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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta tf tHc Grittai Regula- tions for the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. of Bocuinioa Lands ittable for Agricultural purposes bt ia that portion of flfcv province of Alberta, lying Soutfc tJbe boundary of Town- 36 In the Southwestern por- of of HORSE RACES AT MACLEOD Big Entry of Fast Horses is Anticipated for the Fair (Special to the Herald.) Macleod, July OUR EXPERIMENTAL FARM (From Friday's Daily.) the races last year drew a record crowd and although there were more entries for each race than any previous year in the history of Macleod, yet every- shall be for a period not 21 years, and no leaseshaH a area -than lOO.CKXi Lands leased are not subject to homestead entry or sale, but the of the Interior may cancel I thing points this year to the races leasehold, or any portion thereof i and the agriculural show being the fcygivifig the lessee two years' not i best, that outside of the Dominion The rental chargeable is two pajr at Calgary, was ever held in pec acre per annum. A lease j Southern Alberta. Great preparations grunted an applicant un- are being made at the Fair Grounds ta Owns one head of catjtle i several teams having been working heed sheep for every 60 acres j there for the past few weeks level- ing and fixing up the race track and mowing the grass and weeds in the Applied for, and the lessee shell io- his stock so as to be in lioc 'iht tbe end of three years of i bead of cattle or five head of ep for 20 acres teased, and 11 maintain stock in this propor- tion duriag the continuance of the Fair Grounds. competitors for the different prizes is permitted on m portion of ihfe tracts above reter- to. A map showing tise sheep fimting districts may be secured on application to the Secretary f tbe competitors for the different prizees are being registered thick and fast and never before was such interest taken by the whole of the district and outside points before. Twice the amount of show buildings and stables for stock are being erected than last year and it will keep several men busy until the fair to get things Department of the Interior, Ottawa, j ready. W. W. CORY. j Several horses are coming in from of the Minister of Interior, 'different towns. Ray's string from publication of I Willow Creek; McKenzie from Pinch- 4hifl advertisement will not be paki Jer; Lyon's from Blairniore and Lo- lor. well from Kalispel, Montana, are all __ j bringing racing stock to run in the events this year. i Three thousand dollars in purses and prizes is being given ir addition to which a special purse of one hun- dred dollars for the saddle horse race will be awarded. There are several DR. P. W. TULLER Sours to noon; to p. m.; to p. Residence 132 entries for the 2 year old and 3 'year DR, C, C. CRAS6 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON i old stake race, "some -of the horses en i tered being now on the grounds train- ing for these races. The pony race for polo ponies only will be a feature I of special interest. over Higinbotham's Drug Stors Pkoae Office 125. House 94. Offioa to 11 a.m., 1.30 to p.m., 7 to 8 p.m. DT, F. H. Mewburn St. cor. Burdett. 9 a.mu 2-3 p.m., p, m. to 3.30 KL Telephone 41. PHYSICIAN, STJSGEGS ACCOUCHEK Kedpatn. St. Phone 53 9 a.m., 2-3, 7-8 p.m Prefer Wheat to Raising Hogs That is the Opinion Expressed by J. B. Piche The difference between good farm- ing and poor farming is the differ- ence between profit and loss, between success and failure. And as the wealth o! a nation cepends upon the wealth of its agricultural class, it behooves any government to adopt any methods that wil tend to im- crease the wealth of me farmer. There is no better way to help the farmer to farm than to give him a i practical demonstration as to me- thods and results. This is the work of the experimental farms that have been established at different points throughout, the country and one of these points is Leihbridge. The experimental farm is not a model farm by any means although a great many people confuse tho ideas and duties of the two. As name would indicate, the experiment- al farm is a place where experiments are made to determine results under different conditions and from these results to determine what 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 B. 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- tem known as irrigation and also by the system known as non-irrigation or "dry fanniing." No other station conducts experiments under the form- er svstem and hence no station has W. H. FAIRFIELD Director of the Experimental Farnn pied. Every care has been taken to economize space and labor as well as to provide light and ventilation. The loft, with a capacity of one hundred tons of hay, is free from cross the roof being supported by a rupport scheme, which very much ir.creases the capacity of the loft. An implement shed with workshop and storeroom above was also "on structed and all enclosed in a 'arge corral, presenting a neat and appearance. A neat cottage is vided for the foreman, W. C. Poland has been sown successfully from July j that the amount of water that is pre- to December and with varying i sribed by law to be sufficient to ir- The Harditr Fruits Such fruits as strawberries, rasp- beries, currams and gooseberries have raised commercially for the past io-tr years. Apple trees have been but sparingly planted throughout the district, but all those having them report that any wos that have been set out for a suffi- cient length o! time have fruit set on them at the present time. These facts givo special interest to the work that is being done'at the experiment- al farm along these lines. A varietal test of strawberries consisting of forty-four varieties has been inaugu- rated this spring. This will doubt- less determine a number of varieties that will be especially adapted our soil and climate. An extra early and an extra late variety added to the list that are already being grown in the district will lengthen tht bearing season considerably. A large number of various kinds of raspberies, both black and red; cur rants, red, white and blijck; and goosebetires are being tested. Two large apple orchards have been start- ed, four hundred apple being set out permanently and will be add- ed to each season zo that by the time the windbreaks are sufficiently grown, a very large number of hardy var- ieties will be under test. The fruit as with everything else, will be tested on both the irrigated and non-irri- gated land' Ornamental trees and shrubs are being given careful atten- tion. Irrigated Lands Among many of the farmers on irrigated lands the impression exists TRYWM. OLIVER -------FOR-------- Everything required in the construction of a I Lumber and ill kinds of MxH Do uot send all your money to C'algaiv and Cmnbrook. Help to build up Lethbriage and a iudn -try by pa rouizinpr Oliver's Planing and Lumber Mills. Office, Yards and Factory Corner E o Telephone L> o Bouip; Streets Drs. DeYeber CampbdJ Physicians and Surgeons block. 'Phone 143. Drs. McClure Stewart SUEGEOK DENTISTS D, Eiginbotham's new block. Office a.m. to 12 n. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m DR. O. COURT1CE DENTIST Successor to Dr. Jackson Office in Hotel Coaldale, Eoom 12 Office Hours 9-12, 1-5. W. C. SIMMONS Advocate, Barrister, Etc. OFFICE, SOUTHARD BLOCK Money to Lend on Town and Farrc. Property C. F. HARRIS Advocate, Notary Public (From Friday's Daily.) When the Pork Commissioners re- cumed their session yesterday after- noon, J. B. Piche, of Piche Miron, gave evidence. He told of having some difficulty in getting hogs hav- ing to go as far as Edmonton for them. He ascribed the lack of hogs to the fact that the farmers in this district would rather sell their wheat than raise hogs. In order to increase the growing of hogs a sure market and a better price are necessary. Farmers can make no money on five cents a pound. His firm does not do any curing now but buy all American Tiork ,as the people will not buy the Canadian cured pork. The difference is in the curing process as Canad- ian fresh pork is as good as Amer- is etter than corn fed. He thought that if a factory were established here so as to guarantee a market and a better price, the farmers would raise them. But just now he does not think there are enough hogs in the province 10 keep a factory going a month. Even Grii fin of Winnipeg cannot get enough to Weekly Free Press aad PrAiric Fmer. Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal Herald Sunny Alberta's Best THESE THREE REGULAR PRICE AN OFFER WANTS OF WHICH MEETS CLASSES THE SPECIAL, OF READERS. THE DIRECTOR'S RESIDENCE AND THE BARNS AT THE the opportunity to give such valu- amounts of seed from a "volunteer" able assistance to the whole farming seeding to two bushels to the acre- Still the farmers are realizing that body. In 1506, tbs farin was organized, the Alberta Kailway and .Irrigation Company donating to the government four hundred acres of land, one hundred of which is irrigable, for the purpose. The land is situated about three miles from the city and is tra- versed by the Crow's Nest line of the C. P. R. The soil and conformation are the same as the general average of the land of the Lethbridge district and therefore admirably adapted for demonstration in the methods of farming best suited for the farms in Southern Alberta. The government fortunate in their was particularly Choice of a Superintendent for the farm when they chose "W. H. Fairfield, who is especially fitted to take such a position. A graduate of Colorauu Slate Agricultural College, an experienced farmer by gation and non-irrigation in Colorado, Wyoming and Alberta, no one could be better fitted for the position. Mr. Fairfield's farm near Lethbridge had for several yeare been known as "The Model and he had already rendered valuable service to the farmers of Southern Alberta by he- Block, up-stairs. HAMILTON YOUNG ent 01 that he bdiveed that the growing, of j alfalfa v.-or.U assist very materially Engineers and Surveyors Hisinbotham Block. Lethbridiie veying the C.P.R. line -between Cal-1 fruits and NORTH-WEST ASSOCIATION OF STATIONARY ENGINEERS Meet in the Labor Hall every sec- ond and fourth Mondays in tho month. Employers requiring certificated en- .gineers, and engineers out of employ-! Pushcd forward, ment, would do well to communicate vrith us. ROBERT NEVIN, Chief. GEO. BRUCE, Secretary. 13-lyr run steady. If they paid more, they i ing the pioneer in many departments could get more hogs, and judging j of agriculture and by giving to the from the present price, they should j farmers of this part of the country bi- able to pay six cents a pound. j the benefit of his experience. Among oth.. r things in his ovi- j The land and 'a superintendent se- W. H. Fairfield, superintend-! cured, the experimental farm was the Experimental Farm, said j SOon an established fact. The season was dvvoted lo building and and the putting in of fall A fine large residence for the superintendent, with every modern convenience was built. The bant is who boards the men working on farm. A Beautiful Sight The farm with its hundreds of ex- C. P. R. Civil Engineer llcXabb J pcrimental plots, its large fields of and a party of surveyors are in the en p.s, its nursery, its fruit and orna- citv to start work at this end sur-i mental trees, its vegetables. SURVEYING THE LINE TO CALGARY of 1.007 fencing crops. a pure and specially seed grain, arrange- its grasses presents small beau- gary and Lethbridge. The line has already been surveyed at the other end and the work at this end will TO RETRY CASE Oyster Bay, July Rooswclt has directed the attorney gvner.il to takv immediate steps for thf: retrial of the Standard Oil case. GREAT PEACH CROP St. Catherines, Ont., July 24. Heavy rain has dono much damag j WiRE WOUNDS i My m.'ire, a very valuable one, was badly bruised and cut by being caught to wheat crop in this section, but in a wire fence_ Some of the wounds the fruit crop has not suffered in wouid not heal, although I tried many any way. Prominent growers say different medicines. Dr. Bell advised experience me to usc MLNTARD'S LINIMENT, that in all their ftave they seen such a crop of peach- diluted at first, then stronger as the cs as this year. It will eclipse all gores began to look better, until after previous records. three weeks, the sores have healed 'and best of all the hair is growing LAW CLERK DEAD well, and is NOT WHITE as is most Ottawa, July A. the case in horse wounds. Jaw clfirk of the House of Commons, I F. M. DOUCET. -died suddenly last evening. Weymouth. tiiul sight. The plans for the laying out of the farm are being brougi-t out gradually. A marginal planta- tion of three rows of trees is to be planted around the entire-farm. Parr of these are already planted and th-- balance will be put in next spring. Considerable work in forestry will eventually be attempted including various plantations for windbreaks, wood lots for thti testing of various there is bsst- time to sow and a best- amount to sow and it is the work of the experimental farm to determ- 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 seedinig per acre, a series of plots were plant- ed beginning with fifteen pounds of seed per acre and increasing by one peck per acre until two bushels seed was reached. The results these seedlings cannot be known un- til threshing. These two experiments will be continued for a number of years so that results from average years can be obtained, thus making the data trustworthy. All of the Alberta Red grown in Alberta has a slight mixture of other grains with it. not, pnrwgh to affect the grade, but sufficient to hurt it from a seed grain standpoint. To ob- tain seed from good strain of ments were made last summer with the Kansas Agricultural College to supply us seed from hand-selected seed from 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 fanners in the province will be able to obtain gratis small quanti- ties of this pure seed for trial. Winter and sprinlg wrieat are be- ing grown on soil given various me- thods of cultivation, the Campbell system with various modifications entailing less work being given thorough investigation. It will be of interest to farmers to. know that one of land is being cultivat- ed exactly as Mr. Campbell instructs, lie having examined the fi-ld person ally within the last month. About 200 Plots There are in all on the rarm near- ly two hundred plots of grain con sisting of various varieties and the same varieties under varying condi- tions of rate of seed P'.'f acre, date of planting, etc. Bach variety is tested or. the irrigated as well as on the non irrigated land, the farm, in fact, being two distinct experi mental stations with each test dupli cated. The same treatment is being given oats, barley, rye and peas as is given wheat. To hay crops considerable att ntion rigate a given area of land is not sufficient. To accumulate data rela- tive to the actual 'amount of vratAT that is required to irrigate various j crops, a measuring device has beenj installed on the farm. This consists j of a wier. Connected with this is an automatic register which records the depth of the water flowing over the wier at all times. From this record the actual volume of water used may be readily calculated. These measur- ments will be taken year after year and will in the aggregate afford val- uable data from which an intelli- gent judgment may be formed as to the actual amount of water that is r.eally required to irrigate our farms with existing conditions of climate and soil as found in the district. The farm is placed within easy ac- cess o! the railways so that the farm- ers of the country may easily go to visit it and see for themselves the results of the tests that are being made. This is the best way for the the full benefit of It is expect- The Western Canadian reading public is made up chiefly of tnese es: Persons who have lived in the west for any lengthy period and tuv out-and-out Westerners, and recent arrivals from the Old Country, the United States and Eastern Canada. I Perhaps no oue newspaper could cater with complete satisfaction to- all ttinse classes but by this combina-tinn offer every special need is met. Free Press and Prairie Farmer gives a complete by week of all happenings in the Western Provinces. In addition it has special departments for American and British settlers. The Fam- ily Herald and Weekly Star suppliesthe former resident of Eastern da with the news tbe Eastern portion of the Dominion in detailed form and the Lethbridge Herald provides the local Western news, which you cannot do without. .......................................ISO LETHimiDGE HERALD: Find enclosed for which send me Weekly Free Press and Praii'it. Farmer. Winnipeg: Family Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal; and Leth- Herald, for one year each. farmers to derive the work of the farm. ed that as times passes by, the ini- terest, which is already great, will in- crease and large numbers of those in- terested in the farming operations will throng the grounds of the exper-l imental farm. HAIL IN ONTARIO Ingersoll, July disasterou0 hail storm of the western type., trav- elling in a southwesterly directiAn passed over a small area of North Ox- ford early this morning leaving raln- ;d crops and damaged buildings in its wake. The damage, it is bjliev- ed, will aggregate thousands ot dol- lars, and is principally to the coin and other crops. MANY LIVES LOST ana, July Christiana Bakkolaget, passenger trade was in a collision yesterday with the. steamer Goteburg. engaged in the local AN ESCAPED PRISONER Niagara als. Ont., July of Niagara Falls, N. Y. have identified the man who shot and killed patrol- man McCormick, as Edward Lee> who recently escaped with six others from Toronto jail. Piles are easily and quickly check- ed with Dr. Shoop's Magic Ointment. To prove it. I will mail a small trial a coiivlnciiig test. Simply address Dr. Shoop, Eacine, Wis. surely would not send it free -unless T was certain that Dr. Magic- She was cut through amidships" andpintment would stand the test. He- sank in a few moments. From tenmember it is made expressly and to twenty of the Bakkolagets passen-alone for swollen, painful, bleeding gers are believed to have been drown-or itching piles, either external or in- ed. Twenty three of them were res-ternal. Large jar 50c. Sold by J. J- cued. Johnston. FRANK ITEMS Frank, July R. Steeves, of the Imperial hotel, had a sad accident hapen to his only son, who fell from s iinble loft and broke his arm a love tht> wrist. Corporal Askey of the R. N. V.r. M. P. from Twin Lake visiting Frank j where he was formerly stationed forj WE EXCEL IN PRINTING for the production of wood, j is Ix-ing given. In clovers, white posts, timber, etc., hedges and gon- arid alsike arc being tfsted with alf- eral ornamental planting. alia, more particular attention being On. the non-irrigated land special, given to the latter on the irrigated attention is being given grain grow-j portion owing to the fact thai it is 'ing and winter wheat stands out, pre-, becoming tho staple crop oi the ir- eminently. When, one remembers rigatcd farms of 'the district. Timo that the first Alberta Red was grown thy, brome grass and western rye only six years ago in Southern bcrta and that the crop last year to- talled three million bushels, the im- portance of making a special study of its culture can easily be seen. It a model being so constructed as to make the most of the space occu- grass, are the principal grasses bo ing tested. Mixtures of these with alialfa are having careful trial. Each succeeding year demonstrat- es the fact more clearly that Southern Alberta is specially adapted to tho raising of He is on icrlough ing got his arm broken by ths kick of a horse some time ago. THREE SOLDIERS KILLED Gettysburg. Pa., July all night search throughout Camp Hay- es, where the men of the Na- tional Guard of Pennsylvania has camped for a week and which was visited last night by a terrific electrical and wind storm, shows th.it three soldiers were struck dead by- lightning and that nearly a ha'f hunderd others were injured. GRADING THE STREETS Macleod, July town coun- cil is having the streets graded and fixed up, J. Beattie being in charge, of the work. The excellent gravel is being utilized and makes, when propertly treated, a road that is hard to beat. The streets are well drained j and mud is conspicuous by its ab- sence. The famous "Hippo" Johnston case will be tried here next Tuesday the 25th inst, P. J. Nolan for the crown and Colin Macleod for the de- fence. Bisley, July the score ,of 46 out of possible 50 Sergt. Bayles, of Toronto, yesterday won the Imeprial Tobacco Trophy valued at 12s.- When You Want Particular Printing Place Your Work With The Herald Job Department Business'men and others have reason to patronize the Herald, where experience has taught them that the best in the art can be produced here, effec- tively and promptly. If you are not a patron of the Herald Job Department, let us estimate on your next work. W..JORDAN, Superintendent Phone 106 ;