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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta i Jj r v K v THE LITHBRIDOE OAILY FRIDAY, AUGUST M, IM. CAN MAKE MONEY WITH STOCK ON IRRIGATED LANDS More Productive Than Under the Old Con- ditions Prof. Shaw's Speech Before Canadian Club The address given by Professor Tbos. Shaw of Minnesota at the Cana- dian Club on Wednesday evening was a rare treat for those who were privileged to hear it. The pleasure all the greater because it was un- expected and the words of wisdom that Ml impromptu from the profes- sor's lips were listened to with rapt attention that gave promise of a care ful after consideration of the prob- discussed. After being introduced by W. A. Buchanan, the president of the club, Professor Shaw acknowledged twelvty or thirteen "inches, of rainfall, though it is quite possible i-> do sr He had visited the benchlands al AC the Northern Pacific Railway ji-.uf found that it was possible to jaise forty-five bushels of wheat only eight inches of rainfall during the tiro growth. The difficulty etui met. Mr. Work "The man who is doing J'i0et to prove that it is possible is ;i man in your community and who is with us this evening. Professor Fairfwld. I was simply delighted when saw _______ j him growing alfalfa. I was even more million and a half acres under the delighted when I saw him growmg ditch. The thought of the possibili. alfalfa on dry land which is vastfy ties'ol all this land is almost imnortant._ I was delighted to gering. suits that can be attained today. 1 saw some land on which I am t-'a they are raising four tons of alfalfa per acre and that they got 50 per ton for it. That if my calcula- tion is correct, is per acre as ;t result of one year's crop and that whh very little labor to get it. I was far- ther amazed when told that this lai.d could be bought for an acrj a I have seen some of the hint say that he cut two to-.s I to the acre- at a single cutting. He has solved the problem of forage of replacing the fertility that the crops take off. Furthermore he Las solved the problem of putting humus back in the land which ia a most important thing. Demonstration Farm "I hope I have the pardon of honorable Mr. Fisher and of Mr. FOR House, 5 room., Duff Addition will handle, balance monthly The Ilkerta Securities Limited successors to Corner Round and Redpath Streets Telephone 141 Lot on spur track, CO cash Lots east and close to Westminster Road, from tip. Investigate this, it's worth while. Beagle Maxwell Land Co., Oliver Block __ PHONE 290 that one year's crop .-f when I say that I do not Club and also the pleasant things pay for. said of the American editors by the chairman and Hon. Sydney Fisher. "I visited this country four, year? he said, "and T can hardly find words to express my surprise at evidences of progress I see on every hand. When four years ago I tru- j veiled the 147 miles from Calgary to i-Lethbridge there were very few crops to be seen. But today as I travelled W. E. STONIB, are doing all they should for the farm ers. They are doing a great deal but there is much to do. I believe that demonstration farms should be i except through the Blood Reserve, Grand Chief Engineer of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers who have thf: magnificent crops of grain. just closed their session in Hamilton, Ont. RAYMOND NEWS .Raymond, Aug. Watt, oi Magrath is in town, and is staying sit the home of Mrs. E.J.J. Davies. Apostles O. Whitney and F. Ly- man went to Cardhton on the morn- ing's train. Mr. aud Mrs. Card and their two daughters, with Mr. and Mrs. Mowers Not Surprised at Results urn not. surprised fit the results of the farming operations in this dis- trict. It is just what I expected. When 1 first came here ten years ago Pasturage Value "There is one phase of this ?uiy that has not been impressed ciently upon our minds' and is'conducted in every county m all the (Pasturage value of these MMs. the provinces. I do not believe in a The statement was made that it> multiplicity of experimental as took twenty acres .of wild land to'.we have them now. These demonstra- carry one cattle biast a VearL W farms should twenty acre plots mg the year the beast .will put on ,av'and should be in charge of a man three hundred pounds of beef which lwho ca" care of several of tliem' could tell the man conducting demonstration farm, what to do and how to' do it and the products f be his as a return for the work se thus could be conducted witfi i but very little expense outside of the salary of the man in charge of v TT over the same road on either side one _ at four a pound means .1 could not help but see on every hand turn of from "the twenty acres of pasture land .per year. I have the belief that the irrigated lands wil1, j with alfalfa, brome sruss grasses pasture, and other a d retm.n of and daughter, went to Cardston by jl said publicly and in the press, that morning's train. LETHBRIDGE LUMBER CO. Wholesale Dealers in Building .Material Lumber. Shingles. Lime. Cement, Plastrr. Brick, etc. Special Prices on Elevator Cribbing E. (4. Fir Flooring and No. 1 Shinjik-R 8 this country would be a land of till- i od and farm homes. I jk-dgc that I am surprised at the, i extent of what I have seen of the ue- veloprnent and at the significance of I the crops. Jt is simply wondeHjl tho progress that has been made. Possibilities of Irrigation than per acre." Prof. Shaw lurf related the experience of his sou in a, number of them. On these farms could be worked out the 1 that are facing the farmers of that pasturing a numbW of on ini.-community and problems that would gated land sown with alsike and the lbe of Practical value to the farmers, difference gained valued at four cents j nstructors at Large ''That is not all.. The time is about "Because wt, j whr'n there should be another I cannot raise beef along tho old class of experimentation. There lines of the free and open range thero should be competent men at large is no reason to believe that we j. whose business it is to go from place not raise beef. to place and tell the farmer? what TElfiGRAPHIC BRIEFS gh the price of Hour has been reduced fifty cents Toronto ihakers de- cline to reduce the cost, of bread. The Maritime Boara of Trade expressed itself opposed to ex- portation of wood pulp to the TJniteri States. The westbound Pore Marquettc pas- senger train which left Detroit, Mich. at 9 p.m. with Cincinnati and .Dr- "I was told this afternoon oy my friend the superintendent of the irri- gation system here, that his company has acres of land that it ym put under the ditch and that between of the ablest mought and expenmen- and are under it no r A few days ago Mr. Dennis told mi- I in Galgary that the C.P.R- Tvill put n The probjem of Problems to do and how to do it in his own m Q{ .oblenis This is being done m continued the k ....I Dakota and along the Great North- .g wjrthr lein. ior sentiments expressed b, tjie more and yet they'nevtr told Ve oxable, the minister of acricult uv. i farmers whether or not they could about the preservation of the Western Canada Agency, Ltd. Threshing Season, 1909 note that we are carrying complete stocks of highest- grade Engine Gasoline in iron drums High grade Kerosene Gas Engine Cylinder Oil in barrels and half barrels For Steam Traction Star Graphite Cylinder Red Engine Oil Graphite Grease, Cup Grease, and Hard Oil Steam Coal (1st quality only) PRICES McDcriald Block Aha ?row winter wheat. This one man iity of the soil. I am delighted, that Avlir> is larSp as T have mentioned, he considers this great question fi-..-n inside of a year has already rnor the high -Diane of duty to tho c-.j'i-'than a hundred men growing winter try. are the farmers of the coun- try doing he asked. "They are growing grain incl ing it off their land without wheat and they will know inside of a year if it is possible to grow win- ter wheat in Dakota. Practical teach ing and demonstration is needed." The professor closeo with au elo- quent appeal to the farmers to farm be of m and to the Miners Among the Harvesters the consequences. Men may I money that avay but. gentlemr-n. 'hat I -n 'is not farming, When you grow a rf fae appealed Lo a bushel of wheat you take frm the'the government8 to give the farmers soil nitrogen, phosphoric acid assistance as V01lld potash that taken at the price p-iJ jpractical to them for these articles by those who have! countrr to buy them to restore the fertility _____________ to their soil, would cost cents. Every bushel of wheat costs the producer- twenty-nine cents its thf ingredients taken soil alone. I have not the figures for .Alberta but I took the trouble to figure up what" this meant to the province of Sas- katchewan. I find that last yei' by, (Moose Jaw Times, Aug. 16) shipping one year's crop, the iarm-, Yesterday saw" the arrival of the ers of Saskatchewan sent never !first Of the- "harvester" excursions, to return, fertility to the value of.A train load from Cape Breton nnd That is for one year, yet! prfnce Edward Isle reached the city is going on year after year and' about noon but very few stopped 1 er-_ will go on until the farmers can be and of those who did the major-ty brought to farm sanely, went off ,lgain Pariy Doming. "The problem is how to put back' "Farmers in town were offering .52.50 fertility into the soil. Tt is pasylper day for help during the harvest Avhere there is a heavy raiafall. It j but this was not considered sufficient is easy where you have irrig.itum 'inducement to stop except v but it is not easy where you hiv." few. This and the fact that Leih- bridge and other points in Southern Alberta were booked to would pon j to the conclusion that many of (so-called harvesters were strikiag i coal miners from Nova Scotia, in- I tending to follow their own callin j under more favorable conditions. i Two more' excxirsions came in ear.y morning, but. the number that.-c- 'mained in the city could be count-Ki j on the fingers of both handss. ,Alto- j gether on the three trains there wer-i i three hundred j There would appear to be fewer com- i ing from the east than formerly. La 5t- iyear from Prince Edward Isle .ilo-K> I came harvest hands but I :s year the number h'as been, reduced to 420. The cause of this' is to a Lirw (extent the. increase in the rate from i Maritime provinces. GERMAN THE SHOE MAN 4j The best place to buy 4k Shoesj because Southern Alberta Loan Investment Co, GEORGE J. BRYAN Gen. Mariap I Thompson Block. Calgary Bryan Block. Leth brick e All Property Listed at Both Offices RniMJna Crabb Street, each DUllUlilg London Road, each LOIS Riverview, each OfBces To Rent in Bryan Block MONEY TO LOAN INSURANCE R s 'trolt sleepers for G-rand -llapids and Petoskcy, was wrecked two males least of Grand Foreman Fred {Graves and Engineer Bradley were killed. j Edward Burdette, of the firm- of jBurdette and Taylor, iwho was "struck by lightnirig [Bdnaonton on July 2, died at Rox- jboro, 5Jass.T where he had gone" to retrain his health, ivrbn-day last. f FIRE INSURANCE. FARM LOANS AT 8 PER CENT. 4r C Fully modern house to rent. Close in. per month. For sale, very cheap, new cottage, cash and balance very The H. Macbeth Agency A 1 fcJectio.'i of Land near {Stirling atfllo.oO per acre: cash, balance 5 equal annual payments. 'A number of Im- listed on easy terms of payment. Call and look our list over n THE ALBERTA REALTY EXCHANGE, Bryan Block. Lethbridge ANOTHER ADVANCE IN THE PRICE OF PARKVIEW LOTS These lots arc' on Westminster Koad adjoining the Fair Ground on the south, and are high, dry and level. On account of their fine location, which affords a grand view of the City, and the enhancement of their value which converting the 3fair Ground to a city Park will cause, we feel announcing that on Sept. 1st, 1909, the price of these lots will be advanced- to each, until that date you can buy them at each, cash and per Buy Parkview lots and make money. Calvin Hatfield j J ROOM 1 OTT BLOCK your he is a Practical Shoe- maker, and knows what should be in a Shoe Next Imperial Bank OFF FOR THE WEST Que.. Aug. hundred harvesters left her.? y for 1 1 DAVID KING, Manager 410, Round Street ;