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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 25, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta RIDGE HERALD NINTING CO., LTD. p. ik AUSTINi EIHw 9U MaMger. . ir^ JORDAN. Stft. tf Jofe OipirtaMt. saBSCRIPTION: tnAdvano* 91.00 a year |Otb�rwiM - ta.QO a yaar f AOVERTISmO: i^^r Month  �1.00 Par Incb OUR POINT IF VIEW The pronwtion of chiat clerk, iiwl ::la'te'r aotiitK AKont, J. W. Staffoi-d to the position ct Doiiunion I^nds 'Agent ut this *imi|>orlnnt centit? is a wellndesarvwl tribute to his cufitibil -Hy aitd industry. During the months since J. W. Hartin's protiiO'tion to the inspectorship, Mr. �t)afToitl hM taken charge of the work in the way that has conMnended itself jind the government has shown its appreciation in a piucticftl v�y. : The straws ore showing which wny the wind is blowing in Ontario. In . Dufferin, a itemperance candidaplains idge Foir should lead in exhibits in all branches of I ve stock as well as in grains. The district produces the goods and should-hftve them on exhibition. �dsmonstratii^n woi-k UAdct* It'Piglftlion 'thus giving students art Ollportunity to study the pi-acti'cni 9i Iw if Uosolvotl-That this convention piiijihaticaHy places Itself on iXH'oi'd lin favor of the pol -icy of having the I'rovincial Agricultural rolli'ge for AllwKa located in a ' a Calgary paper as sayle. What do we fhwl tcday^ Thi.s same party is holding up Mackenzie as a type of the honest upright statesman. Instead eper on "The Indus -trial Development Following in the Wake of Irrigation." While I anwot technically ctunliflcd to deal with this subject, I will submit a brief observation. it is evident that the industrial dovelopineivt of any particular sect -ion will depend largely on its clini-otic ccnditions and potential re -sources. 'IHie industrial develiopment incidental to irrigation or intcn-si -fie,500,000 for damages done by the Alabama. After all claime, real ami iinaginary, had been satisfied, there still remained about two million dollars. Great Britain has never a.skod for this money,'but the United States has never offered to return what clearly does not, be-lottg 'to her. The cases arc parallel except that in the former Uncle Sum can make u display as being generous and receive applause. We all want clean men in our public life. It pays a political party to promote only tho.se men who arofree frcm the stains which blacklist men in other walks of life. We too often forgive a groat deal- of the sliort comings of public men in order to recognize .some striking characteristic of ability. Should we not make it necessary fur our political leaders to demand a cl)Ban, unsullied character, as well as ability in the men they chose as advisers? One of the great parties of this country has rbaon greot ly Ntrengthcnod by the rooont diitup-pearance from its ranks of men, in whom the rank and file had lost confidence. Maybe lite insinuations that had been levelled ogainst these men were groundles.s but whether they were or not the people made it clear that even the personal weaknesses of men would not Ijr forgiven even for the soke of recognized great ability. Those incidents which have excited the Canadian (icople for nearly a year will result in inspiring men who enter our public life tc keep themselves pure in character. Wa want in our govumnients men whom the people can res|�ect and honor but they 'cannot l;e expected 'to admire man againsl whom imsty insinuations ore porsjislenl ly miirla. We would remind the public that tho Conservative part.y has ever been the iiarly of insinuators and gossip-ors. It is worth romenriiering that Alexander Mackenzie, as honest a Scot.diman and as lo>'al a Canadian as over drew the breath of life, was practically driven to his grave by the falsehoods circulated by a herd ot Tory scandal mongers, They Uheral party took against ' 'tsjr -Votive cabinet ministers and m- nN>rs of parliament in the j-cars prior to la^M- A survey of the situation wiH prove to you that the Conssr-'iitiie party has over taken the ,^ow�4r'lly course. It has acted as a political Mrs. Grundy, whispering bits sip in the elector's eers, but never being manly enough to come dit s. place thot fuUil,s;ell the reqfuiremcnts [ been manly enough to make of an ideal site for the College. To establish the ccllego in a locality where irrigation could not be practically taught and demonstrated would bo unwise in view of vpry im-'lortant place farming by irrigation will hold in western Canov'"�=�� of^:anada. put them alongside the actions the f The litorfcl Of Spcrt J O'Brien, the new shortstop arrived in the city from Caiuinot, Minn., on Tuesday and left the some night for Medicine Hat. Fognrty ditin't do a thing to the mighty Works on Monday. He fanned him three times. inRIGATION AND COXSUMPTIOX. In di.scus�ing the indu.ridge is getting right after the leaders in a very lively fashion. On Monday, with Fogarty in the Iwx the Mad Hatters were shut oiit 2-0. Fogarty pitched great ball com)ielling eleven of his opponents to connect with omy wind. Score: Lethbridge ...... 00000 2000-3 Medicine Hat ... 0 0 00 0 0 000-0 Batteries -Fogarty and Rogers; Hollis and Benny. .lust to show theni it was no fluke the Miners took a still worse fall out of Benny's Uoefers, this time to tho measure of lO^'l. Works was knocked out of the ho\, while Kippert pitched steady ball throughout. Calgary �Ijeat F^dmnnton twice at the Capital after suffering defeat at home. Wm4^ CKtftHr lUlM. A deputation from Gardston, headed b.v. ifeputy sheriff Martin Woolf, President of tiw Hoard of Trft'decaihe in on Tuesday to iaterviaW: tlHt Railway Commissioners in regard to tho sins of omission and commission of the A.R. A I. Co. Their particular grievanoa is the five cent passenger rate charged, while the other ralV-roads of the West are compelled to charge a three cent rate. The Card-ston Board of Trade has taken the matter up and will flglH it cnergnt-ically. 8394 peojtle ot Sdnuwtonv are were {ing in teat*. llv UVE STOCK FEEDING AKD FIX- isni.NG. WWlc at may be considered that my subject confines mo to urban industries. I cannot resist the temp -tation of saying a wcrd or two on agricultural development, as I conceive the farm to be the nation's greatest workshop. In studying the economiic side of irrigation, the first fact that must be thoroughly grasped is. that the backbone of a successful farming comnainity is not by any means the oroduction of cither fruits, cereals, or vegetables, but tha feeding and finishing of live stock. This hasbeen the history of irrigation develop-ment in every state of the union from the most southorl,y to the nsost northerly. The proof of this contention is. that of the total irrigated acreage in the United States at the time of the last decennial census, sixty four per cenA'was in hay and forage crops. The actual figures are total 5,712,000 acres, in hay and forage 8.606,600 acres. Ceroals occupied 24 |ier cent, fruits 4^ per cent rand vegetables 3 per cent of the whe4o. The popular belief that irrigation is not a practical projjositlon in latitudes where fruit cannot be grotvn and where a ready market ot large proportions does not exist for the fM� issues of the irrigated farm is, therefore, evidently a fallacy. In the state of Colorado with an irri -gated area of 1,300,000 acresi only 3.5,s ,'the finest quality of tmcon and haine and is one of the staple pro produced cast of the Rocky Motm-talns. I't is more than likely that varieties of the iHirdicr fruits will very soon be developed/ that 'will grow under irrigation in the prairie section, but cro|)s vastly more profitotole to the average fannor*will claim the attention of irrigatiiottists there, thus leaving tho field clear for the British Columbia fruit grower. Strawberries will undoulitedly bo produced in great abundance any -where in Alberta or Saskatchewan, where water is availail>le. In fact, this has been conclusively proven in tlie lethbridge district now. and the pivNliction ha* lieen freely made that the Medicine Hat and Maple Creek di.>>trict.s �vill grow fruits of theinore tender varieties. DAIRYING. This industry is one thot involves the creation of urban enterprises to handle liic product of the farm. It would prolong this )>aper unduly to deal in detail with the various iiran-ches of dairying. Suffice it to say that the irrigated district is thei^loal home of dairying industries, includ -ing. croomeries, cheese factories and evaporated and condensed milk plants. The enomtious capacity of irrigated lands for the production of succulent |itoods of all descriptions, renders it plain that dairying is bound to bo-come one of the greatest factors in any system of farming under irriga -tion. It is appropriate to remark just here that the history of agricuU tare has been, that no country over reached the highest point of agricultural development until dairying lio-oame the leading occupation of the farmer. Dairying is the comer stone of intensified famving. Tha labor problem stands in the way of dairy 'development in our western country at the present time, but the irrigated, lands, particularly of the. province of British ColunHbia, are bound to be devoted largely to dair>-ing. Our market conditions are ot so favorable a nature that means must ultimetely �!� devised vbereby tho labor difficulties will be over -come. * THE TRUSTS AND 6IJAIUNTEE COMPANY, LTD. (Head Office, Toronto) Capital and Reserve, - |2,200,0(X). Anthorized to act a�- EXECUTOR. ADMINISTRATOR, GUARDIAN, TRU8TEE, ETC. Appoiated by the Alberta Government as Public Administrator for Lethbridge Judicial District. Advisory Board for Alb�rta : D. W. Marsh, Esq. P. Turaer Bone, Esq., William Pearce, Esq. 711 First Street West (Alsxandar Corner) Calgary. A. G. ROSS, MaMm�r- iliar adjuncts to irriga'tod sections. The vast stock fecxiing industry that will imdoubtedly tievelop with the production of alfalfa ami other for-lOgc crops will, gi-eotly stiiinilatcsheep feeding, and, coiLsttquciHly, wool production. The greatest wool jiroduc -ing state south of tho lino ttxlay is the state ot Mont;ana awl the irri -gnte-fourth to one-third of n million slK�ep nnnunl,ty on alfalfa. sections of cur Great West thot are favored with an abundant water supply available for irrigation ought to utilize every gallon thereof as speedily as possible and should ncvorccose to praise GotI Almighty for His bountiful gift. BEET SUOAR PRODUCTIOX. Sugar bee^, culture is rightly considered a leading feature of irrigation farming. The ncrthorly latitude of Canadian irrigated lands with its long cloudless days, increases the activity of the chiorophyl cells of the beet leaves, which elaiiorate the saccharine, so that a gnaiter quantity of sugar is formed in.proportion to tlie area of teaf surface. We have therefore, a climatic or geographical advantage over our southern com -jietitors in sugar beet culture. Few countries can ccinpete with western Canada in the production uf sugar, and it is confldenily expected thoit agricultural and industrial history will lje written when the proper cultivation and treatment of beets in this latitude is once thoroughly un-derstooc. One of tho largest nialLlng conc^irns in tho world has a standing olTor of ten cofits ix-r busihel over ami above the market iiriw, for any barley fit for malting produced under irriga -tion in we.st�i-n l^natla. The tetnlen-c.v should, howcvirr, 'bo to estalili.sli mal'ting plants nt the point ".hero the barley in produced, end .ship it lo the varioiLs biwerios rather than to market tlio raw prcKluct. CEREAL MII;L1NG. Tho soft wheat so plentifully produced on irrigntod lands, the enormous crops of oats and Uirley that will follow the itttreduction of irri-ga'tion, will draw cereal milling industries to the towns tributary to the irrigated sections. The question of freight rates on the raw nwterial is one of great iiniportancc to industries such as those, where such material is bulky and of smoll value per poutMi. 'l^he tendency of industries of that sort is.J,o locale in the cen -tre of I'he graa'test cereal producing district. An irrigatod district holds out special ndvanteSes iimsmiui-h as crop failures or imniial failures will practically '1� unknown and ttn.v industry establishing a cereal mill in the vicinity of irrigated lands will not therefoi�, he faoa to face with Importing raw material in years of partial or complete local crop failure such os occurs periodically even in the most favored non-irrigating sections of 'the world.' A Chapter of Aecidcnit. Henry Cocks 'has nearly reached the end of the allotted span of life but to ay nppon^rances ho is just In the niifdst of its troubles. Coming to Lethbridge from Wales alxiut 18 months ago ho located about twenty miles north of the city and began to farm. Hoinesteading� always has its difiicul'ties and to an old man fresh fron� an old country farm, is not the most desirable work. However, Mr. Cock.s did some breaking and seen*etl. The horse swam off o'nd Frod Cocks scrambled out of the water in an exhausted condition. Tiie horse was drowned and was found nlwut two miles down the river. Much syinpathy is fel't for Mr. Cocks in the midst of aM his losses and crosses and it is hopod thatboth his son and him.sclf ntay soon lie all right. VEGETABLE CANNING. An industry that will leml 'itsolf especially to location in tho vicinity of irrigated sections is that of voget -able canning. A nvill,ion and a half pounds of peas are canned annually in the .nsscinto oblivion. Tho now agriculture denwwis the same degree of eortainty in foivcnsting results as is mons. M.P.P.,a8 a 'deputation to interview Hon. W. T. Fintay, minister of agriculture, with regard to matters in tMs do-port'mont, particularly the location of the Agriculturel College. iThc com-mi'tt.-o includes; Prof. W. H. Fairfield C. f' r. Conytjoare, President of tho Beard of Tm'do; Mayor Galbroith, D. J. Whitney, Presi'dent ot the Agricul-turtil Societ.y, o'IhI C. A. Mo^ratih, PresidLHvt of the 2.^,000 Club. Tho firrangem(��ts were left with this comm'i'tteo. , Royal North West Mounted Police. TENDERrFoR HAY. Sealed Tenders marked "Tenders for Hay" will l>e received by tho undcrsignod up to noon of Monda.v tho 5th Augu-st, 1907 nt the Bor-rncks, Lethbridge, for tho supply and delivery of g