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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta TABER TALK. Common Sense Piano TalK j& Mm good There is nothing nieer tor the "home Piano. There nro V itinos, tint I there lire good I'iiu\v.\.\. you buy n pinno Hint cannot !�. rxeellnl. Come and in-spoct the instruments that we have on exhibition at Southard's new store. Butcher & Publow EDMONTON CAl.ll.VKY LETHRRlDtiE TELEPHON E NO. 1' -FOR ALL KINDS OF Fresh and Salt Meats Fish, Poultry, Etc. PIOHE & MIRON Stocktaking Month Great Bargains in all odd lines of trrooeries. Crockerv ami Glassware, etc. Also a big SLA I'GHTKR SALE of'our stock of Gents' Furnishings, consisting of Shirts. 1'tmVrwear, Overalls. Sweaters. Socks, (i loves, mitts. etc. These must all go at prices that will sell them Tills month, as we have do. cided to go nut of these lines. SHERLOCK, FREEMAN & CO : STANDARD J Lumber Co'y laW.C.I 0 otxccoooaec A PULL STOCK. OP Rough and Dressed Lumber: i in : li.> Hi- . I K !>'��. !1 ,i ivi i Last Monday a meeting of the would-be'Paher athletes wus held and a lnorosse team organized. \V. L. Hamilton was chosen honorary president: \V. A. Aubin presi-d"nt; .1. Carroll, !irst vice president: Dr. Lang. "2nd viee president: I I! Shearer, see-treasurer; S. H. Mitchell, eajitain: Frank .lohnson, Monsoii Heid. W. W. Douglas, tioo. Heiiiebar, coininittee. C'ap-tain Mitchell says that when the "Tuber Tigers"' are in practice, they can easily down the "Leth-bridge Savages" Saturday, the Tabor Baseball Giants, met and re-organized, and they will soon be in a condition, to successfully meet and vanquish any baseball team within 10 miles of Chin Coulee. Friday night the interesting dance given under the auspices of the Tuber � Primary Association, was a very pleasant affair. There was hardly room to shake the "Light Fantastic toe" successfully as the crowd was too dense. Keport comes from Pence Hivep that wheat planted there on 10th of May was ripe and ready to cut on 1th day of August. SO days from seeding till harvest. Yesterday a Talnr of veracity said that wheat, on his farm last year matured in 00 days from time of sowing till cut. and that the grain averaged "27 bus. per acre. ur sec-treasurer. M. L .Scott, is making another tlying trip to Mountain View in search of a female teacher, as the two departments are over run with pupils. It is necessary to open a third room. LITTLE BOW From Herald llepn sontativo A very pleasant evening w,!s passed at Oddcuhtirg's ranch 1; st Friday. About t went vine enuplet were present. S. G, Baird has had cards printed at the local news olliee. bearing a cut of his cattle anil horse brand. This is an excellent idea as a rancher should ha\o his brands well advertised in the countrv Mr. Baiul and (1 Till ml w coup to the Little How Mlacklool crossing purchasing horses last Thursday oliteinpl ites pur hundred head of nlstoM tlistri"' in G. 1L Dowan chasing several steers in the to be a position soon to challenge outlying settlements for a friendly game of foot ball. Charles Harris, the well known lawyer of Macleod. was in town yestenlnv. plowing to form a top mulch. 'Phis will prevent the evaporation, and g'jinulate the soil to incnase its nn - r.iv ho'ding eapacil\, so that all thai fall- will immediately soak iu and stay. liar-, rowing at frequent inli rvnls preserves the dry blanket or mulch, and .prevents any but the slightest evaporation durug the summer, season. In the spring, the crop should be put in without in ire cul- ', tivatiou than is incident to drill sowing ,-iml oo\-eriiig. and the sow iiiL' should be earb . ' It is Muiicwhdt signilii nut that! the givnle-M success in alfalfa grow. ' ing in the province s otlld have occured on 'he Lethlu'idge hind.! ''hough the introduction of winter | wheat is of vast im|iortnnco, a wheat crop is only good as part of a system of rotation from thestand-I point of the conserving of soil fer-j lility. Mr. W. H. Fairchild. whose long-sightedness has led him to experiment with forage crops in pre-fereuc to wheat (arming, has been instrumental in somewhat generally introducing alfalfa in the neighborhood. Though ho is mi export in all matters relating to irrigation and is distinctly partial to that class nf farming, he sees that the Micce.-s with dry lands is a matter of soil treatment, rather than of ab-tolute moisture and predicts a satisfactory future to all classes of farm enterprises iu the district. 1 RED FEATHER CANNED s GOODS ^ Head the procession If you wish for something a shade better and no more expensive than onlinary brands, ask fnt Bed Feather. We have Toinutoes. Corn. Beans, early June Peas. Sifted Peas. Peaches. Pears.' KnspberHes. Cherries and Salmon ----------------- --- ---------- ------- Telephone 33 Prompt Delivery the Bcnilcy Co'y, Ctd WHO! IvSAl.E AND RUT A I L r r Prompt shipments made to any part of Alliortu SIMMONS & BENNETT Barristers rations on the new Hour mill They are going to erect one here ibis season. Horses have been iu extremely good demand here this winter, and a good many have changed hands. There has also lieen a decided activity in real estate sales of late, and transfers are being recorded almost every day, esj)ecially is this case with the irrigable lands under the canal. Tin: recent spell of extremely mild weather has aroused the farming spirit, ami active preparations for the season's work are going on ou all sides. Z. W". tlacobs lias just received a commission as Justice of the Peace and our minor troubles, can now Im.1 ntrendwl to without leaving town. The new hardwood Moor in the meeting house, is a decided success and good dunces are more in vogue than ever. There will be a character ball given on the loth, Valentine night. -----YARDS AT LETHBRIDGE, RAYMOND, STIRLING, TABOR, It Will Pay You To See Our Stock Before Buying Elsewhere. James Macdonah | ARCHITECT I Southard Block, Rodpath Street. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Irrigation Farming. From Winnipeg Free Press. The introduction of irrigation in southern Alberta during the past four or live years, lias attracted considerable attention and inleiest. The practice on nnyihiiig I>di ;i small scale is comparatively new and tins novelty lias concentrated attention on this particular phase of agricultural work to the exclusion of others. The importance of the particular phase of intensive fanning, of which irrigation is a type, is of course, very great, but the introduction of aniticiai watering hns had the affect of spreading the impression that irrigation was absolutely noeessary iu order in secure any Kind nt a '-rop. The contrary is the case and it is being demonstrated by succesful practice. Withoutdoubl the greatest centre of ilerolopomcnt during the past year or two has In-en south of Calgary, rather than north of it. at such points as High Kiver. X an ton, Clnresholin and Leavings. It has also boon active iu i'linlnr Creek, Macleod and Lethhritige districts. That is it has been along the southern division of the Calgary ami Edmonton railway, and along the Crow's Nest railway. The turn for the south country has come, and it is here now. The rancher would discredit the country, both for iriigiition and what is culled by contradistinction, "dry fanning," but the success of the settler has discredited his prophesies. The term "dry fanning" in southern Alberta is rather misleading if it is intended to indicate the need of getting along without moisture. The record of precipi-over a series of ten years extending from IS1.).") to l'.H'l for four representative centres in the Territories is as follows: - Edmonton, 1'.).-1 2'J; Calgary, U0.2.V, Medicine Hut,; lil.lU; Indian Head, lT.'JIi. ; No records are available for \ Lethbridge, but the precipitation at this point is probably about the same or a little ubove that of Modi. 1 cine Hat. ! From this it would appear that the total precipitation at Calgary j is greater than at either Kdmonton ; or Indian lle.ul and the latter places do not complain of insutii- i cient moisture. Calgary, however, impresses one us being drier anil uo doubt it is. The heavy black j humus soil of the Edmonton country holds its moisture, and the : timber or scrub, prevents rapid evniioration. The dry chinooks and untimbored prairie are l>oth aids to rapid evaporation. Neither Indian Head or Edmonton feel th.. intluence of these winds iu their characteristic forces, but Lethbridge, Medicine Hal and Calgary do. It is evident that though the south country uppeurs dry, its average precipitation is sufficient for crop production if the moisture cau be conserved. The success of winter wheat in the Spring Coulee country on the south and Clareshohn and High River on the north is resulting iu attracting considerable capital to! the Lethbridge district immediate-ly between these. Vast tracts of! farming lands are lieing at present | bought up in Lethbridge country, j both under and above the ditch, and the cultivation of all Ian Is ir: rigatetl" and unirrigated iu this dis- I trict, is a near by prospect. Though I the sale of irrigated lands this sea- j son has not been surpassed in any j previous season, the so-called dry ; lands are moving freely nt present. Several thousands of acres have been disposed of since the beginning of the year, and the autumn j sales were larger than any previous i year. , The work of dry farming is not j a question of doing without water, j but of keeping and conserving the ( moisture that falls. June break- j ing secures the winter and spring i nioiBturo to the soil itself, before it! has evaporated, or has been taken up by surface vegetation. Plow-: ing should be about six inches deep 1 and a double stroke of the iUbc , should immediately follow the MAGRATH BEAT US Secured A Hour Mill in Competition With Lethbridge. K:i\ uiond ('hronielei  twig of the directors of . Fr, Ml A' i "i |{;ivim�ii| MilliV Klov/itor Co. last week it uii - diM-ided to build a mill at Mai^rat li. The company lias several a.T'-s of land there on the railway track, and the pnr|>ose is to put up a luiildim: and necessary accessor,es which will mean an expend it u.v �.f $2~i.>H*�. Tin ri �\as a stronir rivalary bet-wen I,i-thliridge and Magrath. !>ut aft. r due i onsi-'eration it was decided i.i locale the mill at Maura th TAKING THE CENSUS Work will be Done in this Province in June. - STOVES - WE HAVE LEFT A FEW HEATERS AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES i   THE LEADING   PLUMBERS AND STEAMFITTERS ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN ON ALL CLASSES OF WORK. JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO In taking theeensiisof Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta some time in June there will be a de|uirt-ure from th" plan followed in P.Kll The iiiP-ntioti is to have the census made bv townships in rum I districts instead of takillLT the nutidicr of persons in e.i"|i polling suUlivision .is formerly. Each province will be divided into e.'iisus districts con-tiauiii'_r about J.iMH) |m>pulation. At present it cannot 1h- stated how many such districts there will be. No local commissioner will be tip-pointed, but Archibald Blue, chief census commissioner, and two of his stall will come west ami each will havf direction of a province. Meetings will be held at the various centres for the purpose of instructing the enumerators, and when the schedules have been filled in they will lie collected and check-til over. Rick $ IDakcly 3JX8X The Lethbridge Hotel Lost: f>n Round st. pocket book containing $-l.'l.75. Five dollars rewanl to person, who will return to U Eraser, or . J. Eck-storm at the Dallas hotel. El tf. PHOTOS Hammond Bros. Photographers To advertise their fine and up-to-date Portraits, will give Free Sittings To .V -vho call THIS MONTH No Money To Pay at the time ot sitting. If you don't like thorn when finished , don't pay for them HAMMOND BROS. KEAN'S �������������Bi FOK High-Class Confectionery FHESII Grapes, Oranges, Apples Fig's and Dates JAPANESE OUANdKS ONLY HOc I'EH BOX ()\ sti-ks ,\m) i.lii ehy ---------AT--- J. W. Kean & Co ()p|M>site I'. (). M'hone I�S WALLA I'M & H AS ELTON Barber Shop and Pool Room Best of Cigars, Smoking Tobacco Pipes and Smokers' Sundries w. KMnblUhed 1865 Henderson, Proprietor The largest ;iml b si equipped hotel in Smithi'in Alberta lll-VDOlAK I LUS FOR COM M I'ltt'IAl, MEN WIIlN IV I.IT. B IDGI-. STOP at THE BALMORAL HOTEL Neat romos, fine dining room and best of goods at the bar W. IIKNDI-KSnN, I'L'OPK I KTOR You Must Have Stoves Tinware (irnnitewure Hunlware Nails Oils Paints (ilass Ete. And it i� no l>onst when we say our stoves are the best thai money eun buy. They are. No matter whether it is an SN.IK) Stove or a S75.00 Range you are sure to tfet what yon want at Agents for De Laval Cream Separators Deoring Harvesting llii- ehinery .las. Robertson's Paints Vrooman's - Hardware Ml AN OLD TIMER -WITH THE- OLD BRANDS OF LIQTORS AND CIHARS IN A � NEW STAND >jt .[nst drop into my new cpiarters and con.inee yourself that 1 am up-to-date.  . The clennest and brightest sho]i in Southern Alberta. CEO. HOUK nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn MfflaBSBMSsiSffl nnnnnnnnnn ;