UNO VALUE FIXED
Depends Altogether on Power of
That Is Why the Fertile Acres of West*
ern Canada, With Adjacent Mar
kcta. Are So Attractive
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
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
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,
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Last winter
the influenza frequently disabled all
but one operator, who was on duty for
twenty-fear hours so that Uvea might
not be further imperiled.
WHITE EARTH. MINN.
A small bottle of "Danderine"
keeps hair thick, strong,
Girls! Try this! Doubles beauty
of your hair in a few
Within ten minutes after an appli
cation of Danderine you can not find a
single trace of dandruff or falling hair
and your scalp will not Itch, but what
will please you most will be after a few
weeks' use, when you see new hair, fine
and downy at firstyesbut really
new hairgrowing all over the scalp.
A little Danderine immediately dou
bles the beauty of your hair. No dif
ference how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, just moisten a cloth with Dan
derine and carefully draw It through
your hair, taking one small strand at a
time. The effect Is amazingyour hair
will be light, fluffy and wavy, and have
an appearance of abundance an In
comparable lustre, softness and luxu
Get a small bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine for few cents at any drug
store or toilet counter, and prove that
your hair is as pretty and soft as any
that It has been neglected or injured
by careless treatmentthat's ailyou
surely can have beautiful hair and lots
of It if you will just try a little Dan
All Things Explained.
Joan was to have a birthday party,
having attained the enormous age of
six years. She was very anxious, in
deed, to comport herself correctly and
was plying her mother with questions.
"Well, dear," said her mother, In an
swer to one concerning the advisabil
ity of saying grace before the meal,
"for such an informnl little party, I
hardly think you need.**
Accordingly, when all the little
guests were seated round the table,
Joan from the head announced solemn
ly: "Mother says this is such an Infer
nal little party we need not say grace
A sober mana soft answer,
Finest Barley Tobacco
Mellow-aged till Perfect
a dash of Chocolate
Clew Your Skin
All drossMs: SMP Z5,
Ointment 25 4 50. Tal
cum 25. Sample each
JTM Of "ClUi,
The Professor of AnthropologyThe
intelligence of the cave man was but
little above that of the lower animals.
The SophomoreThen where did
(hey get all thore scientific numes for
their animals, like plesiosaurus, and
Ifsay Children Are Sickly.
Metier Gray's Sweet Powder* for Children
break upOoldala bonis, reUeye FererIahnew,
Headache, Stomach Troubles, Teething Disor
ders, nwn nndregulate the bowels and Destroy
Worms. They are no pleasant to take children
like them. Used by mothers tor erer SO years.
All drnnwts. Sample rBJEB. Address, Mother
Gray Co., Le Boy, N. T.
"The potty officer on your hip, cap
tain, looks so blue." "I guess that Is
because he Is a sub-murine."
"Yes, I tried it, but I went
back to RoyaL"
Thisis theexperience of most women
who have been tempted to try so-
called cheaper baking powders which
almost always contain alum and
often leave a bitter taste.
Royal Baking Powder
Made from Cream of Tartar derived from grape*
Royal Contains No Alum-
Leaves No Bitter Tasta
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I?ll CONWAY BUILDING CHICAGO. ILL*
Sign of Recuperation.
"And what did you say the putfent!
did," asked the doctor, "when rout
ripped oflf the dressingT"
"Swore, doctor," exclaimed the)
nurso. "He swore frightfully lM
"Splendid, nurse! I reckon you can!
let him sit up tomorow!"Richmond
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In One Way.
"Ma, my arithmetic teacher Is
woman with serpent's tongue."
"How can ysu tulk so Willie, of such
a nice lady?"^
"Well, she's an adder, ain't she?"
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