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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY, JULY 30; 1909. AN OUTSIDE OPINION OF EXPERIMENTAL FARM History Of Farm and the Val- uable Farm Work Done It J. X. McDonald, who has been furnishes scope for extensive expen- visitinV SoutHorn Alberta., contributes I under irrisajion fcondittons wic lOilowlng very interesting article and also under "dry farming" me- to the Calgary Albertan on the Lvth-1 thuds, bridge Experimental Farm: aitogother different in day spent at the Dominion Thf to that of Central or North- cui'-ivation ,o: smaller fruits. TJufor-j tunatel-y before I visited the farm i th- large party of excursionists had j tuMii-il IMS.O --n the plot a'.ul it was not lung until all tho j ripe fruit had disappeared. Splendid Vegetable Garden Th.' kiuthrn garden in connection Uith the iurin was a splendid d.-noa-i uf what can b> ace-. with and .vit'umt irri-, n Albervi. I table V-.'otables showed a r-'-j crowth. imd-r irri-, "a: ion cr-nsiiU-rably further ad-, vance-i than those not irrigated. Con- j attemio-i i> paid to the cul- j of ti'.-M roots, which is very j i-ld. in this ki.i'i nieut'sheds' and other buildings haw been erected. The above are only a tVw of the many iiin-restinj: experiments which are beinjr carried on at the Loth- bridge experimental farm. '.It is hojjed that triis brief account of the work being done will excite an'inter- est among the farmers and all inter- ested. which it is desired to to avoid the many nowledge of that, through lack of, conditions, always makes fanninj: m a new country in it.- pioneer agricul- tural wheat in ordinary s-ason ,tubble land ph-wed Trin mvr aned me "most during the time of ThfJ of Citing The an occurrence as a complete crop j listening to Mr. r s in regard different failure will be unknown and the in-1 tion of the different .-xpernnen j of was. "Return to barracks at once and re- port yourself under stringent arrest I will deal with you tomorrow." "And not toniglu. Sergius Stefano- At least he was being as good as bis be was acting up to the' HATEVER Marie Zerkovitch's feelings might be, fate had its hand on her and turned along with scientific principles such I telligent up-to-date iaruier will al- ways be assured of an abundant re- ward for his labors. Even should l be in the line storm, which is never very frequent ul conditions existing tnrougnou Southern Alberta and the differen are c.veji MU'UI'I jn T" 1 -j- of an unforseen hail- faraiin- bomg PractlCtu; difference until fancy experiments, whose only nor very extended, he can'by taking lvalue would be to satisfy a surance system, irnard airainsi total loss. advantage of the hail in- curiosity, appeared to be attempTed, every one apparently having lor it jobjt-ct the" demonstration of some _ j practical theory-, wliich will be of i Government Experimental Farms arK{ daily put in practice by I The government the Dominion J never did a wiser act for the ad- j vancement of the agricultural indus- in Canada, no ont- that has proved more successful and benf- ordinary larmer. Absence ot Noxious Weeds .etc.. beinc conducted, which TO the experienced eye showed very little were poirtvd out by the experienced and practical agriculturist. Alfalfa Growing 3Ir. Kairfirld is 'an e'nthusi st tlie subject of ;ilialia growing, the value oi which, as a K- on his own farm near iLethbradge -b-tV.lv his appointment ta the position of superintendent of acwMiplished by ilry farming and by irrigation in South- Alberta, thr- value of each of which ca-inot. be overestimated. A rab'e portion oi lana is j i being-broken or summer followed nndj prepared for winter wheat tests for next season, but it is intended Through th-- irrowig of alfalfa and in j other ways crrartually lr-s.se, i tlie amount of land to be left witlr.mf a crop each y.-ar. I At the tiiiie tln-rc are '240 acres broken and under cultiva- tion and it is intended to land i "no ugh so t-hat a small finiount mav be ea-ch year and ex- carried on their trade in the house over whose front nuns the sign of the Silver Cock. The face of the building was carved timbers of great age. The door of the shop stood far back within a black and an- cient porch. Behind the sbop were a couple of rooms where Meyerstein and his wife 1 i T c d; above it, one large room, with a window which jutted far out over the narrow street JBy win- In this room, which was dow Sophy reached by a separate sat. door in the left side of the porch and a crazy night of a dozen Made up" in suit caf-au-lHit cotton! the night voile, this is a simple frnck for the I name day on a low chair. young .irirl. The panel-like effect, "f! yhe heavy figurtf of a girl carrying the front is becoming to the figure specimen of her landlord's sn- and the .-light fullness is held in nerfluous anemoloved ou place by the belt, piped with light! window sill_ The room was dart. j blue cotton voile, the square for Irje path of light from the illumma- her to its uses.' It was she vaunts he bad thr0wn out so boldly in. had directed Sophy's steps to the old house ten doors down the Street of the Fountain from St Michael's square. It was no more than half a mile from her own villa on the south boulevard, from which the street ran to the square, _______ and she had long known the decent old won't "hurt yonT 'But the couple-German Jived jind road to mo tonight." j vojce seemej f0 grow clearer the great hall of the Golden Lion. "Tomorrow we shall both be cooler.'' He was almost up to Mistitch now. "Stand out or' my way.- Mistitch did uot budge. "There's room for vou to pass by." he said. "I of the MISSES WITH GUIMPE PARIS PATTERN NO. 2963 Ail .Seams Allowed. with every word. The critical en- counter was sobering him. Yet with sobriety came no diminution of defi- ance. Doubtless bo saw that he was in for the worst now. that forward was- the word and retreat impossible. Proba- bly from this inotupnt he did not intend the prince to pass .-ilivc. Well, what he intended was wish of many. Hfe would not Inek shelter, friends or par- tisans if he the desperate ven- ture. For a moment after the big man's taunt the prince stood motionless. Then- he drew bis scimiter. It looked n weak weapon asrainst the sword which: sprang in answer from scnb- "A duei between tho tain criod The prince gave a short Jaugb. "You" shall have no such plea at the court' martial." he said. "Gentlemen don't waylay one another in the streets- Stand" Mistitch laughed, and in an round armhnles having the bands tfons, which made the roadway below sprang at him. Sophy heard lile. The skirt. white, threw hardly a gleam on to its the'blades as death was ficial to the country as a whole than j of noxious weeds on the farms. Of A pleasing impression is given at the fxprrrmsnta! farm. Q.i :hc farm. once by the almost, entire absence p-'rinients with new c.'ittinue when it inaugurated ihe system of experimental farms under the man- it is almost impossible to keep ihe land entirely free from the tances from the fields of careless far- August. agement of experimental and educat- j pests, especially in a country where ed agriculturalists.' the wind carries seeds such long djs- The influence of the work in the way of scientific research and experi- riftat at the Central Experimental lesson to visiting farmers in the way farm at Ottawa, is felt in every part I of what can be done along tins line of Canada. The experimental systematic work. is. a field from which crops will be harvested thU season, first cnp of which yielded between two and three ton? per acre, and tlio -n tuture. Considerable progr-ss has also been piped with similar v< i- -implv "ored and the fullness of1 somber walls, but Sophy "bad no need the fascination for for, th .uDnlied bv the invfrted I lamp and every need to save her her ears. too. for she, beard the quick; the o.u.k DJ LIU im inu ghe ,Q tbe busy mQ ffiet and the quicker box-plint. The gvjnnpe is made or; liLrht. blue dotted Swiss, but is equally j i money. She sat in the gloom, busy, in thought the fresh evening air breath- of a mortal combat But she would not Ing soft and cool on her brow from the tried not-even to listen. Her adaptable to hiwn or batiste. The vcindow. eyes were for a man she could not pattern is in four to .17 j Suddenly she raised her head. There her ears for a man she could not bear.: years. For a miss of 15 years tli- was a wild, quick volley of cheering. She remembered -the repuire- 51' varcls of materi-il; It came from the Golden Lion, whose den in the porch, straight under her 24 inches wide, 4% yards 27 i neck e'nabled her to see. the prince of him. A turn of the head. 3% yards 36 inche- wid lights across the square a sideways j window. Sbe dared not call to warn the prince of him. A turn of the head, __________________ a few min- 'a moment of inattention, would cost yards 42 inches wide or yards 54 J sound broke forth, and j either combatant his life. Sbe took the- inches! wide. 10% yards of soutache j witjj jt confused shoutings of a name man in the porch for her own adver- brnid; the guimpe needs -2% yards 18he could not make out Itf inches wide, '2 yards 27 inches i was it? That was sary, his undoing for her share in the in the cultivation "f annuals j wid vard? 3G inches wide or "iand perennials, lawn grasses, clovers., and the nucleus of .'i nursery crop almost .is neavv will be arboretum has bren stjirted with ready to cut about the middle fairly successful farm is a model object! Mr. Fairfield has issued a bulletin A drawback to tnt- riving the results -n the which he conducted on iii f.nrj the d.i'-ricult.y in securing water lor his uwn farm domestic which has which Contains a great deal of val-1 hauled from Lethbrulge. A 11 at Brandon and Indian Head have of untold benefit to the farmers of the eastern part of the prairie pro- vinces, ajid the work which they have done and are doing for the fanners of Manitoba and Saskatche- wan is being duplicated and adapted to the different conditions for the fanners of Southern Alberta and Cen- tral Alberta, the experimental farms at, Lethbridge. and La com be. The Leth bridge Farm Three years ago the Lethbridge farm which is located about three miles from the centre of the prosperous city, was rank, unbroken prairie, used us a grazing ground for the stock- of neighboring ranches. Today it is a well" cultivated farm, to which hundreds of the farmers of Southern Alberta resort to WAtch. the progress of the .wide range of experi- ments being carried on with the dif- ferent cereals, roots, etc., and to find out by .seeing for themselves what are really the best methods of cul- tivating the sources of agricultural wealth in This part, of the province. Irrigable and Non-irrigable Lands. The farm consists of four humlred acres, which with the water rights donated TO the Dominion gov- ernmelbt for the purpose 10 which il has been dt-voted. in 1006. by the Al- berta Railway and Irrigation Com- pany. A strip oj laiid on the east side running north and south, and containing 100 acres is irrigable land and the balance of acres is non- irrigable. This section of the farm Value of Windbreaks Ifr. Fairfield is a firm believer in the value of windbreaks as a protec- tion of crops, both in winter and summe.r and the cultivation of the ground and the planting of trees was among the. things commenced in the early history of tho farm. The. wind- breaks., which will be extended com? plt-te.lv around the farm, with a num- ber of shorter cross breaks, consists of three rows of trees-, the outer two consisting of ash. poplar, Manitoba maple, and evergjeens. and the in- ner row of shrubs and ornamental trees of different varieties. In 1907. a few acres of irrigated land were placed under cultivation for an or- chard and a considerable number of fruit trees arid small fruits were planted out. A windbreak of two rows of trees, twelve feet apart, the outer one consisting of cottonwood.s, and the inner of was waTrr. uable data in regard to raising this valuable fodder crop, and the raising of alfalfa with fi-i.i with- .adjoining out irrigation, soil'and its prepare-; tion. inoculation. M-ed date of sevj-: ing. treatment first and j .seasons, curing the hay. In regard j to the life of an alfalfa field. I saw a field on a farm near Lethbridire; about 300 feet without striking X yards 42 inches wide. Price of Pattern, 10 ci-nts. i her first hearing of the name. Silence fell again, and' she sank back Into her chair. The lights, the stir, the 1 revelry, were not for her, nor the cheers nor the shouts, it moment of reaction I and lassitude came on her, a moment Busier Brown Collar and Cuff set when the present the actual. Japped for Wallachion embroidery, in white j her around with its dim, muddy flood 803! or colors on linen, pique, or any wash 1 of vulgar necessity and sordid needs. material. The. scalloped edge is but- tonholed and the inside edge finished bur as water was got. on ;m :ti at a comparaiivi ly .iepth, another attempt will h The water for tne j with a narrow band and il a more elaborate. Sfffect is desired, the- edge rnav be ornamented with a row of i With a sob. she bowed her head to meet her sob that moaned a fam- ine of life, of light of love. "Go back or embroidery edging. The set red by rillin- a small hike from would be extremely pretty made of irrigation ditch. 'silk satin, worked in soft Persian to your scullery, Sophy What voice had said that? She sprang to her feet with fists clinched and whispered to the darkness, Dutv of Water Mr. FiiirtHd is also collecting datn colors, with floss. Price of pattern, 10 ye.ir. was almost if anv vpir sine- which had yielded Two crops every lviative to the "duty of water" wnic-n year for thP past years, and i i? the amount .if water required to the' first crop as heavy a.? that it wr.s platted. Irrigation and Dry Farming As the great perc.-nt.icr-? of grown in Southern Alberts is irrigr.ble land thf esperim-.-a made on duplicated, for ;h. -i'gatt-- various by or an gt-Jfivg'tetvrins: recordt-r. rs tlv.j amount of 'watt r lui-i ont oi tho irrigation :y'- for on thij fa nil. comtnodiou.s build. ir' qnftrt-r r LAYOUT ON PERSIA WHO INCLUDED PORTRAIT WIRZA WHO WAS PROCLAIMED SHAH TO .SUCCEED MOHAMED AL! DETH RONED BY THE NATIONALISTS first planted around the plot. Mr. Fairfifld considers and cultivation art1 that xvindhreak the two es- sential tliinjrs that contribute to the .success of fruit raising in Southern j Alberta, and that the windbreak j should bf- -sTsrted at least two years j before the orchard. His method with ilie larger fruits, such plum.-, etc., is to have the growth of the from th s'sirt as H ground and the possible reat ma- jority of his trees have done fairly and I has i also had fairly good success with the well under thr- loflk circumstances healthv. He (3T Grand Opening Club Cafe MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd Orpheus Orchestra in Attendance for Lunch and Dinner FORD ST. V. RODGERS, Opposite Palace Livery Proprietor. MAKCH1NG- la the street below Mistitcb slapped histhigtf: j Sophy pushed her hair back from her Iheated forehead and looted out of j the window. To therijb.t some twenty I yards .away and jost at.'tfaes end of the street, "she saw the figures, of three 'men. In the middle was one who .bulked like a young with his paunch not grown. He was flanked by two lean fellows who looked small beside him. She could not see the faces plainly since the light from the square was behind them. They seemed to be standing there and look- ing past the sign of thejSilver Cock along the street A measured, military footfall sound- ed on her Jeft Turning her head, she saw a'voting man walking, with head bent down and acms behind him. The line of light struck full on "him. He was plain to see as by broadest day. He wore a costume strange to her eyes black sheepskin cap, a sheepskin tunic, leather breeches and high unpol- ished rough, plain dress. Yet a broad red ribbon crossed it and a .star glittered on the breast The only weapon was a short, curved scimitar. It was the ancient costume of the bailiff of Volseni, the head of that clan of shepherds who pastured their flocks fight Very making no sound, she took the heavy massive bronze filrure of the it painfully in both her hands and poised it halfway over the window sill. Then- she turned her eyes down again to- watch the mouth of the porch. Her- rat was in that hole! Yet suddenly the- prince came into her view. He circled halfway around Mistitch, then sank on- one knee. She beard him guard the captain's lunges with lightning quick movements of his nimble scimiter. He was trying the old trick they bed prac- ticed for hundreds of years at Tolseni follow his parry with an upward ripping stroke under the adversary's sword, to strike the inner side of his forearm and cut the tendons of the wrist This trick bir Captain Mistitch, a. man of the plains, did riot know. A bellow of of life! The prince bad made his stroke; the biH men of Volseni were jwtifled of tneir pnpil. Mistitch's big. sword clattered on the flags. Facing his enemy, with his back to the porch, the prince crooched mo- tionless oh his knee, but it was death to Mistitch to try to reach t sword with bis unmaimed hand. It was Sophy's minute. The message that bad come ran fierce through all her veins. Straining to the weight, raised the figt- bronze figure his feet. and leaned out of the window, knife, a on the uplands. The Prince of Slavco, -fh held the venerable office and bad been Yes.'a lean hand, with a to court In the dress appropriate to it. j narrow head, a spare, long bac k. crept Ue had refused to nse his carriage, j out of the, darkness of the porch- ending his aids'-de-camp home in It crept silently. The body and walked now through the streets of j together for a fatal spring on the nn- the city which be bad in charge. It conscious prince for a fatal thrust It was constantly his habit thus to walk. would be deatb-and to Mist itch salva- His friends praised bis vigilance; bis j tion torn from the jaws of ruin. foosrevilerj his prowling, spying tricks. "Surrender yourself. Captain Mis- Sophy did not know the dress, bnt titcb." said the prince. I the race she knew. It had been but Mistitch's eyes went by his conquer- i lately before her dreaming eyes. She or and saw a shadow on the i had seen it in the flesh that morning side the porch. from the terrace of the Hotel de Paris. 1 "T surrender, sir be said. The three' came on from her right "Then walk before me to the bcu one of the lean men hanging back. racks." did not turn. At i invv-ino- o mtu Thev were un- once. sir. lurking a little behind. They were der her window now. The prince was but o few yards Suddenly tif i looked up. with a start-he lind become i aware of rlieir approach. Rut before lie one. a shrill cry., of consternation -of uneasy courage oozing rntz tunicd fled tbe ncwiing at his top spetu for tin- GoJuer, I.ion. In tho end he was ir.mquai to the encounter. Sterkoff. too. disappear- ed, but Sophy knew the meaning of i that. Ho had slipped into tbe shelter j f.f tho porch. Her faculties were filcrt now. She would not forget where Sterkotf was! Miatitch stood alone in the center of tbe narrow street bis Mistitch roared. The crouching figure sprang and, with a hideous cry. foil stricken ou tho tings. Just below the neck, full on them the three hncT molted to tho Vino, bad crashed the cir-in with tlio tamp, yrerkoff lay vcrv still save that ids liners scnitc-becl (ho flags. Tr.ynins. the prince saw a bronze fifi- n l.i'okfTi' lamp. Looking up. lie saw dimly n woman's white face at a win- dow. Tben tbe street waa on a sudden full of men. Rj'.stutz bad burst into the Golden Lioit. cour- (To Bo Conlinupd.; ;