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THE MEYERSDALE COMMERCIAL, MEYERSDALE, PA.
. MORE CATTLE,
Land Values Sure to Advance
Because of Increasing De-
mand for Farm Products.
The cry from countries abroad for
more of the [pecessaries of life is acute
today; tomorrow it will be still more
insistent, and there will be no letup'
after the war. This is the day for
the farmer, ‘the day that he is com-
ing into his own. He is gradually
becoming the diotator as it becomes
more apparent that upon his indus-
try depends the great problem of
feeding a great world. The farmer of
Canada and the United States has fit
within himself to hold the position that
stress of circumstances has lifted him
into today. The conditions abroad are
such that the utmost dependence will
rest up¢ the farmers of this continent
for some time after the war, and for
is reagon there is no hesitation in
making the statement that war's de-
mands are, and for a long time will be,
inexhaustible, and the claims that will
be made upon the soil will with diffi-
eulty be met: There are today 25,000,
000 men in the fighting ranks in the
old world. The best of authority gives
75 per cent and over as having been
drawn from the farms. There is there-
fore nearly 75 per cent of the land for-
merly tilled now being unworked.
Much of this land is today in a devas-
tated condition and if the war should
end tomorrow it will take years to
bring it back to its former producing
Instead of the farmer producer pro-
ducing, he has become a consumer,
making the strain upon those who have
been left to do the farming a very dif-
ficult one. There may be agitation as
to the high cost of living, and doubtless
there is reason for it in many cases.
The middleman may boost the prices,
combines may organize to elevate the
cost, but one cannot get away from the
fact that the demand regulates the
supply, and the supply regulates the
price. The price of wheat—in fact, all
grains—as well as cattle, will remain
high for some time, and the low prices
that have prevailed will not come
again for Some time.
After the war the demand for cattle,
not alone for beef, but for stock pur-
poses, to replenish the exhausted herds
of Europe, will be keen. Farm educa-
tors and advisers are telling you to
ter it can be done on the low-priced
lands of today, on lands that cost from
ten to twenty dollars per acre, than it
can on two and three hundred-dollar
an-acre land. The lands of Western
Canada meet all the requirements.
They are productive in every sense of
the word. The best of grasses can be
grown with abundant yields and the
grain can be produced from these soils
that beats the world, and the same may
be said of cattle and horses. The cli-
mate is all that is required.
Those who are competent to judge
claim that land prices will rise in Value
from twenty to fifty per cent. This is
looked for in Western Canada, where
lands are decidedly cheap today, and
those who are fortunate enough to se-
cure now will realize wonderfully by
means of such an investment. The
land that the Dominion Government is
giving away as free homesteads in the
provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan
and Alberta are of a high class; they
are abundant in every constituent that
goes to make the most productive
soils. The yields of wheat, oats and
barley that have been grown on these
lands gives the best evidence of their
productiveness, and when backed up
by the experience of the thousands of
settlers from the United States who
have worked them and become wealthy
upon them, little more should be re-
quired to convince those who are seek-
ing ‘a home, even with limited means,
that nowhere can they secure anything
that will better equip them te become
one of the army of industry to assist
In taking care of the problem of feed-
ing the world. These lands are free;
ut to those who desire larger holding
idl 160 acres there are the railroa(
companies and land corporations fron
whom purchase can be made at rea
sonable prices, and information can bi
secured from the Canadian Governmeni
agent, whose advertisement appears
elsewhere in this paper.—Advertise-
Always the War.
| More money will be going up in
smoke after the first of the year than
ever before. The price of cigars al-
ready has been advanced and after the
first of the year there will be fewer
cigarettes in the package, while a
slice will be taken off your plug to-
bacco before you begin to chew it or
smoke it. The darned old war again,
important to Nothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
Signature of y /
In ®sc for Over 30 Years. :
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
Missouri has joined the list of states
which maintain night schools for
adults in rural regions.
Ignorance might be bliss if somebody
did nec think it his duty to put us
We shape ourselves, the joy or fear
Of which the coming life is made,
And fill our future’s atmosphere
‘With sunshine or with shade.
In a home where every penny must
be carefully spent, the wise little
mother washes ‘the ap-
ples to be fed to her
growing children, pares
and cores them and puts
the peelings and cores ip
a glass jar well sealed un:
til she has enough to boil
up and make a glass or
two of jelly. Where one
is able to buy apples by
the barrel they should be
. carefully watched and a
few cans of them put up occasion-
elly so that there need be no waste.
The peelings and cores may be cooked,
strained and put into the vinegar keg,
making a fine clean vinegar which
you know is wholesome.
Apples should be served baked, in
sauce, in puddings of various kinds,
as relish for roast pork, as salads,
fried with onions as a vegetable; in
fact, there are numberless ways of
saving every apple; nothing, not even
the skin, need be wasted.
Surgeons’ plaster to mend rubbers
Is not new, but is a most effective
remedy. It also makes a fine marker
for the rubbers, as the name may be
written on it in ink, and if a small
spring clothespin is furnished to the
child she will be able to keep the rube
Use raffia for tying up holiday
gifts; it can be/ bought in colors or
you can color a bunch easily. It is
strong, cheap and adds a festive touch
to the package which is lacking in
One mother finds that making but-
tonholes in ravelly goods is remedied
by cutting the buttonhole, then run-
ning a knife dipped in hot wax
through it. The wax holds the threads
and the buttonhole is firm and easily
worked. | :
Cold corned beef and green peppers,
finely chopped. Canton preserved gin-
ger, chopped fine. Dutch cheese and
watercress. Sour apples, celery, fine-
ly chopped, mixed with salad dressing.
in the oven.
Finely-chopped cabbage with onion
and salad dressing. Thinly-sliced ba-
nanas with salad dressing and chopped
nuts. Bananas crushed with fruit
juice, sugar and cream.
When using boughs of fir or pine
for decoration, dip the ends of the
twigs in paraffin and avoid the pitch
spots which are so annoying.
A bag of pine cones for a shut-
In who has a grate will be a gift
which she will bless you for as long
as it lasts.
Save pretty boxes and cover with
wall paper, using the color appro-
priate for the gift sent.
Each home has an individuality that
is strongly its own, and expresses to
the world the ideals and standards of
life of those within.
SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPERS.
This is the time when the chafing
dish may be enjoyed, with leisure to
perform all sorts of ex-
salad, a sandwich, hot or
otherwise, ‘a hot drink,
or an iced one, depending
upon the temperature,
with fruit, fresh or pre-
served, and a small cake
and one need not turn away a guest be-
cause of lack of provender. '
Ox Tongue With Tomato Sauce.
Cut a boiled tongue in slices, then
in disks with a biscnit cutter. Have
ready mashed potatces, well-seasoned
with butter and cream and covered
with the white of an egg and piled on
a platter in a long mound. Make a to-
mato sauce or use a can of tomato
soup, lay, in the tongue, and when
thoroughly hot arrange around the
mound, overlapping and standing on
edge, pour the sauce around.
Chestnuts in Coffee Sauce.—Have
one quart of the large chestnuts boiled,
shelled and blanched ; this may be done
the day before. ‘Cock them in salted
water until they are nearly tender.
Just before using, put them with a
very little water and a tablespoonful
of sugar into a pan and cook them un-
til they are soft, but whole. Put into
a blazer of the chafing dish one cup-
ful of clear hot coffee, two tablespoord
fuls each of sugar and caramel and
when boiling a tablespoonful of corn-
starch mixed with cold water or milk,
cook this five minutes; pour part of
the sauce on two begten egg yolks, re-
turn this to the blaze and cook but
a moment to set the eggs. Let cool
for a moment, then add half a cupful
of cream and pour the sauce over the
chestnuts. Serve with sponge cake.
Apple Souffle With Vanilla Cream.—
Cook together six sliced apples, with
a fourth of a cupful of water and
three-fourths of a cupful of sugar, add
the grated peel of two lemons, a speck
of salt and a bit of bay ieaf. When
soft add a half ounce of softened gel-
atin and press through a sieve. Add
three tablespoonfuls of lemon juice,
one tablespoonful of butter, color a
pale green, and when cold add a half
cupful of whipped cream and the
whites of two eggs, well blended.
Pile on a mound of sponge cake and
serve with vanilla ice cream.
MUCH IN LITTLE
Tokyo has 2,244,796 inhabitants.
A foot should equal in length one-
seventh of the height.
The Chinese government is about to
open its first aviation school.
Paper covers to protect automobiles
in storage have been invented.
Every square mile of sea is esti-
mated to contain about 120,000,000 fish.
Mary Cerzenak, sixty-six, died in
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., of infantile paraly-
In the up-to-date schools the black-
boards are cleaned by a vacuum de-
Electric rallways of the United
. States represent a valuation of $730,-
The steel mast of an Atlantic coast
oil barge is used as a smokestack from
The earth under a blanket of snow’
Is usually ten degrees warmer than
the air above it.
A gasoline engine-driven machine
has been invented to bale hay or
straw in cylinder bales.
Russia maintains at Moscow an ex-
periment station for the study of flax
cultivation and manufacture.
AFTER THE WAR
The world will be exactly as it was
in the old days in only one particular;
it will still be round. .
Europe’s kings won’t count for so
much—and a few of them will look like
the deuce. -
Light, not heat, may be at last the
recognized desideratum in settling in-
Young powers will have accumulat-
ed large experience in keeping their
neutralities on straight; and
Small states, cautiously looking for-
ward to a prosperous future, will be
exceedingly careful where they sit
down on the map.
The official christener of the Pull-
man company will never again be at
loss for car names. !
It is possible that feminine fashions
will be set by Kansas City, not Paris;
and finally we shall be entirely at home
in matters of military precedence, and,
at our little dinners, know (perhaps)
which goes in first, the captain’s daugh-
ter or the colonel’s niece.—Warwick
James Price in New York Times.
A married man would rather be seen
walking along the street with a police-
man than between two women,
The widow’s former husband shas
Been buried, but the husband of a grass
widow has merely been mislaid.
What a girl in love calls a square
meal wouldn’t even pass as an excuse
for a free lunch with the average
man. . :
There is a large and constantly in-
creasing demand for a device that will
compel a man to shut up when he has
Miss Fortune frequently comes to a
man on his wedding day, but he doesn’t
tind it out until the honeymoon begins
to slump the slumps.—Indianapolis
“Blank complains of feeling sick.”
“Yes, he smoked a cigar from the
O'Brien—"“0Oi can say wan t'ing—
Oi'm a self-made man.” Casey—*“Is it
boastin’ ye are, or apologizin?’ ”
“She wanted to marry him for his
money.” “Did she fail?’ “No—he
failed, and she married someone else.”
Doctor—“You must be careful and
follow the right directions for taking
this pill.” Pat—“G'wan wid ye.
There’s only wan direction fer it to
Mrs. X.—“I see a man died at the
age of one hundred and eighteen.” Mr.
X.—“Well, it was about time, wasn’t
Charity begins at home, but reform
Is generally practiced on our neigh-
The people who try to kill time will
discover that time has more lives than
Just because a man can’t undo his
past is no reason why he should hoo-
doo his future.
The “manicure girl believes in the
hand of fate, nor does she despise the
finger of scorn.
The man who sneers at success is
apt to measure it from the standard
INTERESTING TRADE BRIEFS
Inquiries have been received from
Buenos Aires, says the New York Sun,
about American automobile accesso-
American oak is popular with Ar-
gentine furniture makers.
Chinese merchants are in the mar-
ket for American tractors.
Peru’s exports of silver to the
United States in 1915 were valued at
Bicycles and electrical goods, such
as toasters and stoves, are needed in
Agricultural implements, canned
meats, glassware and woolen goods
are in demand at Cape Town, South
American buyers took large quanti-
ties of South African wool during
1915. The total amount exported was
valued at $26,181,921.
Wood products, such as tannin ex-
tractions from chestnut trees, brier
wood and cork, form the principal in-
dustries on the island ¢# Corsica.
The United States bought most of
the sugar produced in St. Croix, Dan-
ish West Indies, during 1915. Exports
to this country. were valued at $259,-
A’ large deposit of potash has been
discovered in the basin of Malheur
lake, near Burns, Ore. Steps are be-
ing taken to obtain permission to
drain the lake.
European Russia is believed to have
13,000,000 horsepower in undeveloped
New aluminum foil for wrapping
purposes is only one-sixth of one hun-
dredth of an inch.
The first known use of asbestos was
in the manufacture of cremation robes
for the ancient Romans.
Spanish railroads are conducting
campaigns of education along their
lines to improve agricultural condi-
For experiments with a model gir-
plane, a Frenchman mounted the
wings and tail of a crow on a wire
A butter substitute made of coco-
nut oil, egg yolks and a small amount
of cream has been invented in Bo-
The shrub from which the French
manufacture the perfume known as
cassie has been found growing abund-
antly in the Philippines.
SHORT MATTERS OF FACT
! Philadelphia has 13,000 professional
England has 100 women working
Krupp gun works in Germany em-
ploys 13,000 women.
France has conferred 8,000 military
medals since war began.
France last year imported $38,960
worth of American soap. ?
It costs $362,844 daily to run New
York’s municipal business.
Switzerland in 1915 drank 1,056,442
gallons of alcoholic liquors.
Malaga, Spain, this year bought 18,-
978 tons of American wheat.
Invisible patches are seldom used in
patching family quarrels.
Ordinarily a young man takes a
girl’s hand before asking for it.
Compulsory education—most of the
things we learn from experience.
A girl is pretty safe in marrying a
young man whose mother cannot cook.
Practice makes perfect—at least pi-
ano practice usually makes perfect
martyrs of the neighbors.
Many a man’s failure is due to his
having wasted his time envying the
success of his neighbor's strenuous ef-
Even if you can’t win the race you
can at least make the man who does
‘Women -are peculiar, but only a
man would offer to buy a drink for
About the only things we really en-
vy the rich are those extra bathrooms
in their homes.
What happy world it would be if
onions were the only things women
had to weep over.
We've never sden a landscape that
was improved a bit by the sight of
a loafer sitting on a fence.
Traveling for Health.
“Where's Three-Fingered Sam?”
asked the visitor at Crimson Gulch.
“Travelin’ fur his health.” ,
“Is he sick?”
“He isn’t. He’s got his health now.
But the boys he was playin’ cards with
last night say that unless he travels
he’s goin’ to be in the hospital. An’
every time they’s a prescription like
that dealt out in a card game it’s best
fur a man as values his health to
The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, ative
Bromo Quinine can be taken by anyone without
causing nervousness or ringing in the head. There
is only one “Bromo Quinine.” B. W. GROVES
signature is on each box. 25c.
France is taking official notice of
the American farm tractor in what is
called the “mechanical culture.”
There are telephones enough in the
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When you look over
the sights of yourrifle
and see an animal
like this silhouetted
against the back-
ground, you like to
feel certain that your
equipment is equal
to the occasion. The
majority of success =
ful hunters use Wind UO
They are made in variou
chester Rifles, which shows how they are esteemed.
ARE SUITABLE FOR ALL KINDS OF HUNTING
& 4 [mi
s styles and calibers and
Back to Crecy.
If, as may be assumed, body shields
are to be provided for our troops in
accordance with the report of Sir
Douglas Haig, the action is a singu-
lar comment on progressive warfare.
This moves in a circle. We are now
in a sense back in the Crecy period
as well as in the Crecy country. This
gradual reversion to former methods
has been memarkable throughout the
war. Hand grenades were followed
by helmets, and now body shields are
to be adopted. The wise men who
foresaw the suppression of. the
“white arm” will have to revise their
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The Acid Test.
In delivering the annual address to
the senior class of Birmingham col-
lege, Bishop McCoy said: “What I
consider honesty in a man—an un-
disputed desire for the truth, regard-
less of its consequences—is for a man
to walk to the tax assessor’s office and
tell the flat-footed truth about the
value of his property. This is a time,
in my opinion, when men are tried
and when they either tell the truth
boldly or lie plain out.”
“What makes you so hoarse, Bob?”
“I was up the best part of the night
singing to the baby, trying to make
him stop crying.”
“Then why didn’t you stop singing?”
Brazil 1s becoming a meat-exporting
‘nation. This year she will export
about 50,000 tons of frozen beef.
Cure Your Children of croup, with Hoxsle's
Croup Remedy It saves life, suffering and
money. No opium. 650 cts. at druggists or
mailed postpaid. Kells Co., Newburgh, N. Y.
“There is one of our best surgeons
passing over there.”
“Yes, I know him and he cut me
“That's lot better than if he cu
Some bachelors hurry through life
as if a leap-year widow were chasing
ing of his coming fee, he said to her quite tenderly *‘You
have pie fat legacy * Next a2 he lay in bed
with plasters on his broken bead, he wondered what the
denee he'd wid.
The only legacy left to some people is a poor stomach
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of stomach and liver troubles all over
the civilized world. All druggists or
dealers ev here have it in 25¢. and
75¢. sizes. ry it and see for yourself.
this mild, family remedyto avoid illnesw,
and to improve and protect their health,
Theye keep their blood pure, their
livers active, their bowels regular and
digestion sound and strong with
Sale of Any Medicine in the Wi
Rasgeyt Sell of Aug Malicias is tho Worl,
A tollet preparation of merit.
Helps to eradicate dandruff,
‘Wanted—Celonlal Farsiture, Barly American 81
ware, China or Pottery. Will buy single pieces,
large quantities. Spo cash
Correspondence solicited with private parties
dealers. A.W. Clarke, 521 Avenue N, Brooklyn, N.
Colombia is rapidly becoming an im-
portant platinum-producing country.
Watson E. Colemay
Patent Lawyer, Washin,
} D. ice and books froc.
. 0. Adv
Rates reasonable. Highest ny Bestservice
Raise High Priced Wheat
on Fertile Canadian Soil
of the low
rates to Supt.
Canada extends to you a hearty invita-
tion to settle on her FREE Homestead
lands of 160 acres each or secure some
Saskatchewan and Alberta. This year wheat is higher but
Cana land just as cheap, so the opportunity is more at-
tractive than ever. Canada wants you to help feed the world
by tilling some of her fertile soil—land similar to that which
during many years has averaged 20 to 45 bushels of Wheat
to the acre. Think of the money you can make with wheat
around $2 a bushel and land so easy to get. Wonderful
yields also of Oats, Barley and Flax. Mixed f:
in Western Canada is as profitable an industry as
y Weis for literature as to reduced railway
O. G. Rutledge, 301
Syracuse. Jae ge East Genesee Street,
priced lands in Manitoba,
on, Ottawa, Can., or to
3 F. A, Harrison, 210 Nort
hird Street., Horrborg, Fg seh
dian Government Agents