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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VHP. SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1920 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER RAIN MAKER" IS DONE (Vulcan AclTOcale) .engaged lie has tilled contracts tor order to reply In a jencral stockmen, grain-growers aud It was not long until there began a real downpour, lu (net. In 9k certain single day of twenty-four hours the fall or water reached tUo terrlblo lolul c less tbau loiie lui'ldh of the tluio allotted (or the wort. lake was tilled to POM wliero the water rushed over tlie (op o( Ihs high dam mid formed some f of the district ttio precipitation "There Is no magic In my tie district have been quietly Invesli- the matter and are thoroughly IInanco x caji jor convinced ot iraUSeld's ability to pro- persistently Buce rain: Inasmuch as the Dominion Government itself at one time employ- ed the mutt In the KlondlVo regions and'he fulfilled hts contract to the calls "the rain- hi ihe of !9fG Hattield was IIISSIILLON10P (Experimental Note.) Nobteford Booster Points U Eight Rec- ords 'to Prove it tific. 'flia problem Involved In production of rain by artificial means resolves itself into tho mat'.er of to the Klondike. The localizlns Hie evei-pretent air- miners around Da-.vson City, in the borno moisture and condeuslug it to satisfaction of tho Government, who Yukoll valley lacking water for the Ihe point of precipitation. To accom- are we to claim we would lose our ellllclllg anii ot their gold- this t use certain chemicals, tlic faith In the Christian religion It the envoi, were unable to pro- character ot which must naturally re- man actually' does what he claims. (he usual summer clean-up, main mr secret. 1 work from Faith and we'll lose a lot more than therefore, aided by the Dominion about thirty-five feet lilKh, on which that 'if. through pight-adedness we Government, they offered Hattield a 1 have great evaporating tanks. Tho squash an attempt to give him a trial, bonus of J10.000 if he could bring thier acre, pad then Olaresholni came along and claimed to have mado sales at per sere, uut in an Interview Mr. Harris of tho Harrls-Xoble Land Co., he points out that the sale made lu the Noblelonl district would sltll constitute a record, because in Ihe Karons district it Is true were some garden plots adjoining the town sold higher figures, and pus- way of precipitation, the moisture County, California.- Less than two which tho air already carries. In other Inches of rain had fallen in this val-l In the old deg days young HatfielJ words, my work Is purely a mailer of ley In ihe eleven months previous, and creatlne conditions that will attract as a result the reservoir was nearly this stored-up moUture to a desired dry. Day a tier day clouds had form- solicitor for sowing machines, y every night, however, he spent ,g into the mysteries ot penum. this stored-up moUture to a desired ry. ay a ier ay cous a orm- spot and there condense It to ihe point ed overhead, only later to drift away bra and c rrus air .strain -n all the _ _ ff __ ___ __ i ___ t ___ ____ ____ nr- ha mis of tnp re Aim lie where It falls as rain. Therefore it without releasing their moisture. Two may be said that Induce rain, but days after Mr. Ilalfielil began opera- hot that I make It.' lions, however, there was a rain that Mr. Hatfleld, who lives In Los yielded 1.94 Inches. He continued his Angeles, California, has been steadily demonstrations for several days more and solely engaged in persuading re- and lle removed Ills lowers Ihe calcitrant rain-drops to drop tor more precipitation totalled inches. In '.thin fifteen years.' And' he stayed meantime the water In the reser- awakc nights thinking about rose twenty-two feet. His con- calls "the artificial production of rain" (tract was mud> more .His greatest success, measured by inches of rainfall, was at San Diego nearly five years before lie. made bis first -experiment, conducted on his father's ranch in San Diego County, California, in April, IStOL'. His first experiment was followed Immediately by a light there hadn't been rain previously for several weeks! Other teats followed until he had had fifteen successes and but a slngie failure. Mr. Hittietd, to date, has made more than five hundred demonstra- tions of his system, and his disappoint- ments have been very few. Ilia con- tracts, In substance, always read, "No rain, no and they have been for amounts ranging from the first lau to as high as JIO.OW. The territory he has covered in his work extends from Central Texas to Dawson City in ut the original quarter section .that had formerly suffered so much from toil drifting was not affected, whereas most ol the farms In the district that :iad been cropped for a number of years (uttered severely. This quarter that drifted so badly In 1910 and did uot drift In 1915 receiv- ed at some time during too interven- ing period one ot both of -two treat- ments that had not .been accorded to rated that every toot lu height of the blulf urotedert Ihe crop lauce of fitly feet. It was also note- worthy: In the. district lhat those farms ifad blutft 83 close as a quarter ot a' In all. directions suffered IJrattlcally npthlnf from soil drifting. The derived Irom 'our of the do- season ot aud 1. The plowing under of mauuro In the lummertallow baa a tendency to (irevent soil drifting in Ihe follow- ing years. 3. The seeding to grass oucu IR tive to seven years and leaving in for two years has a value greater than. Hi value ij a hay crop In furnish- ing fibre to the 'soil. 3. PlauUIIouu of trees protect in thg direction towards whtrli (ho prerallliic winds Wow for u dis- tance of approximately tidy feet tor every fool! in height of tho trees. Wru. .Muuro, Suut., KiperlulenUl Station, Roslhorn. -Sash. any of Ihe farms that drifted in 1919. Most of this farm had been under grass for two years at eome lime dur- ing tho Intervening period ami some of that which had been iu scd aud all of that which had not beeu in sod had at eoruo time during the period received a heavy application of barn yard manure. Looking back over Ibc last ten years sibly one or two half-sections which wo find that only twice huvo wo had had growing, grain crops. Also the sales reported from Claresholm were for land wltli good Improvements and growing crops on panic. salo mado at Xoulcford 'constitutes a section- six miles .west ot.Unvn with no buildings or improvements ot any kind except a fence. 1'urther, Mr. Harris states he is pleased to hear llarons and Claresholm making such cbfms as he has. always advocated lhat the good wheat belt extended from Nobleford to Vulcan and from Claresholm to Macleod. By way ot comparison Mr.-Harris has gathered a a hay crop lhat was a paying pioiiosi- lloa uii a hay crop but caunot help but infer front the preceding that soJ lias an important value apart from the hay crop in affording stability lo the EOd in a dry season. One can scarcely get away from the conclusion alto that manure had au important fuuc- liou apart froni Its fcrlilizing value. There were throo quarter sections added to the Experimental Station within the past, few vears and most ot this land drifted badly :ii 191S. But It of note lhat lhat land only drifted which had been fall plowed or le of the yield obtained by SsblsFcaad-jihe spring plowing drifted. Tho fat- ation on in ihe Nobleford low and fall plowing were mellowed district, covering the yeai and will be glad to hare th few figures showing I fallowed tho year previous. None 1 by Sslsls Pcaad-Hhe spring plowing drifted. Tho be Nobleford low and fall plowing mellov ,r5 1911-101S, down to a flno dust by tho action of these figures j the frost whereas the spring plowing years there was hardly any rain at with those of Coaldale.lhad a lumpy surface. We cannot at for the samo ford to do without fallow nor fall ot the'plowing yet both operations tend to In southern California, and groat suf- j Barons and Claresholin. fering resulted. Yet clouds arid even period. Coaldfild in sp fogs were common, but for some reason the ever-hoped-for rains were withheld. The condition set the youth sale mentions' one year If tho iveraKO man deciding what a district 3 capable ot producing, will lake Ihe records for a period of eight years ho following yields are certainly very water, and, due lo a prolonged this, reservoir was nearly empty. In fact, it had never contained more than a third of its capacity since It was hullt many years before. The contract was made with Mr. HatflGld to fill the .artificial lake to overllow- ing within a year. Tho amount offer- ed for accomplishing the feat was and was to be paid by the city, through the city council. Since the reservoir has a capacity of about Eighteen billion gallons, the undertak- ing naturally looked big. liut Mr. Hat- field got busy with his paraphernalia, 'and within a few days it had begun to rain. Tins start was somewhat mild, but THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA RECOMMENDS ITS produce liable for soil MONEY ORDERS as z safe and economical method of remitting amounts up to Payable without charge at any'branch of any in Canada (Yukon excepfed) .and' S5 and under.....- 3c Over not exceeding 6c Over not exceeding 10c Over not exceeding 15c SOUTHERN ALBERTA BRANCHES Letlibriclge............................. E. E. McKay, iV'annRef K. Atkinson, Manager Cardston W. fl. McKay, .Manager Taber................................... J. W. Doran, Mnnager SENDING MONEY ABROAD If you vish to send money abroad, pur- chase a draft frrJm the Canadian Bank of Commerce. It is the safest method and the cost is small. Should the money be required at once we shall be pleased to arrange the matter by cable. BSA THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND I.ETHBRIDGE BRANCH, R. T. Brymner, Manager. o VALUE OF EGG LAYING CONTEST jf A v f-f -t- v v (Experimental Farms Note.) Thero is at the present time a great wave of interest and enthusiasm in poultry production sweeping 1 over practically the whole world, and parti- cularly the English-speaking world. Undoubtedly the necussltyfor increas- ed production of all foods has been a great factor m this awakened in- terest, but before this necessity arose the wave had begun, so that it but in- creased rather than, started.it. "While there are a great' many fac- tors, more or-less responsible for tho awakened Interest, the greatest ot all has undoubtedly been laying contests Thn primary Value of laying con- tests undoubtedly was (he advert is- j jing anil stimulus they pave to the! breeders who entered their flocks, but! the greatest valuo to the'poultry in-i dastry was and is the public attention that tlioy have attracted to the produc- tion end of poultry keeping and the .establishing of confidence in--records made under nirbllc supervision. The shows ami exhibitions that hart been held in the atten- tion and stirred interest from the love of beauty of form and reathert but with the coining of the laying contests the general keen business man and the dissatisfied city worker that here was a business that was more than a fad, a hobby, that hore was a business capable of returning a good profit on investment or a good independent living. The man of means invests in a farm, employs an experienced poultry' man and goes Into tho business. The cit> worker has not sufficient, capital foi this, so he starts a small back-yard flock, learns .to handle It with profit, gradually expands, looking for- ward to the time when he can stop his city work and depend entirely on poultry for a living, It is this awakening of public in- terest in poultry production that has far been of first importance but while this, no continue, Ultimately Ihc greatest value will coma from the establishing of records of performance that will above re- proach. In the past, records have been pub- lished lhat were made solely under tho supervision of the owner. Many of these needed lo be taken with a nteresting Yeur 1911 1912 1P13 1914- 191G 1917 191S 'Spring wheat M. 40. 40. 22. 45. 50. S4. 24 Oats 85. 107. 102. 50, 125. 115. 50 Average wheat, eight 38.ST; average oats, eight years, SG.75. fc SEED ORDERS AND SUPPLIES VICTORY BONDS WE BUY AND SELL THESE BONDS AT THE MARKET PRICE PLUS ACCRUED INTEREST WE RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF THESE SECURITIES 51 5 MACLEAN BLOCK CALGARY ALBERTA M-V drifting ff followed by a dry season, Tho prevailing winds were from tUe southeast although the two worst ol lie whole season were from the wesl iy souOiwcst. Thfiro is a poplar blufl nt tho south of the in it! die of the arm and northwesterly from that ]luff to a considerable distance there was no soil drifting in a field the re- mainder of which was completely de- itroyed. Careful measurements indi- BLAME-THE SUBS OTTAWA, Jan, ravages of the German submarine are blamed a degree for the decrease in the 101S fish catch, according to a re- port of the fisheries branch, naval department. -The report states lhat several Lunenburg county vessels, one Yarmouth county vessel and a Halifax steam trawler, were victims ol the U-boat THE COST Estate is no greater by appointing a Trust Company: as EXECUTOR than an individual but you are assured at all times of the benefit of our experience. Correspond or call on us for further information. y The British Canadian Trust Co. 315.FIFTH ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 1843 The Young Man's Best Recommendation A Savings Account is more than a slart financial is a mark of character. One of the strongest recommendations in the world of business that a young man can present, is a Merchants Bank Pass-Book, ghowing a record of consistent savings. A Savings Account may fcs opened with which shows how highly we regard the accounts of those who desire to snvn MCRCHANTS BANK OF LETHNUDCE BRANCH, Srnr __________________Smb-Agcncy itS CANADA. Established J864, R. 3. DINNING, Manager grain of salt but when records are made 111 public- conlesta, government supervision creates a confidence that I is not felt in home records, j With the- establishing of an official i record of performance, Ihe door to breeding greater egg production will bfi opened in :L way lhat has never f With a view to slinutlaUn? j in proiluciion, ttie Dominion Expert- miMifal Farms have established Kgg Laying Conlesls throughout Canada Tlio first of these F tar tod at C'hnrUtllctfju'ii, IM3.I., on November 1st, anil minted much interest in tlinl iiroviiicc that on tbo foil owing i N'ovombfcr six other 'l jwcre started ay Th'j Canadian TCgs; laying Contest nt Ottawa witii fifty peas competing. Federal contrrts of twenty pens ,each at Xiippiin. XS., Cap House, Hraiidon, Indian Sask., and Lethbriilgo, Alia, It fs expected that -tie.Tl year not only will cupacity of tlio prcaent hfi Incrc-fiStid, but that new conto Is will be In otlicr (lislricln Ifironjhoui ('anrula. (Jcorgc- Iloborlfton, 1'oultry Division, Karm. Oltawji, Onl. (Experimental "Farms Note.) "TTurnew seed'-calblbgues'nre coming in with their Oist3 of novoltles an staple .varleltes lattractivcly advertis- cii, nntl one gets much enjoyment In. turning over the pages of one of theso catalogues and mentally picturing the ine crops one will have next sum- Yiier. Often, however, the catalogue s-laid aside without the'order, Whig lent, And nothing further is done urt- ;il spring, when it mar be too late _o set what is desired. The .quantity available of the best ycgc- ables and flowers Is' -'usually small, icnce it is important to order early before the slocfc is exhausted. There is a great differnce between the best and the poorest strains. The stock of the best has been rigidly selected so that a -large proportion will come true to type, whereas stocl; which has not been kept >in by selec- tion may have a had mixture of types; and tlie resulting crop will he very un- satisfactory. This is of so much im- portance that, with a, crop like the cauliflower, for instance, where a strain that will give a large propor- tion of gooil means much profit and a poor strain may mean very little, it pays llio market gardennr when he yets a good strain-to hold over what seed he docs not use until another year as he will thus be sure of having a good strain next year. This method would not, however, serve with Die onion, which loses its germinating power very rapidly, hence should he purchased every year. There is a wonderful difference In _onlons. Sometimes from the seed of one stock large proportion will be thlcknccks while from another most of the plants make goorl If one has had food success from a certain source year, Ihe safest plan will bo to order from the source another year. Sometimes novelllos have not ap- parently been compared very care- Executor If-.a man dies without having apfrOtntcti an Executor, the Court appoints "an Administrator to wlnd-up-hls affaird. Administrator. when no Will-Is-left, distributes the., Estate-aiopug the legal heirs. previous owner's wishes aro'iiot consulted; Au Kxeculor carries ont'iho owner's wishes, but receives 110 more for his services the Administrator. Company, acts as Executor under Wills. Oitr Officers arc glad to have you writo for inrormalton, or belter still, lo'imve a parsDiinl'.livterrlQW-about In which the Com- may serve you, AND LETHF.RIDGE OFFICE: BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDINO. J. W- McNICOL, INSPECTOR. Public Administrator and Official Atilgnee for the Judicial Dlitrlcts iortlculturist. CAVINGS, Thrift, Independence these are the out- come of the same impulsa and attain the same objec- The Standard Bank of Canada can help you to attain it. THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA J. C. SCOTT MANAGER I3TH STREET KQRTH G. F. BLETCHER MANAGER 4TK AVEMUe SOUTH P. B1LLINGTON MANAGER NEW DAY7OH AND STCRLIS'S BRANCHES L. G. THOMAS MANAGER COALKURST BRANCH W. B. FERGUSON MANAGER COALDALr: C. T. McKINNON MAHACIR BUHDETT BRANCH Is a good see About disposing of your PELTS and FURS A strong market prevails at present. Get our any quantity. A. WYMAN CO. DEALERS IN HIDES, PELTS AND.FURS PHONE i ADDRESS: 320 6th STREET 8. BOX I INSURES HEN FOR POKTLANM. isn't every hen lhal (rart carry around n life Snsnr.tnff pnltcy, but that is tho amount ol inpuranc'e placed on nna of i alio Baru.tt end No Jail population of diminished so rrtfiMly last months tlifit four liens at UK? pmiltry fliovr' here. Thli hen Is a while Icgtiorn, ownul by Tantrcl, of Kcnl, Wash. ShB set a world's record for production hy laying 33'J CBRS In 8C5 nays, ended Massachusetts Seplcmlii-r in. This Is about four R Ihejilrncs the pni'liiutlon of the nvoraga county no her vslmi in Ihs poultry world easily Ur- HEAD OFFICE WINNIPEG, MAN. CARRUTHERS DEALERS AND EXPORTERS OF HIDES, WOOL, SHEEP PELTS, RAW FURS AND TALLOW Lethbridge Alberta Get acquainted with the largest dealers in Western Canada and you will never be a dissatisfied shipper. Write today for prices and shipping tags which will be mail- ed on-receipt of your application. A. CARRUTHERS CO., LTD. Phone 595 1251 2nd Avnue S. Lethbridge, Aha, ;