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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHSRIDGE WEEKLY HERALD OUTSIDE OPINION OF OUR CROPS Correspondent of the Calgary thero would be a different agricul- Daily Herald.) Lethbridge, July a general ..proposition anv thing that every one is boosting has some merit in it. 'You know the old Lincoln homily, that you can't fooi all the people all tural tale to tell. FOR'A COUNTRY BEAUTIFUL. 1 Just one more observation. In the city, even the small town, if a man has a yard four feet by four he BEST CROPS ON XECORD ALBERTA IN Minister of Agriculture of Con- ditions in the Province Calgary, July W. T. Fin- lay, Minister of Agriculture, spent a few hours in.the city yesterday on his TO BOOST THE PRICE OF PORK Frst Step to Be Takon by New Pack- ing Plant to Secure Required Number of Hogs Edmonton, July Burkhart, of the J. y. Griffin Co., stated that the price paid for hogs to the farmers W. A. HAMILTON MADE PRESIDENT time. If it has no merit of its skives with the grace of a madman -own the general opinion will endow to make it take on the semblance of .it, for there's nothing either good or but out in '.he country, with "bad but thinking it so. From the youth in the restaurant, talking in. a loud voice so everyone .may hear, to the little-to-say busi- promise o oil orciio.r ness man, everyone is boosting for 'the crops and the country. Hang around anyone for fifteen minutes coming suns .and if he don t drop some remark e. 'cry 'facility for such, can a lawn nor the promise of one be found in a day's drive. No trees about the homestead, old fences where there might as well be a bit of jfrace; no a. the crops you can put him -down as utterly hopeless. And they -all believe in it, and believe in the country and the future abundance. Anyone who will persist in declaring this is a stockman's country or even a bit of shade tree to baffle If our good friends the temperance workers, will spend their energy instead' in the cultivation of these things in rural Alberta, far- mers: sons will not join the city, and appreciation of the beautiful wm ac- complish more desirable results than way to-the capital after a ofj'wiii riss Just' as 300n as tne packing plant is in a position to commence operations. It is the in- tention of the company to insure aj .steady supply of hogs at the packing plant by making the raising of hogs Southern Alberta. The minister.stated that through- out the entire southern country with one or two exceptions the crops in every district were looking splendid. Fall wheat harvest has started around Lethbridge and Macleod and will be general next week. In a few dis- tricts the oat crop is short in the straw but the heads, are developing -up to the average. Not much spring Lethbridge Principal at Head of Alberta School Teachers There1! Health in its tmvbr, And strength in its Flavor, It's a stimulant for the ener- vated, And a delicate tonic for all. more profitable to the 'farmers.- The plant of the J. Y. Griffin Co. will be in operation by September 1st according to the present expectation; of Mr. Burkhart. It is the intention to kill 200 head vrheat is grown, but, what- there is of cattle> sheep pc-r day looks very good. Barley is a-goo crop and will give a good yield. The backbone of the grain growiu however, is fall sown wheat and a-; rule through the country this, cro could not look better. Around Medicine Hat the sown crops have of excesive heat, nnd dry, h sprin i -1. i j. i preaching, and the hutYhp ho f--nr .alone, is either insanely stubborn or wincis, out tne jieiauui oe iair. -else he hasn't the brains of a peri- r...... "winkle. Well, you know what faith accom- plished for Closes. There may be more consummating efficacy in this pervading belief in a bountiful har- Thou shalt not. Of course the coun- vest than an orthodox believer would 'Care to admit. ry is new, 'but everywhere can seen farm yards'in such a condition .of ramshackleness as to lead to the impression that the farmer has lived there for year on year, and he has. i These things cost, no money; they In his travels through the provinc the best crops he saw in any plac was on the Wetaskiwin branch be tween that city and Hardisty. Ther appeared to be jnst sufficient rain and exceptionally fine weather condi tions to ensure a good crop. The field pay their own way, like sharp plow-! Of grain are almost as .level as i A man Coasted that he i board and with a mori THE VALUE OF A-FARM. broke fifteen acres with one sharpen-i Of gne weather in that localitv wil A man bought a piece of land fori an acre, plowed, fenced and it. When the crop was nice- ly' coming through, another fellow along and offered him an and got the. land. TVhen the came off the last owner realized to the acre. That's going some; but this is not Twenty-seven dollars an acre is interest at ten per cent, on 'The land will produce such a crop one year in two. So a man who Tms a quarter section has interwst .producing value of But, they will say. that is the gross income from, the land: you onust deduct operating -expenses. i ing of his plowshare. For his j reap ari abundant harvest, he should have been arrested for i The department has received crueltv to animals. Stop in any i ports of ;hail in a few places but he smiths shop and take a look at the j does not think that any great amount of damage has been done to affect the dull shares. They are an aoomiQa- tion. It is too far to go to. the'shop general yield of the province WHEAT ALONE. represents the gross income Srom the wheat alone. It does not into account eggs, pigs, cream, 'colts and all the other which, if attended to, will grow" on "the same identical land, pay all the of the -wheat and a profit into the bargain. FAKMEK BUYS BUTTER, EGGS, POTATOES. A nian drove up to a country store ordered butter, eggs and pota- toes to take out to his farm. Asked bow long he had been on the farm, replied' that he had had poor The average farmer, ninety- develop irom rtne Tnai, Tne gen- eral opinion being that many prom- inent ranchers around Macleod were connected with, the prisoner in his cattle stealing operations. The trial however, has been more of the nature of a legal fight than of a sensational one as the evidence did not disclose much of this nature. P. J.Kolan, K.C., and Wm. Camp- bell, .were for the crown and Colin Macleod for the defence. The whole of the forenoon yesterday, ;the 28th. was taken up with this tedious fight and also the afternoon from 2 o'clock till 4: was .taken up by the hearing of many objections made by Colin Macleod. The result of :the argument between the lawyers was that Judge Harvey ordered pleadings at Elk Creek falls. He is in excellent form, meaning that he must return condition and shows no signs Of the. to the country whence he came, as leod objected that the prisoner could not be tried as he had not been law- fully brought before the Court and also on" the ground that he had not been extradited on the charge. Evidence was heard as to the charge upon which he had been extra- dited and both objections were refus- father relating .to Dumurrier. Sergt- Camies was called to-'identify the hides and exhibits, This practically closed the case for the crown. For the defence the first witnesa called by J. M. "Bratton of Spring- point. In 1903 he had examined with J. Pattereon. the stock inspect- or, the hides belonging to and found them all correct. Ba- knew Foster in 1883 when employed, by the Powder River Ranch. Co_ where be was known as a bad char- acter. At that time Foster was sup- posed to have 'stolen a horse from the company. Jesse Johnston, the 19-year of the prisoner_was then called and absolutely dieted the statement of Foster as to the presence of his father at- the slaughter house when the J 0 cow- was killed. Foster be said did the butchering alone. D- TJ. Mudiman deposed that at the time the cattle were supposed to be killed .Johnston was at his lplace pur- chasing pigs. He always regarded Johnston as a respectable man in the community. Jenccn: -from G-reac Tails, "with whom prisoner had lately been em- ployed in Montana created a splen- did impression upon the court and testified to Johnston's good- habits and excellent character since employ- ed with him. Foster's reputation, he understood was exceedingly bad. Damon, a rancher, also gave charge- ed by the Judge. Mr. Macleod took exception to the ruling of the Judge for the purpose of forming a reserve _ ter evidence On behalf of the yriscn- THREE YEARS FOR CLERK Winnipeg, July E. Triddy, a young P. 0. clerk here WH.S sentenced to three years in the p-.-n- itoiriary today valued stealing PREMIER AT OTTAWA Ottawa, July Wilfrid Lau- rier and several of his colleagues re- turned to Ottawa tonight and with one or two exceptions all the minis- ters. They hope to dispose of all the necessary work and then take a short holiday. R. L. Borden will also take a holiday before definitely out- lining the campaign On the Experimental Farm all the grains are so good that it is hard to secure an adjective to sufficiently recent encounter in which he wrested the championship from Joe Gans. NO ORDERS FOR COAL (Special to the Herald.) Frank, July Gebo, superin- tendent of the C. A. C. C. Co. of Frank returned to Frank yesterday from Montana. Report says that the laws forbid the landing of any alien suffering from the dread dis- ease. Ordinarily owing to certain provi- sions of the law, the motbttr would also been subject for deportation as an accompanying attendant for the Bland Herring., of Portland, Ore., was then called as witness and depos ed that in the year 1903 he was the registered owner of the brand J'O left hip and that the hide produced in court had been identified by him in the preliminary hearing of the case five years ago. He said that he had never authorized Johnston or any one else to slaughter cattle for him. E. H. Maunsell of Macleod was the next witness. He swore that in good reputations! was then address- length by Colin Mac- praise them but if one field is better: and only 50 men are at work. It than another it is the plot of oats appears that no orders from the prai- on the east side of the farm. Those oats make one feel that the Leth- afHicted son, but several influential j 1903 he went with James Patterson, people took, up the case with the Un stock inspector, and two North West there are no orders for coal "in sight ited States government, which re- Mounted Policemen with a search 'suited in the issuance of an Border warrant to Johnston's slaughter bridge district can hold a front place in oats as well as wheat. The success of the first year's crop authorizing the admission of the mo- rie cities are coming and the mines j ther and four children, but deportat- throughout the Pass are working! ation of the Son was orclcrod with only a few men. Consequently j lor Frank town is very dull at- present, j Mr. Gebo left town last night forj despair and grief of the brok- i en-hearted mother, as she surrender- houso to find a certain hide. They discovered the J 0 hide produced in Court. "Under cross examination the witness admitted that he had been in the butcher business himself one time and one occasion a mistake had been The most delicate and dainty are Milk Chocolate, Cream Bars, etc. Sold by Grocers and COWAN CO., Limit.d. TORONTO on the Experimental farm should the- south to look for orders. convince the most pessimistic per- son that this district can produce the best grains in the West. What Mr. Fairfiekl has done on the Experiment- al farm is within the reach of every farmer in the district who farms right. The lazy, careless farmer will never make a success of grain grow- ing, not even in the most favored land in the world. A trip irom this city to the Coal- vening, Mr. Macleod made a most el- oquent appeal on behalf of the pris- oner in which "he reviewed the his- tory of the prisoner, his family, re- in the interest of her husband to Johnston's arrest, wherein lations, his honorable career and the I ed her boy to the deporting oflicers. I made in connection with his hides. melted to tears even the officers. hardened Sergeant Maylor gave similar dence to, that of Mr. Maunsell er. J. F. McLaughlan, contractor of Macleod, knew Johnston for several years and could say nothing but good of him. In rebuttal the crown call- ed W. C. Bryan who was of the opm. ion that both Johnston and. Foster bore The court ed at great leod on behalf of the prisoner. pointed out how the only evidence produced by the Crown was that of the witness Foster, and that OWL ig to his unprincipled character and bad- reputation that the Crown sb.oi-ti not put any faith in his evidence. lie pointed out how Johnson was of- ex- cellent character and esteemed by hisv neighbors. Mr. Nolan was not called upon.' The judge forthwith found the pris- oner guilty of the charge. At this Ktage Mr, Macleod asked for an en- largement of five minutes in re- spect to punishment was about to impose. his Lordship Upon recon- and C. P. R. ACCEPTS DECISION Ottawa, July Vice President Whyte of the C. P. R. tel- othcr children, the mother submitted Mr. Johnston made a damaging ad-i severe punishment suffered by ographed the labor department from to a separation which will almost mission. Winnipeg that the nward of board! cerlainlv bo final. The parting scene in the investigation into the dispute wsxs on the sailing of th between fie cal employe company and mechani-j'Lake ChampSairi' on Saturday, js, does not favor the i pnsoner while a fugitive from the jus- W. W. Foster, a detective from Death had visited his family company in regard IQ certain of its conclusions and is not to that dale district loaves one bad impres-j tc-nt satisfactory, but, to assist, in j sion on the mind and that is the j carrying out the spirit of the act1 large amount of fertile land that is j he accepts that portion oi d unoccupied just outside the city Hm-jcision relating to western lines, its. The Board of Trade and the ____________ City Council should urge the owners to put this on the market. Its cul- tivntion would enable visitors to see our agricultural resources at close range and would also give us some good advertising amongst the travel- lers passing through on the daylight rains. WINNIPEG WHEAT BUSINESS BLOCK AND WARE- HOUSE (From Tuesday's Daily.) This iriorning six carloads of row sujrar arirved hero from Germany for the Knight Sugar Co.. of Raymond, There are fifi.fftri hundred sacks of sugar in the shipment. The company lena, Montana. was thon called. He had besn hired in by the Stock j Association to watch cattle thieving. j ITe worked for Johnston during April land May of that year and at John- ston's request butchered many cattle Winnipeg, July opened is importing the raw sugar for rofin- at 104 34 and closed at 105. August closed at 104 l-4; being lower than yesterday's tormina-ting price. At mid day the market was dull but firmer and values high or than Wednesday. ing and if the experiment is a: suc- cess will continue 10 irwport so as to keep their factory running all tho year round and provide sugar to meet the increasing demand for their pro- duct. some of which not belong to Johnston. He killed the J 0 cow of Herring's; on tho 28th of May. Ha reported it to tho stock inspector and tho following morning the police wont out and found the hide. This witness was the chief witness for the Crown during his absence. He was denied tho privilege of burying his own Five years he had lived without a home, always oppressed with tho haunting fear of arrest. The citi- zens of the town had still confidence in Johnston and sympathy for him, and on their be-half Mr. Macleod pre- sented a largely signed petition re- questing the leniency'of the judge. His Lordship in .sentencing the pri- soner said that he appreciated many ot! the remarks made by the counsel for the defense and in imposing the and his evidence under the cross ox-j sentence ho took these matters into, amifiution of Mr. Mitcieod, was fierce- ly attacked. The suggestions of Mr. Macleod that the witness had an evil four years in Edmonton penitentiary. An appeal will be made. ;