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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE THE i.ETimwnc.K DAILY .xUVUDAY, JANTAHY 11. 101T1 ANNUAL REPORT, LETHBRIPGE BOARD OF TRADE, 1918 PART 1.-GENERAL BUSINESS. ly clear, when we look hack ujvn the re-ulis of other thai !ii-.' only limiting faciv-r our agricultural i- moisture. AXO VfiOSITt I Tlii- is the time inthevfai when we lake a Uvk K-ick our the and try to peer a liuic into dim future. V.'.H this something more than the end of a is, ihiit surround l.ethi'ridge. A 'vh'i had doubt? to ipialitv of t.ur b'-tiiH-lvc- on R psrilv of i-'MUivlitivn uo from Kipp, a few miles, west of l.othbridw, norili- -n.ierK io join ihe line between Suilu'ld ami U.mond. will k> !prevented with in the spring. The completion of the line east- foremost mid. Mimvberrici to VYcyblun should joiic c-n with. K.utwAV AND Kxnuiss ll.vtts ihc year there have Kvu two inrrcasrs in freicdi; In March there was an increase of mid in Angus: 1'iie increases in the operating and m.iinlenanee cc.sts of have, of c ours--, been obvious and the 1'njue Ow.sKJifiiii- or >dy mid well, t This .--itlijecl IMS been miu-li in the mind of the public ......1. _ fl __. T I .1 conditions upon which ihe Internment undertook ih" of remuiioratioii io Oie miners and the prii-e of coal sumcr. iotvm-r. iirms have st.v.iiily risen. Since tlv kie had In be accepted by ihe public, J in-reused cxprcss'rates nt met .x'litrol miners' wages have been increased.! ;m- now being ashed for In- (he companies. tion for ihc year sW JIIM atom ,-rveii and a half u> which now amount to I 'nu. vale ,.n wheat, out's, barley and rve tf> V.ven en this smalt amount of moi'inre nil ,.f our lamt ihat was oi eight or nine h-ms are benij: paid, the, i, ,m lias 'SO properly prepared gave some son of a crop: and we are en- !i'? "'l- mcroiscd rale on coal, Io eeius per 10U couraic.1 to prolu by the- inisiake that we made, a.sainsi our j 'vr 11-jiuids, and io Winnipeg-U'cenls. better jiidgineiit and our pas', experience, in under I 1 1.011: crcif. laud that should have left fallow. If there is any-j Tiie Hour mills ai l.elhl.rUk'e had thiiy '.Inn should have learn! by now. ii is ihai ihe limiting' ol our asrii-uUurc mcistnre; we have a standint: dcin-' MVICAROM MASvyACiiiiL always before us in the su. cessful j.uttiiit of irrisra- J The U.lumVid Macf-aroni Wuny lisi been farming all arennd Our effort should bf. and no donbij the year, and vm larse of their cKvlfein rmiroa. w, 11 be. to help i hose of HIT unners wim wish 10 lake advantage) produei been sold. lai.-iicli of the UM- oi iiic.se vftlnsWe uaiers that uou- rim wasu'Uilly pas: i M'nou-'li t (Nil licruL our dCH.rs. u. attain adiKiitasres just as qniikly as iv'sible.: know that this will -.abuize their and'ours. j ihc year. While ihe volume of grain crops much loss ii. i J91S than in ihe previous ycflr. miniiiL' brisk, and ihe I miners available wore fully employed. It has quite evident; from the v.vy in which lupines? has Iwn sustained that ou: fitrmer; are well established, and lliat we src weli past the eat c.viension to her pnb- eiit inoijtlis. Canada has j lie business, as from !icr of busy in taking the nctnn! of the of the country. An ordinary business man's ailiiude i n jnnciiirc would be io sec lun'v new venluro fore himself to further i; well if iho counfrr adopts ilutt altitude of caution. Kyk'kirg u little fanhcr bask, we d-j ivell to call to mind the general situation in this t.ity nui) -lisirtct K--forc the war. Tl cr'iiutry was no more than ou it5 feet: the city was oil its feet. There has been, by the vily in the PART FARMING. Gn.ux FAUMIXG ihenuelvos in l.eihbridjie have done exi-eUeni li.isiness- ami ii j 1'roverli say- experience leaehes and this is on farming because they do not know enough almii iirixalion farming Io he able to make a success, of that business, Ii a striking fuel, however, that vou meet hardly a sincl.j lurmer who doei not say. if 1 could only enough lion water to gnjw emnigli alfalfa or oilier liny to feed'my slock Ihroujili a dry season, and la help oul with my water supply, 1 would not trade this farm for anviliiny under the sun.'' And when you tell him that Ixsidcs all' llml he inieht rotate ihe u-> "f tin; water around the (arm, jmttiiij.', >uv, forty acres muiilcr-seethnj nmicr alfalfa for a few years, ami then I'.rauud Io aiiolhcr foiiy acres, hi, Uwnics at ont-o and wants, in knc.w more about it. The irrigation nine now hrsmi io Iwk at the mailer from this angli-. Hitherto, and iMKirally, iliey luivc been (liiuking along ihc lines, that laid for the use of irri.qiuion in the- Tinted StaiM, '.vhctc tlie prc.jecis were so wally thai ii was an economic sily to the available walers williin concentrated RTMS. But we arc not exactly in that position; and there it ibis oilier point of diflerciiee here: thai all our lands in Southern Atberta aru of agricultural -.ervi.c. whereas in the arid regions of iho Stale; irrijraied In ml 5 are now worth ar. much as two and three. Jmndrcd an acre, while the laud? immediately adjoiniii'.; are not vrorlh ihiriy cents. The minister of tlic interior, lion. Arthur Meiglum, hni rcctigni.'.ed Ihai further invcsiigaiion of mutters should ho Kirritd out, and (lie commissioner oi irrigation. Mr. I'eiers, in now making snrvcya to see if the wnlcrs "nvaibblo in Old Mail liivcr above Maclcod can be carried farther afield than was at first contemplated, for it is reoiitniwd that the duty' of a government is to make available use, of any'pnbli.i a.-seu for the pcaleM number of When those" survey i i have been completed it will he possible to say how many fariiu 'can derive benefit from these waters, and what the cost per r.cru will run to. so (hat Ihosc farmers who are fortmiato enough to (hid their lands under the proposed canals will blow whether (hey should L'ct iojjeilif-.- to find wavs and means to liavc ihu project gone on Other projects for geiiing irrigation wafers io oilier parls of this district will then cifissidfretl in the light of what is dc- warning', and that this lias says we must sir.p tnlkin war conditions ihc markf-t for our coal has bra, considerably widened, and it is id be hoped that we shall b> able to letaii tliis. Anyhow, v.xi come again to the necestiiy for development or agriculture other parts of the West, all that :s the sure foundation cren lor our coal business. We Inn c had a-many lim c had a-mauy lessons read to us these past lev years, I mem; and the favourable- climate and easily kept .uuh oi the manure of our suoccss in ihe future depends of the use of a car practically whole year'round. roads upon how fiir we have learnt them, and how far ne are'eniiip npply tlieni. are quite now as to our with i-oiunry: tiiauks io ihe lead tliat J. fi. Tlntlierford gave us in M13 we have been following thet up. Ve are be- ginning io learn thai- we have an interdependence with each other in our community life: many more of our citizens have breoine enamoured of the high business, of community building which, after all is but a part of the'hisrher bitiineis" of nation building. iitr.ur, JfxRcirA.NTs AXB CELRKS PART FARMING. The lietail Merchants Association, of which VV. Dnwden i.t chairman, and J. S. Jiose secretary, has been active during tlic year: and they have met irith the lictiiil CkrJcs on sfvcrn' to discuss mattera of mutual interest. .ixt> IiK5r.it-R.ixt AccojnroD.iTioy i.v LKTiiririirx.-K 'ITiero hare leen but fcir additions to the residence accommo- dation in the city durinj is still great. while reasonably a.xid. is. often tnscd Ihe t.auk Irarrfigs. as legiS'.crerl week by week by the right j Io the iilmost. There is an excellent opportunity for chartered, banks doing business in trive a. good sm- in the building of -JMinl hold in I cral index to the state of business generally. The 'j IIUEIGATIOX FARMING The hay and alfalfa crops that were produced on the irrigated 'muds in the old cslablishcel irrigation districts around i.clh- Ijridge, Coaldaie, Raymond and .Magrath proved very profitable (in 1'JIS. Tlic crop of alfalfa ran from 3 Io tons j Hie acre, and timothy made yields of to tons per acre year, and the need ,or more houses I Alfalfa sold at per ton, and timothv at S30 j Io ?33 per Ion During-191'i tln> last rcinaiiiing lands, available under Ihv Alberla liailway ,t Irrigation Company's project were sold, '.-ily to iiighly experienced irrigniion farmers torn the United JCl LANK TITI.IIS OLEICI: the pan live years are as follows: HI.21-i.85-3 3016 I'.US -S-H.JOl.lM On.n.v Cuor.5 The aniuuni of grsin that passed through 'the railway onet village communities in thi, ilhtrici. VV'c dealt with this to (ho markets from ihc crops ot the past fouri 'natter again recently, and the iVilluwina revolution has n-as.as a. j been endorsed by (he'Uthliridjru llecfjiiMrui.-tion (Vmmiiii States. The nddifitinnl demands for water from tho system tl: j a gathering of representatives from i tannin- and the way, which now administers those hinds, pressed forward with the ivork of the canal capacity, and there will he n.i recurrence of this shortage. It has now come home fully to tii m.j Crop..........'.___ 1917 Crop............... bushels 'ij.OOO.COO bushels farmers Iliat the irrigation water, cvevy drop of it, is "of high "The I.elhbriilge Board of Trade desire.- io record niraiii yuliin: ihc company had Iran so liberal in their j necessity for the establishment of a liunl titles ;it interpretation of '.be rules governing tlm use of the water and io express hop.; thai nifasnres io ibis CHI! mav Ovting to various causes the rrovemonf of the, 1918 crop has''c and pressed fur.vurd ivithoul delay." been i-low. The amount moved and in s-.ore at cleyators at tlic .S'.-Hfioi depots throiighotil the district at the end of December vas'orer iix million and (here still a rery con- siderable quantity ol crop in farmers' lunds. i.ilhcrlo Omt somewhat lax habits developed. K hns also become ciiiient that occasicyis nriso very ofteji when every farmer i.vants ]aa nuniilitirs ol water ,it the tame-time i t preliminary have shown may lie irri.L'uicd from slreams. it help them to consider lu.w ihov. in turn, set aiii.ut get iinj.' other waters dmvu on io iheir lands. TO ScrroiiT LIVE STOCK OPKRATIOXS is a icnipiaiion in a nru- country to put ill.; carl before tlie hur.-e; io limit inlo iptcslions as I" liow we. should harness the land and the vsfier lojrclhcr, and (lien io proceed to IILTOI'I: measures in the emerpeneics- -nyc, more than thai: wo fort'ct tliiit WD s-hsuld have our sconk'oir, i sec thai the conni ry is beinsr prenared for (lie advancing needs o! our people. The present, urgent is the provision uf L'rcen feed for iln> yreaily increased iinmbcrs of cattle that liave been up on onr farms >inre our farmers started cut in Ibis pn.fitablc direction from 1011 onwards. H is true wo have made considerable advances these la.-t feu- years in well wotcr supplies, and ihnv lias heljied tin; riiisitii: indusirv not a little. Jlni we have praclicnlly been asleep in tlie mailer nl the rivers and streams for fvmin-r and all (lie lime these valuable liavc be, n liowini; nsclvssly I'ast ycry dwr. M'e have bren in ihc nsu of our. wits nnd parsimonious in tlie use of onr farni- nnd irmle nrganixations. which should. have- been devoting lucre of their cllurts to shidyinj; Ihcse resources, and io ii'g ihe governments, lint were earnest in .our dtfiry Unit these water resources sliould be dcyelojiecTT It may he possible n little later on io ascertain just what has tic-en the cost ut moving hay ftoi'i llie north nnd cuttle fruin south this .season: (mt the P'tu.f nuiy rcadity be hni'.arded that the nniomit that has beeuYpenl dnrinj; the last years in further enmiirico inlo the viopibilitie.s for making use f.c tliCJe valuable irrigation waters will not anmiiiit. to a fraction of (he cost of moving hay and catlic during this one season uc emergency. There have hue-it preliminary surveys madp. to disclose Ihc further posjiblu use of waters that nrc available in the foothilU for jrrigAiion; ii has been shown that Mater may IK carried to irrigate some JjO.OOO acres to Ihc south-east of the line between Stirling and Foremost. It is highly essential (hat (he work on these surveys which vcss intcrrnpicd pwing to the war should he pu.-hcd forward with all possible speed, so that tin: fanners in that district may be advised u> the feasibility of part ot their lands irrigated. Jiiiuc.vriox DISTIMCTS This Bonivl of Trade Iras always been willing (o help farmers io niidfirslimd about. Ilic prnsjicels for geltinj irrigation waters. on to tfieir lini it is evident (hat onr facilities for helping ncttifllly (n orpuikc disiricls. ;irc limited, J( is some- what cnriuns recall lire fact that n-hcn your President and Mr. S. >S, Illinium and olhers of the Hoani first liegaii Io tall; to the fiirmcrs in (lie promised l.ellibritlfre Xorthern Ilistrict filiout the possibilities of (heir gcltim- irrigation walcr, that vre On the grain farms n-iihin e. rsdiuj of eighty or i hundred miles of LcHibridge. the. average on Innd" that was svim-j ni'-r-fallowed have been as _7f- is opportune to rci-ord apiin (he i-rcat fur a Xormal Training .School at At ;i public mreiini' here in July, which atituih-d by representative citizen'.-. front all the towns and school districts ".-ilhin ;i radiin Ytor J9IS Whtal 1ms. .'J8 lus. bnj. Hi bus. HO but. bus. SO :'A bus. Karley 05 bus. bin. bus. bus. seventy or eighty miles of l.cllibridge, a request was formulated and lighi n rainfall; and ii bee' I'osi OFUCI; M.sn, Si.nviccs i; the year the sen ice al the office ha- :rcatly improved by Ihc cstfiblistirncnt oi ino nflirp basis. Th-; inail HTvicus to and from !hf imiil, jd by piovibion for the carn-ini; of ip of over a thousand pounds 1'noi'O.snn KXTB.VSMXS Of JTUIIO-.ITIOK The grain farmer has been inclined to smile these last few years, high prices at the irrigation farmer growing alfalfa1 nnd selling it at imv but (li'j hiy.l is oii'the. other fooi year, and tlic farmer is glad to pay a pretty stilt pri for alfalfa liny, or other kind of hay ihat he can An Irrigation District has in cxisicr.ec nt Tnbcr, about thirty miles cast, of for some time, Ijnt ro aclual jirogresj with tlie necessary constrnclion works been made. The (.'nnadinn Tatific Knilway can enough sjiill wnlcr stilt price (he end of the sys'lem to irrigate about acres in lay his around Tnbcr, nnd liminrial arrangcnient? were hdtig mnilo be ;