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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. AUGUST 3. 1908.
Novel Government Experiment
Being Made In Bow River
Valley in Canada. "
A RICH DAIRYING REGION
.Dutch Immigrant to Newly Opened" and
Irrigated Lands Helped by Railroad
Company and State.
Immigration"' of a new type is begin
ning to flow Into the territory of Al
berta, Cannda. Driven by the same
pressure of Increasing population that
forced their ancestOTs to seek homes In
; the British ' isles, ,the "farmers, of Hol
land are-beglnuing; to migrate; '
! The particular district to which the
Immigration is directed is the Bow
river valley reservation, at the base of
the Rocky mountains, a tract of 3,600,
000 acres formerly belonging to the
Dominion of .Canada, one-third of
which has recently been opened up for
settlement. The entire tract is four
times .the size' of the state of Rhode
Island and contains the largest irriga
tion project on. the continent, says a
Calgary (Alberta) correspondent of the
Js'ew York Post. Several hundreds cf
the thrifty Dutch farmers who. with
wives and children, are settling are
said to be the advance guard of a gen
eral movement similar,to that which
has been taking place in Italy and the
Scandinavian and Slavic countries.
This community Is different from
' any other In the United States or Can
ada because of a unique experiment
in agriculture which is being under
taken this year by the Dominion and
provincial governments with the new
settler as a beneficiary. This venture,
which is being watched with interest
by the- United States department of
agriculture -.at Washington and agri
cultural experts elsewhere. Is a sys
tem of "farming by proxy." by which
the settler is assisted In preparing his
acres, breaking his land, planting his
crop and, In the end, marketing parts
of his produce. In this work tho rail
road also plays the important part.
The purpose of the system is to pro
mote Intensive farming and to help
the settler get established durintvhis
first season on the land.
Area Included, in the plans is
of prairie plateau in southern Alberta
130 miles long by 40 miles wide and
shaped like an enormous crescent,
with Its southern boundary along the
Bow river. On the west are the foot
hills of. the Rocky mountains, while
on the east is a gradual slope toward
the fertile plains of Saskatchewan and
Manitoba. The land originally be
longed to the Dominion of Canada,
but was turned over to the Canadian
Pacific railway, with the understand-
" lng that the company would con
struct and maintain, an irrigation
plant, for which the water would be
' furnished at a nominal rate. The
project, which exceeds many times
over the largest works of the United.
' States reclamation service; called for
the excavation of 24,700,000 cubic
yards of material, at a total cost of
between $3.000,000 nd .$6.000,000v. .'
Would Stretch Out 2,900 Ml leu.
Some idea'o? the nature"of the un
dertaking may be had from the fact
that the canals and ditches to be dug.
if put end to end, would stretch 2,900
miles. One section of this work has
recently been completed, and water
is now availAblejfor. 4.000,000 acres.
The decision of "the government and
of the railroad to take a hand in the
farming of this tract originated in a
desire to help new settlers with their
first year's crop, which often' has to
be sowed before .the farmer, is estab-.
Hshed on his land, and when he needs
all his time to build a home. As a re
sult the transportation company step
ped in, and on hundreds of farms last
spring the breaking, disking, harrow
ing and seeding were done by agents
of the railroad at cost Holdings were
fenced by the corporation, : demon
stration farms were established, and
Irrigation experts were, sent to show
the newcomers how to use, the water.
Water Is guaranteed by the govern
ment at the nominal rate of 50 cents
an acre per year. This water supply
at cost lies at the very base of the. en
terprise, and the results already ob
tained have not only Juslfled the
course of the government, but will in
all likelihood have a profound effect
on the settlement and manner of cul
tivation of the: seventy odd million
acres yet to be- broken In western
Canada. Expert government foresters
also visit the farms and advise the
kind of trees to plant and where to
plant them. - s
Southern Alberta is a rich dairying
region, and the importance of this in
dustry was great euough to warrant
the government In setting up public
creameries and building at Calgary
one of the largest cold storage plants
In the west. This service is public to
the unusual degree of making its cus
tomers or patrons partners In the
creameries nearest them. A uniform
manufacturing charge of 4 cents a
pound is made for butter, and another
cent Is taken out for maintenance of
the works, but the farmer gets n check
for his butter every thirty or sixty
days from the government itself, and
his cent a pound is- accounted as pay
ment for an Interest In the creamery.
Thus a newly settled farmer with a
few cows begins to draw money from
the government itself in a month or
two from the day he takes possession
The government sells the butter, and
the farmer has no concern in that mat
ter. He knows the government .will
pay him Just exactly, what it gets, less
the fixed charges, which are very low.
, The reservation of the irrigated lands
has a warm, equable climate. The
source from which the water is drawn
- SKINNER IN TIE
Davenport and Moline Men Must Try
Again for. Preliminary Golf
Honors Net Score 72.
u rinc his
is n tract
Not Listening. : .
She was a very little girl, but not so
small that she did not recognize swear
ing as something very wrong or that if
other people used bad language it was
her place to close her ears to It Slip
was on the street with her mother, and
as they passed a group of men talking
in loud tones the passersby heard the
small girl exclaim in shocked tones.
"Oh, Isn't that awful?" And then, as
If suddenly remembering, "But I'm not
listening." New York Times .
Over Thirty-five Years.
- In 1872 there was a great deal of di
arrhoea, dysentery and cholera infan
turn. It was at this time' that Cham
bei Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy was first brought into use. It
proved .more successful than any other
remedy or treatment, and has for thir
ty-five years maintained that , record
From a small beginning its sale and
use has extended to every part of the
United States and to many foreign
countries. Nine, druggists out of ten
will recommend it when their opinion
Is asked, although they have other
medicines that pay them a greater pro-
n It can always be depended upon
even in the most severe and dangerous
cases. For sale by all druggists.
When, you buy loose coffee
from a peddler, you don't Know
what you are getting, and he
doesn't know what he is selling.
When you buy any Arbuckle. Certified Coflee
you have the certificate of this old and reliable
house that the coffee is exactly as described on
the wrapper, and is grown in the country stated.
Surrounded by Bills
If you owe this man $5, that
man flO, and the other fellow
$25, why not bprrow the money
from us and pay them? It's bet-'
ter to have all your bills in one
place, and have only one place
to pay, than to owe one,' two, or
a dozen small bills and have to
pay out nearly every dollar you
earn in order to pay "a little on
each bill every payday. No one
will know that you'owe us, and
everyone may find out if you ,
- owe many bills. ; '
Let us pay your bills let us
be your Bilent partner. We will
; loan you the money "on the
' ' - quiet." You can pay all your
bills and .repay us In small weekly or monthly payments, as best suits
your convenience. .'.',.
Ry this PIan you have paid bills" that you could-not have paid in
any other way you rid your mind of worry stop annoying collec
tors from calling on you you can useand enjoy most every, dollar you
earn, and you soon get out of debt Think It over! -w'
We make quick loans on furniture, pianos, horses, wagons, etc.,
without publicity, leaving the property undisturbed in your possession!
Call, wfte or telephone. Well bring the money to you. ? .
; People's National Bank Building; Room'411. Old Phone West 122;
New 5109. Open Wednesday and Saturday Nights. :
The match Saturday for the hand!-)
cap golf cup on the arsenal links re
sulted in a tie between Wilson Mc
Clelland of Davenport and C. P. Skin
ner of Moline. Mr. Skinner played
an especially strong game, having
the second gross score of the day, R.
S. Hosford being the only player to
round the course in bogey figures.
The scores were:
Gross. Hdcp. Net.
W. McClelland 88 M6 72
P. Skinner 84 12 72
L. Grilk .'..'... .'.86
W. French....;.... 95
W. D. Middleton v.:... 86
J. N. Van Patten 95
D. French 87
Oswald Schmidt... 101
J.. H. .Trimble..-..-. 96
J. 'W. Bollinger 108
W. R. Alexander 96
R. S. Hosford 81
E. D. Bricker 106
Henry Vollnser. 102
L. Hanssen 101
Leon Mitchell 85
A. H. : McCandless .... 106
Ardo Mitchell 85
C. D. Hay ward Ill
H. G. Copp Ill
O. Huber 104
G. Tegeler. 108
B. Maxwell... 93
C. K. Mixter 109
A. L. Moore 95
D. R. Day 133
C. H. Wilson 104
H. B. Jordan 127
Unfinished Paulo Roddewig, B. H
Schmidt, T. A. Murphy, Charles Ebert.
J. D. Cady, O. B. Grant, J. Good. E
H. Ryan, L. V. P. Allen. H. A Bar
nard, C A. Barnard, P. W Strickland,
G. L. Eyster. .
Legg's Turn to Be Champion
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 3. Harry
3. Legg of this city won the state golf
championship on thes Minikahda club
links Saturday afternoon. -His oppo
nent in the finals was Lynn H. John
son, also of this city. Legg made tne
ficai 18 holes in 75. -Johnson and
Legg have held the championship of
Minnesota between them for three
years. Last year Johnson was the
title in St. Paul, and the year previous
he was beaten. by Legg at Duluth
Mt Clemens, the Mineral Bath City
13 reached without change of cars only
by the Grand Trunk Railwav svstem.
Time tables and a beautiful descrip
tive pamphlet will be mailed free on
application to George W. Vaux, A. G
P. & T. A., 135 Adams street, Chicago
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Chicago, Aug. 3. Following are the
market quotations today:
September, 93, 94, 93. 94.
December, 95, 97, 95, 96.
May, 99. 101 4, 99, 101.
September, 76, 76, 76, 76'4.
December, 64, 65, 64, 65 Vi
May, 64, 65, 64, 65.
September, 45, 46, 45, 45.
December, 45, 46, 45, 46.
May, 47, 48, 47, 45.
September, 15.75, 15.97, 15.72, 15.87
1 October, 15.82, 16.02, 15.82, 15.95.
September, .9.50, 9.65, 9.50, 9.2.
October, 9.57, 9.75, 9.57, 9.70.
September. 9.02, 9.10, 8.97, 9.02.
October, 9.12, 9.15, 9.02, 9.15.
Receipts today Wheat, 393 ; corn,
121; hogs, 40,000; cattle, 24,000
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hogs
Hog market opened weak 10 cents
lower. Hogs left over. 7,000. Light
$6.206.65; mixed and butchers, $6.30
6.95; good heavy, $6.206.95; rough
heavy. $6.206.4O. ,
Cattle market opened weak 10 cents
Sheep market opened weak 10 cents
lower. - ,
Omaha HcW. 3.000: cattle. 6.700
Kansas City Hogs, 7,000; cattle
Hog market closed weak to 10 cents?
lower.; Light; ?0.15!6.8Q; mixed . and
butchers, $6.206.90; good heavy,
$6.156.90; rough heavy, $6.156.35.
Cattle market closed slow and weak.
Beeves, $3.S07.70; cows and heifers,
Theep market closed weak.
Minneapolis Today. 291; last week.
317;. last year, 184,
Duluth Today, 54; last week, 30;
last year. 75. .
Visible supply , or grain Wheat in
creased, 1,892,000; corn decreased,
47,0,000, oats increased, 35,000,
V New York ewe ,
New. "York, Aug. 3. Following re
the quotations on the stock market to-1
day: '' , ; ' -.
Gas 94, U. P. 154, U. S. Steel
preferred 109, U. S. Steel common
45, Reading 122. Rock Island nrefcr.
i red 33, Rock Island common 17,
iNormwestern 160, Southern, Pacific 93,
N.-Y. Central 108, Missouri Pacific
57. Great Northern 136, Northern
Pacific 141, Smelters 89, C. p. l
32. Canadian Pacific 172, Illinois
Central 139, Penna 124, Erie 24
C. & O. 43, B. R. T. 52, B. & o!
We Have Planted Tomatoes On
1,200 More Acres
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This year we ve added 1,200 acres to our tomato patch. Just to raise the
tomatoes for making the sauce that goes on Van Camp's Beans.
The demand for Van Camp's Beans is growing by
leaps and bounds. It is now larger, by. several times
over, than for any other brand in the world.
Yet it is only beginning. There are millions of house
wives still baking their own beans. They will all let us
bake for them when they know Van Camp's.
And thousands are still buying other brands simply
because they don't know. Some time they will get a can
of Van Camp's. Then they'll be our customers, too.
So we have planted 1,200 more acres to tomatoes, to
supply your demands next year.
other beans cannot compare with" Van
We have told you about our tomato sauce. '
We make it solely from whole, ripe tomatoes, grown
close to our kitchens, and ripened on the vines.
We pick these tomatoes just at the crest of their ripe
ness when the juie'e fairly sparkles. That's how we get
that superlative zest in the sauce that's baked into our
Some sauce is made from tomatoes picked green and
ripened in shipment. Some is made of scraps from 'a ,
canning factory. Such sauce is not rich ; it lacks flavor.
But such sauce costs only one-fifth what we spend to
make ours. That's why it is often used. And that is one
Camp's. ' . " '
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Another reason lies in the beans themselves.
We buy only the choicest Michigan beans, gf own on a
soil rich in nitrogen. They are picked over by hand, so
we get only the whitest, the plumpest, the fullest-grown.
: We often pay for such beans seven or eight times what
other beans can bethought for. But you can see the re
sult if you compare other beans with Van Camp's.
Our beans are baked in live steam, heated to 245 de
grees. We bake in small parcels, so that the full beat. f
goes through. ' .." : '. .' ,
The result is, the particles are separated, by the fierce
heat, so that the digestive juices can get to them. .
That is not so with home-baked beans. Not half so
much heat gets to the center of your baking dish. The
result is, your beans don't digest. They ferment and.
form gas. '
Then we bake the beans, the tomato sauce and the pork
all together and get a delicious blend.
In these ways we prepare, after 47 years of experi
ence, the finest beans ever baked. The millions of peo
ple who know these beans never will use any other.
Have you begun to use Van Camp's? If not, ask your neighbor about
them; Learn for your own sake what you are missing. Millions are
now enjoying this delicious, economical, ready-cooked dish.
We don.t need to argue about other brands of beans. ;"
If somebody claims that his beans equal ours, simply try
themandsee. We are willing to abide by your judgment.
But we ,do wish to argue about home-baked! beans.
Beans to be good for you must be digestible. And, to be
digestible, they must be factory cooked.
You don't want to eat beans that ferment and form
gas that don't digest, don't nourish.
You don't want some beans crisped, and others less
than half baked You want them all baked alike.
You don't want them mushy and broken. You do want'
them nutty, mealy and whole. -
You can't bake beans as they should be baked. You
lack the facilities lack sufficient heat.
I And think of the trouble you save by having them
ready-baked. Each can in the house means a meal all
cooked. - A meal that is more nutritious than meat
more appetizing than anything else that you know.
Sit out in the breeze these hot afternoons and let us
cook the supper for you.
Three Sizes: 10, 15 and 20 cents "per can
Van Camp Packing Company, Est!b86id Indianapolis, Ind.
91, Atchison 87, locomotive 5G,
Sugar 131, St. Paul 14iy4, Copper
78, Republic Steel preferred 73,
Republic Steel common 20, Southern
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Ftod and Fuel.
Rock. Island, Aug. 3. Following are
the wholesale prices In the local mar
ket today: . ' " ' ;
Provision "and Produc.
Eggs Fresh, ;7c. .''
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, $3 to $1 a dozen.
. Butter Dairy, 20c. '
Lard 10c. ;
Vegetables Potatoes. 50c; onions,
Hogs G.356J5. . '" '
Sheep Yearlings or over,: 4.60 to
$5.00; lambs, $4.50 to $6.75. 1 "
Cattle Steers, $3.00 to $6.00 ;cows,
and heiferB, $2.00 to $4.00; calves, $4.00
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 7Sc to 80c; oats, 50c
to 52c; wheat, 90c.
Forage Timothy hay, $S to $10;
prairie, $7 to $10; clover, $10 to $11;
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to 8c
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E. R. Pierson, of Auburn Centre, Pa.
"It is curing me of throat and lung
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New Discovery is doing me so much
good that I feel confident its continued
use" for a reasonable length of time
will restore me to perfect health."
This renowned cough and cold remedy
and throat and lung healer is sold all
druggists.. 50c and $1.00. . Trial bot
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