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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE, ALTA., THURSDAY, MARCH 26, Ittl. Lumber and Building Supplies A REMINDER We are increasing our business and enlarging our scope Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Price, Quality and Prompt Delivery City Yards North of Track Corner Westminster and Baroness Road------ MAIN QFF1CE REDPATH STREET WEST We have in stock at all of all kinds, Doors and Windows, Lime, Cement, Wall Plaster, Plaster Paris, Pressed Brick, Metallic Siding and Shingles, Corrugated Iron Outside Yards Coleridge, Bow Island, Burdett, Taber, Bountiful, Stirling, Raymond, Magrath, Cardston Rogers-Cunningham Lumber Co. Ltd. GEORGE ROGERS President Phone 23 North Yard Phone 321-Westminster Phone 123 Redpath (Office) P.O. Box 1365 E. A. CUNNINGHAM Managing Director TOBACCO CULTURE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA Those who have made a study of tobacco culture and who have inves- tigated conditions in Southern Alber- ta seem to think that "the weed" can be successfully grown here. Mr. Jas, Barclay of the North Ward has had considerable success for some j Vyears although not going into it on a commercial basis. Mr. E. B. Stewart of G-ranum. has interested himself in the matter and is making an effort to get other people interested in this profitable line of "agriculture. He has secured seed for- samples and has left sam- ples of; seed at the offices of Hatch Coons, C. Simmons and the Herald :for free distribution. the culture of tobacco he -received the following letter from F. Charlan, chief of the tobacco di- vision of the Department of Agricul- ture at Ottawa, which contains somfi valuable information: Dear J. M. Fortier of Montreal informs me tliat you intend, to try the crowing of tobacco your district. 1 arn-maiUng you to- day about one ounce of Comstock: Spanish seed. This quantity of seed; should bo sufficient i'or -planting ab-, out t-.ro acres of tobacco. As come from Huthven, Ontario, u-herp. they generally gi-ow Burley, I wish; to call your attention to the tenden-; cy certain growers have of planting; Comstock Spanish too far apart. This tobacco should not be planted- further apart, than 30 inches, or 32 inches by IS. lu the provinces of; Quebec and Ontario this tobacco re-1 quires froin. sixty to seventy days to reach maturity. I think the season; is quite long enough at Lethbridge to enable you to easily grow this va- riety. During the last few years the ex- periments in. growing Comstock Sp'a-- nish and Havana Seed Leaf in. On-: t-ario, have shown that the growers1 who are accustomed to grow Bar-lev in that part of Canada, have a mark ed tendency to harvest Havana Seed Leaf type much too ripe. By so do- ing the growers exceed the degree of maturity required for this tobacco, and obtain a product of very little commercial value, as It is very little used for the manufacture of binders and is too strong for smoking. You should honest your Comstocfc as soon as the signs of maturity that you knov, of (yellow-spots, appear- ing on the tip of the leaves) becomes apparent on the top. leaves of the plant. In a normal year, the Corn- stock Spanish, well topped, can pro- duce from 13 to 16 leaves, according to the vigor of the plant. Under such circumstances a plantation well car- ed for will give a yield varying from 3200 to 1600 IbS., per acre. I have obtained at the Experimental Farm a yield of 1SOO Ibs per acre. I should like very much to know the results of your experiment, and if you are not as successful as antici- pated, we -will see whether we cannot help you to some extent next year by sending you a still earlier variety. HOW HOMESTEADS ARE DISPOSED OF I Make a Fortune in Fruit to a Year Profit from only 10 acres You have heard of the wonders of B. C. Fruit Lands. How would you like to own ten acres in the famous Arrow Lake District, where irrigation is not required, and where the land, yields a clear profit of from to on ten acres every year. Where vegetables and iraall fruits produce in such abundance thst the profits are almost beyond belief. Here's yrfur chance, if you have a little ready money or can save a few dollars every month. YOU CAN HOLD 10 ACRES OF THE FINEST FRUIT LAND IN THIS FAMOUS DISTRICT. Present prices of to per acre on easy terms, afford those in- terested in fruit growing an unusu- al opportunity. This is the most attractive fruit district in the Kootenay District of British Columbia. Nestled among the mountains on the shores of the beautiful Arrow Lakes amid scenic beauty unsurpassed, soil of exceed- ing dspth and richneBH. THE LAND OF PERFECT FRUIT No insect fruits pests, good market, good transportation, good climate and good watei with roads to every 10 acre tract with an inexhaustible mar- ket at your door. THE ACREAGE IS LIMITED, THE OPPORTUNITY BOUNDLESS. A card brings free literature. The land is being sold rapidly. Hundreds of inquiries are being received, and fortune the man who buys now. ARROW LAKE ORCHARDS The Department of the Interior is as usual prompt in issuing at earliest possible moment an up-to- date map showing the progress of homestead settliunent in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta; and tfap. seventh edition of this Department's useful homestead or even section mao corrected to January 1st, 1909. has just oeen issued. As in previous the home- steads of the- year 1908 are shown in. a .special red color, and the patented and the unpatented homesteads of an earlier date than 1903 are shown .in other distinctive colors. The total number of pre-emptions and purchased home- steads on even sections in 1908 was as compared -with 29.215 homesteads in 1907. "The timber berths and forest re- sep'es are also shown, and amone new features are the lands covered by grazing which are brought out in a distinctive color." ...A new and useful table is given in this edition-under the title as fol- ;r.', "The Saskatchewan, aiMi Alberta. Acres. Total area surveyed (parish and river lot settlements. acres, and forest reserves acres. excluded; Total area under homestead pre-emptioa, and purchased homestead entry, including patented homesteads (chief ly even numbered sec- Total area granted tp rafl-, way companies on account of land, subsidies (chieflv odd numbered sections) Total area school land en- dowment (unsurveyed area, not included) Total area granted to Hud- son Bay Company veyed area not included) Total area otherwise dispos- ed of (Manitoba swamp lands, north-wert half- breed scrip, and military., Total area under grain crop (including wheat.. 1908 9.600.00O Total area under wheat. 390S...... Total yiekl of 1SOS, 103.- bushels. An odd Section map, a companion, to the above map, is in press, and will be issued in'about three weeks. This map will show by a system o( coloring the result of the of the Dominion Lands Act of 190ft, under which the odd numbered sec- tions were opened to pre-emption and homestead entry on September 1st last. MAGRATH Magrath, March ladies of the Relief Society celebrated in a very fitting manner the sixty-seventh anuiversarv of the founding of the Society on the ...17th (St. Patrick's A fairly good crowd of the morous song entitled "The I We learu with regret the the death of Mrs. Mary A formerly ol PoreUivi, Ore. ceased lady -xra.3 you is or only arrived here from her former home about treo weeks ago to reside with her neice, Mrs. James Ferran. who resides near the Bradshaw ele- The