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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta EIGHT T1IR LKTHRRIDGE- DAILY HERALH SATURDAY, !3; OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER HISTORY OF IRRIGATION FARMING AROUND. LETHBRIDGE (Hv G. H- MAR.NOCH, Chainuau. luxation Development Association hi ihe "Moiwtary ihe world's experts. Aud "Human natur1 is a rum im. she bens was Ihe remark of the jiiimuiiji, crop Kqucers on more tfaau one. occasion, weliave tioi fuilea lo feum something. Aud tbe Bailie t-ommeut comes readily] ion. frum ihe shells of dry years; for 10 on picking up a liiile booklet j In of the taxness o( Eaverumeii'.s published "away -buck in ami ihtir inaction vatt Jms since 1300 giadual- tweiiiy-seven years ago--tearlup tae title iho Territories; Fhould Parliament provide for tiou In Southern Alberta, and bridge; and thp West em Assinibolar' j watered vheal: Mid the establishment of alfalfa and hay fields I tail to wait over. Uovelovmicm irrSgallcH was slow, lint us Ibis one aoO that one among (hose whom lliey thought were the began io .Jorge ahead by Indus- ly developed a j trlous uae of irrigation, passing In lion of Irrigation farming around tUe race those seemingly livelier cnes acres now who took a 'wheat gamblo ami go; dnced, on a most intermittent -frops. there gradually tiate. an average jtauie a that Ihe slower in uitjiuoii was the surer, and much tlie Government Ownership Invoked In'the present great and spacious ot i-aHing for government, owner- j more profitable iu tlio long run. in tue meantime the company is eiperieoeed at sUlnnce caii readily be given to both and Inujb. if a ewe loses her la ID I', shy can readily he taught to mother another lamb when coufined closely with 11.- Weak lambs are siren a chance to gain slrenKlli before be- tug forced to ehid for themselves. If a is disinclined to own her lauib sho soon ge's over it when con [inert iu tho pen. This very seldom happens when ihe pens are used but fairly common when the ewes are allowed to run wlthi the flock. Also, anytblug (hat Is wrong, such as udder trouble in (fie ewe. Is readily auU set risfci. tto "viit'er :s heavily U should trimmed so as to give the lambs every chance to suckle properly. When the lambs are strong enough be marked to identify them and th ewe a and Iambs turned out into separate yard away from the main flock. This should always be provided as it is not (air to the lambs to put them in with tho big Hock they aro ?ure to be trampled vuore or less. There is also less con- llcrt The Alberta KaiUvav nnd "owdlng and results aro >ug. (raveling a good many years, Uatn't got there yet. A strange tie observant tourist observes in Saskatchewan, that won- derful grain district of western Can- ada. It that tho wortt weed pest, the perennial it practically confined to railway yards. Then a ond interesting point noticed Alotis the Canadian Pacific Railway almoit all patches ot ihe weed are the north siJo ot the track. Tho explanation of bolli these con- ditions is simple enough, The sow- tbUtla iu Saskatchewan is an import u October combined lo produce rivers to the main line of tho C.P.ll. ihe wheat crop of over sixty bushels I Hut Hie demand for ihe coal was sol 1 great ihai it was soon found necessary some cases going beyond sevenly-fiva bushels per and homestead lands up. The farmers Had a Struggle Then nnolher ctr'jsgle began. ami -A shallow trough containing a 1 little oats aud bran placed fairly close Economic lo it a is astonishing how quickly Our new farmers sometimes got gooi crops; fomtiiimes iicor. They saw to build a railruHti to elvo winter! the irrigation farmers struggling; in CATALOGUE 1920 SEED summer carriage; so the old nar- row "turkey trail" was built fruni Leilibridge to the EasL al Dun- more Junction; and another turkey trail TYDS Jairt southwards ,lo at tlie latcntational boundary. tapitaj was brouglit hi, and the iiauin of Hie' company was changed io The Alberta Railway and Coal Company. Private Enterprise Had to do it Then Elliott T. Gait, who had laken over the management .from liis fathor, found his company in the undisputed iho IIUlo follows slip through good grain years with fair rainfall they jeered; in years of short rainfall they envied. The grain soils bogan to drift. The tale of years told Iho real facts about Ihe precipitation records. Ami by 1913 tlie countryaldsj convinced that- the seers had i been right, ami that irrigation should] be brought without delay to all the I lands tliat could get water. I There is a. 'temptation here to! digress into a dissertation on govern- ment ownership. Our pamphleteers and start to tlie feed. Handl- ed In this way tho lambs can bo kept growing at a rate not possible if the mother's milk ia .depended, upon en- tirely. The sooner lambing that the ewes aud lambs can bo on gooi During this winter season, upwards of one thou- sand separate teals have bcou made. The results for part are gratifying, especially with wlittut. barley anO flax. Oats shorr greater variation than other seeds. In sen- eral, however, Ihe results are not low, even with samples coming from north- ern points. Tho Department of Field Husbandry advises farmers lake ho chances on tlieir oat seed, unless they Know a certainty that it rip- ened without frost. 11 is unsafe lo judge by appeanmces, as appearances are no guide lo tho vitality of oat seed. .In fad, it is not too much to say thut all'-signs fail with oats. The "black often referred to as an indication ot frost, is not to be. pasture the belter the results ivlll upon; The only safe guide is be all .rour.d. X. D. MacKenzie, Act. Supt, 'i.. .Experimental Farm. Indian Iftja'd, Sask. ownership of some one and one quart- 1 JS33 pleaded for government develop- justness looted promising. The j seems likely any was .hard put to it lo finii Mature rnoy, Ini er million acres of railway granc lands, handed lo them by the Government of the day. .IVhut was he to do with them? Nearly1 everybody said they were worthless for anything but cattle and lorse ranching; hart not the gov- ernment utterly declined to hear the inuadings ot the seers that the lands should be irrigated? lie believed they could; GO did C. A. Magrath wlio joined him iu the management, the company. Hut the shareholders bad waited long for a retuni on their money; and they felt little likR con- tinuing their disbursements, although by this time the coal mining part of the business looked promising, com pa money enough even to survey the land and the mountain streams from whtcti the waters might be brought. One man only in the government ot the day had some vision; Mr. (now Sir) Clifford Sifton was Minister of the Interior; he gave the incentive to what we now call "the traditional policy" of carrying out- Ihe prelimin- ary surveys. The company carried these farther in detail in regard to lands around the now thriving towns of Kuyiuond, and Coaldale, and the ciif'.of Lelhbridge. But there was no money to instal Ihe works., So they went to tho south, and made j acres, or, If the district is ox- au arrangement with a community on tended, to some acres, have practiced irrigation farmers in the] satisfied themselves that their pro- late ot Ulah; they came up, and'posal is eminently praclicnblo nutl Back of inoat of the notaWe ucctsses In (he fleJd ment of lands that were then in eminent ownership; 'tholr pleas were in vain. They were in. Hie theory is right. .But we arc a practical people In u practical world, and developme'.it is by practice, not by theory. In short, come round to practical development1. The Do- minion Government Has recognized at least iis duty to Assist and advise; the surveys con'iuuo'to be rnadc. The Alberta-government 3s about lo mako recognition of its duty to lieln its people by extending tho Jaw under which commOnities of farmers may Ti irrigation Uiitricts; and Hkely thai the Alberta .legis-j nffv, insofar ns is in its give assistance in Jinanclng'.md trolling The Dominion government lias already indicated wilti HE lies s also lo assist in financing. So that we come hack to what is prac-' private enterprise must pioneer, anil that governments should assist, advise, and, at least insofar as they aid in financing, they should exercise a measure of control. How 'Are the Finances' to be Found The first enterprise that calls for assistance is the J.ethbrulge Northern Irrigation district. The farmers there who want irrigation on about NG SOW-THISTLE (By Jolan T, in the New York Outlook'.) Artificial conditions some'iiues are involved in the otherwise inexplicable distribution of a noxious weed, just sometimes strangely control the spread of Ju- sect pests. Colorado Is a great potato state, but as on economic factor in potato productioh the well-known Col-' orado heetla or potato bug ia mucfi more talked .rJfyi.ut. The some well-traveled persons have er- roneously, is ubiquitous in tbb potato.-growing region's of North Amer- ica. Hut it isu't, British Columbia in the Pacific Northwest is an.itnport- ant'potato producer: But the potafp Ihe germination test. Partners who propose to have their seed tested should not delay, as time al this sea- son of the year is a very important. return? arc received, close attention must be paid to the five day lest This is an index ot vitality. If the five day'test is 'high, say 40 -io per c6nt. or higher, and the ten day test is correspondingly good, tho seed Will-'give satisfactory returns-in the field. If it germinates as low as S-20 per it'ia not reliable unless the ten (lay test runs as liigh as 90-95 ten'day. test, on the other hand, should not run lower than per ceuL, even with a good five day test. Lower than this is uncer- tain. Higher is belter. "If the ten day lest is as low cenU the seed should be thoroughly graded, and a sample re- turned for germination. If tho sec. ond test ranges from 80-90 per cent., built the headgtiles and canals for about acres, and took their pay part in grubstake and part in. land at a nominal price per acre. Tho works were built. But now -Jliese farmers in turn found themselves hampered by lack ol capita] resources, So they perforce had to confine their efforts largely to grain farming operations on the usual extensive lines. Seasons of fair rainfall enabled them to makt: that it will he profitable. The Domin- ion government made the detailed surveys; at the instance of the Alberta government these have been fully confirmed by an eminent consulting irrigation engineer. The cost will be about per a era to be irrigated: the formers feel assured of making a profit on this investment. They esk the governments to continue to co- operate to belp them to attain their wishes; and it cannot be doubted that both the Dominion of Canada and the Province of AUierla will meet their desires to improve first their own and then the country's economic status by making not two, but many many fold, blades of grass and g-ain lo grow where but one grew before. What Cash You Need When Travelling more, particularly, when large sums are.requirecMg best carried in the form of a Letter of Credit, issued by The Merchants Bank. This old established' form of in tern atioo snli tag, is preferred by inan j experienced travellers of its absolute security. Letters of Credit'ate cashed onlr by btnVn or Sinking corporations; and. after the identity of holders is established to the satisfaction of the bank officials. This and cuardj azainit Joss and v Head Office OJF" CANADA. Established 1884. BRANCH, R. J. DINNING, SalvAcencr Moruicfibpen ttrdTi'iAtyi, will send you a prict list JJptn application, bo not fail lo some of this home grown stock before it i5 too Intc. ORDER EARLY 'as some of our lines arc limited. A. MITCHELL NURSERY CO. FRANK KNAPP, (Lessee) T) TION is the order of the day. H you have formed the Sav- ings habit you are prepared to meet, its opportunities; if not, reconstruct your methods and begin We have 3 Savings Department at every Bianclii THE OF CANADA J. C. SCOTT MAHAGCH 1S7H STfiEET NORTH G. F. BLETCHEFI MANAOEB ATH AVENUE SOUTH P. BII-L1NQTON MAMAOtn DAYTON ANOSTEnUHO BflAMCHCS L. G. THOMAS MANACtn COALHURST BflANCK W. B. FERGUSON MANASEK COALOALL BRANCH C. T. McKINNON MANAsen BUrtOCTT BF1ANCH LAMBING TIME I i (Experimental Farms Note.) The number of lamlis raised largely j determines Ihe profits In sheep rsls-i inf. II naturally follows lhat proper] Tire anrl nKoiHion ot lambing lime ore i if the iloCk Is lo malic I IlldllfJ-. flimiM he in gcmd thrifty con-] ililion hut fat, us .111 i I usually is us viar a' mftlier ns one j jllial is (era thin. Aljoiil a tnonlli be-1 i f'fc hniliing tho i iccoivc a uraln rallon ill arlrlilioil I llicir oliinr Iiv-ii. A niisturo of eijual 1'arls n[ .nnrt bran is the best Ki-nin lo nnd alinui, a riouml a day is plimy of tltu if (he rousliago Is ro.isunaMy Uefcrc lamliir.p n niiinlicr o( small pens Elioniil tin proviileil vihete. they will be free, from ilntfty, each pen JUsl larsc cnoujfii lo fcivn room ror owe and lisr lamlip. Epuce lour or five feet is ample. If the owes lamb (luring cold ivcattier these i lie in a warm place lint, it the wcallier 13 Root! F.heltei4 ond (loin u'rom drafts are all llial is n ewe slgrm of lambing, slio should lie put in a pen and left cnlll Iho lamb ta a day ur two old. Tbo tlmo necessary after limbinR will depend rut the! strength find vigour of the IflWb. 'J'ho advan- tages