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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 14, IIM. Steel Ran The oven door of the Kootenay drops down and provides a shelf upon which to rest the pans drawn from the LONDON, TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG, VANCOUVER, ST. JOHN, HAMILTON LETHBRIDGE AGENTS u If you live out of town write us." A CANADIAN NAVY Tribune) It is reported that. Canada is to have: a genuine navy. It will n'.-t copy iho Australian example and give the m-ither couniry a Dreadnought, but, will build cruisers.'torpedo boats., and torpedo boat destroyers to not as an auxiliary iorcc in the British fleet in the. event, of war. This would be. ab- out only use which could be made (if a Canadian navy. The D-minion will have no wars of its own as long as the British connection is unbroken Its commercial interests are effective- ly -protected by the. British navy and would not be advanced by putting Canadian cruisers in commission. They might be brought into play when celebrations were held at Que- bec, Halifax, or Montreal, but most The Alexandra Cafe Leads Them All nothing is too good for its many patrons, nothing but the equip- ment to improve the ser- vice for their comrort. With the latest improved electric Tea and Coffee Urns and five electric cool- ing fans already installed this month, and ;.tbc best the market affords on our table ;tt the lowest possible cost to all. We don't in- tend to lag in our efforts to make The Alexandra Cafe the Mecca and pride of the people of Leth- bridge and their friends. N. H. MURRAY, Prop. (By T. H. M. U. S. A.. Chief Inspector Weeds) Die Thistk' (Salsola kali, v. commonly known as Rus- sian tumble-.veed and Ku.ssiun cac- tus, is an annual. Jt coinim-nces its irrowth early in May, the seeds rip- ening from August until the plant is killed by fru.'t. The leaves and bran- dies '.'i' the youim -plant are tender, dark given in color and thread-likf, which ii ill'1 appearance, of a y-'Uiig pine tree. As the plant grows it. b.'uiH.'ho iY. eiy, assumes a spheri- shape and takes 'on a reddish hue. Kaon vine is covered with small spine arr.m.wd i'i tlnves. The and later the .-ii-eds are found base of these prickles. the jihnt in sometimes three or four feet in diameter; it a iieache'1 appearance, and bles the mature tumbleween (.Amariintus a I Tin1 inalure plant breaks, of tin- and is easily carried over fire land to -.'rent distances by 'the ii'i'ppiisi: its seed as it goes, plants have been known to rudiK'e as as 200.000 seeds. Tiie native iionie of the. Russian thistle is in South-eastern Kus-sia and Siberia. In that region the I climate is usually annual precipitation ranging five to se- vente'-n incites. Alkali soils suited to the growth of the saltworts, of which the .Russian thistle is one, are abundant. The plains are swept by winds which break off the mature plants in the long distance fall and carry them for Any country having conditions to those ex- isting in South-eastern Russia is well Adapted to the growth of the Russian thisle. It prefers a high, dry soil and is s-'ldoin found growing in the vi- cinity of sloughs. The Russian thistle first made its appearance in South Dakota in 1373 the seeds having been br mght from Russia witli flax seed. Through the agencies of wind and the anc by importations oi foul .seed grain from infested areas., it has now spreac over a wide range, and is found to a greater or less extent in the prai- liruain under any circumstances provinces. It was -first noticed The only war tn" part Alberta THE RUSSIAN THISTLE Was Troubled With Weak Back For Ysart, The door is strongly braced and will easily sup- port the of Could Not Perform Duttoi. Dteton WUhovt MM. BahMn, Blaok PafcA. V.B.. writM: "Tor I WM trabM wttfc, weak OftMitinvi X few Uia U Ud for dmyt, being to tan My- self, and I bean a while trying to perform hmudbold duties. I had attending witk- out avail and tried lioUnenti aaa plaitWi, but nothing to do any food. I was about to give up in decpujr Then my husband induced BM to try Kidney Pills, and after 'oring two boxM I am now well and able to do my vork. I pan- live Doaa's Kidney Pilli an all that yon claim for them, and I would adviie all kidney sufferera to gire them a fair trial" Doan'i Kidney are a purely vege- table medicine, realising quick, panmanent relief, without any after ill A medici ne that will absolutely cure Back- ache and all forma of Kidney and Bladder Disease: A medicine that atrecgtnena the kidoeyi so that they are eaabkd to extract the poisonous nric acid from the blood and pre- vent the chief cause of Rhenmatiani Price 50 centa per box, or S for aft all dealers or The T. Milbuni r Toronto, Ont. In ordering hard to know Their upkeep expen- sqindrori think of fore- the British admiralty may not be much impressed by the Canadian project, as tho British ship building firms. Tho patriotic Canadian? have decided that the cruiser- .-hall be built by These orders and those givt-n by the British government for the construction should keep the about the year 1394. when it made appearance along the line of the Canadian "Pacific Hallway In that vicinity wry little land brought under cultivation until the years 1903 and 1004, and a- land suitable for a seed bed did not present it-self, the thistle made little progress. Since however, large tracts of land have been broken up in this local- ity and conditions created favorinj the growth of the seeds. It is also reported that additional seed was brought from the States and sown with alfalfa. Since that time it has made rapid progress, scatterinng having been found iu.all parts of Dreadnoughts j the province as far north as" Ed- British shipyards busy, though other industries may languish. No "Tie vrill question of Canada to have a navy if Great Bri- tain shall have no objection, and there is no reas> ri suppose, it will. The expediency of the project may well be questioned. The resources of the Dominion are limited. There are y 'internal improvement projects which-- money could be expended to much more purp .-se than a navy. A Georgian Bay ship canal would be of more .service to Canada. Tf it cheap- ened wheat in England by reducing the cost of transportation of Canadian grain. Englishmen would receive a greater benefit than they would from a few cruisers. Canada needs no navy for its own protection on the Atlantic or Pacific const. No which was at war ,vith Great Britain would be likely to attack it, for n-jthiiiff would. In all countries where the Russian thistle ha? been found it has been observed that in seasons with light rainfall and during which the land has not been properly cultivated, fa- vorable opportunities are presented for its rapid growth with the result thai it does considerable injury." It is a deep rooted plant and draws a large amount of moisture from the soil. It crowd- the growing grain retarding its growth to such an extent that in not a few cases it is unpro- fitable to harvest a crop. It is very hard on machinery, choking up farm implements and .making soil. cultiva- T-iou 3 tedious and op- eration. The prickles on the. mature plants make it neoe.sary to protect the horses' logs with gunny sacks or oth- er material to prevent them being injured. Its presence therefore de- creases the value of the land. On the contrary, however, if the rainfall is The Canadian policy abundant and thet ground well pre- pared so that the grain gets if good start, the thistle is held in check and gained by should be to keep out of "an eomplioati-'iis and wars, shun militarism, and develop its vast na- does little damage. tural resources. It win never Hotel licenses ir, Ontario cities nf over 200.000 population will raise, to SI.GOO ;t year. this applies, onlv to Tonmt.o. Lethbridge Laundry Company -vv Methods New Company New Management Erecting new building We arc here to stay We guarantee satisfaction All details carefully looked after We respectfully solicit your patronage P.O. Box 477 Terms strictly cash Phone 145 C, S. FARROW. Manager N C North'' Ward make its bow the Public in a days with a complete liiib of DRUGS and H. McCROSTIE, Phm. prove a serious pest in localities where annual -precipitation is 22 inches or over, atid where the land is. well cul- tivated. Methods of Control Tiie Russian thistle, being an an- nual, is reproduced only by Us seed, and if ti plant is cut off close to the ground or pulled up it will give no further trouble. Tho seeds arc of Sow vitality, and very few. if any, vill germinate after years. Conse- quently if plants can be kept from seeding two years in succ-ession the thistle can be coTiipletely des- troyed. Method value of a good .-.ummorfallow as a. weed exterminator cannot, be-overestimated. When sum- merfallowing is practiced if any of the old thisic plants remain on the ground over winter they should be i rukod up and burned to destroy the they may contain, and prevent the possibility of the implements be- coming choked up by the.coarse bran- ch' s which render their work ineffec- tive. Disk and harrow the land as ear- ly as possible to germinate the seeds an.1 start the plants growing. When tlv plants are young double discing and harrowing will kill them except in oases where the land is very dry, when those implements might not --ntirely satisfactory, but if they i 'ai! tlv. use of a broad share culti- vat-ir will always be effective in cutt- ini off and killing the weeds. The operation of discing and harrowing should be repeated as frequently as possible until about the 15th of June when it is time to plow. In every packer at the close of each day, or half day, as it is plowed, and then har rowed. If 3. packer cannot be procur- ed a heavy drag harrow should be used instead. Surface cultivation with the disk and drag harrow shout be practised, as often as possible, es peeially after a. rain, during the re mairider of the season. Sumerfallow ing is also practiced to conserve mois ture. In those parts of Alberta where the Rusian thistle is common the annual precipitation seldom exceeds 17 inches and in order to get gooc yields it is necessary to summerfal low at least once in three years. The methods of cultivation advised in this bulletin for the destruction of weeds will also enable the soil to hold more moisture than if left in a loose anc open condition. Subsurface packing brings the particles close together anc the surface cultivation forms a mulch preventing evaporation. CARMANGAY TO BE New PLACED ON MARKET Townsite Will Be Sold Soon- Its Beautiful Situation Calgary, June new towusite on the new Calgary to Leth- bridge line is to be placed on the market by the Canadian Pacific on July 20 next. Carmangay is the name if the town, and Mr. C. W. Carmau, after whom the town is named, was in the city yesterday. Mr. -Carman is very enthusiastic over the prospect of the new town, which is already well supplied with business houses of all kinds. "There is not prettier spot in Al- said Mr. Carman to an Al- bertan reporter yesterday. "The town is situated on township 32-13-23, on the banks of the Little Bow river, which at this point comes round in a loop, one end of which is only sep- arated from the other end by a strip of land 300 feet wide. The peninsu- la made by this loop contains about 80 acres of land, which is being re- served for a park, .and the town is on the bank overlooking the park and the river. The bank at this point is very high, and the view is unsurpassed. "Tlie railroad is already within four miles of said Mr. Car- man, in response to a question put to him. Eight cunips are at work, and the grading will be finiashed by July. that it will be only a matter f a short time before the whistle of the railroad engine will be heard, as truck laying will be commenced as soon as the big stec-1 bridge at Leth- bridge is completed, and at the rate this work is progressing July should see the last rivet in place.' Afr. Carmen roughly estimated that ibout per cent, more acreage was under crop this year- thiin was culti- vated last year. The Carmangay Farm Co., of which is the head, have acres under crop, sown with winter and spring wheat and oats. Mr. H. Case returned Saturday rom a trip to the Arrow Lake Or- chard Go.'s lands at Arrow Lake, B. and is most enthusiastic In his >raisc of that country. He states that wild strawberries are ripe and the tame ones will very shortly be on the market. Tho cherry trees are daded with cherries about the size of small marbles and" tho apples arc, c-il on tho trees, while goose- I berries and ciirrants are nearly full size, although everyone there says the season i.s three weeks late. The wea- ther was line during the trip and he found everyone loud in praise of the country. He says the Arrow Lake Orchard Co.'s lands are equal to any he saw in the country, it seems to the universal opinion that there is more doing where the com- pany own liiprls than any other place. The trip was most enjoyable, and he found a place in which he hopes to one day make his home, as he enjoyed better health while than he has had for many years. At the recent annual meeting of the Quebec branch of the Dominion Alii- nnce it wns stated that there were case when plowing is done where the more municipalities in Quebec under Russian thistle is present the land should bo pa eked with a subsurface. local apt ion by-laws than in any other province. District News GRASSY LAKE NEWS Grassy l.ake, June very en- joyable time was spent at the ice cream, social which was arranged by the Ladies' Aid of the Methodist church in Perry hall on Friday night Rev. Percy G. Sutton presided ami in welcoming the guests explained that while the gathering was held in the interests of the church, it was also for the purpose of affording an opportunity for the people to get better acquainted with one another. The church of -Jesus Christ recogniz- ed the fact that God had made of one blood all the nations of the earth gnd these social meetings would help to enlarge that spirit of brotherhood which was already marked a feature of our Western life. The program was interesting and varied. A very pretty item was the flag drill by the girls from the school They had been well trained by their teacher, iiiss Kitson, and went through the exercises very -creditably making a charming appearance upon the platform. Duriog the evening ice cream, cake, fruit and lemonaxle were served at frequent intervals ami full advantage taken of the opportunity to have a merry chat or to talk over the fair prospects of our growing town and district. The program was as fol- lows selection by the Mine Instru- mental trio guitar) Messrs Shear, Cameron and Walker song, "Sing me to Mr. Buck gramaphone selections by Mr. Wiiken flag drill by the chil- dren selection (instrumental) Miss Galvin and Mr. Rygg.; interval for refreshments aad gramaphone selec- tions selection by the Mine Instru- mental trio selection (piano) Miss G-alvin gramaphone selections, Mr. Wiken promenade under the direc- tion of J. Bradley selections. Miss Galvin -and Mr. Rygg prize compe- tition for the most popular lady pre- sent instrumental promenade under the direction of Mr. Bradley God j Save the King. j A vote of thanks to the friends who "so kindly contributed to the en- j joyment of the evening was moved j by G. Porter in his usual happy way and was fittingly responded to by Messrs. Shear and Rygg, who spoke both for themselves and the ladies, j The most popular lady present prov- i ed to be Miss Galvin, she therefore became the possessor of the prize, a box of bonbons, amid the congrat- ulations of the company. From both a social, and financial point of view the gathering was eminently success- ful, and we think this will rank as tho first of many happy times in Grassy Lake in connection witto -the Methodist church. CARD5TON NOTES Cardston, Juno William Sharp will soon unove his family to Stettler. Mr. Sharp has formed ft partnership at that place wit-h John. Goode, of Cardston. These two men have a hotel at that thriving town. The Winter Wheat Lands Com- pany sold a section of land to Messrs Lindquis-t and Taylor yesterday. M. A. Coombs is having 80 acres broken up on his Cochrane property this season and will seed the same to winter wheat. Messrs Recder and f'itcher are ship- ping again this week. They shipped a carload of hogs last week and are kept busy supplying the 'heavy de- mand at present. George Seirk sold his quarter to Andrew Hinman, of Boundary Creek. Mr. Seirk will go north with his cat- tle this month. Andrew Hudson, of Magrath, pur- chased a Ca'rload of milk cows and is shipping them to Lethbridge today. Dr. V. V. Christie sold his sorrel team to Andrew Hudson today. The price paid was 8450. That is a good price for a team of drivers and the buyers know where to come to get tho best. Leo Coombs has accepted a posi- tion with S. S. Newton at Raymond Leo will be missed from Cardston, and wo hope he will come to spend the winter here. A pleasant time was spent at the home of H. M. Brown Thursday night. The 55th anniversary of the birthday of this worthy citizen was celebrated by members of his family. 8UNU6HT of tMWMboM Mo tko For worfc. it tlM MOtt la tlmo ttd fc Lever Brothers, Toronto, will send you free a cake of their famous Pluotol toilet soap, if you mention BARTENDERS AFTER LICENSES BLEW UP A CHURCH Latonia, Ohio, June persons blew up the first Presbyterian Church in this village last night with a dynamite bomb. Rev. Joseph M. Grimm, the pastor, has taken an active part in fighting the liquor cas- es now on trial. This is the fifth at- tempt in the last day or two at dy- namiting in this village, the others having been discovered in time to ple vent any damage. Daring the month of May, W. A. Deyl, chief license inspector, attend- ed the meetings of all the commission ers in the different license districts giving such information as had been gathered during the year with refer- ence to the conduct of the licenses throughout the province, and also as- sisting as far as possible in the gener- al routine work connected with ap- plication. "All. licenses with one or two ex- ceptions have been said Mr. Deyl, to a Bulletin representa- tive this morninng. There is. a gen- eral improvement in the class of ac- commodation furnished to the public by the hotels and there is a better understanding among the licensees that the department insists on a high standard of acommodation for the pub- lic." Asked as to the bartenders' licens- es, Mr. Deyl said that 300 applica- tions have been received to date and licenses will be issued to those en- titled to them within the next few days. HE WAS ACQUITTED Hamilton, Ont., June Ne- vill was ecquitted of the charge of shooting Constable Harry Smith with intent to kill on the night of March 4th. HOW DO YOU DO? We make our bow to the Lethbridge public to-day as Representing the very best companies, and desire to make your acquaintance. Are you sure that you are [insured 1 We represent: The Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada The Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation of Lon- don, Eng. The Dominion Plate Glass Insurance Company Etc., etc., etc. Local Agents for The Oliver Typewriter The Heintzman] Piano Company etc., etc. STEPHEN MALONE Insurance Brokers Commission Agents ROOM I QTT BLOCK ;