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Easy Farming Methods in West
ern Canada and Certain
With your crop harvested apd mar
keted, with the disposal of your cattle
and hogs completed, you are ready to
prepare your financial statement for
the year. You will soon know what you
have gained, and If the gain made In
your farming operations has been up
to your expectations and will meet
your requirements. Probably you may
have been the loser. Your land may
have been productive, but it may have
been too high priced. The- cost of pro
duction has been too great. If you
have had the remuneration you sought
and are satisfied this article may not
Interest you. If your returns have not
been satisfactory, or if your ambition
leads you to the laudable desire of bet
tering your condition, if you have de
pendents for whose future you have
anxiety, you will naturally look around
for some place, some opportunity that
offers greater advantages and brings
satisfactory returns. To the north and
west of you lie hundreds of thousands
of unbroken acres in Western Canada
awaiting the husbandman, and ready
to give of its richness to place you
where you desire to be placed. For
thousands of farmers from nearly ev
ery state In the Union the P"iiries of
Western Canada have a Of wealth
beyond what they had 1 I to ex
pect. The excellence o soil of
Western Canada, which . ses the
Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan
and Alberta, can only partially be told
by the knowledge of some facts.
Every year for some years past the
world's highest prizes for wheat, oats
and barley have been carried off by
grain grown on Western Canadian
Prairies. Beef fattened on the grasses
of these same prairies recently brought
the highest prices over paid on the
Chicago market. Throughout the en
tire world the quality of -Canadian
grain, and Canadian beef and mutton,
c is .-recognized. To recite -what indi
1 vldual farmers have done, the riches
they have acquired would fill volumes.
The case of .Tames Wishart of Portage
la Pmirle is not an exceptional one.
His wheat crop this past season yield
ed him forty-five bushels per acre, and
the land upon which It was grown was
broken forty-four years ago, and It has
been continuously under crop except
for an occasional" summer fallow. At'
Moose .Taw, Saskatchewan, samples of
tlfe wheat bf 1018 weighed GS pounds
..to the bushel, others Gfi and some fi5i
pounds. Wheat crops at Coaldale,
Alberta, went as high as 38 bushels
acre, while wheat crops near Barons,
Alberta, had yields of from 25 to 30
Itecords such as these sponk in glow
ing terms of the excellence of the soil
of Western Canndn.
The war is over, and wo are all
settling down to a pence basis. There
Is a great world beyond the seas to
feed and clothe, and thus is afforded
the opportunity to lend a hand in the
great work. Aside from the philan
thropy In which you can play a part,
there is the satisfaction of knowing
you are amply providing for yourself
and for the future of those who may
be dependent upon you. Greater prog
ress can be made in this and your own
development by availing yourself of
the advantages that Western Canada
offers In its low-priced lands and high
yielding values. There are good
schools, desirable social conditions, low
taxation (none on improvements)
with an enjoyable climate, and the
satisfaction of possessing a well tilled
soil capable of producing abundant
crops for which good prices prevail, at
easily accessible marketing places.
Used Ladders in Battle.
The medieval scaling ladder played
its part along with the more modern
implements of war in the closing days
of the American advance in France,
according to a letter from Col. Alvord
Y. D. Anderson of the Three Hundred
and Twelfth infantry, received by Airs,
Colonel Anderson said that his regi
ment, with the Three Hundred and
Ninth and Three Hundred and Elev
en tli, rushed the walled town of Grand
Pre with ladders five times. Four
times they were driven back, he said,
but on the fifth rush, by sheer weight
of numbers, they gained a footing, and
scaling the walls, which were 12 feet
high, captured the town.
Said the observing fellow, "IFs a
wonder the health inspectors don't get
ahold of the chap who spits out, just
,wSat he thinks."
Change of Countenance.
. ,Said the facetious feller: "As soon
asa girl gets past the age of making
faces at the boys she starts in making
feyes at 'em."
Lizards and alligators are the latest
propositions in the way of food vari
ety. They do not seem very alluring
to the United States appetites, yet liz
ards hove been extremely popular in
the Bahama islands, and Florida alli
gators have a reputation of being quite
Another thing "we can't unfl erstand
Is how a woman can be a perfect cat
und yet be scared to deathof a mouse.
RURAL RAT CLUB
OF GREAT VALUE
Offer Prizes for Destruction of
Harmful Rodents Better
Plan Than Bounties.
EVERYBODY SHOULD COMPETE
Appeal to Civic Pride Will Often
Bring Excellent Results in Clean
ing Up Premises Leader
Is of Importance.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
In any rural community badly in
fested with rats, it is a good plan for
farmers to form rat clubs and offer
prizes for destroying the rodents. The
younger members of the community as
well as adults should be allowed to
compete and the prizes should be)
awarded periodically, as once a
month. A first, second, and third prize
are suggested for those who bring in
the greatest number of rat tails. Spe
cific rules governing the contests
should be made at the start, and in
struction as to the proper methods of
trapping or otherwise killing rats
should be a part of the program for
each meeting of the club. Prizes may
be provided by private donation or
even by assessment of members. The
plan gives better satisfaction than a
system of straight rewards, because it
arouses more enthusiasm and costs
less. A rat and sparrow club in Eng
land in three seasons secured the de
struction of 1G.00O rats and 2S.O0O
sparrows by an expenditure of less
than $30 in prize money. Had ordi
nary bounties been paid, the same
work would have cost $1,000 or $1,200.
In the matter of rat infestation,
small towns are Intermediate between
farm and city. They show a marked
incrc-:ise of rodents in winter and a
decrease when spring opens. Yet the
outlying parts of a village are peculiar
ly subject to losses of poultry during
the summer. Pigeon lofts, also, in
small towns are subject to raids by
rats, and the toll of eggs and young
squabs is often heavy. Rats can
climb fine-meshed netting and gain en
trance to the pigeon yard at the top
where the birds themselves enter.
Repression in Villages.
The measures recommended for re
pressing rats on farms will apply to
villages, but co-operation of citizens
Badger Useful in Destroying Noxious
to destroy the rodents will usually be
more readily obtained. Often the
small town has a civic club which
could take up rat work whenever its
importance is presented. It requires
only an intelligent and persistent lead
er to set the machinery for rat repres
sion in motion. The leader should
provide for the instruction of the com
munity as to the best methods of trap
ping, sanitation, rat-proofing buildings,
and other measures needed to discour
age the rodent. An appeal to civic
pride will often bring excellent re
sults in cleaning up premises and in
replacing wooden walks or porches, di
lapidated buildings, or other harbors
RIGHT CARE OF DAIRY COWS
Expensive Practice to Permit Animals
to Get in Run-Down Condition
as Pastures Wane.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
As pastures begin to wane it is often
the custom to permit the cows to get in
! a run-down condition. This is an ex
pensive practice. As the pastures give j
out begin to increase other feeds so as
to keep the milk flow constant. Prepa
rations should also be made to shelter
the animals from cold rains, sleet and
snow. More energy is consumed in
maintaining the body heat of the ani
mal exposed to severe weather than
is utilized in the production of milk
HEAVES IS COMMON AILMENT
Annoying Disease of Horse Interferes
With Usefulness of Animal and
Detracts From Value.
Heaves is a very common and an
noying disease of horses, interfering
seriously with the usefulness of the
animal, and consequently detracting
from its value. Mainly a disease of
old horses, it is essentially the result
of faulty feeding and working, espe-
cially hard pulling or fast driving when ;
the stomach is overloaded. Gross j
feeders are frequently subjects of
GRAIN SORGHUMS IN
Early and Dwarf Varieties Are
Safest for All Seasons.
Results Given of Experiments Con
ducted by United States Depart
ment of Agriculture Easi
ness Is Most Important.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
While grain sorghums are the chief
feed crops in the southern portion of
the Great Plains region where rain
fall is limited, only well-adapted va
rieties produce good yields in the less
favorable seasons, according to the
United States department of agricul
ture. Since 1004 the department has
conducted experiments in growing sor
ghum in the Panhandle section of
Texas, and one of the important fea
tures of the work has been to de
termine what varieties can be depend-
ix f -iify x.i!
A Field of Sorghum.
od upon in all seasons. Bulletin G9S,
"Grain Sorghum Experiments in the
Panhandle of Texas," just published
by the department, presents the re
sults "üained in the nine-year period
from jl'JOS to 191G, inclusive. Easi
ness is the most important single fac
tor, according to the bulletin, in the
varietal adaptation of grain-sorghums
to the conditions obtaining in the high
plains of that section. Dwarfness is
the next most important factor, while
the combination of the two is extrem
ly efficient in seasons of drought.
Dwarf müo, Dawn (dwarf) kafir and
Sunrise (early) kafir have proved well
adapted varieties, the first and second
named being especially well suited on
the high, dry plains.
PRODUCTION OF FALL COLTS
Important That Newborn Foal Be
Given Protection From Cold
Guard Against Disease.
(Prepared by the United Slates Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Since the production of fall colts
seems to be gaining favor in many
horse-producing sections, as well as
in some sections where the production
of horses has been previously neg
lected, it Is desirable that these young
sters be accorded every chance to be
gin the winter season In the best pos
sible conditions. Although they avoid
the fly evil, they are exposed to ex
tremely cold weather and of necessity
must be maintained In stables most
of the time until the following grass
Joint-ill, a germ disease, which
causes the deaths of hundreds of new
born foals, should be controlled by
ligation or binding of the unbilical
cord as soon as possible after birth
and the subsequent swabbing of the
small portion of the cord loft pendant
in a 1-500 solution of corrosive sub
limate. The filth germs which cause
the disease enter the body by means
of the umbilical cord unless such pre
cautions are taken. A piece of sur
geon's silk should be bound around
the cord as close to the body of the
animal as possible. Then the sub
limate solution should be applied to
the pendulous portion of the cord
twice daily until it drops off. The
colt should be born in a well-lighted
and Ventilated stable, in a stall which
has been disinfected thoroughly and
bedded with clean, bright straw. Aft
er the birth of the colt the stall should
be cleaned out and disinfected again,
while the litter should be burned.
BAD PLACE FOR IMPLEMENTS
Wagon or Cultivator Should Not Be
Left in Open Field Barn Is Al
All outdoors is a big shed, but not
the best place for the wagon or culti
vator when finished with it for a few
days. If a regular implement shed is
not provided the barn is always avail
able. All the extra work entailed is to
open and shut the doors.
WINTER FEED FOR CATTLE
Few Combinations More Economical
Than Ration of Silage and Cot
There are few combinations of feed
which are more economical than a ra
tion of silage and cottonseed meal for
wintering stocker cattle. One pound
of cottonseed meal a day combined
with what silage stocker steers will eat
will cause them to gain slightly.
The "Come-back" man was really never
down-and-out. His weakened condition
because of overwork, lack of exercise, im
proper eating and living demands stimula
tion to satisfy the cry for a health-giving
appetite and the refreshing sleep essentid
to strength. GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil
Capsules, the National Remedy of Holland,
will do the work. They are wonderful.
Three of these capsules each dav will put
a man on his feet before he knows it:
whether his trouble comes from uric acia
poisoning, the kidneys, gravel or stone in
the bladder, stomach derangement or other
ailments that befall the over-zealous Amer
ican. The best known, most reliable rem
edy for these troubles is GOLD MEDAL
Haarlem Oil Capsules. This remedy has
stood the test for more than 200 years
since its discovery in the ancient labora
tories in Hollana. It acts directly and
gives relief at once. Don't wait until you
are entirely down-and-out, but take them
today. Your druggist will gladly refund
your money if they do not help you. Ac
cept no substitutes. Look for the name
GOLD MEDAL on every box, three sizes.
They are the pure, original, imported
Haarlem Oil Capsules. Adv.
WAS GOOD ENOUGH REASON
Accused Man's Lawyer Asserted His
Client's Innocence, So What Was
There for Jury to Do?
"The following story either shows
extreme ignorance on the part of a
juror, or It shows what a wonderful
charm some lawyers exercise on a
jury," said a former marshal of a
southern Indiaua city.
"A murder was committed and it
was not long before we had the man
who we were sure had committed the
deed. But he had money and he re
tained the best lawyers. The two law
yers we will call White and Black, be
cause White and Black are not their
real names. The jury was made up
largely of men who tilled the soil.
They were of the honest sort. White
aud Black, especially White, so pre
sented their client's case, telling how
he could not do such a horrible deed,
using their handkerchiefs occasionally
in the telling, that the jurors were car
ried away and voted for acquittal.
"Later I met one of the jurors and
I said to him: '.Tones, why did you
vote to acquit the prisoner? The evi
dence showed clearly that he was
" 4jSto, sir, that man was not guilty,'
said Jones. 'What makes you think
so?' I countered. 'Why, because Mr.
White said ho wasn't!' concluded
Cause for Rejoicing.
The morning of the eleventh, when
the hells began ringing and the whis
tles blowing, Betty wakened up and
asked what it meant.
"The war is over and now we shall
have peace," I explained.
"Oh, goody !" she said in such a re
lieved tone. "Now I can begin to spend
a little of my own money!" Chicago
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOItIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
In Use for Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
"He's very enthus!aatic uhout any
project he thinks of going into."
"Counts his chickens before they are
"Yes, and figures two to a shell."-
Nothing better than Cuticura Soap
dally and Ointment as needod to make
the complexion clear, scalp clean and
hands soft and white. For free sam
ples address "Cuticura, Dept. X, Bos
ton." Sold by druggists and by mall.
Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50. Adv.
Where Daddy Was Lucky.
Mary watched interestedly while her
father anchored his flu mask to his
ears and then said: "Isn't it nice,
mother, that daddy has such 'normous
Without Real Cause.
"What is premature baldness, pa?"
"Losing your hair before you are
married, my son."
When Baby is Teething
GROVB'S BABY BOWBL MBDICINH will correct
the Stomach and Bowel troubles. Perfectly harm
loss. 3eo directions on tho bottle.
A truthful enemy is better than a
When you have Heartburn, Gas. Bloat, and that Full
faX FOR YOUR STO
Rids you of the Excess; Acid and Overload and you will fairly feel
the GAS driven out of your body THE BLOAT GOES WITH IT,
IT GIVES YOU REAL STOMACH COMFORT
Sold by druggists generally If your druggist can't supply you a big box of Eatonlc for
50c, send us this adv -with your name and address and we Trill sena it to you yon can Bend
us the 50c after you get it. Address l!atonio Keniedy Co., 10IS ö Wabash Ave., Chicago, III.
Old Folk's Coughs
will be relieved promptly by Piso's. Stops
throat tickle; relieves irritation. The remedy
tested by more than fifty years o use is
ALL AIDED IN WINNING WAR
Dumb Animals and Birds Had Promi
nent Part in Great Conflict Now
Parrots have been mobilized to warn
people from air raids. They sense the
aircraft coming twenty minutes before
it is visible.
Horses have been decorated.
Oxen have saved the life of King
Peter of Serbia and millions of other
Oxen have also been used by the
Italians to sweep the barbed wire en
tanglements, as well as to sample first
Dogs have played a great part.
Even cats and chameleons have
taken part In actions as mascots.
Whales have been killed because of
their close resemblance to U-boats.
Camels, rhinoceroses, lions, tigers
and elephants have attacked convoys
Giraffes cut telegraph wires.
Birds help to locate hidden artillery,
and seagulls fly about submerged sub
marines. Eagles furiously attacked airplanes,
while other birds sympathized with
the airmen and even rested on the
Birds have fraternized with men at
Coughs and Colds Quickly Relieved
At tlie first sign of a cold or cough, commence treatment immediately with
the best procurable remedy. Sen iffm arm's Expectorant is guaranteed to bo the
best and most satisfactory remedy ever used, or money refunded in case it
should nol prove so. It is so strongly concentrated that 50 cents worth makes
64 teaspoonsful, when mixed at home with honey or sugar syrup. Positively!
contains no Chloroform, Opium, Morphine or any other narcotic. Pleasant to
take and children are fond of it. Druggists everywhere will refund money;
if It docs not give perfect satisfaction, or is not found the very best evert
used for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Croup, Whooping Cough, or Hoarseness.
You will be the sole judge awl nt.flor this positive guarantee absolutely no
risk is run in buying the remeny.
Heat From Your Fuel
The average, ordinary warm air furnace
sends 40 per cent of the usable heat
units in the coal burned, up the flue,
in unburned gases, and wastes about
1 0 per cent more. The
TSDC JBBI KKOISTKHKO
properly handled, yields an average of 70 per cent of the total
usable heat units in the fuel. This is due to its better draft ar
rangement and larger radiating surface. Ask your dealer to ex
plain this, or if he doesn't handle the f3SRS5 write for
Fill Out This Coupon and Mail It Today!
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Please send me, at once, your latCBt catalogue aud literature.
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Canada. Canada's invitation to every industrious worker to settle in
Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta is especially attractive. She wants
farmers to make money and happy, prosperous homes for themselves
by helping her raise immense wheat crops to feed the world.
You Can Get a Homestead of 160 Aeres Free t
or other lands at very low prices. Where you can any good farm
land at $15 to $30 per acre that will raise 20 to 45 bushels of $2
wheat to the acre it's easy to become prosperous. Canadian farmers
also grow wonderful crops of Oats, Barley and Flax. Mixed Farm
ing is fully as profitable an industry as grain raising. The excellent
grasses, full of nutrition, are the only food required either
for beef or dairy purposes. Good schools and churches;
markets convenient; climate excellent Write for literature
and particulars as to reduced railway rates to Supt. of Im
migration, Ottawa, Canada, or to
J, M. MacLachlaa, 215 Traction
Terminal Bldg., Indianapolis, lnd. '
Canadian Government Agent
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HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR
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Ziegler Co., 3J East Harrison, Chicaf o
Spanish Influenza can
be prevented easier than
it can be cured- v
At the first sign of aj
shiver or sneeze, take
Standard cold remedy for 20 years ta tablet
form safe, sure, no opiates breaks up a cokj
in 24 hours relieves grip in 3 days. Money
back if it fails. The genuine box has a Red top
with Mr. Hill'a picture. At All Dru Stores-
Reduces Bursal Enlargements
Thickened, Swollen Tissue
Curbs, Filled Tendons, Sor
nest from Bruise or Strains;
stops Spavin Lameness, allays pain.
Does not blister, remove the hair of
lay up the horse $2.50 a bottle
at druggists or delivered. Book 1 R fret.
ABSORBINE, JR., for mankind art
antiseptic liniment for bruises, cuts, wound,
strains, painful, swollen veins or glands. It
heals and soothes, $1.25 a bottle at drug
gists or postpaid. Will tell you more if yoti
write. Made in the U. S. A. by
W.F.YOUNG. P.P. F.,31QTam4eSt.1SprlnoSIt1.Majt
W. N. U., Indianapolis, No. 51-1918.
4052 Forest Park Blvd.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
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that's what thousands of farmers
who have gone from the U. S. to
homesteads or buy land in Western
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Patent Lawyer, WasklBKtoa,
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