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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUHDAY, MARCH ifif 191� THE LETHBRlbGE HATLY HERALD PAGE THIRTEEN .ooo may lie expended for these h;1 movements, including a charge for supervision of 6 per cent, of the amount expended. The amount of the loan is added to the purchase price of the land is to be repaid iu installments extended over 20 years. The character of the house and barn to be ceded on the farm may he selected by the applicant from various standard plans provided by the company. A purchaser is required to occupy the land with his family within six months after the completion of improvements and must, reside there continuously for five years, during which he must cultivate certain portions of each quarter section. He must also maintain during that time at least three milch rows for each quarter section and must, insure the buildings against fire. Cutler the farm loan scheme, farms have been equipped with buildings up to October, 1917. Ready-Made Farms In 1009, the Canadian Pacific inaugurated an improved, farm policy. During that year a number of farms were equipped with a house and barn, a well and a fence enclosing the property. In addition, GO acres on each were broken and seeded to crops. Tn the following year a contingent of British farmers were personally conducted HE WOULD DIE l "FRUIT-A TIVES" Conquered Dyspepsia and Restored Hit Health. distributing ditches. The system supplies water to about 400,1100 acres, (tut the eastern and wesiern sections of the block contain more or less eual proportions of Irrigable and non-lrrijs-nfde areas. The non-irrigated bind has ft low rainfsli. biit is not avid. Tin* average annual precipitation at *'al-gary, just west of ih� block, is in., and at Medicine ihil, .'10 miles east of the eastern boundary of the block, 30 in. The land, if thoroughly noaked in the fall, holds the wa'er well, producing a crop Ih'1 following year even in n dry season. The- non-irrigated land furnishes exr^Mcn' range for live stock and as it often !bin the sBints quarter sect ion with irrigated .are js, makes mixed fanning profitable. AJl water legislation Is enacted by tho Dominion parliament rather than by the provincial legislature?. The water rate for all irrigated land ranges from 50 gents to $1.Hj; per acre annually. The actual application of the water to the land In clone by the farmer at. a cost Which rarely exceeds I') cents additional. Doctors Stand Amazed at Power Bon StroM 1 to to Make Weak Eyes -According to Dr. Lewis Guaranteed to Slrenjjlhen Eyesight 5095 In One Week's Time in Many Instances i i i The payments are so arranged that the settler pays no more principal until the fourth year, and if he carries out certain settlement duties, he is allowed a rebate of part of the interest for tho first and second years. Those desiring to do so are permitted to repay their indebtedness or settle for the entire amount at any time before the expiration of the 20 years following the purchase. Applicants must, directly or through authorized agents,  'make a personal inspection of the land they propose to buy. All minerals contained in the property, including gas and petroleum, are reserved by the company. Purchase Land Without a Loan Purchasers of land without a loan are required to'enter Into occupation within six months from the date bf purchase and must undertake the construction of a house costing at least ?350, and a barn costing not less than $200 and capable of accommodating four horses and four cows. Settlers must Insure their buildings against loss from- fire and must sink a suitable well, fence Die land, and break and crop a portion of each quarter-section. Daring the entire period of occupancy each purchaser must, undertake to keep at least three milch cows. Instead of cultivating the land, the purchaser may agree to maintain on j the property a certain number of horses, cattle, sheep or hogs, which must be his unencumbered property. Sale of Farm With $2,000 Loan The sale of land with a $2,000 loan for improvements has recently been limited to irrigated lands in parcels not exceeding 320 acres per application. Applicants for lands under thi� plan must be married men having agricultural experience and must have Britain and located on these ready-made farms. Under this arrangement a settler may proceed to earn an income on his farm as soon as he oc-1 cupies it. The farms are sold on a 20-year-payment basis under the terms of which the price of the improvements is added to the price of the land. At first this type of farm was established only in Alberta, but the policy has been extended to include Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. ^ Farms for Returned Soldiers Tho Canadian Pacific also has prepared plans designed to encourage returned soldiers to take up farms. The lands set aside for this purpose are of two kinds, improved farms and "assisted colonization" farms. The former are included in selected colonies with distinctive military names, which have been improved by the erection pf a house, a barn and fences, the cultivation of a certain area of land, and flie provision of a water supply. Each colony will contain a "central control farm in charge of a superintendent, who will supervise the work of all col-, onists. Central control farms will be used for purposes of demonstration and as supply depots for male livestock, ant^Tor implements to be used by tho colonists in common, as follows: One drill, one mower, one binder and one rake for three farms. There will be only a limited number of improved farms available, but land to an almost unlimited extent can be provided under the assisted colonization scheme. Under this plan farms must be selected by the intend* ing colonist and then Improved by him with assistance from the company in the way of advances of building and fearing material, livestock, implements and seed grain. Both plan* pro- MR. ROBERT NEWTON. Little Rrasd'Or, OJB. "I was a terrible sufferer from Dyspepsia and Constipation for years. I had pain after rat ing, belching gas, constant Headache*, and did not sleep well at night. 1 lost so much weight - going from l*;i pounds to \W pounds-that 1 beeamo alarmed and saw several doctors who, however, did me no good. Finally, a friend told me to try %-Fruit-a-livex\ hi a weekt there xvas improvement* The constipation wa.s corrected ; and soon I was free of pain, headaches and that miserable feeling that accompanies Dyspepsia. I continued to take this splendid fruit medicine and now I am well, strong and vigorous". KOHERT NEWTOX. 50c. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25c. At all dealers or gent postpaid on receipt of pries by Fruit-a-tives Limited. Ottawa. SWEDISH TRAWLERS TAKEN BY GERMAN! London, !Vfar. 16.-A number of largo Swedish trawlers and one of the largest Gothenburg steamers have been captured by German submarines off the Skaw, the northern extremity of Jutland, Denmark, and forced to go to Germany, according to a report printed by the Gothenburg shipping gazette and forwarded from Copenhagen by Ihe Exchange Telegraph company. _....... J, \ v. r H-- 4 � n j . . , w * w �_* * * . . i * . iViW-Vr wm � M * * .....� wW * * � * � * � � l^;:>,;,::;,::;.;;>;:>:i::x:�:7; � ^ ^ - 4 FT**^T* * m F ' 31! THE TEST 68 lbs. to the square inch under hydraulic pressure is the test that 4'Bob Long" overalls have been put to. Their strength is in the tightly woven fabric. m r +1 ri J [v v r,\v.' + +J " My overalls and shirts are the best, becawe- they stand thetestof the waah-tnb-nc starch filler r cheaf dyes to wash out" Insist on ' Bob Long** brand."' Ask your dealer far Biff M-the big gre^ overalls-the cloth with the test. By Dad yiwt*w^ vide easy term? of payment for land over long periods, as weli as direct financial aid at fair rates of interest if desired in the first year of occupUon. Applicants for these lands must he married men. physically fit and of good moral character, who can produce proof of having been in active service in the Canadian army or the British army or nnvy and who have had experience either as farmers or farm laborer*;. In certain districts the company stilly has land which is sold without requiring 1hc purchaser to settle thereon. When land is sold without settlement conditions, payment is extended over a period of 10 years only. Improvements Made by Development Branch In addition to constructing 200 buildings on farm loan lands in 1913-the first year after the adoption of the loan farm policy-the development branch did the following work in the interests of settlers: 274 miles of fencing erected. 128 wells dug, at a maximum charge of $300 to settlers, althajngh in many cases, the cost to the company was more. 2,200 acres cleared. 8,400 Bcres of virgin soil broken. #5,000 acres ploughed or backset. 30.500 acres disced. 13.000 acres harrowed. 5.S0O acres needed. 2,000 acres harvested. 117 houses built. 117 barns. 1 piggery and lti granaries built; l2\ buildings moved. On company demonstration farms 11 houses. I'Z barns,. 12 piggeries, It poultry houses and 12 dairies were built, while five wells were drilled and two windmills erected. In 1010 tho development branch of the department erected under its loan policy, lfi houses, eight barns, five granaries and five chicken houses, put up 12 miles of fencing, sunk 12 wells, constructed one concrete cistern and cultivated 530 acres. In addition, the following improvements were undertaken in connection with the farms being prepared for returned soldiers: 100 houses, 100 barns, 32 implement sheds, li*0 miles of fencing and 2* wells. The major part of this work was completed In lftlfi and the balance in 1917. Arrangements are now being made to install cisterns on 75 of these farms, which will be supplied with irrigation water. Twenty-five of these cisterns have been completed. Irrigation Tracts The Canadian Pacific has two large irrigation tracts in Alberta, the land of which it is disposing of to settlers. The Lethbridge tract is the pioneer irrigation undertaking on a large scale in Western Canada. It was started in 1000 and was acquired by the Canadian Pacific from the Alberta-Railway and Irrigation Company in 1S12. It draws an unfailing supply of water from the St. Mary river, which la fed by the snows and glaciers of the Ttocky mountains. Canals totaling 115 miles in length serve an area of about 100,000 acres. The tract, is well situated with reference to transportation. One railway line connects Lethbridge, AHa.f with the international boundary and other lines traverse the center of the district and extend through the westerly portion. The company's other irrigation tract is the largest individual project of its kind on the American continent. It contains about 3,000,000 acres served by two separate water systeins, the oidest of which Is In the western part of the block. Water for this section Is diverted from the Bow river at a point just inside the caatern limits of the city of Calgary. Main and secondary canals and distributing ditches, totaling 1.600 miles in length, supply water to approximately 220,000 acres. �Construction of this system was commenced in 1908 and completed in 1910 and the first water waa used In 1&07. The eastern part of the block is served by a great dam at Alta., which was begun in completed in 1914. The da water from the Bow river main canal, which is fire length and feeds 476 miles of secondary canals and over 2,000 miles of > > > London, February 2 6.-- f B y mail) - Lord Newton announced in the house of lords recently that, there were 40,817 combatant prisoners of war In England and that, four thousand more are expected shortly. Of these 28,050 are permanently employed and the remainder are men tinttt for work. In addition 2.~i,000 German civilians and four thousand Austrians are interned. Between 1500 and 2000 of these are out on license for various forms of work and the rest are ''A useless and expensive incubus." ? v v ? ? A Free Prescription You Can Have Filled and Ute r,t Home. "Philadelphia. Vn : Victim;' of ��>�" strain and o the re \v- a Knef-.s^ and thosbf\v have thrown them a.war. One man says, after uslug ft : "1 was fihnost blind. Could not see to read at. all. Xow I can read everything without my glasses and my eyes dot nor hurt any more. At night they would pain dreadfully.* Now (bey foel fine all the time. It, was like a miracle to me.' A lady who used it says: "The atmosphere seemed hazy with or without glasses, but after using- this prescription for lfi days �very thing seems clear. I can read even fine print without, glasses." Another who used it says: "I wan bothered with r-y^j strain caused by overworked, tired eyes whirl) induced fierce headnches. 1 have .worn glasses for several yenrs both for distance and work, and without them I could not read niy own an mo on an envelope or ihe t ype-writinx en the machine before me. I can do both now and have discarded my long distance glasses altogether. I can count, the fluttering' leaves on (he ttees across the street now. which for several years have looked like a dim green blur to me. T cannot express niv joy at what if baa done for me." It is believed that, thousands who wear glasses can now discard them in a reasonable time and multitudes more will be able to strengthen their eyes so as to be spared the trouble i and expense of ever getting glassea. ly. e troubles, of many descriptions may bo wonderfully benefitted by the u i-e of i bin prescript ion. Go to any rictive dim; store and get a bottle of I f j pi o tn bb*t s. I >rop one Bon-Opto tablet in a fourth of a glass of water and let it dissolve. With this liquid, bathe the cyeji two to four times daily. You should notice your eyes clear Up penrep!ibly right from the slar� and inflammation and redness will quickly disappnar. K your eyes bother you even ix liLlb.' it is your duty to take steps to r'av" theni now before it. ifl too late. Many hopelessly blind might lmvr saved their sight if they had cared for their eyes in time. Xo?e; Another prominent, physician to whom the above article was submitted, said: 'Yes. the Boji-Opto prescription is truly a wonderful eye remedy. Its constituent ingredients are veil known to eminent eye specialists and widely prescribed by them. I have used it very successfully in my own practice on paiienry whose eyes were strained through overwork or misfit glasses. I can highly recommend It In case of weak, watery, aching, smarting, itching, burning eyes, red lids, blurred vision or Tor eyes inflamed from exposure to smoke, sun, dust or wind. It is one of the very few preparations I feel should be kept on hand for regular use ii-. almost every family." lion-Opto, referred to above, la not a patent medicine, or a secret remedy. It is an ethical preparation., the formula being printed on the package. The manufacturers guarantee it to strengthen eyesight r>0 per cent, in one week's llrne in many instances er refund the money. It can be obtained from any good druggist and is sold in this cit.y, by the Red Cross" Drug & J3ook Co. and others-Advertisement. TRY A HERALD INT ADIT WILL BRING RESULTS ( International Bible Students Association ORPHEUM THEATRE SUBJECTS: P.M. Seventh Vial of God's Wrath. � R�v. IS* 17 7:30 P.M. ''Christendom, The False Prophet. The Message of ihe Hour ^ Speaker: THR UTCHLE Y CALGARY Bassano, 1910 and n diverts Into the nlles in ;