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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1920 THE LETHBIvIDGE DAILY HERALD PACT FIVE' MARKET REPORTS WINNIPEG, July All cash mar- kets were quiet. today with an ex- tremely poor demand and very light offerings.' July oals closed cent lower, Oc- tober 3W cents higher. December 1H cents higher; barley 10 cents lower for July, cents down for Oc- tober and unchanged for December; flax uncUaksM July and 2 cents higher for October. r -Quotations July..... Oct.'.. BARLEY- July Oct. Dec.- July oct...... Open. Close. -Ill S3 147 130 85 76 T 4 ..'.136 336 333 334 Cash Prices No. No. 3'C.W...106-11 Extra-No.' 1 Feed No. 1 Feed..l04S No, 2 Track there may be a weeks of fairly favorable weather. "The IhiiB far, are un- usually good." Qrjln CHICAGO. July of sell- Ing pressure allowed the wheat mar- ket to rally somewhat today from the severe setbacks of yesterday and the day before. Demand, however, appear- ed to be. confined mostly to scattered, shirts. The volume of trade was so light on tho wliuly' it nearly to rob the market of interest. Opening prices, which ranged froin 3 1-2 to 6 cents higher with December.238 March 240 to followed by a moderate general reaction. Oats sympathized with the strength of other grain. .The market opeuec I-S to 2 1-S 69il-8 to TO, hardened a little more anil tended to sag. Present Ol the executive, the following hate rrlv'ed In the city and registered at he local Board of Trade rooms: F- H. Peters, Calvary; Grote Stirling, B. C.; F. E. R. Wollsston, Yernbn, B. C.; William Pearce, Cal- and James secretary, No. 3 CAV...HS No. 1 C.W.. .133 Rejected .and Feed t.......110. Tract ..............129 No. 1 N.W.C-. .336 No. 2 No- 5 Condemned..2J9 Track'... ..334 No. 2 C.W. ....................200 WINNIPEG, .July cattle, bogs and COO'sheep, lilddlng on all good pa'ttlo was generally steady active trading. J12.00 to 113.00, with tops femala 'butchers, ?10.00 to ?rr.60; veal calves, to'S12.00.' [_ 'Hogs remarried'unchanged at for selects." i To'rb'rito Livestock. i TORONTO, 'July i Heavy beef JlV.50 to butcher steers, choice.' Jl'4.25 to J15.25; butch- cr- heifer's, choice, to J15.25; :.feeder .steers, good, to J12.50; stockors, to OTEDAT'HAI Warm Weather Has Ripenei Grain Very Rapidly in That District MEDICINE HAT, July Ilecen warm weather has ripened the whea In the Immediate vicinity, of Medlcin Hat very quickly, and cutting Is start ing. from; Front nuceK. Delegates who have registered rso R..G. Newton. Hazel- B. C.; B. C. Milne, Lacombe; J. D. Smith, Edmciton; Dr. J. D, Vyfctt, Mirk Bailey, Macleod; Joseph Glum, Indian Head.; Sask.; CapL T. C. P.-R., O. E. Choice, to milch, cows, choice, 1125 to lSO." Springer's, choice, J135. ricelpts Kw'es. (6.00 to to 118.50. Hog receipts Fed and water- ed basis; selects, J21.50. Montreal Stocks local slock market opened with a weaker trend this morning and was distinctly i the. volume of business in :the i first' half-hour.' being the smallest for i L long time.- Practically nothing was [-done in .the paper stocks. Every issue i was q'ule't.'" 7 Funds NE.WJbHK, .July Sterling ei change easier'." Demand 13.78; cables J3.78 .W. '.Canadian dollars 88.25., Bar silver. New York Funds Mr. J. II. Parsons stated .to th News that cutting would. start toda on his hundred acres, of wheat whlc Is about three and one-half'miles dow the river. Mr. T. G. Allan.has fifty, odd acre on Mr. A. G farm about three miles up the river ready', for the binder and cipects .to" start cutting tomorrow. And it is planned to start "cutting tomorrow also on Cavan's farm-north ot Dunmore Jlsfcer, 'Penticton, B. C.; C. W. Feter- MacLean, Brooks; B. F. Purcell and p; MacLean, A. C. W. Lett, Wlni A. Buchanan, M. P.. Leth- brldiej R. J. Ferris, Victoria, B. C.; A. P. Flske, Metlskow, A1ta.; G; .R. Carson, Meliskow; J. A. McColl, Youngstown, Alta.; Ernest Davis. toria, B. C.; J. C. Dulresne, Penticto'p, B. C.; -AliVrinan Frank Freeie, .Cal- gary; J. n. Rcyer and H. J. Scjiel.b; ner, Gem, Alta.; Walter Huckvale, acting mayor, Medicine Hat; W. A. PorCeous, Taber; Ernest R. VIckery, Taber; L. .C. Charlesworth.. Edmon- ton; William Pearce, Calgary; A.' L. Ford, Oalgarjl R.-N. Sum: B.C.; Ed. Pbpham, Barons; W. H. Snell, Barons; R. Urch, Mon- arch': D. B. Handy, Monarch, Alia.; Ted Sunilal, I. L. Holman, John AY. Anderson, John T. Wlllard and Law: rence Peterson, Taber; James :J. Hooker and G. L. MacDonald. Trev- ors; Ernest Blow, Winnipeg; F. C. R. Wortaston and E. B. Knight, Cold- stream, B.C.; Fred Kocster, Vimlora, SasV.; J. D. Wilson, Maple Creek; Alvlu A. A. McGregor and J. W. McLane, Medicine Hat; A. P. C. Belyea, Edmonton; J. P. Keith, Lelhbridge; Lleut.-Col. G. W. Mc- Lcod, Edmonton; H. B. Kane; Iron Springs, Alta.; H. W. Oliver, Com- merce, Alta.; W. B.' Deckard, Bas- sario; L. H. Spackman and A. E. Fawns, Sterling; H. Mclntosh, leoaf W. J. Winning, Winnlngton; A. increasing Usefulness 'The association has been Increas- ingtin usefulness every year since its Inception In 1907. Tue earlier meet- Ings wertf inoro largely taken up with tba consideration of engineering ques- tions, but as tho years have gone on, we have come closer and closer to the consideration ol actual farming operations; anJ, as you win see frcfj our present program, we desire to lock al irrigation In Its placo as ouly one ol the branches ot ihs great in dustry of agriculture. A New Tack are. setting out today on an- other tack on the long, voyage to the discovery of Nature's secrets; and a considerable part "of our program Is deypted to the search for some of the miin truths, that may help in solving oufdry farming 'problems. With the aid of President Jardine who has been, good-esbug'h to come all the long way from.hls duties in the Kan sae State Agricultural College; Fresi dent. John-.Brjclceii of the Manitoba Agricultural College; E. H. Auld Deputy Minister of Agriculture for our alster province of Saskatchewan; and Prof. Wyatt of our Alberta Col lege 0? and our owu I oca talent, we forward to addinj greatly to our stores or practica knowledge within the next two days This same'search has been going forward 'recently at two Iraportau 'conferences that hava preceded thl that at Sjvift Current called by the Jlinletei- of Agriculture of Sas katchewSn; and "second, that at Win nipeg, called by the Commission o Conservation of Canada. Th6 trull will stand, we hope, still further re- vealed' at this and tbe we shall1 have clearly before us th stated problems for certain areas, an each may then work out its own salva are-.no royal roads, no easy L arid comprehensive remedies; but'we aro not .without hope that by tbs--wise guidance and help of our agricultural and financial advisers iade a production ol ?5j an acre ross yield last year, we shall look ODfidently forward to making of 11 the walera that are available, as re know, for nearly half a million ,cres more of tho lands in this dls- rict. A prophetic voice might tery well ecal! to everyone at this convention, Milton's lines: "Accuse cot Nature; hath done her part; thou but thine." Vision ot the Future Somo time must elapse yet before even tha first acres under the proposed Lethbridge Northern project will have water running in the can- als; still longer perhaps beforo that project can he extended to its limits, o cover perhaps.SOO.OvO acres in all. jut a wise eld pioneer in this coun- ry is fond of saying to me from time 0 time. "When things begin to hap- pen In the West, they happen fast." 5o it may not he very long before the and Lone Rode South Macleod districts are distributing .the waters of the Belly or Waterton riv ers ovier their acres. Then the country to tho south and east of Leth bridge, may presently add acres "to the 120.000 acres that have gradually been put "under the ditch" during the" past 20 years around Coal- dale. Raymond, Magrath, LethBridge and Tjber, if only .the questions now under .diBSu'ssIon between tho United States Canada'; as to the division aeld In Alberta, this year's Should save been held In British Columbia or Saskatchewan but fa view of the bis movement (or irrigation eitenslon In Southern Alberta each of the a 9 prov- inces renounced its right to the place of meeting in favor of Lctbbrldge. H was agreed that the holding of this year's convention at the very heart o! the country requir- ing Irrigation for tvo years In succession In Southern AJ- herta, would greaii? promote this movement, and would also further the cause of irrigation In Western Can- ada generally, better than U the con- vention were held elsewhere. The action of the British Columbia aiid Saskatchewan delegates In foreeoms their rights in the place ot meeting was .very sportsmanlike and Is de- serving of commendation. A Dumber of Important resolutions were passed at Medicine Hat conven- tion. All ot these' were forwarded to tho parties and were duly acknowledged. The object of most of the resolutions was to Induce action on the part ot the provincial and Do- minion governments in connection was Acting Prime Minister at lime replied that the nutter was en-- gaging the attention Commls-. _ sion and the government and It hoped that a decision worild ha reach- ed at an early date. C. A, Magrath, tho chairman of the Canadian Section wrote that the Commission was eirual- ly anxious to get the matter disposed. of as soon as possible. On April 12, the Director of Reclamation Mr. E. P..Drake, intimated that a re- argument of the case was to be begun at Ottawa at the beginafng'o( the following month and on April 17, Mr, Drake advised that the Commission hid been urged to give a decision ai speedily as possible on the questions of the Interpretation nf tbe treaty under which the waters ot thesd rivers are apportioned and.' !t- was anticipated that definite would not be long Publish "Irrigation The .addresses of last year's con- vention have alt heen published in pamphlet form. Altogether eleven ad- dresses have been printed and most with irrigation extension in various nririo A commiUeo was appointed to upon the Ministers ot the Alberta and Dominion govern- ments with regard to certain respon- sibilities in connection with the sup- ply of water for Irrigation- This committee met tho Premier of Al- berta at Edmonton and was.saved a -HUM no nn. ucila al auu nils ijttieu a of the St. Mary's and] journey to Ottawa by Ihe visit to the Milk .Rivers can be happily setllr-d by; West of tho Minister of the Interior Commission, t of Irrigation farming al- eij at jast year's convention, diately taking shape north-! the resolutions passed possible- by some f- mutual arrange- ments to" the establishment of great common reservoirs. Looking farther afield, we see the development of Irrigation farming al- most Immediately taking shape north- east of'Lcthljrldge, on' tho 200.000 acres of (he Canada Laud t Irrigation Company; anil .we are glad to-note tho almost daily progress towards further cultivation on the acres under water on the great pro- jects already established under, irriga- tion by the .Canadian Pacific Railway Company between Calgary and Medl- R. McFadden, Macleod; Norman Nel- son and George Sorgard, Turin, Alta.; Grofe Sterling. Colona, B.C.; M. Cald- well and J. Bannon, Warner; Fen Martin, Waple Creek; J. A. Cammart, Strathmore; J, McPherson, tleg'In'a; J. K. .Cj Macredee, Moose Jaw; T. J; McTTBnald Swiff Current; Earl Har- ker, D. Christina Jensen, W. "i Hendlcy, Wm. Crookston and D. H. Binghaui, Magrath; H. M. Shaw! Macleod; Don Malo, Taber; J. David., son and J. Jackson, Milt River; J. G. Knight, Vernon. B.C.; Lleut.-Col. Nel- son Spencer, M.L-A., Medicine Hat; Winiam Couzens, Medicine Hat; 'C. Bealiy, Walsh; H. J. Badgett, Victoria, Fall Wheat Cutting in Full Damage from Various Causes July Closing U. S. Steel, NEW. 'YORK, sales: C. preferVcd, Canadian Crops Unusually Good NEW YORK, July (By Canadian Street Journal this morning prints "a suramaryvbf crop con- ditious iji Canada from a report issued by the. Canadian. Commerce, and adds' this-c'bmment: "Thero has'.been considerable con- in the crop re- ports coming frbnvCanada this season. But regarding-this report'of the bank in connection' with the bureau of sta- acreage, the. official reports of the and tljoao of at- least .crop thelnews. of good rains, Canada '.seems, assured .of, a all crops, provided cine Hati William Pearee's Vision and the Minister of -Immigration and Colonization of the. Dominion govern- ment. The visit ol Messrs.' Meighen and Calder was no doubt to somo ex- tent due to the strong feeling dlsplay- and to as weV as the general condition of the coun try. Uulh ministers were much Im pressed by what they saw in the irrl gated areas of Southern Alberta ani by tho contrast in the appearance o the irrigated aud uou-irrigated land Irrigation Acts Passed Acts of Parliament, in connection with Irrigation have been passed b; the Legislative Assemblies of A! herta and Saskatchewan -and Include TORONTO, July. 28.r-Spring grains throughout the province of Ontario are reported-to the department of agriculture as loojing-jjjomising. VIc- :oria county com plains "of Injury to spring wheat by the Hessian ;fiy, and! Uennox and' Addlngtbn.havc smut in oats. suffered by the storm of last Friday night, the grain in many fields being flattened to the ground as if B roller had gone over it. .Fall wheat harvesting Is gen- eral in most parts of thq province, the new grain is ot a fairly good sam- ple. Norfolk; Wentwortli and Peel counties report the, Hessian fly as having done injury, to the wheat. .One.hundred thousand of the poor and underfed chlldreu 'of Europe havo given 'vacations 'of four to six webks In Swiss Homes. Most of the came .'from Austria and Germany Sask.; A. B..Muir, Calgary; E. E Eisenhaner, Co'aldale. more delegates arrived on the. afternoon train' from Calgary and other points north. V Mr. Marnoch's Address Following la President Marnoch'a address In opening" the conve'ntion': the absence of the President of .the..Western .Canada -Irrigation Asso- ciation, ii: becomes my- pleasant diity as first vice-president, to take the chair at: this, our fourteenth annual convention. 1 feel snre tint if ahy- i'oh'6' regrets more than we do the ab- sence of the Hon. Duncan Marshall, it is pur Alberta Minister of Agricul- ture himself, but unfortunately he was hot able, owing .to his illness earlier In the year, to arrange his trip" to Great Britain so as to be back in time to be. present here today. This Is the third occasion on which It has been tho good fortune of Leth: bridge to house the convention, and .wo are particularly indebted to pur British Columbia friends that they should have foregone their rights .to the gathering this year; which they and'governmental forces, wo may find that .by, combinations of remedies, wo may thoroughly conquer all our diffi- culties, U only we will set out.man- lull jr. to apply, .them. FetiJ Our Soils It tbofe'pur ancestors a long time to find out that get more out of animals by feeding tiiem than by killing them for the sake ot: their hides; arid it: seems that we are still quite a'long way from realization of the fact that we can get far more off our western prairies by. feeding them than by flaying them. And they are high-spirited for prodflction if we only treat-them rightly; and hlgh- too, as we painfully know, for destruction if we don't. Thoy nee.d'to be watered and fed to get the heat ont of them. When nature wat- ered theni bountifully In 1915 we know what they produced phenomenal we'flayed them in the following 'yeara, Iff the over-stress ol 'war-time we know whal they produced -v- soil-drifting and Sp.uUiern-Alberta, although bur troubled'have, been more serious here; but all over the southern Saskatchewanf.'and: Manitoba On'the "other band, those r all too watered all the by the. coralllng. of Nature's Jtbrces for production .have.produced heayily, In In'all the .recently been wbnt'tb, flatter ourselves our i 1.1 t 'nrll7- uui la auu nearly all of jhese vlevelopments will yet, wb continue to renew his youth so that he may see the water running down the backbone of tl'is Province of Alberta for its regenera- tion, with a little to spare for the mid- Eoutbern portion of the Province of Saskalche-van. We see., now the promise 'of the- further development of the many sniall projects in the southeastern part of Saskatchewan; and the likelihood of the quick incep- tion of a latger project than any pres- ently'existing-there' in that same reg- ion, south of Maple Creek. Fruit farming and dairy fanning under irrigation continues to make rapid progress in British Columbia; so that the promising ileld for the continuing1 and increasing usefuln.. of the Western Canada Irrigation As- sociation'is. assured of an interesting future. In the meanwhile, it will be the pleasant-business of all of us to con slder and apply the best methods thai can be evolved for the retention o fertility in all'of the soils that have been entrusted to-our use, whether they can be irrigated or riot; and so to do our share in feeding a hungr; world. Letbbridge Northern Irrigation Ac n Alberta, and the Irrigation; District! Act in 'Saskatchewan. Petitions for :hese acts were the subject of-reso- iutlons rit last year's cppje.ritlon. The files relating to these resolullons passed.at Medicine Hat last .August are here and may be seen-by. dele- gates desiring to eiamine them. The. International This association has had the matter ot the settlement of the division, of the St. Mary and Milk Rivera con- stantly before it At a-meeting of the Executive last February letters, were drafted and forwarded to the1 chair- man of the International'Joint-Coin- mission and the Acting PVirne Mini- ster urging that a decision respecting the division'Of these-water? between Canada and the United- Stales -be ar- rived at without delay.! To this cor- respondence Sir George' Foster who of the .copies distributed, but there Is still a email number of each avail- able. The printing and distribution of each sddross s'epqratoly his proved very popular, a your E-tocutlvo last February it was decided to go a step" further and pub-, lish a monthly periodical which would servo as a record of the progress of; Irrigation ij Western Canada- first issue of the jonnral, wlrlch. was uamed the "Irrigation Jteview1' was April. The sheet is a very modest one, but it Is Intended that that Its size' shall bo Increased when occasion warrants, and it is pro-. posed to publish the addresses of thtf convention In the various issues bl the "Review" ins'tead of separately as during tho last year. We will thug have a fair-sited piTblicatlon which It Is hoped will contain much informa- tion of value to irrlgatlonists and those interested in irrigation. In a general way. Finances In Goo'd Shape The financial position of the elation is'good. An Interim financial statement has been prepared 'which shows a total expenditure of The usual grants from the govern- ments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and' the Dominion were the thanks ot the association are due to the Ministers who have recommended'these grants without which the association would not be able to carry on Us work- The total amount of the grants re-, ceived from the four governments Is and the'balance en hand when' the books were closed-last year, was Alter deducting the amount of the disbursements there is ILL bal- ance on hand at the present' time of There are still some small .accounts with this year's work to be met before the books can be closed, but these will be disposed ot by August 15th, when an audit will be! made and final statement, drawn tip. This statement dwill .be published In RevIew'Mn due course. Delegates to the Convention .'-.THE ALrpA GROWERS OF COALDALE AND LETHBRIDGE were very willing that this meeting might we-beliove -n. will, a most Important milestone" tho road towards further Irrigation development in Canada. Canadian soila would carry our .agricultural operations for indef- irrita years without replenishment; T J we.may -still he right, in this, insofar as -their chemical'-rroperties are con- cerned hut the age-lens '-problem ot how to get crops continuously land without putting lias not, yet been .soltedi'for. find that fibre becomes. worked out by Secretary Colley's Report The report of Secretary Colley was then read as follows: It Is'my duty to present a repor of the activities1 of tbo association _ since tbe thirteenth annual conven- 2. tion at Medicine.-Hat year. 'Tho convention nt Medicine Hat was most g successful, both from the point of view of attendance and In the results derived from it. Thero baa been a noticeable advance in the interest s shown in Irrigation during the last 1 twelvo months; which to some extent i Cordially invite you to visit their fields and see this unrivalled feed Energy! Children uie up a lot of it, and their food has to replace it. Back of the oven-fresh quality and famous Manor of is the energy Nature stores in white corn. Select the "wax- tite" package guaranteed this mtAe-in- OUT 'nftr -modtrnirrd t'tctunj TORONTO and wofptd wo harb to look oiit for .THROUGH THEIR COMPANY FARM PRODUCTS, LIMITED ALFALFA GROWERS AND HAY SHIPPERS has been duo to the educational work of the 'association. Last year's convention having been growing: _ m'enns at least to nut that Sbro bncV. In' land that cannot 'get. Irrigation it may look to .he a- hard lasV, nt. it is not impossible; T think you will learn from your consultations with our visitors. Failures of Trie Past Some of those who came to farm In Western Canada in the early days ailed iii their It is well to IB reminded that tho country around Mop'so'' Jaw, for instance, was home' no leas than three limes. Yot our, forefathers in farming- In this xiuntry overcame even greater flifli- niltlcs than those we have encounter- id; of those pioneers and their wives ind families, surely it- may ho said :hat "oak' and Irlplo brass were the harness of Ihoir hearts." Tho fibre in some of Qur soils may be worked out 'br.the lime being, but the moral and physical fibre of our men and women Is' stiH strong, and without, ilonbt will enable us to got the fibre put back In the.soil. Irrigation Farmlno I bavo snirt very Hltto about Irrlgn- tlori farming. The talc ,fs .easily told, arid 'you will see it yourselves tomor- row afternoon when you go on the trip that has been planned. U Is a continuously profitable business. If profitably practised itg operations Just naturally take care of tbe continuance of soil fertility. Whal we all want about irrigation forming is more of it! The tension of our feelings has been greatly relieved during thp past few days, since W. A. Buchanan, JI. P.. haa brought us the welcome news that Father, (Tho Alberta' Government) Is to sit down nt last with Grandfather. (Tho Dominion Government) to tails over tbe matter of financing the I-nlh- brldgo' Northern boys. .Our feeling all along lias been that they together can lay. plans to get things started, so that our first public irrigation project] may move forward. We aro all surcl enough from actual experience that' tho Lelnbrldge Northern farmers will make good and profitable use of the water from the Old Man River. Just as soon as ever they cnn get ft on ihclr farms; and that even if prices tor farm produce shauld fall to pre- war 1eTcls, they can pay all the cap- ital coat of 450.00 per. acre and the Interest charges with one-seventh of thiiir steady annual produce. Then with tho establishment of this key- stone project 'or further Irrigation dc- voloptnsnt right In the midst ol nn from which Irrigation (arms Ten years without a com, Countless people boast that record now. Years ago they started using Blue-jay. Never tinco has a, corn painsd twice. And never lias a corn stayed .a week, You can quickly prove that corns ale needless. Millions have already done it. Think vyhat it means. No more paring, no more pain, no more unsightly pads. Dainty shoes with out unhappy hows, Apply a louch of liquid Blue-jay'orlft Blue-jay plaster... Tho corn pain end. And soon the whole corn will loosen and come The action is gentle but sure, Blue-j'ay 13 the scientific method, created by this world-famed laboratory. It is not like the methods which aro i harsh and crude. Try Blue-jay ort ono corn. Buy it to- night from yout dmfjgisl. Lave the rest of your life without corns. Plaster 'The Scientific Corn Ender BAUER CLACK, Limited Chicago Toronto. NcwY ol Surgical tni Allied N ;