in that time
What changes have been wrought! From
the dugout and sod cabin on the bleak
prairies to the fine farm residences
andstately barns, tenderly embraced by
gTfves that warm winter's blasts and
"LUCK WINS GIRL
A NORTHERN FARM
MISS McG-ARBY RODE ON AN EN-
GINE TO FILING PLACE.
Made Her Settlement at Midnight and
Perched Upon the Pilot of the Loco
motive When Denied Passage to Cass
Lake in the Caboose of a Freight
Special to The Journal.
Cass Lake, Minn., Sept. 9.Cass
county is now boasting of the splendid
pluck and courage of Miss Edna Mc
Garry, heroine of the latest rush of
filers for government tracts at the Cass
Lake land office.
Miss McGarry has several acquaint
ances in the twin cities and they will
be interested in the night adventure
which brought her a farm and made her
famous in this part of the state.
Miss McGarry made her settlement
upon the so-called White City land at
midnight just before the tracts were
tq come into market at the Cass Lake
office. She was twenty-two miles from
the office and to secure her claim it
was necessary for her to be at the filing
place when the doors were opened.
The brave young woman hurried to
/the station at Walker and attempted to
travel by freight train to Cass Lake.
She was promptly put off under the
regulation that freight trains must not
carry passengers. A "quitter" would
have given up at this juncture.
Miss McGarry's courage simply rose
with the emergency. Two things were
clear in her mind: she had to be in Cass
Lake to file upon the land and the
freight traS^. must take her to
LAND S I N NORTHER N MINNESOT A
Boston & DnluthFarm Land Compan
The Pioneer in the Development of Farm Lands in Northeastern
Minnesota still holds about 70,000 acres of its Choicest Lands in Carlton
and St. Louis Counties, which it offers at Low Prices, on Easy Terms.
We want only a small cash payment from good faith purchasers.
These lands are either level or mildly undulating. Plenty of good
water. Sufficient timber for farm uses. Rich, productive soil. Unriv-
alled market. The best railroad facilities. Abundant opportunity for
remunerative labor when not occupied in farm work.
At present rate of development, this region will soon become a mag-
nificent farming and stock-growing country, and values must steadily
Address the Company,
18 5th Ave. West,
Offer, subject to prior sale, 160 acres, with good farm build
ings, In thrifty Scandinavian neighborhood, three miles from the
city of Thief River Falls, a growing city of 3,600 Inhabitants, at
$27.50 an acre. This farm Is admirably adapted for diversified
farming, having 35 acres under cultivation, 60 acres seeded to
tame grassesclover and timothy45 acres fenced in for pas
ture, and 5 acres poplar and oak timber. It is one-half mile from
school house, situated on cream gathering wagon route.
Churches of various denominations and first class creamery at
Thief River Falls. Location is such that the farm will not de
crease In value. Terms, $500 on 9 years' time at 6 per cent In
terest, balance cash or all cash.
8400 Dow Balanc Suit V.S
broke, 80 acres meadow, good heavy clay soil, no sand, near school, $12 per
acre cordwood will pay for land. PH IL S. RANDALL, Little Falls, Minn.
cool summer's heat, measures a dis
tance in evolution too great to be cov
ered in so few years in a country not
designed by nature to be the permanent
home of a sturdy and cultured race of
tillers of the soil.
The market towns are object lessons
quite as significant as the farms and
railroads. The original crude, cheap
makeshift shacks in which business
was done and the doers lived the na
tive prairie streets, imworkecl and at
times bottomless, have faded away like
the "baseless fabric of a dream," and
now substantial buildings of all kinds,
fine, well-shaded and lawn-bordered
streets have taken their place as if by
an enchanter's wand. The solid and
permanent character of the towns testi
fy to the enduring character of the
f'armi'n'g country around them both are
there to stay.
Nor is this all the story the towns
tell. Go into their depots of supplies,
see what the people on the surrounding
farms must buy, for the town people
cannot use them all, aud be forced to
conclude that the occupants of the
farms are well clothed and tastefully
adorned, that their homes are well built
and more than comfortably furnished
that their tables are n'ot strangers to
china and fine glass as they are not to
substantial and delicate foods and in
many of the homes music from melo
clcon or piano refines while it charms.
All these are impossible to any but a
good agricultural region!
Not all homes are so equipped as yet,
but enough of them are to make the
carrying in neighboring towns, with
safety and profit, of large stocks of
all things that go to make homes com
fortable or luxurious. Not all homes
are so equipped because some of them
are too new as yet to have attained
that station, but they are getting
there and others are not because their
occupants have not, for some reason,
realized the possibilities of the sou
they till. But it takes exceptions to
prove rules and the mile here holds
true enough to uphold the theory run
ning thru this estimate of the agricul
tural resources of the north half of
Minnesota, a paTt of the state less
known and understood than the south
The north part of the state is
sparsely settled, relatively, and there
are abundant and easily obtained op
portunities to build permanent and well
supplied homes in a few years. Those
there now have proved the quality of
their pudding by eating it they have
thrived upon but cannot exhaust it,
and want others to come that they may
also partake of it and thrive as have
their predecessors. S. M. Owen,
Publisher and Editor of Farm, Stock
Then she skirted the long line of
freight and logging cars until she
reached the puffing and greasy engine.
Grasping the pilot, she swung herself
upon it. No one had seen ner and
in a few moments the train was under
way. Soon the engine was bounding
from side to side as it rushed along
over the sleepers, but the plucky girl
held the tighter to the rods and braces
near her perilous seat. Her fearsome
sensations wore away to some extent,
and the wild ride brought a delight in
its danger and risk ana sent the blood
coursing merrily thru her veins.
When Wilkinson station was reached
Miss McGarry was discovered and a
PINE COUNTY STRAWBERRIES.
We publish herewith a cut of a pho
tograph of a box of strawberries
raised by L. A. Buswell, two miles south
of Bruno, Pine eonuty, Minn. This
photograph shews an ordinary sized
strawberries. The quality of the ber
strawberry box containing thirteen
ries is shown by the fact that Mr. Bus
well has a contract with the Minne
sota club, St. Paul, to keep them sup
plied with berries during the season,
for which he receives $2 a case, nearly
double the market price.
Pine county has shown its adaptabili
ty to a large variety* of crops, but per
haps there has been no greater success
than in' the raising of berries. Kasp
berries, strawberries and blackberries
grow in profusion and are invariably of
the highest quality.
Great Opportunities to Secure Homes
TERMS OF SALE.
These lands will be sold at public auc
tion to the highest bidder. Fifteen per
cent of the purchase price must be paid at
the time of sale. The balance may run
for 40 years at A per cent annual inter
est, if desired. The title to all state land
is perfect. Valuable illustrated book on
Minnesota lands free also list of lands
SAMUEL G. IVERSON,
State Auditor and Land Commissioner.
Aug. 1, 1905. St. Paul, Minn.
not long deny the plucky girl with so
worthy a purpose, and eventually she
won the day and came into Cass Lake
on the train in ample time to make
her filing on the land.
It is said that no contest can now
lie against her claim. Sheer pluck has
won Miss McGarry a farm. How many
would fail if placed in the same emer
gency wtych confronted her!
TRAMPLED UPON BY HORSE
Mrs. Frank Schroeder of Albany Has
ST. CLOUD, MINN.Mrs. Frank
Schroeder of Albany, while helping her
husband hitch a team to a plow, was
knocked down and seriously hurt. The
horses trampled upon her, causing a
fracture of the skull and breaking her
leg and arm.
John Solinger of Albany died at his
home today, aged 40.
Pedestrians on the St. Germain street
bridge sa the body of a young worn
to her off
the train. Bu the men could
Send postal for illustrated book and map. Half rates to visit our lands on any day. Address
Farmers Land and Cattle Compan y,
The Commercial Gateway to the
Great Northwest==An Empire in Extent
The location of the city, at the head of navigation, In the center of a
continent, 1,400 miles from the sea, gives It unequaled facilities (through
8,000 miles of railways centering here) as a natural distributing point, for a
great and prosperous section.
Nature has provided a magnificent harbor with 40 miles of frontage, and
its floating commerce is exceeded by only three ports in the entire world.
The manufacture of pig Iron here on a large scale is now an assured-suc-
cess, with an increasing demand for the product.
The development of 200,000 hydraulic electric horse .power. 30,000 being
now under contract, will attract large manufactures of many different
lines, for which the west will be a growing market.
We have cheap power, cheap coal, cheap gas, cheap iron, cheap raw mate-
rial of woods, in vast quantities, with unequaled transportation facilities in
Duluth is an attractive and progressive city, unique In many ways, and
a delightful and healthful place of residence.
Duluth Invites correspondence with manufacturers who would consider
a western location, where all conditions are most favorable for success.
Chairman Industrial Committee, Commercial Club of-Duluth.
At the following times and places I will
hold 6ales of school and other state land:
Hallock, Minn., Oct. 23, 1905 44,000
Warren, Minn., Oct. 24, 1905 24,000
Crookston, Minn., Oct. 25, 1905 4,000
Red Lake Falls, Minn, Oct. 26, 1905. 10,000
Roseau, Minn., Oct. 28, 1905 60,000
Bagley, Minn., Oct. 31, 1905 17,000
Ada, Minn., Nov. 1, 1905 240
Fergus Falls, Minn., Nov. 2, 1905.. 6,000
Breckenrldge, Minn., Nov. "3. 1905.. 5,000
Elbow Lake, Minn., Nov. 4. 1&05,... 120
Detroit, Minin., Nov. 6, 190~5 30.000
Wadena, Minn.. Nov. 7, 1905 21,000
Long Prairie. Minn., Nov 8, 1905.. 15,000
Pine City, Minn.. Nov. 9, 1905 15,000
Mora, Minn., Nov. 10, 1905 2,500
Princeton, Minn., Nov. 11. 1905.... 6,000
Duluth, Minn., April 9, 1906 50,000
Carlton. Minn., April 10, 1906 30,000
Aitkin, Minn., April 11, 1906 50,000
Brainerd, Minn., April 12, 1906 30,000
Walker, Minn., April 13. 1906 25,000
Park Sepids, Minn., April 14, 1906 35,000
Bemidji. Minn.. April 16, 1906 40,000.
Grand Rapids. Minn., April 17, 1906 40,000
I aTloatinw down te livers eyes ffi w^T One of the wbeSs passed
were open and the shoulders and breast
of the floater were bare. Thd
were notified, but th was sucked
it could be re-,
In 1862 Weedeck, son of Anna
of Cloud, en
listef in th union Sinc then
his relatives have never heard of him,
and the probate court has declared him
officially deceased and Judge Hansen
today made a decree of determination
of descent of Joseph Weedeck's share
in his mother's estate to the brother,
GAIN FOR WJLLMAR
Federal Enumerator Held-to Have Over
looked 123 Persons in One Ward.
WILLMAR, MINN.Thru the ef
forts of the Willmar Commercial club
a recount was made of the third ward
of this city and the figures, as given
by the special enumerators, show an
"Location In the Thing.
The four great markets of the Northwest, St. Paul, Minneapolis, ^uluth
and Superior, are within 75 miles of our lands. This explains why farmers in
this territory get the.highest prices for milk, butter, cream, potatoes and other
SurqteA ^ioqs ui pus 'sipso 'JCBU 's^nui rnsuis lai^o puis seujaq 'saTq^eSoA
they produce. Pine County had 4,052* people in 1890 in 1900 it had 11,546,
and this year the state census shows 14,869.
We have a large amount of good clay loam lands with clay subsoil in this
county, which we are selling on very easy terms. Fifty miles of new (graded
roads have been built in Pine county in the past two years and the eastern
part of the county is fast opening up. Here are good hardwood forests and
easily cleared meadowB that only need to be seen to be appreciated.
Fifty families from the Dakotas, Nebraska and Canada have located in-
Pine County in the past eighteen months. You will find them at Bruno, Part-
ridge, Kerrick, Miller, Sandstone, Hinckley and all along the line. THERE'S
A REASON FOR THIS.
STRAWBERRIES FROM PINE COUNTY, MINN., 13 TO A QUART.
Mr. Buswell formerly of Conde, S. D., bought a section of land in Pine county in 1902. Failing to sell his land
in South Dakota, he gave up moving, but was induced to locate on his new farm that year. He has put $2,000 worth
of improvements on the farm, and two years ago set out one-fifth acre of strawberries, selling his crop for $75. He
now has large plots of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. In addition to this he has cut eaeh year from his
farm 600 cords of maple, oak and birch wood, which has averaged him about $4 a. cord. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bus-
well say nothin'g would induce them to leave their beautiful home in Pine county for the prairies of South Dakota.
WE OWN AND CONTROL SEV-
ERAL THOUSAND ACRES OF
LAND-IN POLK COUNTY, MIN-
NESOTA, IN THE HEART OF
THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND
IN THE FLOWING WELL DIS-
We offer for sale at a great bargain
our favorite farm consisting of 512
acres, located two miles from a pros
perous town. Large, fine fourteen
room dwelling. Large frame barn 50x
80 feet, with capacity for 40 head
of horses and 50 head of cattle. Mow
room and 100 tons of hay. Granary
room for 10,000 bushels of grain. Two
flowing wells, splendid grove, five miles
of wire fencing, 200 acres in clover
and timothy, balance in crop. All UIIT
der high state of cultivation and per
This farm is not for trade but to be
sold for an actual home. Price $40.00
per acre. Terms, one-third cash, bal
ance at 6 per cent to suit .purchaser.
MINNESOTA OFFERS YOU A HOME
In Wadena County.
On forty years' time at four per cent: 15 per
cent cash. School land sale of 20,000 acres
Nov. 7th, 1905.
For free map and list, send card mentioning
this paper to
Murray's land Office, Wadena, Minn.
increase of 123 over the census as taken
by the state enumerator. This makes
the population of this ward alone 1,099
instead of 976, as at first reported.
FABMER CRUSHED TO DEATH
Engine Gets Beyond Control and Runs
Over Ludwig Larson.
WINONA, MINN.Crushed to death
beneath the wheels of a traction en
gine wa9 the horrible death of Ludwig
Larson, a farmer residing near Pigeon
Falls, Wis., according to a report which
has reached this city.
The engine was about to be be at
tached to the thresher and moved to
another setting. I had to be backed
down a slight elevation to make the
connection. Mr. Larson was holding
the tongue of the thresher and was
about to attach it to the engine when
control of the engine was lost.
The heavy machine backed down
upon him before he could get out of
over his body, crushing his' hips and
abdomen. He was 38 and had a wife
and two children.
RASMUSSEN LEAVES REVERE
Former Boiler Inspector Figures in a
REVERE, MINN.Emil Rasmussen,
boiler inspector for Redwood and
Brown counties, under the last van
Sant administration, has mysteriously
disappeared. He was competent and
filled the position for two years very
satisfactorily. He was a hearty sup
porter of Dunn in the last campaign.
Johnson's election was. his Waterloo,
for a democrat was appointed to suc
ceed him. Since losing this office Ras
mussen had fallen upon, financial rocks
and, bereft of his local political power,
he became discouraged.
He disappeared about a month ago,
since which time nothing has. been
heard of him. I is generally believed
he quietly left Revere and will begi
anew in another locality.
We are sending this sign to
1,500,000 people to let them know
about this grand Minnesota
county." You men working high
priced old lands, read this and
then write us.
Buy 160 Acres at
$8 to $12 an acre
Six cows on 'it will support your
family the year round. Small
grains and all vegetables grow
prolifically. The cordwood on
the land will pay for it.
Excellent fishing and hunting at
Best schools in the country close
to your home. Churches and
social life unexcelled.
Are our holdings. You can have
ten years to pay for what you
buy if you want it. 6 per cent
Being skeptical. Come and see
for yourself. If you buy, we
_refund your fare. Write us any
way. Agents wanted In Illinois, In
diana and Iowa.
H.E. Rutherford & Co.
Stands out strong as one of the lead
ing Red River Valley wealth producers
Own and control its finest lands. "Write
usdon't cost muchand may make
money for both of us.
JORDAN BANES MERGE
People's State Bank Absorbs the First
JORDAN, MINN. The People's
State bank and the First State bank
have consolidated. The capital stock
of each was $15,000. The capital stock
of the consolidated bank will be $23,-
000, and it will be known as the Peo
ple's State Bank of Jordan, Theo. Wei
land, president George S. Schmitt, vice
president, and A. M. Schaefer, cashier.
The Jordan school has been placed on
the state's list of accredited high
schools. Mr. Brockway of Balaton is
STEARNS COUNTY FAIR
Many Fast Horses Entered for Races
at Sauk Center.
SAUK CENTER, MINN.Stearns
county fair will be held here Sept. 12,
13 and 14. A large string of fast
horses has been entered.
Mrs. J. P. Nelsonventertained twelve
young ladies as a farewell for several
young people who left for their schools.
A dainty luncheon was served.
The Sauk Center school will provide
a normal department this year, and
graduates from it will receive a state
teacher's certificate without examina
An impromptu party was given at
the city hall in honor of Fred Jacobi,
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and Mr. and Mrs.
CROSBY I N A SANATORIUM
Mystery in Disappearance of a Crosse
Man Partly Cleared Away.
LA CROSSE, WIS.The mystery of
the disappearance of Homer Crosby,
the wealthy government contractor, has
been partly solved. Crosby has been
ouncLaL^a sanatorium at Jeneva Wis.,
where application has been made for
In response to your request an to the
crop conditions of the northwest, I
beg to advise you that in the past three
weeks I have been over tEe entire
northwestern states contiguous t& this
state.,and fltod that the "oldest inhabi-
tant'' has not (with possible exception
of some drowned conditions in a few
of the Bed river valley counties), seen
any crop on the face of the earth to
compare with this 1905 crop just being
Are You Looking for a Farm*
In Minnesota the condition of wheat,
oats, barley, flax and corn is most ex
cellent, and the corn particularly will
yield an enormous crop, but when it
comes to favorable conditions, tho
states of South Dakota and North Da
kota in the order named, beat the
world. Years ago
were, the mecca
-Ss'lf so, write for our Book and Map describing our lands In Red Lake and PoBc
Counties, Minn. Best Grain and Stock Country on earth. Splendid Market Facilities.
Churches, Schools, Creameries and Cheese Factories. Long time or crop payment..^
Interest 4 per cent. Trades considered. Write what you have to offer in first letter.
Reduced Railroad Rates. Agents wanted in every locality.
SORTEDAHL LAND, LOAN A ND ABSTRACT CO., J: '$igM
Box 23, Red Lake Falls, Minn.
Northwest Crop Conditions
As Seen by John G. Lund, Who Has Just Returned from
a Three Weeks* Inspection TourHe Says a
"Bumper Crop Everywhere."
can distinctly remember the stories of
the great fertility of the soil, and im
mense crop returns on the very limited
area of land in crops, and the stories
told beggared descriptions, and every
body then believed them, and all kinds
of conveyances were brought into ser
vice and. the trash of the earth was
poured into the Dakotasmen who
never intended to workwomen who
merely wanted to "prove up" and bor
row, and after a few years the dryer
period came and drove out those who
were so loosely margined, yet the stories
of the great returns were heard the
Now we are certainly realizing those
stories, for last week it was my priv
ilege to see wheat threshed in Brown
and.Spink counties of South Dakota, in
Cass and Stutsman, and Barnes of North
Dakota, measuring the amount of thirty
to thirty-five bushels in the halfbusheiv
The yields mentioned were in nearly
every case where the fanner was at all
thrifty, universal, and the result of the
crop is already felt in easy conditions
money in the banks piling: up, and the
farmers are buying the lands adjoining.
Our office at Aberdeen last week had
an experience which one would laugh at
if it had happened a few years ago. A
man who had bought land of us a few
years ago, in Brown county, South Da
kota, and who at that time went into
debt, aggregating a number of thous
ands of aollars, came to us at the re
quest of a relative in Illinois and made
Do You Want a Nice
Hear Browns Valley, Minnesota, only 8 miles distance, 2y
Lake Big Stone. On this farm is a'house, barn, granary, well of water,
grove, henhouse, etc. 135 acres under cultivation, balance in pasture and
yard. Schoolhouse on corner of land. This is a place that will suit you.
Here you have an opportunity to let your smaller children go to the
rural school, right on your farm so to say, and give the older children
an opportunity to take advantage of the splendid schools in Browns
VaUey. Price on this farm only $34 per acre $1,500 cash down between
now and next fall. We also have a 400-acre improved farm further south
of Browns Valley, adjoining Big Stone Lake. Price $30 per acre $6,000
cash between now and Nov. 1, 1905. For particulars of the above, write-
or better still, if you want to get any of them, come at once and see us.
N. MILLER LAND CO.
BROWNS VALLEY MINNESOTA
Buy Anolca County Land
280 acres of land within five miles of Anoka. About 100 acres upland
never been broken, has been pastured for the past twenty years. Land all
fenced with a good barb wire fence. Balance is swamp lrfiid, good tama-
rack wood, some poplar and birch wood, some oak. Swamp is well drained
by county ditch. Soil is all right, clay subsoil, land adjoining raises good
crops. Steel tower Aermoter windmill, two small buildings, has R. F. D.
service. Last year about forty head of stock were pastured on the land.
On the main traveled road to "Lake George, the summer resort. Has two
good building sites, small amount of, meadow. For sale by owner at $16.00
Fall Shooting. 1905.
Bazel Hunter, Anoka, Minn.
The passenger department of the
Northern Pacific railway has issued an
attractive booklet on Fall Shooting in
the Northwest, giving reports frbm
many sportsmen's resorts in Minnesota
and North Dakota, and a digest of the
game laws of these states, together with
other useful information. Sent free on
request made to G. F. McNeill, city
I want Agents Everywhere.
is the only other beneficiary of
Frank P. Hixon, the administrator,
says Crosby is insane and that an ef
fort will be made to have him confined
in the state asylum at Mendota.
While on the county fair grounds' at
West Salem yesterday afternoon, pr.
C. Suitor was robbed of a wallet
containing $600 and valuable papers.
Secretary Lucius C. Colman of the
board of police and fire commissioners
announces that the charges against
Chief of Police H. H. Byrne, conveyed
in an anonymous letter,which was cir
culated thruout the city, will not "be
recognized nor investigated by the
CAUGHT I N BURNING! HOUSE
Woman and Two Girls of Iowa City
Almost Lose Lives.
IOWA CITY, IOWAFire, which
destroyed the' home of Mrs. Andrew
Shield's, an- aged pioneer, early today,
almost cost her and her two grand
daughters, Mabel and Florence Tully,
their lives. The house was ablaze and
all three were nearly suffocated when
one of the little giris awakened. Her
screams aroused the other two occu
pants of the house and the trio fought
a way to the open air with the greatest
difficulty. The woman is still in danger.
William Elliott, aged 83, died here
today. He was treasurer of Cedar
county, Iowa.syears ago, and when
thieves looted the treasury he made the
loss good as far as possible, altho it
the first payment on a quarter-section"1'
of land, so that he could write to Illi
nois and have his relative come on to
Dakota and make a home, and it was
learned that the Dakotan had paid all
his debts and had accumulated the cash
with which to do thia in but a few
years. The turning loose of three
hundred-millions of dollars into the
northwest from their own crop has and
will produce results that are but natur
alincrease in the price of farm lands
of at least $5 on every acre.
My journey took me into Kansas and
Nebraska, and there the conditions were
even more favorable the yield of wheat
is from twenty-five to forty bushels an
acre, and everything booming beyond
compare. Lands have advanced in price
in most localities from $10 to $20 an
acre, and lands that formerly sold at
from $20 to $50 are now being held ajt
as high as $75, and the deuce of it is,
the owners are as independent, at tho
best, as a "hog on ice," and they tell
you "take it or leave it alone," and
they prefer tliat you "leave it alone."
Added to these local conditions of won
derful crops and great prosperity, comes
the crowning one of such a corn crop
in the corn states that no one ever saw
the like, and the inquiry for farm land
and investment is almost beyond our
ability to take even ordinary care of.
"We are experiencing such a -demand
for our agents and men to call on al
most every locality in the United States
that trains don't run fast enough to
make the necessary calls, and every
train leading west and northwest is
crowded to the doors with anxious
homeseekers and investors. The farm
ers are all anxious to make investments
and the hard times of a few daj-s ago
in Iowa and other spots are changed,
and the banks of Iowa, which were
"united" against the landmen, have
changed their tune, and are now look
ing For paper.
This condition is certain to result in.
still more advance in farm land and a
consequent lower interest rate. Hli
nois and Iowa's crop of corn, whether
good or bad, has a resultant action on
"times," and the crop is a good one,
beyond what they have ever in their
history realized, and you can "bet your
life" on the results.
Verily the pendulum swings to and
fro. J- G. Lund.
2 miles to
Two with Vaudeville Attachments in
Trouble at Marshalltown.
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA. The
grand jury has returned indictments
against two traveling doctors who came
here a week ago and created a stir by
their unique methods of advertising.
They styled themselves "Phenomenal
Kraus" and "The Great Anselme,"
and professed to make miraculous cures.
They carried a big troupe of vaude
ville artists and havev reaped a harvest
by sales of medicines'and treatment of
The plant of the old Rhoades-Oar
mean Buggy company, which failed two
years ago, has been purchased by
W. C. Allen of Fostoria, Ohio, and will
be put in operation in a month.
will employ over a hundred men'?w
FLAft TRIP AROUND WORLD
Miss Conly and Woman Companion
About to Set Out.
ELK POINT, S. D.Miss Lovella
Conly has been visiting her mother
and early home here for a few days,
preparatory to a novel trip around he
world. She leaves Chicago on Friday,
going west thru San Francisco, the
Sandwich islands and Asia.
Miss Anna Pinch, representing a New
York newspaper, accompanies her, Miss
Conly having been the automobile edi
tor of the Chicago Post the past two
years. They will write for various
newspapers their experiences, the novel
sights encountered and any entertain
ing features, a*visit to Tibit, commonly
regarded as the most inaccessible place
on earth, being included in their itin-,,
Fastest Auto-Boat in the West.
Any one interested in auto-boats will
be taken for a trial ride in the White
at Minnetonkathe fastest ever seen
in the westby making arrangements
at the Minneapolis office of the Globe I
310 3rd ave So., Min-