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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta CROP SITUATION ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, IN THIS DISTRICT (Edmonton Bulletin Staff Correspondent.) Lethbridge, May is a city that never sleeps. Its period of extends from midnight to midnight. 'Midnight is when most of the trains get in. The city inhabi- tants have their usual sleeping hours but not so the traveller or the im- migrant. If he has wired three or four days ahead he goes from the station to his room and soon for- gets his troubles. If he has not tak- en these precautions he asks for ac- commodation and is told there is standing room only. He goes to the next? hotel. His name -is inquired and if it does not tally with the list of wise ones on the official desk he the club. Business moans money There is a healthy circulation in this city and.all the people seem to have the sense. oX exhiliration which comes from the possession of it. The only fly in the ointment; is the backward spring. The month of Ap- ril was a disappointment, particular- ly to the farmers. They were ready, like runners in a race, to beat all previous records in the way of win- ter wheat. Last year they could not have given .better returns for the amount of land under cultivation. A much larger area was sown to Al- berta Hod last fail. Between then and the spring season something not a Flaw In n Pall or Tub of EDDY'S FIBRE- WARE Every Solid, Lading without Hoop or Seam. other Exclusive Feature! are too, you Positively Percist letting Eddy's. All Good Grocers can supply you. tik for EDIT! MATCNIS. happened in Chicago. There was a that if living the vitality It shows no sign of life. He knows I with the driver at the throttle of panic is very steam engine. wheat. Patten had corner-j low, but as he is not the-doctor gets no'berth there. The round the cereal and the world's mar- can do nothing for its recovery, hotels is made, in the otder of their ikets went UP in one long cry for Iarg41 famers in alleged superiority, and fortunate, j Farmers, began to speculate .brillgl, district' have aside indeed, is he who finds a lodging i what they would get for their the uncertaintv of the sitUation and j draw the seed drill place for the night. wheat next fall. Everything looked have hundreds of acres to but it will not Lucky landlord in such a town. His S0001 to them. By the middle activity types Lethbridge and the 'March there was. the beginning district. The rush of spring jlhe spring wheat seeding. The snow is, on. It has been delayed for aiwas a11 and the soil was dry. fortnight or companying 01 spring wheat. On the other hand of most of the farmers threw the dice The "whoa" and the he "haw" of the old days is heard less as the settler turns the sod. We are destined to sec even bigger things where wheat is king. As yet horses after tho plows, long before the one motive power will do it all. One safe forecast of the wheat har- wheat will likely gain in quantity of yield at the expense of quality. Spring wheat sown at various per- iods of time will'not givo tt uniform harvest.' There is always a certain relativity between the sowing of the seed and the time of reaping. Not Necesiarily Late Harvest "Does a late spring mean a late the farmer is asked. "Certainly he replies. things being equal the late spring is often followed by the most success- ful harvest. When spring does como after being retarded it generally pro- motes steady and constant growth. Such is looked for this year.1'' To return to the city. The wind whistles around the corner of Main street and whispers xhat the elevat- or capacity of 100.000 bushels at Lethbridge is going to be ridiculous- ly small lor lor a the usua] By early indications have been j weather failed. That's present in advance of it. ;was disappointment. Great Influx of Settlers The influx of settlers is unprece- ___ dented. Many of them have money Southern who do not and mean, business. The real estate know what to make grain pro- jfor leaving the grain to work out its own salvation. The remarkable why April tment. Situation is Baffling There are men going up and down WaS but the thing is that some fields have man has a way of getting in touch 'position, with them. He introduces them to a them as Winter it never wheat is baffling up beautifully others, perhaps ad- joining them, have not recovered at all as yet, while some fields are winr ter killed in streaks and spots. "Wait another says ihe op- timist. "and you will get the whole story. This is no time to make way half section or whole section of land J.Two years ago the arrival of and the sale is made. A surprising weather was delayed but it of rich wheat land at last under most favorable changed in the past few weeks., conditions of moisture and sunshine "1TI "r" Vl TVQ "Plsn t_ j i has done before, j final 1 Locally the custom, as. is easily. this way. The bankers help to negotiate transactions of this kind and they are kept busy every minute of the day. Some of the clerks take their lunch to the office to save time. The bank manager forgets to dine at and a great harvest was the result. You ask what is to prevent that this year. Just one thing. The farmer will answer. Has the wheat stood the trial of April The farmer goes into the field and looks at his grain. seen, is to consider the matter sub- judice. The authorities are stillr mum and the evidence is not all A decision may be looked for within a week. Spring Wheat Takes Jump The spring which was sown: in March, has been slow of growth, due to the cool atmosphere. It has picked up wonderfully during the past few days, however, having de- rived plenty of moisture from. the snow storm of the later part of Ap- ril and benefitted by a considerably. higher temperature. Spring wheat- will be sown as late as the middle; of May in the Lethbridge district..' Hundreds of acres are 'being sown now on this season's breaking. It is said that one hundred and twenty steam plow outfits have been sold" here within the past two months. With these turning the sod -at an av-; erage of at least twenty acres a day some tangible evidence can 'be had. of, the amount of spring breaking thero; is being done. The horse is begin. ning to see the last of his plowing days. Plowing matches will be held j vest can be made even at this stage. There will be very little uniformity in the crop either in quantity ar quality, or period of maturity. Win- ter wheat fields re-seeded to spring Boils and Pimples JLTO caused entirely by the blood being hi in impure 'condition, and the quickest and simplest way'to'get rid of tfcenvis to take a of Burdock Blood Bitters. purely YBgttable remedy has cured OEMS of these painful asd nnsightly tronWei during the thirty DOMINION WINS Ottawa, Ont., May Justice Cassels today delivered judgment in i the case of the Attorney General for the Dominion of Canada vs. the Bur- ;rard Power Company, Ltd., and the .Attorney General of British Colum- bia. I By the judgment the contention !of the Dominion that the waters in i question the Lillooet Lake are whol- jly within the railway belt, is sustain- jed, anu as a consequence the .own- ership by the Dominion would carry with it'the bed of the lake and the i-river and of waters in any event (where it is not tidal. This renders the [British Columbia Water Clauses Con- jsolidation Act inoperative, as against jthe Dominion acts respects the "locus quo and the Burrarcl Power Co. j has no rights under such legislation j as against the Dominion. It was further held that the the j company's record is invalid. REDUCES THOSB BAKING HOURS! Why have an oven sufficient only for three pies when "Sask-aita" Range oven will take four pies and other cooking T h e m o r e baking space you have less fuel you less work you do. Fuel and work are just about the main items of expense in the kitchen. "Sask-al'ta" Range saves both for you, LMMUn. Mtntreal Wlnlpcj, Vancouver, St Jtkn, HwnlitoM, Caliary STAFFORD-AGNEW CO., LOCAL AGENTS BOXLI. Mr. 8. J. Weir, view, Ont, "Lut summer I had nineteen boils on my neck and back. I was off work for. over two weeks. I took every- thing I could think of bat to no effect. I bottle of Burdock'Blood Bitters and before I bad used half the bottle the boils were gone. I took the rest of it, hovreTer, IhAve not boil M Mm. W. J. don, St Mary's, "I j j f troubled with pimplei on my face for a couple yean and tried ft good deal of patent medicine, but they were not of much "Finally I tued four bottles of Burdock Blood and am now entirely For by all Tha T. Mflborn Co., Limited, Toronto, Out i A CRUEL JOKE i i Tacoma.. Wash., May j in his childish fashion, hysterical be- yond all efforts of his parents to quiet I him, the seven year old son of Mr. aud Mrs. Seely, around whose neck, j in a spirit of fun, a companion a week ago wound a dead snake, may never recover his reason. The child-j ren were playing near the Seely house i when one of them found the cleadj snake. Picking it up without being observed by the other children, hej quietly approached the Seely child from behind and suddenly wrapping it around his neck exclaiming as he did so that the snake had jumped on him. The sight of the snake with the excited yell of the joker, and the fact that the child for the moment, could not jerk the snake away from his throat, toppled the boy's rea-1 son. EARTHQUAKE DID NOT CAUSE FIRE San Francisco, Cal., May United States Circuit Ccurt of Ap- peals today decided that the earth- quake of April 18, 1906, was not the cause of the fire that ocurred after the earthquake. The decision affects several hundred suits pending against: insurance companies for losses suf- fered during the great fire. the Saint Angello cemetery. This wish has been complied with already. OFFICE SUPPLIES PRINTING WESTERN STATIONERY CO., LTD. SEVEN PERSONS DROWNED Eau Claire Wis., May be- ing able to swim, George Hall, E.H- Sweet, Sweet's wife and four children were drowned in .the swollen waters of the Chippewa River on Saturday night when Hall's launch, which they were trying out for the first time cap- sized in midstream after striking some sunken piling. The will of Marion Crawford, the novelist, expresses the desire that his Yacht and the villa Saiint Angello be sold. It sets forth also that the de- ceased wanted to be laid at rest in. Legal Forms School Supplies WALL PAPER Largest, and best stock in the city. Paper Hanging, Paint- ing Etc. WELLINGTON Bros. 4? 4? Cor. Outbill and Court- land. Box 644. Since the placing of this desirable residential property on the market, over 300 lots have been disposed of, at prices ranging-from to each. Easy Terms Phone 197 Skeith Tilley Round Street ;