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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BRITISH RAILWAY WORK IN WORK r-l "MM 'tt, r n This captured downnent shows the strength of the 3st Battalion 140lli In- fantry. .Regiment 4tirQcrmau Division. "There arc present 1st .1 men. r. .l.N.C.O. .16 men. On The Britislr Front In Prance 3rd officer. G N.C.O.'s. 25 men. men. (1) B. A. Mi C. work. (2) Short Onts ,to the A train which runs through i (3) Ictsrior of a ward on a British ambulance train ia Fiince. (4) The rains of Chauny. (5) A ciptnrtd German (6) South African Scottish resting by the roadside after (7) British Eailway Work in France Busy scene in the locomotive yard 94 men, .1 stretcher bearer. 2 officers, S-N.C.O.'s, 19 men probably represents a draft.) V ,V (illegible) Lieut, d. Res." The line of advance of the 4th Division was roughly along the CAMBRA1 Road; v'. CROPS UNDER SOLDlE N Solh Irritation And dry farming methods ire practised with success. Under both methods crops are obtained which tor yield and (of duality com- pare (avorably with thoss. grown, ia other part o( tbe continenl. Ex- perience- has shown, however, that where It (9 possible to Practise botlr methods sldo side larger yields ard obtained on Irrt' gated iind. At the Ex-. perlmenlal Farm at both irrigated and dry finales methods are follon-cd.' year tests are made various crops on both dry find irrigated Hod in .order to ascer- tain which crops are most suitable to' local I-ast year kinds of wheat were grown under Irriga- tion, and fourteen kinds on non-Irri- gated The wheat grown on the Irrigated ItndV xti'e an Average yield of IS bushels'in the ncre, grown on noh-lrHkaled land, 2T tls to tha sere. wheat gave the highest yield under biiskels to the acre, u fcgalngt 27 bushels on The highest yield oa non-irrigated lands was 31 bushe'c t'o tho acre, this being yield ai "Bp_bB" wheat, a new kfhd, which wns'not tried under irri- gation, Marquis yielded 23 on nbn-lrrlgatci land, corhpared with fS bushels on Irrigated land. Both these -wheats are remarkably good, yielders on dry land, and It should ha tald Id Ulrness that last year was an exceptionally dry In. llfs hrldge district, Red File rave a yield of 67 bushels under Irrigation find only 20 bushels on non-irrigated land. Another heavy ylclder under Irrlga. tlon WM Pioneer wneAf, which yield- ed 61 btlnhelsto the acre, as compared with 2ri bushcla to acre on non- Irtlgahls land. The length of the straw and the yield of the per aero wan also greater, in the ,on IrrtganH land (hau on those under dry farrhlng methods. Oats, barley, potatoes, beets and other gave larger-yields under .Irrigation, Five varieties of oats yielded an average of nearly 100 bushels 10-the cere' under irrigation, whllii tcvcn which wort grown on non-lrrlgftbi? gavn an average yield of 62 busbcla'lVtlio acre, leland was the largest yielder bolh on Irrigable and non-. Irrigable Ined, 133 bushels to the acre being obtained on the former, and 60 bushels on the latter, yielded 128 bushels per acrf. on Irrigable anil non-irrigable land respectively. Eleven varieties of barley were grown. With -this crop some varieties BiTO tetter yields on- non-lrrlgahle land. The blgheat jleH was obtained with Swedish Cavalier, -.nlch gave Si biieheTs under irrigation, and 40 bushels on non-lrrlgablo land. An- .other well known -.arlety, Callfornin, yfelttcd SO bushels fn acre under Irrlgfttfon and 41 under dry farming Hoot crops do well 'jnder Irrigation, The yields of carrots at I-etbbrldgo last yenr averaged nearly 20 tons to the aero. Four kinds of Sugar beets averag4d 13 Ions to acre, while the average yield of pota- toes waa nearly or more than twice as high as-on the adjoin, 2flt the chlet value of the Irrlgabb lands of Southern Alberta does not Ho in their capacity to produca crops and roots, Important as The suitability of these .lands {or.raising large crops o( fod. tier, to .-Support-largo herds of jail kinds of live is their greatest advantage. Already the Lcthbrldee .distri.ct-of Somhcrn Alberta f'tmt raoro nlfalfa than any olher parts of Canada. It will be Men from tho flturei quoted that while profitablt cropa arc grown on non-lrrteiblobnd In n dry belter resulta aro 'olalncil where It Is poj. tlblo to get wtter on tho ;