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    Sporting News
Magazine Section
(BhJL r I (fl) URN A I ,
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Scan Records and Take
Your Choice-Greatest
Player Left Up to You
By Frank O. Menke.
Ever and anon comes the question:
Who was the greatest offensive play
er the diamond game has produced)
Was it the fiery, whirlwind Cobb, the
wonderfully scientific Keelcr, the slug
ging Lajoie, the amazing Wagner or
that first real star Ansouf
Below is a table showing what each
of the quintet has done on the attack,
l'robably it will help to answer the
question, me ngures snow many ! tne diamond,
things. They establish the tact that Speed Cobb's Greatest Asset.
Keeler, playing with Bultimore in Cobb combines speed with great bat
JS97, compiled a batting average of ting power. But Cobb is not of the
.432 a mark beyond that of any of , rettj slugging typo,. Several times he
lis four rivals. They show also thnt'nas led his league in extra base hits,
Keeler in 18 years as a big leaguer, but it was due more to his whirlwind
assembled a grand clubbing record Kalt 01l the 8n(.k9 tuan t0 tha grllat
necond only to Cobbs 10 year mark. j distance of his drive. That same speed
Didn't Lead League Much. ihas enabled Cobb to take rank among
Wonderful as l.ajoic, Anson and the greatest- swat-amen of all because
Here Is
Years as big leaguer
Grand batting average
Years batted over .300
Average for all years over .300
Average first 10 yfars as big leaguer .
Best batting mark
Consecutive years over .300
Led league in batting
Led league in two base hits since 1902
Led league in three bnse hits since 1902 .2 ,2
Led league in home runs since 1902. .. . ,, .
Led league in stolen bases since 1900 . . .... .... .4 .4
In 1008 Criss, playing with the St. Louis Browns, led Cobb by 17 points .n
only 04 games.
Note These figures do not include 1910 averages.
Keeler were, they did not win many j by its use lie has annually converted
batting championships. Anson led only tu least 40 infield taps into hits,
four times in 22 years. Keeler twice in ' Anson was a slugger of the long
18 and Lajoie only four times over a distance type so rare in baseball. Old
20 year sweep. Cap used to aim his drives for a spot
Cobb and Wagner are tied as con- beyond the fence and whore the bull
I'erns pilfering. Each has led in steal-i didnt clear it the chances were it
ing on four occasions. Wagner led the j would slam up against the wall for
league in batting eight timos. Cobb, 1 an extra base or two. Speed never wns
in 10 years as a big leaguer, has been, one of "Ol' Cap's assets. Unless he
the real leader on eight occasions. In lnced the bnll to the far earners of the
1!Hi8 "Dode" Criss of the Browns out-1 frolicking field it wa-s pretty certuin
butted Cobb 17 points, playiug in (14 j that he wouldn't Teach first,
games,, but Cobb has been voted thoj Old Hans Different,
championship for that year. I Wagner, however, was different than
The five men who have made base- U 'he others. Ho could slug to the
,. . . i-i ii ii. far corners like Anson: could drive
Lull h.story were unlike in their metb-; throu(th , MMA ik(i .
U(ls- out taps like Cobb. Wagner also was
Keeler never was a slugger, nor was a pretty good place hitter in his day.
lie anything Temnrkoble in the bnse- He never ranked in Keeler's class, but
running line. But he never had an he was more scientific in his Bwnt
equal in scientific hitting. He placed ting than Lajoie, Cobb or Anson,
practically every one o'f his hits. He I Who was greatestt Well, answer it
iilways knew just where he wanted to! yourself. The table above tells the
drop a ball and he dropped it there. ! story.
Watching the Scoreboard
- Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles .
San Fruncisco
talt Lake ....
Yesterday's Results.
At Los Angeles, 8; Portland, 1.
At Salt Lake, 9; Vernon, 5..
At San Francisco, 2; Oakland, S.
Brooklyn 65
Philadelphia 62
Boston 59
New York 53
Pittsburg 46
Chicago 49
tit. Louis 48
Cincinnati 43
Boston 05
Chicago 64
Cleveland . . i 62
St. Louis 02
New York 60
Detroit-. 62
Washington 53
Philadelphia 23
Heavist Qiiinn, of Vernon, was about
the wildest thing this side of Borneo
when they hurled him into the breach
(gainst the .Saints.
Quinn made two beautiful wild pitch
es in a short space of time. Salt Lake
won, 9 to 5.
Piercv fanned five hut walked six
more trying to heave strike-out ball.
The Saints' offensive was at its
strongest in the fourth and fifth
frames, when eight hits netted five
Dick Bayless had a slippery day and
bobble d twice.
Biff Sctaller, of San Francisco, got,
Lajoie, on the other hand, was a
slugger, but oddly enough, not of the
long distance type. With a perfect
judgment eye and a mighty pair of
shoulders, he was able to drive the
ball through the infield so f'aBt and
so hnrd that none of the players cared
to chance a broken hand in trying 'to
intercept it. Lajoie never tried to
break the fences. His hitting, in the
main, wns the rifle-bullet shot, through
the Table.
Anson. Keeler.
Lajoie. Wagner.
22 .18 .20 .19
.337 .34 ti .343 .333
.; .20 .14 . .17
347 . .357 358 .341
. .347 .374 .360 .347
421 .432 .452 .380
.15 .14 ,11 .17
.4 .2 .4 .8
.3 .(!
two home runs against Oakland but
"single handed and alone" he couldn't
The Oaks outnumbered him and mnde
it four straight, 5 to 2.
Angels played an exhibition game for
the benefit of an appreciative crowd,
and it was rumored there was nnother
team on the field also.
One report said this other team was
from Portland, but this is not verified.
Anyway, score 8 to 1, and the visitors
got three hits.
Yesterday's big league hero was
Pitcher Avers, hurling for Washing
ton, who not only held Detroit safe
hut delivered the hit which sent the
winning run across.
The White Sox got hack into the
American race when they defeated
Boston while Cleveland was losing and
went into second place.
Two kid pitchers, Lambpth, of Cleve
land, and Shocker, New York, opposed
each other at the Polo grounds in a 13
inning duel which was won bv New
Charley Mullen again stepped into the
limelight by delivering the thirteenth
inning hit that sent victory across the
Speaker and Pipp each hit a home run
into the right field stands.
The Cardinals pushed the Braves back
when Snyder singled in the tenth inning
and hit in the winning run.
Poll Perritt broke the Oiant losing
streak with a victory over the Cubs,
but the New Yorkers faltered in the sec
ond game.
It was Benny Kauff's double thai
gave the Oaints their lead.
Thirteen school electors met on Tues
day afternoon at the special school
meeting and chose Fred Anderson
director to succeed W. I. Bauer, re
signed. The vote upon the adoption of the
budget which carries an apropriation
of over 44000 was 9 to 4 in favor of
its adoption. The school tax payable
next spring will be upon the basis of
a 0 mill levy. Aurora Observer.
Phillies Pitcher Shut Out Reds
Yesterday Without Giving
Them a Base
New York, Aug. 1!). Grover Cleve
land Alexander holds a new National
league record today. By shutting out
the Keds yesterday the premier hurler
for the Phillies hung up his thirteenth
shutout victory for this season and es
tablished a new record for the league
in shutout games for a single season.
Alexander allowed seven hits, but his
control was almost perfect. He did not
give a base on balls, nor did he hit a
The previous' best record for shut
out games in the National, according
to all available records at the league j
headquarters, was J2, held jointly by
Alexander and Christy Mathewson.
Alexander equaled Mathewson !s stunt
last season when he pitched his team
to victory 12 times without allowing a
run. Mathewson pitched his way to
12 white wash wins in 1908.
Records showing shutout games for
seasons do not go back farther than
to 1901 but it is probable Alexander
and Mathewson held the record until
I yesterday for prior to the birth of tho
American league shutout games were
Wfllsh In Great Form.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 19.
With both men on the ground and
actual training well under way, fight
fans today centered their attention on
the conditioning program of Light
weight. Champion Freddie Welsh and
his challenger, Charley White, for their
scheduled 20-round decision bout here
Labor Day. Welsh astonished even his
friends when he stepped on scales be
fore leaving Denver last night nnd
weighed in at 129 1-2 pounds. Many
of his friends believed the champion
took a long chance of weakening him
self in pulling his weight down to that
notch. Freddie declared he did it
simply to show what he could do in
the way of reducing. From now on his
efforts will bo devoted to building up
to the 140 pound mark and from that
will gradually scale' down to the 135
pound stipulated weight.
Challenger Charley White, as a pre
paratory hike, showed the Colorado
guardsmen now mobilijsed nt fl olden, a
stunt yesterday. Charley paid n visit
to the camp and after nu impromptu
reception and a trial of the new army
guns, set out for an endurance march,
accompanied by hundreds of militia
men. The guardsmen were' pretty well
fagged out by the time Charley
finished this new kind of workout.
Daring Drivers Ready
For Great Speed Event
Speedway Park, Maywood, 111., Aug.
19. Daring drivers in speedy mounts,
having a qualification record of bet
ter than 100 miles an hour in trial spins
lined up at the tape on the 2 mile wood
oval here this afternoon and waited
tor the official signal to dns'n away on
the Speedwny (Irand Piix Cup race of
six laps, for $10,000 in prizes.
The (irand Prix takes the place of
the Klgin road race which for many
yenrs was one of the big sporting ev
ents in automobile circles.
Copying after the running of horse
races, the event here today is divided
into six "heats." Five heats of twen
ty miles each are to be run, the win
ner of each heat qualifying as nn en
trant in the final 50 mile prize award
ing event. It was a process of elimi
nation, those winning in the first five
heats being the entrants in the final
Because of the way the race was to
be run, fans predicted that records for
the distances would bo smashed. Keen
rivalry between drivers entered added
to the gennral interest of the big
crowd that assembled here early. The
race Is being staged under the rules of
the American Automobile association.
Driver Car
Dnrio Restn Peugeot
Kddie O'Donncll ....Hoskins Special
Joseph Christians Sunbeam
Louis Chevrolet Frontenac
Knrl Cooper Crawford
Frank Calvin Sunbeam
Dave Lewis Crawford Special
Kddie Hickenbacher Maxwell
Johnny Aiken Peugeot
flil Anderson Premier
Knlph de Palraa Mercedes
Wilbur D'Alene Dnesenberg
.lack Cable Burman Special
Billy Chandler ....Crawford Special
Tonimv Alley Ogren
Tom Milton Densenberg
Charles Merit Peugeot
Howard Wilcox Premier
I'eter Henderson Maxwell
Art Johnson Crawford j
The whole number of women employ
ed in munition making in France, ac
cording to the secretary for munitions,
is 100,300. Of these 26,293 are in state
Kotula to Pitch for Camas
His Actions Speak Louder
Than Ris Words
The medicine-n.nkera are busy in the
camp of the Lojus today, for the last
lingering chance "for the team to win
the llllti pennant is hanging like n pink
cloud on a far horizon, and there is
need Tor big medicine-making.
When Camas comes to town tomor
row they will be accompanied by a
pitcher whose picturesque name is Ko
tula. Kotula is a deaf mute. Local
history dating back only as far as the
14th of last May relates that this same
Kotula pitched one side of a game
which continued for 14 innings. It
would not have been ended yet perhaps
had Kotula not become weary of twist
ing and untwisting his pitching wing
in an endeavor to break the 2 to 2 tie
in favor of Woodland.
But he became weary, and having be
come so he walked up to the plate when
his turn came to do so and bntted the
pill into the creek which adorns the
far side of the ball park. Two ruuners
were on the bases when he gave thi-a
sign of his weariness, and they scored
and he scored, aud that was how Salem
lost to Woodland. In this game he
struck out 19. Tomorrow will witness
his first appearance here since that
much remembered day.
Cole will pitch for the locals. Of
the three games he has pitched here
tliis season he has lost but one. In the
recent Chautauqua series nt Oregon City
playing with Cnnby, he lost but one
game out of four.
The balance of the Loju line-up will
differ from that of last. Sunday only
in the absence of Kennedy, whose place
at first buse will be taken by Keene.
"Chief" Houser will conduct the re
ceiving exercises for the battery, "Fris
co" Kdwards will play at second,
O'Brien at third, Miller at short, nnd
that justly celebrated trio, Keinhnrt,
Origgs and Adams, will cover the out
field. Those who go out to the pnrk nn East
State street tomorrow will see a good
Rah! Rah! Rah! Kip! Rip! Rip!
Did you see the "come-back" on my
"Riverside Dip?"
The poor old gent who penned those
Is sadly, badly behind the times.
Now Daddy dear, just listen here,
You must confess you're too severe.
Not one maid who has dipped that
Ever was guilty of making a slip.
Fine swimmers when - hampered by
clothing you know
Have gone to the bottom ot a ghost
of a show.
"Safety First" is the cry the world
over today.
We'll guard well our morals, but the
new suits will stay.
So Rah! Rah! again for the S. C ('.
The joke is sure a good one on If. K. H.
Now I'll discontinue lest the Editor
1 provoke.
Pollywogs. play on let the Bullfrogs
croak. M. K.
Farmers to Organize
To Get Good Prices
For Spring Wheat
(By United Press.)
Fargo, N. D., Aug. 19. Spring wheat
growers through both the Dakotas and
Minnesota will confer here today on a
p'an to combine nnd demand that what
they consider legitimate prices for their
O. 8. Morris, of the editorial depart
ment of the Non Partisan Leader, Far
go, will be one of the speakers. The
Leader is the organ of the Farmers'
party that recently swept North Dako
ta in a political primary victory.
"Kach raiser of spring wheat will
get a chonce to tell of the cost of pro
duction of spring wheat," said Norris
today. "We shall then add a reason
able profit and arrive at a reasonable
price per bushel. When that price isn't
paid, farmers will be equipped to store
the wheat a sufficient length of time to
command the proper price. Discrimina
tion must bo stopped.
A Slow Process.
"Look here, Mary," suid tho hus
band angrily. "I shall be lute at the
office again! It is half past 8, and
not a sign of breakfast yet!"
So the lady of the house sought
the kitchen, with the idea of repri
manding the new maid for being late
in the morning.
"It mustn't happen again," she
said firmly. "I suppose you overslept
yourself f"
"You see, It's this way, ma'am,"
said the girl, in regretful tones, "I'm
a slow sleeper and it takes me a
long while to get a good night V
Goggles Writes About Gossips
and Gossipy Stories About
the City
Dear Annie: So Ben Oillignn'B sister-in-law
who lives at Chehnlis wrote
home to Ben's wife that the Northwest
had been having a business depression,
did she? Well, well! Also she wrote
that she wns told that Salem and other
Willamette valley towns were almost
dead, did she? Dear, dear! Now you
take it from me, Annie, Ben's sister-in-law
is off her trolley. There has
been a depression nil right, but that is
an "almost dead" story
Say, listen to me: You've noticed
the enjoyment that a good many of the
two-legged animals called men or
women, according to the kind of gar
ments they wear, take in somebody
else's long drawn out and painful ill
ness nnd in agonizing deaths. You
remember the remark made by old lady
Carter when dim Bruson 's wife took a
turn for the better after six weeks of
suffering. Old lady Carter said, "O,
isn't that too bad.'' She was a dear
old lady too. But she had set her
heart on a funeral, and Jim's wife's re
covery plumb disgusted her.
Well, the some principle applies in
the case of towns, I rccken. Times
harden up a bit, like candy from too
much boiling, and a little story about
slow business goes out from a town,
and pretty soon it gets to be a big
story. Every time it comes to a person
who is cursed with the powers of imag
ination a lot of trimmings are added
to it.
Reports have been in circulation tliut
more than a thousand houses in Salem
are vacant. The snine story has been
told of Portland, with the figures en
larged to a frightful degree. And of
Seattle nnd Tnconia nnd Spokane. As
to Salem the report is grossly exag
gerated, and 1 have an idea it is like
wise exaggerated , ns to the other
principal, cities mentioned also.
There are exactly 450 vacant bouses
in Salem, a whole lot of which are
shacks and tumbledown relics of an
earlier day. This figure is absolutely
correct. You may fire it with perfect
confidence nt the first susurratiiig ped
dler of swollen stories you meet.
Maybe T told you once what is the
mutter with Salem. Over stimulation,
you know, (lot ah end of the country
from which it draws its life blood and
all that sort of thing. Every town in
the west has had much the same ex
perience nt one time or nnother.
Them are however exceptions to the
march of progress in Salem. The
Southern Pacific passenger depot is
one of them. The cemeteries are an
other. Folks here don't tuke the ceme
tery proposition so seriously ns they
do in some parts. Burial is the merest
sort of an incident. A great number
of the corpses here and throughout the
valley are not yet buried. They are
walking mound distributing sepulchral
protests against taxes nnd occasionally
dropping a rust-eaten monkey wrench
into the cogs of the machine which is
earning the Willamette valley to its
glorious destiny.
Salem is famous for its sea breeze.
The sea breeze is not appreciated by
the (dder inhabitants. They have come
to take il ns a matter of course, and
they hick and growl, when they feel
like kicking ami growling, right in its
very teeth; but the newcomer considers
it in the light of the mildly miraculous.
jit is cert ii i nl v nn nil right little old
I wind all right, Annie. Laden with the
i taiM' of the sea, it conies across ninun-
tains nnd pine forests and fruit
orchards and fields of grain and clover,
taking on betimes qualities from each.
A wonderful wind, never given to
violence, and fnithfiil as the days
And, speaking of breezes, there is a
number of them walking about town
everv day whom it would do your
henTt good to meet. Not all the citi
zenship of Snlein is made up from
those who worship at the shrine of n
god they cnll conservatism, but which
is in reality niossbnckism. There are
those who play the game on a broad
plane of true sportsmanship. I nm not
mentioning any numes.
Make a bow to the next prune yon
meet. It may be from Snlein.
Still on the job,
Labor Commissioner Hoff
Compiles Some Statistics
Oregon appropriated for its normal
! schools in 1908-9, 25,0OO; ia 1909-JO,
i5,000; in PJ10-11, nothing; in 1911-12,
33,795; in 1912 13, $30,:iuu; in J91J-H,
The population per square mile in
Klamath nnd Curry counties is the low
est of any of the nineteen counties
classed ns' Western Oregon. It is L4
each. Multnomah ranks first- with
501.7. Marion second with 33.3, and
Washington third with 29.4 persons per
square mile of terrtory.
The average price paid in Oregon for
the past ten years to the first seller
of potatoes is 59 cents per bushel.. The
average price paid the past five years
was as follows: 1911, 57 cents; "1912,
31 cents; 1913, 5S cents; 1914. 00 cents;
IH13, 69 cents. This is the price to the
original grower and is the value tho
C dl Sensible Cigarette
"The Censor Is Not
The Damn Fool You
TakeJKm to Be"
By Hal O' Flaherty,
(United Press Stuff Correspondent.)
London, Aug. L (By Mini) "The
censor is not the damn, fool you take !
him to be." -
The above line was penned by a i
Tlvitittll PDiwnr nnnn n lntKir frt nn
officer at the front to his wife, in i
which an ingenious code was discov
ered, It meant to disclose to the anx
ious wife just where her husband was
fighting, but it was spoiled by the
censor nnd an order was issued by the
war office prohibiting such practices.
Before the officer who wrote the
code letter, left for the front, he se
cured two maps showing the entire
British fighting line. The maps were
identical. One he left with his wife
and the other he took with him.
Thereafter, each time he wrote a let
ter, he placed the stationery on his
map, stuck a pin through it directly
over I'd ris, another directly over Brus
sels, and a .third tit the point where he
was stationed. Vpnn receiving the
letter, his wife would superimpose it
on her map, adjusting the extreme pin
holes over Paris nnd Brussels, nnd her
husbands whereabouts would lie indi
cated by the middle hole.
u Ins is but one of a score of codes
and secret signals discovered by the j trnry to the general belief, this act
censors recently. England docs' not 1 ,1fcs not solve the rural credit problem,
censure the relatives of men nt the It-is u beginning, but a crude one. It
front for wanting to know the locnlitv I m"y l"ov to be almost inoperative n
in which thev nro fighting unci perhaps number of stntes where federal jinis-
dying, but such disclosures became a ,1!" Wl11 el""h wi,h "'"'i'"-' I :-
menace. No one knows how extensive 8 ,n,'t ,"WH-
Oeriunnv's espionage svsteni mnv be, . -Nr does the net touch even remole
nnd England is taking no chances. !" "'f l"-''""' Personal credit and it
Another code svsteni used bv a cer- ,s ,l, "" 1 ,0!n striking at the greut
tain officer was more elaborate than I
the one pointed nut by the censor, with
his "iliiuin tool" notation, u was nr
ranged by the officer with his wife
iust before he soiled for France, and
consisted of two charts of the battle
line, one of which he retained while the
wife kept tho other. Each map was
laid out in blocks nn inch square; each
square could be identified by combina
tions of letters indicating each line of
squares from left to right. Down the
left hand side was another row of let
ters. In writing home, the officer would
say: "(live my regards to L. A.
Smith." Being a fictitious name, the
wife would know it ns a key to her
secret code. Putting her finger on the
"A" line of the square on her chart,
she would follow nloug under the "L"
squares, in which whs her husband's
positions nt the front.
It is improbable that any informa
tion contained ill these code letters hns
ever reached the flerninns, but there is
a possibility of such a mischance and
England is losing no opportunity to de
feat a spy system that has made Eng
lishmen gasp.
The hale old days, the Btule old days,
When knighthood ruled the roost!
With one long fight from mom till
All knocks and not a boost!
Each mortal crawled or slept or
As lazy as a lizard,
Save when some knight, by duty
Would pierce a brother's gizzard.
The rare old days, the fair old days,
When knighthood was in flowerl
They had no moving picture plays,
No 60 miles an hour.
They had no bright electric light,
No cool electric fans; .
No motorcars, no baseball stars,
No flats, no moving vans.
The breezy days, the wheezy days
When knighthood was the caper,
No water power, no bath with shower,
No thrilling morning paper,
flive me the present's cheery mn.e
In which to live my hour,
And you can have the good old days
When knighthood was in flower.
William E. Kirk.
grower should place upon all consumed
at home.
The average yield per acre of hay
in Oregon for the past ten yeRrs was
2.09 tons and the averngo price paid
nt. the form for the same period was
Dentists may be properly classed a
root doctors.
Marketing - Farm Credits
Conference to Check
"BillionDollar Waste"
Chicago, Aug. 19. How to check the
billion dollar waste in the marketing of
farm products will he the lomimi.it
theme of the fourth national conference
on marketing and farm credits, culled
'0,'y !. meut in cllicnt!0 December
flDU 0th.
. 'nrnle'f! of all stntes nre expected
to unite in a discussion of ways mid
means to remedy n condition termed
"wasteful nnd iniquitious in the ex
treme" by the committee in its meeting
Surveys will be made prior to the
winter gathering that will show tho
movement of crops such as livestock,
grain, cotton and liny. The whole milk
problem and its relation to city distri
bution will be worked out.
Practical plans will be drawn for
eliminating waste, improving fnrni pro
ducts and increasing the consumption of
certain farm crops.
Half of the conference work ill be
devoted to rural credits an, I the fed
eral farm lonn act will come in for its.
share of criticism.
"The delegates will nnulyzo the scope
and limitations -of the net,", said Sec
retary Charles W. Ilolmnn of Madison,
Wisconsin, today. "And when they are
through the American tnrinor will know
what to expect under its terms. Cun-
problem of turning tenants and land
less men into home owning farmers.
"How to adjust statu laws to har
monize with the net will be shown
.' ' by speakers at the conference. Aid tor
' H... I,,,. .!!..., ....... .... i .1... ,,
'", in. ,i uiiii nit? iiMiuruiii w in
lie discussed. We expect delegates
from every state in the I'nion and tr.nn
Canada. A feature of the winter sest,
loiis will be hearings to bring out iic d
ed intoriuatiou. Tne results of careful
investigation and long experience will
be presented on practical phases of tho
Farmers organizations will be inviled
to s I men to tell their troubles.
"The conference is uu opeu forum
now in its fourth yenr. It is non -p.-i.r-tisau.
Its deliberations nre followcit
up from year to year by committees
and special bodies working for the de
Lust year t'liiiadn's soil production
wns the greatest in the history of tho
country. This yenr the crops will not
be so large. In Ontario and (Quebec
they will probably full below the av
erage, in the prairie and maritime
provisions they will from present indl
cntions, be good. If, on the whole,
the harvest yield shull fall cousidei
iildy short, of lust year's, its value, ow
ing to n higher range of prices, is
likely to be greater. One crop ot im
mense importance to Canada, in viw
of its relation to the empire and to
imperial interests at this time, Is h.iy.
The yield in this particular will, pei
iinps, exceed that of any previous year.
So iibundaiitly have tho grasses grown
in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
that observant travelers through thovc
provinces recently, have murvcled o. r
the opportunities they afford for stork
raising. Everywhere, on countryside
and roadside, clover, timothy mid h o'
gnriun hnve carpeted the land, 'fin'
early rains and dry weather later have
made it possible to grow and to harvest
record liny crops throughout all enstciu
The reports from Manitoba, Sn
katchewan and Alberta are generally
encouraging. British Columbia will
have, it is thought, an average griiu
crop. Better facilities for trnusportnw
the products of the western side of the
Dominion than iiuve existed in the
past, and a general determination to
prevent waste, will, it is believed,
more than compensate for shortage in
some localities and in certain crop-).
In its surveys mid estimates of I In
fields, as in nil other respects, Cniiii'ht
has mostly in view at this time tlx'
extent of its probable usefulness to
the mother country and -her allies. So
tar as it is humanly possible to jude,
it rVnls itself better equipped for help
fulness than it wns a yenr ago at Ibis
time. Christian Science Monitor,
The Journal Docs Job Printing.