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1 CROP CONDITIONS OF THE NORTH Two Weeks' Tour Through Iowa, Min nesota, North Dakota and Canada Assures One of Splendid Crops 17 HARVESTERS IN ONE FIELD Great Change Taken Place in New Country Over Few Years Ago— Improved Towns and Farms. Editor Review:— It is by traveling about the coun try that one becomes impressed with the greatness of other localities than the one in which he or she happens to be spending their short life. It was about two weeks ago that we started from Denison to take a trip through the northern country, in tending to go as far as Calgary, in Alberta, Canada, going by way of St. Paul and Minneapolis and crossing the boundary line between the United States and Canada at Portal, from there to Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat and finally to Calgary the last named place we reached on the morning of the third day after leaving here. The railroads furnish such excellent ac commodations that one feels quite as much at ease as if spending the time in their own home if one is interest ed in scenery along the route, even more pleasure is derived from such a trip than so much time spent in the home. The question uppermost in the minds of the people, whether on the farm, in the city or on the train, is the question of crops and about the first thing inquired about when two strangers meet and locate each other is how the crops are in their respective localities. It is gratifying to know that crops are universally good this year, not only in Iowa, be tween Denison and St. Paul, but throughout the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada, which places were visited on our trip. No better crops have been had for many years than this year the yield of wheat in northern Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada is larger than usual and of a better quality. "The crop is two or three weeks earlier as you go north than it was this time last year. We remember on the first day of September last year that in Alberta, on account of ex cessive rains, the wheat standing in the field was green and still growing with the appearance that the crop would not be ripe before the 20th of September and few fields of spring wheat matured before that date this year the harvest will be in full blast -before the close of this month in ev .ery portion of western Canada and ithe quality of the grain will be of a superior grade. The oat crop espec ially will be larger than usual and the prediction is made that the railroads will be unable to furnish cars to de liver all the crops inside of a year. It was a pleasure while passing across the valley of the Red river of the north in North Dakota to count seventeen harvesters following each other around the same field of grain, it was a wheat field showing a crop which would yield not less than twen ty to twenty-five bushels of wheat to llie acre and of as fine a quality of •wHieat as will be grown anywhere in the country. Seven years ago after -crossing the boundary line on the Soo railroad there were few fields under cultivation to be seen from the train, for the full 'distance as far west as the mountains and this was especial ly true between Moose Jaw and Cal gary this year the view presented to the traveler is that of an almost con tinuous field of grain for a large por tion of the distance in which wheat, oats, rye and barley are the chief crops, although occasionally a field of ^alfalfa is seen. The surface of the ground is not always free from stone and considerable effort is required to pick up and haul out to the side of the farm the stone which are either plowed up or taken out by other means. In some instances enough stone is taken out to build a sub stantial wall which answers for a fence around the field, but it is gen erally the case that a good rich black loam soil is found in such localities. Another thing which shows the re markable change which has taken place in the new country is the thriv ing and growing towns and cities along the road. It was but a few years ago that little showing was made in the way of' towns, but now it is not an in frequent thing to find towns and cities ranging from a thousand to five thousand people on the line anJ even much larger cities such as Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Calgary. Medicine Hat is a place of about 6000 inhabi tants Moose Jaw, 13,000 Lethbridge 18,000 and Calgary upwards of 60,000 people, with buildings, especially in the latter city, which would be a credit to Chicago or New York. We doubt if there is a city upon the continent showing greater development and prosperity than Calgary. Seven or eight Fears ago it was a town of practically 10,000 people and property since that time has increased in value several hundred per cent. The travel over the Canadian Pa cific railroad is unusually large, es pecially during the summer months. The multitude of tourists coming from abroad and from the United States and going over this line is al most beyond calculation. Passengers are provided with meals on the dining cars as a rule, but a great many avail themselves of lunch counters along the road as they are cheaper than meals furnished on the" diners, but notwithstanding this fact, the com pany on some trains carries two diners to serve the passengers one of them is apparently provided for passengers in the day coaches and the other for those in the Pullman cars, although there is no strict enforcement of the rule. The mountain scenery along the Canadian Pacific is perhaps the grand est which can be seen along any of the trunk lines across the continent thousands upon thousands of tourists flock to Banff, a resort in the moun tains perhaps eighty miles west of Calgary. The pass in the mountains from Calgary west to and beyond Banff is in the valley of the Bow river, which is a large stream as it passes Calgary and runs on to the east through Alberta and afterwards unites with the Saskatchewan river north and east of Medicine Hat. The stream is of considerable size as far west in the mountains as Banff and large enough to accommodate steam launches for a considerable distance west of Banff. The Canadian Pacific Railroad company has erected at Banff a magnificent hotel and one large enough to accofnmodate several hundred people, and no one can count upon being entertained in the hotel without having previously made res ervations. There are a large number of other hotels available, but none of such magnificence as the "Canadian Pacific." The scenery about Banff is certainly most striking. The mountain peaks reach to the skies and the valleys separating them are wide enough to enable good roads to be provided for the accommodation of those who desire to travel from place to place carriages are in waiting at any time to drive any distance the traveler may decide to go. There are springs in the vicinity sending forth hot water, which is used for bathing purposes, the temperature of the water being such that it is almost uncomfortably warm for those who avail themselves of the opportunity of bathing. While the surroundings at Banff are charming beyond descrip tion, there are still other localities where many travelers find nature's exhibitions still more attractive. Thir ty miles west of Banff is a station called Laggan and three miles from Laggan, up the mountain side, is Lake Louise, without question, in the esti mation of many people, the most beau tiful lake in the world. When the train arrives at the station a number of hacks are standing ready to car ry the passengers up the mountain side to the beautiful lake. The time consumed in the drive is perhaps a little over an hour, as the mountain is steep the horses are compelled to walk in making the ascent. In pass ing up the road to the lake one sees Mt. Temple, the second highest moun tain in the range of the Rockies it is to the left of the road but a short distance and is properly said to be monarch of all it surveys. Lake Louise is surrounded by mountains of immense height, the lake itself being 5000 feet above sea level. The lake is not over one mile in length and less than that distance in width and the waters at a distance reflect the vegetation on the mountain side, which gives the water the appearanec of being green at times, and at other times a different color. Looking from the side at which the lake is ap proached across it and beyond it there are mountains covered with snow, said to be at times forty feet in depth and never free from snow. The ho tel facilities at the lake are certainly the best that could be furnished and yet the demands for rooms is so great that passengers are compelled to make thei rarrangements for rooms before going, lest they should be de nied accommodations on reaching the lake, and be chilled by the cold at mosphere or compelled to return to Laggan or other places along the road for accommodations. Western Canada is now one of the busiest places on the earth how long this condition will last is a ques tion. If the same development and activity were shown in Iowa, we would say it was a boom and would predict an early explosion. The people in that country talk about their great resources and that the development will continue indefinitely, but we pre dict that history will repeat itself and western Canada will find a set back such as other localities in the coun try have experienced. While the rail roads are paying out millions and millions of dollars for new lines, which are being constructed and there is an insufficient number of laborers to supply the demand at good wages, it is no surprise that the country is developing as rapidly as it is, but THE DENISON REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 1912. NORMAL INSTITUTE NOWJN SESSION (Continued from Page One.) Dunlap Isabella Brundt, Dunlap Lo retta Murphy, Charter Oak Elsie Pruehs, Charter Oak Margaret Hin richs, Manning Anna Pruehs, Charter Oak Louise Beaumont, Denison El len Scott, Dow City Cecil Hunter, Charter Oak Mary M. Powers, Vail Helen Krahl, Vail Anna F. Boger, Manning Loretta Lawler, West Side Aurora Chamberlin, Dunlap Marie Liscomb, Dunlap Mabel Cleveland, Denison Nora D. Cocluis, Denison Lillie Burmeister, Denison Mary O'Shea, Denison Hazel E. Knowles, Vail Marie Niewoehner, Denison May Connor, Denison Lucy M. Miles, Dunlap Iva Smith, Soldier Allen Lynn, Linder Pearl E. Tierney, Dun lap Mary Laughram, Ute Ethel F. Jordan, Perry Evelyn E. Frantz, Man ning Julia Gosswiler, Denison Alice Langer, Denison A. G. Myers, Den ison Margaret Holland, Vail Myrtle McMahon, Manilla Bessie McMahon, Manilla Harriet Riesburg, Battle Creek M. Helen Tucker, Dunlap Mary Keeney, Ogden Stanley Brown, Deloit Mrs. Stanley Brown, Deloit Pearl Suiter, Irwin Sarah Trexel, Denison Emma Kalb, Denison Isa belle Morgan, Manilla Jennie M. Woodard, Manilla Bernice Bonney, Buck Grove Hilda Christensen, Char ter Oak Clara Connor, Denison Lora E. Marshall, Denison Marion Har rington, Vail Alta Howe, Dunlap Ag nes Goddard, Dow City Jessie Hayes, Denison June Binnel, Dunlap Etta Stepanek, Dow City Marie L. Galla gher, Vail P. M. Hanfle, Arcadia Isa bel. Brown, Arcadia Grace M. Roff, Charter Oak Hanna Heffernan, Char ter Oak Alice Behen, Denison Ethel Jacobsen, Denison Anna Jacobsen, Denison Margaret Brown, Denison Edith Turnlund, Dow City Hilda Turnlund, Dow City Tena Nelson, Boyer Edna Nelson, Boyer Rachael Downey, Breda Gertrude Downey, Breda Marie Polner, Manilla Abbie Cook, Manilla Nellie Marshall, Deni son Hazel J. Liese, Vail Zetta M. Baer, Denison Laura A. Baer, Deni son Alfred McCullough, Denison Esther Anderson, Kiron Mildred Bowen, Denison Nellie B. Coclius, Denison Ellen Coclius, Denison Mary V. Farrelly, Denison Nina Svkes, Manilla Mayme Harrington, Vail Nellie E. Connor, Denison Blanche Murcliland, Denison Mary E. Powers, Vail Margaret Powers, Vail Fern Agnes Butler, Arion Susan Craft, Denison Stella G. Butler, Ari on Lillian Doherty, Manilla Mrs. Golda Watke, Denison Ella Lawler, West Side Alice Lawler, West Side Lillie V. Carlson, Odebolt Jessie Fleming, Boyer Alice Dobler, Vail Mrs. Clara Wilder, Dunlap Viola Hodgel, Denison Peter Hildebrandt, Denison Edna Stewart, Manilla Alice Henninger, Charter Oak Lillian M. Lawler, West Side David N. Ander son, Boyer Hattie Macumber, Manil la Caroline McCracken, Manilla Em ma Rose, Hot Springs Helen Hayes, Denison Janet 31 air, Denison Jalia Nordholm, Denison Gertrude Steiner, Denison Eva Hanigan, Dunlap Mary Giss, Denison Minnie Giss, Denison Emma Raine, Dentison Mary Mc Laughlin, Wall Lake Kate C'avanaugh Denison Grace Griffin, Buck Groier Gertrude Griffin, Buck Grove Laura Elderbroch, Auburn Anna McCaff ery, Denison Mae Collins, Denison Olive M. Buttrick, Glidden Golda Mason, Denison Cora B. Patterson, Rodney Ruby M. Kelly, Denison Mabel Kelly, Denison. Wedding at West Side. West Side, Aug. 21.—(Speeial to The Review)—This morning at ,9 o'clock occurred the marriage of Mr. Irvin Lyon to Miss Emma Meyers at the home of the bride's parents, the Rev. Waterman officiating. The young people left on the 10 o'clock train for Des Moines, where they will visit the groom's parents for two weeks before returning to West Side, where they will make their home. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Morgan and Frank Jensen spent Saturday at Lake View. They spent the day in fishing but report that the fish could not be enticed to bite. when the railroad building stops and labor finds itself without employment, then the reaction is ilable to take place, and the people who have in vested in high priced city property will find something on their hands which will disappoint them. After all, we would hesitate a long time to advise a man who is in com fortable financial circumstances and owns Iowa land to venture into the new country, where great chances are taken and fortunes are frequently made and lost. To the man, however, who is not fortunate enough to own land here we do not hesitate to say North Dakota and Canada offer great inducements for the price of land is such that everyone can acquire it. J. P. Conner. BUSK PLANNING FOR OLD SETTLERS Old and New Settlers to be Guests of Denison on Wednesday, August 28th. SOMETHING DOING ALL DAY Program Starts at 10:30 in the Fore noon and Will Continue for the Balance of the Day. The different committees appointed to prepare for the old settlers' picnic, to be held in Denison on next Wednesday, have been busy since our last issue, and now have arrange ments all complete for the entertain ment of the city's guests. A suitable program has been made up, a part of which we published last week. The full program appears on another page of this issue. Hon. J. C. Milliman, ex-lieutenant governor of Iowa, will make the principal address, to be fol lowed by short talks from citizens of the county. Starting at 10:30 in the forenoon, there will be games and sports of interest to all and yet there will be nothing that will detract from a general good visit among neigh bors and friends. During the noon hour free tea, coffee and cream will be furnished and all should come pre pared for much feasting. The committee will undoubtedly provide conveyances for any of the old settlers who are unable to walk to the grounds, and the president, Mr. Rollins, should be notified if a con veyance is desired. SOCIAL NOTES. The Baptist Missionary society was entertained at the home of Miss Fan nie Hayes Wednesday afternoon. About twenty young ladies of the church were invited and interesting and instructive talks were given by the members. After the program very delightful refreshments were served at small tables. Mrs. W. J. Scriver gave a reception to a large number of friends Friday afternoon, complimenting her sister, Miss O'Connor, who has been her guest during the summer. The house was very artistically decorated with flowers, making an appropriate set ting for the pretty summer gowns of the ladies. Miss Marianna Sims served punch from a prettily decorat ed table in the library. Mrs. O. A. Patterson invited the guests into the dining room, where they were served to dainty refreshments by the Misses Clara Scriver and Katharine Sims. The party was a delightful one, giv ing the ladies an opportunity to be come better acquainted with Miss O'Connor, who has already made a great many friends in Denison. On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Pfarr entertained a number of ladies at a bridge party. Four tables were ar ranged for the game, which was hot ly contested, a number of Iairge scores resulting. After the game Mrs. A. B. Wood assisted the hostess in serving very tempting refreshments. Guests from out of town were: Miss O'Con nor, of Chicago Mrs. Lies, of Water ville, Wash., and Mrs. Clem Mahon, of Kansas Cicy. The ladies of the Presbyterian Missionary society invited the mem bers of the Christian Endeavor soci ety to meet with therrr after prayer meeting Thursday evening, when they enjoyed an instructive and social ses sion. The ladies served ice cream and cake. The German Priscrila club was en tertained Monday afternoon by Mrs. B. Brodersen at her pleasant home. A number of special guests shared the pleasures of the afternoon with the members. Very nice refreshments were served late in the afternoon. Miss Grace Meyers entertained a few friends at cards Tuesday after noon, complimentary to Miss O'Con nor, of Chicago. Mrs. Malioney, of Des Moines, was present, much to the delight of the ladies. Mrs. George McHenry entertained a few friends at bridge whist Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. McAndrews gave two delight ful parties this week, one on Tuesday and the other on Wednesday after noon. A large number of ladies en joyed these kensingtons. Very nice refreshments were served each day. Mrs. Kuehnle is entertaining today, giving a bridge company in the morn ing, followed by a luncheon. Dr. and Mrs. Simpson gave a din ner Sunday, complimentary to Mrs. Lies and daughter, Margaret. Places were arranged for twelve relatives and a bounteous dinner served. On account of washouts between Wall Lake and Sioux City, the North western trains on that division have been going to Wall Lake by way of Denison. This has caused consid erable traffic on the main line be tween Missouri Valley and Denison, and people have been able to get a train for Wall Lake at most any time during the day. GERTRUDE TUCKER MARRIED. Former Crawford County Teacher Marries Prominent Fort Dodge Attorney. The Denison friends of Miss Ger trude Tucker were surprised to re ceive this week the announcement of her marriage, which took place at Des Moines on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1912. On that date she was married to Mr. M. J. Fitzpatrick, of Ft. Dodge, and immediately after the ceremony they went to Lake Minnetonka, Minn., where they will remain for two weeks. Mr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the legal profession, a graduate of the State University, and for the past seven years has been practicing law at Ft. Dodge, where he was born and raised. He is the junior member of the firm of Mitchell & Fitzpatrick, and the firm enjoys a lucrative prac tice, and is highly spoken of by the members of the bar. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tucker, of Denison, and was for years one of Crawford coun ty's successful school teachers. Later she taught school at Mornlngside, Ft. Dodge, and for the past three years has been a member of the De3 Moines teaching corps. During this year's vacation she has been assisting at the state house, in examining state teach ers' certificates. She is a very cap able young lady and in every manner qualified to take the position which awaits her. The newly married couple will be at home in Ft. Dodge after the 15th of September. FINE FARM AT AUCTION. A. L. DeKoltz, of Kirrran, Wi'fi Self Highly Improved 120 Acres Ad joining Kirkman at Auction. On another page of this issue will be fottnd a quarter-page advertise ment for Mr. A. L. DeKlotz, of Kirk man. He offers a very fine 120-acre farm for sale at auction. Parties de siring to purchase such a farm should not fail to read the complete descrip tion of this farm to be found in the ad. The terms are good, and the land said to be the best, with exceptionally fine improvements, right at the door of good markets, church and school facilities. At present there is s&me activity in baseball circles amd from all indica tions it is probable that Denison peo ple will be able to witness some fine games during the remainder of the season. A baseball club has been or ganized and we understand they are practicing every evening. There is plenty of good material in Denison for a winning team and it is thought by those interested that the team now organized will prove to be a winner. "Chick" Frazier, who pitched last season for the Ames college team and who is now assistant surveyor of this county, will help out in the pitcher's box. The first game is scheduled for old settlers' day, when the team will cross bats with the Charter Oak or ganization. This should1, be a good game, as Charter Oak has an excep tionally good team, but the Denison boys predict they will defeat them with "hands down.' Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Balle and daugh ter, Sophia, returned the latter part of last week from abroad, where they have been the past year. At New York City they were met* by Miss Anna Schumacher, Alice Stevens and Chas. fiollen, and together-the party spent a couple of days sight seeing. Mr. and Mrs. Balle left Monday afternoon for Aberdeen, S. D., where they will visit their daughter, Mrs. Minnie Balle Fletcher. Mrs. Fletcher has not been enjoying the best of health during the past few weeks, but we are pleased to report that she is better at the pres ent time. WEATHER CROP BULLETIN. For the week ending Aug. 18y. 1912. Des Moines, Iowa. Showery weather continued during the week, with the average tempera lure about normal, but the week closes with much warmer weather. Showers were frequent, and the rain fall heavy over the western two-thirds of the state the largest amounts of rainfall being reported from the Mis souri slope, where many stations re ceived more than three, and a few more than four inches. Slow progress was made in threshing and stacking, and some grain in shocks was more or less damaged by wet, cloudy weather. Corn has made fair growth 1 and over the western half of the state has received sufficient moisture to mature the crop. Pastures and after math in meadows have been revived and are now in fine condition. Late potatoes also give promise of a good crop. Telegraphic reports indicate heavy rains in northeastern part of the state during the 24 hours ended 7 a. m., August 18th. Dubuque reports 5.16 inches and Waterloo, Black Hawk county, 4.00 inches. GEO. M. CHAPPEL, Section Director. RURAL SCHOOL 8TH GRADE GRADUATES Exercises to Take Place Next Satur day at Opera House in Denison— Supt. F. N. Olry in Charge. ADDRESS BY PROF. H. H. HAHN Fine Program Arranged and Invita tion Extended to Everybody to Attend—List of Graduates. Next Saturday, August 24th, the an nual graduation exercises of the rural school eighth grade graduates will take place at the Germanla opera house in this city, commencing promptly at 1:45 p. m. The exercises will be held under the supervision of County Superin tendent F. N. Olry, who will present the diplomas and certificates of ad mission to high school. Through the kindness of the opera house manage ment, there will be forty minutes of motion pictures to entertain those in attendance. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend the exercises. Program 1 Harp Solo J. V. Barborka Invocation ....'.. .Rev. J. H. Senseney Harp Solo J. V. Barborka Vocal Solo Miss Anna M. Casey The Whispered Vow—Hartwell-Jones Address: "Self Mastery".......... Prof. H. H. Hahn Presentation of Diplomas and Cer tificates of Admission to High School Co. Supt. F. N. Olry Moving Pictures, 40 minutes. Below we publish the names of the graduates who will receive diplomas and certificates of admission to high school. Union Twp.—Jean Noland, Linfred Ahart, Elizabeth Lueck, Phoebe Pett, Earl Smith. Goodrich Twp.—Alta M. Kruse. Washington Twp.—Helen Noonen. Paradise Twp.—Pearl L. McEIwain, Leslie Henderson, Cora Tillett. Soldier Twp.—Margaret Murphy. Morgan Twp.—Hugo Jensen, Hilda Jurgensen, Otter Creek Twp.—Gladys Girard, Abbie Larson. Florence Lindberg. Stockholm Twp.—Ruth Nelson. East Boyer Twp.—Leslie Chapman, John McGovern, Katherine McGovern. Hanover Twp.—Rachel Blume, Mary BTume,. Paul Larson. Nishnabotny Twp.—Lillian Macum ber JUilford Twp.—Bessie McClellan, Ruth Norman. Boyer Twp.—Juliu% Suhr, John Houston, Thomas Hanigan. Iowa Twp.:—Mamie McCaffery, Elsie Molir Hayes Twpi—Elizabeth Schumann, John Strathman, Edward Ewoldt, Irene Keanney. Denison Twp —Ellen Eggers, Elsie Christiiansen, Marie Houlihan, Viola Houlihan, William Brown, Leonard O'Brien Mary Gosswiller. Willow Twp. —Hattie Larson., Vern ice Miller, Lulu Wiemer. Deloit, Milford Twp.—Russell Hunt, Ethel Galland, Orpha Campbell,. Iva Mason. Aspinwall, Iowa Twp.—Alma Guth, Minnie Lamp, Henrietta Kai, Willie Hansem Mr. Joseph White is well pleased at the reception given his publication of the vocal selection, "Where the Morn ing. Glories Twine." Since the an nouncement was made in the last is sule he has sold a number of copies, and has calls for many more. As a convenience the songs may be se cured at either Balle-Brodersen's or •I. V. BarbO'rka's. Canada is welcome to keep that old gun which the British captured at Bunker Hill. We still have the hill. COMING! KALEM'S BIG EGYPT IAN FEATURE "Tragedy of the Desert" 2 REELS 2 GERMAN1A OPERA HOUSE, Wednesday, Aug. 28. Every scene in this remark able drama was made in Luxor, Egypt, and cn tho crca! Sahara Desert. It is intensely dramatic and a feature par excellence. ADMISSION THE SAME—10c Don't Fail to See Primitive Egypt and the Native Life.