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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 8 THE LETHBR1DGE DAILY 1IEKALD Tnesdiiy, June II, June 28 to July 5, 1912 Freight paid on Alberta Exhibits. Cash offered for prizes and purses, Attraction Program, including BLOOD INDIANS WHO FARM ARE VERY FEW a and the famous Navassar .Ladies' .ants and other features of merit EXHIBITION ENTRIES CLOSE JUNE 15th S. G, VAN WART, PRESIDENT Prize Liit and Entry Forms E. L. RICHARDSON, MANAGER, Victoria Park, Calgary, Alta. DAKOTA CROP PROSPECTS BRIGHT IMPROVED METHODS OF CULTIVA f CORN, FLAX AND HAY CROPS The general conditions throughout the rjftkotas are, on the whole, very favorable for a big crop, according to reports to the International Dry-Farm ing Congress. Noticeable features of the reports from the dry-farming sec- tions ,are the improved methods of cultivation, increased acreage under 'prbspecrs a splendid "day crop, and the decreased wheat acre- age, due to the early freeze-up last fall, and unusual rain fall this "spring, which resulted in less plowing than usual. To offset this condition, there is a considerable increase in the acreage of flax, barley, oats and potatoes. northwestern North-Dakota condi tions are somewhat backward, which lead to a considerable decrease SEVEN PERSONS' CROPS GOOD in the wheat yield and to a somewhat increased yield of barley, flax, oats and potatoes, 'which were planted to take the place of that crop. Consid- erably increased acreage of corn and potatoes has been put in. The south, era part of the State reports an in- crease of about 10 per cent of all crops. The Northwest Farmstead, IioweVer, claims the corn acreage will ,ie much greater than thl3 figure. Red River valley reports show j ibest condition in years. The fields are In splendid shape and farmers an- ticipate a bumper crop.. Considerable winter rye was sown last fall, and the crop is in splendid shape. Seven Persons, June merrj crowd went to Medicine Hat on Thurs day evening to sec the "Made-in-Can ada" train. Those who went were: J, B, Jlunay, Bert Stuhbs, Mr. French, Mr. Stockman, Jim McAskiU, D, MC- Adam, Mr. Jones and Henney Myers, MT. and Mrs. Bell, ..Mrs. H. B. Scott and Miss Rusk. All reported a good time. Mr. and 'Mrs. F. Vosen, Mrs. Berg- man and son Jim autoed to the Hat on Thursday. iss Emma Hartman, of Vancouver, B.C., is here visiting friends. Miss Rusk, of Toronto, is a guest it Mrs. Fred Stubbs'. Mrs. Cayton is at present at Medi- cine Hat hospital, after undergoing an Deration. Fred Stubbs is improving after a long sickness of rheumatism. We are sorry to hear -that Mrs. J. J. Nickelson was in the wreck at Gi Most of Reserve Will be Used for Grazing Purposes Cardston, June teresi has been manifested in Card stoii as a refill! of lease o; tilt southern portion of cho Blood Imliiiu reservation and -the bringing in pi bead of Mscic.ui cattle for breed- ing purposes. It has been hoped by the citizei of Cardston that within a short iod of time this end of the reserve would be open for settlement. It will be remembered by some that a few years ago a vote was taken by tlie Indians as to the advisability of sell- ing this portion of tlie reserve. It is understood that at that time the .Mormon church would have bought the tract to use in connection with their colonization scheme which they are at present carrying out on the old Cochrane ranch, which adjoins the southern portion of the reserve im- mediately across the Old Man river. At the time this vote was taken, one of the minor chief's Running Wolf, voted in favor of selling, aad for sev- eral months after the other Indians of tlie reserve refused to recognixe him on the trail. This will indicate the strong feeling on tho reserve a- gainst parting with any portion of the land. Department Decides to Lease It would seem that the department come to the conclusion that it HI bo impossible for -omr. years at least to get any hold of this landi bat would permit of tlieir throwing it open for homesteading, or selling it or agricultural mirposes. Nexr to his they deemed it wise to lease the and fro mthe Indians and release It to those interested in the cattle in- dustry of Southern Alberta. the closing out of the Melntyre lease south of Raymond and south east of Cardston, the Blood reserve si.mds as the last large tract of land which could bo used for pi-axJni; purposes. A portion of this -tract is now leaned by several men amongst whom aro Miller, Kyan, McKwun and and theso men have from 5000 to 7000 head of cattle ranging on it- Their lease, however, expires In '1913, and the present lessees, Gordon Ironsides Fares, have secured the remaining portion of the lease of these men, and hi addition have taken the entire re- serve which totals acres tor period of ten years. This leaves about acres of land to be used for farming purposes and this is most- ly till in the vicinity of the lower agency, Slideout, Standoff and Hull Horn Coulee. Indians are Farming At these points tho Department has Broken a large tract of hvad and the Indians aro farming on a very suc- cessful scale, one Indian is reported ,o have threshed his last year's crop this spring, which stood in the. stook .11 winter, and had a yield on 20 ,cres, tfS bushels to the aero with a grade of No. 3. Branding In Progress A cow camp has been established just outside' of Cardston, and the cat- tle aro being unloaded here and brand- ed before being turned loose. About head has already arrived and have been turned loose. The cow- boys are waiting for another train loud which are expected within the next few days. The reserve is cap- able of providing grazing facilities for between and head of cattle and its opening will mean much to the cattle industry of Southern Al- berta. It is understood that the Knight Sugar Co., will shortly dis- pose of the Melntyre lease, and with the passing of this herd, tfie last big bunch will have gone from "Sunny Southern Alberta." The cattle men of the country, will, In all probability endeavor to renew the reserve lease at the expiration of the time, if It is at all possible, because in this alone PIPE LAYERS BROKE A RECORD Laid Over I Feet in One Work Done The world's record for plpo laying was broken near Lotlibrlilge the other A gang of forty men working for Drinkoll and Connor on the mituml gas pipe line laid feet in one day, the best previous known record being slightly over feet. The .men, realizing that they 'were making sp-jcd. bent to it, nnj when quittiug time arrived they hud dis- tanced the record. There were three kegs of beer snuj out from Lethbridge in honor of the event, and that night the men celebrated. It is sixty-one miles from How Is- land to the Belly river at Itoyul View. The trench for the pipe is dug to POWOER, DYNAMITE, CAPS and FUSE. BLASTING BATTERIES PAINTS, OILS AND GHEASES, RUBBER HOSE IN VARIOUS GRADES AND SIZES, PACKINGS, BLACKSMITHS TOOLS AND SUPPLIES, BANWELL HOXIE FENCING PEERLESS ROOFING IN ONE, TWO and THREE PLYS BUILDING, TAR AND FELT PAPER BOLTS, NUTS, COACH SCREWS, ETC., ETC. QUOTATIONS CHEERFULLY GIVEN FIRST AVE. SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. within a mile of the river and the pipe is only two miles In the rear. The double -pipe 'Under the river is all laid, that work being rushed in remains tlieir hope of continuing the industry which for many years has made -Southern Alberta noteworthy amongst the districts of the Province. FEET SCALDED BODY BRUISED JOHN MURRAY SERIOUSLY IN- JURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT ON MACLEOD HILL John Murray, one of the best known young men in LethbrMse lies in the Gait hospital today, with bnuly scald- ed feet, severely lacerated face, and bruised body, the result of a serious automobile accident, between five and six o'clock yesterday afternoon. L. P. Minkler, who -was driving the car, es- caped with a few slight scratches. The car, a 50-horsepower Glide, lies a complete wreck at the bottom of he ravine, where the accident occurr- ed. Lake. She was on her way to her o home in Ontario, for a visit, but w not hurt. Mr. and Mrs, Art Bergman a iiomesteading now. The crops all around Seven Pi sons are looking fine. The farme all 'wear a big smite. SHEEP AND WEEDS MAJOR Cobalt, LEONARD HOPEFUL June It. W. Leonard, chairman of the Transcon- tinental Railway, after a trip over the road, said today that with the construction of 180 miles more of road, the line will be .completed to Winnipeg. There is a possibility that this will be accomplished in time to permit of moving the grain eastward from Manitoba this fall, carrying it southward from Cochrane on the To- ronto and Northern Ontario line. PIONEER FARMER DEAD Warren Davis, a pioneer farmer of Malabide township, died suddenly. There is no branch of livestock pr ductipn that can be carried on to'be ter advantage in connection with tensive grain growing in a short eras country than sheep raising. The reason for this lies in one fund amental fact; namely: the large num her of weeds that sheep will eat. There are three hundred differen weeds and grasses known to Canada Of these sheep eat 260. Horses ai cattle eat only about 75. The greatest pest on our. Western farms Is weeds. It is safe to say tha taken as a whole the productiveness o-f our land devoted for ten years to exclusive grain growing is reduced one-third by weeds alone. Whatever will solve the weed ques tioii in Alberta is 'worthy of attention Sheep will do tooth and are entitled to attention by Alberta grain growers. Whatever will maintain the product- 'veness of our land demands attentioi THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HAS INSTALLED SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES. LODGE YOUR Wills, Title Deeds, Mortgages, Insurance Policies or other valuables in one of these boxes FOR FURTHER INFORMATION APPLY TO tethbridge Branch C G, L Noorse. Mgr, Mr. Minkler and Mr. Murray started for Kipp. On trying to. make" the hill on the opposite side of the river, Mr. Minkler stripped the forward gear, and had to turn back. He bad only the reverse gear to make the steep ascent of the Macleod hill. He was making slow progress, when a team' suddenly approached a-round.a corner, and Mr. Minkler, to avoid a possible accident, gave the car a sharp turn. As he did so the front wheel went ov- er the bank, and the car toppled over. Mr. Minkler hung to the wheel and had a remarkable escape. H-e was SCHOOL BOARD EXPENDITURES OVER REQUIRED FOR THIS CHANGES !N THE STAFF The school hoard -is asking for more money than last year, according to the estimates submitted at a meeting ast night. The additional expense comgs from added teachers and in- creased liability through debentures. The total figures as prepared for submission to the city couricil are Secretary-treasurer, salary 900.00 Caretating Debentures Supplies 300.00 Water Sundries Insurance Repairs, buildings Ground improvements Library.................. Furniture Apparatus................. order to complete the work boforu high water. In a couple of days the trenching machines will be taken over the -river 'and the twenty-twc miles to a point beyond Monarch will be rushed and that will complete the Driscoll and Connor contract. The contractor on the -Hue from Monarch to, Calgary is not quite HO far ahead but. there is more work, and also two or three rivers to cross. If the pipe line from Bow Island to Calgary is tho longest stretch ever granted at one awarding of contracts, it Is also establishing records for speed. Out a few miles from Lethbridge at Royal View the prairie Is dotted with tents. Here the small army of men are trenching and pipe laying at a speed unknown to the natural gas industry. The great trencher is opening up ten feet every -.minute and it is a sight worth seeing to see it at work.. Teams of mules are used to draw the bis 26-inch pipes from the railway and they are strung along the prairie three 'and four miles ahead of the men. Living in Tents The men live in tents and are fed by the company, a generous menu being provided for a week. Every one seems happy and contented and enjoying the work beneath the blue skies and genial sunshine of South- ern Alberta. With the progress be- ing made there isn't any doubt but tihe gas will reach Calgary in stipu- lated time. Some night ere long the people of Lethbridge will see a great illumina- tion in the direction of Royal View. Here the contractors arc going to touch the match to the fluid and let the glare lighten up the heavens. It STIRLING CAVE GRACIOUS WELCOME REV. MR. TOOMBS GIVEN GOOD START IN HIS NEW FIELD OF LABOR .Stirling. Jime S. A double event which created considerable interest at Stirling last- night was the f tire- well tendered to W. Tait, the re- tiring missionary of the Presbyterian Church, and the reception given t.o Rev. Herbert W. Toumbs, B.A.. who lias come to 'take charge of the Ray- jnoml mission t'ieW, of which New Dayton and Stirling are a part. The affai'r was beltl in the Prairie Queen Hotel, which .Mr. and Airs. Fish- er kindly offered to the church for the evening, and about 75 friends gathered to say good-bye to Mr. Tait and welcome Mr. Toombs. The programme was given in the rotunda of the hotel, and was im- promptu. Raymond contributed to the numbers, in songs from Miss Jenkins and Mrs. A, Aimos. Musical se- lections were given by Messrs. Allen and Amos, while Miss Jenkins, an ac- complished elocutionist, was heard in a splendid reading, which captured her and stamped her as queen of entertainers for Southern Alberta. Stirling was represented on the programme by R-. M. Watson, who sang a very appropriate song, and A. E, Faucet and C. B. Perkins, who con- tributed readings. j At the close of the REJECTED SENATE'S AMENDMENT day school read an address to Mr. Ta; 150-00 j WiII not be possible to do this until j the gate's arrive, but when the light is seen the sight should impress the HOP 460.00 -GO.GO 500.00 j The salary of Mr. H. E. Dobson, j teacher of English at the High school was increased from to a year, commencing Sept. 1st nings, superintendent of to have his salary Mr. Jen- buildings, increased coming to, heard John Murray scream- ing for help. Rushing to the rescue, le found poor Murray pinioned by the radiator, and the boiling water asked pouring on his feet. Mr. Minkler pull-1 5100 to S125 a month, but the request was h'led. All teachers who wish to be re- engaged for another year, must noti- ed his unfortunate companion from hi; jainful position, and hailing a pass- ng rig, had him taken to the Gait Hospital. Mr. Minkler walked home. At the hospital today Mr. Murray was suffering severely from the caldec] feet, but so far as Is known, 10 bones 'were broken. He is an em- loyee of Mr. Minkler.. Speaking of the accident today, Mr. Tinkler said he.had consulted hip so- icitor, and would demand damages rom the city. He said the hill is angerous under any circumstances, nd Is left in an unprotected and un- ared for condition. If there had been roper provision for safety, the car not have turned over. ALBERTA SUMMER SCHOOLS Training schools for Sunday school cachers will be held at Cooking Lnke ily 10 to 10; Sylvan Lake, July 4 to August 2; at Banff, August 7 to G, It is the purpose of these sum- er schools to provide instruction to he students In attendance on the rinclples and methods of Sunday ehool work, including the study of Registrars have been appointed for ach school, who will receive eiiroll- p; for Cooking Lake school, Rev. E. Hayes, Alberta College, Strath- >na; Sylvan Lake School, El M. >n, Red Deer; Banff School, L. V, ynn, Calgary. Detailed information may be re- eived -by applying to the Alberta undav School association, Calgary. Washington, June Housa voted today, 144 to 101, not to accepd the Senate amendment to the metal Faucet, superintendent of the Sun- tariff revision bill, which wquld re- peal the Canadian reciprocity pact, and fix a universal uuty of a ton on print paper. The 'House accepted two Senate amendments, reducing tho duty on pig iron and on certain al- loys. The bill will again go to con- ference. people of Lethbridge with a vision of the future of this city and district with natural gas added to the asset in the shape of inexhaustible coa beds and immense wheat fields. Twenty-six inch pipe is being laii on this Jower stretch of the line a it will have to resist on the averagi 200 pounds pressure. The pipe i made for 300 that 'with presented the retiring minister wit a beautiful gold-headed umbrella, suil ably engraved. The recipient wa taken quite by surprise and was un able to fully express his thanks the people. In a. abort speech, how over, he assured them of his continu cd interest and his willingness-to help in any undertakings the congregation might inaugurate. Mr. Tait is leav ing the ministry temporarily to de vote all bis time to newspaper work and real estate south of Lethbridge will continue to live in Raymond and visit as usual the towns south ol Lethbridge. Mr. Toombs Welcomed Rev. Mr. Tooinbs is a graduate of Dalbousie University, N.S., and Ray- mond charge is but Jiis third during bis entire ministry. He has just re- covered from a severe illness, but is rapidly regaining strength for hi; work in the West. With him ?iL Stir- ling was Mrs. Toombs and Miss Mur- In his address of introduction, Mr. Tait had something to say to the con- gregation regarding its duties to its minister. Replying, Mr. Toombs thanked the speaker for his kind words, and the people for the warm reception he had received. He .spoke of the great ex- odus of people from his home island, Prince Edward, to the Canadian West, and casually remarked that the best people moved West. He promis-ed a faithful performance of-pastoral duty, and asked for the sympathy and ad- vice of his people in his work. At the close of the proceedings, the dining room door was open-ed, and the gathering aslted to.sit with Use ;uests o-f the evening at a banquet prepared by the Ladies' Aid. Addi- ional tabl-a room bad been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Wai. and bountiful supply of good things were vailing, to 'which all did justice. The ffair broke up at 11.30, with kind houghtg for Mr. and Mr. Toombs nd a wish that the ministry which ast night began at Stirling might be iohly blessed for good to a large omra unity. Every Barn on Every Farm aeain of time, temperature and weath- er. protect all its exposed surfaces, and see how much better it Barn Elevator Paint PAINT AND VARNISH MAKERS: RANCH AT CALCAPV SOLE AGENT FOR LETHBRfpGE Hayr Hdw. Co, PHONE 471 POST OFFICE BOX 98 The Wall Paper Question ISN'T A QUESTION If you buy your Wall Papers from the Revlo Co., It's the aniwcr. SAMPL.ES AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED PROMPTLY The Revlo Co. Painters and Decorators Avenue South STILL CHARGE A CARjHORTAGE CEMENT MAGNATES SAV SUS. PENDING DUTY WILL NOT HELP OUT SUPPLY Ottawa, June W. c. Ed- wards, president of the Canada Co. meut Co., when seen in regard to tho action of the government, in reducing the duly on cement, said: "Tlie cause is a lack or transporta- tion facilities, and not a fiscal one al all. We have anywhere from a 'mil, lion to a million and a quarter barrels of cement in our bins, which we -can. not get carriage to the West for. II the railways will do their the manufacturers in the Bast Wll do :heirs." J. S. Irwin, tlie founder of the in. .ornational Cement Co., of Ottawa, vhich company was the basis ot tha nerger, referred all inquiries to Mr, P. .Tones, the general 'manager ofi the Canada Cement Co., in Montreal. He claimed that the removal'of tha duty would not give any substantial relief to the people of the West, for the reasonjhat all the American ce- ment -mills are now so busy they hava no time to look after foreign trade. ;