OCR Interpretation


The Nevada County picayune. (Prescott, Ark.) 190?-current, May 06, 1909, Image 6

Image and text provided by Arkansas State Archives

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90050306/1909-05-06/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

— . _■
NEVADA COUNTY PICHYIME
C. B. ANDREWS, Editor 4 Publisher.
PRESCOTT . - - ARKANSAS.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD
TERSELY TOLD.
NORTH, EAST, SOUTH Si WEST
Notes From Foreign Lands, Through
out the Nation, and Particularly
The Great Southwest.
The very Rev. John Marshall Rang,
chancellor and principal of Aberdeen
(Scotland) university, died Sunday.
He was born in 1834 and was noted
writer and lecturer.
Rear Admiral Hedworth Rambton
commander of the English squadron
anchored in Yokohama harbor was
granted an audience with the emperor
Monday.
Promptly at midnight Friday night
the government of Saskatchewan
province took over the entire tele
phone system in that provine* recent
ly purchased from the Bell Telephone
company, and now the Bells are < ut
of the vast tract from the great lakes
to the Pacific. Manitoba and A !,orta
already had taken over the systems
In their borders.
After Dr. F. W. Page of Waverly.
Mass., an alienist, had declared that
Chester S. Jordan, on trial for the
murder of his wife, was incurably ill j
and could not survive three year.-,
the defense attempted Friday to have
a record breaking hypothetical ques
tion of 31,000 words introduced. The
court decided that the question was
really a review of the evidence.
New York City finds itself facing a
problem In carrying out its agreement
with Andrew Carnegie to provide sites
for seventy-eight public libraries for
which the ironmaster appropriated
$5,000,000. So far the city has ac
quired only fifty-five sites and will
have to acquire twenty-three more.
Antonio Cipollo was hanged at Fol
som prison, California, Friday for the
murder on March 4 of last year of
Joseph Priano. Cipollo and a com
panion enticed Priano up the Sacra
mento river, stabbed him and threw
him into the water after robbing him.
Chas. W. Fairbanks, former vice
president, concluded through agents
Thursday a deal for the purchase of a
$3(frf000 residence in one of the fash
-tonable districts of Pasadena. It is
said he will make this his future
home.
L. W. Bingham, of Cleveland, a pri
vate detective, was shot and probably
fatally Injured by bis wife Thursdav
afternoon. After telephoning the po
lice to come, the woman and her
daughter ate ice cream.
Contracts have been awarded b>
the isthmian canal commission ap
proximating In value $1,000,000 for
supplies of various kinds to be deliv
ered during the fiscal year 1910.
The Wisconsin house Wednesday
killed the Stou woman suffrage bill
by a vote of 53 to 34. Since the bill
passed the senate four weeks ago the
women of the organizati n did
thing within their power to influence
assemblymen In favor of it.
Eugene Pearson, chief clerk of the
United States army transport service
In San Francisco was arrested
Wednesday on a charge of having em
bezzled $1,145. Pearson's books are
said to have shown several apparent
shortages.
The French government has award
ed a first-elass life savers' medal to
John It. Binns. for courage di-fiav-;
when the White Star steamer Hepub
lie was run down by the steam.-mp ,
Florida off Nantucket last .Taiman.,
Binns was the Marconi operator on
board the Republic. ?
William E. Johnson, of Salt Lake
Utah, special Indian agent who has
been investigating the source of sup
ply of what is known as the <
bean, which lias been sold to th<
dians. condemned the supply of bears
and bought them for the gov r: '-“-tit.
paying $2.50 per thousand.
Chester M. Hamsher, in the federal
court at Kansas City, pleaded guilty
to a charge of signing his wife's mine
to love letters which ho wrote to N ..
Johnson, a wealthy man of Atchison.
Kas. and he was sentenced to a jear ,
in jail,
Chief Inspector Cochran or the Den
ver postoffice announced Wednesday
that a mail pouch containing 20 regis
tered packages had been lost from
a Union Pacific train between Green
River and Bryan, Wyo.. Sunday night
Governor Shafroth of Colorado
Tuesday signed the campaign ex
pense* bill passed by the recent legis
lature. and the unique measure be
comes a law in ninety days. Tiie bill
provides that the state shall contrib
ute for campaign expenses every two
years, 25 cents for each vote cast at
the preceding general election.
j. Frank Randall, former building
commissioner of St. Louis, charged
with offering bribes to members of
the Oklahoma City school board, was
arrestod Monday night on his return
from Mexico.
A mass meeting of 1.000 citizens
decided that Goldfield should offer $ ,0,
11qo for a fight between Jack Johnson
and James J. Jefferies, to take place
in the latter part of September during
the session of the mining congress
Theodore Roosevelt started on his
first Hon hum Thursday. He is on the
trail of a hugh black maned lion.
Rev. W. F. Whitlock, aged 76, one of
the oldest and best known clergymen
conectod with the Methodist episcopal
church, died Sunday at Delaware. O.
Gilbert D. Preston, president of the
Inter-State Coal & Coke company shot
and killed himself Sunday in the bath
room of his home at Columbus, Ohio.
Cornelius Fellows, founder and the
president of the National Horse Show
association, died Friday, aged 69. It
was largely due to his efforts that the
annual horse shows held in Madison
Square Garden attained their popu
larity.
H. Ota, councilor in the department
of agriculture and commerce for the
Japanese government, has been ap
pointed comissioner general to the J
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition and ;
will come to Seattle imediatelv to j
take charge of the Japanese exhibits.
Fire caused by crossed wires Thurs
day night destroyed the plant of the
Piqua tO.) Home Telephone company.
A -score of operators seated at the
switchboards when the fire broke out
Pad narrow escapes, the entire1 build
| ing being in flames a minute or so
j after it was discovered.
Senator Smoot Thursday received
assurances from the officials of the j
department of justice 'hat there would ^
he an investigation of the charge of |
discriminating by the Harriman rai.- i
roads which were rec* ntly made by ■
the merchants of Salt Lake and other ,
cities In Ltan.
At least two persons were burned
to death and many severely injured in
a fire which threatened to destroy a
six-stcry tenement in New York. The
fire, starting on the third floor, worked
up to the roof and imprisoned man>
families.
When Margaret Tarney, a beautiful
10-vear-old girl, saw Des Moines offi
cers arrest Charles A. Morgan, a mar
ried man to whom she wrote burning
love letters, she swallowed an ounce
of laudanum. She was taken to a hos
pital. where her condition is preca
rious.
Cliarles K. Shu, probably the firs.
Chinaman to be made a justice of the
peace in this country, was Wednesday
invested with that authority by the
comonwealth of Massachusetts. Shu
is a native of Seattle. V* ash.
New York is to have the highest
hotel in the world, is plans filed with
the bureau of building are carried out.
They call for a thirty-one story struc
ure. 370 feet high.
The Rev. Edward Everett Hale, aged
chaplain of the United States senate,
was taken ill on his w ay from W ash
ington to Boston Wednesdaj, and is
now confined to his home.
Nat Goodwin has purchased the Her
vey OO-acre orange grove near Fuller
ton, Cal., paying for it $04,000. 1 he
ranch is considered one of the most
attractive in that section.
The annual edition of the “Quax.”
Drake University's student publica
tion, was confiscated by the faculty
and its editors threatened with possi
ble expulsion unless two objectionable
cartoons were withdrawn.
The Florida house of representa
tives Tuesday adopted a resolution en
dorsing "the democracy of the match
less and peerless leader of the Demo
cratic party. William Jennings Bryan."
Former Congressman John J. Lentz
of Ohio. Tuesday filed a petition iu
bankruptcy in the United States court
scheduling liabilities of $87,082.41. of
which $13,300 is secured and assets
of $20,64«j.
J. R. Capablanca, the Cuban cham
pion. after fifty-two moves scored his
second victory Tuesday night against
Frank J. Marshall, in the fifth game of
the chess match at the Manhattan |
club at New York.
On account of the funeral of Main ice
Powers, a former member of the Phil
adelphia Athletics, the game between
Washington and Philadelphia Ameri
can Leagues scheduled for Thursday
at Washington will be postponed.
\dvices received Tuesday from
gydn* y, Australia, state that Ja< k j
London, the American author who
started on a tour of the South Sea
Islands many months ago In the sloop
Snark has sold the boat at that port
and gone to South Anu ika.
Karth and snow slides which have ,
continued intermittently for the past
sixteen hours at a point on the Great
Northern, a mile ea.-t of Nyuck. Mont ,
l ave completely blocked traffic and a
dozen trains, including four passen
ger tiains, are tied up on either side.
Adtde lloas, the 13 year-old daugh
ter of Arthur E. lloas. is at home with
h. i parents, tin mystery of her disap
pearance having been dispelled and
the case resolves itS' if into nothing
more than the escapade of a child
with a sudden desire to see the world.
According to a dispatch receded
Monday night former Governor Low
rev of Mississippi, who is ill in New
Orleans, has suffered a relapse and
it is not believed he can survive for
many hours.
An unidentified wire tapper was
caught sending results out of the
grand stand at W-xington, Ky. De
tectives stripped him uf a pocket key
and wires running down his trousers
legs to heel plates connected with
wires through nails on which he stood.
He was put off the grounds.
Andrew Carnegie has just given
$75,000 to Increase the facilities and
extend the Carnegie medical library
at New York University. The labor
atory was established hj Mr. Car
negie twenty-five years ago. The new
gift was accepted.
Owing to the long list of abuses
which have grown up under the prac
tice of granting special second class
party and labor rates, the executive
committee of the Western Passenger
association in session in Chicago
Wednesday recommended that this
class of transportation be abolished.
NEW STRENGTH FOR OLD BACKS.
No Need to Suffer Every Day from
Backache.
Mrs. Joannah Straw, 626 North
Broadway, Canton. S. D., says: “For
three years I suf
f e r e d everything
with rheumatism in
my limbs and a dull,
ceaseless aching in
my back. I was
weak, languid,
broken with head
aches and dizzy
spells, and the kid
ney secretions were
thick with solids. I
was really in a crit
leal condition when I began with
Doan’s Kidney Pills, and they certain
ly did wonders for me. Though I am
SI years old, I am as well as the aver
age woman of 50. I work well, eat
well and sleep well.”
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburu Co.. Buffalo. X. Y.
EASE.
' ✓
Drather Sit clown—Dat’s a mighty
short stub ver smokin’, Dusty.
Dusty Dodgework—Yep! I knows it;
dat’s de way I allers iike 'em; you
don’t hev ter pull de smoke so fur!
Judge Will W» and See.
An earnest plea was made by Attor
ney Charles Pettijohn to Judge Pritch
ard of the criminal court for leniency
to a eli- nt who had entered a idea of
guilty to larceny. The burden of the
attorney's argument was that his cli
ent was the father of twins and was
tempted to theft in order to feed the
mouths of the infants.
‘ Your honor. I will say frankly,”
said Mr. Pettijohn in closing, "that if I
were the father of twins and needed
food for my family, 1 would not hesi
tate to go out and steal It.”
"Mr. Pettijohn. when you are the
father of twins I will consider your
proposition," said Judge Pritchard.—
Indianapolis News.
Salting a Diamond Mine.
Howard DuPois, the noted mining
engineer, told a good story to the
Teth men recently, illustrating the
“art” of salting a diamond mine. The
story was told of a man in South
Africa who, while walking one day
over his property, suggested that they
assay some of the soil.
In the search that ensued eight
rough diamonds were found and offers
began to fly through the air at a rapid
rate for the land, when the host's v.-'fe !
called out to her husband: "Why, i
John, where are the other two?" The [
sequel of the story was left to the
imagination.—Poston Record.
Future Ideal Town.
In the Ideal town of the future, as
pictured by Sir Oliver Lodge, the j
houses will have gas for heating by
open fires and for cooking, and elec- 1
tricity for lighting. The gas, pro- i
duced from the coal at the mine, will j
be sent long distances through pipes, !
as water is now distributed. It is
hoped that the experiment will be tried j
soon, the burning of crude coal in town \
being absolutely forbidden, and at lerst ;
two English towns are already consld- ;
ering the plan. The purification of
the air is one of the greatest needs in
the improvement of the conditions of
city life.
Playgrounds in Boston.
Boston wonun established the first
playground in 1902. Last year th?re
were eight, and nearly $2,000 was ex- j
pended, or about $1 for each child, a
very cheap price for the amount of
good obtained. The Playground league j
is the name of the society of the play- j
ground boys themselves, who we-\r
buttons and discipline all bad b< ys, !
thus making the government easy j
enough for those in charge Not the |
least important result of the play- I
grounds in that city is said to be t.iat ;
Involved in the self-government.
OLD SOAKERS
Get Saturated with Caffeine.
When a person has used coffee for a
number of years and gradually de
clined in health, it is time the coff.-e
should be left off In order to see wheth
er or not that has been the cause of
the trouble.
A laxly in Huntsville, Ala., says r-’ie
used coffee for about 40 years, and for
the past 20 years was troubled with
stomach trouble.
“I have been treated by many physi- j
cians but all in vain. Everything failed j
to perfect a cure. I was prostrated for
some time, and came near dying. When
I recovered sufficiently to partake of
food and drink I tried coffee again and
it soured my stomach.
“I finally concluded coffee was the
cause of my troubles and stopped us
i ing it. I tried tea and milk in its
! place, but neither agreed with me, th?n
I commenced using Postum. 1 had it
properly made and it was very pleas
ing to the taste.
“I have now used it four months, and
my health is so greatly improved that
I can eat almost anything I want and
can sleep well, whereas, before, I suf
fered for years with insomnia.
“I have found the cause of my trou
bles and a way to get rid of them.
Tou can depend upon it I appreciate
Postum.”
“There’s a Reason.” Read “The Road
to Wellvllle,” in pkgs.
Ever rrml the above letterf A nnl
one appears from lime to time. They
are iceanlue, true, and full uf IwaUM
Interest.
PENITENTIARY RES
OLUTION DEFEATED
HOUSE TURNS PLAN TO CHANGE
METHOD OF HANDLING CON
VICTS AND DEFEATS A
CAPITOL BILL.
MUCH BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Legislature Makes Good Progress on
a Number of Important Questions
—Militia Appropriation Allowed.
The Oldham bill, providing for an
appropriation of $175,000 out of which
to pay Caldwell & Drake, state cap
itol contractors, any sum the a;M
tration commission might find is due
them on their contract, absorbed the
attention of the Senate after the ex
piration of the morning hour Mon
day and almost uninterruptedly up
to the hour of adjournment in the
afternoon. The result of the discus
sion was that adoption of an at.', nd
ment by Senator Pindall providing
that the attorney general shall con
duct the proceedings on the part of
the state with the assistance of coun
sel to be appointed by the governor
in looking after the legal end of the
settlement, the defeat of an amend
ment requiring Caldwell & Drake to
make a bond for $175,000 for the pro
tection of the state in case it was
found they were indebted to the state
and making the bill a special order.
Plain words were used in the dis
cussion by senators both in favor
and opposed to the bill. Governor
Donaghey came in for a full share of
criticism as well as the state capi
lol contractors and the architect.
Several senators were opposed to
paying the contractors anything on
account of their claims against the
state, claiming that the passage of
the Patterson bill discharging them
was equivalent to a declaration hat
the state owed them nothing. They
also claimed that if the Oldham bill
providing for a settlement with Cald
well & Drake was right, the Patter
son bill was wrong and should be re
pealed.
The following bills passed the Sen
ate:
Senate Bill No. 382 (Robertson),
appropriating $2,400 to provide as
sistance for the state superintend
ent of public instruction. Ayes 19,
noes 12.
House Bill No. 218 (Kendall), to
repeal the four-wire fence law in
Johnson county if desired by the
property owners of the county. Ayes
21, noes 4.
Senate Bill No. 242 (Fletcher), re
quiring the Iron Mountain railroad
to build a viaduct at Mulberry. Ayes
28, noes 0.
Senate Bill No 220 (Fletcher), re
ducing appropriation of $0,000 for re
pairs at the Deaf-Mute Institute to
$5,000 and providing no teacher's sal
ary shall be reduced during the term
for which the teacher was elected.
Ayes 32, noes 0.
House Bill No. 490 (Kendall), le
galizing certain arts of the Clarks
ville city council in regard to side
walks. Ayes 32. noes 0.
The Joint Penitentiary Committee
bill, which would have made sweep
ing changes in the method of hand
ling the institution, met defeat in
the House on Monday. The militia
appropriation bill and the bill by
Carll.ee, holding railroads liable for
mental anguish, were passed. The
long-expected passage of the general
deficiency bill was effected. The Ard
Winn measure, amending the two
cent passenger rate, was defeated, as
was the Thompson state capitol bill.
The Parks concurrent resolution
Instructing the special counsel of the
state to proceed in accordance with
their judgment in the rate cases nOw
hi court was adopted.
In addition the House also passed
the DuLanev hill, providing for a
geological su-vey of the clay depos
its and water powers of the sta'e
and also pa.-ed the Hamilton (of
Ouachita) hill, providing that <he bur
den of proof in pistol carrying cases
shall rest on the defendant Instead
of on the state. Another bill appro
priating money for. the mileage and
per diem of the legislators was also
Introduced in the morning.
The Oldham state capitol bill was
not taken up until the afternoon, as
the printed copies of it did not ar
rive in the House until noon. The
measure was before the House only
a short while. Immediately after it
was taken up in committee of the
whole a motion to rise and report
progress and ask leave to sit again at
a later date carried.
A special message from the gover
nor setting forth an appeal for aid
for tornado sufferers at Bee Branch,
which was made to him and recom
mending a speedy investigation and
a'lion, was read Monday morning.
The Rowe bill providing for the
protection of girls under 18 years of
age passed unanimously.
The following hills were introduc
ed during Monday’s session:
House Bill No. 606 (Snider), ap
propriating $2,500 for mileage and
per diem of the legislators. Read
twice and made a special order.
House BUI No. 607 (Brown of
Cleveland), amending section 1248 of
Kirby’s Digest, relating to fixing of
time for appeals from judgments of
probate courts to circuit courts. Read
twice.
House Bill No. 608 (Whittington,
Hudsoa and Shockley), increasing the
pay of grand and petit Jurors
IN THE SENATE.
Bills Passed.
Senate Bill No. 394 (Oldham), to
appropriate $795,000 for the continu
ance of the work on the new sta e
caDitol. Passed by a vote of 19 to 15.
Senate Bill No. 427 (Keel), to pre
vent common carriers from discuss ng
information relative to shipments.
Vote, 13 to 11
Senate Bill No. 441 (Freeman), to
make Gravette, Benton county, a city
of the second class. Vote. 33 to 0.
House Bill No. 340 (Johnson), to
detach a part of a school district in
Scott county and place it in a district
in Logan county. Vote, 33 to 1.
House Bill No. 394 (Witt), to pre
vent the sale of liquor within five
miles of the Womble public school.
Vote, 34 to 0.
Senate Bill No. 440 (Greenhaw), to
organize the Marshall special sc °°
district. Vote. 31 to o.
Senate Bill No. 375 (Robertson),
amending sections 1609-11-1- of 11
bv’s Digest so that the burden o
proof is on the defendant charged
with carrying a pistol, to prove the
kind of pistol carried, tote. ,0 u
House Bill No. 1S4 (Russell), pro
viding for the extension of territory
of improvement districts, vote,
House Bill No 3i4 (CarlLei ), cr<
ating a county and probate court at
Cotton Plant, Woodruff county, tote,
32 to 0. . ^ _
Senate Bill No. 132 (DeRositt), to
enforce more effectual!! tie' liquor
laws of Arkansas in prohibition ter
ritory. Vote, 16 to 10.
House Bill No. 405 (Hamilton of
Ouachita), requiring the Cotton Belt
to establish a station at Ogamaw,
Ouachita county. Vote, 22 to 0.
Senate Bill No 425 (Fletcher), to
amend the stock law applying to the
Charleston district in Franklin coun
tv. Vote, 2S to 0.
'Senate Bill No. 432 (Holland), to
organize the Bonanza special school
district. Vote, 29 to 0.
Senate Bill No. 433 (Rowland), to
amend the pure food law so imita
tions of apple vinegar must be label
ed. Vote, 32 to 7.
Senate Bill No. 4.27 (Freeman), to
organize the Sulphur Springs special
school district. Vote. 31 to 0.
Senate Bill No. 430 (Johnson), to
enlarge the powers of the city coun
cil of Star City so it may vacate
streets and alleys. ^ ote, oU to 0.
IN THE HOUSE.
Bills Passed.
House Bill No. 495 (Parks), au
thorizing the board of directors of the
| Long Prairie Levee District to issue
certificates of indebtedness. \ote, hi
to 0.
House Bill No. 3T7 (Oliphant). re
quiring the Frisco railroad to install
a switch at Many Islands, Fulton
county. Vote, SO to 0.
House Bill No. 4*2 (Lacy), provid
ing a game and fish law for l nion
county. Vote, *2 to 0.
House Bill No. 400 (Kendall), le
galizing the acts of the directors of
Sidewalk Improvement District No. 2
in Clarksville. \ ote, 7 c tc 0.
House Bill No. 472 (Holt of Hemp
sead). creating the Arkansas Vicks
: burg Military Park Commission and
providing for markers on the Vicks
burg battlefield. Vote, , * to 3.
House Bill No. 489 (Neale), requir
ing the Rock Island railroad to stop
passenger trains at Adona. Vote, 03
to 1 •
Houre Bill No. 29 (Witt I. provid
ing state uniformity of text books
and creating the Stale Text Book
Commission. Vote, 70 to 0
House Bill No 404 (Smith), author
izing the* town of Dermott to compel
• sewer connections. Vote, 00 to 0.
Senate Bill No. 345 (Edmonson),
creating School District No. 9 in
Stone county. Vote. 7,0 to 4.
House Bill No. 134 (Combs), pro
viding for the relief ()f Henry Driver.
Vote. 74 to 0.
House Bill No. 440 (Hamilton of
Polk i, repealing the- act creating the
Mena road district. Vote, 67 to 0.
House Bill No. 309 (Campbell), au
thorizing the direetors of the Piggott
special school district to borrow,
money . Vote, CS to 0.
House Bill No. 333 (Smothers), re j
quiring the Iron Mountain railroad to j
build a depot at Baldwin. Vote, 77
to 0.
House Bill No. 2*5 (Bradham), or
ganizing the Vick special school dis
trict. Vote, 75 to 0.
House Bill No. 454 (Roundtree),
i organizing the Pettigrew special
i district in Madison county. Vote, 71
to 0.
House Bill No. 450 (Kersh), abol
ishing the Varner special court dis
trict in Lincoln county. Vote, 76 to 0.
Senate Bill No, 299 (Yopp), increas
ing the salary of the Prairie county
judge. Vote, 60 to 0.
House Bill No. 485 (Collins), pro
viding for the relief of \V. B. Thontp
kins of Ola. Vote, 67 to 0.
House Bill No. 391 (Jones of Se
vier), providing for a general fencing
district for Sevier county. Vote, C7
to 0.
House Bill No. 296 (Thompson of
Greene), vacating an alley in the
West End addition of Paragould.
Vote, 60 to 0.
House Bill No. 216 (Tucker), pro
viding salaries for Jefferson county
oflifflcers. Vote, 64 to 4.
House Bill No. 445 (Yeager), pro
viding for the protection of game in
Calhoun county. Vote, 63 to 5.
House Bill No. 452 (Newton), re
quiring the St. I^ouis and Southwest
ern railroad to establish and main
tain suitable street crossings at Eng
land. Vote, 63 to 0.
DOLLAR WHEAT HAS
COME TO STAY
IN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS CEfc
TRAL CANADA WILL BE CALLED
UPON TO SUPPLY THE
UNITED STATES.
II
A couple of years ago, when the a*
nouncement was made in these col
umns that “dollar wheat” had come to
stay, and that the time was not {*,.
distant when the central provinces 0f
Canada—Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta—would be called upon to sun.
ply a large part of the wheat con
sumption In the United States, there
were many w ho laughed at the predic
tions and ridiculed the idea of wheat
reaching the dollar point and staying
there. Doth of these predictions have
come to pass. Dollar wheat is here—
and it is not only here, but is here to
stay; and at the same time, whatever
unpleasant sensations it may arouse
in the super-sensitive American, Cen
tral Canada is already being called
upon to help keep up the bread sup
ply, and within the next five years
will, as James J. Hill says, literally
“become the bread-basket of our in
creasing millions.”
There are few men in the United
States better acquainted with the
wheat situation than Mr. Hill, and
there are few men, if any, who are in
dined to be more conservative 1q
their expressed views. Yet it was this
greatest of the world's railroad men
who said a few days ago that "the
price of wheat will never he substan
tially lower than it is today -and !
when it is taken into consideration
that at that time wheat had soared to
$1.20, well above the dollar mark, the
statement is peculiarly significant,
and doubly significant is the fact that
in this country the population is in
creased at the ratio of 05 per cent.,
while the yield of wheat and other
products is increasing at the rate of j
only 25 per cent. For several years
past the cost of living has been stead
ily increasing in the United States,
and this w ide difference in production
and consumption is the reason.
Tiiis difference must be supplied by
the vast and fertile grain regions of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
There is now absolutely no doubt of
this. Even the press of the country
concedes the fact. Results have shown !
that no other country in the world can j
ever hope to equal those provinces as
wheat producers, and that no other
country can produce as hard or as
good wheat. Said a great grain man
recently, "If United States wheat main
tains the dollar mark, Canada wheat
will be well above a dollar a bushel,
for in every way It is superior to our
home-grown grain.”
With these facts steadily Impinging
their truth upon our rapidly growing
population, it is interesting to nots
just what possibilities as a "wheat
grower” our Northern neighbor pos
sesses. While the United States will
never surrender her prestige in any
manufacturing or commercial line, she
must very soon acknowledge, and with
as much grace as she can, that she is
bound to be beaten as a grain pro
ducer. It must be conceded that a
great deal of tbe actual truth about
the richness of Canada's grain produc
ing area has been "kept out of sight,”
as Mr Hill says, by the strenuous ef
forts of our newspapers and maga
zines to stem the exodus of our best
American farmers into those regions.
It is a fact that up to the present
time, although Canada has already
achieved the front rank in the world s
grain producers, the fertile jwairies
of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al
berta have as yet scarcely been
scratched. Millions of acres, free for
the taking, still await our American
farmers; and when these millions are
gone there are other millions in re
gions not yet opened up to immigra
tion. A few years ago the writer, who
has been through those wheat prov
inces several times, laughed with oth
ers of our people at the broad
statement that Canada was bound to
beoomt "John Hull's Dread Basket.
Now, after a last trip (and though lie
is a stanch American) he frankly be
lieves that not only will Canada be
come John Bull s bread-basket, but It
will within the next decade at least
BECOME THE BREAD-BASKET OF
THE CNTTEl) STATES. Perhaps this
may be a hard truth for Aemrh .ins to
swallow, but it is a truth, neverthe
less. And It is at least a partial com
pensation to know that hundreds ot
thousands of our farmers are profit
ing by the fact by becoming producers
in this new country.
The papers of this country navcnai*
urally made the most of the brief Pe
riod of depression which swept o'er
Canada, but now there is not a sign of
it left from Winnipeg to the coast
Never have the three great wheat rais
ing provinces been more prosperous.
Capital is coming into the country
from all quarters, taking the form of
cash for investment, industrial con
cerns seeking locations, and. best of
all, substantial and sturdy Immigrants
dome to help populate the prairies.
Towns are booming; scores of new
elevators are springing up; railroads
are sending out their branch lines in
all directions; thousands of prosper
ous farmers are leaving their prairie
shelters for new and modern homes
“built by wheat:” everywhere is a
growing happiness and contentment
happiness and contentment built by
wheat—the “dollar wheat,” which has
come to stay. Notwithstanding this,
the Canadian Government is still gW
Ing away Its homesteads and selling
pre-emptions at $3.00 an acre, and the
Railway and Land Companies are is
posing of their lands at what may ba
considered nominal tigures.

xml | txt