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Splendid Crops
In Saskatchewan (Western Canada)
800 Bushels from 20 acres
of wheat wa* the threaher '•
UnI r«*» , rn from a Lloyd
rm; »ter in
|»ea»cn of ,ilo - M* n >'
■ , IF LBS^aN I ,n that “• *‘ :l
■Bl 11R’- I Ollier district* yield
fl F* *U^y C. led from 25 to 35 bu-
■ J »helo cf wheat to the
PwßrtiAEßa;^rtTn! r <ra,nt ln
rxflfinjM large profits
° r « ,hu ’ << < r < * >* <>
<ro « “»• » R l’ l
of Western Canada.
This excellent ibowlnc eante*
a TSi • J prices to advance. LauJ value*
/VSa should double In two year** tiu.c.
< tSI Grain growlng.mUed farm-
Ing, cattle raising and dairy-
Ing »r« prvtltabie. Free
a J&C lluniestcauaof ISO acres are
-rL, *V> to ba had In the vary best
districts; ISO acre pre*enii>*
a tlonaat SS.OO pcracrc witn*
churches tn every ivlllr
'et Ws*'' ment, climate onexccllcd,
™ j£j\Sb soil the rlrbystt wood, water
giFyS. mid building material
plentiful. ,
rC '.VFor particulars as to location,
X>_— yakYlew settlers* railway rate* ard
L CUA < | descriptive illu»truted pannpbleu
■FWSSr I li’Vt West. ' and other in
-9 formation, write to Snp't of ituud.
station. Ottawa. Canada, or to
& j Canadian Owternnieui Asent.
I* t T. Rdaet. SIJ Jklk* St. St Pwt Ma
A I.MKi.xr.i». Ikmr Hi.SXcrtert. S. F
|S *»<■ * J Deass vrrlta to Uoa.tr.: nearest you
We al! like to see a man who Is up
and dohiK- providing be isn't doing us.
The old friend is better than the new.
Gartield Tea h not only <•'<! but tried and
found true Made of pure wholesome Herbs.
Some people away up In the social
scale ate really too light to bring the
scale down
A very successful remedy for pelvic
catarrh Is hot douches of Paxtine An
tist pile, at druggists, 25c a box or Font
pos’paic on receipt of price by The
Paxton Toilet, Co., Boston, Mass.
She Wasnx.
"Come Into the garden, Maud.”
"What do you think I am—a far
D*?.tined for Many Trips.
"I have written a short story." said
the amateur literary person. "What
Is the first step to take In selling it?"
"Buy ten dollars’ worth of stamps,”
advised the old hand at the business
Piecing Out.
"Writing a story?" the caller asked
the busy author.
"Yes; in dialect.”
"I didn't think you ever made use
of dialect.”
"I don t as a rule, but 1 have to
now. Several letters are broken on
my typewriter."
A Fine Distinction.
The friend of the city editor was
being initiated into the mysteries of
modern journalism.
"How large a staff have you?" he
• Let me ece." mused the city edi
tor. "We have about fifty men. five
women and three society reporters. ’’
Less and Less.
"This Is a great age we are living
In." said Brinkley. "We have smoke
less gunpowder, horseless wagons,
wireless telepraph—”
"Yes,” interrupted Cynicus. "ard
we have moneyless foreigners com
ing here and contracting lovelese
marriages with heartless helresaea."
Easily Answered.
"These kids I teach aren't a bit
alow.” observed a school teacher yes
terday. Tn fact. I'm afraid they read
ibe papers. The other day 1 pro
fMieed the following problem to my
arithmetic class:
“'A rich man dies and leaves II,-
OOfi.OOO .One-fifth Is to go to bls wife,
ona-sixth to his son, one seventh to
Lis daughter, one-eighth to his broth
er and the rest to foreign missions.
What does each get?*
" 'A lawyer.’ said the littlest boy In
th** class " —Case and Comment.
In the Growth
of Corn
there’s a period when the
kernels are plumped out with
a vegetable milk, must nutri
As the corn ripens the
“milk" hardens, and finally
becomes almoat flinty.
Are made from this hard part
of choice selected com.
It is carefully cooked; treat
ed with sugar and sslt; rolled
into thin bits; then toasted to
an appetizing brown—with
out a hand touching the food.
It has been said that Post
Toasties are the most de
liciously flavoured particles of
cereal food yet produced.
One can render an opinion
• i trial.
•a Memory Linfyn tf
Sold ?y firccera
rr.mMnr, Ltd.
Elam Harrlsh. known «11 through Alas
ka as '‘Burning Daylight,” celebrate* ills
80th birthday with a crowd of miners at
the Circle City Tivoli. The dance leads
to heavy gam bling. In which over IliW.Ot"
Is staked. Harnish los< s his money and
his mine but wins the mail contract. He
■tarts on his mall trip with dogs and
■ledge, telling his friends that he will be
In the big Yukon gold strike at the start
Burning Daylight makes a scn« .tionaity
rap'd run across country «!th the mall,
appears nt the Tivoli and is now ready
to Join hls friends In a dash to the new
gold fields Deciding that go'..! will be
found In the up-river district Harn.si
burs two tons of flour, which he declares
will bt. worth Its weight In gold, but
when he arrive* wltn h'.s flour ho finds
the big flat desolate. A comrade discov
ert gold and Daylight reaps a rich har
vest. He goes to Dawson, bee dres the
most prominent figure tn the Klondike
and defeats a combination of capita..st*
In a vast mining deal. He returns to
civilisation, and. ami! the bewild- ring
complications of high f.n ;r. ••. Dayllgl t
finds that he has been h i t•> invest Ins
•leven million* In a manipulated « heme
Ht goes tv New York, and confronting
his d’sloy .1 partners with a revolver, he
threatens to kill them if his m nev is not
returned T! ev are cowed, return their
stealings an 1 Harnish g n,, s I irk tn San
Fran-.* o whore he m> ts his fate m
M. m, i pretty st • g i He
makes large Investments and gets Into the
political ring For a rest ho g - -t» the
country Daylight gets | rln high
finance In Sin Franeis'-o. but often the
longing for the sf-n;’e life r* arly over
comes nim. Dede S*as'»n * iys a horse and
Davlight me ts her In h-r «iddle trips
One dav h? asks D< le to g. with him
on one more ride his purpose h Ing tn
■sk her to marry him and they ranter
aww. gh» trrtt t I' r f< ■ ’ ng®
Ded- tells Davlight that her happiyss
coul It lie with • n
Daylight undertakes to build up a great
Industrial community. He is insistent
that she m irrv I rr. and vet hope* to win
her Daylight falls back into his nl !
drinking wavs. There Is a flurry :n the
monev market, but Daylight tells D**!*
that h» is going to work on a ranch and
prov« to her that he has >rmed.
CHAPTER XX.—Continued.
Two days later, Daylight stood wait
ing outside the little Glen Ellen hotel.
The ceremony was over, and he had
left Dede to go Inside and change
Into her riding-habit •.•bile he brought
the horses He h< Id them now, Bob
and Mab. and tn the shadow of the
watering-trough Wclf lay and looked
on. Already two days of ardent Cali
fornia sun and touched with new fires
the ancient bronze In Daylight's face.
But warmer still was the glow that
came Into hls cheeks and burned in
bls eyes as he saw Dede coming out
the door, riding-whip in hand, clad in
the familiar corduroy skirt and lag
gings of the old Piedmont days. There
was warmth and glow In h«r own face
as she answered his gaze and glanced
on past him to the horses. Then she
saw Mab. But her gaze leaped Lack
to the man.
"Ob, Elam!” ahe breathed.
• •• ••• • •
Many persons, themselves city bred,
and city reared, have fled to the
soil ar.d succeeded in winning gr at
happiness. In such cases they
have succeeded only by going
through a process of savage disil
lusionment. But with Dede and Day
light it was different. They had both
been born on the soli, and they knew
Its naked simplicities and rawer ways
They —ere like two persons, after far
wandering, who had merely ccme
home again. There was less of the
unexpected In their dealings with na
ture. while tbelrs was all the delight
of reminiscence. What might appear
sordid and squalid to the fastidiously
reared, was to f hcm eminently whole
some and natural. The commerce of
nature was to them no unknown and
untried trade. Tr.ey made fewer mis
takes. They already knew and it was
a Joy to remember what they had for
And another thing they learned was
that It was easier for one who has
gorged at the flesh-pots to content
himself with the meagreness of a
crust, than for one who has known
only the crust. Not that their life
was meagre It was that they found
keener delights and deeper satisfac
tions in little things. Daylight, who
had played the game in Its biggest
and most fantastic aspects, found
that here, on the slopes of Sonoma
Mountain, It was still the same old
game. Man had still work to perform,
forces to combat, obstacles to over
come. When he experimented in a
small way at raising a few pigeons
for market, he found no less zest tn
calculating In squabs than formerly
when ho had calculated In millions.
Achievement was no less achieve
ment. while the process of It seemed
more rational and received the sanc
tion of bls »*ascn
The domestic cat that had gone
wild and that preyed on hls pigeons,
he found, by the comparative stand
ard. to be of no Jess paramount men
ace than a Charles Kiinkuer in the
field of finance, trying to raid him for
several millions. The hawks and
weasels and 'coans were so many
Dowsctts. Lettons, and Guggenbam-
mere that struck at blm secretly. The
«ea of wild vegetation that tossed Its
our.* Hgalnat the boundaries of al) bls
Hearings and that sometimes crept In
•nd flooded tn a single week was no
viean enemy to contend with and sub
-I’H» Uh fat-rolled vegetable-garden
n ’he nork of bills that failed of Its
• ■“t , problem cf engrossing Im
—• ••,(« whea hr had solved It by
putting In draintile, the Joy of the
achievement was ever with him. He
Dvver worked in it and found the soil
unpacked and tractable without ex
periencing the thrill of accomplish
There was the matter of the plumb
ing. He was enabled to purchase the
materials through a lucky sale of a
number of his hair bridles. The work
he did himself, though more than once
he was forced to call in Dede to hold
tight with a pipe-wrench. And In the
end, when the bath tub and the sta
tionary tubs were Installed and in
working order, he could scarcely tear
himself away from the contemplation
of what his hands had wrought. The
first evening, missing him, Dede
sought and found him. lamp In hand,
staring with silent glee at the tubs
He rubbed his hand over their smooth
wooden lips and laughed aloud, and
was as shame-faced as any boy when
she caught him thus secretly exulting
in his own prowess.
It was this adventure In wood-work
Ing nnd plumbing that brought about
the building of the little workshop,
where he slowly gathered a collection
of loved tools. An 1 he. who in the
old days, out of his millions, could
purchase Immediately whatever be
might desire, learned the new- Joy of
the possession that follows u]»on rigid
economy and desire long delayed. He
waited three months before daring the
"Say,” He Called Out, "I’d
extravagance of a Yankee screw-driv
er, and bls glee in the marvelous lit
tle mechanism was so keen that Dede
conceived forthright a great idea. For
six months she saved her egg money,
which was hers by right of allotment,
and on bls birthday presented him
with a turning-lathe of wonderful sim
plicity and multifarious efficiencies.
Ar.d their mutual delight in the lathe,
which was hls, was only equalled by
their delight in Mab's first foal, which
was Dede's special private property.
Daylight bad made no assertion of
total abstinence, though he had not
taken n drink for months after the
day he resolved to let bis business go
to smash. Soon he proved himself
strong enough to dare to take a
drink without taking a second. On
the other hand, with his coming to
live In the country, had passed all de
sire and need for drink. He felt no
yearning fot it. and even forgot that
it existed. Yet he refused to be
afraid of it, and In town, on occasion,
when invited by the storekeeper,
would reply: “All right, son. If my
taking a drink will make you happy,
here goes. Whisky for mine."
But such a drink begat no desire
tor a tecond. It made no Impression.
He was too profoundly strong to ha
effected by a thimbleful. As he bad
prophesied to Dede, Burning Daylight,
the city financier, bad died a quick
death nn the ranch, and hls younger
(Copyright. 1716. by the New Tnrk Herald Company.!
(Copyright. 1910. by the MacMillan Company.
brother, the Daylight from Alaska,
had taken his place. The threatened
Inundation- of fat had subsided, and
all his oldtime Indian leanness and
litheness of muscle had returned. So,
likewise, did the old slight hollows la
his cheeks come back. For him they
Indicated the pink of physical condi
tion. He became the acknowledged
strong man of Sonoma Valley, the
heaviest lifter and hard-sst winded
among a husky race of farmer folk.
At first, when In need of ready cash,
he had followed Ferguson's example
of working at day's labor; but he was
not long in gravitating to a form of
work that was more stimulating and
more satisfying, and that allowed him
even more time for Dede and the
ranch and the perpetual tiding through
the hills. Having been challenged by
the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter,
to attempt the breaking of a certain
incorrigible colt, he succeeded so sig
nally as to earn quite a reputation as
a horse-breaker. And soon he was
able to earn whatever money he de
sired at this, to him. agreeable work.
His life was eminently wholesome
and natural. Early to bed. ho slept
like an infant and vas up with the
dawn Always with something to do,
and with a thousand little things that
enticed but did not clamor, he was
himself never overdone Nevertheless,
there were times when both he and
Dede was not above confessing tired
ness at bedtime after seventy or eighty
miles In the saddle. Sometimes, when
he had accumulated a little money,
nnd when the season favored, they
would mount their horses, with sad
dle-bags behind, and ride away over
the wall of the valley and down Into
the other valleys.
Like to Tackle You Again."
One day, stopping to mall a letter
at the Glen Ellen postoffice, they were
hailed by the blacksmith.
“Say, Daylight," he said, “a young
fellow named Slosson sends you his
regards. He came through In an auto
on the way to Santa Rosa. He wanted
to know If you didn't live hereabouts,
but the crowd with him was In a bur
ry. So he sent you his regards and
said to tell you he'd taken your ad
vice and was still going on breaking
his own record."
Daylight had long since told Dede
of the Incident.
“Slosson?" ho meditated. “Slosson?
That must be the hammer-thrower.
He put my hand down twice, the
young scamp." Ho turned suddenly
to Dede. "Say, It's only twelve miles
to Santa Rosa, and the horses are
Sho divined what was in his mind,
of which his twinkling eyes and sheeps
Ish, boyish grin gave sufficient adver
tisement, and she smiled and nodded
"We’ll cut across by Bennett Val
ley," he said. “It’s nearer that way."
There was little difficulty, once In
Santa Rosa, of finding Slosson. He
and bls party had registered at the
Oberlin Hotel, and Daylight encoun
tered the young hammer-thrower him
self In the office.
“Look here, son." Daylight announc
ed. aa soon aa he had introduced Dede
•Tv? como to go you another
at that hand game. Here s a likely
Slosson smiled and accepted. The
two men faced each other, the elbows
of their right arms on the counter, the
hands clasped. Slosson’s hand quick
ly forced backward and down.
"You’re the first man that ever suc
ceeded tn doing it,** he said. Lxst •
try It again.'*
"Sure." Daylight answered. "And
don't forgot, son. thnt you’re the first
man that put mine down. That's why
I lit out after you today."
Again they clasped hands, and
again Slosson’s hand went down. He
was a broad-shoulder d. heavy-mus
clod young giant, at least half a held
taller than Daylight, and he frankly
expressed his chagrin and asked for a
third trial. This time he steeled him
self to the effort, and for a moment
the Issue was In doubt. With flushed
face and set tooth he met the other's
strength till his crackling muscles
failed him. The air exploded sharply
from his tensed lungs, as he relaxed
In surrender, arid the hand dropped
limplv down
"You’re too n-any far me." he con
fessed. "I only hope you'll keep out
of the hammer'brewing game."
Daylight laughed and shook hln
"We r lelit mmrromhn. and each
stay in his own rl-u*. You stick to
hammer-throwing, and I'll go on turn
Ina do*n hands "
But Slosson refu.-ed to accept de
"Say." ho called out. as Daylight
nrd Dodo, astride their horses, were
preparing to depart "Say—do jou
mind if I look you up next year? I’d
like to tackle you again.”
"Sure, ton. You’re welcome to a
fl ;t er any time Tlicigh I give you
fair warning that you'll hive to go
soma. You'll have to train up. for I'm
plowing and cho| ping wood and break
ing colts these days.’’
Now and again on the way homo.
Dodo could hoar her 1 ig boy husband
chuckling gh efully. As they halted
their horses on tho top of the divide
out of Bennett Valley. In order to
wptch the sunset, he ranged alongside
and slipped hls arm around her waist.
"Little woman," he said, "you're
sure responsible for It all. And I leave
It tn you. If all the money in creation
is worth ns much :is one arm like that
when it’s got a sweet little woman
like this to go around "
Daylight’s steadfast contention was
that bls wife should not become cook,
waitress, and chambermaid because
she did not happen to possess a house
hold of servants. On the other hand,
chafing-dish suppers In the big living
room for their < amping guests were r
common happening, at which times
Daylight allotted them their chores
and saw that they were perform* d
For one who stopped only for the
night It was different. Likewise it
was different with her brother, back
from Germany, and again able to sit
a horse. On hls vacations he became
the third In the family, and to him
was given the building of the fins
the sweeping, and the washing of the
Singing Teaches Correct Breathing
anc Lively Waltzes Have Good Ef
fects on Melancholia Patients.
Tvo English physicians of prom!
nence have recently asserted that the
exercise given to the lungs in stnglne
is valuable In the prevention and cure
of diseases of those organs. They
cons dor that increased professional
recognition should be extended to this
special therapeutic agency, as ad vis
able In cases where pulmonary con
sumption is feared.
Singing involves correct nasal
breathing, and this means that the
air admitted to the lungs is prac
tically genu free, and also the ade
quate development of the upper por
tions of the respiratory passages An
other effect Is the maintenance of the
elasticity and proper expansion of the
cheat. The necessary breathing exer
cises mean Increased functional ac
tivity of the lungs. Then, there la
the improved oxygenation of the
blood, which singing necessarily pro
motes. p
As we know, most singers and also
those musicians who perform on wind
Instruments are a healthy looking lot
Not many years from now music win
be recognized as a most valuable cur
ative agent, especially in cases of in
sanity or morbidity. What tired over
wrought, distressed man or woman
does not know the value of music.
How many beautiful stories could be
told of the power of music to sustain
and restrain?
One of the greatest scientists living
has testified that he was once kept
from thoughts of despair and suicide
by suddenly hearing in the next bouse
someone playing Rubenstein's Melody
in the Croydon Mental hospital.
London, waltz music— particularly the
bright, musical comedy pieces—is
used In effecting a cure for meHa
cholla patients.
A vain woman would rather bear
eomplexion praised then her vir-
Every home ehould make root I
■ beer in springtime for its I
H ciousness and its fm c .. . I
■ properties. ; ' c I
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N.iroed SC. ■
Don’t Persecute
Your Bowels
Cut out cathartic* and purgatives
brutal, harah. unncceaaary.
Purely x .-Retable Ac* .? —■»
gt-tly <n the l:w,. J E v
"uranate bile. 72 i
•oottie .tell ¥? 1 'L[
Crtub: <»:.<• "f H | y E 3
Cur I p| |.J
Canriipation, fl'i*
Bit toilin' **. VAs.
Skk «••«- <** *
•cht and InditMtloo, •• millions know
Genuine must bear Signature
Why Pay $100?
Per acri for farm land when t > •b*
land tii.it will produce as much
acre for sto? Let me show \
me for inside information. j> it r _
T. F. ZIEGLER. lola, >Un m
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