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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta TEe Lethbridge Daily Herald VOL II. LETHBRIDOI, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST II, MO. IN. HUNDRED AND THIRTY TO ACRE pate At Magrath Will Hit the High Spot In (Special to -the Herald) Aug. body of ft young man was brought to town to- day by a if.X.tt'.Ji.r. constable. It .is thought to be the body oi Slab .Face, a young Indian of the Blood lioserve, who was drowned while at- tempting to cross the St. Mary's River about four weeks _ftgo, and for whose body a reward had been offer- ed. The body was found about mine miles north east of xown, the east bank Of the St. Mary's .River by Walter Wocknitz, who lives five miles north of town. He immediately in- formed "the police, who brought him to town in a rig. The body is in a very advanced stage decomposition and close inspection is almost im- possible on account of the odor. -The clothing of the dead man consists of a white duck shirt, trousers of com- nion_ material, covered with blue overalls. He had on a pair of long riding boots and a red-handkerchief around his neck. The body was plac- ed in a stable behind the Magrath Trading Co.'s store to await Coroner Higinbotham's instructions. A Great Field of Oats A field of oats belonging to W. Ackroyd, about two blocks from the A. R. I. Co.'s station, has been acting as a good advertisement for the Garden City all, summer, and has been the object of favorable com- ment of all the visitors, none of whom claim to have seen its better. -It stands nearly six feet high and a inspection reveals a very unus- ual state. In the majority of the there are four full sized kernels of oats. Ord narily there are but only three and sometimes two kernels This field has been estimated by those in a position to judge, to yield 130 bushels to the acre. WeL are glad to see that some of the Magrath stocknien thought it worth their while to exhibit some of their stock at the.r: Lethbridge fair, and .that they were so successful Js carrying-'away so many'.prizes. Thii speaks well for this district as a good stock producing .one, and also of the enterprising spirit shown by the farmers in importing the best blooded stock to be obtained. Wm. Wood has a, field of alfalfa in its second stage of growth. It is three feet high in all but a few pla- ces. Mr. Wood informs us thait the. low places are due to his inability to ,get. the irrigation water all over ihis field. He irrigated the field, as .soon as the first crop was taken off ithe land. He has had much exper- iience with irrigation in "Utah some xirae ago and he says that water is beneficial, to alfalfa if put on as soon as the first crop is taken off i the land. There are many fields of j alfalfa in the district that have never Seen irrigated that are, over two feet Ontario Farmer Holds the Key Aug. Robert Meighen, president of the Lake of the Woods Milling Co., says the far- mer has the key to the the present grain situation arid ihe Ontario farmer sees fit he -can dictate the price under preceht con- ditions to both, the miller and wheat dealer. Future values therefore w1! depend on how the farmer will de- liver his grain and ,he should rush, his wheat to market in a moder- ate manner. 'I hope the farmer wi'l use his to his own profit both in Manitoba and said :Vfr. Meighen. As whether millers wish' ed to buy wheat as cheaply a? pos- sible Mr. Meighen said, "I do not, look at it that way. If, for instance, our company purchases cheap wheit, our competitive millers will do same, and put their flour on the mar- ket at equally low prices. "If a high price is ruling for ln-y oxpect to get corresponding :iigh prices for their flour. Asked for his opinion as to tl-t; nafket value of wheat at the pruseut time, Mr. Meighen said "That, as have already intimated, depends iiri-ly on the the end of HON. MR FISHER SOUNDS WARNING TO FARMERS The agricultural interests of Alber- ta received a great uplift as a result of the splendid addresses given at the Canadian Club luncheon last night on the occasion of the visit of lion. Sydney Fisher, Minister of Agricul- ture for the Dominion of Canada. The agricultural interests will receive the uplift only, however, insofar as they recognize the wisdom of the ad- vice given in the addresses given by the honorable minister and Shaw of Minnesota', who both Prof, spoke The nobility of the work of the agri- culturalist and the way in which he ttin attain his, highest purpose .formed the keynote'of the two excellent ad- dresses.- About thirty-live of the represent- ative citizens of JLethbridge were pre" sent, as well as, a party of proAin- ent odiiors of agricultural journals from the United States. W. A. the president of the club, occupied the chair. When introducing the Hon. Mr, Fisher, he regretted :that the weather was so I but of w'hat wiis going- on all over the province. _ A Startling Change "No more .startling change has tak- en places anywhere in Mr. Fisher continued, "than has taken place in the dry part of Alberta.'We'-. j can al 1 remember when it was cott- jsvderoil thaf the country was useless from an agricultural standpoint and i the ranchers were supposed to full sway and possession for all .time. j lr was than .'estimated''that it took I twenty acrrs to support one steer, 'but that is changed. These same hands.'today are raising crops ol- of thirty, thirty-five and forty or more bushels to the acre. It had been done "by the introduction of" win- ter wheat It had btren found that by sowing the grain in the late summer jOr early fall, that tho j liv-e through the winter and that 'there was, sufficient moisture to keep Forces In Shape To Do Service London, final meet ing of the Imperial Defence- .Confor ence today resolutions will b brought forward to the effect that tl naval and military forces of pire shall be so organiezd that each shall be in a position to render effi cient service- in any emergency to part of the Empire. Subsequently Overseas delegates will meet- a committee on Imperia" defence. It remains to be seen whether the creation of local fleets will appeal as strongly to busy In- dustrial communities hard at work cutting iip new -territories as to some of the leading politicians more in ouch with home views. ELEVEN FISHERMEN DROWNED Lunenburg N.-S., Aug. patch just received states eleven fisn- ermen, mostly Nova Scotians were drowned yesterday -when the Ameri- can fishing schooner, Orinoco capsu- ed at sea yesterday afternoon. it growing: the succeeding spring and i summer to a harvest the next I was possible for the country to fee-" that struck me uost forcibly on my trip down from hot. and probably kcp't many of irr- Fairficld as superintendent; lhing. members away. He welcomed the !of the famu therfe was nothing of of the United States and a- jthe thanks of the community that he and expressed be desired. Thus the forces of cir- jCalgary brought the experimental iiidiau West rush narket ns soon a.> their wheat to" threshed., whiat seen fit to locate one of the ex- 'perimental farms here. He had show- farm that were hoin. raised. I am prices may recede for the time being, I am of the opinion that if truy ux- inoJerate in their delivery .they l very likely receive higher ater oil." told that all of it is Pleased With Farm thrown on -land where the wiiter "I have not seen .the farm since un- jwhtMl hecn winter kiUed, In im well pleased with Khal tlie of the omly in nn further exam-jrianscr in gTcnving. winter xvheat. MADE MONEY IN GOLD FIELDS ed good judgment and he believed that his visit here would prove that tU todav and he had made no mistake in so _ The West believes in the members of Ration T txpect to be still Everybody inVanadl has been watch- thc cabinet making frequent visits The farui has lessons ing: witlh. interest and anxiety to see in order that they might keep in value For the farmers wheat in touch with the needs and growth of !OI_ AJberta- !x, permanent. There is no need the country. j sPeak3ng of the city and district, for that anxiety. ThfeVe is QO Hon. Sydney Fisher- was at jeven to haVe R perman. Hon. Sydney Fisher in opening his at he seen' was jent crop. Tor if it is winter killed, j address gracefully acknowledged to an aricl semi-arid district invitation of the club to meet them, !was nOW farms fann homes. The Invest It In Alberta- Will Build Elevators In This District and acknowledged also the presence of tfap editors from across the line. Havjcg gone through the experience H. I.rackctt, of is in the city. .Mr. Brackett is they are in a good position to give Canadians good advice. j Xot of Thanks i Speaking of the placing of the. ex- j pe.rirnent.al farm here, %Mr. Fisher said j that he was, not, deserving of any! thanks as he had been forced by cir- to do so. One of the cir- J cumstauceS' w.as the fact that teth- bridge was the pioneer in the very brother of K. L. Brackett. of the West [important feature of agriculture. Grain Cu., of Calgary, vbicfi irrigation. "'We used to call South- company is putting in a line of .'Ie-, Q T, vators 10. Southern Alberta: Thev m-. om oi semi-arid area -Dut smcp -been has irom cultivation in these some- tend building six this year and others u-hat dry parts, we have been forced in succeeding years depending un the to say that it was not arid or even semi-arkl. We can now say that Can- ada -hus-no parts that are arid, or even semi-arki, and may look, for- crops and" fa'r bulldmgs RATCTOBE SIXTEEN MILLS a good crop of barley can b'e on the .saiiu; land. We have now two strings to our bow and are a.ssured of a crop every year." Progress of Tvethbridge "The Prosperity of the country re- acts upon the town. Lethbridge has jma.de great progress since I was hero four years ago. If my memory is j right, when the census was taken im 1906-'you'had a population of less than three thousand now I am [told it about nine thousand. What 1 COWS KILLED HER St. Catherines, pnt. "Aug. Thomas Archibald, 70 years old, attacked by cows as he was bringing them in for milking last night, and he sustained injuries which caused hLs death at midnight. ELECTED GRAND MASTER Sherbrooke, Aug. S. McCork hill, Farnham, was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Que- bec Independent Order of Oddfello.vs. LETHBRIDGE LOOKS GOOD TO HIM Minister Of Agricnltarel From P. LI. lithe J-ethbrklge ratepayers'.- will pay taxes this year at the sixteen niills oa the dollar. The finance com- mittee of the city council met yester- day afternoon and decided to reconi- thiit the council adopt this of those built; Mr came down here to attend a mat- ter, ia connection with the erection of the elevator at Goaldale and to look over the country for himself. The locations of the other, five elevators i perimental ftmn was placed here for j bentuix-s anrl six for schools. 'has been the cause of this tncrea.se? tlas it been -the increase of the min- ing development? Perhaps, to some !extent. Has it the industrial i development It may be. But It has i chiefly, if not entirely, caused the opening up and the developing of the Ittikls around the city. The city is absolutely dependent on and owes its prosperity to the farmer. As a farmer and a.s minister of agri- rate. T am The snirit ih.ir "This is truly a wonderful country, so unlimited in its resources 'and vast in its possibilities that one caa form no i-dea of it till he has actually seen were the words of the Hon. John Richards, the Minister of Agriculture of Prince Edward Island, .white speak- ing to the Herald representative last night. Mr. Richards has look- ing ovt-r the agricultural methods of Southcra Alberta and British Colum- me from the citi-- ward with, the confidence that aridity j- Of this. rate. sfvcn mills is required lto tlK' farm tho that will in- departed from Canada. The ex- j for municipal purposes; three for -de- iho of country. are not yet made pxiblic. two roasons. One is that there %vas The committee will recommend that Unfortunately, at the present the drift: is the other way. although }Ir. F. H. Bracket is not person- here a splendid system of irrigation. Accountant A. PL-vines be given the -ro" not it in the West yet. ally I in the elevator coni-and nther paiij- but is looking over the country i h6'x' a lnon was on hl's there was j increase of salary asked for. initial- from to per annum. God lhat before it does come 1n wil1 to with the view to investing here. He srfys that there are a lot of Seattle capita-lists who have made fortunes in Alaska who are now looking to i ive had been showing the people what ;xnd hf- full charge of lheir nml stay on the land. It high and give promise of a good crop John Turner has been appointed op srator of the new elevator and has resigned his position -in Jensen Bros, store. eral of these will probably inv here as a result of his visit to H- berta. Mr. Bracket! thinks there is is a good margin of profit to be made i in dealing in Alberta lands, much j larger than in the- higher priced Ian 1? of Washington "and Oregon. j is not human nature to do so, but-I have hopes for human nature and hope that before many generations, the people will see that they can find When T saw that similar soil j A special, tax collector will be ths laDld Prosperity, a vigorous, can done, field. When-I visiu-d IVfi-. tc 3.Er. Fair- stafT in his department. this Place I i erimental iarm, where they had un pportunity of thoroughly inspecting he work being clone there. Hon. Mr. Tisher remained here until six o'clock the press men were taken 'down the farms south and east of the, ity. They stopped to watch the har- esting of a beautiful crop of winter heat on Geo. Hatch's farm r viewed the fine farms of D. J. Vhitney and J. Perry. Returning to ic city they were entertained at- the 'aoadiau club banquet and later they" ere entertained at the. Chinook Hon. Mr. Fisher, after the banquet entertained by Senator DeVeber t his residence. Both parties left the city on the ight train for Calgary. The editors vill go north to Lacombe and Stettlur -hile the Minister -of Agriculture pro- ecrs from Calgary to the coast. In the party of editors were sever- 1 gentlemen who had been here with similar party six years ago and hey were _ constantly remarking on he marvellous transformation in the ity and district since that time. Prof. Shaw is, in addition to his ositiou on s. newspaper, in charge of experimental farm work conduct- d by the. Northern Pacific in the Vestern States and is one of the lost eminent authorities on agricul- in America. )ynamite In Coal For Navy a -six wwk.s" trip that'will include LMii-skoku. Toronto (where Mc- and Wash- going-away Ixjlland'.s pooph; ton. Mrs. McLe'lland's try, goes in for 't'arniin-g and producing sued grain of the best qual- ity for the provinces. They were aiming also at being ablq to the West with seed oats, and with hat to match. The hat to qUaHty of which was unsurpassed match lu-r wedding dress was a beau- I anvwhero. tiful white Milan straw trimmed with j, was of Atlantie blue, Vjraided white tulle and white ostrich plumes. ;V large nut.j.wr of friends were at. ta-s Prince "Edward Island, he id this yearjollowed Alber- Jn to' the weed ques- London, Aug. .'despatch-front Portsmouth to the Daily Graphis says there is much alarm, owing to the discovery i-hrice-: lately of sup- posed dynamite cartridges in coal shipped to Portsmouth for the battle- ships. The latest find of this char- acter was during the coaling yester- day of the cruiser Duke of Edinburgh. Tho correspondent says that the mys- tery has not yet been explained. weoo; legislation Little Effie. the flower girl, looked very cute dressetl ,in white org-andie.and white: cliiffon poke bon- net. The' ushers Messrs. A. 12. Ives. G. E. Fleming, R. K. Maclean and I. Eakin, while the bride's young brothers, ,7ames and Cliff, took down and the Fire ribbons to admit the many guests to the section of church 'reserved for tbem. Brantford, Ont., Aug. war- the rant hits issued for the arrest of Taylor, a grandson of the late nection witli the fire department. The Immediately after- the service the R. C. Stinson. who died in chiet thoroughly, conversant I wedding party the guests repair- Saturday last. it is with plans of the committee and he in turn gave "them some of his to the Jwjautiful home bride's parents on, Buivlett of the .while escorting his grandfather'to the street, [hospital, stok a watch inlaid ideas. He urged the installation 6r where they were hospitubly !diamonds and valued at and the proposed fire alarm system as delightfully entertained. in cash. The watch" WAS pre- quickiy as possible and told the com- happy couple were the recipients of j sent made to the deceased horseman mittee that it was impossible for him many expressions of good wishes'by wealthy friends'several years afo. to get Along with less than ten Paid firemen. while the toast to their health, pro- j Taylor is said to posed by the groomsman, was dnmk, jUnitiyi States. to station to give them a. hearty j ]MSfn put through this year. i Speaking of our Mr. Richards isjiid that Lot hliridge was bound to j become a targe ci ty 'You htive the country it and you ir.ous mineral wealth in your coal fields, which two things must b'rinrf a remarkable development to the town. You canno-t help but grow." Mr. Richards left for ".the East last night but is anticipating a return trip to'tho West in the near to see more of the great land about which he is so enthusiastic; Grandson Robbed His Grandfather GEN. BOOTH CANCELS TOUR Ottawa, Ont., Aug. was an- nounced local Salvation Army headquarters that General Booth x.ad hljpr-d to c.incel C A FRUIT INSPECTOR AT LETHBRID Xew fruit inspectors have been ap- pointed by the Hon. Sydney Fisher. Minister of Agriculture, at Regina, Lethbridge, Grand Forks and'Nelion. An assistant inspector has also been appointed at Winnipeg. These inspec tors are each given a certain district to cover, and with the present addi- tions to the staff the inspe_tlons in the prairie provinces and in British Columbia will be much cooipre- h'ensive than it has been in the past. Formerly the inspectors lost a great deal of time in travelling, much "f which is eliminated by the subdivi- 'sion ,ot% the terrtory. Importers of American apples will bo held responsible for. the proper and marking of the package in accordance with the provisions of anadia ;