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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA., TUESDAY, MAY II, 1909. BURDETT THE COMING TOWN FAIR WARNING You must act immediately to be certain of securing any of these lots at the present prices. In a very few days from now the price will advance.v Call on HATCH COONS and WEBER REALTY CO., Agents for the Burdett Townsite. Three thousand homesteads and pre-emptions within 40 miles of Burdett Good hotel and livery accommodation and land locators at Burdett. Good opening for all kinds of business The Menu at The Alberta Restaurant .is as extensive us any in the city. Open day and night. Everything1 in season. THE OFFICIAL CROP FIGURES FOR 1908 Did you ever, see what the Menu Card at The Fashion C says, Did you ever see how the waitresses and cooks carry out the instruc- tions on the Menu Card Try it! In Crop liulletin No. 4, Report on Grain Crops, 1908, the following offi- cial statement has just been issued by the Department of Agriculture at Edmonton: The final summing up of the yields of the various grain crops grown in j the province during the year ]90S will come as somewhat of an agreeable surprise in that the crop a whole ,has given a much heavier yield than expected. The general impres- sion at harvest time "was that with the -exception of winter wheat there was not an average crop as was the case in the provinces to the east. It is pleasing to note therefore that not only was the yield of winter wheat a most phenomenal one but the yield of nearly every grain compares very favorably with those of.other year? I The total aiva under crop i? estimat- ed at acres, with a total yield of bushels of grain. This shows an increase in total yield over the crop of 1907 of almost 72 per cent. It is hardly fair, however, to make such a comparison as it is well known the weather was not too warm for the but little rain fell, and thus seeding operations wen: carried oil f.xpeditiously. growing weather followed and later tlu> June rains ad- shows the remarkable increase of 72 1 per cent, with an average yield of 36.93 bushels per acre. This is not quite up to the yields obtained in past years but is higher than the average yield for the province- during the past eleven years. Barley. This useful grain shows the largest increase in acreage it has yet made, there being 42.3 per cent. more land sown to it than in previous (jc] abundant moisture. thern portions of the province the rains were- so abundant as to cause years. The total yield is also re- in the sou-: rnarkabie jn that it gives an increase of over 80 per cent, with an average yield per acre of 25.03 bu.shels. This considerable damage through flwds. j is the largest total increase made by This had its compensating influence j any Olie of the grains wjth the ex- however, in that it assured the win- ception o{ speitz which is always more ter wheat crop, giving it an abundant store of moisture with the growing crop just covering the land promptly took advantage of with the result that a record crop was harvested.' The general growth of spring grains was somewhat retarded by cold weather later with severe frosts which, how- ever, did ont do any damage. Au- gust was rather cool arict towards the end of the month early frosts were feared but reports go to show that but little damage was done to the grain. Harvesting weather was ex- cellent though occasional showers de- layed threshing operations somewhat. The country embraced in crop dis- trict No. 6 fared the worst of anv that the crop was not nearly portion of the province so far as ch- up to the average. matic conditions were concerned. The The climatic conditions during the; season in this district was looked up- year were, on the whole, most favor- as the longest period without' rain able. The spring opened under ex-: sjnci. 1339. There was little snow the ur less imperfectly reported and which show this year an increase of 190 per cent, in the total yield. In studying 'the following tables it must be borne in mind that they based upon returns made by THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO ESTAJBLISUED 1867 B. E. WAIKER, President ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, are threshers of the work performed by them. The tables therefore do take into account many acres gro and cut for feed purposes, such TRAVELLERS5 CHEQUES The Travellers' Cheques recently issued by this Bank are a most convenient in which to carry money when travelling. They are issued in denominations of anil aad the exact amount payable in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Norway, Kussia, Sweden and Switzerland is stated on the face of each cheque, while in other countries are payable at current rates. The cheques and all information regarding tiiem may be obtained at every office the Bank. W, P. Roy Headquarters for ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES OFFICE: Room 3, Ott Block Phone 180 Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager sheaf oats for winter ;feed, and many other small plots of grain. They will, however, give a very accurate estimate of the general amount of grain grown in the province during 1908, that should be taken into con- sideration in estimating the world's production. "TiThas not been possible to obtain sufficiently reliable returns from the great sparsely settled district lying to the north and west of Edmonton. not Big Yields j REFUSED FOR A study of the summary of the av-1 MONSTER STEER i erage yields obtained of the various OUR CAFE lias been enlarged, know the moral. We seU You T i Hazelwood's Ice Cream and receive it fresh daily from Spokane. Sundaes, Sodas, Etc. All Flavors. ceedingly auspicious conditions and: previous winter, this'was followed by ifor inclusion in the following tables, some two weeks in advance of the pre-'. a dry spring and in turn was sue- i The product of this great district is vious year. The land worked well, ceedecl by hot winds'which sapped a11 marketed within itself and hence does not figure in the amount of marketable grain in the province. Yield by Crsp Districts DISTRICT NO 1 square i; Chow Sam Co. I The Model f 1 Restaurant 2 Appeals to everybody by I its Excellent Menu J? and ought to claim the 45 patronage of all I Union Men i As it is run on strictly J J union principles f> I John CanLin PROPRIETOR the soil of its moisture and made it impossible for a large proportion of tlie crop, of the .district to. reach that perfection so much desired. Some damage was done in several I miles. Cardston District. Cement Sidewalks We shall be pleased to the cost of putting in a first- class cement walk in connection with your private residence. Call us up BOYD, GOODE CO Concrete Works, Smith Street Phone 344 districts by gophers, this pest being i more than ordinarily troublesome ow- ing to the early spring. In. other dis- i tricts hail claimed a share of the j crop, nevertheless the year 1908 was assuredly one of the most successful yet experienced by the formers ofi the province. This will be best seen by a perusal of the recapitulation j table showing the acreage and yields of the leading grains during the past eleven years. Spring Wheat Notwithstanding all the good things that have been said about winder wheat it still has to give second place in acreage and total yield to the spring variety. .The acreage sown Includes country adjacent to the line of the St. Mary's Eiver Railway from Magrath to Cardston, and to the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company's line from, Tyrell's Lake to Coutts. Crop Total Average yield per Wheat, sprin Wheat, Oats Barley Flax area yield in in acres bushels acre grains in the province during the past j flaised on Range North of Gleichen eleven years shows them to have been I uniformly high. Alberta is noted for j big yields. It is this fact that has j enabled her farmers in the past to j Weighs Pounds Now on Exhibition Gleichen, May 10. A monster steer compete with those of the provinces at Three mis' about to the east, handicapped as they have miles north of town has been taken been by long haul of her ito Calfary and is now attracting much winter 836 261 40 416896 391 25.18 34.95 38.17 24.02 15.33 Speitz Total crop area, 1908, acres. DISTRICT NO. square miles. Claresholm, Granum, shows an increase -of 71.6 per cent. Macleod, Stavely and Pincher' Creek over 1907. The yield, while .higher District, than that of the previous year, and comparing favorably with that of We carry everything in Plumbing Accessories Some of the little' things may have been neglected when your plumbing- system was installed. Here are a few of things in Bathroom Trimmings: TOWEL RACKS (Nickle Plated) ROBE HOOKS RUSH HOLDERS GLASS FOLDERS GLASS SHELVES TOOTH BRUSH HOLDERS No job too large No job too small William Head Co, Ltd. Calgary and Lethbridge Dufferin Street many years does not come up to the best years, nor does it reach the av- erage for the province during the past years. It in fact reduces the average yield of the province from 20.96 to 20.19 bushels per acre, al- though at the same time showing an increase in total yield of 77 per cent. over that of 1907. Winter Wheat The condition in which wheat came through the moderate winter together with excellent growing weather and later abundant moisture all conspired to produce a phenomenal crop of high quality grain. Yields of 40 anu 50 bushels per acre were quite com- over a few. acres but over thousands, of- acres. At Carstairs a j yield of 64 1-4 bushels was obtained from a nine acre plot, while at Caid-' ston a yield of 62 bushels per acre was obtained from a field measuring exactly 72-12 acres. Not only were the yield? and grades excellent but the general Inch qual- ity of the grain has -.1 tiUcn- tion on the British market where berti as the winter winal is officially called, has won .'de for send purposes to that In I this connection it may not be f place to state that at a gmn fair (held in connection with the r-'c-nt jDry Farming Congress at Wyoming. sample, of "Alb'-rra Rt.-.l" was awarded first place on account of its superior quality. The acreage devoted to winter wheat shows an increase of twenty-five, per cent, over that of 1907. While the avpragu yield of the province runs up to 29.47 bushels per acre. These fig- ures aro s" high tthat tlit- returns have been carefully checked before making thorn public. The yield is certainly a record one and speaks for itself as to the productiveness of the. soil. long been noted for the high quality of her oats and those of the 1903 crop have not been behind in maintaining the The increase in acreage is practically 44 per cent, while the total yield Includes country adjacent to the Crow's Nest Branch of. the Canadian Pacific Railway from St. Mary west- ward to the Eocky Mountains, and to the Macleod Branch from Macleod north to Township 14. Crop Total Average area yield yield in .in per acres bushels acre 19.02 27.92 35.63 Wheat, spring Wheat, winter Oats Barley Flax Speitz 913' 176 3.077 22.53 7.96 17.4? grain to mallet. With the opening up of a western route to the Pacific Coast whereby our grain has access to tide water, it" is hoped that Alberta farmers will in the immediate future be in a much better position than they ever have been to reap the full benefit of the large yields of grain which nature has invariably given them By going over the threshers' books it has been possible to pick out a number of large yields in each Crop District. In spring wheat only those yields were taken showing 30 bush- els and over per acre, in winter wheat yields of 35 bushels and over, in oats yields of 50 bushels and over, and in barley of 35 bushels and over. These big yields have been grouped as be- low and show the number of farmers whose threshing yield is taken, to- gether with the number of acres, the total yield of grain and the calculated average. It is to be noted that these figures are taken from the thresh- ers' books; also that they are ,the yield of the total acreage of that grain threshed and are not picked acres. No special report was made of these and the threshers had no idea that their books would be ex- amined for such yields. The record speaks for itself and needs no fur- ther comment to demonstrate high yields actually obtained by Alberta farmers, or the wonderful possibili- ties to be obtained from her fertile soil by intelligent cultivation. Big Yields As Obtained From Threshers' Books (The yields given are largely by measure and not by CROP DISTRICT NO. I Grain No. of Acreage Yield Av. Yield General Teaming f When 'you want your yard cleaned up, when, you want your garden plowed, if you want some first-class manure for garden purposes, better see. me, or phone 201. I can sup- ply your wants. WM. TAYLOR j attention there in a dime show. Sev- eral Gleichen men have seen the ani- mal and state it is by far the biggest steer -theiy' ever (saw. Amjong the number was W. McCamon, the well- known cattle-buyer, who supplies the Call with the particulars. He says the steer is between three and four years old, stands six feet is eleven feet tw'o inches long, mea- sures eight feet eight inches around the girth and six feet on the hips, and weighs pounds. He states the steer was worked in an ox team last fall and is not fat now, but just in good working condition. The ani- mal has never been grain fed and was raised entirely out on the open prai- rie range. 'Mr. McCamon states tnat it is his opinion that by feeding the steer grain he could fatten to weigb fully pounds. Being in his line of business Mr. McCamon quite turally made an ofler to buy th steer for beef for but the show mai very promptly stated that he ha.i si- ready refused an offer of Total crop area, 1903, acres. yields shown .are from thresher's measure and not by weight. DISTRICT NO. square miles. Lethbridge, Raymond and Stirling District. Includes country adjacent to the farmers per A. Crow's Nest Branch of the Canadian Wheat 21 Spring Wheat 19 410 41.56 Winter Wheat 23 970 41.75 'Oats 42 7Q4 56.22 Barley 3 17 830 48.82 CROP DISTRICT NO. Spring 360 34.41 Electric Wiring and Supplies SEE W. L McKenzie 1Co, Electricians Redpath St. Lethbridge Pacific Railway from Bow Island Winter 30.65 29.80 27.19 Wheat Barley Wheat 10 westward to St. Mary., Mostly ranch- ing country. Crop Total Average area yield yield in in per acres bushels acre j Wheat, spring 23.263 19.87 j winter Oats 11.312 Barley Flax Speitz 43 847 Rye 30 379 Total crop area, 1008.. acres.. DISTRICT NO. 4.284 square1 mlor miles. De Winton. High River, Nan- ton and Okotok? District. Includes country adjacent to the [Maeleod Branch of the Canadian Pa-1 eific Railway from Midnnpore south to Township 15. j Crop Total Averse area yield yield in in per bushels acre Wheat, spring 12.K51 Wheat, winter 31.601 29.44 64.307 42.56 Barley 203.233 25.82 Flax l.M.-> J4.866 28 41.61 12 234 57.17 5 30 42.26 CROP DISTRICT NO. I Spring Wheat Oats Barley 188 529 248 212 32.25 39.10 55.50 41.12 CROP DISTRICT NO. 4 Wheat Oats Barley 23 59 29 110 2.849 477 43.62 60.41 41.52 Page Lawn Wire Fence A sample may be seen at A. Rochon's on Crabb Street near Cortland 3-ft. fence, 2 He. per foot 3-ft 6-in. fence, 24c. per foot Best steel wire fence made. Order from A. ROCHON, Place Your Orders for DRAYING ....WITH.... W. HUME Satisfaction Guaranteed PHONE 289 Gret our PRICES -il on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and-Painted Metallic Siding Metallic Shingles before buying eliewhere We have just placed a carload of the well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'s goods in stock OLIVER'S HWTURING COMP1NY Office and Factory Cor. BOUND iBd IOMPH5 STREETS Telephone 15H Yard, Smith St Phone 195 Crabb Street Representative men from nearly every part gathered at Dorchester, N. B., to attend the funeral of Judge Hannington, who was inter- red in Dorchester rural cemetery. Total crop are. 118.790 SETTLERS' RECORD D. W. Jnrnari, from Bradford, noar Omaha, has arrived at wir.h a settlors' effects. Kenny has arrived from Ontario, with a ,car ;f siv tl.-p.s' i S. P. Olia crime in from Fall with ,-i. of settlors fifccts sfjtUo in the Lftthbr'rigc oi'--- trict. Patented Minna! Hnnses Manufactured in Vancouver, B C., of the very best Kiln-' dried Lumber, in latest de- signs. Prospective builders would do well to write me before deciding on a house 5, A. Spencer-j AGENT ml BUILDER, MACLEOD1 The Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company Is now offering fo8r sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THH MARKET Lots North of the Railroad and West of Westminster Hd, FROM EACH One-third cash, one-third 6 months, balance 12 months. Interest 6 per cent, per annum Ipply Alberta Xiilwiy and Irrigation Co, (tini! letftliridgi, Wti, ;