Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE WEEKLY HERALD sny, you miles west, 500 miles north EDITOR'S OPINION A Minnesota Journal- ist Gives His Impres- sions of This District BY P.: V. (Editor of she Northwestern Agricul- turist, Minneapolis, Minn.} In telling my trip to Alberta. Canada. I must not forget the pop- ular misconceptions regarding the country north of the. United States I must not forget how many peopl conceive of it all as but a narrov fringe between us and eternal ice, or if they concede the warmth _ of it summers, they cling to fts aridity, and, therefore, the utter im possibility of of the real estat dealers' stories about its crops, be ing- true. Those big. stories abou sixty bushels of wheat to the are all lies, of course, because they must be lies. How -can they raise three times as much wheat the acre, five hundred miles nearer the North Pole than they do in. the United States? How can they raise anything without rain? And some- body had said that Alberta is in the semi-arid belt." These are the view of the folks who have never investi- gated; they are prejudices. I talked with honest farmers of Alberta and I am convinced that six- ty bushels of wheat 'to the acre is not at all an uncommon crop. Every- man does not average that, of course Some men could not raise. Canada thistles in a hot house- There are fanners and farmers in Canada and elsewhere. Some are real farmers. There is one near Tvarner, Alberta, whose wheat on 297 acres averaged 62 bushels and weighed 66 pounds to the bushel. There is another who got bushels from 1.000 acres. But I am ahead of my storv. Alberta is "in the semi-arid belt" amt nearly half a mile straight up toward the sky, as compared with the metropolis of Minnesota, yet in the prosperity of winter wheat there we have indisputable evidence that this is, in truth, a milder climate Saskatchewan, in August and forced to retreat into the shade, from an inspection of eighteen-inch cabbages and 12-inch cauliflowers growing in a garden there. 1 have spoken of the hot summers THE GREAT SOUTH FAIR LISTS MUST BE HAD (Calgary Albertan.) (Erantford Expositor.) If we limit what is known as South-1 The Dominion Government has giv- era Alberta to that district south of! ea its of Caving the Ma- nitoba lists prepared and revised un- ter Can not be grown. 1 believe not ail ror niuch of it is past when honest- than that of Minnesota, where win- with their marvclously quick-grow- Calgary, which is far from accurate, jI dftr Dominkm auiipices. The lists> as j ing seusou. I must riot neglect to j the building of the Calgary-Leth- recently and audited under j mention the suddenness of change. bridge railway iiicuns u second provincial auspices, will be accepted; j orhiwUhTutlmCS.udUt! 0-the with the aj jpeu ring men make Wltl eqUul converts meaning that is within that golden j statements as facts, such as speak-J ing of their own crops as winter weather into Warm Chinook board of judges will superin- the distribution of the voters spring, come through over fifty bushels of "N'o. 1 hard" ttlie ltocjiy Mountains pusses some- wheat, to the acre, jealousy because some neighbor's grain ran over sixty bushels, what i cilk' (corresponding to the term. Southern Alberta really means j that district where the winter wheat i and expressing times, bearing the melting breath of i >me Japan current of the thrives, which extends some distance! into the various Dominion constit- i uencies and the allocation of the j i same to their respective polling There's Health in its savor, And strength in its Flavor, It's a stimulant for the ener- vated, And a delicate tonic for all. jarv line. The dis- divisions. The Provincial lists of trict, which will be opened up by! i British Columbia, with which the Li- must one conclude? Either hastily, Gulf of the Atlantic) and in. t. that "all men are liars" or that he! u few' hourfi the heaviest snow may1" the new line, is a typical Southern! berals are fairlv well satisfied. has been singularly and uniformly uu! Vanish- Jt IS the modifying effect of; fortunatt. in the men he has met, JaPan current which tempers; that their statements, stranger thaiv the climate of all the far North-j those of Baron Munchausen, are true.! wc'st- It is possible to find farmers there who do not claim to have averaged sixty bushels, in the lobby of the hotel at Lethbridge 1 met a citizen who told me blandly that wheat in Alberta yielded an average of sev-i enty bushels to the acre, but the Se-j A map is drawn from an ottcial district, as rich through which the as that j and Mac-! also be accepted. lJut in the Ram Lai's Pure Tea hncs Hs con unent Alaska, to irgmia' Passes' fam TT'T th ch th s that the will j constituencies of Ontario, which arej not yet municipally organized, the! ______ _____ general 'government will have the lists pre- j j pared anew, under the committee of j 1 J 1 T judges, who will also revise them, j OOHU DJ ail LjtOCerS IH Hall Ulle The unorganized districts of Quebec j not be touched, however; as the Lb. Packets and and 5 lb. Tins that tak 35 mile will serve to be be cretary of the Board of Trade, Mr. map some years ago iy Skeith, standing by, corrected Qimj the Dominion government, from data at once with the statement that se- venty bushels was an exaggeration, the and that thirty-five bushels was average. I am writing, not as a. promoter of Alberta lands, for 1 do not own, an acre in Canada and' do not expect'' compiled by a special committee of the Canadian to inves- tigate the agricultural resources of a third million acre of land. Estimate that every acre produces 25 bushels of winter when, or some such grain, what the fpc-n ing up of this country really means It is only a matter of a short time when tributary to the Calgary and Macleod road, one million acres o the best land that the sun siring upon from thousands of settlers, and? shows the northern outlines of the It snows that wheat -ill be under cultivation. And before to acquire any. All my interests and whatever prejudices lurk within me, are American, and so whatever! concessions I HI ay make favorable; to our Canadian neighbor's interests.! are made from, the standpoint of a I broadening of knowledge of actual; conditions, and' not from any desire to color my facts. Government statistics show and flourishes north of Great Slave Lake and potatoes as far north as Sitka, Alaska, as Min- neapolis is north of St. Louis. In succeeding tfie compilation of the data on which the map is bas- ed, much additional information has! been gained regarding other crops, i but no material change has yet been! that j made concerning these staples. Hence the average yield in the Lethbridge1 ,._ b i Alberta and Saskatchewan the second half of the second -leoade of the present century, tributary to i the two r railways running from Cal jgary there wil Ibe two million acres j in winter wheat. That means bushels of winter wheat or some such valuable grain every year. Think what that will mean only to Lethbridge and Calgary, but to the towns along the line, for ery town along the C. E. fr'm; Ca1 gary south is bound to benefit by this line. Their area of commerce new mav be somewhat lessened, i.ur, by as being J very little, and this will be made up Q- -i i u i i the northern limits becomes lu-- mpnv rnn-nv fimc-c in- 3 bushels and oi spring wheat j _ i man} times bv tne of winter wheat, last year, >vas 35.1 bushe 22.6 bushels. A real estate man, statistics, explained that the aver- age was lowered by including some arge areas of volunteer wheat, arge field of volunteer wheat aver- ging only 17 bushels. Oats aver- gcd 32 bushels in 1907, flax only ther to wheat, From the northern barley and boundary ofjtween the two roads. The potatoes than! along the line will gain proportoi.- from Minneapolis to Xew Orleans, j ately as much as Calgary and Lr-th- and when the Trans-Atlantic route j bridge. one' through Hudson Bay is reopened The expansion of Southern Alb-ri.-. becomes again the great highway be-j v.-hich will follow the extension twcen Europe and America as it wusj railway communication, will number of people affected is not thought sufficient to justify the ex- j pense that would be incurred in car- rying out the work. Whatever is done in the way of preparation, re- vision or allocation will be done by judges or their appointees; so that the whole'of it, so far as the Domin- ion government is concerned, will be done impartially and' with no chance of partisan bias. The Dominion government, in this matter, has set an example, which, it is to be hoped, the provincial ad- ministrations will follow; and then there will no longer be room for the CARDSTON DISTRICT'S PROMISED YIELD (Staff Correspondence of the Calgary Herald.) Cardston, July Herald's special correspondent on the provin- cial crop conditions has reached this place and from now on will give the conditions of the farm crops as he progresses on his way north. The Cardston district has a lucky Swede about whom the real estate repeated insinuations of misconduct i men Of Cardston love to tell the new and of actval electoral misdemeanors which have disgraced Canada's poli- tical history since Confederation. The Dominion Elections Bill, in its corner. His name is Johanas Ander- son, and he has krown wheat down here since 1887, obtaining an average annual yield of 39 bushels per acre. other provisions, cuts at the root ofjso far as the knowledge of the writ- man- of the devices, which have b.eenjer goes> }ie js the Alberta champion. resorted to for the purpose of pre- .'enting the true will of the elector- Not all the people of the Cardston district are S'.vedes like ate being reflected in the declaration Johanas, or the world would be of the election; and a deputy return- J working overtime to consume all the ng officer will no longer _be able to bread. But others have carved their a ballot by writing upon it, j njtch in the wall or the hall' of fame, through error, stupidity or intent, aj Thomas Woolf has a record of 55 bu-i mme, letter, figure, or other sign, I to the acre on a half section _ of bushels. Besides this there will be a feed crop 01 cats, bar- ley 'hay, etc., and the country is well stocked with horses, cattle, sheep, and hogs. The potato crop was lost because of the heavy rains rotting the seed. Was Too Much Rain The rainfall was 14 inches in two- weeks in early June. It was a lood, the one that washed in the railroads. The trains have been running into- Cardston, only a few days. The terri- fic downpour packed the ground where the spring wheat was-not -up enough to protect it, and the hot sun formed a crust that has been a hind- rance but the recent rains have dis- solved the crust and the ground is In the most excellent condition desir- able, and everything looks all to the ood. What New Railway Will-Do. Cardston, like the whole of Alberta- be of en- just as all the United States west of the Mississippi Iliver a hundred years ago, was "in the great Ameri- can Desert the Sanara of the West- ern Hemisphere, where all agricultur- al efforts were forever to be barred" .2 busheis. The will be abandoned. 33.3 bushels. growing of flax wkhjn Speltz am] 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 ___ to the recognized author-; harvesting the last week in July. ities of those days. Alberta is in the semi-arid region and I saw hanging in the hotel at Lethbridge, big posters announcing a series of meetings to be held by for centuries, and as it will be j ormous, and within a few years the years, population of this pan of the coun- try will double, treble and ten fold. With the expansion along the main line of the C. P. R. to the east, which following the C. P. R. irrigation works, and the rapid expansion to may be interpreted as an iden j and L. H. Jel-iff tops that with 63 1-2 has a future awaiting her. Her prin- ification mark. The whole spirit of j bushejs in a smaller field. The ciPal need is transportation. It costs the bill is a transparent attempt to! ires given go still higher, but I am a busheil to get. the wheat to the secure purity in politics; and', as naturally too modest to appear to maiil Une of the C- P- K- and the such it will add greatly to the When 7 them what inadequate elevator service is arinoy- atatioii of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and oxpect from the fall wheat this "year j But the da-v of her emancipa- be as ncii r to the Liverpool market as is Xew state now; in fact all the West, in- cluding Minnesota, will be closer to Liverpool via Hudson Bay than via Xew York citv. increase his being in itself a comj they answer with such optimism "thai tinn broke with the- news that the go- plcte refutation of the many slander- j i have to laugh. Not that I disbe- j vernment would subsidize, the Mac-. With this double harvest where both i A Kentuckian> Mr- Bowman, who} the south along the C. E., and the spring and winter wheat are 'raised! has been and raising Derby j growth that will come with the new alongside of each other the harvest! near Lethbridge for two f road, the future of Southern Alberta period is prolonged and work tfill-s of h'S experience in the can only be imagined. ous suspicions of sinister motives, with which the introductions of the lieve them, but I am going to be a 'leod' Cardston and Montana railway- wheat rancher myself, and it tickles j The road wlU probably follow the old1. bill was heralded by its opponents, i me, But if you are a skeptic, po out; trail south hora- Macleod to Stand; The compromise, which was come and wade around in the All Off-- on the Blood Indian Reserve, to over the Manitoba lists, was i stands to my shoulder, and I am no Thenee -it will run south through the made in the light of a concession on dwarf either; as rank and sweet smell 60'000 acre tract now Professor Campbell- of Nebraska, for} Winter wheat does not the purpose of instructing the Al- bertans in the best methods of drj ualized. !midst of threshing last September, when to get some repairs of his j T grcnv m thej thresher, he came to town dressed! Lethbridge in early L- Arctics. At T i f I heard farmers boasting- of !in summer clothing, and in the night: OATS WITHOUT HUSKS the part of the Roblin government, by the Mormons and cut across the south- instead of confining a revising Mnnth j end of the reserve to Cardston, thence- i Aoout a rviontn i judge to a short sitting of a few' !soutn to the boundary- at a point hours at the end of which he must The faU 1S filledj a begm" i somewhere about Ranee 25. Cardston: 1 ning to take on that yellow tint so received the news of the subsidy with: ing as a California flower garden. About a Month Now close his court whether the business was closed or not, enabled him to i the progress of winter wheat in their I was in Alberta several days and respective localities. One asserted! it rained every day I was there- rained "rained cats and dogs" poured real water out of a deep gray sky, hour after hour and the last I heard about the prophet of dry farming was that the bridges had been washed out and his dry farming was indefinitely postponed on account of the weather. Even ir- rigation ditches were running uphill to drain the superfluous water. Joking aside, the facts to the rainfall are easily misunder- stood if full details are not known. (June 4) that his winter wheat iinu morning ais- eight inches of snow on a level, and many feet of it practical experiment of vital in. farmers, and, indeed, to thej the j country generally, has just reached i like the yellow gold we hear about. i The rains of the week blessing though scarcely a flutter. It seemed to vine then -'ovcr eighteen inches high" and H" conclusion on some ipr day to conclude the business, which over from the previous sitt This, Sir Wilfrid Laurier another retorted that his was twen- j ty-four inches high. Xo local nor any land man boasted of any! greater height of winter wheat then than two feet, yet on th Paper iis estimated that it damag- ed the yields ten per cent. But_Mr. Bowman's fields ranged nuui two leet. vet on tho same day1 I travelled forty miles south of tO sixty bushels of wheat in regard 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! seed to the tip, it was 34} j inches long, aside from inches of root. Then I conceded that "the half tO the a harvest like that muny a Httle ev' in SePteniber- the eight five or six hath not been for the modesty Of Alberta la ml ond fn ic their most howling and distressing! characteristic, of June 4, they Evidently when they meant the measure! hung m the field, bent with the hea-i vy rain and wind. The average officially recorded for the past six years is 17.65 inches a year but of that total average 11.35 inches have fallen during the grow- ing June. July and August. The water is there when it is needed and does not come In the eight months when it would be a nuisance. Just as Southerners and Eastern- ers make a great bugaboo about the low winter temperatures in Minneso- ta, and forget that in our dry At- mosphere one does not feel twj ity degrees below zero as much as -me suffers at zero in moist regions, so perhaps, we have forgotten thti fying fact about the rainfall of A. berta. viz., that it is concentrated in the months when it is needed f-it- growing vegetation. The rainfall has been unprecedent- ed for -June, this year, not m Alberta, but throughout the Xo--th- west, and has resulted in much age to railroads and other property, through floods. The excess is sunlight. Vegetable develop- caused no harm to on almost wholly during terests in Alberta however; the seed- the hours of daylight, and the far- ing of spring- wheat had com- pleted before the heavy Juue began and the alleged "semi-arid" fields drank up the watery abundance gratefully and prepared to pay Uieir drink bill with bounteous crops. Oj the time winter wheat harvest -xp- proaches in the latter part of July, there will be ample justification for the title "Sunny Southern Alberta." out of style. This storm, j of the Norfolk farms in the neigh- "y early. Iti borhood of Sandringham. A second experiment, perhaps more vital still is in progress, and will be open to the fullest test when the harvest ripens. The first experiment in wheat; the second in oats. M. Vilmorin, most famous of all French seedsman, has recently found and produced a series of wheats of exceptional quality. -These, after the most careful and ingenious system ,1! of selection, have been developed tr Norfolk, by Mr. Charles Masters, of East Lynn, with surprising results. At Burnham Overy is a large field of. wkeat now heard in England for the first time- laSt ScPtember was so exceptional that it created a great sensation and has been worked to a frazzle by Amen'mris disposed to knockers of Sunny Southern Alberta. A certain Toledo paper, not long ago. published a most damaging ac- count of how the American farmers had been induced to go to Can- duu, jmu 'aO5t all Llieir crops last so that the Dominion Govern ment was obliged to supply them with seed grain this spring That article has been copied with great States I feel fully justified, upon the conrti- set the harvest back about a week; but with hot weather the cutting will a parade. "That is good would calmly remark, and appear forget. Now you can buy choice front ueeu in inn ear lor ten] days or so. Whatever weather we get it will be ripe in six or seven weeks, a fortnight before English wheats sown at the same time under similar thought, placed the Liberals of Mani- toba on a fairer footing with their j opponents; and gave them a more rea sonable opportunity to rectify the partisan bias, which the lists had when they left the hands of registra- tion clerks, who. it should be remem bered, are the appointees of the Rob lin government and are invariably Conservatives, ready to strain the law in favor of their friends and to j narrow its scope when Liberals are in question. Such a statement as this last would be unjustifiable, under ordin- ary circumstances; but the proved] cases of partisan bias have been so frequent in the last ten years that no impartial individual can close his eyes to them; and, with the notor- ious fact of 450 Galicians having been rushed onto the lists in Winni- peg only last year, fresh in one's itions I have observed here in de- At the Seed Fair for the Pro! daring its statements cssentiallv and vinee of Alberta all the first prizes slanderously false. went to farmers living within forty! On tho contrary I find a spilit of miles of Lethbridgc, and to the glo-j great enthusiasm amongst the AJber- ry of Southern Alberta. j ta farmers, and the fact that most This is not at ail -.ncreuible except; of the wheat is winter wheat, har- j to the one who ha? seen the vested before August, is in itself a! possibilities of vegetation in the refutntion of the slander, and be- conditions. The straw is wonderfullv! memory- 'lt cannot be regarded save in the most serious light. Something had to be done, howev- jer, to get over the deadlock in par- strong and the ear full. The experiments seem proved: to have! j liament. The Opposition, blind to First, the fact of this early matu-j everything but party advantage, re- nty, which may mean the salvation j solved to keep the public service! spring, it is a Secondly, that the; without money, in order to force the j acres are in j transference of a grain from one j government to accept the lists from I 20.000 acres 12th of August. What Wil! the Yield Be? And what will the harvest be? Ev- eryone here is asking the- question. Everyone here is awaiting the day of the wheat, which will be the hour of their red red line in the sky, as Mary MacLane would exult. Well, in the vicinity of Cardston there were this spring in cultivation approximate ly acres. The district lies along the brancli of the Alberta Rail- way and Irrigation company's line to Cardston, south of Magrath to the boundary. The principal communi- ties comprised are Spring Coulee, where W. Thompson has some acres in wheat, and a vastly greater area under preparation for fall sow- ing. Woolford east of Cardston, ad- jacent to the vast stock ranches of the Milk River Ridge; Mountain View the farthest south west wheat coun- try; Kimball, Taylorville, Leavitt and other localities, besides Cardston it- self. How it is Divided Of this acres plowed this doubtless begin in some fields by the street property for a foot. A. few. years hence, after the great awaken- ing that must come, your money will be sextupled. Acreage About Double This summer .the farmers began in earnest to break the prairie, and ther crop sown this fall will about double- It will be They can't mostly fall sown too. help but realize that sowing in the spring is a rank fallacy. Tom Woolford, four miles east of Cardston has cut the past week three ton of alfalfa to the acre; in a large- field without irrigation. The ground was inoculated which means that ifc was fertilized by sofl from a field' where alfalfa was already growing. It is remarkable what the proclss will accomplish. When they plow- up all the land pasture and all, summer fal- low half the ground each year, grow fall wheat entirely, and give proper thought to the cultivation of green crops, hogs, butter, poultry and the- like, this will be a garden of Eden_- estimated that 100.000 j And they will have to farm well else crops. Approximately, j the weeds will crowd them out. Ev- north. I trays the ignorance or malice of its writer. only is rainfall concentrated into the growing season, but also so Lethbridge. is approximately miles northwest of Minneapolis, or, 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- light, give vegetation 1.800 growing hours and that is just as many as 128 days in a fourteen hour latitude; that means nearly a month stolen from the nights, by growing vegeta- tion. This is a fact, not a theory. And hot! T was nearly sunstruck adds VCry largely j Lhc of the Roblin government; i yield an average of 35 JtS QU tv' i nnd. the rules designed to safe-! ing disaster. The bal Farmers in the north of France i guard freedom designed to safe-: mg of spet-ch were cap-' wheat. will in fall wheat, and will bushels, barr- balancc, in spring average, putting it con- TABER VERY SOON the first time I visited Moose Jaw Absolute purity and cleanliness the manufacture of PERFECTION Of ery farmer ought to plant a hedge of trees around his place to constitute a windbreak. The subject is so vast and inspir- .ing that I with difficulty, can secure; terminal facilities for my pencil rail- poses. They have visited Norfolk and! were using for that is ready for the cutting, about Sept.] road; but you will bear with nie, sure- seen with delighi the success of this j Sir Wilfrid Laurier saw that such 1, innumerable things can happen. j ly? latest "Sensation." Even on late land j harm .would come to the country if the forwardness is astonishing. The! the deadlock were prolonged. He re- kernel is very much larger than in j solved, therefore, to take Premier the populnr British wheats, the straw} Roblin's concession at its face Value, are repurchasing some of these An-'able of being used to Obstruct to sn j scrvutively 20 bushels. It looks bet- glicised French wheats for seed pur-! indefinite extent, and the Opposition ter than that now, but by the time it So Cardston is to enjoy a harvest! j_ PINCHER CREEK NEWS firmer arid not too long, and the fact land to compromise. of the earlier maturity cannot be doubted. The "Marvel" wheat, also from France, and the predecessor of the "Sensation" has another peculiar quality it can be sown with as gooc in the spring as in the au- One piece of twelve acre; results tumn. sown as late as March 23 an absurd- ing wol! on Mr. Overman's farm at Kipton. He nearly acres in Norfolk, and firmly believes that the French wheats are going to do great things for the farmer. It is on farm that the second experiment m progress. Two years ago Mr. Masters ob- Healthful and nutritious. COWAJC CO.. Limit.d. TORONTO 49 (From Saturday's Daily.) Work on the telephone line between Taber and Leliibridge is going ahead j to sow grow- Very rapidly. Yesterday the poles for seven miles of the line had been erected and unless the work is hung up for wire, Lethbridgo- will be talk-! ing to Taber inside of three weeks. A local exchange has been establish- ed with Mr. White of the drug store in charge. About forty subscribers are already on the list and the can- vass has not been completed. It is expected that there will be between fifty and seventy-five 'phones phiced in Taber. The line to Lethbridge is being built south of the track and will be run through the Coaldafc district.. There will likely be a rural system established among the farm- ers of Coaldale. tained 20 lb. of a huskless oat from China.- From this he obtained forty eight stone, all of which after selec tion was sown nnd is promising a good yield. Nothing like, this oat has been seen before. Except in shape, it, resembU'.s n wheat grain. It is en- tirely free from husk and weighs some 30 per cent, more per bushel than or any other good oats Daily Mail. The ink of the revision judges is scarcely dry; and, therefore, com- plete knowledge as to how the lists stand is not yet available. The compromise gave the govern- ment of Manitoba the opportunity to repair by administration the wrongs alleged to have been done in admin- istration. Tf the registration and re- vision which has now been concluded results in fair lists, no further ac-1 Lion will ne needed and the compro- mise made by the premier will have been justified. But if the result is not a fair list the word of tho pre- mier has been given that means will Mr. Jno. Henderson i on- Sunday from Winnipeg she' F. j took in the Dominion Fair. Mr. Hen in derson was accompanied by his gr> nrl Pincher Creek. July Miss Ormond1 who has been visiting Lethbridge since her brothers wodd-j daughter, Miss Swartz of ing. returned to Pincher Creek yes-! who will visit here for a xvhile with' terclny and was driven out to Kelly's j her aunt, Mrs. W. C. Miller. Oil camp to join the party of Finch- Residents of this district will be-' er Creekites camped out there. glad to learn that as the result of two The death occurred on Saturday j some kicking clone by I'in-J-or Creefc- morning of Miss Edith Shead, of itcs, the C.P.Ti. has agreec hoi-f Twin Hutte. The deceased young was aged twenty-five and resided with her been in failing health for some time and her death was not unexpected. The fun- eral took place on Monday to the rincher Creek cemetery, Rev. W. G-. hours instead of connection with the hereafter be taken to secure prepara'-j -James of St. John's Church being the tion of the Manitoba voters' lists for Dominion purposes on a like bas- is to that which hns been provided in the case of the unorganized dis- tricts in Ontario. So much Minnesota declared the editors and their better halves, they travelled through the Leth- bridge district. The rcxt trip they make their declaration will be, "So much better than Minnesota." officiating clergyman. The sympa- thy of all is extended to the sorrow- ing relatives. The Fishburn Farmers' Association and Spring Ridge Society of Equity will hold th'eir annual picnic at the ranch of Mr, IT. H. Jenkins, on Koo- tenai Uiver on Wednesday. A num- ber of well known speakers will ad- dress the gathering after which a programme of sports will be proceed- ed with. the afternoon train from Macleod to Calgary, for one to ensure east-bound local which does away with having to spend the night in Macleod when the local is late. Mr. Geo.Berry, who was formerly in the hardware business' in Pir.eh.fr Creek, and who returned recently from a trip to Europe, has purchased the business of Bell Co., black- smiths. The business will in future be conducted under the. name of the? I. X. L. Blacksmith Co. A visitor in town who is receiving- a hearty welcome on all sides, is the Rev. H. R. Grant, of Fernie, formerly in charge of the Presbyter- ian church, Pincher Creek. He is acompanicd by Mrs. Grant and son.