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PROBLEMS JUST NOW PRESS ING ON AGRICULTURISTS SPECIAL. UUSI1 SERVICE secured If you mention this pnper vrlien writing firm lcIorr. CLEANERS AND DYERS Farmer on Low-Priced, Fertile Lands, Still to Be Had, Is in Bast Possible Position. 1 MOTHER 0' MINE It 1 were hanged on the highest hill. Mother o' mine, O mother o mine! 1 know whose love would follow me still. Mother o mine, O mother o' mine! It I were drowned in the deepest sea. Mother o mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose tears would come down to me. Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! If I were cursed in body and soul, Mother o mine, O mother o mine! I know whose prayers would make me whole. Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! Rudyard Kipling. By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN OTHER'S Day should be celebrated 365 days In the year. There's no need to argue about it. Every man and woman blessed with a good mother knows it's true and knows why it's true. It doesn't take a very old child to understand, either. But, since human nature is human nature, every day isn't observed as Mother's Day. There is all the more reason, therefore, for observing the second Sunday in May May 14, this year with a real celebration. Some one has tried to figure out a real cele bration after this fashion for sons: Wear a flower in mother's honor a white one if mother is dead; a col ored flower for a living mother. Send mother a box of spring flowers. Write her a letter a long one. Give mother a whole day of your time for that "good visit" she longs for. Send mother your picture, and snap shots of your home, your children, your work. Tell mother, your plans and ambi tions she made them possible. Tell mother your smaller troubles she wants to help you. Thank mother for her care and her teachings tell her how they have helped you. Don't forget that mother still likes candy. Mother was your first and truest sweetheart don't forget to say "I love you I" For the daughters these things are suggested : It's your chance to say "thank you" to your best friend your mother. Be sure to celebrate by wearing a flower for mother: White for mothers not living; colored flowers for mother still with you. Send mother some gay spring flow ers, a brilliant bouquet or a thrifty plant. Make a dainty cap or a "dress-up" gown or shirtwaist as a love gift to mother. If mother is far away, send her a "special delivery letter" for her Sun day treat. Send mother the book you just en Joyed reading. Don't forget to send her pictures of yourself, your friends and your good times. Tell mother your small joys and sor rows and ask her advice It will be good. Ask mother to tell you about her girlhood you'll both enjoy it. Mother is a gin too. She likes pretty things, love, laughter and compliments. Give her some. The spirit of this celebration is right enough. The letter of it fails. Nobody can tell you how to observe Mother's Day.. You know. If she's a red carnation mother make her happy. If she's a white carnation mother, do something that would make her happy if she were a red carnation mother. Nobody can draw up a celebration schedule for Mother's Day. How can one, when nobody can find adequate words to write about Mother's Day? Mother's Day is something new In the way of holidays not like Christ mas and Easter which are old, old holidays. And It's new, compared with the Fourth of July. In fact, It's just about the newest holiday we have. It was no longer ago than 1906 that Miss Anne Jarvis of Philadelphia, hon oring the memory of her own mother on the anniversary of her death, con ceived of a day of which everyone should do reverence to his mother, whether living or dead. The World's Sunday School association adopted the plan, and, in the next few years, an nually designated one Sunday as Mother's Day. The purposes of this celebration, as stated by Dr. George W. Bailey, then president of the asso ciation, were: "To recall the memories of the mothers that are gone, and through loving words and loving care to brighten the lives of the mothers that remain, and to help children, men and women to a greater blessing in honor ing their fathers and their mothers. "To recall mother's prayers, moth er's dying words, and the promises made to mother by the big boy that still mourns her, and to stop and think a little of what she was in her life to her family." In 1908 Miss Jarvis founded an or ganization now known as Mother's Day International association. The idea was taken up by the states. In 1910 the governor of Washington Issued a proclamation designating May 8 of that year as "Mother's Day" and urged It be celebrated by special services and the wearing of a white flower in honor of all mothers. In 1912 the governor of Oklahoma issued a similar proclamation. National recognition was given Mother's Day by resolution of the Sixty-third congress, approved by the President of the United States on May 8, 1914, designating that the second Sunday in May thereafter should gen erally be known as "Mother's Day," and directing that it should be the duty, of the President to request its ob servance by Issuing a proclamation calling upon the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings, and the peo ple to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on this day, "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country." Originally the white carnation was the flower worn in observance of the day. Then, the public settled on white carnations for mothers dead and ted carnations for mothers living; then on white flowers and colored flowers. Now the tendency is to wear "mother's favorite flower." The great of the world have been proud to pay tribute to mothers. Unhappy is the man for whom his own mother has not made all other mothers venerable. Rlchter. A man never sees all that his mother has been to him till it's too late to let her know that he sees it. W. D. Howells. If you would reform the world from its errors and vices, begin by enlisting the mothers. C. Simmons. I think It must somewhere be writ ten that the virtues of the mothers shall be visited on their children, as well as the sins of the fathers. Charles Dickens. The loving sacrifices of motherhood must burn on the altar of undying faith. If I could bequeath but one priceless heritage to youth, it would be the ability to know the full measure of her love. Her Influence is the most changeless thing in the fiber of a man's character. It outweighs arts, science, literature and philosophy, for her faith and works are better than all the wise man's knowledge. Sena tor Lawrence T. Sherman. Then there Is the Gold Star Mother and the Mother in Time of War oh, what's the use! But they do say in France that in the moment of his wounding the Brit ish soldier thought first of his sweet heart, the French soldier of his wife and the. American soldier of his moth er. Never mind who won the World war; there's glory enough for all. But history will record this fact: America showed the world in this sol dier who thought first ot his mother, a new kind of fighting man: He marched laughing to the front Veterans pitied him as a mere youth. Children loved him as one of them. Women gave him smile for smile. The enemy found him terrible a fighting man who could not be stopped. The economic problems connected with the advantageous marketing of farm crops and the financing of the movement of those crops are pressing upon agriculture most severely. They will be solved, however, and while that solution is being worked out it Is simply good sense on the farmer's part to make his efforts toward pro duction tell to the very maximum, as best carrying him through the period of depression and hard times and placing him in the best position to take the greatest possible advantage of the better times to come. We may repeat that the cheapest farm crop, whether from fields or from live stock, Is almost invariably the largest crop which can be obtained. Or in other words, the greater the crop, the greater the net profit. To attain such crops and to place himself in the ad vantageous position referred to above, the farmer must study, and must apply the results of his study to such prob lems as soil fertility, its conservation and increase; soil moisture, its con trol; cultural methods, suitable and productive varieties, etc., etc. The question Is how can you best accomplish and secure these things? Can they be done on high-priced lands, by paying high rents, with the prices you get for your produce no greater than may be .had from that grown and raised on much cheaper lands, whose production Is fully as great as that of the high-priced lands? The answer is unquestionably in favor of the low-priced lands, when they are selected because of their soil fertility and the other requirements necessary. It is not the purpose here to point out merely that the lands of Western Canada would prove a splendid and ready solution, but to emphasize the fact that in order to overcome your present difficulty, to remove some of the burden that you are laboring un der, you must secure some line of cheaper operation, whether it be re moval to other parts in your own country where such opportunity may offer, or take advantage of that which Western Canada affords. For information regarding these advantages apply to any Canadian government agent. Advertisement. 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Address any firm above. Honors to Slain Editor. Durango, Colo. The body of Wil liam L. Wood, city editor of the Du rango Herald, who was shot and killed by Hod S. Day, rival editor of the Du rango Democrat, was escorted to the railroad station by World war veter ans in uniform, members of the Lions club and employes of the Herald. Six veterans acted as pallbearers. The body was placed on a train for' Mont rose, Colo., Wood's former home, where funeral services were held at the Congregatibnal church. Newspaper Man Held in Movie Case. San Francisco. Honore A. Connette, a newspaper man, was detained at a local hotel by Detective J. A. Wynn of Los Angeles, as a result of many state ments alleged to liave been made by Connettee In Hawaii indicating a knowledge of the murder of William Desmond Taylor, Los Angeles film di rector. Wynn questioned Connette for four hours and submitted the result of the quiz to District Attorney Wool wine at Los Angeles. Wynn said "some important information was obtained." Harding Pays Tribute to General Grant Point Pleasant, Ohio. Standing la the shadow of the spot where General Grant was born 100 years ago, Presi dent Harding brought forth great ap plause from 15,000 persons when he expressed his belief that the great Union leader would have approved "all the republic has so recently done in joining other nations in lifting the bur dens of armament and promoting un derstandings which make war less likely." St. Charles River Overflows. Pueblo, Colo. A hall storm of se vere intensity, following a twenty-four hour rainfall, caused the St. Charles river, a small stream seven miles east of Pueblo, to reach a flood stage. Sev eral hundred acres of farm land were inundated, bridges were washed out and highways flooded.. The stream which normally is about thirty, feet wide, reached a width of more than 500 feet, becoming a raging torrent, re ports received here said. Burned Forests Build No Homes. Denver. Every year forest fires in the United States destroy or damage sufficient timber to build houses for the entire population of a city the size of Washington, D. C; New Orleans, La.; Denver, Colo.; or San Francisco, Calif., according to statement just is sued by the Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture, through "Safeguarding America Against ire," the official bulletin of the National Board of Fire Underwrit ers. The area burned over each year, it is said, is equal to a strip ten miles wide reaching from New York City to Denver, Colo. The publication directs attention to the fact that fifteen years ago the bulk of public sentiment against forest fires was in the East. Today it is in the West, where 61 per cent of the remaining timber supply of the country is located. Over 81,000,- 000 acres of forest land that were for merly covered with timber are logged off or burned and completely denuded of tree growth. The solution of for estry problems, experts say, lies large ly in fire prevention and reforestation.