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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, August. THE DAILY HERALD 11 MIXED CROPS MOST PROFITABLE Livestock ane Roots are Transforming Alberta Vast Fields. of TvtfofthousamTv ISIIle 'Tour 5 of Centra atid Soiitnern Portions .of, Prfavlnce a'rtfrelatlon of the Transformation Caused by Diversified Farming, the Dry-Farming Congress Bulletin.) r" "grain raiicHera in centra 'Alh.ertti, gang plows hitched to 50-hprse power traction engines and followed: by discs, harrows, drills and ripped the prairie sod and worn smooth by the h'qp'f "pounding of Indian ponies and the freighters and .settlers' -wagons, are cutting up their largo aioldings and turning to'the more pro- fitalfle" ''intiert Pura-bred cattle and tiogs'and high grade horses and Xheep. are now grazing'upon fdrnier'stamping ground of the Gree, the "fur'hunter and the buffalo. Set- tlements are springing up on all sides and tliere' Is a closer and more cori- life than ever be- fore !u; the history of Western'Canada. 'Not all th'e' farmers, .however, are turning to diversified agriculture, the grain "production of central and south- ern Alberta this season will he larger than at any previous time, due. prin- cipally 'tV increased acreage- and the fur'CfieY fact that thousands of acres ofr prairie lands have been opened cultivation during tho last' 1 months. There is, nevertheless, strong tendency' toward smaller acre the result of. the many sue cesaes Svitli livestock and grasses an root crops. TA tour'of more" than mile thVpugh the agricultural districts o th'e province the last week reveale that several hundred thousand acre of' land, formerly seeded excluslvel} to''wheat, Is now devoted to mlxec crops', including potatoes, barley, alfalfa, ttirnijis and other roots; wheri Bh'allow plowing was the rule a coupl voU mon I that be untruo 'it Vmild he untrue leets on thc dates mentioned, and itL as then brought out that they weie _.ltlc lade out by the Chief, aud that Bry 11 was out of town on the two dates lentioned. cream delivered at the railway plat- form of the town In the district where flt''is 'produced; ranges from 32 to 42 cents a pound for butter i'at.- Churn- tod-'cream brings from 23 to 3S cents. Tiio'hfgher prices are for winter de- livei'y. The matter of fodder is of small con- eight months of the year, BS there are hundreds of thousands of-acres of unoccupied land literall} overrun with pea-viues and rich wild Plot-kin as tors point to thc vegetation on tbo prairies, the thick underbrush in; tho.. timbered portions and stele arid'.crystal-clear creeks, lakes and water holes as food and drink for their sheep. A com- bination of alfalfa and barley is fjd to. hogst and poultry aud Is found to be and satisfactory In every of the settlers put in wheat Uio first two or-three ac- cording to Harris Oluro, a fanner of" Meeting Creek, where he Is doing mixed fanning on acres of lucid; "but now-th'ey arc growing other crops HW-. raising somo livestock, for which head of' draft horses and 35 head pure-bred Hereford cattle. By jarley to hogs he estimates that t grain nets him 30 cents a bushel, compared with 40 cents the avera; market price when devilered to tl warehouse. Hte average crop of ba ey is 40 bushels to the acre, whl oats average 80 bushels. Mr. Olum's is a typical case of farming In Alberta, Others who practii similar methods are doing as well better, for many have become' compa atlvely rich in' a few years by emplo ing modern methods. They live substantial houses and have many CD- voniences, including telephones an automobiles. They are mostly Arnei cans, Canadians, Germans and No wegians, The fanners of Alberta have gene ally equipped their places with th latest approved machinery for prepa i-ng the ground, seeding, cultivatin and harvesting. They break the prai ie sod and clear the brush with trac tlon devices. The grain growers us self-binders and thresh from the stacl Wheat and other grains are delivere imect to the elevators, which one see it every railway station, or to th several flour, mills in each distric Truck gardening and poultry grow ing are two branches of agriculture i tho farmers near the main line jf the three transcontinental line traversing the province are much con corned. The abundance of sunshin during the Jong days from May to and adequate moisture ii he spring and early, summer permi if a wide variety of crops. The soi s rich and warm and i's easily work d. Close attention to cultivation has csulted In record yields of all sorts if vegetables and small fruits, wbicl 'ring good prices in the several cities nd towns, and -at the numerous rail construction camps lu the pro ince. The farming districts in central Al- berta will be largely represented at the seventh annual session and exposi- tion of tho International Dry-Farming Congress at Lethbrldge, October 10- 26, In addition to' which there will' bt a representative delegation from Ed- monton and vicinity, STRIKE' GAS AT MIAMI Malml, Man., Aug.: drill- ing for water on the farm'of John Wcincr, three miles, Wu'st of Malml, (ho face of the Pcmbtna mountain, workmen struck .gas at a. depth of 120 feet. It shot; info tho air about 20. fret. Thc workmen struck a match to It and it was with great difficulty the flauie was extinguish- ed, Mr. Ball: "You shake in our very sure Mr. Forbes, e will leave it now at that.' "That Your Honor is the evidence in igard to the third charge. We will .ke up the second charge now.' Second Charge For having improperly received money from keepers of disorderly houses for his own personal use-or for Improper uses. Sergt. Lamb, Ethel Fuller, May Howard and Corien Lewis will be the witnesses for the prosecution in this part of the general charge. Ethel Fuller, sworn, stated that she lived in Lethbridge, and lived at the She has been here one year and four months. She had seen the Chief on different occasions, he Irr.d been down to her house several times occasion of this year. Mr. Ball "What did he come Witness "Amadous tilings." Mr. Bail "What is your At this point the court intervened and told her that she had the protec- tion of the court. Witness Mr Ball occasi those are the only ions on ever Ghiet Witness rone 'bccaskra one of the Salvation ArraV Indies was with the Chief. it about one and one half years and Mis Bradbeer was the woman suggested to the mj self that anj tun- I thing in a small I would be glad to do IL I Mr Taton "Do jou know if monpy.ever -goji intp. the JianJs oi e Salvation Witness "Ties, I made enquiries ami I think it did I Lave con-irteiice or I wouldn't given t p'ARCY SCOTT-GOING TO EUROPE Ottawa, .Scott, 'the railway commis- sion ijlll sail shortly for a trip to the did Country lie will return early In 'As he has heard all -the 'evi- dence ftf; both' '.the- Western freight case 'and telegraph tolls .-inquiry, these. cas'esrwill be postponed uu- til his the new chair- man, 'H.L. Drayton, wiirassume; office on September first. POLLUTION OF THE BOUNDARY. WATERS 'is likely that Btarkey oC McGill University, appointed ,as the reprfesenta- tive.of; the -section..of .tlie International Commission to enquire nto tne question of the pol liitioii of the boimdray waters. The AnTtrrlcaTi' section will also appoint ah and'they will work togeth- er .oil: their report. All Canadian mun- icipalities.' on; -the boundary waters have., asited to.. supply .informa tion and to .give their assistance The Perils of Chaperoning (El Campo, Texas, Citizen) Airs. R. -KJ., Higbeo 'returned Satur- day from Panama. She reports a very delightful trip, although she had the misfortune to break her arm while acting as chaperone to a party of young folks, who accidentally pushed her down a stairs Not by Any Means {Nelson News) Lethhrldge wants a; pork factory This, does not mean that the city Is on the hog. W Tucker, of Manltowaning and Wm. .Lockyer, a tourist at Saudfield, drowned in Lake Manitou. R :S. Kelsh, of -Montreal' will arbl- Irata for (he Winnipeg stieet rai as to the use of -the; city poles. ilway- WHY WORRY ABOUT THAT Let us help you Come in here today and we will show-you some of the delicious 'uieatK that are pleasing other successful housewives in this town. Lethbridse Meat Market J. M.URPHY, PROP. Majestic Theatre. Phone 835 JUghtning -dlcstroyod the parish at Henofjt, N. B. Hamilton will buy ten Main istreet east for a purk. Thele hare been two deaths at Niagara Falls, .Ontario, from mfantild paralysis A. G: Gllniouf and James JIoBamaii are charged iilitk the theft or milch copper wire at'.Belleville.' PEACHES For Great'Britain and Ireland expenses all pild, to the FOLKS at HOME t BOX containing 25 to 30 of oui Finest Elberti Peachei Guaranteed arrival in good condition Send address with Cash NOW I forget') to the well known Growers ind Distributors The Biggs Fruit Produce Co., Limited BURLINGTON, ONTARHO "Well, I suppose I am thc keeper of a house of ill fame." Sir. Bali "I.wrant to know..what ie came down for." Witness "He came down'to- give- orders about the girls, to find out time Mr'Eaton "With regar-1 t Witness twice." Mr. Ball Mug else Witness f Scotch." Mr. Ball "Have you ever, -either irectly or indirectly, given money to nyhody which you supposed went to ;c chief Witness: "Well, yes, I-.gavc Fran- :e IJorry and May Howard money The court here intervened, and uniglifc it would he more regular to avc May Howard pub in llio stand Ball stfited that Kraiikre Borrj id "jumped" the city before a sub- oena could be served on her. Elhcl idler left the stand subject to recall Mic prosecution. May Howard, sworn, stated that had lived in Lclhbridgc about ars. She lives the the ndlady of one of the houses ol ill- inc. 'Do you know the chief Witness "ilc comes to the liouso itimcs." Ball "Have you ever at any Witness: "No. 1 supposed that it would'be ll'oeii for that purpose. Mr. Eaton: "You had-no believe that that -money was used bv the. Chief for his owi_ Witness: "No.1 "Sir aton You know Sergt Silii ker'" Witness Yes as 1 K'now othei peo pie Mr. Eflton: "Did lib-ever get written evidence from you In this case'' Witness: "Yens' Mr.. Eaton: Bryan write it Witness: "Yes.' MJ-. Eaton: "Being a good t'riende, a sweetheart In Silliker, you gave them the written statement7 Witness: "Sllllker is not my sweat- heart. I gave Sillikor the written statement because Mayor Hatch and SilliUer had been down in the .after- noon and I bad given them a verbal statement, so much as I disliked ,to, Silllkof a written statement.' Sergt. Lamb, stated that -iboiil. two years the Chier had sent lira to the point to collect money and clothes for charity. The Chief-: had' given him a written order, and tha women signed the order, with .the, mount given... Ho .thought 'lie. .'got about from each house, .lib liad rot monoy from three of houses. He remembered 'the case" of the old man. but did' not 'think The Kot was for this imrnosc at. time timo.- He made the. Chief give him an ordcu as ho would not go without it. Tie Some men figure that as the mercury climbs up sales will fall down. And figuring that way, fate is kind and does not disappoint them. So there has grown up a commercial supersti- tion that Summer is a dull season. No greater fallacy has ever gone so long un-. challenged. Summer is a dull season for many there is no fundamental reason why it should be. Por instance, take a typical of the Canadian wallpaper manufacturers. They wished to secure their placing orders from the retailers before the early American lines are offered. Through educa- tion by Advertising, they advanced the season to start the middle of June, instead of the end of August, and they now beat their foreign competitors to the market by nearly three months. Perhaps you face a selling problem that edu- cation by Advertising will solve. Perhaps your Summer business needs the tonic of Summer Advertising. As the mercury climbs up to its highest degree, increase, rather than slacken, your Advertising and selling efforts. You will find it the highest degree. Advke regarding yoor idvertiitag pfoWctni w Krognixed Cuadinn advcrtieiotf agency, or the Secretary of tlie Room 503 Lumsden Building, Toronto. Enquiry ;