The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1914 Page: 3 of 4
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PROSPECTS FOR 1914
Excellent Spring for Work
Wheat Seeding About
The writer has JuBt returned fr«m
an extensive trip through the Prov-
inces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, in Western Canada. The crop
conditions are the very best, and no
one locality seems to have an advan-
tage over another in this respect. Tho
uniformity in growth is remarkable,
and in all parts of the three provinces
spring wheat at the time of writing.
May 10th, is well above the ground
from two to three Inches. Consider-
able fal) plowing was done last year,
and this, with the summer fallow, is
already seeded, so that practically
wheat seeding is over by this date.
Everywhere the farmers are busy and
the whole country presents one great
scene of activity—three-horse, four-
horse and five-horse teams are busy
preparing land for barley, oats and
flax. On some of the larger farms
batteries of steam and gasoline out-
fits are at work, but in a great many
districts where these have been oper-
ated in the past they are being dis-
placed by horses, owing no doubt par-
tially to the difficulty of securing ex-
perienced men to operate them. Any-
way, there is being put into agricul-
ture in Western Canada, greater ef-
fort with more promise than for some
years past. The soil is in the best
possible condition; moisture has been
sufficient, there have been no winds
to dry out the soil, and if the farmers
have had to lay up for a day or so
now and again, it was merely that the
ground might have the advantage of
the rain and an occasional snow,
which promise so much for the grow-
ing crop. With some warm weather
the grain will come along in a man-
ner that will equal the best years
Western Canada has ever had.
It must not be thought from, this
that the farmers are full bent on se-
curing a grain crop alone. In nearly
every district there Is more and more
tho indication and inclination to go
Into mixed farming. Herds of cattle
now dot the plains that up to' the
present had been fully given up to
grain growing, hogs and sheep are In
evidence. New buildings are to be
seen on a great many places, these
being pig houses and cow stables, al-
though protection of cattle is not regu-
larly required, excepting for calves
and such cows as It may be necessary
to house from time to time.
The growing of alfalfa and other
fodder grasses is an industry that is
being rapidly developed.
During this spring a splendid class
of new settlers have gone in, many of
them from the eastern states. These
■have seen what success the western
and central states man has achieved
1n Western Canada, and are now go-
ing in in hundreds. The movement
from Montana, Oregon and Washing-
ton to Canada continues without any
abatement as to numbers and value of
effects, while the central and eastern
fltates are still sending an excellent
class of farmers with means sufficient
to begin farming on a scale that will
pay from the start.
Those who contemplate visiting the
Panama Exposition next year will find
that one of the most interesting trips
they can make will be via the Cana-
dian West. There will be three lines
of railway they can use—the Canadian
■Pacific, Canadian Northern and Grand
Trunk Pacific, all of whtch will have
through to coast lines completed. Thus
■will be given a view of prairie, wood-
land and mountain scenery unexcelled
Question and Answer,
Phoebe was bored. In all the six
Jong years of her life she had never
spent such a miserable day. Circum-
stances at last grew too strong for
her, and she cried. She was one of
those who do not often cry, but who,
when they do, make no secret of it.
In short, Phoebe nearly lifted the
nursery celling off.
Upstairs came Phoebe's mother, al-
ready dressed in her gladdest clothes
prepartory to having tea with a
"Why, what's the matter, Phoebe?"
Phoebe, standing hopelessly in the
middle of the nursery, only howled
the louder and refused to see any-
thing cheerful about life.
Lifting the unhappy child up In her
arms and cuddling the tear-stained
little face against her own, the mother
walked over to the looking-glass.
"JuBt look, Phoebe, at that ugly lit-
tle face in the looking-glass!"
Phoebe Immediately became inter>
ested and stopped crying.
"Which one, mother?" she asked.
Hit the Bull's Eye.
The other evening Sir George Rld-
riell told an amusing story of a game
of golf. Mr. Lloyd George and Mr.
McKenna played somewhere In Wales.
They had to get over an awkward
tmnker in the drive "from the first tee,
and Mr. McKenna. who played first,
*ot hlB ball nicely over. The crowd
of onlookers, mostly miners who
hadn't quite got the bang of the
.game, maintained a respectful silence.
Then Mr. Lloyd George drove off,
and, to bis extreme annoyance, his
bail went Btralght Into the bunker.
'To add to his Irritation, the crowd
tbroke Into enthusiastic applause!
They were mixing up rifle shooting
land golf, and Imagined that Mr. Lloyd
|U«orge had boo red a "bull's eyel"
St. Moritz, in Switzerland, Wen«
derful Pleasure City.
features of the Town Are the Result
of Thirty Years Expenditure of
Energy and Capital—Haven for
Lovers of Winter Sports.
St. Moritz, Switzerland.—It has
been said that it requires not only
natural advantages, but a quarter of
a century's labor, to make a really
good Swiss winter resort. At St.
Moritz is to be seen the outcome of
30 years of energy and capital expen-
diture. The Creata, most wonderful
of toboggan-runs—a glistening pol-
ished sheet of ice from Church Leap
to Creata village—Is the result of
many years of loving study and labor.
The rinks are the product not only of
much money, but also of long experi-
ence in the fine art of tending ice
at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Many
years of observation have enabled the
devoted engineer of the bobrun to
combine the maximum of thrills with
the minimum of danger. At St. Moritz
a man will find any winter sport he
loves, and find it the very best of its
kind. Bandy, tobogganing, bobbing,
ski-joring, curling, are all at their best
in this the most important winter
sport centers in Switzerland, and are
to be had side by side with every
amenity and luxury of modern life.
First-class hotels, a well-appointed
club (where cards are not unknown),
a fine English church (where the serv-
ices are choral), a series of race-meet-
ings, shops full of Paquin dresses, ex-
pensive instructors both in the com-
pletest Continental or English styles
and In the most hybrid developments
of the tango, covered lawn tennis
.Church Leap on the Famous Cresta
courts lit by electricity and warmed
by "central heating," such are a few
of the adjuncts and by-products of life
at St. Moritz in winter.
Pleasures and activities are as mul-
tiform as human nature In this gay
vanity fair in snow, where, in
the electric air, the active are more
vigorous, the delicate and fragile
awake to new energy. The so-called
"blue" rays of the Engadine sun have
very magic and mysterious properties
not merely of a therapeutic but also
of a moral and a social sort. It is,
however, primarily for winter sports
that the newcomer will visit St.
EASY WAY TO GOOD HEALTH
Stand Straight and You'll 8teer Clear
of Lung Trouble, Says Medical
New York.—The first essential in
the avoidance of tuberculosis of the
lungs, or consumption, is to keep the
lurgs strong, so that if the germs are
breathed they can do no harm, ac-
cording to a bulletin of the American
One of the moBt important things
in keeping the lungs strong is to keep
the chest wide open, so that the lungs
can be properly used. If the body is
dropped or stoops, or if the shoulders
are allowed to drag forward (round
shoulder), or if the hesd is carried
forward instead of well back over the
shoulders, the chest must be flattened,
the breathing must be shallow, and
the lungs, not being freely used, be-
It ia in this type of chest that tuber-
culosis usually begins. The consump-
tive is usually narrow chested, with
drooped shoulders and with the head
craned forward. While the develop-
ment of a strong, well formed chest is
one of the most important factors in
preventing tuberculosis, the same
thing is to be desired if the disease
has pnee Btarted. Not only should we
live In the open, but we Bhould stand
up straight and learn to "throw a big
chest," so that the lungs can grow
strong and the fresh air be taken in.
Tho runner, the singer, or any one
who is obliged to make sustained ef-
fort is taught to stand and Bit with
the chest high, so that the lungs can
be used to the best advantage, and if
I every one would do the same thing
there would be less tuberculosis, be-
cause there would be fewer weak
Chauffeur Under Double Fire.
Chicago.—"My boss' daughter and
her fellow were sparking In the rear
neat and occasionally I turned to
take a look so lost track of my speed-
ometer," declared Christ Hrody, a
chauffeur when arraigned for speed-
Are Your Kidneys Weak ? j
You may have kidney trouble and not
know it The only signs may be occa
sional twinges in the small of the back,
constant lameness, dizty spells or some
annoying irregularity of the kidney action.
But no sign of kidney trouble can be
safely ignored. Kidney disease moves
rapidly. It leads to dropsy, gravel,
Bright's disease, rheumatism.
If you suspect that your kidneys are
slupgish, use Doan's Kidney Pills,
which have relieved thousands.
An Oklahoma Case
Mrf. J. B. Maddox,
611 Center St.. Alva.
Okla., says: "I had
pain* In my hip« and
when walking, thesv
sharp twinges came
on and I had to
grasp something to
keep from falling
My kidneys were
weak. Nothing help-
ed mo until I took
Doan's Kidney Pills.
They entirely rid me
of the ailments and
the cure has lasted
for over four years."
Ge! Doan*. «l Any Store. S0« • Bo*
FOSTER-M1LBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
wanted the stage filled
Theatrical Manager Evidently Cared
More for Effect Than for Accuracy
The production of great dramas was
; his business. His great talent was
| success, and his weakness was that
' he always liked to "show oft" when he
j was rehearsing a piny. He was
I In the habit of sitting far back in
the darkened theater, and whenever
a stranger came in to see the re-
hearsal work he put himself in the
foregroupd by jumping to his feet
and bawling out the actors and act-
resses. When he was putting on a
big production of "The Holy City"
three friends of his entered the the-
ater one afternoon to see the dress
rehearral. As soon as they had sat
down the producer began to fidget in
his seat. He was consumed by the
old fever for prominence. He wanted
the visitors to see that he waB the
boss of everything. There were 12
men on the stage, which was unusual-
ly large. "Who are those men on
the stage?" he called out to his stage
manager in a thunderous voice.
"That's one of the big scenes of^the
play," the manager said humbly.
"Those men are the 12 disciples."
"Oh, well," shouted the Impresario
imperiously, "go out and get 12 more.
That's a big stage, and we want to
fill It up."
Why Suffer From Headachss,
Hunt's Lightning Oil quickly relieves
the pain. The Hurting and Aching stop
almost instantly. A truly wonderful remedy
for those who suffer. It is astonishing how
the pain fades away the moment Hunt's
Lightning Oil comes in contact with it
So many people are praising it, that you
can no longer doubt. For Cuts, Burns,
Bruist.i and Sprains it is simply fine. All
dealers sell Hunt's Lightning Oil in
25 and 50 cent bottles or by mail from
A. B. Richards Medicine Co.
Sherman ' IK^sT Texas
tracts and kills all
fli«>. Neat, clean, or-
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All dealers orewnt
express paid for 91.00.
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is constantly growing in favor because it
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and jt will not injure the finest fabric. For
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WRITE TOR DELIVERED PRICE
Soda Fountain: Wo huve made up ready for
prompt shipment 0, 8, 10, 12 aud 20 ft. front
not a soothing apology!
Bobby's Well-Meant Effort Probably !
Made Indignant Private Soldier
Madder Than Ever.
Colonel Blank had a little boy five
years old, and little Bobby had often
heard the men In his father's regi-
ment spoken of as "Colonel Blank's
men." So he said to one of them:
"My father owns you."
The soldier was very angry. "You
little Imp!" he exclaimed. "What
are you talking about! Nobody owns
Bobby's mother heard about It, and
was much distressed. Calling the lit-
tle boy to her, she said:
"Bobby, you were wrong when you
said your father owns his men, and
I want you to tell the soldier that you
are sorry for what you said."
Running to overtake the private,
the little boy exclaimed breathlessly:
"I'm sorry my father owns you!"
Her Only Chance.
"I understand that Miss Antique Is
is something entirely
foreign to the person
with poor digestion,
liver troubles or con-
stipated bowels — but,
there is no need to
remain in such a con-
has been found very
beneficial in helping
sickly folks back to
health and happiness.
Get a bottle today.
thought it "regular job"
Old Workman, Grown Gray In the
Harness, Resented Being Looked
On as a "Casual."
Bill Smith had worked at a certain
firm for sixty years.
go the two sons of the employer
thought that he had worked for them
sufficiently long enough to be pen-
sioned off, and this they decided to do
So they called the old man Into the
office, and told him that as he had
worked for them faithfully and well
all these years they had decided to
pension him off, but that he could
draw the same wage as he was then
The old man turned away, but he
was very much troubled and puzzled
about the matter, and the two sons
could see that he hadn't taken it at all
In the spirit In which they had given
It, so they said:
"Well, Mr. Smith, what's the mat-
ter? Don't you like it?"
"No," replied the old man; "I al-
ways thought that this place was a
system, pump service outfits, Dew aud slightly
used, at a big Raving In price on easy month ly
payments. The (irosman Co., Inc., Dallas,Tex.
Better Soldier Than Statesman.
One hundred years ago on the forty-
fifth anniversary of his birth, Lord
Wellington was rewarded with the
title of duke In recognition of his
success In the Peninsula campaign
against the French. At the same time
the house of commons voted $2,000,-
000 for the support of his new dignity.
Within a little more than a year the
famoua soldier was destined to win the
great victory at Waterloo and to be
made the commander-in-chief of the
British forces. Later In life the duke
of Wellington became British prime
minister, but the strong personal quali-
ties that had helped him to success
as a soldier were not the qualities that
best befitted for the premiership, and
the career of the duke as a statesman
added little to his fame.
While visiting his uncle in the coun-
try Willie was much Interested lu
watching the ducks "tipping up" In
"They're most all young ones, aren't
they?" he observed to his uncle.
"Why, no, boy; they're old ones.
What makes you think they are
"I thought they were young," Willie
explained, "because they don't seem
to be able to swim without upsetting."
Nothing to It.
"Pa, what's a mirage?"
"The average man's dream of great-
ness, son."—Baltimore Sun.
Anybody can dye successfully with
Putnam Fadeless Dyes. Adv.
There Is nothing so uncertain as a
Credit Johnny Snaggs.
"Now, boys," said the schoolmaster,
"I want you to bear In mind that the
word 'stan' at tho end of a word
means 'the place of.' Thus we have
Afghanistan—the place of the Af-
ghans: also Hindustan—the place of
the Hindus. Can any one give me an-
Nobody appeared very anxious to do
so until little Johnny Snaggs, the joy
of his mother and the terror of the
cats, said proudly:
"Yes, sir, I can. Umbrellastan—the
place for umbrellas."
What He Feared.
It was during a very violent thun-
derstorm, In which the lightning flashes
were particularly vivid, terrifying and
"Do not be afraid, Tommie," said his
mother, "our Father In heaven holds
the lightning in bis hands."
"Yes, I know he does, mother, but
then, you see, lightning is so quick
and slippery that I am afraid he might
let some of It get away from him when
he don't mean to."
blotches covered limbs
19 Roach St., Atlanta, Ga.—"A few
months ago I had some kind of skin
eruption that spread until my limbs
and feet were covered with blotches
and watery blisters. It looked like
eczema. When the trouble reached
my neck and face I was almost driven
frantic. It itched and stung so In-
tensely that I could not Bleep or wear
any clothing on the afTected parts. Aft-
er two months I commenced to use
Cuticura Soap and Ointment and after
two days I noticed Improvement and
In six days the trouble left. My skin
was fair and smooth again aud the
eruption never returned.
"My cousin was a sufferer from pim-
ples, known as acne, on his face and
seemed to grow worse all the time. I
recommended Cuticura Soap and
Ointment to him and now his face
is smooth for the first time In three
years and he owes It all to Cuticura
Soap and Ointment." (Signed) Wal-
ter Battle, Oct. 7, 1012.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post-
card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston."—Adv.
Little Delia was slowly turning the
leaves of heivnursery book when sud-
denly she looked up and Inquired:
"Mother, what day was I born on?"
"Wasn't that fortunate! It's your
day 'at home,'" replied the Ilttlfe miss.
It takes a sensible woman to gener-
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Admits She Is Fat.
Stella Mayhew Is fat—Just plain
fat. This Is the term she herself ap-
plies to her avoirdupois, without try-
ing to disguise It as "plump" or
"stout." And she doesn't mind joking
with herself about it.
On a certain occasion she was let-
ting her audience Into a few of her
"I have tried everything recom-
mended to reduce," she admitted, "but
I keep on getting fatter. Why, there
Isn't a thing I read about, guaranteed
to take ofT flesh, that I don't try."
At this pause a woman seated In
tho second row, who had made herself
conspicuous by several remarks dur-
ing Miss Mayhew's talk, Inquired:
"Did you ever try poison?"—St.
Father—Tommie, would you rather
go to the show and split your sides,
or go to the wood pile and spilt some
Tommie—If It's just the same to
you, father, I'd rather split the differ-
ence and sit here by the fire.
Don't be misled. A* k for Red Crow
Ball Blue. Makes benutiful white clothes.
At all good Rrocers. Adv.
Qualls and partridges deserted parts
of France when the aeroplane made
Its appearance there.
Immigration figrures show that the \
population of Canada increased dur-
ing 191 3. by the addition of 400.000 ^
new settlers from the United States
and Europe. Most of these have gone ]
on farms in provinces of Manitoba, ^
Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Lord William Percy, an English Nobleman, ^
"The possibilities and opportunities offered (
by the Canadian West are so infinitely I
greater than those which exist in England. 7
that it seems absurd to think that peopleJ
should ba impeded from coming to thejj
country where they can most easily an'
certainly improve their position.
New districts are being opened up, J
which will make accessable a great ^
number of homesteads in distrirtsj
especially adapted to mixed larm-fl
ing and grain raising.
For Illustrated literature and-
reduced railway rates, apply tol
Supt. of ImmigraUon. Ottawa, |
Canada, or to
C. A. COOK
129 W. eth Street
Kansas City, Mo.
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