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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
Wcistc Land and Wisted Land on Parms James $3all fee- Every non-producing acre of tillable land that profit ably can be made produc tive is a loafer acre and should either be put to zvork or sold OX THE average American farm there lire certain waste nreus of Janii. Some of these can be brought under the plow by using proper meth ods mid n Ntilliclent outlay of ctipltal, liut others cannot be made tillable by any reasonable expenditure of effort or money. Of the latter, certain area May be made productive by pasturing or giving them over to the production of timber. .Many waste ureas, how ever, owing to natural conditions, can never be protltably reclaimed, no mat ter how efficiently the land may be managed. (.Yrtnln other areas, found on al most all farms, may be termed wasted nreas. That Is, they are misused In iuch fashion that they produce noth ing that ndds to the farm Income. These two classes of waste and wasted land, not being productive of income, jnay bo classed as nonproductive furm land. An Important question to one who 9s considering leasing or buying n farm is, what proportion of the land Is nonproductive? And this question Is almost equally Important to the man who owns or operates n farm. In the latter case the question might better take this form : What per cent of my land Is adding nothing to my Income? On farms where land is cheap this Is not a vital consideration, as the Inter est on the capital Invested In the non productive portion of the farm land Is not great ; but as lands become higher In price It becomes more necessary to study efficiency In the use of farm land In order to uvoid the loss entailed Iby having much capital invested in (nonproductive land. Every acre of nonproducing tillable land should be put to work or sold, ilany farmers would . mnke more money If their business were larger, but the size of a farm, from a financial standpoint. Is measured not by the number of acres embraced In It but by the number that are producing crops, pasturing animals economi cally, or supporting a growth of mar ketable forest products. Nonproduc tive acres are loafer acres, and the money tied up In them Is dead capital. On every farm, however, there are certain areas necessarily devoted to nonproductive purposes. Fences, ditches, lanes, and building lots pro duce nothing themselves, but they are frequently essential to production on 1he rest of the farm. Nevertheless, they may occupy in the aggregate a consid erable percentage of the available wooo i OMCNMIO PLAN a rtHM IM MONHOI COUNTY, NtW VOHR, 1MOWINO lNLANl I WON ; C0 PLAN Or AMl IAHM Amu ELIMINATION Of LANl suit In the saving of much land now devoted to these unproductive uses, a more ditlicult problem Is presented by waste land land that Is rendered uu tillable by swamps, ravines, rocks, slopes, etc., woodland that produces nothing salable, and pastures that are too poor to be profitable. Some ureas are, of course, hopeless, and In that case they should be left out of the reckoning altogether. Before this Is done, however, It will pay to look Into the possibilities of profitable reclama tion. Many untlliable fields, for ex ample, may be turned Into productive pastures, or If they will not grow enough grass to make this economical they can te used for the production of timber. On the other hand, it fre quently happens that woodlots which yield nothing but n little firewood for home consumption are permitted to occupy valuable land. In deciding whether such lots should be cleared and tilled, the cost of clearing, the In creased vnlue of the cleared land, the Interest on the Investment, the salable value of the timber products, and the added expense for firewood which will follow the disappearance of the tim ber must all be taken Into account. With unwooded areas, the advisability of bringing them under the plow mny be determined by comparing the prob able cost with the market price of good arable land In the neighborhood. Obviously, the higher the price of land rises the more Incentive there is for the fanner to avoid waste in the utilization of It. It is significant, how ever, that Investigations of the de partment of agriculture Have shown that, irrespective of the price, tenants put a greater part of their land to productive use than owners. The ten ant pays rent for each acre and he cannot afford to have any of them Idle. On the other hand, the man who has no rent to pay may be able to get along on the produce of a part only of STOMA A P. ftAN iMACHINtHY tXlO 3eol l"oo' rA.RMTCAO ON A OINCSIC C.OUNTT H.1TAHH TOTAL fAHM AULA TfcRnbTLAD 2SD.0OA. 3.10 0 prtiLtn6 HIGHWAY , oor rARMSTlAD ON AS ONONDAGA COUNTY NXfARN I9S.OOA. . - OA J. TOTAL-FARM AULA rASMSTtAO farms east of the Mississippi Is only M).5 and west of that river only 5.8. Improved land, however. It should be noted, is not always the same ns pro ductive land. A good timber lot, for example. Is not Improved, but It may be highly productive, and farm build ings and fences stand on land that Is Improved but produces nothing. In the final analysis, It Is the amount of productive land that determines the earning capacity of a farm and that should, therefore, determine Its price. In many cases land Is given over to use as pasture which will not sup port sufficient stock to make any rea sonable return on the Investment. Such land properly belongs In the category of nonproductive land. In that It makes no return commensurate with the Interest on the money In vested. It should be borne In mind that the quality of the pasturage In relation to the land value Is nn Important consid eration In choosing a farm. For In stance, what Is economical pasture on land that Is worth $10 an acre might, on land valued at $100 an acre be de cidedly uneconomical. This relation should be carefully studied In buying a farm with much pasture land. To determine whether pasture land Is economical or not, practical data should be secured as to the number of acres necessary to support one head of stock and the Interest on the value of the land in question compared with the current charge per head of the same kind of stock for a season's pas turage. Or the estimated value of the return In Increased value of the stock or its products may be used for com parison. I5y this means the relative economy of pastures may be deter mined. WELL DESIGNED ATTRACTIVE HOME Abode Which Will at a Glance Stamp Owners as Persons of Refinement. JVORTH WHILE AS INVESTMENT Here It a House That Need Not Be Unduly Expensive, but Hit Been Planned for the Extreme In Comfort of Occupants, By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. Mr. William A. Radford will aniwrr Quentlorm nnd rive advice KKEK Of C08T on all aubjKcta pertaining to the subject of bulldlnK, for the rt-adcra of thia papvr. On account of hli wide experience a Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he la, without doubt, the hlgheet authority on all theae aubjecta. Addreaa all Inqulrtea to William A. Radford, No. 1M7 ITalrle avenue, Chicago, 111., and only enclose two-cent a lamp for reply. A homo to some extent shows how progressive and ambitious Its owner s. If It Is well designed and attrac tive the passer-by immediately con cludes that the owner Is a particular and ambitious man. If It simply con sits of four walls and a roof It would rather quickly be said that the owner Is content with small things and does not possess the ambition with which to advance. To have a home well designed and attractive does not mean, ns might hastily be concluded, the most expen sive home. Many features cun be brought into a design which mnke It attractive and are no more expensive terlng the living room. With a nlra beamed celling itnd lurgtj fireplace the attention of everyone U Immediately attracted. A colonnade connects the living and dining rooms. Ilooknim are nullt In the colonnade, and both together udd much to the artistic P peaninco of the room. In the living room there are three large windows In n croup to front and two on the side, while In the dining room there are three large windows on the side. This makes both rooms nice and light, which Is very desirable, since LI "'l4' I toBri Second-Floor Plan. they are the two rooms occupied more than any other In the house. The beamed celling In the dining room shows good tnste and It makes the dining room similar to the living room, This Is desirable because the two rooms are connected by the colonnade, giving an open run-together appear a nee. The stairway to the second floor Is conveniently located In the back part of the reception room, where also are two closets for coats. People enter ing from the side or rear often do so because of the dirt they bring Into the house. The two closets and location of the stairway with respect to the lland. It is a part of efficient farm management to see to It that this per centage Is no higher than necessary. In this connection, some Interesting figures are given. It takes, for in stance, only 1!0!) rods of untrlmmed hedge and only 214 rods of zigzag rail or worm fence to waste an acre of what might be productive land. For the same expenditure of land one can run 4-V.I rods of woven wire and 473 rods of barbed wire. Other consider ations, of course, may make it desir able to use the hedge or the worm fence, but the waste Involved Is n fac tor that should uot be overlooked. Similarly, farm lanes often mny be Eliminated by a simple rearrangement of fields ; headlands, or turning spaces it the edges of fields, avoided ; nnd the farmstead Itself, the groups of farm tmildings with their lots and yards, the garden and the orchard, made compact. In the case of the farm stead, however, considerations of health and attractiveness may well Justify a slight sacrifice of economy. While a little planning often will re- ihe farm, and he Is, therefore, more likely to overlook the potential value of the part he wastes. By so doing he is, of course, throwing nwny opportu nities to mnke money, but this is not always appreciated by those who have not grasped the Important fact that the average farm Is too small for maxi mum efficiency and that In the major ity of cases to Increase the size of the farm business Is to increuse the prof Its from it. Those owners, how ever, who realizing this, are operating leased lnnd in addition to their own, are, like tenants, careful to see that they pay for no loafer acres. To anyone who is buying or leasing lnnd, then, the Important question Is not "How much am I paying an acre for this tract?" but "How much am I paying for the acres that are going to work for me?" It is calculated that a farm of 100 acres selling at $100 nn acre will cost the purchaser actually $111.00 an acre If 90 per cent of It is productive and $200 an acre If only 50 per cent of It Is. As a mntter of fact, the percentage of Improved land In A Gold Mine in a Cushion. Though smuggling has long been fl fine art, it has never been more of a science than It Is ut the present time, Kuiiber is ingeniously Inserted In card board boxes, Collins are full of copper, cotton conceals bombs or rifles Indis criminately. You are in short apt to find that the most unlikely bales of goods are filled with munitions. But all is not gun running in spite of the war. A remarkable story was told by od inspector of the Bombay police who gave evidence recently regarding al leged gold-running between South Af rica and India. The inspector related how some Indians in South Africa con signed gold to India In boxes purport Ing to contain cushions, the bnrs of gold being glued into false bottoms fit ted to the cases. The trick was only discovered owing to a quarrel which arose between two partners In one of these deals. The police are doing their utmost to put n stop to this traffic, which, of course. Involves a big loss jtunuully to the Rand, L - T S -t rii 1 IN than things put into the 0?sign which make It unattractive. The more attractive home is always In greater demand. Demand regulates value, to some extent regardless of the original cost. Your home is an Invest ment, as well ns a thing you have pride in. nnd at some later time you side entrance allows such people to en ter, hang up their coats and go direct ly upstairs without tracking their dirt through the house. Among tilings in the kitchen which would be appreciated by the house keeper are the two windows over the sink nnd a plnce where the kitchen may desire to sell It. When this time table might be placed. The exception- Costly Warfare in Air. Surprising conclusions are, arrived at by an nvlation expert, who has been examining the airplane losses on the western front in the last six months. "If we allow 20 machines wrecked to each one enemy de stroyed," he soys, "we see at what a huge cost this war in the air Is be ing conducted. The average cost of an airplane is roughly about 1,000, so that at this rate the British loss in material has been approxi mately over 4,000 machines in six months, costing f 4,000,000; the French very nearly the same, while tho Germans must have lost 13,320 ma chines, with a total value of about 13,320,000. It may be that the Ger man loss Is not quite so great as we have made out, because there appears to be less actual flying done by Ger man pilots In proportion to their strength." TAKEN FROM EXCHANGES Colombia Is rapidly becoming nn Im portant platinum-producing country. Some idea of the grent number of different races In Europe may be ob tained from the fact that In that geo graphical division there are nearly 000 different languages spoken. The frigate bird Is capable of getting tip a speed of 00 miles an hour with hardly a movement of Its wings. The greater part of Its life It spent In the air. Beginning October, 1017, Iceland Stanford university will be open the year round. It is hoped soon to make all of losemlte notional park accessible throughout the yeur. The largest Christmas tree In the world Is credited to Los Angeles coun ty. It was a giant cypress 80 feet high at Whlttier, that was kept lighted ev ery night during holiday week. A screen of amber-tiuted glass to be attached to any motion-picture pro jecting mnchlno to filter out the ultra violet rays that cause eye-strain Is the Invention of a resident of Columbus, O. Two bridges in a city in India are supported upon large metal tanks, which float upon the water and accom modate themselves to its rise and fall. Not far from Volterra In Tuscany are hot springs which comprise a supply of boric acid and the necessary heat and power to prepare the material for market. A group of French scientists who hove been investigating have decided that smaller Insects, in proportion to their size, are stronger than larger ones. A permit for the building of a new union station has Just been issued by the Toronto city architect, nnd Is the largest building ever approved by that department. The total cost of the structure will be $3,400,000, and work on the main building and east wing will proceed r.t once. From the hen's viewpoint, water is worth Just as much as feed, for she enn't make an egg with either one alone. Therefore, the man who pro vides high-priced feed, but neglects the water supply, Is making a great mistake and will have to be contented with a limited egg yield. A new piece of gymnasium apparatus Is a weighted ring to be worn on the head while exercising, for the purpose of developing the neck. Assessed valuation of real and per sonal property in New Jersey for 1916 is $3,000,314,000, an increase of $112, 300,405 over 1915. New munition plants figured in the Increase. A Montana forestry official ha (re vised a light and compact telephone Instrument which is portable and will be part of the equipment of all gov ernment rangers in the future. Guatemala is buying all of the print paper needed to supply four daily pa pers, a number of weeklies and several Job printing establishments at thir time from the United States. Horticulturally, Porto Rico Is a gem. The Island is nearly a rectangle 35 miles wide and 100 miles long, of great fertility, great beauty and a healthful and almost perfect climate. Although the population Is 320 to tho square mile, nearly all are engaged la horticulture. The chief crops are cit rous fruits, coffee, coconuts, pineap ples, bananas and many other tropical fruits. comes the more attractive house you have built will show a greater vnlue of your Investment. A greater value Is what you look for In other Investments. Why not era body the Idea In the home you are going to build? In addition,. you will then have something ot which you can be more proud. Attractiveness Is free, so don't neglect it. Materials entering Into the con struction, as well as workmanship, are other things which should be given earnest thought before anything defi nite Is decided on. They may add some to the cost, but this addition will be more thnn made up for by the addi tional life of the house. Suppose your house cost $4,000 and that by adding $100 to the cost of ma- Thsuce ' ten tf ally large pantry between the dining room and kitchen would be appreciat ed also. It Is nearly 14 feet long and about four feet wide. The refrigerator Is placed in the end of the pantry next to the outside wall. A door Is con structed in this outer wall so that the refrigerator may be filled from the out side. This is convenient from many points of view. Going to the second floor It will be noted that the landing of the stairway is located In u bay of the house. This is, from an artistic point of view, al ways looked on with favor. The hall has been centrally located so that It Is not only convenient to go from one room to the other on the sec ond floor, but further than this, a mini mum of space has been taken up and It is possible to have all of the other rooms larger. There are three bedrooms, a sleep ing porch and the bath off from this hall. Each of the bedrooms has nice large closets and from three to four windows, which allow plenty of light and make the rooms as cheerful as any of the others In the house. ! A double door connects the sleep ! ing porch with the back bedroom. It can be entered either by way of this ! bedroom or directly from the hall. This makes It convenient to the bath or makes It possible to use it as an individual sleeping room when necessary. IN HOT ARGUMENT BILL SANDERS MATCHES WITS WITH SQUIRE IKE) 8TRATTON SEE! YEARS GO Two Had Different Ideas as to the Real Solution of the Bear Prob lem, and It Is Not r"et Settled. For Signaling In Fog. A new system for vessels signaling in the fog has been worked out by a British scientist. It Is believed that this will prevent many collisions when First-Floor Plan. ! Put ,nto general use. u.ne scientist points out that the sound or a fog- terial and workmanship you Increase horn comes out of the mist in such a the life ten years. If the house lasted freakish way that It Is Impossible for CO years, each year would show n de-1 the pilot on another vessel to estimate preciation of $80 in the $4,000. Ten accurately how far away is the vessel years' life In the house is, then, worth blowing the horn. In the new system $800. So note that by adding $100 to n foghorn signal and a wireless signal the original cost you can get the ten will be sent out simultaneously. The years of additional life, which is val- speed of wireless waves and sound waves is ainerem, ana tne exact dir tied at $800. The house as illustrated here will be found of Interest as regards both Its exterior appearance and the mate rials of which it is designed to be built. Brick veneer is used for the outside up to the sills of the second-floor win dows, and from there up to the box cornice cement plaster is used. This not only gives a longer life to the house but today is proving popular In most sections of the country. The porch runs into a terrace through what would be termed a colon nade in Interior design. The terrace In front of the living room serves all the purposes of the much-desired porch In front of the living room. In this way, however, there Is no porch roof to obstruct the light coming through the windows Into the living room. Entering the reception room from the porch, one window In front, two In the side nnd a sent built in the corner by the stairway, give an inviting feel ing. This Is further added to on en- ference In speed Is known. By noting the interval that elapses between the receiving of the wireless message and the sound of the foghorn the receiving vessel can tell exactly how far away the sending vessel Is. As soon as she has received two or more messages she knows whether the other ship Is com ing closer or bearing away and has ample warning to prepare for trouble. "I see mere wasn t no use o my trylu' to make any p'luts ag'ln setch a tremendous nrguller ei Squire Iko St rat ton," said BUI Sanders, the homer from down Shluhopple way, "so I took my gun an but tho how of It was like this : "fc'ninie of us was aettln' at Joe Blnn' grocery store an' in come young Snlve ly Swayhnck with a cub b'ar he had run ag'ln out on the ridge an' killed an' I up an' says that I'd bet a leetle Numpin' that If b'ars could talk they'd say us Shlnhopplcrs was the consurn dest passel o' loonies that ever was let loose. "'Why,' they'd say, 'It's Jest like killln' the goose that laid the golden egg !' " That's about whnt they'd say I' says I. " 'What'd they" say that about us fer?' says Squire Ike Strotton, ull ready fer to argyfy. " 'They'd say It about us,' says I, 'cause we'm setch dern fools ez to kill 'em 'fore they'm growed. "Can't them fellers see that they can't hev no fun with us when we'm only three weeks old or three months old or only six months old, fer that matter?" they'd say. "If them IdJIts 'd let us be till we'm growed up can't they see that they'd hev ten times ez much fun In the woods? Why," they'd suy, "them fel lers Is the consarndest loonies that was ever let loose, ' they d say, "the way they rob the future o' the Shluhopple deestrlc' out of a lot o' fan !" That's what they'd say, squire, an' they'd hev us sot down toler'ble nigh to what we !,' says L 'Which I don't agree with you. Wil liam, not by a tarnation sight!' says Squire Ike. " 'An' o' course I didn't s'pose he would, fer If he'd agreed with me he wouldn't a-had no chance fer to argyfy, an' that'd been wuss to hiiu than stop pin' o'-hls breath. " 'Jest the same, squire,' says I, It don't stand to reason that they ain't right. Fer Instance, here's a fara'ly o' b'ars. Three of "em Is cubs, say three weeks old. Us fellers runs agin 'em n the woods. What do we up an' do on the spot? 'First we git away with the old uns. Then we either knock the young uns In the head or take 'em home an' let 'em starve,' I says. 'Now,' I soys. Til go ou even furder 'n the b'ars would If they could talk, an' I'll soy that us fel- ers Is the consarndest loonies that ever was let run loose fer even klllin the 'ars that was already growed up un der setch sarcumstances,' I says. 'Do you know whnt us fellers orto o when we run ag'ln a b'ar family like that? soys I. 'Jest pass the time o' day with 'em an let 'em go,' I says, 'so they kin go nn raisin' them cubs fer us hev fun with by an' by,' I says. Squire.' I says, 'let 'em alone, but keep n eye on 'em,' I says, 'an' mark 'em ran fer future reference. " 'Seems to me,' I says, 'that It's a mighty good thing there wa'n't no Shin- opple feller citizen along with Noar In the ark, fer If there had a-been,' I says, d a-follered the two b'ars when they come outen the ark an' got away 1th 'em an' their cubs an' we wouldn't had no b'ars now at all !' I says. " 'We'd a-had more pigs an' sheep. though,' says Squire Ike, borryln' a chnw offen Snlvely Swaybock's plug. 'an' Si Groner wouldn't a-had his ear an most of his chlst clawed off, an' our wives nn' young uns could go out huckleberryin' without beln' afeard they wouldn't never come bnek agin. don't know but what I'm a leetle sorry, William, that they wa'n't a Shinhopple feller citizen In the ark along with Noar,' says the squire. 'I don't know but whnt I am !' says he. "I see then that there wn'n't no kind o' use o my tryln' to moke any pints ag'inst setch a tremendous argufier ez Squire Ike Stratton, an' so I took my gun an' went out. An' I knocked over three b'ar afore night, countin' the two 6uckin' cubs." AND TO-DAY Then He Had 6 Mules, Cash and Some Equity Toflay He Has $20,000 and Owns 2 Sections of Land. Slipping Away From English. Very probably many English renders will be puzzled by the intelligence from New Y'ork that a "denier in Junk" has been arrested in connection with the Archangel explosion. The expres sion does not mean that the accused dealt In a kind of sailing vessel fa vored by the Chinese. "Junk," In good United States, means the kind of lum ber which accumulates In a household, and In England would be either thrown away or handed over to the rag and bone man. The tendency of the Amer ican language Is to differ more and more from ordlnnry English, explains the London Globe. Indeed, some of the stories in the United States could hardly be understood by the average Englishman. Nagging Wives. I have seen more men fall in busi ness through the attitude taken by their wives in their younger days than from all the vices put together, writes Charles M. Schwab, chairman of the Bethlehem Steel corporation, in the American Magazine. A nag ging wife, or one who Is not in sym pathy with a man's work, who expects impossible things of him, and Is in capable of taking a general intelligent Interest in his work. Is one of the worst handicaps he could have. Floating. If one would reflect, let him em bark on some placid stream and float with the current. lie cannot Resist the muse. As we ascend the stream, plying the paddle with might and main, snatched and Impetuous thoughts course through the brain. We dream of conflict, power, and grandeur. But turn the prow down stream, and rock, tree, klne, knoll, as suming new nnd varying positions, as wind nnd water shift the scene, favor the liquid lapse of thought, far-reaching and sublime, but ever calm and gently undulatlhg. Thoreau. Only a Diamond. Columbus people stopped In amaze- ment when they saw an unusunl win dow display at a Jewelry store of this city. In the center of the window, In a plush case, was a large diamond. On one side, also In a plush case, was a piece of gehulne soft coal and on the other side, mounted In silk and plush, was a genuine egg. "This is a mere diamond," said a card over the precious stone In the center. Indianapolis News. The story of the wealth of Western Canada cannot be told too often; the truth will bear repeatings. And Id telling of It It Is hoped that advantage will be taken of the great opportuni ties that Western Canada offert by those who are today struggling for a mere existence, by those who are oc cupying lands, high In price and high In rentals. From grain, live stock and dairying In 1010, there was a return from the three I'ralrle Provinces of $258,000,000, or an Increase of four million dollars over 1015, and 113 million dollars over 1014. A prominent Trust Company saya: Some of our contract holders have paid off their purchase money on lands bought a year ago out of this year's cropland what one man can do anoth er can do. Thousands of Southern Al herta farmers harvested an average of 40 to 50 bushels of No. 1 wheat to the acre. These farmers have more real money to spend thnn any other people on the American Continent J. D. Johnston of BIndsworth, Sask., left Johnson County, Kansas, seven years ago. When he left he had $000 In cash, six mules, some settler's effects and an equity in some prairie land. Mr. Johnston tells his story: In my seven years' residence In Saskatchewan, I have raised seven good crops the value of this year's crop alone being Twenty thousand dol lars. I now own Two Sections of Im proved land, 17 horses and mules, 40 cattle, a large steam thresher and a full line of farm mschlnery." We have made five trips to Kansas, one trip to the Pacific Coast and re turn. We have enjoyed the society of a class of people than whom none bet ter can be found. The climate Is healthful and Invigornting. The soil is fertile and productive, well adapted for the production of the best quality and large yields of all cereals and vegetables, wild and tame grasses. It Is an excellent stock country." The question of taxes Is one that carries with It considerable weight Coming from a man like Mr. Johnston the same weight should be given the answer. He says: The tax system especially commends Itself to me as being simple, reason able and Just. All direct taxes are levied on the land at Its appraised market value, exclusive of Improve ments thereon. No tax on personal property. This tends to discourage the holding of lands by speculators who prevent Its cultivation or improve ment, hoping to renllze profits from the enhanced value of their holdings due to the Industrial activities of the bona fldo settlers. It tends to encourage the settlers to rear substantial Improve ments upon their land without paying a penalty in the form of taxation therefor. It encourages the raising of live stock and the possession of other personal property necessary to the de velopment of the country. "The laws are well and economically administered. Citizens of the Domin ion vote on election of members of parliament and members of the Pro vincial assembly, while on questions of local Improvements and-school mat- ' ters the franchise Is exercised by rate payers, Irrespective of citizenship. The people are enterprising, school facilities are good Taxation, Just and reasonable. Military service volun tary. Patriotic fervor unsurpassed, law and order the rule, and crime the rare exception. It Is the land of batiks, schools, telephones, grain ele vators, broad, fertile acres, good cli mate, good citizenship and abounding In opportunities for the Industrious man or woman of good morals, In short, the land of promise and fulfill ment, I know of no better anywhere." Advertisement. Husband's Qualities. Agnes The ostrich doesn't see much and digests everything. Grace What an ideal husband. A mounting of recent Inventions permits a single lens camera to take a stereoscopic picture. FRUIT LAXATIVE FORJIGK CHILD "Cafifornia Syrup of Figs" can't harm tender stomach, liver and bowels. Every mother realizes, after giving her children "California Syrup of Figs" that this Is their idea.' laxative, because they love its pleasant taste and It thoroughly cleanses the tender little stomach, liver and bowels with out griping. When cross. Irritable, feverish, or breath 1b bad, stomach sour, look at the tongue, mother! If coated, give a teaspoonful of this harmless "fruit laxative," and In a few hours all the foul, constipated waste, sour bile and undigested food passes out of the bow els, and yon have a well, playful child again. When its little system Is full of cold, throat sore, has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, indigestion, colic remem ber, a good "inside cleaning" should always be the first treatment given. Millions of mothers keep "California 8yrup of Figs" handy; they know a teaspoonful today saves a sick child tomorrow. Ask at the store for a b0- cent bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," which has directions for babies, children of all aged and grown-ups printed on the bottle. Adv. A woman always thinks she is bet ter than other women and a moo thinks he's no worse than other men. 'To avenge our wrongs costs more than to protect our rights.