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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT SPECIAL Sl'PI'l.KMENT OF TUK I.HTHBRIDC.K 1IK1ULD SATURDAY, MAY 13, Apple Growing in Southern Alberta (By F. C. Steole) Kot many weeks ago Mr. A. Bu- cbanan. M. P. for Medicine Hat. Bpcakinc 'n tlio House o( Commons. made a plea ''or more extensive ex pertinents In apple eroivir.E in his constituency. As aa example of what has been done already In the culture of apples. Jlr. Buchanan-cited the sue- t-ess of Waller Ackroyd, of '.Masrath. Now Walter Ackroyd is not, tech- nically speaking, a scientifically train- ed man. Ha has had very little school- ing. Born to Missouri aud reared in that State and the nackwoods Ar- kansas, the opportunity to obtain an education never fell in his way. But Mr. Ackroyd today is a thoroughly educated educated himself. He knows more the universe, the history of mankind, the problems of society and religion, than most college graduates. The great world Itself has been his university and he lias followed the course heroically End Is Etlll a student When we sought 'Mr. Ackroyd with a vieyr to ascertaining his views on the subject ol apple growing, we dis- covered him in his library surround- ed by two thousand volumes and a multitude of strange looking papers, end documents, many yellow with tiga. Jnst then hs was delving into 1he remote past seeking information about his family tree. He has traced his ancestry back to the Norman con- qnest in But as soon as we mentioned fruit growing, he closed his geneological hooks at once, for the words' touched a topic of absorb- ing interest. "A VIEW OKTIIE KAMOrS NoV, SHAFT OF THE HALT COAL MINES AT LET1IB1UDGE 'Yes. I have Ihe greatest hopes for apple growing in Southern Alberta." id the old warrior, pioneer and scholar, as his keen grey eyes wand- ered over his orchard rising skeleton- like out of the snow: "it is only a matter of time until this country will be producing fruit in commercial quantities. In fact. 1 found r> ready sale for my frith last fall." He continued: "I raised over a hun- dred bushels of splendid apples fully matured and 'of excellent flavor. 1 havo lived in Magratu IV years and for ten years I have been experiment- ing with apples. The most successful trees were the Yellow Transparent which 1 imported from Ontario. I have three varieties. 1 imported some trees from Iowa and Minnesota, but they did not do well. I advise the earliest maturing apple obtainable; also the purchasing of trees grown and acclimated in this section of the west. There are a number of points I would suggest as very essential to success in apple growing iu this coun- try: WHEN IN LETHBRIDGE GIVE US A CALL. We will Make it Worth While LUSH-US The STANDARD of HIGH-QUALITY CONFECTIONERY BECAUSE, we use only Pure Cane Sugar In the manufac- ture of our Products. BECAUSE our Creams are all hand rolled, which gives a smoothness not found in starch dropped Creams. BECAUSE we use the best Walter Baker's Coating, a firm which haa manufactured high grade chocolate for over a century. BECAUSE we use only the best soluble extracts, which re- tain the flavors ana are guaranteed under the Pure Food Laws. BECAUSE our colorings are pure, vegetable colorings and not injurious to even the most delicate child. BECAUSE your goods are manufactured under the most sanitary conditions possible, handled only by experts in each department. WITH THESE FACTS BEFORE YOU, YOU CAN DE- PEND ON'THE PURITY OF OUR CONFECTIONERY, DELIVERED TO YOU ON SHORT NOTICE, WHICH EN- ABLES YOU TO STOCK A LARGE VARIETY AT LITTLE COST, THEREBY INCREASING YOUR TURNOVER AND ALWAYS HAVING YOUR GOO2S FRESH. OUR CHOCOLATES COVER A RANGE OF OVER 50 VARIETIES PACKED IN 6 LB.'BOXES AND' FANCY PACKAGES, OF WHICH WE CARRY AN ATTRACTIVE ASSORTMENT. A POST CARD WILL BRING YOU A LIST OF GOODS THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR SALES WITH LESS STOCK AND CONSEQUENTLY 'LARGER PROFITS. Have you tried our Toasted Marshinallcnvs! If not, you have missed a treat. MADE BY The LETHBRIDGE CHOCOLATE CANDY CO., Dominion Block I First. ;i sandy liwm soil with under drainage. Second, a shelter belt around lllr orchard. The forest trees should he started a few years previous tc tile fruit trees. Third, irrigate. Plum trees Id feet apart each way. Don't water the trees after .Tune first as it checks growth, and lessons the likelihood of damage from frost. The wood should be allow- ed to harden. "Good drainage is also necessary." pointed out Mr. Ackroyd. "In fact that is the point i would specially hiy stress on. Also the shelter belt. I have noticed that the fruit trees planted closest to the sheller belt bore the quickest and heaviest. And fur- ther, I would emphasize the selection of an apple propagated in the west. Our hope lies in the production of a peculiarly Western Canadian apple. Aud this we can do." Among others who have had most satisfactory returns with apples might be mentioned Mayor J. B. Ririe, of Magrath. Fred Bliimel aud D. Woodruff, also of Magrath, and David Meldrum of Raymond. Statistics Show the Growth of Business Some conception of the business re- vival iu the Leihbriilse district during the past year, in spite of the effects of the world-wide war which has af- fected all of Canada, are given iu the statistics for the past few months of 11915, and is :in indication of the pros- Iperity which naturally follows a good year iu the Lethbriuge district. The bank clearings, one of the best gauges of' business conditions, jumped j nearly 100 per cent, in the month of 'December, over the same month of 1914, and the increase has pro- portionate for eacli month of 1916 to date. The customs receipts tell the same story. The receipts for December, 1315, were 517.000, while for the same mouth in 1514 they were only 59000. Bringing It further up to date, the re- turns for the month of April just clgsed show a receipt during that mouth of a day for every work- ins day, which is a big increase over ;he first of the year. A big increase is also shown in the receipts nt the post oilice. The in- crease during the three lust months of 1015 was all the way from ?10.00l) to a month; December 1915 stamp sales were the highest, on be-1 ing J5600 us against for the same month of 1915. The total re- venue of the office for December was j as against SJri.OOO for Decent-! her 1914- Bringing this up to date, the returns for April ot this year were as against for April of last year. The receipts at the Dominion lands office iu Lethbridge shows an enor- mous business done iu the year end- ing April 1. 1916. The total spent at Lethbridge in oil leases, rentals and fees were 3S9.30 up to April 1. 1015, -while the amount spent at Calgary was 632.86. at Edmonton .and j at Red Deer The total' receipts at tile land oliice here for the above period were 201.3G, as compared with at Medicine Hat, and at Edmonton. The total received here in homestead fees was 52570, in emption fees 5440, and pre-emption j payments j ONE OF LETHBRIDGE'S EIGHT' SCHOOLS A GATHERING OF UNITED FARMERS NEAR LETHBRIDGE HONEST OPTICAL SERVICE THOUSANDS SUFFER FROM HEADACHE, BRAIN FAG, NERVOUSNESS, DIZ- ETC., KNOWING. THAT THE TROUBLE CAN TOO TRACED TO WEAK- ENED OR DEFECTIVE EYES. SERIOUS DAMAGE 18 OFTEN DONE BEFORE ANY DEFECT OF THE SIOHT is SUSPECTED. OR PERHAPS UNSUITABLE GLAS3- MAY BE CAUSING UNDUE STRAIN, AND DULL PAINS IN THE REGION OF THE EYES. TO IGNORE SUCH WARNINGS MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT IN- JURY. FREEH The Services of our Eye Specialist are yours Free1 for-the testing of your vision. if after n careful examination he, finds your eves require treatment other than glasses you will he frankly told so and advised where to receive proper attention. Under No Consideration Will you he fitted with glasses unless yon positively require them and will receive real benefit from their use. R. A. WRIGHT The City's Leading Jeweller, ESTABLISHED 1898. ISSUER OF MARRIAGE LICENSES. NO WITNESSES REQUIRED LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA The Standard Bank of Canada 1873 Capital authorized paid-up Keserve............ Total assets over Branches throughout the Dominion FAKMERS' BUSINESS given close, atten- tion and which may he transacted by mail. Drafl.s and money orders sold payable in-any part of the world. Savings Bank Department LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, 258'13TH STREET NPRTH G. F. BLETCHER, MANAGER. SlT'B RATES 1 ..2 5 per day THE WIN, HOTEL A. M. BEASLEY, Prop. Cor. 1st Ave. and 2nd St. S. PHONE 1073 THE FARMERS' AND RANCHERS' HOME Special RATES byweek ;