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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta fjj. .ETHBRID6E HERALD �-ViP�ON .i!id loOO iippliiations- SEED GRAIN SPECIAL Big Crowd Heard the Addresses at Lethbridge. The C. P. R. seed ;j;nun special spent Monday in the Lethbridge district, and Gcnond Freight Agent Lannigan, wlio is in charge of the train, told tlio Herald that they had tiie biggest crowd of the tour at Raymond, wliere they were coui-pelled to hold nn overflow meeting in the station. The seed grain s{x�cial is an innovation of the C. P. R.. and its i)nrpose is to educate the farmers to ns(> clean seed and to rid tluMr fiirnis of rust, smut and weeds. At the Li'th-bridge gathering, which tilled one of the cars of the train to overflowing. Mr. Lannigan said that this year twice as nnich wtstern wheat had been reji>cted at Fort William up to Dec. i2th. 11)05. than up to the same time tlu> year before. The rejections since that time were still larger, and in many instances the crops had shrunk to 10 bushels per acre. He ealcalate^l that SiU,-tXW.OOO had been lost to the fann-ers throuiih smut and weeds in IDUo. The C. V. \i. wanted to vid the country of the.^e curses and it was in ortler to educate the farmers along these lines they had introduced the seed special. Geo. H. Chirk. Doinitiion seed commissioner, pointed out that smut effected wheat like a mould on fruit. It takes the place that starch and gkitten should occupy in the wheat. Smut lived in the soil from one year to another and it would take probably ten years to rid the farm of this disease. He emphasized the import;mce of using good clean seed, then they woidd improve the quality and increase the yield Ho had noticed some time ago that Alberta Red riiJenctl unevenly with many small heads. To improvi' and to keep up the good reputation of this wheat, it was necessary to sow absolutely Dure seeds, Mr. Clark expressed lis admiration for the Lethbridge district, and put in a good word for the beet sugar industry at Raymond. Mr. Willing, chief weed insi^ect-or 'for Saskatchewan, drew the fainiers' attention to one locality in the west where 81111 weed seeds had been found in what had been sold as wlieat. Smut, he said, could be prevented by treating the wheat seeds, with pure bluestone. Mix the solution thoroughly with the seed. One pound to four or five gallons of water would do four or five bushels of seed wheat. He advised the use of formalene. one pound to forty-five gallons of water in treating oats. In all weeds he advised the killing of the plants, by as much plowing and harrowing as possible, before it had an opportunity to seetl, Angus McKay, of the experimental farm, Indian Head, exp ain-(xi to the farmers the two bi-st ways to test seed grain. One of the causes of smut, he said, was the sowing of poor grain. S. A. Betlford, of the experimental farm. Brandon, and M. Mitchell, of Macleod, were with the train but. they did not speak. The meeting lasted an hour and seemed to be much appreciated. From here the special went to Macleod. Each car is decorated with samples of ixjor and good grain, weeds. The speakers travel in a private car. LOOK HERE MEN A Big SlfKsh in Prict^s. i reduction. A Bargain in every chance to buy the line; don't Best Goods at miss a word.- a surprising Overcoats Navv Blue Overcoat, worth $S.W. retluc- ed to...............................5 9S dark grev and black Overcoats, wortli 81:^.507 reiluced to....................5> 95 dark Grey Overcoats, worth S15.00. reduced to............................9 9o Boy's dark grey )vercoat, worth !?5.(K>. reduced to..........................3 9r> Pea Jackets lirown duck wool linixl IVm tlackets. H. 13. K. brand, worth $-1.25, n duei'd to......3 (in black wool lined Pea Jackets, worth !?3.75. reduced to...........................S In heavy navy blue Pea Jackets, worth SG.tX', reduced to..........................4 JJ5 Felt Slippers Men's English Felt SlipiXJrs, one buckle, worth SI .90, reduced to............... I 65 Wool Sox 50 doz. Men's wool Sox, worth 25c per pair. redxK d to......................2 for 2Sc 50 doz. men's heavy wool Sox, worth 35c per pair, retluced to.......................20c Rubber Boots Boys' Rubber Boots, worth $2.75, reduced to..................................1 iin Underwear Fleec(! Lined Underwear, worth 75c, for . ,. 50c Leather Mitts 20% iliscount on all leather Mitts, H.B.K. brands LETHBRIDGE CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION Clever Convent Children BIG FAIR TO BE HELD An Important Event F�r Next Month. A seed fair, stock judging school and poultry show will be held hero on Feb. 21, 22 and 23. This was decided upon at a meeting of the Agricultural Society on Monday evening. The Dominion Seetl Growers Association has donated a valuable medal for competition at tiie seed fair. It was decided to offer prizes of .$10 and $5 for the best steer or cow for stock judging purposes. W. D, Whitney kindly offered the use of his bam for the stock judging meeting. D. J. Whitney intimated that he would give a prize of ten dollars to any resident of the town of Lethbridge who shall have planted the largest number of shade or ornamental trees during the past three years and during 190(5; jwints to be allowed for cultivation and aspect. E. Hiigell supplemented this offer by offering five years' subscription to The '.'News." A deputation of W. A. Hamilton, E. Hagell and D. J. Whitney will endeavor to interest the city council in the work of the society, Fred Roonoy, of the Arlington, very kindly donated a book case to the society for its library. It will be placed in the council room. The society will support Calgary in its effort to secure the Dominion exhibition in 1907. .'Vudiences that packed the Study Hall enjoyed, enjoyt'd the entertainment furnished by the Convent pupils last Weilnesday and Thursday evenings. The performance of the young folks was remarkably, clever and enthnnsiastie praise was offered by the people, who display-e I BQ e bead of a fumlW, or any mile over 18ycarH I .if age, to the ext- nt of oi e quarter sccilon ol j IGO acrcB. more or less. I Entry may be made persona'!y at the local i land ofllce for Ihc dlHtrlct In which the land Is situate, or If the homesteader doKlres, lie may on .ippllcatlon tu the Minister of the Interlir Ottawa, ibe Commissioner of ImmlKrdii .' Webber and Adams Wi�g6iis �." Canada Carriage Co.'s Buggies. Etc. J. F. RODGER3 'Phone 63. Manager. ???????????????????gag Horner & Hutchison The Harness Men Have a complete and well assorted stock of anything that a horseman needs. Blankets, Robes, Whips Saddles, Spurs, Bits, etc. EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND EVERYTHING RIGHT Horner & Hutchison KOQTENAY MARBLE WORKS Shackleton Simpson & Co. Manufacturers of Marble and Granite MONUMENTS Wholesale and Uetail NELSON,B.C. B.C.MOORE,Local Agt Barnes & Co. REAL ESTATE and GEN.ERAL AGENTS Office-Second Floor Sonthard Block Pest Office Box 3 Telepbons No. 123 ;