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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta ThnwlnjV-Tulyfi, THE LETHBHIPGE IIKKALP MEDICINE HAT It you are inlci-ostsd in City of Medicine Hat, call nt our office anil lot us gliow you maps, blue City View Sub-division Prices Low. Terms Easy. F. C. Lowes Co. J. R. Anderson, Manager NOXIOUS WEED'NUISANCE The Persons to Blame for Menace and a Remedy Offered Pest Must be Driven out at Any Cost Building Site Lots SO Miul 31, Block 93, cadi; ]-2 cash; balance 6 and 12 months. R. V. GIBBONS CO. FOR SALE On strnlBlit Crop Pnj-niunt Plnn. acres, 1 1-2 miles from Neldpith Switch, 4 mtlce northeast ot Chin, good dirt, W.-1-2 ot 12-12-21. 320 acres pnrtjally improved. You have to hurry. O.T. LATHROP WHJTNEY BLOCK, LETHBRIDOE. FOB SALE The 8. ropined fully modem liouse, facing cast and known-as Ifo. 508 Westminster Terms... The H. MACBETH AGENCY INSURANCE SHERLOCK BIGGEST SNAP TN CITY f 5 lots facing north on McTCay.' St., only one block from Road, each. .2-lots' facing cast in Block each. 'North Lethbridge Realty Co. SAY, MR. FARMER! We have llie choicesl half section tbe Chin District and will sell at 126.ISO on terms or 123.50 all cash. Beat .buy in Lhat district, Acre' lot on WeslminBtor Rd., termi. t The Weber-Huff Investment Co. ROOM 10 ALBERTA BLOCK. PHONE 771. JUST WHAT YOU WANT 7 10-ACKE GARDEN TRACTS. 1 30-ACRE GARDEN TRACT. 1 40-ACRE GARDEN TRACT. MAXWELL HELGERSON Alberta Block, Lethbridge of noxious weeds Hcuttercd nil over Ilic township adjacent to i-liclr dlrly farm lo ruin or tin [MM! o thoJr horB, who ure clifnont; or llilH country.' AiiolhiH' num-co. of dirty furmfti'a In Hharesr.for an nbsenloc landlord, ha I rcMiibv 'beliiK chiefly solicliorin of nei ting two or three crops in a.hurry :u not curing 'one iola In comllUo he leaves llie land, If a dlrly fan wan simply a loss to Its run lor o owner, il would'bo a cfioti of thu bite bl 1. Hut il Is not so. Tor ono rtlri farm In neighborhood may be Ih cause of-.b'owlng inuny others, eve; those of the with not Ions weeds, and so miialls ononuou expense, and great economic lose t tho district in which it exists, in en tailing so much ex Ira lahor to Ih workers that should iiuver have Iicei allowed Lo conic lo pass. The fiunn cial loss entailed through uoxiou weeds In Linie wasted, and the neces ailnling of so much extra work fo innocent us well as guilty. Is, or inaj be. go enormous that. ;ui Inexi'ensiv remedy rapidly applied he Centrally Located Business Property REVENUE PRODUCING 50x125 ft. on 3rd Avenue (Redpatli Price Terms ASQUITH LINDSEY Eitcte Financial Broken Office 307 6lh Street Phone 1183 (Contributed) The efforts we have boon inaltlnr, KO far to control the Inroads of nox- ious woo (I B msy bo mild, JIB nt BViHs, Lo u dismal fulluru. Tho cause of Ihla Is not rur lo seek, and Iho m HBO and the remedy llu our- J re'nt'pr, who worKs a [arm on selves. Noxious wcwls, with tlieii coming disastrous are incrcitS' by leaps and hounds, and are, con seiiuenlly, a serious menace lo tho proHpcrity of tlie province. have none to blame but ourselves In this mailer, because we do not lako hold of'the prolilem with any sorl (and we trout the mat Lor with so mifcl: IndilTorrince IhfiL It scorns lo escapi Hit notice. of more than a very suml' percentage of tJic comniuniLy. Bul tills evil is growing at a rapid rale that in tha near future It. will have to he taken notice of by coninHinity, and will be found to lie such ;L costly problem to tackle It will be appalling to those who may hare lo Lake It tn hand. I Of firsi thought ot many j Is to turn around and blnme the gov- ernment; but (lie government is sim- ply wore or Iocs Llie mouthpiece or the working hand .of the community and If it has not Llie moral support of Ihe rank and-file of the population be- hind it; in this and other matters, in can only partially carry out .reforms Hint are needed. And, unforlunatcly, weeds gi'ow faster than the govern- ment can control'them over tho enor- mous area in which H lias to work. We are so wrapped un in. pushing real estate values, and trying to In- values and populate cities and towns, Lhat we forgot the necessary of proper in.inuyemcnt as we go along; and vve thus are copying I development ot other West ;vn states and provinces In trying to. rush prosperity by verj wasteful methods or taking no thought for ihe morrow or what is to come later; when we, byi our arrant carelessness or wasteful- ness, have ruined or ruined a splendid hcritnge. That Lherc Is necessity for this" plethora of noxious of.Ihe oldest fnrmens in our will bear witness. For some of those who have been grow- ing grain, successfully, for over 20 years, and' are still growing, it suc- cessfully, have hardly a" weed on tbe n.. Oiil., then, Ihese men are Ci'irni- ers, uoL land gamblers. But they are more ur less, now at the mercy of la tier, to lose part of'lhelr properly cacli year fighting the carelessuess of the first. The greater part of the blame'for the growth of noxious weeds may he placed on-two sets of men: the care- less fanners and the absentee farm- Llie latter probably thfi worst class of farmers that ,ever invada'd a new and coming country, Under our present laws, the con- trol of noxious weeds is rested in (he provincial government. But with, verjl limited Jiieans at, its command, it has tried to keep the nuisance within bounds, but as it Jias been found, this yoay especially, the "powers given to the government, and the aprnprlatlona for this purpose, the eradication of noxious weeds, .are entirely inade- quate, and the enormous growth of noxious weeds made this year 'will, next year, be vn.Uly mulllplfed, and So on perhaps in succeeding years, until Ihe losses entailed -by the In- crease may spell absolute ruin lo tho whole community. .Most of Lhe deni- zen's of our cities and towns, .and ninny of those residing in the country seem ciiiito oblivious lo the black cloud that is rising, and which may have the, effect, soon of doiup exactly the op- posite lo what is the desire of t.ho greater part of us, viz., send land val- ues down wilh a run that spells ruin UK! disaster for.mnny u home, ami ruin to most of our rural and urban values. This m.iLLer is so serious hat it makes thinking men si.tnd appalled nL Ihe 'blindness of a !artre part of our people. It, is talked of now upon Uie sirect corners, is beginning- to arouse more than pnssEiif comment, .but sttll he evil grows-, nnd is very obvious 'rprt the windows of the (.riiiiiR as we go up and down, in and out, yet, tlie efforts beina; forward lo stem Ilic fde are hut aninll, and .each wend multiplies itself hundreds, oven thon-. snmls, of limes, in ever increasing ratio each year. Strenuous measures are neccssary a-nd should be applied al once with H fid'ong hand. So far rc'FtHclive work has been a. fiivcp. and prosecutions al-, mosl all, and thus Lhe evil grows. It G duly of the public lo strengthen Ihc hands of tho government in Iho passing of mosl and In -aiding the government, in Iho en farcing of Ihn the eradica- tion of wends, a I. llie same lime great- ly Increasing the apronriflltons far with Iho evil. financial gain Loo great to compute as the loss from not applying; a rem edy may also he too grpat to oblaii any reasonable i'lea lliercof- The wilful neglect of noxious weeds find tbe propagation of noxious weeds is n criminal offence ID ihe commun Ity in which we live, and should so be rated In law, and IL Is up (o the peopl ol Alberta that It-is RO made, accord Ing Lo Inw, because it is nothing bnl bad workmanship and the gi'eedy nisi for the almighty dollar, without the carrying out of the simplest and most primary duties of a citizen, lliaL cans es the influx: of noxious weeds. This menace is' far greater and- Tar more serious Ulan'; "few- cases of small thefts or BiiiRll''misdemeanors, for il is R, one, BE ainst the 'commiinltv" requires sLringeht Icglslfiliou lo. place under control. We to repeat leg Isliition Lh'iit beep.found an abso "ule necessity In other conn tries, or HUBS laws' eruilicate weeila or sland by anil 'wa'lch Llie more '01 less riijild ruin of Viiir country. Tbe increase of noxious weeds in Southern Alberta, this year, is mak serious women stanc and gasp Tor they realize liat a and growing, pestilence has arrived wllh which JiLtle is being done Lo cope by. the commiuiity oa'.a Already crops IIBVB been coudei ed or have been ordered Lo, be plowed under, llm government is uui Funds necessary out or en- force the Ifiw, i.e., by.plowing under or culling iloivn Ihc WeedR of absent- ees, and land owners wiibouL outfits their own cannot hlHe Lhe necessary j work done, so ibosc masses of weeds are going to send; and ihis propitious season for growing crops Is still more propitious for growing weeds and their muKip.icn.LUm by thousands of mill- Ions Lo be a si ill greater menace next year. There may be .ways by which this problem could be handled. One is lo increase our .present sniff of weed inspeclors, increase salaries, oh- lain more experienced men and carry on a vigorous campaign againsL [lie weeds, bul. even then this is merely a possible .palliative and. will never reach rlie root, of the evil, and Is simply cosily wilhout being fe.Toclivtv The offence is simply moral negli- gence and should he clusscd as tnich, for a menu re lo Ihe conimiiniLv Npttnl of Ujno aiul; ener- gy on onr. prunmii, .HVHlfin, we are Kollig ntpldly .from bHti Lu wo u good 'proHyccl ul' v-'o than ever, ,0'iK'h yuiir, uiitll onr'H KOfH OIM' or until our country IH no tiHtlly int'enlRd llmt no Kunxlble rni'iiier would cai'o lo own uny jjorllon of It. Different wcodH rcfjulro dlfferenl LreatmciK; Uicy du'Iv lit ciillnrllleK and lliulr llfn'H history, bul wo'iill hnow .lliat'lboy bott-foi those lluil nlve UHJ mom, eiv coiirHgoincnl. So. fur we have had chief liiHiK'doi'R .worldng llk'inselves lo itonlh; pvcHhlliiK uvur local men, a polnled Jiioru or at liuphaxiird, Tor H week'or Iwo each ''year. Tho money iivnllubje 'vllli winch' Lo pay ilioKo in on bus been totally imulpqu and the JH usually started n bo ub six to eiplil weeks Loo hiU> In eacb probably for wunt.of fviudK, and wound uj) In'a burJ'.v very IJltle aocpni'pliahcd. exiurilnauqns held or. ure HOSBlftUvol'jv.'eeil BpectorK, :to nee ;If- peloc are convcrsanl M-ith the weeds or of Ihe best methods of eradicating each separate variety. And even If notices lo erodlcatc weeds' arc served out. and not obeyed, few are nny the wiseu ag iH'OKeculiona for "disobedience lo Uie law seldom happen. So the hap- py work goes on and we live in a fool's paradise compassing our own ruin find seemingly delighting Iherc- n. Bui some morning there will he rude awakening, and then wo Khali look flround eagerly for a ncape goat, and someone will lie sacrificed who the lenst to blame, or had per- liape, done the best he, could under impossible circumstances. Then we shall try lo take Uie bull by tho horns find commence a long, uphill and_ ex- pensive and evbantitlng fight against, L may be nipped'by quick, Incis- ive methods, lluii- would he mold in execution, that would .strike In Ihn right spots und eradicate the evil iiuickly and .justly, not sacrificing ilie Inuocenl for the guilty and achieving its result wiMi .a small- modicum If the wilful prorogation of noxioua weeds Is made criminal, Ihc Inw would be operative 'the year -round, and when the slink' weed comes up under Ihe snow, Ihe first vigorous green thing to go ahead, It could he ordered desi.royed ai.. once. The time lo nip Llie Is early, when smal'.j or in the fall, by discing the stubble mmediately after Ihe binder, "no1, to fl-ait liil (hey are-'jusl' going 1.0 seed Ihen fall back disheartened and kit them 'go to seed. lie I us ai'ler noxious weeds ut. all limes o( the year und till.we KeL them nnder conlrol, all ones; even the municipalities which arc often the most reckless this matter. What is d very body's .business is no- body's biislnosSj (bul- let us make thin weed, nuisance our own individual business and go after H with the "bix lub." The finer details of adjiiBtlne' be law we can leave to the fier suggesting pretty strongly wlmt I t is we require. A VERY ENGINES and 'Tellow Fellow" Separators Onlv lictlennoimtod Traction Engine on the market -i Bracket! bolted tq .Steel Holler: longer, Is Powerful and dialer (o Handle tliun Toimiountcd Engines. 'Averj "Yellow.FeK' low" Sepsralori 'Money Makers Tbrcilicrmen and Grsln BITCH for.. Kflrmers. They ITO also back-' ed up by the.Strong- cat .WfiiTintle'B ever "given1 h'y any tnino-' Tacturer.' ASK.US ABOUT.THEM AND GET PRICES BEFORE YOU-BUJ. W. R. DOBBIN, Agent Money to Loan on Improved Farms 2 lots Block L, each, terms S lots Duff. Addition, cash 3 spur track Jots, each W. M. Harris Fire Insurance Room 1 Dominion 'Block Phone 1307 FOR SALE Bungelo, .6 rooms, convenlencei, workibop and Bloreroom; line ft'Dllti, hy fence And shade trees; furniture cooa with the place; S loti 127 It. front- age; on 15th Street South; a; years or 15000 cash.' Apply to owner) at 818 1JSTH STREET SOUTH WINNIFRED HAD AUVELYSTORM (Winiiiri-od Record.) Oji Friday evening Uie country a- 'omul Wmnifred was visited hj' one if tlie liuin'lest doivniiours oT rain in lie history of the country. The itorm came from pie soulliwest and as Led for two liours. lie clouds hud cleared [lie tioiin TV that had been greatjy. in need of ;uu, was convened iulo a laUe, ;in tur waa running' everywhere In rl- s. li'urlhcr north tlie storm took in a re the ol a tornado anil onsldorabie dnninge done to there is nolhms prebcnl in sjehl smai( hollses At present the punishment for Ihc offenders is paltry, and detcrro.nt en landlords. nni simply snmbling In land voliics, do not reside here, or care only for the rise In Uin value of much of Ihis laud; who anil ironifHly lo Ihn first lilgli bidder and hen jro off to s.iend (ho money, ma Hint can compare wllh it in magni- tude or In Lhe deleterious resulta to the country at So a crime la real should lie classed as a crime upon our RlaMHcs, especially when ii is of such ;i virnleiiL nature that il. far evcccUs in seriousness and iiuen- aily many of Lhe crimes inchulcd in our criminal code. Some sharp les- sons, rapidly woiilil be a great economic gain in many waya. lf.; tire wilful negligence of noxious weerts is made rt criminal offence 11 the prosecution of offend- er ;i coiiiiiariuivfily mat- er. Any person can Iny the ion, and all peace officers and police, low .holding olliro or enrolled wouid, iinve n liiver lo act with, and lo so wilhoul any added cost l.o Ihe oimiinnHy. An oulargomcnt of our ircscnl sysdMii with ,lta weak punish- ncnt, (ind iir.uiy loopholes i'or Lhe exodus of ihe offenders, can never be anything bul very expensive and in- efficient, money in all direc- tions without flchleviiig- much result. We bold lecln'rcs and pay Iho ex- of skilluil men to go round and show the farmers what arc nox- ious weeds bow to eradicate them. Those most. Interested In Mm eradication of weeds, or in Rood farm- Jig, no flouhi attend thcfie nicefingR, and go homo jind put dome If noi. nil of the methods In pntcttce, bill, the radical offenders do not, to these lectnrfifl, and ruthlessly proceed to (.he work oV (he government Amoup ihe lieaviesi losei'9 was .mines' SmiLh, 'Who had a large -liiini! 40x60, CQinplefely destroyed. There were three Jibraes fn Uie barn nt tlie lime, une of Tnein n v.ilnalile pacer, hut, strang to say. they escaped wllh only a" ffiwscraichos. V Dunk SeUerl's barn was destroyed, and the flying- lumber smashed no several pieces of machinery, W. Al, Mnndon'B house antl barn were, both desUuyed. .Mr, Jluudon nolleed Vhc of the clondB H short time before the storm struck, anil Uie family inftdc for Ihe Thny had Just got nlfely BCLllPd, when the house disappeared, leaving them out In Ilic storm. The house, after turning over three limes, stop- ped with the roof down. A. J. HiBsclt's, house ivae turned uji- sUle dawn, iiud .Scotty snys thai UR has not got used lo sleeping that way yet. GilberL Erickson'F house went, at- did also R. T. Dodd's-haru. D. Stcele lnr.1. his hoiiflc and nil Ills clotluis, on- ly ivlth an undershirt a SNAP S roomed'.-modern- (ov'bn'ST'.'l-Z'.KSet, 6th St: S. between Sth'and 6th Avee. S. Further- particulars at HJlSkeith Phone 1349. Oitice opp. Alex, andn Hgtel. Half Section' clnse ;lo Bor- ons, fenced, 70 ncrec In cron-'Pnce ner a-short. time.. Half Section three rallts from SUrllng. raw land. Only 12000 per iicrc. Three-foiK-lh Section, 12 miles from Slirline, flral claflfl raw land, per; acre, S ycr.TS Ihne. For fiirtlier information in- (juire cE us. The Casciiden Lund Co." MACOONAI.D BLOCK. I; Inside Property Money to Loan oil Im- proved Farm and City. Property H.J.H.Skeitii Phon, IMS Offlci: Opp. Ainindra Hirttl Lil noon SMlldny U was a steady 1 ropleVlio have lived in this coun- l.iy For years say Ihat-they never sun- a-} much water fail at tin's time of yoar. One thing is cei-lain, there wlll-bo-iio-fiirtlier worry in rogurd to moisture for the hnlance of llie yuar na the ground Is sonked for sBvcralfeet down. pair of ilugh O'Connor hla new house moved off tlir- lo'imlatinn. '1'lie top waa (alien off II. M. Coon's burn, am! K. K. Bcrsen'i cliit'kpn house was destroyed, hllllilg al'OHL linlf of Ills KurUler isoiith considerable hall ffll, bill as the winrl was not vnry fctrong thp. damage-.WHB not ercal. On evening Ihe FOUR RAILROAD MEN WERE KILLED Superior, July men were killed an'd 'three badly Injured n-a collision between an extra and a gravel irnln on the Soo linen, Chi- cago ill-talon, a few miles from city today. The mlied, train's ders are said lo hive-canted the col- lision. The trains .met on nriilge over the Ith'or, -the Hrldge catchlnB fire. ApparaUie was rushed from here to the nr.ene ot Ihe The dead and Injured arc ill rillroaS men. EXTEND I. C. R. TO COUNTV Otlawa, .July Peiwrt-ment of Hallways prppOHK to cull.for ten- ders Immediately for the extension of .Ihe 1. C. H. from Hillfm to boro County. Surveyi Tor the line have been completed, and It li pro- posed to cefiafnict'sr. at ici-e, In other rcflons, with their and ynuiL hare storm about 6.30 possible. A.TORY DREAM '.tnly .prominent Manitoba-politician stated today that he believes there was .sysremiltlc the nart or enum- erators working in thin province, to keep down the population of tfaulto- ,-ha. with the object that there .shall be little or no Innreaie.of FedtrsI membership from here. THK 'BIGGEST' SNAPS JX FARM LANDS-IN- ALiVEHTA MM) Fcnceit. SlBlile, etc..' 80 Spring wheat. Price f 10.00 per acre. cash, In half crop payments, '500 acres In crop, SprJnc louktne RplendW. from-- town- par We have iomt iplendld In land, clote to Way burn from to IIS per acre. THE Dowsley Mulhern Land Co. ;