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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 25, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta HERALD -* .1. _ 1 4V.* .' - ; PRINTING CO., LTD JORDAN. sum. ol Jo* DtMHMtt ^ S O BSCRIPTION: S > * > n Advance Otherwise 1.50 a year 2.00 a year ADVERTISING Par 1.00 Per Inch The promotion of chief later acting agent, .1. W. the position if Agent at this important wmro is u well-deserved tribute lo Ms cuiiuhii -ky and iwhistry. During the months since d. W. Martin's promotion to the inspectorship, Mr. Stafford has taken charge of the work i 41 way that has commended itself the government has rfjowii Km preclnthm in a practical vay. demonstration work mvdor Irrigation thus giving students an opportunity to study the practical Side of the nrtiflcfn) application bf water; owl 'Whereas,!under the climatic conditions of the Province of Alberta, a grlcu 11 n rn 1 demons t rati on may *k� successfully prosecuted in almost any portion of the Proviiuv. thus mak  ing the location of the Agricultural I College ti��l to general cduca-ttnn- �t l work; "Therefore l�e it Hesotved-That 4hls convention emphatically places itself on ivcoinI n ''The Indus -trial Development Following In the Wake of Irrigation.'* While I nmiiot technically mialiflod to deal with this subject. I will submit a brief observation. It is evident that the industrial development of any particular sect � ion will depemt largndy on its climatic conditions arid potent In 1 re- Kources. The Industrial -developmunt incidental to irrigation or iitteitsi  fled farming In southerly latitudes would thoivforo, to some extent differ frtm that of northerly hitHmles. "as the area represented it\ this con  vent km falls within the latter. I s. (lathor to^thor the ,shnU c0"ftlfc! mysoU 10 **,hl� with to Conscrvntlvos hi\� ''aw �wl uiMter the We would say to all true CVinad  inns, awl to those |>ersons who ate Just taking up their residence in Canada, pay little attention to Conservative insinuations. Ask party to make direct charges you will And what a picayune stttntion it is. On the other we tWnk we can safely say 4hat you will And the LUvral party anxious to do what is right. They arc glv  ing the people the lies I and most tlott, and eWcS tributary to sufch bo-come the logical marketing awl pack ing centres. The history of the packing Industry In the Pnitexl States will be west of Lake Superior. The 'Kansas City" in the irrigated portion of Alberta. While with our limited live stock product km, we cannot hope to have more than one or two giant packing houses in the west, we may conA -dently look forward to UwesUtibllsh* ment in every centre surrounded \ty Irrlgatod lawls of large pork packing r Imlustrles. Alfalfa fed pork finished with a small grain ration prmtuces ivrhaps ;the Anest quality of *mcoti awl hnniH awl is one of the staple products of I bo IrrlgatiKl farm with Its rich nlfatfu Aelds ami abundant supply of coarse grains. FltUIT (IHOWINO. THE TRUSTS GUARANTEE COMPANY. LTD (Head Office, Toronto) Capital and Reserve, ,200 Authorized to act as- EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, GUARDIAN, TRUSTEE, ETC. Appointed by the Alberta Government as Public Administrator for Lethbrtdge Judicial District. Advisory Board for Alberta : D. W. Marsh, Esq. P. Turner Bone, Esq., William Pearcc, Esq. 711 First Street West (Alexander Corner) Ca'gary. A. G. ROSS, Manager. thnt and in  ha nd progressive government the country ewr hud. Ijook up the tveowl of the , Toty party. See for yourself if it has not been a party of corrupters and fnsinuutors cases where \\tc The Medicine Hat Times complain* that only sixty-Ave jvople attended the concert given �by tho Calgary hand on Ha way to Dublin Kxpost -lion. The News complains that only Vnfo hundred |>eoplc turn out to see their winning ball team play. The people of Medicine Hat evidently do not appreciate good things eHher in music or sport. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's receptions at Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa prove that he is the idol of the citizens, a notional taader and is not consklored merely as a pt^rty leader. place that fulAla all the tvtfciiremonts | been manly enough to make direct, of �n ideal site for the College. (charges against their opponents and ( put them alongside the actions the cowtit Liberal party took against rtant place farming by irrigation I 181X1 A survey of the situation will, *� *vell to boar in mind that the will hold in western CnmuK. Lath-1 prove to you that the Cons �r/ul!**e brkige has insm and is considered j party has ever taken the .^onnrOiy | *UDl� locates tributary to the the canw of irrigation farming, j course. It has aetetl as a political .seating population, other things Mrs. (irundy. whispering bits ,f gos.- in� ecrual. This means that ilet sip in the etrctor's e*irsf but never population, which creates favor j the Medicine Hut and Maple Creek market conditions, attracts in  districts will grow fruits of l nemo re bulk of industrial investment invar con There can bo no doubt that the Introduction of Irrigation in the val  leys throughout British Columbia will, wonderfully stimulate fruH production there. That province will always have a ready market In tho prairie section, ns it 'is Improbable that the more tewlor fruits will ever lie produced cmst of the Hocky Mountains. i It is more than likely that varieties of the hardier fruits will very [soon he. developed! that will grow under irrigation In the prairie section, but crops vastly mow pro A table to the average farmor*wlll claim the attention of Irrfrgut'ionists there, thus leaving the Aekl clear for the Hritlsb Columbia fruit grower. Strawberries will uwloubtcdly t� j produced in great abuwlaiux* any -whore in AHierto or Saskatchewan, where water is available. In fact. iliar adjuncts to irrigated sections. The vast stock fording industry that will umlouhtudly develop with the production of alfalfa and other forage crops will, greatly Htimulntesheep feeding, and, consequently, wool production. The gnmlest wool produc -Ing state souih of the line today Is tho state of .Montana nml the irri -gateil valleys of thnt state furnish from one-fourth to one-third of a million shex'p annunl,1y on nlfnlfa. sections of cur Great West that aw favored with an abundant water supply nvntlnhle for Irrigation ought to utilize every gallon thereof us speedily ns possible and should nevercease to praise (lod Almighty for Ills bountiful gift. MALTIXU. The directors and Wstrict Agricultural are putting forth every effort ol the Lethbrklge Society to make, this year's fair a greater success than ever. Within a few days the grounds .ami buildings will tie in good order. The Anal success of tlte fair, however, rests with the ex -hiWtors. Kvery member of the Society and every person who ought to be a member should consider it his duty to place on exhibition his U'st products. The exhibition of cuttle could be greatly improved. The cattle on exhibition last year in no way either in nun�bers or quality, re pre -sen-ted fairly the cattle of this ilis- lnstend of Iwing an udvertise-tlie country such exhibits rriu� trlct. men t fur are Hkely to bo a himlrance. licst awi lots of them should be brought in. l^he Lethbridge K�iir should lead in exhibits in all hranch-ea of ) ve stock as well as in grains. The district produces the goods and should.have them on exhibition. You will feel lietter every time you amy a good word of the lethbridge Fair. Boost it along. Hence its claim of priority In this impoHnnt work is a strong nrgu -ment in favor of its location here. Moreover, Southern AHierta, of which Ix'thhrklge is the recognized centre, has always l>een the scene of agri -Cultural exi^riUH^nts. It was in this district that the raising of fall wheat was first tried awl proved a success in the province. Practically ull the uttompts at raising fruit have t*vn made in the southern jmrt of the province. Similarly it may bu mentioned that the pioneer work ;n the raising of imrley, timothy, alfalfa ami other grains and grasws has lietm done in this district. In all brunches gni/ed by the gov-crftmtrr�t I f agriculturui college*, can bi1 more easily manuged here than elw-w he re. I 1 fthis has l*en conclusively proven in jthe Unhbriogv district now, awl the prediction )�aa l�i*n freely made that L� cut lietng nmnly enough to the o|>en and make its charges. CBrien, the new shortstop arrived in the city from Calumet, Mimi., on Tuesday awl left the some night for Medicine Hat dust rial enterprises nuinufactu'ring tender varieties, products rctajired by such poputntico This refers of course, porticnlnrly to tlte hundrod and one manufacturing articles rvtpjired upon the farm under intensive culture. I rrIgat ion means smal l holdings and a dense rural settlement, and. DA1HYINC. This industry is one that involves jthe creation of urban enterprises to ;handle the product of the farm. It would prolong this paper uwtuly to Fogarty didn't do a thing to the raw material mighty Works on Monday. He fanned him three times. Boost the Fa Lethbridgo has live largest beat district fair in Alberta. H can lie larger and letter. awl Huf dln*etors of the Agricultural are. making every pivpura -tion for the fair. It is up to every meiikber to do the same.  The Society f h 3 Haven't the honu^-growu wtraw -l.erries got a real home-grown tosU'? In a short'tint?, there will U* enough raised here to give the tasie to the neighboring towns. Tho front pages of the Calgary dailies tell of u great welcome to Bum mnd the Champion CuledouinH. But t>he inside pages tell of u sy u (*algury F pai>er as saying that the Agricultural College wouljd probably ,u* located near tho Provincial University, nmk-inip tha,two pnjictically one institution. Two weeks ago, tho Herald pointed out reasons why It is not beat that the two should be 'togeth- F er. At tho Irrigation Convention lield in Calgary last week, the question waa discussed. W\ H. FuirMd of the Experimental Farm of Ijeth-brkJgie led the discussion strongly advocating the separation of tho Agricultural College from tho Provincial University. The Convention pass ed a strong resolution embodying Mr, Fairfield's views "as follows: "Whereas, arrangements art* now being made for thu estabUshment of a University'hi the unirrlgatod jnirt of the Province of Alberta; ami, "Whereas, a proposal has boon sub-mittod to locate tho Provincial Agricultural Ooliego in conjunction with ihe said University; awl, r * ^Wherofls, t/he far-raaching importance of agriculture under irrigation demands iiTMperatively that proper attention '!� |*iki lo this subject in tho curriculum of the sakl Agricultural, College; and, Many otker rluims lj>thhrtalance is to Im? tvturneiJ. Jn 1871 or 1872 tU' tieneva Arbitration uUtfirded tho t'nitiHi SiaU*s ftir>,.'i00.000 for dum- uges ilone by the AlaUnmi. After all claiuw. real awl Imaginary, had In'cn st)tisfi*Hl. tJicji' Htilt remained about two million dollars. tireat Britain has never askexi for this money, but tho United States has never ottered to return what clearly does not Ihj-long to her. The cases am parallel except that in the former Uncle Stun can nmke a display us tiling generous and recoive upplnUHe. HASKHALL HKVIKW.  The MecKrlnc Hat Series. Tho series between the Mad Hut * ters and the Miner's here last week included two gumes awl a farce. Tho Arst game went to the visitors by the scoro of 4-2. Benny's Beef* ers got twelve hits ofi White, some of which were very lucky. Works held the locals down to Ave singles. The second game was all li?th -hrklge, Schurch pitched shut-out ball liesktes hitting In three runs. The loculs pla.vod big league hall and whKewoshed the Gas Blowers. Score o to 0. ifurthermore, a pros|k�ro\is and heavy joeui in cing the case, the ches of dairying. Suffice it to say industrial development of any irrign-' that the irrigated district is the it leal ted section is by no means conAned I home of dairying industries, includ -to branches of industry rexpjiring for iing creameries, cheese factories and the products of the (evaporated and condensed milk plants. The enormtvus capacity of irrlguted FKKD1NG ANB FIN- jlnnds for the prwtuctlon of succulent tSIUNG. :ioods of all descriptions, rentiers it soil. LIVE STOCK While at may be consklored that plain that dairying bound to bo my subject confines me to urtian in- .come one of the greatest factors in dustries, 1 cannot resist the temp - ony system of farming under irrtgn * Vat ion of saying a wcrd or two on 1 agricultural development, as 1 con-' reive the farm to be the natkm's greatest workshop. In stinlying thu economic side of irrigation, the Arst fact that must ho thoroughly grasped is, that the backbone of a successful farming community is not by any means the oroduction of either fruits, cereals, or vegetables, but the feeding and finishing of liva stock. Thin husheen the history of irrigation develop - tion. It is appropriate to ret mirk Just hero that tho history of agriculture has been, that no country ever readied the highest point of agricultural ed all, over the world and is highly prized for malting pur-Iwises. The hulk of this barley g* m*wi 1 dairying. Our market conditions are northerly. The proof of this c cm ton cf so favorable u nature that means Satunlay's spusm was a fu For four innings good uaseball was played, except for Klpperl's error which IK Zurlng score the winning tion Is, that of the total irrigated must ultimately devised v hereby run. The Millie I ne proceed iS?.."->'-.."*;ill(|�ieo ^4^;ftpllega farm woie not so locat-ejo; as to Wke it posBiblo to conduct Wi* nil want clean men In our public life. It pays a political party to promote only those men wh� arefree in Mi the stains which blacklist men irt other walks of life. We too often forgive a great ileal- of the Mu�rt ronlings of public men in order to recognize some striking characteristic of ability. Should we not make it necessary for our political leaders to demand a dean, unsullied character, as well us ability in the men th�y chose as advisers? One of the great parties of this country has -been great ly strengt'henod by the recent disappearance from its ranks of men, in whom the rank and Alo had lost confidence. Maybe tl>e insinuations that had been levelled against these men were groundless but whether they wore or not tho people rondo it clear that ovon the iwrsnnnl weaknesses of men would not lie forgiven even for the sake of recognized great ability. Those incidents which have excited tho Canudian jienple for nearly a year will result in inspiring men \\iIh� enter our public life u incidentally referred to. The era of "sugar towns' has dawned in western Canada and with the enormous extension of irri-gation, our manufacturing capacity of this commodity will only tie limited in view of the unprecedented influx of population into the prairie section ns well as the l*nc.lAc prov -ince. An Irrigated distriet holds out special advantages imisumch as crop failures or jmi'tiu) failures will practically unknown ami any industry establishing a cereal mitt in the vi-cIntty of 1 rrigatod lands will not therefore, Ihj face* to face with importing raw material in yoars of partial or complete local crop failure such as occurs periodically even in the most favored non-irrigating sections of the world. V KG KTA BLK CANS'I N'G. An industry that will lend itself especially to location in the vicinity of Irrigated sections is that of vt�got -ablo canning. A nviU.iou uml a half pounds of |�eas are canned annually In the state of Colorado, and one hum I red ami thirty one million lbs. In the United States. Green |kms can A Chapter of Accident*. Henry Cocks bus nearly reached (he ewl of tho allotted spun of life but to nlj appearances ho is Just iu the midst of its 1 roubles. Coming to Lethbrklge from Wales al>out 18 monthh ago he located about twenty miles north of tho city ami began to farm. Momesteaccn stayingwlth his daughter in the city and on Saturday he drove out to the raoth his sou and himself may soim U> all right the College. At a largely nt'temlcd meeting of the Bohrd of Tra