Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, December (t, 1912 THE LETHlUtlUGK .DAILY HICHAM) "The Gift Centre" A Ewert Diamond the wisest Christmas you can It never wears out cither its welcome- or it- sell'. Both its value and its commer- cial value increase every year, and there's a subtle satisfaction in "starting a family heir- loom." A diamond is either the safest or the risk- iest purchase you can make. There's no hall: way point. The riskiest, if you lack techni- cal diamond experience and chance a pur- chase in unknown quarters. The safest gift you can buy if you rely upon tlie public esteem and confidence so highly prized E. A. EWERT Jeweller and Optician Oliver Block Letbbridge, Alta. Here's something that will appeal to the boys for Christmas "A Studebaker Junior" MINIATURE FARM WAGON with Hand Pole and Shafts. Price Will outlast (50.00 worth of toys. We have The Lethbridge-Weyburn Realty Co. Ltd. Phone 1173 1262-lst Avc. South BAD MAN ARRESTED Montreal, Dec. Fitipatrlck. said to be an escaped convict from Sing Slug penitentiary, waa captured here today, oil two charges of theft. 'IHtzpa trick worked the confidence game on aetertl immigrants return- ing from the West with their pockets fillt-d "with money, on. their way home .for the Christmas season. To facilitate the raising oi the grade of railroads a Minnesota man has invented a machine, mounted on a car, which lifts a section of rails, draws earth oeneath them from sides and packs it more rapidly than a gang of men could do it. How to make a stew a really good stew. Here is just th's. weather for a grand, hot, steaming stew; below is just the recipe for one of the finest stews that ever a, good cook a retl, good frisk Stew. Thy of a successful Irish slew is in the last few lines of the recipe below. Make the slew the recipe tells don't the Edwards' wdl, you'll he sorry to see the bottom of the plate through, EDWARDS B. C. MAN WILL ERECT LARGE COMMISSION WAREHOUSE TO HANDLE FARM PRODUCTS .Stirling, Alta., Deo. real es- tate deal put; through at Stirling yesterday will mean the establish- ment of a large connnission bushier in the town. The Stirling Realty Co. were the vendors, the property belonging to A. Bjorge and M. L. Millar, ot Stirling. It consists oE '0 acres and lies along the track adjoin- ing the new townsltc on the south. The purchaser is R. Gibson o[ B. C., and it ii his intention to open a commission warehouse where every- thing in the line of farm produce will he handled. For the time being 51r. Gibson will specialize in hogs. These will be bought cither live or dressed. Provision will he made for feeding a large number. Mr. Gibson selected this point because of the large num- ber of hogs being raised and also a lot of cheap grain which can be as feed. Buildings will be erected OUT OF 1 FRUIT O- English Journalist Visited B. C. Fruit Districts Hard Work Essential to Success (By Hamilton Pyfo In the Canadian Dally Mall) Wo have been driving up hill and down dale through miles of applet or- chards, tlic red fruit gleaming thick on the brunches, and through peach where, sorry night through lack of transport the ground wag cov- ered with what should have been lus- cious velvety peaches rotting whore they lay. We have driven along the "benches" of the mountains, the broad terraces on which, as soon as they arc! irrigated, fruit trees grow. We have! aeen acres of cherries, of pears, of to. to that, either knowledge or a natural talent la required. The Idea that any- thing can be Krown without trouble and without experience is absurd. .A Scottigh lawyer who gavo up of- fice work for an open-air life, and hae never regretted It, told mo: "We work like laborers and wo are at it all the year round." Ho Is a keen fisherman, but he has only found time for one tiahing expedition In five years. In the 'winter there is plenty to be done. Pruning Is. a very laborious task and takes a long time. Then there is plowing to be done In unrlng and aut- umn. Thinning the fruit (ills the days of early summer, and when the sea- son of picking arrives work is con tinuous from dawn till dark. Then It is that the fruit-grower with a large family scores, At the beginning even an exper- ienced gardener nerds something to live on while his trees is, If he buys undeveloped land. Pirsl officer who when he came knew noth ing whatever about it. And from al I have heard and seen I have come to certain conclusions. The flrst of my conclusions is this Beware of the land companies whicl ire trying so hard hi England to cre- ite the imprasion that fruit-growing In British Columbia offers an easy iiiickly prosperous life! Not a Lotus-Land If you are an officer about to retire 'rorn army or navy, if you are a pro- 'essional men with money saved and i taste for adventure, if you think of starting a sou on the land with a few housand pounds, beware- No doubt 'ou have read glowing accounts of he prospect open to anyone who buys and in the Okanagan or the Kootenay VQ doubt you have thought, "How deasant it would be to retire to this tinny, snort-abounding Lotus-land vhere one has only to plant fruit trees let nature do the J have bought it myself. I have been power- ully tempted to invest in one of these lots so cunningly advertised. But I vaited until I could know more about t. Now I know. Cultivating orchards in these glori- ius valleys, by the side of blue lakes ncl beneath a sky of turquoise t which in the far distance shimmer >eaks snow, is beyond all doubt a lelightful occupation. The climate, ixcept for its dryness, approaches per- ectlon. A gay spring, a warm sum- mer, a mild late autumn and a brae- ng winter which brings just enough iold but never too -ou better that? Many men I talked with had been farmers on the prairies. They had come west to escape the ong winters and the burning suns vhich ripen the grain so quickly but lesiccate the human frame. Further, the fruit valleys have this .dvantagc over the prairie: the farms re much smaller and therefore much learer together. In the Okanagan here are districts where the houses re thick, and they are none of them ar off a town. Capital Little Towns' Capital little towns they are too. 'ernon, Kelowna, Summcrland, Peach and, Penticton, the very names charm no. Penticton in particular, pleasant- v placed at the bead of the lake, makes a bid for those who are of a social turn. I went to a most pleasant little dance here, one of a series which the Aquatic Club gives fortnightly in a pretty hall with an excellent floor. I heard of other dances not infrequent of bridge tournaments very numerous, at once, and when these are constant lake parties in the warm ed, chickens, butter, eggs, etc., will weather. Attractive shops there are, he bought. A slaughter house and t00 at Penticton, and two good hotels residence will also be built on the! Altogether a place which smells of property amd Mr. Gibson will move ;ind that brings me to the sec- liis family to Stirling. The.facilities oud of conclusions I formed: offered as a junction point appealed! FruU.growIng !s an occupation for to the new-comer and he expects to do a large business on the branches! radiating from Stirling. rnatoes, of strawberries and raspber-1 of all, even before vegetables can be ries, with patches of apricots and put in, it must be cleared. This is grapes. I have talked-with every kind neither a long nor an expensive pro- of fruit farmer from the trained mar-j cess, but it cannot be doiia in a day. ket gardener to the retired Hrltish j Land of this kind costs from to those who have incomes, not for those who need to gain a living from the start. I do not suggest that it is impos- sible to make a living, even in the first year. It can be done by planting potatoes or onions. From six lo ten terns of potatoes can bo raised to the acre, and last year they fetched a ton. That was unusual, though. This year they are down. Onions sell at four shillings a bag. and one young London, Doc. school- man I met got 1500 bags off two acres, masters say that the cockney speech Fjvc hundred bags an acre is tbu gcn- whicli the late Prof. Skcat expected eral ylpld Btlt thls CM1 only done 5c. per packet. Edwards' fisup im- parts' nourishment, strength, flatour, as for scores ofnihertninasss it is for Irish Get a packets and sec. This U how to make IRISH STE'.V. in a ESCOTT HARMER Winnipeg Representatives for Mcinitoba, atclie-jvan and Alberta. to become the standard English oi the future, is dying out. "I suppose the disappearance of true cockney accent and vocabulary is j "Personally I regret tbe loss oi its East End schoolmaster, partly due to our said an vfccabulsry, uiougu the rac-deta accent t pleases my own ear much better than r the cockney accent. But the disuse JJ? a it a blow to any one who hern accustomed to employ or! t hear it. But. the introduction of mortem schooling is impairing tte i cockney vocabulary and practically eliminating the cockney accent from the streets. Such a trur cockney word as for "skeleton" is hardly used at all now. school-j masirrs have no lonerr any occasion- lo prick up urr cars in ordt r to un-- ilcrsuml what our boys and girls 1 say." by very bard work, and, in addition S. II. U. i Bask- an aero. Orchards already plant- can be 'bought at prices ranging from an acre. Waiting for the Trees It takes the trees four or five years to develop. In the sixth or seventh rear they begin to pay. I am pro- pared to hear cases put forward of earlier development, but it is danger- ous to argue from exceptions. In the sixth or seventh year, then, the farm- er sees his investment returning In- .ei-est. But there is a great difference between making, an orchard nay and making a living out of it. "H is easy o secure a yearly profit of from .0 an I was told by one enthusiast, but I could hear of very ew people who were doing it. Of course, the orchards are new, nearly all of them. Most of the growers are vatching their trees grow. When their orchards have matured, I do not doubt that they will be profitable. I aw a 17-year-old plantation, 143 trees on less than an acre and a half of ;round, which on a three years' aver- age is paying at the rate of an acre! But that.again is exceptional. .And that, too, is in the Kelowna pronounced Kolqua) district, whore he most business-like and scientific ulture is carried ,pn. Elsewhere, even on the- Aberdeen .Ranch near Verrion, wie gets the Impression that the fruit- arming is mainlyaa pleasant occupa- ion which may add to a man's in- come, but upon which his bread-and- utter does not really depend. There are over seventy farms all pretty close together. Most of the -farmers are cultivated, companionable men; PRICES CREAM BAKING POWDER A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder Dr. Wm. Sedgwick Sauadefs, Medical Officer of Health of the City of London, Eng., was good enough to say that a long and universal experience has proved a cream of tartar powder the most effi- cient, safe and economical, making food which could not be deleterious to the most delicate stomach. In England the sale of baking powder containing alum is absolutely prohibited. WHEN BUYING BAKING POWDER, READ THE LABEL. English country-house women. Water laid on. There are good driving roads. Electric light and power 'will soon be The telephone is :here, of course. The settlers all seem like the life, and no wonder. But they most of them may be be doing it "for their Kelowna is different. Here a more strenuous note throbs in the soft air. The wide flats, rising to on the orchards He, are com- pelled to yield their richness to the In .the town there are canneries hard at .work "putting up" tomatoes and fruit. There is also a cigar fac- tory, using the tobacco'' grown here. tried, a cigar, and found it quite sm'okable. It fortunes are to be made anywhere by fruit-growing it is likely to.be here. But they can only he made Ijy expert fanning and real -hard work. Harsh disillusion is. in store for those who think fruit-farming in British Co. umbia means a cigarette between the ips, a gun under the arm, and an easy life, 'with a swelling bank ac- AUSTRALIA SEEKS progress and development and was reason all the more why the port oE London should keep pace with tbe trade development of British ship- building and trade. NEW GRAND TRUNK .ISSUE London, Dec. Times under- London, Dec. In the course ot a discussion on the trade of the Brit- 1 ish Kmpire before the Dominion's; stands that underwriting la In -pro- royal commission, Sir John gross in connection with the IBBUG ot the agent-general for Victoria, took. four per cent, debenture occasion to remark thai the trade of stock of the Grand Trunk Railroad. Australia with the mother country' The price of the issue will be 95, which now amounted to and a full half-year's interest will be was worthy of being fostered by hot- ter and more economic conditions in England, and'especially in the port ot London. A hardship, which weekly steamers from Australia were paid in April. The United States' new wireless law, aimed to prevent interference with official. and commercial service, recognizes the experimenter anil, -jer- hJm to be licenced without cost subjected was the necessity. o[ disem- barking their passengers and produce miles from London, whereas for- undcr cerlain rC5tricUoIls. eign passengers and produce were car- ried up to the land bridge. The con- tention that Australian boats were too large was not a valid one, for, it the. British demanded larger boats for heir wives turn-out as smartly as count! It is not at all like that. the Australian trade it was a sign of'women. Of the odd persons employed: in the government.shipbuilding yards cf the United Kingdom, about 2SO are; Young Hogs! Young It is not very often that we are in such a good position to offer to the Public what we are now advertising before you. We have been successful in obtaining over Two Hundred Young Hogs, and we are now offering them at most attractive prices. These Hogs are ALL YOUNG TENDER, varying in weight from 50 Pounds up to 125. They are all Fresh Stock, and possess that juciness, tenderness and delicious taste which is entirely absent from older animals. They would make an ideal Christmas Feast, and you can put the rest down for Winter. OUR PHONE IS 1473 Use it and call us up, and we will be pleased to deliver one or more of any weight, which you may wish. The Success Meat Market Opp. Pioneer Lumber Yard 13th Street North JUST PHONE US, WE WILL DO REST!