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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta �'SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1918 THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN Irrigation i'Uero I* an opinion in tho public, 3tiiud that, dry fanning and irrigation are (wo methods of agriculture di-roetly opposed (o each other. Nothing could l)o farther from the truth. Tho �iact hi, dry farming and Irripialfon are methods of aKrlculture very cloudy a)-.H"d (o oaeh other. Until are practiced in countries where precipitation in le:m than tho Rrowlntf crop requires: hoih are designed io overcome low precipitation by providing mobditre where it 1 required by means at. (he com-mand of tho farmer and of/the civil engineer. It is only natural that of theBO two methods dry farming .should lie better known and more widely adopted in a country such as Western Canada. Thia, country has been settled for the most part, by farmer?* who have had no experience in irrigation farming but were more or Ions familiar with tlto principles of dry farming. There is also to bo considered the fact that dry farmlnj? may be practiced anywhere, vinee. H. should he stated also that t,l)e alfalfa production of Hask^t.ehe-wnn and Hriiis-h Columbia is alHo duo mainly to tho irrigation enterprises in. those provinces. Alfalfa may be said to Ijo the most valuable crop that, can l>e produced on a farm; it. has a good food value. c(ju;i] to its own weight and | bran. II has been demonstrated thai ;. > KHAKI COLLEGfe : * 4 * * * > ? c* * DEGREES. ? .j * > farming? J improts upon them the fact that the trained man in whatever line it hi?, from hhicVsmithing to doctoring, is tiie man we want in iX'anuda. lie is the man who vtfdl I gel. along . Men lucking some spe-Londou.-'-Canada's Khaki University I chi} qualification or without capital, as been formally opened. The inan- \ or having m> situation in view, are FALSE IMPRESSION OF R. F. RULES IS CORRECTED *� *** 1J! g�rat.ioi) took, place in a large lecture-room of / London University and four hundred Canadian soldiers were present. I Jr. Tory, president, of tho organization, ami head of HMskatchownu nnlvorsitv. presided, giving an. interesting address. � j. "CJcirmany'.-t - niwiduation of science an aero of alfalfa will produce 5'Jl j and fnduwirv m-arlv ronrpierwl Ihe .pounds of pork as compared with ::tia j world," mioih Dr. Tory, emphasizing pounds from an acre of corn. It hashho .supreme imporinuce of the tech-also been di-monstrated that wiUi new tnical work which tiie university \v�� milk at $2.00 per hundred jpounds th \ the power 'fo-an.^V, fy ' fsfaeforlly." * Get Practical I effraction. Khaki fniversity, which r.ii" L'nn'ersity !of Vimy' t(:iii.',c iu -t\ haitle-field offsijoot, was  mt,.niznl 'ov thf I.i^ut. MrfcXamara. rltf rjffier-charge of recruiting fov the Uoyal Flying Corps in this i�;.- i i�-t. has written, asking ils ;o rn^-y.-- ' t�o* fab'-e imprcsslouh held by m;iny :;n-n r,-ho came under the Military S>Tci(e ,\bi.-;i r" steps may he take.i r ciation estihiate^ : that, since .January tirs: more than $1 iin.ui.m won i; of silk has been bv "'What have you got to sell that I J J5ert Xichoff ih the only member of , stolen. tlie Philadelphia Nationals who Ik rat-j --------------- ed as a confirmed holdout. Milton 1 The inUehWs of �he Host on Braves . -ii � /A , BlocIc has not signe i. neither has h^'are Konetchy. H'-rxog. Rawlings, j. C. ( anada. wants, enquired Licut^.oi. F0U^ in any eompiaiar ahout the con-! Smith. Jimmy Smith, Kifsmatrick, Con- one method of farming as compared inH,fpfuI �? r,r>" Arming and irr- with the-other. Kaeh has its advo- ; 1h�"'^./� opposi Ion to each cates and each has 'doubtless its ad-\ PtIusi' tho>' u'lU ^ iound-as they now vantages which may varv with local t arft '"""J ~practiced by the s.ame far- conditions. For oxatnplo.'dry farming ! mer "ll V10, silr"� fT"v the \lV�at\0* is not dependent upoir engineering ; Jarm ng the ditch, and the dry- works, water supply, or topographical � ^rm*"B on the higher land which can- r' / T conditions. Its principles can readily be acquired and practiced by anyone familiar with the general business of agriculture." It does not. involve the capital outlay necessary in" connection with irrigation y.rojects. On the other hand dry farming necessitates the purchase and cultivation of large areas of land, as a certain percentage of the farm, running as high as fifty per ecu!.1, in the dryer districts, must be left fallow each year in order to store up the necessary moisture to produce the next year's crop. Dry farming, too. is only a partial remedy for low precipitation: if the precipitation is too low not even tho methods of the most, advanced farmer can induce the soil to bring forth it. crop. In order to practice irrigation farming it is necessary that engineering works, frequently of a very expensive nature, should be installed, and this ii possible only where the. topography of the country lends itself to such an enterprise. It is also necessary that nature should provide an ample supply of water available for use through these engineering works. Where the forugoing conditions exist certain very great advantages are fomid in favor of irrigation farming and H_ may be said that probably nowhere are they found iHider more favorable circumstances than in Southern Alberta. The irrigation farmer require?: less land than his neighbor who follows dry farming because he is not obliged to allow any of it to remain fallow and while be may pay mo**o per acre for his farm his total investment may bo lesSy He has the advantage, of absolute' instiranc"* against drouth. 1 le can raise much heavier crops of grasses, vegetables and fodders than is ! possible under any method of dry j farming and he can raise some crops j which are not practicable without, irri- ( gaiion. Such a crop for example is : alfalfa. Although alfalfa is grown to, some extent on dry land IU natural ; home is in the irrigation districts, ft ; is the greatest of all irrigation crops [ produced in the Cniied States and is rapidly becoming one of the most important of Alberta's crops. The follow- j "ing table shows the alfalfa acreago j and production in the various pro- j S vineos of Canada: " j 1'rovinee Acreage .1*. 13. I....... None Nova Scoria.. MO acres N. Hrunswick None Quebec ..... ;'.,.Sr:\u. t"i acres Manitoba . .. 4.400 acres Saskatchewan !\F>00 acres Aiberfa .....31,:*9(> acres .il. Columbia.. .S/.Sl acres The pro-eminent position occupied j by Alberta among the western pro-; vine or in this respect is due entirely | to tho irrigation enterprises which j have been carried out in that, pro- j not be reached by irrigation. .1. Obed Smith, assistant director "M tract sent him 'Immigration, for Canada, as ho rose to j address the students in khaki. - 'That ' "" is the question I often put to young men who seek my advice about going to Canada. 1 ask them it they , have had some special training. Can '. they lay bricks? Have they served | their time, as printers? What prac j tical experience have , they had in! ! way. O'Neill and Covington. THE BELOW LISTED: S: 1 hiaclc gelding, ItfOn Ins., years: 1 bay gelding, l.iao Ib.v. over S years. COV^S: 1 Jersey cow. register ed, fresh; 1 red cow, milking: I Jersey calf. hei'Vr, yoarlln?,;. PIGS: 1 how in pig: 1 sow. IMPLEMENTS: ,1 potato plant er; 2 lumber wagons; 1 buggy, rubber tires; 1 Van Brunt, drill; 1 :nowor and rake; 1 disc bar row; 1 drag harrow: I set harness. HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Organ, gramophone. Singer sowing mr.-ehine. "J, cook stoves, one nearly new, tables, chairs, beds, sideboard, refrigerator, New :\Iag-ne.t separator and hundreds of other things. SALE MRS. J. WESELMAN, Owner OF PURE BRED AND GRADE Auction Having Sold! My Farm, I Wall Sell By Public Auction on the S. E. Quarter of 19-10-7-2, 414 miles north of Pcrcheron Stallions, Mares and Registered Stallions ON SECTION 30. TOWNSHIP G,, RANGE 22, 5 MILES NORTH AND 4 MILES*WEST*OF MAGRATH, ON uction Sale ) Kipp and 7 miles Southeast of Nohleford. S atuad ay March 30 9 1918 FARMSTOCK and IMPLEMENTS 1st -Mr- AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP ON THE FARM OF N. BROHMAN, E. 1S-S-20, W. 4TH, 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LETHBRIDGE, 4 MILE N.W. OF WILSON SIDING AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP Norman i:.^i-7-7!>T. S years old. about 1900 lbs.; "Registered Gertrude^ No. TuTTH, T years old, black mare; Registered Victoria, Xo. 70778, 7 ye:irs. old. black mare; l gray mare, rising 2 years old, eligible for re^Knation; 1 gray mare, rising 2 years old, eligible for rpftiotrathm;. z lbs. Tuesday April 30-HORSES-30 1 ! Farm Stock, Implements, Etc. TEN HORSES-1 gelding. 12 roars'.old, liJOO lbs.; 1 bay gelding, aged; 1 black team. 4 anil a, years old; 1 bay filly, rising ! yearn; 1 hlnek gelding, :i years old; 1* bay gelding. 7 years old; 1 brdod mare, 30 years old; 1 black Hilly. 3 year old: 1 driving mare, S years old; 1 good butter cow, due to calve April 25. MACHINERY-i Mas�ey-Harris binder, S foot; 1 Musaey-Harrb binder, U foot: t Musscy spring tooth cultivator; 1 packer, 12 foot: J Coe.kshutt sulky plow. 10 in. new; 1 l>oering mower; ONE 1917 QODGE CAR, run less than 2.000 miles; 1 Champion ha>j rake; i Van Brunt, seed (U'iU, double disc; 1 disc harrow, 10 discs; 1 Stude-baker wagon. nearly new; 1 Rain wagon; 1 fanning mill; 1 blaeksmitli outfit and tools: 1 rubber tired) buggy; about 2n() l)ushe3s seed wheal; about 700 bushels oaty. Also complete lines of household furniture in good condition. TERMS, HALF CASH, BAkANCE NOVEMBER 1ST, AT EIGHT PER CENT. OR FIVE PER CENT. OFF CREDIT AMOUNTS FOR CASH. EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD AS THE PROPRIETOR HAS SOLD HIS FARM. . V TERMS ON GRAIN A. PATTERSON, Owner CASH. J. A. SMITH. Auctioneer FRENCH DRAFT/ Katherine. registered No. 2u'.rjl, grey mare, 0 years old, .Kl*j, bho-k nuir^, 8 years old., lbs.; Marlys.s, registered No. 2^708. black mart, X y.carb bid.-ir.'fe Ihs^.; I standard bred stallion, (i years old; 1 grey niare. 0 years old, iu foal, IGOo lbs.; i^huik mare, ay hor.^e colt. 1 year old: 1 brown horse celt. 1 years old; 1 bay horse Colt, :i years old, 1200 lbs.; 1 black horse colt. :{ years old. 1250 lbs.; 1 grey, horse colt. 7 years old. lOoii lbs.; 1 bay horse colt, 7 years old, 1400 lbs.; 1 Shorthorn roan bull. 2 vears old, Durham, Hob, 112222. All the above stock, less the colts, are broke to work and are in good condition. This is a rare chance to find as many horses and colts of, such good breeding belonging to one man but the proprietor is a real horse man, having sold his farm and going to retire, everything wi!l be sold. NO RESERVE. TERMS OF SALE-Half cash, balance to be paid November 1st, 1918. on approved joint notes at 3 per cent, per annum on all credit amounts. 5 per cent, per annum on all credit amounts for cash. ALBERT WOCKNITZ, Proprietor JAMES A. SMITH, Auctioneer 1 ba.y team. 5 and f� years o!d, weight 2400, broke; 1 team.,mare and g�lding, and i> y*�ars old. weight 2700. broke; 1 black mare. 7 years old. weight .1200, broke; 1 brown mare, (J years old, weight 120n, broke; 1 grey marc. 5 years old, weight 1200, broke; 1 team mares, 10 years old. weight 240u, broke; 1 grey gelding, 4 years old. weight lluu. brok*; 1 grey gelding, years old, weight 1200, broke; 3 saddle horse, Z yesra old, weight 1H�0; 1 team black mares.' weight 2ti(M"i, age i> and H; 4 4-year old mares, halter broke* 2 mares, 2 years old; 'J. 2-year old geldings; *; yearlings; 1 Grade Pereheron Stallion, weight lGOO. CATTLE-2 milk eows. heavy in calf:1 15 cows aqd heifers, rwuo Willi calves at fool. IMPLEMENTS-10-20 Case tractor with reserve bid; .".-bottom Rock Joland gang plow. 2 breaker bottoms; "1 20-33" l^areighar throaber; 1 set rlj^cs, in and out. throw, S ft.; 1 large si;;e forge and blower; 1 oil drum; 2 wagons with grain tanks; 1 wagon with rack; 1 new grain !unk: 1 duekfoot cultivator, lu foot; 1 Emerson mower, new; 1 :'!->;<-cUon lever harrow; 2 sets of harness; 2 incubators in good working; order; 1. 20-gallon feed cooker; 1 single buggy; l set single harness; 1 kitchen range; 1 dozen black Langshan hens; 1 dozen white .Leghorn hen.-:; 1 CHEVROLET CAR, 1916 MODEL; F TERMS CASH. SALE AT ONE P, M, PROMPT MR. PORTER HAS SOLD HIS FARM. MR. BROHMAN IS SHORT OF RANGE. \V. PORTER, NORMAN BROHMAN, Owners G. P. DEARDORr F, Auctioneer 1 tons Production F None 100 None . M,t'.n0 ions \ 142,.".no tons j a ,100 ton^i 1I..H00 tor..?  1)4,400 tons. : 22.4D0 tons  j The annual convention of the West-j em (.'anada Irrigation Association will ( - be held this year at. Nolson, B.C. To ; prepare for (his convention an- organ-' izatiou meeting is to be held at Neb; son on April 1st. I The executive consists of members : in each of the throe western provinces: Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Co-lum bia. 1?\ U. Auld of Regina, Deputy Minister of Agriculture in the Saskatchewan government, is president of the executive committee. Mr. Auld and as many others of the executive as aro abto to got away at that time will attend the meeting at Nelson on April 1st. Mr. G. R. Marnoch, president of the Board of Trade of LeUibridgc, is second vice-president of the Western Canada irrigation association. He presided as chairman during a portion of the convention held at -Maple Creek last.j mini mer and is regarded as one of the strong men of the association. It is oxpected that Mr. Marnoch will be present at. the organization meeting at Nelson on April 1st. In view of the big problems facing Irrigators in British Columbia, it is expected that this year's convention will he of particular importance. The convention will in all probability be called either in July or August, and since Nelson is such a. popular j mimmor resort I hose who can attend j will be able to combine pleasure with j profit. ' : SOME OF R. F. DYGERT'S PERCHERON AND BELGIAN STALLIONS I have just received another importation of good young Pereheron and Belgian stallions and mares. Another importation due to arrive AT OUR BARNS, LETHBRIDGE, ALT A., MARCH 25. Never have such a collection of real drafters been shown before in Canada. Come and make your choice, our prices terms and guarantees will protect you. * Write or Phone 530 Lethbridge, Alta. 4 Barn on Third Ave. Office 634.9th St. 0 ;