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HARVESTER AT WORK!
Uncounted Miles of Bountiful Crops Make Glad the Farmers of Western Canada. YIELD WILL BE RECORD ONE Practically Beyond Reach of Accident, the Fruit of the Fertile Fields *■ B«lnfl Gathered—Elevators and Railroads Will Be Taxed to Their Capacity. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, four weeks ago. the writer started for a twenty-mile drive Into the country from one of the hundred or more new towns that have been well started dur ing the past spring, in the Province of Saskatchewan, in Western Canada. Mile after mile, and mile after mile, was traversed through what was one continuous wheat field, the only relief to the scene being the roadways that led back Into other settlements, where would have been repeated the •ame great vista of wheat. What a wealth! Here were hun dreds and thousands, and millions of bushels of what was declared to be a quality of grain equal to any that has ever been grown In the province As we drove on and on I thought of those fellows down on the Board of Trade at Chicago. 8t. Louis. Minneapolis and Duluth. While they were exploit ing each others* energies the farmer of Saskatchewan, Aioerta and Mani toba was contemplating how much he would realize out of his crop, now past any danger of accident, over ■what his anticipations were two months ago One man said to me: "The profits of that field of wheat will give me sufficient money to purchase 320 acres of land, for which the rail way company Is asking $6,400, and pay It In cash." Another, with a field of flax—It was only 320 acres—said splendid country, an one beautiful ple tur®. end such an opportunity to use oue s Imagination In figuring up the amount of the wealth ef the crops through which the trip Into town took us. was not to be enjoyed every day. And away we started. It was delightful. We drove and drove through avenues of wheat, which today, having yellowed with the beneficent sun. Is being laid low by the reaper, stacked and threshed by the thousands of hands required to do it, and In great wagons is being taken to the elevator. A night’s ride by train took us through 225 miles of this great prov ince of Saskatchewan—into the south western part—and from appearances it might have been as though a trans fer had been made across a township. There were wheat fields, oat fields, barley fields aud flax fields, and many more that could not be seen. Yet there they were, and during the night we had passed through a country sim ilarly cultivated. It will all secure a market and get Its way to oceun or local mill by means of the great railways whose well-arranged systems are penetrating everywhere Into the agricultural parts. Prosperous Alberta. We afterward went over Into Al berta. and here again It was grain and cattle, cattle and grain, comfortable farm homes, splendidly built cities and towns, the best of churches and the most thoroughly equipped schools. While talking with a Southern Sas katchewan farmer he said that the land he wan working, and for which he had been offered $60 an acre, had been purchased five years ago for $12 an acre, but he won’t sell. He Is making a good profit on his land at $60 an acre, and why should he sell? Farther north, land was selling at from $15 to $18 and $20 an acre. It was learned afterward that the soil was similar to that in the south, the price of which today is $60 an acre The climate was similar and the mar kets as good. In fact the only differ ence was that today those northern lands occupy the Bame position that the more southerly ones did five years ago, and there are found many who Steam Plowing In Western Canada. he could do the same and still have a balance In the bank. Flax produces wonderfully well, and the current price Is about $2.50 per bushel. We then drove over Into another town ship, getting further back from the railway, and the main traveled road. Here we found ourselves In the center of a Swedish settlement. Those form ing the settlement were originally from Nebraska. Invited to put up our horses and 6tay over for dinner, and a dinner that was enjoyed not only on account of the generous appetite cre ated by the exhilarating drive, but also because of the clean linen, the well-prepared dishes of roast fowl, po tatoes, cabbage, and a delightful des sert, some of the history of the settle ment was learned. The host and hostess were modest in describing their own achievements, and equally modest as to those of their friends, but enough was learned to satisfy us that they had come there about three years ago, In moderate, almost poor, circumstances. Most of them had re ceived their homesteads ns a gift from the government, and by careful dili gence had purchased and paid for ad joining land They had plenty of cat tle and horses, some sheep and hogs, and large well-kept gardens, showing an abundance of potatoes and cabbage and other vegetables Their buildings were good. Schools were in the neigh borhood and there was evidence of comfort everywhere. On to the Park Country, Reluctant to leave th-»se'Interesting people, the horses thoroughly rested, were "hooked up" and driven on, un der a sun still high In the heavens, with the horses pulling on the bit and traveling at a 12 mile an hour gait over a road that would put to shame many of the macadamized streets, we were whirled along a sinuous drive through the woods and then out in the park country. Here was another scene of beauty, groves of poplar, herds of cattle, fenced fields of wheat and oats and harl«fy and fla*. Here was wealth, nnd happiness and sorely content ment. The crops were magnificent. The settlers, most of them, by the way. from Iowa, had selected this la cation because of Its beauty. Its en tire charm was wholesome. Fuel was In abundance, the soil was the best, the shelter for the cattle afforded by the groves gave a splendid supply of feed, while hay was easy to get. They liked 1t Here was a sturdy former. I with his three boys. He had formerly been a merchant In an Iowa town, his children had been given a college edu cation and one of the boys was about to marry the accomplished daughter of a neighboring farmer. Through Land of Wealth. The Invitation to remain to supper was accepted, but trat given to re main over night was tabled It was only a 23-mile drive Into town over Ibi belt of roidi, through sucb a say they will come Into a price nearer their legitimate value of $60 or $60 an acre quite as quickly as the southerly lands. And I believe It. Throughout all this great country practically 600 by 800 miles square! there are still a creat many home steads which are given free to actual settlers. Many who have secured pn* ents for their homesteads consider their land worth from $18 to $25 per acre. Immense Crops Assured. Throughout the southern portion of Alberta, a district that suffered more or less last year from drouth, there will be harvested this year one of the host crops of fall wheat, winter wheat, oats, flax and alfalfa that has ever been taken off these highly productive lands. In Central Alberta, which romprlser the district north of Calgary and east two hundred miles, through Camrose, Sedgewlck, Castor, Red Deer. Wetas kiwin. Edmonton. Lacombe. Vegre vllle, Tofleld. Vermillion and a score of other localities, where are settled large numbers of Americans, the wheat, oats and flax, three weeks ago, was standing strong and erect, large heads and promising from 30 to 35 bushels of wheat and as high as 100 bushels of oats on carefully tilled fields, while flax would probably yield from 15 to 18 bushels per acre In these parts the harvesters are busy today garnering this great crop and It will shortly be known whether the great anticipations are to be real ized. Throughout all parts of Saakatche wan. whether north, south, east or west, the same story was heard, and the evidence was seen of the splendid and bountiful crop Rich Yield In Manitoba. In Manitoba It wan tbe same. The fields of grain that were passed through In this province promised to give to ihe growers a bumper yield, and as high as 35 bushels of wheat and 60 bushels of oats was freely dis cussed. It would appear as If the expecta tion of an average of 25 bushels of wheat throughout the three provinces would be met.* In a few days the 40.000.000-bushel elevator capacity throughout the coun try will he taxed, the 25,000.000 bush els capacity at Fort William and Port Arthur will be taken up. and the rail ways and their equipment will he called upon for their best. Today the great, broad, yellow fielda are Indus trial haunts, the self-binder Is at work in Its giant task of reducing Into sheaves the atanding grain, the har vesters are busy stocking and stack Ing, the threshing machines are being fed the sheaves, the large box wagons are taking It to tbs elevators, and no matter where you go It Is the same story and a picture such as can only be seen In tbe great grain fields of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. 1 Feather Novelties THE liking for feather trimmings keepB growing, and manufactur ers keep pace with it by turning out more remarkable feather "ork than has ever been Bhown in tlie past. What with color combina tions made possible by “wlllowing" oatrlch, and the furore which has de veloped for the softest and fluffiest marabout effects, and combinations of ostrich and marabout, there is an un ending variety in these plumages. Hut it would seem every bird of the air has been called upon for inspiration If not for reathers. In reality only a small proportion of the bird tribe are killed solely for plumage, and many lovely fancy feathers are made from the feathers of domestic fowls. These feathers are in themselves beautiful. Hut the demand for variety and the availability of feathers from the tur key. pigeon, peacock and plain, every day chicken has made the designer of feathers work wonders with their plumage. Many of the daintiest and most fragile lookiug feathers are really • v^fy desirable and may be washed In soap 8udtf7'rrinsed and beaten against tlie hand until dry, with perfect suc cess. Hands, wings, crown pieces and masses of plumes are the rule. More splendid than the head dress of the sn\age ami alinoot ns strikingly In evidence are these pieces. Women of fashion wenr everything In feathers from the single quill with wonderful mottled coloring from the owl and eagle, to the Pocahontas wreath of wings. A sentiment has been assid* uously nursed and gradually grown against certain plumage, but the lack of this seems to promote the use of other fenthers. Home states have forbidden the sale or purchase of the heron crest, and It Is amazing that imitations have Immediately tuken the place of these feathers, which seem to serve every purpose of the original. Ostilch continues to be the great favorite. It Is used in a world of new mountings. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. COMING STYLE IN TRIMMING 8ome Cardinal Points That Are 8ure to Be In Vogue for the Hate of Fall. If you propose to trim your fall hat yourself, you cannot go far wrong if you place a pert pair of wings or a sharp pointed bow directly at the back, and the back trimming must show a trifle above the high crow-n, front a front view. Many of the hats may be reversed and worn any way that proves becoming. For example, the smart little hat of velvet with a foiled brim faced with a. lighter col ored material and having a pair of Mercury wings directly In front, might he whipped nround the other way if one desired, so that the wingH would come at the back and the hat would be equally modish and correct. This! hat has the very tall pointed “tor pedo” crown and Is perfectly round it the bare. The crown Is covered with brown velvet and the wings are brown with flecks of coral pink color. This model promises to be a favorite with younger women. The hat Is worn, its the picture shows, slightly tipped back on the head. NEW PARIS MODEL. This new and atrtactlve waist is of bright pink allk vollle, covered with a sort of overblouse of white llnon, beautifully embroidered with Madeira embroidery. Poke Bonnet In Felt. Soft felt bats in white, faced with black velvet, a wide band of black vel vet or heavy white grosgraln ribbon being their only trimming, ore the lat est. They are worn with quite dressy gowns Just at present, that ie, the •ame gowns of lingerie or linen with which the black velvet la worn for wore formal occasions. ORNAMENTS OF ALL KINDS Earrings Are Worr. Very Long—Seed Pearl Necklaces—Snake Bangle of Jade. There la a prodigious craze for ear rings, and they are made very long, with the upper part of the drop. In some cases, scarcely more than a wire. One sliver pair of this sort seen recently twinkled at the ears und bottom with rhinestones set en cabochon. Other earrings come with the ear gem and drop In glass In every color to match the gown—green, cherry, purple, gray and black ear rings of this sort are abundant and cheap. Hut the long ear bob Is only effective with a low gown, and on the street It always eeerns a trifle too blznrre. Genuine seed pari necklaces coins In twisted ropes for twenty-four dob lars. These are worn with collarless frocks by young persons with good throats, and they are worn also with the deepest mourning. The same short necklaces ran sometimes be found In Japanese Reed pearls, which are more Irregular than the others, but quite as effective. The dainty gewgaws are about the most stylish neck fixings seen, nnd they make suit able presents for a girl. The snake bangle of real or Imlta tlon Jade has ousted most other sorts of bracelets. When It Is the real thing it may cost from nine dollars up. The paste Jade trifle is sold at ninety eight cents, and to any but an expert it looks as good as the real. A shirt-waist or tailor-gown ring Is a pretty fixing made of dull silver set with paste sapphires In the real gem colors. Hoods on Coats. Instead of a sailor collar, the new thing is to have a V-shaped hood on the ba^k of your coat. It runs over In long ends In front and Is then caught with an ornament or a flat silk bow. The hood Is of lace; that is. heavy laee, or eyelet embroidery, or old fnshioned batiste. It Is edged with a scallop and finished with a heavy tas sel made of white silk or linen floss These are put on all the summer suits and are being shown on the beat of the new cloth coats. For Rainy Days. At the ends of a yard of half-inch- ! wide elastic, sew a large hook and j eye; clasp this around the body be low the hips, and draw the skirts to any dealred height under a raincoat This is useful, especially when one must wear an evening dreat In the street on a rainy night. It leaves the hands free; and cer tainly It is better than tearing the fabric with safety pin*. A PHYSICAL WRECK. -% Given Up By Physician*—Cured By Doan's Kidney Pills. Edward Sucker, 612 8. 14th 8L, Mattooc. 111., says: **I could scarcely stand the terrible pains In tny back and I gradually ran down until I mas a physical wreck. My kidneys were In terrible condition— tho urine passing too freely and being a chalky white In col or. My appetite fail ed, I lost flesh rapid ly and could not sleep. The doctors thought I had only a short time to live. I was so great ly Improved after short use of Doan's Kidney Pills that I continued and was completely cured. I am positive that Doan's Kidney Pills will cure any case of kidney trouble If taken as directed.” Remember the name—Doan's. For sale by druggists and general storekeepers everywhere. Price 60c. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. A Wicked LI*. William - was said to be the ugliest, though the most lovable, man In Louisiana. On returning to the plantation, after a short absence, his brother said: "Willie, I met In New Orleans a Mrs. Forrester, who Is a great admirer of yours. She said, though, that it wasn’t so much the brilliancy of your mental attainments as your marvelous physical and facial beauty which charmed and delighted her." 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