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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Invest Your Money in Values Will Increase Fast CONDITION OF CROPS IN THE COUNTRY SOUTH OF THE CITY from front Diyton One Month 'After Winter, crop reporter Dayton, anil h with New Dayton farm was given to understand it'uat Now ton crop had boon In BO earl} that It U now so well advanced that the danger'stage la really past, and ft. C. McDonald, manager of the Miami farming Co.; in'answer to an -enquiry that New Dayton district couW 'go, .one inont> without rain and without serious injury to anything but very, late crop. He said that he believed that fall wheat would suffer because'of the. (Wot that it 'was much farther advanced, and in order to f row it considerable moisture has taken out ot the soil. He is not .anticipating howerer, that there will fee a drouth spell of any considerable toriffth" of thne thii season; remark- ad to the Herald that during the five ytars 'that.be bad been interested in aarlcultujwr operations In Southern Alberta that this season-of the IIM always proved the. restless season1 with the'.fanner. McDonald fol- lows In a modified form the methods af farming' laid down by Professor Ouhptoll, specialist, of United States, and la fating- remarkable results over and above the iaraien surrounding hint. large-area >Is this year tho end of this month tho largest crop In the history of the farm will bo assured. Other Now Dayton farmers inU-r- vjewed had no feats regarding the early sowing, and were not yet com- plaining of the condition of oven the late sowing'of oate and barley. New. Dayton lias always hud. the re- cord ot being one of the earliest dis- tricts, in -Southern both Iu the matter of sowing and reaping. Last season this district was the first to cut and thresh fall wheat fn tho entire district south of Lethbridge. In- dications point that this year 'wjll be uo exception to the rule, and. when tho time conves -for harvesting New Dayton wheat" crop, it will be found that the half-million bushel mark will have been considerably exceeded. Healthy Grain at At Wells Siding man !eund conditions very similar, to those t New Dayton and On' the uuerta Wheat Growers -farm.a .good deal of fal! plowing was done, and bo -the Miami farm, and with tv amount of moisture at considerable fall wheat. sown. is in splendid condition, and This will stand .drouth for a long period, R. P. Anderson, manager of the Wells and Anderson farm at this re- marked to the Herald that his inves- tigations of the condition of the roots of his grain indicated-that.while other years the roots had to tap the moisture, on-the top the grain In tho vicinity of the stock, that th'li yoar.they 'were dipping deep down aniH.Vero getting moisture from 'the .sub-soil. The "Junction Town" it Alright Sllrllng iu Its Irrigation district has nothing, of course, to from oven an extended period of drouth. But a small jmrt of the district Irlbutary to tho "Junction Town" Is within reach of the irrigation system, In the dry farming district .conditions, have 'not yet become serious. The reporter In- terviewed several ol tlie business men and from them he got an assurance that as yet there was 'nothing to fear In the -way of immediate. Injury to crops, and that unless very warm winds 'should blow during -the next two weeks, all tbe district go without rain for a iong time. Satur- day and Sunday were 'very hot days, and brought with them a very drying experience. In the latter part of last week the Herald had an Interview with several farmers of the district, and with the exception of one or two no complaints were made, regarding the condition of the growing grain. Indications point to the new Stirling Weyburn line, which 'will be built east from Stirling. twenty-five or fifty miles during the coming summer, hav- ing an immense crop to handle this fall. Speaking with contractors on construction work along this line the Herald has gathered the information that tbe homestead country east of" Choicest Land in British Columbia THE CALIFORNIA OF CANADA SUCCESS comes to the man who sees through the present into the future. acres for sale. Will sell from 160 acres up. Price.'. tld.OO per acre. Terms. per acre cash, and per annum at 6 per cent. We'furnlsh you with surveys and field notes of every quarter section, given by land surveyors, Victoria, B. C. Our land is personally selected acreage, and: our .price at the present time is quite a little below any other company; handling large bodies of land In that vicinity. The fact that we have sold some acree at retail on government reports and.government surveyors soil notes, demonstrates the demand, for this land. The T. H. Stagg Land Co. Room 1-6 Johnson Blk. 323 5th St. s. Upstairs 00 To Loan on First Mortgage i Detyou "want some of if? The agent of the company that has it will be in our office for a few days, erne in and see him. F. C. Lowes Co. Balmoral Blk. Lethbridge Best Buy in City 66 2-S feet.x 215 In Block H, fronting on 3rd Avenue South, with until renting at J1S.OO per month at onlanse'6, 12 and IS months. EXCLUSIVE LISTING BY R. V. Gibbons Co., "ft? Stirling is not in any sense suffering yet. They were not as familiar with conditions as the farmers whom tbe IJerald had interviewed, but said that they believed that the district along their line would, be able to go for a couple of weeks yet without mols ture. They reported, having seen a great deal of late sowing as' they drove back and forth from' thi work, but that no unsatisfactory re- ports had as yet come to them. Wilion Will Stand Two Weeks Dr.: Keillor, ol Raymond, who h recently bought a section of land at Wilson, and hna this year 330 acres seeded to barley, reported to the Her- ald that he was not fearing, drouth for two weeks. Ills 'barley was in and is 'well rooted and shows an exceedingly healthy growth. He reports also that other crops in the vicinity of Wilson are not, showing any indications of change 'of color. He believed that unless something un- forseen happens the district will stand two weeks of the severest drouth The doctor is optimistic of a good year at Wilson. M-ie indicated to, the Herald that- he was expecting i rain about the middle of the and with its coming Wilson Would have the biggest .crop in Cardston Branch. Endure Drouth The Cardston branch of tho old A. n. and I. system is 'perhaps tbe. best off of auy portion of Southern Alberta in tbe matter of soil' moisture. Drouth lias not in any sense becomej evident along this line, and Cardstbn district and the district south of Raymond Look! acres or land from 1 !o 6 miles from railway. running water on tract. This Is an elegant mixed farming proposition. Muat be sold at once. J9.00, per acre. Good terms. Weber-Huff Investment Co. SUITE 10, ALBERTA BLOCK Third Avenue, Business lots block 14 Revenue Producing ASQUITH LINDSEY Kcal Estate Financial Brokers DOMINION B10CK. PHONE NO8. 1183, 1210. 1007. SPLENDID BUILDING LOTS 2 lots on Westminster Eoad, close to Adams' Park; right at car terminus; Only each, cash, balance per month each. Nortk Lethbridge Realty Co. For Sale ATo. 1307 Fifth avenue south, standing on two lots, for cash, in one year, in two years, and the balance in five years. The H. MACBETH AGENCY SHERLOCK The Standard Agencies Splendid opportunity for choice Lots on 3rd Avenue S. Room 4 HULL BLOCK LethbrUge, Alberta 1 u C. H. PHILLIPS Manager. Improved Farm Acrx, 10 miles from Lethbridge, 1 mile from Wilson Siding acrw in Price 140.00. Good terms; W. McD TAIT Raymond, Alta. Lund Land Dev't Co., Ltd. P. Lund, President HEAD OFFICE CRANBROOK B 0 ___ ___ See us about lands in (he Beautiful Kootemy Valley .Orchard and Garden Tracis Grazing Lands ifc Visit 'Our Experimental Farms at WARDNER, B. C.. MARYSVILLE, B. C. have been reported right along that there was so much moisture in the ground as to make it even Unfit for seeding operations. At Spring Coulee, Hagrath and Welling" ;there is sufficient moisture to keep the grain growing till the danger period is, past. Cardston Yield Will be Large In an Interview with Arthur Perry, the grain specialist of Cardston, the Herald's representative learned from 'him that in south of Lethbridge, at Cardeton moisture was the most abundant. He told of very strong crops which are now growing and made special of the fact that they were earlier- this year than ast, and would be har- vested long, before the frost could possibly injure them. Fall wheat will perhaps not have quite as important a place in the grain yield of the south- ern town area this season he fact thaMast fall not as much work had been done as was. antici- pated. Threshing was for a time In- terrupted, and it was not possible ,-to clear the fields for, the 'Tall; which the farmers wished to do. Not- withstanding this drawback, the area, eeded to grain this year will far sxceed that .of last pear. Reports rom other sources indicate that In An Exceptional Offer 5 roomed cottage on 15th St South, only cash, balance to suit purchaser. Alberta-British Columbia Land Co. Ltd. .10 721 D. L. KIMBALL, Manager this season's Crops arc 1 splendid condition, and axe growin tall and rank. The--district ihad a early start this spring.'in the matte of seeding, and the drills were fairl, covered before the drouth Iw gan. The Herald, in an interview with G. W. Heathershaw, was inform ed by him that rather .than, rain, "wha is needed most 'was'good warm Bun shine. Mr, fleathenshaw has foimsel this season 2100 acres of grain, and is in a position to speak with author- ity on the conditions. "We have al the .moisture we said Mr .Heathershaw, as I know there is no damage to any part of the district." He put the "limit at between two and three weeks as a safe "period over which the drouth might extend. A recent printed re port from the Herald -correspondent at Magrach bears out these state- ments, jiii'd sizing up the whole situa- tion, it says that the crops are grow- ing splendidly, worms nor.drouth are having any baneful effect. Garden truck roots are making splendid progress, .as is also smaller fruit, the bushes being borne down with currants and berries in the stages of formation., It has been many years since the smaller fruits looked so promising as they do estimate of conditions has been pro- cured. The fail wheat throughout the entire district is looking as well if not better than than. Her- ald representative has seen In any other district eouth of Lethbridge, with tbe possible exception of Card- ston. The Co. on their holdings east of town, have some splendid -pieces of wheat upon which it.is quite impossible to see the soil between tho drills, and the grain IB thick and rank, and doesn't show any indication of needing moisture yet South of Raymond on the north slope oil the ridge there in abundant mots ture. with Mark Y. Croxall, and Mark H. have Jfarms south of town, they informed the Herald that moliture was so abundant.that it was mposslble to work land for the spring cultivation. The fail wheat never looked better, Th> Sugar Bitt One of Raymond's important crops s sugar beets, Looking over the best and on Saturday last, the Herald orreapondcnt reporter, had hls.attcn- 13th Street- PROPERTIES FOR SALE 114 facing east iu Block G, between Fourth'and Fifth aventiM, price half balance four and eight monthi. 454 Lots facing east, in Block E, between Sixth and Seventh are- price cash, balance four and eight monttrs. t Real Estate, Fire and Life' Insurance Alberta Loan and Investment Co. LlmltM Authorized Capital Parkdale Parkdale, Acre lot for, easy terms. Can be 'sub- diyided into 12 building lots. t The C. B. Bowman Agency MCADIA BLOCK. PHONE 1 Must Be Sold All of Section 1, Township 7, Range IS Nine miles east of Stirling; one and one-Half from new sta- tion. 90 acres in oats, 2 miles of fence. Good dirt. Farm Lands O. T. LATHROP Stafford Block Farms Bargains For Quick Sale A nice ill-nomad on Eighth Wjth, to Thirteenth street wnith, on two for I2SOO. Teran can Four-rooned CotUfe on three loin, all fenced, clow Bulley Street School, only HMO." One-third balance (our, elfht anil twelve Central Realty Co. Kennedy Block, 13th St. N., Phone 744 Special Bargain For 20 days in good business property CONNER NEDPATH AND 12th feet on Ave., 125 feet on good 8 room fully modern house, rented for 145.00 per month. ThlK la without doubt the beat buy in thc city today. Price Term HOOD, balance l> S, 12, 18 moallie. Ferris Ransom 1MAMTON 11 the distiicts surrounding loth.east, south and 'west, that ther s so much moisture that the person interviewed would not venture t mention any time limit at which th safty c-f the district may be pu> Some of them, in fact; informed th Herald that 'they believed that with out.another drop of rain this season that Cardston. would reap fair whea crop. The district hag several perimental plots which the farmers are giving special attention to 'with a view to entering the yield In the ex hibit at the Dry, Farming Congress at Lflthbrfdge next October. Spring Coulee Reports Spring. Coulee, which ,s situated between Cardston and Ma- grath, Indicate that there will be no suffering at this point. Grain IR grow ng as though there had been frequent ralng during the whole month of May, and, farmers are in high hopes hat the partial failure of last year, and the year preceding, will made p In this season's crop. Even the ate seeding of oats, (lax and barley well sprouted, and growing well Tht "Garden City" Farmers At -Magrath have not, yet thamselvotf at the present i in blossom, and the entire district bears out the name so amply applied to .this town, "The Garden City." Welling Satisfied The Herald's southern representa- tive called up on the telephone week several farmers, an< they all reported that their district was safe for a considerable length of time. ,Thc irrigation system of the Alberta Hallway and Irrigation Com pany passed'through this district, and water is not used for grain crops. A good deal of the alfalfa grass and root crop has ibeeh irrigated, fcut Welling ig on a par with other dry farming districts in the matter of grain growing. Asked .with regard to ,he condition of grain, the Herald was Informed that It was in splendid growing condition. The roots are dig- Ing deep down in the soil and are bringing up the abundant hich Is below with which to nourish he stock. The "Suaar Town" The Herald'R representative has tioroughly Investigated crop condl- ions In thc entire-vicinity of. Ray. iond, interviewing farmers both on heir own faring and during to. town, u4 a ion called to Wie fact that this year 10 land had -blown out in any of this district .Last year there was a con- siderable movement land with the Apple trees are west .wind, but this season the beet seed ig in the exact spot where It was placed. Beets are, growing splendidly, no irrigation is used for this crop, and Hiram KSmball, who knows beets and beet raising as no other man in this province. Informs the that beets are in a healthy condition, and are growing in a'sat- isfactory way. The land of this com- pany has been carefully.'worked with a.view to conserving moisture. The continually harrowing keeps R mulch on top and it Is Impossible for mois ture to leave the soil except1 It be drawn by the plant life which Is placed in it. All danger of seed blowing this year; is passed, and with rain in time after the next three weeks of beets will be 'marketed at the sugar factory this year. The Japs' truck gardens arc doing wonderful work this'season, some of them haying as much as 60 acres of potatoes and 50 acres of cabbage. The Belgians whorh the Knight Sugar Co. out from their native land are also splendfd agriculturists, and are doing much to make lands in the vicinity of the factory produce mond has nothing to fe-ar In BO far as her crops are and one Is wearing that satlsfled look which comes with the( ihat there will he this year "seed for the sower and bread for the the "Sugar Town." their; more favorably than they have done before. Taken OB tbe whole, ONE WAS KILLED, SEVEN ESCAPED THRILLING ACCIDENT' AT MINNE- APOLIS WHEN AUTO'RAN INTO DELIVERY WAGON Minn., June olrl n.'Sanrirol, chauffetir, was killed and seven persons, five ot them wo- men, who were riding in his car, were thrown 25.feet into a swamp 'and miraculously escaped death or serious injury', nnd three occupants of a wa- gon wore shaken up when an auto- inohilc struck nn express wagon on West Lake street bridge -over the Minneapolis anil St. Louis tracks and was sent crashinR through the bridne railing last night. Samlrqld, who was employed .is chauffeur (or W. K. Mor- lison, 150fi I'armon Place, met death whc'n INI was pinned beneath the over- turned .automobile and drowned in 'our (ect of. water twenty-five feet he- low bridge, [rom which the ma- hlne fell. I Alexander Addition -Wo have a number oi fine, level Lots in this ad- dition, from to oacli, all close to water and scAvcr, and some oi them on water. also have some chcnp Lots from which are lo-- oated on broken ground. Terms can be arranged on any of tho above. HOUSES TO RENT TO The Dowiley Mnlhern Land Co. Sherlock BWf. 7th ;