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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta Supplement to The Lethbridge Herald. TALKS WITH FARMERS I'li.rCi' hi Hri's. iiijiiy the ivpula-tion of boiug verv successful and iii-tillif;.-iii uinii is. lliu.N have done inmh it.) Iiriiig liic l.ullibrKly-e irn-yiUiOu ilistnct Ixjloiv iha piibJio. uii.i liMla.s (his (lisliict luis no Mr�iiif;vi- aiKiPCaU'S tlvuii tlie.sv geii-'. irtiMii. \\. II. l-airUckl, who was luniu'il.v .siipiTiMloiwIeivt of Lhu gov-iriuuiiil r.\|"-riin>ii'lal I'anu at Laia-Miii-, WydiiuHii-iho i>lin�.' wheru UiU .V.\ i- |uji.li.s|iv(i liis lauious HoonuT-anc;-com c isod witli thv ik'i-akl tho o.hi'i- ila.\ ;Mi I nidation laraiing-. Mr. I"a:)li.l(l is a iiativy of Colorado, liir. f.iiiic hiTc from H'.voiiiiiig livu .\i\us ago. With his brother he has a half .'^i.'L-i ion on Iho ".ii'lch" nvaf loun. i'lii'y liiadf a si'fciality 'of laisiiig alfalfa hay, niKl have the iiiii.iuo ilis-tiiu'tion of iliscovering thai It uu.s iwc'ssary to innVjoulute tht^ land in ordor to grow this hay sat sfactoril\. Th.-y ha\(' had thive cuv�ini.s iiuh soar of alfalfa, and last \ rar i hvy threshoil ihoir own sivd. 'rii�\- ktH'p iiio.sl of the hay for I'l-f-dirij;- Uu'ir siofk, hut some that ih.y ha\e sold has roalizod .'^15 and >nr, is worth from S1U0 an ' lu ic upward. Mr. Fairfield made what we �ons-id.red a vory import-' . ant sta'lc'inenl. when he tleclnred that the growth of ali'alfa in this country will enable thousands upon; tliousands of cattle aird shcej) to Ih) ' iai;'iilorrics, currants iiml goosel^errios. 'J'hey have also souie a|)ple and iiluin trees, which promise well, and why should ifchey not after the e.vhiliit Uev. Father ^�.�ln Tighoni made of apples and liluins last fall. On the Falrlield farm there is a nursei\ where .'{.000 trees ai* lieing grown for lh� town oi I.ethbridge. A tow aif rea'Jy to .set oift Vhia sprin'gN and iwarly all will It road, for nest year. They are .setting out I'll is vear a wind break of 5.000 or 6,000 trees. Askrd for his opinion of the Lieth-briik'-e district as a farming country. Mr. Fa'irfirld said; "Having lived the .great part o� my life in Color-�.lo. which is li?day calhd the garden spot of the Inited States, lean sa\- 1 do not feel I have changed my condition ver.y nmch b.v coming from Colorado here. Although here the 1 li.t!ii'"friiei"r'drops lower in winter and our siimnior is somewhat short- i-r, we have just as much sunshine as t'olorailo ever boasted of. 'IHio laud 111 the district 1 came from in Col-cnado is now .selling at irom iSLOO U) .siitiO per acre, itie staple crops of the district being alfalfa, sugar beets and potatoes, nil three of w^iich t'hrive well here." TH \y INXU'l'^ti SiTUlKK. TABOR IS GROWING WiniiiP''!;, .April 2.-The street railway eini)li.iyo�;s went on strike Thursday last. The men demumled a rec- ; ognition of the union; ix'instateiuent ol' unjustl.v tlisclvargcd union men, � and pa.\' dur.ii'g suspension and an increase in wages. All these ileuuuids were reliLsed ii.v the company. The conipaii.\ says it wants to run its own Inisiiiess. It is claimed that the ma.ximuiii wage |)aid'" in Winnipeg is li.'ic. an hour, compai'ed with in Chicago. The men maiiitaiu they ar� , not paid as goo�l wages as in other cities Wild distnilmnces occurred on the i (ir.sl daj of the strike. Cars wei-e run olT the track and ile.stroycon, the leader of the strike-breakers, was arrosttKl the same night at ".l.;!0 for assaults on citizens The arrest was lua'de b.v order of the A t lorney-C.eneral, and bail was refii.st"d. .Magistrate .McMii:lrosperily, we have met W. I''. Uussell. W. W. Douglas, Wm. I'robert, S. .1. Layton, W. A. Aul}-in, nil citizens of Tnbor. They put within us ii de.siro to .see the place, which tui'iis out such progressive citizens as the geiitlemi'n mentioned, so we boarded the midnight train last Fridn.v for the "Village of Promise." Phe train had a dozen or so persons hea.ied for the sa'ue pluce. We got olT the train in a rush aii'd startostairs. Mr. C^arroU is putt'ing up an addition to his hotel which will |u'ovilouse. It is nearly finished, and looks goo^l to the eye. .lack Irvine, of Meilicine Hat, will run it. We wcio told that the Lemon would endeavor to be the main "squeeze" in We flon't know whtjther that Infor-the place, as it would be heated tiy hot water and lighted by electricity, a iilant bt^ing installed in the hotel, nmiion was intended for an end of Ma/ch josh or not, but if it is the ca.se, it shows that Lemon has hea|is of faith in Tabor. New buildings are popping up as livcl.v as corks at a champagiie supper, you can't count them on your lingee tiiis, and it ud lake pU your toes in^laddition to record the new ,9tructuros that are rising on the prairie. On the way north from the station, .vou first strike a butcher^ shop that is being erected for Mr. Jett, formerly of Lethbridge. A, few-feet farther on is -the new Liemon Hotel, next to that is a building which A. B. Hoaglin tays g'>ir'g to be tihe new postofflce; adjoining are three structures only recently born. These, we were told, would be used for a pool room by Brown and Sacrider, a drug store to be run by Piagle and Lang, and  hir.n.i ro store for Mr. Williamson. Across the street the framework of a building for a jewellry firm from Nelson, B. C, was just arising. Across the tracks Wm. Cousins is erecting a two-stoiY'y block, the upper tloor of which will, it is said, be usetl by I the Oddfellows, who are soon to Ije i organized in the village. Hero and there about the village can bo seen homes being built for the citizens. Tabor is certainly enjoying a building boom, and it is not likcl.v to enti for some lime. A store is being built oppoS'He the station for West-lake llros., jewellers. It will adjoin the gent's furnishing store conducted by Archie CamplwU, formerly of A. Southard's, tjothbridge. The growth of Tabor is based upon its location in the midst of a big coal deposit. Four miles nr� ! ig ofierated close , to the town. The Ileliance end the Tabor at the present time are spending a great deal of inoncy flc^'eloping their properties. As much as 70 cars � >a\ nri-. tiiu>-|)ed from Tabor weekly now. Apart from coal i-esources. Tabor is surrounded by a rapidly developing farn.vi'ng conmiunity. Land seekers are coming in daily preparing to locate on the dry lan'ds in the vicinity. Tabor is said to have a population of 700, and we don t I )ii�l it It Is only throe .vears old, and is expanding so rapidly that it is hard for people, who have not been there in a year, to focognize it. It is becoming more compact every day. The new buildings till up (he ".nc-ont nrairie between the station and Probert and Wood's iim. Next week we will have something more to say about this wonderful little town f ADDITIONAL LOCALS. Mrs. .1. W. Jlartin will receive on Tuesday, \pri\ lOth. The Firth-Eaton concert Co.", one of the best on the road, will appear ut Oliver's Hall Friday and Saturday of next week. Prices 75c. and r.oc. The Little Sisters, a guild of children in connection with St. .'Vugus-tins, will hold a sale of work on Easter Monday at the rectory fromi 3 lo 6. We are now delivering the cleanest and best ice in town. 'Call or phone, us your orders. Western Warehouse & I'ransfer Co. Mr. Cox, Sr., an aged man, who recently came out from Surrey, Engi., was buried on Friday afternoon. He had '�ontracted' a severe cold, and pneumonia set in, resulting in his death. The funeral was from - the Moore DndertaUingi Parlors. Interment was in the new cemetery. Kev. .J. 10. Uughson oflicJated. PHILLIPS ARRESTED. Toronto, March 31.-The investigation into the conspiracy charge against Joseph Phillips, president of the York County Loan and Savings Company, took a sensational turn today,' when at the conclusion of the morning testimi ny. Magistrate Denison ordered Phillips to be placed under arrest, stating that the case was getting more serious every hour. The magistrate refused to accept additional sureties offered by the Phillips counsel, but agreed to gi*e the decision later regarding heavier bail. ;