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mOM WESTERN GANAOA
Average Increase of Acreage in
Wheat Over 22 Per Cent
Saskatchewan 25 per cent
Alberta 32Vs per cent
Manitoba 15 per cent
Average for prairies 22 V per cent
The growth of the crop during the
past week was very satisfactory. Rain
fell in many places during the early
part of the week, followed by warmer
weather, which has been most bene
ficial to the grain. Breaking and summer-fallowing
were well under way,
and conditions generally were most
The following reports have been re
ceived by the department from the
various centers: Denholm A little
rain needed in the northern part to
start late grain; remainder of district
plenty of moisture. Davidson Ideal
growing weather; a few farmers har
rowing grain to conserve moisture by
breaking crust formed since last rain.
North Battle ford Prince Albert
Good growing weather; crop? looking
well. Slight damage near North Bat
tleford from cutworms; recent rains
beneficial. Kindersley Crops looking
fine and prospects good; plenty of
moisture, with prospects of more rain.
Ev.ery slough in this country is full.
Prince Albert Crops in fair condition,
though cutworms and light frosts
have done damage in some sections.
Have had moderate quantity of rain.
Owing to prompt marketing of the
harvest of 1914, the farmers were en
abled to devote more time than usual
to cultivation in the autumn, under
conditions which were decidedly fa
vorable, and that, combined with the
opportunities for soil preparation pre
sented by an early spring this year,
has resulted in the seeding of a wheat
area estimated at twenty-five per cent
greater than last year. Areas sown
to oats and flax may be less than last
year, because of the concentration
upon the cereal in greater demand for
export. Wheat seeding was completed
eight days earlier than the average,
under almost ideal conditions.
"Prospects excellent. Abundant
moisture throughout the province, fol
lowing rain. Area thirty to thirty-five
per cent greater. Crop generally two
Attention is drawn to the fact that
the land has not been in such fine con
dition to work foT years; neither has
there been as much moisture as there
was 'last autumn. This was protected
during the winter by a little more than
the average snowfall, which remained
on the land, not being removed by the
warm chinook winds, as is usually the
case. There never has been a more
optimistic feeling than exists today,
judging by the information received
from various parts of the province. We
leal justified in saying that the crop,
never went in under more favorable
toJrcumstances; weather splendid and
land particularly well worked.
While it is true that the acreage will
tie greatly increased. It is pleasing to
learn that, despite the high price of
feed, the receipts of milk and cream at
the dairies continue to keep up, and
that the output of the creameries has
increased in quantity.
One'Of the most encouraging things
in last year's work was the increase of
practically thirty per cent in the out
put of cream and butter south of Cal
Owing to the exceptionally early har
vest last year and favorable fall
weather, a much larger acreage of
land was prepared than usual, and
partly for the same reason and the
prospects of high prices for all kinds
of grain, farmers took more pains in
the preparation of land, so that the
spring opened up with 1,235.000 acres
cf fully prepared land above the pre
vious year. Seeding was general by
the 7th of April, some days in advance
of the average. Since that time the
woathsr has teen exceptionally favor
able for the sowing of wheat, and the
farmers have taken full advantage of
tt Much of the crop is now above the
turface. There has been a very gen
eral and liberal rainfall; this will
hasten the germination of the recently
sown wheat, and will prevent the soil
from drifting off tho later sown crop.
The area sown in wheat is fully 15 per
cent greater than last year.
To sum up the agricultural situation
generally, the Department of Agricul
ture says: "The area is larger than
usual, the land has been well prepared,
and the wheat has been sown at the
right time; not so early as to run the
risk of being killed off by frost, but
sufficiently early to insure its ripening
in the fall." Advertisement.
One of the promient clubs of this
city gave a contract for the decoration
of their building in honor of the visit
of the fleet, and the decorator con
ceived the idea that the word "wel
come" spelled out in signal flags would
be an appropriate and beautiful design
for the front wall, over the entrance.
He asked a naval officer for directions,
and, following the code which said
officer wrote out for him, a very inter
esting result was obtained. Judge of
the surprise of the contractor when an
army officer, happening by, asked: "Do
you know what you have written?"
"Why, welcome," stammered the
"Not by a long shot!" said the army
officer. "You have up there, 'To
h with the army.' "Life.
SUBMARINE NOT NEW
As Far Back as 1758 Inventors
Had the Idea.
Frenchman Was the First to Ap
proach the -Subject With Any
thing Like Practical Model,
Though It Failed.
The first submarine was built in
1758. An interesting parallel lies be
tween the histories of the aeroplane
and the submarine, both accepted as
Intensely modern inventions of mili
tary science, but both the fruits of
BOOKS OF THE PAST
Most of Us Can Remember Sun
day School Favorites.
Watch Your Colts
TCmnkj HO TT
Kor Cough, Colds and Distcmpr tina at t Unrt.
sneh allmrnL zive szbrII doses ot that worwlrfl
most used In existence.
SPOIIX'S DISTEMPER COMT'OIIJiD
60 crnlfi and $1 a bottle; t6 und f 10 tho Aozcn of Mjr tfrfcrlst,
denier, or delivered br HFOILN MKIHCAl CO.,
Chciulsta Hiid BactcrlologlMtA, Gohea lsd., U. 8. A.
Heroes of Most of Them Were Im
possibly Good, but Their Influ
ence as a General Thing
Was for the Bett.
Do you remember the books you
used to draw from the Sunday school
library how many years ago was it?
Those pious stories of impossible boys
who died young, with a picture on the
front page showing Little Willie being
Making It Even.
"1 hear the high-school girls made
their own graduation gowns this
"Yes, but they made up for it by
gcribbling their commencement essays
out of the encyclopedia."
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Cafltori
Resembled Dining Car.
Jim Sullivan, typical American
tramp, carried a kitchen cabinet under
his coat, and when arrested in Red
Wing, Minn., the following things were
found: Eight large, raw potatoes,
weighing seven pounds; one quart bot
tle of sweet milk, one ten-cent loaf of
wheat bread, one-half dozen tea bis
cuits, one-half dozen rolls, fresh; two
one-pound packages of ground coffee,
two aluminum salt and pepper shak
ers, glass cruet filled with vinegar, one
raw onion and two Japanese paper
Drink Denlson'i Coffee.
Always pure and delicious.
"It beats all how luck does play fa
vorites," remarked Farmer Corntossel.
"I jes' been to see Ezra Hankins."
"How's he gettin' along since he hurt
"He's purty glum. The doctor
charged him a hundred dollars fur cut
tin' his foot off. An' when the rail
road cut Uncle Jake's foot the com
pany paid him six hundred in cash.
Maybe these great corporations ain't
as graspin' as some people says."
Always sure to please, Red Cross Ball
Blue. All grocers sell it. Adv.
Sad Part of the Allegation.
"Every darn fool in this town thinks
he could run a newspaper better than
I can!" grumbled the editor of the
Torpidville Tocsin and Guardian of the
Hearthstone, the price whereof was
a dollar a yeat and the time to sub
"Ey-yah!" replied Mortimer Morose.
"And the worst of it is, a good many
of 'Qm could!" Kansas City Star.
"I hope," said the applicant for sum
mer board, "that you have no mosqui
toes, and that ther. will be chicken
and fresh vegetables always on the
table, and that the nights are invari
"Great Scott, Mister!" exclaimed
Farmer Corntossel, "what place are
you lookin' fur? Heaven?"
JOUR OTTN DRUGGIST WILL TELL YOU
Try Murlno lSyo Remedy lor Red. Weak, Watery
Kvcs and Granulatod Byollds; No Smarting
just Eye comfort. Wnto for Hook of tho Jyc
by mail Free. Murine Hyo Remedy Co . Chicago
Estimating the Probabilities.
"My daughter is having her voice
trained," said Mr. Cumrox.
"Is she a soprano or a contralto?"
"I dunno. I suppose she'll decide to
be whichever costs the most."
"Fine feathers do not make fine
birds," said the ready-made philoso
pher. "No," replied Mr. Growcher; "their
responsibilities are greater. They are
depended on to make fine human be
It's a Picnic Getting Ready for a Picnic
If you choose
Spanish Olives Pickles Sweet Relish Ham Loaf Veal Loaf
Chicken Loaf Fruit Preserves Jellies Apple Buttel
Pork and Beant
Ready to Serve
ImUl n Libby's at
Libby, McNeill & Libfey
Vv V j
Drink Deniton't Coffee.
Always pure and delicious.
. "I'm glad we didn't get any dupli
cates," said the bride as they inspect
ed the wedding gifts.
"I wouldn't mind if somebody vrould
duplicate that check your father gave
us," replied the bridegroom.
"What is the matter with the par
son and the doctor that they cannot
"The parson says the doctor is so
contrary. Just as soon as he -gets a
man properly prepared for the next
world the doctor goes to work and
There may bo a lot of credit dutj
a man's wife, but she usually demandsi
.Millions of particular women now vum
and recommend Red Crom Ball Blue. AU
If you want to study human nature
don't patronize a correspondence
school. Watch your neighbor!.
"Why is the policeman looking at
your wall so suspiciously?"
"I suppose he noticed it was cov
ered with a vine that is something of
a porch climber."
Shocking and Inexcusable Waste.
"The plaintiff in a recent suit for di
vorce," related the simp, "declared
that he awoke in the night to find his
bed soaked with alcohol and his wife
hunting for a match!"
"Ar-r-r-r!" grumbled DeLeary M.
Trimmins, "that was a heck of a way
to waste alcohol, wasn't it?" Kansas
centuries of striving and experiment. I carried to his grave on the shoulders
In both devices the one obstacle of his weeping friends? Then, at a
which for so many hundreds of years later period, the books of E P. Roe
prevented success was the problem of were standard Sunday fiction. This
motive power. This is shown as par- was a genuine relief, for tliey em-
ticularly true, since the installation of bodied some glimmering of interest.
a modern gasoline motor in the old His first attempt was to write a strict-
Lansley cellular "plane," proving the ly religious novel, and carriers
principles of the early inventor were Burned Away," by E. P. Roe, became
correct. a Sunday school classic. Inis was
Thus we find that the underwater Quickly followed by those truly uplift-
boat built bv a Frenchman named De mg books: worn Jest to earnest,
ir, f.0 onriv cntAPnth P.P.nturv or Lost and Saved," and "Opening of
was a complete success except that it a Chestnut Burr.
would not run By this time the author found fie
The De Son vessel, built at Rotter- tion paid so well that he dropped the
dam. was 72 feet in leneth. with a "Rev." and went in for pure fiction.
maximum heirfit of 12 feet and beam It was pure, and it might be called fic-
nf R foot, tnneririp- tn noints at the end. tion, but it was awful slush. Closely
being not unlike the modern sub- rivaling Roe was "Pansy," and her
marine in manv of its lines. Dooks had a tremendous vogue back
De Son designed his boat to operate the eighties, but none of them ever
under water with a clockwork motor M a marKer to tue isie oooivs.
and to hold an air supply for the crew There was a heroine who would
sufficient for three hours. The clock- have delighted the orthodox soul
work was supposed to turn a large of Billy Sunday. At the early age of
naddle wheel and nropel the boat for eight she was a walking concordance,
eisht hours on one winding. and her manner of shooting texts of
TMa mminf .ihmnnnp wn arme Scripture at the unsaved was discon-
with iron pointed at the ends, with certing to say the least. A lovely child
which to mm shins and crush their though, Axas little Elsie. She refused
hnll? under water to tel1 stories on Sunday to her play-
-r o unA n,,i foui, niates unless they would listen to Bel-
XJKZ OUU Hau UHHilll LtU JLO.1 LU ill U1U
In his Savannah camp Bill Dono
van, baseball manager, had a dusky
hued waiter at the hotel by the name
of Sutton. Bill had to reproach Sut
ton more than once for a lack of agil
ity in arriving with the food. Sutton
promised to improve. One morning
he brought in a consignment of grid
dlecakes that had gone cold.
"What do you mean," said Bill, "by
bringing me in cold cakes?"
"Well, I tell you, boss," said Sutton,
"I brung them cakes in so fast for you
that I guess they hit a draft."
Nothing interests women more than
a man who refuses to explain things.
Can't Be Done.
"Mrs. Giddy has invited all the mem
bers of the sewing circle to a luncheon,
and matinee party."
"Doesn't she know they have been
gossiping about her something aw
ful?" "Of course she does. That's th
reason she's trying to square th
Senator Kenyon, congratulated at
June wedding in Fort Dodge on hi
eloquence, smiled and said:
"Well, let us admit frankly that tho
gift of the gab is. after all, a good
"For my part, I have never found
silence golden except at a wedding or
a funeral when it's too late to "say-
Victims of the Drug Habit.
According to a recent estimate of
the United States public health serr
ice, the number oi persons in this
country who are victims of the drujr
habit is about 70,000, and the number,
of doses of narcotic drugs consumed?
by them annually is about 850,000,000.
This estimate is bnsed on figures col
lected in the state of Tennessee wlier
undc r p recently enacted ant.arcotia
law 1,403 permits were issued in six
months to persons petitioning for tho
privilege of using narcotic drugs, and
the consumption of such drugs amount
ed to 8,498.200 average doses.
vessel and expressed it in the follow
ing flow of ancient press agency, as
translated from an old Dutch print:
"The inventor of this ship will un
dertake to destroy in a single day a
hundred vessels, and such destruction
could not be prevented by fire, storm,
bad weather or the force of the waves,
saving only that the Almighty shouid
otherwise will it. Vain would it be
for ships lying in harbor to be regard
ed as safe, for the inventor could
reach anywhere unless prevented by
betrayal. None but him could control
the craft. Therefore it may truly be
called the lightning of the sea. Its.
power shall be proved by a trip to the
East Indies in six wreeks or to France
and back in a day, for fast as a bird
flieth can one travel in this boat."
However, when the boat was
launched it refused to move. The
torque of the clock motor was not able
to turn the paddle wheel propeller in
water, although the air test had been
But from this seed of thought today
the world has submarines which can
run nine knots an hour under the sea
many hours and which have a cruising
range of nearly 3,000 miles.
shazzar's feast or that classic about
the children in the fiery furnace.
They took those or nothing. Mon
day or any other day was all right
for fairy stories, but on Sunday, never.
It was too bad that Elsie didn't die
young, but there was too much money
in her. She went through twenty
eight awful volumes, her girlhood, her
wifehood, her widowhood, and Elsie
as a grandmother quickly followed in
close succession. She is dead now.
Sometimes death is robbed of its hor
rors. Elsie was a shining mark for
years. It's a pity her end was so long
postponed. Schenectady Union Star.
GLASS AS BUILDING MATERIAL
Architects in Increasing Number Are
Favoring Structures Composed of
The Puritan Fallacy.
A modern young poet named Con
rad Aiken is versifying; about a
steamer trip on Long Island sound,
and he finds the night full of "Beauty
so keen it seemed it must have sinned
" It is odd to encounter at this
late day so perfect an expression of
the great Puritan fallacy, the notion
that loveliness and sensitiveness are
more apt to be wrong, and somberness
and hardness right; that joy in life is
closely allied to Avickedness, and that
a sad spirit is .almost necessarily
righteous. This doctrine is part of
the once general creed that life on this
earth is less a spiritual experience
than the carrying out of a hard tech
nical contract and that creed is
wrong. The New England frame of
mind has contributed some great
qualities to our national character, but
has failed to see clearly that the beau
ty of the earth is anything more than
a temptation to the human soul. This
failure has had the most serous con
sequences in discrediting religious
faith and in imposing hypocrisy upon
morals. It is part of the real business
of our day to shake oft these dusts of
doctrine and to see this world for what
it is, a home for the heart and soul of
man, "serviceable for the life that now
is; not. it may be, without promise
Not a few architects are recommend
ing that houses and apartment build
ings be made of glass bricks. They
Crisp little bits of Indian
Com, rolled thin as paper, and
toasted to a golden brown
want glass instead of brick or stone
because it gives more light and is
easily kept clean. The blocks should
be made of good size.
They should be made of pleasing
color tints and be impervious to the
weather. They can be worked in be
tween pilasters, domes and friezes.
Set under the veranda this glass should
have a smooth upper side with prisms
on the lower face that would direct
plenty of light into the rooms.
Have a sweetness and tasty
goodness distinctively their own.
And all the way from raw
material to your table not a hu
man hand touches the food
clean and pure as srjowflakes
from the skies.
Ready to eat right from the
package with cream and sugar
or crushed fruit, Post Toasties
are wonderfully delicious.
Sold by Grocers Everywhere
Pattern Cereal Company, T irriftad,
Btftle Qedr, Mick
Why Should He?
We never heard of a man who tried
to free himself ot a manslaughter
charge by pleading guilty to murder,
but an up-state man tried to prove he
wasn't crazy the other day by claim
ing ho was in love.' älilwaukee Journal,
that wMcb is to come' Collier's.