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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, .A-igiiKt 24, THE DAILY HERALI> Many Shrewd Outside Investors Are Buying Lethbridge Property For inside residential or subdivision property see MITFORD COMPANY Snap! Snap! Snap! two loti on 7th Avc. South, In good location, each. Terms One-Thirdxcath, balance 4 and 8 monlht. Alberta Loan and Investment Co., Limited PHONE 12U A Sound Investment Lot 31 feet uidc UKht on terminus, and. fat-ing Adams price ?375 1 i uiEh b.iUnco to suit. There is.not cuiotlier chance like, this, in-Letlibridgc today. North Lethbridge Realty Co. PHONE Fire Insurance Money, to Loan .16-17, Block 12, caoli. Oaio- quaiter 2 and 3 years. The C. B. Bowman Agency .CAD IA BLOCK. PHONE 132S. us a trial for thoie harvwt men you are needing. Satisfaction Guaranteed. T. H. Stagg fn EmploymentAgehcy JOHNSON BLK. LETHBRIDGE For.iale 160. acres, close to Taber, per acre. Terras 'some excellent buys in Lethbridge property. See us "before buy- ing elsewhere. T.H. Employment Agency JOHNSON BLOCK LETHBRIDGE We Have Just Listed Some good buys iu both city property and farm lands. See our list before investing. Alberta-British Columbia Land Co. Ltd. 10 731 D. L. KIMBALL, Manager We Are Going to Sell In teu.acre tracts, hundred acres choice fruit lands at Ores ton B. C. and jjiye' aomc one the balance of the tract, twenty-three acres. This is ideal land. Price and terras arc right. Have you ever investigated Creston? o. T. LATHROP TOOK PHOTOS IN LETHBRIDGE; IS SUCCESSFUL FARMER NOW Record of Tom Hammond Worthy of Emula- tion PIXCHEK'S CHOPS Firm Lindi Stafford Block V Farms Loans I HERE! Three north on 7th Avc. South, close in, See us about these at once. L. S. RIPLEY CO. PHONE M12 P. 0. DRAWER i Harris Olson Agencies Reil Crctton Fruit Lands Can. Railway Accident Ini. Fire-and Life Inturtnce C. P. R. Labor Agents General Employment Agency Agents for Oliver Typewriter Steamihlp Agents Splendid Prospects J'or JJuniper Yield in this District (Special Correapond'ejit to Herald) Piuclie-i' Creek, Altai Aug. Everywbej-o they" are talking about the crop hi the west. 'From all sec- tions of the country come glowing re- ports, of the fine stand of grain, to- gether with the most idealistic har- vesting season record. All eyes are scanning.the "'land of the setting; sun" and, as conservative and .cap- able a'juilge as Sir Donald Mann, es- timates be a quarter of a billion bushels of grain in.the west this coming harvest.. While, generally wo are. becoming widely known as the "Wheat Granary of the Empire." the outpnt this year of oats, flax and barley be greater than ever in the history of the country and exceed tlie most generous esti- mates that have been made. A visit to the different sections of the west will reveal something like half a mil- lion bushels of flax this year so that it is not at all unlikely Ihat in.the course of the next couple of years Al- Alberta at become pronouncedly a great llax- producing section lo say nothing of the marvelous and successful increase in the growth of barley. General's Prophecy Nb prophet has yet arisen who can and truly portray the greatness of the natural agricultural resources of the province of Alberta and .esti- mate with perspicuity just what ihe future will bring to pass iu agricul- tural pursuits. As one jrys along from district lo district over these bound- less fertile prairies he-is 'inore and more impressed with the logic of that optimism :which sometimes iinds ex- pression, in 'lliese words, "We've got the best district in the richest prov- ince in the largest Dominion of the greatest Empire the world has ever known." Singularly and1 paradoxical as this may appear, snob a Ihoiiglit is not only present with the denixen but the passing" visitor is similarly seized with, much the same idea. Just seven years ago on the first of next month (Sept. 1st, 11105) His, Excellency fflarl Grey, then Governor i General of Canada, speaking at the, in- auguration of the Province uttered, in a measure, what might well be termed a prophecy of the fut- ure of is just as near as have yet. been able to tell. He said; "Many who seek bet- ter their condition in the new as well as-in the old, are counting the hours' unt.il-, they can embrace with both .hands the riches you are able them from out your bount eous treasury. For. the riches yoi offer are. the greatest nature .1ms. to bestow upon mankind: namely, the happiness, health and well-being which your soil, your climate ant ;our geographical position-offer ai certain and liberal reward to all.who are nd intelligent industry, io th-a cul- ivation of your The New and the Old A couple of weeks ago your corres- londent took a run down in In 'homestead country" id the south east vher-e everything is new. Last1 week t was his good fortune'to.visit one >r the oldest districts In the country, district, which lies almost due west if tlie vherever Alb-erta is known and spok- en of whenever fall wbeat and ranch- Ing is the subject of intelligent dis- cussion. ROOMS Z and 4, BEGIN BLOCK Lethbridge, Alberta SECURITY IN VESTMENT CO., LIMITED "LAND MERCHANTS" Fire and Life Irmuranee Money to Loan Room 12, Hull Block, Lcthbridge, Phontt 763. Room 207, Templeton Building, Salt Lake City, Raymond Alta., Phone 5. der whip, scalp thp itald and kick off that this year he has just finished cutting; 85 acres that will yield, he estimates, 110 bushels to tho acre. Is passing some through the curing process to submit to the local brew- ery in order to ascertain Its brewing properties. A Story That Is Somewhat on the Hog Being somewhat interested, through the Board of Trade's action regarding statistics of the hog industry, and not- ing the fact that Hammond had sev- eral running around, a few questions brought out the- following information: "Five years ago I start- ed with just two said our old Letlibridge friend, "and today I have 225 good hogs. Last year I sold over worth, of porlc to say nothing of what we the home." These hogs (except the wee little fellows thai are In for feeding) are pastured on twenty acres of land seeded to oats, barley and rape. They have not eaten more than one half of the pasture. Mr. Hammond considers rape, the finest hog feed because of its and rank growth, and-the strength with which It resists "the most severe drought. "During the dry year It was the only green thing w-e said this farmer. Ontario Man Adopting Dry Farming Methods'- Hammond is an Ontario of the Ontario hoj's'of the soil. Speitk- ng of dry farming, methods and es- pecially summer fallowing and fall jlowing, ilr. Hammond is a strong advocate of both, and not without a good sense of philosophic reasoning either. The fall plowing, it is argued, lot only conserves the moisture but is i good weed destroyer. By plowing up In the fall when the weeds are ripe hey immediately take root and begin o grow only to he nipped by the rests and killed. Other farmers In his vicinity say that'fall plowing is id van tag-sous in the, way of ridding the land of that infernal pest called he cut worm. There-is" little or. rio evidence of (be work- of tlie cut worm on the land'that has been ploughed lip the fall. U lor Ibis it is yorth which' fall plowing the cry -wherever these pests are prevalent. IE, "What can do to the cut And t is a question that remains .to some extent unanswered, save, as this meth- od of fall plowing tends probably to solve the problem; Other- successful'-farmers :in this listrict are: Louis Loucbari with 300 acres all cut. and yielding between '35 nil 10 bushels io the acre; Jos. Max- 1000 acres under cultiva- and whose yield last, year was bushels of A! No. 1. -He has a plemlid crop .this year; Crcclaml Brothers, who will have some tishcls of wheat; Dr. Laffcrly's big irhi where 1000 acres will average bout ISO hnsb-alK. Dr. Xafferty is la- crested with -Air. Allhuson. gentleman C England, who with his son and aughter are paying a visit to the farm and looking over tlie splendid crop that is being harvested. Sum- merview is a most district 40r mixed farming, dairying, etc. Field; peas grow in rich -abundance here. Alfalfa Without Irrigation' H. IS. Hammond, four miles'east ofj Pincher, is cutting his second crop of alfalfa and expects to reap (a third crop Ivafore winter-sets .in. The first crop yielded something like two ton: to the acre. The second crop is go- ing a little'better than that-owing to the bundles. Homo of the white wheat on the Reserve, especially neii Clioklo, will yield as as '10 'busl ols to the acre. Other not 'produce 'quite so well. These Jn dlans have (a first class steam outfit, pure bred horses and cattle and appear to be in every way pros porous nnd progressive. At Brocke they havo their own elevator righ alongside 'the Alberta Pacific bearing1 In large typo this inscription "Peigan Indians.. A." Pincher Creek Going a lew miles west of we reach Pincber Station with Pin cher City lying to the north of th railway line. Pincher City IE n venture possessing a first class hotel a couple of stores and a few fine houses. Taking stage for Pinchor Creek wiiich lies almost three miles due south (rom the railway slaUon, we pass some fields of timothy and oats, but "nothing to write home about.' Pincher Creek Is "ye olde time" spot hearing marks of throe decades oi better. It Is situated in Ihe western end of one of the most fertile valleys out of doors. It is literally "out ol sight" until you drop in from a some- what precipitous incline on the north. In keeping with nearly all country towns of the early days, Pincher Creek lias one elongated business street, running east? and west and well occupied on both sides. There is L thrifty, western, business vim in evidence and the stores and hotels seem to be doing plenty of trade. For years Pincher Creek has had live ol being one of the busiest uid best liitle towns in the west. 31egsed with, a splendid and bonnt- sup'ply of good, clear, cold, pure v'aler, well lighted witli electricity supplied at reasonable rates a'nd own- d and operated :by the municipality nil right in the midst of one of the .finest wheat 'producing-, dairying and mixed farming districts to be found anywhere on the globe. Pincher 'Greek despite its distance from the railway line, not only holds her; own, but is growing- 'coirimensural-e the re- markable growth fhiitthe Peigan cul- tivated some H'OO acres of land- to fail r. crop. This year they have ahum ".000 acr-es under major portion of which is cut. and in (be slook. li is a most pleasing sight, to see the papooses cradled in the shade oT a, big stook of wheat, crooning away toi the hoarded headed firain, .while th'.ij busy sqimu's gather up (he .sheaves, .is j ro'cred bucks non the bin- vvobd. Splendid, perpetual streams of spring water makes his favm excep- tionally valuable for all around farm- ng purposes. Six Rowed Bushels Per O-utsi-de bis big yield of wheat and oats. Tom has be-en experimenting In jarley. Last year he planted a coup- e of acres of six rowed barley and he experiment turned out so well What Arc You Worth I I What is your earning power? Do yon realize that your death will remove that earning power from your family? How can you cheat death .and hnvc your in come Buy. Monthly income Bond that will provide per month and upward for LWClliy ye-irs .mwi jum For full apply JOHX K. HEVILJ, St. S. PHONES: Office 1018; Res. 4GC Estate. Insurance. Rent.ilE. Tvlonr.y to Losn fibre or flax straw could not ho utiliz- ed as it is in tlic older lands. It has 'been stated thiil there is too much woody substance in-pur Alberta pro- duet to (iiialtfy it for the factory, but this Irishman says that. It is all right, and as a practical man he ought to know. The presence of woody materials would not, hinder the use straw in the making of hemp and as the country goes in for Hie cultivation uf (lax there 'will soon lie I felt, the need of such an enterprise. j Although the farmers this district are not seeding to (las as largely as jj they are to the and south and in 11 iho vicinity of Noble. Barley a Winner Dfirley is going to he a great crop j in this district. The fanners' reason that H would be the best, crop they raise if they "could only gel mi nf i could j; Hide of (lie llarley will j: yield anywhere from "id in fo 'ho acre. II. takes only fvcm. Ill to 100 daya to ripen and can therefore be seeded :ts late as (he iloth or last of May. j 'The here keep their fields protly Henn and free weeds, J Tho grain le well treated and there Is South and Leaving Pincherv-Creek v for the south-east and headuig Fish- burn one gets a iho'sl delightful ride. As you pass down the valley, the ragged peaks nf ihe Hookies indent thp homoii on the south like the spinal column of borne huge prehis- toric veierbate." Within .miles of the town you run-abreast the large field of Messrs. Sangrccir'aud Carlson whose oats lop ihe fourth strand of .1 barb wire fence and prob- ably Yield frushels 'to the acre. These farmers also have field of Kail and Spring. Wheat which is being (harvested just: as' fast-'KB tnen and teams can do th-a'work. Joining; Sangrecn and Carlson on i he'east "we have I-jelclier's big farm 'and hog ranch whore everything is'looking; tip-lop, and just acros the road Car- rnther Brothers have a seeded to full which is already an inch and a half above1' tlie ground-j Pierson Brothers, -formerly of Ma-1 grain and Taber, who -are Ihe old Scotty Freebairn I just finished cutting 300 acres of Fall and Spring Wheat and the same story might be repeated all the way to Pisbburn.'Never before In. the his-, tory of the country-Has' there been such crops as- this season affords. Aft-er talking wheat and oats ami us not forget rich with wild KiK'.ntilieg of thin lo ail parts of Ihe If one wished to wax elp- il'imu they mljtlit. vIMi just approprl-j us un.'.c on, those fields of ;imi harvested, grain. flax, and, barley let Hint Ptnchnr. Creel; is hand." Dry Farming Exhibit Will Mike Best Go Some the Pincher Creek zeal cslate agent, is gathering featnples of grain and the Diy Fanning Congress and from what he already has on hand, is going to malie the 'best go some. .The greatest pains and care is being taken in the selection of tins exhibit. Rye grass tha't stands neaily fe-at In height and bound with white and blue silk Bronic Grass, Timothy ami Alfalfa of the best and (Continued on page 7) Exclusive sale 3rd Avenue Property Two (2) lots dose iji on the above Avo. mid bringing1 in over a month. Price for a bho'rl, lime only, Terms. HOUSES TO RENT MONEY TO LOAN The Dowsley Mulhern Land Sherlock Blilg. "th St.. great Kngllsli essayist, "Here Cere's fritls in waving pros- pects stand And nodding tempt tho joyful reaper's' ;