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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta RAILROAD TO HUDSON BAY DRY FARMING IS PROFITABLE to The t-Urtld.) Feb. growth of city of Edmonton and the of Northern Alberta and 8aa- has given a new import- j to the Hudson's 'Railway ic. It is an open secret that the of Saskatchewan and Al- f__yyr the scheme and are both the undertaking upon the Do- Gortu'urnent. A few dn'jrs ago j Speech by a Montana Pro- fessor at the Seed Fair (From Tuetday't Daily) The farmers of Alberta show commendable desire to learn would be from 40 to 45 bushels to acre. 1-ast year was the driest but lour in the past thirty was ki- most identical with 1893 when the farmers of the States were burnt out, yet it was a good year. The trouble has been nov to make 'dry farming but to make the dry farmer. must adapt himself to circumstances and one of these is that he cannot make it go on one hundred acres of land. He wants ab- out a section. .The great essential to success is moisture and preparation and main- tenance of a seed bed that will got j and hold it. On their experimental in-Montaua try to get i down eig'ht or ten inches and follow Hou, Mr. Gushing in the course the debate on the resolution to the. vwy latest---and best methods IMMEDIATELY with discs Provincial .Seed Fair. The remarks emphasized. farming and to gain as much as pos aiui harrows. If there is word siblof from the experience of others, j that a, farmer should have thorough- fehv.. railways of the province; in the event of the gor-j The Bijou Hall was filled with, things cannot put Off. it Canada fa-.lmg to under- i motJt appreciative audience yesterday "CU-C. no'VTi-kaers. TTiittOii. HouuOr- as Messrs. ly is "timclinefls." In dry farm- At six feet depth, there is sixteen _. frr the of the prai- addressfcs on ip to brmg the wheat-anas -ni, f the W-it nearer the seaboard. the various phases-of larmiag. Ine should be worked. up iust as oil on per "cent of 'moisture which is as good four of precjpitation and SEED FAIR HELPS THE FARMERS Splendid Addresses Given At the Public Meetings twenty-seven kernels. In his opinion the wheat could not stool properly when this quantity was sown. It -was general opinion that at present per acre was sown in -this district but_ that the nature of the and climatic conditions altered the amount that should be sown. Methods of packing the subsoil and at the same time creating a covered by a rough surface were discussed. One gentle- man present explained to con- construct" a float for this purpose. About a dozen followed each explain- ing an original contrivance that far excelled that described by the speak- i er immediately preceding. In the dis (From Friday's Daily.) A very fair sized crowd of farmers gathered at the Bijou Theatre yester- day morning to listen to the last of in'firin soil, and the addresses in connection with the securing of a rough surface were of the speakers took on a more scien "Causes of Deterioration in tific turn than at Wednesday's ing and wore enjoyed by the farmers who freelv entered, into the discus-j i sions. Thus ail -profited by the ex-j periance of each. ihe subject of the next address by Stevens of Clover Bar. IR all his work the' farmer should' ex- ercise vigilance every day in the year i or. "resiilis'would .not be the host. (The cause of deterioration might Conjointly- the .government of asked the various .speakers'a lamp wick and to do so must have had for his subject, "Wint sakatchowan the government of Al- showed an intelligent interest in the an unbroken bed of soil. J in Alberta." He gave bri The first speaker, W. C. McKillican, defects in the seed, defects in the soil Wheat or defects in climatic conditions. The Desirability of opening railway in the hull than they had accumulate the moisture in the ten duction in 1903. He -lu-jted 'n with- Hudson's, Bay. The their note books out. -it feet o: soil from which a cereal will i w-e brief outline should be of the best and _ hag "sent a minute of matters discussed. Among the aud-j Thc dry farmer must always forti-.j of the history'1-of winter wheat in Al-i the best sample of that variety. It I Executive council to the Execu-j lence were a large number of students fy himself against a dry year, hence j berta. and showed the large increase; should be pure, or free from other of -thfi Federal Parliament, the! from the high-school, who were u6ithc necessity of summer fallowing to in. the acreage sown since iU iutro-j varieties of wheat, as this reduces ..-__...-.._, j. the grade. Wheats should be sown yield ground that has not been sown j the previous year with an inferior Bu vield the inferior follow the su- 82 it IS PC-r i or as some, seeds dropped thj pre- 152 125 would sprout. Defects .in the soil might be nat- i-ral Or artificial. The farmer should apply special cultivation TO over- of the minute is as follows: The first speaker was G. H. Hu-t- j its moisture.' The irrigation j in Alberta. Historically Hudson's Bay la the j ton, -the superintendent of the is aKvays predicting that the I year Acreage sown of the North West. For over Farm at Laccmbe. who fjry j-armer will get'caught with a! The growth of shipping on i hjs remarks by saying that hejvated. Enough moisture to raise a I 61.625 the Great Lakes has diverted atten-: Speaic as a northerner as he can be accumulated by plough-11C07 estimate twb'aod a- half centuries, trade has spOke On "How to Increase the dry yeur but there is no necessity UHH carried on from, the ports on its yields of Cereal Crops." He prelac- for jt if the land is properly" cutti- i 1905 Crown TOILET SOAP looked for. The s leading to the head of -fitn Jrora the older route but the ex-1 judged that there were men jng discing the i Briefly the- advantages of winter come natural defects. To overcome 'uMie-ncR of. the last few years seems :JlOrth at the provincial :seed fair. The j Th_ speaker Hdiculed- the idea of over spring wheat arc, artificial defects tn, to indicate that another Outlet for esseutiai .consideration, to increase j (caving. the soil alou- for fear of al-i The yield-is good, the average sized'points'briu-rit the natural products 61 Western Can-! lhe the conservation of .the! lowing. moisture to escape and in-1 being above -that of spring wheat; cussion following the previous ad- -1 'moisture in .the soil'and there were; stantfcc! gn experiment which proved} 2nd, Tt .matures earlier than spring dress. Methods, of cultivation would sacral means of doing this. In the thaj. 4Q jn cuUivatinff thus the danger from frost is be determined by the climate and Lakes find'every year the "neck of.ffrst placc much time was lost in the acre of iaud nine inches lessened; the season. He warned-against sow- the bottle." more and more congested syrinff by n0t being ready to go moisture while thc othei. was ,poor! As a of this it is of a proper time if ground was the difficulty in handling through to the land as soon as it Was ready: j er hi spi4llg xhan ,vnen the Cr0p.! better quality .than--spring' wheat us- not in proper'.condition-better wait i ually .being two or three grades high- till soil was properly prepared. stores up the i 3r 'than spring wheat; j Mr. Stevens at length the fertil-l 4th AVe are more certain of being conditions in the Edmonton dis- Beater, -v A roller is not so .good as it food availj able to sow it at the pr0per-time; opinions were ex- Thesis -little doubt that should leaves a. smooth surface> increases in a good sys- regarding the points touched the Government of Canada ancl. the-.loose soi1''blows tern of farming. AVintcr wheat is-'B. in this address., the task of opening a port on Hud-; away After the grain js up four or Bay for use during the Ave inches, It should be harrowed with a lever harrow set j The difference in is due, more often than you would imagine, to the difference in soaps. To prove it, just change to Witch. Hazel Toilet Soap, and beLre one cake is used" you'll notice an fresher, clearer tone and a more velvety textire to the skin. The pure vegetable oils, from which this soap is made, cleanse and open up the pores, which, in turn, absorb the witch hazel, and the skin benefits by lhe refreshing, healing, softening, tonic proper- ties of this marvellous skin beautifier. Ivory injurious coloring matter. MADE ONLY BY THE ROYAL CROWN, Limited WINNIPEG. fa TEE CARDSTCN BUDGET Alfalfa was recommended as the! good crop to.foilou: .summer best crop for increasing the fertility ing- 'gathers nitrogen 3Ir. IMcK.ilUcan next Chairman Huttori. next Professor Atkinson'of Montana Agri- spoke College. The'subject of the .with the accompanying faeil- W1UI a. thcj soil }t ities for uavigHtion, and commumca-; baclwards. The use of the. TQ up of the, two Professors address wus "seed selec-j .tion therewith irom the an digc after harvesting _t neccssarv' to keep up kinds of winter 'wheat, viz., Turkey..... Mountains. _ _ Ls useless unless good seed is 'used. I statcs difficult to second." The dour made from foods in the soil. He warned The direct distance irom Fort i.ei- A chok.e of sced most suitable tp tne, drv Iand...butfcan best-bo done bv ta Bed bread a better flavor, that 'a time was coming when SOLI t... Edmonton is less .tnan a..inou-; Uy and requirements should thfe lanfl Ja then j and excels, in water absorbing power. through continual cropping essential LO .to tfarTO Qr four 'i J, __ Jjv L the fact elements of plant it i that Alberta K-cd has r.'1 "advanced since it -was brought' "from" 'Jir of the Lethbridge district court as announced in the columns ;of the Herald some time ago it, is a source Cardston, Feb. Activity Of regret to'his many friends "here is being shown in tlie land business that he is removing fifpni our locality, Cardston's loss is a gain for Leth- TAT- T T iv bridge without question. Last week Mr. J. J. Galbreath, 01 L The genial Mr. Bulcoski, of vTinm- Peskan, Montana, purchased the peg is again upon our streets .in" searcli last quarter to make up a full section Of the man with, tlie fat steers: He on this side of the line from Mr. states that he has paid out some Alma Nish, of KimbaU. This is ex- for beef in the last month A. or so and that he is doing his part eellent land in section 6, township a. i i-3 towaxd relieving the financial string- 1, range 24, west of the 4th meridnaio can still loos-, 1, range 24, Vest of the 4th meridian.' ening up of1 the money bags. As Mr. Galbreath has large holdings It was remarked on the streets yes- on the Montana 'side adjacent to this terday that three fine teams were- 7 purchased by Mr. Bulcoski from, the- last section ourchased he wiR soon _ c-iTAnnn r i- -i -o Jx. liverv bam for some -SI 100.00. have an ideal "International Ranch. mtT- i -Ar t TT This is a good figure. There, are This week Mr. Glaf V. of j j 1 i, some good horses for sale here. __ Cardston, disposed of Ins ranch to b the south west comprising 320 acres. MCCARTHY ACCEPTS tract of country which experience development in a -direction It-acts us to suppose would "be in it.6t-.lf a source of wealth. From Fort Nelson to Liverpool- and Seed and tO mature tbor Some good advice on thc raising w world'oughly behlg CUt' ln thC'of Red was given at the con- working of'the soil and selection ot clusion Qf the address which was fol. th will give results in the m- leiss than bv tha lake, canal and river _ -._, -.A1- citizenship imtuanten. -route down the St. Lawrence, with i l ._- the added advantage of shipment be i creased financial returns and in thc hicrher ideals of farming- and general] ___ with. the dee of 67 pounds to uiad> direct into ocean going >s. The time during which navi-; T. 3-5. H. Henderson of the Depart- ment of Agriculture, Edmonton, gave an address on He defined a Cation is possible from the Bay has f- T takes food constituents irom the soil i T i without vidcbng any pront. me; lew weeks than from the Lake ports arid St. Lawrence. There i u no reason to doubt that British iIoss of ship owner? wi.] losses occa-sioned by weeds are the i Belehor. C. E-, thc wellknown. archi- high as i added to ihese. foods and how nitro- the' bushel has been gen. pai ticularjy was lost in barn grown iu Southern. Alberta. At the yard manure. .present -time the Turkey Red wheat He compared plant and animal life [grown in Alberta is much'supcrioi .to show that the character of the jto that produced by any of the' depended on. the nat.ure of the states, Jn the speakers 'opinion Al- seed and showed why a good plump berta would one day produce a strain, :stro.ttS kernel produced its kind while of Turkey lied wheat which would inferior sced produced inferior crops, justify us in calling it "Alberta! Good samples of seed should be P j selected just as it was necessary on i He advised'the farmers to continue' a ranch to secure good stock at the Peterb'oro, Feb. .folia E. j grou-ing Reci Fij-0 or Alberta Bed so beginning. He advocated hand pick- DRANK MAPLE BEER Cplsary, Alta.. Feb. 21 S." McCarthy accepted the unanimous Conservative nomination at a con- vention held here today. WILL HELP CARDSTON "Weeds of Alberta." Pcterboro Man S-jbstantiates the Die- as a plant that i t-onary Statement that buyers could dc-pend on in8'- In one case S3 per bushel spent on yield had dise for the North West as soon as it the extra workjtt-ct having re-ad in 3 issue for a n-lffh standard of a par- spent ou seed corn selecting the lower grading of grain, j Review that Mr. F. W. kind of" wheat.- Also because'H 0id was 71 bushels per _ i ancl a depreciation in the value 'of now'manager of the Bank of Mont- j hard whoats for mill-: while the average yield was 33; the land. It is easy to eradicate; real, in London, England, and form- possesshv a high percentage of bushels per acre in this dis-i can but the VroWem is to "find a i My of Peterboro, ridiculed the die- goft trict. Thus care in select- -TrTrh ff thi- iwav to do it and raise crops at the 1 tionarv statement that wine was one' .n Conscquently thcre ing seed was purely a business prop-! nrufiJs its wav into M-j same time. In order to do this it j of the products of Canadian" maple, I fee rcaler dcmaml for osition. If good seed were.sown on hnas us waj into Al L ;of the opinion that his J 'clean jrround then the best-kernelr- berta round thc Horn to. Vancouver. necessary to have some i the hard wheats. The mutual advantages which would accrue to the Mother Country cf'the weeds and their ways. Tlie' old friend, Mr. Taylor, is in j In addition to ,lhc reasons elected from this crop and this con- annuals that cause the most trouble j error regarding the not making of i ?r or wine out of the sap of Can- w tieed exposition. T1WU fXpUSllillli. 4.11V r i.0w, 3ibn of the Province of Alberta tor mentioned the difficulties encounter-, thanv rears to come is the production hi destroying them. 'To eradicate_ Belchei thc cultivating .of hard wheats tinned year after year the standard: McKillican said that in order to of the crops would not deteriorate. I compete with the raciOc Const statcs Seeds do not under proper manage-, he and his brother. ,in Qrjental would _ llient run out. Many college and to Mr. Jno. Herbert Vair, oi bridge. Mr. Olson has been view- j _____ ing the Gxidley district in Butte A -n the Conservative Candidate" for County California and some rumors Calgary are affoat as to his intended--removal' thither, but these have not yet been confirmed. i A new real estate firm for; Cardston is the "first flower" to blossom forth and herald the approach -of. spring. The portion of the Beach Block formerly occupied by the Gourlay j Piano company through Mr. Robert j (Special to The Herald.) Ibey. local agent, is now being ren- i Cardston, Feb. has been ovated for the occupancy of the new received here that St. Mary's Irriga- firm styling themselves "The Win- j tion ditch that is being built just ter Wheat Land Company." The mem-' soutli of the boundary line will be bers are .reported to be Mr. A. M. proceeded, with in the spring. Tt Heppler, Gus Austin and. JUG. "W. means considerable expenditure- oi'- P. money much of vhich will come-to Shakespeare Club Cardston and surrounding district. Last week's account was held over owing to the rush of other items. The attendance was not so good as j desired but a quorum was present at the home of Mr! J. A. Woolf, the members being the guests of Mr. Mil- ton. Woolf. A TRIP AROUND THE CITY (From Friday's Daily.) At 'the conflusion of the Seed Fair i yesterday afternoon tlie Board of The chief work was the literary provided the visitors, connect- study of the more important speeches ed with the _-faii.f' with a drive' of King Henry and the Prino- of around tne city to show them the were 16 miles north Wales. Mr. J. W. Low gave a char- of some farmers havc plots which are- Qf in wry hu. 311 ever quantities of those! the weccis for u-liich G offers the readiest, market, for the cheap manufactured necessities rit'S of life will repay tlie outlay on the lino. Kv..-rv vear the area of land under are sights. G. M. Hatch with Prof. At- kinson ]cd way_ w. H_ had 0. H.'-HuttoV W. C. McKiUican and A. H. in his party and O. Hutton's party included T. B. R. Henderson, ,T. A. Hayes, W. weeds and cut lhe crop if the weeds too numerous for hand pulling, i A. th. is almost equal to -cham- xr.r.ot Further, old timer.-? remem- I winter wheat iht- breaking should the Dominion Government in al- done i-arly and as abk-. The sods _____ ,n ff i'f i i.. iu i enormously and the difficulty of ship- i College Slfvcr bronkiaff. Thorouff pirjg the wlieat with it, but be- j interesting and mstructive for vin-'-gnr thJtivaiion to protlu sides the cereal products there is t on "Dry Fumin In int. live cattle and meat industry, the I Cueing his subject, he dimensions of which in the immediate ;wns that fuuuv it is impossible' to estimate. would have a ---e phvc- Already, with the wholly inadequate riculture of said thjL most delicious vinegar in the world dry farming in thc ug- otV eitv o transportation of the present day. 73.-i fry fanning was c real thing, not an' 399 cattle and horses were ship-! impracticable fad. In Nebraska. Col-; east in 1906 from Alberta under] orado and other states that a few which the Royal Commis-j years ago were deserted because the of'Cnn- tirel'y' handled who was so Mr. Taylor, and article in lhe Eacvclonoedia Britarmtca. was so deep as practic- lowing the fanners to grow pedigreed should bo rolled sei-d was a good one. This was just Thorough cul- as fest-sihlc it wus cw-e of ce ci imals and then.! uns much iu soil beneath the sm tliis direction during the last ten packed t.o bring years. .Records of previous crops or thi- roots and thcrb' nntvsmi] lines were kept. Increase should a mulrli on top t.o prevent in yield can be obtained In selecting the moisture from escaping. individual kernels. As to tin: timo of sowing, whcnt At the conciusion of the I'ro.'ess- shotlld not be sown later than the mid address which was enjoyed he die of SeptemVor. Bc-st results are ob- was asked whether tame oats would tained when the sowing is done from grow wild. He replied that the best morous vein. Owing to the prominent parts as signed to Messrs. Milton Woojf and H. B. Brown in the coming opera, they were unable to give the duet as- H p.lwsorii aml thc Hcraid represeiv signed them. It is to be forthcoming at the club's nt-xt session. The Minstrel Maids The last performance given' Tws- should -oisunvtn tative. After visiting -the Hour-mills the party went .to the1 Gait mines which were a revelation to the-stran- gers who took the drop down the day'evening was not- wAl.-patror.izfd. shaft in the course of their excursion though the members of the company The woollen mill was inspected 'from had many changes of the programme bottom to after which-.the par- and endeavored to give a good en-! >y drove down to the river to see the tertainment. being- done on the bridge, ilr. The Taylor" j Match so timed the trip ,that there Prof J. G. Harper hns been a very no Unie to visit the brewery bc- the POPE SEES LIONS Feb.' ivhich wen- exported. No country in One inch of rainfall on an acre of j Of heHuliful like the world is better fitted for the mis-i land means a fall of .1.13 t0 Vatictin jrard.-ns. yrs- ing of pigs for tlv packing: industry, j takes 1 ,oOO Ibs. of water to produce to-day ,-md paid a visit, to the lions lllilt ns 10 c ivc.-ntly sv-nt i bc sown (0 the first to the middle of August, of oats showed a tendency in that should be sown three inches direction. There were many erron- deep-and sh-rM bo placed below t.hb iflcas regarding this- question, i surface mulch in the firmer soil. but of recent years his own opinion Uun'ace should be left sufliciently had changed. He had known cloan, tnkin-rj to hold ihe .snow and .prevent I'hmvp oats lo develop some the ic soil from drifting. characteristics of the wild oat. The speaker concluded by savins' 'the course of the address busy man this week and a full n- i til-ie lhus Yielding hiMrsal cam- off last ninp Today Agriculturists from tempta- at 3 p.m. the initial will tion. be given in the way oi a matinee for! tour was surprise to the gen- childron. The tickets are on sale who confessed that they had The exceptional character of the; a pound of wheat. So that an inch! which yield'of oats ail over the Province; of water meant a production of two at the comand of the farmer one-half bushels of wheat. In 1 an unlimited supply of one of the j southern Alberta the average rain- best foods for this stock while the full is about 17 inches so that if all r-stablishnient of a and over jnoisturc could be saved the yield creasing number of creameries, ___________ o-Maiblft to in all parts of the aiiv i todny. The loss i, province makes vast .quanti-i.-s of, covoml by (iiiantily of seed -to speaker handed out acre thcre was a great -stating lhat Alberta the bouquet by was a better dilTorence of opinion and oniy by .wheat producing province than any AUTO PLANT BURNED The plant contents was destroyed by fire oarly Ohio., pennu'iitiug could tin- proper quar.- tlty be An interesting discussion follower.. of 'Lhe slates. jirofessor was ev- idently pleased with the wheat he. saw at provincial fair. piece of lam! through a mistake estimnt.'d at! had l-oon sown uiih only pounds insurance. Ten to tho Tins part, of the crop DUNBAR A GREAT CURLER p. the Atlantic sea-bo; is -i brief resume of the rea-! newly fmished nutomobiles valued at, from four lo six bushe.s to sons for which the Rveouiive. Coun- cil believes that, His Honor should that the Federal skim milk available for use in -'this way. The establishment of packinfrj Th'r plants on a vftry extensive scale is now going on and traffic of this chor- j neter will shortly demand largely in-1 trnn-nftrt .should operations to be corn- of this repulsive disease. I moncod looking to the construction in i Shoop. of Racine, Wis.. lo mail you j 000 kernels. .Mr. Kano, who has a Parliament fk'td. Another present, stated Vv'iunipeg, Feb. '21 Dunbnr >f St. Paul. Minn, again proved liiin- ...If Ko tnu fsirlcr ill the that West by winning grand aggregate at Cardston Drug Sum; for the per-l not expected to see, so many large form an cos of the two evenings and a going industrial enterprises in a ver." fair advance sale is reported {or'place of this tonight. It. is certainly to be hoped that a MUTUAL RESERVE POLICIES liberal patronage will br- accorded _____ the-efforts of our local people as they j the. House of' have worked very hard to give, a firstJ Connnon.s Mr. Gauavn-au was told by- class rendition of this popular opera. thf, finance that the fin-' With the choruses, there are some .mcc is taking steps to look after the interests of the policy- included in mimbt-r of performers.. holders in Canada of the. Mutual Ko- Personai Mention i serve Li It: May.-r is, being welcomed .New- York which is now in I'm- Ikrartilv since liis vetuni from Ott-a- of liquidators. Action-had also Tf you have catarrh, Hd yourself; had known a kernel of whoa-t. to Honspiel liere. Ask Dr. produce 12." .stalks which yk-ldwl wa.. ft must, have been pretty cold j taken up'by Toronto courts to pro- down any rate it was the Canadian Mr. lieiiiHly frigid to cause tlie, removal j Fielding could not give the exaci. of His Worship's mustache. j number ot policy holders in We are sorry to hear of the intended j but, according to tlie latest returns- the lino bo continued rfc as i to connect; directly with thc railway systems North Western States, the- early future of a railway line to! free a trial box of bis Shoop's! farm ten miles soutli of the city, some point on Hudson's Bay where a Catarrh ftemedy. A simple, single! calculated that a bushel of'ordinary would be tappod from 1 seaport may be established for the j test, will'surely tell you a catarrh j wheat contained which freicht would flaw, as the sea-1 commerce of this Province and well worth your knowing.; When sown m i port offered would be much nenror to Western -nerally. Writ, today. Don't longer. she. per aero 1 .OOOW kernel-. FIRE -AT WINNIPEG Feb. li- tore on Logan avctUK! was o f ono b a.e renioval from our midst of Mr. W. W. Irwin. lau- R. N. W. M. In.spoetor at this point. For some five or six years he has been, a resident- of and our lending local magis- trate. While it is doubtless to his ndvant.ige to. take up thc clerkship they number representing aH insurance to the value of Of these 303 are under, the a-ssessment plan. The company.-deposited .secur- ities with the government to the .val- ue of and with the trustees to tho value -of ;