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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHtRIDOr, ALIA., "FRIDAY, JULY J4..IMI PACE FIVE OUR EXPERIMENTAL FARM Where the Minnesota Editors are Being Entertained Today The difference between good farm- ing and poor .fanning is the differ- ence between profit and loss, between euecess and failure. And us tho wealth of a nation depends upon the wealth of it's agricultural class, it any government to adopt any methods that wil -tend to im- creuse the wealth of ihc farmer. There is no better way -to help the firmer to farm than to give him a practical demonstration as to me- thods and results. This the work of the experimental farms that have been established at different points throughout the country and one ol these points is Lethbridge. The experimental farnv is not a model farm by means although xa great many people confuse thf ideas and duties of the two. As name would indicate, the experiment al farm is a place where experiments jiro inside to results undi.-r different .conditions' and from these results to determine Vvh'at are the best conditions to have. The results of these experiments are then passed on to the farmers in various ways and they know without having to make the trials for themselves what are the best methods to adopt to get the maximum of returns for their la- bor and expenditure. Among the- experimental stations of Canada, that at Lethbridge holds a. unique position in so far that on it are "conducted experiments in two distinct systems of farming. Here the land is cultivated under the sys tern known as irrigation and also by the system known as non-irrigation or "dry farmiing." No other station conducts experiments under the form cr system and hence no station has W. H. FAIRFIELD Director of the Experimental Farm a model being so constructed as to make the most of the space occu- pied. Every care lias been taken to economize space and labor as well sis to provide light and ventilation. The a capacity of one hundred tons of ruiy, is free from cross the roof being supported by :i support scheme, which very much increases the capacity of the loft. An implement shed with workshop and storeroom above was also "on strueted all enclosed in a largo corral, presenting a neat and tidy appearance. A neat cottage is pro vided for the foreman, W. 0. ed beginning with fifteen pounds of seed per acre and increasing by one pc'ck per aere until two bushels of seed was reached, The results of these seedlings cannot be known un- til threshing. These two experiments will bt- continued for a number of years so that results from average years can be obtained, thus making the data trustworthy. All of the Alb'-rta Red grown in Alberta has a slight mixture of other grains with it, not enough to affect the grade, but. sufficient lf> hurt it from a seed grain standpoint. To ob tain sied from a pure and specially good strain of seed grain, arrange incuts were made last summer witl the Kansas Agricultural College to supply us seed frotr; -hand-selected seed frum two strains of Turkey Red, more popularly known in Canada as Alberta Red. One of these varieties is known as Kharkof. Forty or fifty acres were planted with this seed and farmers in.the, province will be able- to obtain gratis small quanti ties of this pure seed for trial. Winter and sprinlg wiieat are be- ing grown on soil given "various me thods of cultivation, the Campbell Color, Flavor, Fragrance are the strong points of GuAftAtfTOO AlSOtUTQY PURE AsMwWfACTUMOWTHc IN INDIA. Market Place Wfcei havt to sell or to reit place it ia cdttM. If you wait aaytkiaf use this cofauu. 25 c taertto 6 insertions for SI WANTED First class cook lor small hotel Apply F. S. Leffingwell, Warner. 70-0 EAM LAL'S PURE TEA It's RICH, CLEAR COLOR, fresh FRAGRANCE and DE- LICIOUS FLAVOR have made it hosts of friends. Are YOU one yetf system with various entailing less 'work modifications being given IT IS PURE! Ram LmlY Tea is sold only in Lethbridge by THE BE NT LEY CO. LTD SCAVENGING Any person desiring a scavenger waggon or closets cleaued can have .name done by leaving orders with E. P. Mee, c-o Police Station. 74-0 SYNOPSIS OK COAL MINING REG- ULATIONS thorough investigation. It will be 'of interest to farmers to know thai one piece of land is being cultivat- ed exactly as Mr. Campbell instructs he having examined the field person ally within the last month. About 200 'Plots There are in all on the Tarrn near- ly two hundred plots of grain con sisting of various varieties and the same varieties under varying condi- tions of rate of sc-ed per acre, date EDITORS OPINION (Continued from Three.) within the next five yours, and Saskatchewan will as near-'to the Liverpool market as is New York state now; in fact all tin- West, eluding will be closer to Tenders FOR SALE Twenty head of horses, thirteen broken, all young and sound. Can he seen at corral south of city pump- ing station. Will sell whole bunch, teams or single the premises. horses. Apply at 79-0 Coal mining rights ot the Dominion in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Territories and British Coluuroia, may be leased jor a term of twenty-one years at an annual rental of an acre. Not more than acres will be leased to one applicant. Application for a lease must be made to the- Agent or Sub-Ageut of the district in which the rights ap- plied for are situated. In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or le gal subdivisions of sections, and in uusurveye.d territory the tract apnli- nd tor shall be atakeu 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 iiier- THE DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE AND THE BARNS AT- THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM the opportunity to give such valu- able assistance to. the whole farming body. In 190G, the farm was organized, the Alberia Railway- and Irrigation Company donating to the government four hundred acres of land, one hundred of which is irrigable, for the who boards the men working on ,'ieiof planting, etc. Each variety is tested on the irrigated as well as I on the noii irrigated land, the farm, Liverpool via Hudson Hay than via New i'ork city. A Keutuckian, Sir.''Bowman, who has been raising Derby winners near Lettibridge for two years', tells M his exponents in. the midst of threshing; last September when to get some of his thresher, he came to town dressed in summer clothing, and in the nigh the wind changed and morning dis covered eight inches of snow on level, and many feet of it in th drifts. His summer clothing was suddenly out of style. This storm, however, was exceptionally early. It is officially that it damag- ed the yields ten per cent. But Mr. Bowman's fields ranged from forty to sixty buslu-ls of wheat to the acre, and a harvest like that offsets many a little snow flurry ev- en in September. In truth the eight inch snow of last September was so exceptional that it created a great sensation and has been worked to a frazzle bv Americans disposed to SEALED TENDERS will be receiv- d by the undersigned until five o'- lock p. m., August 6th, TJ08, for the erection of a brick fire hall for the City of Lethbridge. Plans and specifications may be seen at the of- ices of the Architect, Southard Build ng, 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 fco the City if the tenderer fails or refuses io eater into a satisfac- tory contract Tor the completion of the building. The I )west or any tender not nec- essarily accepted. James A. Macdonald, 183-17 Architect. SERVANT WANTED A good general servant wanted. Ap- Mrs. A. B. Stafford, Bompas 79-0 Ply St. WANTED Wanted temporary help for a day or two in cooking, dish washing and waiting on table. Apply at the Hub Cafe between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 182-0 WANTED A good reliable stable boy to look after a couple of horses. Apply Box T. Herald. 1830 WANTED Brick manufacturer wants moulder on soft mud machine. State exper- Tenders ience and give references. Box Gl 1-2 Medicine Hat. 84 G chantable output of the Hiine at tht rate of five cents per ton. Every lessee 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 lesee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be con- sidered neeedsary for the working oi the- mine at the rate of 10 an acre. For full information application should be made to the Secretary oJ the Department of the Interior, Ot uiwa. or any Agent ot Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands. W. W, CORY, Deputy Minister of the Interior. publication o! this advertisement will uot be paid for. SEALED TENDERS will be receiv-, six'--My !lt the Herald Office. cd by the o'clock p undersigned until L. July 23th, WANTED Bookkeeper who is also able to act as stenographer. Work not heavy. 1850 furm. A BeauU'ul Sight The farm with its hundreds of ex- pL'riniental plots, its large fields of crops, its nursery, its fruit and orna mental trees, its vegetables, fruits and grasses presents a beau- The land is situated about tifnl si gin. The plans for the laying purpose. three miles from the city and is tra versed by the Crow's Nest line of the C. P. R. The soil and conformation art: the same as the general average of the- land ol the Letbbridge district and therefore admirably adapted for dt-inonslration in the methods of farming best suited for the farms in Southern Alberta. The. government was particularly fortunate in thr-ir Choice of a Superintendent for the farm when they chose Vv. H. Fairfield, who is especially fitted to take such a position. A graduate o Colorado State Agricultural College an experienced farmer by both irri- gation and non" irrigation in Colorado-, .Wyoming and Alberta, no one could be bettor fitted for the position. Mr. Fiiirfield's farm near Lethbridge had for sevcr.il yea re been known as "The Model and he had already rendered valuable service to the farmers of Southern Alberta by'be- ing the pioneer in many departments of agriculture and by giving to the farmers of this part of the coumry the benefit oi his experience. The land and 'a superintendent se- cured, the experimental farm was soon an established fact. The season of 1907 was devoted to building and fencing and the putting in of fall A fine large residence for the superintendent, with every modern convenience was built. The bsrn is -Jut of the farm are being brought out gradually. A marginal planta- tion of three rows or trees is to be the erection of nu cle'-'sttor building at Macleo'l, Aita., fo: the Macleo-j Fanners E'.evaior and Mill Co., Ltd. Plans and specific a cio'is r..ay s.et-n at the offices of E. lloburer. Alta., and James A. Kuci'.onahl, Ar- chitect, Southard Building, Leth- bridge, Alta. .Each tender to oe accompanied Uy a certified bank chuqiuj to the am- ount of ten per cent of the tender. This cheque "tn be forfeited "to the WANTED Wanted, two bakers at once. Apply Schweitzer Bros. 85-G FOR SALE A Type-writer, No. 3 Standard, in splendid ordej. T. J. Mc-Cracken, Redpath Street. 856 BOOTS AND SHOES Bring your boots and shoes for re knockers of Sunny Southern Alberta. ownerg if thc tenderer Iails or refus. pairs to J." Simm. near the lake, in fact, being" two distinct experi A certain Toledo paper, not long ago, published a most damaging ac- t f h th farmers mental stations with each test dupli _ A._ _ _ cated. The same treatment is being given oats., barley, rye and peas as is given wheat. -To hay crops .considerable attention who had been induced to go to Can- ada all their crops last year, so that the Dominion Govern is being given. In clovers, red, white and alsike are being tested with alf- alfa, more particular attention being planted around the entire farm. Parrjgivi-n to the latter on the irrigated of these are already planted and balance will be put in next spring. Considerable work in forestry will eventually be attempted including variouh plantations for windbreaks, wood lots for the testing of various ir.es for the production of wood, posts, timber, etc., hedges and gon eral ornamental planting. On the non-irrigated land special attention is being given grain grow ing and winter wheat stands out pre- eminently. When one remembers that the first Alberta Red was grown only six years ago in Southern Al- berta and that the crop last year to- talled three million bushels, the ini portance ol making a special study of its culture can easily be seen. It has beer, sown successfully from July to December and with varying amounts of seed from a "volunteer" seeding to tro bushels to the acre Still the farmers are realizing tha portion owing to the fact that it is becoming the staple crop of the ir rigated farms of the district. Timo iv, brome. grass and western rass, are the principal grasses b3 ng tested. Mixtures of these with alfalfa are having careful trial. Each succeeding year demonstrat- es the fact more clearly that Southern Uberta is specially adapted to ihe raising of ment was obliged to supply them with seed grain this spring That article has been copied with great avidity throughout thc United States I feel fully "justified, upon the condi- tions T have observed In de- claring its statements essentially and slanderously false. On the contrary 1 find a spirit of great enthusiasm amongst the Alber- ta farmers, and the fact that most of the wheat is winter wheat, har- vested before August, is in itself a es to enter, iuto a satisfactory con- tract for the completion of the build ing. The lowest or any tender not nec- essarily accepted. The Macleod Farmers ISlevator and Mill Co., Ltd., per James A. Macdouald, Architect. 183-9. Westminster Road, North Ward. 84-6 WANTED Two waitresses. Apply Columbia restaurant. 187-6 FOUND In front of stock yards, a brown leather pocketbook. Owner can have SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH- WEST HOMESTEAD REGU- LATIONS Any even numbered section of Do tninion lands in Manitoba, Saskatch- ewan and Alberta, excepting S and 2G, not reserved, may be homestead- ed by any person who is the aole head of a family, or any male over 18 yeara of age, to the extent of one-quarter section of 160 ncres more or less. lor entry must be made in person by the applicant at a Do- minion Lands Agency or Sub-Agency tor the district in which the land ia situate. Entry by proxy, may, how ever be made at an Agency on certain conditions by the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister of an in- tending homesteader. The homesteader is -required to per- same at Herald office. 891 Tenders for Eicavation and the Supplying of Con- crete Materials riter. Such The Hardier Fruits fruits as strawberries, rasp there is a best time to sow and best amount to sow and it is the wor of the experimental farm to detern ine these points. Plots have been sown two weeks apart from the 15th of July to December. Last year the grain sown August 15 and 30 gave the best results. As to rate of seediriig per acre, a series of plots wore plant- beries, currams and gooseberries have been raised commercially for the past few years. trees have been but sparingly planted throughout the district; but all those having them report that any trees that have been set out for a suffi- cient length of -time have fruit set on them at the present time. These facts give special interest to the work that is being done at the experiment al farm along these, lines. A varieta test of strawberries consisting o forty-four varieties has been inaugu rated this spring. (Continued on This will doubt Back Pagi.) W. R. BROWN Carriage Painter, Honse Painte Paper Hanger, "Wood Finishar, Et PHONE 124 25 ARGYLE ST the ignorance or malice of its NOTICE THE CITY MARKET Will open up for Business on Saturday, August 1st Next Carpet Spares and Rugs Tin? department cf onr business is expanding i.d v. by We hiTe the ami factory. Suoh an assorlmcr.t weaves, colorings and designs the world's best makers that select- ing a square is a real pleasure. Not nee STOCKMEN Turpin Furniture Co. Hwse Fmistars TO EXCHANGE I.iVl.RY P.AUN FOR STOCK- Livery b rn on Rogina-Prince Al- bert brrich of C. N. Rv. with room for !BO head horses, in ..ve town of population, good school, coun- j try well settled. Will take ?tock for part or full payment. For particu- lars soc FORD TYLER Lethbridge Hotel, Lethbridge. Farmers, Market Gardeners and others are invited to send in their produce, etc., for sale. A charge of 5 per cent, commission will be levied on all sales. Splendid stock yards for the reception of cat- tle jre being erected and will be ready for business on the opening date. A spacious market hall has been- fitted wth stalls for retailers at mod- erate rates. A weigh bridge will be erected for on the market ground. The City Council trust that the farmers and all who have produce or cattle for will take advantage of the market vhioh has been pr vided for their benefit and do all in tht-ir puvvtrr to vfl'iiblish in an institution of this character whicl will so much to Lethbridge i Separate sealed tenders, registered and addresst-d to the Deputy Minis- ter of Public Works, Edmonton, and endorsed tenders for "Excavation am Concrete Materials" will be received up to 12 o'clock, Noon, August 1st 1903, for the supplying oi all plant, la bor and performing all work necess ary in connection with the foundation work oi a Court House Building ir the City of Lethbridge, Alta. to com pete the following. 1st. "Roueh Excavation." 2nd. "Furnishing Sand, Gravel, or a combination of sand and gra- vel." s- WANTED Two dining room girls. Apply Box Herald. 189-0 WANTED At engineer, pres ser and cleaner, bosom and neck iron- marker and wages. Fernie Steam Laundry, Fernio, B. C. 1S96 Plans may be seen and specifica- tions and forms of tender had on ap- to the Local Office of the overnnWt Telephone System or to :ie Engineering Branch of the De- artment of Public Works, Edmonton Tenders oach section must be properly All produce. etc.. sent in, should in the market b. j -re 9 o'clock am. which hour the commences. Any otlwr information will b gladly furnished by WADDINGTON GIBBON Market Masters Office in Market. licatiorV ccompanied by an accepted cheque o the amount of twenty (520.00) dol- ars. The cheque of the successful bid !cr, if any. b until thr> necessary contract is completed. Cheques of the unsuccessful bidders .vill be returned, three days after the of the contract. The right is reserved'Ur reject any or all bids, SEALED TENDERS addressed to undersigned, and endorsed "Ten der for Supplying Coal for the Do minion Buildings." will be received at this office until 4.30 P.M. on Mon- day, August 24. 1903, for the supply of Coal for the Public Buildings throughout the Dominion. Combined specifications and form of tender can be obtained on applica- tion at this office. Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made on the printed t forms supplied. and signed with their actual signa tures. Each tender must be accompanied by an accepted cheque on a charter- ed bank, made payable to the order of thc Honourable the Minister of Public Works, equal to ton per (10 p.c.) of the amount of the form the homestead duties under one of the following plans: (1) At least six months' residence upon and cultivation of the land'iu each year for three yeara. (2) A homesteader may, if he so desires, perform the required resi- dence duties by living on farming and owned solely hy him, not hss than-eighty (80) acies in extent, ia thp vicinity of his homestead. Joint ownership of land will not meet this requtrem? nt. (3) If the father (or mother, if the lather is deceased) of a homesteader iias permanent residence on fanning land owned solely by him, not less than eighty (SO) acres in extent, in the vicinity of the homestead, or up- on s homestead entered foi by him in the ?icinity, such homesteader may perform his own residence duties by- bj ii person ten- dcring decline to enter into a contract when called upon to do so, or if he f.iil to complete the work contracted for. If the tender be not accepted the cheque will be returned. living with the father (or (4) The term "vicinity" in the preceeding paragraphs is defined aa meaning not more than nine milea in a direct line, exclusive of the width of road allowances crossed in the measurement. (5) A homesteader intending to perform his residence duties in ac- cordance with the above while living .vith parents or on farming land own- ed by himself must notify the Agent for the district of such intention. Sir, months' notice in writing must be given to the Commissioner of Do- minion at Ottawa, of intention 'o apply for patont. W. W. CORY. Deputy of the Minister of tha Interior. publication ol this advertisement will not be paid for. or waive any defects. John Stocks, Deputy Minister of Public Works. Dated at. EdmonK-n this Sixtwnth Day of July, 1903. L. M. JOHNSTOHE Barrister and Solicitor Office adjoining Onion The Department does not bind itself to acd-p't the lowest or any tender. By 0-der, R.C.DESROCHERS, Asfit. Secretary 1S5 G i Doportmoni of Public Works. Oitawa, July 15, 1M3. j Newspapers will not bo paid for this i advertisement if they insert it with out authority from the Department. 187-3 Bank. 85-1 yr i EXCELLENCE in Fine Work is Our Motto An Investment You Can't Beat No. 1 Half-Section of land at per tee Weber Bros. Land adjoining held at per Acre Ott Block Lethbridge ;