General Store of Messrs Brown and Scott, Hilton - Photo by F. Stevens

Ninette  a few miles distant, on the new railway line. A cut of his store appears in these pages. The district around Hilton abounds in examples of successful farmers, among these may be mentioned Mr. Jas. Scott, Sr. one of the pioneers of the district, whose farm is situated only half a mile from the town. Beside the  buildings to be seen here is a fine solid stone barn. Mr. Scott is known as one of the most pros¬perous farmers of the neighborhood. Scott Bros , sons of the above, are recognized to be among the best farmers of the district and also have stone barns on their farms. Mr J. S. Jackson, another pioneer settler, can be quoted as a fair instance of success. Fine stone buildings are to be found on his farm.




Frank Schultz came to Manitoba  in the '80's, taught  school a few years at Mapleton, then  removed to  Belmont, where he was connected with the office of Frank Burnett for about three years. In 1892 he opened a real estate and insurance office in Baldur, which  has grown to a good  paying business.    A year or two ago he bought  from the Northern Pacific railway the townsite of Baldur and is  the  veritable

Lord of the Manor     He is  P. G. of  Baldur Lodge. No, 27,1 O.O.F., is an enthusiastic Orangeman and has been an active worker in the order for years.      At the recent session of their grand lodge he was elected to the responsible position of Grand Master. He never rests, is always on the move, and it is not his fault if Baldur is not one of the most progressive towns in the province.


For Settlers Coming to Manitoba and the N. W. Territories.

Many men are now anxiously con¬sidering whether it would be advisable for them to go to Manitoba or the North West Territories, and they are asking the question; "What could I do to make a start?' To such the following information will be most oppor¬tune, for it explains in plain language conditions as they exist, and directions for guidance that will be most serviceable to all.

Young single men who come in March, April or May, with less than $20, looking for positions as farm laborers, will find a list of applications from farmers in all parts of the province who want hired help, at the De¬partment of Agriculture and Immigration, Government Buildings, Winnipeg, in charge of Hugh McKellar, chief clerk, or at the Dominion Immigration office, Higgins street, Winnipeg, in charge of W. F. McCreary, Commis¬sioner. These applications state what kind of men are wanted, either men with little experience or practical farm hands. The wages offered vary from $5 to $25 a month, with board and washing included. The applications are carefully examined and a selection made in accordance with the suitability of the applicant. A letter is written to then farmer to be delivered personally by the applicant on arrival at his destination. An order for half rate transportation is given on the railroad company that will take him to the station nearest his future home. Such orders are honored by the C.P.R., the N.P., the M. & N. W. and the L.M.Ry. & C. Company.

The young man is advised regarding the conditions in which he will be placed and the work he will have to do, what wages are likely to be in the harvest time, and that continuous work at fair wages is preferable to high wages for a few months and then to be thrown out of employment. He is specially ad¬vised that with most farmers in the province there is but little work to be done in the winter months other than to care for horses and a few cattle, and get wood from the bush for summer use, and that it is much wiser for him to stay for the winter with a farmer, in a comfortable home, where he is at no expense though the wages be only a few dollars a month, rather than go to the city or town expecting

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