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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQl, PRIDAY, JULY 14, lltl and the crop is away in advance til previous, Land is still vtry cheap attd buyers art) Raymond, Magrath an'd Cardston are prohibition towns, no liquor is allowed to be sold openly, and so true- uve they to the faith, the t ams own observe the Sabbuth by staying in the HI leu. EDITOR'S OPINION A Minnesota Company Created This Thriving Town CROPS IN THE SOUTH (Continued from Previous Page.) The country is quite rolling, tra- versed by .countless rather deep cou- lees, in most of which there is wa- ter. As well as the country is water- ed, there are few wells, and water- hauling is prevalent. reasonable doubt every farmer could u beef animal, if you haven't got any. thing to do but roam about and eat till you are big and fat enough, but to be required to draw a plow, this is too much.- Things are going to btu bad for the range cow anyway. Tho other day one of them thought to dis- pute the right of way of: a! train and the engine took off her leg. The be! lowing and desperate plunging of the poor cow was most pitiful, and no one was kind enough or a bio to end her misery. v Sugar Beet Country But, anyway sugar beets is a more, agreeable theme. Down around Ray_ have a well at his door if he would dig for it. I know a country which compared to this for dry-ness, is as a baked potato and an orange. For years the fanners hauled water in barrels mile At length a pilttle persistent enterprise reveal, ed water at a. normal depth, follow- ing which.every farmer had a well.at his door. So it will be here when we grow weary of inconvenience. Get Up and Hustle Well, all hands feed up for the har- vest, and when the grain is ripe let us not rest in contemplation, of its rich beauty, but go out nor.sleep easy until it is garnered. When the grain is ready every hour of daylight and a reasonable amount of darkness should be utilized in its harvest, so that we may laugh at the fury of thi- storm king. Raymond, July you over ride on a plow behind oxen? It boats the St. Mary's branch trains. Om would think it too late in the world's progress to see such wonders, but down at Spring Coulee, eight oxen lean against the yoke and draw plow just as in ye olden tyme. They plow soinn four acres a day which i wry good. The oxen cost each as against perhaps three times th amount for horses, which will do bu little more Svork. When they ar through with the oxen they let thci get fat and kill tlu-m. Isn't that 'kind thought? Tt isn't so had to b mond they dream about sugar-beets. Knight Sugar Beet-Company is the people's sovereign." They all swear by tosse Knight the man who Hay- rnond famous. They tell a story about him and believe it, too. Years ago, acocrding to the story as told the writer. Mi. Knight was as poor as any of us. .He tended a little truck patch humble. He was a man, and he vowed if ever he fine wealthy he would give his loney to the poor. He believed he so strong were his symptoms f poverty: Jesse Knight's Dream: The, spirit of a departed daughter ppenred before' him one night and old him that if ho would drop his to' be generous, he would )c led to ilie hiding plucu of riches. :le made his vow and the promise vas fulfillfd; it was revealed to him vhore to find a" mineral deposit of wonderful value. Immediately he bocnme rich and truck patch was transformed in to a garden beautiful, and also, it is said, he kept his iv.solve to be gen erous. He Made Raymond "Did he not make the town o Raymond what, she a bf liuver. He did, undoubtedly. In 190 "Raymond WHS a city of one miserabl little shack. Mr. Knight, who owns a sugar factory in Utah, discovered that sugar beets would thrive in Al- berta, and after securing a vast tract of hind in tho vicinity of Raymond, built the Raymond factory at a cost The Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering for sale the CHEAPpST LOTS ON THE t MARKET lots Horth o! the Kailrae Hid West of Westminster U. FROM EACH Also a few Acre Lots East Westminster Road, each TERMS T? A OV cash, one-third 6 'months, balance .12 months. por annum Apply llberti and IrrigatiM Co (tad Uti, of a quarter million dollars. 0 course the community sprang up about it and is daily growing In pop illation and wealth. The factory, the whole enterprise, never paid divid viuls until the past year or so, bu now it is beginning to reap the re ward of enterprise.' It has quit foreign sugar out of the Al bprta market and it is reaching intn other proviices. It markets four million pounds of sugar annually. At this time the supply of sugar is ex- hausted. At this timo last year they had 011 hand, undisposed of, sixteen thousand bags of sugar. Now they are shipping the raw product all the way from Germany. Three Thousand Acres of Beets This year these are over acres in beets in. the vicinity. They grow vithout irrigation and so far the la- bor of cultivation, keeping down the veeds and the not very great. acres will yield somewhere n the neighborhood of seven tons to he acre. For these the farmers will receive a ton. It is said that as the land grows oldor the yield will in- crease very rapidly. The older fields ire proving this true. The company las.- a vast field of their own, em- ploying 90 Japs and a large number of Indians in the cultivation. In Ranching Too But the company is engaged in oth- er features. They have vast ranches, comprising as much as three town- ships, in the Milk River ridge, when. they run a herd of cattle and some horses. About April each year they bring in the choicest bea: stuck from the cuttle herd and fatten them on the beet pulp. This year they shipped over a thousand head mostly to England. In this way they use the last bit of beet ant very profitably. It is said the beetj pulp excels corn for finishing the' beast for market. Since launching the enterprise, Mr. Knight has never been on the His son, Raymond, after whom the town is na-.tjo, lepresents him. Ki.v- mond ha; -.M: rge of the stock an 1 is said to one of the best suckinen in Alborta He works with his in n and i.s a crack with the rope. Some Knight History Raymond, the town, likes to ie'l .1 story about its namesake. Mr. Knight has two boys, Raymond and Will. When they were poor they were out hoeing one day, the three: of them, in Ihr corn. Raymond was a bit to tlu: bad in spirit and declared he would rather take o licking'than hoc. said the father, "bring a slick." Raymond brought a stick and bore the Hogging manfully, after which he vwnt and iny down in the ami j watched his father and brother work, j After a though, unable to bear! j so-'iiitr tho otht-rs work whil-> he re-! I prised in th.- shade, hr resumed thf i hae and drudgery. Ik i All Cultivator! !l All is very pretty about Raymond. i The are good to -k upon. The M i W.....-..T V twtvu Raymond arid M.Ypralh, and a.st to Stirling. The farms ex- tend north only ponv three miles but southward into the hills thr. e or lour times as far. Considerable .wheat is raised. Last yeir they m irketed at the mills and elevators arid by commission ship- something like bushels. This year the acreage will reacli (Continued From Previous Pag ago to railroads and other property through Hoods. -Tha ev caused no harm to: In tt-ri'.sts in Alberta how---.fr; seed ing of spring wtwat hud IH.VII ri.i.i [deled the lieu .Juno i-umw and the alleged "semi ari.i' fields drank up the wuu-ry abuiiduf.'. gratefully and prepared to pity drink hill with. boUDt'-oas -3 the time winter wheat harvest -MI proaches in the latter purl of uly; there will bes ample juslilk-alioti the title "Sunny Southern Albertu. Txithbddgc, ia approximately 1..30 miles northwest of Minneapolis, or; say, 900'miles-west, miles north unit .nearly half a straight up toward the Sky, as compared with the metropolis of 'Minnesota, yet in the prosperity of winter wheat there we have indisputable evident that this is, .iii a milder climate than that of Minnesota, when; win- ter wlieat can not be grown. 1 believe not ail T much of it 5s past when honest- appearing men make straightforward statements' as facts, siu-h as speak ing of their own crops as over fifty bushels of "Ko. 1 hard'" wheat, to the acre, und expressing jealousy because some neighbor's grain ran over sixty bushels, what must one conclude? Either hastily that "all men are liars" or that h has been singularly ami uniformly ui fortunate in the men he .hits met, o that their statements, stranger thai those of 13aron Munchausen, are true It is possible to.find farmers thcr who do not claim to have average sixty 'bushels. In the lobby of th hotel at Lethbridge 1 met a citize who told me blandly tluit wheat i keith, standing by, corrected him' t once with the statement that se- enty bushels was an exaggeration, nd that thirty-live bushc-ln -Aras the ,verage. 1 urn writing, not as a promoter if Alberta .lands, for 1 do not own m acre in Canada and do not expect o acquire any. All iny interests ind whatever prejudice's lurk within ne, tire American, and so whatever I may make favorable o our Canadian neighbor's interests, are made from the standpoint of a jroacJeriing of knowledge of actual .-onditions, and not from desire to color my facts. Government statistics show that tlu; average yield- in the {.ethbridge iistrict, of winter wheat, last year, was IJfi.l bushels and of spring wheat 22.f> bushels.. A real estate deprecating the.so ollicial wheat statistics, explained that the aver- age was lowered- hy including some large areas of volunteer wheat, large field of volunteer aver- aging only 17 bushels. .Oats agi-d bushels in '10U7, flax only -1.2 bushe's. The growing of flax will he abandoned. Speltz M.IJ -Ijiishels. Seeding of spring wheat begins the last of March and harvesting about August 1; seeding of winter wheat is done the early part of August and Mi-vesting the last week in .July. Vith this double harvest where both pring and -winter wheat are raised longside of each other the harvest eriod i.s prolonged and work is cq- Winter wheat does not grow in the At Lethbridge In early June heard farmers boasting of -sV Where will you Spend your Vacation? If you are looking for a piece providing exuelleiit hunting, fishing, bcviting, etc., combined with magnificent scenery and unexcelled hotel accommodation, couie to CROW'S NEST and stay afcthe SUMMIT HOTEL lite jp ANDY GOOD, Proprietor two I the warm ci lie- flu It Alberta yielded, an uvi-rage of enty bushels to'the -acre, but the Se crotary of the Board of Trade, Mr of a height of only I, they meant the measure from ground to top as the wheat j hung in field, bent with the hea- vy rain and wind. At the 1907 Seed Fair for the Pro vince of Alberta all (ihe lirst prix.es went to fanners living within forty miles of IxJthbridge, and to the glo ry Alberta. i This is Jiot at all incredible except! to the one who has never seen th-; possibilities of vegetation in the north. Not only is rainfall concentrated into the growing season, but also so is the sunlight. Vegetable develop- ment goes on almost wholly during the hours of daylight, and the far- ther north one goes, the more hours out of every twenty-four are day- light during the summer. Hence 100 days, of- say eighteen hours'of day- Japun current of the Pa- Oceaii (corresponding to the Stream of Atlantic) aiul iu a few hours the heaviest snow may vanish. It is the modifying effect this .la.jmn current which tempers the climate of all the far North- west. Its influence lessons, farther east, which, explains why the isother- .he progress of winter wheat in their j localities. One asserted t vegetation growing that his winter wheat wan', hours- thul is JusL 11S as 128 days hi a fourteen hour latitude; then "overseightcsen inches high" and mother retorted that his was twen- ty-four inches high. Xo local paper nor any land man boasted ol any greater height of winter wheat then than two feet, yet on the same day I travelled forty miles south of Leth- bridge to see the little station, War- ner, and going a few rods from the station, I plucked a handful of win- ter wheat from Mr. Warner's an average specimen of the and upon measuring it found that from the setfd to the tip, it was 3-1} inches long, aside from five or six inches of root. Then I conceded that "the half hath not for the modesty of Alberta land men and farmers is their most howling and distressing characteristic. Evidently when they that means nearly a month stolen from the nights, by growing vegeta- tion. This is a fact, not a theory. And. hot: I was neaii> nunslrucj; the first time I visited Moose .law, Saskatchewan, in August and was forced to retreat into the shade, from an inspection of eighteen-inch cabbages and 12-inch cauliflowers growing in a garden there. I have spoken of the hot summers with their marvelously quick-grow- ing Reason. I must not neglect to mention the .suddenness of change which sometimes cuts off the summer or with equal suddenness converts winter weather into balmy spring. Warm Chinaok winds come through the Hocky Mountains passes some- .times, bearing the melting breath of I imii i'i America rim Ci hiiiH across the continent, showing the climate of Sitkn, Alaska, 10 be as warm as that of Virginia. A map is drawn from an official map published some yearn ago iy the Dominion government, from data compiled by a npecial committee of the Canadian Parliament, to inves- tigate the agricultural resourcea of the North. It is based upon reports from thousands of settlers, and' shows the northern outlines of the various crops. It shows that wheat mature? and flourishes north of Great Slave Lake and potatoes as far north as Sitlca, Alaska, as Min- neapolis is north of St. Louis. In the years succeeding the compilation )f the data on which the map is bas- ed, much additional information has been gained regarding other crops, but no material change has yet been made concerning these staples. Hence the absurdity of thinking of Alberta and Saskatchewan as being near the northern limits becomes lu- dicrous. From Lethbridge, it is far- ther to the northern boundary of wheat, barley and potatoes than from Minneapolis to New Orleans, and when the Trans-Atlantic route through Hudson Hay is reopened and becomes again the great highway be- tween Europe and America as it was for two centuries, and as it will be (Continued on Page Five.) BARLEY AND food and a tonic. A trifle of an aid to digestion. That's beer. If you get a pure aged- nothing is better for you. It is-not good advice to say "Don't drink beer." There are many who need it. Your doctor advises beer. The healthiest peoples of the world drink the most of it. But it is good advice to say, "Don't drink the wrong beer." Some beer causes biliousness. Alberta's Pride does not. Alberta's Pride beer is both good and good for you. Nine people in ten "would be better for drinking it. Alberta's Pride is the home beer, because of its absolute purity. It is aged for months, then filtered, then sterilized. There are no after effects. 'S Look for the Green Label Phone JQ Lethbridge The Beer that made Lethbridge Famous ;