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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta "MM THE LETHBRIDQC DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 1109. New Fill Stylo icady to Fit-Refonn Garments are the recognized leaders of fashion. Fit-Reform Suits and Overcoats stand at the head of all high- Vlass hand-tailored garments for' gentlemen. Fit-Reform style, quality, workmanship and value are i M FIT- everywhere AfOTfORMJtf acknowledged Jj the best. GREAT GRAIN CROPS IN GRASSY LAKE DISTRICT Wheat and Oats Yield Splendidly and Are Happy Increase In Acreage Next Year (From the Herald's Travelling Correspondent) seeding: 600 acres of falfc. wheat lor (the Mason Land Co. in the Graasy Grassy Lake, Sept. Lake district. He is busy seeding: Lake merchants are busy days. about eight miles south of Grassy The long street has a long string of Lake. teams, many of whom have come to custave Schmidt, who lives tea town with a load of grain for t'hejmiies south east of Grassy Lake, had elevator. This year's grain is plenti- j IOQ acree ful and of good Quality. Already .g all crop oft spring breaking. He reports that in Tp. 6 H. 11 there are quite a number of Good Money on This Farm T.. C. Thompson is threshing in Tp. 9 R. 12 and reports that the crops are yielding well. Julius Straus has 105 acres of crop und from it thresh- ed bushels of oats, 395 bushels of wheat and 120 bushels of flax. oats at 30c a bushel would: bring 12.- ana rotum sitfc coal' next 'day. As the settlements thicken tills'business will increase. Doe order is now in from Saskatchewan for a thousand tons to bo delivered as soon as pos- sible. Two steam plows secured coal here this summer. The- company own of coal rights and the intention of company to continue development of their property. Up- to-date coal cutting .machinery driven by electricity will be installed. Tbe 049; the wheat at 80c would brinf, tipple will be extended right across Yatjon had 200 acres and the flax at per bushel making a grind total of from 105 acres of crop on ground broken in 1908 and seeded in 1909. This is over cash return for each acre broken and this' on a homestead which cost for 100 acres. the coulee and the mine opened out on the north side. When the spur track is extended to the mioe the forty to the acre and it ia eaid that tlieir' oute will run over a hundred bushels to the acre. C. R. Daniel's different 'farms yielded from 29 to 33 1-2 bushels to the acre. A number are just finishing threshing and th- ir yields are not definitely known. Crept to tht North Out north across the river, the- spring wheat is yielding from fifteen- to thirty-five bushels to the acre. The difference in the yields is almost al- together due to the difference in culti- and the south side for local trade- The new mine manager is operating on the "long wall system." He un- de rmines the coal and throws the Tho oats will probably weigh mto the empty space behind 'tha miner, not following common than the machine measure, which was set at 23 Ibs. to the half-bushel, so this lield of oats will probably practice of rooms and pillars. At intervals timber supports are built about 100 bushels to .the acre. 1Ike a log house. land was well cultivated but never! Grassy Lake is ambitious. They j are not satisfied" with cattle, grain, or but ii may McJCELVIE McGUIRE Sole Agents for Lethbricke, WIRE f etiesty Septeiker 22 W TJertif Septeilier 21 HAVEN'T FAITH JN PEARY BIG COMPANY Pretentiig- Wednesday Sept. 22 beautiful play i "THE GIRL I LOVE" Tuesday September 28 .HER BROTHER'S SAKE" on the last interview with-' GoromaTid- er Pearr, sent out from Battle Har- bor, Labrador, the Hamburger Nach- richtea says: "These highsounding words have made an extremely un- pleasant impression and they will scarcely draw new friends to Com- mander Peary." Sii high-class specialites are in- r tlie acts 'Will positively exhibit at Leth- bridge, rain or shine, under water- proof ,canTas Wednesday Sept. 22 1 -and Tuesday 'Sept. 28 2, SHOWS DAILY Afternoon and Night Adults 50c Children 25c Afternoon Children" loc Adults "25c CHange-of play-af- every perform Show Grounds Cutbill Street, near Barracks CROWN PRINCE CHRISTIAN Of Denmark, Who TOOK Part in the Reception to Dr. Cook ALFALFA three miles from Station good -well and house on property 80 acres under cultivation 25 acres in alfalfa, two crops cut this season already.; per acre. >r Freeman, Maeleod and Graham Phone 173 LETHBRIDGE P. 0. Box 679 Ladies are Invited to Study the Styles in ;-Autumn Millinery-: "Now" on display at our Millinery Parlors This year we have an exceptionally'large assortment of Hats of OUR OWN DESIGN Onx new display of Trimmed and Tailored Hats is Larger than Ever L. and J. McLeay Redpath Street fttt-f t t You OugHt to be Sure 'Tour Meat and Eggs are Fresh You Will be Sure If vyou phone 405r and have them delivered promptly by the LETHBRIDGE MEAT MARKET HILL3LOCK CRABB STREET the fall of 1910 stock have to be moved tomalce for a string elevators needed to market the crop of the increased acreage next year. The other day when Mr. stock man, vras, here he the C. P. K mentioned about katchewan where more than once when there to ship cattle he had to eat a hunk of sour dough biscuit, and sleep 'under the platform. But not long ago he received a letter from the mayor of that town, say- ing -Please move- the fence of your stock yard, for' it is encroaching on the main street of our city.v H the homesteaders keep on grain it will not be long till 3Ir. McMullen will have to go into the elevator business unless the butchers can per- suade the farmers to raise cattle. The range cattle will before long be crowded put of Southern Alberta. In. the district to the south the siding "in wheat on 1908 breaking yielded to 44 bushels and oats went 80 40 to 86 bushels to the acre. Most of the farmers will have some potatoes to sell, for the garden e vegetables have all turned out well, even ion spring breaking. R. Conguergood, who lives miles south of. Grassy Lake, had only ten acres in crop this year but has 20 acres more already broken. He -will put seven, horses on a gang plow and Ureak more yet before seeding. He expects to nave 160 acres in crop next "-year, so his next year's crop acreage- will bt, 16 times tiiat of this he calculates to have 600 acres in crop, while in 1908 it .was all sod. M. T. about IS miles south east of Grassy Lake, has about 40 acres in crop this year, all on spring breaking and good too. He will be threshing this week. He and a. neigh- bor 'have broken. about 90 acres._ C. W. Sherburne and sons, who live seven miles south west of Grassy feave" 150 acres in crop, all cut and shocked. They will thresbu from the shock and 'expect a good yield, of grain. Xext year they expect to have 270 acres in crop for they have 120 acres already broken besides what they have in crop. The father and six sons have seven quarters all close together, so they can work well to advantage. A New School District The Sherbourne school -district held One squatter lives between CouK-v and mobile. Cattle, Grain. Brick' and Coal There are already two -industries at Grassy Lake. The ranchers and the farmers -market their cattle aod. grain here. But brick and coal' are also exports of this growing town. Any j visitor should -not miss 3. trip to the j brick yard and the coal mine. There! may be larger ones at other places, but these will grow and as grow and employ more men then Grassy' Lake must grow to keep up. 3lr. Salvage burnt a few hand- made bricks as a test kiln. Later the Imperial TJricfc Co. was organized un- h'rick and coal, but hope to cither from "Old or from well of their MANY FARMERS HOLD GRAIN FOR BIGGER PRICE THRESHING RESULTS SHOW SOME SPLENDID YIELDS IN CROP AT COALDALE a year ago May or June and cultivat- ed and sowed this spring gave ffrom 25 to 35 -while that sown on stubble- only gave half a crop. Keho district is about eighteen miles northeast of the city. Some farmers from that district in the city yesterday say that the -wheat on breaking is going 30 to 35 to the acre while that on stubble is producing- 12 to The average for the whole district will be thirty bushels. None of the grain in this district was touch eu by frost, and Mr. Jfettleton inform the Herald that he has green corn still growing in his garden untouched by frost-. Tn the Kthi> district the acreage- {this yt-ar is about three times what it. was last as the farmers did a great deal of breaking last year. This year they have not so much to do and next year the-area will" be about fifty per- cent, greater than this year. The oais are reported as a medium- crop except on new land well cul- tivated, where .they vare .yielding .is high as seventy-five bushels to the .acre. Around Iron Around Barons a good, deal of the grain was seriously damaged by der the leadership of W. A. Aubin i Au eminent crop authority recent- j frost and it is 'said that some of and others, and their business is cabled from England .regarding: the j hardly worth cutting. while other veloping .rapidly. The first" kiln has crop of 1909, saying: "It is just such j crops will ghv a good average. all been shipped, the second is now crops as the present that have made! The" Iron Springs community has being burnt. The third ds already j Canada famous the world over." Notja ?6od crop. The wheat on new land' started for there is a large order i only is the crop a large one and the is going 25 and 35 to the acre, the av- erage being nearly thirty.bushels per acre. Practically all of it will grade j profitable business. The seven foot'is excellent. In fact it has been stat-jXo. r. ahead and the brickmakers are busy, average yield good in almost every Things are quite convenient district but the quality of the wheat on Monday, Sept, 13, Qf day -s underlaid by the election of officers. They had been elected before but owing- to MJayer ot I of, first class sand, under which 8 layer; ed by high authorities- that as H.'B. Coleman, of Keho this year ich is ai gards strength and color it i? the best i raised his first crop. He is a error it had to. be done over again- been dug is in Tp. 9 K. 14 will be about four miles by five. They would like to have school started by spring. Geo- Sherbourne, Eoss Hand- ing and Ed. Driscoll" were re-elected as trustees. Xcne of the settlers had ever Jiad -experience in -organizing a new school district, and it is an- other case where a good organizer ivyl. A good well has f r many years. j ist beside the brick "While these statements are biacks and cement relating to the wheat crops of pay well in such a lo- VOole of Western Canada they sceem firs cation. It is only a short distance to be particularly true of the crops tin from town and the proposed spur to in tMs In some parts of! cixine- blocks crop. LUt followed closely the he read in farming .urrm> books with the result the-, crop he ever raised has yjai Jp.V 35 bushels of spring acre. the coal mine would pass "close by. the district, fhere Wive The, Xewlands District has a When, driving through the settle- been heavier yields but never has the report, the average for sprin? Jiaye saved delay. Parley, McBride ripe and a good has size. watermelons The ground ments ,all sorts of buildings are no- ticed on the homesteads. Bumper crop will mean money to spend in comfort- able, modern homes built of 'brick or cement blocks. The next five years quality of grain been any better. 28 to the .acre -ind f n From all directions the wheat is com- excellent sample.- ing to the city for shipment and the great majority oi it is grading Tne 'Rolling Hill district south of STe-vvlands has also a crop Northers. The heat of the early days i about twenty-live per acre. was covered with ripe watermelons. jin Sunny Southern Alberta. will see a wonderful transformation cf harvesting caught some of the later j Ed. Johnson, -who lives about four! miles south of Grassy Lake, has James. Palmer of Lethbridgc arriv- j threshed -his 30 acre field of oats, cd. at G rassy Lake last week with, a which yielded 74 bushels to the acre. carload of stock and machinery to Xext year he expects to have 75 settle on. his farm about two miles .acres of He brought first south, of town. He has a house and load of oats t8 the Grassy Lake ele- Hara and a half section fenced. He j vator on Sept. 14. has a'30-f-t. well with tenvfeet Otto F. Paige, 13, miles south, of w'ater. He 'has just let a, contract to Lake, has threshed and. Ms grain and it is shrunken somewhat t, The--Saskatchewan Alberta Collier-1 while in one ur two localities Not So Anyway Farther north around Bowville, the- the j Pi'oniise of record-breaking crops has ies. are situated in a shallow coulee' grain was touched with frost, low-1nas been quite fulfilled. The hot about miles south west of Grassy; ering- the grade. As yet none of the of eariv harvest time took Lake. This industry- now local buyers have got any frosted jbold of spring wheat'that the I every promise of from forty "to J fifty bushels to the acre and reduced about twelve men and want more if j wheat and it is thought that they can get them. In winter they; quantity is very small, will employ twenty men or more. It is a high grade found in a three-foot aettifl.' Entries The sraiA, weighs well, the general H t0 twenty-five and thirty- domestic, coal Weight being 62 and 63 the fiv9- That 50wn on stabble, of course- meaSured bushel. The kernels are s yielding from 15 to 20, _________ ____ tviv a steam plow outfit to break up 200 j yielded 40 bushels and the been extended into the south well formed and of good color ThgTe Farmers from that district, in con- He will reside at 6 bushels 'to the acre. Mr. Paige 'bank ue i the acres next spring Grassy Lake. ,has 40 acres in crop this year but Contractor R. Conquergood has ;next year will have about 100 acres just finished his contract crop, kis flax went fifteen bunk house, two din- hills and putting the aw on late breaking. hall, store, .office, and upon tine north bank a new residence -for the coulee for 175 yards. been practicallv gmut _ of the mine is a wooden. so far> a blacksmith shop, powder. I ne farmers are slow in marketing grading down culverts on the roads leading from] Thos. H. Oddie, general blacksmith, the south across the coulee to Grassy has a blacksmith shop behind" Galla- mine Robert J. Lee. Lake. The road is complete and all giber's livery bam. ]ttr. Oddie roady for travel. It can be crossed business brisk. He will enlarge his now with, a load of 80 bushels of bhop this winter to accommodate his wheat. Gus Schmidt hauled the first increasing tradef load across. Tp. 6 K. 11 has about 50 J Ed. Fortin, ons mile south of Gras- ]_Q.uite a lot of good crop was raised i sy Lake, bought a half section at "the this year on spring breaking. school lands sale. He expects to has any where from five to 160 acres of it next year. j hundred acres. of them have John Ell, S miles south of Grassy good frame buildings and all shing- has 80 acres in crop this year led. They are from nearly all parts and has broken 70 acres more. His some from Ontario, Xew York, Da- crop this year is threshed aad yield-'; kota and Minnesota, and a. good class ed well. of settlers. .Toe Ell, 7 miles south of Grassy .1r. .T. about 50 miles Lake, has 70 acres in crop, this year scyn.h of Grassy Lake, settled On and has -10 acres more Tie TT> o K. t) in August. He has a figures on having 200 acres in, cro stable up alreaJy and is now hauling j next year. his lumber for a house. Next year he 1 G. Tl. .Tamo; has the contract for'expects fo have 20 or 30 acres of! finds! i