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REPORTS FROM WESTERN CANADA Grains Are Heading Out Rapidly and Harvest Is Now Approaching With : a Great Demand for Harvest Help. ' Another Pressing Need. It's well enough to devote a lot of time and a good deal of prize money to the composition of a National an them, but what's the matter with giv ing us a national wedding march, tool Must we be forever indebted to th marches of an erratic Bavarian and a visionary Deutscher? Here's an opportunity for ambitious native composers. Think of the pride that would fol low such an announcement as this: "The happy pair passed down the aisle to the pulsating strains of Boli var P. Gibson's exquisite 'Marche Nuptiale!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. - . IV-. I III if X Last -week it was pointed out In these columns that there would be a yield of about 200,000,000 bushels of wheat throughout Western Canada, an Increase of about 100,000,000 over the previous year, and that the demand for farm help was very great. Con firmation of this news Is to hand and the cry still Is for' more help. The Canadian authorities are hopeful that the friends of the 400,000 or 500,000 Americans who have gone to Canada during the last few years will come to the help of these people and Induce as many able-bodied men as they pos sibly can to take advantage of the low rate which is being offered from all points on the Canadian Boundary, and particulars of which can be had from any of the following Agents of the Canadian Government: M. V. Mo Innes, 176 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Mich.; C. A. Laurier, Marquette, Mich.; J. S. Crawford, Syracuse, N. Y.; Thos. Hetherington, Room 202, 73 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.; H. M. Williams, 413 Gardner Bldg., Toledo, Ohio; Geo. Aird, 216 Traction-Termln-r al Bldg., Indianapolis, Indiana; C. J. Broughton, Room 412, M. L. & T. Bldg., Chicago, I1L; Geo. A. Hall, 2nd Floor, 125 Second Street, Milwaukee, Wis; E. T. Holmes, 315 Jackson Street, St. Paul, Minn.; Chas. Pilling, Clifford Block, Grand Forks, N. D.; J. B. Cai bonnean, Jr., 217 Main Street, Bidde ford. Me.; J. M. MacLachlan, Box 197, Watertown, S. D.; W. V. Bennett. Room 4, Bee Bldg., Omaha, Neb.; W. H. Rogers, 125 West 9th Street, Kansas City, Mo.; BenJ. Da vies, Room 6, Dunn Block, Great Falls, Montana; J. N. Grieve, Auditorium Building, Spokane, Wash. Kvery facility win. be afforded men of the right stamp to secure advantage of these low rates. To those who pro pose to go, It may be said that they will have this splendid opportunity of securing first hand information as to the excellent producing character of the lands in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. They will have the op portunity of seeing some of the great est wheat fields in the world and prob ably the largest yield of wheat, oats and barley that has ever been grown on the Continent. And all this on land some of which cost the settler only the $10.00 necessary to enter for his homestead, or, if he purchased, iipi some cases, costing him from $7.00 to $10.00 per acre, but which is now worth from $15.00 to $20.00 per acre. Even at these prices the land is re markably cheap as will be realized when the statement is made that from 20 to 25 bushels per acre and over of wheat are grown, netting the farm er from $8.00 to $10.00 per acre; and this on land that he got for nothing or paid merely a nominal price. In fact the production shows that $18.00 to $20.00 per acre would be .a nominal price for land that would produce aa these lands produce. Gray Matter. "I used to think I could hire all the brains I wanted for $25 a week," Mr. Pushem said. "Well, couldn't you?" "Yes. But it wasn't long before I had to call in a $100,000 lawyer to straighten out the kinks they put Into my affairs." DISFIGURED WITH CRUSTS "Some time ago I was taken with eczema from the top of my head to my waist. - It began with scales on my ybody. I suffered untold Itching and burning, and could not sleep. I was greatly disfigured with scales and 'crusts. My ears looked as If they had been most cut oft with a razor,- and - my neck was perfectly raw. I suffered untold agony and pain. I tried two doctors who said I had eczema in Its fullest stage, and that It could not be cured. I then tried other rem edies to no avail. At last, I tried a set of the genuine Cutlcura Remedies, which cured me of eczema when all else had failed, therefore I cannot praise them too highly. "I suffered with eczema about ten months, but am now entirely cured, and I believe Cutlcura Remedies are the best skin cure there is." (Signed) Miss Mattie J. Shaffer, R. F. D. 1. Box 8, Dancy, Miss., Oct. 27. 1910. "I had suffered from eczema about four years when boils began to break out on different parts of my body., It started with a fine red rash. My hack was affected first, when it also spread over my face. The itching was almost unbearable at times. I tried different soaps and salves, but nothing seemed to help me until I began to use the Cutlcura Soap and Ointment. One box of them cured me entirely. I recommended them to my sister for her baby who was troubled with tooth eczema, and they completely cured her baby." (Signed) Mrs. F. L. Marbet ger, Drehersville, Pa., Sept. 6, 1910. Although Cuticura Soap and 'Oint ment are sold everywhere, a sample of each, with 32-page book, will be mailed free on application to "Cutl cura," Dept. 4 L, Boston. There isn't much hope for the fel low who Is too lazy to even go flaMns; ri yK sp TV aVI lf7t-T Jy4 ' 1K II rl? ITHTN the past few years representatives of outdoor sports among the women of this country have mul tiplied and increased to a greater extent than in any previous era. Although in the years past there have been a few devotees Wt renresentatives of outdoor i jgrj& Jk WIS Z&gT-e i -1r!-rSS' sports among the women I JVt ' W lh&!&5h y of this country have mul- lR&?&B&'U$ tf'SI tiplied and increased to a Pjgg .. S.--"f-Ui . llSgegf .fl (((fftifmm greater extent than in any rTKfXt' s, llte2-V 5feST?S rTyepa f - V SS of the mart strenuous purls and recreations, the modern woman has just begun to realize all that outdoor life TTiFians to her, and the benefits she may 3iTive thereby. A great number of the women who are today Irving a life pf health and pleasure in the outdoor world have developed from timid, feeble beixigs of no physique what ever, whose only so-called pleasures were found over cards and other social func tions the nature of which not only sap the physical, but impair the mental vitality as weO. These women date their convalescent period froxn the time these enervating pastimes were abandoned for a life free from petty worries and cares the life of the great outdoors. What a blessing it would be to womankind if mare husbands and brothers, being sportsmen themselves, would say oftener: "Come, go with me into the woodland's cool retreat, to the clear lake where lurk the wily bass, and the air is filled with the fragrance of growing things," or perhaps, "Come where Bob White is hiding in the lonely willow swale." As a rule, man is, or has been, a selfish crea ture where sport Is concerned, and until recent years has considered his work well done when after a fortunate day of sport he came home, glowing with exercise and vigor bringing the fish or game for the "meek and humble" wife to pre pare. But mankind also is beginning to "see the error of his ways," and each season there are more and more recruits to the army of happy men who have fitted their wives out with all necessary equipment for the life outdoors, whether to meet the requirements of the gentle art of angling or the more exerting though not less congenial recreation with the gun. In the United States, those women who have asserted themselves, either for their inherent love for nature, or the acquired attachment that in variably springs up the result of close com munion with nature have proven the equal, and not infrequently the superior of man contestants, in games that try the utmost skill and endur ance In his or her special sport. To the woman who has, as she will probably express it. "lost her health," and whose strength and courage with which to combat every-day tribulations is ' fast deserting her, the one physician who can answer every time as positive to a permanent cure is old Doctor Outdoors, and his prescriptions are many and varied. This physician will never advise a timid, nervous woman to go for the first time, armed with shotgun, nor. would he tell a woman who never had held before a more formidable weapon than a "straight flush" to start out after big game without some preliminary instructions in this line. The first advice would be: Learn to love the outer world, cultivate a taste for natural beauty, learn to look, learn to listen, learn to walk correctly, to tread the woodland paths lightly, and learn to breathe, fully' and freely expanding, exhaling, till the blood cours ing merrily through every vein brings a warm glow to cheeks that have long been pinched and faded. In using the terms, looking and listening, I refer to the cultivation of the senses, without which life in the open air loses much of Its en chantment. Cultivate the sense of hearing; when out alone in the woods, pause occasionally and note how many different sounds you can hear distinctly and remember. Perhaps It Is the music of a stream as it ripples softly over a bed of gravel; maybe it is the voice of the waterfull as it tumbles over great bowlders or through a nar row gorge, and simultaneously you may hear the twitter of feathered songsters In the neigh boring trees, and the cry of some great, bird of prey on its pilgrimage through the air, while away off in the opposite direction comes the faint tinkle of a cowbell. While grapsing these separ ate, distinct sounds and storing them In your mind your eyes have kept busy. Perhaps you may notice a bent or broken twig or a bush near by, so your eye involuntarily follows the coarse of the ' path and seeks the next shrub to find more bent in the sama manner. Your conclusions are rapid. Some animal has passed that way. As the twigs alone, and not the branches being mutilated, you know, the animal has not rushed by In fright, and the nipped leaves higher up will indicate the leisurely passage of some her bivorous animal, and if you feel inclined to fol low this trail you will be rewarded in the end by finding a stray horse, as at first surmised. Not big game, far from ii, but you have learned one lesson in the book of woodcraft, which is ) only a page of the many volumes yet in store for the earnest student- - It may have been smaller tracks that have claimed your attention, tracks that are visible in the sof' earth. Learn to distinguish those of a rabbit from those the squirrel has made. This is easy if you will be member that in running the rabbit places both fore feet close together and spreads the hind feet apart, while the .squirrel places all feet at nearly equal distance apart. In using the olfac tor; sense you can stand perfectly still and tell what trees or bush is In blossom. Truly, one season spent out of doors in culti vation and close observation will be of more real : benefit than years over books. - These things, then, are the first rudiments toward that higher education, the .education of the outdoor woman. Perhaps the most important thing to be considered during the preparatory . stage Is the clothing to be worn, for without -comfortable , attire, advanced lessons will be of little real benefit. Although the outing costume varies with the individual taste, and also with the expense, to be considered, still the most ;opular and the one universally adapted to most needs is a suit consisting of a plain short skirt worn over knickerbockers, a coat of the same material, which may be made plain for camping purposes alone, or supplied with the proper pockets for hunting and fishing. A soft flannel shirt will be found more convenient than a waist, and stout shoes worn with leggings are lighter and less fatiguing than the high top boots, al though they may be worn to advantage in colder weather or where there Is a rough tramp to be taken. A soft felt hat, or cap with generous visor to protect the eyes completes the -costume. After simplicity, durability is an item to-be considered. Strong, serviceable duck, canvas and khaki cloth are durable and easily cleaned, but of recent years whole suit3 of waterproof mate ri. 1 can be had at such reasonable cost that it is folly and a greater expense to make one's out ing garments at home. Cultivate a love for nature, which you can do with neither rod nor gun, the use of which Im plements of pleasure should come after the first rudiments are mastered. With new strength and nerve gained through a life out of doors will also come new courage and confidence. In some respects the prevailing variety of sport is characteristic of that portion of country wherein it is most indulged. In the southern and some of the eastern states, fox hunting is one of the most popular of recreations, as the physi cal features and topography of the country make it the natural home of the fox. red and gray; and in the sunny south for - generations fox hounds have been bred with the exhilaration of the chase in view; horses have been judiciously bred in order to keep up with the hounds; and who may say but that the beauty of the famous women, especially of Kentucky, has not been established through generations of riding . 10 hounds in the open air, for It is a sport that is indulged in to a great extent by women, and it is worthy of note that they have proved to be the most fearless as well as most graceful of riders. . ! ; In the wilder portions of the west where the turbulent broncho and the fiery mustang hold supreme sway, riding is one of the prevalent modes of enjoyment, although in a very different manner from that of riding to hounds, for the .estern horsewoman differs as much from the cultivated horsewoman of the south and east as the broncho - differs from the thoroughbred ; and yet the daughters of the west are fearless riders, many of whom are expert ropers and spend their spare moments in the healthful, albeit rude, atmosphere of the camp. Archery claims many devotees who are very e-.thusiastie over their favorite' pastime, but as yet the game of William Tell has not gained na tional pre-eminence. It seems to be growing in popularity, however. More than a century before our beloved Izaac Walton had published his immortal work, "The Complete Angler," another book was written on the subject so dear to the heart of the angler this by a venerable dame, Julianna Berners. It was called "Treatyse . of Fysshynge wyth an Angle," and even in that remote time (1496) there must have been the same existing charm of outdoor life and proof that a woman might profit by this recreation either beside still waters or running stream, as demonstrated in the old dame's words: "It nede be . the dysporte of fyshynge wyth an angle that causeth a long life, and a mery." And truly, what life can he more full of the sweet, seductive charm than an outing beside a running brook? Take a warm day in early spring when all nature is awakening from her long winter sleep. Go away oft "far from the maddening crowd" to some sequestered nook where the trees are be ginning to wear their green dress of the season, and where the lark sings. Take with you the light rod and little coaxer, and try your luck with the finny tribe. It is not all luck, however, and it is interesting as well as instructive to note under what conditions the greatest amount of success in angling can be attained. From a practical viewpoint, angling has much to recommend it as an enjoyable means of recreation, as the sport need not be made an expensive one, although with angling as with all other sports, it may be made as expensive as one would wish, according to the richness of the outfit to be employed and enjoyed. Many an old fisherman, and any little boy will tell you that he can catch more fish using a pole cut fro- a neighboring tree, with home-made tackle, than with the most elaborate set of bamboo rods and flys ever manufactured. Trap shooting is a great sport and claims a number of women devotees in this country as well as abroad; it 1e said that Queen Margharita of Italy is an adept with both shotgun and rifle, trap ' shooting being her favorite diversion. Gradually but persistently the outdoor woman and lover of this means of recreation is asserting herself, and ' at present time plans are under way to perfect an organization composed of the women trap shooters .of the United States. At the head of this movement is one of the most enthusiastic and able representatives of trap shooting among the fair sex. More than ever women are beginning to realize how much out door life means to them, and they will soon find that no one but the doctor has a kick coming if they spend their vacation in the wilderness or on the plains. " ''. My advice is "Throw your powder rags and medicine bags to the first stray goat you meet and come with me into the open," thereby plac- ing your name upon the great roster as an out door woman As a Tonic and Regulator You will find Hos tetter's Stomach Bitters absolutely trustworthy. It is backed by a 58 years' record in cases of Bloating, Flatulency, Indigestion, Costive ness, Cramps, Diar rhoea, Malaria, Fever and Ague. TRY A BOTTLE TODAY The genuine has our Private Stamp over neck of bottle. Refuse all others. Government Regulation. "You've got poison in your sys tem." said the doctor to the patient who thought he had malaria. "Maybe I have," he admitted, "may be I have. "I don't eat anything but what is guaranteed under the pur food law." Judge. Important to Mothers Bxamine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for Infants and children, and see that it Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria AT THE BOARDING HOUSE. "Who is that man," asked the new boarder, "who is making such a fuss because he has swallowed a fish bone?" "That's the sword swallower at the dime museum around the corner." Wanted Finding. Farmer I'll give you a good Job and three meals a day. Tramp Huh-uh, what kind of a Job is It? Farmer Digging potatoes. Tramp (stretching himself) Well, get the man that planted them. He knows where they are. He Wondered. "What do you think of my hat, dear? I bought it at a great reduc tion." "Good heavens! What size was It before they began to reduce it?" A Triumph Of Cookery Post Tpasties Many delicious dishes have been made from ftyllan Com by the skill and ingenuity of the ex pert cook. - But none of these crea tions excels PoStToaSt ' ies in tempting the palate. "TOaSties" are a luxury that make a delight ful hot-weather economy. The first package tells its own story. The Memory Lingers" Sold by Grocers POSTUM CBKEAL CO.. Battla Creek. Mich., U. S.