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i UNO VALUE FIXED Depends Altogether on Power of Giving Wealth. That Is Why the Fertile Acres of West* ern Canada, With Adjacent Mar kcta. Are So Attractive to Settlers. Throughout every portion of the Western Empire lands that are capable of producing are in great demand. We find that in the States of proved agricultural wealth, land prices have increased within the past three or four years to a degree that ten years ago would not have been thought to be possible. Land that sought buyers at $100 an acre five years ago is changing hands at $200 an acre. The secret of this does not lie altogether in the higher prices of farm products, for the expense of production has in creased proportionately. The better methods of farming have had a good deal to do with it, and the knowledge that demands for farm products will be sufficiently great for a good many years to come to insure a continuation of the high prices that prevail at present. Then, again, improved ma chinery, the tractor and other means of economic power will tend to lessen the cost. Governing land values, too, are cli mates, soil, moisture, settlement, rail roads, markets. Without markets, no matter how much the other factors en ter into it, the land is merely of speculative value. It is not more than a third of a century since ninety per cent of the land in Western Canada, now oc cupied and tilled, and producing enough in one year to give a profit of from twenty-five to thirty dollars pet acre, was' unoccupied or used as grazing land, and worth very little. These lands today are valuable, and are being sought by settlers who real ize their present and future value. There Is no portion of the world that Is attracting the same attention. The soil may have improved In the past centuries with the fertilizing given it by nature the climate has not changed, and the moisture may be considered the same. These are three of the essentials of good land. What they lacked a third of a century ago was marketsa fourth essential. These they have now. Thus provided, It is not to be wondered at that these millions of acres with their great wealth, which have so long been await ing the awakening touch of mankind, are now to be found adding to the available wealth of the world. With the advent of railroads, throwing their great trunks of steel across the con tinent and over the surface of these boundless plains, spreading out their tentacles to remoter parts, the world at large has begun to realize that here was a country possessing all the nat ural advantages claimed by older com munities that land here just as good or better, acre for acre, as their own could be had for almost the asking. With the realization of the fore going facts came the people, who found that a railway had preceded them and markets already existed for anything that they might care to raise. These markets have greatly expanded and, are capable of still greater expansion, and assure to the agriculturist the prevailing prices of the world. An assured.market means added value to every acre of land In Western Canada, and the near future will see lands that are now selling at exceptionally low prices begin to Increase In value, just as they have In Eastern Canada and the United States, -Advertisement. Compensation. One Sunday morning Pat appeared In public with a very noticeable black eye. "Hello!" said a friend. "I see you got the worst of the argument last night." "Oh," said Pat, "I don't know so much about that! I've got Murphy's wages in my pocket!" In The Spring-Time. Any fool knows enough to carry ian umbrella 'when it rains, butthewiseman is he who car ries one when it isonly cloudy. Any man will send for a doc tor when he gets bgjfat, but the wiser one is he who adopts proper measures before his ills become serious. During a hard winter or the following spring one feels rundown, tired out, weak and nervous. Probably you hare suffered from colds or influenza which has left you thin, weak and pale. This is the time to put your system in order. It is time for house cjeaning. A good, old-fashioned alterative and temperance tonic is one made of wild roots and barks without the use of alcohol, and called Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, in tablet or liquid form. This is nature's tonic, which restores the tone of the stomach, activity of the liver and steadiness to the nerves, strengthening tbe^whole system* HOUSE FAVORS NEW BUREAU Passes Unanimously Bill for Es tablishment of State Depart ment of Agriculture. 50 BILLS IN LAST RUSH Introduced in Senate as Time Limit Expires, Making Total in That Body 1,031, While House Goes Nearly 100 Higher. St. Paul.The Minnesota house of representatives has passed without opposition the bill creating a state de partment of agriculture. The vote was 114 to 0. The measure, considered one of the most important from the standpoint of the agricultural interests of the state, v/as recommended in the gover nor's message. It was first sponsored by Representative Elias Nordgren. Many other farmer members of the house joined with Mr. Nordgren in its introduction. The bill provides for the appointment of a commissioner of ag riculture. It. gives such official wide powers of investigation in all matters con cerning development of agricultural possibilities. It provides also for gen eral supervision of marketing of farm products. The licensing of land, dealers is one of the features of the bill. Establish ment of potato grades is another. The house already had passed the Nordgren bill regulating co-operative associations. That bill and the one Just passed make up the real farmers' program in the present legislature. Last Rush of Bills. Nearly 50 bills were introduced in the senate in one session, that session being the last in which bills can be introduced without suspension of the rules, or consent of the governor. In all 1,031 bills have been introduced in the upper legislative branch this session. The house members have in troduced nearly 100 more than that number. New Tonnage Tax Bill. A new 5 per cent tonnage tax bill, introduced by Senator James A. Car ley of Wabasha, was one of the last measures introduced. The introduc tion was made in the senate in an ticipation of the governor's consent to permit the introduction of a compan ion measure in the house. Boxing Bill Recommended. The house committee on general legislation has recommended the pas sage of the Burrows bill, to permit boxing matches In the smaller cities of the state. As amended, the bill is limited to cities of 100,000 inhabitants or more. It will permit sparring bouts to be held in the chief cities on the Iron range, where there has been a demand for the sport, and in the "village" of Hibbing, which is larger than most of the cities. For Stockyards Control. The house voted to place the public stockyards of the state under control of the state railroad and warehouse commission, 102 to 0. The bill pro vides for supervision by the commis sion over rates, conditions of facilities and service. Stockyards are required to make comprehensive reports an nually of their operations. Senator 8worn In. Senator A. C. Gooding of Rochester was sworn in as a member of the sen ate. During all of the early part of the session Senator Gooding was con fined to his homo by illness, having twice submitted to surgical operations. This is Mr. Gooding's first term as senator. He was formerly state treas urer, succeeding Walter J. Smith, and resigned to become a candidate for senator from his district. Committee O. K'S 2 Per Cent Beer. By a vote of five to three, members of the senate temperance committee recommended for passage the Norton dry enforcement bill with an amend ment to permit the sale of beer con taining 2 per cent of alcohol by weight. The proposed law is made possible by the fact that the Federal consti tutional amendment, which the meas ure is designed to enforce, does not define "intoxicating" as applied to beverages, and gives the states con current jurisdiction in enforcement. If the bill should become a law would stand unless a contradictory ruling is made by Congress or the Federal courts. Surgeon General Protests. Telegrams have been received from Surgeon General Rupert Blue and other Federal health officials, protest ing against the action of the state senate appropriations committee in eliminating an appropriation for the maintenance of a state division of venereal disease. The division was organized during the war. Blue polned out that the state must defray part ef the expense for such work in order to receive government assistance. Return to State Grading Urged. St. Paul.Members of the Senate and House committees on grain and warehouse heard arguments for and against re-establishment of state grain grade* after government regulation of wheat prices is revoked. O. P. B. Jacobsen, state grain and warehouse commissioner, was the principal speaker in favor ef the return to the state grades. Federal grades, he said, were too technical for proper application to small elevator opera tors and warchows St. Paul.The Parker royalty MIL providing for a 5 per cent tax on ore royalties, was passed by the House, 92 to 25. The state will receive from the tax on royalties, should this bill become law, $525,000 annually, reck oning on the basis of the tonnage mined the last two years. "Because the supreme court has de clared that royalties cannot be classed with moneys and credits under the present law, the person securing royal ties from leases on iron ore lands has hitherto escaped paying any tax to the state on this royalty," said Represen tative Parker. "This bill provides a method of levying this just tax." Vetoed by Governor. Governor Burnqulst has vetoed the bill to designate "My Minnesota" as the official state 'song. The governor, in his veto message, said the song "is grammatically incorrect and por tions thereof so worded that it is Im possible to comprehend its meaning." Governor Burnquist signed more than forty bills In one day. House Passes Co-Operative Bill. The Christianson-NorCgren bill bringing all co-operative concerns un der the provisions of the laws govern ing the duties of the public examiner, after a spirited battle of nearly an hour, in which time three different amendments were offered and refused, was passed by the House by a vote of 82 to 10. Creameries and cheese fac tories were exempted. Would Curb Medical Tests. One of the largest crowds that has ever appeared at the Legislature in favor of any particular bill was pres ent to support the Rodenberg bill, which would prevent compulsory medi cal examinations. The bill is supported by homeopaths, osteopaths, eclectics, Christian Scien tists and others. Many hundreds of persons were present at the public hearing in the House chamber. Auto Bill Defeated. The senate defeated B. M. Erickson's bill requiring drivers of automobiles to "stop, look and listen" before crossing a railroad track. The vote was 19 to 31. Attorneys declared the bill would prevent recovery of damages from a railroad for a crossing accident. Bills Sent to Governor. Among the senate bills passed by the house, and which now go to the Governor for his sanction are: The Ribenach bill, authorizing the necessary financial steps for the erec tion of the contemplated $1,000,000 city hall for Duluth. The Adams bill, authorizing the use of public funds in St. Louis county for the purpose of temporary relief of firs sufferers. The Guilford bill, providing addition al compensation to the tivstees for the Soldiers' Home, fixing the amount at $10 a day and necessary expenses. The Adams bill, amending the stat ute raising the teacher*' retirement fund levy from 3 to 5 xa\\la. Bills Passed by House. Among the House bills passed, and which now go to the Senate, are: The Burrows-Hitchcock bill, raising the salaries of the village president and three trustees of Hibbing and Chlsholm, which have populations of 16,000 and 10,000, respectively. The Enstrom bill, giving the county treasurers of Roseau and Aitkin coun ties $1,200 a year for clerk hire, an increase of $300. The Arena bill, authorizing an in crease of $1,000 to $1,500 in salary to county superintendents in counties where they are now receiving $2,000. The Bendixen bill, amending the statute relating to the licensing of public terminal warehouses to place the-fees in the Grain and Warehouse commission funds, now going to the general revenue fund. Three Bills Offered. Three bills introduced in the house under suspension of the rules were: The McGrath workmen's health commission bill establishing a com mission of three appointed by the Governor within ten- days of the en actment of the law, who shall investi gate vocational diseases and remedies and report to the next Legislature. The Nordln uniform cold storage bill, authorizing the licensing of all cold storage plants by the state dairy and food commission, and providing for revocation of the license on evi dence of violation of the sanitary pro visions of the act, with an appropria tion of $5,000 for carrying out the provisions. The towns and counties bill author izing counties to issue and sell bonds up to $50,000 for the purpose of erect ing monuments to soldiers. University Building Bill. The appropriations committee bill providing for an appropriation of $560,000 annually for ten years to carry out the comprehensive building plan for the university, introduced in place of the bill authorizing levy of ,?$ of a mill annually for the same purpose, was made a special order. The reason for the new bill, according to Chairman Theodore Chrlstianson, was the fear that the increased valua tion in the next ten yearn might bring the income from the levy to probably double the amount planned, and it was thought safer to name a fixed sum. 8-Hour Bill Amended. St. Paul.An amendment was adopt ed to the 8-hour bill by the house com mittee on labor, providing that in time of great emergency, where life and property is endangered, the act shall not apply. This was a concession to the telephone companies, who declared that the bill would mean, stopping of the smaller exchanges. 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