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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LrtHlftlDOI. ALUETA, OUR LAND OF WHEAT by Felix J, Koch, for Harris-burg, Pu., Grit.) tkw Mile upon miio of loug, irregular rows that in snaky limns to the far blue horizon! Wheat that is still green, that is be- cauoe, forsooth, there are not to cut, wheat that yields ttO, 40, can we credit them, in 80 buabels to the wheat and spring verily, one cries and tags to he freed of tie And all the wheat is crying forth to como and harvest, in late August and young September, or'to plant still later In year, or again, when the new year has come and the snow off the ground, Out in the last great West the peo- ple have gone whce.t-aiad. You are brought into a city, for example Win- nipeg, and learn not of its mighty commerce, not of the furs, which, since childhood's day, you have asso- ciated ,with the Manitoba metropolis, but of the wheat. One of tho mayors in a little AlbcrU city dubbed Win- nipeg the central attraction of the greatest agricultural show on earth, and such it is. But the wheat! Wheat is wheat, but out in Manito- ba, and until a little over a decade ago the Northwest Territor- ies, but now boasts autonomy of its own, as the proud provinces of Sas- 1 katchcwan and Alberta, they raise wheat a bit different from the way we do it in the States. It is winter wheat this, for the most part, sown last August or, September. -In a very few days after the sowing machine here, for the picturesque sowing of old Bible times is gone out of the last great young wheat conies up. Generally inside a week one has the ground. greening with Higher and higher grows the wheat. Then by tho time the snow comes, it wilL be anywhere from Jour to. eight inches tail., Out here on the great plains of .mid-west Can- ada, this baby wheat is bent over til it seems.like timothy as that In the meadows .of Indiana. Siany fanners will persist in turning their cattle in on pasture, this the stock, which numbers here by tho hundreds of heads, will eat the top off the blade, and the top Then comes the suow to cover ii rowth goes on, footer, fasl- t, lu .college once we UUMSUVO.I Jm- i'rowth. an. ouion >.y. up with tin would be u. dittinu.i In the States the iA ihe wheat, under Jiko sowing, vady to cut July 1, Here they ange ready for the reaping about (uly 20, or on until the middle of August. Come up hero at the end of Vugust and you will find all the grain u the shock.; Seme fields, for reasons no man can u thorn, ara than ouwirs, though they may He side by side; lavo undergone Hk-o crop rotations. 1'ha why is one of nature's closely kept secrets; And the In seeding the field out here they use from a bushel to a bushel and a quarter of grain the acre. Winter wheat seed is -employed. Betwixt Winter wheat and spring, laymen of- en can scarcely tell the difference.. There is, however, an appreciable dif- ference In gnxss, its color and1 ugain, in tlie shape of the borry, which an expett can tell at once. So much for tho winter wheat, for tho moment. yf wheat, wbei the hot of SouUier hu'.'e ;drj.'ed the wheat, it !fc thrown into deep and hauled to a corner of the liold, where the thresher- is at work. From .afar, thero is, the rythuiic thud of the engine, the Twentieth cea tury echo to the flails of centuries be- fore. High in air rises tho column of straw-dust, to settlo great ftck beneath. Long, deep wagons draw upfbeaide tho funnel front the thresher. The hua gry monster gulps Into Us maw the sheaves of wheat, two men feed it with their as fast as they can work, There is a grim fascina- tion in watching the cogged belt clasp the sheaf and drag- it in. Then, out of the side tho grain, out of Iko end the straw, and, away Su the dis- tance, the horses coming to .carry away the wheat! Down to the ele- vator it goes, where the farmer will sell it or store it, as he chqoses, and then to a hungry waiting world. Let nightime come, late in the au- tumn, and these -heavens, now in deep-twilight by the aurora borc- alis, will Ije- crimsoned 'with ruddy As its name would icre on''the prairies Color, Flavor, Fragrance are the strong points of glow. ere, there, everywhere, fires indicate, out they sow the spring wheat in the spring, as soon as the ,snow is gone. It is the cus- tom to plow i.ho soil the fall before, since there would riot be time for this in the must get his seeds in as soon as the frost is out. Not only do "they harrow the land tho fall before, but they cross har- row it and' sow with seeders in the spring in the very edge of the. re- treating snow. Perhaps tbo middle of April' this wheat begins to come up, and four, five or seven days will find the ground green, for the wheat throws very fast. Then it goes to stem, but not as tall as the winter wheat straw. A short- er, smaller straw results, and the flour made of the grum is considered better. Spring wheut, in consequence brings a slightly better price than the winter wheat, but the yield, as a rule, is not quite so great. Some of -it may .likewise be ready to harvest about August 20. to 28, up here, or at least by Sept. 1. So one will find some fields cut and oth- are burning the straw- stacks. A fortune awaits him who wiJKfind a use for straw suflkient to repay its hauling. Th2re is straw to burn out on tons of it. Burning is the cheapest, quickest way to -be rid of it. When the straw is .aflaring on the sky line and on the prairie, and the coyote howls out on the night wind, then is harvest time over, and the farmer merry, for the gold is in his purse. Heal gold and do not favor paper money west of the Saskatchewan. The harvest time then a merry time indeed, for thc've brought in the real golden.sheaves. RAM LAL'S PURE TEA It's RICH; CLEAR CO LOB. fresh FRAGRANCE and DELICIOUS FLAVOR have made it Logts of friends'. Are YOU one WANTED Hotel, one cham- bermaid and woman for house clean- ing. IT IS PURE! Lti't Tea is Sold only in Lethbridfe by THE BENTLEY CO. LTD. Coleman Coleman, Oct. Disney, Cole- man's progressive building contractor has been absent from town a week or more looking after the prelimin- ary work1 in connection with a con-- ers not, in the side. V. 'i- Now and then seeded two or very same country- certain fields were three weeks earlier all. The more snow, out here, thej tell for the snow cov era the future crop from the icy winds. When the snow has melted in the -springi the looks green though each to examine it, as badly but yet not quite so bright as the.pretty emerald-green assumed by the mass. Rapid, in 'then in the growth out the wheat on the prairies; We of the States' think of .Alberta as we think of its city of Medicine Hat, where the bl izzards are heralded as a cold, bleak, barren', landV like Labrador, which in summer, Is not so cold at all.-. We have lessons to unlearn, in regard to its climate. The eflect of the Japanese current, remember, finds its way even over the Rockies. And, again, here in the north land, the days-arc very, very long. Wheat requires daylight to grow, and so, when as occurs up beyond. Edmonton, the twilights almost meet, and one may have eighteen hours of daylight, the wheat thrives.' Cold weather? Of course it is cold at times, and the winter days pull the mean average temperature far.down below what a Fennsylvapian would call agreeable. But then, what counts the It is the summer, the time when the ,snow is gone, that makes the wheoi grow, and then, these long, long.days days so long that one may take a snap shot at night at 8 o'clock, in late August, will give a goodly crop: Let just week elapse aftor the anew is gone and the toplets of the wheat stand' out, green and lovely. First to stems, and then to heads tho than due to promptness and indifference of farmers, and hence be taller in accordance, but even this cause does not always hold good. Autuinn-time, however, is the time to see-.the wheat fields, at theic-bcst. 'special trains are of them with cars, filled away out in Kastern Canada, with men -.bound for the grain' lands. A j special fare_of from any point in the East, often exists. 'Over West Canada a careful system of bureaus of 'information is estab- lished, centering at Winnipeg. A bu- reau, say at Souris, will" inform Win- nipeg that so many wheat harvesters are desired, and the 'next tfainlpad goes direct to that field.- The men receive day pay, board in- clusive, Thrcshermen, on the other hand, who travel about, owning their apparatus, are paid at so much bushel, threshed. the tract he secured at the Royal Col- ieries mine a't Lethbridge. Mr. Disney returned home for Mon- day, the 26th, election day, but went back to Lethbridge on last night's train. Phil Oliver, who was formerly pur- chaser for the International Coal Busings fa'i luncheon OCTOBERS 30 at tho HUB GAFE Cream of Com Chicken S'Ute Fried Potafoes Spring? Beans Orange .Mush Compbte change of pictures tonight at the Lyceum., 271-3 Don't VanHorn in new tonight. Come and laugh. 71.3 WANTED To house containing seven i eight rooms, complete, without furniture. Apply Box A, Herald. 267-6 WANTED To rent comfortable furnished house or cottage. Apply P.O.Box 607. 265-6 WANTED An experienced miner wanted at once to operate mine on Winter's job to right man. Sec. 26-. 14-22. Apply to W.- J. Hell, Optic, Alta. 71.3 iYNOPtll OF GOAL MINING ftlQ ULATIONt CM! aiataf rifhtt ol ia Manitoba, Yukon Twriiorr, the North- aud British ColomoU, fora tem rald.. Ive within mnemilea of his. boms- 254-01 stead on a farm of at least 80, acr-t solely owned and occupied by him or by his father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister. In certain districts a homesteader in good standing may pre-empt quarter-section alongside hii home- stead. Prico J3.00 per acre. Dotiet. sideboard FOR SALE A six-roomed cottage, 2-roomed shack, stable, hen house and 5 lots for sale in North Ward. Apply to "P. Sprout, Lethbridge. 265-6 STORE TO RENT Hill Block Dufferin St., store sixty feet long. Good show windows. Ap- ply E. J. Hill Co. 266-0 FOR RENT One half of store, centrally located, 12 1-5? feet by 25 feet, rent 125.00 per month. Apply Box R., Herald. ______________________t 27O6 TO RENT Two furnished rooms. Apply to Mrs. Robert Harvie, opposite .Athletic Grounds. reported a disngroem ?nt and vocal music, interspersed with_______________ "readings, recitations and speech mate-; uons ing was listened to last night in the the Lyceum. L. D. S. Church, by a large audience in honor of Mr. John Francis, who recently rctv.rncd from a mission to the Southern States. L. M. Groves, of Tp. R. 17, arrived in town today for the pur- pose of purchasing supplies. He brings the glad tidings that a com- pany of railroad surveyors are in that vicinity actually at work surveying ai line for a railroad contemplated to j bo built some time nest summer I through that part of the country. Ho also reports that the settlers north of the river have their winter's sup- ply of fuel, clothing, and provisions, and arc amply prepared to withstand jany climatic conditions that may como during the coming winter months. Roal estate agent B. Grubri states that the Haynor homestead, now known as tho Raynor Tark Ad- dition, and which adjoins Tabor on the v.-cst aad Canada Coal Co. on tho north, has been surveyed into at 1 Don't mits it. Lyeeunr tonight. 271-3 The Molsons Bank Established 1855 HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL paid Reserve 67 branches in Canada. Agents find correapord 'nls in all principal cities and towns in tho United Statos. Savings Bank Department SI starts an account. In- terest allow d and credited four times a year at highest current rate. A general banking business transacted. K. D. JOHNSON Manager Lethbridge Branch Wednesday, January 20th. Wednesday, April 21st. skirt dancing at j Wednesday, September Sth. 71-3 j Wednesday, November 17th. Thursday, January 21st. Thursday, April 22nd. _, Thursday, September 9th. Thursday, November 18th. TABER- Tuesday, February Sth. Tuesday, May llth. Tuesday, September 21st. Wednesday, December 2at. Tuesday, March 9th. Tuesday, June 9th. Friday, September 24th. Tuesday, December 7th. S. B. WOODS, Deputy Attorney General. DATED October 19th, 1508. LOST The lady who found the Sorority pin in the ladies' toilet room on Can- adian Pacific train Friday night please return to L. H. Brown, Attor- ney, 630 Rookery, Spokane, Wash. Will give reward. 714 Must reside six in each of six years from date of entry (including the time required U earn homestead patent) and cultivate nfty acres extra homesteader who has .exhausted hi? homestead right and cannot ob- tain a pre-emption may take a. pur- chased homestead in certain diitrieta. Prico J3.00 per acre. Mnat months in each of three reside six LOST. A photograph of z Udy. Finder please return to Herald and receive small reward. 265-6 NOTICE OF IMPOUNDMENT NOTICE is hereby given that I have impounded in the City Pound, near the isolated hospital, the following horses: I buckskin pony, indistinct brand on left shoulder, has Jialter and :rope attached. 270-6 JOSEPH GILLESFIE, Chief of years, cultivate fifty and erert :i house worth W. W. CORY, Deputy of the Minister ol the Interior. publication of thi3 advertisement will not be paid for. Canadian Pacific Railway Are yau contemplating a trip to THE ORIENT, HONOLULU, AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND Are yen contemplating a Irip tc CALIFORNIA or any Pacific Coast Point Or a trip to Winniptf, St. Paul, Boston, Or any European point thought of. Detroit, Toronto, Motrttool, of Kg NOTICE This line is equipped with unexcel- led first class couches, tourist and standard sleepers, and dining can. coupled with safety, speed and com- fort. For folders and complete iufonna- WARNING Citizens are hereby vrarncd not to use an axe or other sharp instruments to chop the ice on the cement side- walks. By order in Council. G. W. ROBINSCS, 263-6 Sec..-Tr -as. After the 31si day of October, 1908, all accounts owing to the Beihbridge Electric Co, Ltd.. will be turned over to their solicitor for collection. By Order. 299-16 NOTrCk I am prepared to take in by the month or season, plenty of ture, straw stacks and water. Ap- ply at Hemelryk's farm, 6 miles- emit of town or address Fielding, Lethbridge. flll-12 tion apply to J. T. GRAHAM, Agent, J. E. Proctor, District Calory, Aha. m aecmc nan Thcwe reqairinf connection for will ptotoe Electric Light at the City Oflke and sign a form of application tot MBM. GEORGE W. ROBIN9GN. ;