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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY; JULY 2D, 1920, THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY. HERALD PAGE NINE OF 1HE EARLY Interesting History of Canada's Pioneer .Project Interesting- 0 lyTold Something of the early history and struggles, of "Irrigation and Irrisatlou- ists in Southern Alberta was told at the session' ot the Irrigation, congress" by Supt.W. H. Fairfleld of-thii Lethbrldge Bineri- menlal Farm. "His address'follows: district Is proud of its; development, comprising, as u district of no mean area even' for .the jvesL. for the one canal system farms adjacent to thB.-towna'pf'Magrath, Raymond and Stirling'on tlieiBqulh and extends to beyond CpaldaJeTon the east. The early Sfstcry. ot the project Is Interesting. 'TV; Understand the vari- ous, causes thai brought about tbo.uu. dorlaklngi U -to go' clear back dc-r promoted a company knowf! as the Canadian North Navigation' :co.f to that ou'lcropp'ed on Uie.'riverbot; top 'the ''present ''site, of' tho 'city. The equip; was first called Coal; banks. was to carry the pany was formed known as the Cana- dian North West Irrigation" Co. and Mr. C. A. Magratti was manager An arrangement was made with the government whereby an exchange in laud -was brought the company being given title to a solid block of laud in the western 'section ot their holdings, turning back any land they .coal by boat to connect with tho Can- adian-PacHifrallway at Medicine Hat It the river was not very satisfactory froui a navigable it Hie demand for the c.oal was to bo supplied necessary to'flncl 'same getting It to mar- 'Gait. Interested IcapitaJ.lrom :llie bid country and a narrow.'gauge'-iailway was built to Bunmprer Junction and shortly -after- lanolhc'j'.h'arrow. gauge road wag bujl.t ib'XJfeat'fBlls, Montana, the new "company, ;-befng- called the Alberta Halhvay.jfc.'Coal'.Co. About this time of sir Alexander, became president and assumed man- company. As a result ;bf the eompanyis enterprise in build- ing lines they had given Dominion iuout "million of land. How to eome- Ylhinir from this 'land a question. There it even at one-to twa-dollaVa an wag 'consider ed': u selei s-'f 6'r f.apyjhln e .except i i Of '.r Then ipenv pbtatljr Uun Pearcij ot irrigation: prelimiri- outcome of Mrr'Galt went to Jjis-frteDdii.liijtlw' pld- country who ai'j Teadf'had in rested in the them to put iip moreicapitaliand a subsidiary com'- i- parent company 52.00 per acre for the land they took over and agreed tp attempt'to irrigate. G. An- derson was brought.from the States as consulting engineer and.tbe project was gotten under way. It was at this stage that the Mormons began to play an important part. The Cardston dis- trict had been established for a num- ber .of years and coming as these peo- ple did from Utah whero, irrigation had been brought to a high state of development they readily recognized the posisbililies of thls-country If Irri- gation could be made possible. An arrangement., was. made .with the church to have the-work of construc- tion done by their, people, they to take half their pay in money, and the other half in iaudj the. land being pul in' at the price of 53.01 per. acre; The towns of Magralh and Stirling sprang-into existence, during the two years of construction. Some-History This' brings us to the year 1900. 1 niight'meutioot in passing that I given n few days ago, by the courtesj of the. irrigation branch ot the C.P.. It., on 'old ..scrap book which been: from papers piib-J iished -20 tO'25 years a'goj. These are extremely Interesting when read from (he light of present development but time, w.ill not permit me to go into them. However; from the Edmonton IJulIctin dated September 14, 1900, we find the following: "At 3 "o'clock'on the'afternoon of. Tuesday, the the water in the Lethbrld'ge Canadian North West. Irrigation. cpTripany's can- al reached the limits-of that town at-, ter travelling a distance.of 93 miles, and the event was fittingly celebrated Dy a number of citizens who gathered to witness .the arrival. This marks the beginning of another important 5tag6 in the development of the latent resources of Western Canada." First. Irrigation Settlers I', The spring of 1901 saw-the main Canal completed and ready to supply water to. tho land. The. first settlers kn irrigated land came 'to Lethbridgo that spring, some, dozen or- fifteen farms jv_ere .-started south ot.the y >jho in irf per- Nothing Ll'ko ftaTri Bltro-Phospfiate to f. Put on; Firml Flesh and T'.- Vigor '..and Nerve'F'orce the countless prcpara which afe con tlnually being'advertised for the pur poso'ot raakiils.thln people fleshy de arriiiij.neck' and bust and replacing, ly h'pH'owsV..' jind angl es the .soft; fcurved lines health teaufy, there 'fere .feyideritly... thousands, 'or tnen and tin e n w'h p keenly, feel fh eir exceH; live thinness. aally starved ne Vos. jOur ;bqrtl i more pnos- j phate Is 'cohtalned in modem Joods. Physicians., '-claim there Is liolh'lrig fhatwljl'supplx' tula deficien cy sb-iWeli-iaS-.tHS organic phosphate inortn' as :bitro- Is "inexpensive and Is sold by under A guarantee 'of- money back ByVfeedlng-the'rcorTos directly ami py" supplying: .tlie body cells, with the rieceiaary 'phoanliorlo food cle; mcnU, bitro-phb'sphale quickly Pro- duces a welcoiio transformation In tho tho_ 'Increase In Vrieht fretjuently -bfllng astonishing. This increase in weight also car- ries with It Sjgehcrnl Improvement in the' health. sleepless.-. nesa and lack ot energy, which nearly- always accompanj' excessive thinness, soon disappear, dull eyes become pa'16 cheeks glow with tha Slpopi of r.orf.ect h.talth. Mlas deor- gla ilamiltqn, was onco thin and f.ratl, reporting her own experience, writes! has brought a magfc .transfprmatton with 'me. it pounds .and never haps'60D Fluid, r- Incidentally it waj in Aprirpfjthsf'jreai-that the Speaker tobk..a fafin .under; the .ditch. At Magrath there was that season about 3000 acresJn-crop'and. a ecmc- Stifltng. 'fhe followingJjyear..Raj-'niohd of" the district tin- the 20'iummeVs .since water h'a.s been..ayailable, has 'not been uniformly steady'; There was considerable skeptjclsin among .the old-timers. I npte-in an article .clipped from the Free Press of Jul> 27, entitled "The irrigated'Pla teau tho'.follow Ing paragraph which -TV-ill illnstrate the opinion of tho man on the streel in those The Old Skeptics 'Lethbridge itself' had no failh In the enterprise. Some trust in cattle some in said they; but trust in tho pay-roll of the mines, that' good enough for Irrignt'pn.'seemed and expensive nt'aiiiier of raising graii for it was not until after two or three years that it wna.'demonstrated tha 'alfalfa could bo raised successfully and it was riot till still later that th farmers began to realize what pro there werq. -n ralsLig this won 'derfiil forage crop, Tre Coalcfale District In 1005 the. Coaldale district started Through the efforts of a small lam selling company in H. A. Siig gitt was mover rapid settle inent 'took "place in the Immediat neighborhood of that station. About this time the posslbilll. of wheat growing on dry lands wa discovered and settlement from War ner north un over the district now served by the Aldcrside line nnd cas ward toward Medicine Hat began't take place rapidly.. Farmers on Irr gated land began to wonder If (ho cl mate had changed. You are all fam illar .with what has happened froa then on. The climate hss not Chang ed. Wo'do get wet years but we gd many dry ones, The value of irrigi lion for our lands is ,no longer tjuei tioned. The hopes of such far slglile men as Mr. B. T. Gait nnd Mr. C. A Magrath have been realized. To bring tho history of IhoCnnadia North West Irrigation Co. to date a that has to he said Is that aa soon a the success of the irrigation compan wns nssurcd an va made with the Unllway and Coal com pany, tho now organisation bein known as the Alberln, Tiatlwfty nnd I rigatlon company, this being late bought and absorbed by the Can ad in Pacific Hallway Co. Tre Present Development A word as to the present develop ment o( Irrigation and I nm don Thero are now acres of lar with water rights under this sysie practically nil under'ciiltivalio Of this amount acres Is'in falfa with tho prospect that the acr nge devoid! (o this crop will ho, grea ly Increased during the next few year Land values have increased very ra idly nnd already the effect of this BUro-Phosphate; shown (n before felti so, is.unsurpassed jyc, tho relief of" net- j beginning to b jous.ioss, etc., thoan, cut a3 01ir lnim al whp do.ndt dcslrs to put on (00 for best ilevelopmf'iit i flesh extra caro In avoldr tho dlslrlct. Irrigation lends-itself log j to ralher- than extensive The'pbsslbniiles with small CLEAN-UP SALE Starting Fri., July 3D iu Now for a sweeping "Clean-up Sale." All this season's garments vvill make their fare- -yell bow to make room for fall merchandise .now on -the way. A small investment will put a man in possession of plenty of good clothes and we strongly advise our patrons to take advantage of any savings offered "if you would save" as CLOTHING PRICES WILL BE STHiHlGHERFORFAIi We're not financial experts, don't pretend to be, but there's one' thing we do know, and that is when wholesalo .prices go up retail prices cannot possibly go down. Production is still far 'behind demand; we can't get all the merchandise we not only that producttbii costs aTe" going up labor and everything used in the manu- facture.' We are paying more for fall merchandise than we did for spring, so 'is every other merchant. you are interested in getting the most for your clothing dollar how is the time to buy. dependable high-grade merchandise at a great saving. BUYNOW ANDSAVE ..Specials in Neckwear A ,-----jlUK' One lot Neckweai, extia special, each Neckweai. Regulai 50. Sale Neckweat Eegulai 00 Sale 1. 1. Save on Shoes j i. Men'sOxfoids Regulai 50 Q OK Sale Men's Diess Shoes (Fiske American make in black and tan.) Reg-1 A PA ular Sale lll.Du Geo. A. Slater Dress'Shoes in black. Regular Sale lU. Geo. A. Slater -f O AfT Sale Big Reductions in Men's Suits 17.85 22.50 26.25 30.00 31.85 33.75 36.00 37.50 41.25 43.50 45.00 48.75 Young Men's Suits, sizes 33 to 35. Regular Sale Young Men's Suits, sizes 34 to 36. Regular Sale i.Men's Suits. Regular "6a> Men's Suits. Regular Sale Men's Suits. Regular Sale..................... Men's Suits. Regular Men's Suits. Regular Sale........ Men's Suits. Regular Sale.................... Men's Suits. Regular Sale Men's Suits. Regular Sale Men's Suits. Regular Sale Men's Suits. Regular Straw teat Half Price; 25c 50c Soft Straws. Regular 50c. Soft Straws! Regular Sale Straw Boaters. Regular Sale......................, Straw Boaters. Regular Sale Straw Boaters. Regular Sale Straw Boaters..Regular O Sale...................i... Straw Boaters. Regular Q A A Sale........................ O.VlU 25 PER CENT. OFF ALL PANAMAS SALEOPENSFRIDAYMORN- ING-BE HERE EARLY McKelvie THE "2" M's KIRKHAM BLOCK LARGEST DISTRIBUTORS OF MEN'S CLOTHING IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA McGuire 'rnits have been demonstrated but no work .with them along commercial [nes has yet been attempted. Tho number- of livestock kept on our !nrms Is lamentably small. Dairying, considering our possibilities along this ine, is being sadly neglected. In conclusion I shall only repeal what I said In the beginning, we are [woml of bur irrigation development as a district but realize that we aro only In tho pioneer staKo nnd that when as Irrigation farmers, strike our stride we shall be Ihe envy of all farming districts of the Canadian Northwest. HOT AFFECTS MANYBERRIES CROP (From Our Own Corresponddnt) MANYDBRR1E3, Alia., July Tho excessively; hot weather of tho Insf torlnlgH has made a decided Im- pression on (ho crop. However, thero is every appearance of a fairly good average yield. H Is a mistake to con- sider anything less than forty bushels of wneat a crop failure. Wheat har- vest will begin abonl Saturday but will not Tie seucral Ipr tlmo, LDIPARIYPAYS Find Crop Conditions Very to Alberfa .Musician (From Our Own Correspondent) CARDSTON, July follow- Ing is taken from a report of a recital held in New York City, Monday )9, 1920, by Marlon Stravrovsky and I.eo. M. Cornnbs. A very enjoyable event was tho Joint recital given at the Mew York School of Jlusle. and Arts last Monday evening by Marlon Slrnvrovsky and Leo. M, Coombs, two talented pupils of the well known voice, teacher Halfo Leech Sterner. "Miss Stravrovaky is from Pennsyl- vania and possesses a dramatic voice of unusual beauty of tiuallly and tono shading and sings with true dramatic stylo and power. Her part of tho program wag render- ed In a very artistic and admirable manner. "Mr. Coombs comes from Alberta, Canada, nnd his tenor voice Is of pleas- ing quality and he delighted his hear- ers with his clear diction and artistic style of singing. His rendition of "Splrto from Tavorita" was particularly good. He made n deep Impression with his appealing quality. Frank Howard Warner, 'the eminent composer and teacher wan at tho pinno. Two of his beautiful compositions being sutig by Mr. Coombs. "The auditorium was filled to capa-. city nnd, both singers were received with very goncroua applause." Although Mr. Coombs lives in Lelh- bridge, CanlEloiilaiis will bo interest- ed In his success an he spent some years In this district si teacher of piano and. voice. and parly, hnvo return- ed from their trip to the north and re- port a very enjoyable lime. The crops in that part of Alberta were very good, Tho pnrty consisting of I'res, E, 'J. Wood, Pros. Stirling Wll Hams, H. Folsom, Wm. Henderson, Cl, E. Gaboon. Patriarch Hinmin, W. .Incobs, Alia Spencer, Lola linmb, nnd I.uclla Smilh loft Cardstou, Satur- day, July 18th, In autos. visited Orion and then took the train at Macleod for Calgary, The party visited a new town this time, Kosemary and found many V. Saints there. Rosemary Is about SO miles east of Calgary, The children of tlin first ward primary enjoyed a day ou tho lawn of Pres. Janic Anderson, Games, stories, ice cream and. pea- nuts ileliKhtci! Ihe hearts of the little cues. Mr. D. 0. Wright and family have moved Into their new homo In Card- Eton. Mr. Wright is on the leaching staff for this year. Roy Scouts were busy1 In the gar- den of Mrs. Geo. I.nvitt this week, nfter which they, enjoyed- ''refresh' Tncnta of'lfcmunade, popcorn-brails and cherries, Mr. and MrE. Wm. Olenn, Jr., a daughter, Friday, July 23. .Inmes 0. Pike ot Indianapolis com- mitted suicide by stepping overboard off Ihe steamer Wnukela, nt Atgobac. near Sarnla UNVEILED MONUMENT TO LONGFELLOW'S "EVANGELINE" ORANDPRB, N. S., adian monument to the gentle. "EvangeHno" o( Longfellow's poem, was unveiled at Grandprp today by Lady Ilurhham, wife of the prosl- dent of tho Imperial Press Conference, In the presence of delegates to the conference and a large number of vis- itors from different parts of the marl- lime province. A tour of the Annap- olis valley was Included In today's itinerary of the visitors, on Jour- ney across Canada. TURK REBEL GENERAL HAS BEEN CAPTURED ATIIBN'S. July 2D.-Col. Jafar. Tayo'r. Turkish Nal'caaltst command- ant of Adrtanople. has been captured. 1 iitfic village of liastnnll', cast of Act- rlanople: This IP the first direct word receiv- ed from Athens on the capture of Col, Jafar Tayar. His capture- when .the Greeks entered Adrlanople, re- ported In a ConsUnllnonlo dispatch of July 56, ;