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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 5, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LerHBRIOOfc. ALT A, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1908. PAGE FIVE Cavllil,Rntnil]a�vMci PiDiiis Exceed $5�000,000. Essentially AFarmers'Bank With 188 Branches in Canada-90 in the West -the Union Bank has exceptional facilities for handling the business of Farmers, Cattlemen, Grain Dealers and Retail Merchants, as well as of Manufacturers and Wholesale Houses whose dealings extend throughout the country. Negotiable paper handled on the most favorable ttxma. Interest paid quarterly on Savings Accounts. ' ETHBRIDQE- BRANCH: J. R. And�r�on, Manatir. J MIRACLE IN WHEAT (t�y Oscur F. C. Day, in the Satur-ilay EvcnIiiR i'okI..)^ Whoii Iho llnltud States paid v'^h-ty niiUious tor the Territory o( Alaska, it wuB to tl>c fur tho purchaser looked for n return .on the invcat-meiit. When gold began lo pou�' in from that great country the Invcst-niunk waH iiroiioduced good. But not In gold' alone was Alaska dostiued lo repay those early statesmen for their real estate speculation. Years after tho yellow mutnl. was discovered, there came an aged farmer to Having tested the grain as'Vlntcr wheat, Ulr. Adams saved his seven pounds to try as spring wlitoat, and in 1906 he planted the whole seven pounds. Sturdily It grow, and when it was harvested ho weighed in 154.^ pounds. His Alaska find had broken tho world's record for wheat yieldl More thnh two hundred and twenty-two bushels' to tho' acre was tho ratio of yield, and that without any special petting or manipulation. With that far northiand, and took back to j the, world's average yield J 2. o bunh-tho States tho basis for wealth to his els to tho acre,, and a fair yield for country l)y tho side of which tho gold from the hills and icy river bods should pale into signiAcance. It waij in 1903 that Abraham Adams, a native of Kentucky, who had gone with tho "star of Knpirc" to "tho groat VVost to farm it, was taken with a desire to try his fortunes in Alaska. I^caviiig his ranch ho madoj a trij) to the land of promise and of gold, but nothing came of his attempts at discovery. Turning his at- excopliomil land of twenty bushels, hero was the prospect of a miracle; a revolution in the wheat industry for-tho world. Hut still there was something that might dash every hope of a wheat miracle. Was this Alaska wheat of good quality'? Would it make good bread? With this last idea in mind, the e.\i)eriinenting farmer carried a small quantity of his wheat to the Idaho o.vporinicntal station at Afcscow. lie tentlon then lo exploring, ho drifted know ho had a whea^t^ that yielded along the coast of eastern Alaska, | l�>st any belief ITo had something whore the .lapan current, near the shore and makes of tho land from coast to mountain eternal spring. Many miles he exp'iored. Investigating the possibllitius of that country for future farming and grazing preparing himself for a report to the farmers of his community. Ho found many beautiful bays, -splendid beaches, sweeps of timber, anKl meadows heavy with juicy grass* es. Horc and there were traces of gold, but nothing of promising quantity, and then he chanced upon a surprising discovery. I.odgwl In a nook undor protecting rock, Bliellered from the winds, was a :little familiar patch. Intorestod at once, he invest! marvellous in a wheat that yielded e(|ually as well planted winter or spring. Did he have good wheat? Tho chemists jind ox^ierts at the station tested it ' and pronounced it a good (pinlily of hard wheat, ll.vrd wheat: That was suniclent. But Adams know he must havu patience for another year. fn tho fall of 1906 the J.")l."> poundH were planted in fields by the side of i places It did better thon In Idaho. Alabama raised wheat from it with leaves seveii-oi^hths ol on Inch broad growing llk^'cornstalks. As a last tost, Mr. Adams sent single heads ol tho wheat to other' parts of ihc country where ho had men he could trust to plant and ascertain the result, lioporls are just coming to him, and he finds that In other stales his Alaska wheat docs better than oiv its home soil. In Alabaiha a head was planted Decctii-ber JU, was up ilanuary lU), waist-high April 1, with leaves seven-eighths of an inch broad, anre. seliools, churclioH and c .nt;y LABOR DAY CELEBRATION Editor Herflld: Dear Sir; Througli an trror on niy part the Miners and Brewery workers were not included in the unions taking part in Monday's parndi'. I slinil h>: much obliged if you will kindly the famous niue Stem and Club wheat! publish this fact. I would also be grown in. that section. M'atching | glad if through the medium of your their comparative growth Mr. Adams, valnnbli! pnper you would allow me to jiirked on the same day green heads of Clul) .wheat and green head|S of hisi Alaska wlneat, the latter so many times larger than the ordinary wheat by calh'd lo be held at the ntlice.s of tho Trusts & Guarantee Cdiiipniiy, Limited nt Calgary in the. Province of Alboria, on Tuesday, the 15th day of September, 1908, at tho hour of 3 o'clock in the aftornooii for the appointment of inspectors liiid lln' giving of instruction^ willi respect to the disijo.sal of his assets. Every creditor or person elaimiiig to bo entitled to rank on tlie estate is roquirod to deliver or si-nd post, paid to tlie undersigned on or before tlie thirtieth day of Sept.'mbor, 1008, particulars of his claim proved by affidavit and such vouchers as the case admits of and to state wliether he holds any' s?cuTity for his claim or any part thereof and to specify iVrn value of such security, if nny, in accordance with said Act. And notice is hereby piven tliat aftor the said 30th of September, 1908, tho imdirsigned will jirocfcd to distribute the estate of the in.solv-ent under the said Act, liavinf.' rogiird gated and found that hero a patch of]^*"'* t-ho Club wheat .scorned hardly wheal was growing, far from any UvvSl'irted. The farmer was jubilant, ing human that could have planted)'l''"^" Nal>"-t> took , hand, and a hail-it. On hands and knoos lio pulled "f ^'^e worst kind came, beat-! away the matted straws. Yes, it| inK down the ordinary wheat until it was certainly , wheat that was just was not fit to harvest, riiieiiing. The explorer sought am- The fanner, discouraged, wont out ong tho thick steins for some heads, to his Alaska wheat fields and saw but the wild game had been before that the sturdy . stems had partly him and he Was just about to give withstood the storms, and ho finally up, when he discovered one head of harvested .5!!,000 |)oimi1s of seed, wheat almost iiilaet. A gi-l Now was tho time to make his fin- wcll settled. Will take stock ff)r v'!>vt or full payment. Eor particulirs, s e FORD TYLER, Lethbridge Hotel, Lcthbridge .Mso agent for Wells Land Cai. tie Co., Ltd., dealers in raw and iin lirovfd land. Will bo pleased lciu'd he made to tho Secretary ol tile Depurtmeui of the Interior, Ot tiiwa, or any Agent or Sub-Agent of Doiiiiniou Lauds. ' W. W. COKY, Deputy Minister of the Interior N 15.-Unauthorized publication ol Llii? advertisement will not be paid Iff gantic head it was!' Fully four inches long with its rough boarding, and broad in proportion. I'acking tho head carefully away, tho old man brought it back with him lo his ranch at .luliaelta, Idaho. I Not a word did ho say to his noighbor.s of his find. Whether it was wild wheal or not he could not say. I'erhaps somo wild bird had filled its crop-with the brain.s of nn unknown region, where it grew native, and coming to Alaska deposited tho seed in a fertile spot. .Vnd yet it was only curiosity Hint moved Abraham Adams. He never dreamed of his find Ixdng of any value except as on experiment for his own pleasure. In the fall of 1904 Mr. Adam.^ planted his head of Alaska wheat on high and all-too-dry land-the natural soil of Idaho. It grew rapidly when thi" spring opened its founts, and in Ihe summer ho had soven pounds of wheat from this one head. al lest. Ho had enough for a test from winter grown. Taking this to the exi)erimontal station, he soon received a report which made hlin 1 ir tho first time sure that ho had somo thing worth-giving to the public. The station chemist wroto; "Tho kernels from Iho fall.sown a.-!k all in possessimi of flags, bunting, only to the claims of which it shall etc., to fly till' same on Labor Day then have notice, and 4,hus furtlier denionstrat5ER is anxious to sell 1-2 s. c-tion of land abfiut twelve miles ej^t of city, three miles from railroad and elevator, one mile from ciinal. You cannot do better in this country. A bargain. Inquire, R. Hand, Hoti'l Windsor. 22G-G FOR SALE "Key Ranch," known as the best .stock farm in Alberta, containing �1,200 iicrijs over and abovcj leases. For piirttculars, n])ply the owner. T. G. Wilson, Key Riuicli, Livingstone, Alb-rtii. 222.G TO LriT C'liulortiible furnished front bed. rooiii in ui'W cottiige. .^pply Robt. H. Ri bfit.^oii, nil Cnibb St., side, bitwi'iju Cuir.llimd St. and London Rui'd. 222-0 Taber Tabor, Kept. 4.-The health oflitei's report_ for the month of August shows the following (leaths;~'dipihei)ii 1, scarlet fever 3, stomach complaint 1, Occident'!, typhoid pneumonia' I. Total, males 4, females !1. The town at present is entirely free from contagion. Tho Hoard of Health strong ly advocated the dry earth closet sy. tern and feels assured that if .^ucli ii system wore univorsafl,y iulo))ted Tenders TIWDKRS will be ivceived by tlie undersigned until Wednesday G p. m. for the ineetioii in North Ward of a duidicati- of tliounds of wheat from one head, anil t>V) finest looking wheat mortal had ever scon! Abrnham Adams began to dream! These are the facts about tho wonderful wheat of which the world will soon be talking.' Farmers do not l>c-lieve it; wheat speculators do not believe it; but those who have travelled to sec it do beliovo it. Mr. Adams has had his fields surveyed and has absolute proof ol th>� yield from each field. Ho has tried his wheat in other lands and in somo This ia the Store to buy HOUSE FURNISHINGS A Bolei^tion is easjly made from a stock so complete and clean. You will find that our prices are unmatched. Another car in today-the finest lot of Upholstered Furniture that we have ever bad in. All kinds of Parlor Sets, Lounges and Easy Chairs, etc., etc. 'Ee Tiirpin Funuture Co. COMPLETE HOUSE fURNISHERS contagion would bo the result. This subject will most likely be presented lo the council in the near future for their considera'.ion Mr. Cornelius Iloaglin of nurdetb is in town today strielly on Dusi � oess. "As there is really no s.a'.! for lands at present," .said Mr. lloagUn, "T have opened up two r. The homesteader is required to perform the homestead duties under one of the following plans: '(J) At least six months' residence upon and 'cultivation of the land in each year for tliree years. (2) A homesteader may, if he so ilesires, perform the required residence duties by living on fanning laud owned solely by him, uot lisa Llian eighty (80) acies in extent, ia till' vicinity of his homestead. Joint ownership of land will not meet this requirement. Cii If the father (or mother, if the tiitiier is deceased) of a homesteader has permanent residence on farming liind owned solely by him, uot less than eighty (80) acres in extent, in the vicinity of the lioraestead, or upon a homestead entered foi by him in the lieinity, such homesteader maf perform his own residence unties by living with Iho father (or mother,*. r4) The term "vicinity" in the two pivceo ALBERTA SHORTHAND SCHOOL Try a Four Months Course at tlu "Alberta Shorlliiind and Typi^writing School," .f)i_52 isrcOougall Block, Cal. t!iiry, and see the results. Terms un. usually modarate. I'all term opens August aist. Tcsitions s-cciirod for students. 202.20 to npply (or patent. W. W. CORY, Deputy of the Minister of tha Interior. N. 11.-Unauthorized publication oJ this Hdvcrtiiieuieut will nut he paid for Ipplf llbertB Railway and Irrigation'Co^ (Land Deiiartiiient), lethbrldiie, Aita. \ SCAVENGING Any person desiring a scavenger waggon or closets cleaued can hiive same I'lr" h-i loavi/ig orders willi R. P. ^lee, c-o I'olice Station. 74-0 210.O TliACHtR WANTED Teacher wanted (female) for Ntw. lands School District No. 1145, duties to coiiime-.ce on Sept.. Ist next and to eoiitimie .0 tho end of term. Apply Ming oxperionce, what eerti)ieat( u.-iu una salary expected. '-VM. CAWDRON.  Box 42G. Lethbridge. We Guarantee To Save You MonCy FINE HALF SECTION NEAR TABER. ONLY $1L50 PER ACRE Weber Bros. Ott Block : Lethbridge 43 ;