The Curtis Courier. (Curtis, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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ITt GROWTH IN TEN YEARS
A rrnius uf lh« Dominion of Cihidk
• ill It* mad** dm in* 1*11. It «iU
■how that during ti>a*t decade *
remarkable development Itaa taken
place, and, when compared with the
population, a greater percentage of In-
crease In Industries of all kinds than
has ever been shown by any country.
Commerce, mining, agriculture and
railways have made a steady march
onward The population will be con-
siderably over MMW.IHIO Thousands
of miles of railway lines have been
con at ruction since the last census was
takeu ten years ago. This construo
tlon was made necessary by the open-
ing up of the uew agricultural dis-
trict a In Weatern Canada, In which
them have been pouring year after
year an Increaalng number of settlers,
until the preseul year will witness
settlement of over MO.600, or s trifle
less than one third of the Immigration
to the Culled Slates during the ssiuo
period with Its *2.000,1)00 or popula-
tion. Kven with these hundreds of
thousands of newcomer*, the great
majority of whom go upon the land,
there la still avsllsble room for hun-
dreds of thousands additional. Tha
census figures will therefore show a
grqat—a vast—Increase In the num-
ber of farms under occupation, aa wall
as |n (lie output of tbs farms. When
tbs figures of the splendid Immigra-
tion are added to th«* natural Increase,
the total will surprise even the moat
optimistic. To the eicellent growth
that the weatern portion of Canada
will show may largely be attributed
the commercial and Industrial growth
of the eaatern portion of Canada All
Canada la being upbullded, and In this
transformation there la taking part
the people from many countries, but
only front those countries that pro-
duce the strong and vigorous. As
some evidence of the growth of tho
western portion of Canada, In agricul-
tural Industry, It Is Instructive to
point out that over 100,000 home-
steads of 160 acres each have been
transferred to actual aettlera In thg
past two years. This means 25,000
square mllea of territory, aud then,
when Is added the 40,000 160-acre pre-
emption blocks, there Is an additional
10,000 square miles, or a total of 36,-
000 square miles—a territory as large
as the State of Indiana, and settled
within two years. Reduced to the
producing capacity Imperative on the
cultivation restriction of 50 acres of
cultivation on each 160 sere home-
stead within three years, there will
be within * year and * half from now
upwards of 6,000,000 additional acres
from this one source added to the en-
tire producing area of the Provinces
of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-
In 1901, st the time of the last
census of Canada, successful agrlcul-
English Women Smoke Pipas
The latest fancy of the woman
an'okor Is a pipe not the tiny affair
that »ufl!< os for lbs Japanese, but a
good wised brier or a neat meer-
schaum Tbs pips Is boldly carried
along with a gold card case and chain
purs*, for some tlms sow the rig
aretle haa given place to a cigar,
small Is also and tulld la quality.
Women said they were tired of tbs
elgaieite, and wasted a bigger sssoke
Cripple Ridas Bicycle.
George Anstev aged 12. g cripple,
Sf I street er. England. la one of tbs
moat remarkable cyclists Is 'be roua-
try Hotb his legs are withered sad
uaeloaa. but I bo I Bicester Cripples'
Guild has provided him with a two
wheeled prdallesa machine, with a
podded lube covering the silo bar.
Across this he lies face foremost, and
with wooden clogs strapped to his
hands ha propels hlnisslf along the
•tree's and roads In a marvelously
rapid manuer. Ha has complete con-
trol of the machine, his hands acting
as pedal a, steeling gear, sad brake
Pretty Good Definition.
We bear soma funny things la Float
ttreet sometimes, and lbs following
leflnltlon of tha height of aggravation,
ly a gentleman In rather shaky boots,
whom wa eucountered In n well known
tostelry the other day. struck ua aa
»e!ng particularly choice
“The 'eight of ((aggravation, gentle-
men." ssld this pothouse humorist, set-
ting his pewter on the countar and
looking round proudly, with the air of
one about to 1st off a good thing, “the
'eight of baggravatton—why, trying
to ketch n flea out o' yar ear with a
pair of borin' glovoa."—ljupdon Tit-
Tha Manager--fan you make quick
changes and double In a few parta*
The Ador -Can 1? Kay. you know
the scene In “l/ivr and Lobsters.“
where the hero aed the villain era
lighting, and a friend rushes la sad
saps rates >m* Well. 1 played all
three parts one ntght when tbs other
two fellows were III.
Nat Altogether Dead.
Mr Robert Hutler of Marlborough.
F.ngland. haa had the peculiar eipe
ilence of hearing his death announc-
ed. He was attending the poor law
conference at Exeter when one of
the delegatee moved that. In conse
queues of tha death of Mr. flutter,
which they all regretted, another gen-
tleman. whom he named, should be
appointed to All bla place as one of
the representatives of W'iltablra on
tha central com rail tee Mr Hutler
rose from hla pines on the platform
and announced to tbs conference,
amid much amusement, that, ao far
aa h« was aware, ha via atlll alive
and In good hoaltb, and would be
pleased to continue In tbs office If tha
coafaranca deal rad
Largest ef Whales.
Tha largest whale of Its type of
which theie ts scientific record was
captured recenMy off Port Arthur,
Tn He measured elaty-three feat
In length, and was estimated to be
about three hundred yearn old Cap
tala Cob Plummer, mate uf a (Tatted
K'a'ea pilot boat, a'gbted tha monster
In tha aboala off the Jetties, and the
crew of his vessel captured the mam-
mal The huge body was towed wahore,
exhibited and much photographed be-
fore being cut up
An Alaakan Luncheon.
Runnara of woven Indian basketry,
with whits drawnwork dot I let at each
of tha 12 covers, were used on an oval
I mahogany table. Tba dollies wars
mads at Hltka. In tbe middle of tha
table a mirror held a tall central vase
of frosted glass, surrounded by four
■mailer vases, all filled with white
spring blossoms. Tba edge of tha
mirror waa banked with tbe aama
flowers. Four totem poles were placed
on dollies In tbe angles mads by tha
Place cards were water colors of
1 Alaakan scenery. Abalona sheila bald
■sited nuta, and tiny Indian baskets
1 held bonbons. Tba soup spoons ware
I of born, several of the dlahea used
, were made by Alaakan Indiana, and
tha cakes were served on baaketa.
Tba menu waa aa follows: Poisson
g In Bering Sen (halibut chowder),
Yukon climbers (broiled salmon, po-
tatoes Julienne), snowbirds avec
aurora borealis (roast duck with Jelly),
Shungnak river turnips. Tanana
beats, Skagway hash (salad). Fair
banka nuggets (ripe strawberries ar
ranged on Individual dlahea around a
central mound of powdered augar),
arctic slices (brick Ice cream), Circle
City delights (small cakea), Klondike
nugget a (yellow cheese In round balla
on crackers), Nome firewater (coffee).
—Woman's Home Companion.
Banker* and Bank Notes.
Four men. three of whom were con
nerted with brokerage concern* In tba
Wall street district, were discussing
United State# paper currency and the
disappearance of counterfeits. “We
are ao aura nowadays," aald ona of
tba party, "as to the geoulnaneaa of
bills that little attention la paid to
tham In handling, except aa to de-
nomination." To prove hla assart Ion
he took n flO yellowback from bla
pocket, and, bolding It up, naked who
could tell whose portrait It bore. No
on# knew, and by way of coaching
tha broker said It waa tha first treas-
urer of tba United States Again no
ona knew tbe name. "Why, It's
Michael Hlllegas," aald the man
proudly. “But In confidence, I'll tell
you, I didn't know It flv* minutes
ago."—New York Tribune.
Vivid at Least.
Dr. Hiram C. Cortlandt, the well-
known theologian of Dan Moines, aald
la n recent address:
Thomas A. Edison tails ua that ha
thinks tha soul Is not Immortal; but,
after nil, what does this great wlsard
know about sou la? Hla forts ta elec-
tricity and maculnery. and when he
talks of aoula he reminds me Irresist-
ibly of tha young lady who vlaltsd tha
Baldwin locomotive works and than
l old how n locomotive la made.
“ ‘You pour,' she aald, 'a lot ef annd
Into a lot of boxes, and you throw old
at ova llda and things Into a furnace,
and they you empty tha molten stream
Into a hole In the annd, and everybody
yells and awenrs. Then you pour It
out and let It cool and pound it, and
then you put It In a thing that bores
hole* tn It. Then you screw It to-
gether, and paint It. and put steam In
It, and It goes splendidly; and they
take It to a drafting room and make
a bluep rlnt of It. But one thing I for-
got—they hare to make a boiler. One
man gets inside and one gets outside,
and they pound frightfully; and then
they tie It to the other thing, and you
ought to nee It go!"'
Rat Bounty Excites Merriment.
Seattle, fearing (he introduction of
bubonic plague by rata, baa offered a
bounty of ten cents a rat. This moves
Tacoma, safe from Infection from tbe
sea, to raucous laughter, and tbe Led-
ger any* that the bounty, "though not
intended for rodeuts of Tacoma,
Everett. Bellingham and other popu-
lous and busy centers, baa been find-
ing Ita way Into tba pockets of non-
residents of Seattle for aon-rasldeat
rats Hut the Joke would be on ua If
It were found that our rat popula-
tion had found Ita way Into tba Seat-
(Is census "
Two Vary Old Ladiaa.
We have beard a grant deal lately
about long lived people, but It In prob-
abla that tha oldest two people In tba
world today nr* Frau Dutktevlta and
another old lady named Babavaalikn.
Tbe former lives at Poaam, In Prus-
sian Poland, and waa born on Febru-
ary 21, 1785. She la therefor* ona
hundred and twanty-flv* years old.
Tho latter, bowever, la nlna months
her aentor, having been born tn May,
Sb* la atlll a fairly hala old woman,
and for nearly ona hundred years
worked In (he fields. Her descendants
number cloao on 100, and thaso now
make bar a Joint allowance. Sbo lives
at tha village of Bnvelako, whoa*
neighborhood she baa never quitted
during tho whole of her long life. She
remembers events which happened at
the beginning of last century much
mors clearly than those of tbe last
40 years.—Dundee Advertiser.
Take* Himself Berteusly.
Nicola Tesla, dining by blmaelf la •
hotels great dining room, take* a
table wher* h* can b* seen. Through-
out bla meal be wears a deeply stu-
dious, a completely absorbed, attitude.
He may bring to the table s portfolio
•Hod with paper*. These be may
sean with prolonged solemnity in
any event, be slta an eloquent tableau
of profundity.—New Yerk Proea.
Hal Mays In the »tales.
Washington a birthday to a holiday
tn all state*. Decoration day in all
states but Florida. Georgia. Louisiana.
Mississippi. Norik Carolina. 8outh .
Carolina, Tennessee and Texan. Labor
day to observed everywhere Virtu-
ally every state haa legal holidays
having to do with Its own apeclal af-
fairs—battle of New Orleans in Louis-
iana. Taxes Independence and bait!*
of Baa Jacinto la Texas, Admission
day la California, and ao on. Missis-
sippi to Ilk* lb* federal government
In lack of statutory holidays, but by
common consent Independence day.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are ob-
served. A new on* to Columbus day
la a fnw of tho states.
Too Ardont a Lover,
Goorgotto Fontano, an ambrolderar
who lives In tha Ru* Sevres In Parts,
haa found herself condemned to a
month’s imprisonment for what aoems
to her a harmless act
Sb* waa going home from a concert
a few evenings ago when aha decided
ake would Ilk* to ao* bar fiance. As
ha happens to b* a fireman whoa*
station la In her own neighborhood It
occurred to har It would bo very easy
to summon him to her aide by brook-
ing the glass of tha fir* alarm and
sounding a call.
She (lid ao anr In a fnw momenta
firs engines earn* from aovoral direc-
tions, all laden with firemen, of course,
but alaa! her fiance waa not among
them, and more than that all the fire-
men were angry, and before ah* knew
what had happened ahe waa taken to
a magistrate, who proceeded to mak*
the course of true love run nnamoothly
by tending her to prlaon for n month
in aplto of her tears and protests that
aha thought It would b* a simple way
of bringing har fiance to har aids.
Planting Wedding Oaks.
Princess August Wilhelm, wife at
tha kaiser's fourth son, has set herself
tho tank of reviving one of Germany's
oldest customs, that according to which
newly wedded couples Immediately af-
ter the marriage ceremony plant a cou-
ple sf oak saplings aid# by side la a
park or by the roadside or their na-
The town of Mulchauaen. In Thurin-
gia, la the first to respond to tha prin-
cess’ appaal. A municipal official ap-
pears at the church door after every
wedding sad Invite* tha brid* and
bridegroom to drive with him tn a car
ring* to a new road near the town and
that* plant oak saplings.
The tree planting Idas was started
by a former elector of Brandenburg
with tha object of repairing tho rav-
ages caused by tbe 80 years’ war. The
elector forbad* young persona to mar
ry until they bad planted a number o/
An Unnaaaeeary Confaaalen.
A hearty laugh waa occasioned at
tba Birmingham pollen court by a pris-
oner who gave blmaelf away la a very
delightful manner. The man was tha
first on th* ltot, sad tho charge against
him waa merely ona of being drunk
and disorderly. Ho stopped Into the
dock, however, Juat at tha moment
when the dock offloer waa loading out
a few of th* caaoa which wore to come
bofor* tho court that morning, and a
guilty conscience apparently led him
to mistake the** Items for a Hat of hla
Ha stood paaslv* enough while th*
officer road out about a doacn drunk
sad disorderlies, but when ha came to
oao "shopbreaking" tha prisoner ex-
claimed excitedly. "That was eight
years ago, your honor," Everyone be-
gan to laugh, and the prisoner, realis-
ing th* blunder b* had mad*, at first
looked very black Indeed, but finally
aaw tba humorous aids of tha matter,
and a broad smile spread over hla face.
Hla blunder did not coat anything.—
ture in the Provinces of Monitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta was an
experiment to many. There were
skeptics who could not believe that
It was poaslhle to grow/thirty, forty
and even fifty bushels of wheat to the
acre, or that aa high aa one hundred
and thirty bushels of cats to the aero
could be grown. The skeptics are not
to be found today. Tho evidence of
the hundreds of thousands of farmer*
ta too overwhelming. Not only have
the lands of western Canada proven
their worth In the matter of raising
all the smaller field grains, but for
mixed farming, and for cattle raising
there Is no better country anywhere.
The climate la perfectly adapted to all
these pursuits as well as admirable
for health. The Dominion government
literature, descriptive of the country,
Is what all that are interested should
read. Send for a copy to the nearest
Canadian government representative
An Ace Up His Sleeve.
Munich haa once more become th*
scene of a "painful Incident" through
Ignorance on the part of a young man,
the son of a high official, as to how
to hold his cards when playing, say*
the Munchener Post A game was In
progress at a club when aome one
aaw the young man draw an ace from
hls sleeve. When the excitement
caused by the operation had some-
what subsided a prominent citisen
prevented criminal proceeding* by
bundling the card eharp Into an au-
tomobile. which took him without atop
across the Bavarian frontier.
The Cat Came Home.
The story of a cat’a remarkable
Journey cornea from Wyeomba Marsh, ;
Buckinghamshire, England, which
seams to Indicate a marvelous sense
of direction. Some few weeks ago tho
feline went amlsslng. The owner sur-
mised that the animal had been stolen
or had strayed away, but the other
day communication was received from
aome friends to the effect that tha
eat had returned to It* old home at
8t Neotas, Huntingdonshire, a dis*
tAoco oi About 80 allies.
That Suit for Libel
Against the Pottum Cereal Co.» Ltd., Gave a Splendid Chance
to Bring Out Facts
A disagreement about advertising arose hospital and at th* risk of doath bo cut. food, oto., otc., which has not boon digested.
_t* 1.1 — Plain PAfnmnn annsa nhntta thto hfittBP WAT than wKah smIss * - !«• #aajI nan Hraan.
A disagreement about advertising arose
with a “weekly” Journal
Following It. an attack on ua appeared la
their editorial columns; sneering at the claims
we made particularly regarding Appendicitis.
We replied through the regular papers and
the "weekly” thought we hit back rathar too
hard and thereupon sued for libel.
Tho advertisement the “weekly" attacked
ua about claimed that In many caaea of appen-
dicitis an operation could be avoided by dis-
continuing Indigestible food, washing out the
bowels and taking a predigested food Grape-
Observe we aald MANY caaea not all.
Wouldn't that knowledge be a comfort to
those who fear a surgeon'* knife aa they fear
The "weekly" writer aald that waa a II*.
We replied that he waa Ignorant of the facta.
He waa put on the stand and compelled to
admit be waa not a Dr. and had no medical
knowledge of appendicitis and never Investi-
gated to find out if the teatlmonal letters to
our Co. war* genuine.
A famous surgeon testified that when an
operation waa required Grape-Nuts would not
obviate It. True.
We never claimed that when an operation
was required Grape-Nuta would prevent It.
The surgeon teettfled bacteria [germs] help-
ed to bring on an attack and bacteria waa
grown by undigested food frequently.
We claimed and proved by other famous
experts that undigested food waa largely
responsible for appendicitis.
We showed by expert testimony that many
rases ar* healed without a knife, but by stop-
ping th* uae of food which did not dtgeat. and
when food waa required again It waa holpful
to use a predigested food which did not over-
tax the weakened organa of digestion.
When a pain tn the right aide appears It la
not always necessary to be rushed off to a
hospital and at th* risk of doath bo cut.
Plain common sense shows th* better way
ta to atop food that evidently haa not been
Then, when food la required, uae an easily
digested food. Grape-Nuta or any other If
you know it to be predlgeated (partly digested
Wo brought to Court analytical chemists
from Naw York, Chicago and Mishawaka, Ind.,
who swore to tho analysis of Grape-Nuts and
that part of th* starchy part of the wheat and
barley had been transformed Into augar, tho
kind of augar produced In the human body by
digesting starch (the large part of food).
Some of tho 8tato chemists brought on by
the "weekly” aald Grape-Nuta could not bo
called a "predigested” food because not all of
it waa digested outalde the body.
Tbe other chemists aald any food which had
been partly or half digested outside the body
waa commonly known as "predigested."
Splitting hairs about the meaning of a word.
It is sufficient that If only one-half of the
food la "predlgeated," It la easier on weakened
stomach and bowela than food in which no
part la predlgeated.
To show the facts we introduce Dr. Thos.
Darlington, former chief of th# N Y Board
of Health, Dr. Ralph W. Webster, chief of the
Chicago I-aboratorlea, and Dr. B. Sacha, N. Y.
If we were a little severe In our denuncia-
tion of a writer, self-confessed ignorant about
appendicitis and Ita cause. It to possible th*
public will excuse ua. In view of tbo fact that
our head. Mr. C. W. Post, haa mad* a lifetime
study of food, food digestion and effects, and
the conclusions are Indorsed by many of th*
best medical authorities of tho day.
la It possible that w* are at fault for
suggesting, as a Father and Mother might, to
on# of th# family who announced a pain 1n the
atdb: "Stop using th# food, greaay meats,
gravies, mince pie. cheese, too much starchy
food, oto., otc., which haa net boon digested,
then when again ready for food no* Grapo-
Nuta bocauso it la aaay of digestion ?"
Or should th# child b# at ones carted off to
a hospital and out?
We have known of many caaea wherein th*
approaching algns of appondlcltla hav* dis-
appeared by th* suggestion being followed.
No on* hotter appreciates th* vain* of a
skilful physician when a parson la la th* awful
throes of acute appondlcltla, but "an ouno*
of prevention la worth a pound of euro."
Juat plain old common sens* to holpful even
This trial demonstrated Grapo-Nuta food
la pure beyond question.
it la partly predlgeated.
Appendicitis generally haa rise from undi-
it la not always necessary to operate.
it la beat to atop all food.
When ready to begin feeding nae a predl-
it la palatable and strong la Nourishment.
It will pay fin* roturna In health to quit th*
heavy breakfasts and lunches and ua* leas
food but aeloct food certainly known to con-
tain the elements nature requires to auataln
tho body. May w* be permitted to suggest a
breakfast of fruit'. Grape-Nuta and cream,
two soft boiled eggs, and some hot toast and
cocoa, milk or Postum?
Th* question of whether Grape-Nuts does or
does not contain the elements which nature
requires for th* nourishmont of th* brala, also
of tta purity, will bo treated in later news-
Good food la Important and its effect on th*
body la also important.
"Thtre'i b Raaaon"
Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd..
■•Ml. Crook, MtcH.
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