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50,000 NEEDED TO
HARVEST WESTERN
CANADA’S CROP
Will Take 160,000 Alto
gether to Take Care
of Yield of Prairie
Provinces.
One hundred and slxty-two thousand
farm hands will be required this year
to harvest the grain crops of Mani
toba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Of
this number the local help will pro
vide about 112,000, which will leavo
about 50,000 extra farm hands. There
Is, therefore, a great demand for this
class of laborers in all parts of West
ern Canada. In order to meet the re
quirements it has been arranged to
grant very low railway rates from all
boundary points reached by Canadian
railways.' In order to secure these
rates it Will be necessary for you to
call on one of the following authorized
agents of the Canadian government:
M. V. Mclnnes, 175 Jefferson Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan; C. A. Laurier, Mar
quette, Michigan; J. S. Crawford.
Syracuse, N. Y.; Thos. Hetherington,
Room 202, 73 Tremont Street, Boston,
Mass.; H. M. Williams, 413 Gardner
Bldg., Toledo, Ohio; Geo. Aird, 216
Traction-Terminal Bldg., Indianapolis,
Indiana; C. J. Broughton, Room 412
Merchants’ Doan & Trust Bldg., Chi
cago, 111.; Geo, A. Hall, 2nd Floor. 125
Second Street, Milwaukee. Wis.;: E
T. Holmes, 315 Jackson Street, St.
Paul, Minn.; Chas. Pilling, Clifford
Block. Grand Forks, N. P : J. M. Mac
Inachlan. Box 197, Watertown, S. D.;
W. V. Bennett. Room 4. Bee Bldg..
Omaha, Neb.; W. H. Rogers. 125 West
9th Street, Kansas City, Mo.; BenJ.
Davies, Room 6, Dunn Block, Great
Falls, Montana; J. B. Carbonneau, Jr.,
217 Main Street, Blddeford, Me ; J. N.
(Irleve, Auditorium Building, Spokane,
Wash.
This will give to imeading harvest
laborers a splendid opportunity to look
over the magnificent wheat fields of
Western Canada and will give them
the best evidence that can be secured
of the splendid character of that coun
try from the farmer’s standpoint.
There will be at least 200,000,000
bushels of wheat harvested within the
area of the three provinces above
named this year and It is expected
that the yield will run from 15 to 25
bushels per acre. Many farmers, this
year, will net, as a result of their
labors, as much as $8 to $10 per acre
nnd many of them will deposit as
profits as much as $8,000 to $10,000.
The wide publicity that has been
given to the excellent crop that Is be
ing raised In centra! Alberta and
southern Alberta, central Saskatche
wan and southern Saskatchewan, and
also In Manitoba, will Increase the
price of lands In these three provinces
from $3 to $5 per acre and the man
who w'as fortunate enough to secure
lands at from $12 to $20 fier acre will
for gratification that he
Hclent forethought to in
vest, wnue the man who was fortu
nate enough to secure a homestead of
160 acres free will also have a greater
reason to feel pleased.
Notwithstanding the g^at. addition
to the acreage this year over las; and
the large crop that will be ready for
harvest there is no reason to become
alarmed that the harvest will not be
reaped successfully. There will be a
great demand for these low rates dur
ing the next couple of months; be
sure to make your application to any
of the agents above mentioned that
may be In your territory at as early
a date as possible. Harvesting will
commence about the 25th of July and
continue for five or six weeks, when
threshing will begin and there will be
plenty of work until November.
Harold Knows the Signs.
Five-year-old Harold's older sister
was In the habit of making a good
many demands on him. Generally
her requests for favors, usually the
running of errands around the house,
were prefaced by what she considered
subtle flattery.
"Now Harold,” she began one day,
“you're a dear, sweet little boy, and
you know l lo*e you—” but Harold
cut her short,
* “Well, Ethel,” he said, earnestly, “if
It’s upstairs, I won't go.”—Lippincott's
Magazine.
_ *
Mamma’s Angel Gets Busy.
Fond Mother—And has mamma's an
gel been a peacemaker today?
Mamma’s Angel—Yes, ma. Tommy
Tuff was a-lickln’ William Whimpers,
an’ when I told ’im to stop he
wouldn’t, an’ I jumped in an’ licked
the stuffin' out o’ both of 'em.
When a man is on his uppers there
Isn’t much consolation In knowing that
an honest confession is good for the
sole.
A good word is an easy obligation;
hut not to speak it requires only our
silence, which costs us noihlng.—Cnr
NEGRO WORK FOR THE NEGRO
ADDRESS DELIVERED BY E. C.
MORRIS, D. D., TO THE BAP
TIST WORLD ALLIANCE
AT PHILADELPHIA, PA.
1 am asked to speak upon “The Ne
gro Work tor the Negro." This theme
as Indicated is in plain accord with
the policy of American Baptiste as
well as with my own Ideas as to the
most effective w'ay to direct religious
efforts among any people. It is not
to be understood, however, that there
are, or should be any color or racial
lines drawn in the kingdom of grace,
but rather it is my purpose to give
emphasis to the fact that in under
taking any great work, the matter or
adaptability must be taken Into ac
count in the employment or factors.
There are no examples set or com
mands given by the Son of God that
cannot be followed with assurance of
success, and in sending forth his dis
ciples on one occasiou, he said to
them, “Be ye. therefore, wise as ser
pents, and harmless as doves.” and
in going forth to bear the precious
message or the Gospel it is well to
consider this saying of the Master
so as to be fully able to overcome
whatever idiosyncrasies, superstitions,
jealousies and prejudices that may be
encountered in the non-Christian
world
Then again, I may be pardoned for
saying that In the employment of agen
cies, an All-wise God may choose to
send a Michael to a Daniel, or send
him to defend a Moses against the
Imperialism of Satan; or he may send
a Gabriel to Zacharias to convey
Heaven’s message as to the forerun
ner of the world's Redeemer, and while
it 1b not given to men to reason why.
we know that these heavenly mes
sages were adapted *o the specific
duties they performed, and there is
no ghound for believing one to be in
ferior to the other.
the late Wendell Phillips In deliver
ing an address upon the life and char
! acter of Haiti's military wonder, Tous
: saint L’Overture, -said: "The rouse of
history will put Pboclon for the
Greeks, Brutus for the Romans, Fay
ette for France, Haminlen for Kngland,
and choose Washington as the brlght
fiower of our earlier civilization ” If
that noted philanthropist was justified
In selecting the honored sons of these
great coutnries as their natural and
proper representatives, I should not
j be too severely criticised for saying
that the most logical and acceptable
ambassador to bear the message of
salvation to the negroes 1b a negro.
Let me localize my subject for a
I brief moment. For a number of years
following the Civil war In this coun
try, the great heart of the Christian
jjeople north and south went out to
the emancipated, and many devout
white Christians came among the ne
gro people to do missionary and edu
cational work among them. Their ef
forts met with signal success. But i
as the negro people became educated 1
It developed that they preferred
teachers and preachers from among
their own people; hence the strength
or the race was turned towards educat
ing preachers and teachers, so as to
supply their schools and cburcbc-s
The negroes felt, and rightly so, I
think, that their ministers and teach
ers should associate with them, '
should eat and drink In their humble
homes, and do by contact, by social
example much that could not be done
by anyone In the schoolroom or pulpit
alone. Owing to the wider race dis
tinctions, this could not become a rule
with the white ministers and teachers,
and the most that they could do with
out sacrificing their social standing
among their own people was to preach,
teach and baptize the negroes. The
negroes as a rule were opposed to the
social intermingling of the races, pre
ferring to maintain their peculiar ra
cial Identity. Hence the demand for
negro churches and negro preachers
became Imperative.
In the matter of heparatlcn in the
A live goose is worth more than a
dead ancestor.
What some lawyers don't know Isn’t
worth lying about
Even pessimists can see the bright
side of a sliver dollar.
Prevention la better than a cure.
Poverty keeps off the gout
A man has to have a strong pull to
^ equal that of a dull razor.
A man may like a girl all the more
because she seeme to like him less.
The affections of some women
strike a man as being of the cold
ctoragc variety.
Poverty Is the only luxury that the
rich can't afford.
church life of the people on thla con
tinent, the blacks have been the bene
ficiaries to a very large extent. This
baa enabled them In the forty-five
years of thler freedom to establish
more than one hundred high schools
and colleges, twenty-seven thousand
church houses with a valuation of
forty million dollars. They have also
twenty-live thousand ordained minis
ters, and more than ten thousand well
educated men and women who are
teaching in schools and preaching In
churches, while others are successfully
following the professions of law and
medicine and all other vocations Then
again, the negroes have enrolled fully
titty per cent, of the entire race In
this country In Christian churches.
This, In my opinion, Is a showing
which cannot be made by any other
race In so short a time, and Is due
largely to the fact that the negro peo
ple regard their ministers as their
God-appointed leaders, and, as a rule,
accept their teaching without ques
tion. '
Out In speaking of “The Negro Work
for the Negro," we are Including a
larger range of thought and territory
than that which applies to the negroes
of the I nlted States, and we hope to
make It plain that the negroes of the
I'nited States are the logical Christian
leaders of the block people or the
world ,
In the Beginning of the negroes' life
as freemen In the I'nited States, a
wise Providence directed that the
race should make ss the base of Its
future the principles of Christianity,
taking as guide that scripture wblclT
says. "Seek ye first the kingdom or
God and his righteousness, and all
things shall be added unto you." They
believed then and believe now that
whatever else Is necessary to com
plete a well rounded Christian clvlllga
lion must follow In Its time
The blacks of South America were
liberated more than a score of year*
belore freedom came to the negroes
of the United States, and 1 mean no*
unfavorable criticism when I say that
it appear* from present condition*
that the black people of South Ameri
ca turned their attention principal!)
to the accumulation of wealth and
secular education, which Indeed are
essential elements In tbs well being
and growth of any people But «ne*e
when used as a foundation will prove
a shameful failure. Hence our Mourn
American brothers In black are lack
ing in those Christian graces of sell
control, forbearance and perseverance
and the like, which have rendered the
achievements of the negro of the l.’ni
ted States a wonder of the world
What Is said of the blacks of South
America may be applied wlih some
emphasis to the black people or the
West Indies and other parts of the
world. It Is a fact that the negroes
of the United State* have become the
logical leaders of the black people of
the wbple world and are today giving
the Gospel of the Son of God to those
of their own race who were free many
years before they were.
As further evidence on this t>otnt,
and to strengthen the proposition that'
the negro la the most acceptable and
Ktirceswful ambassador to bear the
message of redeeming grace to the
people of his race. I submit you an
official reference to the great work
of the foreign mission board of the
National Baptist convention. The
secretary of that board in speaking of
the glorious achievements of the ne
gro Baptist among the dark races of
the earth, says: "As negro Baptists
we have more than sixty churches and
missions In Africa, eight In the West
indies, five In South America, with
between 11,000 and 12,000 baptized
believers enrolled on the books."
It should be borne In mind that
the negro Baptists have only been or
ganized for Torelgn mission work
30 years, and when the»y facts »rw
laid alongside the earnest, devout,
persistent efforts of the boards among
out white brethren to accomplish re
suits among these same people. It
will be clearly seen that It would
have been far better if It had always
been recognized that the foreign mis*
He who always does unto others as
he would have others do unto him is
an honest man—but he Is scarce.
When It comet to being tiresome
there's nothing so tireless as a bore.
Women who own henpecked hus
bands haven't very much to cackle
over.
Don't think because you close your
eyes to your faults that your neigh
bora will do likewise.
Most people put off till tomorrow
the favors they’could do us today.
When t girl starts out to kill time
she doesn't put her toes kitchenward
And some men decline to practice
what they preach because they need
the money.
One wny to acquire trouble marry
it
The average man doesn’t add any
dignity to the office he fills
slon board of the National Baptist
convention is the best medium
through which to make contributions
towards" fostering this particular
work, or to have employed negro min
isters as missionaries for this work.
In making this suggestion we do not
assume to ad rise the missionary
boards among our white brethren,
but to earnestly invite them to con
sider first of all the adaptability of
the agents to bear the message In the
light of the distinctive characteristics
to those whom the message Is sent.
1 think it will be readily admitted
that one of the most effectual ways of
spreading (he gospel is found in the
house to house work, and to be able
to do this house to house preaching
the preacher must be taken Into the
full confidence of the people and must
be willing to put himself on race
equality with the people, or they
spurn the message that he brings. So
long as there are any to say ho haa
gone to be with a man that Is a sin
ner, so long will It be necessary to
employ great tact In delivering the
gospel of Jesus Christ to the different
types of the human family.
But, my friends, I would have you
know that conditions warrant what i
have here said. For I firmly believe
that the lime will come when there
will be neither Jew nor Greek, bond
nor free," whit# or black. European
nor American. Asiatic or African, la
the kingdom of Got), but all will be
one in Christ Jeaus. But until that
time shall come, we should work
along, recognizing the "metes and
bounds" set by an AU Wise Creator,
who will in his own time and way
level the bills and mountains; and
raise up the valleys, until this divi
sion of labor and distribution of tasks
shall unite to promote the oneness
of Christ and his cause the world
over.
The system of religion which »t
profess should be prompted by Chrts
than DSttenc# and evangelical diplo
roary and not by person or racial self
ishness or prejudice. It was said In
effect by a distinguished southern
churchman some years ago that "If
he who is railed the Prince of Peace
cannot rid ibe gospel of every taint
of selfishness. If he Is not able to
make all bis followers one In him,
and save to the uttermost all who
trust In bim. then he Is unable to
save a single being I would add to
this significant statement, that If be
who Is presented in Holy Writ as one
going forth conquering and to coo* ]
quer should pause In his triumphant
march, to draw a line of distinction
between his loyal followers because
of race or color, then his kingdom Is
unfit for the habitation of men or an
gela, and be would be unworthy of
the worship of the humblest creature
on earth.
But we lay no charge at hla door,
for he Is the same l^ord over all and '
to all the people, and will In hts own
time and way bring about that time
when there will be no lines of caste
among the children of the great King,
but all shall be on* In him. But until
that time shall come, when these lines
shall be broken down and the mur.
sler, race prejudice, has been de-]
throned and there shall be but one
family recognized among men. and :
that, the huuian family It seems to
me that the logical man, the accept
able ambassador lo bear the message j
of redeeming grace to the negro two- ,
pie. Is the negro
In conclusion, allow me to say, us j
Ing the words of s distinguished no- j
gro preacher, that. "When the day of j
final reckoning shall come, and whet;
the three tons of Noah who were sep
arated on the plains of Sblnar, shall :
again meet as one family to render
an account of their stewardship that
the sons of Harp shall not be ashamed j
of the report they shall be able u
make"
Not only did they give shelter at d ,
protection to the Infant Havlour, wb*?n
Mary, his mother, and Joseph fed 1
from the wrath of Her old, but lore
tbe cross after biro amid the Vers
and derision of hts wicked per ecu
tors.
Hot few people In the at dlence
know what l» going on behind the
drop curtain, and It la probably Just
as well they don’t.
It's easier to part a fool agd his
money than a wise man and L’s wts
don.
Many a man who seems to be boll
ing with religious enthusiasm sudden-1
ly grows cold when handed a subscrlp
tlon list to raise money to paint the
church —Chicago Daily Newt.
-—
Three magnificent cups, to be com
peted for at Stockholm. In 1912, have
been sent hy the ciar of Russia, the
emperor of Austria and the king oi
Sweden to the Internationa) Olympic ,
committee.
There are about 3.000 wedding!
every 24 hours, taking the entire
world into consideration.
"I cannot live without you,” be d«
clared. "Don’t say that,” she replied.;
“1 shall not marry you. but I will ask
, father to give you a Job.”—Judge. j
OTTUMWA
WOMAN
JURED
! By Lydia E. Pinknam’a
Vegetable Compound
Ottumwa, Iowa.—"For rear* I waa
almost a constant sufferer from female
troume in au »»
dreadful forma:
shooting pains all
over my body, sick
headache, spinal
weakness*, dlainesa
depression, and
everything that waa
horrid. 1 tried many
doctors in different
parts of the United
States, but I.ydia K.
Plnkham's Vegeta
ble Compound has
! done more for me than alt the doctor*,
i I feel It my duty to tell you the#*
fact*. My heart Is full of gratitude to
you for my cure *'—Mr* Harriet E.
W ampler. e>24 & Hansom Street,
Ottumwa, Iowa.
■■
Consider This Ad vice.
No woman should submit to a snrjrf
eal operation, which may mean death,
until she has given Lydia K. I'inkhams
Vegetable Compound a fair trial.
This famous medicine, made only
from roots aud herbs, has for thirty
Cam proved to be the most valuable
nic and invigorator of the female
i organism. Women reaiding in almost
every rity arid town In the Inltrd
flutes bear willing testimony to the
wonderful virtue of Lydia E. ITnk*
: ham's VegeUble Compound.
Mrs. Pfnkham, at I.jmn. Moss.,
Invite* all sick women to writ*
her for ad vice. II* r advice Is free,
roil fide at i*l, and always helpful.
111 ... .-t
Pt OREAT TEMPTATION.
Aunt Dinah—-Fphrum, dal of* Cunnel
LelKh la got noma of d* Ones*, mo*'
lubly young turk-ys 1 eber »o( my
bleaaed ayes on. Dal am a far'!
Intis Kphraini Yaa*. honey, die
chile know* It. An' I on'y got llghm
two week* ago! An' Jcs' two days
befo' Thank gll-bln ‘ Dinah. I‘*» mighty
’frsld l a goln' to b« s Uuk»:ia»r.
ahuah as yoaah bobal
Personal.
Garrulous Barber Aa the sayM
goes, "There’* always room at th'
top.”
Bentltite Customer- How dare yot
rater to my baldness!
A SPOON SHAKER.
Straight Prom Cotfeedom.
Coffee can marshall a good squadron
y enemies and some very bard ones to
overcome. A lady In Florida write*:
“I have always been very fond of
good coffee, and for years drank It al
least three times a day. At last, how*
ever. I found that it was Injuring me.
"I became bilious, subject to fre
quent and violent headaches, and so
very nervous, that 1 could not lift a
spoon to my mouth without spilling s
part cf Its contents.
“My heart got ‘rickety' and beat ro
fast cad so hard that I could scarcely
breathe, while my skin got thick and
dingy, with yellow blotches on my face,
enured by the condition of my liver
and blood.
“I made up n>y mind that all thes*
affliction* came from the coffee, and I
determined to experiment and nsec.
“Bo 1 quit coffee and got a package
of Pos’um which furnished my hot
morning beverage. Alte a little time
I was rewarded by a complete restora
tion of my health in every respect.
“I do not suffer from biliousness uny
more, my headaches have disappeared,
ary nerve* are a* steady as could be
desired, my heart beats regularly and
ny complexion has cleared up beauti
fully—the blotches have been wiped out
nnd it is such u pleasure to be well
again." Name given by Post urn Co.,
Hattie Creek, Mich. ^
Head the little book, “Ths^ Hoad to
Wellvilie,” lu pkg« "There’s a reason,”
I'.ter rend tlie above letterf A **n
oar appear* from ttmr to llinr. Tbrjr
*w Renal**, true, nad fail ut kvaua
la ter rat.

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