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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta OF CANADA Rest and Undivided Prottts Exceed One of the strongest and soundest, as .well as most 'progressive financial Institutions in Canada. Every one of our 138 Brandies is prepared to offer its clients every modern bank Lag facility. i The-large number of Branches gives exceptional facilities for making collections and transmitting money. Joint may opened in the name of two persons, so that either can attend to the Banking. TTHBRIDGE BRANCH: 'J. R. THE NEED OF A 320 ACRE FARM Hon. Frank Oliver Forth the Reason for the Pre-emption Privilege In explaining clauses of the new the preemption land bill in the House of Commons, Hon. Frank Ol- iver dwelt at some length on the need of a 320 acre farm. Part of his .ad- dress is as follows: "When the system of surveys of stands to reason that if a man can only farm one-half his land in each j tue sameeople wlio would not be satisfied with u farm of 100 acres, people who lave farmed on a large scale in Io- wa, or Minnesota, who sell their lands at big prices to our-coun- try, not to tie -themsolves up to n small patch of land but to acquire a argc .area, whcro they can farm at a satisfactory profit. These men were largely attracted to Canada by rea- son of the fact that they could get a free quarter section, and, adjoining it, what they considered a cheap quarter section of railway land. That fact lias had a very material, effec in the settlement of our country so far aB it has gone. But I have sak to the House that we bar acres of railway land, and we hav disposed of about acres o homestead land. Tlift choice of the homsteaders has been very much that of the railroader. That is the rail- j roader chose what he thought was j.ihe Ix'st part of the country, that ly- i ing bjtween the dry prairie to the south .and the wooded country to the north, and the done Color, Flavor, Fragrance the strong points of Daily Herald Market Place Wbei uytkfof U sdi JK rcat place it in tUt cotaM. If >M wait tiytbiif MM thtf 25c MC f insertions for WANTED First class cook lor small hotel. Apply F. S. Leffingwell, Warner. 70-0 SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REG- ULATIONS RAM LAL'S PURE TEA It's COLOR, fresh FRAGRANCE and DE- LICIOUS FLAVOR have made it hosts of friends. Are YOU one yet? IT IS PURE! No Railway Lands to Buy So, to a great extent, the even- the Northwest was first undertaken, than a farm c our settlement in advance, easterly part, toward the and north, of any settlement in the adjoining United Mr. In the United States th'o 100 acre farm which had been adopted as standard in the prairie states of the West was adopted.by us in our West my ern prairie as In Ontario a 100 acre farm was the standard, and prob- ably that is the case in the eastern scientifi part of the United States; "but they drawn, did not consider 100 acres sufficient in the prairie state and they adopted 160 as the standard. Our survey of the West was based upon the idea that 160 acres is-the proper size for a prairie farm, and the experience of the older settled portions of our western prairies, shows. that to be the proper siite. But natural" conditions change somewhat as you go further west. In Iowa and Minnesota a ICO acre farm is a fair sized farm; but when we get to Nebraska and Dakota 160 acres cease to be sufficient, according to the experience of the present day. And as there is only an imaginable line between Canada and the United States in the west, the salne natural conditions which require a farm to be of a large area in the more west- ern provinces of the United States operate in our own prairie west. In the states where the 160 acre" farms are the standard, there are adequate and regular rainfalls, and it is possi- ble to crop the rich prairia land from year to year without cessation. But. as settlement spreads westwards into the country where the rainfall is not so' regular, it was found that the at the land every year re- sulted in getting no crop at all during the dry seasons., A different system of farming had then to be; adopted, and the farmers adopted the .method of planting only one-half their land each year and summer fallowing the remainder. So that instead of having to plough his land in the the had melted, and the .frost had come out of the ground, and then putting his seed into the .loosened uplands which the spring .winds had dried out, with the result that in dry years there was no crop, he was able, by summer fallowing the land, to put in his seed the following spring year, lie must have twice as much land if he is going to raise as much crop. Therefore, a farm of 320 acres j numbered sections in the country of in the western part of the prairie re-j rajiway iami grants are settled gion is no. larger'as a moneymaker than a farm of 160 acres in the more Ram Tea is sold only in Lethbridge by THE BENTLEY CO. LTD. LINK ARBITRARY Foster: Where would the. Minister draw the line? Mr.. I did not propose to draw any line, but the criticism of hon; friend and some others have compelled me to draw one. The line I draw is an arbitrary and not a scientific one, but a line had to be rawn. Mr. Sam Hughes: Is it not a fairly scientific one too, taking the altitude into consideration? Mr. Oliver: I think there is fair ground for the line .Jbeing drawn where I propose. But that is a mat- Notice RUNCHEBSli STOCKMEN on by homesteaders, and today, if we expect any great influx of settlers, though there still remains some of intervening between the odd- numbered sections of the railway land grant, the new settlers must largely go into the prairie of the south kert of C. N. Rv. with room LIVERY BARN TO -'EXCHANGE FOR Livery barn on Regina-Prince Al- 700 ter upon which there may be easily differences of opinion. very I do not think there is any good, reason for a line being drawn, but it has'to be, I think that where we propose to" draw it is the better division As we go weste. v.imr altitude innx-dsi'S and therefor tho seasons difS-r :md there is necessity for summer fallow- ing, which system, requires two acres to one where summer fallowing, is not necessary. Further west again, in the foothills, where the "altitude is still greater, instead of summer fal lowing and growing of sprung grain being adopted the system of growing winter wheat'is adopted. And the re suit, so far as acreage is concerned or into the wooded country of the J for orth. If they go to the prairie land of the south, where there- are no odd numbc-red sections in -the hands of the railway companies, they must be restricted to one-quarter section un- less we adopt some other principle or policy of dealing with our lands. NoWi we believe that would be a a very great detriment to settlement in that part of the country. We be- lieve that the conditions there, be- ing such as I have described, a 320 acre farm is one of fair average size and means should be offered the new settler to acquire it from the KJQ horses, vu town of population, good school, coun- try well settled. "Will tako Ktock for part or full payment.' Vor particu- lars see FORD TYLER Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge. Tenders SCAVENGING Any person desiring a scavenger waggon or closets cleauc-d can have same done by leaving orders with E. P. Mee, c-o Police Station. 74-0 FOR SALE Twenty head of horses, thirteen broken, all young and sound. Can be seen at corral south of city pump ing station. Will sell whole bunch teams or single horses. Apply at Che premises. 79-0 railway company, because the rail- way company is not there; the lands are in the hands of the- government today, and the government is the only person with whom the" settler can deal. NOTICE SEALED TENDERS will be receiv- ed by the undersigned until five o'- clock p.. m., August 6th, 1'JOS, for the .erection of a brick fire hall for the City of Lethbridge. Plans and specifications may be seen at the of- fices of the Architect, Southard Build ing, Lethbridge. Each tender to be accompanied by a certified bank cheque for ten per cent, of the tender and made payable to the Secretary Treasurer of the City of Lethbridge. The cheque to be for- feited the City if the tenderer fails or refuses to enter into a satisfac- ory contract for the completion of .he building. Tha 1 jwest or any tender not nec- essarily accepted. James A. Macdonald, 183-17 Architect. SERVANT WANTED A good general servant wanted. Ap ply Mrs. A. B. Stafford. Rompa; St. 79-0 WANTED Wanted temporary help for a day o THE CITY MARKET Will open up for .Business on Saturday, ftopst 1st Next is the same, because, in producing winter wheat you cannot sow in the fall after you have reaped your crop The land you crop this year you can not sow until next year, because you have to sow early in the season, and'the crop has not been taken off the. land in time to admit of that. Mr. He'rron: I may say that the minister _ is mistaken in that' last, statement. About half the-people in the- southern country do sow after reaping the fall wheat crop. Mr. Oliver: I know that some peo- ple I know that there are many people in other parts of the country who sow without ploughing THI OLYMPIC GAMES London, July 22.--The Ainerican athletes scored two firsts in the Olym- pic games 'today although they met defeat in the greatest race of the day, the 100 metre dash which was captur- od for South Africa, by E. Walker. J. Ecetor, University of Virginia, -and R. Kerr, Canada, struggling for sec ond place which Reetor finally won by only a few inches to spare. F. C. Irons, Chicago A. A. won the broad jump, breaking the Olympic record .with' a leap of 24 feet 6 1-2 inches. Tenders wo in cooking, waiting on table, afe between 10 182-0 dish washing and Apply at the Hub a.m. and 3 p.m. WANTED to drive delivery wa- gon and make himself generally use ful around a hardware store. Must have thorough knowledge of the city and understand handling horses. Ap- ply to C. W. Gray. Coat mining rights of tfce Dominion in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the North-West Territories aud British Columtna, may be leased for term of twenty-one years at an annual rental of (1 an acre. Not more than acres will >e leased to one applicant. Application for a lease must be made to the Agent or Sub-Agent of he district in which the ap- plied for are situated. In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or ie al subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract appli- ed for shall be staked out. Each application must be accom- panied by a fee of which will refunded if the rights applied for are not available but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the mer- chantable output of the aiine at the rate of five cents per too. Kssee of coal mining righU which are not being operated shall furnish the district Agent of Domin- ion Lands with a sworn statement to that effect at least once in each year. The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the iesee may. be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be con- didered necessary for the working ol the mine at the rate of an acre. For full. information application should be made to the Secretary of Department of the Interior, Ot- tawa, or any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands. W. W. CORY. Deputy Minister of the Interior. publication ol this advertisement will not pnid DRESS MAKING Dressmaking by the day. Apply Miss M. J. Schruitz, North Ward or Box 2, Lethbridge. 183 6 Claresholm Claresholm, July sale of the Monarch townsite lots begins here today the agents being Milnes and Noble and sales should proceed merrily as the town looks like spring ing up like a mushroom, once the just and as soon as the snow had gone before the frost had left the ground; and as the land had not been the dry winds or spring could not take away its moisture, and the result was a good crop. But when he. attempted to crop his entire farm every year he could not get any at my hon. friond will not which "is'graded' past it is stand up here and say that that is the best fay to raise fall wheat. I have seen men sowing winter wheat even in October in the southern part f the.prairie country, in the district that may hon. friend (Mr. Hcrron) represents, and, possibly these men get a crop. But he knows they have no right to get a crop, sowing their -ver be made" at an Agency on certain harvest in a dry year. DRY FARMING The fact is that there are today millions of acres of land under sue cessful cultivation in Dakota and our west which, ten or fifteen years ago, were practically ,given up as not suitable, simply because people did not know how to farm it. But it ,vhere the rainfall is uncertain, in order to make a farm successful two acres are aa necessary as one acre is where the rainfall is certain. Will Encourage Settlement Now, the need of a farm of 320 icres in our prairie west has been met, so far, by the possibility of the settler who has homesteaded a We talk VALUES TDM 1 a.i. to 6 p.i. anta Mailorder Furnishing House Turpin Furniture Co. Complete House FurnUhers We had the much expected visit from Norris Howe's circus Saturday. Nothing brings the COLH try folk in like a show of this him and .early in the forenoon the street with gaily dressed peopr; The day was intensely hot-and i was a little uncomfortable under th huge canvas roof but nevertheless tl entertainment was much enjoyed I all. The pity is that sometimes l cal days do not bring out such crowd and the money in the case T. circus all leaves the town as io- as the long baggage trains can out. The ch.iirmnn of the Fire Coxrum Iq at this Store iri awii Papa. loir leisters' Beits Tenders for Eicavation and the Syppljing of Con- crete Materials WANTED Wanted, two bakers at once. Schweitzer Bros. Apply FOR SALE A Typewriter, No. I desires, perform the required 3 Standard, in splendid order. McCraeken, Reupath Street. 85-6 SEALED TENDERS addressed to he undersigned, and -'ndorped "Ten-1 ler for Supplying for the Do- minion Buildings." will be received it this office until 4.W P3t. on Mon- iay, August 24, 1908, for the supply of Coal for the Public Buildings! throughout the Dominion. Combined and form of tender can be obtain- d on applica- tion at this office. Persons tendering ;ire notified that tenders. will not be considered unless made on the printed forms und signed with tlu-ir actual signa- tures-. Each tender must accompanied by an accepted on a charter- tee of the council is asking for j od. bank, made payable to the Separate sealed tenders, registered and addressed to the Deputy Minis- ter of Public Works, Edmonton, and endorsed tenders for "Excavation and Concrete Materials" will be received up to 12 o'clock. Noon, August 1st, 1008, for the supplying of all plant, la- bor and performing all work neceas ary in connection with the foundation work of a Court House Building in the City of Lethbridge, Alta. to com- pete the following. 1st. "Rough Excavation." 2nd. "Furnishing Sand, Gravel, or a combination of sand and gra- vel." Plans may be seen and specifica- tions and forms of tender had on ap- plication to the Local Office of the Government Telephone System or to Bookkeeper who is also able to act conditionsjoy the fathur, mother, son, as stenographer. Work not heavy. daughteTrbrother or sister of an in- Apply at the Herald Office. 185 0 j tending homesteader. The.homesteader is required to per- form the homestead duties under one uf the following plans: At least six months' residence upoff and cultivation of the laud in each year for three years. (2) A homesteader may, if he so resi- T. J.Uence duties by living on farming ,land owned solely hy him, not ithan. eighty (80) acies in extent, m the vicinity of his homestead. Joint ownership of land will not meet this requirement. (3) If the father (or mother, if the ither is deceased) of a homesteader lias permanent residence on farming land owned solely by him, not leas Columbia I than eighty (80) ac-rea in extent, in 187-61 the vicinity of the homestead, or up- [on a homestead entered foi by him in the ?icinity, such homesteader TO RENT perform hia own residence duties by New seven roomed cottage, modern 'ivjng with the father (or throughout, very close to business j 'pne term "vicinity" in the two BOOTS AND SHOES Bring your boots and shoes for re pairs to J. Simm, near the lake, Westminster Road, North Ward. 64-6 WANTED Two waitresses. Apply restaurant. ty volunteers for a volunteer fire bri- gade, looking to the fact that the town has received two fiO-gallon che- mical fire engines. The engines wilt shortly tested. Tho boring on the well which has beer, going on for some time has now been abandoned and four shal- low wells are being put down, the first of which has been given n. good supply. Business Is a. bit dull 'ust everyone is awaiting the busy times in six weeks or two n'.o'i'hs Tho country is looking fine and the fall wheat fast changing: color. W. A. Lyndon of Lyndon was in town yesterday as was Travis Bag- ley of Meadow Creek. 187-0 A. 13. McDonald arrived from south last night. tho of the Honourable Minister of Public Works, equal to.ten per cent. (10 p.e.) of the amount of the tender, which will be forfrit- .1 it person U-n- dering decline to into a contract when called upon do so, or if he fail to complete the work contracted for. If the tender not acce-ptod thr cheque will be The Department