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NEVER SAW SUCH LARGE
The Climate Is HealthyThe Win*
ters Ar 1'leiasitnt In Western
Writing from Stirling, Alberta, to
one of the agents representing the
Canadian Government Free Home
stead Lands. Mr. M. Piekrell, for
merly of Beechwood, Kentucky, says
of Western Canada:
"In the first place we will say that
the summer season is just lovely in
deed. A to the winter, well we never
experienced finer weather than we
are now enjoying. We have just re
turned from [Northern Alberta and
will say that we found the. weather
to be very mild, the air dry, fresh
and invigorating. Considering every
thi ng we can bay that the winters
here are most pleasant, healthy and
enjoyable to what they are in the
States. He re it gets cold and con
tinues so till Springthere are no
disagreeable winds. In South Alberti
it is some warmertwo to four
inches of snow may fall and in a
few hours a Chinook wind come
along, evaporating the entire snow,
leaving terra-firma perfectly dry, in
fact, we did not believe this part
until we came and saw for ourselves
and we now know what we herein
write to be just as we write it.
There has not been a daj' this winter
1hat I could not work out doors.
Farmers here are calculating on
starting the plou gh the first of
"As to farm wages, we would not
advise a man to come here with the
expectation of living by his days'
work, but all who do want a home
I advise to have nerve enough to get
up and come for there never has
been, and may never be again, such
a grand opportuni ty for a man to
get a home almost free.
"As to the crops. I have been in
the fields before harvest, saw the
grass put up and *he grain harvested,
and I never sa. such large yields.
I saw oats near Edmont on over six
feet tall that yielded 80 bushels per
acre, and I talked to a farmer near
St. Albert who h.*d a field year be
fore last that avtrag ed 110 bushels
per acre, and weigh ed 43 pounds to
the bushel. All other crops would
run in proportionas to potatoes and
vegetables, the turnout was enor
mous. I have such reports as the
above from all sections that I have
visited, and that has been every com
munity between the Edmonton dis
trict and Raymond in the Lethbridge
"As to stock raising, I wou ld advise
a man to locate in this place, or any
place, in South Alberta, but for mixed
farming, I would say go up farther
north, say ne ar Lacombe, Wetaskiwin
or Edmonton, where it is not quite
so dry and where there is some tim
ber to be had I will say that no
where have I ever seen a better op
portunity for a man whether he has
money or not to obtain a home.
Nowhere can be found a more pro
ductive soil, better water and a bet
ter govei'ned country than Western
Canada affords. Inducements to the
liomeseeker are unexcelled. I met
two men near Pono ka on the G.
E. R. R., who borrowed the money
to pay for their homestead and in
fo ur years those two men sold their
farmsone for $2,500, the other for
$3,000. 1 met a man near Wetaskiwin
who landed here with 25 cents six
vears ago is now worth $8,000.
The advantages for ranching are ex
cellent, in fact I do not believe this
section can be beat. Markets are
pood as to living, a family can live
:is cheap here as they can in the
States. Th average yield of oats
in this neighborhood, last year, was
TO bushels, per acre wheat averaged
H5, barley 40, and the beet crop was
good. In conseqxience of the success
ful cultivation of the beet, a large
beet sugar factory is being erected
at Raymond, seven miles from here.
"In conclusion, I will say that X.
W. from Manitoba to a long dis
tance north of Edmonton produces
most wonderful crops. Lakes and
rivers abound with fish, and game is
plentiful. And that this is unques
tionably the country for a man to
come to if he desires to better his
condition in life. I would advise the
prospective settler to look over the
Lethbridge, Lacombe, WTetaskivvin
and Edmonton districts before locat
"I will locate in the Edmonton dis
trict next Tall and several families
from the St.ites will locate with me.
In the meantime. I will receive my
mail here and will be pleased to give
the interested all the information dc-
For information as to Railway
Rates, etc.. apply to any agent of
the Canadian Government whose
names appear elbewhere in this pa
Tampa, a child of Havana in the
cigar-making industry, has outgrown
its mother as a purveyor for the
Unit ed States of all Havana cigars.
The San Francisco, a river of Bra
eil, is 1,400 miles in length, and was
EO called because it was discovered on
the feast day of St. Francis.
If winter left
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That vrfl "set you gotog/^
Five gallons for 25 cents.
Charles E. Hires Co..
When I get rich, I'll quit the road for good
And stay content at home, as each man
Who has a home wherein the faithful wife
Through years of lonesome labor spends
I'll give some younger man my timeworn
And let him take my routine monthly trip.
When I get rich.
When I get rich, at home I'll gladly stay,
And give my wife some comfort every day
I'll smooth away the wrinkles from her
That time has all too soon begun to trace
I'll lighten all her labors, great and small,
And if she would consent, I'll bear them all,
When I get rich.
When I get rich, I'll give with lavish hand
To help th fallen rise in every land.
I'll give to spread the gospel far and wide,
To feed and clothe the poor on even side
I'll advertise that I have funds to spare
In doing good to others everywhere,
When I get rich.
When I get rich. Why make so rash avow?
A voice within me whispers, even now
Thou art already rich in resource grand
A voice that now can cheer, a helping hand,
A heart that now should beat with love
Give what thou hast, give freely what is
For thou art rich.
Charles W. Searff, in Ram's Horn.
T_)e Sentry of
By ALEXANDER BOYLE.
(Copyright, 1903, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
WAS night in the forest of
Caloocan. The rain fell with
dreary monotony. Not a single star
shone out of the clouded sky to
cast one ray of cheering- light upon
A sentry in a rain-soaked khaki
uniform paced back and forth along
a soggy path of oozy mud just with'n
the shadow of the trees at the edge
of the Luz on jungle. Each time he
turn ed at the farther end of his beat
he impatiently looked toward the
spot in the darkness where he knew
the path turn ed suddenly and led
back toward the American camp.
Several times the sentry drew a
watch from beneath his army coat
and vainly tried to distinguish the
"The relief's late or something,*'
he murmured discontentedly to him
self, "just my luckAh, here they
A moment later a half dozen black
shadows came plodding through the
darkness and mud There was a
salute, one of the half dozen new
comers dropped out of the ranks,
the rain-soaked sentry fell into the
empty place and then the little squad
moved into the darkness, leaving the
new sentry alone in the Caloocan
forest with two hours of picket duty
The tramp of the guard grew dim
in the distance. A last a faint shout
away off to the right reached his
ear. I was the challenge of the
next sentry as the relief squad
reached him. Then all was silent ex
cept the moaning wind and the cease
less patter of the rain in the pud
The young sentry glanced up at
the black sky that he felt rather than
"She said she'd come rain or shine,"
he said happily to himself. "Too
bad for her to come out on such a
night. But she wished to come. She
even suggested it herself. She knows
the meaning of the word love. In
another month the regiment will be
homeward bound and she goes with
me. What. I wonder will father say
when I tell him I found my wife in
the beautiful daughter of one of the
Spaniards we came to conquer. When
he sees Arlene, though, he will for
Suddenly the rain ceased. A rift
appeared in the black canopy that
hung over the forest. "Arlene wi
not get a drenchi ng after all, bless
her," the soldier said alotid. "She is
my queen. Ah how I love her, love
"Are you sure, quite sure, my hand
some Americano." asked a voice close
behind him A girl hooded and veiled
and with a long cloak dropping to
her feet stepped from behind the
trunk of a great tree and running
to the startled sentry, thr ew her
self into his arms and pre
lips to his
"Arlene," he cried. "My darling,
my love. How you "stai'tled me.
did not hear you come. I had no idea
ou were here tmtil you spoke."
He catight her up in his arms and
carried her across the muddy ground
and set her down gently by the tree
She threw hack her hood and veil.
Her unbou nd hair dropped about her
"You are the mo^t beautiful of all
women, adored one." he whispered
gently stroking her hair.
The wind swung a bough against a
tree trung back of them with a sound
like a cracking of a twig. The girl
leaped from the soldier's side with
a cry of fright.
"Oh," she cried. "I thought,
thought." She stopped.
"What?" he asked, in alarm.
"Oh, I feared someone had dis
covered us I would ruin me I
was foolish," she replied, recovering
herself with an effort.
"Someone in the Caloocan forest
to-night!" he exclaimed. "Yo must
be mad. W are safe from observa
tion here, my love."
"But I am afraid. Come back a
little farther from the clearing, where
the moon will not reveal us, she
"Xo, I must not leave the picket
line," he protested. "I should be
there, not here, now."
"Would you be there while a_a
here?" she asked, playfully stroking
his hand. Yet as she spoke a keen
observer might have detected a con
straint of manne r, a nervous tension
in her voice.
"You know I would be with you
always," he answered. "Arlene tell
me again you will go back with me
to my country when the regiment
returns." drew her closer to
"I promised you and I"
"What's that?" he cried, turning
suddenly. "I heard a footstep be
caught up his riflo and peered
out into the darkness in the direc
tion from which the sound had ccme.
The girl seized his arm
"Don't, don't, it's nothing, nothing,"
she cried. "I heard nothing." They
listened a moment, all was still.
"I must return to my sentry duty,
little one, he said, "I could swear
I heard some one and yet I muir*. be
"Yes, yes. yes, you are wrong,' ihe
cried. "There is no one. Don'*- go
yet. Don't go if you love me. Please
"But I must, my sweetheart. You
would not have me false to my duty,
"What does it matter wheth er yott
are there or here? Stay hero with
me," she pleaded.
The singularity of her manner and
words at last impressed itself upon
"You are not like yourself to
night," he said, watching her closely.
"I don't understand you to-night."
In an instant her manner changed.
She drew his head down to hers,
kissed him and clung to his neck.
"My love, my soldier, my Ameri-
cano," she whispered. "It is because
I love you so. I fear that soon when
your regiment goes across the seas
to your America yo"u will forget your
promise to take me with you and will
go back to love some woman of your
own race. Tell me will you?"
"Never while I live will I."
The moon, which for an instant
had been hidd en behind a cloud, shone
forth suddenly and lit the forest with
a bright light. I that light the
sentry saw two men scurrying
through the trees toward the Ameri
"Halt," he cried, bringing his rife
to his shoulder.
"Touch that trigger and you die,"
cried some one behind him
The sentry wheeled like a flash. A.
couple of yards from him stood an
officer in the unifo rm of the Filipino
army. The revolvers he held in each
hand were leveled at the tricked
"Make one move and you die," th
officer said in a half whisper.
The whole of the fearful situation
flashed through the sentry's brain.
saw the result of his neglect of
duty. While he had been idling with
a love affair an attacking party was
crossing the lines an.l preparing to
surround the unprotected camp,
where his comrades lay sleeping.
Death would be their portion if
that skulking band took them by
One shot from the rifle upon whose
trigger his finger lested would arouse
the camp. There was yet time to
save the sleeping menbut.
The sentry looked into the eyes of
the Filipino officer. saw desper
ate determination there. The penalty
for fii'ing that shot was death, swift
"Drop that rifle, quick," canje from
the Filipino officer.
With a cry of defiance the sentry
leaped at the man firing his rifle sis
he sprang. Simultaneously two re
volver sho ts rang out through th
"Come, carissimo, quick, quick, we
must fly or.that whole pack of Ameri
can hounds will be on us, cried lh
Filipino officer, catching the girl by
the hand and hurrying back into the
blackness of the forest.
Fifteen minutes later they rested1
for a moment in the shelter of a hut
surrounded on all sides by a seem
jngly impenetrable forest.
"Did you ever see such nerve, such
bravery. Carramba! fired that
cursed warning though he knew I'd
kill him, said the Spaniard in the
Filipino unifor m. "All our plans
have crumbled and that man did it,
curse him You played your part,
well, though. Those kisses and
word* of love I heard from behind
the tree were so real they drove me
wild. I am glad the dog is dc
You played your part like a true
"I would do anything for you Car-
los," she said, raising her eyes to his
with a look that Ih American soldier
had never seen.
"It's him, =aid Flanagan, the cor
poral, a half an hour later, as he
stooped over a soldier's cape and
khaki unifo rm that lay in the mud by
a big tree at the edge of the Caloocan
forest. "It's him poor boy. Them
black devils got 'im. Here's his
rifle. Empty. I was him as fired
the *hot what warned us Poor boy
Thank God, there's tvvinty of thfm
cowardly bushwhacking gugus lying
dead out there in the clearing. But
if there was a hundred of it
wouldn't pay for 'im. God. if they'd
got by 'im. there'd be many a empiy
place at the mess-table in the old
company this morning.
"Pick 'im up carefully boys h died
a soldier's death."
Flanagan, the corporal, was right.
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"Yep," said Dakota Dan, resting his glass
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mine, but hewiun't Last-sum roer he done
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"I suppose vou were not very fnendlj with
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"NopeI dropped him then and thar. His
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