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George H. Maxwell, executive chair
man the National Irrigation Associa
tion, in The Twentieth Century Home:
The whole problem of irrigation in
North Dakota revolves around a cen
tral principle which comparatively few
That principle is that water is the
greatest fertilizer known, and is prac
tically a regulator of plpnt growth.
Too little water may be death to
t$e plant.
And so may too much!
But if the water is given to the plant
jUst when it is needed and in just the
right quantity each time, a marvelous
Increase of plant growth is the result.
In this respect a plant in some ways
resembles a human being.
Plants get thirsty, and if the thirst
relieved without gorging or drown
ing out the plant, a healthy condition
stimulates growth is established.
,J A draft from a canteen of cool water
lifill refresh and rejuvenate a weary
But the "water-cure" as applied in
the Philippines is a crucl punishment.
It is this simple principle that makes
the necessity for and benefit from irri
Every farmer should learn it by
practical experience.
The plant wants water.
It wants it when it needs it, and it
.wants only just enough water.
Y Too much water may be as harmful
too little.
So the problem of the farmer in
JHorth Dakota is:
How to scientifically and accurately
Water his plant growth.
'Vln the great majority of cases in that
Germ Infected Air*
Malaria is not confined exclusively to the
Seasoned Maple ....$7.00 per cord
Seasoned Birch 6.50 per cord
Seasoned Oak ...... 6.00 per cord
Seasoned Tamarack. 5I25 per cord
Elrjr Cut Tamarack.. 5.00 per cord
Lignite Coil
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FRAKE, Prospect Plains, N. J.
Chairman Maxwell of the Executive Committee Gives Some Point
ers on the Work in This State—Important Suggestions.
DEAR MRS. PINKHAM —I have read of your medicinc making
•o many cures, and have been advised to write to you, but I feel
that it is of no use. The doctor says that I have womb trouble,
but he does not seem to help me a great deal. I have such a weak
ness across me most of the time have backache, am
very nervous, and am troubled with leucorrhcea. I am
very weak, cannot walk any distance or stand long un
less I ache all over. I would like to know if you think
your medicine would do me any good."-—MBB.SAMUEL
Such a dual ditch system as that sug
gested is no novelty. It is frequently
seen in the older irrigated regions
where the farmers have learned by ex
perience the danger of waterlogged
and injuring their land by irrigation
without drainage.
A very interesting phase of it is seen
in the Louisiana rice field. There the
entire water supply is obtained by
pumping. The ditches that carry the
water to the land are not dug down
into the ground at all. The sides are
scraped up from the outside of the
canal or ditch so that the bottom of it
is level with the general surface of the
ground. The lands to be irrigated are
checked up in the same way—that is.
the piece of ground called the check is
surrounded with a low bank of earth
which restrains the water.
Then ditches are dug at a lower level
the bottom being dug down below the
surface of the ground, to carry off the
surplus water.
Such a system as this, ..combining
both irigation and drainage, would pay
and pay well on every farm in Dakota
that could be provided with water and
where the land was level enough to be
irrigated to advantage.
But that is no reason iyhy.a farther
and marshy regions of the country, but wherever there is
bad air this insidious foe to health is found. Poisonous
vapors and gases from sewers, and the musty air of damp
cellars are laden with the germs of this miserable disease,
which are breathed into the lungs and taken up by the
blood and transmitted to every part of the body. Then
you begin to feel out of sorts without ever suspecting the
cause. No energy or appetite, dull headaches, sleepy and
tired and completely fagged out from the slightest exer
tion, are some of the deplorable effects of this enfeebling
inaltdy. As the disease progresses and the blood becomes
more deeply poisoned, boils and abscesses and dark or
yellow spots appear upon the skin. When the poison is
left to ferment and the microbes and germs to multiply in
the blood, Liver and Kidney troubles and other serious complications often
arise. As Malaria begins and develops in the blood, che treatment to be
effective must begin there too. S. S. S. destroys
the germs and poisons and purifies the polluted
blood, and under its tonic effect the debilitated
constitution rapidly recuperates and the system is
sooh clear of all signs of this depressing disease.
V S. S. S. is a guaranteed purelj' vegetable remedy, mild, pleasant and
"harmless. Write us if you want medical advice or any special informa
tion about your caM.
This will cost you nothing.
My pricfeff fbr fuel on cars at Fargo are as loiiows: $
Seasoned Ash $5.00 per cord
Seasoned Jack Pine. .$4.25 per cord
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FORFEIT if wo cannot forthwith produce the
original letters
anil signatures of above testimonials,
which will prove their absolute genuineness.
Lydia E. Pinkham Med. Co., Lynn,
state irrigation and drainage must go
The same field should be supplied
with a ditch system that will bring the
water onto the land and with another
system of ditches at a lower level to
drain away the surplus water.
This dual system of ditches is in no
sense too complicated or expensive. It
is both feasible and practicable. It is
economical, because land scientifically
irrigated and drained will produce
many times over what the same land
unirrigated in this way will produce.
as follows:
Dry Cut .... 4.00 per cord
Seasoned Poplar-... 4.00 per cord
Pine Slabs .... 7... 3.50 per cord
—$3.25 per ton
These prices will apply to points west of Fargo, with proper alt
Tdwance made for difference in freight from shipping points. Prompt
shipment and full measure ^guaranteed. The business of car lot buyers
solicited. Acfdress
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A Sick Woman's Devotion to Duty is a Heroism which a Well Person Cannot Understand.
How distressing to see a woman struggling with her daily round of household duties, when her back and head are aching,
and every movement brings out a new pain.
One day the poor woman is wretched and utterly miserable in a day or two she is better and laughs at
her fears, thinking there is nothing much the matter after all but before night the deadly backache res
the limbs tremble, the lips twitch it seems as though all the imps of Satan were clutching her vitz
goes to pieces and is flat on her back.
No woman ought to arrive at this terrible state of misery, because these symptoms are a sure forerunner
of womb troubles. She must remember that
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
infallible cure for all female ills, such as irregularity of periods, which cause weak stomach, sick headache, etc.t
displacements and inflammation of the womb, or any of the multitudes of illnesses which beset the female
organism. Read how Mrs. Frake wrote to Mrs. Pinkham when she was in great trouble. Her letter tells the
result, and how a cure was effected by the use of
who knows nothing of irrigation
should be brash about it and go in too
deep at first.
The first thing about irrigatiqH|4£ to
get your water.
The next thii% to do is to learn how
to use it.
And that takes time and actual study
and experience. Farmers want practi
cal advice. Nothing else is of any
value othem. My advice to Nortn
Dakota farmers is this:
Never forget that a man must le^rn
how to irrigate.
And until you have learned ho]«r,
don't "bite off" an irrigated farm or
an expensive irrigation system.
It might be more than you ,couiJ
"chew," as the saying gogs,
Leapi to irrigate first."
Put down a large well on yp^yr.farnj
unless you have a pond or stream th,at
you can pump water from.
Buy a windmill and a pump. If yoi*
Build a small reservoir yourself, a
square hole with dirt banks up like a
levee around it and puddled by tramp
ing it with .your horses to, stop the
If you want, for nothing, a book that
will tell you all about how to build
such an irrigation plant, write and ask
the United States geological survey to
send you their water supply paper
which tells all about windmill pumping
plants in Kansas. It is full of pictures
of them.
After you have this plant built, start
an irrigation experiment station of
your own plant an acre of wheat, an
acre in alfalfa and an acre in garden
truck of all kinds.
Then get all the information you can
about how to cultivate it by irrigation.
Try and get it practically by going and
studying the way some one else is
doing it who does know how.
Don't get discouraged 'if you don't
succeed at first. It will only be be
cause you havn't yet learned how to
do it right.
Try it again, if you fail at first. And
keep on trying until you do.le'arn and
do succeed.
Then you will be amazed yourself at
the richness of the gold mine you will
have discovered on your own farm.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
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DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:— I cannot thank you enough for what
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has done for
me. When I first wrote to you I had suffered for years. TbO
doctor said I had congestion of the womb, was troubled with
my kidneys and bladder,
And while you are learning the art
of irrigation yourself, do all you can
to interest your neighbors.
Induce them to try it too.
Start small local irrigation societies
pf just a few neighboring farmers to
learn how to make more money from
their farms by irrigation.
Get all the irrigation literature you
can and study it.
Go to the state agricultural experi
ment stations and stttdy what they are
doing there.
Make a pilgrimage to the farms of
other farmers in the state .who are
making a success of irrigation, and
now know all about it:
There are many of them. One is T.
S. Underhill of Antelope, the vice
president of North Dakota of the Na
tional Irrigation Association.
Go to him and ask him and he will
probably tell you he is still studying it
himself and has a lot yet to learn.
But if every farmer in North Dakota
!cnew as much about it as he does, it
would be worth countless millions of
dollars jn money to the state in the in
crease of its annual products.
Another thing every farmer in North
Dakota should do is to join the State
Irrigation Association and attend all
its sessions. Make it a force in the
education of the people and in the
development of the state. Write to
Mr. Williams, the president of the as
sociation, at Bismarck, for a copy of
the proceedings of the last convention.
It contains information of great value,
and many instances of successful irri
gation now carried on by farmers and
stock growers in North Pa.kota.
Those arc the men yod should go
and see.
They have already found the,, gold
mine on their farms.
Go and find out from them the way
they mine, and get the money from the
grass roots.
And after you have learned,, how
yourself, you can safely enlarge your
pl*nt, or go in with your neighbors
who have also learned how. 4n4 put in
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back ached dreadfully all the
time, and I suffered with bearing-down feeling, could scarcely
walkabout to do my own housework. I stopped doctoring
with the physician and took your medicine, and am no#'
able to do my own work, have no more backache or weak*
ness across me, and can do all my own work. I cannot •,
praise your medicine enough, and would advise all suffef
mg women to try it."—^MRS. SAMUEL FRAKE, Prospect
Plains, N. J.
The Medicine that hu Restored
Lydia E. Pinkham'sVegetableCompound1bHealthtoWomenMillionm
a co-operative irrigation plant.
Whether it be a large pumping plait'
or a canal ssytcm to take water from
some' stream, makes no difference—it
can be done cheaper and better in nine
cases out of ten and operated cheaper,
by the co-operation of a number of
farmers, than if one farmer does it
An ddon't make the'mistake that all
that is necessary to be done to develop
North Dakota by irrigation is for the
government to spend money there.
The farmers who are there now
must learn to irrigate and learn how
to raise crops that'way. That is just
as important as to build irrigation
You wouldn't think of giving a car
penter a set of watchmaker's tools to
make his living with, and it is equally
unwise to expect a man who has never
learned to irrigate-to
ati irrigation
plant right.
In nine cases out of ten he will
drown out the crop the first time he
tries it and then go to the other ex
treme and bake out the next, unless
some one stands over him and shows
And you can't have "personally con
ducted" instructions for every farmer
to start with, and you can't learn to
irrigate through a, ^correspondence
school." 4'
Practical experience is the only suc
cessful teacher.
And if you want to Jearn go right at
it yourself.
The day will come when the Mis
souri River will be led out onto the
plains of North Dakota through a
great irrigation system rivaling the
vast government irrigation works of
But that will take years and cost mil
lions of money.
If you want to make money Jjy irri
gation don't wait for that.
Go at it yourself right now.
Buy that windmill and dig that res
Start your! own. irrigation." experi
ment station.
And don't wait'for ai^ Jwdy. V.-
Do it yourself.
And do it now.
The quicker you begin the quicker
yoju will learn.
"Leslie's Weekly: While you are in
a land of starlight* frost, and sleigh
bells, here the cool wind brushes
through the palms, and the blue sea
sparkles in the sun. "In every Chris
tian kind of place" it is the time of
Christmas bells and Christmas masses.
Even at the Aloran convent—about the
last outpost of civilization (only a little
way beyond live the wild mountain
folk—sun-worshippers—and the Mo
hammedans)—the priest has made a
treat of nuts and raisins-' for the boys
and girls—somewhat of a Christmas
cheer even so far across the sea. They
h^ve been practicing their Christmas
songs, "Ave Maria," and the "Orator
'io,M which they will sing around the
streets on Christmas Eve. The school
boys have received ^heir presents—
dictionaries, sugared crackers, and per
fumed soap—and now that their vaca
tion has begun, their little brown heads
can be seen bobbing up and down in
the blue sea. Their Christmas tree
will be the royal palm, and nipa
boughs their mistletoe.
There was a Christmas Eve recep
tion at the home of the dramatic club,
where the refreshments of cigars and
anisette and bock beer were distrib
uted with liberal hand. The Filipino
always does things lavishly. The even
ing was devoted to band concerts—the
municipal band in the pavilion render
ing the Mexican waltzes, "Oyer' the
Waves," "The Dove," and other fav
orites, while the upper ten paraded in
,fhe moonlight under the mimosa trees
-^serenades under the Spanish balcon-r
and carol-singing to the strumming
61 ftttitars. The houses were iltumineid
With^square tissue-paper lanterns of
colors." The public, market was a
land of light. The girls at the
so booths offered a apecial cigar
ted a ibttve
jh*. December
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is almost an
We Aire to Have a Great W«ve of
^eKcan Medicine:, tb accordance
w'itii American habits, it is probable
that, in addition to antidrugism, anti
vaccination, anti-vivisection, etc.. we
are to have a great wave of anti-spec
tacleism. It is a .part of the great up
rising of anti-medicine, of course, and
when the anti-spirit seizes upon the ig
norant there is 110 knowing where it
will lead. Logically one would think
the antis would be in favor of glasses,
as these are not drugs, and that- the
osteos should come out against them
seems particularly illogical, because
lenses are if anything "mechanical."
But the desire to be agin everything
that the medical profession favors is
too strong, and so the bonypaths join
the Eddyites, faith-curers, mental heal
ers, vibralogists, distant healers, and
all the wonderful people. In the last
number of The Osteopathic World all
good followers of "the greatest phy
sion that ev^r lived'' are told to go
to the D. O. instead of the oculist, atjd
the D. O. "will find sub-dislocations of
the bones of the neck, atlas, or of the
upper part of the back, and the replace
ment of these bones time and again
brings recovery to the eye." If this
Nf-b'-H/'.£ vf
It takes knowledge as well as drugs
to properly fill prescriptions in' a
drug store, and on the degree of
knowledge depends the degree of
value of the prescription.
won't do it, tackle "the general health,"
ostcopathically, of coursc, and if this
fails, there is still to be no "tinkering
with belladonna and spectacles," but
exercise of the eye. osteopathic exer
cise, and "pressure upon the cilio
spinal center," "tapping the eyeball for
stimulation.' etc. There are several re
ports of what would seem to be cases
of adhesive iritis, cured, to be sure,
by manipulation of the "deviiated atlas
to the right," "stimulating the fifth
nerve," and the rest. The osteopath
moves in a mysterious way his wonders
to perform.
Fout & Porterfield! I
Wholesale and Retell Druggists
BrMfyW. F«jp0, N. {,
Ckpt. John H. Pharr, the wealthy'
sugar planter and lumberman, who died
at his home in Berwick, La., the other
day, at the age of 75 years, was the
leading figure' in' orie of the most ex
citing electoral contests ever held in
Louisiana. In 1896 he was nominated
for governor by the republicans, but
was defeated by Murphy J. Foster, the
democratic candidate, though the race
was very closc. Captain Pharr alleged
that Foster had won by frauds perpe
trated in the negro parishes and car
ried the case before the legislature, de
claring that he would take the gover
norship By force if announced elected.
The legislature, however, declined to go
behind the returns.
Whole Body
to any
bread or
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